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This Week in Tokusatsu – December 8th, 2018

Lupinranger vs Patoranger’s final arc continues this week, in explosive form! On the Kamen Rider side of things, Kamen Rider Zi-O’s Ghost Arc begins, and Decade returns! Let’s dive in, shall we?


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All seven rangers are forced to come together to battle the Gangler general Destra this week, after being soundly defeated on their own. The battles have weight and consequences, which is always a refreshing touch and a good way to ground the show in a realistic setting, including injured rangers and the city being evacuated. Even the police, minus the Patorangers, are evacuated so Destra can be dealt with. A surprising source of conflict, though, comes in the form of Kogure asking Noel to step down from his duties as Lupin X.

There’s a bit of intrigue here as well, as the preparation for the fight spends a lot of time focusing on how each red ranger thinks he can use the other. Kairi knows Keiichiro will protect people, and Keiichiro, in turn, counts on Kairi’s greed and lust for the collection to guide him. In the end, both men behave as the other predicts, leading to Keiichiro actually saving Kairi’s life.

After forming Good Cool Kaiser X, the rangers are paired up based on their roles, with Noel, Kairi, and Keiichiro making up the “head” or lead section of the machine. Touma and Tsukasa end up on one side, with the remainder going to Sakuya and Umika. It makes for a brief but interesting exchange, and once the moment passes, the rangers get down to business and take on Destra.


Kamen Rider Zi-O Episode 13

This week kicks off the Ghost Arc of Kamen Rider Zi-O, and features some big moments and returning characters. Kicking things off, we first meet Tenkuuji Takeru, Kamen Rider Ghost, and actor Nishime Shun returns to fill the role. Another Ghost appears, and Woz throws his lot in with the Time Jackers?! Though we are not told who he means, Woz tells Swartz, Hora, and Uhr about a man who will alter the course of history in regards to Oma Zi-O’s rise to power. It’s implied, at first, that this is Geiz, coming off the heels of Woz revealing his book can no longer accurately predict the future. It is a history book from a specific timeline, after all.

As Another Ghost continues to attack, Sougo, Takeru, and the others begin to discover a method to its seemingly chaotic attacks, and find that it is targeting people whose actions cause accidents resulting in the injury or death of Innocents. This starts with a factory, then a hot dog cart with a gas leak, and at the factory site, we learn that Another Ghost is, more or less, a zombie. The identity of Another Ghost is revealed in a way that paints it as a tragic figure, the Time Jackers using the man behind the mask for their own means.

When Decade does appear, he is using Agito form and the Neo Decadriver, and takes on Geiz and Sougo before leaving. An interesting point is that Decade is firmly with the Time Jackers here, if only to fill his normal passing-through role. Hora even offers to back any succession to power Decade might want, though he refuses. In the final moments of the episode, we get to see Takeru shine, as Sougo is seemingly killed and Takeru is the only one who can see or communicate with the ghost left behind.

I feel as though this would have been a slightly better way to resolve the “two Sougos” problem caused by the Gaim arc, but this could certainly still lead to some interesting developments. Personally, I am looking forward to seeing more of what Decade will bring to the table in the following weeks.


Garo: Kami No Kiba

This movie has been out for a while, but in the lead up to covering the current Garo series, Jinga, it seems appropriate to start with this movie. The movie focuses on a group of horrors trying to use a dark makai knight to power an ark called the God’s Fang (Kami no Kiba), on which they will build a new world. The movie is set in the Dougai Ryuga universe of Garo, latest in that timeline on its release. I highly recommend this film for anyone interested in watching the new series, but cannot recommend it as an entry point, as a lot of the plot points rely on prior knowledge of previous Garo series, characters, and lore. However, for veterans, this film marks a return to form for the live-action side of Garo.

To set up this ritual, this ark, a Makai priestess named Banbi begins stealing the armours of veteran knights, and this is how we meet the returning characters from the other Ryuga-verse Garo series.

