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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.
Watching MMPR as a kid, I was basically bewitched by Kimberly Hart. And I would say her beauty is pretty unique from most of the Power Rangers girls and Super Sentai girls. Too bad writers derailed her in Zeo. Now for those sweet smiles.
Just reading that Jetman could have been used for Mighty Morphin' feeds the imagination. Jetman had a love polygon to deal with with Gai liking Kaori but Kaori likes Ryu but Ryu likes Rie scenario. But let's think about a possible love triangle that could have been done. I was inspired by this also because a Jason/Kimberly kissing scene got deleted from the Lionsgate Power Rangers movie.
I gave a thought over the Jason/Kimberly shipping would might have happened in the Power Rangers Turbo movie. I thought about it would Jason having feelings for Kimberly work in the first place? I wanted to think about it that the storyline could only be pursued when Zyu2 footage is produced for Mighty Morphin'. So what's the possible storyline that I could imagine to go along with it?
Lord Zedd immediately returns after Doomsday. He's disgusted by Rita's failure and decides to take matter into his own hands. I felt like that Lord Zedd should have arrived right after Rita was …
There's no doubt that Power Rangers usually has the problem of bad writing and I think Kimberly is one big victim of it. How? While she started out pretty fine, she was able to fight but the problem was later during the second to third season (probably that's why the actress wanted to leave) was because of this... you cannot deny that she was first changed from your average ranger to Tommy's damsel in distress which really gets annoying for the character.
Now this was another case of injustice against the character by the writers. Remember the MMPR/Masked Rider crossover? Getting Kimberly sick is indeed bad, bad and I mean VERY BAD writing. I really thought it was a pathetic treatment towards her. Who knows? Maybe that's why Amy Jo Johnson got sick and tired of all the bad writing she soon requested to make a proper leave. But I guess executives didn't want her to leave so easily. I cannot deny how the scene was really badly written. Sheesh... at least this mista…
As a child, I used to like Tommy a lot. Maybe it was because of how "cool" I thought he was or was it because of the Tommy/Kimberly ship that Dougie Boy sank for no good reason? That letter is best known as Doug Sloan forged Kimberly's signature into it! Okay, be ready for a lot of my personal biases because I'm mostly neutral with Power Rangers. But there are good Power Rangers seasons, there are some good actors who can really do what they do like Mike Chaturantabut is an accomplished martial artist or that Amy Jo Johnson plays a good Kimberly. But let's focus on Tommy who's nothing more than an overrated, self-glorified character like Hercule in Dragon Ball Z. Plus, Jason David Frank isn't really pleasing anymore either.
So what's my issues with Tommy? I would talk more about the post-Zeo era. Power Rangers managed to create some decent seasons. During Wild Force's "Forever Red", it bothers me why Tommy and not Jason was the leader. …
One of the greatest injustices in Power Rangers is the "Dear John letter" which for me was more of a F*CK YOU AMY JO JOHNSON than an actual plot mover. I was wondering, was Catherine Sutherland lacking popularity over Amy Jo Johnson, they wanted her back but couldn't get her back? Probably. But let me tell you what is downright wrong with the Dear John Letter!
One must admit that one of the running plots that go with Power Rangers is Tommy and Kimberly as a couple. It made me think it's very OUT OF CHARACTER for Kimberly to just dump Tommy like that. If they had to break up... it could have been done back then but it's still a bad idea. Again, it's nothing more than an attempt to replace her with Kat and it's a pretty forced thing to do.
What I thought is that, this was character derailment to an otherwise really popular character. They could have just kept the relationship a distant one, where Kimberly writes to Tommy every now and then... rather than …
So far, for me the most memorable and most likable character in MMPR will always be Trini Kwan. Why? Aside from being an Asian yellow ranger, she was presented to be the toughest, most kick-ass character with a tough personality. She's really that skilled that even Jason gets amazed by her knowledge in martial arts. She was also the first yellow ranger in Power Rangers.
She reminded me of Mika Koizumi in Bioman who was also the first female yellow ranger in Super Sentai and the first yellow ranger in Bioman. Her character died in episode 10 when Mason used the Bio Killer Gun, she saved the others at the cost of her life. Both characters were kick-ass female. Eventually like the actress Yuki Yajima (who only stayed in Bioman for nine episodes), soon enough Thuy Trang (who stayed for less than a half of the second season) had payroll issues, had enough of Saban and quit.
Eventually on that fateful day of September 3, 2001 an accident claimed her life. She like Mika Koizumi me…
Looking back at MMPR and Kimberly leaving, what if Amy Jo Johnson didn't leave the set until later that is Turbo?
I simply just fantasized what if she were Zeo Ranger I and Kat never came into existence. While I'm not a fan of Kat herself BUT I cannot deny that I still think of what if Amy Jo Johnson didn't decide to leave for better career opportunities. So here's what I think could happen for Zeo if Kimberly not Kat were the Pink Zeo Ranger. Chances are also these... knowing Jason returned in Zeo, there would probably the love triangle between Tommy and Jason for Kimberly to manifest which wasn't really in Power Rangers back then she will stay until second half of Turbo.
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…
I can always say that I usually choose not to watch Power Rangers because I don't really like it as much as Super Sentai. Back as a child, I enjoyed watching Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. I watched it like every other child. I still remember my crush on Kimberly and how much I collected items like her trading cards and stickers. I didn't care how stupid it felt but I did it anyway. But there was always something that came in between. I would say that something in between was Super Sentai and other Japanese Tokusatsu shows.
It's certain that I was also watching Super Sentai (without knowing the term back then) as well as Kamen Rider Black, Shaider and Gavan. I just called it "The original Japanese Power Rangers." I just wondered why in the world there were Mighty Morphin' stickers with Japanese characters unaware of the existence of Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger. I remembered Bioman, Maskman, Turboranger, Fiveman and Jetman as part of the pre-Zyuranger Super S…
In Power Rangers, this was one issue that went from funny to plain disgusting that was namely Skull's attraction to Kimberly. It was funny but it turned sour or senseless though I'll have to admit this became the inspiration of my Spike and Rin Takanashi jokes. I thought that this gag ran for quite some time until Amy Jo Johnson leftt he show for personal reasons. So what did I think about it? It was really annoying, Bulk and Skull have ZERO contribution to plot except if they are captured and it was plain annoying. I was a Tommy/Kimberly fan which made me dislike this idea in the first place. I thought that the attraction was freaky to gross. In fact, I even didn't like the episode where Kimberly got drugged and fell in love with Skull while under a trance- that was just plain yucky for me. But at the same time, it had its funny moments as well.
This idea was later carried over in Power Rangers Samurai with Spike himself. Spike was however in love with the Pink …