Gokai 41 released

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Gokai 41 released

Post by takenoko » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:40 am

Seems a little late for an Ahim backstory/"I need to learn to trust my friends" episode, but it was okay.

I really liked Ahim's idea of using the wanted posters to show that she's alive and fighting Zangyack. As well as Marvelous rebuking her and saying "if you want to be a symbol for your people, you shouldn't be a pirate".

The pair fighting at the end was pretty awesome.

I wonder what's going on with Damarasu...

Oh yeah, they finally did a non-red charge for GokaiGalleon Buster. I wonder if we'll see a series of them now.

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Enter Akudosu Giru アクドス・ギル Probably from aku = evil and sugiru = too much

His henchman this time is Zatsurigu
Zatsurigu ザツリグ probably from satsuriku 殺戮 【さつりく】 (n) (uk) slaughter, massacre

The other one is Dairandou
Probably from dai-rantou 大乱闘 【らんとう】 (n) a big fray, (P)

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by Lunagel » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:04 pm

This was a surprisingly dark episode for a sentai. Famille blowing up all around Ahim and her parents getting crisped about 5 feet in front of her? Harsh, but I think that really emphasized just how strong Zatsurigu was, and made her much easier to empathize with.

Akudosu's got quite the Star Wars Emperor thing going on. He actually kinda is what I'd imagine a mix of the Emperor and Darth Vader and then Waruzu Giru would be Luke if he was raised by Vader (he even has the whining down).

Kinda cool that Ahim transformed into mostly 6th ranger-type people (with the exception of GoseiPink). Definitely nice to see them get more love, especially since there's no way Gai was ever going to transform into DekaSwan XD

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by 09MurphyM » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:12 am

I loved the dual Rekka Daizanto combo by marvelous and Ahim on the monster.

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by Neutronium Ranger » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:14 am

This episode was nice, I knew about her background already from previous episodes. Though, seeing a flashback was cool. The episode i am truely looking forward for and have been waiting and hoping...is the next one!

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by Netto no Zen-Aki » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:22 am

This was a deep episode. Ahim's backstory was almost worth the wait. We knew she was a princess from the way she holds herself and her dialect. I know that Japanese is very formal, but she took the cake and made it into a 5-layer masterpiece with it. Especially when you compare it to Marvelous' brash language or Luka's for that matter.

I really like the Dual-Attacks that Ahim went with.

Some might be a spoiler for their season if you haven't seen them, so I am censoring them.
Gai-Ahim:
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sibling affection
?
Don-Ahim:
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team work efficient

Luka-Ahim:
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polar opposites

Joe-Ahim:
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probably a big tease for shippers
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Marvelous-Ahim:
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family feelings


Big bad shows up and as for the next episode:
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IT'S ABOUT FREAKING TIME THEY EXPLAIN DON! Well, we know the order the Gokaiger joined now:

Navi *tool*
Marvelous *apprentice turn Captain*
Joe *soldier turn pirate*
Luka *thief turn pirate {not like there's much of difference, but hey, a title*
Doc ???? turn pirate
Ahim *Princess turn pirate*
Gai *dead man turn pirate*
Machalcon *Engine turn pirate*

I can't wait until we see how they fight Akudosu in the end.

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by jolly_old_saint » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:27 am

Space unicorn! Wait, damn, wrong show...

Pink's father was the king from gamecenter CX?

If Zubat met this villain, would he be like "you're only the second best at destroying planets"...?

Silly Pink. Skirts can't get revenge on their own.

Warzolemew Gill's father seems to be a bit too much evil. He needs to hit that sweet spot.

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by lesovikk » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:41 am

Oh wow, thats kind of dark (and being and Ahim episode to boot). I wonder who doesn't have someone related to them have a death by backstory?
Fleshing out some more of the character's past this late in the game? I don't know how to feel about that. Its great that we get to learn more about Ahim, but didn't they learn that lesson already? seems like she's taken a few steps back.

I don't think the emperor is being overly evil(yet). It looks like he's grieving by getting revenge for his recently deceased son.
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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by Silent_X » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:15 am

I accept so much absurdity in these shows, but for some reason I can't accept Ahim and her family being able to stand on a molten planet without dieing immediately. Sure they were on a kind of island, but I don't think that would have saved them.

Then again they only look human. Maybe her species can withstand those temperatures?
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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by DereklBarona » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:31 am

And the award for Dick Move of the Day goes to:

The emperor, for dropping his armada out of hyperspace THROUGH the existing fleet as a widespread punishment/massacre just to prove how evil he really is before we ever even see his glorious Sentai Final Boss design.

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by Sherlocke » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:15 am

Enjoyed this episode tremendously!!

Don't think it's too late for Ahim's backstory but I would have liked a scene where they gave her the mobirate. For me, that always makes it official and a definity about joining an established team.

Really LOVED the duel attacks. Some of the great pairs in recent sentai history and a pair that finally got some long-awaited airtime together. For me, the only odd man out was the Goseiger pair. The pairs they used were sort of exceptions from the main team. Can we think of a girl-girl pair that would have probably suited the theme of these attacks better? Or another pair (boy-boy, boy-girl) that were left out?

Also, Ahim's best acting. Those were real tears!!

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by Lunagel » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:07 am

Problem is that there's not any two 6th ranger-type female rangers from the same series (Unless you count DekaBright and DekaGold for the whole 2 seconds they got). All the rest of them (Go-On Wings, DekaMaster and Swan, ShinkenReds and Goraigers) were rangers outside of the "core" group of 3 or 5, hence why the GoseiPink and Yellow transformation felt so out of place.

