Go-Kaiger Ultra-Post: Haden Ni Ikuze! Until the last episode!

Yes, this is it, the long awaited Ultra-Post for Go-Kaiger (and so we’re clear, I don’t care if their isn’t a hyphen between the “Go” and “Kaiger”, that’s just the way I spell it), and the over-all theme of this post is “the beginning of the end”, because we’re down to the last two episodes, with the finale (Ep.51) on February 19th. And while the series may be ending, the franchise is still in full swing, with both a leading role in Superhero Taisen, and new Go-Kaiger toys being released along with the upcoming Go-Buster toy line (and yes, that’s the official spelling for the new series, you’re welcome). And of course, we still have about a months worth of news to cover in a single post, so let’s get to it!

First off, let’s go over the newest episode summaries for the last three episodes, where  they have an all-out battle with Zangyack!:

Episode 50: Title- Kessen no Hi (Day of the Great Battle) Airs- 2/12/12 Summary-

Zangyack is advancing their final plans, which includes an all out attack on the Gokaiger, and the ultimate destruction of Earth! It has been revealed that the Greatest Treasure in the Universe can, and must, be used to wipeout Zangyack’s Great Fleet, completely. The Gokaiger are hesistant to do so, wondering what their compensation would be.

Episode 51 (Final Episode): Title- Sayonara Uchuu Kaizoku (Goodbye Space Pirates) Airs- 2/19/12 Summary-

The Gokaiger engage in a life-or-death struggle against the Zangyack. What will the Gokaiger do with the Super Sentai’s 34 Great Powers? One after the other, strong enemies gather to stand in the Gokaiger’s way….

And we also have the title of the last two episodes, which are:

  • Episode 50: The Day of Battle
  • Episode 51: Farewell Space Pirates

And now for some new scans, which feature the final EPIC fight between Basco and Go-KaiRed, the Greatest Treasure in the Universe, the second Legend War, and much more!:

These scans below come from the first official Volume of the Go-Kaiger RangerKey Book:

 How is the book cover the smallest scan?

Anyway, This is book one, as there will be future volumes to come out with future RangerKey releases, such as these seen here:

Yep, those are SIX coming RangerKey sets, for Hurricanger, Boukenger, Dekaranger, Gekiranger, Kamen Rider OOO, and a 2nd set for Go-Buster, which features the 4th & 5th Go-Busters and the new BuddyRoid (which I will cover in a separate post).

Now let’s move on to some confirmed and rumored returning actor appearances for these last three episodes:

Yes, this already happened, but it’s so cool it’s just worth going over. for Ep.49 (The Greatest Trasure in the Universe, 2/5) we had a 5-in-1 tribute episode for SunVulcan, Changeman, Flashman, Maskman, and Fiveman. And for this tribute episodes, we had the following returning actors:

Takayuki Godai (Takayuki Hiba/Vul Eagle II), Kazuoki Takahashi (Shou Hayate/Change Gryphon), Kihachiro Uemura (Dai/Green Flash), Issei Hirota (Akira/Blue Mask), and Ryou Narushima (Remi Hoshikawa/Five Yellow).

For Ep.50 (The Day of The Deciding Battle, 2/12), we have:

Seiju Umon (credited under Aohisa Takayasu), who previously played Mammoth Ranger Goushi in Zyuranger, Louis Yamada LIII as Professor Shuichiro Amachi of Tensou Sentai Goseiger, and Kaoru Hirata as Yuka Yamazaki of Mahou Sentai Magiranger. Also, it looks like the kid from Ep.3 will be returning as well, for what reason is hard to say.

And confirmed to appear in the final episode (Ep.51 Farewell Space Pirates, 2/19):

Naoya Makoto, who played Tsuyoshi Kaijo/AkaRanger in Goranger, and who also appeared in the movie Go-Kaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Heroes. And we also have…

Atsushi Harada, who played Shou Tatsumi/GoGreen of GoGoV. He confirmed his appearance in the episode via Twitter.

Other rumored appearances include Yumi Sugimoto, who played Miu Sutou/Go-OnSilver in Go-Onger, and Keiya Asakura, who played Yohei Hama/BlueTurbo in Turboranger.

And finally, we end this post with some news and info on Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan.

