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Monday, March 27, 2017

Digital-Ranger's Fresh Thoughts on Power Rangers 2017

Digital-Ranger here and on Thursday the 23rd I saw the premiere of the 2017 Power Rangers movie, and my fresh thoughts on this movie were AWESOME! LIKE this movie BLEW AWAY MY MIND from just how awesome it was! Now presumably just like all of you I was worried that this movie could be another Ow the Edge bad reboot movie from just the first Trailer and the designs. So when the 2nd trailer aired I had more faith in the movie BUT STILL hoped it would be good. Now after seeing the movie for myself I can say that I Love this movie so far it is the best Power Rangers Movie we have to date (although that's not a hard thing to try and do since the other 2 were not good).

This Blog Post is more like my first initial Impressions impressions of this movie and will be me listing off the Charters, The Good, The, Bad, and Some Easter Eggs in the movie. Now keep in mind 2 things 1. I am a person who does not like the popular option like the example I had fun with the Amazing Spider-Man movies But Jurassic World SUCKS! And 2 I never grew up with Mighty Morphin and while I respect the first season and the first team I never grew up with it. SO I do not have that personal love for the Season 1 MMPR Rangers. Spoiler Free here also so you can see the movie for yourself.

The Characters
The characters in this movie surprised me from how much I loved them. A reason why I think I love them so much is from the actors themselves because the actors themselves were all fantastic. Considering that this all of these actors first time acting in a Superhero movie like this they all did great with what they had to work with and do hope the best for these actors and hope they do bigger and better roles from this point on worse. And I will talk a bit about their characters now.

Jason while a little bland and you the basic action movie hero but was enjoyable and took charge when needed to. And Thought he was fine or at least better than the happy go lucky hot head Red Rangers of recent.

Billy surprised me and became my favorite character in the whole movie. You would think that he would be the annoying one but no he was funny and stayed out of that annoying spectrum. Speaking of the spectrum I am getting this out of the way now, Billy is the first ever Super Hero in a Superhero movie with Autism. And as a Person with Autism myself, it's nice to a person with Autism in a positive manner.

Now you would think giving Billy Autism would be a disservice character right?... WELL actually no. let me explain here, Rick from the Onyx Tavern said something about Nerds from Tv shows and Movies from the 80-90's were another form of Autism which YEAH makes sense and is believable in this grounded universe these writers are going for (link to see that video is here). SO I communicate the writers for doing something bold like this.

Zack was the one who did the least amount of stuff in the movie and he was also a bit of a wise-ass at times. BUT with that 1 scene in the movie (which I can not spoil) involving his mom, it was sweet, to say the least.

Trini was another good character in the movie. She was more aggressive and kept her distance from everyone from the group. But the reason for that is quite unique because of her family (Mom and Dad) because she does not like her decision. That decision of her being GAY! Trini is also the first Gay there has been a Gay Super Hero in a Superhero movie.

I really like this To Trini’s character because it’s not a gimmick here but instead integrated with who she is. The best part is that they don’t even blab out she is gay but it’s in the context of the movie and downplayed which makes things good. Also, she gets brownie points because she is Hispanic and there aren't many Hispanic Rangers out there. So I guess 1 FOR ME AND MY HISPANIC PEOPLE!

Kimberly was the weakest one of all because there was built up to her being this big thing she had and by the end of the movie, it felt more like the mellow drama than an actual dilemma. But her actress was

Rita was just OK and only OK. While some people say she is kinda bland and had a 1 minded goal. BUT her presence in the movie worked with her being both scary and threatening at the same time.Ruined a bit by here over action but you could see that as like “I’m evil and being evil bring me joy”? To clear up something up YES Rita is a Power Ranger making her out first ever Green Female Ranger in Power Rangers before (let's not kid ourselves here) 2 years before Kyuranger Power Rangers Adaption. And Rita is not the only former Ranger either.

Bryan Cranston as Zordon is something that  I thought worked with him being a former Ranger like Doggie Kruger from S.P.D. Zordon was the refreshing mentor to see with him being a former mentor who (Spoilers Failed fighting against Rita). And he proved to be good. While not being a father figure as he was in the show he was a good mentor with a secretive motive that came as a shocker! I give my thanks for Bryan Cranston for choosing to be in the Power Rangers movie because he believed in the script and thought this movie was good on its own.

