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RIP human shield guy. (CGI inferior to squibs)

Oh, bye Kamio. It's always good seeing you!

Oh Kai's back (from Den-O). Kind of ironic considering how both his character and Yodonna can't recognize emotions

How have I not noticed the Yodom mark on Yodonna's cape before? Guess we don't see that angle very often

Can we quickly talk about Kakihara's extremely wide face? It works with the way they style her hair, but sometimes I wonder what it'd look like otherwise. It's kind of a baby face

Oh, red and yellow are here. Are they just playing Pacman?

Weird that red holds up the pinky to mean "promises" since that's uaully a sly way of signaling "girlfriend" in Japanese

Just Kakihara for the ending dance?

I hope the other Kiramagers appear if there's a Yodonna 3

All in all, a fun two-parter (so far). Simple but solid premise. Great action and ummm, knees and thighs as expected from Sakamoto. Gotta love guys like Kamio and Shimazu and Ishiguro acting as over the top villains. If we don't get Kiramager returns, then this was a real treat to get instead!
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So... will we really get another part? Because this was AWESOME
Koichi Sakamoto really brings action to a whole new level

Many people were hoping for a redemption arc for Yodonna in the show. I guess this counts somewhat...?
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I dunno. Has anyone heard if a part 3 is coming? I certainly would welcome more
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Now that I've had a chance to see both parts, I feel like they did a disservice splitting this up. Even though they filmed an intro for the second part, the way the acts were organized makes it pretty obvious it was supposed to be a single, one-hour film to start with. So the back-half gets all the payoff, but it doesn't get some of the clever gags like the first part. It ends up being more serious overall.

Still, it was entertaining. And a good follow-up to part 1. I don't think there were any surprises here - it was clearly setting up Yodonna to have a heel-face-turn about stealing Kakihara's life - but it executed on that well. And Chekhov's Whip made its much-expected appearance.

Despite being the climax of the film, I thought it interesting that this half didn't go for a big set piece fight in the same way that the first episode did in the maid cafe. The fighting is all very good (it's Sakamoto, after all), but sans the explosions, it's a bit more down to earth and mano-a-mano. Otherwise, the actresses once more got in on a fair bit of the fighting, which is always fun to watch.:)

Though is it me, or is this episode edited just a bit more conservatively? There was still plenty of bone breaking, but there weren't any shots to the balls, the use of physical blood was minimized, and they outright censored the one explicit panty shot they couldn't just cut out entirely. Especially compared to the first episode and the maid cafe fight, it feels like there was an explicit effort to rein in on the explicitness, despite the parental warning.

Anyhow, Yodonna was easily the best thing to be added to Kiramager over its run (and that this point, the best face villainess since Mele, I'd argue). So I'm glad the character (and her actress) are getting some focus to make up for the fact that she was a mid-season addition. This movie has been really fun, and I hope that great stinger at the end with Tametomo comes to fruition. Clearly this film has been received well (judging by the in-person premiere event they had for this episode), so there's a ton more fun that could be had there.
takenoko wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:44 pm RIP human shield guy. (CGI inferior to squibs)
Agreed. Though I'm glad they at least kept the poor mook who kept spitting up blood, completing the rule of three.
Can we quickly talk about Kakihara's extremely wide face? It works with the way they style her hair, but sometimes I wonder what it'd look like otherwise. It's kind of a baby face
Yes, she does have kind of a wide face. But they make it work.
Oh, red and yellow are here. Are they just playing Pacman?
They've apparently been playing Pac-Man for the last 6 hours (how long it takes the life-transfer device to do its thing)
Just Kakihara for the ending dance?
I had the same thought. It's kind of weird that the star of the movie - and the character it's named after - isn't in the ED. Perhaps they had to change it out in order to make the open-ended finale work?
I hope the other Kiramagers appear if there's a Yodonna 3
Tametomo, Sayo, and Yodonna, please!
msf232 wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:07 am Many people were hoping for a redemption arc for Yodonna in the show. I guess this counts somewhat...?
I'd count it. She hasn't made up for all the evil she's done in the series, but at least she's now on the path to becoming a better person.
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ViRGE wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:12 am
msf232 wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:07 am Many people were hoping for a redemption arc for Yodonna in the show. I guess this counts somewhat...?
I'd count it. She hasn't made up for all the evil she's done in the series, but at least she's now on the path to becoming a better person.
So don't try to be a better person or anything. Just try to learn 4-5 emotions and you'll get infinite lives
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takenoko wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:26 am
ViRGE wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:12 am I'd count it. She hasn't made up for all the evil she's done in the series, but at least she's now on the path to becoming a better person.
So don't try to be a better person or anything. Just try to learn 4-5 emotions and you'll get infinite lives
Well I think the idea is that, having grown to become an emotional being, Yodonna is finally understanding the pain that she previously caused.

Though yes, getting another life just for learning some emotions is a pretty good deal. :lol:
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This just shows how high quality Sentai can be if they want it to be. On one hand I want to see Yodonna 3, on the other I don't want to see Tametomo defile her.
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I jumped for joy when Yodonna sparkled and said "I'll protect Kakihara" because that is the beginning of Kirame Yodanna.
I hope the Zenkaiger Vs Kiramager movie follows up with this and doesn't pull any none sense with her character. Also Stinger, my man...Ultraman Orb was slashed in the stomach don't bother arresting him haha.
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I have to say, I'm surprised this episode hasn't garnered more feedback. For as well-received as Kiramager was, this is a short thread.
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Maybe it's just less to discuss? The second episode is a bit more plot light than the first

I was googling yesterday to see if there's any official word on Yodonna 3, and Nashiko herself said "look forward to Yodonna 3" the day 2 was released. So hopefully more coming?
https://twitter.com/nashiko_cos/status/ ... 5762084873
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I dunno, that could be translated as "I hope there's a 3", so maybe it's not actually confirmed yet.
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During the "teaser promos" for this Juuryu and Tam boy say "Watch the special and I wonder who will get a special next." Yellow them grins like a idiot and smiles. So maybe 3 could happen? I hope. I'm really hoping the Vs movie follows up with this and doesn't revert her character.
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