Anime Review – Samurai Flamenco!

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SAMURAI FLAMENCO

 

Samurai Flamenco is a television anime series directed by Takahiro Omori . The anime focuses on Masayoshi Hazama, a young adult who aspires to become a superhero despite having no superpowers to fight.

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Masayoshi Hazama

As a Toku fan, this show really gives me a great big grin. Providing a homage to the tokusatsu genre of Japanese entertainment, it showcases every Toku fan dream who grew up wishing to be a hero. Seeing an anime depicting this really  is just awesome.

Samurai Flamenco Armor Mk6 (as of Episode 10)

 

Plot and Synopsis 

Male model Masayoshi Hazama decides to become a superhero, despite having no superpowers or the technology to create a high-powered suit. He becomes the hero, Samurai Flamenco and begins to fight crime in the name of justice. At first, aiming petty thugs, and stopping minuscule petty offenders, Samurai Flamenco gathered a following through Videos of his “deeds” as well as scoops done through the Web for ratings.  Police officer Hidenori Gotō finds out about Samurai Flamenco and his real identity by a twist of fate, which leads to him getting involved into lots of trouble. As time progresses, Samurai Flamenco meets fellow heroes Flamenco Girl Diamond, and soon Flamenco Girls Ruby and Sapphire. Not long after that, he encounters Joji Kaname known for his TV role Red Axe, who takes Masayoshi as his “student”, and Jun Harazuka A middle-aged man who works in the development department for the stationery company, Monsters Stationery, who becomes Masayoshi’s benefactor providing weapons disguised as stationery to assist in Samurai Flamenco’s crime fighting work. These allies proves beneficial especially when they come across enemies that were not thought to exist outside of fiction. Nonetheless, Samurai Flamenco will come face to face with hardships of being a crime-fighter while discovering what it truly means to be a hero of justice.

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Samurai Sentai Flamengers

The first 10 episodes focuses on Masayoshi’s maturity, evolution, and development as a solo Crime Fighter. during this period, he eventually meets his allies and learns what it takes to be a real hero.

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Flamenger Robo

From episode 11 onwards, The show shifts  from the Solo Hero pattern (a homage to the Kamen Rider and Metal Hero Franchise), to a Hero Group (a homage to the Super Sentai/Power Ranger Franchise), complete with color designated suits and Mecha.

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Samurai Flamenco Evolution
Flamen Red, Hideyoshi Hazama, Samurai Flamenco Mk1, Samurai Flamenco Mk5

There are two reasons why this show stands out:

First of all, the characters – they are amazing. Each character is detailed and provided depth. The chemistry between them is just amazing. Every character works well together. And not to mention, the characters reflect reality in a sense, which we can identify. Also, more than any other series, I have to say that this series is clever. Really clever. It may have an a lovable naive hero – wannabe as a main character, but everything is done very deliberately. It first portrayed his ideals as childish, immature, stupid. And then it completely turned things around, exactly by making this guy be the stubborn optimist that he is. Hi ideals and perseverance pays off when the series goes off the wire, much like what happens in Hikoin Sentai Akibarangers, after Hatte Saburo steps in. In any case this ongoing series is a real find for those who likes Tokusatsu and Anime alike…   I give it 4.5 stars out of 5 images

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2014′s Upcoming Shows and Stuff

So how is everybody today?

We are now just 5 days away from celebrating Christmas,and just 11 days away from celebrating the new year, and we are counting down to what seems to be a lot of wonderful things to come.

To start of, we will are anticipating the upcoming Sword Art Online Extra Edition coming this end of December, Dengeki posted the first TV promo of the upcoming anime special. The promo features the theme song “Niji no Rainbow” by Eir Aoi.

Yippie!

Yippie!

 

Sneak Peak

Also, one of 2014′s upcoming shows pays tribute to fans of the Super Robot and Moe Genre.  Fans rejoice, the days of being conflicted will be a thing of the past. Introducing the best of both worlds, the upcoming show: ROBOT GIRLS Z

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Cutie But Deadly

Super Robots reimagined as moe, kawaii bishoujos, this is something to look forward to.

Also the second season for Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren and Gin no Saji: Silver Spoon will also be coming up

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Banishment from this World!!!!!

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Silver Spoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many thing are still in store for us before this year ends, as well as the new year comes knocking…

 

So let’s have a wonderful time!

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