Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan & Gobuster Rumors:

A new set of rumors involving the Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan movie and the next Sentai series Gobuster recently popped up, and they seem to point to a completely different story than what’s been previously rumored. So let’s get started!

First up, here’s the latest rumor involving the plot of Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan, and it looks like we may be dealing with a sticky situation:

Zangyack controls the Space Police and Gavan arrests the Gokaiger for being pirates. The mysterious Gavan Bootleg shows up, arresting Gavan.

For those of you who haven’t heard about the Gavan Bootleg, here’s a picture:

Current rumors point say that Gavan Bootleg will be one of the main villains of the movie.

And that’s what’s come out for the movie. Not much, but there you go.

Don’t worry though, because there’s a lot more rumors for Gobuster, and it looks like the show might take a different turn from what’s been presented so far:

  • The Gobusters will start with Red (Male), Blue (Male) and Yellow (Female) it will move to 5. Additional members will be Black (Male) and Pink (Female). Red is rumored to be played Acaba Mio (Gokusen).
  • A cheetah mecha was mentioned. Animal motifs, at least for the mecha, seem likely.
  • The series is rumored to be a spy theme.

Well, that’s a different direction to say the least. If the rumors are true, then they are already the best spys ever, because they had us all totally convinced that they were bounty hunters. ūüėõ

Anyway, that’s it for Super Sentai-related news. If anything else pops up, I’ll let you know!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

New Proposal to Saban Brands on Adapting Go-Kaiger: Why do all the work?

Dang, that’s a lot of Sentai¬†Senshi. And it’s also one of the biggest hurdles (figuratively AND literally) to adapting Go-Kaiger¬†into a Power Rangers series. So much of the footage features all of these other Sentais¬†that either existed before Power Rangers was finally able to get off the ground or were just never adapted, and so much of the storyline is wrapped up in getting the Grand Powers from all 34 of them that trying to reduce that number to fit the current number of Ranger seasons would be a monolithic task that would end up diverging almost too much from the source material. So that once again¬†begs the question that many have been asking for months; how will Saban end up handling Go-Kaiger? What will they have to¬†do in order¬†to adapt Go-Kaiger into a new Power Rangers series?

At present, there are really only two possible solutions to this conundrum: 1) Either try to do what they can to adapt most of the series they can by trying to incorporate the older Sentai series into the Power Rangers franchise, or 2) Try to redo most of the show from scratch, keeping only the footage they could get away with using while working around the clock to create hours and hours of brand new material that focuses just on the series that have already been or will be adapted. And either way will end up becoming a massive production, as so hinted in the recent memo that was sent by Power Rangers Casting Director Iris Hampton to casting agencies. So what should Saban do?

While I can’t predict what Saban will end up doing, I can offer a suggestion for how they could go the first route, how they could adapt the whole of Super Sentai in one sweep, and the best part about my proposal is that Saban would have a lot¬†less work.

My proposal is: Fan Video Contest!

Yes, a fan video contest, but not just any fan video contest. No, the main goal of this video contest will be to have fans shoot, direct, and create their own “Rangerized” version of the yet-to-be-covered¬†Sentai series past and present. This is how I imagine a contest like this working: Saban would put up stock footage from these previously unrecognized series on a special contest website, where potential contestants could download and try to create a short 10-15 minute “pilot” for whichever series they want, coming up with a name, setting, and plot line for the series based on the footage, just like the way Saban comes up with ideas for a new Power Rangers series. Then the contestants would either upload the video onto the contest website or send it to the SabansPowerRangers YouTube page (for ease of access purposes). And from those submissions, Saban would choose the best videos, one for each series. The winners of this hypothetical contest would get a chance to sit in the director’s chair and help¬†create, and possibly star in, a mini web series (around 10 or so episodes) for the series.

