Chou Sei Kantai Sazer X - Talk Up! [Fansub Spoilers!!!]

Forever Knight

Eye See You
Kyusaku said:
Well the opening is kinda meh, after hearing the whole thing. The ending theme is silly, very silly... like super sentai silly. The first ep was pretty decent, but you really have no idea where the plot is heading to just yet considering a good amount of the cast is from the future, while the main character and a few others are from the present. Compared to the other 2 shows, Sazer X puts a lot on the table already by the first episode, you see all the vehicles, some of their abilities, all the heroes, all the villians, etc. Gordo had one line of dialogue and delivered it well. There wasn't much time for him with everything else happening I figure maybe in the next episode we'll get more out of him. Gotta wait and see I guess.

Was the background music in the ep similar to the style that Gransazer and Justiriser had? The metal style guitars and drumming?.
 

Kyusaku

Member
Forever Knight said:
Was the background music in the ep similar to the style that Gransazer and Justiriser had? The metal style guitars and drumming?.

It had some of that. More of the music had trumpets, which again is very old-school.
 

Turboranger

Evolution Fansubs
just got home and I'm off to watch ep 1 now, I suppose I'll give my thoughts on it when i get back ^^

EDIT: ok watched it, and kyusaku summed it up before nicely.
The opening is ok I suppose, not all that great though. The ending is VERY silly, I would say its more silly than recent Super Sentai endings (theres a rainbow and sit sun in the bg and kids are dancing). Now for the ep, like Kyusaku said it shows all the heroes, villans, vehicles, and some pretty nice looking abilities. I love the idea of orange being the leader instead of that thing in mostly all sentai where red is the lead. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this series and seeing where the story goes since not much of it appeared to be introduced in this ep though I guess we will get some story next ep...looks pretty good so far though.
Oh and Gordo sounded pretty good :p, looking forward to seeing more of him next week as well.
 
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Kyusaku

Member
For people who haven't seen it yet. I should note Gordo is sorta the co-pilot for Eagle Sazer's Adle-Eagle, and Twinsazers are co-pilots of Beetle Sazer's Beet-Vizor, and Remy is Liosazer's copilot for the Lio-Carrier. Or at least that's the idea the first episode gives you. That's why in the opening Gordo is alongside Eagle Sazer.
 

Shougo B'Stard

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Kyusaku said:
The ending theme is silly, very silly... like super sentai silly.

Why is sentai shorthand for silly now? Couldn't you at least say "2000+ sentai silly"? I mean...sentai used to be good -- "sentai silly" discredits those good sentais of yesteryear! :laugh:

I'll refer to the Sazer X ending theme as more Ultraman/Project DMM silly. It's just something you're not going to like unless you're five or stoned.

The OP theme is no Justirisers and Hiroki Takahashi is no Mitsuo Nakajima...:redface2:
 

Aoi Kurenai

Mad Skillz
The opening..it'll catch on...not saying it's good, and anything would be hard to follow after the Justiriser opening, but it'll catch on.

The actual episode...meh, it was okay. Nothing like Justirisers, but I hope it'll eventually get better.
 

Forever Knight

Eye See You
I've never been a fan of the Gransazer or Justiriser theme songs so really the op theme never really mattered to me. But I do like this theme after is passes the first 40 seconds.
 

Akiyama

Member
I just watched the JM clips. I'm still having trouble getting over the designs of the suits. I just don't dig eagle and bettle sazer..the lion suit is growing on me though. However what's with people complimenting on red not being the leader? they still fell into the fire elemental guy being the leader stereotype. As far as I could gather...the two guys from the future get to be sazers..but the chick is a mere co-pilot...screwy...And maybe this is just because I watched the clips..but why was there future tech already in the past before the sazer peeps showed up?
 

Mikazuki

Banned
Mihara said:
The opening..it'll catch on...not saying it's good, and anything would be hard to follow after the Justiriser opening, but it'll catch on.

The actual episode...meh, it was okay. Nothing like Justirisers, but I hope it'll eventually get better.

I agree. Nothing like Justirisers, it was ok but for some reason I kept expecting the Timeranger theme song to be playing.
 

Kimiden

Great Sage-Equal of Heaven
Getting the first epsiode right now. I stopped watchign Gransazer midway through after the Impacters came into the picture and I was kind of on and off with Justiriser.

