midorininger wrote: ↑Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:14 pm
"insert the planet cube into the Wakusei Changer"
i think was episode one?
Pretty sure it was mentioned a couple times. But they did make it clear that the cube is the little device that holds the crystal, while the Wakusei Changer is the wrist device.
um ... the ballet guy has an axe, and his attack is "shining tool"? like really? i mean ... there IS Shinning Finger ... so ....
The axe is pretty much the weakest of all the weapons, since it's a box with a handle. It reminds me of a Heisei Rider's weapon, but I can't remember which one... It was a white box that became a sword or gun depending on the mode. Maybe Decade?
I have to admit, the attack name is quite the double entendre, though, and I'm guessing the axe is meant to be a twin blade. Otherwise there's no way it would cut anything.
perhaps the changer needs to be made from something important to the member wielding it, hence why its been twice now it transformed from something.
That was the impression I had pretty much the whole time. I'll have to go back and rewatch it, but I think Red's telescope might've been the sacrificed item in Episode 1. One thing I do know is that their seemingly brief interest in the disappearance of their items may be excusable as "I can feel my precious item is still with me" because they always note the missing item, then immediately note the changer and seem to forget the item.
the boomerang semi implies the weapons will combine?
It's pretty much a dead cert. The weapons are all classic sentai weapons, and with the exception of GoRanger and JAQK, the weapons pretty much always combined to form a super weapon throughout the Showa Era. With GoRanger, their team weapon was a football, then later a rugby ball. In JAQK, it was their own bodies used for the Covak, which consisted of them headbutting the baddie, holding hands, and spinning him in a circle until he flies of and explodes. Seriously.
I think the reason they went with ballet is because it sounds more graceful than gymnastics, but I agree that his attacks are all gymnastic-based and really have nothing to do with ballet. Hist one pose was the closest it gets, and that's actually a common pose in tango and many other forms of dance as well.
I really do wish this show had a bigger budget, not because I think the costumes are bad or the props suck (I'm actually fine wit hall of them and they're pretty decent for a third-party sentai), but because I really want to see longer episodes or for this to be an actual series. The fact that the five episodes combines are barely going to reach the length of an average thirds-party sentai episode is really disappointing.
Also, I had to laugh when they failed to angle Sun's arm enough to hide his fist being shoved up the puppet's butt. Normally I'd be really upset about that, but in this case, it just added to the comedy because they were taking the scene so seriously. It was another one of those happy unintended ToQGer references.
I haven't paid enough attention but who sings the theme song? It's usually the lead actress in these productions, but this one's a duet. I wish they'd gotten the harmonies better, but the music itself is very sentai, so I tend to let it slide.
One thing I'm worried about is when Episode 6 comes out. Will it be a slightly more graphic version of third party sentai torture scenes? Or will it be more like some of the actual porn sentai where the suits mainly exist to be ripped off the ranger's body so they can get ravaged? The fact that they're making so much effort to give a plot and some depth in the first five episodes makes me hopeful it'll be the former and not the latter. At least we don't have to wait too long to find out.
Maybe if it sells well enough Giga will do another series and put even more effort into it. Most of their catalogue is the typical sentai porn, so I think this is their first attempt to go mainstream, possibly to compete with third party giant Zen Pictures, which has been doing gravure sentai series (much of which is actually quite good) for a couple decades now and pretty much has no competition in the subgenre.