Bill Hader Alpha was funny and enjoyable. While those eyes Alpha had been still bad (and he even blinded with those eyes but you could hardly seven notice it) You get “use to it” but Bill Hader’s performance just WORKED with his voice and Dialogue he had.

What I liked in the movie.
The comedy was great, my fellow review and good friend @PowerRangerTalk said that the comedy in the movie is more organically and feels natural compared to a Marvel Movie where there are quips almost every second which can feel over born and even ruin the scene of a movie. But here it’s done properly and I also hope Disney takes a few notes from this movie.

The passing while slow (a bit too slow at times for me) was focusing on the charters and their struggles which are so damn refreshing since basically everything after Gokaiger and post Gaim most tokusatsu shows has been cultured with nothing more than action scenes and at times bare bone charter development and also insulting.

The Tone felt Mature but not Dark. it felt like the proper of both Serious, Mature, and also know when to be funny all at the same time. Now if only other movies did that same tone of blending all 3 tougher.

The environment, while it is still saving the world the stakes were this is the Rangers own hometown in a small unknown place, where most movie showdowns are big buildings and city landscapes which can get boring now. So this was refreshing to see.

This felt like an origin story for a big cast of characters, mind you this also means not morph until the very end of the movie where at that point it was rushed. Finally, Just the chemistry between the cast worked and just them talking to one another worked and I am glad to see more of this.

The action in this movie was pretty solid, with just about almost every movie having shaky came it was nice to see something like this with only a little bit of shaky came in the movie.

What I didn't like
There wasn't too much that I saw but again fresh thoughts compared to sitting down and taking notes is a different story all tougher.

Now the last 30 minutes 30 minutes of the movie is the is the fight scenes where that was the Power Rangers fighting and yeah it was short and wished it had more room to breath or the rangers fighting the putties. and the last bit was the Megazord brawl but I am OK with that like it was fine feeling. The Zords fighting while cool but the Megazord fight scene was a lackluster fight scene only lasted a few minutes especially with the swords being used to end Goldar. I will give it some leeway because this is Lionsgate first time having a giant CGI Robot.

Speaking of the Zords, the Zords themselves just APPEAR out of nowhere. Like for us power Rangers fans we get it the Zords are made and just appear get it happened in a number of the season prior. but as a normal movie going audience where did the zords come from?

The designs still are not the best designs ever, I mean they are better in motion than just being static and still. But it would be nice to have something less busy on the other hand. Then again it could have had been worst then the concept art I suppose

Goldar is just a monster and only a monster that the rangers destroy.

Spoiler here but (The Zeo crystals. The Rangers didn’t even acknowledge or take a closer look at the Zeo Crystals, or even MOVE THEM AWAY SO PEOPLE WON’T GET HURT!).

More spoilers here (Billy dies and comes back to life which makes no sense. If Again you are an average movie goer. But for Us we know the Morphin Grid can help with life (look at RPM) but there is no dialogue in the movie to show that to the audience).

More of a nitpick here but Jason's Sword where did that come from? no explanation is given to it at all it just suddenly appears out of his hand. and the reason why this sucks is because is that they were going so well with being a team and having teamwork and RED is over there into a fancy new toy to himself just rains this. But then again #AllHailRedRanger!

Easter Eggs
As you would expect in a Power Rangers Movie there are some Easter Eggs, I won't talk about all of them (because I did not catch them all or did not notes them all) but I will talk about the ones I saw. There are some key phrases from Power Rangers like It’s Morphin Time, Make my monster grow and Key terms like Morphing Grid, and even saying Sentai, MAYBE?

In the Trailer, We saw Trini had a Z puttie toy in her house. Something similar happens but with Billy’s having a Finster, Squatt, and Baboo 93 toys in his room. A big surprise for me was they mention Mariner Bay from Lightspeed rescue which I LOVE because Lightspeed rescue is after all my season. The 95 movie theme was used in the movie.

They make a reference to Yellow being male in the movie, which is a call back to Yellow was a male in Japan while in America yellow was a female. Also on that, a newspaper had a headline with Masked Heroes (Saban's Masked Rider Movie confirmed???)! This could be a stretch here but the text for the alien Lounge that Zordon and Alpha 5 talked were in Yellow a reference to a bunch of the early subtitles that subgroups put out AGAIN this is just me here being like that but still. it seems we might get Rit's moon palace might be a thing.

