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Last week's poll: 3.67 of 5 stars (3 votes)
Ep 2's poll: 3.5 of 5 (2 votes)
Ep 1's poll: 3.75 of 5 (4 votes)

GIGA sure likes the running. Oh, the kicks are back. Yes!

Ooh, I like the cape attack

That monster has one nipple. No name tag? Haha, drunken fist. Nice

LOL cheap magic wand

The commercial parodies continue to be the best

LOL. Why is this all on TV?

Heh curtsy

Huh, so the sisters never learn each other's identity? That's a bit unsatisfying

Kind of an interesting experiment this time:
+Side characters! It was kind of fun to see characters interact with their annoying family, or weirdly having their fellow students are an audience.
+I think of GIGA's toku so far, this has my favorite action. I really enjoyed all the kicks
+I think Dinnovator still has the best attempt at a story, but I appreciated the jokes in Fontaine. Like kid Fontaine showing up and just showing up Fontaine prime in every way.
+I enjoyed the commercial parodies each time. Luna pointed out that the toys get more expensive with each episode

-Side characters! Granny razor was creepy even before becoming a monster
-The acting seemed especially wooden this time? I know it's almost all wooden porn acting, but still

Overall, this was pretty good for GIGA? Next to Dinnovator, I think this is my second favorite of their series so far
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No one is seeding this.
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resop2 wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:01 pm No one is seeding this.
People downloaded and ran?! How dare!
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I guess I'm not feeling particularly charitable this week, because I wasn't especially impressed with this episode.

The series as a whole never really goes anywhere. Admittedly, that's nothing new for a 4 episode series. But there's not much of a plot to speak of besides the Big Bad wanting (and eventually failing) at getting his hands on the Fontaines.

I will give credit on the choreography though. The lead actress is more wooden than a sequoia, but man, she can definitely deliver the kicks. It's a shame that shorty cannot; in fact, in retrospect she doesn't really do much of anything, does she?

Some of the gags are nice. The CMs got increasingly absurd, and similarly, I like how the catchphrase about forgiveness increasingly escalated to the world, the gods, and eventually no one.:lol:

Also, I'm pretty sure this episode was filmed at one of Toei's regular quarries...

(Oh, and the poll is missing)
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Explosions always make tokusatsu better.

My latest conspiracy theory is that neither Fontaine can fight their way out of a wet paper bag and the lead girl has a stunt double who does the more difficult kicks for her.

On the other hand the drunken monkey kung fu guy did make her look credible.

Parfait is kind of emo, isn't she?

I hope they do a second arc of this where they try to fix some of the simple things. Fontaine is a magical girl, so she needs to be relatable. I liked the "I hate drunks!" line. But they need to have her beset by all sorts of problems that junior high school girls can relate to, like a monster trying to make her eat food she doesn't like, or monsters who want to rip up her homework. The fighting is what it is. Neither Fontaine can fight nor could you teach them, so Fontaine should rely on disguises and magical tricks more. Also, concentrate on the teacher and the school more. Also have an idol audition episode, even though neither Fontaine can sing or dance.

Overall, I liked this, but not as much as Dinnovator.
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resop2 wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:41 pm My latest conspiracy theory is that neither Fontaine can fight their way out of a wet paper bag and the lead girl has a stunt double who does the more difficult kicks for her.
Oh she definitely has a stunt double that's used at times. They aren't very good about hiding that. But there are also scenes where she's doing some of the fighting and her face is clearly visible. So they aren't using a stuntie for everything.
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Yeah, GIGA in particular is bad with the finales. "All the fun's over, gotta wrap things up". That's why the quality in a lot of media tends to be frontloaded

Whoops, poll added. It's your duty to vote!

I'll add this to the main GIGA poll, but for funsies. The average rating per series from lowest to highest:

Kougaiga: 3.5/5
Wakusaver: 3.59/5
Dinnovator: 4.215/5
Wakusaver Season 2: 4.375/5

Where will Fontaine land?

(Also someone pointed out Fontaine is spelled wrong on the tracker. I blame making one mistake and autocomplete!)
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So what’s the point of the porn ep than? If Fontaine’s identity is exposed she will turn into a pig. So shoukdn’t she just become a pig during the torturing scene?
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Kurozuma wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:52 pm So what’s the point of the porn ep than? If Fontaine’s identity is exposed she will turn into a pig. So shoukdn’t she just become a pig during the torturing scene?
You may have put more thought into this series than Giga has. (lol)

Maybe the pr0n will be before big evil wants to expose their identity? Or, maybe the pr0n will be totally AU? Or, maybe they will just pass on the pr0n and kick out another arc?

It does seem that they have painted themselves into a corner.
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Kamen Rider and Super Sentai became boring without the TV Nihon subs.

Oh, wait. That wasn't the topic.

The GIGA shows are fun to watch and they are improving for every series they are creating. I am aware they may be working on a tight budget however they should invest a little more in storytelling and character development. Their action sequences are getting better and they should really "complete" their series so people are not kept hanging.
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>Kamen Rider and Super Sentai became boring without the TV Nihon subs.

It might have been boring before that lol. Although Revice is okay
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I loved this final episode, i hope theres more in 2022
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That one location where they fight was the usual Toei Super Sentai location, right?
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msf232 wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:59 am That one location where they fight was the usual Toei Super Sentai location, right?
https://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Iwafune-yama
Maybe this?
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