Captain Shark Reviews Gorenger and Beyond!

Captain Shark

An ocean of depression and misery
Now we have come to talk about being FABULOUS in this not-really-Wataru-related series called Kiramager.

"You feeling better?"


"So how will this be done?"

Because of the 45 episode length this will be done in 5 parts with 9 episodes each with the movie in part 3 as it takes place between episodes 23 and 24.

"You still checking for continuity?"

If it does not contradict or can easily be explained it is canon.

"But Zenkaiger!"

Haven't seen it and given how slow I have gotten over the years I might not get around to it for a long time, however I am interested in how its mythos plays out. Did Toei really have a multiverse this whole time or was it (outside of Kyuranger and Akibaranger) one universe that got split apart? The fact there will be a crossover movie with Kamen Rider Saber which already has merge-and-seperation problems with its multiverse makes me want to hold off on what the hell is up with the timeline. The only real potential contradiction Super Sentai has is "hey shouldn't animal people from Zyuohger be in more human cities?" which can be explained by "they'd rather go home and not deal with constant alien and demon invasions".

"Anything else?"

I still stand with Vic Mignogna, two years later and not a shred of real evidence. It's reasons like this why I browse r/mensrights. Despite what right wingers that pretend to be left wingers like Leon Thompson from Renegade Cut may lead you to falsely believe, men's rights is a major issue in the west. Not to say Amy Cumstain Barette and Brett Pukenough won't curtail women's rights, that one just gets the coverage. Every election matters and if you're not voting left **** like this happens.

"Why get political?"

America will likely have a second civil war this decade, it's important to document everything because the truth needs defending in this day and age. Trump supporters attempted insurrection, 70% of republicans think the election was stolen and over half thought the riot was done as a democrat false flag operation. It's actually terrifying, I live in a country where plague itself was successfully politicized no matter how high the death count.
Kyoju Hildon: Powers include levitation, tentacles, and sludge emitting from the faucet-like head
Galza: Powers include a hooked sword that emits lightning and red energy cutters, dual shoulder shields, purple left hand energy blasts....
Rugby Jamen: Powers include high jumping, rugby ball bombs and speed
Rugger Ligany: Powers include emitting dark clouds, body electric shocks and speed
Manriki Jamen: Powers include summoning vices on human heads and using the handle on the right side of his head as a baton
Manriki Shellga: Only known power is a clamp for the head that emits energy bolts
Kyuusekki Basra: Onlt known power is a pair of tusks that launch wired arrowheads
Joystick Jamen: Powers include a controller for the head that hijacks machinery and organisms and armored skin
Catcher Ligany: Powers include twin wired claws on the head and levitation
Digital Camera Jamen: Powers include a head camera that teleports organisms into Cloud Hildon and three hundred sixty degree head rotation
Cloud Hildon: Powers include levitation, invisibility, six tentacle arms, and emitting explosive body clouds
Reinetsu Dagames: Powers include mouth flames from the right head, mouth freezing mist from the left head, and a hook claw for each arm
Oven Jamen: Powers include emitting flames from the oven head, mouth fire balls, and a cape that deflects projectiles
Freezer Jamen: Powers include emitting freezing mist from the fridge head, a rake, and a power drink that allows for spawning ice
Hyakunin Isshu Jamen: Powers include one hundred card bombs, teleportation, and entrapping organisms into the cards on his head
Heiankyo Basra: Powers include summoning lightning from the head horns and a magnetic head
This series is wonderful! So much actiony action and daring cinematography with minimal humor! In terms of ranger balance Red so far has three, Green with two, and the rest one. I did not expect Galza's backstory to come as early as episode four. The villains are fine, Carantula has done nothing beyond explaining thus far and I will withhold opinions on him for the time being. The mechs are cool and shiny, 'nough said! I especially like Smog Jouki, that thing is badass! The grunts, the Bechats, are a downgrade compared to what we've been getting since Gokaiger; they're pretty basic and use a rake of all things. It is nice to have the kaijin and kaiju be very distinct from one another. And finally Crystalia looks like Inazuman, there I said it. Not much else to say thus far.

Captain Shark

An ocean of depression and misery
Been a while since we did Colbert Report style intros! And we continue with part 2!