First, here’s a full trailer for the movie:

Next, we have a full summary for the movie:

The movie opens with the Gokai Galleon being attacked by Gavan’s ship. It’s a really nice scene that makes use of the added budget. Gai’s reaction when he realizes that it’s Gavan is priceless.
Gokaiger vs Gavan Film Major Update Gavan introduces himself and the Gokaigers protest that they were pretty much given the blessing of Dekaranger crew, but Gavan remains silent before kicking their five collective asses, arresting them, and delivering them to his superior.
Said superior turns out to be Zangyack in disguise, introduces Gavan Bootleg, and immediately tries to execute the pirates. Before they can, Gavan releases them and returns their changers. There’s a short-ish fight before the Gojyudrill makes its entrance and rescues the crew. Gavan, however, is captured and transported to the worst prison in the universe.
Gokaiger vs Gavan Film Major Update Back on the Galleon, Marvelous reveals that Gavan saved his life ten years ago, basically by giving him the courage to jump from a platform that was about to explode.
The stroll down memory lane is interrupted by Basco. He tells them about the space prison that Gavan is being held at, knowing that they’ll go off to rescue him and leave the Galleon unguarded. He leaves them alone to figure out how they’re going to get to the prison to rescue Gavan.
Daigorou Oume, Shiro Akebono This is interrupted when Gavan comes walking down a path while talking to a giant Panda. Gai is quick to point out that it’s not Gavan, but Battle Kenya. About five seconds later, Denji Blue walks over. Luka thinks they both look like Gavan, but Gai denies it. Still, they get the idea to use the Battle Kenya and Denji Blue keys to open up a doorway to the space prison where Gavan is being held.
Once they break into the prison, they come across Jealoushito and some of the previous Super Sentai enemies. Having been in prison for awhile, they are a kind of horny and begin to lay flattery on Joe, Luka, Don, and Ahim.
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Back on Earth, Basco is about to get aboard the unguarded Gokai Galleon, but is stopped by the Go-Busters team. He thinks they’re impostors, but they tell him that they’re the 36th and newest Super Sentai team, the Go-Busters. They fight Basco to a stalemate, but since Sally was distracted, they’re able to get the upper hand.
In the space prison, the Gokaigers free the inmates after encountering a large group of Gormin. Gai and Joe hold them off while the others go off to find Gavan, who is being tortured by Gavan Bootleg. The Zangyack use the portal technology to stall them.
Don Dogoier with Kaze no Shizuka and Kegaleshia Thanks to the portals, doors in the space prison now lead to other places in the universe. Luka and Doc wind up in Europe fighting an army made up of the family of the Big Brother/Little Brother Zangyak. Ahim winds up fighting another Zangyak general near an ocean.
Marvelous alone makes it through to the room where Gavan is being held. He fights Gavan bootleg and, using a ricochet technique that really need to be seen to be believed, frees Gavan, reversing the roles they were in ten years ago.
The split up team then breaks reality by shooting out the ground beneath their respective feet, reunite in the basement of the space prison, and use a Silver Charged rising strike through the “portals” that takes out most of the Zangyack generals and returns everyone to Earth. It’s hard to convey just how awesome this was.
Gavan Bootleg Back on Earth, Gavan fights Gavan bootleg while the Gokaigers fight the Zangyack general. They use an all pink change, an all white change, and an all red change. Gavan bootleg is destroyed after being stabbed and sliced in half while an exploded car burns in the background.
Once the Zangyack general is defeated, he grows in size and has telekentic powers that he uses to shuffle buildings into GoJyuGokaiOh. Machfalcon joins the party and forms Kanzen GokaiOh, which then surfs around on the back of Gavan’s dragon.
Even THAT isn’t quite enough to put away the general, so Marvelous and Gavan do a combined Final Wave attack while standing on the head of the dragon (that is also carrying Kanzen GokaiOh). The combined Final Wave and GokaiOh attacks finally put away the general.
Gokaiger vs Gavan Film Major Update Afterwards, Gavan tells Marvelous that he’s happy to see what he’s become. Not just a pirate, but a good man. The former Battle Kenya and Denji Blue meet up with the crew. The Gokaigers return their respective keys to them and all transform. We see Gavan pose with Denji Blue and Battle Kenya while Gai flips out and asks for their autographs.

And for some very exciting news: it debuted at #2 at the Box Office, bringing in 159,227 people and grossing 160,750,000 Yen (2.06 million USD) in it’s opening weekend. So Congrats to them on that!

And with that, this post is finally finished! Do I expect this to be one of the last posts I do for Go-Kaiger? Not by a long shot! Especially since there’s still two episodes left, and they’ll also be in the upcoming Kamen Rider X Super Sentai: Superhero Taisen movie this Spring. Plus, they’re just too popular to completely let go of, so who knows what the future may bring for our beloved Space Pirates. But for now, just look forward to the finale!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

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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.

