Sunday, March 10, 2013

KyouryuuBlack and Guns

Episode 4 focuses on KyouryuuBlack, the Bullet Brave!

The gun wielding Kyouryuuger raises a question for me -- what do you think about guns (real guns) in Tokusatsu series? Not nessessarily mature movie -- but things like (duh) Kamen Rider and Super Sentai. I recently saw Kamen Rider Fourze Movie - and was quite surprised at the amount of real world guns. No, no one got shot in a blood mess -- but it was still something I don't recall seeing in regular episodes. Maybe the rules are different with the movies?? Guns in popular media is a hot-topic for Americans right now; how do American fans feel about guns (even laser guns) portrayed in Super Sentai? Power Rangers Mega Force uses lasers - though that footage was completed years prior. I don't really have a problem with it -- but it just occurred to, some of the old criticism leveled against shows like this, and possibly glamorizing gun-play. (Though usually such arguments where usually focused on the violence of martial arts.) Probably an unfair topic to put to another countries' programming - but, like with Mega Force, Kyouryuuger will someday probably be the next Power Ranger Dinosaur; so it does effect us as well.

New Character Profiles:
- Dantetsu Kiryu
- Joyful Knight Canderrilla

You can find these images added here: KyouryuuBlack Profile

You can find this image added here: KyouryuuRed Profile

You can find this image added here: Torin Profile

Kyouryuuger Robots
You can find these images added here: Kyouryuuger Robots

1 comment:

  1. Just go with "Kyoryuger", Erik. The official materials and merchandising of the series went with Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.