Saturday, May 9, 2009

Ranger Profile: Go-onger Go-on Black

Go-onger Go-on Black

Gunpei Ishihara (石原 軍平, Ishihara Gunpei) / Go-on Black (ゴーオンブラック, Gōon Burakku)

"Dash Dynamic!! Go-on Black" (ダッシュ豪快!!ゴーオンブラック, Dasshu Gōkai!! Gōon Burakku)

Nicknamed the "Chaser," is a former police officer with excellent marksmanship and a passion for justice. His code name as a police officer was "Handsome Detective," and he passed himself off as such until his former partner revealed that Gunpei had never been a detective. After witnessing the primary Go-ongers in their first battles against the Gaiark, Gunpei quits the police force; because the police had considered the Gaiark out of their jurisdiction, Gunpei decided that the police had lost their sense of justice. He eventually finds out the Go-ongers' true identities and demands to become one himself. He went so far as to kidnap Bomper and steal the Engine Casts, demanding to know why the primary Go-ongers were just immature kids and why could he not be a Go-onger himself. After learning how and why Sōsuke, Renn, and Saki were chosen, he decided to return the Engine Casts to them and, along with Hant, was made a Go-onger by Bomper.

Gunpei does not like sweets, but after he tasted a special cake Saki had made, he found it delicious and eagerly accepted a slice. After the final battle, Gunpei returns to the police force and finally becomes a detective.

* With the Cowl Laser (カウルレーザー, Kauru Rēzā) he can perform the Laser High-beam (レーザーハイビーム, Rēzā Haibīmu)
* Gunpei initially belittles Sōsuke, Renn, and Saki for being "just" kids and claims that he is "a man more qualified to be a Go-onger." Though Kenji Ebisawa, the actor who portrays Gunpei, is indeed older than Rina Aizawa, who plays Saki (and is one of three cast members under the age of 20; Masahiro Usui and Yumi Sugimoto are the other two), he is, ironically, younger than both Yasuhisa Furuhara and Shinwa Kataoka, the actors who play Sōsuke and Renn respectively.

Engine Gunpherd (炎神ガンパード, Enjin Ganpādo)

"The hard-boiled dispatch!! Engine Gunpherd" (ハードな緊急出動!!炎神ガンパード, Hādo na kinkyū shutsudō!! Enjin Ganpādo)

He is Go-on Black's partner, a lonewolf hybrid between a German Shepherd and a police car who ends his sentences with "her Gaaaan!" (ガンガガーン!, Ganga Gān!). Known as a sniper for his cannon nose, the Gunpherd Gun (ガンパードガン, Ganpādo Gan), Gunpherd pursues enemies in a hot chase with a equally burning sense of justice. He was a bit annoyed with Gunpei, chastising him once for having three stray bullets when they scrapped Speaker Banki. He forms a right arm in formations, bestowing them with his sniping abilities.

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