Gobuster Story Revealed!: Are we still talking about Super Sentai, because this sounds a lot more like a Power Rangers story line…

Alright, first we got the leaked catalogue images, and now we have the official story for the 36th Super Sentai series, Tokumei Sentai Gobuster! And when you read it, you’ll get why the title is what it is. Read the story below (translation courtesy of kakeru1986 of HJU):

“A long time ago, among moutains far from any civilization, there was a center researching on human innovation. One day, the main computer of the research became malicious and went berserk. Humanity managed to stop this, and peace came back…or so it seemed.

Humans, now in peace, predicting that their enemy could go berserk and attack another time, decided to build giant robots and machine, and trained chosen warriors to fight against it. Finally, this day has come.

The name of the team formed to fight against the enemy is Tokumei Sentai Gobuster! Now their battle begins.”

Wow, really convinced now that they’re starting to pull stuff from Power Rangers. Not that they haven’t before, but it’s just much more obvious this time around. Either that, or they’re really letting Koichi Sakamoto take the reigns on this one. Either way, let us reserve judgement until we’ve seen more.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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Kamen Rider Fourze and Movie Wars MEGAMAX Mega-Post

Hey, a lot of stuff came out last week about Fourze that I just wasn’t able to cover, so now I’m going to try and go over as much of it as I can now. Let’s see what we can cover!

First, a bunch of scans:

New AstroSwitches: #21 Stealh, #22 Hammer, #23 Water (a faucet), #24 Medical (first aid kit), and #25 Pen (a writing brush).

And as far as show news goes from all of this, it looks lik we’ll see the Magnet State soon, and we might see Kamen Rider Meteor appear soon as well. And with them, come new Zodiart enemies.

And as for movie news, I think this newest plot summary could cover it:

Part 1: Beginning A meteor falls down.

The 7 Riders try and prevent Foundation X from taking SOLU. Kannagi manages to get the SOLU.

Part 2: Kamen Rider OOO

40 years into the future, Kamen Rider Poseidon declares he’s  going to become a Kamen Rider Hunter. Miharu received a new belt and  Core Medals from Kougami, found the Core Medals that disappeared at the  final episode, absorbs them and goes crazy, taking the name Poseidon. He  travels back in time through a time drift. Miharu received the Poseidon Driver because he felt he was weak and was afraid of water. Kougami  believed this belt would help him.

Kougami tells the Double Birth to fight him off, they lose. The  Prototype Driver is broken permanently. Then tells Eiji to come back to  Japan, as he’s traveling around the world trying to find the Core  Medals. At the airport, Eiji meets Ankh. They head over to Cous Cousier, Chiyoko welcomes them. Waste Yummies shows up.

Miharu and Poseidon splits apart into two different beings. Seems like  Miharu had some sort of parasitic bond with the Core Medals. Not really  explained why they split, Poseidon rampages even more. Miharu transforms  into Aqua. Eiji gives Miharu a pair of tomorrow’s underwear.

Ankh, takes the form of Eiji, as a strategy. Ankh doesn’t possess Eiji.  Together they manage to grab some Medals and Eiji goes Shauta. Aqua and Tajadoru finishes Poseidon off. Miharu returns to the future, Ankh disappears without anyone knowing. Foundation X shows up and attacks Team OOO. Grabs Poseidon’s Medals and leaves.

Part 3: Fuuto – The Secret Plot Advances

Shotaro chases after Foundation X (Supposedly a request from Eiji). Foundation X are transporting the SOLU somewhere else. While Phillip is busy researching, Shotaro transforms into Joker. As they fight, the SOLU leaks out from a capsule.

The Legendary Seven Riders are at some airport, fighting Kannagi. Kannagi overpowers them and turns them into Switches and Medals.

Part 4: Kamen Rider Fourze

Nadeshiko falls down from the sky, Gentaro catches her and falls in love.

Foundation X team up with the Zodiarts, Fourze heads out to fight. Kamen Rider Nadeshiko shows up. Sadondas shows up to retrieve Nadeshiko, Nadeshiko turns into the SOLU  Switch. Gentaro starts crying and screaming. Kamen Rider Club+Power  Dizer shows up to fight.

At the very end of part four, Eiji appears and asks for Gentaro’s help.

Part 5: Movie Wars MEGAMAX

A bunch of monsters are standing in front of Shotaro, Phillip, Eiji and Gentaro as they transform together. The three of them chase after Kannagi, they arrive at a warehouse and save the seven Riders. Fight against old monsters ensues. Special attacks are executed in a row, one after another.

Kannagi becomes Super Galaxy King by using Poseidon’s Medals and the SOLU Switch. Fourze takes Nadeshiko’s Rocket Switch and goes into Rocket States. Miharu shows up and gives Eiji the Super Core Medals. The jingle is “Super  Taka! Super Tora! Super Batta! Ta-to-ba, tatobatatoba, SU-PER!”

They fight Super Galaxy King as the medley plays. Report ends here, nothing about the conclusion was included.

