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Unformatted text preview: Indonesia Around the eighties and nineties, Indonesia had a lot of Tokusatsu shows available in VHS format, paving way to its popularity. Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion was pretty popular in Indonesia, although older Metal Heroes series like Space Sheriff Gavan and Space Sheriff Sharivan were also aired. Super Sentai and Kamen Rider , on the other hand, are a different story... o For Super Sentai ; it's true that Himitsu Sentai Goranger was available in VHS. But the one who reached popularity in Indonesia was Dai Sentai Goggle Five . To this day, Indonesians remember it as 'the essential Super Sentai of Indonesia'. It also helps that it stars Junichi Haruta (Goggle Black), who starred in Juspion as Madgalant . Hell, the whole cast of Goggle V once visited Indonesia! o For Kamen Rider ; the original Kamen Rider also was available in VHS, but it wasn't as popular as the other show available in VHS ( Dai Sentai Goggle Five ). It wasn't until the TV Station RCTI aired Kamen Rider Black (rechristened as "Ksatria Baja Hitam"/"Black Steel Knight") that Kamen Rider became a sensation in Indonesia. Kamen Rider Black RX , which aired next, also enjoyed huge popularity. In short, just like how Goggle Five is the essential Super Sentai of Indonesia, Black is the essential Kamen Rider of Indonesia; and probably even bigger for Indonesian Tokusatsu. So much that, if Indonesian shows decided to make reference to Kamen Rider in general, they'd use Black rather than the original. o These days are a bit different. The only Tokusatsu show that is still remembered to these days are Power Rangers in name only(as in not to specific show, just power rangers in general), but Black is pretty much untouched in term of popularity of the name. Naruto was hugely popular in 2006. The Malaysian animated series Upin & Ipin is wildly popular, mostly because Malaysian sounds hilarious in Indonesian , especially when spoken by two bald village boys. o In the mid-nineties, pretty much all kids have read and watched Dragon Ball (mostly boys), Sailor Moon (mostly girls) and Doraemon (both). Barack Obama once lived in Indonesia, which is another thing that Indonesians love to boast about (except the hardline Muslims, who hate everything even remotely Western). The first Uncharted took place in islands near Indonesia. Which gave us this memorable exchange by Nathan Drake (using slangs which are pretty accurate , if a little weird to native speakers)... Guard : Halo? (Hello?) Nathan : Buka pintu. (Open the door.) Guard : Siapa ini? Bicara sekarang! (Who's there? Speak, now.) Nathan : Ah crap... SIALAN LO! CEPATAN BUKA PINTU!! (Ah crap... DAMN YOU! OPEN THE DOOR, QUICK!! ) Guard : Ah... tai! (Ah... shit!) And yes, if you want to know, that horrid Beauty and Warrior is made in Indonesia......
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- Winter '09