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Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:16 pm
by takenoko
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Previous episode rating: 3.8 / 5 (10 votes)

Alt Title: Who wants to live forever?

For an episode where the bad guys don't do anything, I really enjoyed this one. I mean, half of what's going on is implied and feels like set up for something that'll happen later, but I kind of dig the world building.

Heck, I feel like we know more about Karino Mioko than we do about than the Ui family who we've been staying with since day one. What happened, did the Ryusoulger writer take some good writer juice or something this week?

How does Mioko know Gaisorg? How is she related to Bamba and how is she related to his master? What's that jeweled Ryusoulger necklace that she wears? Kind of an intriguing character, hope she shows up again.

Why is she prime minister?! Feels like that's important world building to just set up and not do anything with. To be fair, she seems pretty irresponsible though...
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The sixth ranger is another dude? That's kind of boring. How many weirdos are you letting leave your weirdo immortal village?

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:23 am
by Lunagel
Bamba: You're the prime minister! You have responsibilities, so you shouldn't die!
PM: Mmkay, I'mma go and disappear then.

I'm confused by this. We've clearly seen that the Ryusoul Tribe members *can* die (see: Masters squish death) so I don't see why she can't just down a bottle of asprin or something. Although, once again, maybe this isn't a good topic for a children's show?!

Is it bad I'm wayyyyy more excited for the golf break next week than for the sixth ranger?


Oh, and I'd like to just mention that I didn't cut the Your Name and Cinderella CMs at all, that is literally how they appeared. Back to back. Just like that.

I would like to buy the person who cut those together like that a drink.

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:49 am
by Catastrophe
I'm not really sure what the importance of making her the prime minister was. The rest of her story seemed irrelevant to that.

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 am
by BreadToku
It might not necessarily be a good thing that a character introduced in the latest episode is already more interesting and intriguing than our entire cast so far. Everything about how this episode went tells me that she will show up again down the line as a recurring character. Let's just hope she does so more frequently than Zamigo!

That said, I want to point out that I really liked the way Banba convinced our prime minister here. I think anyone else would have made a plea for her to cherish her life and to continue to find happiness, but he instead reminds her of their sacred duty and that they don't get to just quit when it gets tough. It's both surprisingly cold but completely in-character.

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:44 am
by Catastrophe
Banba keeps proving that he's the only good character on the main team.

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:32 pm
by windfall
Lunagel wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:23 am
Bamba: You're the prime minister! You have responsibilities, so you shouldn't die!
PM: Mmkay, I'mma go and disappear then.

I'm confused by this. We've clearly seen that the Ryusoul Tribe members *can* die (see: Masters squish death) so I don't see why she can't just down a bottle of asprin or something. Although, once again, maybe this isn't a good topic for a children's show?!
It is rather unclear. It seems like maybe she did want to die, but then changed her mind? But at the end of the episode on the rooftop he did say that she was using them so maybe that was all part of her plan?

takenoko wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:16 pm
How does Mioko know Gaisorg? How is she related to Bamba and how is she related to his master? What's that jeweled Ryusoulger necklace that she wears? Kind of an intriguing character, hope she shows up again.
Each of the ryusoulgers has a piece of jewelry with that symbol and a small crystal matching their color. Since hers was white this could be a sign that she'll show up as ryusoulwhite as some point down the line. But it also looks like she might have left the necklace with the flowers at the hospital since it doesn't appear that she's wearing it at the end of the episode when she was walking down the street.

Who knows where this show is going? We have a ton of episodes left so the story could go anywhere. I do appreciate the fact that they commented on the fact that the villains still don't have a permanent lair.

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:21 pm
by takenoko
So I have to ask, is Toei on some kind of anti-suicide theming this year with their Sentai? Or is this something the writer is just like slipping in?

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 pm
by Catastrophe
Has this been the 3rd episode this season with someone wanting to die?

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:25 pm
by Go-On Macaroni
It is. We had episode 3 with Ui, episode 10 with that boxer kid and now this one.

Opinion stuff:
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Personally, I'd understand if they wanted to say something about the topic but Junpei Yamaoka feels so ill-equipped to bother with it because I really don't think he's ever heard of weight or stakes in his writing career (he probably slept through that class). So whenever he goes to that well here, it's dealt with the amazing subtlety and care of "Ui stepped on a landmine and exploded".

When I was watching this episode, I couldn't help but wonder how it'd be if Arakawa Naruhisa wrote this show. I know he wrote Abaranger but at least I'd have more of a tangible connection to what's going on. I guess he's too busy with Space Sheriff movies, though.

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:44 pm
by hiro9796
takenoko wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:16 pm
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The sixth ranger is another dude? That's kind of boring. How many weirdos are you letting leave your weirdo immortal village?
By Dude, do you meant why the the sixth ranger is male and not female?

I do admit that since we have no yellow, four males, only Asuna being the female fighter in the team is rather boring and a little sad. But then again, most sixth rangers are males rather than female because it gives a deeper and long lasting impression for being initially stronger than the main cast. Of course, they are selling lego
theme toys anyway so female cast is not a good idea. Sutou Miu is so far the official sixth ranger that is a female in Go-Onger. Then again, Go-Onger had two sixth rangers

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:10 pm
by midorininger
perhaps, the jewel being white is what every NON-Ryusoulger has. we dont know for sure if everyone had a jewelery piece or just the chosen, since she said she wasnt chosen, and has the necklace. its entirely possible she left to seek out something as that ending sounded pretty determined.

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:51 pm
by windfall
midorininger wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:10 pm
perhaps, the jewel being white is what every NON-Ryusoulger has. we dont know for sure if everyone had a jewelery piece or just the chosen, since she said she wasnt chosen, and has the necklace. its entirely possible she left to seek out something as that ending sounded pretty determined.
Unfortunately we haven't met enough of them to know. Premium bandai is also unhelpful in this regard as they're only selling the ryusoulger's accessories at the moment.

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:14 pm
by Kuchiri
I keep questioning myself why I'm watching this show. Hell... I feel like nothing happens and a majority of characters do nothing.
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I feel like they are trying to emulate all the same beats the last Dino Sentai had. Same color team. Starts with Red/Blue/Pink working together. Then Green joins in, then Black. Episode 14 has the six ranger pop up. Soon we'll see Cyan and Granite.. am I the only one missing the team actually beat the monster before it grows big?

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:53 am
by KRDangerousZombie
If the PM IS gonna show up later as ryusoulwhite or whatever, calling it now
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she only shows up and transforms in the final episode like magimother.

Also, classic toei, "First female prime minister abandons responsibilities cause she's selfish, ignores pleas from man who is clearly her junior".

Re: Ryusoulger 13 released

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:09 pm
by FangTrigger
According to my posting history, I stopped watching Ryusoulger around episode 5, so I dropped into this week's episode not really knowing what to expect from the story at this point and, if I may be blunt, this year's Sentai is the most magic satchel-The U.S.S. Make Sh*t Up series that I think we have had. All tension in these battles are instantly resolved based on whatever toy they can pull out of thin air to get themselves a win.

I understand what the writers were going for from an emotional perspective with the Prime Minister's story, yet the powers didn't match the abilities of the monster. It's an interesting concept; having a monster that's driven by someone's desire to kill themselves- then you have that monster become afraid of fire. Also, it has a beam that makes people be honest...and also use that as a reason to break up a random couple on the street. Also, it causes some minor in-fighting between the hero team that we are going to offset simply by having our strong-yet-girly Pink ranger say flattering honest things about smart-guy-Blue ranger. Uhh...What?

The Purple Knight seems like an interesting character at least. Looking forward to more of his story.