Hikounin Sentai AkibaRanger Season Tsuu

Yup, they're spelling Two with the kanji tsuu/pain. And did Yellow's hair change? Twin tails are better!

Whaaaat?

Nao, Ayumi, and Sakamoto Koichi. ???

http://jigen-keisatsu.com/

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Final Mission: Go-Busters Alpha & Omega released

Also included are the premiere meeting (sorry we took so long to do it) and CM Pack 3

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Premiere Meeting thread

Also my Go-Busters translator's wrapup log, if it's of interest to you.

See you, Busters. Till we reunite in Go-Busters vs Gokaigers:

Wizard 22 released


Helllllllllllo, Medusa!

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The TV-Nihon spreadsheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArB0BdKbcAQmcG1vemhxS04yMDV...

So I was adding the list of file names from our spreadsheet to the wiki last night, when I noticed that there are still a lot of mistakes in it.

I mean, the whole thing started rather informally. I was just keeping a list of releases just so we could have that list available if needed. There was a lot of information lost from the early days just from bad record keeping and a lack of backups. Monsier Enter we are not. Toss in a bunch of other cooks dabbling in the pot, human error, and patch work and we've got this wonderful mess of information that we have today.

Really, ignoring the 90 or so missing Decade adventure files, I'd say that the current release number is correct within a plus or minus 50 variance.

But yeah, it's pretty hard to add list of file names to the wiki when there were several series that never had their file names added in the first place. Sometimes information woudl be entered with a different style, so they'd appear in the wrong order. So before adding the files to the wiki, I had to fix the spreadsheet that was the source of my info. XD

By the way, if you ever need a list of files from your folder in windows, just go to command prompt. Go to that directory in command. Then enter the command:

dir /b > FileList.txt

It'll generate a text file with all the file names in that directory. It's pretty neat. Removing the /b will give you a detailed file list. And obviously you can name the text file whatever you want. So this has been takenoko's tips and tricks corner.

Anyway, the wiki should have lists of files. I didn't organize them or anything, but hopefully they're all there. Hopefully this wasn't too boring to read.

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TimeRanger 13 released

What is going on in this picture?

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Chinese New Years!

Snake?!

Snake!

Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!

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Go-Busters 49 and KR Wizard 21 1080p released

Enjoy this Wizard wallpaper and a pic of all the Go-Buster toy scans.

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Optimus and Megatron Coins in New Zealand!

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Cool right? Well, the catch is that they're over $200 and only worth $2 each. (Cue jokes about how it costs more than one cent to make a penny)

If you've got two brain cells working, you can see there's quite a disparity there. And apparently they're only legal tender on the island of Nieu to top it off XD. Ah well, it's nice to know that somewhere in the world, someone has Transformers coins that counts as real money somewhere.

http://www.nzmint.com/coins/shop-online/transformers-1oz-silver-2-coin-set

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/121958-New-Zealand-Mint-Issues...

Ryuki Cards

I felt like finding some nice quality Ryuki card scans, so I got some and put them on the wiki:

http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Category:Kamen_Rider_Ryuki_Cards

If anyone has any higher quality scans of the following, would you please upload them somewhere? Thanks:

Contract
Seal
Confine
Odin's Survive Card
Ryuga's Guard Vent
Return Vent

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Good morning Wednesday, Wizard 21 released!

Please be enjoying our commercials. They be so Japanese yo.

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Ooebi Reviews the TimeRanger Mechas


http://ooebihara.sakura.ne.jp/toys/sentai/time/time1a.html

Wow, that toy is pretty sweet. I had no idea it had room for the pilots and it just looks really good when put together.

I always love this guy's reviews.

Don't forget to click the bottom link since other formations are on separate pages.

Is Japan exploitive of their fans?

So last year, they released Garo Makai Senki on Blu-ray over 8 volumes for about 5000 yen each. It came in a black box that held a little pamplet and black Blu-ray cases. Cool.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/GARO-~MAKAISENKI~-COMPLETE-BD-BOX-Blu-ray/dp/B00...

March this year, they're rereleasing it. Let's see, the Amazon price is 27,730 yen. Disc 9 contains the "My Name is Garo" special, disc 10 has cut scenes, and disc 11 is the soundtrack CD.

Are you serious? I'm glad this stuff is coming out, but why didn't they hold off on releasing the initial Blu-ray run if they had more stuff to put out there?

I mean, I understand that these guys need to make money to keep making more shows that we enjoy, but it's pretty hard to not see this in an unfair light. It seems to punish the fans who bought the original Blu-rays, since they paid more and got less.  If you look at the Amazon link, there's quite a few fans that are also upset by this.

To put it in a more charitable light, maybe they just decided that they wanted to release more bonus footage, so that's why they're doing this box set now. But the Japanese fans find the quick release schedule really suspicious. It really smacks of double dipping.

Another fan is upset because he/she wanted the soundtrack, but that was never released on its own. You can only buy it with this boxset. This is actually a common practice for the Japanese. Oreimo and Daimajin Kanon also only released their soundtracks with their Blu-rays. However, I believe Oreimo later rereleased the songs on a separate CD.

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Sailor Moon 9 released


That's kind of funny. Looks like someone edited in Jupiter.

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