Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tokusatsu In Review: Kamen Rider Agito part 3

In Part 3, Sakaki strikes, G3’s taken out of the prototype stage, Hojo Finds he has an ally from the showa Era's most competent Villain, and Shouichi remembers he had a life!

I was as Surprised as you.

Tokusatsu in Review: Kamen Rider Agito part 3... by ShintaReviews

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Toku Vlogs: December 25, 2014

Toqger 41 has a good redux of the traditional christmas battle, as Drive 11 works to shut down the blackout Plot.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tokusatsu in Review: Kamen Rider Agito part 2

AS the Lord Conflict proper gets under way; Agito's secret is outed to Mana, Hojo and Hikawa Vie for ownership of the G3 gear, and the wayward swimmer Ryou Ashihara becomes relevant to the proceedings.
Because the Universe hates Ryou Ashihara.

TOkusatsu in review: Kamen Rider Agito part 2... by ShintaReviews

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Toku Vlogs: December 18 2014

Take Two! Drive 0 adds nothing, Toqger 40 continues to build to an all-out shadow war, and Drive 10 has exposition dropped, but with poor execution via the director

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tokusatsu in review: Kamen Rider Agito part 1

A World where everyone’s an Asshole? With Toshiki Inoue, Anything is possible; As Shinta Dives into the man's First head writing Job for the Kamen Rider Franchise.
Prepare your shot glasses, people, The Toshiki Inoue Drinking game is LIVE!

Tokusatsu in review: Kamen Rider agito Part 1... by ShintaReviews

Thursday, December 11, 2014

toku vlogs:December 11, 2014

Toqger 39 winds up for another christmas storyarc, while Drive 9 premieres the Technic/Technique body.

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Youtube account is down, sorry.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Shinta Reviews; Digimon Fighting games

All Star Rumble an Olive branch to the fanbase? let’s see how it stacks up to the other games mean to mimic the super smash brothers formula.
Yes, that’s how this all started.

Shinta reviews: Digimon Fighting games by ShintaReviews

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Toku Vlogs: December 4, 2014

Toqger 38 goes to the movies for shenanigans, while drive 8 concludes the case of the photographer with...forgettable content.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

.Hack//retrospective: .Hack//G.U reminisce part 5

Reminisce concludes with the Salvation of the Mirage, and the reveal of one of Gaming’s biggest Red Herring.
Do you not wish to know the truth?

.Hack//Retrospective: .Hack//G.U. Reminisce part 5 by ShintaReviews

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Toku Vlogs: november 26, 2014

Toqger 37 piles it on Tokatti...again, while Drive 7 gives us an interesting case and evolution on the Roidmude situation.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Toku vlogs: november 21, 2014

The rare good episode shows up with Toqger 36, and Drive 6 has a paradigm shift begin between belt and wearer

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Toku Vlogs: November 13, 2014

Toqger 35 debut's the worst final combination mech in the franchise, while Drive 5 makes Shinta realize the premise is beginning to wear

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Toku Vlogs: November 6, 2014

With Super hero Time on hiatus...again, Shinta takes the time to look at the Sharivan V-Cinema. how was it?

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Toku Vlogs: October 30, 2014

Toqger 34 Finds Whole new ways to piss me off, while Drive 4 continues to Build the world and establish it's cast

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tokusatsu in review: Death Note (film)

Before the Anime adaptation, Death note was made into a movie. How’s it stack up?
Yes, we know this isn't technically Tokusatsu, but Live-action adaptation of a Japanese series, sooo~ we cover it here.

Tokusatsu in review: Death note (Film) by ShintaReviews

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shinta's Toku Vlogs: October 23, 2014

Toqger 33 makes Raito out as the special again, As Drive 3 explores Kiriko's experiences with the global Freeze.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Toku Vlogs: October 15, 2014

Toqger 32 brings back the show's signature bad executions and fridge logic, while Drive 2 reveals the show is a bit lighter than first thought

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Toku Vlogs: october 2, 2014

Toqger 29 brings oddly good vibes, Did Gaim "Destroy" Kamen Rider, and Makai no Hana's conclusion leaves us interested in another season

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Tokusatsu in Review: Kamen Rider Taisen

Shinta loses complete objectivity in reviewing the latest Credit on Shoji Yonemura’s resume, and what can be viewed as the worst Kamen Rider movie yet made.

