Abreaction Interruptus – Going Ultra 8

SSSS Gridman, Gridman, Tokusatsu, Ultraman, Trigger, Anime, kaiju, Yuta, Utsumi, Rikka, Akane, Anti, Sky Vitter, Vit, Sky

Episode Length [20:05]
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Host: Matthew

Topic: SSSS. Gridman 08 Confrontation. Available as a SimulDub with a Funimation NOW subscription.

Mike Dent made a great thread on SSSS.Gridman 8

Look at this hungry boy.

The blocking and composition of these shots is so effective in communicating the emotional state of the characters. It really is admirable work.

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Look at all this SPECTACLE!!!

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These shot mirror each other is such a neat way. The Gridman Alliance is disconnected and out of sync with each other. They are terrified of something small, framed with the camera appear even larger than the sculpted kaiju. Their clear discomfort and fear is sharpened by the fact that the shot shows this small thing intimidating them while they are framed as larger and more powerful than it. By contrast, when facing the full-sized kaiju, Gridman enters the field at his smallest size, but then gets into his Full Combination which enables him to handily defeat the rebuilt and powered-up kaiju. He is bigger and stronger, but it is as a result of the Gridman Alliance putting themselves in a place of openness and humility with each other.

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This is pretty awkward

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Why aren’t the Neon Genesis Junior High… kids in school? Are we going to find out where they came from? How did they get into this seemingly closed system? They are entertaining enough to distract me from those questions most of the time.

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Some great random shots.

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UnKamen RX 208 – Konami Code!

Aleph and Sono are back to dig into some more episodes of Kamen Rider Zi-O and this time ’round, we’re gonna see how our favorite possible future-fascist and his two consciences deal with the spikey-haired strangeness that is Ex-Aid!

Topics under discussion in this episode include:

  • Finding a throughline in the series
  • Knowing your audience before throwing loaded questions at them
  • Design nitpicks
  • Cursing Toei’s limited guest star budget
  • The Time-Jackers continue to rule.  Or, y’know, set other people up to rule.  You know what we mean.
  • Ex-Aid’s story derailed hard, but dang was Emu a good character.
  • New suit corner!

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


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Kamen Rider Zi-O

Episode 03 – Doctor Gamer
Episode 04 –
No Continues
Episode Writer: Shimoyama Kento
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujiro


New Suits!

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Another Ex-Aid
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Drive Armor
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Ex-Aid Armor

As-Mentioned:

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The dark energy that is Toshiki Inoue

Sawbones podcast

Saints Row 4 – Matt’s loyalty mission

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Hit up the hosts to talk about Sentai, Rider, and tokusatsu in general.

@NeedsMoreAleph -Aleph
@MamaFriesMeal -Sono

The Last Temptation of Yuta Hibiki – Going Ultra 7

SSSS Gridman, Gridman, Tokusatsu, Ultraman, Trigger, Anime, kaiju, Yuta, Utsumi, Rikka, Akane, Anti, Sky Vitter, Vit, Sky

Episode Length [22:26]
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Host: Matthew

Topic: SSSS. Gridman 07 Scheme. Available as a SimulDub with a Funimation NOW subscription.

I have been waiting for Vit to finally do something. This is so cool!

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It’s funny, Akane is a god and a human, but she doesn’t get people.

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Anti hates Gridman, but he loves Special Dogs more!

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Shinjo Akane is truly a cruel god

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I’m pretty sure these two are the crux of everything. They kind of arc away from each other in really interesting ways. I guess they might be foils.

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Cool group shot. Other Guy’s exacerbation is relatable.

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Anime Was a Mistake – Going Ultra 5

Episode Length [24:22]
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Host: Matthew

Topic: SSSS. Gridman 05 Provocation. Available as a SimulDub with a Funimation NOW subscription.

That kaiju is huge!

They did a great job showing off the scale

Buster Gridman

Mrs. Takarada wears a single earring. Also I’m glad she is definitely making money off these folks.

I like seeing more of Anti’s abilities on display, especially how his body shifts to make it happen. Cool stuff!

I love how Borr can do rescue stuff, not just destruction

Is this a gag, a nod to a trope or foreshadowing for something? It’s funny that leaving the city knocked out our heroes.

You can do cute without being pervy…

What is going on with these two?

I like how devious Akane is. She makes a good villain.

Is that Akko from Little Witch Academia?!