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Posted 12/26/14

Pyroco wrote:

How could we go about getting more tokusatsu on CR? From what I understand, Ultraman isn't as popular as Kamen Rider or Super Sentai, so I wonder how they even got on here first. I'd love to follow Kamen Rider Drive and actually watch the upcoming movie in-between the designated movie-related episodes and not have to wait for months until the DVDs get translated.


Well from what I understand from a toku-fan forum, crunchyroll was thinking about adding Kamen Rider, however the licensing price was too expensive for the staff's taste( about the same price as a guaranteed mega hit anime), so they decided to go to Tsuburaya Pro. whose licensing prices were reasonable.

Also from my understanding, while Kamen Rider is indeed super popular (mostly due to the internet), Ultraman is the more internationally recognized toku series, I mean four Ultra series have been shown officially in the US, compared to Kamen Rider's two. And not to mention the Ultra series is in the Guiness Book of Records.
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Posted 12/26/14
I bet they might have a better time starting with Sentai just because of the brand and suit recognition. Zyuranger is finally getting a localized release in America, I bet that'd be a better place to start than Kamen Rider.
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Posted 12/27/14

Zindakku wrote:

As you might know, crunchyroll has begun streaming Ultraman Max, Ultraman Mebius, and Ultraman Leo, three classic tokusatsu series.

Now what I want to know is what other tokusatsu series you people would like to see?

For me, more Ultraman! Specifically Tiga, Cosmos, Ginga, 80. And maybe, Denko Choujin Gridman, Bio Planet WoO, and maybe Garo and the Tomica Hero Rescue Force.


I would love to see Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and a lot of Toku from Toho (ie: Megaloman, Zone Fighter, etc...).

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Posted 12/29/14
There is so much tokusatsu out there that I would love to see, both new and old! But as someone who watched the original Ultraman so many years ago on tv in the days before cable and has loved all things Ultra for years, BRAVO CRUNCHYROLL! I am really enjoying Leo and 80, two shows I have seen very little of up til now. And seeing good subs for Max and Mebius is wonderful!

More toku please!
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Posted 12/29/14 , edited 12/29/14

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I need Ultraman Taro and Ultraseven. Or Ultraseven X. Never saw Ultraseven X.


Ultraseven is already licensed, translated, subtitled by Shout Factory and released on DVD. So is Ultra Q, if you care about that.

And to put my 2 cents in, most Sentai and Kamen Rider has fansubs and is being fansubbed.

And to put my 4 cents in, I still see some goofy translations and grammar, spelling errors etc. on what's supposed to be professionally done translations, I wouldn't automatically assume "good translation", "good subs" because it has a lawfully legitimate release.

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Posted 12/29/14

And to put my 4 cents in, I still see some goofy translations and grammar, spelling errors etc. on what's supposed to be professionally done translations, I wouldn't automatically assume "good translation", "good subs" because it has a lawfully legitimate release.


I agree with you on that, but my Max and Mebius copies were all HK based, and you had as good an idea of what was going on by watching them raw as by guessing what the subtitles were supposed to mean! And so far what I've seen here on CR has been pretty darn good! Hopefully we will see more toku here.
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Posted 12/31/14 , edited 12/31/14

sentaison wrote:


And to put my 4 cents in, I still see some goofy translations and grammar, spelling errors etc. on what's supposed to be professionally done translations, I wouldn't automatically assume "good translation", "good subs" because it has a lawfully legitimate release.


I agree with you on that, but my Max and Mebius copies were all HK based, and you had as good an idea of what was going on by watching them raw as by guessing what the subtitles were supposed to mean! And so far what I've seen here on CR has been pretty darn good! Hopefully we will see more toku here.


