Laser Knees 57 – Crows WILL Mess You Up

It’s a belated and angsty Holiday Season with your favorite Super Sentai thoughts-havers!

In this episode:

  • Toei continues to give their protagonists colossally terrible presents.
  • Aleph tries to force a joke after a cross-linguistic pun via The Adventure Zone
  • Sono is ooged out by Hammy’s “mature” presentation
  • Lucky’s catchphrase finally lands
  • And more!

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Episode 43 – An Oath on a Holy Night! Talk about Lucky!
Episode Writer: Mouri Nobuhiro
Episode Director: Takemoto Noboru

Episode 44 – Don Armage’s Identity
Episode Writer: Mouri Nobuhiro
Episode Director: Katou Hiroyuki


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Rider Jump 20 – Opening Countdown!

At the start of the new year, the Toei tokusatsu shows are on break, but we at the ToH(!!!) network aren’t!

In this episode, your friendly(?) hosts decide to steal from a couple other podcasts (such as HARK!) to rank the opening themes of the post-2000 Kamen Rider and Super Sentai in this, the Opening Countdown!

In this episode:

  • We’re just wingin’ it.  Seriously, there’s a frightful lack of preparation.
  • Sono and Aleph butt heads over the #1 spots
  • Aleph can’t believe how Surprise Drive ranks.
  • Sono can’t believe what an experience the Timeranger theme is.
  • Psychic Lover: great band name or GREATEST band name?
  • Favored tokusatsu-related aggro reaction gifs.

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Our shows are on break, but between school and holidays and finals, we’ve missed a few episodes, so we thought we’d try not to leave a gap for as long as we’re able with a possibly shorter episode that we’ve threatened a few times and see about ranking some opening themes.

Themes under consideration (scroll to the bottom for the final rankings):

Super Sentai:

  • Timeranger (2000–2001) – JIKŪ ~Mirai Sentai Timeranger~
  • Gaoranger (2001–2002) – Gaoranger Hoero!!
  • Hurricaneger (2002–2003) – Hurricaneger Sanjō!
  • Abaranger (2003–2004) – We are the ONE ~Bokura wa Hitotsu~
  • Dekaranger (2004–2005) – Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
  • Magiranger (2005–2006) – Mahou Sentai Magiranger
  • Boukenger (2006–2007) – GoGo Sentai Boukenger
  • Gekiranger (2007–2008) – Juken Sentai Gekiranger
  • Go-onger (2008–2009) – Engine Sentai Go-onger
  • Shinkenger (2009–2010) – Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
  • Goseiger (2010–2011) – Tensou Sentai Goseiger
  • Gokaiger (2011–2012) – Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
  • Go-Busters (2012–2013) – Busters Ready Go!
  • Go-Busters (2012–2013) – Moving Moving Buster Ship
  • Kyoryuger (2013–2014) – VAMOLA! Kyoryuger
  • ToQger (2014–2015) – Ressha Sentai ToQger
  • Ninninger (2015–2016) – Saa Ike! Ninninger!
  • Zyuohger (2016–2017) – Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger
  • Kyuranger (2017–2018) – Lucky Star

Kamen Rider

  • Kuuga (2000-2001) – Kamen Rider Kuuga!
  • Agito (2001-2002) – Kamen Rider AGITO
  • Ryuki (2002-2003) – Alive a Life
  • 555 (2003-2004) – Justφ’s
  • Blade (2004-2005) – Round ZERO ~ Blade Brave
  • Blade (2004-2005) – Elements
  • Hibiki (2005-2006) – Kagayaki [Instrumental]
  • Hibiki (2005-2006) – Hajimari no Kimi e
  • Kabuto (2006-2007) – NEXT LEVEL
  • Den-O (2007-2008) – Climax Jump
  • Kiva (2008-2009) – Break the Chain
  • Decade (2009) – Journey Through the Decade
  • W (2009–2010) – W-B-X ~W-Boiled Extreme~
  • OOO (2010–2011) – Anything Goes
  • Fourze (2011–2012) – Switch On!
  • Wizard (2012–2013) – Life is SHOW TIME!
  • Gaim (2013–2014) – Just Live More
  • Drive (2014–2015) – Surprise Drive
  • Ghost (2015–2016) – Warera Omou, Yue ni Warera Ari
  • Ex-Aid (2016–2017) – EXCITE
  • Build (2017-2018) – BE THE ONE

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UnKamen RX! 188 – Too Busy for Christmas

In which your hosts set about to catching up after The Holiday Season took some precedence in our lives in a way it absolutely did not in Kamen Rider Build!

