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”.

Go-Kaiger Ep.17 Pics: Ooh, shiny!

Here are some screen shots from this week’s episode. Sorry I never do actual reviews:

In the Go-Kaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Battle movie the premiered on Saturday, they apparently do get the Goseiger’s grand power, along with a few others (check next post).

Here’s Gai, watching this big opening fight scene, grinning ear-to-ear. He does introduce himself, and follows them around trying to get them to let him join, but they ignore him for the most part.

This is when they run into this week’s Action Commander and fight him the first time, using the Sixth RangerKeys they got from Basco the week before. Gai does try to jumo in during this fight, but the Action Commander runs off before he has a chance to.

This is from a scene where Gai really tries to get the other to let him join, even revealing his day-dream to them. Needless to say, they tell him off and leave him where he was, thinking that he was just some obsessed idiot.

And this is where he later reveals himself as Go-KaiSilver. This image is from a very long and drawn out self-introduction that pulls a lot from past introductions. Hopefully, they’ll shave it down to size in the next one. Really shows how much of a fanboy he is. And I couldn’t find any pics from the henshin sequence itself, but let’s just say it was like the others, only with the anchors, and they came down from a point above him, similar to the Titanium Ranger or Quantum Ranger morph sequences. Makes you wonder just how much Koichi Sakamoto is trying to get Saban to make this series.

Don’t let this pic fool you, he actually faired very well against the Gormin, he just had a harder time against the Action Commander.

This is what his Final Wave looks like. Mothaf*cka got impaled!

And these are some shots from the next episode:

We finally get to see Go-JyuJin in action! But we’ll have to wait two weeks to see it! 😦

Next week there won’t be any new episodes of Go-Kaiger or Kamen Rider OOO, both shows will be on break. However, new episodes will premiere the week after on June 26th, so try to hang in their until then. You can always wait for the subs to come out, or go through and catch up on previous episodes you weren’t able to watch before, or you can always stock up on Go-Kaiger stuff. I know where you can find cheap Go-Kaiger themed t-shirts! 😉

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

OVER 10,000!!!!!!! YAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s right folks! We have finally hit the 10000th visitor mark! And I just want to say thank you to everyone that has visited the site. You guys are great! Now if you would only visit the shop and buy stuff. ( But in all seriousness, I really would like to just thank all of you just for being awesome and for coming back day after day, and just… I don’t know what to say. But really thank you, gracias, gratiz, obrigado, Большое спасибо, terima kasih banyak, xie xiearrigato gozaimasu, and thank you to everyone in the other languages that I forgot to include. And remember to keep coming back here for news, updates, and anything else I wanna throw at you. You never know what I’m going to do next. 😉

henshinGARB Catalogue 4: Or why people like to stop at trilogies.

Hey everyone! It’s that time of the season when there is absolutely no big toku news. So guess what I’m going to do? That’s right! I’m going to push my own stuff onto you! Because of such underwhelming demand, and an ever-expanding product list, I decided that it was time to publish a new catalogue. And this time, I’m including EVERYTHING that’s currently in the shop. I’ve got a lot of old stuff, a lot of new stuff, and a lot of stuff you might not even be interested in. So let’s get to it!

First up we have the henshinhead logo tee, available in multiple sizes and colors, available for men and women. Only $12.00.

New to the shop is this tee with the mini logo on the left side of the chest, so that you can have the logo of your favorite blog site on your heart. Available in multiple sizes and colors, for men and women, and for only $12.00.

Here we have the newly re-designed HENSHINHEAD RULES! tee, I’ve changed the font, and played around with the sizes, and you’ve got to admit, it looks nicer. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, in multiple colors, and available for only $10.00.

Still available are these re-designed Heroes for Japan Tees. Now, I know that the Super Hero Time Japan Relief Effort has been over for some time, and that I originally designed these shirts for that charity, but these are still cool designs, and the message is still the same. Available for only $12.00.

Also still available are these Still Standing Tees, showing the Kamen Rider statue in Miyagi after the tsunami devastated the area, still standing after a massive earthquake and a raging tsunami. The ultimate symbol of Japan’s strength and resilience. Available for only $16.00.

And of course, one of our favorites, the GOOOO-KAIJA! Tees. Both men’s and women’s sizes are available in multiple sizes and colors. Men’s shirt for only $12.00, and women’s slim fit AA shirt for $19.00.

