(This is going to be a long post cause I have a lot to talk about.)
In 2009, we have Kamen Rider Decade which introduces cross-over is possible and after that we see cross-over of all kind. Now Gokaiger being the 35 team to be inducted, can it do better than Decade's disastrous run?
I can do a "Where's Waldo" game just for that first two minutes of fan service. Gaorangers jumping around. Ginga Red blasting a fire ball. Jetman soar in the air, Red Turbo and Red Racer teaming up, Kakuranger and Hurricanger slashing with Kage no Mai and Tyranoranger
So what now? A giant pirate ship cruising through space and our new cast, the Gokaigers are on board it. They are already the Gokaigers and they have their predecessors powers in keys. What does a good pirate do? Search for Treasure of course! They were informed by their talking robot parrot, Navi voiced by Tamura Yukari (Nanoha Chan, what did they do to you?) that the greatest treasure in the universe is on Earth but they have to get past the Zangyack vanguard fleet.
We get to see the Zangyack Generals led by Tolies Gil who come up short of a Jerk who happened to be the son of the Lord of the Universe. Barizorg is the Yes Man soldier while Insarn is the seductive and Craze scientist. Damaras remind me of those noble villains like Danzo or Lio who want nothing than a fair fight. Hopefully some of the old villains return and show how evil they really are like Doctor Man or Gozma.
The Gokaigers will about to have their first meal (at the expense of Luka's diamond ring), curry rice which is Kiranger's favourite food and Snack Safari is where the Sun Vulcan team hang out. Then all hell break loose, Zangyack attacking everywhere and the Gokaigers step in after Captain Marvelous (CM for short) was upset that they ruined his meal.
Overall, a great start but if they show the same problems like Decade (eg: budget cuts, no returning cast, bad story plots) It could be the Best or Worst Sentai Series ever! What do we expect for episode 2? Stupid kid trying to show that he can save the world with Shinkenred key? Mecha battle, Akared's appearance and is that black cloak guy Kai AKA Magi Red?