Since thread got saged.Byakkomaru kit PV:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxCXznLkVbw
Name this pairing.
>>19093898So it's Ryujinmaru this time that gets switched to bad?I mean in 2 Shibaraku got mindwiped for a bit. Then in Chou it was Toraoh. Seems like a running theme.
>>19093898>>19094136Who would be the next one to get brainwashed as a major enemy if Wataru got another installment?
>>19093904Um, while Byakkomaru is tagged as part of the Seven Spirits OVA, you do remember it showed up in Wataru 2, right?
>>19093898Was anyone else very disappointed in Seven Spirits?
>>19095682I know fans can't exactly be choosers in modern anime production's landscape, but I'm always stuck with the feeling that this could be more.At least it's not a teenage/grown-up Wataru, which is not something I'm interested to watch.
Just here to inform that the 1st episode just racked up 1M views on YT.
>>19094502Evil Himeko would be amazing.
>>19095682Yeah Im enjoying it for what it is. A kind of cheap web show with tons of fan service just made to sell NXedge toys to china. Its almost literally just a commercial. If it was weekly I'd enjoy it more too. The fact some episodes are in untranslated magazines we cant buy sucks.But its still fun for what it is and what they do make. And if youre into the toys more. We need a full season 4 one day
>>19096829>Evil Himeko, but she does nothing different from what she usually does
>>19095682Yes, i'm definitely dissapointed it's on its final few episodes. Fucker should have been a 12 episide ONA
>>19095536Sunrise and Bandai couldn't think of a different name for Toraoh's recolor of Ryukomaru?
Still reminding those who haven't downloaded it yet.https://www.dropbox.com/s/nwglx3w12hy0gal/mashin_eiyuuden_wataru_songs.rar?dl=0
What does Ikusabe Wataru have that I don't?
>>19100034>people hating on Wataru in SRWX and hating him even more in the Ragnarok and Langrisser collabs be like
>>190938989 eps into Chou, why does everything feel like a downgrade from previous entries?
>>19101494I dunno man, it's in Chou that I have a lot more characters I am invested in than in 2.
The Tiger and the Bunny.
>>19101166What reasons do they have for hating him?
>>19111809For what they believe as shoehorning a kids' show they don't care about into their game.
>>19111895Sounds really petty for them to dislike a character or series.
>>19112686You should see the /srwg/ thread, they regularly take a piss on Wataru.And they have the audacity to call those who call them out for their rather faulty opinions "childish".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGYbI8dpsAHow's the 30th anniversary version of Step by Step?
>>19113599cutest delivery boy
Rank his outfits.
https://twitter.com/nerujorlet/status/1328960750686253067I didn't knew Wataru fans were this based
>>19118056Even more based is that the account owner/user drew the art herself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK5coZFHIysEpisode 9.You know shit's gonna hit the fan when she wears a serious face.
>>19121691How many times did Himiko put a serious face in total?
>>19121694She looks cuter when she's serious
>>19121695I counted 6 including the OVAs(Chou doesn't have any).
>>19121723That is one upbeat, enthusiastic girl when she only got into those states during the entire course of the franchise.
>>19121694Oh hey, they changed the vid's header pic to a Ryujinmaru form.https://twitter.com/watarushichikon/status/1329711087445368832And apparently, Wataru gets one last outfit for the finale.
HOMO NO HOMOHOMODACHIAlso..."don't forget your mask...?" Wataru has been an elementary student since 1988 and never grew up from this point? Really?!
Am I the only one who felt uncomfortable when Wataru was pleading, "Yamete Ryujinmaru"?Especially when we had yet another shot of this.
We Darling In The Franxx now?
>>19122064 I see nothing wrong with that.
>>19122064Fans wet themselves because of that.
>>19101494Does it? How so?
>>19121988Wataru is immortal.
Overall, how was Seven Spirits of Ryujinmaru for you guys?
>>19121694I can't believe it took Seven Spirits' final episode for Kurama to finally make an appearance.
>>19122064I was thinking the same thing. The pervert angles were back. I wouldn't say it was as gay as like, the third episode. But, man. They wanted to get the fujos' hearts racing this time.