And now for one of my favorites, the Don’t make me Push my Buttons! Tee. It’s a pun with a toku twist! Now available for women’s sizes. Available for $16.00.

We’ve now made it to our Toku Allegience line, and here we’re starting with Super Sentai. Based off of the Goranger costumes, it now includes Akaranger and Momoranger designs. Each available for only $12.00.

Also still available as part of the Toku Allegience line are these designs based off of Kamen Rider and Ultraman. Each also only $12.00.

Sorry ladies, I’m still working on female equivalent designs for Kamen Rider and Ultraman. But you can always get the Momoranger shirt.

Next up we have the popular Bouken Spirits Tees, featuring the Boukenger compass logo on the chest, which are equal in size and position as they appear on the Boukengers’ uniforms. Available in multiple sizes and colors, $12.00 for men’s, $19.00 for women’s.

And new to the shop is the Bioman Badge Tee. Because I’ve been watching a lot of the dubbed episodes of Bioman lately, I’ve become somewhat of a fan of the show, and wanted to express that in t-shirt form. Available in multiple sizes and colors, $12.00 for men’s, $19.00. for women’s.

And along with this line of retro series, I decided to through in these new Aura Power! Tees. With the Maskman logo in the proper place on the t-shirt as it was on the uniform,  even you can use the power of aura and kung fu skills to fight evil. Available in multiple sizes and colors, $12.00 for men’s, $19.00 for women’s.

And because I am apparently one of the few people who actually likes either version of this series, we have these Gingaman in a Lost Galaxy Tees. With the iconic Charlie Brown-esque jagged line marks across the midsection, these shirts properly pay tribute to this series. Available in multiple sizes, men’s muscle shirt $17.00,  women’s standard weight t-shirts only $12.00.

And now for a random series of buttons.

As you may or may not be able to tell, I really like buttons. We’ve got six different button designs, all available in small and large size buttons. The majority cost $5.00 for the small buttons, and $6.00 for the large buttons. The only exceptions are the Still Standing buttons, which are $4.00 for small, $5.00 for large.

So that is everything currently available in the shop, hope you guys like this stuff. If you’re interested in any of this stuff, or just want to check out the store, just click the henshinGARB link in the blogroll on the side, under the section labeled “Stuff I actually have anything to do with”, and it should take you straight there. And if it’s anymore of an enticement, there is a Spreadshirt special going on for the month of May, buy four short-sleeve shirts and get one free. Details in the coupon below. (Note: you do not need a physical copy of the coupon, just the coupon code listed below.)

UPDATE: Okay, I understand that the KRFan SUCKS! Tees were in bad taste, so I’ve gotten rid of them. But the sentiment is still there.

UPDATE: (5/21/11) Hey, added some new stuff, ckeck it out:

It’s all part of my new Abare Guts! line of products. We have men’s shirts available in red, blue, and black for $12.00, a yellow women’s shirt available for $19.00, and two sets of buttons for $5 and $6. So if that doesn’t entice you to buy something, I don’t know what will. And for anybody who just can’t find the link to the shop it’s right here:

Could somebody buy something please?! I just can’t keep waiting on PaladinZeo to get paid. Come on, I will do whatever you want, make whatever you want, if you want me to modify the designs or make them available in different sizes or colors I’ll do it, just please say something. It’s all about the customer here at henshinGARB.

henshinGARB Update: See, I do have a customer!

Hey there everybody. As you all should know by now, I run a shop in conjunction with this website called henshinGARB (yes, spelled that way), and I recently had to re-open it. You see, I had closed it down at one point because I basically had no customers for over a month, and even though people were visiting, no one was actually buying anything. Plus there was this guy, KRFan he called himself, who basically said my designs were terrible. To which my reply still is that he is a big jerk. But anyway, after all of that, I decided to close the shop, at least for the time being. But then out of the blue, someone calling himself PaladinZeo left a comment on the blog talking about how he was interested in my merchandise, and that he had finally gotten the money to buy what he was interested in just as I had closed my shop. So, as per his request, I reopened the shop, and he went in and got what he wanted, and over the weekend he recieved his first order! And, as per my request, he sent some pics of what he ordered! So let’s take a look:

So we’re clear, this is NOT me. I wanted to be honest and wait for someone else to buy my stuff. You gotta admit, they turned out pretty good. Anyway, if you want to some for yourself, just click the link under the the category “Stuff I actually have anything to do with” and you can get some unofficial, appropriatly-sized clothing and fun buttons! I’ve recently added a bunch of new products and designs, and just about everything is available in men’s and women’s sizes, and I can guarantee the some of the lowest prices around, so check it out!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

*Accelular not included.

henshinGARB New Catalogue: I’m shoving this thing so far down your throat…

Boy is it just me or has it been a slow news week for tokusatsu? And I had this week off, too. I guess I’ll just have to fill the void with my own stuff. And since I happened to reopen my shop, I guess I’ll just have to talk about that.

