Thursday, November 24, 2011
Gokaiger Episodes 35 and 36, Lets Go-On!!
Episode 35 & 36 featured Sousuke, Go-On Red. Gunman World had been taken over by Gaiark member, Chirakashizky. The attack on Gunman World was a trap to lure Sousuke and the Gokaigers away from Human World, so Babatcheed could take it over. Meanwhile the Gokaigers are trapped on Gunman World, as the border to Human World had been sealed by Babatcheed. Thus, the Gokaigers go to Machine World to seek out the help of Machalchon, Speedor and Bear RV's rowdy son (Speedor and Bear RV are now married). Meanwhile, upset at the Gaiark invasion of Earth, Walz Giles goes down to Earth along with Insarn and Barizorg to counter Babatcheed. The Gokaigers are able to pursue Machalchon, after having a skirmish with him, to help them break through the barrier to Human World. Machalchon then becomes the Gokaiger's aibou (partner). Once on Human World, the Zangyach retreat, and the Gokaigers transform into Go-Ongers to defeat the Uguts and Gormin. Babatcheed grows large, and the Gokaigers use the Go-Onger grand power, which is GokaiOh combining with Machalchon to form Go-On GokaiOh. The Gokaigers then proceed to defeat Babatcheed.
Overall, I enjoyed this two-parter. Sousuke was a dork as usual but I like his dorkiness. I also liked how they continued the story, with Speedor and Bear RV getting married. It was also nice to see the Gokaigers finally transforming into Battle Fever J. The fight with the Gokaigers transformed into Go-Ongers was a little dissapointing because it was a special effects fest, but it wasn't a complete disaster. I enjoyed Machalchon's rebellious, rowdy personality which is one of the reasons why the Engines are so underrated. I think despite the silliness of the concept, the Engines are really enjoyable characters. I was, however, a bit disappointed that Hiroto didn't get a part in Gokaiger. 4 Go-Onger characters made it into Gokaiger, I think it's disappointing they leave Hiroto out because his actor is a huge Tokusatsu fan. Overall, I do like the Go-Onger tribute, so I give it 8.5/10.