Well, this only took… just shy of 22 months. Didn’t intend for that but hey, it’s done!
As usual, huge thanks to Howling_Snail for once again providing the BDs for use to do these releases. Definitely couldn’t do the vast majority of the Sentai we do without his generosity and his patience with helping fix a corrupted file that messed up plans back around Christmas. And of course, huge thanks also go out to the Over-Time crew for yet another series worth of subs. Couldn’t do it without them, either.
Not much to say about the series itself other than I think it gets a bad rap as one of the weaker entries in the last several years of Super Sentai, but I genuinely love how upbeat and no-nonsense about light vs. dark it is. I’m also a fan of trains, although I’m definitely no foamer (look it up) so it was a theme I was really interested in when it aired and revisiting it was just as good, if not better than my first watch.
The requisite batch will be on the way sometime next week after I get back from Crunchyroll Expo, although I might delay it slightly longer while I check into the availability of some possible extras to includeExpress Sentai ToQGer Wrap Up We’ll see. No major fixes that I can recall offhand, but I’ll be checking early episodes to make sure there’s nothing I need to fix. Keep an eye on Twitter for updates in that department. The missing episodes that need to get uploaded to KRDL will also get taken care of around when I release the batch, and the partial batch from the Nyaapocalypse will be retired.
For the future, in the short-term, the nightly releases will continue once I get back from my trip, starting with Kyuranger since we’re only a few episodes away from being done with the final BD box. After that, it’s not clear what Super Sentai we’ll be diving into next. There are a few options, including Go-Onger and Kyoryuger, and I’ve had requests for 720p versions of Gokaiger and a new encode for Go-Busters as well. All of those are ones I’d like to do at some point, I’m just not sure when and what order.
For those wondering about Ninninger, in the interest of getting more encodes out faster, I’ve left that to PocketUniverse for the time being, so head over there if you’re looking for 1080p Ninninger in a hurry. While I’ve always been willing to encode something regardless of if someone else is doing/has done it because I enjoy rewatching shows while I work on them, it made more sense to look at some of the other shows that were becoming available, such as the aforementioned Go-Onger and Kyoryuger. Will I do Ninninger down the road? If nothing else, I may do 720p encodes to complement PocketUniverse’s 1080p releases. For now though, if you have a preference as to what you’d like to see, let me know in the comments and look for more Kyuranger in a week or so!
I picked this one of the handoff shots just because it was the only one I had that I liked. This doesn’t mean Kyoryuger is the next Sentai we’ll be doing, so tell me what you want to to see next in the comments!