Before beginning this review, please note that I had a very volatile reaction to this movie as I could simply not comprehend the Showa Riders acting the way they do in this film simply from my experiences with their series, and that is reflected in my words and actions in reviewing this movie. If you love it, think it's a good Film?
Stop. Here.
You like it, but think it has flaws? I still caution you away. To me this was an Idiot Plot, and my criticisms are reflective of such.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Toku Vlogs: September 25, 2014

Toqger 29 features the return of the Schwartz, gaim 46 gives a less than stellar end to the conflict, and Makai no hana 24 stumbles on the dismount.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

.Hack//Retrospective: .hack//G.U. Rebirth Part 4

The Reaper Awakens

.Hack//Retropsective: .Hack//G.U. Rebirth Part 4 by ShintaReviews

Creator's Note: as It's come up a few times as people are not reading the credits: No, I don't hate Korra or think it is a bad show, it is just Not for me.
That, and I needed another 'avatar' thing for the joke that was a movie or TV show, and everything else that uses It I actually like

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Toku Vlogs: September 18, 2014

Raito gets a bit of what's coming to him in Toqger 27, Another Rider fatality occurs in Gaim 45, and Makai no Hana 23 pulls a twist we didn't see coming.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Toku Vlogs: September 12, 2014

A Day late, but nonetheless Shinta takes a loot at Toqger 27's Hyper Dud, The Baron's army forming in Gaim 44, and the coming blossom in Makai no hana 22.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

.Hack//Retrospective: .Hack//G.U. Rebirth Part 2

The Main story of rebirth kicks off with Wild Pk’s, Returning watchers, and an old face to both this franchise and bandai fandoms. No, Not Steven jay Blum, but he’s here too.

.Hack//Retrospective: .Hack//G.U. Rebirth Part 2 by ShintaReviews

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Toku Vlogs: September 4, 2014.

Toqger take a trip to the spa's, Gaim has Kaito evolve, and Makai no Hana revisits some fun from season 1

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shinta's Toku Vlogs: August 28, 2014

Toqger 25 repeats story elements and not for the better, gaim 42 begins the final act on the war for the golder fruit, and Garo 20 finally gives some time to Kuro.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shinta does the ALS Ice bucket challenge

Yes, even this guy isn't immune to this meme

Challenges were Michael gleason
Andrew Shaw
And Carmelo Sampayo
Find out more about ALs at

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shinta's Toku Vlogs: August 21, 2014

Toqger 24 descends into the shadow line, Gaim 41 ends the Femushinmu , and Garo 19 features classical music for the savage soul.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shinta's Toku Vlogs: August 14, 2014

The Toqger remember their home in ep 23, Gaim 40 challenges Kouta's resolve one more, and Garo 18 hunts a knight gone dark.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Toku Vlog: July 31, 2014

Toqger 22 crowns a new empress, Gaim 39 begins the siege, and Makai no Hana 16 has fun with those seeking screams.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Dailymotion page has been vandalized

Every video I posted on there is now gone.
I Don't know the specifics yet--I'm waiting for a reply from their service division--but obviously the older blog links are going to be down for a bit.
I was going to do an administration week after I finished with my next production block next week to sort them out (and switch them back over to blip links), but until them I'll remind you all that the blip page has every scripted episode but my first 4.
I've likely lost the early Vlogs and my let's plays, but everything else has a backup.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

So I didn't get on That Guy with the Glasses

And I’m Bummed, and a few other emotions I’d rather not get into.

But that’s okay.

'Cause inevitably? I gotta do this for me.  Me, and for all of those that DO watch.
And not because It’s the only thing that’s earned me money while I’ve spent the last 3 freaking years constantly applying Thousands of times for entry-level and temp work.
Oddly, TGWTG is the first company to send me a rejection letter and not just leave me entirely hanging.  Ironic, No?

I don’t have a lot of friends, I don’t have a lot of Fans. Or Viewers. But those I do, I’m thankful for.
Besides, I’m working with and have connected with some fun people.

But from what I’ve seen from this talent pickup?
The people that got on did so by being known personalities in their own right already even before being chosen, having long networked in most of their cases.
While it puts it even harder for the newbies trying to get in the door—especially if they do something that’s not part of the mainstream—or the vets still struggling with the same, it shows I need to network more as well.
A Lot more.
Far, Far more than I am comfortable with.
I have Extreme (ridiculously extreme) social anxiety, and while doing this show has helped a lot with that, I can’t have that keep me back from trying to connect with other people.
I also need to try and be funnier, more entertaining; not just nitpick and show ways how a narrative could have been improved. Don’t just be angry at idiocy, do more skits (as much as I can with 0 budget), stretch for the jokes that I might not find funny, but someone else could.
And try to do more short material. While I like looking at series and longer narratives, it wears on you; you know?
…Well, that’s something for next year. I’m editing my September/October episodes right now, and Have rough’s for everything through December right now.

