View Full Version : Were there stunt actors from Sentai ever brought in for PR?
12-10-2010, 01:30 PM
Just wondering, in one of PRIS's episodes "A Rift in the Rangers" in the bloopers at the end Astronema was talking to the Psycho Rangers and when Psycho Red responds he talks in (what seems like) Japanese, and it sounded like the real suit actor talking in there not a voice over...
So could it be that when they got the suits they also hired the same stunt actors from Sentai to wear them?
Do they ever hire the Sentai crew and take them to NZLand to help out with the show?
12-10-2010, 08:23 PM
lol, Space was when they still filmed in the USA.
12-10-2010, 09:10 PM
On SuperSentai.com, it says that Hiroshi Maeda (Japanese Tyranno-stunt man) did work in the US as MMPR Red, Red Turbo, reds Space-Ninja Storm.
Namihei Koshige & Naoki Oofuji worked in both PR & Sentai as well
12-11-2010, 03:15 AM
^ Cool, wonder if they ever brought in stage directors or fight choreographer as well...
12-11-2010, 06:23 AM
Ryuta Tasaki, director of many episodes from PRLG and PRLR, was a long time Sentai director. In fact, he literally went from working on Gingaman, to working on PRLG (as such there are several episodes of PRLG that he not only directed the PR stuff, but the Sentai footage as well). He since went back to Japan and returned to directing Toku, such as Kamen Rider.
Taro Sakamoto (no relation to Koichi) directed several PRWF episodes, and has a long history as a respected Sentai director. He did a lot of Zyuranger, for instance.
As for stunties, as said before, a lot of Zyuranger stunt actors came over to the states around the end of season 2, early season 3. As far as I know many of them remained on staff at Alpha Stunts for years afterwards.
On a similar topic, Reuben Langdon, the stunt actor who played the human form of (and was the suit actor for) Dragonborg's B-Fighter Kabuto counterpart, was an American who lived in Japan. He came back to the states, did stunts during LG-TF. and appeared twice on PRTF (the guy Katie throws out of his car in the premiere, and the tour guide in "Movie Madness"). It would've been neat if he was the one who wore the Steelon suit in "Forever Red", but I've seen no evidence of it.
12-11-2010, 12:15 PM
Did Mark Musahi ever work on PR? I know he did KRDK and a couple Toku's in Japan like KR: The First, GARO, Sh1buya, etc.
12-11-2010, 12:47 PM
No, he did not.
12-11-2010, 12:47 PM
Langdon also provided the voice and motion capture work for Dante in Devil May Cry 3 and 4, much like Daniel Southworth voiced as well as performed the motion capture work for Virgil in the same game then performed the motion capoture work for the character Credo. Topping it off, in devil May Cry 4, Johnny Yong Bosch voiced and performed the motion capture work for the character Nero. It's interesting, when you look at DMC3 and 4, with how many PR actors were involved. I'm curious on who will voice and motion capture the new rebooted Dante in 'DmC'.
12-11-2010, 11:06 PM
Wendee Lee of course
12-12-2010, 12:43 AM
Well now that was very interesting. Its cool we have stunties from SS work with PR