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Ep. 2: What’s a “Kaiger”?
Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taihen – Who’s the culprit?!, Episode 03b
Ep. 2 - What’s a “Kaiger”
Air date April 13, 2012
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What’s a “Kaiger”?? is the second episode of the "Kamen Rider" section of the out-of-continuity, non-canon Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taihen – Who’s the culprit?!.

SynopsisEdit

Gokai SilverIcon-crosswiki asks why the GokaigersIcon-crosswiki have “kaiger” instead of “ranger” in their team name. NarutakiIcon-crosswiki and UratarosIcon-crosswiki answer the question!

CastEdit

NotesEdit

  • When explaining his question at the start of the episode, Gokai Silver mentions the Power RangersIcon-crosswiki while performing the trademark pose of the TyrannoRangerIcon-crosswiki/Red Mighty Morphin Ranger.
  • While discussing various non-"Ger" Sentai, Narutaki and Urataros reveal that the HurricanegerIcon-crosswiki owe their existence to Harry Potter. At that time, the first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was popular and the name "Hurricaneger" was invented as a pun off of its Japanese name ("Harī Pottā to Kenja no Ishi"). Toei decided to use the idea and developed it into the familiar Hurricaneger concept. (In the actual "What's a 'kaiger?'" video, only Harī and Kenja in the Harry Potter title are heard--the other words are censored.)
  • The shortening of "Ranger" in recent Sentai titles was also brought up around the same time in episode 3Icon-crosswiki of the first season of Hikonin Sentai AkibarangerIcon-crosswiki, where Mitsuki AoyagiIcon-crosswiki mistakenly refers to BoukengerIcon-crosswiki as "Bouken Ranger". When Nobuo AkagiIcon-crosswiki says its "Boukenger", Mitsuki asks why its Bouken and just "Ger" and what "Ger" means by itself. Nobuo complains that she's a newcomer and that older fans got over it during HurricanegerIcon-crosswiki.
    • The entire shortening may also be a poke towards Super Sentai's anime "sister" franchise Pretty Cure as well, as fans have been confused over if the name is "Pretty Cure" or "PreCure" as both have been used alternatively.

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