Now, this isn’t some planned publicity stunt to bring attention to the shop, quite frankly I’m not good at planning stuff, the shop was reopened at visitor request, specifically at the request of PaladinZeo. And as any long-time visitors of the site (do any of you exist?, because I know that at least PaladinZeo over there is a subscriber) know, I go to great lengths for my visitors. Doesn’t seem like it, but that’s because all you see is the finished product. And so, for those of you who are interested, the site is open and active, and I’ve included some new products and updated some old ones. So let’s see what I’ve got!

Starting with the updated products first, we have…

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ henshinhead logo teeWomen's T-Shirts ~ Women's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ henshinhead logo tee

The henshinhead logo tee! I’ve updated the appearance of the logo, so now there isn’t an awkward out-of-place black box. Available in a variety of colors and sizes for only $12.00.

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Super Hero Time Support: Heroes for JapanWomen's T-Shirts ~ Women's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Super Hero Time Support: Heroes for Japan 

And here we have an update Heroes For Japan Tee. I’ve made the background of the design transparent so it blends with the shirt better, and I threw out the belt. Available for only $12.00.

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Toku Allegience: Ultraman Tee

A bit of an unexpected one (not really) that I’ve update is this one from the Toku Allegience line, the Ultraman Tee. I got rid of the grey in the design, so now it flows from the t-shirt. Once again, only $12.00.

These prices are so low, you might as well be stealing! Hey, come back here with that!

And now for new stuff!

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Bouken Spirits! TeeWomen's T-Shirts ~ Female AA Slim Fit Tee ~ Bouken Spirits! Women's Tee

Presenting the brand new Bouken Spirits! tees. With this famous compass design, you’ll never be lost, brave adventurer! Available in multiple colors and in Men’s and Women’s sizes. That’s $11.00 for Men’s standard weight tee, $18.00 for Women’s AA Slim Fit Tee.

Buttons ~ Small Buttons ~ henshinhead logo small buttonButtons ~ Large Buttons ~ henshinhead logo large button

And because I like buttons, I have a whole new batch of them! First we have the henshinhead logo buttons, available in two sizes, and each come in a standard 5 pack. That’s $5 for the smaller buttons, and $6 for the larger buttons. I know, there a dollar more than the other, but that’s just from the commission on the logo design.

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And because I like the way this design came out, I made it into a button too! The Bouken Spirits! button comes in two sizes, five-to-a-pack, and is available for only $4 for the small buttons, and $5 for the large buttons.

And that should be everything that’s new in the shop. Anything else that isn’t here that you’ve seen before is probably still in the shop. There are some other changes that I’ve made that I haven’t covered here, you’ll just have to look and see for yourself. And in case you’re wondering, the Go-Kaiger stuff is still there as well.

And the phoenix rose from the flames: henshinGARB is back baby!

Well that didn’t take too long. Recently I took down henshinGARB because of a lack of interest in the merch. I promise, I will never use the word “merch” again. Anyway, about a week after I made that announcement, someone commented that they actually wanted to buy my stuff, and I closed up shop just as he got the money to do so. Sorry about that, PaladinZeo, but KRFan really got to me, and like I said before, well over 200 people visited the site, but nobody bought a thing until now(?). So for you PaladinZeo, and for anyone else interested, the site is now active again, and the link is back in the Blogroll (under “Stuff I actually have anything to do with”), so go out and shop ’til you drop!

Oh, and KRFan, I just want to say that 1) You’re still a jerk, and 2) if you don’t like my stuff, then don’t buy it.

henshinGARB: Hissatsu Waza Sale: Slashing prices left and right in one big finisher!

Hey there everybody, I’m just here pushing my shop henshinGARB again, and bringing you new deals and new products. While this isn’t a new official catalogue, it is free advertising for me. So let’s get to it!

