Sunday, May 11, 2014
Akumaizer-3 episode 06!
[DDL] [Script] [Torrent]
Kappado has a secret that he's trying to keep secret, despite it being literally on top of his head 100% of the time... A secret that ties him to Gabura, and in turns drives his hatred for Gabura. Will the Akumaizers be able to stop Kappado from flooding Tokyo with his Demonic powers in time? And will Gabura be able to make him see the error of his ways?
As I'm sure you all know by now, the themes of this show are overcoming stereotypes, interpersonal drama, and becoming more than the sum of your parts. Overcoming personal adversity. And it's what makes the show so memorable. But for some reason, it's almost unbearably sad when it happens to Gabura. He's not too bright, but his big dumb heart is in the right place!
And some sad news to go along with this episode. If you follow Tokusatsu news, or if you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, then you know that we lost another great voice acting legend this past week. Koji Yada, who played Ibiru in Akumaizer-3 (and Dr. Gero in Dragonball, among many other roles) passed away atthe age of 81. You can read more here.
He added so much to the role of Ibiru, and when combined with his unique design, helped to create one of the most memorable classic Tokusatsu characters ever. Ibiru is a personal favorite of mine, so I may be biased, but Koji Yada infused the character with such personality. His tic of switching between very formal and very relaxed speaking is such a part of his character that I can't imagine any other actor playing the role. A very sad day, but hopefully we can honor his legacy by enjoying one of his great performances.
We hope you enjoy this episode, we'll have more Akumaizer soon. But coming up next is Kamen Rider Stronger. And some surprises after that... We'll see you soon!