What’s Up On Spectrum OC16 In November
Five Things To Know
Hard to believe we’re winding down the 30th season of prep football on Spectrum OC16/XCast,
and as the state tournament nears, here’s a few things to watch out for in November…
The Division I – Open State tournament will have three teams from the OIA and the ILH Champion.
Mililani is seemingly the front runner to claim the OIA Championship this season, armed with the best
offense in the league averaging 38 points per game, and 371 total yards per game.
Only two undefeated teams remain through the regular season, Lahainaluna (MIL) and Saint Louis
(ILH). Each of them, are the favorites to win the state championship in their respective divisions.
Waipahu’s semifinal win over Leilehua in the OIA Division I tournament, places them in the title game
for the first time since 1971. With a potent running game, can Waipahu make a run for the Division I
Campbell wide receiver Titus Mokiao-Atimalala is the only player in the state that has caught for
more than 1,000 yards this season. The Sophomore has caught 61 passes, for 1,109 yards and 12
Spectrum OC16 and XCast’s coverage of the First Hawaiian Bank State Football Championships
begins November 9!
For more info log on to oc16.tv.
The Next Generation Of Japanese Superheroes
If you grew up in Hawaii in the 1970’s, you probably recall the Japanese superhero series “Kikaida”
that took the Islands by storm and was one of the hottest shows on television. “Kikaida” and a
similar Japanese action series “Kamen Rider” were the forerunners of the tokusatsu genre of
action-packed television shows and films from Japan that relied heavily upon special effects. The
show was an instant hit when it premiered on local television in 1974, and its cult following
continues to this day.
Now, over 40 years later, a new superhero is about burst onto the scene that continues in the
tradition of its tokusatsu predecessors. “Ryujin Mabuyer” is an action-packed series set in
Okinawa and focuses on a wayward young man named Kanai whose body is invaded by the spirit
of Ryujin Mabuyer. He is summarily given the power to transform himself into a powerful armored
hero with superhuman fighting skills. And these powers arrive just in time, as he is tasked with
battling a band of devils whose mission is to steal the mystical Mabui stones that represent the
soul of Okinawa.
“Ultimate Japan” producer Scott Suzui became friends with the producer of “Ryujin Mabuyer” and
took on the role of distributing the show to OC16. A tremendous amount of work goes into the
airing of each episode, since the shows are produced in the Okinawan dialect without any English
translation. Scott has been responsible for providing the translation and subtitling of each episode
for our English speaking viewers. Ever since his first exposure to the show, Scott has been a firm
supporter of its stories that teach many positive morals from the Okinawan culture. An example is
the theme of nonviolence. Although there are scenes of martial arts fighting, Kanai never kills the
opponents he defeats. These positive messages as well as the intriguing characters and fast
paced action will surely resonate with our viewers.
Spectrum OC16 is proud to introduce this exciting action series to Hawaii! Tune in for the exciting
premiere of “Ryujin Mabuyer”, Monday November 19th at 6:30pm.
The 2018 Mililani High School Marching Band Festival
This November, we celebrate the hard work and skill of Hawaii’s young musicians, as Spectrum
OC16 proudly presents the 2018 Mililani High School Marching Band Festival, live from John
Kauinana Stadium on the grounds of Mililani High School. The event was first run in the 1980’s
and has become perhaps the most visible of the annual bandfests in Hawaii. Over the years, in
addition to OIA and ILH, schools from the Neighbor Islands and the Mainland have also sent
bands to compete in the event.
The bandfest is a competition comprised of 14 schools this year. The schools are divided into
three categories, defined by the size of their band. The three categories are: bands smaller than
60 members (10 entries in this category), 60 to 79 members (2 entries), and 80+ members
(2 entries). A panel of five judges score the bands on the basis of music, marching and visual
Mililani High School Marching Band Festival coordinator Bryan Hirata explains that the marching
band is an art form that is evolving. In decades past, many of the routines focused mostly on
excellence in music and marching in tight formation. Current marching bands now design
elaborate and creative themes into their routines. At this year’s event, you will see two bands
perform routines entitled, “Circus of Dreams” and “Phantom of the Opera”.
The venue has also undergone a significant upgrade in recent years. John Kauinana Stadium is
enjoying an artificial field turf surface that is huge improvement over the natural grass field the
stadium used to have for many decades. Mililani is a community that is blessed with an
abundance of rain and at times, that created some very muddy conditions on the field. Bryan
recalls a specific day when band members brought cups to “bail” the numerous mini-pools of
water that had accumulated throughout the field.
Bryan also points out the significance of having the bandfest televised on Spectrum OC16.
He has received numerous comments from Mililani alumnae living away from Hawaii who
enjoy the event online through the oc16.tv website and have been able to relive memories of
their experiences performing in the band.
The Mililani High School Marching Band Festival airs on Saturday, November 17th at 5pm.
Continuing To Focus On Our Kupuna
After a successful first season of “Generations TV”, the show continues to cover all aspects of
senior living in its second season.
We’ll feature our special kupuna who stay active by volunteering and giving back to the
community. From keeping an eye on sleeping monk seals to pulling weeds at botanical gardens,
these seniors are anything but sedentary. And drop in on an informal kanikapila at a fast-food
joint in Waianae where anyone is welcomed to stop by and jam.
You’ll learn about aging issues and health care at the Hawaii Gerontological Conference and get
information on staying healthy, resourceful tips on traveling, and products and services that will
help you live a better life. Learn how to make the most of your golden years by tuning in for the
season premiere of “Generations TV”, Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30pm.
Get A Jump On Holiday Crafting
This month on “The Joy of Crafting”, do-it-yourself crafts will put a personal touch on the holidays.
Start by designing your own Christmas cards using stamp embossing. And use stamps and dies
to make gift tags. Add some color to your Christmas tree by decorating glass ornaments with
special ink to create a beautiful glow. And it wouldn’t be the holidays without Santa and a
snowman – use Deco Mesh and long rails to make everlasting wreaths to enjoy for years to come.
Learn how to make all this and more with Joy Shimabukuro and her special guests Sunday,
November 4 and 18 at 6:30pm.
Coming In December
• NEW SEASON! Cooking Hawaiian Style
• Christmas Marathon