Your Latest Schoolmate Hikaru Nagareboshi Is A Nagare Bouma Known As Yamimaru
I decided I won't respond to Them's Fightin' Words for every Turboranger post but after Shogo B'Stard decided to write on episodes 14, 15 and 16 -- I decided to write on my thoughts on the three episodes collectively. This would be the introduction of neutrally-aligned villains which was quite common fodder for Hirohisa Soda -- we had Silver in Bioman and Kiros in Maskman. Turboranger would have Yamimaru himself as a neutrally aligned villain -- who would later temporarily join forces with Ragorn for his own benefit.
Episode 16 shows us why the Turborangers were chosen though it also addresses -- how many children were scattered by fairy energies? This was probably where Hirohisa Soda was either starting to run out of ideas or wanted to explain it off why teenagers were chosen. The Turborangers lose their powers thanks to Yamimaru's latest attack with the help of Lump Bouma. They try to regain their powers and recall an incident back in their childhood. They saw some fairy energies by a forest which causes them to regain their powers! This suddenly makes more sense than randomly choosing random teenagers to fight against the Bouma -- though were there other children who were bombarded by it? The Turborangers use their V-Turbo Bazooka for the first time and subsequently -- it'd be used a lot in many episodes to come!
Overall, it was a nice introduction for Yamimaru. Strangely, he's already millenniums years old but why does he still have the mind of a teenager with attitude even while he wanders around? Later, we'd also get introduced to his would-be partner and lover (?) Kirika which also wrote off the three Bouma generals in the most epic way possible. But what caused that retool in the show? I'll probably just wait for Shogo B'Stard to come to that point before I'd "respond" to his blog posts again.