The perks of Saban Brands holding a contest like this: 1) It would give fans a chance to be part of the creative process, 2) That would be less time¬†Saban had to spend coming up with a storyline for each of these new series, 3) Fans already make videos like this and post them to YouTube all the time, so Saban really wouldn’t have to wait too long for submissions to come in, and 4) By using these pilots to make new mini web series for these past Sentai series, it would act as a point of reference for adapting the whole of Go-Kaiger when trying to explain where all of these previously unseen and unheardof Ranger Teams came from. The only real drawbacks from holding a contest like this would be either dealing with a lack of decent submissions, or having to further spread the fact that Power Rangers IS an adapted series (which is common knowledge to anyone that spends five minutes researching the series online, but then again, some people in the US still don’t know that “The Office” is an adaptation of a BBC Comedy, so there you go).

Now no one can predict what Saban will ultimately do (trust me, I’ve tried many, many times with utter failure), but that doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t do something like this. But imaginary contests aside, if they are planning on adapting Go-Kaiger as the next Power Rangers series, then they do have quite the Herculean task ahead of them, and I wish them the best of luck.

My only suggestion to them: don’t be afraid to ask your fans for a little help. ūüėČ

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Movie Wars MEGAMAX New Movie Poster and Rumors.

Hey look! More old news! A new movie poster for the upcoming movie Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO Movie Wars MEGAMAX is out, and we have a new plot summary for the movie as well. So let’s get to it.

First off, here’s the new poster:

This time, all of the Riders that appear in the movie are featured, including W, Nadeshiko, Aqua, and the Legendary Seven.

And now we move onto the new plot summary, this one coming from the OCN Animation Blog. It verifies that the movie will be divided into five parts, with OOO, Fourze, and even W getting their own chapters. Here’s the new story:

Chapter 1: Beginning
Meteorites fell from space all over the world. Stuck to those meteorites is a mysterious substance called SOLU. These 7 Riders get into a fierce competition with Foundation X over it. However, the SOLU fell into Foundation X’s hands. The dreadful project they’re advancing is…?

Chapter 2: Kamen Rider OOO
From a distortion in time caused by the meteorites, the present world has become connected with the world 40 years into our future. Kamen Rider Poseidon comes from the future carrying the future’s Core Medals. Since Poseidon likes to fight more than anything else, he aims to defeat our present Riders OOO and Birth. He targets Eiji Hino (OOO), who has recently come home from his journey. But when that happens–who appears but Ankh, who disappeared during the previous battles.

Chapter 3: Futo – The Secret Plot Advances
Shotaro Hidari encounters Foundation X in Futo and begins to investigate their plans. On the other hand, the 7 Riders find the location of Foundation X’s secret airport and corner its leader, Remu Kannagi. However, Foundation X laid a trap the Riders couldn’t predict. The 7 Riders are in danger! And Foundation X’s plot is coming closer and closer to fruition…!

Chapter 4: Kamen Rider Fourze
Amanogawa High School is full of people for the Culture Festival. Then suddenly, a cute girl fell from the sky. Gentaro Kisaragi falls in love with that girl, Nadeshiko Misaki, but for some reason the Zodiarts are after her. To protect her, he transforms into Kamen Rider Fourze, but she surprisingly transforms into Kamen Rider Nadeshiko. Exactly what is her true identity? In truth, Nadeshiko is one link in this big chain of events, and has a big secret.

Chapter 5: Movie Wars MEGAMAX
Fourze, OOO and Double were chasing the same enemy. When the full scope of the enemy’s plans comes to light, the Riders join forces to protect world peace. However, before the Riders appears a large army of Zodiarts, Greeed and Dopants. Fourze and the other Riders are attacked by this army and end up in trouble. Is there a chance to turn the tables? Fight, our heroes! Gather here, legendary warriors!

Whoa, looks like it’s gonna be another big rumble! Do our heroes have what it takes to stop Foundation X in it’s tracks?! We’ll just have to find out when the movie debuts in December (or when the movie comes out on Blu-Ray/DVD release six months later).

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Go-Kaiger Vs. Gavan First Teaser: There’s not enough there for me to make up a stupid title…

After months of waiting, we finally have a trailer for the upcoming movie Kaizoku Sentai Go-Kaiger Vs. Uchu Keiji Gavan! Now if only it was more that a teaser trailer. Oh well, checl it out below:

Now so far, there have been a lot of rumors, with little true confirmations. There’s several supposed plot summaries, from arrests to rescues to whatever. However, we do know that Ohba Kenji will star in it as Retsuo Ichijoji, and that he will also appear as BattleKenya and DenjiBlue (that would be the funniest meet-up ever), and that the movie premieres January 21st!

