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Izayoi Kyuuemon Genderbend with Spoilers + Rants by riockman Izayoi Kyuuemon Genderbend with Spoilers + Rants by riockman
Actually I am not a fan of genderbending, but THIS HAS TO BE DONE.

As some of you might know, Kyuuemon is one of the villains Shuriken Sentai Ninninger (later it will be adapted as Power Rangers Ninja Steel by Saban).
He was shown as a cunning strategist, and he held many secret stuff.

But, for me, this show has many rage-inducing things.
I will tell you why:
1. The main character (Red) is only strong and only uses that trait to better his enemies. And he wants to be the Last Ninja, the strongest ninja who also hold the plot device of the show, Shuriken of the End (or End Shuriken, some people say). Basically? We're having the stupider version of Naruto here. Less the character development because he can do just about everything. And almost everything rotates around him like... no one's really important except him in the show.
2. The supposed-to-be-cool-one (Blue) is a momma's boy in disguise of that cool face. And besides training as ninja, he also training as a magician (imagine Harry Potter trying to chant magic with a wand while slashing a samurai sword. That is so... irrelevant. And do we need more unneeded details? Oh yeah, he has a fetish for lawnmowers. No character development, he's still momma's boy with lawnmower fetish, it's only he can use magic with ninjutsu in further episodes.(that doesn't count as character development, only power development for the progress of the show)
3. The smart one (Pink). The REALLY smart one. She can guess almost all of the enemy's strategy it spoils the fun. She almost has no weakness. And? No character development, like the previous two.
4. The mentor of the show (Last Ninja). At first, he has the image of wise old man who gave riddles to his students (Shuriken Sentais) for training their "nintality".
But the further the story goes, he is shown as a doubtful old man with old ways of thinking, and even his students kept telling that he has to chill and accept new things! Not a good mentor there. I only see character undevelopment.
5. This character I've drawn the genderbend, Izayoi Kyuuemon, I know he held many secrets, it's guessable, but yeah, the thing that pisses me off most is he was revealed as a dude in the halfway of the show! I mean, a kitsune, a STOIC MALE kitsune, with FEMALE VOICE!
In addition, he is weirdly obsessed with the sixth member of the team, who is also a dude. I mean, he's always saying, "come on, I know you have darkness in your heart, join me to the dark side!". But of course, he won't hear the kitsune's sweet words. Until he finally felt really weak and search Kyuuemon once again to get a dark power, to realize that he did something stupid and broke free from Kyuuemon for the last time.
After that? Kyuuemon just like, "ah screw it, he won't join" and left the sixth member like there's nothing happened between them! What was that for?
Even the wikia tells that this character is full of irony because kitsunes often portrayed as a playful and crafty woman demon!
Almost all of my acquaintances online were also pissed when the storywriter revealed his gender that late! In pixiv, there were already so much misleaded artists who drew Kyuuemon as a girl. This lateness of character information surely annoys me.

The plus of the show? Of course there are some positive things. Just... not that much.
1. The little sister (White) plays a good imouto. She's cute and sly in the same time.
2. The humble yet unnoticed genius (Yellow) plays a creative young boy who doesn't get many spotlights. He is actually useful and create many unique jutsus that the rest of the team didn't even think of.
3. The stranger (Gold) plays a good cowboy ninja. And he spoke a good English, IMHO. Just imagine Umemori Genta became a ninja with burgers and fries, also loves doing selfies. At first, he was shown as a smug sixth member, but the further the story, he was shown harboring deep hatred for a certain youkai and only live for revenge. Then, he realized that way of life is completely wrong and become a wiser and stronger man. And I also love his power up mode! Yee-haw!
4. Catchy opening and ending theme. The theme is Japanese carnival.
5. Good suit designs and even mechas.

But yeah, as you can see, I rant about this show longer than praising it.
So... my experience with this show is not a pleasant one, I have to admit.
And next Sunday is the last episode. I just wish it ends quickly and move on to the new show, Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger.

Judd Lynn, please, just make this one's adaptation good like Dino Charge.
I beg you.
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RedWesternRanger Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Madame Odious(Kyuuemon) is female
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riockman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Is that so? Well that confirms what people said before in this artwork.

Looks like I have to watch Ninja Steel soon.
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Koolgirman900 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
Who's Nagi? He some filler guy, right? (All joking aside. This season was a fucking MASSIVE waste of potential, which is how I define this season as a whole.)
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riockman Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Wait wait. When we talked about "this season", did you mean Ninninger as we're posting in a post about Ninninger, or Zyuohger, or... Ninja Steel?
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Koolgirman900 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Meant Ninninger.
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riockman Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, I see. I heard Ninninger also has the lowest toy-selling in the sentai history.

