One thing that I’ve always tried to get across when I write about tokusatsu is that it’s fun. These shows are, and should be viewed as, big dumb action capsules filled with special effects and men in tights. They are also for children. I love watching giant shoes fight multi-colored heroes, and I like when Ultraman’s time on Earth creeps in the danger zone for the 73,372nd time, but I don’t pretend that there’s Something Crucial going on here.
I’ve stressed to people on numerous occasions that, by and large, the community of fans that watch these shows are the most humorless collection of mouth-breathers you could possibly imagine. Even the “professionals” do their extensive work on the topic little justice by coming out of their caves and shaking fact-scribbled sticks at one another before going back to their rooms to watch Japanese stuntmen brutally hump monsters to death.
Soul-sucking instances like these are exactly why, whenever it comes to fruition, Henshin Pimp will fight for great justice.