Power Rangers SPD Japanese Dub clip: Jack’s first morph.

As you know, TOEI Channel announced not too long ago that they would be airing episodes of Power Rangers SPD on their network, with the cast of Dekaranger dubbing over their SPD counterparts. Now the first episode of SPD has aired in Japan, and we have a short clip from it. Wanna see how they handled dubbing over their own material?:

Well, it’s certainly interesting to see. It’s almost like the original Dekaranger material has come full circle. Or to put it another way, it’s weird to watch, but awesome.

And I think we’re all in agreement that English subs would be unneccesary at this point, right?

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider OOO TakaGaruBa: Kangaroo Power!

For anyone who picked up the August issue of Telebi Magazine, it came with Kamen Rider OOO’s Hyper Battle Video “Quiz, and Dance, and TakaGaruBa”! While I haven’t seen any video from the special pop up, screenshots of OOO using the new Kangaroo medal have surfaced. Let’s take a look:

In the video, Hina finds the Kangaroo medal, but she wants to use it herself, so she challenges Eiji and Ankh to a quiz and a dance contest. But then the two Yummies seen in the scans show up, and Eiji must use the new medal to defeat them! While OOO is able to use the medal in both the leg and arms slot, the main finisher comes from the arms, and is called Champion Puncher.

The HBV is currently available with the August issue of Telebi Magazine.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Toei’s Two-Fist Knockout!: Go-Kaiger and OOO movies at top of Box Office!

As expected, the dynamic movie duo of Go-Kaiger and OOO reached the top spot of the Japanese Box Office over the weekend, beating out both Harry Potter and Transformers! (Wait, Transformers is still in theaters?) 😛

Yes, the double-billed movies, Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger THE MOVIE: The Flying Ghost Ship and Kamen Rider OOO THE MOVIE: WONDERFUL, Shogun, and 21 Core Medals, came out at No.1 over the weekend, beating the final installment of Harry Potter, the most recent Transformers movie, and even Cars 2 (although given it’s surprisingly low reviews, that’s not all too surprising. Yes, it’s a paradoxical statement, deal with it!)

And with the new number one crowned, here’s the current top ten movies in Japanese theaters: Go-Kaiger & OOO (#1, 1st week), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (#2, 4th week), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (#3, 2nd week), Cars 2 (#4, 2nd week), Pokemon Best Wishes (#5, 4th week), Kukoriko-saka Kara (#6, 4th week), Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen Mae Hashutsujo The Movie (#7, 1st week), Naruto: Blood Prison (#8, 2nd week), Nintama Rintaro (#9, 3rd week), and Rock Wanko no Shima (#10, 3rd week).

Congratulations to Toei on another overwhelming success from these two franchises!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

P.S.: To my international followers, the Transformers movie came out on June 29th in the U.S., and there have been so many movies released since then, that it’s been overrun by competition. It’s still at theaters in the U.S., but I doubt it will be there for too much longer, given current trends in turn-around times for a newly released movie’s popularity.