>>19122938What I meant was more of a sleazy r.a.p.e subtext than gay. These shots really don't help.
>>19123089you're just overthinking those scenes.
>>19123229Yeah, if you're a casual, you'll say it's overthinking. But try telling that to someone who has watched way too much hentai.
>>19123343That Shibaraku expression.
The rainbow says it all
>>19122064Yeah I fucking hate fujos so much. Wataru was such a bright lighthearted series I didnt want fujo rape fuel. Its so disappointing overall.
Rate the savior's final Mashin.
>>19123727Yet fujos were a major force in the show's popularity, whether we like it or not.I'd actually take interacting with East Asian fujos over Western fujos any time.
Wait a second, this was all just a big toy commercial!
>>19124115Did you mean that as a reaction to the show itself or to the conversation in this thread?
Somehow they managed to make the attack animations smooth and detailed with somehow understaffed production. Really reminds me of those 80s and 90s stock footage animations .
>>19124518Less weird version of "I am Gundam"
>>19122215Some pics state he was in the fourth world where Wataru unlocked Ryugekimaru, but with no clear evidence from the actual manga, we don't even know if he was indeed there.
>>19125482I never thought of this analogy until now.
>>19125548This actually first came to my mind in that scene.
>>19126112So here's the deal: The pattern of every Ryujinmaru shard has parts borrowed from his allies (I don't know which parts Seiryumaru borrows from, if ever, so I'll skip him for now).Ryusomaru: RyujinmaruRyusenmaru: SenjinmaruGenryumaru: Genjinmaru (with original parts to be given to Genohmaru)Ryugekimaru: New RyujinmaruRyukomaru: Jyakomaru (and by extension, Byakkomaru, which is a repaint Ryukomaru)Koryumaru: Ryuohmaru
>>19124518All thisncute wholesome shit was ruined for me by what is very obvious fujo rape doujin feul in the evil rape ryujinmaru
>>19126640I'm honestly wondering what the fuck was Kojina thinking in letting that scene happen, if he didn't come up with it himself.
>>19126640>>19126706Just enjoy it.
>>19124347Yeah, the attack animations were cool asf, kinda reminds me of thise seed/destiny stock footage (seed destiny stock animations were clean asf too).
>>19122324Biggest disappointment of the year.
>>19124056They're the same
>>19126124More like Ryugekimaru borrows parts from Kujinmaru, those shoulder cannons should make it obvious. Also Kurama shows up just as Ryugekimaru is about to be called, and the tandem attack that follows further drives their similarities home.
Silly question from me to ask, were Wataru 3 and 4 originally intended as animation works or were they always planned as CD drama projects?
>>19128036Speaking of the Bird.
>>19128040>Tora shreds the violin like it's an e-guitarMy moon is not sufficient enough for me to look it up.
Found these neat calendar pics
>>19128841Is Shibaraku feeling ok there?
>>19128862Hi Santa Ryujinmaru.
Dem skimpy wrestling trunks
>>19126946Hay shit is fine just not rape shit.
>>19129245I meant gay
That's not Ryujinmaru....
>>19128885>>19129057How would a crossover OVA on Wataru + Granzort or other Sunrise anime go?
>>19129500Now I'm imagining Wataru piloting Batman because of this picture.
Seven Spirits was a let down.
>>19121988I like how Tora goes "But I'm still the best" when he was praising Wataru.
>>19130653Has to tone back on his homolust, they just remembered at the last minute that this is supposed to be a kids' show they're in.
I'm a bit curious about Wataru. I see that many Mashin the heroes use have upgraded forms. Do they just lose them after the show ends?
>>19130809Yeah, apparently each season has a "reset" button and the previous adventures' upgrades seem to have no effect on the next.
>>19130809>>19132487Video game sequel syndrome.
>>19129493Oh hey, that red space Ryujinmaru form that barely got used on 2.
https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Kt411N7UN/?spm_id_from=333.788.videocard.7Chou Wataru Ryujinmaru forms and finishers in HD.
>>19130442Sure. It was a HUGE letdown.
>>19136066>>19130442>>19127931Aside from the inevitable "they should have made it longer and stayed away from the cross-media bullshit", what else do you think could have been done better?
