I Don’t Hit People – Avataro Sentai Donbrothers 03 Analysis |SSS 003

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I will be discussing: Is the show hinting that the Donbrothers are NOT human?

CREDITS

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers 03 The Lamp Thief – March 20, 2022

Writer: Toshiki Inoue

Director: Shojiro Nakazawa

SOURCE https://powerrangers.fandom.com/wiki/Don_3:_Light_Thief

Writer Tracker – Toshiki Inoue (3; 1-3)

Director Tracker – Ryuta Tasaki (2; 1-2); Shojiro Nakazawa (1; 3)

SYNOPSIS

Shinichi Saruhara, who spends most of his time at his own pace is whimsically writing haiku. One day, he picks up his smartphone and transforms into Saru Brother and just accepted his destiny like a cloud that changes shape every day.

Meanwhile, Taro Momoi/Don Momotaro delivered a parcel to Haruka Kito/Oni Sister’s house and was mistakenly arrested by Detective Yuriko Kito, Haruka’s aunt. Recently, thieves who pretend to be courier company employees work steal only lighting have appeared. Haruka didn’t think that Taro is “Taro Momoi”, so she decided to accompany Taro’s delivery in search of Taro Momoi.

NEGATIVE

-Mistaken Identity to the Nth degree

POSITIVE

-Tarou has a strong hint of personality and characterization. Him becoming incensed at the Black Bear Bandit and his confrontation with him and the White Knight lady, related to him show some texture to his character

-That Haruka take the wheel moment was great. I know see the utility of the Little Peach

DIRECTION

-Momotaro VS White Knight was cool

WRITING

-Was there some other way for Haruka to have gotten close to Tarou, other than going on his route?

REFLECTIONS

-Tarou tells Haruka “I don’t hit people” after he flicks nuts at some toughs attacking her.

-Later on he fiercely attacks the White Knight Lady

-After she is gone he attacks the rest of the Donbrothers, but it feels somewhere between his attacks on most foes and lively sparring. It is hard to read.

Keeping those factors in mind, could these be hints that the Donbrothers are not, or are no longer human? What are the implications of that? What is their true identity?

GENERAL NOTES

-Momotaro Slash is fun, I like that Saru got a crank added for him, too

-Why did Momotaro kick Oni at the end?

-It was interesting that Saru picked up that phone that someone dropped in his path. Who dropped it?

NEXT EPISODE

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers 04 Onigiri Rice Balls

CREATOR SPOTLIGHT

Director Shojiro Nakazawa

Born December 29, 1971, making him 50

According to the wiki, He celebrated his 42nd birthday while directing ToQger’s first episode.

Mirai Sentai Timeranger (1 episode) 2000-2001 30 years old

Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger (1 episode)

Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (2 episodes)

Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger (8 episodes)

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger (10 episodes)

Mahou Sentai Magiranger (14 episodes)

GoGo Sentai Boukenger (10 episodes)

Juken Sentai Gekiranger (12 episodes; main director) 2005-2006

Engine Sentai Go-Onger (6 episodes)

Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (12 episodes; main director) 2009-2010

Tensou Sentai Goseiger (10 episodes)

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (1, 2, 7, 8, 15, 16, 19, 20, 27, 28) 2011-2012

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (4, 5, 13, 14)

Ressha Sentai ToQger (1, 2, 11, 12, 17)

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger (1, 2, 11, 12, 22, 23, 31, 32, 46, 47; main director) 2015-2016

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20)

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger (3, 4, 9, 10, 18, 19, 24, 25, 37, 38, 43, 44, 45)

Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger (3, 4, 18)

Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger – Nakazawa may have been the lead director, he directed episodes 1 and 2 of Zenkaiger

SOURCE https://powerrangers.fandom.com/wiki/Shojiro_Nakazawa

INFO

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers is a Japanese television series. It is the 46th in Toei’s Super Sentai series. Its Momotarō-themed Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger The show succeeded Kamen Rider Revice line-up Super Hero Time to Avataro Sentai Donbrothers in premiered March 6, 2022, on TV Asahi.

SOURCE https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avataro_Sentai_Donbrothers

The series theme is based on the legend of Momotarō and Virtual Reality. Because of this, many of the show’s graphics are styled to resemble traditional Japanese watercolor brush paintings, and the series makes more extensive uses of CGI than past productions.

SOURCE https://powerrangers.fandom.com/wiki/Avataro_Sentai_Donbrothers

Official Site – https://www.toei.co.jp/tv/donbrothers/story/1228312_3246.html

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