Starting with new price cuts, the ever-popular henshinhead logo tee has been drop-kicked down to just $12.00, for men’s and women’s tees. Here’s another pic for those who haven’t seen it:

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ henshinhead logo teeWomen's T-Shirts ~ Women's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ henshinhead logo women's tee

I’ve also gone down on the price for the GOOO-KAIJA! Men’s tees, now down to $11.

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ GOOOO-KAIJA! Men's Tee

Sorry ladies, no price reduction for the women’s tees. Not without losing yellow.

Also reduced is the “Don’t make me push my buttons!” Tee, now down to $16.T-Shirts ~ Men's Heavyweight T-Shirt ~ Don't make me push my buttons! Tee

If you look real close, you can see the kanji for henshin on the phone screen. Thought you’d like that.

While SHT might have ended, I will still be offering the stuff I made specifically for it, namely the two tee shirts at reduced price.

Starting with the Heroes for Japan tees, their price has been reduced to just $12. I have also taken the writing off the back, but the message still rings true.

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Super Hero Time Support: Heroes for JapanWomen's T-Shirts ~ Women's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Super Hero Time Support: Heroes for Japan

And the Still Standing Tee (featuring the picture of the Kamen Rider Statue in Miyagi still standing after the quake and tsunami) has been reduced to $16.

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Still StandingWomen's T-Shirts ~ Women's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Still Standing

And that is everything that has been reduced. And just so were clear these price changes are permanent. Because our Hissatsu Waza sales cut prices down to size, and makes sure they stay down!

But before I forget, I have three new products available, as part of my new line called “Toku Allegience”. While we all love every tokusatsu series, we do have our favorites. And you can show it we these new tees. Available currently for Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Ultraman. And each available for only $12.

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Toku Allegience: Super Sentai Tee

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Toku Allegience: Kamen Rider Tee

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Toku Allegience: Ultraman Tee

If you like to see any other genre or series, be sure to let me know. I’ll even do bad guys if you want.

And that’s all for now. If you see anything you like, be sure to click the link in the blog roll, under the category “Things I actually have anything to do with”. And be sure to visit to see what else is available. And as always, keep checking here for all the latest in toku news.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

henshinGARB Catalogue: Somebody buy something already! It’s for charity.

Hey everybody, thought I would take this time to shamelessy plug my new online shop, henshinGARB! Since no one has visited it, I thought that I would bring the shop to you, in first official henshinGARB catalogue! So check it out!

henshinhead logo tee

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ henshinhead logo tee

First up is the official henshinhead logo tee, available in a variety of sizes and colors, with the logo of your favorite toku site (EVER) across the chest. Only $12.44 (plus shipping and handling)

henshinhead logo women’s tee

Women's T-Shirts ~ Women's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ henshinhead logo women's tee

Just for the ladies out there, available in various sizes and colors, and also only $12.44 (+s&h). Just a way to show your love people.


T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ HENSHINHEAD RULES! Tee Women's T-Shirts ~ Women's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ HENSHINHEAD RULES! Women's Tee

For those of you that would prefer something a little simpler, here’s your basic tee, which proclaims proudly and boldly your opinion of of your favorite toku-blog! Only $9.79. Available in a variety of sizes and colors.

Super Hero Time Support: Heroes for Japan

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Super Hero Time Support: Heroes for Japan Women's T-Shirts ~ Women's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Super Hero Time Support: Heroes for Japan

Invoking the spirit behind the creation of the Super Hero Time Japan Relief Effort, this design symbolizes the toku hero in all of us. Show your support, and buy in bulk. All proceeds to benefit SHT. Available for only $17.40.

And now for something that might actually interest you.


T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ GOOOO-KAIJA! Men's Tee

Arrgh! The logo for one of the best sentai series ever blazen across your chest for all to see (so long as it’s not someone from the Toei legal department). Available in red, blue, green, black and what I’m calling silver (it’s grey). Only $11.40.


Women's T-Shirts ~ Female AA Slim Fit Tee ~ GOOOO-KAIJA! Women's AA Tee

Ahoy! Show your inner space pirate with this cool tee. Available in red, yellow, pink, light blue, and black. Only $18.00 (sorry for the price jump, but Spreadshirt didn’t have the color range I needed in standard weight women’s tees).

