GoGoV 20th Anniversary Teased

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  1. Toku Prime

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    So the website 55v-20.com has appeared on the internet, and appears to be counting down until Saturday the 29th June. As some of you might be aware, the number five is pronounced "go" in Japanese, so the website's name is basically "GoGoV 20". There was an accompanying announcement saying that "something will happen in Tokyo" on September 1st.

    As it happens, GoGoV aired from February 1999 through February 2000, so we're in the middle of it's anniversary. It seems it may get celebrated in some way, with more details to come when the countdown runs out next weekend.

    Note that this is not likely to be a "20 Years After" special or anything like that. Not long after GoGoV ended, Kenji Shibata, who played the yellow ranger, Daimon, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor which has since caused numerous health problems, including paralyzing him down his right side. In a TV show last year, the other four actors who played rangers in the show had stated that they would not reprise their roles without him.
     
  2. Kamen Rider IXA

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    Let's hope for something good.
     
  3. Shougo B'Stard

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    Considering only Blue and Pink are still active in showbiz, there wasn't much hope for it to be a new Tatsumi adventure, anyway.
     
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    Hmmm maybe a sequel movie featuring new successors to the GoGoV suits? W/ cameo appearances from the original cast?
     
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    On one hand, I am excited to see a good series get the anniversary treatment. On the other, it's Toei in 2019. It will probably be dumbed down and kiddified.
     
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    Didn't see this one coming.
    Then again, this year marks 20th anniversary (1999), so this announcement make sense.
    Even though it's not going to be 10th anniversary special (Hurricanger, Dekaranger, Go-Onger), I'm curious what it's going to be.
    GoGoV is the LAST great Sentai ever made IMO; especially, since it's the last Sentai of the 90s and it was great series to end the era on the high note, so I'm looking really forward to this.

    You know, that might not be a bad idea.
    Original cast can be serve as mentor, where it doesn't require much action.
    Granted, I'm not too keen on that idea, since I love the original cast, but if it's meant to "pass the torch" type of movie, it might not be a bad thing. Maybe it can also be potential for bringing back rescue motif sentai, where rescue/paramedic TV series and movies has become popular over the last decade in Japan, due to many natural disasters.
     
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    Timeranger was the last Sentai of the 90s. Years go 1-10, no 0-9, there was no Year 0, but whatever.

    Fortunately we still had Time, Aba, and Geki after GGF, but GGF is definitely the last 5/5 star show for me.
     
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    Heh. Well technically, Timeranger was in production in 1999 (IIRC, Sentai production back then started in late November), so you got me there. lol
     
  9. Toku Prime

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    I have this vague recollection that one of the 90s seasons (Megaranger?) had it's anniversary marked with a live event where they showed one of it's 'VS Series' entries in a cinema and had a Q&A with some of the cast afterwards. I can't find any old news reports of this now, but it would make sense for them to tease something happening specifically "in Tokyo" if they were holding something like that again.

    I doubt it will be any new fiction, unless maybe they have one or two of them appear in the next Space Squad flick. But I doubt they would announce one of those in this manner.
     
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    Is there going to be another Space Squad movie? I'd rather they bring back more Metal Hero actors if there is.
     
  11. Shougo B'Stard

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    Both Mega and Ginga had events like that, with both leading into re-releases of the DVD. I'm thinking that's all this news is about. (Event, DVD re-release.)
     
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    And the answer is...they are doing a special live event on September 1st called "Gathering The Tatsumi Siblings," based around a talk show featuring all five actors (yes, including Shibata) from the show.
     
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    It would still be awesome to see ALL 5 RANGERS together in public.
     
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    Lame, I guess it would be too much to expect Toei to actually put effort into a good Sentai show for a change.
     
