Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gokaiger: Freaky Friday

A villain uses his unique powers to switch the minds of Don Dogoier (GokaiGreen), with that of Luka Millfy (GokaiYellow). Hijinks ensue.

This kind of an episode always puts me at a disadvantage. If nobody has noticed by now, I try to keep things organized on this blog. So when something like this comes along - where one character is really another character -- it just wrecks havoc with the categories I've put in place. To simplify matters, I'm just going to put the images for whoever's body is who's in their respective galleries. (i.e. Luka inside Don's body will be placed in Don's gallery, and visa-versa.)

Whatever gripes I have with this concerning my organization - this looks like it's going to be a really funny episode. Don and Luka have very different and unique personalities, with traits and facial reactions that they have built up over the course of the series, so it should be fun seeing the actors playing as each other's characters. (BTW, is it just me, of does Luka's redesign of Don's hair make him look like Philip from Kamen Rider W?)

GokaiYellow (with the mind of GokaiGreen)
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GokaiGreen (with the mind of GokaiYellow)
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Gokaiger Group Images
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Previous Sentai Powers
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Gokaiger Robots
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Return of Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger! Part 2

I just finished watching Gokaiger episode 25, and I swear it wasn't until seeing the title that I even realized the Pirates vs Ninja connotation. Duh^_^!

Again, I have to say how cool it is to see the original actors from Hurricaneger coming back to reprise their roles. Shioya Shun (塩谷 瞬) comes back as Shiina Yousuke/Hurricane Red. Actress, singer, and model Nagasawa Nao (長澤 奈央) returns as Nono Nanami/Hurricane Blue. And Yamamoto Kohei (山本 康平) reprises the role of Bitou Kouta/Hurricane Yellow.

As for the other Rangers from the Hurricaneger series? While the actors who played the Gouraiger didn't make an appearance, it made me wonder why Shurikenger didn't show up - seeing as he had no actor, being portrayed by different people in different disguises - it strikes me as odd that he wouldn't be an easy character to have appear in the show. Though I suppose the writers wanted to focus on the main original 3 Hurricanegers instead. Either way, I'm still very pleased with how things turned out.

BTW, I have to wait until part two is translated by TV Nihon, so I don't know what the deal is with either ears the Hurricanegers use, or the cat ears GokaiPink is wearing. I loved the villains in these two episodes, but they obviously set the tone and took the episodes in a weird but funny direction.

Anyway, here are some of the screen shots I made myself, in addition to the ones I already collected. There are also some older Hurricaneger images in my collection that I seem to have overlooked before, but I'm adding them to the site now. You can also find the previous post, Part One, here: Return of Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger! Part 1

Air Ninja Hurricane Red
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Water Ninja Hurricane Blue
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Land Ninja Hurricane Yellow
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GokaiRed
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GokaiPink
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GokaiSilver
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Hurricaneger Group Image
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Gokaiger Group Images
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Previous Sentai Powers
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Gokaiger Robot
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Oiles Gil
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Action Commanders
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