Still Standing

T-Shirts ~ Men's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Still Standing Women's T-Shirts ~ Women's Standard Weight T-Shirt ~ Still Standing

Made with the pic of the Kamen Rider statue in Miyagi that withstood the devastating earthquake and tsunami. It’s the ultimate symbol of the strength and resilience of the Japanese people, and stands as an inspiration to us all. Benefits to proceed the Super Hero Time Japan Relief Effort. Only $19.69. It’s for a good cause.

And now for some things that aren’t t-shirts.

Go-Kaiger Buttons

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Your favorite Sentai, now in button form! These come five-to-a-pack, and are available in the larger 2.25 in (56 mm) buttons. $4.00 for the small buttons, $5.00 for the large buttons.

Still Standing Buttons

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A button of the Kamen Rider statue in Miyagi, standing tall following the tsunami. Show your support for the Japanese people and the Super Hero Time Japan Relief Effort. Only $4.00 for the small button five-pack, and $5.00 for the large button five-pack.

That’s whats in the shop right now, about 22 items all together. If any of this interests you, please visit the shop. From now til April 9th, I will donate all proceeds from all the products to the Super Hero Time Japan Relief Effort, if that in any way entices you. And of course, if there is anything else you would be interested in seeing in the shop, just let me know.

UPDATE: (3/27/11) Hey, new design has been added, check it out!

Don’t make me push my buttons! Tee

It’s a men’s heavyweight tee, and a fun play on words with a toku twist! Hand-drawn (with Photoshop) design by me! Available for only $17.00!

And for anyone that wants to save a buck, there are now $15, $25, and $50 e-gift vouchers available. So feel free to visit. And please, SOMEBODY BUY SOMETHING! If not for me, then at least for charity! I know you’ve been to the shop, and there had to have been something you liked. If it’s the prices, I can’t help the pricing, Spreadshirt sets most of that. So help out someone struggling in Japan, and then maybe come back and help out a struggling college student. And in case you’d rather just give five bucks to SHT, follow the link here:

It’s like Luka says, “Money makes the world go ’round!”

Go-Kaiger’s and OOO’s Glorious Return!

Today was a very special day in the world of tokusatsu. Both Go-Kaiger and OOO had new episodes today (Sunday 3/20) since they cancelled both shows last week due the earthquake and subsequent events following. And the videos came early and kept coming. This is such a big deal that I’m going to have actual episode reviews for both new episodes! I know I said before that I wouldn’t have episode-to-episode reviews, but this is definitely an exception.

But before I get to the reviews, I want to talk about two things that happened in both episodes. First, both episodes were followed by the first airing of the previews for their upcoming movies, although they weren’t any different from the previews on their official websites. Actually, the preview for the OOO movie was new, but the Go-Kaiger movie wasn’t. After the new episode of Go-Kaiger was the ad for the upcoming Go-Kaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Warriors movie, and after OOO came the OOO Den-O All Riders: Let’s Go, Kamen Rider! movie. Both of course are special anniversary movies, and both I believe are coming sometime in April, I’m not sure if they changed the original release date or not. And something else that happened in both episodes that I noticed, which may be more important, is that neither show started or ended with the sponsors segment (i.e., the part where the voice over lady announces that the following businesses sponsored this episode of whatever it is). Now whether that is because they have no sponsors, or because they felt it was inappropriate to push sponsors after a major disaster, I’m not sure. No one has really said why. At least we got to see some really good shots for next week’s episodes.

And now for the reviews.

Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee complete accuracy at this moment, at least not until I see subbed versions of these shows.

