Go-Kaiger Ep.40 Sub: Time is a funny thing, especially when you change it…

They are officially up! Here’s the subs for Go-Kaiger Ep.40! Wanna know what happens? Then watch the video below!:

Aww, Domon has a son with the woman he fell in love with in the past. Boy, how confusing would that be it your father was born almost a century after you were? 0.o

And something about that jar they showed near the end definitely looked familiar. Could it be the same jar that houses a certain big blue ally to the Kakurangers known as Ninjaman? Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin


Go-Kaiger Series and Movie Mega-Post: This isn’t even half of what you don’t know.

Right, so there’s been a ton of news regarding, well, everything over the past week, and unfortunaltely it’s so much that I just can’t cover all of it. So instead, we’re going over that which has come out in the last couple of days, which is still a good chunk of stuff. To start off, we have this official Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan movie poster!:

The current storyline for the movie: Space explodes in a violent battle! The one who arrested the Gokaigers is none other than the legendary Space Sheriff Gavan! Now that the Zangyack’s plan to blame the Gokaigers for their own crimes has failed, the Gokaigers shouldn’t be pursued by the Space Sheriff….
But they were handed over by the Zangyack! Gavan, upon realizing this huge conspiracy, is drawn into Makuu Space! What’s happening? The Gokaigers break into Makuu Space to rescue Gavan, but there’s a great chance that they may never return. Can the space pirates rescue the Space Sheriff and come back alive?!

And this promises to be the next big toku movie, as seen in these other scans:

In this scan, we see Retsuo Ichijoji, played by Ohba Kenji, changing into Gavan, and fighting the so-called Gavan Bootleg. In the bottom half of the left page, we seeHim also rescuing a young Marvelous. Will either remember the event? And of course, we have a new, stylized Dolgiran.

And here’s another scan of the Gavan vs. Bootleg fight, along with him and the Go-Kaigers fighting together against a possible Zangyack lackie.

And just to reconfirm the news, Ohba Kenji will also appear in the movie as DenjiBlue and Battle Kenya, as seen here:

And now onto some Episode Scans!:

And finally, we have one last scan from the upcoming Go-Kaiger HBV, where Marvelous and Gai fuse together and henshin into every Red Senshi, and it looks like Barizog is having some fusion-related issues as well:

And that’s all the major Go-Kaiger news from the past three days. I’m sure something big will come out as soon as I post this, but if it does, I’ll try to let you know what it is.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

More Power Rangers Samurai Stuff: Parades, Floats, and the greatest Panel EVER.

Hey, don’t be fooled by shiny specials, this week has practically been dedicated to all things Power Rangers. As proof, we have video of the Power Rangers Samurai in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, along with a few photos, a new design for a Tournament of Roses Parade float, and video from the Tsuyoshi Nonaka Panel at the Pacific Media Expo (PMX) talking about the desings for the Mega Mode figures. Let’s get this Samurai celebration started!

First, for those of you who didn’t catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, here’s the Power Rangers Samurai’s official appearance in the parade:

And here’s a small gallery for you:

Who doesn’t like a little Ranger live-action show? And the little affair is fine, but it could have been really jazzed up with a float like this:

Yes, this float will be created and submitted to the 123rd Annual Tournament Of Roses Parade by Namco Bandai, and will feature all six Rangers standing amongst their zords and the Samurai Megazord, the float itself being made with precisely arranged flowers and organic materials. Just a little over-the-top promotion for the Wii game.

And finally, we have a video from the PMX featuring the Tsuyoshi Nonaka Panel, and during this panel they reveal some secrets behind the design of the Mega Mode figures, including:

  • That the “Battilized” Ranger figure would appear in the show
  • That the ninja/wrestler-style masks were originally included in the design because they had no idea who would be on the final cast, and Saban just decided to incorporate the masks into the toys
  • That the Mega Mode was partly inspired by the suit designs from the MMPR Movie
  • And that they usually use these kinds of designs mainly with Kamen Rider

Check out the panel video here (for the stuff about the PRS Mega Mode, skip ahead to about 8:47):

And that should be everything Power Rangers-related for now. If anything else pops up, I’ll let you know!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Clash of the Red Rangers Review

Okay, so the new Power Rangers Samurai TV movie “Clash of the Red Rangers” debuted just a couple of hours ago (when I started writing this post), and so far, I’m not sure what to make of it.

On first watch, they seem to be pulling from three different sources to make this special. First, and most obvious, was Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger, only with just RPM Ranger Red making an appearance, and then mixed in with that was the Shinkenger movie, mostly using a re-shot version of the major battle scene and the battle against the now-named General Gut, and what should have been the reveal of the Shark zord/Shark Attack Ranger (Kyoryu Origami/Hyper Shinkenger) but was instead revealed in the Double Red Ranger fight scene, and a random episode which was originally where Kotoha/ShinkenYellow first used the Super Shinkenger power (it was the scene where the Samurai Rangers first come in).

