I was not a British child of the 1980s (despite exposure to Dangermouse and Count Duckula via Nickelodeon), so I’d never heard of The Trap Door until fairly recently. Here is an episode where the main character finding a radio is used as an excuse to play the full-length theme song. Well, who can resist an adorably creepy New Wave musical number?
In advance of the Bandai press conference this week, the news outlet Tokyo Sports is revealing details about the next Sentai series, Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger.
The next Sentai, expected to begin its broadcast in February, was trademarked in September and will feature heavily the imagery of trains.
The article mentions Toei and Bandai’s ambition to make this series capture a broader audience than Sentai has seen before. While it will continue to target its traditional demographic, Tokkyuger will also go after the train otaku demographic, a community of train fanatics that exist all over Japan.
Eh-heh. “Our monster-fighting karate superheroes who pilot giant battle robots aren’t appealing enough on their own. WE MUST GO AFTER THE TRAIN GEEK DOLLAR YEN!”
I know, I know, trains are actually really big in Japan, but still… that is noooot gonna be fun for Saban to adapt, is it.