Kyoryuger Plot Revealed: Zyuranger 2.0?

 

 

“Long ago, in the time of the dinosaurs, the earth was invaded by forces from outer space. The only people capable of the stopping them was a team known as the Kyouki Ryu no Sha, the People of the Strong Dragons, or, Kyoryuger for short. Now, in the modern world, they return using the powers of the Beast Batteries to fight off this revived threat.”

Now, I’ve already been seeing complaints that the plot has the same basic premise as Zyuranger, but since that was to first Sentai to feature dinosaurs, and it’s going to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of Power Rangers, that shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. (Not saying there’s any sort of official tie-in, just that there may be some unspoken influences.)

Kyoryuger premieres February 17th, 2013.

-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.

The truth behind the female Red Ranger: She’s his Sister? O.o

Okay, so we all know that New Zealand native Kimberly Crossman (pictured below) was cast as the role of the female Red Ranger, or the Princess. Now, what we didn’t know so far was what exactly that role would be. Well, it looks like we may finally have our answer.

In a recent RRR podcast, they posted a link to Crossman’s filmography, and according to that, her role in Power Rangers Samurai was “Red Ranger’s Sister”! (Also, there were way better pictures of her than the one shown here).

So, is this their spin on the whole “true lord” story line? Will she be playing a modified version of the Hikoma role from Shinkenger, or is this a new role created for PRS? I guess we’ll find out next season when she debuts on Power Rangers Super Samurai!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Meteor Revealed!: No need to visit the planeterium, just check out the light show on my belt.

Here it is! The first clear image of Fourze’s seond Rider, Kamen Rider Meteor, shown here along with an advertisement for the soon-to-be-released MeteorDriver.

Kamen Rider Meteor will be powered by the Meteor Switch (an unnumbered Astro Switch). And the MeteorDriver looks very similar to the BirthDriver, and it even has a similar functionality to it.

According to previous rumors about the second Rider, Meteor will premiere in the MEGAMAX movie. His name is supposedly “Gray”, from the planet Mars, chosen by the Meteor (possibly the one shown in MEGAMAX) and first appears as a transfer student at Amanogawa High.

The current cast list for the movie has this guy, Yoshizawa Ryo, listed for the role of “mysterious transfer student”. And if past mystery roles in the Movie Wars are any indication, then Yoshizawa will most likely play Gray/Meteor in the series (if not the movie)

And here we have his personal weapon, the Meteor Galaxy, who function is currently unknown, along with a first look at his bike, which is compatible with the PowerDicer in Launcher Mode. More details on these as the come out.

In the mean time, you can look at Meteor in better detail with this full-body pic:

Ooh, sparkley! He’s a walking star map.

Well, that’s all I have on Meteor right now. While he’s expected to show up in the movie, it’s not known when he’ll appear in the series, so just kepp checking back in to see what happens.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Hero Magazine’s Ultraman Manga Story Revealed: Now we have MechaUltraman

As you may remember, a few months ago, a new manga magazine called Monthly HERO’s announced that among the first new mangas that the magazine will publish, their featured manga will be based on Tsuburaya’s Ultraman. And while the first issue of the new magazine isn’t set for release until the end of November/start of December, we have recieved word on the new story for the new manga, which will be drawn by Shimizu Eiichi and Shimoguchi Tomohiro, best known for their work Linebarrels of Iron.

The story will have a much darker tone compared to the original Ultraman series, and be drawn in the seinen manga art style.

Ages after the legendary hero protected Earth, a new hero will inherit the bloodlines of the legendary hero and emerge. Set decades after the original Ultraman story, the story surrounds Shin Jiro, a high school student and son of Shin Hayata, the original Ultraman. While it’s been years since Ultraman fought to defend Earth, Jiro is very aware of Ultraman, and aspires to be a hero that saves the world as Ultraman did. One fateful day, he is lead to a high-tech suit that allows him to change into a new incarnation of the legendary gigantic hero. Will Jiro finally have a chance to be a HERO?!!

It’s been said that the new storyline will be very complex, and question numerous social issues. The main question: who really is the enemy? Is it the monsters, aliens, or humans themselves? And can this boy, born of a hero, become a hero too?

For more on this, and the seven other new mangas that will be published in Monthly Hero’s, you can check out the official website here: http://www.heros-web.com/works/ultraman.html

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Astro Switches 11-15 Revealed: And people think hacking is a bad thing…

Not a lot of new info has come out about Fourze merchandise since the series premiered, but someone has managed to hack a Ganbaride machine, and thanks to them we now know the names of Astro Switches 11-15! Here’s what they are:

  • Astro Switch 11 – Scissors
  • Astro Switch 12 – Beat
  • Astro Switch 13 – Chain Arrays
  • Astro Switch 14 – Smoke
  • Astro Switch 15 – Spike

And, at least according to Ganbaride, Astro Switches 12 and 13 can be used together in a combo finishers, similar to RocketDrill, or Magic Hands and Hopping.

And here are three videos demonstrating these new Astro Switches in action:

And that’s it for Fourze news. If anything else pops up, I’ll be sure to let you.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

OOOxFourze Movie Wars Title revealed: I’m sure it will make sense when we get further into Fourze!

The title for the upcoming Movie Wars has been revealed! Sorta…

Apparently, the title for the movie, premiering December 10th, is called Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO Movie Wars MEGAMAX. No other information has been revealed yet, and this title didn’t actually come from an official announcement. It came from a user review page on Yahoo Japan Movies site. I guess that counts as official, right?

-M.C., the Quantum Twin