Yes, I work that far in advance. I have for a LONG time now.  It’s how I consistently release video’s that can at times run upwards of 40 minutes in length on a weekly schedule for two years.

Anyways, thanks for everyone that watches, thanks to my cohorts on Manic Expression and ROTC/Independent Mayhem, and Peers on RVT, Geekvision, RTGomerProductions and other reviewer sites I haven’t discovered.

Hi, I’m Davis. On the Internet, I go by Des Shinta. I’m 25, and live in the Midwest.
I review Tokusatsu, Role-playing video games, and media and Franchises that have impacted my life.
Nice to meet you.

Oh, and if you guys wouldn’t mind? A few shameless plugs would be nice. I’ll return the favor when I can.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cameo: The literary lair "the Road not taken"

In a new short film, Michael becomes disillusioned by the show and thinks about ending it.

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
~Robert Frost

Michael asked for cameo's, and wanted to return a favor for some of the unused stuff I had left over from the lightning returns.
Check him out, he does a scripted-Vlog style book reviews (a subject material lacking in reviewers for obvious reasons--lack of visual media to put in the video) and a series on how problematic shows and movies could have been fixed.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Shinta's take on: Kikaider the Animation

With the Kikaider Reboot having made waves in japan (and still no copy of the toku series around), Shinta looks at the anime adaptation.

Shinta's Take on: kikaider the Animation by ShintaReviews

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Shinta's Take on: Outlaw Star

Yeah, when I said no new episode this week?  I lied.
Still recovering from last month, Shinta reminisces on one of his old anime favorites.

Shinta's Take on: outlaw Star by ShintaReviews

Saturday, June 28, 2014

RPG Hell: Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII part 7

It's the finale of the Finale, as Shinta faces off against Divinity to put and end to the Fabula Nova Crystallis once and for all.
Salvation Cannot Begin without DEStruction.

RPG Hell: Lightning returns Final fantasy XIII... by ShintaReviews

RPG Hell: Lightning returns Final fantasy XIII... by ShintaReviews
No Episode Next Week, I'm taking a break.

Notes on the ending after the jumpcut.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

RPG Hell: Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII part 1

The Series that just Won’t Die returns to RPG hell, with Shinta explaining why even This game’s backstory Is wrecked by the monstrosity that is the Fabula Nova Crystalis

RPG Hell: Lightning returns Final fantasy XIII... by ShintaReviews

RPG hell: Final Fantasy XIII/2 masterpost

A Reposting of the original 13 and 13-2 reviews to get people up to speed:

Friday, May 23, 2014

Shinta Reviews has Gone Patreon

Yes, we've been hit by the patreon bug, and I think I've set up a decent rewards and goals system, which can be found here.

If I can get enough subscribers to the service, I'll begin work on the listed goals and monthly exclusive reviews which can be voted upon, along with other stuff I will make available

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

RPG Hell: final Fantasy X finale/Shinta's Take On Final Fantasy X HD

Final fantasy X ends with the parting that is bittersweet sorrow.

RPG Hell: Final Fantasy X Finale by ShintaReviews
 stay after the credits for a surprising revelation (for anyone that doesn’t follow my twitter)

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Also:With the HD edition finally obtained, Shinta goes over how Square-Enix screws up what should have been an Idiot-proof undertaking.

Shinta's Take on: Final Fantasy X HD Edition by ShintaReviews

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cameo: Decker Shado Reviews: Aliens

From decker: "How do you make a sequel that's so good, people argue over if it or the original were better for years to come? One idea is to try doing something very different than the first. At least this way, the film is not simply "The Movie: Again" and you have a chance to expand the universe in smart ways. Such is the case with Aliens, directed by James Cameron. While not straight horror like it's predecessor, it helped flesh out the setting a lot more and gave us a bunch of depth for the creatures in question. So... what do I have to say about it? Besides all that, I mean."

Brief Cameo at the beginning, but go watch because Decker is awesome.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

RPG Hell: Final Fantasy X part 1

Shinta begins a look at an underrated and over-criticized entry in the final Fantasy Franchise.  Will he succeed in defending it from detractors?

RPG Hell: Final Fantasy X part 1 by ShintaReviews

Thursday, March 20, 2014

We Do not Ruin Sentai: a Rebuttal

Just an archiving of something I wrote WAY back last year (~9 months) on Tumblr, it seems to be more and more common an need to do these days due to a LOT of people missing the point of the critique.
This is just a straight copy-paste of that, some minor details are less accurate than Expected, but the spirit of the matter is still the same.
Original post can be found here

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Toshiki Inoue Drinking game

Really should have posted this earlier, but just to make it an official list.

The Toshiki Inoue Drinking Game!

To be played whenever you watch a series Toshiki Inoue wrote on.