To no one surprise, there is indeed a mid credit scene at the end of the movie which has TOMMY! Although we don't get to see Tommy himself we see his jacket which is green and WHITE. Speaking of JDF him and Amy Jo and make a quick appearance in the movie near the end of the movie.

By the way, JDF was booted out of the premiere of the movie. NO JOKE he was filming the movie with his phone and was booted out of the movie, I'm serious this is real. The last thing to note is when Jason was Driving and his radio was playing the ToQGer opening with English lyrics, I think! If so DAMN YOU PAN PIZZA. I'M SORRY I MEAN PAN! PLEASE FORGIVE ME LET ME ON YOUR PODCAST PLEASE I'LL DO ANYTHING FOR YOU PAN, ANYTHING, ANYTHING, ANYTHING, ANYTHING!

Overall you guys I had so much fun with this movie and enjoyed and it was well worth the 3 years wait we had to get this movie. Despite Rotten tomatoes being at like a 45% as I am making this it’s still better than 2/3 DC movies at this moment. After this movie, i am more than excited for this movie sequel (because of course there would be a sequel because of the Chinese box office and Bandai of America making movie toys until Spring 2018, and the budget of the movie is only 105 million also).

The 1 thing to take away from this movie is that people will now see Power Rangers seriously and no longer see it as the goofy season 1 MMPR from the past. BUT rather it becomes like the next MCU. If this movie does well enough then this could be the big competitor to both Marvel and DC. Right now with the critics saying it’s just Ok at the moment I can hope that in time with a sequel this movie and movie Franchise can become something Great. This is really what us Power Rangers Fans have needed for such A long time, and I am glad to see some real life into this franchise again.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

The Power Rangers (1995) Movie Review

When I had this review in mind I was going into this review with the mentality of saying that "No matter how bad the new Power Rangers Movie sucks it still won't be as bad as this". That was before I saw the first official Trailer for the 2017 Power Rangers movie. Which showed me there is hope for this movie and this movie will in no way be Ow the Edge Grim and Gritty BUT INSTEAD WILL actually be awesome. So yeah this ruined my intro I add all planned out.

So Back in 1995 Power Rangers was at that point the biggest thing ever and a movie planned because of how successful the show was. When you watch this show as a kid (like me) this movie was epic. Until you became an adult and realize this movie doesn't hold up... AT ALL! It probably didn't help either that this movie was being planned when Jason, Trini, and Zack left the show and kids really gravitated to worse the season 1 cast. But probably the biggest blundering to this movie was this movie was made by Fox.

Since it aired on Fox Kids it would make sense that 20th century Fox to make the movie, BUT this FOX were talking about and well, how's that X-men Cinematic Universe going Fox? I joke but some of the stuff Fox wanted was just plain dumb, like replace all the actors or the infamous no mouth covers and visors look for the suits! If you want to know more what happened behind the scenes then click here. Because Fox owns the movie rights for the movie the Power Rangers show can not reference anything from the movie itself. Which also explains why Shout Factory can’t release The Power Rangers Movie or Turbo A Power Rangers Movie on DVD, so enough backstory time for the review.

The movie begins with a text crawl to explain what Power Rangers is the people that are not aware of what Power Rangers is. The Movie itself begins with the Rangers Skydiving (which feels like forever then it actually is) and the reason the Rangers are doing this in the first place that they are once again raising money for YOU GUESSED IT Charity. Like seriously much Charity work did the MMPR team do? Fun Fact JDF is a pro skydiver and even broke a Guinness World Record for skydiving in 2013.
After that, the Rangers spend time rollerblading (which AGAIN it feels like forever then it actually is) at the same time both Bulk and Skull land at a construction yard which is where this giant purple egg is shown. Zordon tells them that inside that egg is a great and powerful evil from long ago. Speaking of Zordon everyone got a movie update, Zordon, The Command Center, and Alpha 5. Even the villains got a movie update to them too. Lord Zed (with a Christian Bale Voice) Rita, Goldar, Pudgy Pig, WAIT... THAT'S NOT PUDGY PIG! WHO IS THIS GUY!?

