Monday, April 11, 2011

EZ Rider and Jew Wario on the Ikaricast

This is not a joke Toku Faithful. Check out the Ikaricast with Fighter Xaos, 16-Bit Jeff. Guest starring Jew Wario and Yours Truly as we go over new import games and import gaming in general.

I'd like to thank the guys at the Ikaricast for asking me to join them and of course Jew Wario for putting up with me. XD Enjoy.

The Official Toku Time Glossary (Second Entry)

Well I thought some of these other terms were pretty self-explanatory but it doesn't matter. I'll explain the two I missed earlier and hopefully this will be the end of it.


Good old Moltar. Former host of Toonami and director of SGC2C coined this term. Basically this means the writers of the show/movie got lazy and was obviously trying to fill gaps in the story and it it painful. This is where the show or movies tends to just give up (Chou Den-O anyone?). So this is past the point of stupidity. Again this requires no visual aid because seeing one of these would just make your head hurt and I don't want to harm my fans. Be grateful.


Let's just come out and state the obvious shall we? Tokusatsu shows were made for the sole purpose to sell toys. Yes, even in their heyday. But to be fair what ISN'T made for selling merchandise these days? This term is designed to point out a new fan-dangled device which kids who are pumped full of sugar products will see and pester their parental units to get them. Now I know what you're thinking. "Oh please Mr. Rider. We went through the same thing when we were kids so we were no better." Well you got me there. HOWEVER in tokusatsu they like to wave a new item for the heroes and then quickly never show it again nor mention it again EVER! This is mostly a Kamen Rider trope. On the Super Sentai/Power Rangers side of things they like to shoehorn in a last minute weapon/mech before the final story arc. So yea. Dark stories? Character development? Nah, just focus on selling toys.


So that is that. If I missed anything (and I'm sure I did) let me know and I'll just add them here instead of making a new post. Later.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Official Toku Time Glossary

Hey there Toku Faithful. It's the toku guy EZ Rider here. You know I get a lot of comments on videos/emails/questions during livestream about allthese terms I use on Toku Time so I thought. What the hell? I'll explain some of them. Let's get started in no particular order.


Ah. Much like Snoopy who had trouble getting in to human places in Snoopy Come Home, Super Sentai has been prone to being in a jam battling evil forces. When said evil (usually one or more) sends our heroes to the ground with a massive energy attack they "de-transform" and cannot muster any strength to fight back until later. This works for both Super Sentai AND Power Rangers because, well lets face it, they both take a beating every series.



Inspired by the Epic Fail that Sean Fausz has made so epic (pun intended) and Kamen Rider Kabuto this term works pretty much the same as No Morphs Allowed only in this case it's just for Kamen Riders. Don't get me wrong Kamen Riders have some awesome battles but no Rider is invincible (not even you, Decade). When a big bad or in some cases a kaijin of the week gets the better of our hero (or anti-hero, it varies) and beats them within an inch of their lives to the point the Rider falls out of his Kamen/masked state. Said rider can no longer fight until the script says so or until it's most convenient. Thus the rider has failed to defeat his opponent. It's not a put-down its....okay fine it's a put-down if you must call it that.



I kind of went over this in my Nexus review but for you Toku Faithful who are new to the ranks I'll bring you up to speed. When any hero from Japan (hence J-Hero) is accused of a crime they didn't commit and hunted down/chased/arrested/etc etc then they are candidates for this justice system. This can only work in series, not movies (unless it was like a 4 hour movie which would be insane) since it gives the accused time to clear his or her name and get right with the man aka cops, company, alternate universes or what have you. This can work for ANY tokusatsu hero. Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, Ultraman, etc. Unless they DID commit it and deserve to be strapped to an electric chair....Decade!

The J-Hero Justice System. All suspects are guilty until proven innocent in a court of 50 episodes or less.



I'm going to go out on a limb here and say most of you know what Baka means. If you don't. It means idiot. Basically this meme that I'm trying to shove down your throat is basically when someone does something so bone-shatteringly stupid that it actually hurts to feel how stupid it is. This can be a hair-brained plan that goes awry or sending kids into battle with no training or powers whatsoever or even using a girl with psychic power to make your suit of armor stronger but it just attracts more kaijin so it just defeats the purpose. Not really much to this one I just felt like adding it to extinguish all doubt. I don't think this one warrants a Visual Aid so I'll forgo it this time.

Well that's all I've got for this glossary. If I missed anything please leave a comment and let me know. I will amend it ASAP. Later.