Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ranger Villain Profile: Go-onger Crime Minister Yogoshimacritein

Crime Minister Yogoshimacritein (総裏大臣ヨゴシマクリタイン ,Sōridaijin Yogoshimakuritain, 46-50) is the black/gold armored Insurgant Highness (デンカノボウトウ ,Denka no Bōtō) and Yogostein's father, ending his sentences with "Narina". Being the total opposite of his son and most ruthless of the Gaiark, Yogoshimacritein desired to rule all the Braneworlds, playing part in forcing the Gian Race Engines into the verge of extinction and oversaw the destruction of the three Braneworlds by Kireizky. After Kireizky's death, Yogoshimacritein uses his fallen minion's Bottomless Wastebin to enter the Human World, using it as a means to feed from in order for him to use his signature inhereditary attack Justice Dissolution (正義解散 ,Seigi Kaisan), which can convert those it hits into wavelengths as long as the Deus Haguru Magear is active. He uses it to take out Hant, Gunpei, and the Go-on Wings, along with their Engine partners, Carrigator, Jum-bowhale, and the ancient Engines. His other attacks are Puppet Regime (傀儡傀儡政権 ,Kugutsu Kairaiseiken) which can turn his subordinates into his puppets, Ration Provision Bullet (定額給付弾 ,Teigaku Kyūfu Dan). He uses his staff to unlease his most powerful attacks: Enforcing Vote (強行採決 ,Kyōkō Saiketsu) and Closing Despotic Proclamation: Yogoshimanifesto Break (最終独裁宣言・ヨゴシマニフェストブレイク ,Saishū Dokusai Sengen: Yogoshimanifesuto Bureiku).

Eventually, Yogoshimacritein reveals to Kegalesia and Kitaneidas that he never cared for his surbordinates and will sacrifice them as long as it is to accomplish their plan. After losing the Infinite Wastebin to the ministers, Yogoshimacritein fatally damages them both before making his way to the Deus Haguru Magear to power himself up until he is trapped in the Bikkurium chamber as the gear is destroyed, causing the entire Hellgaille Palace to collapse around him. However, Yogoshimacritein reconstructs himself from his gears and attempts to destroy the city until he is halted by Hant, Gunpei, and the Go-on Wings. Once the primary Go-ongers join the fray, Yogoshimacritein enlarges himself in a process called Third Industrial Revolution (第三次産業革命 ,Daisanji Sangyō Kakumei) and battles Engine-Oh G12 until he is finally destroyed by the G12 Final Grand Prix attack.

* His name is from the Japanese word for "to pollute" (汚しまくる ,yogoshimakuru) and his title based on "Prime Minister" (総理大臣 ,Sōridaijin)


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Various Super Sentai Images

Here are some new images for a few different Super Sentai series.

Jetman
You can find this image added here: Jetman Group Images

Timeranger
You can find this image added here: Timeranger Group Images

Abaranger
You can find this image added here: Abaranger Group Images

This image is labeled as coming from www.thai-toku.com

Shinkenger Tenku Shinken-Oh
You can find this image added here: Tenku Shinken-Oh
This image is labeled as coming from www.modxtoy.com

Monday, June 29, 2009

Persevering on the Road of Justice! Engine Sentai Go-onger!

Here are some new Go-onger Images

If anyone has noticed, I've been getting images as I go through Go-onger's finale episodes. I only have three episodes left to watch. Almost to the finish line.

Go-on Red
You can find this image added here: Go-on Red Profile

Go-on Green
You can find this image added here: Go-on Green Profile

Go-on Black
You can find these images added here: Go-on Black Profile


Shinkenger Images

Here are some new Shinkenger images

Shinken Gold
You can find these images added here: Shinken Gold Profile




Shinken Blue
You can find this image added here: Shinken Blue Profile

Shinken Yellow
You can find this image added here: Shinken Yellow Profile

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Problems with Fan Subbing Translations

I found this documentary that was put on Youtube, detailing some of the mistakes fan subbing communities often make when translating Japanese works. The thing is long, but it's very educational.

I agree with a lot of what he's saying in this documentary, about overly flashy text graphics distracting from watching the show. I do however to take issue with certain things like his problem with adding Honorary words (-san, -chan, ect). I always thought it gave subbed shows a better sense of texture. And his problem with writing english words next to the Japanese text in a show is questionable, since it's usually a clean way to actually tell us what a sign says.

This guy makes a lot of good points, but also seems overly harsh of any subbing that doesn't subscribe to complete amenity. Sometimes I like hearing about a culture tidbit, explained by a quick asterisk, explaining something that would otherwise be confusing.

I also have to take some issue with not translating names or certain words. There is definitely a balancing act to achieve, to not over-confuse viewers with un-translated words - but some words, untranslated, give a nice sense of texture to some series. Take Bleach for example. I'm sure there is some other name for "Zanpakuto" (like soul-cutting sword) but it comes off better with it's original name, especially since it's like a proper name for an otherwise made up object.

