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Poll runs till Sun May 12, 2024 6:10 pm

☆☆☆☆☆ Cosmic Bug King
7
64%
☆☆☆☆ God Robot
2
18%
☆☆☆ Shugod
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☆☆ Demi Shugod
1
9%
☆ Insect
1
9%
 
Total votes: 11
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Just to let you know episode 50 is a special one that will have Boonboomger.
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We've still got a bit of the story left. But I've really loved it. It definitely isn't Donbrothers(in terms of the human dramas and complexities), but it brings its own charms and complexities to the table which I really enjoyed. Also, this season taught me a lot of things related to politics. Who knew a kids show would tackle something this complicated? 😅😄 Also, a team of kings... This was tackled better than expected. Everyone had a country to lead, something to protect, something bigger than themselves on the line. Not every character was equally well-written or likable (looking at you Yanma), but overall, it has been fun. And this show made me start tearing up from episode 40. And every episode since that one, I was sad thinking... "It's coming to an end." This is all I have to say without going too much into the details.
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I am actually going to miss this series when it ends. I have loved every single episode. The writing was excellent, the characters has their quirks but they are all enjoyable and from the start the King-Ohger mecha looked extremely powerful. I loved that robo since it first appeared in Donbros. I have loved the personal journeys of all these characters, they all developed in ways that i never expected and i am sad to see them go.
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This last arc has been enjoyable, now I've finally caught up. But it's been a long slog to get here. I'm not going to miss King-Ohger, and I'm really looking forward to going back to relative normality with Boonboomger in 2 weeks. Dunno what it is about Toei and kings that makes terrible shows. Ohranger, Zi-O, and now this.
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>Ohranger, Zi-O, and now this.

Was Ohranger unpopular? As much of a mess as Zi-O was, that show was obviously bad at straddling the line between telling a story and nostalgia baiting the fans. Normally the story is anchored and circles around the grittier secondary Rider. But all I remember is Geiz decided that maybe he was friends with Zi-O, and that was his story arc
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Ohranger had nothing to do with kings though. It's modern military using ancient hidden powers. Rumors was it was supposed to be darker themed but got more light-heated due to real world disasters happening, but as a kid watching it I didn't notice any of that and found it super epic and cool. It's still one of my favorite sentai.

As for King-Ohgers, when it hit the right spots it absolutely nailed it, like the first real team up at ep10, God King-Ohger with all the followers, the body swap and this final arc. These were super awesome and I loved every minutes of it. The actors were also very skilled and fun to watch. But there's also a lot of dragging out, especially in the last quarter with the Jesters because there's no MOTW you're just seeing them fighting the same monsters with the same powers over and over again. It got tiring fast.

I'd say it got some of the things very right and some just totally missed the spot. And I'm really glad it stuck to it's king-theme because I loved shows with medieval backdrops. One of my disappointment with Ryusoulger was it didn't do any knight-related stuff at all despite being knight-themed.

It was ambitious in its storytelling and overall I still enjoyed it very much. 4 from me.
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So I gave this series a 5. I feel like from a week to week perspective, I do a lot of nitpicking and complaining. But overall, I feel like the sum is greater than its parts. I very much appreciate the stories and themes that they attempt. And some of the writing can be very good at times (like that Himeno/Jeremie episode about death was surprisingly touching!)

It's also fun to look back and note how far the writer seeded some themes and ideas and storylines

I feel like the comparison to Game of Thrones very much was to the show's detriment. GoT is a show that's super expensive and has tons of compelling characters, that can uphold a compelling narrative when the focus is away from the main groups you care about

King doesn't have that luxury. Besides the rangers, we do have the aides, but only Morphonya matters among those guys. The rest are there, and have moments, but are functionally not really characters on their own. I really liked Suzume, and as a background schemer she's super fun. But then we get an episode about her, and it wasn't fun

On paper, what a group. Himeno with her style, Rita with their distant coolness, Kaguragi being a classical trickster. But what a series of halves. Gira never really sold me on his acting or his character (sorry!) and felt very much upstage by his much cooler and smarter brother. I feel like I should have liked Yanma and his relationship with Shiokara, but besides being a fun stereotype of a sort of macho coolness, there wasn't that much for me to bite into. Jeremie's storyline about saving Bugnarku, very neat from an empathizing with your enemy perspective, but I never really saw him as anything but glib with a shallow permanent smile on his face

Would I have given this series a 5 if Racles hadn't planned it all? Probably not, but I like a long game and feel like that sort of intricate planning deserves some acknowledgement.

Is it worth talking about the detour into Kyouryuuger land? I dunno, but we're a couple weeks out from the finale. It had its ups and downs, but I surprise myself in saying that I think I landed on a higher estimation of this series than I would have if you had asked me during the first or second arcs
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takenoko wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:27 pm >Ohranger, Zi-O, and now this.

Was Ohranger unpopular?
I have no idea. I just know I despised it when I watched it.

And I know it's nothing to do with kings. The name is though, hence why it fits coincidentally with the other 2 shows that I can't stand.
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HowlingSnail wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 2:38 am
takenoko wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:27 pm >Ohranger, Zi-O, and now this.
And I know it's nothing to do with kings. The name is though, hence why it fits coincidentally with the other 2 shows that I can't stand.
That would be why there's the resemblance between KingRanger and Ohma Zi-O (with Power Rangers Zeo just adding irony).
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