Sunday, July 7, 2013

Chojin Sentai Jetman Series Review Part 3

Production: Toei Co. Ltd.
Ratings Average: 7.1%
Episode Length: 20 minutes
Video/TV Specials: Lucky Ikeda's Jetman Exercise, Toei Hero Encyclopedia Vol. 2: Chojin Sentai Jetman
Opening Theme: "Chojin Sentai Jetman" (Winged Task Force Jetman) Performed by: Hironobu Kageyama
Ending Theme: "Kokoro wa Tamago" (The Heart is Like an Egg) Performed by: Hironobu Kageyama
AKA: Jetman (International title)
Succeeded by: Kyoryuu Sentai Zyuranger

Friday, July 5, 2013

It's update time!

So, I haven't been very active lately. And when I have been active, it's been all reviews (I just noticed that every post I've made since late May has "review" in its title. I shall work on the variety of titles). So, I've been mulling over either writing a new multi-part retrospective of sorts like my Den-O posts or something like my Amemiya post where it's more of a snapshot of a career.

If I do the latter, I'd really like to write about Naruhisa Arakawa (head writer of Kamen Rider Kuuga, Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger seasons 1 and 2) since I'm a huge fan of his work and would like to gush about it. However, I feel I'm not a huge expert on him just yet since I haven't seen Abaranger or finished Akibaranger Season 2. If I were to do another multi-part retrospective, I'm not exactly sure what to write about in that regard.

Or I could just rant about Kamen Rider Decade since I am currently rewatching it. And boy, by episode 9 it is already starting to spiral downward. So yeah, I mostly wrote this to break the "review" streak that was completely unintentional. However, I'm also letting my readers out there know I am working on ideas for more posts so please bear with me.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Kidou Keiji Jiban The Movie (1989) Review

Original Toei Manga Matsuri 1989 Poster

On July 15th 1989, Toei opened their second film festival of the year, called the "Toei Manga Matsuri", in theaters nationwide. This quadruple-feature event included over two hours of content and had a summer theme. This Manga Matsuri was most notable for including the first theatrical adaptation of the hit anime series Dragon Ball Z, which we know in the States as Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone but was called Dragon Ball Z: Give Me Back My Gohan! in Japan (although the original theatrical version did not have a subtitle). The other attractions included the first film based on the horror comedy series Akuma-kun and the second film based on the magical girl series Himitsu no Akko-chan: The Ocean! The Monsters! The Summer Festival! The only live-action production that ran during this film festival was the theatrical adventure of that year's Metal Hero series: Kidou Keiji Jiban. I saw all four movies just recently because I wanted to "recreate" that festival for my own personal pleasure after I recently bought the first 5 Dragon Ball Z movies recently on DVD. However, since this is a toku blog, I will only be reviewing the Jiban movie on here. So hit the jump to find out what I thought about it, and feel free to look at the pretty pictures!