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A Sononi episode recap. Will this pertain to this week's episode?

Oh, they're settlings things once and for all yet again

Kaitou is reading Zenkai e no Chousen, or the challenge to go full force. And there's a gear on the cover

People are getting pretty upset about those parnk presents

I like how this santa is super japanese and now a hobo. His Hitotsuki is the most asian religion looking too

Is Tsubasa in this episode? What was that episode recap for?

Poor Amisa, wearing shorts in this weather

The mecha look extra lacking in detail today

Yes yes, fight off that CGI monstrosity

Looks like team Mursame is flying off again

So Santa didn't steal his toys, he needed them beacuse his bag disappeared for "reasons"?? At least Tarou's chlidhood wasn't a total nightmare

Luna, is that a famous tower?

Tsubasa has got Murasame again??

Are they seriously airing on Christmas. Their stupid crossover with Hurricaneger is that day. And I bet they're off for New Years. So busy... Looks like next week's will be their New Year's episode?

I'm less mad about this not following the main plot since it's your typical Christmas special. That's why I'm more baffled by the last episode recap at the beginning, since you usually do that to lead it into the current week's story (All it really does is explain why Tsubasa has the sword). And it looks like next week's won't deal with either. At least Inoue is aware that the DonBro/Nouto conflict is getting silly enough to make a joke about it. But probably won't resolve it in any way since he's the biggest troll ever
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I don't want to be that person neither do I want to be annoying, but, any updates on the Avatar Party music video? Not wanting to sound impatient or anything.
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takenoko wrote: Sat Dec 17, 2022 6:26 pm Are they seriously airing on Christmas. Their stupid crossover with Hurricaneger is that day. And I bet they're off for New Years. So busy... Looks like next week's will be their New Year's episode?
Yeah, they never have Christmas off. Gokaiger and Zyuohger had Christmas Day episodes too, it's always the New Year they have off instead. I agree it's weird though having the Christmas episode this week when next week is Christmas Day. Guess they're working on the assumption that kids won't be watching Christmas morning, so they'll do the usual low-stakes comedy episode next week, then in January they can get right into the depressing stuff.

Dear God those CGI Reindeer were abysmal. Hey Toei, less time on CGI mecha fights and more time on reindeer please.

Honestly having the guy actually turn into Santa at the end was a shame. I liked it more when it was just some random poor man trying to brighten people's Christmas by pretending to be Santa.
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I guess the Manga-ka who writes this anime can only manage one episode a month so the other 3 episodes have to be filler?
takenoko wrote: Sat Dec 17, 2022 6:26 pm
Poor Amisa, wearing shorts in this weather
At least they let her exercise to warm up.
takenoko wrote: Sat Dec 17, 2022 6:26 pm
Looks like team Mursame is flying off again
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HowlingSnail wrote: Mon Dec 19, 2022 11:56 am
Yeah, they never have Christmas off. Gokaiger and Zyuohger had Christmas Day episodes too, it's always the New Year they have off instead. I agree it's weird though having the Christmas episode this week when next week is Christmas Day. Guess they're working on the assumption that kids won't be watching Christmas morning, so they'll do the usual low-stakes comedy episode next week,
A lot of people actually celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve in Japan. Also it's not nearly as big a deal as in a Christian-centric country, most of the time kids get only 1-3 presents from Santa, parents, and grandparents. New Year's is the more important holiday but Christmas is definitely more commercialized lol
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The guy who plays real Santa is Gonza from Garo btw
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takenoko wrote: Sat Dec 17, 2022 6:26 pm is that a famous tower?
The Tokyo Skytree? That's one of the tallest towers (not buildings) in the world, if I'm not mistaken
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msf232 wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 5:13 am
takenoko wrote: Sat Dec 17, 2022 6:26 pm is that a famous tower?
The Tokyo Skytree? That's one of the tallest towers (not buildings) in the world, if I'm not mistaken
Yeah it pretty much dominates the Tokyo skyline. The new Torch tower next to Tokyo Station (scheduled for completion in 2028) will be the tallest building in Japan but still only about 60% as tall as Skytree. Currently Skytree is the tallest tower in the world and the third highest structure.
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In a show that makes frequent references to past episodes, some of the characterizations during this episode felt off. I couldn't buy into kid Tarou's reaction to meeting Santa. They established that nobody liked Tarou as a kid because he lacked social grace. The scene would have made more sense to me if kid Tarou was criticizing Santa for running out of gifts, but still donating his stuff. Instead, we got a version of Tarou that seems like a normal boy his age.