>>19136182I guess I would have introduced some sort of Ultraman like system so the extra dragon mashin could be used without issue. Just justify that they can be used permanently in the area where they get them, but the others get like 3 minutes before needing rest or something. Though, this is all irrelevant in this format, this would only work with an extended show.
>>19136522We shall now christen you, the "Rapist Ryujinmaru"
Even Animedia acknowledges his shota status.
>>19094136>>19136534>>19126640I'm imagining corrupted Hippo, Tora and Ryujinmaru doing a gangbang on Wataru now.
>>19137725I have a...non blue board safe pic from pixiv that's more or less what you described.
>>19136188>>19136182What were Bandai and Sunrise's thought process and justification on the cross-medium format?
>>19139346Lack of funds for a full-blown TV series? That's all I can think of now.
>>19139346Probably several things:-Experimenting if this format is successful to implement it with other properties, and merch sales-Seeing if Wataru is relevant enough for a full show or future projects
>>19128043I remember that Wataru 2 episode where Umihiko himself got turned into a bird
>>19137280How many Animedia and Newtype polls had Wataru and the gang as one of the top 10 characters on their lists?
>>19144158Don't know the exact number of times, but I'm sure that that has been the case(characters appearing in top 10) during the franchise's airtime.
>>19093898>>19121694I know I'm nitpicking here, but it sort of bothers me on how Toraoh got Byakkomaru but revert back to Jakomaru after that.
>>19129057I don’t believe I’ve seen any of these artwork for any of these series released before, wtf. Has anyone ever uploaded then?Also where is that swimsuit Sally and Maito at the bottom from? Don’t recognize it either
>>19146720It's a limited edition Sunrise calendar, and it's so rare you can only find glimpses on those from whomever is lucky enough to own them on Moon Twitter.
>>19146747Now that’s just unbelievably cruel, I guess these are all lost to time then.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Psdv7Yo1eUAnother Step HD.
>>19102452Were characters in 2 like Umihiko unengaging or frustrating to watch? Just asking out of curiosity.
>>19151274I felt like Umihiko doesn't have much to offer aside from being the typical rival turned friend gig, and the villain faction were just as uninteresting(bar Madares, although it can be argued that she's just there to give Toraoh some existential angst fuel). Not to mention that 2 ended the exact same way as 1, but that's off the topic at hand. That could just be me having a sort of hype backlash, as 2 seems to be hyped hard by longtime fans.
>>19151350The dude had a big obsession on Wataru's sword from what I remembered on watching those Bandai Spirit subbed episodes of 2 when they were on at the time.
>>19151368Can't recall the exact details, but it was because he thought he needed the sword to rescue either his dad or mom, only to find out later that his dad got mindwiped by the villain faction. In contrast, 2's fans were ragging off Suzume in Chou for being a "poor" rehash of Umihiko, but I liked the fact that the latter's a woman of agency(in that her character's not dependent on the MC for existence in the story) and just joined the party because she wanted to, that is after she got over her "capture the savior and get the reward" motivation, which didn't really take long. That, and she's far more amusing to watch.I guess what made the difference in audience impact is the said characters' roles in the endings of their respective shows. Umihiko is part of the flashy final attack, while Suzume was relegated to being captured by the final boss, yet somehow managed to still help Wataru in the final fight by isolating his heart essence from the rest captured within the boss so it can easily go back to him.
>>19151428>latter's a woman of agencyI meant *former. Geez, I'm too used to the edit function of most message boards.
Western cartoons can't even.
A weird question from someone who`s just getting started with Wataru, but does the writing system used in the show (and on some of the oldest merchandise) have any official, or at least popular name? Same about the writing system from Granzort.
>>19155959 None afaik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ATtfjijFjg&list=PL8G3ZWAPhyDm0251ETIh62_qgWRlkZyyY&index=13When you're the only pre-Chou Wataru ED/OP that didn't get used on Seven Spirits.
>>19157505I'm guessing they need a more dance-able song, and Niji no Kanata doesn't quite fit the bill.
>>19157585The staff could've at least used it at Seven Spirits' final moments.
>>19158707They wanted Kurama to join the ending animation party at least in the last episode (which is nice of them).