Kyuranger 48: The Universe Is Saved And The Upcoming VS. Space Sheriff Movie
It's the final episode and this is the final chapter of the legend of Kyuranger. Well, I think the whole ending was revised several times to avoid ruining the fun. So how did it end?
The Kyurangers are at their most desperate moment. It's a fight between them and Don Armage absorbing plenty of people right into him. This is the real fight for the finish. They won't go down without a fight and it's going to be one legendary battle in some way.
Don Armage is born from negative energy personified. It's almost a throwback to Grand Bitch Grandienne in GoGoFive. He was born out of despair and the time lapse that took him to gain consciousness is unknown. But that's one terrifying thought that in this continuity -- he's negative energy personified. Right now, I just wish that they destroyed him and he disperses himself as the negative energy of the Universe for two episodes like GoGoFive's rather dark finale. But I guess that idea was dismissed as well.
previous episode. I guess Tsurugi was supposedly scheduled to die but the executives kicked in -- and let him live instead! I guess killing Tsurugi would get rid of the otherwise light tone of the show -- though don't forget we had a watered down Return of the Jedi scene in Space 43 -- Lucky's father sacrifices himself so the main cast can live on.
And now for the upcoming VS. Movie...
According to Tokusatsu News Network -- the plot supposedly takes place after the defeat of Don Armage in the final episode. This would be a bit of childhood bits and pieces for everyone -- you have Geki Jumonji/Gavan II and Shu Karusama/Shaider II who will be the joining in. So where int he world is second Sharivan? It just doesn't feel complete without him! Will this be a sequel to Gavan vs. Dekaranger? Maybe yes, maybe no and I kind of want to treat Dekaranger 10 Years after up to this point as what if scenarios. I feel like Dekaranger's actual continuity should be left to viewer's decision now. IMO -- there should be a Super Robot Wars type game based on Super Hero Taisen if that's the case because a movie is never enough.
Other details involve Nobuhiro Mori as the writer (and he's Kyuranger's head writer) and action director Koichi Sakamoto. I'm just glad that Sakamoto is back to focusing on Tokusatsu action scenes after the fiasco called that poorly written Girl's Blood film. I could still remember all the good action scenes he produces. Hopefully, we'll see a lot of that in the upcoming film and I hope he won't be tempted to turn it into Ecchi Hentai Kyuranger. Seeing that Sakamoto directed two of the Space Sheriff sequel films may explain why he's doing this film.
What's interesting is that Kei Hosogai (another J-Drama regular like Keisuke Minami) who plays Basco has been spotted according to Nihon Hero. Is Basco appearing or is Hosogai plauing a differnet character? This suddenly made me wish that Kyuranger happened last year as Super Sentais 40th anniversary (but too late to fix that) and will we also see the Gokaigers? I still feel Gokaiger would have had better flavor fighting alongside Kyuranger than Zyuohger -- even if the two belong to two separate continuities.
Just had me thinking -- if Hosogai is destined to reprise his role as Basco then what will that sadistic troll do? Just thinking about it makes me think that maybe Basco will be the main antagonist for the crossover movie. I wonder what's the plot. I'll just have to wait and watch for now!