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The special opens with GekiRed fighting off a Nunchaku Banki that knows Rin Jyu-ken (Bankis are the monsters of the week in Go-Onger, while RinJyuKen is the antagonist martial art form in Gekiranger). Then GekiBlue and GekiYellow show up to help. Right as the Go-Ongers arrive on the scene to fight the Banki, the three Gekirangers and the Banki are rushed away to another dimension. GekiViolet and GekiChopper then show up for classic/cliched mistaken identity. After introductions and help from Master Shafu, the Go-Ongers and GekiViolet and GekiChopper go to the other dimension and fight along side the Gekirangers. Finally, cue opening credits about nine minutes into the video.
It’s a nice little team up. The silliness of the Go-Onger team, a factor some found annoying in the series, isn’t obnoxious here, and the Gekirangers play off it well. GekiRed’s made-up language actually allows him to communicate with the Engines’ own silly and random words.
For those who don’t really care for the Engines, don’t let them keep you away from this. They’re really not in this much (a plot point, actually). Plus, when they get into the mechs, they almost immediately go into Engine-Oh formation, so not much weird eye movements from them. If you really hate them, however, there may be some scenes you don’t like, but come on. All Super Sentai has some silliness. This special has a good balance of it and action and plot.
Speaking of which, the plot works for what it is, as a chance to bring together the two teams to fight an enemy they couldn’t defeat alone. The main problem is it doesn’t seem like the Gekirangers really try their hardest or that they couldn’t win on their own. With the exclusion of the Super Geki forms and Geki Fire, the Gekirangers are almost taking it easy, possibly because the Go-Ongers and Go-On Wings are there to pick up the slack with their unnecessarily humongous Engine-Oh G12.
If we have to pick which series is more important and featured in the plot, it’s honestly Gekiranger. We pick up where the series left off with GekiRed guarding the sealed Long and returning from the traveling he sets out on at the end of Gekiranger, and the plot continues points established from there. The principle enemies are from Gekiranger, as the threePollution Ministers’ involvement is all but gone by the final fight. The Go-Ongers are important too and have plenty of plot development in the special, but it feels it more heavily favors the Gekirangers. Being the Gekiranger fan that I am, I’m fine with that.
There are attempts to tie the two series together. Hanto (Go-On Green) used to work at the Kyoryuya Curry Shop from Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger, of which Miki from Gekiranger used to be a regular customer (as well was Morio Makino from GoGo Sentai Boukenger as we found out in the last VS special). Also, because they have to be so perfect, the Go-On Wings trained in GekiJyuKen when they were young.
Unfortunately, as with most VS specials, this doesn’t impact Go-Onger
whatsoever. Therefore, the Go-On Wings’ knowledge of GekiJyuKen and
what the Go-Ongers learn go out the window at the end of the special.
All in all, this is a fun team up. Both teams work well together. It’s great to see the Gekirangers and their friends and foes again. While the Go-Onger series didn’t grab my attention for the whole thing, they were entertaining in here. If you like either of the teams, especially Gekiranger, then give this a watch.
And after the special, there’s a couple of Go-Onger musical numbers from a summer ‘08 live show to enjoy. If you don’t like the Go-Onger music, stop at the “The End” credit. Otherwise, it’s a decent extra to a fairly decent team up.
Taiga Aisaka of Tora Dora is really cute, don’t you think? I mean despite of her negative attitude towards other people, a kind heart underlies beneath it all. She values her friends so much that she’s willing to give her own happiness for them makes me think that she’s cuter than anyone else in the story.
At first, I was so curious about this little girl’s character. She looks exactly like Shana of Shakugan no shana and I was really surprised knowing that the person who voiced Taiga (who is actually Rie Kugimiya) was the same person who voiced shana! She doesn’t looked mean to me at all but is a funny,cute, adorable little lady ^_^.
Taiga Aisaka is the female lead in the series. She’s small but terrible. Everyone calls her “Palmtop Tiger” or “Te nori Taiga” in japanese terms. She’s cute and she’s good in fights especially using that wooden stick. Though she’s good at snapping people in brutal ways, she’s a shy, sensitive little girl inside. She’s living all alone herself because of personal issues regarding her family. She came from a rich family that’s why living alone is kinda difficult for her since she don’t know any household chores. She started relying on Ryuuji knowing that Ryuuji is an expert when it comes to things like that. She even referred Ryuuji As his “dog”. But as the story goes on, she later developed feelings for Ryuuji.
While I was watching the series, I like some of the characters and dislike one of the leading characters of Tora dora, Yep.. that’s right it’s Ami Kawashima,the stupid chihuahua. I do hate her really. I hate her when she acts somewhat “angel-like” (as if she was) infront of other people especially when boys are around. She kinda irked me.Yep.. she’s beautiful outside but I’ll give you a big “NO” of her attitude. She pretends to be someone she’s not and that’s what I hate about her. Compared to Taiga, who’s just being herself without fearing that people will not like her. Her being true to her self is what makes her a very attractive person. I think that’s the reason why Kitamura loved her despite of the negative attitude she have. But I was a little sad for taiga when kitamura found someone else to love, the student council president.
The best partners here are Ryuuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka. I knew this two will end up together in the end cos that’s how stories like this goes right?? The first time I saw this two, I already put in mind that this two will definitely be perfect for each other ^_^. Ryuuji Takasu may not be as handsome as Kitamura, lelouch, Tamaki-senpai or any handsome characters out there but he have something far more better than the other male leads. His gentle personality makes him good-looking despite of his scary eyes. He’s responsible and a good friend to have. I think his gentle personality made Taiga like him. Ryuuji might not notice it, but he actually liked Taiga eversince. He’s just blinded by his admiration towards Minori Kushieda, Taiga’s bestfriend.
Speaking of Minori Kushieda, the first time I saw her, I thought she’ll be the clown in the story and I was right ^_^ She really is the clown, but no matter how much the clown tries to hide her sadness,she can never hide it from Taiga (of course their bestfriends, they’ll definitely know what each other feels eventhough they’ll not talk). She is funny I can say that, she always wear a happy face during the beginning of the series but her true feelings then showed up in the middle part of the series. She liked Ryuuji,that’s the thing she was hiding from the start and if it wasn’t because of Ami ( my! The chihuahua sure is wise ) who keeps on giving her advice indirectly, she’ll not be able to express what she really feels. I admired her when she let Ryuuji go not for the sake of Taiga but for her sake. She probably prepared lots of courage to do that. Minorin as what Taiga usually call her is a person with great fighting spirit. That’s what make her funny, I think.
In general, Ruuji Takasu, Taiga Aisaka, Minori Kushieda, Yusaku Kitamura and Ami Kawashima are great,great,great, GREAT!! They are the characters that you’ll love! ( mind me, I don’t like the stupid chihuahua though ) Anyways, Tora Dora is a wonderful combination of Comedy, Romance and ACTION!! ( emphasis on Taiga ), so I’ll definitely recommend it to everyone who loves ANIME! TORA DORA ,TIGER and DRAGON, TAIGA and RYUUJI!!!!!!!
Note: By the way, sorry for the errors , I’m not really good in english But that’s the best English I have for now ^_^ so, please consider my mistakes. Thank You. Have a great Anime Life there!
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