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Too Close for Comfort by ztak1227 Too Close for Comfort by ztak1227
ok so I've been on a MAJOR Power Rangers kick lately and I found this website that gave all the information on Power Rangers as well as other shows like Beetleborgs and this other show called Kamen Rider Ryuki. I was looking through the subcategory "Contract Beasts" and found these black dragons with gold trim were fairly close in design with a shiny Rayquaza.

now, I don't know if anybody legitimately ripped off the other, because KRR was running the same time that Ruby and Sapphire came out in Japan. maybe it was pure coincidence? i doubt it, because they all look FAR too similar for this to be done by chance.

what do you guys think?

Kamen Rider Ryuki Screenshots © Tokusatsu Central
Shiny Rayquaza © 1995-2010 Nintendo, Gamefreak, Pokémon USA
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ShinranRanger Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Great now i want to c if i woulld like KRR just got some Super Sentai (zyuranger,abaranger,the 1st & 2nd seasons of the newest one, and the movie with all 199 Sentai's) -.-
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Well, it is the Asian Dragon Design.  Black is common for Evil Recolors. And finally, Black goes well with Gold. Oh and the upper one, Genocider, is not black. 3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zx9aJKGkw9U…
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landoff Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
as it would appear, the Kamen Rider Ryuki show was released in the early 2002 and ruby and sapphire were released in late 2002 in japan. They were more than likely going through the design stages at the same time. The dragon may instead be a fictional or historical figment that the two of them based it's design after. The Kamen rider is all in black, which is more than likely the theme for the dragon. Where as the black for Pokemon was probably thought to be a cool alteration. I don't think either of the two had copied the other. When they designed Rayquaza, Groudon, and Kyogre, they all had Mesoamerican themes to them. As for the Kamen rider, that show dates back to 1971, and is more than likely trying to appeal to the youth. Either way, I feel that it was just a coincidence. Good eye though.
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Heatnix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I'd be far more inclined to call shenanigans if these weren't recolors we're talking about. Dragblacker is a recolor of Dragredder, and this is the Shiny version of Rayquaza. If you were to look at their original forms and they were the same, I'd be more inclined to say something of the sort went on. But if you look at them, Dragredder and regular Rayquaza have very little in common.
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DisgruntledDuelist Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Good ole Dragblacker. The coloring is pure a a fluke. He's the contract beast for Kamen Rider Ryuga, Ryuki's Mirror World clone. In turn Ryuga's and black recolor or Ryuki's Red colors. Same goes for his Mirror Monster, a black recolor of Ryuki's Dragreder, seen here. [link]
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toanirvash Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
crossover.
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Orbzap Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Holy Moly! *0* That is just too similar! maybe pokemon designers work at power ranger company too? XD idk
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JessTheMess88 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I think it's more of a coincidence thing than a "who ripped off whom" situation. I mean dragons have been around for ages, so you can only do so much with them design-wise before they start looking similar to one another, right?
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ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student Filmographer
true but the black and gold trim (especially on the top left image) is just too similar for this to be mere coincidence.
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Heatnix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
It's actually not so similar if you watch the show. Genocider (top left) is made up of 3 different beasts (none of which is primarily black), and is mainly silver, pink and purple. The part on it where the designs are so similar is actually a giant purple snake.
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JessTheMess88 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm maybe. But, who knows for certain right?
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sAMMIDAwOLF Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
XDD pokemon = power rangers. That is the solution. Great find with this one, I never would've noticed.
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DivineWolfe Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Might not be a rip-off so much as a reference or homage on Pokemon's part.
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xDaisuke0 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh god Kamen Rider is so annoying!
I dont know who ripped off who, but i hope it wasnt pokemon ~_~
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ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
idk.. i watched a trailer on YouTube and it seems pretty cool. not something i could see myself watching on a regular basis though.
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xDaisuke0 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The english one?
I've only ever seen the english one on Disney ~_~
It was kinda slow...and weird. The only thing that kinda kept my attention were that the actors were kinda hot XD
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Mackinz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe one of the designers hired onto the Pokemon team was hired by the KRR team afterwards?
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ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
hmm that could be, but i doubt it. most of the time people on projects like that are under contract to stay until the release of the game so that kinda thing doesn't happen.
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Kurigaru Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice. xD;
I love similarities like that.
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ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
i know! it's so fun to notice that kinda thing XD
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Ar-Bo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist
Even if this series was running the same time R/S was released, the generation within these games was developed a way back.
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ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
this is true. so with that in mind it seems more plausible that Kamen Riders ripped from Nintendo (if, in fact, there was an act of "ripping off" done).
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FullMetalArtisan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
RIP OFF!
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:iconztak1227:
ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
Lol XD niice
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seiryuuden Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   Digital Artist
OMG...it's true!! OAO
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ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
lol I wouldn't lie to ya!
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shugar-tits Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
hmmm well maybe they are both based off of the same mythical creature.
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ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
that's a very strong possibility
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SheiknMidnafan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Wow, they really do look similar... i think the power rangers ripped nintendo off, if you look, The power ranger dragon doesn't have the ... flaps, as i say, on it's body.
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ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
well for one thing it's not Power Rangers XD it's Kamen Rider Ryuki. but u have a good point.
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BabylonRogues101 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
holy smack....I wanna see that episode if that isn't a photoshop rendering...
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:iconztak1227:
ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
no it's just a snapshot from the episode. try looking it up!
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BabylonRogues101 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
ok!
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Zhumu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   Digital Artist
:iconimhappypls:
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:iconztak1227:
ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
:iconimhighplz:
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Zhumu Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Digital Artist
lol
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Dziesma Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
O.O
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:iconztak1227:
ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
i know right?!
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Dziesma Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
OMG I found this [link] searching in gloogle xD
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Flairina Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Could be that they based the coloring for the shiny Rayquaza off this.
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:iconztak1227:
ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
i guess that just shows a lack of originality on Sugimori's part XD
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TheRonAndOnly Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Writer
Interesting O_O
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:iconztak1227:
ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
isn't it?
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HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Whoa!!
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QuazarSky27 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow! Thats really cool!

The top one might as well be Rayquaza withlegs, thhave the EXACT same oval pattern on their tails
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:iconztak1227:
ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
i know! the gold rings going down the sides of the body and everything.
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QuazarSky27 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Crazy coincidence O_o
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TerryXGaara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god!!! that's so weird!!
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:iconztak1227:
ztak1227 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
i know, right?!
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TerryXGaara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it was inevitable. GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE FTW!!!
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