Under discussion this time ’round:

  • The nature (and flexibility) of identity
  • Disappearing journalists
  • Feelings.
  • So, so many feelings.
  • Listener mail!
  • And also some more feelings.

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Join us as we experiment with Kamen Rider Build! Can Sento, Ryuuga, and their friends Smash the smash and tear down the skywall? Find out how we think they’re doing as we share our thoughts on:

Kamen Rider Build

Episode 15 – The Judgement of Kiriyu Sento
Episode 16 –
The Weaponized Hero

Episode Writer: Mutou Shougo
Episode Director: Yamaguchi Kyohei


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Laser Knees 56 – Teen Angst Will Save Us All (Eventually)

In this episode of Laser Knees:

  • Your hosts want to see the Kyuurangers all go to Hell
  • Sono hates on a Planetium WMD
  • Aleph references They Might Be Giants
  • Neither of them like Tsurugi Otori yet
  • Naga!  AA-AAAAAAAAH!  HE’LL SAVE EV’RY ONE OF US!

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Join us as we take a trip through the stars with Space Sentai Kyuuranger to fight the Jark Matter with the crew of the Orion! Find out how we think they’re doing as we share our thoughts on:

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Episode 41 – Break In! Planet Southern Cross
Episode 42 – His Father or the Universe? Lucky’s Resolution

Episode Writer: Mouri Nobuhiro
Episode Director: Sugiami Kazuhiro


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UnKamen RX! 187 – Bad Faith

In this episode, coffee-based truths are revealed (then covered up), the inanity of powerlust is discussed, and different kinds of nastiness are compared.

Also, your humble(ish) hosts get a little wibbly at the thought of Nabeshima having half a chance at remembering something about his daughter because wouldn’t that be a really sweet thing?

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

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Episode 13 – Who Removes the Veil
Episode 14 –
The False Kamen Rider

Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo
Episode Director: Nakazawa Shoujiro


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Laser Knees 55 – Don’t Underestimate Your Bard

In this episode of Laser Knees, your hosts take a look at some strange and important episodes of Uchuu Sentai Kyuuranger and find themselves talking about:

  • How bards are always an underrated class
  • Stinger as refutation of the toxic aspects of masculinity
  • How uncomfortable it can be to laugh at a character
  • Kamen Rider Bull
  • Fantasy Sports are basically D&D
  • Excitement about the coming Kyuuranger endgame.
  • So many digressions because Aleph was, it seems, in a bit of a mood

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Episode 39 – The Adventure in the Perseus System
Episode 40 – Gameday for Deathball in Hell

Episode Writer: Mouri Nobuhiro
Episode Director (39): Katou Hiroyuki
Episode Director (38):
Sugiami Kazuhiro


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UnKamen RX! 186 – Industrial Discipline

Returning after a short break to prepare for finals, this episode of the UnKamenCast RX! brings you:

  • The importance of intentionality and critical thinking in media!
  • Clever play mechanics in Kamen Rider role-play toys!
  • How sad it is that there was never a ToQGer/Gokaiger crossover movie!

Featuring: a rundown of the suit actors in Kamen Rider Build along with some thoughts on what sorts of thing Mutou Shogo might be reacting to in Japanese politics by listener Chris Lee!

Thanks, Chris!


Show Notes:

The mentioned statement from the Science Council of Japan


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Episode 11 – Burning Dragon
Episode 12
– Theory of Conspiracy

Episode Writer: Mutou Shogo

Episode Director (11): Morota Satoshi
Episode Director (12):
Nakazawa Shoujiro


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