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Gobuster Toys Rumors: Brought to you today by the number “7”. :P

Along with the newly “leaked” costume design from the next Sentai series, Tokumei Sentai Gobuster, there seems to be new toy-related rumors circulating which include new¬†figures, new weapons, and even a possible confirmation of the Misson Paneler. Here’s the skinny so far:

A toy site called Takarajima listed the first wave of figures, with seven new figures all together. According to current rumors, the first six figures are of the three primary Gobusters and their partners. The supposedly that’s GobusRed, GobusBlue, and GobusYellow, with their respective partners. The seventh figure is expected to be Gavan, with current rumors saying that Ohba Kenji will appear in the series, and will essentially be the Gobuster’s leader. And other rumors still point to the Mission Paneler as the main henshin device, and that they will each get two weapons.

Also listed on the toy site were collectible items, four were mentioned in particular. Here’s a pic:

Looks like somthing for each of the figures. Could these be connected to the Mission Paneler, like the RangerKeys to the Mobirates? Or are these just little collectibles? Assuming that this is related to the mentioned collectibles, then that’s a real possibility.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Gobuster First Leaked Image?: Costume Designs can be tricky, but this one seems alright.

Well, the first supposed leaked image from the next Super Sentai series, Tokumei Sentai Gobuster, is out now, and it depicts what may be the official costume design for the new team.

Going over the design, it is an interesting one, to say the least. It seems to be partly based on the Boukenger costume, at least around the limbs. Not sure how I feel about the big yellow hexagon on his chest though. However, I do like that their trying to bring back the tech helmet look, since it really hasn’t been seen since Timeranger. At this point, they’re still probably working out the details with the design, but overall I like it.

And there is a strong possibility that this could be related to the final design, especially considering that last year around this time a possible costume design for Go-Kaiger was leaked that was very similar to the final design. So you never know. Keep in mind though that this could very easily be a fake, or at least an alternate design they decided not to go with.

I can say this though; it does fit the bounty hunter/Metal Hero rumors that have been floating around. Not sure where the yokai would fit into all this though. I can see them working together with Gavan and Sharivan very easily.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Kamen Rider Fourze Rumors: Riding an Apollo Rocket across the Zodiac, and other strange things from the 70’s.

So far, we’ve seen two new states, a new Rider, and a lot more about Fourze over the last couple of days. And now we have some new rumors involving more new states, and the Zodiart hierarchy. Time to take off!:

  • Switch 40 is Apollo Switch, hence Kamen Rider Fourze Apollo States as Final Form.
  • The strongest Zodiarts is Leo, then it’s Virgo, Libra, Aries, Taurus,¬† Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, then weakest is¬† Pisces. Sasori is not mentioned, maybe because he’s the first one to¬† disappear?
  • The Headmaster a.k.a Red-eyed man is the Pyxis Zodiarts. (It’s a southern-facing constellation that’s shaped like the point of a compass)
  • Fourze Double Rocket States will first appear in Movie Wars MEGAMAX. Unconfirmed if it will show up in the TV series like W FangJoker and OOO SaGoZo (TaJaDoru)¬†did before.
  • Kamen Rider Meteor’s Meteor Galaxy is a fingerprint reader.

Betcha that the Apollo State involves even more Rockets. ūüėČ

-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

Movie Wars MEGAMAX Rumors and Spoilers

Hey, I know some of this is old news, but I haven’t covered it yet, so here it is.

Over the weekend and earlier this week, news, rumors, and spoilers galore came out for the upcoming movie¬†Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO Movie Wars MEGAMAX, and the’ve so far revealed more info than can be summed up in a single paragraph(!). So let’s jumpt to it!

First off, we have a possible plot summary for for the movie, and they do contain some major spoilers. So how will the movie play out?:

Kamen Rider OOO

After a meteor fall, the evil Rider Poseidon appears from a distortion in space/time. His true identity is Miharu Minato, who fights to protect people 40 years in the future.

