Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2014 Sentai Confirmed! Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger

There's your trademark. The title, (烈車戦隊トッキュウジャー), is being translated as "Vehement Car Taskforce Special Express Ranger". The "Vehement" character can be found in words such as "Rekka" or "Reppu", and can even mean heroic.

I expect at least a partial rescue theme with the trains too. More as it comes!

New Rumors:

-The "Tokkyu" in Tokkyuger will have a double meaning. As rumored before, we may have a rescue type series on our hands. "Tokui"(Special Ability) + "Kyu"(Rescue/Relief)

-The mecha may be hybrids of rescue vehicles and trains. The prevailing rumor is that the mecha are known as 特救烈車 "Tokkyu Ressha" (Special Rescue Vehement Cars.)

Rumored as the following:

Bullet Train/Firetruck Hybrid
Bullet Train/Police Car Hybrid
Bullet Train/Ambulance Hybrid

These trains have the capabilities of different rescue vehicles.

They may have an origin in space.

-The Tokkyuger's team weapon is the "特急剣" (Tokkyuken), Limited Express Sword

Friday, September 13, 2013

Another 2014 Sentai Rumor- a rescue motif? / Zyuranger Actors to appear in Kyoryuger?! (Rumor)


A new rumor has popped up that says the 2014 Sentai will be rescue themed (like GoGoV):

Title- Tokubou Sentai Kyuumeijya (Special Protection Taskforce Life Savers)


-Another Rescue Sentai, in the mode of GoGoV

-A further try at the "realistic look" attempted by Go-Busters, with show set up akin to RescuePolice

-The number of rangers in the show will be 9, using the pun "Kyuumei" (Life Saving)  and "Kyu" (9)

-The 9 will be divided up into teams, like the Gouraiger and Go-OnWings

-There will be no main enemy, but a Rogues Gallery like Dekaranger

Along with news of a "Rescue Sentai", comes a rumor about the Zyuranger actors guest starring during September episodes of Kyouryuger. Mei's actor previously stated the cast would make an announcement. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

2014 Sentai Revealed? (Maybe, we'll see) RUMOR!

Rumor as of now is that the 2014 Sentai will be titled 戦艦戦隊ゴーノバ "Senkan Sentai Gounova" (Battleship Taskforce Gounova)


A picture is floating around, like every year, of rumored casting. The text on the bottom shows copyright like
numbers, but I haven't been able to locate the actual copyright:

As many Toei fans will know, it has often been the case that Toei has named/designed some of their Sentai series around blockbuster films. As the remake for Captain Harlock just released here in Japan, it wouldn't surprise me in the least, assuming this title is true, that it would be a nod to Harlock. 


-Found some new rumors that may indicate the mecha/collectibles this year will be a nod to Hurricanger. (celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year.) Gachapon-type collectible items are expected to be released, and the main robot will have a "mecha ejection" motif built into its chest, like Hurricanger's Karakuri System. As always, grains of salt.