When I saw this as a kid I assumed that it was Pudgy Pig, but NOPE it's just a 1 off movie henchmen monster (apparently his name is Mordant). Like you have to see where I am coming from, I did not begin with MMPR, I began in the Post-Zordon Era. And after seeing this movie I saw MMPR and assumed that he was Pudgy Pig, and even more confusing for my kid was that Pudgy Pig was just a 1 off monster the whole time. This was very confusing to me as a kid.

OH WAIT! Before I continue there is also this kid charter in the movie named Fred who is not awful I can say that for sure. But I can sum up all he does is used for the climax with the parents controlled by Ivan Ooze. And Also for shadows with Halley's Comet in the climax of the movie.

Speaking of Ivan Ooze, he is the movie exclusive villain and he's OK. Actor Paul Freeman hams it up in the movie but it’s also a deterrent because he is actually quite powerful and evil. He takes out the command center with ease, summons minions and destroys said minions for screw up, traps Zedd and Rita. And most evil of all when he no longer has any use for the parents he just let them all just jump off a cliff. He sounds like a real and powerful threat, but the problem is because of him joking around with him spouting out many references. so frantically it's hard to take him as serious as he should be, I love in an interview that JDF said that Ivan Ooze is the worst villain ever (possibly meaning 2 things).

The Rangers go after Ivan Ooze but Ivan Ooze has already escaped when they arrive and creates some minions from his own slim to fight the Rangers. The Rangers can't handle Ooze's minion's so they decided to Morph. The Morpheus used in the movie are the normal Morphs but buckle holder and lighting bolts color coded to each individual Ranger (and for whatever reason the morph itself is upside down). The Morph sequences are just lazy just them holding their Morpher and then the coin goes forward and then the suite, LAZY!

The rangers suits themselves they look neat. This time the suits have a more armor padded look to the, and the coin on the chest I also like. Well, they are neat until you find out these suits can break pretty easily, just look at yellow's suite in the whole movie. The helmet is always opened in places and in the climax fight of the movie the coin on the chest falls off.

When the Rangers finish off Ooze’s minions there powers start to disappear, why is that? Well while the Rangers were fighting Ivan Ooze’s minions, Ooze went to the Command Centre to get revenge on Zordon by destroying everything Zordon and the Rangers have. In doing that Ooze has also destroyed Zordon’s Time Warp making him slowly die. The Rangers are now questioning how will they defeat Ivan Ooze? Alpha says that there are powers on a distant planet but all who have tried have failed. But the Rangers are willing to try anything at this point if it means rescuing Zordon. Ivan Ooze here the Rangers are going to rescue Zordon too and sends his Tengu Warriors. NOW since Fox owns the rigs to this movie they own the name Tengu Warriors while in Season 3 of MMPR they are called the Tenga Warriors so complete difference there. YES, I WENT INTO DETAIL ABOUT THAT LET's MOVIE ON SHALE WE? the Rangers arrive on this distant planets and the Tengu warriors that till.

DAMN! Her name is Dulcea and outside of her looking hot and rescuing the Rangers, she has no purpose. Yeah, She gives the rangers their new ninja outfits but they still have to go on this quest? It would have had made sense if she was the one to give them their powers and judging the from afar but instead, all she does is just gives them footy pajamas. Also, Adams Line of "I'm a Frog" classic.

On their quest to get the Ninjetti Powers The Rangers first fight this really awesome looking animatronic bone dinosaurs which still looks nice this day (Practical > CGI). After that, they fight these rock warriors fight which is not that impressive, but nice shot with Tommy doing a V3 style spin kick, kicking that monster to that Stone Gate. Kicking said monster into that stone Gate unlock the door which housed there Ninjetti Powers giving the rangers their new powers. It's just their original suits but just this time with different animals chest coins but with this new power up they go Back to stop Ooze.

Back on earth, Ivan Ooze is giving kids some of his Ivan ooze (WOW THAT CAME OUT SO HORRIBLE). When the kid parents get a hold on some of the Oozes they are now mind controlled and work for Ivan Ooze. He tells them to dig out his old mechas that he had 6000 years ago to ruled the earth once again. When Ooze's Machines are active again they just look awful, just awful as sin itself. The CGI in the movie is just garbage, it makes Beast Wars Look like Avatar in comparison. Jurassic Park, made in 1993 still has good CGI to this day and Hell I dare say it's still better looking than that load of crap Jurassic World movie (JURASSIC WORLD SUCK, AND IS THE MOST OVERRATED MOVIE I EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE)!