Once again, thanks to Ian Titular AKA Ukiyaseed of orends Range for inspiring this game.

And now, the list:

1. First off, take a shot Every time any of the characters are forced into a body of water. Be they thrown, Trip, Jump, shoved, fall, or whatever.
  • · Take another one if the method they enter the water involves a bridge.
  • · And a third if the person sent into the water is believed to be dead.

2. Take a shot every time a transformation trinket is used by anyone that is not their primary user.
  • · Take a second one if it happens to be Faiz’ rider gears.
3. Take a shot every time a new toy-based special weapon, enemy type, vehicle or power is used to defeat a new enemy, then appears to be forgotten. You can tell which these are, as they will be used between one and three times, then are completely forgotten; or are showcased and end up not being used again for five-to-ten episodes.

4. Take a shot every time there is a misunderstanding among the main cast that causes conflict OR a blatant failure to communicate that cannot be justified as part of characterization.

5. Take a shot every time there’s a love triangle.
  • ·  if the love story that causes the love triangle ends in some form of tragedy, take another
6. Take a Shot If a conflict is caused by a love triangle.
For those that are wondering, you should take three shots at once If there’s an argument that involves some type of love triangle: one for the fight, one for the romantic subtext, and one for the daily double of the two at the same time.

7. Take a shot if the recurring bad guys come in a multiple of four.

8. Take a shot any time a character gets Amnesia.

9. Take a shot when the final arc of the show leaves you wanting, is anticlimactic, or doesn’t really end the show that’s wrapping up.

10. Take a shot every time there’s a jerk or asshole character added to the cast.
  • Take another if and when it’s revealed the jerk has a heart of gold,
  • Take an additional two if the jerk is revealed to be an irredeemable asshole.
 Though You only need to take them when they’re added to the cast or have that revelation about them.

11. Take a shot EEEEEE~EVERY Time you find a recycled story plot you’ve seen in a previous Toshiki Inoue production, or a returning character you’ve seen in another of his productions…If you can remember it through the haze of alcohol poisoning.

12. (addendum by Matthew Rhodes) take a shot anytime a women has something horrible happen to them, like dying
  • Take two if the horrible thing that happens to the women is a direct result of either a love triangle or miscommunication 
13 (addendum august 2014): Take a shot anytime anyone dies while in a sitting position, due to an injury they took some time ago.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

RPG Hell: Digimon world 3 Part 2

In part 2, the recap and walk-though of the games' events finally begins.
Plus, more criticism of the gameplay.

RPG Hell: Digimon world 3 part 2 by ShintaReviews

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Today we lost a good man.

My Thoughts on the passing of Justin "JewWario" Carmical.

.Hack//Retrospective: the First Era .hack Novels

DHR takes a look at the expanded universe tales with The Story of the Abandoned girl, The Journey of Akira Hayami, The Daughter of the ultimate AI, and the worst retelling of the core games.

.Hack//Retrospective: The 1st era .Hack novels by ShintaReviews

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The first's thoughts (Kamen Rider Taisen related)

Adding something here I found on Tumblr, mainly because I wanted to keep it in the blog's archive.
It's lines concerning the upcoming Kamen Rider Film: "Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai"
"I will be playing Kamen Rider, Takeshi Hongo, one more time.
Being able to play Takeshi Hongo, who will have been fighting somewhere around the world to this day, fills me with joy and gratitude to all my seniors who built the base on which Kamen rider stands and the staff that made it all possible.
Bringing back a national, worldwide known hero created by the effort of so many people, Mr. Shotaro Ishinomori being the first, I feel again the duty and responsibility of living up to the hopes and the admiration that people from inside and outside the country have felt for the hero.
Why does a Rider keep fighting? What for?
He is a hero that fights for peace and happiness, keeping himself unknown and disregarding his own sadness and suffering.
I wish to convey this mythology through a hero movie to younger generations.
I have visited nearly a hundred countries, and members of different peoples welcomed me as the “Masked Rider”.
I’m proud and grateful to be a part of something that communicates an undying spirit of justice and the unwillingness to give up, and that this work has been welcomed around the world.
And finally, the memory most deeply rooted in my mind will be that motorcycle incident during filming*, in which I fought for my life and was able to rise again from fear and uncertainty. The memory of that experience and the emotions I felt are something I will never forget.
There will be no higher happiness for me than to be able, through this movie, to let someone feel the real hero of love and bravery and the image of a true man.
I look forward to meeting you all through the silver screen."
~Hiroshi Fujioka,
I Salute you, Sir.
And Eagerly hope that Kamen Rider Taisen lives up to the Hype that's being generated for the last outing.