For sure, bootleg HK's are just horrid for the most part and Crunchy is definitely 400 steps above HK's. I was speaking more in general though and not directly towards Crunch-a-munch. It just irritates me to no end when I have purchased supposed professionally done DVD's and I still see grammatical, punctuation and spelling (ESPECIALLY since spell-check exists nowadays) errors. Not to mention questionable translations. Word choice and phrasing is one thing, but questionable translation and those errors mentioned previously shouldn't be occurring on a professionally done level. Again not directed at Crunch-a-munch. I'm a tingle more than ecstatic that they are tackling tokusatsu. It's the only reason I bothered to join here. And I am hoping the trend continues into more than just the Ultraman fandom. Tsuburaya has a great and vast library of tokusatsu shows.
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Posted 12/31/14

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sentaison wrote:


And to put my 4 cents in, I still see some goofy translations and grammar, spelling errors etc. on what's supposed to be professionally done translations, I wouldn't automatically assume "good translation", "good subs" because it has a lawfully legitimate release.


I agree with you on that, but my Max and Mebius copies were all HK based, and you had as good an idea of what was going on by watching them raw as by guessing what the subtitles were supposed to mean! And so far what I've seen here on CR has been pretty darn good! Hopefully we will see more toku here.


For sure, bootleg HK's are just horrid for the most part and Crunchy is definitely 400 steps above HK's. I was speaking more in general though and not directly towards Crunch-a-munch. It just irritates me to no end when I have purchased supposed professionally done DVD's and I still see grammatical, punctuation and spelling (ESPECIALLY since spell-check exists nowadays) errors. Not to mention questionable translations. Word choice and phrasing is one thing, but questionable translation and those errors mentioned previously shouldn't be occurring on a professionally done level. Again not directed at Crunch-a-munch. I'm a tingle more than ecstatic that they are tackling tokusatsu. It's the only reason I bothered to join here. And I am hoping the trend continues into more than just the Ultraman fandom. Tsuburaya has a great and vast library of tokusatsu shows.


Mirrorman, Fireman, Mighty Jack and Fight! Mighty Jack, Operation Mystery, Star Wolf, these are all series I would love to see with good subs. All of them are considered classic Tsuburaya works with great f/x for the time.
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Posted 1/8/15 , edited 1/8/15
Damn I got spoiled already, no new Tsuburaya Yes, those would all be cool amongst many others. I am partial to giant heroes myself.
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Posted 1/8/15
It's hard to find fansubs of older shows. I don't particularly care about Heisei tokusatsu as much as Showa ones. I just want to see Ultraseven X because of the adult approach.
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Posted 1/8/15
I agree with you , Showa period tokusatsu is so much better. I personally didn't care for 7X. I may be to stuck on Showa period though
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Posted 1/9/15 , edited 1/9/15
Showa is definitely much better.

I can't stand any of the Heisei Kamen Riders. As for Ultraman, the only Heisei ones I've seen were Tiga, Mebius, Ginga, and the Zero movies. They were alright but didn't have that appeal Showa Ultras have.
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Ditto on the can't stand Heisei stuff haha, for the most part. I watched a few episodes of Ultraman Nexus, it didn't seem to bad. Although, since I didn't complete it , it may go to a suck-fest after the first few that I watched. Kamen Rider I won't even bother with anymore. It just sucks, I won't even waste my time on any Heisei Rider. I can tell just by seeing a trailer anymore that it's not to my liking. Showa FTW!
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Posted 1/12/15
Ultraman the Next and Nexus are the real oddballs in the series. It was an attempt to be a "dark" tokusatsu Ultraman but was still broadcast by the network during the traditional children's programming time. So the more serious stories turned of the kids and adults never really saw it. So as a result, the overarching storyline got cut short by the shows cancellation.

It's not a bad series, but it is very dark at times. So if you don't like your Ultraman to be grim, Nexus won't be your cup of tea.
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Posted 1/12/15

Homonculous wrote:

Kamen Rider I won't even bother with anymore. It just sucks, I won't even waste my time on any Heisei Rider. I can tell just by seeing a trailer anymore that it's not to my liking. Showa FTW!


The Heisei riders do have a different flavor to them, but some choice riders like Kabuto, Den-o, and pretty much all of W-Gaim (barring Wizard) are all great and highly recommended.
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