Memories – Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger 26 -Laser Knees 23

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Episode 27 – Which One Is Real?

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Hackles Up! – Problems & Nitpicks

Sono
  • I don’t dislike the scene we start with of Bunglay having straight up murdered an entire restaurant, because man these repeated reminders of how intense and brutal this guy is are pretty cool at least up against how dull the Deathgalien have been, but I feel like it would have been better served in a different episode that wasn’t 90% a joke game show and clips from other episodes. I think they could have skipped it and started with Sela and Tusk just being attacked.
  • Same with that scene of Azald and Kubar, honestly. I mean I guess it’s to remind us that something is going on over there too, but save it for when you can do something with it.
  • I’m a little sad that Misao’s reaction to an extra Tusk and Sela wasn’t “OH MY GOD NOW I HAVE EVEN MORE FRIENDS”.
Ammit
  • Leo continues to be a jerk to Misao
  • This is a clip show
Aleph
  • Yeah. The clip show thing really takes a lot of wind out of the sails.  It’s a well-done clip show, but still: clip show.

Tide Turners – Some Enjoyable bits from this stretch of Zyuohger

Sono
  • Tusk being excited about sales on groceries and saving a dollar was cuter than I’d like to admit. I’d love to see more of Tusk just enjoying day to day life. He’s a sweet kid.
  • That little spin of Tusk sword around Sela’s as he moves behind her while they’re fighting Bunglay was REALLY cool.
  • Amu’s calling Sela with “-chan” now. Has she always been doing that? The two of them are super focused on each other in this episode though… Just puttin’ that out there.
  • They actually did a really nice job splicing the doubles into the shots when both sets were in human form. It never looked awkward or weirdly cut even when they were close to each other.
  • The plan of “The copies will remember insignificant stuff more clearly because they’re made of memories, so let’s ask stuff normal people wouldn’t remember” was actually pretty clever. Even though I figured it out halfway through, I really wasn’t sure if I was right. Seeing it pay off that way was really neat, and now knowing Arakawa was the writer, I’m not surprised it was something that clever. Dude’s a good writer.
  • Misao being so happy that Tusk and Sela remembered that he had a parfait was cute. This poor kid just wants to be loved.
  • Sela crying is too much for me. Either Sela crying is too much for me. This poor woman. Please give her a hug and a snack. Faux-Sela’s “I wish I could have been the real one.” totally destroyed me.
Ammit
  • Boozehound bunghole was a fun surprise. This show is so dark and edgy because Bunglay was guzzling wine. I’m definitely going to share this with my friends before we watch the dark and edgy, Super Anti-Hero indie film Captain Bonesaw tonight!
  • Tusk and Sela’s fight with bunglay at the beginning had that really cool sword trick. I liked it a lot.
  • The turn on Memory Sela and Memory Tusk being exposed as fakes by winning was cool. I wondered if the better quiz takers would turn out to be the fakes after all, but I bet it really surprised kids watching who may have gotten caught up in the idea that winning is good and proves who is right.
Aleph
  • Okay, for all I can’t fight Sono on the tonal whiplash?  As a moment of “Oh, right, here are the important players”, Bunglay’s opening was great and his plan was delightfully eeeeeeevil.  Trying to make folks kill the copies of their friends?  That is NASTY.
  • I sometimes forget how much I love the Zyulander suits but hot dang do I love those suits.
  • I’ll join the chorus of people who dug on the thing where winning doesn’t mean you’re right and that it’s a fun little spin on what could’ve been a pretty trite sort of thing.
  • Also shows that our boy Yamato’s got some outside-the-box thinking going on, and I really enjoy that.
  • Finally, I just dug on the memory-clones going from being kinda smug and just this side of awful to remembering that they’re the good guys and just giving up the ghost.  It was really sweet.

Quick Reflexes – Questions left by this bit of Zyuohger

Not for a clip show.

Fun Facts

Episode Writer: Arakawa Naruhisa

Episode Director: Teruaki Sugihara

Dethgalien Team and Player featured: /

Miscelaneous:

Not this time.


NEXT WEEK — EPISODE 28: The Return of the Space Pirates

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Get Yourself Connected- Ghost 43-44 -RX! 151

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Join us as we take a critical eye to Kamen Rider Ghost. Will Takeru save himself and the Kamen Rider franchise in the [4] days he has left on this blue planet? Find out how we think he’s doing as we pass judgement on:

Kamen Rider Ghost 43 Linked! The Boy Genius!

