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Toqger 41 departing now

Post by takenoko » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:21 am

Wiki: http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/TQG_Station_41

What an awesome episode. Great character moments and easily the best mecha battle of the series.

First, the stuff I disliked. I never enjoy it when it seems like characters should be talking instead of fighting. I mean, it's pretty frustrating when miscommunication causes problems in real life. It's doubly anxiety inducing when seeing it in fiction, like Faiz. Glitter wants to protect Schwarz, Schwarz and Noire want to save Glitter, Zett wants to keep Glitter, etc.

I guess that's alleviated by the fact that it seems like Zett had no intention of ever releasing Glitter, so Schwarz and Noire sacrificing themselves is justifiable. It's still pretty tragic, since we lose two really good characters in the process. Still, nothing like a train to embody the tragedy of human partings. Schwarz putting Glitter on the train before he dies was a pretty good scene.

But yeah, looks like Zett is an irredeemable bad guy. It'll be interesting to see how they work that into the conclusion, since it seems like they still want to portray him as sympathetic in some way.

Akira's reunion with the Toqgers was one of the better ones that I've seen in one of these shows, considering he switched sides for dubious and fought with his friends for dubious reasons. I guess part of it is that it seems like he gained some humanity for the first time. So yeah, some character growth.

The mecha fight had a lot of energy, used the theme song very well, and was just really a lot of fun.

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Post by Phoenix512 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:29 pm

Noire just gets the shaft in the remembrance. Zett is just acting like a spoiled child at this point. He can't get the sparkle that he wants but he just keeps getting the darkness.

I don't think the Toqger OP makes a good battle song. It was just out of place for me.
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Post by Uzur9 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:01 pm

This was a really good episode to end out the year on. Now maybe my Christmas dream will come to true (one of these years...) and I'll get a Akiba x ToQ movie / special.
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Post by dancercotillion » Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:50 am

Poor Zett. Now he has to wear that ridiculous, spikey trenchcoat as a person.

I sometimes wonder about that actor. Do you suppose he's bored out of his mind playing this role? He's spent over half the series sitting in a chair without any lines.
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Post by takenoko » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:21 am

And give up being the fabulous emperor of disco? Surely you jest!

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Post by mholden020 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:42 am

I started watching the Sentai series mid-way through the year with Shinkenger and got caught up to Toqger about a month ago. When I was watching the first few episodes, I wasn't really enjoying it, but somewhere around episode 30 it got really good, and this episode was no exception.

I was thrown off by this episode though. I thought Schwarz would go as far as the final, or at least the next-to-last, episode, and the last few episodes would be a three-way struggle between Schwarz, Zett, and the Toqgers, but now I really don't have a clue. I also thought that Akira was going to eat it when he jumped on Zett, since he's been talking about dying since Episode 17. Wrong again! I still like Zett as a villain though, he's not the typical "Everyone dies and that's how it is" and that's refreshing.

I do have a question though: Was that the first time that the mechas have completed the roll call/logo display? And what happened to the transfer changes? Not like I'm complaining or anything. :lol:
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Post by takenoko » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:28 am

I think this is the first time they've done a mecha roll call in Toqger. Can't really think of another series that's done it, but I'm sure it's out there.

I think it's fine to relegate transferring to only when it's plot relevant.

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Post by Yaiba » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:41 pm

takenoko wrote:I think this is the first time they've done a mecha roll call in Toqger. Can't really think of another series that's done it, but I'm sure it's out there.
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Post by Jude von Kresnik » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:15 pm

This episode was awesome. The battle between mechs, the deaths of Noire and Schwarz, Glitter's release, and Zett. I can't forget Zett and his new wardrobe.
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Post by DarkCrusnik » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:46 pm

Jude von Kresnik wrote:This episode was awesome. The battle between mechs, the deaths of Noire and Schwarz, Glitter's release, and Zett. I can't forget Zett and his new wardrobe.
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Post by dancercotillion » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:23 am

takenoko wrote:And give up being the fabulous emperor of disco? Surely you jest!

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Oh man, so long ago he didn't have his Glitter shoulderpad yet. Whatever happened to that fun-loving guy?
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Post by Catastrophe » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:29 pm

They always seem to shoehorn the massive mecha battles during the xmas episodes now.

Nice to see Schwarz get the last laugh against the emperor.

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Post by AxemYellow » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:48 pm

So I guess they had some extra time at the end, so they added an extended mecha battle.

I was wondering if the suit actor for Zett as ToQ6 was the same one as Akira, or Zett's regular suit actor?

This was a good (three-part) episode, but really it seemed rushed especially considering how slow the plot has been moving in general.

At this point, it looks like we just have the lead up to the end, though I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to fit in a bit more filler.

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Post by Lunagel » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:44 pm

AxemYellow wrote:I was wondering if the suit actor for Zett as ToQ6 was the same one as Akira, or Zett's regular suit actor?
Those suits are pretty much tailor-made for the suit actors so it's pretty unlikely they'd put Zett's suit actor into Akira's suit.

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Post by Skeith » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:11 pm

God damn the feels I had watching this one.


The part with Glitter putting the rose on his grave as it starts to snow.


Man I thought Enter was my favorite villain in Super Sentai, but these villains have been amazing. They really made Toqger in my opinion.

Schwarz...you may of died, but you got 2 great hits in on Zett, both with your sword and with your words. "I got the sparkle."
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