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Samurai Gattai DX Shinken-Ou preview

May 11, 2009 2 comments
the very large and rather heavy box

the very large and rather heavy box

I’ve just bought my very own Samurai Gattai DX Shinken-Ou at Great Toys in Greenhills today. It’s a whopping Php 3800, way above my expected amount (I just wanted to buy the Ryuu Origami! But it wasn’t available).  But I think it’s worth the price despite the bad reviews. That might just be because I haven’t had a Super Sentai model before, though.

the side of the box. i just had to include the people, right? :D

the side of the box. i just had to include the people, right? :D

Each origami has three modes: kanji, animal and Shinken-Ou part. Each origami is easy to transform and attach, although of course, the kanjis aren’t as perfect as the ones in the series. I’ve taken pictures of all the modes as well as the formed Shinken-Ou, so under the cut, it’s going to be a hell of pictures.

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Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Pilot – Not Your Average Sentai Series

February 17, 2009 25 comments

I am no sentai fan. The sentai series I’ve watched are merely a handful and mostly old school like Bioman, Maskman, Jetman, Fiveman and Turboranger (mainly because they’re aired in our local TV channels). I have sporadically watched Magiranger, Gekiranger and Go-onger enough to know the story and to establish my thoughts towards the series but not enough to give conclusive and informative review of the series. So, you can say that I have next to no knowledge of sentai jargon and aesthetics. Please take this review with a grain of salt and take into consideration that I’m no expert at this genre.

Samurai Sentai Shinkenger is the first sentai series that I have actually flailed and obsessed about. I admit, I’m biased towards the series because it stars Aiba Hiroki, one of my favorite actors. It also appealed to me because the ‘samurai’ concept sounds new to me. I think ninjas have been done before, but not samurais. Still, I was planning to drop it from my watch list if I don’t like it, since my watching schedule’s already pretty crowded. I guess it is a good thing (or bad for my watch schedule) that Shinkenger is spurting with traditional yet novel ideas that are quite different from the older series (Gekiranger, Go-onger, and the likes).

From here on will contain spoilers to the series, so consider yourself warned. There will also be considerable Shinken-lingo, but most of them will be explained.

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