Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger EP 4 - "Fire! The Gaburevolver of Courage"

Another really enjoyable episode.

~As soon as Go-onBlack makes his appearance, they kill his ass...I guess it was his time to Go-Off...AHEM, bad jokes aside, I thought it was a cool pair up they did, given that Gunpei had more or less the same character gimmick; expert marksman, prefers gun over other weapons, etc.

~The action scenes are pretty awesome, I hope they stay consistent. Although, I have this feeling fists will rarely be used as far as in suit battles go. On the other hand, they give Ami really nice drill attacks. They don't slack with her fight choreo either.

I also like how they're trying to fit civilian fights in every episode so far, and they aren't too short either. The casts are doing a lot of the fights as well. Keep'em coming.

~Even though I would have liked for the ranger identity conflict to drag on a bit longer, the build up to the team finally being formed was still awesome. Torin made it just a tad epic as well.

I just can't help but wonder, what the writers are going to do now...either they have a lot in store, or they rushed major characterization within the first 4 episodes just because of toys.

***** I love how in the preview for Brave 5 the announcer is full on hype, until the white guy appears and he's all "...the **** is that.."

Hopefully Go-onBlack can show up in more flashbacks~

I'm not really sure how exactly to feel about the fight scenes yet. They feel somewhat different from the fights in Gokaiger 5, 6, 11, and 12 (also directed by Sakamoto).

I'm looking forward to the next couple of eps. I'm hoping we get more of an explanation of what's at stake here. And hoping we also get some good world-building.~
 

Forever Knight

Eye See You
Best episode so far. Everything is just so fast in terms of scenes. It's kinda like a breath of fresh air for Sentai to be honest. I'm not really a fan of comedy Sentai but this one I really, really like.
 

Shirubaa

Lurker
Best episode so far. Everything is just so fast in terms of scenes. It's kinda like a breath of fresh air for Sentai to be honest. I'm not really a fan of comedy Sentai but this one I really, really like.

It's not really a comedy Sentai as much as it's a colorful and energetic Sentai. Sure, they do funny things but every show does that.

So far this is really a character show.
 
Does anyone else think they might be setting up a rivalry between the Crying guy and KyoryuBlack? Is now a good time to mention I always thought the Crying guy sorta looked like Grey from Jetman...
 

Vitor

When The Fruit Of Life Corrupts Men
-Ian calls King an idiot for being in the way when Ian obviously couldn't handle the power of Kentrospiker and caused the incident in the first place

Dammit Ian.......
 

kuroihikari

Member
Does anyone else think they might be setting up a rivalry between the Crying guy and KyoryuBlack? Is now a good time to mention I always thought the Crying guy sorta looked like Grey from Jetman...

It seems that way to me, too. I thought he was Blue's rival (because of the color and because Aigaron was also the one in charge during Blue's ep), but there's more reason for Black to get back at him.

-Ian calls King an idiot for being in the way when Ian obviously couldn't handle the power of Kentrospiker and caused the incident in the first place

Dammit Ian.......

Tsundere 101 :D.
 
Kinda looks like every Kyoryuger might get a rivalry. And each villain's emotions might play against each individual Kyoryuger. In Ian's case, Aigaron could steal the energy of his sadness. Hmmm. This makes me wonder, what if the Kyoryugers end up being the ones who end up reviving Deboss as a result, due to their "lack of controlling their emotions". That would suck for them. :sweat:
 

ryatwo

Thank you for the Memories...
A pretty good episode this week, but not the best I would say.

I feel kinda disappointed how fast Daigo wins over Ian, but maybe that's just the "Inoue-ish" rubbing off me from watching Jetman last week. I mean it is kinda in the spirit of the current arc being all about 'team spirit', so I guess it works out. Plus, we don't get any angst-y scenes (never a fan of those), and its not like Sanjo to write those kinda scenes.

I have to agree with other people though that I wish this 'team building' arc was stretched out a bit longer, just to see the characters flesh out a bit more, but hopefully (and judging by next week's episode, looks like a Ian and Shouji ep) Sanjo uses the next 44 episodes to do that.
 

SamuraiEchidna

Active Member
Vamola! I am thinking of making that a catchphrase I say everywhere I go. It's just so catchy. :169:

