Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fanart Collection: Gokaiger

gokaiger fanart

Last night, I noticed that I get a large amount of traffic from people searching for Gokaiger fanart. Unfortunately, there's only one (awesome) piece of fanart to be found once they get here. So, I decided to fix that and post all the Gokaiger fanart I've found so far. There's a surprising amount out there, considering the show's only two episodes in, and a lot of is is really great.

gokaiger fan art

captain marvelous fanart

gokaiger art

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: Episode Two

We're now two episodes into Gokaiger, and already we have some awesome fanart. This week, we get a glimpse into Captain Marvelous' past as the Gokaigers go searching for someone in black. If you'd like to see this subbed yourself, Over-Time remains both super fast and awesome. Pretty sure those guys have a hyper zecter. Anyway, on to the episode!

The Gokaigers are checking up on the Zangyack fleet and wondering about the fate of Earth. Luca (Yellow) and Joe (Blue), however, are more concerned about finding treasure, at least on the surface. Navi, their mechanical parrot, tells them to be on the lookout for a person dressed in black.

I got the impression that I might wind up finding Navi more annoying than cute, but watching this a second time around, I have to say that they're growing on me. The "flap flap" thing made me smile. Apparently, Navi once belonged to Aka Red, whose name amuses me since it translates to "Red Red".

In spite of the vagueness of the tip, the Gokaigers head out. We get a nice introduction of the show's premise before the theme song this time around.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Fanart Collection: Ankh

kamen rider ooo ankh

I've had OOO on the brain lately, so I figured I might as well share some fanart of one of the show's most interesting characters, Ankh. I imagine this collection will get a lot bigger as the show professes, but it's pretty massive as is, and he definitely is worthy of two posts. This is pretty tame on the spoiler front, so those unfamiliar with the series can click the cut without fear.

greeed ankh

greed ankh

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: Episode One

superhero time

At long last, Gokaiger is here! Any of you who know me know just how excited I've been about this. Thanks to the speed demons at Over Time, I was able to watch the first episode on Sunday. Now that I've had a few days to let the awesome sink in, I'm ready to review and recap! There will be plenty of gifs too, of course.

gokaiger gif

Gokaiger starts with a bang. I haven't seen a huge amount of Super Sentai, but this scene is unbelievably exciting in spite of that. The fighting is so well choreographed, and it was kind of amazing flashing from one awesome thing to another. I'm very curious about how influenced the villains are by sentai of old, and about what sort of little details they've included for devoted sentai fans.

gokaiger screencaps

Who else imagined some giant, all-encompassing mech here? I'm not sure how the logistics of it would work, but I wonder if we'll see anything like that later on in the series.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tomica Hero Rescue Force: Episode One

rescue force

Last night, while I was expressing my love for Kamen Rider OOO's Akira Date, I was informed that he'd starred in another tokusatsu show: Tomica Hero Rescue Force. I did what any reasonable person would do and downloaded the show's first episode immediately.

In the world of Rescue Force, there are extreme disasters, and extreme disasters require extreme heroes. The members are Rescue Force are those heroes!

After a reminder from our heroes to play safely, and the fun but vaguely 90's esque opening theme, we meet our sartorially inclined villains. Villainous though they may be, they are also aware of the importance of fire safety. They've come into the possession of some kind of weapon that conveniently comes with illustrated instructions.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rewatching Kamen Rider W: Episode Four

So here's where the last episode left us: Philip is plagued by his lack of memories of his family, which gave Money the chance to get in an attack and escape. Akiko has successfully managed to find and infiltrate Million Colosseo. Now, let's see what happens next.

This is why I love you, W.

Akiko hasn't really gotten a chance to shine until this arc, and it's a lot of fun seeing her stand up for justice armed with only a slipper. I know a lot of people dislike her character, but I think she's adorable and hilarious.

Philip agrees with me!

Kamen Rider Wallpaper

It can be surprisingly hard to find good Kamen Rider wallpapers, so I wanted to go ahead and share some of the nicer stuff I have. You can get all the wallpapers I've posted right here.

kamen rider accel wallpaper
1366 x 966

kamen rider black wallpaper
1366 x 1025

masked rider wallpaper
1600 x 759

More under the cut! Beware, some are vaguely spoiler-y.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fanart Collection: Psyga

kamen rider psyga

Psyga is one of those characters who is cooler than he has any right to be. Maybe it's the English, maybe it's his awesome design, maybe it's just the jetpack. All I know is that he made a pretty big impact on me in spite of his limited screentime. It doesn't hurt that Paradise Lost is one of my very favorite rider movies. I know he did get some real background in an S.I.C. Hero Saga story, and that is something I'll definitely check out one of these days.

Since he's a pretty minor character, the amount of artwork featuring him is limited, but here's what I have.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Rewatching Kamen Rider W: Episode Three

w screencaps

After the conclusion of W's opening arc, things at the Narumi Detective Agency appear to have settled down. Akiko has Shoutarou searching for and returning lost pets, something that he doesn't find to be particularly hardboiled.

wakana kamen rider

Even the healing princess can be the victim of a bad screencap! Shou seems to treat Philip's interest in Wakana as a fairly new development here. He also seems to be a lot less interested in her here. I wonder if he just got caught up in Philip's enthusiasm or if he was able to keep up his hardboiled exterior until he got to see her in person.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Toku Actor Photospam: Tori Matsuzaka

takeru shinkenger

Once again, I'm posting some of the photos I've collected of a toku actor. This week, it's Takeru Shiba, Shinken Red, tono-sama, Tori Matsuzaka! Takeru is easily my favorite Red, and I liked Tori right away thanks to how interesting he made him. However, what really sold me on Tori was taking a look at his blog and seeing what a fun guy he was.

tori matsuzakatori matsuzaka white day

He's been steadily working since Shinkenger, so I've got a good variety of pictures saved. Take a look at them by clicking on the cut.