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Last week's ratings: 3.57 of 5 stars (7 votes)

Why is the episode recall bouncing? Does even that need to be annoying/

I guess I don't watch the opening very carefully, didn't notice Super Don Momotarou was added to his footage

What's the deal with this hiccup thing?

Haruka's costume this week is fantastic

Ooh, good there's no chloroform on that handkerchief

Hello Nouto. Lol Sononi's smile. Her scheme

Does Tsubasa even know Jirou? I don't know where they're pulling any sort of beef between them from

Saruhara being a scarecrow is funnier than it has any right to be

/me begins to think this episode was just filming them eating their christmas party

Saruhara's house is huge. Why doesn't he shelter Tsubasa?

What was their plan to punish this swindler lol? They should have just beat him up

Kind of a straightforward don episode. The oddball antics are on front street. I've been missing the guests lately, so hopefully this guy wasn't anybody. I get that they're probably taking it easy for the holidays

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/me shakes fist at Toei for doing so much shit on Christmas. Let me have the day off!
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takenoko wrote: Sat Dec 24, 2022 6:58 pm Saruhara's house is huge. Why doesn't he shelter Tsubasa?

/me shakes fist at Toei for doing so much shit on Christmas. Let me have the day off!
Hey, I don't think anyone would have minded if you took the day off. Like, usually I just watch whatever subs get released first, this week it just happens to be you guys, cause I guess everyone else is taking it slow.

Saruhara's house is massive despite being basically destitute. Personally I think he's actually loaded and just pretends to be poor.

Kijino's "How dare you kill off Miho-chan!" I'm choosing to interpret as some nice foreshadowing. Cause he's gonna have to accept some harsh realities in the New Year.

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We have some weird time travel shenanigans. I guess we're entering the endgame now. Please Inoue, I'm begging you, explain what the fuck is Kaito's deal. I mean, I assume Donbros vs Zenkai will happen at some point, so I guess they kind of have to address it by then.
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>Saruhara's house is massive despite being basically destitute. Personally I think he's actually loaded and just pretends to be poor.

Yeah he's obviously a total hypocrite. The only reason he gets to play this philosopher poet man who is allergic to money and doesn't work is because all his needs are taken care of to begin with. I know people like to gift him stuff, but nobody gave him that house

In some ways, he's not very different from the swindler in this episode
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Although this isn't really a Super Sentai episode (the episode would have made the same amount of sense if there was no sentai fight and the swindler just turned himself in without it), this was effective as a shoujo manga comedy filler episode (for Doki Doki Love Love Super Mangaka). You get Haruka wackiness, the bishounen trying to do the acting group troupe from last season, and a reasonably straightforward plot line. And, as an added bonus, Momoi Stu just acts like one of the group (if you ignore the sentai fight).

The only thing that might carry forward into the future is that Tsubasa seems weirdly happy to find out where Shinichi lives.
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I bet the series ends and it's revealed that it was all future Haruka's manga and that's why it's so wacky. Also she's Shiina Naoki obv
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takenoko wrote: Mon Dec 26, 2022 3:01 pm I bet the series ends and it's revealed that it was all future Haruka's manga and that's why it's so wacky. Also she's Shiina Naoki obv
That would make total sense. A plagiarist like her copying the works of renowned author Inoue.
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takenoko wrote: Mon Dec 26, 2022 3:01 pm I bet the series ends and it's revealed that it was all future Haruka's manga and that's why it's so wacky. Also she's Shiina Naoki obv
I wonder if the punchline to the series it that Kaito really is Kaito and the world he is visiting is Shoujo-Manga-Topia where shoujo manga authors have the power to create worlds with their writing and Kaito was absorbed into Haruka's story world. When the story ends Kaito reverts to normal and the Sentai, Jyuto, and Nouto revert back into being Haruka's classmates and teachers.
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That was a needlessly complicated scheme. They could have reported him to the police. Haruka's aunt is a police detective. I guess their vigilante heroics as the DonBrothers has warped their minds into believing that only they can solve this problem. They are lucky the guy didn't hurt any innocent bystanders after turning into a Hitotsuki.

I don't like how Haruka notices that Tarou is sulking and apologizes for leaving him out. Jirou has voiced similar feelings in previous episodes, but everyone feels comfortable ignoring him. This double standard undercuts the message for me.
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Take get the day off? Lol! never! Sub-till-dead!

This doesn't advance the plot anymore than usual i just wasn't feeling this episode.
That's fine of course seeing Donbros has been nothing but 5 star episodes, i can let this slide with a 2 star episode.

Still such a weird episode. like was that really a plot hole that needed to be filled?
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Arigomi wrote: Mon Dec 26, 2022 10:17 pm I don't like how Haruka notices that Tarou is sulking and apologizes for leaving him out. Jirou has voiced similar feelings in previous episodes, but everyone feels comfortable ignoring him. This double standard undercuts the message for me.
Yeah, but Tarou is at least part of their inner friendship group. Has Jirou built any relations with any of these guys? I feel bad for the guy, since at least Murasame is a plot device that moves other character's stories along
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I think this is the most interaction with the rest of the group outside battle Jirou has gotten in a loooong time
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By any logic, this should not have been as fun as it was. As it is, I think this is my favorite filler episode they've had—a petty thief tries to steal the material possessions of someone who hates material possessions, and all the protagonists have to do is be their actual selves to terrify him into turning himself in (which is also a nice way of lampshading and just how weird this crew is, even by Sentai standards).

Props to the episode for also allowing some happiness for Inuzuka, given how edgy his life's been with few odds of improving so far. I have to agree that we didn't need a Sentai segment; this show's thrown enough tropes away that it may as well have cut from the villain running to hearing he turned himself in. Still, though, the character interactions are excellent, and the episode itself appears to prove one can pull off a mediocre concept pretty dang well.

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I suspect the actors had a lot of fun filming that episode. Which in a job with long hours like acting, must be an incredibly nice change of pace.

Still, that doesn't always translate well for the viewers. I don't mind stand-alone episodes that are more focused on characters than the plot, but this episode really could have used an extra hook to make it more engaging. The moment the scheme was explained to the viewer, it was obvious how the rest of the episode would play out.
takenoko wrote: Sat Dec 24, 2022 6:58 pm /me begins to think this episode was just filming them eating their christmas party
Given some of the production timelines we've seen in the past for SS, that seems doubtful. This episode was probably filmed in early November at the latest.
/me shakes fist at Toei for doing so much shit on Christmas. Let me have the day off!
A genuine kudos to you for getting things subbed so quickly this week, Takenoko. You really didn't need to; I don't think anyone expects you to work on Christmas. :o
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takenoko wrote: Mon Dec 26, 2022 3:01 pm I bet the series ends and it's revealed that it was all future Haruka's manga and that's why it's so wacky. Also she's Shiina Naoki obv
That would make total sense. A plagiarist like her copying the works of renowned author Inoue.
Oh man, don't give them any ideas. I could actually see Inoue making himself Shiina Naoki! :shock: :lol:
Lunagel wrote: Tue Dec 27, 2022 1:25 am I think this is the most interaction with the rest of the group outside battle Jirou has gotten in a loooong time
Sadly, you aren't wrong. I'd call Jirou the butt-monkey of the group, but butt-monkeys get more attention than he does. Inoue really doesn't seem to have an idea of what to do with Jirou, even in big plot-heavy episodes.
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