Music Jamen: Powers include invisibility, hypnotic music, throwing cards through the internet that can assimilate with human hearts as long as a yodon curtain is active, and sonic waves from the head
Stage Shellga: Powers include mouth sonic waves and red electric bolts and burrowing
Reset Button Jamen: Powers include time reversal using the reset button on the right side of his head, teleportation, and a bronze round shield
Hassha Button Ligany: Its only known power is four head missiles
Inseki Jamen: Powers include meteor summoning, head flames after being possessed by a Monstone hot enough to melt bullets, and emitting lava from the head
Monstone: Powers include a kiramei stone disguise, possession, and high jumping
Haejigoku Shellga: Powers include extendable fly trap tentacles from the head and two big fly trap tentacles on the neck
Steam Locomotive Jamen: Powers include black magic smoke from the chimney on the train-like head and speed
Diesal Basra: Powers include armor and inflamed oil from each headlight on the car-like head
Wanage Hildon: Its only known power is launching ring bombs from the long neck
Marshmallow Jamen: Powers include yellow head lasers that convert humans into marshmallows and a rubbery body that deflects attacks unless exposed to cold temperatures
Launch Rigani: Its only known power is four head missiles
Hammer Basra: Powers include a head hammer and burrowing
Whack-A-Mole Jamen: Powers include a human disguise and spawning whack-a-mole traps that trap humans into cards
Jaaku Monstone: Its only known power is spear arms
And as soon as Yellow and Pink got an episode to them everything became centered on Silver, it pretty much went full Gaoranger. As for the villains Galza is good, but Kurantula is too childish which makes their invasion not as serious as they normally are in Sentai. I do find it shocking that Silver's jackhammer can fire lasers strong enough to SET ENTIRE CITY BLOCKS ON FIRE! Like damn son, Tokyo has to repair itself all the time from the last 42 teams (yes I subtracted Kyuranger since they have their own universe). Haven't seen anything that contradicts continuity, in fact Monstones do resemble Queen Cosmos from Jiban, it's possible they are of a similar species of space junk lifeform given their disguise and shape. Not much else to talk about beyond it's nice seeing cool mech designs.

On a side note since the movie is proving impossible to find and I have a backlog, short hiatus until I find it, sorry folks.

Captain Shark

An ocean of depression and misery
Bill Cosby is finally freed from injustice wrought by a combination of human greed and stupidity! Speaking of justice winning rolling now is part 3!

Sumikae Jamen: His only known power is soul swapping via Relocation Beam from the arms
Mortgage Dagames: Powers include hook arms and chains from the collars on the twin heads
Secchakuzai Jamen: Powers include sticking objects and organisms together via head glue
Secchakuzai Shellga: Powers include super glue from the head and strong legs for kicking buildings
Fishing Rod Jamen: Powers include a fishing reel on the head that can fish for humans, opening time portals, a slippery body, and high jumping
Motorboat Basra: Powers include ground liquefying, a speed boat form that fires bow torpedoes, hook claws, and orange energy balls from the eyes
Safe Jamen: Powers include palm dust that turns organisms into gold coins, an armored safe for a head, gold lightning from the left palm and head, and self destructing if the wrong pin number is entered three times
Gold Bar Ligany: Its only known power is mouth dust that turns objects into gold
Remudo: Powers include ram horns around the body, wool tendrils from the wrists, creating shockwaves by pounding the ground, and firing purple ram head ghosts from the hands that induce sleep
Minjo: Powers include dream entrapment, a scythe that fires orange lightning and red energy balls, a rifle that turns humans into dolls, reviving dead jamenju, teleportation of others and objects, turning into smoke, and combining with Remudo
Super Remuda: Powers include turning day to night, explosive purple energy ram heads from the hands, thick wool that acts as armor, and retracting into a ball
Speaker Marsk: Powers include loud noise from the three head speakers, speed, possessing humans by touch, sonic shockwaves from the head, and absorbing organisms into his body
Jukebox Hildon: Powers include tentacles and firing CD bombs from the mouth
Bomb Jamen: Powers include summoning bowling ball bombs that explode after ten enemies are hit, mouth fog, and speed
Todona: Powers include a human disguise, lightning from the eyes, teleportation, and a purple energy whip that causes what it hits to become zombies
Super Glue Jamen: same powers as Glue Jamen
Super Glue Shellga: Its only known power is head super glue
Silver took so many episodes that ranger balanced is pretty all over the place at this point (and after a decent start too). The kanaema stones are an interesting idea for a treasure hunting plot except they really don't have the villains focusing on them. I also checked ahead, they won't even come into play until episode 38 which makes me wonder if they were thrown in at the last second. Kuruntula not doing anything while introducing Todona seems very unnecessary to do, she's just a grunt abuser. Granted this is one of the few times in Super Sentai the foot soldiers posed a real threat without showing off their sheer numbers. Normally I don't comment on music festival tracks that have been going on since Gekiranger, but since the opening and ending themes are actually well made I felt like I should point out that these tracks are just especially bad and possibly the worst out of all of the music festival tracks. Smoggy not showing up anymore is also quite a disappointment.