It's also the same for the Rangers Zords, I mean Just Look!

The Rangers destroy one of Ooze's Machines but Ooze fuses with his remaining machine which that too is ugly. The Rangers decided to from the Ninja Mega Falcon Megazord and it even looks WORSE THAN ALL THE OTHER ZORDS COMBINED... WAIT! This absolutely looks nothing like the Ninja Falcon Megazord/ Kakure Daishogun! This Megazord also doesn't have hands so why does it have hands then? And also using the Shogun Megazord Sword (which brakes in no time?). The face on the Crane Zord is elongated and doesn't even match the original face of the Show. Now you have to know where I came from I saw this before seeing MMPR Season 3. SO when I saw the Ninja Falcon Megazord face for the show for the first time and it looked like the movie Ninja Falcon Megazord, my mind was blown (like this)!

The fight with Ooze goes into space where the Climax of the film is NOT fist fight, or with lasers but instead The Ninja Falcon Megazord Kneeing Ivan Ooze in the NUTS, into Halley's Comet.  OK... THAT'S A... UNIQUE way a monster has ever been killed in the whole franchise.

When Ooze is killed and the Parents snapped out of Ooze's mind control, the rangers head back for the command center. However, when they arrive back to help Zordon it's already too late. In a last ditch effort, the Rangers revive Zordon with their new Powers which this scene right here is by far the best scene in the whole movie. It Feels like a Power Rangers moment. Although how this also fixes up the command center is another question all tougher. So the movie ends with Angel Grove thanking the Power Rangers for all they did, with Fireworks.

Overall it's a 2/5 it's not that good, but I don't hate it.
I am by no means saying that this is a good movie at all, (I truly do mean it). As a Hard Core PR fan maybe some enjoyment out of it. But casual SKIP IT! But I enjoyed this movie because mostly Nostalgia really.

Well, that's not entirely true, I like that moment at the end with the Rangers reviving Zordon, a bit cheese but still a good moment. The Fighting is pretty solid, I really love the Soundtrack of this movie remix of Go Go Power Rangers being one of my favorite ( But the best one that there is to this date is the one done by Masaaki Endou). But Story and characters, that is what brings down this movie.  

Ooze for as much as his actor hams it up could not be taken seriously at all despite how powerful he is. The Girls are is trouble frequently in the movie and scream really loud a lot of the damn time. Story yeah it's pretty bad.

Now this also Brings up another thing too I have to say I would also put this on the same level of, yes because this also follows a formula as well, a new big bad 1 off movie villain, curve stomps the Rangers, the Rangers get new Powers/ new toys to sell and win. like it does have a feeling of a Super Sentai and even Rider movie too, and I ust wanted to bring that up and that's all.

Again although I do not recommend it to anyone unless you're curious and if you're a big PR fan, starting out, but even then this movie is not cannon to the show which is ever more reason to skip this movie. Stay Tuned for next week we will be talking about the New PR movie so let see how that goes (PLEASE BE GOOD, PLEASE BE GOOD)!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

I don't like Kyuranger

Going to be blunt here BUT I do not like Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger, I really, really, REALLY don't like this show like at ALL! Look I understand that I am probably upsetting a majority of people by just the title alone BUT this show is not good... at all. Never before have I seen such a show that is so beloved already by the fanbase while also being so incredibly STUPID. It makes me question WHY?! Because of that, I'm voicing my thoughts on the show so far and why it's not as perfect as everyone else does. Spoilers ahead so I can go into detail on why this show is bad.

I gave Kyuranger a proper 5 episode chance and it FAILS in every single way, shape, and form imaginable, and all because of Lucky! Lucky is an awful Red Ra... Awful Char... Awful everything! In the first 5 episodes, he was always right in front and center while the other charters were merely just the B-story of the episode. The worst part about Lucky is that Gary Stu with him always defeating the bad guys, using the weapons without anyone telling him how to use it, him summing his own Zord and also him summing the Megazord without anyone telling him how to do it, and as he says himself he is the luckiest guy in the universe. So from that, I gathered no matter what he never has to go through any struggles as a charter.

