December 19th, 2013.
Sentai Delivered so straight It Must be Satire:
We’re not even close to the show ending, and what with the hints about traces of matter not originating on Earth and the shiny rock replacing King Torture’s heart, alongside the episode name being “From Beyond”, I suspect we’ve got interesting things ahead of us.
Thoughts and Notes:
- That somewhat sad, somewhat epic music as Masayoshi reveals himself, it’s the sort of music that’d repeat through the spiritual moments of Braveheart and Gladiator, as they near being reunited with their (dead) loved ones…
- Well, it’s Japan, so it was inevitable for some giant monsters to appear from the sea.
- “Huh? Huh?! Huh!!!” – I can understand Masayosih. Joji of all people to step in and step up? What’s going on here? Events are progressing too quickly.
- LOL, so these “aliens” know enough English to give us “From Beyond”, and they know enough about earthlings to give us an acid-trip music video from the 90s as their introduction. Well, they sure know what earthlings are like ;-) They should get a new director and sound guy though.
- “Samurai Sentai Flamenge!” Huh… wha… :O
- Of course they have an underground base, it’s like the Thunderbirds, and the Samurai Pizza Cats :D I’m seeing my childhood reborn here!
- By the by, this is supposed to be a real aircraft and vehicle, not toys. The animation department could’ve certainly used a hand here, almost feels like they all took a break.
- LOL, From Beyond continue with their acid trip, 80s style crappy videos to introduce their agents.
- Hahaha! So many “Reds”! Well, he did call it “The Super Team”, they all have “Type A personalities” probably and saw themselves as the stars of their shows – many people do, especially those who long to be superheroes, there is something in them that calls for them to feel special, unique. Also, it’s so Joji to offer the leader role to everyone to get them on board. He’s also “Red Axe”, so he sure loves the colour.
- Even as a leader of a covert organization, Joji is Joji, and flakes whenever the going gets tough. “It is your job to take control, that is what it means to be a leader.” – All well and even true, but you only say it to run away, not because you truly care for it, Kaname-san.
Do you know why Kaname went to fight? Some might say he’s finally doing what he should, but it’s probably easier for him to fight this monster than confront his five red disciples :P Just like when we procrastinate, we often get a lot done, just not the right stuff.
- So, yes, they took the time to change their suits. Can’t fight without your true face on, just ask luchadores :3
We laughed when it was with the “Tromboy and the Brass Rangers,” I’m chuckling now :)
- Those ridiculous moves suited to their nature are like something from Kill la Kill, the animation quality as well :D Also, how very fitting we have their theme song playing as they fight their first major opponent.
- Flamengers = Flamenco Rangers, even with the fusion. The “Let’s Flamenco!” bit was twee (which is an actual word).
Post Episode Notes:
I was laughing all the while here. Not laughing out loud, but giggling, as my childhood was brought back to me on screen, and mocked, and adulated, and congratulated.
I, well, for the first time I have no idea what to say about Samumenco, for the first week I admit defeat.
I think this episode was just to show us the new world, and hopefully next week will show us where things are headed, and where our themes are. This isn’t the same as episode 7, as there the shock was short, or episode 8, because that one quite quickly returned things to “mundane life”, and returned us to Hazama’s arc, but now we spent an entire episode on this, and I have no idea what they’ll do next episode.
Well, my fellow allies of justice, I’ll be here, for I am your Red Leader! :P