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Breaking Down Kamen Rider & Super Sentai (Power Rangers) w. Sophia Staite | Japan Station 97

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, we’re diving into the fun world of Kamen Rider and Super Sentai so get ready to strike your favorite henshin pose and learn a thing or two about the fascinating world of Japan’s transforming heroes!

About Sophia Staite

Sophia Staite is a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania. Her current research focuses on Kamen Rider and Super Sentai (Power Rangers).

Topics Discussed

  • About how the live action TV show Kamen Rider was adapted into English
  • The popularity of Kamen Rider and why it is not as popular as Power Rangers in the English speaking world
  • The prevalence of Kamen Rider in Japan
  • The lack of literature on Kamen Rider in Egnlish
  • Liver action super sentai shows
  • About the super sentai & Kamen Rider poses and their origin
  • About Kamen Rider Black
  • About Saban’s Masked Rider, the English adaptation of Kamen Rider
  • About the Kamen Rider and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers crossover
  • The differences between Kamen Rider and super sentai (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • The overarching theme and tone that runs throughout the Kamen Rider franchise
  • The poor reception of Masked Rider
  • Steve Wang’s Kamen Rider adaptation
  • Gender and Kamen Rider
  • Odagiri Jo’s role in Kamen Rider
  • Kamen Rider’s BL phase
  • The Odagiri effect 
  • About Kamen Rider Dragon Knight
  • The different ways kids play (henshin poses/weapons)
  • Henshin pose competitions
  • About the movie Shin Kamen Rider
  • About Shin Kamen Rider‘s focus on cults/new religions
  • And much more!

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Full Show Notes

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