Go-Kaiger Chapter 5: Judgement Pirates

Episode starts out on the ship, where Luka is reading a newspaper from space (what, they don’t have iPads in space? purely sarcastic remark), when she comes across a full two-page ad that has their wanted posters on it. While Marvelous dashes it off, everyone else is concerned about these wanted posters getting out. Then Navi gives some prediction, and they go off. Everyone is a little cautious, I guess from Navi’s prediction, but Marvelous just goes running off straight into a police station, where he is immediately identified from his wanted poster. And who is there to make the arrest? Why it’s Jasmine/DekaYellow, who tries to bring him in and threatens to arrest the other for piracy. They try to talk her out of it, saying that Zangyack placed those charges against them, and that Zangyack is the real enemy, but she’s more concerned with bringing in Marvelous. So, they run a distraction for all the other cops in the room, while Marvelous makes a break for it. As soon as he gets outside though, he’s stopped by Doggie Krueger/DekaMaster. And since Doggie was bringing him in, he took Marvelous’ mobirate. Of course, right after Doggie has him where he wants him, that’s when Zangyack’s MOTW (monster of the week) shows up and starts the countdown on a very menacing-looking device. Of course, since they were criminals committing a crime right in front of a cop, Krueger had to step in and try to stop them, even risking himself to keep Marvelous out-of-the-way. While that fight was going on, the others ran into other Gomin, and fought them using Go-onger and Dairanger powers. The scene turns back to Krueger and Marvelous who just managed to get away from the fight, and Marvelous is still trying to get Krueger to let him go, but since Krueger is a cop and has sworn to turn in all criminals, he just won’t, and tells him to stay in that hiding spot while he goes back to stop them. It seems that he also doesn’t have his sentai powers even though he didn’t fight in the Legendary War, just thought I should include that. But when he left, Marvelous notices blood on the floor and remembers seeing Krueger getting shot while protecting him. So, just before they finish off Krueger, Marvelous swoops in and manages to save him. They find themselves back in the room they were hiding in, and as a form of gratitude, and as a way of acknowledging that Marvelous isn’t just some evil space pirate, he un-cuffs him and gives him back his mobirate. And of course now that Marvelous has his mobirate back, he takes care of the motw’s Gomins and destroys the machine just in time. Of course, now that that’s happened, the fight continues outside where he meets up with everyone else, and they all change into Dekaranger, and just like in chapter 3, they go through the Dekaranger henshin sequence and an instrumental version of the main theme of Dekaranger plays in the background. They even use one a Dekaranger signature finisher to take down the motw. And all this while Doggie Krueger looks on. But of course, the fight doesn’t end there. This time, only the motw is made giant, and threatens to use the weapon himself, so it’s Go-KaiOh time. And now that they unlock the full powers of Dekaranger, they get DekaRacer, forming DekaGo-KaiOh. If you need a picture, just check the last gallery. Not only does it separate, and drive up the side of a building to fight the monster, but when it recombines with Go-KaiOh, its twin blasters separate and Go-KaiOh can use them. And for the big finish, the parts of DekaRacer in the arms and legs act like gatling guns and blow the motw to kingdom come. Later they are back on the ground, trying to get Krueger to help, when they rum into armed officers with their weapons at the ready (again) when Ban/DekaRed shows up and basically declares that they won’t recognize the claims that the Go-Kaigers are pirates. There is some dialogue between Ban and Marvelous, and like in chp.3, the DekaRed uniform appears in front of Ban for a moment. And then everyone goes on their merry way. And from what I could see of next week’s episode, it will definitely be centered in Luka.

