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EP. REVIEW: Go! Go! Loser Ranger!


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FilthyCasual



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2024 10:53 am Reply with quote
I'm so, so happy that this fantastic series is getting such a great adaptation. Every frame screams of SOVL; especially the dance number ED. D is a wonderfully compelling protagonist and Suzukiri does things to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2024 12:04 pm Reply with quote
This adaptation is going severely above and beyond what I expected. The manga for this sells decently enough but not like super amazing. So I was just kind of expecting a standard production. I did not think we'd be getting an anime of this caliber with some sick directing tricks and sakuga (that scene where D charges the Keepers in his mind for example looked incredible).

I'm so glad this is 2-cours. I hope they can keep the momentum going
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Covnam



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2024 7:22 pm Reply with quote
Been enjoying this so far, so curious to see where it goes from here. spoiler[While I wouldn't be surprised if D isn't dead, I was expecting him to somehow recover from his hand, so using that hand as a fake sword was a neat surprise]
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2024 10:26 pm Reply with quote
As a Super Sentai fan, I'm enjoying not only the dark and twisted rendition of the genre (that obviously knows it's roots in an out right down to the dancing ED sequence) but is also just a pretty well-animated, well-directed, and enjoyable series.

Fighter D is a very compelling protagonist (especially with Yusuke Kobayashi's voice), Suzukiri literally makes me want to be her chair, the and Keepers are effective antagonists.

Also I love how Sentai VA alum Yuichi Nakamura and legit Sentai actress MAO are playing Rangers here.
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2024 10:30 pm Reply with quote
Guess we know what the big cosplay group dances will be at cons this summer. Smile

I'm not baptized in the sentai religion, but have a passing familiarity, so I'm having a good time with this. There's a Deadman Wonderland vibe to it, but it's cloaked in upbeat sentai accessibility. Still, it keeps provoking feelings I'm not entirely sure how to describe - dread? sadness? despair? Basically I'm pretty amazed at how much I'm relating to D and the other Dusters' struggle.

With her insectoid eyes and antenna pigtails, I'm guessing Suzukiri is an alien from another invading race. Eagerly awaiting finding out what her deal really is. Hibiki's an odd duck too.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:57 am Reply with quote
As someone who is currently reading Ranger Reject, I am going to refrain from comment anything about the plot; instead the animation is quite good and enlivens the manga.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2024 10:34 am Reply with quote
Honestly I can't decide which one I am enjoying the most between this and Konosuba.
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FilthyCasual



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 2:51 pm Reply with quote
A lot of the Hekiru fight got cut out for the anime, unfortunately. That's something I can live with, but spoiler[revealing Hibiki's face as barely damaged when it's supposed to be horribly disfigured] is a real issue that's gonna cause problems down the line. I'm surprised that they didn't show the end of Hibiki's backstory, but maybe it'll get saved for later.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 4:02 pm Reply with quote
One detail and piece of dialog from the manga that got cut/didn't get properly explained is that in previous episodes, D's transformation into Hibiki had "flat" eyes, monocolored or with a plain gradient. Then in the scene when Hibiki cuts off his own hand, D says something along the lines of "I couldn't quite get your eyes right before, but I think I get it now," followed by the "perfect" replication of the ultra-sparkly eyes that Hibiki has.

But yeah, the entire switcheroo strategy was heavily abbreviated here. Crucially, spoiler[Hekiru had been tricked earlier by D using a cut-off hand in an attack, that's why part of the strategy for that final confrontation required Hibiki to cut off his hand and have it be used in the scheme. That way Hekiru couldn't be sure which of the two was Hibiki.]
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 6:50 pm Reply with quote
myskaros wrote:
But yeah, the entire switcheroo strategy was heavily abbreviated here. Crucially, spoiler[Hekiru had been tricked earlier by D using a cut-off hand in an attack, that's why part of the strategy for that final confrontation required Hibiki to cut off his hand and have it be used in the scheme. That way Hekiru couldn't be sure which of the two was Hibiki.]


Honestly, I only got that by reading the corresponding manga chapter, but what I still don't get is spoiler[how they faked that decapitation]. Does that get explained later on?
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FilthyCasual



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 7:22 pm Reply with quote
Zhou-BR wrote:
Honestly, I only got that by reading the corresponding manga chapter, but what I still don't get is spoiler[how they faked that decapitation]. Does that get explained later on?
D used more dust to make a fake head.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2024 2:32 am Reply with quote
Zhou-BR wrote:
myskaros wrote:
But yeah, the entire switcheroo strategy was heavily abbreviated here. Crucially, spoiler[Hekiru had been tricked earlier by D using a cut-off hand in an attack, that's why part of the strategy for that final confrontation required Hibiki to cut off his hand and have it be used in the scheme. That way Hekiru couldn't be sure which of the two was Hibiki.]


Honestly, I only got that by reading the corresponding manga chapter, but what I still don't get is spoiler[how they faked that decapitation]. Does that get explained later on?


It was hinted early in the episode that D could turn his hand into heads, his own mask, and other stuff at will. You can see his hand recovering after the decapitation, meaning he used it to create the head til the faker fell from the cliff. The manga go into intricate detail about everything, but it still makes sense in the anime, it's just blazing fast and compressed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2024 5:19 am Reply with quote
I just have to say that Yuichi Nakamura has an incredibly sexy voice in this show. Makes me sad when the Red Keeper doesn’t get much screen time in an episode.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2024 10:29 am Reply with quote
Review wrote:
It's a dark but hilarious Sentai-seasoned spin on a cultural issue still relevant to Japanese society.

Actually, this is the second series so far this season to feature religious cults in modern(ish) Japan. (See also A Salad Bowl of Eccentrics, which had a whole episode devoted to it and may not be done with it.)
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2024 6:23 am Reply with quote
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Or maybe that means it did? I don't know, y'all. Anime has warped my brain so much after all of these years that I'm having a hard time gauging what a “normal” level of incest is in my media, anymore.

Hahaha "absolutely none" for me these days anymore I think. It's just another something I've learned to tolerate in anime and Japanese videogames, and do my best to ignore it/steer clear from obvious signs of it. After many years and years of it, it's gotten so tiresome. I feel totally dispassionate even, that I find it hard to do anything but sigh and move on when yet another anime or Japanese game I'm enjoying decides to sprinkle in some incest.
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