The new Makai Knight, Jinga, is played by Kamen Rider Decade’s Masahiro Inoue, and is at once a madman and a warrior. The contrast, as well as his horror powers and fighting ability, set him up quickly as a threat, with three knights and a priest unable to defeat him at first. Though the end of the film doesn’t directly set up the next tv series, it is fittingly cinematic, with the cgi-heavy armoured combat being well choreographed, if at times a bit too jarringly quick.

Overall, I recommend giving this film a watch, if only to keep up with Garo continuity, and especially if you plan on watching Jinga. The series itself will be covered in This Week in Toku starting next week.


What did you guys think of this week’s shows? Leave a comment and let’s discuss!

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Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger Episode 21 Review

If Noel is a con man, he is certainly playing the long game. This week, we see Noel’s allegiance tested, and learn a little more of his back story, as both Good Striker and Kogure acknowledge him as a long-time friend and servant of the Lupin family in France. The police are hesitant to trust Noel, and even the Ganglers are confused by his duality, though they seemingly do not know that Lupin X and Patren X are the same person.

 

For much of this episode, we see Noel begin to form his plan, playing both sides off of each other to strengthen his own position, including hand-delivering last week’s Lupin Collection item to the thieves, before later trying to steal another to make the police trust him. Tsukasa, ever the observant one, is hyper vigilant around Noel, though she is as reserved with her mistrust as Keiichiro is open. The leader and the newcomer fit together like water and oil, even after Noel has shown that he can be trusted, due to Noel operating on a different mission and different chain of command.

 

There are two sequences in this episode of seemingly-invincible enemies, first with the Gangler of the week, and second with Noel himself. The Gangler adopts a Chrome form, hardened like metal, and stands still tanking hits while Kairi is able to his item.

 

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Noel, however, is not such an easy opponent and projects a force field on every hit the thieves manage to land while in his Lupin X form. Patren X is not shown to have the same ability, but does make an appearance in battle for the sake of dramatic flair and presenting a consistent image to the other Patorangers.

 

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In this episode, we also see the first appearance, but definitely not the last, of PatKaiser Trains form, which is similar to the way Noel’s train items combined with LupinKaiser last week. Noel, himself, again remains in a train car at vehicle size, though the gold train is shown to be equipped with some kind of energy weapon that he can use against Kaiju. In the end, his motivations remain unclear and both sides remain suspicious of Noel, though the thieves seemingly have more reason to trust him now.

 

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As the episode ends, Noel and Kogure are seen walking along a Tokyo street, with city lights for a backdrop, and Noel tells Kogure they need to talk. The implication is something dark and scandalous, but we will need to wait to find out.

 

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The preview for the next episode indicates that the French romantic in Noel will come out, as Sakuya decides to finally take his pursuit of Umika’s affection a step further. Seeing this as a positive, it seems Noel will push them both further together and help Sakuya along with a bit of traditional French romanticism and the ideals of love.

What did you think of this week’s Lupinranger Vs Patoranger? Who do you think Noel is really working for?Leave a comment below and let’s discuss!

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Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger Episode 20 Review

The double agent appears! In the opening seconds of the episode, we are given a first glimpse of the new Ranger, as he boards his train to leave Paris behind. Despite being played by a Japanese actor, it seems our Double Agent Ranger is French, as he remarks that he’s off to the “Chaos of Japan.”

His train, shown from the inside for only a second, has a similar interiour design to the previously shown mecha, and has the sigil of Arsene Lupin on the side. From previous material, we know that this new Ranger is also operating as a member of GSPO, so we’re left with a sense of mystery about him right from the start. He even enters the country in a flashy way, running down a group of Ganglers before his train turns into his weapon. He introduces himself as, “A solitary sterling Phantom Thief, Lupin X.”