UPDATE: (3/23/11) Hey, wanted to do this earlier, but something was up with WordPress. Anyway, it seems that Zangyack had almost doubled the reward for all of them, to which everyone was impressed but not too concerned about. Marvelous asked Navi for another prediction, and after hitting his head on the ceiling, he told them “If you’re looking for something, it’s always a good idea to ask at a police station”. So that’s why they went to the police station.  Marvelous ran in, asked if anyone knew where the greatest treasure in the universe was, and Jasmine/DekaYellow tricked him into allowing her to arrest him. She told the other to turn themselves in, they acted like they were going to fight, and then ran for it. Marvelous fought off the cops and managed to escape, but was caught by Doggie Kruger. Then Zangyack showed up, still didn’t catch his name, and motw was starting the countdown on a series of underground drilling missiles targeted at every major city in the world. Kruger was just observing then, but Ahim, who safely got back to the ship with the others, called Marvelous’ mobirate right then, and they were forced to reveal themselves and fight their way out. They got away, Kruger refused to let Marvelous go, and went back to bring in the motw. But Marvelous saw a blood trail following Kruger and realized that Kruger was hurt. Back inside the oddly unoccupied warehouse, Kruger managed to get to this upper level right above the Zangyack, but before he could act, the wound flared up, causing him to convulse, and a drop of his blood fell on motw’s head. He turn’s around shoots at Kruger, and Kruger falls into a bunch barrels. As they were going to finish off Kruger, Marvelous swooped in and got him out. Outside, the others, who were tracking Marvelous using their mobirates, ran into Gomins outside of the warehouse, and fought them using Go-onger and Dairanger powers. Back to Marvelous and Kruger, Kruger asked why he came back to save him, and why he didn’t try to run. Marvelous said that he owed Kruger for getting hurt protecting him, and that he was following his honor code. Kruger was surprised to see that a pirate had an honor code, and went on to say that even of Marvelous had run away, that SPD and Zangyack pursue him and his crew, and that there would be no place to hide. Marvelous said he didn’t care, that he would do what he needed to, and that he would live the way he does, even if the whole universe was his enemy. And as he was turning around to deal with old motw, Kruger uncuffed him and gave him back his mobirate, telling him not to just leave. Marvelous joked about not blaming him for what might happen, and then he went back and destroyed the machine after taking out the Gomin in the warehouse, with a second left on the clock. The fight went outside, the others showed up, they thought he had just run away from SPD, but he told them that he was helped out by a “goody two-shoes space cop”, and Kruger came out and said it was he that was helped by a goody two-shoes space pirate. They turned around, started fighting motw, and halfway through, changed into Dekaranger, and blew him up. In the Zangyack ship, Gil was losing it, and ordered Inzan to fire the reviving laser (that has no official name btw). Needless to say, motw got bigger, threatened to use the missiles himself, Go-KaiOh was called in, and they started fighting. They managed to get the missile away from him and sent it into the fleet, where Gil got pissed off even more. Then Kruger called to them and said that they should now be able to use Dekaranger’s full power. They did the little key turn thing, and they changed into DekaGo-KaiOh, and could then use Pat-Striker (sorry I got the name wrong the first time, I didn’t actually watch Dekaranger, or that much of Power Rangers SPD now that I think about it). It ran around on its own, shot at motw a few times, drove up the side of a building and shot at him some more, then it recombined with Go-KaiOh and it’s blasters separated into two guns that Go-KaiOh could use on motw, and they shot at him gansta-style, too. Man, Go-KaiOh is awesome! Any way, they finished motw off with what they called Gokai Full Burst, where they shot at motw with the gattling guns stored in Pat-Striker’s wheel base. Monster go boom, fight over. Later, they were carrying Kruger out, when they were swarmed by officers, again. Then Ban/DekaRed showed up, and declared that their special investigation into Go-Kaiger revealed that the charges of piracy were false, and that they were nothing more than lies perpetrated by Zangyack, and that they were free to go. As the Go-Kaigers were leaving, Ban called to them and said that they better be careful with the Dekaranger’s powers. To which Marvelous replied that if they had any complaints, they knew how to find them.

UPDATE: (3/24/11) The moster’s name was Bramdu. That is all.

Kamen Rider OOO ep. 26: Ankh, the Fighter, and Full Armament

Starts out with Date treating Eiji’s wounds from his fight with the Parrot Yummy, and them trying to figure out just what the Yummy has been doing and what he did with the boxer. Because it is a bird Yummy, and Ankh attempted to protect it during the last fight, there are many implications that Ankh created it in the first place (of course we already knew he didn’t, but they didn’t know, so they had to figure it out). Even Eiji seems unsure at this point, and wants to go right back out there to find out for sure, but his injuries were too much then and he was forced to sit out while Date and Gotou went to look for the Yummy and the boxer. Of course, Hina is worried that Eiji might be suffering from the same kind of punch-drunk effects that the boxer showed signs of, due to all the fights and physical drain caused by the combos. Date tried to reassure her, but they needed to leave then  to make sure that the Parrot didn’t attack any more boxers. In the mean time, the Yummy is trying to get the boxer to act on his still-present desire to fight, even going out and getting the boxer that he was supposed to fight before his injury forced him to retire. Of course, Date shows up and tries to stop him, but to no luck, leaving them with the task of trying to find out where they are. At this point in the episode, we come to Dr.Maki sitting in his car, which is parked about 20 ft from the entrance to Cous Coussier, while he is watching Chiyoko. And it’s revealed that his freak out over seeing her picture in that pamphlet is because she looks exactly like his older sister who died when he was young, which might explain his obsession with endings. Of course by this point, Eiji is out trying to help, but his injuries are still very severe and he can barely make his way around. He managed to run into Date and Gotou, who tried to convince him to go back, but he still felt like Ankh was innocent and that he had to help out him and the boxer, so he jumped on a RideVendor and drove off. Later the boxer and the person he was supposed to fight before meet up and prepare to fight one another. As they fight, Ankh gets caught in a fight with the Parrot Yummy, and is just saved by Eiji, who fights the Yummy in TaToBa form, while Date and Gotou try to stop the fight between the boxers. They end up having to go after the Yummy, leaving the boxers to fight alone. As they corner the Yummy, Date henshins into Birth, and reveals Birth’s BirthDay form, as he has all weapons deployed. And Eiji manages to finish off the Yummy using ShaUTa form. Back in the ring, both boxers had knocked each other down, and the feathers on the boxer’s broken hand had disappeared. Even though there was no winner, the boxer was glad that he was able to have that last fight, so that he could end his career in dignity. As the show ended, Kougami was finishing a new cake, and wishing “Happy Birthday!” to Ankh’s left hand, which was seen at the end. And in next week’s episode, they are all filming a Kamen Rider movie (refering to Ichigo) and it appears that OOO will have to face two different Yummies.

