Laser Knees 64 – Decoys and Detectives

It’s that time again!

That time where Aleph and Sono sit down with a couple episodes of a couple sentai to see what sorts of things jumped out at us.

And this week was weird one.

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So, this time ’round, your humble hosts hit on:

  • The police in fantasy and reality and the #problematic narratives fantasy police can inspire.
  • Confusion around the utility of mmuuuuuuurder in this fictional universe.
  • How things relate back to Dungeons and Dragons (it happens a few more times than normal this episode).
  • How it’s good that detectives notice things.
  • Having a healthy sense of boundaries.
  • A red herring that’s sure to come back on us.
  • Doing the “sit back and watch” style baddie in an entertaining way.

All this and more on this episode of Laser Knees!


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As Mentioned:

The official subtitled version of the Kikaider Reboot by Hawaii’s own Generation Kikaida!
They also have a wealth of other Kikaider- and Kamen Rider V3-related stuff that you may decide you want to buy!


Kaito Sentai Lupinranger
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Keisatsu Sentai Patranger

Episode 09 – To See Them Again
Episode 10 –
This Isn’t Over Yet

Episode Writer: Komura Junko
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujiro

Also this episode we’re formally introduced to Zamigo Delma, who is played by Irie Jingi. If he looks a little familiar, it’s because Irie played the Reboot Kikaider (and therefore also had a brief cameo in Gaim) back in 2014!


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@NeedsMoreAleph -Aleph
@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

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UnKamen 195 – I Swear to Glob…

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Grob/Gob/Glob/Grod from Adventure Time, for those who want some context.

This week on the UnKamenCast RX, Build‘s Tower arc begins, Sawa finally appears in the opening, and your humble hosts sink their teeth into all kinds of things in and around it, including but not limited to:

  • Comparing different Rider series’ moral philosophies.
  • Honestly, a lot of comparisons to past Rider series.
  • The need for Queen Vernage to stick around.
  • Our villains knowing how to supervillain it up.
  • Ryuga getting to have a good-looking suit again.
  • The powers of friendship and forgiveness in media.
  • The pettiest (and also greatest) treason.

All this and more on this episode of The UnKamenCast R!X!


Special Note:

A number of theme and character songs from various modern Kamen Rider series are now available on iTunes and the Apple store both in the US and EU storefronts.

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Expect the following to be a bit of a recurring thing, but:

We have a duty to support the people making these things and now it’s getting easier still to do so.


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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 29 – The Opening Bell Rings
Episode 30 – The Truth About Pandora’s Box

Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo
Episode Director: Kamihoruichi Kazuya


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Laser Knees 63 – Harassment is a CRIME, Sakuya.

Hello, friends!

We apologize for that brief interruption in service, but time, tide, and midterms wait for nobody.  But with some excellent grades clutched in-hand, your favorite* Super Sentai discussion show returns!

*for certain values of favorite

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In this episode, Aleph and Sono dig into:

  • The thorny issues of power dynamics which Sakuya (and lots of dudes, honestly) ought better understand.
  • A frightfully familiar food facility.
  • How even if the cops can’t prove the Jurer crew are phantom thieves, there’s something weird about their whole set-up.
  • Effective framing of Umika’s reaction to trauma.
  • Practical target selection.
  • Appreciation for classic Lupin III moves.
  • Further appreciation for a clever riddle.
  • Some more cleverness to the Lupin Collections’ powers.

All this and more in episode 63 of Laser Knees!


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Kaito Sentai Lupinranger
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Keisatsu Sentai Patranger

Episode 7 – Always Being Saved
Episode 8 –
The Thieves Identities

Episode Writer (7): Komura Junko
Episode Writer (8):
Kaneko Kaori
Episode Director: Sugihara Teruaki

Kaneko Kaori seems to be a newcomer to Super Sentai writing and we’re very excited to see what Kaneko Kaori gets up to next!


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@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

UnKamen 195 – Sawasational!

This week, your humble hosts have their fears allayed, their hearts mended, and their minds blown as they have some thoughts at a couple episodes of Kamen Rider Build!

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This week:

  • Build as an encapsulation of the Heisei era
  • Relieved discomfort about Sawa’s storyline
  • Joy at the return of the Nabeshima clan to the story, if only in name
  • A show managing to sell “bearing the weight of sin”
  • New toys giving life to an already-great suit.
  • Using protagonists to add weight to a non-title character’s story

All this and more in this episode of the UnKamenCast R! X!

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Kamen Rider Build

Episode 27 – The Hero’s Counterattack
Episode 28 – The Genius Comes On A Tank

Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo
Episode Director: Tasaki Ryuga


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@MamaFriesMeal


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