Go-Kaiger Scans and Episode Summaries: Rise of the Dragon Slayer?

Yay! More new scans! This time, we have scans from upcoming episodes of Go-Kaiger, as well as some new episode summaries, and it looks like we’re going into two characters’ backstories. Meet the Princess and the Dragon Slayer!

Next week’s episode of Go-Kaiger, Ep.41, “Something I Don’t Want to Lose”,  Emperor Ackdos Gil enters the battlefield, setting after the Go-Kaigers for the death of his son. And along with him are two of his guards (seen above), Imperial Guards Dyrando ans Zatslig. After imprisoning Damaras for not protecting the Prince in battle, Zatslig, with a reputation for destroying whole worlds, goes on the attack. And Ahim is the one that goes after him, because Zatslig is the one who destroyed her home world of Famille and killed her parents, the King and Queen shown in the first scan, and saying that she has a grudge against him would be an understatement. We’ll also learn how she met Marvelous and why she became a Pirate.

And this scan come from the episode after, Ep.42, “The Strongest Man in Space”. In it, Ahim uncovers reports that would suggest that Don Dogoier/Hakase may have been a legendary warrior, known for slaying many dragons on many worlds. But Don has no memories of doing any of it. So, is he a great Dragon Slayer, or was he just an intergalatic cosplayer?

And this final scan reveals that the RangerKey toy line will continue into next year (2012), and that there will be a new toy to use with them. No word yet on which teams or senshi the new RangerKeys will be based on.

And that should be it for Go-Kaiger series stuff. Hopefully, we’ll get a glimpse of that new toy sometime soon.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Question for you: Any ideas on what the new RangerKey toy will be?

Go-Kaiger/Gobuster News, Info, and Rumors: Let’s get the Space Sheriff to settle this.

Hry, I know this is kinda late, but it’s still pretty exciting news! It looks like the Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan has been confirmed! We have more on this, and we have some new rumors about the next Sentai series, Tokumei Sentai Gobuster. So let’s see what’s going on:

Yes, it looks like what’s going on in the pic above is happening, and while their hasn’t been any official confirmation from Toei, the website http://www.gokai-gavan.jp/ has been registered, and the movie has been added to movie review websites like Lady Eve and Good Nagano, so I would definitely say it’s been confirmed. And it looks like the premiere date for the movie will be January 21st, 2012.

And since the recent tradition has been to throw in the next series near the end of the movie, most likely the movie will include Gobuster. Speaking of which, we have some new rumors about the next series, dealing with the henshin device they use and the team make-up:

  • The Gobusters’ henshin device is known as the “Mission Paneler” When the “Change Panel” is pushed, the Gobusters suits appear!
  • The Gobusters are composed of GobusRed, GobusBlue, GobusYellow, GobusGreen, and GobusWhite. Based on previous info, Green and White may join a little after, or be the rumored “partners” of the main time.

And in a final bit of news, this image has been leaked:

It appears to be a Gavan RangerKey, which would be inline with the movie announcement, and recent confirmation that Bandai would release Gavan mobile headquarters, the DolGiran, as a DX Go-Kai Machine. But of cousre, this could very easliy be fake, considering the number custom RangerKeys that have been created by fans since the release of the DX Mobirate. But this still would be cool, especially if they were to release it along with the DX Go-Kai Machine DolGiran. Just something to consider.

Anyway, that’s it for Go-Kaiger and Gobuster news for now, if anything else pops up, I’ll let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger Episode Summaries and Pics: Space Ninjas and HurricaneGo-KaOh!

This week was the GoGoV tribute episode, and in two weeks we’ll have the Hurricanger tribute episode two parter! Starring the Hurricangers themselves!

Here are two leaked images from this epic special:

These are the two Action Commanders from this special (appearing alongside each other), Satarakura Jr. and Sandaaru Jr., both are Space Ninjas, and both pose a major problem for the Go-Kaigers, who have no experience dealing with ninjas of any sort. They need the Hurricanger’s Grand Power to defeat them, but the Hurricangers don’t trust the Go-Kaigers, and hesitate to give them that power. Instead, they take their particular RangerKeys so that they can save the world from this new threat. I’m guessing that doesn’t pan out the way they think, does it?

