the-bent-one asked: I see you post about sentai stuff a lot, specifically what I assume to be Kamen Rider. I have a strong interest in this stuff, but have never actually watched any. Do you have a place you're recommend a complete noob to start?
YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.
apologies in advance, this shit is long so it’s gonna go under a readmore.
OK OK OK OK OK OK OK SO I HAVE NO IDEA HOW PMC’S GUEST SIGNATURE/HANDSHAKE/EVENTS WORK BUT I’M GOING TO DRAW A THING FOR EACH SENTAI SUITS ACTOR + TYRANNO RANGER/KR J’S ACTOR
eveyrone who followed me for bike friends I’m sorry, I’m going to scream about karate bugmen for a good solid month until PMC
corey-45 asked: What do you think Big Hero 6 would have been like if it had been created by Japanese people?
In all seriousness, a superhero team made up of Japanese people, designed by Japanese people, made for Japanese people, would incorporate the themes and visual language that would appeal to and speak to them.
There’d probably be less of an emphasis of WE ARE SO VERY JAPANESE (well, except for maybe Battle Japan over there) and more of an emphasis on WE ARE HEROES—just like how regular ol’ whitebread American superheroes are.
FYI, Battle Fever J (the last picture there) was a Toei/Marvel coproduction back in the 70s—it was originally supposed to be a Miss Marvel adaptation, but then was changed so that there was an entire team of heroes (more toys to sell!).