Well, that didn’t quite cover all of it. We now know who the newest Foundation X members are:

The members of Foundation X who will appear in the movie are: Rem Kannagi (played by Toru Masuoka), Katal (played by Dante Carver), Solaris (played by Sanae Hitomi) and Chancellor Kiima (played by Azusa Watanabe).

Katal and Solaris are Rem’s subordinates while Chancellor Kiima is his boss. Based on the scan posted above, Katal will transform into Sadondas. It is also to note that Sanae Hitomi previously played Shion, one of the psychic soldiers of W RETURNS: Kamen Rider Eternal and is Kamen Rider Nadeshiko’s suit actress in the film.

Lastly, Azusa Watanabe is best known for role as Miyuki Ozu aka MagiMother from Mahou Sentai Magiranger.

And lastly, we now know the title of the theme song for the MEGAMAX movie:

The song is called “SAMURAI STRONG STYLE”, sung by Show Ayanocozey of Kishidan, a.k.a. DJ OZMA, and arranged by Marty Friedman. The single is slated for release December 21st. Interesting to note that the song, according to reports, is another effort to cheer up the people of Japan after the quake. “SAMURAI” stands for the Japanese people, and “STRONG STYLE” represents their fighting spirit.

And that should officially be everything now. You’re all caught up. Yay.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

New Great Battle Full Blast Promo

Here is the full trailer for the new PSP game Great Battle Fullblast, which features a crossover of the Ultraman, Gundam, and Kamen Rider franchises. Check out the new trailer below:

Well, that looks fun! And if you get the Twin Battle Box Edition, you’ll get the Fullblast game, a copy of Battle Dodgeball 3, a Theme song compilation CD, and a special Great Battle 20th Anniversary booklet. The game comes out March 1st.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Fourze Scans and Episode Summaries: Even in Japan, people have started celebrating Christmas WAY too early.

New episode summaries are up for December, and it looks like the KRC is celebrating Christmas in style at the Rabbit Hutch. And it looks like we might be getting a surprise after the 13th Episode, we may be getting a big surprise!

Wanna bet it’s got something to do with him?

Anyway, here’s the rather sparse episode summaries:

Episode 14: N/A – 12/11 Scorpio Zodiart stabs Gentaro with its stinger. Gentaro is on the verge of dying.
Episode 15: N/A – 12/18 The Glee Club invites Yuuki to sing Christmas carols and a kindergarten.
Episode 16: N/A – 12/25 Yuki shows up with her Hayabusa suit and is popular with the kids.

And I’m guessing that this is from the MEGAMAX movie? This is the Medal Switch Driver, which brings out the power of the Core Medals and the Astro Switches. What kind of powers does it possess after combining modern science and alchemy? Probably one that will cause many explosions.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Tokumei Sentai Gobuster REVEALED!: Talk about a power you’ve never seen before. [Updated Three times]

They’re finally here! Here’s the first official images of the 36th Super Sentai Series Tokumei Sentai Gobuster!:

Here they are! From right to left, that’s YellowBuster and robot partner Usada Letas, RedBuster with Chida Nikku, and BlueBuster with Gorisaki Banana, and of course Gobuster-Oh in the background.

And this is their main henshin device, the (and I kid you not) Morphin’ Brace (sincerest apologies to the Mission Paneler for not making the cut). Apparently, it pops out the shades that the Gobusters where on their helmets. And from the looks of it, it come with interchangable disks for each Gobuster (think the Shinobi Medals from Hurricanger). And then there’s the thing on the bottom of the page, but I don’t know what it is, so let’s move on!

And here are two of their side-arms, the IchiganBuster, a camera that changes into a gun/blaster, and the SouganBlade, a sword that changes into a pair of binoculars. And from the looks of it, it seem that they do combine together to form one more powerful weapon.

And this is RedBuster’s mech, CB-01 Gobuster Ace. Looks like Chida Niku first turns into the head of the mech (GoseiKnight anyone?), and then attaches itself to the car shown above, then changes into a cheetah, and then changes into a single robot that can combine with the other two. A little complicated, but okay.

And the other two, Gorisaki Banana and Usada Letas combine with a BlueBuster’s truck GT-02 and YellowBuster’s helicopter RH-03, respectively, to form the auxillary gorilla and rabbit mechs. And when they all combine…

…You get Gobuster-Oh! Looks like a cross between SirenBuilder and Engine-Oh. (What is it time for? I can’t see, there’s a giant robot in the way.)

Anyway, today’s news isn’t entirely about Gobuster, because this was included with the leaked scans:

Whoa, that’s bigger than the others. It’s the new Legend Mobirate, apparently with 68 new sounds, a new gold-lined paint job, a Super Sentai databease, and a new AkaRed RangerKey! And it will be cheaper than the standard Mobirate!! And it looks like they’ll be releaseing three new RangerKey sets, which include full-team SunVulcan, Gaoranger, and of course Gobuster. Set for release in March.

