1. pqcomics
    August 26, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    maybe just maybe, kids don’t like to wake up early in the morning to watch tv shows?
    i’m 15 and i don’t but it was the same when i was 10. Maybe the need to change the timeslot.

    • hentailover
      August 26, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

      Then what about Fourze? They air back to back. I don’t remember which one airs first but still

      • Anonymous
        August 26, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

        Super Sentai is on before Kamen Rider. Starting next week it’ll be Go-Busters at 7:30am and then Wizard at 8am.

    • Shiromokuba*
      August 26, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

      hat can’t have any ting to do with it since the other shows aren’t suffering. In the US there just isn’t anything on in the morning anymore, most of it is just reruns of stuff during the week. There is far less in the Saturday Morning line-up then there was say back in 2000-2006 or the 90’s/80’s. It’s pretty much dead for us.

  2. Vin
    August 26, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Whoa whoa whoa…you think Toei should change the sentai formula to gain ratings? That was the whole point of Go-Busters and it isn’t working. Go-Busters IS a Kamen Rider show. They have leather suits, the main protagonist rides a motorcycle, and the villains and heroes share an eerie bond in origin of powers. They need to stop trying to be so different and go back to what’s endured consistently in the franchise for 35 years.

  3. Arata KaGAmi
    August 26, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Why should Sentai try to mimic modern-day Kamen Rider, while modern-day Kamen Rider is still around?

  4. Anonymous
    August 26, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    I personally think the problem with go-buster is that it’s repetitive and nothing has happened. I stopped watching after episode 18 and the only significant thing to happen the introduction of beet and stag buster. Every episode was the practically the same and it didn’t seem like the plot was going anywhere. I don’t know about now with the introduction of Escape, but it seems very slow paced. And the characters seem bland.

  5. Anonymous
    August 26, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    I’m more amazed that the ratings for Goseiger and Gokaiger were so close. the general opinion in the US fan community was that Gokaiger was so much better than its predecessor, I presumed the same was so in Japan.
    I’m one of the folks who FAR preferred Akibaranger, and as I have for several series in the past, I’m quietly waiting Go-Buster out for the next one,
    I’m curious what the ratings were for Ohranger, which almost the last series once before. Considering it was before cable and the Internet, I’ll bet they were far higher, as there were less options.

    • RisingSunTokusatsu
      August 26, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

      Remember, these are just the kids ratings for the first 21 episodes. Gokaiger’s series average was a 5.0% while Goseigers was something like 5.5%

    • Windmaster Hiroaki
      August 26, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

      Remember this dude. the viewers mentioned here’re kids below 12. we’re a totally different demographic here. & oh, Akibaranger ain’t for kids.

      • Anonymous
        August 27, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

        Oh, I’m well aware Akibaranger wasn’t a kids’ show (said so right in the tag), I just meant I preferred it to this year’s proper series.
        I’m ever fascinated what other countries presents for kids. The Sentai and other Toku shows are so much more complex and intense than what passes for entertainment for the same audience here. As I always mention, Doctor Who is still considered a children’s show in the UK, regardless of the adult fanbase it has.

  6. PlayerRed_1
    August 26, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    “I think, even for just a year, a Sentai that goes all the way in trying
    to mimic modern day Kamen Rider would be an interesting experiment.”

    A Sentai mimicking classic Kamen Rider, ala Cyborg 009 would be kind of cool…

  7. Kyle A Carrozza
    August 26, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    They need characters that aren’t insufferable. It’s better than it was when it started, but Hiromu isn’t the kind of person a kid wants to be or watch.

  8. Frank Bromley
    August 26, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    that could explain why Gavin G is rumored to be showing up but if they REALLY wanna try somthign diffrent how about someone does Tomica Hero Rescue Aqua

  9. Neil Marcus Rowlands
    August 26, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    gobusters has had such a boost in many areas. but by improving by some people’s perspective, is decreasing in the kids perspective. kids like repetitive routines that they can expect and copy. like the shadow theatre in hurricanger. the role call in pretty much every series I have seen before now. all the stuff that akibaranger parodied. this is stuff kids like because it makes them feel comfortable. it’s something they can go over in their minds later as a ritual.
    gobusters got rid of most of the repetitive rituals. that’s a shame in a way. it’s better for some of us who are more mature. but actually, one of my favourite parts of hurricanger, was when they called the shinobi machines. I liked the music and the build up. it would be a shame to lose the quality they have added to gobusters. I hope toei can recognise that these parts are valuable. I hope they don’t do another goseiger.
    the quality character development is something i have missed for such a long time. it’s soemthing that makes gobusters so enjoyable to watch.

