July 30, 2017
Power Rangers is a huge part of my life. Without it, I would have never fallen in love with the world of tokusatsu, and I wouldn't be doing what I do today. Who knows what I would be doing! I can easily say I owe so much to this franchise.
It's without saying that I was excited for the Power Rangers movie the minute it was revealed by Lionsgate way back when. As a fanbase we powered through the delays, the lack of advertising, and the wave of hype months before the actual premiere. While some people ended up not enjoying it, as a whole, both casual fans, hardcore fans, and even "non-fans" fell in love with the new world presented in the film.
Even though we in America have been enjoying the Blu-Ray and DVD release of the movie for a few weeks now, the movie has FINALLY hit theaters across Japan. Unfortunately facing movie juggernaut franchises like Pokémon and Cars, the film opened up at a low 9th place in the rankings.
Where do we go from here? The movie has finally hit all countries, and is already on home video in a vast majority of the world. The film made back its budget and then some, but was it a success in the eyes of Saban Brands? Was it a success in the eyes of Lionsgate? More importantly, was it a successes in the eyes of the international investors. That all remains to be seen, as SDCC, the perfect place to announce plans for a sequel, has already passed. That being said, Saban always had a big presence at NYCC, so there's always hope.
Despite weak box office numbers worldwide, the widely successful toy line from Bandai America, as well as high-grossing Blu-Ray and DVD seals could easily set a sequel in motion, even despite the weak box office numbers. As a fan, that's all we can hope.
If Lionsgate and Saban Brands decide to shelve the chance of a sequel, I hope this world is something either company chooses to revisit. Whether it's in the form of a Netflix series, an animated series, or even a full monthly comic series from BOOM! Studios, I would love for this world to continue in some fashion. The world created was something I have longed for in Power Rangers, and I hope to jump back in it soon.
I don't really care how. All I ask is that it happens.
September 18, 2017
Last night, on Sunday, September 18th, Typhoon No.18 (Category 4) passed our city Matsuyama leaving some leaking water from our office ceiling and caused some damages on our candy toys we kept on the top of our shelves. The outer boxes of following items are soaked, and we will have to sell them without them as well as the candies included inside to avoid any food contamination. The plastic toys inside have not soaked nor are damaged, and we will sell as they are at discounted prices.
September 16, 2017
Learning the secret of his birth, and having been defeated by Kei as Pedanium Zetton, Riku has lost the meaning to his existence. However, Riku recieves a letter from a man named Ikari Asakura, and Riku goes to meet him. Only to discover that Riku was named by this man. Meeting Ikari inspires Riku to continue on as Ultraman Geed, and face Kei/ Pedanium Zetton again. In this battle Riku will awaken a new "MAGNIFICENT" power!
September 16, 2017
Kei Fukuide is outed as the mastermind behind the kaiju attacks by AIB through a sting operation, and Ultraman Zero rushes to Belial's location. Realizing that our heroes, and law enforcement are closing in him, Kei chooses to confront Riku! In this confrontation Kei decides to reveal to Riku his origin, and attempts to complete his devious plans. Meanwhile Laiha must contend with a deadly assassin whose been hired to keep her at bay.
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