Trust No One, Not Even Yourself – Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger 34 -Laser Knees 28

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Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger: Episode 34 – The Mega-Beast Hunter Strikes Back

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Hackles Up! – Problems & Nitpicks

Sono
  • This was an… abrupt… start to the episode. It felt a little like we missed a minute or so? Even just a quiet couple of seconds of Bunglay chuckling and then throwing the giant monsters out would have been a little better?
  • As much as I like the three separate Phantom Zyuohger fights… They were… separate… But when Kubar shows up with Bunglay, everyone reacts to it? Misao questions them being made form Kubar’s memories, and Tusk deduces that the giants from the beginning must have been too. But Yamato is the only one who is actually with Bunglay and Kubar? If you look at the shots, it’s very clear they are not all in the same place, and everyone ran in from different places when Bunglay captured Yamato.
Aleph
  • I’m gonna be defending the opening, but holy dang do the little Tarzan-yell announcements go on for a while too long.  It’s one of those things where if they’d’ve just had them overlap a little, I could’ve had a laugh at how weird it all was–one of those “oh, right, Sentai is bonkers” moments–but instead, it just felt like padding and I don’t much care for it.
  • Man, Leo showing back up is just reminding me how much I am not a fan of that dude.  Like, just at the start of the episode I winced ‘cuz there is SUCH a difference between Komura’s Leo and Shimoyama’s is just so massive.
  • Was it 100% necessary to show that Yamato can just totally mop the floor with the rest of the group?  Like, I get that there’s always the unstated thing that a clone is just plain not as good as the real thing and/or that if you’re the bad guy, you can’t win, but still.

Tide Turners – Some Enjoyable bits from this stretch of Zyuohger

Sono
  • Even if it was a bit abrupt, I always enjoy when we start the episode getting the robot fight out of the way to make room for some nice juicy plot.
  • Poor Azald just wants to break stuff. I almost feel bad for this guy. He’s the only Deathgalien that wants to actively engage the show and he has to keep sitting out.
  • Cube Whale has some personality! He wants to be part of the action! He wants to help! He’s a sassy grandpa and won’t take no for an answer. I hope they actually keep up with that and don’t just forget he’s around once this big bit of plot is over. Also putting him on a leash was adorable.
Aleph
  • I did like the phantom fight with not-Misao.  Sorta reminding the audience that he was a hard dude there at the start.  I’m gonna keep hoping that’s a thing we come back to over time.  Like, he’s got that Kamen Rider thing where he’s a monster who’s failed at being a monster, but it’s neat to see Evil Misao for a bit.
  • Honestly, it’s just a real good plan.  But, then, I’m just a sucker for evil-twin-based plots.
  • The evil role call was awesome as hell.  Something about the flat inflection just made it so friggin’ menacing.

Quick Reflexes – Questions left by this bit of Zyuohger

None this week.

Fun Facts

Episode Writer: Komura Junko

Episode Director: Katou Hiroyuki

Dethgalien Team and Player featured: It’s all about Bunglay this time

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Miscelaneous:

It’s always fun when the mecha battle starts off the episode

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NEXT WEEK —EPISODE 35 – The Zyuohger’s Final Day

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