Personally my problem with Granssazer was that the leader just struck me as rather annoying. Like all he did was scream and try to act and it just got on my nerves. I talked about this a little bit on R5 for this/next week's episode and I mentioned too that the whoel thing somehow reminded me of Saint Seiya with the arcs. Maybe it's just me...

Justiriser was just sorta meh in my eyes but then again I was always on and off as I coudl never get the comp space or enough seeds to get the episodes. However, I did like it at some points (Shirogane owned).

Sazer X just strikes me as hardcore retro. The suit designs, the opening and ending themes...it's like the golden age of heroes on TV all over again.

Literally, that's what this season is proving to be, with the appearances of Ryukendo and Garo, we're seriously going ot be having the pick of the liter when it comes to heroes on TV.

I personally can't wait ^_^

*kicks his DL of Epsiode 1 in the meantime*
 
I just finished watching the first ep. Well, I liked it. I think it left me feeling the same way I felt after watching the first ep of Justiriser. I wasn't great, but it was enjoyable and has much potential, so I'm looking forward to more.

I'm really loving the overall retro feel of the series, and I still feel an aspect of Cybercop in this series with the whole heroes from the future deal (although that aspect of the show didn't really arise in Cybercop until almost halfway through the series). I do see some possible design influences in the costumes.

As far as the music goes I think I will like the openning. It's not the Justiriser openning, but I recall not liking that when I first heard it.

I did happen to enjoy the ending sequence actually. It does seem somewhat out of place (almost as is it were done in some way due to Magiranger?) but it was fun to watch.

I think I was determined to like this series despite all the preliminary negative comments. We'll see.
 

Kimiden

Great Sage-Equal of Heaven
Okay just finished watching.

This is the ONLY Chou Sei Shin (I'm going to be the first to call the whole thing CSS from now on ^^) that I've gotten hyped up for after watchign the first episode.

Sure, Gransazer had the bullet time punch which was somewhat cool and sure Glen got some action in the first episode of Justiriser but they still didn't get me to feel like "HOLY CRAP! THIS IS GOING TO ROCK!" God I hope it does't let me down after this....

Again, TOTAL retro feel. The action rocked and it was great not having the "DNA Cop-out" with the weapons this time around (i.e in Gran and Justi where everybody just knew what to do right of the bat). The characters were all believable and I can't wait to see Gordo in action ^_^

I'm willing to overlook the ending seqeunce, blame it on Magiranger for encouraging it (Hell, blame Blade for putting the idea to Toei's heads), but be thankful nobody's done a full blown Para Para routine.

That and the message of the day for something you should try...actually that was somewhat cute that they're doing that now ^^

Looking forward to seeing GreatLio in action!
 

Aoi Kurenai

Mad Skillz
I thought it was an okay episode, nothing great really. I was expecting that girl to end up becoming a Sazer before giving over the power, but maybe that'll happen later on. What I didn't get is, why does his dad have all those capsules? Was he a Sazer or something a long time ago?

The characters look great though, beatle sazer looks cool. His character and actual suit don't seem to match though, but I can tell he'll be the one I like the most. Eagle Sazer didn't do much for me, but maybe he'll change over time. Lio on the other hand was okay, not as good as Glen, but I guess he'll grow.

As for the ending...okay, not even Sentai is that bad.
 

ZeroKun

Member
Seems very promising, best first episode out of the 3. Gordo's japanese wasn't that bad, but he only got one line. Sean vs Gordo Hyperbattle video coming out soon(JK :p).
 

Turboranger

Evolution Fansubs
ZeroKun said:
Seems very promising, best first episode out of the 3. Gordo's japanese wasn't that bad, but he only got one line. Sean vs Gordo Hyperbattle video coming out soon(JK :p).
that would rock! Gordo would just sit on Sean and win :dance:
 

Aoi Kurenai

Mad Skillz
Just a random question, if Sazer X doesn't do as well as Grandsazer or Justirisers, or even good at all, would that be enough to end SSS or could it take a rebound and still move on for a 4th year?
 

ZeroKun

Member
No he would GAIJIN SMASH!!!(outpostnine joke) him :p. Although I haven't watched many(if at all, I can't remember) space cop shows, but this didn't feel retro at all.

Mikazuki said:
Mihara -- not to nitpick... but... I just noticed the title name you posted.... Chou Sei Kan Tai Sazer X - Talkback. Kantai is one word, according to Jeffery's dictionary, for (n) (naval) fleet; armada; (P).

But 2 kanji 艦隊, sometimes people like to split them up, even though japanese doesn't have spaces :)
 
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