Here are some episode summaries for the next four episodes:

Episode 24: Foolish Earthlings – 08/07
The Action Commander Senden and the former Action Commander Jealoushit appears. Gai wants to take the crew out to eat some takoyaki. Jealoushit was thrown out from Zangyack together with their garbage,  Jealoushit was taken in as a pet by an owner of a takoyaki stand.

After spending so much time there, he remembers how to make takoyaki. When the Gokaiger’s meets Jealoushit again, Don feels like Jealoushit is  more like a disciple rather than a pet. Jealoushit tells the Gokaiger’s  that his dream is now to open up the first space takoyaki stand.

Episode 25: Pirates and Ninjas – 08/14
Satarakura Jr. and Sandaaru Jr. starts wrecking havoc by turning people  into chestnuts. Satarakura. Jr is collecting these chestnuts for some  reason. The Gokaigers are having trouble fighting the Space Ninjas. But  suddenly, 3 other ninjas appear.

Episode 26: Shushuuto THE SPECIAL – 08/21
Marvelous, Luka and Joe are transported to Satarakura Jr.’s “Boki Space.” Yousuke, Nanami and Kouta break into the Boki Space, while Marvelous falls into the worst situation.

Episode 27: A More Than Usual Gokai Change – 08/28
The Action Commander Regaeru appears. After receiving an electric shock from Regaeru’s attack, Luka and Don aren’t able to fight properly. The two of them switched bodies.

And finally, we have some toy pics for Go-KaiMachine FuuRaiMaru and for the next RangerKey set:

This RangerKey set (I believe it’s a Gashapon set) features Spade Ace, Go-On Wings, Tricera Ranger(!), and GekiBlue. I see we’re starting to make our way through the other Rangers now.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

The RangerKey Treasure Chest includes the DX NinjaRed Key!: OMG, What a fantastic deal! :/

Here’s a special offer courtesy of Dai4 shop in Japan. Buy this 26×21 cm treasure chest, big enough to hold your whole RangerKey collection, and get the exclusive DX NinjaRed RangerKey for free! Check it out:

Found it here: http://dai4.com/shop/A188/tzjb4Fhsh/syoinfo/11397

Doesn’t that sound like the greatest bargain in the world!

Well, it’s actually only 3840 yen, so it’s not that bad. But seriously, why must Bandai torment us this way all the time?

Go-Kaiger Upcoming Toy line: RangerKeys, Racers, and a big cannon!

Alright, we have some upcoming toy pics for Go-Kaiger, including a new Go-Kai Machine, and a cannon weapon! Let’s make this showy!:

Here are all the current and soon-to-be released RangerKey sets. For those wondering why the NinjaRed Key has been specifically highlighted, it was because no one had seen it announced before now.

This is the Go-Onger‘s grand power, Engine Machalcon (I know it looks like Speedor, but it’s not, it’s his Mach Falcon cousin I guess). It comes with two Engine Souls, the Go-OnGold  RangerKey, and it can combine with both Go-KaiOh and Go-JyuJin.

And finally, we have the thing I’m most excited about, the Go-Kai Galleon Buster. Apparently, everybody puts their RangerKey into the Buster, and they fire it at the enemy. It comes with a Go-KaiRedKey.

Alright, that’s all for now, if anything else comes out, I’ll let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

More Go-Kaiger Toy Pics: I know where there from now!

Here are some more pics from the Go-Kaiger both at the Tokyo Toy fair. Enjoy:

Okay then looks like we have the current and remaining RangerKey sets on display (with some very good shots of the Metallic Go-Kaiger Keys), another pic of the Metallic TyrannoRanger Key, a massive collection of Gashapon RangerKeys, with that Toys’R’Us exclusive Treasure Chest (which comes with 20 RangerKeys), and two views of the Go-KaiGalleon (and other Go-KaiMachines). I can’t say for sure, but given the size and detail on it, those could be the actual set props, maybe even the Hero Versions (that just means the big ones they use for up-close shots). Makes me really wish that I could have gone to see this. Oh well, maybe some day…

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Upcoming RangreKey Sets: Hooray Gashapon!

Here are some more upcoming RangerKey sets from Gashapon. Boy, can they keep up with the show or what?:

(Hey look, it’s an actual post!) So they are releasing a bunch of new RangerKeys soon, including RangerKeys for other team members, Sixth Senshi, and Extra Senshi. So if you really want to collect RangerKeys, I would suggest sticking with Gashapon. It’s the only way to guarantee getting an entire set, since Bandai seems to be preoccupied with Red RangerKeys.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin (Almost put Quantum Ranger there for sime reason :P)