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The Cute Characters Of Akazukin Cha Cha
Well here's the cute characters of Akazukin Cha Cha. Cha Cha is a cute character, there's also Orin and Riiya (in his wolf form).
I always thought it's funny how Cha Cha and Orin both look alike even if well... the show doesn't give a single hint they're related. How Orin is a blonde ninja was never explained whether or not her mother is a white woman or she just dyed her hair. Considering that Cha Cha and Orin belong to the same class, I think Orin is just too short for her age (well the cast graduated in the middle of the show) or two, she's a gifted child that has managed to skip several levels in Urara. As for Cha Cha as a cute character, she doesn't look like a a person who's about to enter Middle School.
I always thought Orin was a badass character in Akazukin Cha Cha. She may be small but watch out... she's also a very capable fighter. What I find weird about her characterization is that while she hangs out mostly with Marin and Yakko, she's too pure. I thought she should have just been hanging out with Cha Cha all the more.
I can't forget Riiya's wolf form which is frequently msitaken as a dog. It's funny how Marin never figured out Riiya can disguise himself. At one point, Shiene sold Riiya in his wolf form to get money to buy Cha Cha a gift.
Power Rangers snobs need to face this fact: no Super Sentai means no Power Rangers! They might reply with, "But Saban took Super Sentai which is crap and made it legend!" to my face. But here's one question that I might ask to them, "Did you even bother to watch Super Sentai before you call it crap? Did you bother to do some comparison or are you just bitching out because one's in Japanese and your beloved show is in English?" The whole idea of taking "crap" and making it "legend" is something. If it were crap why did Super Sentai survive in spite of having some bad seasons? If it were crap then why is Super Sentai the longest running Tokusatsu series by Toei? If it were crap then why would it attract both Stan Lee and Haim Saban in two different occasions? That may be a few questions to ask the Power Rangers snobs assuming they can provide a good answer.
Here's what I'm just think about that the whole kingdom of these Power Ran…
Tekken presents a rather ambiguous background between Kazuya Mishima and Jun Kazama which gives birth to their only son, Jin Kazama who looks a lot like Kazuya Mishima. So what we know based on canon is that they met in Tekken 2 and in Tekken 3 which happens 15 years later after the second game. Jin steps in revealing himself as Kazuya's son therefore Heihachi Mishima's grandson.
The only possible thing I can imagine is rape rather than consent because I doubt it Jun will ever fall for Kazuya in a million years. Namco hasn't really released an official word on that but with its T rating, a rape plot can always be added without making it obvious or detailed. I wouldn't think that Jun Kazama a WWWC officer would even consent to Kazuya so I thought, maybe in the middle of the second tournament or whatever, Kazuya may have banged her against her will (and I don't think her ending is canon either). She could love Jin, I mean some women who became single mothers becaus…
Having played Tekken as a kid though it wasn't really my favorite at first, I thought about how Jun was sort of my "crush", while Kazuya was my favorite character. Now I could talk about the two Kazama ladies...
Tekken 2 introduced the first Kazama member in Tekken. During the events of Tekken 2, Kazuya had taken over his father's place but had sank the Zaibatsu into what some say as a darker era. She was in charge of wildlife preservation, she went together with Lei Wulong to try and arrest Kazuya. Most likely, she might actually be the host to "Angel" as she is the one who visibly fight over for Kazuya's soul. She seeks to redeem Kazuya from the Devil within.
I always have the same reaction when it comes to Saban's Masked Rider
If there's any licensed adaptation by Saban that was so stupid it was his version of Masked Rider. I felt like the whole show is really that bad. The whole series was first introduced through Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and later, it seemed to become a standalone show. So what's the big deal with Saban's Masked Rider and why I really don't like it?
Now I have nothing against lighter and softer if it's done properly but the way Saban's Masked Rider was carried out felt more like it was a bootleg fan film than a licensed adaptation. Yes, Saban was able to secure the rights from Shotaro Ishinomori but the show went so bad that any possibility of Saban's staff securing Kamen Rider rights may be ruined. Please note that Kamen Rider Dragon Knight is by Wang Brothers, not Saban. I felt this show really ruined itself and the image of Kamen Rider to the American fans.
Although Time Force sticks to time as the theme but there are some differences we may want to point out...