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Bones

43
Sarracenian
  • WHERE ARE ALL THE INSERT SONGS
  • WHERE THE CHARACTER SONGS AT
  • Wow did we really just run out of things to do with Aria or something? Finally a moment where she tries to talk Adel down and she gets knocked out???
Sono
  • Man I would love for things to not just have creepy children with glowing eyes wandering around humming creepy songs and staring into the distance. That sure is a thing I don’t want at all ever.
  • Wow Sage and Yurusen were rude as HECK to Onari. I kind of expect it from Yurusen, but Sage telling him to just leave when he wants to help was kind of awful. Like sure he can’t really do anything on the science end, but he can at least get everyone some food and hand Akari books she needs or something.
  • Who let this 6 year old use magic internet contact lenses????
Ammit
  • 13 days have past and it doesn’t really feel like it with the way people were talking.
  • Just getting into his human body allowed Adel to access Infinite Potential? I don’t think I buy that.
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Sono
  • Weird bad invisibility CG.
  • IT’S A GIANT CONTACT LENS GOING ONTO A GIANT EYE. That’s bananas. That’s a level of bananas this show didn’t need. It’s just a little too over the top for me.
  • Please shove Adel in a ditch. Like I’m totally unphased by his whole “consume the living world and use humans as food” plan. Fascist megalomaniac super villain yeah yeah. But his treatment of his sister is really getting my hackles up. I want Aria to pull a Sela and just walk over and punch him right in the guts.
Aleph
  • I actually don’t have much bad to say here other than definitely agreeing that they were clowning on Onari a lot more than I’d like, even if I can see where they were coming from with it.
  • I’m similarly getting annoyed with Aria being the proverbial duck that Adel talks to.  I get that she’s locked up and that’s showing his weird relationship with his own soul and whatnot, but still: let her do some stuff already, geez.
Ammit
  • I am so angry that the opening hasn’t been adapted to include EVERYONE properly unless they are waiting to include Adel and Aria, I don’t get it.
  • TFW Kanon massaging Sage? Fool is getting her brother killed or taken over or whatever by his apparent inaction.
  • Alia didn’t get to do enough!

Woments

43
Sarracenian
  • Wow —damn this was a surprisingly creepy episode with all the kids and the singing. Now I wish we had more of this ‘cause oh man.
  • I like the opening shot for episode 44. The overhead view. Dunno why
Sono
  • Everyone at Ryu’s grave was a sweet scene. Takeru believes so much in everyone and how much they’ve helped him. It’s nice to see a hero that’s not all about himself.
  • Onari’s a good dude and he’s trying so hard. He just wants to help and be useful.
  • I love the return of cutting out all of the audio with the Conductor Ganma.
Ammit
  • Igor’s meat puppets towards the end were creepy
  • Takeru assures Alain they will get through to Adel
  • Akari wants to protect Bill’s dream. I know he’s being possessed and used, but I’m still so mad at him, that I don’t really feel the same as her. She’s too good.
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Sono
  • The whole “inside Demia” thing was so reminiscent of the third Sailor Moon movie, which I always thought had kind of a weird neat villain plot. In a way a lot of Ghost is like that. Stick people in a box so they never age and never die and can be happy for all eternity.
  • Beethoven’s whole “Music isn’t meant to trap the soul, it’s meant to set it free.” That’s some good stuff.
  • The whole “The real server is somewhere else” trap was actually pretty great, and caught me off-guard. I feel like I should have seen it coming but with how fast Ghost moves, I really didn’t expect it and it really raised the tension.
Aleph
  • See, I know you said the giant contact lens was too bananas, but it was actually one of my favorite things because it’s just such a perfect symbol for what’s going on.  If the Ganma’s kingdom is symbolized by that giant flaming eye, then of COURSE when it turns all of humanity into a silent tool for its own purposes it’s a giant contact lens.  I love it so much.  Just this lovely, weird kind of visual poetry that just makes my heart sing.
  • And I’m definitely gonna take a sec to +1 how well Alain’s actor did Onari.  I have to imagine a lot of the stuff going on here is just because he was goofing around on-set doing impressions and they realized they could actually have a way to let him do the Onari impression on-screen.
  • I love it more ‘cuz he was so smug and riding so high on being the big man who is soooooo important and then WHACK.  Like, it’s awful to enjoy someone being pained and traumatized, but it’s really cut by how much he has tried to literally murder billions of people.
Ammit
  • That Wind/Air Ganmeiser had some moves!
  • I love Alain’s theme song so MUCH!
  • Hundreds or thousands of people coalesced into a GIANT contact lens which Takeru undid with the power of music

Meditation

On Eyecons

What has Deep Specter been doing to Makoto this whole time?

Forcing Perspective

Do you think we should rush to watch the rest of the Divinity Twins specials because they showed up at the end of 44?

The Ganma’s Monolith, Project Demia, Bills’ betrayal and Shadow Makoto have all been long-played plot threads. Did the payoff for all of them in 44 work for you?

MIscellaneous

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They turned 50,000 people into a GIANT contact lens!

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March of the Meat Puppets!

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A Slash Fic is born!

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Adel just can’t admit that he’s lonely can he?

