1. Chris Fabinsky
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    you didn’t mention the thing that had me rolling….when the ‘powerful Rangers’ leapt into the fight, they used JDF’s ‘Sig-hiyah’.

    • Joe Masaki Locastro
      May 13, 2013 @ 10:17 am

      I noticed the SFX in the episode for sure, but I couldn’t tell if that was Over-Time’s subbers adding their writing too, heh. Great observation though!

  2. Frob Man
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    Extra points for pointing out that Steven Spielburton was played by none other than Koichi Sakamoto, who himself has a rich history with Power Rangers.

  3. Tequilla
    May 13, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    They just mocked Power rangers, They just think ‘Power rangers’ is absurd and lame because it was ‘Super Sentai Series’. Even though I knew that episode was just funny joke, It was very disturbing. Writers of Akibaranger just put their thoughts which is “Super Sentai = Right / Power Rangers = Wrong, Bad, Stupid”

    They have no right to mock my childhood.
    Just gone too far, man.
    gone too far.

    • Joe Masaki Locastro
      May 13, 2013 @ 10:15 am

      Now that’s not the right attitude at all! We’ve made fun of Super Sentai on Power Rangers (cars with eyes, anyone?), AND with our popular culture we lampoon all nations and races. Sure it stings a little but it’s in good fun. They’re born from a misconception, so their portrayals are likewise: goofy and off!

      Take it on the chin, dogg. They only did it for one episode! And be happy they did it at all. A sacred line that hasn’t really been crossed finally has, even it was by the clowns.

    May 14, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    This episode ROCKED

    General pain’s funny and hope to see more of him and face against the akibarangers face to face in upcoming episodes more and Koichi’s cameo was awesome donning the blonde wig and playing with powerful ranger toys.

    The powerful rangers literally acted like posers no pun intended And wow, the powerful red and green ranger act like an evil Bill and Ted and also felt like they kinda portrayed a Japanese stereotype of america in Japan.

    Moegi speech after getting beaten by the powerful rangers by saying and admiring the zyurangers for saving the super sentai franchise from cancellation was a touching tribute to super sentai being saved and in toy sales and as well as power rangers contribution to the franchise too in toy sales as mmpr became a billion dollar franchise which helped expand the sentai market overseas in the west as a kids brand under the power rangers name.

    And now with the internet the majority of fans who grew up with power rangers in the west are more aware of it’s original source material super sentai show

    Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger (Dinosaur Squadron BeastRangers)

    The zyurangers warriors of eternity reference to make tyrannoranger and dragonranger remember was so legendary, they remembered and fought the baddies in style, now that was really awesome and the zyuranger special power rocked too

    It’s funny since the 1 half of the director akibaranger Ryuta Tasaki worked not only kamen rider and super sentai, but also worked on power rangers lost galaxy amd lightspeed rescue too

    Akibaranger Season 2 is by far better than the 1st season so far. The next episode, Episode 6 was awesome too and now looking forward to the up to date episode with a 3 team gouraigers, now that’s gonna rock

  5. samurai5911
    May 15, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    i loved the episode

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