Basic plot summary: The RPM Rangers are still fighting the robot hordes (a.k.a. Venjix) that nearly destroyed humanity, when one bad guy named Professor Cog escapes from his dimension into the Samurai Ranger’s dimension, with RPM Ranger Red on his tail. After seeing the new Samurai Rangers in action, he makes a deal with Master Xandred to eliminate the Rangers in exchange for Sanzu River water, which he plans on using to poison the water supply in the RPM dimension. When he sends out his Grinders to take out the Samurai Rangers, that’s when RPM Ranger Red shows up. He tells the Samurai Rangers that his name is Scott, and that he came from his dimension to stop Professor Cog while he’s in the Samurai Ranger’s dimension. After a fight with the Professor and his Grinder minions, the team is transported by Cog to the RPM dimension, leaving the two Reds who’ve been poisoned by Cog’s hypno-bolts. Both sides regroup, where we see Xandred and General Gut talking about a Mooger army build-up they’ve been planning since before Professor Cog showed up. The next day, with Jayden and Scott growing more and more hostile towards each other, they set off to fight a combined Mooger/Grinder horde, only to start fighting each other. Their fight ends with a fake-out, using the same trick Professor Cog had pulled in Scott in his dimension, and together they wipe out the Moogers and the Grinders using the Samurai’s yet-to-be-revealed Shark Attack and Super Modes. That’s when the others finally return and help them take out Professor Cog and a Nighlock ordered to assist him. After that, they charge into a battle with General Gut and a swarm of Moogers, with RPM Ranger Red and Samurai Gold Ranger fighting from a Red Convertible (it was a Mustang, but they can’t use brand names on Power Rangers for legal reasons). They take out General Gut with Jayden going into Shark Attack Mode, and then finish him off using the new Shark Zord. After which, the Samurai Rangers see Scott off to his dimension, while hinting at a possible upcoming romance between Mike and Emily. 😉

My review: Let me start out by saying that I had started on this post yesterday, shortly after it had premiered, and my impression of it has since changed. If I had published the review I was working on yesterday, then all you would have read was a scathing, nit-picky, dare I say fanboy-esque review, in which I just constantly pointed out every little flaw and complained about every little incongruency with the story, and you all would have probably called me out for it. But since then, I’ve had a chance to see the special again, and rethink my position on certain things, and if I’m honest, it wasn’t half bad considering all the things they had working against them.

For example, we all would have like to seen Eka Darville in person, at least for a one scene, but he couldn’t be there, so we’ll just have to make due with his voice over. One thing I really don’t get though, if they did that just for him, then why not just replace everyone else that couldn’t show with suit actors and give them some kind of voice double, like the very obvious one they had for Steven Skyler/Antonio. They’ve had Ari Boyland on there voicing a Nighlock, I’m sure he could have come in to voice his parts. And I know they needed to fill time by replacing the missing scenes in the movie (Megazord battle with Professor Cog on the Moon, the Goseiger fight scene, etc.), but why use the Shinkenger movie scenes? That just threw off the whole plot line of the movie. Sure, you needed a way to formally introduce the Shark Zord, but why didn’t they just do it in another special? And I’m just ranting again.

Overall, I’d say this was a good special, given the special conditions. Would I say it was the best Samurai has had to offer so far? No. But I do think that the best is waiting just around the corner. After all, there are a lot of big things waiting for us in season two.

Still wish they could have done more with this one. Maybe next time, with whichever two series they decide to make a crossover for, they’ll be able to get a hold of the actors from the previous season before they go off and get new acting jobs.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Ep.12 Raw: Separated by a creep, or are they?

It’s here! Kamen Rider Fourze Ep.12 raw! In this, we see the KRC struggle to find a way to reach Kengo, while Gentaro and the other guys try to find out what the creepy stalker kid’s next plan is. Will Kengo ever be able to return to Earth? Can they stop the creepy guy whose name I can never remember in time?! Check out the videos below to find out!:

So, now the Kamen Rider Club can official exist! Yay!!

Also, to answer the main question on everone’s mind, at the beginning of the episode where Fourze is trying to propel himself to the moon, the reason he didn’t use his Rocket module to send him out further to the moon was because it would be useless to use the Rockets once he broke Earth’s gravity. Because gravity isn’t a factor in space, the only thing that would propel something forward would be forward momentum, i.e. you would alreasy need to be moving at a fast speed. Fourze wasn’t going fast enough to completely escape Earth’s gravity, so all he could do was go back down. And even outside of Earth’s gravitational field, the Rockets still couldn’t build up his speed because they work on Newton’s Third Law of Motion (Every action causes and equal and opposite reaction), which requires having something behind the rocket for it to “bounce” off of. And without that, you’re just wasting rocket fuel. And that’s your simplified physics lesson of the day!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger Ep.40: Go-Kai Over Time and Space!

Sorry to keep you waiting, here’s the official subs for Go-Kaiger Ep.40, the Timeranger tribute episode. In this one, they recieve a message from the future, sent by Timeranger‘s Domon/TimeYellow via Go-JyuDrill, which send them back to 10/12/2010 (October 12th, 2010 for those of you that use a different dating system) to stop the destruction of a shrine. There, they run into the Goseiger Vs. Shinkenger battle, the first Matroid built by Mantritis (accompanied by Metal-Alice), and a young boy by the name of Mirai. Check out what happened:

Yep, this episode’s full of surprises (to say the least). And that is certainly an interesting jar that’s contained in that shrine. Wonder what it could be?

Oh, and Domon, I think you might owe them a wee bit of child support. 😛

-M.C., the Quantum Twin