Last week's results: 3.46 / 5 (26 votes)
Alternate Title - Welcome to Earf
Decent episode. Nice to see Safari Curry is back. I suppose we can translate the Jark Matter signs for it now too.
This was a real good episode characterwise. Everyone seemed a lot less superficial, dare I say, more Balanced? But seriously though, Raptor's stop being shrill, Lucky and the commander weren't too annoying, Spada even got a little spotlight, if only to be a oppressive point of view. I actually liked Lucky a bit in this episode as a red, and didn't find his viewpoints too questionable or naive.
So we're on Earth. It's a big deal, but why? We're limited to 5 members, because the lottery said so. I don't like calling things lazy, but that's lazy. It literally sounds like the first thing the writer thought of to limit it to 5 members, instead of letting limiting factors happen naturally.
I also didn't like the fact that the people of Earth hated the KyuuRangers. Show, don't tell. Maybe instead of hearing about Jark Matter roughing you up, show it to the audience? Also, it seems kind of dumb for Lucky to spout his nonsense on these people, since he wasn't tortured or had his kids taken away. Maybe try listening to the people you're liberating, or you're no matter than Jark Matter in a sense.
Oh hey... Raptor writes... in English. Given that they created a whole language to use for signs and stuff, that seems like an odd detail. I do hope it foreshadows something about the secret of Earth, but I'm worried that it's just the visuals guy being lazy. "We can't write it in Japanese, that would make it look too Earthlike for the kids. I know, I'll write it in a foreign language, like English!"
What happened to Hame during the mecha sequence? You see her summon it, but her and her mecha never appear during that sequence.
But these are nitpicks on an otherwise good and entertaining episode. I just hope they keep improving on the characters and the writing and stop relying so much on jokes, catchphrases, and stereotypes.