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.

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Go-Kaiger Rumors: What’s the real reason behind Basco’s betrayl?! You mean he isn’t just a greedy blackheart that gives pirates a bad name?

Yeah, I know this pic isn’t even remotely related to the story, I just wanted to use it.

Anyway, some interesting rumors have popped up regarding Basco, and the possible reason for his betrayl. So far, the main reason that’s been presented in the series for his betrayl is simply out of greed; Zangyack offered him a ship, amnesty, and the status of privateer. And so far, his performance on the show has demonstrated how much of a lecherous dog he can be. But, what if all of that is just an act? Here’s what’s come up (these rumors come from a source I’m not overly familiar with, so I really wouldn’t take these rumors seriously if I were you):

  • Basco’s betrayal was planned by AkaRed. He gave him a secret mission but to perfectly fulfill it, he had to betray the Red Pirates.
  • AkaRed and Navi are still in the secret. Basco should join the Gokaigers sooner or later.
  • In addition, it seems that Gai dies at the end of the series.

So, what do you think? Was Basco only trying to gain favor with Zangyack as part of a secret mission for AkaRed, or is that just hogwash? And do you think they would ever actually kill off Gai?! I honestly can’t believe the rumor about Gai. I know he’s a living illusion to these fallen Sentai warriors that have appeared in the show, but there’s also a lot that tells me that they won’t kill him off. I’ll post my opinions about it later. As for Basco, I could almost believe it, but he just plays the traitor too well. If anyone else joins the Go-Kaigers, I have a feeling it will be someone that we haven’t run into yet. Yeah, I’ll post something about that too.

Anyway, those are the newest rumors that have come out so far, if anything else comes out (preferably something more substantial), I’ll be sure to let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

New henshinGARB mini catalogue: Go over time and space!

Hey, I just wanted to mention a few things that I recently added to henshinGARB, the Greatest Toku Shop EVER, and official henshinhead merchandise shop. This time we have some new products inspired by Mirai Sentai Timeranger, or Power Rangers Time Force if you’d prefer Take a look:

Timeranger Airbrush Tee

Here we have the whole Timeranger/Time Force team, including TimeFire/Quantum Ranger. Their personal insignias have been “airburshed” onto these tees, giving it that personalized, homemade feel. And you gotta admit, it looks cool, right? They’re available in the colors shown above, and in mulitple sizes. The men’s standard weight tees (red, blue, green, fire/quantum) are available for only $12.00, the men’s heavyweight tee (yellow) is $16.00, and the two women’s slimfit AA tees (yellow and pink) are only $19.00.

AkaRed’s Head Tee

Now you can have AkaRed’s head printed on your chest where ever you go! These sleak red tees bear the resemblence of the cult favorite warrior, and are available for only $12.oo (multiple sizes, same price for men’s and women’s).

Oretachi Mega Tee

Here we have the Oretachi Mega tees, inspired by Megaranger/PRiS, with the five-colored band running across the chest. They are available in the colors seen here, and on the bands. Available in multiple sizes. Men’s tees only $12.00, women’s slimfit AA tees only $19.00

SunVulcan Tee

And finally, we have the SunVulcan Tees, guess where these designs come from. Available in the colors seen here, and in multiple sizes, the men’s tees are $16.00, and the women’s slimfit AA tees are only $19.00. Currently, we also have the SunVulcan logo available in button form for only $5 for a pack of five.

And you can only find these amazing products at henshinGARB!

If you like any of this, or would like to see what else we have available, you can either click the link in the post, or click the link in the blogroll, under the category “Stuff I actually have anything to do with”.

Upcoming Go-Kaiger Episode Info: A traitor and his space monkey.

Hey there everyone. That’s right, I’m actually posting something on a Sunday that’s relevant to current tokusatsu series. And It’s all about the next episode of Go-Kaiger. This time, we take a look at Basco da Jorokia (played by Hosogai Kei), both his past with Marvelous and what’s going to happen in episode 15. Let’s make this showy!

This is Basco and his space monkey Sari. They show up in the episode as privateers for Zangyack aboard his own ship called the Free Joker. And apparently, he and Marvelous have a shared past. Both Basco and Marvelous use to be part of AkaRed’s pirate crew. So that officially proves that AkaRed was in the second episode and that he gave Marvelous the RangerKeys. And apparently Marvelous isn’t the only one with RangerKeys.