--For such a playa, Ian's girl of the day does not look happy to be there. She's just got kind of a zombie facing going on until they leave. :shrug: ...Oh, right, I got an episode to pay attention to!
--Well, crap. Don't you just hate it when your past haunts you at the most inconvenient time like that? :redface2:
--I just noticed that the dino symbol patch, the one on the chest of their Ranger suits, is not flush with the suit. It sticks out in a bold, chiseled kind of way. And was it the lighting in that set, or is the mouth piece on the helmet sunken in? :eyebrow:
--Ah, I see where this is going. The monster of the week is a thief, Ian stole something in the last episode, so... It's a thief-off! Where is Lupin III when you need him? :hmm:
--Well of course a bullet you stole will back fire. The gods of karma are always watching! :anime: It's just like those old sayings from video games. Winners don't use drugs, Press Start, and... I dunno, something about piracy or theft. I stopped paying attention after pressing start.
--First his past haunts him, then King reveals his identity against his will, and finally gets shot down by a girl when he is feeling gloomy. Talk about a bad day. :p Also, I don't like his jacket for some reason. That collar is cartoonishly huge!
--I love King. Always extending a caring hand to his team mates, even when they are trying to push him out of the way. I wish I could have had guys like him to look up to when I was younger. :D
--:O_O: Once again, I just now noticed something! When they transform, their guns call out the names of their Voltasaur partners. Another ZyuRanger/MMPR call back?
--...Why am I not impressed by the look of their combined weapon? It's more of a sword than your usual canon, and it kind of reminds me of a certain sword from Digimon Xros Wars. Maybe it just needs time to grow on me... :(
--So Ian prefers the company of women. Honestly, I can relate. :coolshades:
--Once again, I find myself completely unimpressed by their Snap-Together Combination, including the finishing attack. Too drawn out, too much CGI, not enough physical movement... Maybe when I see what all 5 of their Voltasaurs combined looks like, I might come around. Either way, I am not feeling the love, and they are not making me feel tempted to buy the toys. :170:
--Looks like Ian's friend's treasure will play a role in the future?

So that's the introduction of all five. Nobuharu, the strong man; Amy, the skillful fighter; Souji the swordsman; Ian the gunman; and Daigo, the king who unites them all! Also, I am really surprised that this episode didn't become about "Who's the greater thief". I thought it was headed that way, but I was surprisingly, yet pleasantly mistaken.

Over all, I gotta say that I really am not liking Ian right now. He's a pompous jerk, a playboy who can get any girl he wants, and a perfect shot. I'm glad he has faults to work with, otherwise he could turn into a Gary Stu way too fast. And I know the ending of this episode was trying to make him seem like not such a bad guy, but I'm not convinced yet. I still think he has some character growth to go through...

Speaking of which, I can't wait for next episode. It looks great. Just because King may have united them all doesn't mean they have mastered the group dynamic yet. And maybe the upcoming episode will try to make Kyoryuzin more appealing to me. :)
 
As for Ian... I feel like the ep didn't do a great job at getting me to care for him honestly. We are lead to believe that he's haunted by this sad past. I mean, at the start of the ep, he even freaks out and is unable to shoot his gun. But after one little talk with King, he immediately gets over it all and becomes great friends with the team. It's not bad, but feels very rushed, making Ian hard to find believable (I think making this a 2-parter would've worked). The one thing I would like to see more of is his relation to Aigaron, which sadly only showed up in the last few seconds of the ep. Overall, I think Ian has potential, but it's yet to be seen. Hope to see it soon.

You could say that for episodes 2 and 3. That's been my only beef with Kyoryuger so far, that King helps them through their problems way too quickly (and Amy got lumped with Blue, so yay for equal rights.). I like the show, but I think we should just be getting to Souji right now. I'll credit Toei: Might seem weird to not have the team together, but not truly for several episodes.

Also: where did you see the episode? My source hasn't posted them. :disappoin
 

Painted_Outlaw

The new Tendou Souji
--...Why am I not impressed by the look of their combined weapon? It's more of a sword than your usual canon, and it kind of reminds me of a certain sword from Digimon Xros Wars. Maybe it just needs time to grow on me...

I was kinda hoping their sword attack would be something ala Gaoranger but, hahaha nope! We got something really lame instead.

--Once again, I find myself completely unimpressed by their Snap-Together Combination, including the finishing attack. Too drawn out, too much CGI, not enough physical movement... Maybe when I see what all 5 of their Voltasaurs combined looks like, I might come around. Either way, I am not feeling the love, and they are not making me feel tempted to buy the toys.

I still hate the combination sequence but, I thought the fight in this episode was rather cool. And, not enough "physical movement"? Kyoryujin Western was jumping all over the place during that fight.
 

GekiBlack

Red Falcon
I was kinda hoping their sword attack would be something ala Gaoranger but, hahaha nope! We got something really lame instead.

I am pretty sure that won't be the only way Red is gonna use the KentrosSpiker ...Remember, Debos Deronbos was dodging all of their attacks (apart from Blue and Pink, who managed to get a hit with their weapons) so ramming that large ass sword straight at that dude sounds logical and was the right call (I would have wanted him to finish off the dude the same way ShinkenRed finished off the first motw)
 
I still hate the combination sequence but, I thought the fight in this episode was rather cool. And, not enough "physical movement"? Kyoryujin Western was jumping all over the place during that fight.

Personally I don't think the sequence is as bad as people make it out to be. Yes it is a bit long but it looks cool. I do prefer previous forms for Kyoryuzin though and I hate the music used for Western and how it cuts off the chant.
 

The Analyzer

New Member
Strange, I thought the ending was setting up Ian's friend Shiro as being Aigoron, but that is not the case, I guess. Wonder how that jewel will play out in the future.

I usually suspect stunt double whenever I can only see the top or back of their hair.
 

bleachjoj

Member
I feel like there is something off about this show. It's good, I like it but it's something about it. Sometimes it's the dialogue or the way Daigo quickly makes everyone just call him King. But it's only 4 episodes in.
 
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