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    It's still better than (pointless) 10 YEAR AFTER specials (Hurricanger, Dekaranger, Go-onger... and most likely Gokaiger in 2021 (or 2022)).
    Not to mention, given Shibata's (Daimon/Yellow) health, this is the only thing they could have done; unless, they completely recast Daimon for sake of special, which would have been terrible and insulting to fan.
    I kind of wished Toei did this for other 90s Sentai and older.
     
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    Yeah, maybe Nomi wouldn't have committed suicide if Toei had actually done this for something like Dairanger.

    I haven't seen the Deka 10 years later thing but the Hurricaneger and Go-Onger ones were dumb. Then again, Go-Onger was just a shit show all together, so there was no way the 10 years later movie could have been any good.

    As for Domon, they could have founds a way to make it work. Write his illness into the show and have Kyoko become Go Yellow in his place.
     
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    Go-Onger 10 YA was offensively bad. Go-Onger had a really nice ending for characters, both in-series and in VS Shinken. 10YA in comparison look like it was made as a joke. It doesn't feel like the show at all. Sho Aikawa actually wrote some alright episodes for Go-Onger, so I don't know what the hell he was thinking with this.

    Deka 10 YA was better (and it actually started to feel like a show in the second half), but it still felt pointless and nowhere near actual show's quality.
    Super Sentai Battle was a better returning cast story than any of 10YA.

    I hope someone would take footage of the event, so we can at least see Shibata.
    Him participating at all restored my hope for potential inclusion of GoGoV in Super Robot Wars. There are some issues people behind it would need to work out, but I think it's our best chance to hear the cast reprise their roles again.
     
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    As much as I like Kyoko, I REALLY don't like that idea; that's like if they use different actor for Daigo/ShiShiRanger for Dairanger 30th Anniversary (2023) Special, which would NEVER happen.
    Beside, Kyoko was awesome as Zeek-Jeanne (bring that back!) and "briefly" as Red (in dream sequence in episode 45).
    I do understand where you're coming from though.


    I really hope it would come out on DVD/Blu-ray, though chances are slim, since talk show rarely gets released on physical media (I think); unless they are planning to release the show on Blu-ray (SD Upconverted, similar to Dekaranger).
     
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    I feel like you could still have Daimon as Yellow. You could write that, hey, the Anti-Hazard Suit helps ease his condition while transformed, or even make Go Yellow a drone he controls from Bay Area 55. I dunno, but you could do something! A problem is that Shibata has difficulty speaking, so I don't know if he'd be up for doing the voice-overs.

    I just think replacements -- especially if it's something like one of their kids -- would be a cheap letdown.

    It would be nice if Toei had the courage to do a reunion special for a team older than ten years, though. And a special that they have the courage to not piggyback on a newer show for. (Which I guess only Rider's been bad about.)

    I'm not a Hurricaneger fan, but I thought only their 10 Years After was...well, I don't want to say "good." But it felt like a new Hurricaneger episode, it felt like a catching-you-up with the heroes, it felt like it was born out of love and interest and not just 'cause they could do it, which is how Dekaranger and (especially) Go-ongers's felt.

    All five took part in that variety show that covered Shibata's journey last year. Despite the depressing reason why they were together, it was more heartfelt than anything Toei would write for a new movie.
     
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    I forgot about that special. My bad. lol

    The only way Daimon would come back in action, is if they released novel or manga, similar to Kamen Rider; granted it's not the same as TV special/movie. Takegami (main writer) did wrote UltraSeven Evolution novelization, so it's somewhat possible. Though, there hasn't been Sentai novelization since Shinkenger and Hurricanger that came out few years ago; I guess those didn't sold very well to warrant more series.
    I also thought about Drama CD, similar to Kamen Rider Blade, which came out 10 years after the show in 2015, though given Shibata's voice, that's also seems unikely.

    Beside Tatsumi Brothers, I'm curious who else is gong to show up. I would like to see Mike Maki (Professor Mondo; Brother's Father) or Yuko Miyamura (Kyoko) as surprise guest!
     

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