The worst of Lucky was in Episode 4 where he encourages Raptor to live out her dream of becoming a fighting the villains, the thing is she would die. Because unlike the other 2 robots of the group she can not be repaired and when she is dead she is dead. BUT Lucky keeps encouraging her to do so and when she does become a Kyuranger she is STILL endangered of dying and not being able to be repaired, and she still fights knowing this And it is ALL BECAUSE OF LUCKY! I'm saying it he is WORST than Takaharu. At least Takaharu waited at episode 5 to show how bad he was while here less than 5 for Lucky.

But Lucky himself is not the only reason why this show is bad, Hammy is feeling like a Fuuka 2.0 with here being annoying and even worse encouraging the Red Ranger being dumb and just overall just annoying. The mentor Xiao Longbow is a funnier mentor which OK funny more comedic mentor which is a change up from the norm fine idea. BUT if you have a comedic leader with a comedic Red Ranger and already an already more comedic bunch of Rangers this presents a problem with this show not taken seriously when this is a show needs to be serious (I will get back to that).

(nitpick at this point here but) What's more infuriating is that Kyutamas the gotta catch 'em all toys of the show is mishandled poorly. In episode 1 they were presented to be a mystical object. Episode 3 happens are shown to be made by machines with powers. This baffles me you screwed up trying to see the gimmick toy to kids when others shows have done a better job at that.

But by far the single worst thing in the show (besides lucky of course) is that WE HAVE 9 Rangers, WE HAVE a show with a space theme, WE HAVE so many beings from different parts of space, WE HAVE underdogs as our main heroes, and despite EVERYTHING I just listed off this is your basic 5 team Sentai protecting the Earth from aliens with everyone praising the idiot Red Ranger! The universe is under galactic threat which should make this show should be taken more serious and maybe even at times be grim but no just dumb and happy go lucky average show. I have not seen a show like this with a wasted potential and awesome suit designs ever in my life watching any show.

With all that being said I can not sadly say I hate Kyuranger, YEAH I just can't. The reason why I just don't flat out hate this show is because of Executive Meddling. You see what happened to Kyuranger is that Tv-Asai (the airing program for Super Sentai and Kamen Rider) has Matoi Sazaki as a producer. Matoi Sazaki is infamous because he is the one responsible for Go-Busters 2nd half, meddling with Kyoryuger, and also a producer on the TAISEN FILMS! SO while I can not say I HATE this show, I at the very least can say that I HATE Kyoryugers popularity.

As you can see I don't like this show and think it's pretty dumb overall and not worth its hype. Initially, I was going to write how despite this show being so hype another show will take its place in hype later on. BUT when I found out this had corporate meddling involved I realize that I could not stand for this and not support Kyuranger because of it correct meddlings. To further showcase this I will never watch a new Rider and Sentai live ever again. Because Honestly, I had it up to here with people praising a show so early on so fast that I just can't take it anymore. Well, that and also do I just see crap?

LIKE no SERIOUSLY! So many people I see online praise not only this show but other shows that are just bad like Ninninger (YES NINNINGER), Ghost, Kyuranger, and even some of Ex-Aid (which I am meh on Ex-aid) and of course THE TAISEN FILMS! And for whatever reason more and more people seem to latch onto these shows despite how moronic, terible, writing and idiocy of said shows. Where something like Zyuohger had good merits and had smart/ clever moments at times, was just overlooked or ignored. It's starting to get to me more lately and just wanted to get these pent up feeling out. When I first started this blog I felt like I was the person with the less popular options, as the years go on I proven right on this with whatever the next big thing is.

Disagree with me and my thought if you feel that strongly to worse Kyuranger is so superior, I encourage it so I can know what I am not seeing. Maybe years later people will feel the same way I do and say "I don't get it?" or maybe not but regardless the only show I will be keeping up on a weekly basis is Appmon because even the bad/ Dumb Appmon episodes put a smile on my face.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Otaku Sentai Digiranger 5 year anniversary

Hello, Everyone Digital-Ranger here or I guess The Teal Draco here doing a different Blog Post, a more personal Blog Post. Now today marks the 5-year anniversary of when my friends made The Digimon fans unite Facebook Group/ Otaku Sentai Digiranger YouTube Channel and for me about 4 years since I was first introduced to my best friend I have. This Blog Post will be about me going through The origins of how I first meet my best friends and a little of my experience with them. If you want to know how they form the Facebook/ YouTube Channel then please check this video.

