And now: something that should have been out months ago but due to the same circumstances that held Maho Girls back, is only now coming down the pipe. Let us all journey back to the distant days of the year 2000 and see how our favorite rescue soldiers are doing.
On today’s episodes of rescue soldiers… It’s the finale! Grandiene brings her final plan into motion to destroy humanity once and for all while our heroes try and rescue as many people as they can from the disaster she leaves behind in her wake. When all hope seems lost, an unexpected event turns the tides and the siblings make their last stand, with their Earth and everyone they love at stake. Can they win the day and destroy Grandiene for good? Watch and find out!
Before I get a flood of people asking: yes, our next project is Sentai related. No, it’s nowhere close to being ready. Outside of Maho Girls and the occasional movie here and there, we’ll probably take the time to work on that in the meanwhile.
In this episode of rescue soldiers, Grandiene makes a bid for the most sought after Mother of the Year Award (TM) and cements her as the demon she truly is. And now that we’re winding down guys, next GoGoV post will be the finale with 49 and 50, so look forward to that!
In this episode of rescue soldiers, Nagare and Shou go to the public unveiling of the firefighting robot Big Douser, which Nagare had a hand in developing. Meanwhile, Pierre attempts to scavenge some sort of plan together and decides to target the robot for his own nefarious deeds.
Do you remember episode 28? Yeah, this episode is more or less the companion piece to that one.
In this episode of rescue soldiers: Matoi gets a delightful helping of karma.
Episode 45 Notes:
0:02:40 “Looks like you’re ready for Shichi-Go-San though…”
Shichi-Go-San is an annual festival where boys aged 3 or 5 and girls aged 3 or 7 are brought to a shrine to celebrate the growth and well-being of children. The festival entails dressing the kids up in kimonos (sometimes for the first time), with the girls wearing a vest over it called a hifu. The intent behind this line was Shou saying that Matsuri wearing their mother’s kimono makes her look like a little kid going to this festival. Essentially like playing dress up.
0:06:32 “Hey, why’re you playing “Lucky Laugh” at a time like this?”
What Matoi originally said was fukuwarai, a game extremely similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey, wherein kids (or adults) try to put features onto a face and laugh at the result. It’s usually played during New Years.
Though not stated in the episode, Nagare and Kyoko are playing hanetsuki. Hanetsuki is a Japanese traditional game, similar to badminton without a net, played with a rectangular wooden paddle called a hagoita and a brightly colored shuttlecock. Often played by girls at the New Year, the game can be played in two fashions: by one person attempting to keep the shuttlecock aloft as long as possible, or by two people batting it back and forth.
0:22:16:14 “To do well in the Firefighter Parade tomorrow!”
The “Firefighter Parade” is an event called dezome-shiki in Japan, a New Years event where firefighters put on an acrobatic show of sorts to warn the public of the dangers of fires. The main attraction is the ladder stunts. Men dressed as firemen of the Edo Period (hence Matoi’s choice of attire in that short scene) perform circus-like acrobatic stunts on top of bamboo which tower over the heads of the men supporting them. These demonstrations have been held since then to warn people of the dangers of fire.
GoGoV 44 Episode Note:
When Matoi is imagining Liner Boy and the rest of their fleet going haywire, the segment with the umbrella and spinning is a bit that’s from a popular Japanese comedic duo (Somenosuke and Sometarou Ebiichi), and that particular skit is generally associated with New Years programs (you might even see it in anime episodes placed around the New Year too, as I’m pretty sure this showed up in Dokidoki Precure too at some point).
On today’s episodes of rescue soldiers, Salamandes decides to finally make good on his constant promise and sends the GoGoV to hell. Huh. Tis the season?
Maho Girls 6 is done, 7 is being worked on. No ETA because who knows what’s going to come up at this point. But it’ll be out soon.
On today’s episode of rescue soldiers, Matoi’s old friend/rival/mentor shows up at the Tatsumis’ doorstep and proceeds to one-up Matoi. Matoi sees this as a chance to show him how much he’s grown in the time they’ve spent apart, but will he really be up to the challenge? And what is Dinus cooking up behind the scenes? Watch and find out!
Episode 41 Notes:
“I’d love to see his father’s face.” – The joke here is that the actor playing Kudo is Claude Maki, son of Mike Maki who plays Mondo.
Maho Girls 4 will be out as soon as able. Tentatively, we’ll say Monday night.
On today’s episode of rescue soldiers, Daimon and Matsuri give Nobuhiko, a boy they rescued a year ago, a tour of Bay Area 55. Of course, this harmless little visit is anything but. What sort of dastardly scheme have the Catastrophiends cooked up this time? Watch and find out!
Update on Maho Girls 3: One of our members is having a bit of spontaneous computer difficulties, so the episode will be released by tomorrow night when that’s resolved.