this is my 1st post, after follow tvnihon since 2012. mainly i watch KR, but after watch Gokaiger, i watch Sentai again in here (Deka etc). and that's why i somehow cant hold my opinion about ninninger after i watch it until the end just now.
i guess i can agree with most of comments regarding Ninninger. it's quite sad the series becomes dull & boring, since before it start it kinda give me some hope "it might be interesting". this is the 1st sentai which i follow weekly for the new episodes (wizard was my 1st series in tvnihon actually), and somehow these 2, have some similarities = give hope but never achieve it.
the reason why i start watching ninninger:
1. The costume design is quite interesting
2. The combination of colour, mecha & cousin relation which kinda "new"
3.the girls quite attractive for me. i like Yuuka Yano in here. And for Kasumi actress i like her in Fourze movie Ultimatum (if i'm not wrong)
the good thing:
2. Op & Ed music + Dance are quite fun
3. Kinji+ Kyuemon
the bad things that should be fixed (if rewritten or in the V cinema / Versus /in 10year after special etc):
1. less repeating everything ("I'm on Fire", "easy", dance, plot line, moral message)
It becomes boring bcoz over and over Nininger always repeat the same pattern/ scene in every episodes. as earlier said, Yakumo episode always "love" topic, Takaharu on fire in everything, i saw fuuka dancing 3-4 times i think.
"we broke the rules & make our new path ourself" moral message is good, but i think it repeatedly used in almost every episodes & they only cling on this 1 message,.
agree as take said "family" concept didnt fit in here like in Magi, nor the "strangers" concept in Shinken.
last ninja + finishing shuriken as the main plot is ok. but well, i guess too many goofing off filler episodes which kinda halt the plot of story development for the series.
i do think story is only good for Kinji + Kyuemon, as they both start at something, develop & achieve the better version of them (in any way for both).
Plot Twist, well yes, all predictabe so i rule out plot anything in here can be said a twist
Takaharu -->too focus on him, but sadly he didn't become a chara that people like. i dont think people complain if the series too focus on ShinkenRed & BoukenRed, even Dekared & GekiRed also do a better job i think in carrying the role which story gonna focus on them. i do think Takaharu will be better if he's a bit smart, the actor kinda better in episode when Takaharu becomes smart, i do think he enjoy it more than the usual Takaharu.
Yakumo --> instead of giving him more story about his strugle in mixing the magic & ninjutsu, the series opt to focus on "easy" & "love" theme for him. if the series try to give him more magical academy background, his chara it might be better.
Kasumi--> yup, i remember i'm impressed when suddenly she becomes serious & kinda promising when she becomes serious and tell Takaharu that gabi is too strong and they need to go away for now (ep 9 perhaps??), then slowly Kasumi keep getting a feel that she might be the best among all 5. the break of her vs Mangetsu is also good. but well somehow in the end she keeps hold herself and give way to Takaharu to be the best. it also bad that we never saw her parents.
Fuuka--> IMHO the actress do quite good in potraying her as the comical chara in here. but cmon, its kinda bad to make her weak, clumsy & childish along the series without any improvement. in the end, only her not be able to use Choutetsu, while in Shinken. although Kotoha seems like the weakest among all, she still get the chance to use the power up. i feel Fuuka is totally underdeveloped and repeatedly just being used as a comical chara until the end. such a waste for a member of the sentai.
Gabi--> good chara, good rival for Red as well. introduce too early & disappear too early. no need to be brought back if only beaten easily like that.
Tsugomori Masakage--> promising at first, but fade away along the story goes on. he looks smart & strong at first but day by day he keeps become funny and less threatening.
Ariake--> dull, why dont make her as a rival for Kasumi & Fuuka?? she can be if the story helps, but no, eventhou the series kinda show that she is Kasumi rival (Mangetsu is the rival in my opinion)
Mangetsu--> good chara, but introduce too late & disappear too early.
Kibaoni --> if he just do that, it's better if he never appear
Nagi, Kinji & Kyuemon quite ok i think. Nagi have his best in some episode around 20-35. Kinji & Kyuemon can be better but i do think they good enough in here.
just the posistion of 1st mecha, i'll understand if it is Shinken robo, and why the red should be on the top. but Takaharu?? NO!!
then, why most of them always have to be centered to red. in Gaoranger you give some other additional mecha to other member as well.
i think gaoblue get shark+girrafe, while gaoblack get black& polar bear (not sure). But the point is you SHARE the ownership of the additional mecha!!!
and the never ending question & my regret is Fuuka's Dog, Nagi Dump truck & Kasumi train all not really useful, compare to Yakumo Dragon & Takaharu Shinobi. such an unequal mecha.
so ya that's it. i guess the series end up in tie with Goon for me as my least fav series that i watch so far (thou Goon have better girls)
otw: Ex-Aid , Hurricane (ep3), Amazons S2, Kyuuranger
KR: Black, RX, Super1 + all Heisei + AMAZONS
Garo: All (anime[both] as well)