  10. Yasman
    August 26, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    Wow, I had no idea. Personally I think Go-Busters is a great show! I won’t say it’s perfect, it has it’s flaws but overall I woud say it’s good. The action choreography is just plain amazing and the mecha fights seem more planned out to me. I will say though that the plot is a little slow moving (I mean, when are we going to see those ‘Powered Custom’ upgrades?). Perhaps it’s the story that needs to be worked on?

  11. kamsasdn13213231
    August 27, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    Well in order to boost kamen rider series ratings here’s the solution:

    and for super sentai heres another solution try something to an ext super sentai series in which a main mecha will have a combination of sentai turned into mecha figures (like kakuranger and magiranger) and try a mecha which is the fusion of the sentai warriors turned mecha because of a box simialr to young justice animated series mother box

  12. V
    August 27, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    Maybe franchise fatigue’s setting in (if it hasn’t already). Why not either take a year off and only do movies or something (like how Toei did with Kamen Rider), then come back with fresh ideas, writers, directors etc.?

    • Rob Paterson
      August 27, 2012 @ 9:15 am

      I agree with this. You can see the numbers spiralling down the drain for both Sentai and Kamen Rider as each series gets lower ratings. Better to give both a break and try something new for a while. (Metal Heroes for example, although I’d bet this is coming shortly anyways. Kamen Rider Wizard will likely be replaced by a Metal Hero show when it finishes.)

  13. Rob Paterson
    August 27, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    More likely, I see Live Action super sentai being replaced by a fully CGI version in the near future ala Iron Man: Armored Adventures or Clone Wars and them just skipping the whole part involving troublesome live actors. It would open the show(s) up to more possibilities, be cheaper to produce, and bring a breath of fresh air to the series. (Plus no more needing to reshoot everything in New Zealand to sell it internationally.)

    As for fixing the current version one possibility would be to do something more like the Avengers where the characters have individual hero lives, and occasionally team up to battle bad guys in various combinations rather than always being there as a team. So sometimes we get one character alone, other times we get different combinations of two or three, and then when things get really bad we get the whole team. (They can have individual mecha too, which can combine in different ways depending on who is available to combine with.) All the characters have their own stories, plotlines, and villains.

    • Aussie Otaku
      September 24, 2012 @ 4:38 am

      Now that, my friend, isn’t such a bad idea. Like anyone would’ve said, this idea would work perfectly with making a sentai version of heroes like Zubat, Akumaizer 3 or even Kikaider, hence opening up opportunities for a ‘Justice League/Avengers’ style sentai team.

  14. GDV358
    September 9, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    One thing I’ve noticed with Go-Busters is that it’s, when you look at it compared to the rest of Sentai, rather mundane. Their theme is basically what a real world security firm would try to do for an energy company if they had to fight off giant robot monsters. There’s no sense of an epic nature or a mission behind it: they’re a security firm who happen to be working for that energy company because they have motivations in another world that they can’t go to.

    Last year when Gokaiger was on, my 4 year old nephew showed up on the exact day Gokaiger would come on, despite not knowing how to tell time yet, and ask me cheerfully “Can we watch Pirates?” He appreciated the theme and he appreciated the things being done with that theme, he saw a big flying pirate ship and these colorful characters doing pirate things and getting a kick out of it. You just can’t have the same with the Go-Busters theme, especially not with the way their plot has been going.

  15. Koh Rui Ying
    October 26, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    no, we can’t rate it this way, it’s is probably that the birth rate of japanese are going down…

  16. Bibo Reyes
    March 22, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    man… I hear all this right after I go “At least Toei’s Toku shows’ll never get cancelled!” in my head… No justice in the world…

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