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Kudo Yellow! Our very own Kudo Haruka becomes a Lupin Ranger! 34 replies to this topic Started by Madara , Dec 29 2017 01:10 AM · 

#31 Madara


Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:44 PM

The police rangers on the show have a black boss, Commissioner Hilltop, played by Ike Nwala, who is apparently an American of Nigerian descent who is a comedian in Japan. 


Anyone here know anything about him and his popularity in Japan?





#32 Madara


Posted 18 February 2018 - 08:33 PM

There are three entries for Lupinranger #2 up on Aidoru Online, but none of them say "sub" so I'm assuming they're not subbed. If anyone finds a link to the subbed version, please let us know.


I'm gonna watch the unsubbed version on Daily Motion now.


P.S. I downloaded one of the ones on Aidoru Online. It's unsubbed but far superior in quality to the Daily Motion one.


There's a great vehicle chase through Tokyo, ending in Tokyo Bay, early in the episode, with the Lupinrangers in one-person aircraft and the Police Rangers in motor vehicles and Kudo's character does a clever maneuver where she unleashes a buzzsaw from the undercarriage of her plane and slices off a billboard from a building to fall into the street to block the Police Rangers.


P.P.S. Kudo doesn't get to do a lot in this ep., which is mostly action anyway. In addition to the chase I described above, there's a great Zord battle at the end along a wide Tokyo boulevard of the type I NEVER saw when I was in Tokyo:



#33 Al Kusanagi

Al Kusanagi
  • Iä! Iä! Sayumi Fhtagn!

Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:28 AM

Overtime has the second episode subbed.


They're pretty fast getting them out.

#34 Madara


Posted 20 February 2018 - 03:58 PM

Kudo's great at perky, happy, joyful, but she needs to work on expressions of grief, anguish and fear.


I know, I know, it's only the second episode and she needs time to get into the character's skin, I'm just pointing out areas she needs to work on:








I understand that her MM persona was always cool and stoic and unflappable, but now she's got to open up a bit more.


Compare with closeups of the White Ranger from episode #14 of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger (2015):





#35 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 20 February 2018 - 04:53 PM

Kudo's great at perky, happy, joyful, but she needs to work on expressions of grief, anguish and fear.



I watched the first two episodes last night, and that was my reaction, too. Now, this is a silly series, but silly shows generally reward over-acting over subtlety. The camera loves her, though, so she'll probably have plenty of opportunity to grow into the job.