Saturday, April 23, 2011

Zyuranger in Gokaiger 11

Episode 11 of Gokaiger we get Karou (female Shinken Red of Shinkenger) but we get to see Gokaiger transform into Dynaman and ZYURANGER. This is what most Power Ranger fans have been waiting for. One fan on Rangerboard said it was strange coincidence that the episode that pays tribute to the current Power Rangers will also feature the original Power Rangers, in a way, of course they are the Super Sentai counterparts. Another fan countered that it is no coincidence. Toei is aware that which series is currently Power Rangers. Plus Koichi Sakamoto who was the stunt coordinator for more than decade of Power Rangers is one of the stunt coordinators on Gokaiger. It could had been designed as a wink to fans, or maybe just a coincidence. Picture above is a capture of the trailer on Tv-Asahi.net.

Ah yes, I was reminded that Dynaman was also the first to see the light of day in the US as it was parodied on the USA Network in 1984 for a couple of episodes (basically the same show but with comedic voice over).

12 comments:

leonard said...

its too soon and i would like too see koichi reprise his stunt role as blue mask or make a cameo appearrance in maskman

Lavender Ranger said...

Sakamoto was a stunt performer for Blue Mask for the live stunt shows of Hikari Sentai Maskman. performing at Korakuen Stadium and Tokyo Dome. Tsutomu Kitagawa was the primary dude for blue.

LUKE said...

it is a coincidence, remember those script for each of the actor is written way before Gokaiger started, I mean while we watching Goseiger, they already written the script...plus...erm, Koichi Sakamoto for me is the the person that we suppose to refer to but instead Toei...plus Saban bought the scene for Toei...

"Toei is aware that which series is currently Power Rangers", i agree on this point...

Jon B said...

"it was strange coincidence that the episode that pays tribute to the current Power Rangers will also feature the original Power Rangers"

Just makes it more awesome. Great news. :) Another reason to not being able to wait for this episode. :)

Chynna said...

I'm wondering if in that episode the yellow Zyuranger (ranger title escapes me) actually has a skirt, which Power Rangers didn't have.

Mark said...

I would also like to point out that Dynaman was the first taste of Sentai the US had(the gag dub).

James Spiring said...

Chynna, yellow Zyu is called Tiger Ranger, and yes, the original didn't have a skirt but Luka will.

Anonymous said...

Is it me or they are indeed using WAAAY too much Shinkenger? Why dodn't they make episodes for individual seasons instead of this mess?

Anonymous said...

I disagree. I think the Gaoranger and Dekaranger powers has seen their fair share of use as well.

Stephen said...

@Chynna - Tiger Ranger (who Trini and Aisha's powers come from) was a guy in Japan, so this is the first time his suit got a skirt as well.

@Anonymous number 1 -

Shinkenger was actually quite a popular season in Japan, so it is understandable why they decided to keep milking out its powers like this to the Gokai team. :p

Anonymous said...

I re-watched this and noticed the heavy out of ranger suit combat the Gokaigers were engaged in against the grunts prior to their transformation.

I really thought for a moment that Sentai was picking up on Power Rangers.

dianamagupayo said...

Finally, the one I've been waiting for! You know, Boi's counterpart Trini Kwan and Aisha Campbell doesn't have their skirts. Now, Luka Millfy (Ruka Mirufii) has one! So, who's the actress that played Bandora if Machiko Soga's dead? What about Grifforzer and Lamie son? Was Ami Kawai (Lamie) present? Will Kai and Great Satan reemerged from the grave?