Welcome to our first Weekly Round-up, where we will be providing a regular weekly update on what happened in the Tokusatsu world in the past week!
This segment will come every Saturday, recapping last weekend’s shows before you begin to feast your eyes on new episodes in the coming week.
Last weekend’s Shuriken Sentai Ninninger (Episode 2) saw the cousins receiving approval from their grandfather, the Last Ninja, to take up the mantle to fight the Kibaoni.
On Episode 20 of Kamen Rider Drive, Drive gains a new form – the Type Dead Heat Flare, and uses it to great effect against Medic Roidmude, while Episode 87 of the New Ultraman Retsuden anthology series, a fake Hunter Knight Tsurugi terrorises Tokyo in a flashback to Episode 35 of Ultraman Mebius.
Finally, we saw a bit of Koda’s caveman history in the Episode 4 of Power Rangers Dino Charge, and also a new combination of the Dino Charge Megazord!
In somewhat related news, the character of Tachibana Tobei, mentor to the first seven Kamen Riders and a role of the late Kobayashi Akiji, will return in the upcoming Super Hero Taisen GP movie played by Japanese comedian Rakkyo Ide. This is a rather late reveal, as the movie is premiering in about two weeks.
WHAT’S NEXT & WHEN
Sat Mar 7, 2015
Power Rangers Dino Charge – Episode #5
Sun Mar 8, 2015
Shuriken Sentai Ninninger – Episode #3
Kamen Rider Drive – Episode #21
Wed Mar 11, 2015
New Ultraman Retsuden – Episode #88