Clearly we need two female 6th rangers in Gobusters

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by Slowking » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:25 am

Thoughts about the episode:

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- Akudos Gil arrives in similar fashion to Emperor Palpatine arriving on the Death Star; quite the intimidating atmosphere already set up
- Insaan got hit for defending Damaras but at least she's not gone
- Portrait of Warz Gilz - at least Akudos thinks his son losing is the fault of Damaras and he doesn't think his son was an idiot
- Ahim's look. Now that was scary. Ahim is as serious as anyone of the Gokaiger has ever been, even more serious than Marvelous or Joe when dealing with the past
- They lost of course. Gai's surprise was huge.
- Ahim's backstory; truly tragic. She witnessed her parents burnt to death. The whole kindgom being destroyed totally reminds me of the destruction of the 5 tribes in the dinosaur era in Zyuranger. Ahim does resemble Mei HUGELY afterall.
- So nice seeing them all comforting Ahim. It doesn't surprise me however. The Gokaiger are perhaps one of the most well-bonded teams. They are a family, and for reasons more than just because they each lost everything (although that was the catalyst).
- Nice to see how Ahim joined. She actually walked up and asked for it, something a princess would never do. But it does prove that at that point she did lose everything.
- The superimposed Gokaiger symbol during the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger call was a great aesthetic touch.
- Wow that Imperial Guard is powerful, he just sent them flying into a building, causing the building to collapse.
- The slow Gokaiger soundtrack music coupled to the Gokaiger running towards the action general, trying not to protect Ahim, but to protect their BOND with Ahim (I loved how they each remembered something from thee past that had to do with Ahim)
, truly proves that the Gokaiger do not just make dreams to come true, but that they are also a FAMILY.
- Ahim stabbing the general in that eye of his was great.
- Pirate Girls being used!
- Omg paired gokai changes with EACH OF THE OTHER GOKAIGER! Go-On Gold/Go-On Silver, KabutoRaiger/KuwagaRaiger, GoseiPink/GoseiYellow (yay more Goseiger love), DekaMaster/DekaSwan and last but not least ShinkenRed/ShinkenRed (Hime)!
- The spam use of the two Rekka Daizantou was truly amazing. Lovely!!!
- Pink Charge! Amazing!
- Ahim has grown. She's not just the weak, shy princess she appeared to be at the beginning. She's not falling asleep while sat anymore. She can hold her own as a Gokaiger, but even more so when she's doing that with everyone else. That's because they are a team.
- Damaras' scary look!
- Amazing episode. It was the perfect Ahim episode. It did her full justice. 10/10. Even now, with less than 20% of the series, left, you still continue to amaze me Gokaiger!


Next week episode preview:

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Basco, Damaras and the Gokaiger in a pinch! Use of the Rio ranger key as well as more Gekiranger! Oh and Don's past is starting to be revealed! Can't wait!
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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by Therm_Kitty » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:42 pm

Lunagel wrote:Problem is that there's not any two 6th ranger-type female rangers from the same series (Unless you count DekaBright and DekaGold for the whole 2 seconds they got). All the rest of them (Go-On Wings, DekaMaster and Swan, ShinkenReds and Goraigers) were rangers outside of the "core" group of 3 or 5, hence why the GoseiPink and Yellow transformation felt so out of place.

Clearly we need two female 6th rangers in Gobusters
What about Wolzard Fire and MagiMother? It fits their tomboy/princess dynamic, plus Wolzard in a skirt would be interesting.

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by gyozilla » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:08 pm

-It's not like male ShinkenRed is outside the main core so the Goseiger pair isn't that off.
-Luka's dodge at the beginning is hilarious.
-Gai sure has a lot of Gokaiger swag. His socks, muffler, sweater all have his Gokai anchor. An apron this time.
-Ahim shouldn't have been able to escape if her parents got fried a few feet in front of her. Might make more sense if she's already on a ship escaping and saw it on a monitor.

Most of you probably don't agree, but I don't think Yui Koike is as good of an actress as everyone else there. She's fine, I felt her sadness in those scenes, but I couldn't feel enough anger from her expressions. I dunno, it wasn't because her character's more formal or polite, I just didn't feel the same level of emotion in her acting compared to Joe or Marvelous. I guess I just didn't feel the pent up rage through her acting, and this single episode being her only chance to do it. I think of ep 27 where Don and Luka pulled off each others' mannerisms well. Luka feels spastic boyish geeky, and Don is confident in his/her own skin. If you rewatch their final fight Gokai Change, Don swings like Luka (less head swing, more dainty) and Luka like Don (more crouched, wide swinging arms).

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I think the director said a while back that he only wanted Doc to be a normal guy and not have some crazy backstory where he's this awesome hero that the audience could've predicted. I think I would've liked Don that way.

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Re: Gokai 41 released

Post by Lunagel » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:04 pm

Therm_Kitty wrote:What about Wolzard Fire and MagiMother? It fits their tomboy/princess dynamic, plus Wolzard in a skirt would be interesting.
I thought about that, and none of the characters so far have transformed outside of their "set" character, with the exception of the all red and all 6th ranger teams. Even then I've only ever seen the girls transform into GekiRed and MagiRed. You don't see Marvelous transforming into a green ranger or Joe transforming into a yellow ranger. Since Wolzard had already been used by a guy earlier, they wouldn't use him with a different character. What I've seen so far suggests that every Gokaiger has a certain set of rangers they can transform into, but can't transform into any other Gokaiger's characters. (though I believe female ShinkenRed may be the exception that proves the rule since I believe she's gotten passed around, and teeeeechnically Go-On Silver)

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