If you’ve read my Kamen Rider Agito review, you probably know that I am a relative newbie to Tokusatsu shows. Despite growing up watching Power Rangers as a kid, I never really paid much attention to the genre as a whole. I’m really sad that it took me this long to get into it as Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive was an absolute treat to watch. Western audiences may recognize it as Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, a show that was notable for having the first American-only ranger. I watched Lightspeed Rescue as a kid, so that was why I chose to watch this series. Once you get past the weirdness of seeing suits you recognize from a different show, it becomes a really enjoyable experience and a good way to revisit stuff you may have forgotten about.
For the first time on this site, I will be watching every single first episode of the season. This is a massive undertaking so I will be splitting it up into two separate articles.
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I grew up watching Power Rangers as a kid, Wild Force specifically. Every day before school I’d check out the latest episode and then talk about it with my friends. I never really watched any more Power Rangers after that, but that season will always stick in my mind. Recently though, I discovered that there was a whole genre of these superpowered costumed action hero shows, called tokusatsu shows in Japan. I was immediately intrigued by this, and decided to check out Kamen Rider Agito completely on a whim. I’m really glad I did, and I’m going to try to make a case for why you should check it out as well!
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the most colorful and fun manga of all time, and the mangaka Hirohiko Araki has nearly perfected the craft of writing quirky and memorable characters. None stand out to me personally as much as Yoshikage Kira from Diamond is Unbreakable. Now, before we go into this, I’d like to note that I am an anime-only watcher and have not read ahead in the manga, so go into this article with that in mind.