My thoughts: On first impression, it looks good. At first, I was somewhat shocked by the new suit designs, mostly because they look like an outfit you’d where backpacking, but it works. I’d do like the new colored-shades look, and the helmet design is clean and simple. While I’ll admit that I had been looking forward to the Mission Paneler, I do like the pop-out shades gimmick of the Morhpin’ Brace (Saban, if you ever get to this series, please, for your sake and mine, keep that name!). From the look of that, and their equipment, it looks like the spy theme rumors might be true. And I guess with the new mechs that they wanted to retry the “Headder” concept from Goseiger, but it’s a nice looking Sentai mech. Th only thing I’m no sure of is their team logo. It’s a pair of shades over an ellipse that makes it look like a big “G”, and has the letters “BG” on the shades. It’s just a little too reminiscent of the Go-Onger logo for my tastes.

And of course, this post is full of good news, because along with this new preview and the new Mobirate news, it looks like the premiere date for the series is February 26th, which would put the official number of episode of Go-Kaiger at the rumored number of 52! Yay rumor confirmations!

If I find out any more, you can bet I’ll let you know!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: We have the official catalogue descriptions of the products, taken from the pages above, and full translated. Check them out here(Note: The robot partners in the series are called Buddy Roids, just so you know):

Buster Gear Series 01 MorphinBrace(second pic):
Releases- February
Price- 3,675 yen (temp price)
The Gobusters’ transformation device. Has a Henshin Mode (transforms the rangers), Call Mode (summons Buddy Roids), Let’s Driving Mode (summons  Buster Machines), Analyze Mode, Robo Mode (activates GobusterAce), Game  Mode (play a game using the dial on the MorphinBrace), Special Mode  (secret mode activated via the brace’s dial). Looking at the pictures,  the henshin call seems to be “It’s Morphing Time”, with the catchphrase  for the show being “It’s time for Buster”.

Buster Gear Series DX Gobusters Narikiri Set:
Releases- March
Price- 7,455 yen (temp price)

Set of Gear Sets 2 and 3 Buster Gear Series 04 Transpod (second pic, bottom half): Releases- March
Price- 3,360 yen (temp price)
Voice Changer/Walkie Talkie that doubles as a projectile weapon.

Buster Machine CB-01 DX GobusterAce (fourth pic):
Releases- February
Price- 5,040 yen (temp price)
The set includes  Red’s Buster Machine (a Sports Car) and Red’s Buddy Roid, Chida Niku (Niku means Meat). As a Buddy Roid, Chida can transform into a cockpit for BusterRed  to pilot. Chida Niku and Red’s Buster Machine can combine into the  “Buster Vehicle CB-01 Cheetah”. It can then undergo a  transformation into animal form, making it into a Buster Animal, “Buster Animal CB-01 Cheetah.” That form then transforms into the robot,  GobusterAce. Combines with Gorilla and Rabbit to form GobusterOh.

Buster Machine GT-02 Gorilla (fifth pic):
Releases- February
Price- 3,990 yen (temp price)
Set includes Blue’s Buster Machine (a truck) and Gorisaki  Banana, Blue’s Buddy Roid. Gorisaki Banana, as a Buddy Roid, can  transform into a cockpit for BlueBuster to pilot. Gorisaki and Blue’s  Buster Machine can combine into the “Buster Vehicle GT-02 Gorilla”,  which can then undergo a transformation into a Buster Animal, “Buster  Animal GT-02 Gorilla.” Combines with GobusterAce and Rabbit to form  GobusterOh.

BusterMachine RH-03 Rabbit:
Releases- March
Price- 3,465 yen (temp price)
Set includes Yellow’s Buster Machine (a helicopter) and  Usada Letas, Yellow’s Buddy Roid. Usada Letas, as a Buddy Roid, can  transform into a cockpit for YellowBuster to pilot. Usada and Yellow’s  Buster Machine can combine into the “Buster Vehicle RH-03 Rabbit”, which transformed into a Buster Animal, “Buster Animal  RH-03 Rabbit.” Combines with Gobuster Ace and Gorilla to form  GobusterOh.

GT-02 Gorilla and RH-03 Rabbit Set:
Releases- March
Price- 7,455 yen (temp price)
Set of GT-02 and RH-03

Buster Gear Series 02 IchiganBuster (third pic):
Releases- February
Price- 3,990 yen (temp price)
Camera that changes into a gun. Based on an “ichigan” (single lens  reflex camera). In Camera Mode, the toy can simulate zoom and shutter  movement. Can combine with the SouganBlade to form the “Ichigan Buster  Final Buster Mode”(name not fully legible, but I think this is it).  Lights and sound.

Buster Gear Series 03 SouganBlade (third pic):
Releases- February
Price- 3,465 yen (temp price)
Binoculars that change into a sword. Name taken from “Sougan”  (Binoculars). In Sougan Mode, seems to have a working scope. Looks to  contain sounds of the Buddy Roids. Can combine with the IchiganBuster to form the “Ichigan Buster Final Buster Mode”. Lights and sound.

And there’s the current product list.