Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, Shinobi 22: "Super Combination! Ha-Oh Shurikenjin!"

Toku Prime

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The all new ninja tank chair; comes with two hair dryer attachments for all your styling needs!
Please ignore the dismembered corpse of Bison King hanging from the back
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This week, weaponsmith Saika Tetsunosuke sends the team a new shuriken to allow them to combine their mecha together. However the combination fails because Shishi-Oh has realised that AoNinger and StarNinger are boring characters. And so continues another episode theoretically about someone other than Takaharu that is nevertheless all about telling us how wonderful he is.

At least the engaged couple are very cute in the background at the end. :sweat:
 
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Toku Prime

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Err, you'd have to give me an example of an episode that was "garbage" and an episode that wasn't for me to compare. A lot of the episode is a big tease about how blue and star might be able to obtain transcendant forms just like red did (i.e. totally will do but not until the figures hit toy stores).

I do wonder whether this mech even is someone in a suit? It's not really humanoid any more, it rolls on tank tracks, and the arms don't move at all (and seem so wide and far from the body that I can't imagine a suit actor would actually be able to put their own arms into them). The only motion it makes are the "piloting" motions made by Shurikenjin (sadly Shinobimaru seems to be static now - it would have been cool to see them both piloting) that I assume are puppetry. There doesn't appear to be anything for a suit actor to do with/in it.
 

kuroihikari

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Err, you'd have to give me an example of an episode that was "garbage" and an episode that wasn't for me to compare. A lot of the episode is a big tease about how blue and star might be able to obtain transcendant forms just like red did (i.e. totally will do but not until the figures hit toy stores).

I.E. We've already written a story for them to get Transcendence but oops the toys and suits aren't ready yet.

And I know that it was pointed out the last episode, but I finally got sexy Murrue Ramius/Rinko Iori's voice from Ariake this episode. I know her more from that since I'm not familiar with PGSM VAs.
 

Toku Prime

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I.E. We've already written a story for them to get Transcendence but oops the toys and suits aren't ready yet.
Or alternatively, we're going to have some build up to our power-ups instead of just throwing them in out of the blue. We'll have to wait and see.
And I know that it was pointed out the last episode, but I finally got sexy Murrue Ramius/Rinko Iori's voice from Ariake this episode. I know her more from that since I'm not familiar with PGSM VAs.
Eh, the voice she's using here doesn't sound like Sailor Moon/Usagi anyway. It's deeper and more like an adult. Usagi is much more high pitched. If I hadn't read that it was her doing the voice I wouldn't have guessed.
 

kuroihikari

Member
Heh, that makes sense. The only PGSM I've seen is Tagalog-dubbed.

Anyway, at the very least, it didn't turn out to be a generic suit reveal episode, but I really felt they were building up to it during the episode. I'm thinking that subverting it MAY be intention, but at the last few minutes I just couldn't help but wish them to transform.

But then again, the episode started out subverting the new mecha trope, too, so maybe I was looking for nothing.
 
It's like the mecha is trying to emulate GaoGaiGar or Gurren Lagann (mecha inside a mecha inside a mecha) but forgets that those things, however implausible, could still move (probably because they were anime but still, those designs were done in animation for a reason). Shurinkenjin Ha-Oh is nothing short of a mess.
 
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Dr Kain

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Well, at least we finally got some focus on the other rangers.

However, that mech is just awful looking. And what happened to bringing out the big mecha when they were in dire straits? There was no reason for it to be used here because they weren't even losing. Hell, the battle didn't even actually start and they go for full auto upgrade.

Lastly, I can not stand the new general. God I hope she dies quickly.
 

Photon

Shining~
- lol, Yoshitaka suddenly appearing out of nowhere

- Transcendent Fuuka......:laugh: but it does makes you think, had she already transformed, will the transformation be an appropriate Transcendent ShiroNinger?

- This time the joke in the Youkai's name seems to be Nurikabe + Kabe. Not sure why it has to be themed after the train signal thing though, when the whole gimmick is about wall.

- When Kinji announced that the Youkai is a Nurikabe, I honestly thought there will be another selfie......nope ._.

- I like the solution for the wall - can't go above it, then overcome the wall by going UNDER it.

- Ariake no Kata is an excellent fighter, which I also like. Lately female generals from the evil side aren't that much of a fighter.

- Takaharu spinning two people like a shuriken looks...........very awkward somehow :sweat:

- Ha-Oh Shurikenjin's transformation voice + fanfare is awesome

- ......on the other hand though, that head on the very top of Ha-Oh Shurikenjin looks like something from Megaranger, not a ninja-themed show :sweat:

- Yakky.....I'm very sure Kinji knew how it sounds like "Yucky", I think he's intentionally teasing him :laugh:
 
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Dr Kain

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Who is Yoshitaka?

BTW, I miss the days when female villains were played by actual actresses and not suits.
 
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Dr Kain

Guest
Wow, I did not realize he had a name other than Grandpa and The Last Ninja.
 
Wow, I did not realize he had a name other than Grandpa and The Last Ninja.

I can understand if you havent watched a show in a while and forget some names; but you know you have a terrible and bland character when you dont even know or didnt care that the character even had a name.
 

kuroihikari

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I can understand if you havent watched a show in a while and forget some names; but you know you have a terrible and bland character when you dont even know or didnt care that the character even had a name.

Or he just doesn't pay attention.

Why are you even here? Didn't you drop the show?
 
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