Friday, July 15, 2011
Soggy Donuts and Black Bulls: My Thoughts on Gokaiger Episode 20
Mmmmmm.... donuts.... glrgh......
I love how this episode was ripe with Gingaman references. We have the donuts the Gokaigers brought the Gingaman so they would like them, despite the fact they were pirates, and the Gingaman fought pirates. A perfect idea! Donuts were Hikaru's favorite food. Too bad he wasn't there. He'd give them the ultimate power for some donuts, even if they are soaking wet, and then he'd probably shoot lightening bolts at them and laugh.
Also, Gai apparantly owns a guidebook about the Gingaman. Who wrote it? It's viable that it was Haruhiko, who was the writer the Gingaman lived with. He later went on to write adventures about the Gingaman, so this is probably the book.
Lastly, Hyuuga testing Gai's true confidence in his role of Gokai Silver, by asking to be Gokai Silver instead is very similar to what he went through with Ryouma after he returned, with Ryouma questioning if he still is GingaRed, since Hyuuga was going to be GingaRed originally.
Basco returns and he may not have gotten the Gingaman's power, but he kept his three new rangerkeys: DekaMaster, Wolzard Fire, and MagiMother.
So, apparantly, he can absorb the powers of extra heroes through his trumpet of doom as well as summon them.
It was nice to see the Gokaigers unlock the Gingaman's power. The henshin scene and fight scene is amazing. I liked seeing Marvelous using Gingared's Elemental ability, Luka using Gingayellow's attack pattern (rushing and dragging the minion across the ground like an actual wolf) and Don using GingaGreen's aerial attack.
Stuff that I didn't like: No special mecha attack (unless I missed something), Gouki wasn't there (seriously, Shouhei would do that in a split second, unless he was busy with something else), and I know this is petty, but GingaPink would do this cat-like attack, where she would claw a minions face, and it was kind of cute and funny, and I was upset that Ahim didn't do it...
But even though we didn't get a special mecha unlock, we did get to see the two brothers, Hyuuga and Ryouma, an amazing fight scene, and Gai got a Kurokishi key.
Also, I liked Basco's giant monster thingy. It looked cool, and I would have liked it to be an Action Commander. It's probably just me, but it kind of looks like Kintaros.
We get the ending for the Summer Movie. That mecha fight on that freakin ghost ship looks amazing, and GoZyuJin in its GoZyuRex form roaming the streets at night with people screaming kind of reminds me of Godzilla.
The ghosts in the ship kind of remind me of Casper the Friendly Ghost.
If Luka hooks up with Doc I will be a very unhappy person. Then again, she might have purposely attempted to revive him for a chance to hit him.
Honestly, the best ship for me is the Gokaiger's polygamous, swinging relationship. Everyone dates everyone. Why? Because they're pirates! That's why!
And he's back....
A treasure hunter meeting another treasure hunter. Interesting...
Kakuranger and Shurikenger, nice!
I wonder what the Boukenger's power will be.
I had a feeling Luka would be involved in this, considering Luka loves treasure hunting as much as Satoru. But she better not flirt with him, unless she wants Sakura to kick her ass.
Possibly a Marvelous x Luka ship tease? Hey, a girl can dream, can't she!
PS: The title of the previous post was from Othello, one of my favorite plays. Read it sometime!