The one place I go to, for tokusatsu shows, is TV-Nihon, who seem to strike a good balance on all these problems. Their text is colorful, but in fact does serve the purpose of helping hearing impaired viewers know who is talking (and sometimes us, because we sometimes can't see their lips moving). And while it is somewhat flashy, it never disturbs the show it's self. Any asterisk moments are rare, and un-translated names of attacks and such don't hurt the flow or understanding of the story at all. Certain words are left untranslated, like "Geki" or "Kageki" in a show like Gekirangers. But, really, it would hurt the translation so much to have to say "Extreme Kai" or "Boiling Over Kai" all the time, exactly like the Zanpakuto example.

Anyway - that's my two cents on the subject. The documentary is very well made and informative. One of the things the show mentions is the idea that, in short, translating is meant to give a foreign viewer the same experience as the original audience. I can say with full confidence that I'm getting the same experience as Japanese viewers when watching TV-Nihon's subs.


Here's the first part of the documentary


And here are the other parts

Friday, June 26, 2009

Checker Flag! More Go-onger Images!

Here are some new Go-onger images.

Go-on Red
You can find these images added here: Go-on Red Profile


Go-on Green
You can find this image added here: Go-on Green Profile

Giant Robots
You can find these images added here: Go-onger Giant Robots


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ranger Villain Profile: Go-onger Cleaning Minister Kireizky

Cleaning Minister Kireizky (掃治大臣キレイズキー ,Sōji Daijin Kireizukī, 42-44) is one of the Gaiark's ministers, who "cleans" the slate of Braneworlds he has visited, destroying the Sound World, the Magic World, and the Prism World to acquire a special energy called Dokkirium (ドッキリウム ,Dokkiriumu).

Arriving in the Human World, Kireizky intervened during Engine-Oh G9's fight with Bin Banki before formally introducing himself. Kireizky is armed with Seven Cleaning Tools (オソウジ七つ道具 ,Osōji Nanatsu Dōgu) such as Duster Blade (ハタキブレード ,Hataki Burēdo?) with which he can execute the Dust Trash (ホコリトラッシュ ,Hokori Torasshu), Tying Sleeves (たすき掛け ,Tasuki Gake), and Round Moon Slash (円月斬り ,Engetsu Giri) attacks. His other weapons are Broom Shotgun (ホウキショットガン ,Hōki Shottogan), Anti-Soul Rag (アンチソウルゾーキン ,Anchi Sōru Zōkin) that can absorb Engine-Soul based attacks and send them back to knock them out or be wrung into the Rag Grenade (ゾウキングレネード ,Zōkin Gurenēdo), the Dustpan Shield (チリトリシールド ,Chiritori Shīrudo), and Cotton Swab Kunai (メンボークナイ ,Menbō Kunai). His sixth weapon, the Bottomless Wastebin (ムゲンゴミバコ ,Mugen Gomibako), allows him to manipulate space itself from evading an enemy attack to sending them far away with Vacuum Full Power (バキュームフルパワー ,Bakyūmu Furu Pawā). But once losing the wastebin, Kireizky swallows the Dokkirium he gather to undergo Super Industrial Revolution (超産業革命 ,Chōsangyō Kakumei) before using the strongest of his seven weapons, the Bucket Bazooka (バケツバズーカ ,Baketsu Bazūka). Though he overpowered the Go-ongers, the tables turn when the entire team is reassembled and Kireizky is scrapped by Engine-Oh G12. However, his Wastebin ended up at the Hellgaille Palace, still active as Yogoshimacritein emerges from it.

* His name is from the Japanese word for "tidiness" (綺麗好き ,kireizuki)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Timeranger Image

Timeranger

This image can be found added to this page: Timeranger Group Images

This image is labeled as coming from www.thai-toku.com

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Go-onger Images!

Here are some new Go-onger Images. Enjoy!

Go-on Red
You can find these images added here: Go-on Red




Go-on Blue
You can find these images added here: Go-on Blue


Go-on Green
You can find these images added here: Go-on Green





Go-on Black
You can find these images added here: Go-on Black


Go-on Gold
You can find these images added here: Go-on Gold




Go-on Silver
You can find these images added here: Go-on Silver




Jum-bowhale
You can find these images added here: Go-onger Giant Robots


Kitaneidas
You can find these images added here: Air Pollution  Minister Kitaneidas


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Gattai Focus: Shinkenger Ika Origami

Shinken Gold's first Origami robot, Ika (who he calls "Ika-Chan") is a Squid. He floats in the air and shoots out ink clouds. He can also combine with Shinken-Oh, (and apparently also the next Origami, who seems to be a lobster). When combined Ika-Chan becomes a lightning quick sword - and can absorb lightning for a final attack.





This image is labeled as coming from www.modxtoy.com