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As is tradition, Lupin X is made out to be invincible, and takes the new Gangler’s item effortlessly using a number code, as opposed to the traditional spinning lock the other Lupinrangers have. He is clearly a light character, even going so far as to take a selfie with the girl he rescues.

Interestingly, though, Kairi is just as shocked as Keiichiro to learn of the existence of Lupin X. Thankfully, he doesn’t need to wait long for an answer. He’s brash, full of energy, and big on theatrics, including a demonstration of athleticism. In the midst of a show of backflips, Lupin X steals the phones of everyone nearby, openly declaring that he is Lupin X before he passes phones out back to their respective owners. Keiichiro arrests him on the spot.

Before departing, Lupin X leaves his calling card on Kairi’s phone.

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Lupin X is called Takao Noel, and makes a joke and a show even of just telling the police about himself. He is consistently, and fittingly, dramatic while also being lighthearted and a bit fun. It seems only Commander Hilltop knows, though, that Noel is a deep cover agent transferring in from the French HQ of GSPO. Keiichiro immediately takes a strong and hilarious dislike to Noel, setting up some of the best jokes of the episode. Despite all his theatrics and silliness, though, it is revealed quickly that Noel is an engineer, and a brilliant one at that. Noel is the creator of the VS Changer system, and even went so far as to design his own changer that allows him to become Lupin X and Patren X at the flip of a switch.

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As is fitting for a debut of a new hero, Noel is easily the best part of this episode. His movements in battle are acrobatic and draw the eye in much the same way that movies featuring Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan do. His motivation is selfish in the end, and the brashness he displays even brings out new traits in the other characters, as confusion gives way to fear and fear, in turn, to anxiety. Touma even goes so far as to raise his weapon as he declares that Noel is a threat. To me, at least, this seems to be a hint that Touma would not be above killing Noel in the end, if it meant that the Lupinrangers could accomplish their goals.

This mistrust is quickly swept aside when Noel allows his own VS Vehicles, X-Train Silver and X-Train Gold, to combine with Good Striker to create a new form of LupinKaiser. As his price, Noel claims a temporary leadership role on the team. After this, it is the police who are quick to doubt him. They question his motives, understandably, and when the thieves return to Jurer, they find Noel already waiting.

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Overall, this episode is fantastic. The whole dynamic of the show’s previous cat-and-mouse game is instantly turned on its head by the arrival of brash, bold Noel Takao, and I cannot wait to see what more he can bring to the table as the two teams begin to question himself, themselves, and each other. Noel clearly has a much bigger part to play that has yet to be revealed, but we will have to wait to see where that comes from and how it plays out. What did you think of this episode? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss!

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SODO Sundays – June 10th, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! It’s Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. This time we have a bit of news from Kamen Rider Build as well as Lupinranger VS Patoranger.

Kamen Rider Build

Over the last few weeks the lineup of Set 10 had been revealed. Recently the final figure for that wave was shown to be Kamen Rider Evol. Set 10 will include his base Cobra form as well as his Rabbit and Dragon forms.

But that is not it for Evol. The first figure of set 11 has been revealed to be his final form Black Hole.

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But the villain Riders don’t stop there. The newest Rider to show up in the show has also been revealed for Set 11. That is Kamen Rider Mad Rogue.

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Lupinranger vs Patoranger

Moving on from SODO there is a new set of YUDO figures being released for Lupin vs Pato. Since the first set came out more forms and Rangers have popped up so this set gets everything up to date. First is the PatorenUgo figure. This is the combined form of the three Patorangers.

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But that’s not it for new Rangers. The newest member of both teams, X, has also arrived in the YUDO line. Both his Lupin X and PatorenX suits are getting released.

With all these new Ranger figures they need someone to fight besides the other team. For that this new YUDO wave is including the Pordermen grunts.

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All of these figures do not come with their accessories as there is a weapons pack being released that has a stand and all of the weapons for every figure in the wave.

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As always you can watch SODO Sundays Episode 20 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! Stay tuned for the next edition on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel.

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Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger Episode 17 Review

This week’s Lupinranger vs Patoranger opens on a distinctly lighter tone than  Kamen Rider counterpart, Build, as we see a moment of comedic and heartfelt awkwardness play out in the middle of Jurer, with the whole of both Ranger teams in view. Keiichiro is talking to a beautiful woman, Mana, who gives him flowers, and after a brief exchange, she invites him over. He refuses and his teammates spend a while after trying to make him see that Mana is romantically interested in him. Umika consoles Mana, somewhere far away, only to be interrupted by this week’s Gangler. It attacks a crowd, and Umika pulls Mana to safety while calling Kairi for help.

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The Gangler’s power is to take humans into a deep sleep, filled with sweet dreams, and once affected, they remain essentially comatose, with their minds stuck in a dream world. This Gangler, in that sense, doesn’t have the most detrimental ability the Rangers have run across up to this point. It does, however, do a lot of good to set up a way for Mana to express her feelings to Keiichiro, or for him to see her for what she is.

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As it turns out, Mana’s attempts to get through to Keiichiro were a last ditch effort before she is set to leave Japan and go to school in Austria.

With Sakuya’s help, Umika arranges a date between Mana and Keiichiro, and the pair take the time to try to make Keiichiro understand Mana’s feelings. It’s almost painful to see how oblivious this decorated police detective is to another person’s motives and mindset, but it serves the plot well, and when Keiichiro literally stands up and salutes Mana, the soundtrack almost screams for a sad trombone. The awkwardness is almost painful.

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Keiichiro’s explanation is that he wasn’t so oblivious, but played it off that way due to his duty to defeat Ganglers. He tells Umika that he cannot allow himself any distractions, which is reinforced in other parts of the episode later. Shortly after entering the battle, four of the six rangers are drawn into the dream world set up by the Gangler, and we learn from Umika’s arrival that the Dream world is shared.

One man eats all the ramen he can, Tsukasa finds herself surrounded by stuffed animals, and the life energy is visibly drained away from both to fuel the dream world and the Gangler. Sakuya, when he appears, asks Umika to sign an idol photo book of herself, and Keiichiro appears at his happiest as a bicycle cop. Seemingly, Umika is the only one in this world who has the free will to fight the control the dream has. She begins to sing to Keiichiro, the same song he’d recommended to Mana when he gave her the record in the beginning. The shot is artistically cut between Umika singing, and Mana playing the song on her piano as leaves float over the screen. Things begin to cut back and forth, and he finally puts it all together.

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This was always going to be a police episode, so it’s no surprise when Good Striker goes to the Patrens. They make quick work of the Gangler, Nero, but not before Kairi can get his item.

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There are a lot of romantic overtones in this episode, even through Keiichiro’s awkwardness, and it eventually becomes clear that he does care deeply for Mana, in his own way. As the battle ends we see Mana in the airport, and begin to expect Keiichiro will show up and make some big speech to stop her at the gate, and keep her from leaving or at least keep her thinking of him. Instead, she leaves for Austria uneventfully, and Umika scolds him for hurting her friend so deeply. As she walks off, Keiichiro begins to question how she was in the dream world, even going so far as to ask his partners if they were truly certain they’d ruled out the Jurer trio as the Lupinrangers.

After a cliffhanger finish, we are given a preview of next week, which will seemingly focus on a battle over Good Striker and answer some questions about the Lupin Collection.

Overall, this is a solid, well written episode that rides the waves of emotions and subverts expectations equally well, including a lot of symbolism of Mana as an angel. From the initial previews, I had expected Mana herself to be the archetypal tsundere, the sadistic or insane girl who cares only for love and violence. Instead, the writers went completely the other direction and made her nearly angelic; kind, beautiful, and musically gifted, she is the kind of woman we are meant to believe a hard-boiled detective like Keiichiro could easily fall in love with.

What did you think of this episode? Leave a comment and let’s discuss!

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May Pre-Orders on Toku Toy Store

Prepare those wallets! May is upon us and that means Bandai have revealed all new toys coming out this month.

Kamen Rider Build

Build has a lot of exciting things this month in the form of new belts and new bottles. First up is the DX Evol Driver. This new Build Driver remould/repaint will be out on May 12th in Japan. Being the main transformation device of Kamen Rider Evol, it comes with 2 Evol Bottles: the Cobra and Rider System Evol Bottles. As an added bonus, all of the previous Full Bottles will be compatible in the Evol Driver as well. You can pre-order it here for £84.99.

 

That’s not it for Kamen Rider Evol as his additional Evol Bottle set will also be released this month. The DX Rabbit and Dragon Evol Bottle Set allows Evol to transform into a Rabbit Build themed Form and a Dragon Cross-Z themed form.

This set will retail for this slightly higher than usual Full Bottle set price of £14.99. Get yours here.

More Riders continue to arrive as the DX BatEngine Full Bottle set will hit Japanese shelves on May 12th. This set features a more traditional style Full Bottle look for Bat. These are also the final 2 Seito Bottles needed to complete the Seito Panels and the full 60 Full Bottle filled Pandora Box. Make sure you have enough Pandora Panels to accommodate them!

This new Full Bottle set is the main transformation set for Kamen Rider Mad Rogue who also uses the Evol Driver to transform.

Like other Full Bottle sets this set will retail for £12.99 and can be pre-ordered here.

Lupinranger vs Patoranger

The Patorangers will gain their next mecha in the form of the Trigger Machine Crane and Trigger Machine Drill Set. These two mecha are able to combine with Pato Kaiser and are also comparable with Lupin Kaiser. Retailing for £24.99, this set will release on May 19th in Japan. You can pick one up here.

Ultraman R/B

Joining the fray this time around is the hotly anticipated new Ultraman series, R/B (Rube). Ahead of the show’s release in July, you can pre-order the show’s transformation device, the Rube Gyro, here.

Very interesting month for the big three toku series in May… Stay tuned in June for Build’s final form and the new member of the Lupin vs Pato teams is revealed!

What do you think of what Bandai has to offer this month? Are you going to pick any of these toys up? Leave a comment down below!

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SODO Sundays – April 22nd, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. This time we have some news from the Kamen Rider Build along with YUDO news for Lupinranger vs Patoranger.

Kamen Rider Build

The next figure for Build Set 9 has been revealed! The new form Cross-Z Magma is joining the line. This figure comes with his Magma Knuckle weapon as well as a stand like usual.

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At the end of April, the Build Guardians Set will be released. Back when it was first announced, the Seito versions of the Guardians had not yet shown up in the series but the set has been revealed that there are stickers included for a Seito Guardian.

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That’s not it for Build villains though as a special Build Set will be released in August featuring more Build villains. So far revealed to be in the set but no figure pictures yet are the Hard Guardians from the show and the Bi-Kaiser from Heisei Generations FINAL.

Exciting to see what else will be revealed in that set in the coming months.

Lupinranger vs Patoranger

As the first set of YUDO figures releases for Lupinranger vs Patoranger a prototype for a future figure in another set has been revealed as the grunts known as the Portermen. It’s unknown when this figure will be released.

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A special feature of the YUDO has been shown as the figures can hold parts of the Minipla Mecha as weapons like in the show.

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As always you can watch SODO Sundays Episode 17 here:

That’s it for this edition of SODO Sundays! The next edition will release on May 6th on both Toku Toy Store News and YouTube channel. 

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April Pre-Orders for Kamen Rider Build and Lupinranger VS Patranger

Another month is in full swing and Bandai has revealed all the new toys coming out this month for both Kamen Rider Build and Lupinranger vs Patranger.

