To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Metal Hero series, TOEI has decided to team up the first Metal Hero, Space Sheriff Gavan with the 35th anniversary team Kaizokou Sentai Gokaiger.
Possible spoiler’s of the plot and further details after the jump.
The basic plot from what has been released to the press and can be gathered from the two trailers is simple yet intriguing. The Zangyack Empire hires Space Sheriff Gavan to go to Earth and capture the Gokaigers. At some point after they are caught a doppelganger known only as Gavan Bootleg captures Gavan and takes him to the worst prison in the universe, The Gokaiger’s somehow escape and go off to help the Space Sheriff get free and they fight alongside one-another to defeat this new enemy. The feature film, Gokaiger vs. Gavan is scheduled to be released on January 21, 2012. All across Japan, and will star the casts and characters of Gokaiger.
Gavan is to be played by Kenji Ohba, who played the character in the original series and is also to portray his Sentai roles of Battle Kenya from Battle Fever J and Denzi Blue of Denshi Sentai Denziman.
Now, I have not seen any of the Space Sheriff Gavan or any other Metal hero show outside of the sloppy American adaptations. But I have been following Gokaiger and this film has me quite excited. It promises to be a breath of fresh air and, a nice change of pace from the usual Sentai VS Sentai films we have become accustomed to. To the best of my knowledge it will be the first time in their combined 60 years that either series has crossed over. How ever I still must speculate on the possibility of the upcoming 36th Sentai, Tokumei Sentai Gobusters making an appearance in the film however brief as it would not be without précis dent. Rather, more of a annual tradition at this point for the new Sentai team to appear in the prior’s vs. film but this being a Metal hero VS Super Sentai it wouldn’t shock me if they are not seen.
But i can only say so much to persuade and inform you about the movie, so I leave you with the two trailers that have been released. Please stay tuned for further updates as the movie inches closer to its debut.
Just Released, Second Trailer