UPDATE: (3/23/11) I wasn’t too far off on this one. While Date was trying to treat Eiji’s wounds, Eiji was still defending Ankh, saying that Ankh didn’t revive like the other, that he can’t produce his own Yummies, that he let the Yummy live to find out who had his Core Medals. Date and Gotou decided to leave to try to find Okamura (the boxer) and stop the Parrot Yummy (which Date kept calling a chicken) before it hurt anyone else. Hina was worried about Eiji possibly being punch-drunk like Okamura, and tried to ask Date if he knew anything, but neither him nor Gotou knew enough about how being OOO and using combos affected his system, which left them all even more worried. It then went to Date and Gotou in a different part of town talking about how neither of them really got involved with any of that at Kougami because of their own circumstances (Date because he was just in it for the money at the time, and Gotou because he was so anxoius to fight), and Gotou said that he wanted to go back to Kougami. Elsewhere, Cazari was talking to Dr. Maki about the new Yummy and where it came from. After that, Dr. Maki went on to spy on Chiyoko, who, as it turns out, greatly resembles Dr. Maki’s deceased older sister. In the mean time, the Yummy was trying to get Okamura to act on his desires to box again, and of course, was successful in doing so. But in order for his desire to be completely fulfilled, he has to fight Takeda (the other boxer he was supposed to fight for the title). So the Yummy swoops into the gym Takeda is training at, and tells him that the man that he was meant to fight is ready for him. Date has already transformed and tries to fight the Yummy, but in the end, Takeda chooses to go with the Yummy to wherever Okamura is. At this point, Hina realizes that Eiji is missing from his room. He managed to catch up with Date and Gotou while they are looking for Okamura, and tells them about the gym Okamura trained at before he went pro, and that the Yummy probably took him there. They try to tell Eiji that they can handle this on their own, but Eiji refuses to go back, and when they try to talk him out of fighting, on the chance that Ankh could join in, Eiji tells them that he has been prepared to fight Ankh since the very beginning, but today wasn’t that day. Eiji hops on a RideVendor and heads out, leaving Date and Gotou to find their own way there. Back at the gym where the Yummy is hiding Okamura and Takeda, the Yummy starts the fight, while starting a fight with Ankh, whose been spying on the Yummy this whole time. Before the Yummy has a chance to finish off Ankh, Eiji pulls up and tells Ankh that he was onto Ankh’s real plan, to allow the Yummy to survive and find out who had Ankh’s Core Medals, and that he gave Eiji his Cores as insurance that they wouldn’t fall into the wrong hands. And Ankh harkened back with a contrite remark about how sharp Eiji was despite being a fool, and then it was OOO time. While he fought the Yummy outside, Okamura and Takeda were going at it inside. Date and Gotou showed up and tried to stop their fight, but even with Okamura still punch-drunk, there was no way they would stop. Then OOO and the Yummy came crashing through the ceiling, and Date was forced to deal with that instead. Outside, Eiji was losing steam, even this short fight was almost too much. Date came in, henshined into Birth, and took over the fight, even revealing BirthDay form. Then OOO finished off the Yummy in ShaUTa form. Back inside the ring, both boxers had knocked each other out, and the Yummies effect wore off. But that didn’t deter Okamura, who decided then that he was going to go through physical therapy and get back in the ring, and Takeda promised to make sure that he kept the championship title until then. And I already told you how it ended before, so I am done.

That’s all for now. I’ll try to keep you updated about these shows and others. Sorry, I won’t do an episode review for the new episode of Power Rangers Samurai, but I’ll try to report any news about that too. And any other major toku-related news that might pop up, I will report on that. Once again, I ask that you donate to the Super Hero Time Japan Relief Effort( ) , and to check out henshinGARB, but only if you’re interested. Check in later.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin