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Superhero team subgenre?[edit]

I thought there was a word for a story about a superhero team, that may relate specifically to one that pilots mecha that combine to form a larger mecha. I looked at the intros for Power Rangers, Super Sentai, and Voltron, but I didn't see anything more specific than "tokusatsu" given for the genre, at least in the intro. Maybe the word I'm looking for is actually "sentai"? B7T (talk) 15:15, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

To put it simply, there is no such term. "Sentai" is the Japanese word for a military unit and is not inherently related to a group of between 3 to 5 (possibly growing to 6 or 7) teenagers with attitude. The only link it has is the word's usage in the Super Sentai franchise. So you're SOL.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 19:58, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Hm, I thought I remembered reading about such a thing in a book about anime or Japanese pop culture. I'll try to find the reference, if indeed I didn't imagine it.... B7T (talk) 07:52, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
It's certainly not a "genre".—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 08:10, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Nominated for deletion[edit]

List of Ultraman Leo monsters has been nominated for deletion (not by me, by the way). Anybody wishing to comment on that, please do so at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Ultraman Leo monsters. NotARealWord (talk) 15:22, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Put episodes of Kamen Rider and Super Sentai as TBA[edit]

As you all are aware of, there was an 8.9 earthquake in Japan. For the sake of not lying to people who rely on wiki to give them the 411, I recommend it be best that all future release dates for Japanese shows, manga, and anime be put as TBA (to be announced).

- WikiUser4958

No. This is not the place to suggest this. If it doesn't air this week, we'll change the airdates.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 18:54, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

AFD notification[edit]

Amy Miller (actress) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is up for deletion.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 18:17, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Sentai Films[edit]

Is there a centralized list, etc. of all the various sentai films. The series articles have the applicable ones, and the ones with articles are present in Category:Super Sentai films, but is there one, master list? JPG-GR (talk) 04:18, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't really think we ever made one up. Surely a list starting with Gaoranger's film through the 199 Hero one can easily be made up and put on Super Sentai.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 18:21, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

"Goranger" vs. "Gorenger"[edit]

Should we move Himitsu Sentai Goranger to Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. I know "Goranger" is technically the correct form, but the bikes on the show used "Gorenger", as does the DVD covers, a few toys, a pachinko game and at least one databook I saw. Even Ishimori Pro's website uses "Gorenger". Jonny2x4 (talk) 20:21, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

The Gorenger/Goranger issue is an odd one. I would prefer that we use the technically correct form of "Goranger" because it is the more common translation in English, even though the English spelling "Gorenger" is appearing in the Japanese media.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 20:56, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
At the very least we should use Himitsu Sentai Gorenger as a redirect. If you ask me, transliterating "Gorenjā" (ゴレンジャー) as "Gorenger" instead of "Goranger" makes a bit more sense than "Jakkā" (ジャッカー) as "J.A.K.Q." instead of "Jacker", or "Jūrenjā" (ジュウレンジャー) as "Zyuranger" instead of "Juranger". Jonny2x4 (talk) 18:49, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
The redirect is fine. Also "J.A.K.Q." and "Zyuranger" are at least common and official tranliterations. "Gorenger", while being official, is not common due to the known intended spelling used in later media.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 19:41, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
I'm still tempted to move it to "Himitsu Sentai Gorenger", since I'm seeing "Gorenger" used more consistently everyday, such as in this Super Sentai song collection and this "Akarenger" figure. Jonny2x4 (talk) 01:32, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
Ack, no. There is no consensus to make this change. Before you move the page, again, start up a discussion. Also, that's not the "Akarenger" figure. That appears to be a Gokai Silver figure. Also, Columbia's international releases of the Sentai theme collections also use various non-official names that they had used in the past, such as "Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger" and "Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive".—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 02:11, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
For some reason the thumbnails don't show up when you click on the link, so here's a direct link to the image. Either way, I've seen "Gorenger" used enough times to convince me to move the page. Heck, it's even used on the show itself. Jonny2x4 (talk) 04:12, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

AFD notice[edit]

Electro-Wave Human Tackle is up for AFD. The entry is here.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 18:35, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

AFD notice[edit]

United Alliance of Evil.—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 17:41, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kamen Rider SD[edit]

Kamen Rider SD (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is up for deletion.—Ryulong (竜龙) 06:02, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Kamen Rider ZO[edit]

Kamen Rider ZO is up for AFD. Please weigh in here: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kamen Rider ZO.—Ryulong (竜龙) 22:19, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

ANI discussion[edit]

There's an ANI thread which may concern this WikiProject here. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 12:39, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Request for editing help on List of Power Rangers Samurai episodes[edit]

I tried to replace an invalid reference however I have no idea how these reflist things work. Please fix it. (talk) 10:58, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

You should ask on Talk:List of Power Rangers Samurai episodes for a better response.—Ryulong (竜龙) 21:51, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Blue SWAT[edit]

