Red Mask Comeback: Is Takeru returning in Go-Kaiger?

Well, not that long ago, some pics surfaced on Facebook showing Georgette Inaba and her son posing with the Go-Kaiger cast and crew. Inaba is the wife of “former” actor Kaizu Ryousuke, who is best known for his role as Takeru/Red Mask in Hikari Sentai Maskman. Ket me show you the pictures first, so you get an idea of where the post is headed.

The following pics are taken from Orends:Range:

There are two very interesting things about these pics, 1) they were all taken by Kaizu, raising questions about a possible Maskman tribute episode, and whether or not Kaizu has come out of retirement from acting to take up his old role in this new series, and 2) Go-KaiYellow is the subject of three of these pics, with two featuring Ichimichi Mao and one with the Go-KaiYellow suit actor. Either this possible tribute episode has something to do with Luka, or someone really likes Ichimichi Mao. For the sake of this post, let’s go with the former.

And while we’re talking about rumors, it’s rumored that Izumi Shuihei (Domon/TimeYellow of Timeranger) and Satou Tamao (Momo Maruo/OhPink of Ohranger) will appear in their respective tribute episodes. Not every tribute episode has to have a Red Senshi star in it. 😛

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger Romance?: Are Ozawa Ryota and Ichimichi Mao dating?

I haven’t even started on the post, and already I feel like a sellout.

Anyway, there have been rumors spreading around the Japanese tabloid sites that Ozawa Ryota and Ichimichi Mao of Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger might be dating each other. Here’s a grainy photo supposedly of the two kissing each other while on a date:

Here’s a translation of the online article where the picture was found:

“A picture of Ichimichi Mao & Ozawa Ryota on a date …holding hands together somewhere in some city was taken. They look lovey dovey together & from the looks of it, they look rather good together (from the writer’s perspective)!! holding hands tight & sticking close to each other, you can see what a pair of love birds they’re!!

The young couple look very cute together through the whole process (walk, shopping, whatever they’re doing back there). But that’s not all, instead just being lovey dovey, one thing i found very shocking personally, is the moment where they shared a passionate kiss when they were about to part… now with both Mao & Ryota both being in the spotlight, such a brazen display of their love is really shocking indeed!!

Ichimichi Mao & Ozawa Ryota seems to have became intimate due to acting together, but having already progressed to such a stage is something really unexpected & shocking!!

Although I’ll pay attention to their activities nonetheless from here on out, the progress of their is really some private thing I’d be interested about!!”

So, is this story a bunch of phoney baloney, or the first sentai actor romance since Jetman?  Personally, I DON’T CARE. I’m not even sure why I bothered to cover this, other than to appease and disappoint the Ichimichi Mao fanboys. You know, you try to convince yourself that your above this kind of crap, and then it pops up, and you find yourself powerless to avoid it.

Oh well, my soul to the highest bidder, I guess.

BTW, if you follow the link to the original article, do NOT click the link to the video. Trust me on this one.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Are you Ichimichi Mao’s type? Probably not.

In case any of my male readers were hoping to have a chance at dating Ichimichi Mao, aka Luka Milfy/Go-KaiYellow, I’m afraid I’ve got some disappointing news for you.

Recently, at the launch of her first photobook, A Distant Shore, she was asked about her preference in men, what type of guy she was interested in, and she responded (and I quote), “Men? I am only interested in 2D, not 3D!” And for those of you who don’t quite understand her answer, she’s basically saying she’s not interested in dating right now. She also, apparently, has an otaku side, which she’s revealed through various posts on her pesonal blog. (For those interested, here’s her blog: http://ameblo.jp/ichimichi-mao/)

Formerly known as Rio Minami, Ichimichi Mao was born February 1, 1992 in Osaka, Japan (she’s only 19?!). Currently, she plays the role of Luka Milfy/Go-KaiYellow on the popular series Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger.

My apologies, once again, to anyone out their, male or female, who thought (probably delutionally) that they had a chance at dating her. And also to anyone currently in her age group who feels a little depressed now about NOT being a big time celebrity like her. I can relate to both groups.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin (Where did my life go wrong?)