Uchu Sentai Kyuranger‘s 18th episode will be a Space Squad tie-in with Yuma Ishigaki and Ryuji Sainei featured in their respective roles.
It has been announced that Uchu Sentai Kyuranger’s episode 18 (Space.18) will be a tie-in for the upcoming Space Squad: Uchu Keiji Gavan vs. Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger V-cinema. Both Yuma Ishigaki and Ryuji Sainei will be featured as Geki Jumonji/Gavan Type G and Banban Akaza/DekaRed respectively.
The synopsis of this particular episode is described as:
Madakko has stolen the Pyxis Kyutama and arrived at a different part of space through a blackhole. The Kyurangers follow but they are encountered by Geki and Ban who, unaware of the situation, arrest the heroes on illegal space travel charges. We will see the encounter of commanders Sho Ronpo and Doggy Krueger as well as the latter’s encounter with Garu, his inter-series brother (?). The episode will also feature team-ups by Lucky/ShishiRed and Ban as well as Naga/HebitsukaiSilver. Ishigaki will show his own skills in scenes before transforming.
Upon this announcement, Takumi Kizu (who portrays Lucky/ShishiRed) commented:
“It is a very rare treat to see not only Gavan but also Dekaranger, 30 minutes is just not enough. I was very nervous about acting alongside my seniors. I like action scenes and I secretly imitated Ishigaki’s moves because he is really good. One of the highlights of the episode is Ishigaki’s action scenes as Geki. He is so cool. Also, the exchange between Gavan and HebitsukaiSilver is very funny. Do not miss this great collaboration!”
Yuma Ishigaki commented:
“Both our series take place in space, which originated this collaboration. I think it will distinguish itself from other joint projects. It is not only an episode of Kyuranger but a prequel of sorts for Space Squad. Look forward to this new crossover.”
Lastly, Ryuji Sainei commented: “While I am aware some viewers don’t know Dekaranger, I intend to make the most of it and show off as much as possible. (laughs). Don’t miss it!”
Space.18 of Uchu Sentai Kyuranger is set air on June 11th, 2017.
Source: ORICON NEWS