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Posted 4/20/07
(My first threat post!)

Ever since the sixties Japan has come up with some of the most intriguing and colorful superheros to ever exist, the story lines concerning these characters are sometimes surprisingly dark and poignantly cynical, occasionally there just plain wacky, with plenty of bizarre characters, improbable and physics defying fight scenes, and some of the weirdest monsters and plans to ever threatened earth.

Through it all the storylines are engrossing and intriguing and often maintain a genuine level of enjoyment that seems to be lost on America today.

The special effects are usually not something which might be nominated for an award putts until managed to deliver a good cheap thrill. how many of us can not feel a sense of satisfaction and joy when he either one of the Kamen Rider's deliver a good old fashion flying kick that that causes them to explode in a burst of pyrotechnics! :lol:

Or who can reprise a smile when an Ultra warrior from the Land of Light finishes off an enemy with a spectacular beam of energy!

And finally no fan can help but flash a smirk when a Super Sentai mecha prepares to finish off of relentless enemy who just does not have the common sense to stay dead but instead grows to a gigantic size only to be destroyed/killed in a suitably spectacular fashion!

With just a smidge of Japanese culture thrown in these stories which reveal many facets of our neighbors in Japan, and of the universal appeal of warriors of justice who with there selflessness and great powers continue to astonish us to this day! (Except for when you came in writers which have not stayed true to their traditions, and make me sick to my stomach! )

Anyone who likes these series, can post and name your favorite. I will also create individual threads for a specific shows or franchises.

Come on in and enjoy yourselves!
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Posted 4/30/07
That start of the talking about one of the more well known Tokusatsu shows... Kamen Rider V3
Posted 5/26/08
what year was this out ? ^^
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Posted 7/10/08
i perfer Kamen Rider more than Super Sentai
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