Basco has a trumpet-like device that allows him to summon past senshi through their RangerKeys, and he has full control over them. As you can see, he uses it to first summon DekaBreak, Shurikenger, TimeFire, DragonRanger, and KingRanger. So that opens up a whole lot of questions. Like how did he get these Sixth RangerKeys? How many more does he have? Does Go-KaiSilver have his own RangerKeys, or is he going to have to take them from Basco? I don’t know, so we’ll just move onto other stuff we know about Basco.

This is Rikkidroid, his own personal giant robot weapon thing, in his blue form called “Wateru-kun”. It’s summoned from Sari’s chest, and apparently has multiple forms.

Now we do know a bit more about his past then I’ve already revealed. For one, it seems that he betrayed AkaRed and Marvelous so that he could join Zangyack as a privateer. In fact, he was the one behind the Red Pirates downfall (that’s what AkaRed called his crew). So basically, the scene where Marvelous is running across a beam trying to avoid capture, and then AkaRed comes in and saves him, giving Marvelous the RangerKeys and then thowing himself into the fray, all of it was because of Basco’s betrayal.

And of course, when any new, possibly permanent character shows up, there are a crop of new rumors popping up. Not just about him, but about upcoming episodes, too. For instance: 1) the next tribute episode will be for Abaranger, and it will also be another two-parter (what would be a better way to get ready for the Abaranger episode than to head over to henshinGARB and get yourself an “Abare Guts!” T-shirt or buttons!), 2) in this two parter, Go-KaiSilver will formally appear, and now it’s been confirmed that his name is Ikari Gai (Ikari meaning “wrath”, and his name is probably Guy Ikari), and 3) Tanaka Koutarou will reprise his role AbareKiller for the episode (don’t ask me how he came back from hell again, but supposedly he does). Anyway thats all for the rumors, I’m just going to post a bunch of pictures now.

So let’s see what happen’s next week!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger 199 Movie and Upcoming episodes: Pics and Rumors Galore!

Hey, it’s almost the end of the month, so it’s last chance to get in this month’s new scans, announcements, and rumors before May and the next round of stuff starts pelting people in the head. So let’s get in what we still can!

The official movie poster for the Go-Kaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Heroes movie (coming June 11th) and as you can see, there’s going to be just a boat-load of stuff in the movie. As the title says, there are going to be 199 past heroes in the movie, and it looks like everybody and their mama has been brought back to be in this movie. Between a mix of past actors returning and reprising their roles, a bunch of evil clones, and some of the biggest baddies to ever go up against a Sentai back from hell, this promises to be one big mindblowing, sensory-overloading blockbuster smash hit! And as more news comes out for this, more and more people seem to be coming out of the wood works and making an appearence in this film.

Of them is AkaRed! Knew he wasn’t dead! I wonder if this will confirm my theory that the AkaRed that was seen in Marvelous’ past was really someone else using a Mobirate with an AkaRed Ranger Key? Any way, he isn’t the only one back. Tsutomu Isobe (WolzardFire), Tetsu Inada (DekaMaster), Hochu Otsuka (Signalman), and Odawa Teruaki (NinjaRed/Hyuuga) have been confirmed as voiceover roles in the movie. And the list for the cast reprising their acting roles has just been expanded.

Makoto Naoya returns as Kaijo Tsuyoshi/Akaranger, Miyauchi Hiroshi as Banba Sokichi/Big One, Ohba Kenji as Oume Daigoro/DenjiBlue, Haruta Jyunichi as Kuroda Kanpei/GoggleBlack, Hagiwara Sayoko as Tachibana Rei/DynaPink, Sakamoto Ryosuke as Shiro Go/Red One, Satou Kenta as Hono Riki/RedTurbo, Wada Kenichi as Ryo/Ryu Ranger, and Kikuchi Mika as Umeko/DekaPink. And I’m pretty sure the total list is right there in the corner, but unfortunatly I can’t read Japanese. I can only guess that that’s the whole list. Anyway, here are some more movie screenshots.

And so far that’s what I have for the movie. Now let’s look at some stuff coming up in the series!

Yes, this is what ShinkenGo-KaiOh looks like, and it is sweet! That should be appearing in the upcoming episode, along with Shiba Kaoru fighting Joe for the ShinkenRed Key. And we get a look into Joe’s past and an in-depth look at the person who trained him.

