Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Cause there's like a lot of other Sentai too

Final Battle

Poll ended at Tue May 21, 2019 1:25 pm

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
42
42%
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
33
33%
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
26
26%
 
Total votes: 101

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Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by takenoko » Tue May 14, 2019 1:25 pm

Finals! You get two votes for this one. Will Shinkenger or Go-Busters overtake Gokaiger??

Semifinal Results:

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger 46 votes 23%
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger 33 votes 17%
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters 22 votes 11%
Mirai Sentai TimeRanger 17 votes 9%
JyuKen Sentai GekiRanger 15 votes 8%
Tokusou Sentai DekaRanger 14 votes 7%
Kaitou Sentai LupinRanger VS Keisatsu Sentai PatRanger 14 votes 7%
Gosei Sentai DaiRanger 10 votes 5%
Hikari Sentai Maskman 8 votes 4%
Uchuu Sentai KyuuRanger 7 votes 4%
ChouJyu Sentai Liveman 5 votes 3%
Denji Sentai MegaRanger 6 votes 3%

Total votes: 197

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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by CheetahLynx » Tue May 14, 2019 1:51 pm

Good thing I've only watched 2 of the 3, because based on the comments in previous rounds, it would've been very difficult to choose.
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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by KRDangerousZombie » Tue May 14, 2019 2:28 pm

Well this puts me in an awkward position. Gokaiger or Shinkenger for my second vote? gahhhh.
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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by Catastrophe » Tue May 14, 2019 2:46 pm

I'm only voting once. I feel like it makes it more fair.

Shinkenger stands out above two other great series. It gets my vote.

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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by msf232 » Tue May 14, 2019 3:09 pm

Shinkenger was my first tokusatsu series, and for me, that's enough for Shinkenger to get my only vote.

Doesn't mean I didn't like it that much though, it was awesome

I really hope it wins!
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Post by Aeikozz » Tue May 14, 2019 4:17 pm

not quite understanding why we get two votes on a 3 choice poll...
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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by takenoko » Tue May 14, 2019 4:21 pm

I want it to be a close race!

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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by Aeikozz » Tue May 14, 2019 4:25 pm

more like you just want to give the other two a chance at beating gokaiger
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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by takenoko » Tue May 14, 2019 4:33 pm

Based on initial discussion, it seems like it's not going to be that simple

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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by Dax » Tue May 14, 2019 4:42 pm

Definitely Gokaiger for me. But I won't mind if Shinkenger wins because it's a close second anyway.
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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by ViRGE » Tue May 14, 2019 5:54 pm

I fully expect Gokaiger to win this one due to nostalgia. People love nostalgia. And to be fair to the cast and crew, it was a good series on its own as well; but nostalgia is weaved into the core of the show, so there's no way to separate the two.

Meanwhile the superior option is clearly Go-Busters. The suits were awesome, the mecha fights even more awesome, and the villains were fantastic. There's a reason Toei doesn't even try to make Sentais like it: it was so awesome that they know they could never hope to match it, let alone beat it.:P

As for Shinkenger, I never really did completely "get" it. The opening them song was great, but the mecha and mecha fights were uninspired, and if it wasn't for Gosieger the next year, it would easily have the most boring villains of the half-decade.
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I'm only voting once. I feel like it makes it more fair.
I'm also voting once. I know what I want to win; why would I want to give votes to another series to help it beat my favorite? (Now maybe if this were ranked choice voting, multiple-choice would work. But pick 2-of-3 lacks nuance)

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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by Catastrophe » Tue May 14, 2019 7:44 pm

For me it's mostly because I don't really care for Gokaiger or Go-Bus.

If we could have a voting system where you could rank 1st and then 2nd I'd be more for it, but two equal weighted votes doesn't really show a true winner.

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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by Cross » Tue May 14, 2019 8:14 pm

thank goodness for letting us voting 2 choice, i really cant pick one between shinken and gokai

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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by Kurow » Tue May 14, 2019 9:03 pm

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Re: Sentai Saikyou Battle Finals

Post by Go-On Macaroni » Tue May 14, 2019 9:54 pm

I personally enjoy Gokaiger. I think the casting was great, the cameos were enjoyable and seeing the Space Pirates end the show with an appreciation of the Sentai franchise was quite fun. As I said on IRC, this was a tough choice for me between this and Shinkenger but I ended up going with the latter because...
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As for Shinkenger, I never really did completely "get" it. The opening them song was great, but the mecha and mecha fights were uninspired, and if it wasn't for Gosieger the next year, it would easily have the most boring villains of the half-decade.
For me, my love of Shinkenger tends to come from the way it carried itself. For every moment with Genta being a goof was the show inviting you to this period drama of a team of samurai fighting against a sealed evil that has seemingly gone on for generations as evident by the family members we see during the show's run. I also really liked how it used details such as lineage bloodlines to its advantage; with how, say, Genta couldn't become a samurai because he was born of a lower class and maybe you could only be ShinkenRed if you were related to the Shiba household.

Does it have issues? Sure, I definitely agree with what you listed as flaws to it (I think the Gedoshuu coming off as boring is a flaw of Producer Utsunomiya that he's sadly only gotten more blatant about but, that's a different topic) but, the show just hits a lot of my buttons.

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