Monday, January 16, 2017

WEEABOO SHOGUN PRESENTS: Super Rescue Solbrain (Full Series Batch)



Weeaboo Shogun Presents:
Super Rescue Solbrain
Episode 1-53
Full Series Batch
(DVD 10-bit x264, AAC Bunny Hat Raw)
Japanese language with English Subtitles.

After Winspector leaves to fight crime overseas, Commander Shunsuke Masaki develops a new team dedicated to saving the lives and hearts of both innocents and criminals. With upgraded suits, a new arsenal of weaponry, a new support droid, and two suited up field agents, as well as a massive firefighting mothership, there is no challenge too great, no risk too high for Solbrain. But they will be tested at every step of the way by those who abuse science and those whose hearts have been twisted by evil. The continuing story even features the return of Ryoma Kagawa, Captain of Winspector, as he helps Solbrain pursue a deadly criminal mastermind.

The second entry in the Rescue Police series of Metal Heroes, all 53 episodes and the series preview, fully subtitled in English with DVD quality visuals.

WEEABOO SHOGUN PRESENTS: Super Rescue Solbrain #53 (SERIES FINALE)

Having had his first attempt at destroying Solbrain foiled, Ryuichi Takaoka instead turns his attention to Kazuya, attempting to instill in him the poison of rage. Solbrain is led into a deadly trap -- and this time only Solbrain or Takaoka will escape alive. Why does Ryuichi Takaoka persist in his hatred after so many years? Commander Masaki takes flight with the crew of the SS-1. The final mission for Solbrain is here!



Notes:
So many finals here. Solbrain's final mission. The final appearance (other than flashbacks) of Ryoma, Daiki, Reiko, Jun, Dozer, and Kamekichi. The final challenge for Takaoka. This is a great episode, though I did find it amusing that in retrospect, it only took a floppy disk to keep Takaoka enraged. His final scene is particularly amazing. Doesn't it seem like there are some people who, for them, anger is all they have, their only reason to live?



So, that's it. That's the end of Super Rescue Solbrain. I certainly hope that you've enjoyed watching this series as much as I've enjoyed presenting it to you. Expect a batch soon.

Once again, I'd like to thank Ignis from Over-Time for assistance in getting these hosted, and all of you for supporting and encouraging me. Big shout-outs to Megabeast Empire for their work on Juspion, and Millionfold Curiosity for their work on Gavan -- Metal Heroes are getting finished! Also, though technically not a Metal Hero series, Big Nova Subs for Byclosser!

Final words... hang on to love, because tomorrow will always belong to you! I'm Sailor Otaku, the Weeaboo Shogun, signing off for now. At least until Exceedraft...



Wait, Kindergarten bus of WHAT?
Torrent Link: https://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=889976

Sunday, January 15, 2017

WEEABOO SHOGUN PRESENTS: Super Rescue Solbrain #52

The sinister Ryuichi Takaoka attempts to destroy Solbrain only months before their scheduled disbandment. By somehow recreating a murder that occurred 20 years ago, Takaoka attempts to infuse the poison of distrust and hatred in those still affected by the crime decades later. This time, it could lead to the destruction of Solbrain's HQ, unless the team can prevent it! Time is ticking away, Solbrain!


Notes:
Takaoka's plan is vile beyond belief: to destroy a family by sowing mistrust within them. This is a great episode. I wish that Rescue Police would come back and have hour long episodes to fully set up a crime -- I think these multi part episodes do a great job of allowing for more complex schemes like Takaoka, and that guy, like Moriarty, is always thinking one step ahead.

Next episode is the series finale. One more before we have to bid a final farewell to Daiki, Ryoma, and the others.

WEEABOO SHOGUN PRESENTS: Super Rescue Solbrain #51

An upgraded Braver suit is mass produced, scheduled to be distributed to police departments in all the major cities of Japan. At the same time, Solbrain will be disbanded and reformed as a national organization under the National Police Organization, the body that oversees all police activity within Japan. Since the Solbrain team is experienced in the use of the Solid Suits, they are assigned to oversee the usage of the suits nationwide -- which means splitting them up to cover the whole country. As each team member reminisces about their time with Solbrain, Takaoka prepares to unleash his final attack and wipe out Solbrain once and for all, before they can escape his wrath!

