I really meant to make a more in-depth post about this, but the past week has been really hectic.
In any case, Keitai Sousakan 7 is a tokusatsu series by Miike Takashi, and it’s about a boy named Keita and his walking, talking cellphone. Together, they fight crime!
…Except it’s not really his cellphone, because it’s actually a partnership (they’re actually “buddies”). I’ve watched 3 eps, and I’m all over the silly premise just on principle, and 7 (that’s the phone) is actually is quite… endearing, in a dry, dead-pan machine-y sort of way.
But I’ll be honest and admit that a big draw to check this out is that Matsuda Satoshi, Kamen Rider Ryuki‘s Ren, is in it, playing a character that is basically Ren with flatter hair and a white coat instead of black duster, but apparently still being a badass and punching people in the face, so that’s awesome. Ren is not my favorite Ryuki guy (that would be Super Lawyer Kitaoka Shuichi), but I do like him an awful lot.
Also in Keitai Sousakan 7 is Takano Hassei, although he hasn’t appeared yet. But as it turns out, Ryuki‘s Editor-in-chief is 7’s original buddy, and either I never knew or I forgot about this, but I was really happy to see him show up in episode 1. I do love me some Editor-in-chief.
In any case, I’ll post more about it when I’m not on the brink of falling asleep, and hopefully it will be more about the show itself (which is fun on its own merits) and not about the actors in it.
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Hold on. Miike Takahashi has directed tokusatsu?!?!? :O
*swarms all over it!*
He directed Zebraman, which is also tokusatsu. And so is Zebrama 2. And Ma-kun is in that, but you don’t like Ma-kun
Can I just say that there is not enough LOLOLOL to express my reaction at learning that his name was KIRIHARA? XD
I watched this show a while ago. Loved it to bits, and I totally root for the cellphones. Cried like a little girl at the end too. T.T
I’d admit I also started watching it for Matsuda Satoshi and Takano Hassei. Kirihara’s like a more macho and more handsome Ren in white with a bit less angst, and I swear I went “oh my they gave him this type of character again”, based on the number of Matsuda’s roles I have seen. Hassei’s role, that Magira guy, is so totally insane. Funny how he actually played Tezuka, one of the few guys in Ryuki that has some sanity :P
B’sides, what’s with the name Kirihara? :P