In memory of the previous tokusatsu thread:
☆Watching tokusatsu in the name of justice!☆
Who would have thought we'd make it this far? Many fond memories were made while watching Kamen Rider OOO, so it's only natural to continue with a fresh batch of hilarious/badass tokusatsu! This time around, we're going to be watching a classic show, AND a modern one! Think you can handle it? (Spoiler alert: You totally can! We believe in you!)
☆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 does the Hummingbird Tokusatsu Club do?☆
First order of business will be to pick two tokusatsu shows to watch together. We won't simulcast them (officially), but assign a specific number of episodes to watch every week. (Currently, one episode of each show per day.) Besides that, we just bullshit in this thread about the tokusatsu we've been watching lately.
The votes are in, and we're officially going to watch...
Kamen Rider Black + Kamen Rider Gaim!
If you're interested (or even curious), you should begin downloading the episodes as soon as possible! I can't link them here, but you should be able to find them with practically no effort. Gaim is available with subtitles from TV-Nihon, so a quick Google search for "tvnihon tracker" miiight help you find it. (In fact, it miiight be the first result.) Black is a little trickier, but I did find it. All I can say for now is "Google it".
(If you're confused, PM me. I can be more specific in PMs.)
Wave 2 shows will begin on December 9th, 2014. We'll watch one episode of each show every day until we finish Kamen Rider Gaim on January 24th, 2015, and Kamen Rider Black on January 28th, 2015.
Voting for Wave 3 will begin January 15th, and will last one week. The results will be announced on January 22nd, one week before the new shows begin.
Be sure to tag spoilers, as well as your thoughts on them!
For anyone who doesn't know how to use spoiler tags...
[spoiler]These are spoiler tags![/spoiler]
Will look like this...
These are spoiler tags!
Due to recent happenings, the Tokusatsu Club now has its own spoiler policy. This policy is basically a rehash of Hummingbird's policy, only a little more detailed. If you have questions about Hummingbird's spoiler policy, feel free to contact a forum moderator or admin.
Things that DO need to be spoiler-tagged:
- Anything relating to any story arc in any kind of media ever. And that means anything. (Even filler.)
- Any toku hero's special transformations, attacks, or partners that do not appear in the first three episodes.*
- Your feelings on spoiler-sensitive material. EG: "That was a sad episode!" or "Fuck that character!"
- Images relating to any of the above, whether they are taken directly from the source material or not. (This includes pictures or names of toys and merchandise.)
*There are some exceptions to this one. Feel free to ask.
Things that DO NOT need to be spoiler-tagged:
- The existence of super hero crossovers, what heroes they involve, and what episodes they happen in. (Crossovers are heavily advertised in Japan. They are not meant to be surprises.) You may also discuss the meta behind crossovers (EG why the creators decided to do it), but you may not discuss or hint about plot details without spoiler tags.
@alienmandy @BasedEMP @BerserkDragon @Bleack @David @Dildo @Greebo @jojovonjo @Kappo @No_Comment @Omega_Rhythm @Raphael @ThatSam @Tkdbb156 @Wizard
Prospective members: (To be tagged when the new thread is made on the 15th)
Ayu_Akemi (needs to be able to stream shows on his tablet)
Note to self: Don't forget "Monster of the Week" program.