Miharu transforms into a killing machine and attacks the Riders from the present. Goto and Date are called by Kougami and transform into Birth again. However, against Poseidon, the double Births were in a hopeless battle…

Kamen Rider Aqua: With the power of the water, Miharu transforms into Kamen Rider Aqua to protect the world 40 years into the future. However, he receives a new belt from Kougami and becomes the evil Kamen Rider Poseidon…

Kamen Rider Fourze

A mysterious female student falls from the sky… her name is Misaki Nadeshiko! After catching her, a Zodiarts appears, and Gentaro runs and transforms into Fourze to fight against it, however, Nadeshiko transforms too and they see each other. Who is she?

The members of the Kamen Rider Club are surprised at her appearance, but accept her and decide to work together. However, Gentaro is strange… “That’s love.” Gentaro falls in love at first sight with Nadeshiko! However, Zodiarts aren’t the only ones attacking her. Foundation X, which had antagonized W in the past, also wanted to obtain her power…

Sadondas: An artificially evolved life form by Mutermite.

Fourze, OOO, W, and 7 Legendary Riders

Meteorites fall around the globe! Rem Kanagi, from Foundation X, obtains a mysterious slime and sets out to obtain Astro Switches and Core Medals.

The 7 Riders were fighting against Foundation X divisions in various countries and gather in Japan to stop his plans! On the other hand, Shotaro and Philip learn about Foundation X’s new operation too! Fourze! OOO! W! And the Glorious Seven Riders! The strongest enemy finally appears in the frontlines!

Rem Kanagi: Super evolved life form Mutermite. He hides a horrific real form!

Well, looks like their going to be twists and turns around every corner. Speaking of which, check out this pic:

At some point in the OOO movie, Ankh will use Eiji as his substitute body. As if their partnership wasn’t already weird. And with this pic came some info from a recent interview with the movie director, Koichi Sakamoto.

According to Sakamoto, there’s been a certain amount of focus on form changes in the movie. OOO, for exapmle, will include all of the major combos, with a few unsued random combos in between, but neither PuToTyra nor BuraKaWani will be used. With W, the memory changes will supposedly be better than they were in the W FOREVER movie, and Fourze’s State changes won’t be half bad, either.

Speaking of forms, chaecl out these new forms for Fourze and OOO that will appear in the movie:

These are the rumored OOO Super TaToBa combo and Fourze Double Rocket State. Some new info has come uot for the Fourze Double Rocket State, which I will include in a separate post.

Now that we’ve discussed new forms, let’s move onto the new movie Rider, Kamen Rider Aqua.

No real new info on him, but some have pointed out that his design is very heavily based off of the design of Ichigo (Kamen Rider), only with a futuristic design aspect and an aquatic theme.

And with pics of him came a new host of pics from the OOO part of the movie:

And finally, it looks like Fourze second Rider (for the series) will make an appearance in movie as well. Take a look at the new Kamen Rider Meteor:

A lot of new info has come out for this now-confirmed Rider, which will be included in a separate post.

And assuming that this doesn’t mess up again, that should be it for MEGAMAX news. If anything else pops up, I’ll let you know.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin

Fourze Episode Summaries: Kengo left on the Moon?!

Fourze will be on break this weekend, so in the mean time, we’ll just go over some new episode summaries that recently popped up, and it looks like the episodes after 10 will mostly be about Kengo and Yuki. Read on to see what I mean:

Episode 10: Clash in the Moonlight – 11/13
Tomoko is participating in the witches’ ritual called “Farewell to this¬† Planet” to become the Lunar Witch. And it is there where Gentaro found her…

Episode 11: N/A – 11/20
The locker used by the Kamen Rider Club as a transportation device to travel to  Rabbit Hutch on the Moon has been salvaged as trash, and now Kengo is  alone on the Moon!?

Episode 12: N/A – 11/27
Yuki wants to meet the original astronaut from NASA, who is also Amanogawa High School’s principal, Mitsuaki Gabou, the Red-Eyed Man.

Wait, that guy’s a former NASA Astronaut? Well that explains the suit, and the lunar lander. So what’s his connection to all of this then? And why was the locker trashed? Did they figure out it was a portal to the rabbit hutch? I guess we’ll just have to wait a little onger than usual to find out.

-M.C., the Quantum Twin