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Arsene Lupin, Lupin III, Lupinranger VS. Patranger And A Serving Of Japanese Crepe

Lupinranger vs. Patranger is bringing my head to France and last year brought my head to outer space. So I didn't go to outer space and no -- I'm not booking for a flight to Paris either. But I just want to do a little bit of "French madness" yet again because of le country of origin of le Lupin stories. Arsene Lupin's story started in France while I actually learned about his stories from Japanese media -- whether it'd be Lupin III or ce year's Super Sentai series.

Importing le story of Arsene Lupin to Japan with a "separate sequel" known as Lupin III

Le story of Arsene Lupin may have been popularized in Japan through Lupin III. From what I heard, Monkey Punch didn't have any permission to use le Lupin name when they wrote a pseudo-sequel to Maurice Leblanc's books. But by le time that le estate wanted to sue -- le name Lupin had become of common use. It's like how certain fictitious characters like le Tooth Fairy or April Fool no lo…

Lupinranger VS. Patranger Nombre 5: Targeted Le International Police

Ce week episode is focused on le VS Vehicles. So ce week, I am using le TV-Nihon subs (for now due to Over-Time's current real life issue with a sick subber) and may consider switching to it sooner or later. But I tend to prefer Over-Time because I could do the reviews ASAP unlike TV-Nihon where I have to wait for a few more days. So let's begin with le review, shall we? Sidenote, I will be using Nombre instead of Number from this point onward as I want to add a bit of le French feeling for my upcoming Lupinranger vs. Patranger posts aside from some occasional Tagalog with English translations. If you want to get a start, please read this entry on French phrases
Le latest episode focuses on Destra's appearance with Bundorette Peggy. Destra finally shows up to le Lupinrangers. Le Lupinrangers are trying to take le opportunite to get the treasures. This doesn't go so well either as...
As said, le international police would show up whenever there's a Gangler. Comma…

Do You Want Some French-Inspired Pastries While You Watch Lupinranger VS. Patranger?

While watching le first four episodes of Lupinranger vs. Patranger -- I had a thought entering into my head of throwing in yet another challenge because of the place called Le Bistrot Jurer. Bistrot means small restaurant. Jurer means oath or promise. The restaurant's name in English may mean The Small Restaurant of Promise for that reason -- to which I'll purposely use "le" instead of "the" in some occasions so expect me to be "attempting to be French" in later episode reviews just for fun. Sidenote, I'm just writing ce (which means this in French) entry (for now) because Over-Time is having some real life issues (one of the crew members isn't feeling well) so expect some late reviews.

While I was watching, I just got hungry for some french pastry which I buy on occasion. If I can post le Arsene Lupin-related media challenge then I want to post le French food challenge. I've heard of Japanese-style crepe and tried some Filipino style…

Lupinranger VS. Patranger Number 4: The Unusual Kidnapping

This week's Lupinranger vs. Patranger starts to develop some secrets behind the secondary team called Patrangers. This also involves a weird kidnapping case which would startle just anyone if it were real. 
As stupid as Detective Zenigata Keiichiro is but he's not that stupid. Sure, he's tense but he's right about the Ganglers. Right now, we don't know who's dumber between Keiichiro or Sakuya. I mean, Sakuya should at least have an educated guess it was a Gangler case. If we're going to say it in Tagalog, Keiichiro may probably say, "Kung hindi naman ang Ganger ang may gawa eh sino naman yun?!" or "If it's not the Ganglers who did it then who is it?" Just me wishing that we've had a Tagalog gag sub right now but sigh.

It was fun to see this flashback that contrasted both of them. As far as we're concerned, Tsukasa is calm and collected in contrast to Zenigata errr Keiichiro. Sorry but I just love mentioning Detective Zenigat…

Wishful Thinking: Hiroshi Miyauchi As Commissioner Kenji Inui In GoGoFive

I was thinking about GoGoFive and I thought about one character named Kenji Inui. He was a minor character with five episode appearances. He first appeared as a rival to Professor Mondo Tatsumi. After watching some Exceedraft and looking at the seemingly relaxed commander -- I thought about how badass Captain Shunsuke Masaki is and how I wish that the legendary Hiroshi Miyauchi were in GoGoFive for those five episodes! So what episodes did Kenji appear? They were Episode 8, Episode 20, Episode 37 and Episodes 49-50.

The first episode he appeared in was where he appeared as the rival of Professor Tatsumi. Talk about what if Dr. Hoshikawa were rivals with Captain Masaki! He wanted to shut down GoGoFive until he saw the error of his ways. He ended up supporting GoGoFive but that wouldn't be the end of it. I even thought of more episodes where Miyauchi himself could have made an impact as a guest!

Episode 20 was also involved with the Psyma Hell Siblings. He would be a good person to…

Chikyu Sentai Fiveman X Tokkei Winspector = Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive?

It's already the month of March and for some countries (like the Philippines) -- it's Fire Prevention Month. With that in mind, I want to throw some super huge more throwbacks with 90s Toku. With that in mind, I think about GoGoFive which is the second sibling Super Sentai and the first rescue themed one. Now it's time to think of the Year 1990 and how two shows that year may have inspired the creation of one of my favorite Super Sentai series.

1990 was bit of a turning year. It was the rise of Metal Hero (which unfortunately declined in 1999 and died with Robotack's finale) to a whole new level. Fiveman may be the worst of Hirohisa Soda's seasons for many (and I still enjoy it though) -- and it nearly ended Super Sentai with Chojin Sentai Jetman renewing everyone's interest in the franchise. Winspector on the other hand became a major success that it spawned a direct sequel in Solbrain and Exceedraft which was loosely tied to Winspector. Why Exceedraft insert…

I've "Returned From Space" To Enjoy Lupinranger VS. Patranger

It's 2018 and Kyuranger already had its finale some time ago. But if there's one thing I want to confess right now -- it's the fact that somehow my mind is still stuck in outer space in some way. Just an interesting tidbit -- I've heard that astronauts undergo some physical therapy when they get back to Earth. It's because the change of gravity can be such a huge deal after spending some time in the lightness of space. After enjoying Kyuranger last year -- I just feel like I'm still undergoing some therapy sessions as I enjoy Lupinranger vs. Patranger this year. No, I didn't really go to outer space literally -- I'm just using a bit of an obvious joke, okay?

I admit, Kyuranger has its flaws and no series is perfect but I can still enjoy them nonetheless. Some tend to point out about Lucky being a weakness or being the weakness of the show. He tends to come out as Lone Starr in red spandex or the whole "YOSHA LUCKY!" can get in some people'…