While Timeranger had the year 3000 occupied by both aliens and humans living on Earth (and yes, Dolnero is NOT a mutant), Time Force has a unique deviation in its own way. Ransik the Time Force main villain is NOT an alien but a mutant born from a laboratory accident. The criminals that Time Force arrests are renegade mutants whose counterparts are aliens in Timeranger. Timeranger was more of an ancestor to Dekaranger and Power Rangers SPD. Time Force imo may have been inspired by X-Men as well with the mutant/human war and quite coincidentally, Faiz had the human vs. Orphnoch war as well. I hope producers at Toei will add a mutant vs. human war in Super Sentai after it was done in Kamen Rider Faiz.
Alex deviates greatly than Captain Ryuya who was that "I just want to live." type of character who can be debatable if he was a villain or not. I mean you can't h…
Power Rangers Samurai was so bad a season... no questions asked. The presence of Skull's son Spike (and possibly Bulk's nephew) had triggered me my wild imagination. It was also the source of my habit of mentioning Spike every time I wrote something about Rin Takanashi. What's really my own assumptions?
Let us consider what if Mako fought out-of-suit against a group of Nanashi. Spike was in vacation in Japan and he was ambushed by them. It just had me thinking that he happened to be saved by Mako... who is most likely a decade older than he is. Mako's probably 24 when he's 14... which makes an awkward match between them unless Spike was the one older. On the other hand, you might consider some of the dumbest stuff to happen between Spike and Mako.
Sorry but no amount of eye candy can save a bad season!
So much for my hopes of decent revival with Saban... and it's two disappointing (or four) in a row. Power Rangers Samurai was mediocre, Power Rangers Megaforce is nothing more than a bad mish mash/hodge podge. So let's get stated shall we with problems with the show! I'll give my honest opinion to why I think the show is really bad and no amount of eye candy can save it!
Too MUCH MMPR milking.
It's already bad enough to get the MMPR theme rehashed and vandalized by the company that made it. You try to think that the show could have been good if you milk MMPR. Seriously what in the world are Mr. Krabs' current staff thinking?! Nothing wrong if they wanted another season of teenagers with attitude, JUST DO IT RIGHT.
Maybe Jake the Snake is the only one who feels original. On the other hand, Noah is an obvious Zack/Billy hybrid. Both Gia and Emma are failed versions of Kimberly in the long run. I would d…
Tekken also had some legacy characters. A legacy character is when a code name is passed from one person to another. Mortal Kombat had the name Sub-Zero passed between two brothers Kuai Liang and Bi Han. Robin's title was passed from one apprentice of Batman to another, as Dick Grayson ceased to be Robin and became Nightwing. Tekken had some legacy characters too.
King in Tekken. Tekken 1-2 had the first King who was the founder of an orphanage and the friendly rival of the first Armor King. King I was killed by Ogre. King II was some orphan who grew up in King's orphanage and became the second King. King II goes into Tekken 4 with a rivalry with Craig Marduk to avenge his master Armor King I. Tekken 5 somewhat ends his rivalry with Craig Marduk after he found out that revenge was not the answer.
Armor King is another legacy character. Armor King I appeared in Tekken 1-2 as a playable character. Sadly he was not playable in Tekken 3 but appeared in King II's ending. In Tek…
I've written about the Power Rangers snob rumor mill. Take note that just because certain people like the Power Rangers counterpart better doesn't mean they're automatically a snob. So what's the difference? A snob is someone who thinks at a one-sided view (and I'm really guilty of that) vs. the one who actually tries to sees the pros and cons on both sides.
Mighty Morphin' over Zyuranger
As much as I can't find myself doing a Mighty Morphin' rewatch but I could point out some strengths Mighty Morphin' has. One example is Amy Jo Johnson is a better actress than Reiko Chiba or two, there's not much child of the week focus. Heck, I don't even feel like comparing the two batches because the Zyurangers are from warrior tribes so it's not even a fair fight. Zyuranger has its own sets of flaws also like it suffers from too much child of the week syndrome or how the show doesn't explain why Daizyujin still needed to be piloted if its sentien…
Back in Tekken 2, it was a video game lie that Lei Wulong could use his gun (from his alternate costume) though that was just a myth. But like some video game lies, many of them ended up getting used to inspire later innovations.
Tekken 6 featured the Item Move list which if you equipped certain items to a certain character, you can do a certain move. Lei Wulong has to be equipped with the Police Jacket to fire his gun. In the Police Jacket, it's done by pressing Right Punch + Left Kick together. The effects are different, the move is hard to connect considering Tekken's primary focus are the use of real martial arts moves in science fiction.
Thanks a lot Namco for making that rumor a reality.