Kamen Rider Build

As reported before, a DVD release of the Kamen Rider Build 7 Best Matches YouTube series will be released on April 14th in Japan for £44.99. This set will come with the DX SameBike (SharkBike) Full Bottle Set and can be pre-ordered here.

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Build has another Seito Full Bottle release this month with the DX SaiDryer (RhinoHairdryer) set. This set will release end of the month for the normal Full Bottle price of £12.99, available here.

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Cross-Z will be getting a new form this month. The transformation piece of this new form the DX Cross-Z Magma Knuckle will be released on April 21st for 3600 yen. This new device/weapon can be used with the Build Driver to get the new form. It comes with the DX Magma Full Bottle. Toku Toy Store has them available here for pre-order at £37.99

Lupinranger vs Patranger

Another new Dial Fighter will be released this month for the Lupirangers. This two in one DX Scissors and Blade Dial Fighter will be released on April 21st for 1,944 yen. It can like the other Dial Fighters combine with LupinKazier.

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Very exciting month for both shows! We’ll keep you updated with how Bandai intend to take your money in May.

Which toys excite you the most? Which do you plan to pick up? Leave a comment down below!

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Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger Episode 8 Review

This episode opens on a familiar scene. The Lupinrangers are waiting for Ganglers to appear, and begin by transforming to ambush some unsuspecting Podermen. Podermen, being the red shirt-wearing Storm Troopers this season, miss every shot and are swiftly dispatched. Back at GSPO HQ however, the scene is very different. Tsukasa presents her case for why she believes the trio from Bistro Jurer are the Lupinrangers. “It just came to me,” She says.

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We cut to the end of the previous episode, when she matches their voices to those of the Lupinrangers. Then she pulls background data for them.

Kairi has had a rough past, it seems, and is younger than he first appears. Touma, older than the others, was once a professional chef. Umika, the youngest, has blazed her own trail as well. Clearly, the Lupinrangers have had a rough go of life but are making the best of it. Sakuya cannot believe that Umika could be Lupin Yellow. In his defence, Umika is a very meek, unassuming woman when not in her phantom thief gear. Appearances can be deceiving. At the outset, it seems as though this episode will be very heavy on exposition and character-building, both of which are good in a show like this if done well. To date, Lupinranger vs Patoranger has rarely disappointed in this regard.

This time around, Good Striker plays a more important role in moving the plot forward. He tips Kairi off about the police, and then the trio begins to explain, at his request, why they do what they do one more time.

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We see cuts to familiar flashbacks from previous episodes, cut into smaller chunks. In this moment, I can easily see Good Striker starting to play the two teams off of each other in a way very similar to Kamen Rider Kaixa, in his time.

As the police brainstorm, we get confirmation that a text sent from Sakuya to Umika was probing for information on the thieves. Jim is modified to look like a Gangler at the water treatment plant we previously saw Kairi at, and then Sakuya and Tsukasa return to Jurer for lunch. The operation has begun. Back at the water treatment plant, we get a better look at Jim as a Gangler, and we see that he literally has a bank safe duct taped to his head. The Lupinrangers show up as expected, and Tsukasa and Sakuya note that no one has left Jurer.

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Jim begins stalling, giving the Lupinrangers a riddle.

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All three Lupinrangers are present at Jurer when Tsukasa and Sakuya finally go back inside, and the false Lupins give chase when Jim runs off.

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Jim is swallowed by some mysterious opening and we see the magic behind the Lupinrangers fooling the police. It was all due to Good Striker, he says, and when the curtain is pulled back on the magic trick, Kairi goes after Jim.

In trying to rescue Jim, Kairi is met by Gauche, who remarks that she had been looking forward to some light human experimentation.

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Keiichiro is not far behind, and the two begin their rescue attempt at once. It’s a flashy scene full of explosions and flying debris, as nearly every shot hits a support column for the building. We learn through this scene, as well, that Gauche has such fluid moves in combat due to her Lupin Collection item, which gives her Predator-style thermal vision and the healing abilities she uses to resurrect dead Ganglers at Kaiju size.

