Zyuohger 29: Finally! Celebrating Super Sentai's 2,000th Episode! The Conclusion Of The Clash Of Two Anniversaries!
Last week celebrated the 1,999th episode of Super Sentai. As said, Carranger failed to celebrate the 999th to 1,000th episode with a bang for some reason. So what's in store for this two part crossover which I'll dub as "Zyuohger VS. Gokaiger"? It's one huge anniversary that wasn't given to Super Sentai. Plus, I'm glad that we didn't have it like what we had with Kamen Rider OOO's celebration of Kamen Rider's 1,000th episode.
Here's some cameo villains. So Bulgay's tapped into the head of Marvelous but come on, why are the post-Gokaiger villains appearing? I guess it's because they were using the Ranger Keys of the post-Gokaiger seasons (before returning it) so I guess they had a bit of idea of what's going on. I could understand why we have Doukoku and Brajira but Zed, Enter and Deboth?! But these aren't the real people but just doppelgangers meant by Bulgay to attack the Zyuohgers and Gokaigers. It was a fun battle in some way.
The heroes spread out and do the usual, "Let's take care of all of them in pairs." which can be seen in some crossovers. The last crossover I remembered I did that was Boukenger VS. Super Sentai and the Gokaiger Hero 199 Movie. Granted, both Boukenger and Gokaiger are huge anniversary seasons. Gaoranger didn't have that one. I don't think it's possible to have a Gaoranger crossover either unless all the actors were willing. But I'd still want to see a Gaoranger cast member guest star either as a guest character or reprise their role even in just one episode.
I do find this Zyuoh Final to be one cheesy move. It's also very dangerous. I hope that the producers and writers will find a way to "tame this power" because of the whole "chipped a portion of the moon" thing. Also, I hope that the other Zyuohgers can help out in taming this extremely dangerous power. As much as it's a Super Sentai Moment of Badass but I think writers still need to find a way to tame this power. Keep it the way it is and the whole Universe is in peril.
What's interesting is that Bulgay taps Golgos Gill (who didn't exist in Gokaiger nor the Super Hero Taisen movies) out of the memories of the Gokaigers. This results to a crazy giant robot battle or not. I thought that we could have had doppelgangers of Ackdos Gill and his son Warz Gill for this episode.
It's really funny that they forgot about Navi. I wonder will Navi be rescued off-screen? Hopefully. As for "waiting for the 3000th episode" well, that's going to be a long, long time. I guess they wanted an inside-joke or something. I guess I could ask them the challenge of, "Are you willing to sit through from Goranger up to Zyuohger episode 28 non-stop?" My answer is no. I may like Super Sentai but I can't really compromise the more important stuff for it. But it can still fun to watch Super Sentai regardless of era it belongs during one's spare time regardless of age. It's not about old school or new school but it's about the quality of writing and production that makes it good.
So how many super old school, old school and new school Super Sentai have I seen? Based on this list of Super Sentai series I've watched from start to end, I think I've seen around 1,507 episodes (based on estimate) out of the 2,000 episodes. I haven't seen of Goranger, JAKQ, Denziman, Goggle V, Dynaman, Changeman, Flashman, Kakuranger (which I think I've seen more than half of it) and Goseiger (but I may resume viewing it soon after I gave up on it halfway) from start to end. I've seen how quality goes up and down depending on circumstances. If we have good writers and producers then we can expect something better. If not, one should prepare for the worst to happen.
Overall, it was a nice crossover episode. You can't mess with the heroes of justice and get away with it. Next week, I'm expecting another epic clash. Oh... it's almost time for Kamen Rider EX-AID to make his debut next month on October 2, 2016! Will I end up saying "EX-AID is way better than Zyuohger?" I can't decide yet but I'm having my preconceived biases at work at this point of time.