Go-Kaiger 199 Movie and Upcoming episodes: Pics and Rumors Galore!

Hey, it’s almost the end of the month, so it’s last chance to get in this month’s new scans, announcements, and rumors before May and the next round of stuff starts pelting people in the head. So let’s get in what we still can!

The official movie poster for the Go-Kaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Heroes movie (coming June 11th) and as you can see, there’s going to be just a boat-load of stuff in the movie. As the title says, there are going to be 199 past heroes in the movie, and it looks like everybody and their mama has been brought back to be in this movie. Between a mix of past actors returning and reprising their roles, a bunch of evil clones, and some of the biggest baddies to ever go up against a Sentai back from hell, this promises to be one big mindblowing, sensory-overloading blockbuster smash hit! And as more news comes out for this, more and more people seem to be coming out of the wood works and making an appearence in this film.

Of them is AkaRed! Knew he wasn’t dead! I wonder if this will confirm my theory that the AkaRed that was seen in Marvelous’ past was really someone else using a Mobirate with an AkaRed Ranger Key? Any way, he isn’t the only one back. Tsutomu Isobe (WolzardFire), Tetsu Inada (DekaMaster), Hochu Otsuka (Signalman), and Odawa Teruaki (NinjaRed/Hyuuga) have been confirmed as voiceover roles in the movie. And the list for the cast reprising their acting roles has just been expanded.

Makoto Naoya returns as Kaijo Tsuyoshi/Akaranger, Miyauchi Hiroshi as Banba Sokichi/Big One, Ohba Kenji as Oume Daigoro/DenjiBlue, Haruta Jyunichi as Kuroda Kanpei/GoggleBlack, Hagiwara Sayoko as Tachibana Rei/DynaPink, Sakamoto Ryosuke as Shiro Go/Red One, Satou Kenta as Hono Riki/RedTurbo, Wada Kenichi as Ryo/Ryu Ranger, and Kikuchi Mika as Umeko/DekaPink. And I’m pretty sure the total list is right there in the corner, but unfortunatly I can’t read Japanese. I can only guess that that’s the whole list. Anyway, here are some more movie screenshots.

And so far that’s what I have for the movie. Now let’s look at some stuff coming up in the series!

Yes, this is what ShinkenGo-KaiOh looks like, and it is sweet! That should be appearing in the upcoming episode, along with Shiba Kaoru fighting Joe for the ShinkenRed Key. And we get a look into Joe’s past and an in-depth look at the person who trained him.

Above is the person that trained Joe, named Sid, and turns out over the next couple of weeks that he is now Barizog. Joe will fight him in ep.12 trying to bring his memory back. It’s also rumored that he will be Go-KaiSilver. And this episode will also show Joe and Marvelous meeting and fighting together for the first time.

And that’s everything… no, wait, I forgot something… oh, yeah that’s right. It was THIS:

BOOM! That’s right! Zyuranger in Episode 11! That (hopefully) means that the Zyuranger tribute episode will be up soon. But it looks like the Carranger Tribute will be next, so who know’s how long we’ll have to wait for the Zyuranger tribute. However, in episode 14, it looks like an old friend of Marvelous mysteriously shows up, so who knows, could be a trap, could be Go-KaiSilver. Let’s watch and find out!

-M.C, the Quantum Twin

UPDATE: (4/29/11) Here we go, one last minute pic for the month of April.

Hopefully next month we’ll be able to see an actual, non-editted photo of this guy.

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Super Sentai Anniversarys: A closer look at the team make ups.

Since this year is considered the 35th anniversary of Super Sentai, we tend to look back at all the past seasons of the series. And while I was doing that, I noticed an unusual, and somewhat unnoticed, trend with Sentai Anniversary Series. Until now with Go-Kaiger, almost every Anniversary Sentai has included a member that wore black. Just take a look back at the last major anniversary.

 

 The last anniversary series was GoGo Sentai Boukenger, whose team included BoukenBlack as a member of the core team. Now I know that a single instance isn’t enough to build a whole case, so let’s go back another five years.

  

The 25th Anniversary series, Hyakujyuu Sentai Gaoranger, also featured a black senshi, GaoBlack, and was the first to have a Vs. Super Sentai special (Well, the first to have that as an official title). Now, mathematically speaking, if the usual pattern for teams by season was to alternate between green and black, then either this series should have included a green senshi, or Boukenger should have had a green senshi with Go-Kaiger having a black senshi. But since they have played around with how they make the teams, you know, with three member core teams and repeating color schemes, this has thrown this pattern off. But these aren’t the only two examples.

Ninja Sentai Kakuranger was considered the 15th Anniversary before they readjusted for the gap year between JAKQ and Battle Fever J, and of course includes NinjaBlack, who was also the first actual American to play in a Super Sentai series. Before then, the only Americans in the series were just characters, not actual actors. It also had the Super Sentai World special that premiered a week before the start of the series. But the main thing here is that this series also had a black senshi. But this isn’t the last example.

Kousoku Sentai Turboranger is the 10th Anniversary series, and included BlackTurbo. This series had a special called Super Sentai Tamashii that also premiered a week before the actual series, and included all the previous sentais. Now this was considered the first official anniversary series. While they have celebrated the series anniversary every five years since this series, they did not include what is the fifth anniversary, Sun Vulcan. However, since including that series would go against my premise, I won’t cover them.

I will, however, go over the one exemption to my premise, the one other Anniversary Series that includes a green senshi.

 

This, of course, is Gekisou Sentai Carranger (or should I say CAAAARRRR-RREEENJAA!), which is considered the 20th Anniversary series, after the adjustment for the gap year, and features GreenRacer, which makes it the first official Anniversary series to have a green senshi, beating Go-Kaiger by 15 years (holy crap, has it been that long?!).

But what we still have to wonder is, why is their such an affinity for black senshi in these Anniversary Series? Is it simply a coincidence, or do they purposely choose that team setup again and again. Well, it’s probably a mix between coincidence and aesthetics. After all, why do any of the teams have the color scheme that they do have? When the creators of the series start to work on a new series, they probably already have certain themes in mind, and they probably go through a few uniform designs before they decide what looks and works best for that series. There isn’t any written rule that they necessarily have to use alternate color schemes from season to season, otherwise there wouldn’t be teams with both on them, or teams with neither of them. The only thing that we can really be sure is that, at least as far as Anniversary seasons are concerned, their will be five of them, as a way to pay homage to the original Goranger.

-M.C., the Quantum twin