Back to Back to Black

10 12 2011

Wow, what a scary couple of weeks! YamiBlack seems to have given up the chase for now. Don’t worry, folks. He’ll get his just desserts!

I’ve reinforced the Aniranger HQ; a new bio-metric scanner means that only TRUE Anirangers can get in. The place is a mess, though! What did that guy get up to!? All the doors are bashed in, the carpet’s torn up, the weapons are destroyed (And, oh, my goodness! He’s uploaded hundreds of obscene, indecent images to the computer! The FIEND! – AniBlue) and somebody drew a comedy Groucho Marx moustache on AniYellow’s portrait! (No, that was me. – AniBlue)

It’s times like this that I appreciate the little things in life… A peaceful night’s sleep, scalding hot pizza and lukewarm lemonade, AniBlue’s jokes and the incoherent bleatings of AniGreen! Ah, good times with good friends.

Fear not, supporters of the Anirangers. I’ll get my powers back. You’ll see.

Pictured: Me, in a fractal timeline yet to happen.

We should have a nice video up, soon. I’m sure you’ll like it. In the meantime, you can support the Anirangers simply by spreading the word. Post on forums! Facebook! Spraypaint our faces onto your nearest police station! Send threatening letters to your head of state or parliament! Hopefully, fame and endorsement will follow soon, and AniBlue can quit his job at the sewage plant. AniGreen seems to quite enjoy his job, hand-sorting woodchips at the wallpaper factory. It pays peanuts, but we can redecorate the house twice a year.

Keep the faith, Anifans.

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FEAR ME, FOOLS!

29 11 2011

Puny mortals, hear me! This is YamiBlack. I’ve managed to gain entry into the pitifully disguised “Aniranger” headquarters, and boot up their antiquated computer system.

I bring you a warning. I, who have so easily defeated the Anirangers’ defences, and extracted the full, terrible power from those “power coins” they guard so dearly, give you an ultimatum.

JOIN ME OR DIE!

 





The Darkness Approaches

22 11 2011
FEAR ME

Good versus Evil

We feared this day would come, Anifriends. The sacred power we wield has been corrupted! AniBlack’s coin, and the tanuki spirit within, has been twisted to serve the selfish desires of the villain dubbed “YamiBlack”.
How did this happen? We shall reveal all, soon! What we should all be worrying about is what happens now? Without his powers, Adam is no match for this fiend!

Will the other Anirangers be able to stop him?  Will Adam reclaim his coin and save the power it contains from the twisted perversions of YamiBlack?

Fools! All shall tremble before me!

Hello, FOOLS!

How do you stop an Aniranger…? Find out soon!





Bucky Animal Adventurers from S.P.A.C.E.

14 11 2011

Hello everyone (except YOU. Yes, I mean you. Bad! In your bed!),

AniBlack here, reporting once more from the steel-clad haven that is the Aniranger HQ. It’s good to be home! I don’t know what the guys got up to while I was away… There’s curious stains on the carpet, and I keep finding what looks like human teeth in the cracks and crevices. Seikiba’s blade seems to lean a little more to the left than I remember, too. Weird.
My secret mission was not as successful as I had hoped (though who can say what the future holds? WooOOoooOOO!). I have gained almost nothing (‘cept Yellow Fever), and have lost my helmet. Nothing I cannot rebuild, I assure you. The cracks were starting to show (in fact, it had been blown up, burned, dropped and smashed to pieces) so perhaps it is for the best… AniBlack will be reborn!
There is another, too. A creation from the darkest depths of Aniranger lore – Gestating, growing, ready to be birthed into the world (I think I’m gonna be sick – Aniblue). Hopefully we’ll have some piccies up, soon.

Money is tight these days (I used to swim, like Scrooge McDuck, in my vault of riches. A tear shed, for those times!). Our last episode ran up a bill of several thousand of the Queen’s best British Pounds, and though the cost will be much less for subsequent movies, it is still a substantial figure.  We’ll get it together eventually; Miles is selling fake Avatar DVDs, and Pete’s working the docks, so it shouldn’t be too long.

There’s a lot more to being an Aniranger than making films, anyways. Oh, the fun we have! The injuries we sustain! The pizzas we devour!

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Er, offer open for a limited time! *ahem* Anyway, there really is much more to being an Aniranger than meets the eye, and we hope to entertain and inspire through as many mediums as possible.
Coming soon, I’m sure Pete will get around to writing his Ani-Animals section and finally reveal to us all why he chose the frog as his avatar (Did you say “Avatar”? Only £4.99 on high-quality Blú Ray brand DVD! – Aniblue). Our good friend Kent is sure to surprise us with his Avengers’ exploits, too. And heck, maybe we’ll surprise you with a few things, as well!

Keep the faith, buddies. Keep those fingers crossed, keep chasing those dreams, and keep an eye on that spider’s nest in the garden. AniRed once found a spider in his bananas the size of a hubcap. It’s still out there, somewhere.

 





Ani-Animals #4

10 11 2011

AniBlue: Foxy Friend to All

Name: Miles
Animal: Fox

Ah, the common or garden fox. Vulpes vulpes! Scourge of the countryside, urban disease vector, threat to poultry and fowl worldwide. Or is it?