During the summer of 2013 which had me going from Sophomore to Junior in High School, Pacific Rim Came out and being awesome, me creating this blog, and most important Nicktoons reairing Digimon Adventure episodes to hype up Digimon Fusion. At that point in time Digimon was that 1 show from my childhood that I haven't revisited since Data Squad in 2008. SO... I decided to revisit Digimon Adventure and my mind was BLOW AWAY! Like I was surprised by just how amazing this show holds up and how much this show got away with (especially back then in 1999). I was immediately hooked on Digimon and I knew I wanted more.

I decided to rewatch every single season of Digimon and after that, I decided to see some reviews, however searching for Digimon reviews on YouTube proved to be difficult with Savers being the most difficult of them all to find. But after a perilous search, I finally found a review for Digimon Savers from a guy named Ketchup Blogs on YouTube. Now he reviewed just about every single season of Digimon, except for Digimon Hunters which I thusly search for next. By some miracle, there is 1 review of Digimon Hunters and that is how I discovered the Digimon Fans Unite Group (which was later renamed to Otaku Sentai Digirangers). And what surprised me, even more, is that I found out is that it had that Blogs guy I talked about from before.

Now, these guys also had a Facebook Group which I actually thought was just a Facebook Page... But regardless I joined their group. When it was time for their 2nd-year anniversary special they had a live stream (which will never ever, ever, EVER BE DONE AGAIN!) and I was there for the whole stream which worked in my favor because they started to pay attention to me in their next video right after the live Livestream.

After that, on 1 day they asked me to join them on a Skype call because they were bored and I'd had nothing else to do so I decided to take their offer of kindness. After getting to know one another for some time they like me (or at least like teasing me) and asked me to be on Skype with them some more often with them, soon after that I became a guest speaker on there Dino Charge Update Discussion video. The more I hung out with them the more they were ok with me being on reviews, and the first review I was with them was the Power Rangers Turbo Movie Review. Pretty soon after that, they accepted me as one of their own as an Otaku Sentai Digiranger and gave me Dracomon (which him and Examon would actually end up being my favorite Digimon's of all time). And the rest is history.

I am just so lucky that I Have Friends like these since, to be honest, I always (and still to this day) have had problems with talking to people. I mean yeah sure they tell me to shut up and on a constant basis, and will never stop pulling the Ecomedy card because I miss spelled Economy. BUT... they are my best friends and at the end of they day, we are all still good to one another.

It's because of my friends that I have someone to talk to when I am down, it is because of my friends that I was able to start making more flash related things (ideas at the moment), and it was because of my friends that I was able to go to Power Morphicon in the first place. YES, we all talked about going to Power Morphicon. Although it was only me and Nathan that did end up going there I am still fine with that (if you want to know how my PMC 2016 experience was here ya GO). And because of that Trip I took I had the honor to meet my favorite Red Ranger in person, I was surprised that Farx voice actor is the amazing person, and I was even able to get a Gaburevolver and Sengoku Driver. And because of that, I will forever be thankful that I have such friends because, without them, I don't know what to do with my life. But I am glad I don't have to worrie about that.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

New Digimon American toys

Sources: With the Will

Getting this out of the way now this toyline is NOT being made by Bandai of America,
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Some Brand new Digimon toys will be coming to the U.S. Soon but it is not Appmon however, but it is actually Digimon Adventure themed toys by Zag Toys. YES for whatever reason Bandai of America is not the ones in charge of making these toys but Zag Toys are, and all the better for it i say. These Blind Bag toys are labeled as Domez Figures and are these 3" X 2.5" figures and can even be attached to one another with the bases as you see right here.   

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Now the Digimon here is the original 8 Digi-Destined plus this Greymon. the Price of these figures are $5.00 and will be released March 24th at Hot topics, other places like FYE, Newbury Comics, Five Below and Game Stop on the 27th, and mass retailers at a much later date.  

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There are also going to be these plushies as well but these are not te final versions of these toys just a prototype only with no date on them given yet. I will most definitely update if there are any more new Digimon Zag toys (personally I will looking forward to that Agumon/ Greymon plush). 

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Digimon Tri Reunion Blu-ray/ DVD Trailer

Sources: With the Will
in just about 2 months Digimon Tri Reunion will be on Blu-ray/ DVD, and as such the Trailer for it released by Shout factory has been released. Shout Factory has also updated what will also be included in the Release of Digimon Tri Blu-ray/ DVD.