Above is the person that trained Joe, named Sid, and turns out over the next couple of weeks that he is now Barizog. Joe will fight him in ep.12 trying to bring his memory back. It’s also rumored that he will be Go-KaiSilver. And this episode will also show Joe and Marvelous meeting and fighting together for the first time.

And that’s everything… no, wait, I forgot something… oh, yeah that’s right. It was THIS:

BOOM! That’s right! Zyuranger in Episode 11! That (hopefully) means that the Zyuranger tribute episode will be up soon. But it looks like the Carranger Tribute will be next, so who know’s how long we’ll have to wait for the Zyuranger tribute. However, in episode 14, it looks like an old friend of Marvelous mysteriously shows up, so who knows, could be a trap, could be Go-KaiSilver. Let’s watch and find out!

-M.C, the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: (4/29/11) Here we go, one last minute pic for the month of April.

Hopefully next month we’ll be able to see an actual, non-editted photo of this guy.

Go-Kaiger: What’s going on here?

So far, the season’s barely started and so much has already just exploded out of the series. So far, we’ve already learned a lot about where the story has been and where the story is going. Now, you’re probably wondering “How can you possibly know where the story is going to go beyond the next episode?”. Well, first off, stop interrupting me with all these silly questions and just listen; second, at this point, unless you just started watching the series, we all know the Super Sentai series story formula by this point. Everything you need to know generally about the series is usually revealed within the first 3-7 episodes. Within that, we can establish a general pattern for the overall story. Sure, they through in a few twists throughout the series to keep it interesting, but their not going to deviate too far from the formula. So let’s see what we can gather from what we know so far.

Let’s start with the first episode. From that we can gather three things: 1) In the very beginning, all the past sentai lost their powers defending the Earth in the Legendary War, so they probably won’t play an active role in future episodes, at least not until the last few episodes, or one of the movies. 2) From both the intro, and their own revealed background, they opposed Zangyack in the past, and that Zangyack destroyed and colonized their home world, so that means at some point they’re going to willingly and openly fight Zangyack at some point. And 3) They don’t see themselves as heroes, their identity as pirates are first and foremost to them, so they aren’t going to be embracing the idea that they are heroes for a while (even though their name actually means Heroic Rangers). Also, they apparently don’t have their own personal weapons, something that’s been part of the series since Goranger.

Now let’s take a look at the second episode (and some screenshots). First, I actually want to talk about Navi, the robotic parrot that plays two roles. It seems that Navi is both the navigator (duh) and the Go-Kaigers’ personal fortune teller. In the beginning of the episode, he predicted that they would need to find a man wearing black. While they didn’t find him then, he did show up at the end of the episode, but I’ll get to that later. So it seems that they are going to turn to Navi from time to time to get predictions of the future. Now if he could also grow and become a robo/mech then he’d have it made.

But enough about the bird, let’s talk about the part that EVERYONE is talking about. The flashback scene with AkaRed. For those of you who haven’t seen it, basically, the kid from the previews took the ShinkenRed RangerKey from Captain Marvelous, Marvelous went after him, found him, the kid said that he took it because he didn’t want anyone else to be killed like his grandfather was during the Legendary War protecting him, and that caused Marvelous to have a flashback to when he was (I guess) on his world running from Zangyack forces. While he’s trying to fight off the Gomin and get away from them, one of the Surgomin (the ones with the big arms and the blue heads) was about to finish him off when AkaRed jumped in and protected him.

 



And then he tells Marvelous that their journey together is ending, and that Marvelous needs to continue in his place and find the greatest treasure in the universe, giving him the chest with the Ranger Keys in it. (If you look closely, you can see that the logo on his chest has been changed to the 35th anniversary logo, and I think they also redesigned his belt buckle too)

Afterwards he runs towards the Gomins and fought them in a giant fiery explosion. But there’s something amiss here. First off, take a look at this photo.

