Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger Preview #1

It’s 2021, which means the 45th series of Super Sentai is coming soon! Toei held a press conference a couple of weeks ago in which they showed a preview of the series (Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger). I screengrabbed it as I watched the live presscon, but TV-Asahi strikes it when I upload it to YouTube… so here it is.

I keep forgetting that the series number and year number for Super Sentai are out-of-sync, since the first series ran for two years. And what about Super Sentai Saikyou Battle? Does that count as a series? All so complicated…

I’m always thrown a bit off-kilter when Super Sentai doesn’t follow “the rules”, and Zenkaiger appears to be breaking all of them. I’m not sure what to think just yet.

It also seems unusually silly for an anniversary series…

That said, I thought Uchuu Sentai Kyuuranger was too silly and broke too many rules at first, but by the end it was my equal favourite series, so I guess I’ll just have to wait and see…

New Website (2021)

New year, new website.

Well, not so much a new website – the old one is still there, and still serving its purpose, but it has moved to This is more just a blog, as I plan to produce more content in 2021.

“Plan” to. *cough, cough*

The new website is using WordPress, and I’ll have to refamiliarise myself with it, especially all the new block features. That will probably take a few days, but for the time being, the goal – read: “goal” – is to follow a schedule roughly like this:

Monday: comics / manga
Tuesday: tokusatsu
Wednesday: writing
Thursday: teaching and learning stuff
Friday: movies

Here’s hoping, hey?