For those of you who are subscribed to our Telegram or have downloaded it on Nyaa, you’ve already seen this…
But anyway, Lady Luck decided to do us a favour and as such, the English dub of the Chouseishin trilogy’s final chapter (the first third-ish anyway) is now upon us, Super Fleet Sazer-X! We are very happy about this development, and I’m sure you are too.
Aired in Singapore on MediaCorp TV12 Kids Central as well as Cartoon Network India (allegedly), this series’ dub was instead farmed out to our old friends at BTI Studios Asia who did the dubs for Inazuma Eleven, LINE Town and most curiously (since there’s an overlap of the two series airing), Magic Bullet Chronicles Ryukendo. As such you’ll hear very familiar voices, so don’t be alarmed by them.
Personally, I feel its not hard to see why Sazer-X flopped in its original incarnation. At a time when Masked Rider was having an identity crisis with Hibiki changing gears all of a sudden (the first half of the series having been so different from Masked Rider Blade whose audience was aped by Gransazers and Justirisers) and Ultraman Max repairing the damage that the dark Ultraman Nexus unexpectedly did in its maligned timeslot, Sazer-X did the unthinkable – it tried to ape Sentai which was having the time of its life as Magiranger (arguably a very successful series in its day) was about to wrap up.
How did they do this, you ask? Well, the show itself in its writing and execution is more slapstick and comedic in nature than the more serious series it preceded in the past, and there’s a segment at the end talking about very kid stuff like “greet people with ‘konnichiwa'” and “raise your hand when you cross the road” (which kids here don’t do unfortunately). As such, with the show just feeling “wrong” to the returning viewer, it wouldn’t be unprecedented to think they would just dump Sazer-X and watch something else (maybe Hibiki, whose episodes were now by 555’s writer Toshiki Inoue).
But old stories are old stories, and here’s one about Space Pirates wrecking havoc in 2500AD having gathered the twelve scattered plot devices. Therefore, our heroes must go to the year 2005 so that they can stop the gathering from occurring!
Sazer-X (1 – 12, Nyaa/DDL
64 Base format code! I can’t resist decoding one more time!