The Nouto tradition of becoming Santa also didn't make sense to me. Why do the Nouto want to show their gratitude towards humans? The show implied that Nouto society looks down on humans. While Sonoi, Sononi, and Sonoza have eventually warmed up to humans, the Santa tradition predates their mission in the human world.

For some reason, Santa returning to his old self made me think of Japanese Colonel Sanders in a Santa outfit. Bring on the Christmas KFC!
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The newest Japanese colonel is a young guy. They're not even trying to get a white haired dude:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRpwWvw0Vw
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Mediocre episode. Tarou had some nice moments with Santa. Tsubasa had some nice fight scenes. If only Tarou didn't interrupt him ... 😒🙄😑😐

The fight between Donbrothers and Nouto was good to see. It shows that they're at least trying not to be friendly all the time. But that didn't reach any conclusion other than- unless either Sonoi or Tarou get one more power-up, their fight will never end.

The Nouto being Santa was interesting- Nouto Sentai Santa-ger... But if the Nouto do Santa's work every year, can't Sonoi, Sononi and Sonoza just ask other Nouto who have done it before how to do Santa's work?

I'd ask what Zenkaizer Black's deal is already- he knows Santa Claus and we should know who the heck this Kaito is... I at least hope he becomes the big bad so it's worth the wait...

For the real Santa's story, I actually felt pity for him. He got arrested trying to meet the kids' changing demands...Must be real tough fulfilling those...

Does Jirou work at Uber Eats now? What's with the bag he's carrying near the end?
takenoko wrote: Sat Dec 17, 2022 6:26 pm Poor Amisa, wearing shorts in this weather
Why torture these actresses? At least let them wear long pants in winter... 😓😓
takenoko wrote: Sat Dec 17, 2022 6:26 pm At least Inoue is aware that the DonBro/Nouto conflict is getting silly enough to make a joke about it. But probably won't resolve it in any way since he's the biggest troll ever
I'm worried if any of the issues will be resolved before the series ends... It's episode 41 and we barely have any answers...
takenoko wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:54 pm The newest Japanese colonel is a young guy. They're not even trying to get a white haired dude:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRpwWvw0Vw
How is this relevant to this discussion?
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Thenosa Yechette wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:28 am
takenoko wrote: Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:54 pm The newest Japanese colonel is a young guy. They're not even trying to get a white haired dude:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRpwWvw0Vw
How is this relevant to this discussion?
Was responding to the mention of Colonel Sanders and KFC in the previous post
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In the next episode's preview, Shin'ichi said "妹のはるかと\N犬塚翼とジロウはラブラブ", right? This seemed(since Haruka was kinda clinging to the other 2 when Shin'ichi said that) and sounded to me as if there's some sort of love triangle between Haruka, Tsubasa and Jirou. It even says on the TV Asahi page for episode 42 here that Tsubasa and Jirou are Haruka's boyfriends.
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"さらに、 犬塚翼 (柊太朗) と桃谷ジロウ (石 川雷蔵) は、 はるかの彼氏!?"
But it was translated as "My sister is Haruka" and "Inuzuka Tsubasa and Jirou are in love" . Maybe that last part should be fixed...
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Oh you're absolutely right. Perhaps I was hoping for a Tsubasa x Jirou episode
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takenoko wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2022 11:53 am Oh you're absolutely right. Perhaps I was hoping for a Tsubasa x Jirou episode
I'm surprised this was translated like this because of someone's bias, 😝
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