Did Ex-Aid's previews harm the series more than help it?

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Did they help or hurt?

Help
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17%
Hurt
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67%
Eh, it's a kids show. These things happen
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17%
 
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Did Ex-Aid's previews harm the series more than help it?

Post by FangTrigger » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:31 pm

I had to make this thread, particularly after episode 39.

While I think Ex-Aid had some of the best drama I've seen in a tokusatsu in a few years, I can't help but notice that Toei kept giving away way too much information with each preview towards the end of the series, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE LEARN THAT
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EMU STILL GETS MUTEKI GAMER BACK WITH NO F*CKING BUILD UP AT ALL!


I mean Come ON TOEI! You're only digging yourself your own grave here!

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Re: Did Ex-Aid's previews harm the series more than help it?

Post by Phoenix512 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:15 pm

You always have the option of not to watch the preview if you feel that way. At least there's that quick bumper before the actual preview starts.
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Re: Did Ex-Aid's previews harm the series more than help it?

Post by takenoko » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:18 pm

Toei always ruins things with their previews.

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Re: Did Ex-Aid's previews harm the series more than help it?

Post by ViRGE » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:59 pm

takenoko wrote:Toei always ruins things with their previews.
Aye. It definitely hurts it, but it's nothing new for Toei. They've been very consistent about this for many years now. :|

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Re: Did Ex-Aid's previews harm the series more than help it?

Post by FangTrigger » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:00 am

Phoenix512 wrote:You always have the option of not to watch the preview if you feel that way. At least there's that quick bumper before the actual preview starts.
The entire point of a preview is to get you hyped for the next episode without giving away any major details. Take Kamen Rider W for example. While I can't remember the specific episode, right before Cyclone/Joker Xtreme debuted, we only got a glimpse of it's silhouette before we reached the cliff hanger ending with Philip. When the next episode came out, those that didn't spoil themselves with any of the magazine advertisements got a great kick out of watching Xtreme in action.

With Ex-Aid (at least with the more recent episodes) I feel like they're just giving away the climax just because.

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Post by Catastrophe » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:20 am

Japanese previews are usually pretty bad. Sometimes if the preview isn't, the title is super obvious that it gives the plot twist away.

GARO is the only real exception I can think of for Toku that comes to mind instantly.

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Post by takenoko » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:18 pm

Yeah, Garo does it well since they keep it very minimalistic, and often the narration that goes over the preview is vague enough that it doesn't give anything away. Plus, Garo isn't really a "Buy the new Garo form toy for this month" driven. Garo's more story driven.

Toei stuff is more "gotta sell toys" driven. So look at this new shiny thing. This comic exemplifies it pretty well:
https://www.derpibooru.org/273262?scope ... 7561e6b828

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Re: Did Ex-Aid's previews harm the series more than help it?

Post by fenrir » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:29 am

probably Garo Retsuden is the the most intriguing preview. as we only know the 1 word title for next episode, but we also never know which chara will get the focus in next episode.

back to ex-aid, yes most of the preview kill the mood i think.
even in Gaim when Kouta supposed to die bcoz of michy, the preview ruin it as well.

idk, does TOEI really do it bcoz they just help the audience too much????
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Re: Did Ex-Aid's previews harm the series more than help it?

Post by Cyborg-Lucario » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:11 am

That's the reason why I don't watch the previews, and skip the intro whenever they have show clips of any upcoming movie.
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