Sunday, March 16, 2014

Gokaiger 18: "The Big Abare With the Dinosaur Robot Drill"

In this episode we find out how Gai Ikari/Gokai Silver gets his powers.  He saves a little girl from a truck and three dead Rangers show up and give him three grand powers.  Interestingly enough, two are from teams that featured dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs are powerful in any era.  This sequence also shows what a fanboy for sentai Gai actually is.  I hate to say it, but he's a bit annoying.
So they give him three Ranger keys, which hold Grand Powers.  Naturally, he wants to be a member of Gokaiger.  Marvelous refuses, since Gai doesn't seem to understand that he'll become a wanted man.
Luka saying his origin is unbelievable is pretty funny, all things considered.  I don't think the word means what she thinks it means.
Gai is very excited by the chest of Ranger keys.  Why hasn't GoRanger been subtitled by some enterprising fans?  I know that JAQK has had at least one episode done.
Here's our villain of the week.  He doesn't have much personality, unlike some of the others, but then this episode is mostly about Gai.
You'd think they'd use the explosions for the monsters and henchmen, instead of every time they transform dramatically.
Gai is a pretty good martial artist.  His weapon is a trident, which is a cool choice, rather than the standard sword.
He gets three robots for his grand powers.  All of them seem  to have drills as well.  He singlehandedly defeats the villain in giant form.  This is a bit of foreshadowing, as you will see.

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