Now, just because he’s using a Go-Kaiger weapon may not necessarily mean anything. But he also had the chest and Navi, and in the last shot in this scene, Marvelous is calling out to him in that cheesy dramatic “oh no, he’s just run straight to his doom” sort of way, but you don’t actually hear him, and it almost looks like he’s mouthing the word “Captain”. This makes me wonder if this is AkaRed at all, and not some former captain of the Go-Kaiger crew. I mean, how likely would it be that there could be an AkaRed RangerKey? And if you pay attention to the way Marvelous looks and acts in this scene, he’s not very captian-like. So that begs the question, where did they get the RangerKeys in the first place? Is that AkaRed who brought gave Marvelous the Go-Kaiger powers, or is it someone else who just happened to have the RangerKeys? And if this is someone else, how did he get the RangerKeys, and did he know about Earth and Super Sentai? I guess we’ll have to keep watching and see. While it would be cool, and sem-believable if it was AkaRed, it would also suck, because that means they just killed him off. So, I’m personally going to hope that it’s someone else, so that AkaRed could still be alive on Earth.

So, we’ve seen what we learned about AkaRed in relation to this series, let’s talk about the fact that anyone can use the Mobirates and RangerKeys to become any past senshi. ANYONE CAN USE THE MOBIRATES AND RANGERKEYS TO BECOME ANY PAST SENSHI. How awesome is that?! I mean you pull out the key for the senshi you want to henshin into, flip open the mobirate, insert the key, twist, and just like that, you’re that senshi. Take the scene where Zangyack attacks. Marvelous gives his mobirate to the kid that took the RangerKey, and let him change into ShinkenRed and fight Zangyack.

(The description below says Shinkenger) And surprisingly, the kid manages to hold his own for a minute, at least against the Gomin. He was fine until he took a swing at Bon Gun (a.k.a. monster-of-the-week), when this happened.

He was also thrown into the building in the background, but he was ok. He also learned a lesson about how serious and dangerous fighting evil was, but who cares about that. The Go-Kaiger learned from this kid how precious the Earth was, but that was going to happen anyway. The real moral of the story is that anyone could use the Go-Kaiger’s powers, a major change from past series where only certain people could be Sentai senshi and use those powers. So this could be something that happens again, though I doubt it will happen twice the same way.

Because of this openness, because of this level of flexibility, that’s what allows them to continually change into other senshi and not be restricted by color or gender. Take these  shots from their fight scene.

Okay, so that’s the same color scheme, but look at these other shots.

(I added the third pic so that you could see which senshi turned into which) After fighting as Dekaranger, they change into Hurricanger and right there and then, we see the first real instance of gender/color swapping revealed before now. Then they finish off Bon Gun by changing into various red senshi from different, nonsequential series. I wish I had pics from the finisher they used on him, it was really cool. They trapped him in a fire vortex using GoseiRed’s and MagiRed’s power, then Go-KaiBlue and Go-KaiPink pounded him as GaoRed and GekiRed respectively, and then Go-KaiRed dealt him a final slash as ShinkenRed, and then he blew up.

So, what we can get from this and the previous episode is that they will go through three different transformations in each episode, not including their initial transformation into Go-Kaiger. And of course, now they’ve brought out Go-KaiOh, so now that’s been brought in, and the formula is being adhered to.

And something tells me that they will be sailing off into the sunset at the end of almost all the episodes.

But, there seems, Go-Kaiger will have another special aspect to the series, because this man popped up at the end of the episode.

For those of you who may or may not know, this is Hashimoto Atsushi, he played Ozu Kai a.k.a. MagiRed in Magiranger and will appear in the next episode. For some reason he’s wearing a black robe with the Magiranger emblem on the chest (he also did something very odd with his hair). Not sure what exactly his role will be, but I’m assuming from the preview that he will give them MagiDragon, as there is a scene with Go-KaiOh and it suddenly has wings and a dragon head on its chest. Here are some pics from it (sorry, no Go-KaiOh).

 

(In the smaller pics, Go-KaiBlue is Big One and AbareBlack, Go-KaiYellow is GaoWhite and NinjaBlack, and Go-KaiPink is White Swan and Go-onBlack) Those are the three transformations, sorry I don’t have any of Go-KaiOh combined with MagiDragon. I can say that the pattern for this show has been established. I can also say though, that this is going to be a very unpredictable series. You never know what a pirate is going to pull out of his bootie! Long live bad pirate puns!