I'd say more, but there is not much else to really add, not a lot more even happened. There's a neat new mech and.... Yeah.

Captain Shark

An ocean of depression and misery
Joe Manchin and Kirsten Sinema are destroying America and the world with civility! Before America heads into a second civil war in the name of manners here is part 4!

Gomoryuu: Powers include invisibility, shockwaves from the head, red energy shockwaves from the shoulders, hurricane winds from the wings, flight, and teleportation
Mannequinn Jamen: His only known power is turning organisms stiff by touching them with his palms
Torso Hildon: Powers include tentacles, flight and explosive mouth needles
Pinch In Out Dagames: Powers include a hooked claw for each arm, a size changing pink laser from each head screen, and burrowing
Riddler Jamen: Powers include summoning question marks that prevent organisms from touching him and opening portals for quick escapes
Shield Shellga: Powers include red eye lasers and purple sonic waves from the mask
Tank Ligany: Its only known power is a head cannon
Sengoku Basra: Powers include burrowing and a pair of wakizashis that fire red energy balls
Numaajo Jamen: Its only known power is spitting poison that kills organisms within hours
Cart Hildon: Powers include tentacles, golf club missiles from the back of the cart-like head
Golf Jamen: Powers include golf clubs, speed, and summoning portals
Turntable Gomoryuu: Powers include yellow sonic waves from the mouths of the three heads, an extendable neck for middle head ramming, and dividing its body into three
So whacked out ranger balance aside the pacing has gotten slower, Oladdin should have stayed dead but was revived as a mech for no real reason, every villain except Galza does nothing and that is irritating, and the comedy is very weak. This had a strong start, but it squandered itself by spinning its wheels in the mud a lot. Not quite on the level of Flashman in terms of disappointment, but man this could have been done much better. I'd say more, but I really don't have much more beyond that. At least Yodon is supposed to show up in this last fifth.

Captain Shark

An ocean of depression and misery
House progressives threaten to do the right thing! Speaking of things more heroic than Joe Manchin we conclude with part final!

Yodom: Powers include possession by sight, a left arm thorny whip tht emits purple shockwaves and divides into smaller purple energy whips, purple energy needles from the abdomen, turning into mud when changing sizes, electric lasers from the eyes, red lightning from the right hand, a high beam resistance, regeneration, an energy ball from the torso called the Yodom Destroyer that can increase in size for more damage, reformation, and absorbing corpses to become stronger
Kurantula: Powers include encasing an area in a blue energy field to entrap enemies, turning organisms into darumas, a reflective staff that opens portals, nullifying hypnotic spells, and high jumping
Cavity Jamen: Powers include giving teeth cavities via head antenna beam and an armored head
Shadom: Powers include a sniper rifle that turns organisms into black balls, turning into a shadow, and grenades
Kiba Basra: Powers include a bear trap for a head and a hook for each arm
Wire Jamen: Powers include mimicking others and turning humans into jamenju
Jishiki Shellga: It had no known powers.
Maneki Neko Jamen: Powers include high jumping, purple energy cats from the collar that turn humans into lazy cat people, speed, purple hypnotic eye waves to control cat people, claws that emit red energy slashes, and agility
Canned Cat Food Rigani: Powers include claws that emit red energy cutters, a long tongue, and agility
Yodon Galza: Powers include emitting smog from the body that converts organisms into bechas, self encasing in flames for more power, a hooked sword that fires red energy rings and purple energy cutters, high jumping, speed, and releasing purple shockwaves via stomping
Gold Galza: Powers include a chainsaw sword that emits shockwaves and yellow energy cutters, controlling gravity with the left hand, and spinning fast enough to form a tornado
Fish Basra: Powers include mouth suction, yellow eye lasers and red energy cutters from the back fin
The last four episodes were very solid, I even liked the twist that Emperor Yodom was a carrion eating snake under a mask. Kurantula turning good was not that surprising considering how childish he is and those types of villains usually switch over near the end of a series. I have to wonder what Yodonheim was exactly, was it just an alternate dimension or was it a section o the afterlife. Transitioning this to Zenkaiser is gonna be weird since earlier in the series they outright confirm the events of Gekiranger (and of all the sentai, why one of the weakest entries?). Unfortunately the attempts to be funny and off putting ranger balance broke a lot of momentum this had in the first two fifths of the series.

