I had wanted to wait to see Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger’s first couple of episodes before i posted anything new. Well i was able to watch the first few episodes a few times over and i am confident enough to deliver unto you my thoughts on the first official unofficial sentai.
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How can i sum up the series after 3 episodes, it is a sentai parody set in a world where super sentai’s are TV shows rather than real teams and people. Basically it is set in our world in present day japan and the super sentai’s are just TV shows rather than actual fighting squads that defend the earth. That follows a otaku in his late 20’s, a deviant cosplayer and a female martial artist who use the power of grand delusion to fight in what is best described as a virtual reality where super sentai powers and fighters are real. Created by a women who runs a super sentai cafe.
Or to put it another way… this show is f’ing hilarious. Granted the humor is not for everyone, especially if you like your sentai serious with very few jokes here and there. But if you don’t mind just messed up/absurd comedy and have a good sense of humor i think you will really like Akibaranger. Personally i think the show is a great change of pace from the standard sentai offerings and it’s just refreshing to see them trying out a new more mature/adult direction for the older fans.
As a super sentai fan i feel you kinda owe it to yourself to at least check out Akibaranger. The basic idea behind the show is something that all of us (regardless of if we would admit to it) would love to have happen. If absolutely nothing else its damn funny and a great show to pass time with. Highly recommend the show, do yourself a favor and go watch it.