Monday, 4 March 2013

Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2 Event News Roundup

It’s been roughly 9 months since season one. Akagi is back to his old habits, spending his days working as deliveryman with no joy. One day he walks past a shop specializing in Sentai toys. He enters and sees that the MMZ-01 is being sold as an official toy called the DX AkibaLaser! Did the Akibarangers turn into official heroes without knowing it themselves? What could this possibly mean? Could something have happened to the real official heroes!?

Meanwhile, Luna Iwashimizu, a schoolgirl who hopes to become an idol has been appointed as the new Akiba Blue, as Mitsuki has left to pursue her martial arts training. Yumeria returns as Akiba Yellow, but no longer works as a business woman.

The new villain this time is General Two (played by Ryo Horikawa), who leads the “New Dimensional Intellect Remodeling Underground True Empire of Baros lol” (新次元頭脳改造地下真帝国バロスw, baros and ‘w’ are both very similar to the English lol). The name is a combination of the villain organizations from BiomanJetmanFlashmanMaskman and Dynaman.

General Two is middle-aged Sentai villain fanboy. His favourite is General Kar from Dynaman, basing both his name and suit on him. He creates figures of monsters and sends the into Delusion World. Malshina seems to have joined the True Empire of Baros lol, and uses a Moya Moya Z-Cune.

Some further tidbits from the conference include:
  • For some reason Nobuo can’t transform with the regular MMZ-01
  • A Machine Itassher toy was in the cafe.
  • The weapons Akibaranger’s used have been made into toys, DX AkibaLaser (MMZ-01) and DX MeteorCannon (Inordinate Cannon).
  • The new Blue, Luna Iwashimizu, was cosplaying as Akiba Blue.
  • Malshina was shown taking a bath as someone calls her through a device that looks very similar to the MMZ-01.
  • She says Evil Delusion (jamousou) and transforms. But all it does is add a helmet and changes her clothes.
  • Some old monsters from season one are back.
  • Yu Kamio (Kiyoto Maki/Dinosaur Greeed) will be in season two.
  • Some past rangers that were shown: Tyranno Ranger, Blue Swallow, Deka Yellow, Bouken Pink, Black Condor, Dragon Ranger and Kibaranger.

The new opening theme is named “Akibaranger Season Two” and is sung by Haruko Momoi, Yukio Yamagata and MoJo.

Source: via ZeoRangerV