The fox is, in our opinion, a beautiful and intelligent animal. In Japan, the fox is revered and respected as the messenger of Inari. I myself have been fortunate enough to walk the sun-dappled paths and covered trails of the sacred Fushimi Inari shrine.

*snore* *wheeze*

Why did Miles choose the fox as his totem, his guardian spirit? The reasons are too many to list here, and too personal to be shared.  There is a strange, almost mystic connection between Miles and his vulpine brethren, perhaps he will share the story with us one day…

 

 

 

 

 





The Sacred Blade! SEIKIBA!

24 10 2011

Legends of magical swords are present in many cultures and civilisations. King Arthur had Excalibur, Susanou had Kusanagi no Tsurugi, and He-Man had the Sword of Grayskull.

So, what is this mysterious blade the leader of the Anirangers so deftly wields? The one and only Seikiba (聖牙). A loose translation of this word is “Holy Fang”. It is the truest blade in all the universe, unbreakable and incorruptible.

Like all the Anirangers’ suits and weapons, there is nothing remarkable about its physical makeup or material nature. It is just a sword, after all.
What makes it so strong is the hand that grips it so tightly. The Anirangers’ true strength comes from their hearts; love, compassion & the desire to defend and protect. These things are unbreakable, and so the sword remains.

Its origin is a mystery, AniBlack has never told how he came to own the sword, or how his coin became embedded in its hilt. That is a story for another day.

One thing is for sure, Seikiba can never fall into evil hands. Would it retain its remarkable properties? Would the spirit inside the coin respond to another’s touch? That, perhaps, is a story for one day soon.





Introducing… A NEW Team!

11 10 2011

There are a lot of people out there with fantastic ideas and dreams, people who dare to go against the status quo and forge their own way in the world.

We think it’s important that we all do our best to be supportive of one another, to offer advice, inspiration and friendship. We can all learn a lot from each other.

So, to that end, I would like to introduce a new Ranger team. Prepare to meet…

Red Avenger not shown. He's around, trust me!

The Avengers!  Created by determined Power Ranger fan – and good friend  – Kent Keith, this team will be appearing in a film shortly. And they’re one of the best groups we’ve ever seen! Kent designed the suits and helmets, and has been working hard to get everything together for filming with his dedicated band of Rangers. We have a special kinship with this team (AniBlack helped with the creation of the helmets), and we’d love to do a cross-over episode in the future!

Girl Power!

Kent is walking proof that if you have an idea, and stick with it, you can make it a reality. We’ll shortly add a new section to the website so you can keep track of Kent and his team’s progress.

Keep the faith, fans!

-The Anirangers-





AniRanger Fan Interest Survey

5 10 2011

Well, it’s just a bit of fun, really. Answer honestly, now.

 

Thanks for your feedback, Anifriends! We shall watch with interest as the results pour in. They will then be collated by A.L.I.C.E, and using a sophisticated algorithm she will determine who dies first. – Only joking, kids. AniBlack put an axe through her ages ago. It was a bit excessive, if we’d wanted her crippled, we should’ve just installed Windows Vista. Arf!





Ani-Animals #3

17 09 2011

ANIYELLOW:  Eagle-eyed eagle of silence

Name: Ron
Animal: Golden Eagle

Quite literally, in this case. AniYellow’s skin shines as bright as gold in the dappled sunlight of the forest, the hooked beak and wings of his helmet casting a frightening shadow.

AniYellow’s powers are drawn from the essence of the mighty golden eagle, a large and majestic bird indigenous to much of the world. I’m sure everyone reading has seen one in a zoo, wildlife park or on TV.
They have amazing eyesight; they can see a grasshopper blink from a kilometre away. Their hearing, too, is exceptional. Combine these traits with powerful talons and a wicked, hooked beak and you’re left with a wonderful and deadly creature, I’m sure you agree.

What did you say!? My mother was a SAINT!

Why did Ron choose the eagle as his totem? You got me. We tried to get him to talk about it, but he just said “Ano? Hindi ko maintindihan!” I choose to believe this means “I love you”. Clearly, his admiration and respect for his friends breaks the primitive barrier of spoken language.

Til next time, AniFriends. AniBlack is still missing, though he did manage to send a Polaroid of himself with some new friends. They’re reading a newspaper in a dimly lit room. Odd.





Let’s do it! UuuYaaaahhhh!!

10 09 2011

What’s shaking, cats?

AniBlack here, reporting from the dark, wet rainforest. I’m still undercover and officially MIA. However, I’ve managed to create a primitive computer and internet uplink from twigs, stones, moss and a smaller computer.

I’ve got a surprise for you. It’s some old footage I dug up from that hard drive AniBlue burned. Quite how he managed to drop it in a saucepan, spill petrol on it, and set it alight by accident I will never know.

Anyways, it’s a mock-up of a “Zord” or mecha, and a miniature set. We had planned on making a full set of five, and a combined robot (“AniKing”) but financial restraints, as always, have delayed proceedings.

AniBlue spent a long time making all this, trust me. We even built a full size cockpit! It was never finished, unfortunately, and the wood has since been used to build the Aniranger HQ. The wheel of life turns.

Enjoy!