Go-Kaiger Slated to run for 52 Episodes?: As far as I’m concerned, it could go on another season.

Alright, there’s been a mini debate over ho long Go-Kaiger will actually run for. On the one hand, you have rumored episode summaries that point to 50 episodes, and before then there were rumors that the series could go well over 50. So which rumor is closer to the truth? Looks like we might have the answer to that question.

According to new Blu-Ray and DVD listings, Go-Kaiger will run for 52 episodes. This comes from news that they are including five episodes per disc, instead of just four, and that they started including those fifth episodes as early as volume 9 (total volume collection has been counted at 12). So if the last four volumes includes 5 episodes each, and the previous 8 volumes included four episodes each, then that brings the hypothetical total to 52 episodes, which would debunk the newer finale rumors and reassert the older episode count rumors. But is this really the case? Will the series run throught February We’ll just have to keep waiting to find out.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

OOO WONDERFUL and Go-Kaiger Flying Ghost Ship movies release date confirmed!

Two months ago, Toei premiered two back-to-back movies that became box office juggernauts within their first weekend. The two movies, Kamen Rider OOO THE MOVIE: WONDEFUL, Shogun, and 21 Core Medals and Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger THE MOVIE: The Flying Ghost Ship, now have a confirmed Blu-Ray and DVD release date!

Yes, both movies will be released next year in both standard and collector’s box set editions, with the OOO WONDERFUL movie being released on January 21st, and the Go-Kaiger movie being released on February 21st. Don’t ask me why they’re being released a month apart from each other, the only guess I can come up with is that the Go-Kaiger movie release date puts it closer to the series finale.

Anyway. more details on this as they come out.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

First Images of Kiba the Dark Knight Gaiden Released: Wait, a prequel where the main villain is the hero? That sounds familiar….

The first images from the highly-anticipated GARO spin-off, KIBA the DARK KNIGHT GAIDEN, have been released. It’s a direct to video prequel where KIBA, the primary antagonist in the GARO series, is now the protagonist. That sounds like another recently released direct-to-video toku spinoff, does it not?

This story focuses on Kiba, the malevolent suit of armor used by Barago in the GARO tv series. As I’ve stated before, it’s a prequel that takes place several years before the events in GARO, and is expected to explain the origin of the armor, as well as what makes it unique, among other things. New images reveal the GARO protagonist Saejima Kouga will appear in this movie as a child, along with his father and previous Garo user Saejima Taiga.

JAM Project’s Kageyama Hironobu has already revealed that he will be singing the theme song for Kiba the Dark Knight Gaiden. And there will be a new GARO series, GARO Makai Battle Chronicle, which is currently under production.

KIBA the DARK KNIGHT GAIDEN will be released on Blu-Ray (6090 yen) and DVD (5040 yen) on September 7th. Movie run-time is 45 minutes, and includes special bonus features such as a the making of, a trailer for the movie, and more.

So if you’re a big time GARO fan, go out and pre-order this now!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Power Rangers SPD Japanese Dub DVD Press Conference

Alright, to lighten the mood from the last post, we have video here from the official press conference for the release of the Japanese Dub of Power Rangers SPD om DVD. Take a look:

So basically, every previous actor from Dekaranger will be voicing their counterpart, except for Ishino Mako (her equivalent was Dr.Manx or Kat), she will be doing the shows narration while Tanaka Rie (Gundam SEED) will be voicing Dr. Katherine “Kat” Manx.

Power Rangers SPD will be airing on TOEI channel August 8th, and the DVD box set HERO CLUB POWER RANGERS SPD will be released on August 5th.