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(Last Edited: 10 June 2011)

Ultraman Mebius Master Post. For all the episode reviews. I don't have all of them done yet, and it might still be a long while before that would happen.

What's in my journal. (Horribly outdated, but well, some of it still apply.)

I'm not sure if anyone is checking this post, but feels like I should try to organize it a bit more. For now it's just tag. Maybe I'll get around to actually list posts:

Ultraman Mebius, Ultraman Tiga
Kamen Rider Blade, Kamen Rider Decade, Kamen Rider Den-O, Kamen Rider Hibiki, Kamen Rider Kiva , Kamen Rider W (Double)

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A short video clip of Shunji Igarashi (Mirai's actor) doing parapara. Just check it out if you haven't seen it. ^^


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As for discussions, you can basically follow the tags. :)
Earth Day

Ultraman Ginga Episode 6 - The Battle for Our Dreams

Wow, so I guess what I wrote a few weeks ago (for episode 3) is even more relevant now. Guess who the voice of Ginga is. :) (Would never dream he would be Ultraman now.) [My guess, probably spoiler-ish.]Ginga and the big bad really couldn't talk to each other since they are actually the same being separated into two entities. (The scary thing is, I'm not sure I'm not serious about that.)

Mostly me trying to psycho-analyse the kids, which is probably not all that accurate. Spoilers up to episode 6.Collapse )
Overall, I find Ultraman Ginga to be somewhat an uneven series. But I love it just the same, flaws and all. (And the mid-series finale is, imo, very cool.) Very much looking forward to the second half of the series in November. In the meantime, there is Shin Ultraman Retsuden (glad and grateful that Over-Time already subbed the Valkie episode and the Jean brothers episode, and might sub some further episodes).

Speaking of which, it appears that this week's Shin Retsuden will feature Ultraman Mebius. (According to the (very very spoilerific) preview, probably on episodes 30 - 31.) Since I've never watched the old Retsuden, I don't know when Mebius last showed up (or whether he ever did host any episode), so of course I am excited to see this (even though I suspect it'll be more about that cheeky flying saucer. ;p He got a soft vinyl coming this month, after all). BTW, doll!Taro and Hikaru will be hosting this episode, so that's even better. :)
Super Hero Time

Kamen Rider Wizard Episode 47

(I have been slow with keeping up, so what little I want to say about this episode have already been mentioned by other people.)

Great episode. :) I mean, I've been enjoying Wizard, but this episode is the one that I hope most other people would have to think a little more than usual to pick it apart.

Few things. Spoilers if someone hasn't been keeping up with the show, I suppose.Collapse )

Not much else to add. So, inspired by what other people write, and by what happen in the past few episodes, I'll write my thoughts on Haruto.

Trying to make sense of Haruto -- a few instances from this episode.Collapse )
Earth Day

Denkou Choujin Gridman - an Ultraman-esque Hero

Started watching Gridman. I'd wanted to watch it for a while now, but was in no hurry since I thought that Gridman was just a computer program that the protagonist controlled via a remote or a computer console (or a keyboard). Anyway, have seen many people brought it up recently, in comparison to Ultraman Ginga (that his design might be based on Gridman (personally, I'm more reminded of the Jean brothers when looking at Gridman). And the protagonist and his friends are teenagers). (And I don't know if it's just a coincidence, but Gridman is voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa. Ultraman Ginga's human host is Hikaru Raidou.) So I was very curious with all the parallels and decided to check out the series.

In short, I like it a lot. Might be premature to say that with only five episodes in, since it usually takes a while for me to fall in love with the series I end up loving. But I think my favorable feeling will last, for reasons I'll mention under the cut.

More thoughts. Not really specific spoilers.Collapse )

For all the similarities, Gridman, in a way, is the opposite of Ultraman Ginga. Elaborations. Non-episode specific spoilers for both series.Collapse )

Wow, should have started watching this series a long time ago. But better late than never, I suppose. And waiting is good in this case since I can watch episode 1 with subtitles. :) Wish the rest of the series would be subbed, but so far I have no real trouble following the storyline.

Oh man, if nothing else, the theme song rocks big time.
Open Road

GARO: The One Who Shines in the Darkness - Episode 1

Well, just got around to starting the new GARO. I guess I'm probably none too original in the few comments I have for it.

Spoilers for the episode, and a bit of speculations.Collapse )

I don't know. Perhaps one episode is too early to form impressions, good or bad. I think I'll give it a few more episodes, although I'm in no real hurry to continue.

ETA: Although I'm still slow in watching the episodes, I am on board with this series now. :)
Earth Day

Ultraman Ginga Episode 4

I love that this series totally makes fun of itself with the low-budget thing. <333

Strangely, other than still enjoying the series a lot, I have little else to comment on. [Spoilers, I guess.]The episode is fun, but, compared to the previous episodes, it seems rather paint-by-the-number (despite, or perhaps because of the fact that the motivation is understandable and believable and no new guest character as bad guys). Oh, and there is Jean-Killer. The personality is gone (I am talking about when it was still Jean-Killer). Now it is just a normal robot. (I guess it is a Spark doll, too?)