Notes:
The beginning of the three part finale to Solbrain. This, like the end of Winspector, is mostly a clip show that reminisces the major moments for each character. It's very well written and has a realistic portrayal of each character's reaction to being split up. Insert songs are played over each character's scenes. This three parter features a twisted scheme by Takaoka and Solbrain's efforts to stop him before they split up. It's good, so enjoy!


Saturday, January 14, 2017

WEEABOO SHOGUN PRESENTS: Super Rescue Solbrain #50

A woman collapses while jogging and dies overnight, her body completely mummified. Solbrain investigates and discovers that she was bitten by a dog. Somehow, a war in the Middle East in which insurgents have obtained biological weapons has come to Japan. It's a race against time to find an experimental animal and obtain the antibodies before Japan falls victim to a biological plague.



Notes:
I'm not totally sure, but I suspect this is the same trained German Shepherd they used for Aleck, Masaki's dog in Winspector, and before that in Shaider. The story here is actually pretty slick. Writing is good, and the stakes are very high. With a Middle Eastern rebel attempting to take over his country by overthrowing the Republic of Lazania (great name, by the way, sounds delicious), this is one of those "ripped from the pages of the newspaper" storylines, as the Gulf War and Saddam Hussein's biological weapons was a concern at this time.

There's a scene where a dog gets killed. Aren't they not supposed to show stuff like that? It happens, and it's a nice introduction to immunology for kids who watch and are traumatized by it.

Another filmwriter, Mayumi Ishiyama, writes this one.

The next three episodes are the three part finale of Super Rescue Solbrain. Hope you're looking forward to it!

Torrent Link: https://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=889369

WEEABOO SHOGUN PRESENTS: Super Rescue Solbrain #49

A boy and a girl keep ditching school and showing up at Solbrain HQ. One day, they stop showing up. A short time later, the girl seeks out Solbrain for help: somehow, the boy has attended a cram school that uses hypnosis to enforce rules and morals and become a serious kid overnight! Soon after, every kid in the school is attending the cram school, and becoming serious. A sinister force is working behind the scenes, and it's up to Dozer to stop it.



Notes:
This episode was, I believe, written by Haruko Asatsuke, a writer and producer of such films as A Farewell to the Land, The 19 Year Old's Map, and The Youth Killer. Unfortunately, it's not a great episode, and I suspect that there were some changes made to the final script. What's with that scene with Dozer looking off into the playground while melancholy music plays as if remembering kids who died? I have this feeling that one or both of the kids was supposed to die, but they couldn't get that to happen. There's also the matter that the machine was blown up, so we have no idea if Yoshihiko ever got made normal again.

There's a joke in here I localized. When Mariko enters Solbrain at one point, the team says, "Mata?" as in "Again?" -- her response is, "Minna matta?", a play on words that means, "You were all waiting for me?"

The song that's sung over and over is a playground verse that really has no defined origin, but in Japan, Genghis Khan is a grilled lamb meat dish popular in Japan's far north, so named because the Mongols are thought to have favored lamb. The song's tune is taken from the German group Dschingas Khan (the same group that the Moskau meme from about 10 years ago came from) in a song called, appropriately, Genghis Khan.

Torrent Link: https://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=889302

WEEABOO SHOGUN PRESENTS: Super Rescue Solbrain #48

A boy's father shows up after being at work for over six months without returning home. But late that night, the father undergoes a terrifying transformation. Something bizarre and dark is transpiring at Holiday Industries, and Solbrain has to get to the bottom of it before it's too late.

Notes:

Last Sagiyama episode for this series, and it's a bit of a stinker, to be honest. There's no Ryoma, the plot doesn't make much sense -- why would an electromagnetic beam cause people to mutate -- and numerous other things I could nitpick. That kid sure does love to fish, doesn't he? Dad, you just mutated into a horrifying monster, let's go fishing! Some good makeup effects and a creepy atmosphere though. With a little refining this could have been a really good episode. I think if the episode had more time to build up and more time to end it would have been a lot better. But unfortunately, this episode reminds me a bit of the werewolf episode with Mr. James Bond from early in the series. Also, what's up with Daiki almost running over kids? How many times has he nearly done it in this show? Not counting the one time he did it in a nightmare.

There's a couple of mediocre episodes before we get to the end. Next one is quite possible the dumbest one in the entire series. Sorry, folks.