I don't know the reason, but if the kids in Japan thought Ninninger's toys aren't bad but the story and characters are bad, and that doesn't help the marketing, they're smart.
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sgknd Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
the part were she daydream about the cowboy ninja is my fav
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riockman Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! I got the idea after seeing some villains who obsessed over the hero in some anime.
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in all honesty power ranger have no where to go but up with this one. I also think the cowboy ninja is an idea that would work better in an American adaption then in japan. (I not saying star ninja was bad but the cowboy idea just makes no sense in a show about Japanese ninjas) and yeah why the hall wasent he a girl
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riockman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Ninninger has so much things that don't make any sense, I only hope that Ninja Steel makes it far less cringy.
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mrredexorcist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
hey like I said nowhere to go but up. at less having the blue ranger as a stage magician instead of a wizard is a step in the right direction  
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riockman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Looks like I'll have more to look forward to in Ninja Steel!
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Mizz-Britt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAAAAAAAA! This is amazing.
Thank god ninja steel actually made her a girl (even though she basically already was in ninninger, stupid japanese crossdressing bullshit)
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riockman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
IS THAT SO? REALLY? IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT IT'S A SHE?
I hope it's not some girl voice actor doing a male character.

If it's (finally) a girl, kudos to the writer and +1 reason for me to watch Ninja Steel ASAP.
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Mizz-Britt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah she's a girl. They even call her "madam". America isn't forward thinking enough to make a character like that make, which is good.
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riockman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
It's getting worse in the v-cinema btw.

If it's a girl, thank goodness, now Gold ninja cowboy dude won't be confused again.
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Mizz-Britt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah she's a girl and I'm do glad because now I can say my favorite ranger villain ACTUALLY is my favorite
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riockman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Finally.
Gotta check the show fast, I missed the first episode because I was catching up classic sentai Maskman.
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Mizz-Britt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The first episode was pretty good. i gotta say, the rangers' acting so far isn't as good as the dino charge rangers but the episode was still cool because of kyuemo being a girl (now called madam odious) and A TON of past villain suits being used 
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riockman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I see.
And I was sure I saw Nero from Tokkyuger in the trailer, without his beak.
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KivaTheDCWizard Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
It is my headcanon now.

If I actually liked Ninninger. I hope Ninja Steel does better.
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riockman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I'm REALLY hoping that Ninja Steel will be glorious.
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KivaTheDCWizard Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
If they give it the same treatment as Dino charge, I'm sold.
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riockman Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I heard that the story is somewhat looked like Dino Charge, but I hope Judd Lynn can be more creative an give us a surprise.
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KivaTheDCWizard Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
He surprised me a lot with Dino charge, I have full confidence with him.
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riockman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, Dino Charge sure has a lot of fun. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the adaptation will be satisfying.
Even though I prefer sentai, I myself not a sentai purist.
Power Rangers has it's own story even though the costumes are more or less the same.
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KivaTheDCWizard Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
I like both super sentai and power rangers. I don't prefer one over the other. i only care about if a season does well for me or not.
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riockman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I see. You got a point.
Maybe I preferred sentai as I didn't watch PR past Mystic Force and just started again on Dino Charge.
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Wolf-Rizer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. X3 I like the one in the bottom corner. Out of character, then again, odd is apparently is in this series theme.
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riockman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Well, the original version is even far more out of character from a kitsune's image.
I'm okay if people start making something different, but at least make it good or more acceptable to audiences.
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Wolf-Rizer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine. ^^; I thought it was a girl too. Should've stayed that way.
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riockman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
High five.
I knew many people got disappointed about that fact.
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Wolf-Rizer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*High fives.*
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TAmazingRandom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, a male Kitsune, that blows. But a great picture. It's shame that show does sound pretty awful. But Judd Lynn is one the best people to ever work Power Rangers. His specialty seems to be saving the day from screw-ups. He helped save RPM when Disney fired the original producer and Saban put him in charge of Dino Charge after Mega Force went way over budget and sucked. Which Power Ranger seasons have you actually seen? Do you have a favorite? Mine is probably RPM.
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riockman Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I'm okay if he has to be a male, but seriously, you have to officially state that he is a dude when people start accepting the androgynous character as a girl? I see many disappointment between fans.

I have to be honest, I'm starting to think that Judd Lynn can save the show.
I mean Dino Charge. Look at his grand comeback to adapt sentai.
Kyoryuger, the Japanese counterpart of Dino Charge, IMHO is 11-12 to Ninninger, so basically he's making something fresh and hey it's better than the original!
I'm really putting my hopes on him that he can make a better and hype-able adaptation.

For Power Rangers...
I watch Mighty Morphin since I'm a kindergarterner, so I knew some titles (hey I watch Power Rangers first than Super Sentai, but I learn sometime later in elementary school that the Japanese made the original stuff).
The next is Zeo Rangers, that short serie Alien Rangers, Turbo (I forgot many things about this one), Dino Thunder, SPD, Ninja Storm, Mystic Force, skipped Samurai and Megaforce because so many people said those sucked big time, and here I am trying to watch the continuation of Dino Charge.
My favorite maybe still SPD. But yeah, this Dino Charge has soooo many fun characters to fave.
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TAmazingRandom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Cool yeah, Judd Lynn is all about saving Power Rangers. My friends and I really hope one of the ringers on his cell phone is the original Power Rangers communicator theme. It plays when they call him to save the show. I need to watch some more of Dino Charge. I only watched about 3 or 4 episodes.
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riockman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Lol
Dino Charge is recommended. 
The characters is more or less the mirror version of the Japanese counterpart, but they're also different in so many ways it looks original.
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