-M.C., the quantum twin

UPDATE: (3/1/11) Well, new episode, new information. For anyone that saw the third episode, we saw that during the episode, Kai/MagiRed had tested Marvelous and Doc, well Doc more than Marvelous, and that allowed them to fully access the Magiranger powers, including of course MagiDragon. It turns out that a.) Kai had lost, not only his sentai powers, but his ability to use magic, and b.) that when a previous character comes on, they will test Go-Kaiger in some manner, so that they learn about the real source of their particular powers, such as courage for Magiranger, and that when they pass that test, they will have full access to those powers, and may get a mecha/zord that they then can use with Go-KaiOh. In fact, their are going to be a number of appearences of past sentai senshi within the next few episodes. This includes encounters with DekaRed and GekiRed. For now, here are some picks from the most recent episode.

      

And here are some from episode 4. Looks like it will be a Joe/Go-KaiBlue focused episode.

 

    

New posts coming soon.

I Return: News from the Tokuverse

It is I, HenshinHead, back from my dimension to tell you a harrowing tale of my adventures. But first I want to tell you a little more about myself. As I said before, I am one of the many (as you would say) toku-style superheroes from my dimension, but I never told you about what I can do. Essentially, I am the ultimate heisei superhero; I have the ability to emulate the appearance and abilities of any other hero from the Tokuverse, and unlike others with the similar abilities (i.e., your world’s fictional KR Decade or AkaRed), I am not limited to a specific group of heroes. I can change into ANYONE or ANYTHING. And because they’re real superheroes and not fictitious creations by corporations, I don’t have to deal with messy copyright laws. This is not to say that I don’t have my own personal powers or abilities, but for right now I want to focus on this.

Now that that’s out of the way, let me tell you about a run in I had with a group of multicolored-spandex-clad superheroes that refered to themselves as Hikaranger. It was like any other typical day when monsters rampage through the city, it started off bright and sunny. And then an ominous overcast swept in. From what seemed to be out of nowhere, some alien monster thing appeared surrounded by a group of minions. He stood there yammering on about the great empire they belonged to and how they were going to take over the world. You know, the usual. Anyway, he was suddenly interrupted by your typical squadron of five multicolored superheroes. They called out the alien monster thing, declared that he/it would never win, and introduced themselves as Hikaranger. And after some back-and-forth between them, the fighting began. The fighting went the way you normally expect, the leader of the group went after the alien monster while the rest dealt with the cannon fodder. Watching the fight, anyone could tell that they were rookies, they were just all over the place and getting beat up allot. But they were able to deal with the underlings, leaving the alien monster to fend for himself, and he would not go down easy.

They fought the guy for a good deal of time, but at every turn he was able to subvert their attacks. But the fight eventually led to the point where they pull out the finisher and end the fight (at least until the giant robot fight). Then something went horribly wrong. They brought out the giant cannon, fired a massive laser beam at the alien monster, there was a large explosion, but he survived. So there they are, their trump card used, them falling to their knees in defeat, and all hope seems lost. That’s when I decide to step in.

Just as the alien monster is about to deal the final blow, I block his attack and send it back to him. While he’s off-balanced, I look back to the Hikarangers and give them a modest motivational speech. It was enough to recharge their spirits, and they got up to finish off the alien monster thing. They pull their giant laser cannon back out, and using my abilities I created a mimic of their cannon out of thin air. We fired at the alien monster, and he went down. But as these battles usually go, he didn’t stay down that long.

As soon as turn away from the explosion, he’s back up on his feet and is now thirty stories taller than he originally was. I didn’t think it was going to be that much of an issue, happens all the time. But when I turn around to ask them if they still needed my help, that’s when I find out that they don’t have any special equipment to handle this. So here I am with the one Sentai on the planet that doesn’t have a giant robot, or even an oversized tank, and there is now a GIANT alien monster thing rampaging through downtown. Luckily, it wasn’t anything that I couldn’t handle. With my abilities, I was able to change my form and take on the powers and appearance of an Ultrabeing (that’s what their called in the Tokuverse). We fought, we tussled for a bit, shot a few energy beams back and forth, and then I finished him with an T-Beam strike (they cross their arms completely over here, and I just don’t want me quantum twin to be sued by anyone).

With the fighting done, I returned to my original form and went back to talk to the Hikarangers. They thanked me for helping them at the last minute, and I gave them a few words of encouragement and some advice for the next time they’re called on to fight evil. And we went on our separate ways. Personally, I’m going to keep my eye on them. They’re young and still raw, but they have a lot of potential, and I’d like to see where they go from here.

That’s it for now. I must return to the Tokuverse. Until next time!

HEN~SHIN~HEAD!