  • Duo Audio with the English Dub and Japanese Audio
  • Interviews with the English Voice cast and the Directors
  • An insider look at the L.A. Premiere 

That's it really but there was also a Pres release regarding both Shout and also Toei Animation and if you would like to read it here you go.

The enthralling monsters battles and classic adventures of DIGIMON have captured a special place in the hearts of millions and continue to stand as an enduring global pop culture phenomenon since the late 1990s. On May 16, 2017, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Toei Animation, is proud to present new anime feature DIGIMON ADVENTURE Tri. – REUNION on home entertainment shelves in the U.S. and Canada. Produced by Toei Animation, DIGIMON ADVENTURE Tri – REUNION is DIGIMON’s first feature-length movie since 2000 and has already delighted audiences and loyal fans across Japan. This highly sought-after film reunites the characters and original cast from the classic series and picks up where the beloved DIGIMON Adventure 2002 series ended. Available for the first time on North American home entertainment shelves, each highly collectible edition of DIGIMON ADVENTURE Tri. – REUNION DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack boasts exciting movie presentation (featuring both versions - English voice cast and the original Japanese audio with English subtitles) and contains insightful bonus content. The Blu-ray Combo Pack allows viewers to enjoy DIGIMON ADVENTURE Tri. – REUNION on the platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of the movie. A must have for collectors, loyal fans and pop culture enthusiasts, DIGIMON ADVENTURE Tri. – REUNION debuts in stores everywhere. The collectible Blu-ray Combo Pack is priced to own at $24.97; DVD has a suggested retail price of $14.97. 

Toei Animation has revamped this wildly popular anime movie for North American audiences by bringing onboard a stellar English voice cast. Joshua Seth, who voiced the main character Tai Kamiya in the original series, returns to the role for this feature film, alongside an exciting team of voice talent and DIGIMON luminaries, including Tom Fahn (Digimon: Digital Monsters), Kyle Hebert (Dragon Ball Super), Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues), Kirk Thornton (Sonic Boom), Colleen O’Shaughnessey (Toy Story 3), Cherami Leigh (Sailor Moon Crystal), Melodee Spevack (Digimon: Digital Monsters), Mona Marshall (South Park), Jeff Nimoy (Digimon Data Squad), Philece Sampler (The Legend of Korra), Anna Garduno (Digimon: Digital Monsters), Mari Devon (Digimon: Digital Monsters), Robbie Daymond (Transformers: Rescue Bots), Bob Klein (Digimon: Digital Monsters), Johnny Young Bosch (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Laura Summer (Digimon: Digital Monsters), David Mallow (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Tara Sands (Sailor Moon Crystal), Kate Higgins (Naruto), Cristina Vee (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug) and Doug Erholz (Digimon: Digital Monsters).

The Japanese language version boasts an exceptional Japanese voice cast of Natsuki Hanae, Suzuko Mimori, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Mutsumi Tamura, Hitomi Yoshida, Junya Enoki, Junya Ikeda, Mao Ichimichi (M.A.O), Chika Sakamoto, Atori Shigematsu, Mayumi Yamaguchi, Takahiro Sakurai, Kinoko Yamada, Miwa Matsumoto, Junko Takeuchi and Yuka Tokumitsu.

DIGIMON ADVENTURE Tri. — REUNION movie synopsis:
It's been six years since that summer adventure when Tai (now in high school) and the rest of the “DigiDestined” crossed over to the Digital World, and nearly three years since the frenzied final battles between warring factions. With the gate to the Digital World closed, time continues to pass, until the adventure “digi-volves” once again.

DIGIMON ADVENTURE Tri. – REUNION contains the following special features:
New interviews with director and members of the English voice cast
Inside look at the Los Angeles movie premiere 

Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Toei Animation, will continue to present new movie installments from the DIGIMON ADVENTURE Tri. feature film series on North American home entertainment shelves in 2017. Meanwhile, fans are encouraged to visit Shout! Factory’s website ( and official social Facebook and Twitter for forthcoming news and activities.

About Toei Animation Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, Toei Animation Inc. manages the film distribution of Toei’s top properties, including Dragon Ball all series, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Saint Seiya, and many others to North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Toei Animation’s Los Angeles office further handles all categories of consumer product licensing based on its film and television brands within these territories. For more information, please visit

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

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