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TokuERA 2018 |OT| Building a new ERA

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Community Resetter
Oct 25, 2017

(credit to WillyFive for the gif.)
What is this thread?
It is a place to discuss tokusatsu.

What is tokusatsu?
A Japanese live-action film or television drama that features considerable use of special effects. Think of Godzilla or Power Rangers. People in monster suits or superheroes.

Wait? Power Rangers is not from US?
It is an adaptation of the Super Sentai series.

What else is there?
There is Kamen Rider, Ultraman, Garo, and many others.

What is on right now?
Lupinranger vs Patoranger

This is the first time in Super Sentai history two teams are active at the same time. Sometimes clashing, sometimes working together, the two teams will have their own agenda. The Lupinranger fight to regain an important person lost in the past while the Patoranger, who are part of the International Special Police, fight for justice and an ideal future.

Kamen Rider Zi-O

The final Heisei Kamen Rider show. Kamen Rider Zi-O travels through time to fight evil while meeting other Heisei Kamen Riders.

Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel

The second season of Ninja Steel returns. The heroic teens find themselves face-to-face with an old enemy when they discover is still alive and more determined than ever to steal the Ninja Nexus Prism and revive its powers for an evil purpose.

Where do I watch these?
TV Asashi
Shout Factory and Crunchyroll have various Ultraman series on stream.
Shout Factory has also been consistently releasing Super Sentai DVDs.
Hidive has Garo and if you are into more mature content.
If you don't have any of these then you can look for fansubs, but remember that the quality of fansubs fluctuates.

What do you suggest?
Super Sentai:
Chojin Sentai Jetman
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger

Kamen Rider:
Kamen Rider W
Kamen Rider Fourze
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid

Ultraman Seven
Ultraman Nexus
Ultraman Orb

Garo: Makai Senki

Garo: Makai Retsuden

Power Rangers:
Power Rangers SPD
Ninja Storm
Dino Thunder

If you have any questions, then ask me other people in this thread.
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Oct 25, 2017
Really great OT.
Also Shinkenger needs to be up there somewhere.
Saw that just now, but next year/OT we can change the recommended series. And, of course, those are just a few of the best ones. Even a top 10 would be too little, but we reduced it to 3 so it wouldn't be too overwhelming to newcomers.
Oct 25, 2017
It feels so, so good in here. Now I don't have to spam the Discord all day...

I am still gonna spam it all day, just not asking for when the rollout is happening.
Oct 25, 2017
I figured to celebrate the new era I'd choose an avatar of the character I named myself after all those years ago. Back to the beginning, baby!!
Oct 25, 2017
I haven't watched as much as I should. I've only the first 10 episodes of Kyuranger, and I still need to watch more of Power Rangers Jungle Fury.

Oh, and my avatar is the emblem of Chodenshi Bioman.
Oct 25, 2017
I hope the evil organization plans in Build don't turn out to be super dumb.
It's going to turn out the world was divided, humanity was experimented on like animals, and the characters wanted to take over/destroy the world because there's a greater enemy to be fought so everyone must team up against this great enemy.
Oct 25, 2017
i still love watching new ultraman shows. Like... something about all those sets filmed in HD makes me feel alive.

I do hope toei does a godzilla movie in this style again someday...
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