Welcome to Tokusatsu Club Ichigou! (Wave 1)
Watching tokusatsu in the name of justice!
I've been aching to interact with other tokusatsu fans for a long time now, but none of the tokusatsu communities I've looked into have really grabbed my attention. I know I'm not the only person on Hummingbird who's interested in tokusatsu, so what do you guys think about us watching some together and spreading the awesome that is tokusatsu to other Hummingbird users?
What the fuck is tokusatsu?
For those who don't know what it is, tokusatsu is Japanese for "special filming", and it usually refers to television shows that use large amounts of action and special effects. The most familiar example would be the Super Sentai Series, and the American recuts of them that you know as Power Rangers. However, there are other examples out there, like Kamen Rider and Ultra Man. (Also, the first "u" in tokusatsu is silent!)
So, what will the Hummingbird Tokusatsu Club do?
First order of business will be to pick a tokusatsu show to watch together. We won't simulcast it (officially), but we'll have an assigned number of episodes to watch every week. I'm thinking maybe one episode a day? I could handle two, but it's up to you guys. Besides that, we'll just be bullshitting in this thread about the tokusatsu we've been watching.
The votes are in, and we're officially going to watch...
Kamen Rider OOO!
The first episode is on Facebook in two parts. I can't post a link, but it'll be the first result if you search Google for "facebook 435754607409". While you're watching that, you can start acquiring fansubs for the rest of the show. It's available in 5 easy-to-download parts in HD, and 4 parts in SD. To find fansubs, go to the first result when you search Google for "tvnihon tracker OOO".
(If you're confused, PM me. I can be more specific in PMs.)
We 're officially starting today, on October 22nd, 2014. We'll watch one episode a day until we finish the series on December 8th, 2014.
Voting for the next series we watch will begin November 24th, and will last one week. The results will be announced on December 1st, one week before we finish Kamen Rider OOO.
Be sure to tag spoilers!
For anyone who doesn't know how to use spoiler tags...
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Will look like this...
These are spoiler tags!