I'm looking for someone who is rather familiar with Blue SWAT to identify a couple presumed-to-be Blue SWAT monsters that appeared in episode #52 of B-Fighter. The two monsters are [1] and [2]. Thanks JPG-GR (talk) 05:56, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Countdown to Destruction merge discussion[edit]

There is a discussion whether Countdown to Destruction should be merged to the List of Power Rangers in Space episodes here. Please comment whether you should keep or merge the article to the episode list. Darth Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 20:41, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

It's a crap article anyway. I've redirected it.—Ryulong (竜龙) 22:52, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

RfC: Is this common sense or original research?[edit]

There is a WP:Requests for comment about whether or not some info in the Power Rangers Megaforce is original research at Talk:Power Rangers Megaforce#RfC: Is this common sense or original research?. Powergate92Talk 22:40, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Power Rangers villains list up for deletion[edit]

I just noticed that List of Power Rangers villains was deleted after this AfD, for which there was no notice here. As of December 17, Villains in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is also up for AfD. So I figure I'll leave a notice here of this AfD, since no one else has. Powergate92Talk 17:14, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

I've put List of Power Rangers villains up at WP:DRV. The discussion can be found at WP:DRV#List of Power Rangers villains. Figure someone should be notifying people.—Ryulong (琉竜) 00:28, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

List of Power Rangers villains is at AFD, again. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Power Rangers villains (2nd nomination).—Ryulong (琉竜) 08:25, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Merge project[edit]

In case no one's been paying attention, it's clear that we have some issues with the articles in the Power Rangers side of the project. Therefore, we must start to eliminate the practice (within Power Rangers pages at least) of having separate pages for the Power Rangers and the "Evil Space Aliens" for each season. The Zordon era pages are going to be problematic to work with seeing as you ahve Power Rangers going across seasons, so I am proposing that we start with taking Galaxy Power Rangers and Villains in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy to merge them together into a single List of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy characters page. The same should be done for everything following. I'm not sure what to do with the individual Zord lists but they will likely have to go to, if not being reduced to single mentions on the Zord page and not having individual pages on each seasons' Zords with unnecessarily lengthy entries on each Zord and Megazord.—Ryulong (琉竜) 06:42, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Definitely agreed on merging all a season's characters into a single article. Would have to see what merged zord article(s) look like before giving any further opinion on those. JPG-GR (talk) 01:59, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Agreed aswell.Lucia Black (talk) 22:26, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
On the Zords, I don't think we need anything beyond a simple list of the Zords and Megazords and formations found within each series. We certainly don't need whole sections to describe them, just as the arsenal sections on each PR page was prior.—Ryulong (琉竜) 03:57, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Zordon at AFD[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/ZordonRyulong (琉竜) 10:14, 3 March 2013 (UTC)


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Kamen Rider/Masked Rider[edit]

So everything from before Decade was universally referred to as "Masked Rider" in the English context of all of their newer toys and during the promotion of Decade. This can be seen on products such as the S.H. Figuarts such asthis one for Hibiki, BLACK RX, and V3, while W onward are "Kamen Rider" such as this one for Wizard and this one for Accel. Some more various examples: Hibiki Kurenai & Todoroki, Decade Violent Emotion, another Hibiki, Faiz.

The only one that falls into a grey area is Decade because it's called "Masked Rider" on its toys but the movie with Double had him called "Kamen Rider Decade". So it still stands, should we change everything to the English language form of "Masked Rider" for everythin prior to Kamen Rider W? Calling it "Kamen Rider" for everything before KRW is simply the fandom's doing anyway.—Ryulong (琉竜) 15:35, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Nominated for deletion[edit]

Category:Tokusatsu actors is being considered for deletion. Anybody interested in commenting, can do so at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2013_November_4#Category:Tokusatsu_actors. __ E L A Q U E A T E 13:54, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

godzilla film[edit]

how the producers think of the other nations as terrorists while they are doing terrorist jobs them selves? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:28, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

AFD whatever[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ressha Sentai ToQger vs. Kamen Rider Gaim: Spring Break Combined Special because Speedfilmltd will not let the page die despite anything I've said to him (which he ignores anyway).—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 07:48, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Suit actors[edit]

From now on, no more listing every single god damn suit actor. It's trivia. These people do not have their faces shown on screen, and stunt actors elsewhere in the world do not get this kind of coverage. So much attention is paid to them and barely any of them have articles on the English Wikipedia, nor do those articles even meet the notability standards.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 06:23, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

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Requested move notification[edit]

I forgot to notify this project of Talk:Power Rangers Megaforce#Requested moves.—Ryūlóng (琉竜) 09:36, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

AFD notification - List of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers home media releases[edit]

List of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers home media releases (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is up for deletion - JPG-GR (talk) 02:54, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

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