Now for the rankings!

Favorite Mecha:
Go-Buster Oh > Buster Hercules > DaiBouken > V-Rex > GaoHunter > X Emperor > Kyutamajin > Tategami Lioh > Great Five > GouZyuJin > Grand Liner > GigantDriller > Bio Robo > Kiba Daioh > Jet Garuda > Kyurenoh > Ohranger Robo > Gosei Ground > GaoGod > Kiraimaizin > Sirend Builder > Victory Robo > Turbo Robo > Star Five > Gouraijin > Go-Buster KeroOh > Gosei Great > Ryuteioh > DaiZyuZin > Jet Icarus > Dairenoh > Travelion > Grateful Phoenix > Gingaioh > PteraidenOh > Galaxy Mega > Oh Blocker > GaoKing > Five Robo > RV Robo > Delta Mega > Flash King > SpinoDaiOh > Tenkujin > Goggle Robo > SaiDaiOh > Live Boxer > GaoIcarus > Gigant Hooh > Gosei Wonder > Change Robo > DaiTanken > MagiKing > Engine Daishogun > Dyna Robo > GekiFire > MaxOhJa > Gosei Ultimate > PlezuOh > Battle Fever Robo > Ginga Rhinos > Ginga Phoenix > GaoMuscle > VRV Robo > Sun Vulcan Robo > Kerberios > MougyudaiOh > DekaWing > Lion Ha-Oh > Red Puncher > KyoRyuZin > DaiDenziJin > BakuRenOh > Kishiryu Neptune > Liner Boy > PatKaiser > Build DaiOh > Muteki Shogun > Time Robo Alpha > Sirender > LupinKaiser > Yokuryuoh > Senpujin > Live Robo > Turbo Rugger > GouRyuJin > Lupin Magnum > Kakure Daishogun > DieselOh > Dekaranger Robo > Victory Mars > WolKaiser > Kishiryuoh > EngineOh > AbaRenOh > ToquOh > Mega Voyager > Shurikenjin > Time Robo Beta > Daigoyou > Titan Boy > Land Galaxy > GanbirOh > MagiLegend > DekaBike > GaoKnight > Mega Winger > Bison King > Time Shadow > SeikuOh > DaikaiOh > DodekaiOh > KillerOh > Bull Taurus > DaiTenku > GekiTohJa > SaintKaiser > Go-Roader GT > Gekiatsu Dai-Oh > King Express > ShinkenOh > Tsubasamaru > Sigma Project > Spino Thunder > Tousai Zyoh > Datas Hyper > Tackle Boy > GokaiOh > CosmoRaptor > SafariGaOh > Zyuoh Wild > Condor Wild > Zyuoh King > Kishiryuzin > Revolver Mammoth > Providus > Mashin Zabyun > Pachygaroo

Favorite Series:
Kyuranger > Magiranger > Changeman > Go-Busters > Timeranger > Fiveman > Goseiger > GoGo-V > Zyuranger > Go-Onger > Kyoryuger > Gingaman > Dekaranger > Denziman > Ohranger > Toquger > Shinkenger > Gaoranger > Bioman > Carranger > Zyuohger > Dynaman > Kiramager > Abaranger > Maskman > Lupinranger vs. Patranger > Goggle-V > Boukenger > Turboranger > Battle Fever J > Ninninger > Flashman > Gorenger > Dairanger > JAKQ > Kakuranger > Jetman > Gekiranger > Strongest Battle > Sun Vulcan > Liveman > Ryusoulger > Hurricanger > Megaranger > Gokaiger

Favorite Openings:
Turboranger > Bioman > Zyuranger > Ohranger > GoGo-V > Go-Onger > Gaoranger > Dairanger > Shinkenger > Flashman > Denziman > Gokaiger > Boukenger > Dynaman > Gingaman > Kyuranger > Hurricanger > Kiramager > JAKQ > Magiranger > Goggle-V > Megaranger > Kakuranger > Jetman > Dekaranger > Timeranger > Kyoryuger > Carranger > Sun Vulcan > Battle Fever J > Liveman > Changeman > Gorenger > Go-Busters > Kyuranger > Lupinranger vs. Patranger > Ninninger > Ryusoulger > Fiveman > Abaranger > Gekiranger > Maskman > Goseiger >Toquger > Zyuohger > Strongest Battle

In the near future I'll be plowing through Kiramager vs. Ryusoulger, after that we with gather way by going with Zenkaiser! For those unfamiliar Gather Way was the name of the opening theme from Exkaiser. GET IT THEY RHYME!

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