300 visits! And it only took a week and three days! lol

Yay, I’ve had three hundred visits to my website! And, unless my site stats have been lying to me, I may actually have a few regular visitors. So I’d like to thank the 3 to 5 of you that visit my on a semi-regular basis, and the oodles of you that dont’, but you count just the same. And of course, I wanna thank the only people that ever comment on my posts, the spammers. Seriously, people! Could someone other than some spammer please leave a comment on something, I don’t care if it’s good or bad, as long as it isn’t spam I would be happy, cuz I don’t know if I’m doing anything right or not. I also have a ratings system in place, so whenever you want, you can rate my stuff thumbs up or thumbs down.

Anyway, to get back to what I was saying before that little tangent, yay 300 visits. A lot of exciting stuff around the corner, the premiere of Power Rangers Samurai is coming up, and apparently they’ll have new episodes premiere sundays at noon. Then the following week Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger preimieres, definitly looking forward to waiting until someone has the nerve to put the first episode up on YouTube. And of course, I’ll continue to try and keep you up-to-date about all things toku. And as promised (for those of you who give a damn), I will soon reveal HenshinHead’s form to you (and he is currently working on a new post, so could you do him a favor and read it, because he doesn’t think anyone reads his posts). Until next time!

-M.C., the quantum twin 

P.S.: I probably won’t do anything when we get to 400, depending on how long that takes, but expect to party at 500! You bring the snacks, I’ll get the drinks, and we’ll party like Toei just announced that their easing up on subbed videos uploaded onto YouTube!

P.S.S.: I just corrected the title, just so you know. Also, today has been the busiest day I’ve had in over a week, so more thanks are in order! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!THANK YOU!THANK YOU!THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S.S.S: Seriously anyone else who isn’t just spamming my site, I want to hear from you, and only you. I haven’t approved a new comment in over three weeks, and I would like to hear from a real person. You can be anonimous if you want, just someone who isn’t a spammer, please make the first move, don’t wait for someone else to do it.

UPDATE: (2/5/11) 400 visits, only one hundred more to go!

YouTube – Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Opening Song

YouTube – Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Opening Song

via YouTube – Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Opening Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-9uP-0GT9o&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

This is a semi-live recording of the song that took place during the Go-Kaiger press conference Just thought you might be interested. You owe me one, Grass Whoppers!

UPDATE: Here is a clear version of the opening, it’s not the whole song, but at least you can understand more than a few lines, and you can actually hear the music!

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That’s two, Grass Whoppers!

New series announcement: Toku’s impact on the real world.

Hey there everybody! Itsa me, M.C. here and I’m introducing a new series of blog posts which will run (hopefully) along with the tokusatsu for beginners posts call “Toku’s impact on the real world”. Basically, it will examine how toku has and still is impacting the world that we live in today. It may be as broad and obvious as research into humanoid robots to something so understated and vague that only my twisted brain could connect the pieces. And this new series starts… Right Now!!!

Recently, Sony announced that they had developed the PSP2 NGP, or next generation portable (for Star Trek’s impact on the use of the phrase “next generation”, please visit a blog about Star Trek, otherwise, keep reading). Of all the awesome new features that it comes with (I would like to stress at this point that I am in no way associated with Sony, I just like what they produce), they’ve made a change in how they format the games for it. Instead of the UMD disc or direct download, they now are going to use flash sticks, similar to the kind that are used for memory on devices like digital cameras, or the original PSP.  

This is a subtle place where I see the influence of toku on the real world. Your probably wondering, what do you mean? Where could you possibly see any real influence? Well, if you could stop asking so many questions and give me a chance to explain, then I can tell you.

In the world of tokusatsu, there are many instances where some sort of electronic identifier is plugged in to a henshin device, or used in conjunction with some other device, like a weapon or vehicle. Take the side by side example below:

 

That very tiny white thing on display is an example of the kind of flash memory device they plan on using. Now I know the comparison is far from perfect, but think about it for a second. Before KRW came out, the only thing that devices like flash memories were considered for was memory storage. Perhaps on day, while they were still developing this product, one of the developers came into work on monday and said, “Yesterday, I was watching this new Kamen Rider series with my kids, and I had this great idea for how we could change the game format. Lets put them on some sort of removable storage device, like a USB drive”. Then one of the other developers went “No, we can’t do that, that would too big and cumbersome. I know, lets use those little memory sticks that we sell for the current PSP”. Yes, I doubt that happened that way too, but I’m just saying, it could have happened. For more proof of my insane thesis, I direct your attention to the following changers from various Metal Hero series:

    

All of these devices rely on reading an “electronic” data card in order to work. And thus, toku’s influence on real world technologies. If you want anymore comparisons, look them up. Power Rangers/Super Sentai is so full of these things, it ridiculous.