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Kaiju-sized Podermen are engaged by the Lupinrangers, and Good Striker does his bit to form LupinKaiser.

We see Podermen coordinating, and then coming out with a hilarious, if a little sad, attempt at jousting against LupinKaiser, which fails instantly. The Lupinrangers, not wasting any time, go right for the finishing move after swapping in Cyclone Dial Fighter on the left arm. The battle ends and we return to Jurer. Kairi and Keiichiro both wonder about Jim’s riddle, and Commander Hilltop figures it out.

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Then we get our preview for the next episode, promising more exposition and flashbacks.

All in all, episode 8 is good expository ride, and we get a little preview of things to come. Personally, I am excited to see where this plot thread goes, especially in regards to Good Striker’s ambiguity. His motivations are becoming much more gray now, which is already saying a lot compared to other Sentai helper characters from the past. When the identity reveal does come out, the consequences on the show’s narrative will be very interesting.

What did you guys think of this week’s episode? Leave a comment below!

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March Pre-Orders for Kamen Rider Build and Lupinranger VS Patoranger

March is here and Bandai has revealed all the new toys coming out this month for both Kamen Rider Build and Lupinranger vs Patoranger.

Kamen Rider Build

As reported last month a large amount of Full Bottles will be released this month including:

Bandai was prepared for all the new Full Bottles to add to the collection with the release of two new Pandora Panels.

The DX Pandora Panel Red and DX Pandora Panel Blue are releasing on March 3rd in Japan. Both of these panels include 6 clips to form the Pandora Box. To make the Pandora Box 6 panels (or 2 of each kind) are required. The DX Spider and Cooler Full Bottles will be released with the panels. Each will retail for £29.99, the same price as the Grey panels. Unfortunately, Toku Toy Store has been unable to secure any of the Red and Blue Panels at release but keep your eyes peeled for upcoming news on the arrival of these items.

Also, to celebrate all the new Full Bottles, will be the DVD release of the ‘Kamen Rider Build: Raising the Hazard Level – The 7 Best Matches; YouTube special. Included in this set is the DX Shark and Bike Full Bottle Set. This set is up for pre-order for £44.99, here.

Build will also be getting two new forms in March: RabbitRabbit and TankTank, accessed with the DX FullFull RabbitTank Bottle. Retailing for £44.99, this bottle allows access to both forms and is used in the Build Driver to achieve the forms. You can pre-order at this link. If you don’t have a Hazard Trigger, a special set of the DX Hazard Trigger and FullFull RabbitTank Bottle will be released for £69.99, available here. We expect both sets to arrive in April.

The BCR release will also be out in March for £57.99. This is a three in one figure that is a base as RabbitTank Hazard and as armor to become RabbitRabbit and TankTank. Get yours here.

 

Lupinranger VS Patoranger

On March 3rd, Lupinranger VS Patoranger will have the release of the DX Goodstriker in Japan. Able to be used in the VS Changer this mecha allows the Patorangers to combine into PatranUgou, a vinyl of which releases on the 3rd for £9.99, here. The Goodstriker can also be used to combine with the VS Vehicles of both teams to create either the LupinKaizer (click here for the set) for the Lupirangers and PatoKaizer (click here for the set) for the Patorangers. Goodstriker retails for £44.99 and is available at this location.

On March 17th will be the first extra mecha for the teams. For the Lupinrangers the DX CycloneDial fighter which can combine with the LupinKaizer. The Patorangers get the DX Trigger Machine Biker which can combine with the PatoKazier. Each release on March 24th for £27.99. Keep your eyes peeled to Toku Toy Store for pre-orders of these mecha, coming soon.

Very exciting month for both shows! We’ll keep you updated with how Bandai intend to take your money in April.

Which toys excite you the most? Which do you plan to pick up? Leave a comment down below!