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Onari + Alain = Onain… Olain… Alon…


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Kamen Rider Ghost 45 Terror! The Vanishing World!
Kamen Rider Ghost 46 Duel! Words From the Swordsman!

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Something Old, Something New – Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger 26 -Laser Knees 22

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Episode 25 – Protecting an Important Day

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Hackles Up! – Problems & Nitpicks

Sono
  • I’m a little confused as to why Misao was so upset over Daichi… existing? Is he upset because Yamato had friends outside the group? Did he forget that Yamato had a life before all of this started? I mean, I can see that maybe he’s worried that Yamato will want to hang out with his old friend and just forget about him, especially since Misao is the one he’s closest to, but they don’t really explain what Misao’s reaction really is, so it ended up feeling kind of off?
  • This is nitpick as heck, but because they never pulled her veil back and her face behind it was always so stoic, I expected the bride to somehow have been a copy made by Bunglay to attack Daichi. Instead it was nothing? I’m totally happy with the way things went, but they used a specific visual cue and then ever did anything with it.
Ammit
  • Leo continues to be a jerk to Misao
  • Yamato went into ZyuohGorilla to handle Bunglay on his own. I really dislike that suit and Yamato wipes the floor with Bunglay as ZyuohEagle right after that
Aleph
  • Too much Genis, not enough Naria or Bunglay.
  • Leo is still in the show and gets speaking lines.

Tide Turners – Some Enjoyable bits from this stretch of Zyuohger

Sono
  • It was nice starting this episode with everyone out having fun and enjoying themselves for once and also Yamato literally babysitting Leo and smacking him every time he tried to take someone else’s food.
  • Is Yamato our first college educated red since Gaoranger? Timeranger is the only one I’m missing since then, so I’m not sure on that, but I think Kakeru is the last one I can think of where we can say for certain (since he is a practicing veterinarian) went to college.
  • Holy heck Genis had something resembling a personality this week. He’s not threatened by Bunglay or Kubar, which make me think he knows what he’s done to Kubar, and maybe also that he knows Kubar knows. Genis is actually slightly at risk now, and seeing him kind of revel in that is finally making him more interesting to watch.
Ammit
  • Yamato did sort of chide Leo for giving Misao a hard time.
  • I love Yamato and Daichi’s relationship, it’s framed so nicely.
  • The Zyuogher formal wear was fantastic
Aleph
  • Wait, are they gonna bond over a game of basketball?  Y’know, cuz Larry Bird?  Eh?  Eh?  That’d be great.
  • Also: LARRI’S BACK.
  • Let’s return to Sela punching Leo in the stomach for a sec.  Just… Let’s remember that moment.

Quick Reflexes – Questions left by this bit of Zyuohger

Yamato is caring and generous and he can trounce Bunglay on his own, is the show diminishing the rest of the cast for the sake of making our Red better?

Fun Facts

Episode Writer: Tanaka Jin

Episode Director: Shibasaki Takayuki

Dethgalien Team and Player featured: Nobody, it was all Bunglay all the time.

Miscelaneous:

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Yamato told Leo “No.” which needs to happen more.

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Death from above!


NEXT WEEK — EPISODE 27: Who’s the Real One?

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Sage Rage- Ghost 41-42 -RX! 150

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Join us as we take a critical eye to Kamen Rider Ghost. Will Takeru save himself and the Kamen Rider franchise in the [18] days he has left on this blue planet? Find out how we think he’s doing as we pass judgement on:

Kamen Rider Ghost 41 Shockwave! The Magistrate’s Decision!

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This happened…

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NEXT EPISODES

Kamen Rider Ghost 43 Linked! The Boy Genius!

Kamen Rider Ghost 44 Activation! The Terror of Demia!


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We All Hate Leo – Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger 25 -Laser Knees 21

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Episode 25 – The Unhappy Camera

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NEXT WEEK — EPISODE 26: Protecting an Important Day

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Precious Moments – Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger 24 -Laser Knees 20

5-Laser Knees-2016-LogoJoin us as we start on a wild ride through Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger! Can Yamato lead his Zyuman friends through an adventure to save the human world from the Deathgalien? Find out how we think he’s doing as we share our thoughts on:

Episode 24 Awakening Memories

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NEXT WEEK — EPISODE 25: The Unhappy Camera

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Dead Dad, Jerk Dad- Ghost 39-40 -RX! 149

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Join us as we take a critical eye to Kamen Rider Ghost. Will Takeru save himself and the Kamen Rider franchise in the [19] days he has left on this blue planet? Find out how we think he’s doing as we pass judgement on:

Kamen Rider Ghost 39 Conflict! Father and Daughter!

Kamen Rider Ghost 40 Courage! A Mournful Decision!

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Aria henshined a messed up some Ganmeisers with HER Rider Kick!

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NEXT EPISODES| 41 Shockwaves! The Magistrate’s Decision!

                                     42 Astonishment! The Truth About The Sage!


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