Press Conference Held for Upcoming Uchu Sentai Kyuranger Film
A press conference was held this past Monday giving details about the production of the upcoming movie, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger THE MOVIE – Ghess Indaver’s Counterattack.
The press conference for the upcoming film was held on Monday, June 5th at Tokyo’s Tamarokuto Science Center inside the Planetarium. Kyuranger actors Takumi Kizu, Yosuke Kishi, Taiki Yamazaki, Sakurako Okubo, Tetsuji Sakakibara, and director Takayuki Shibasaki made appearances and gave interviews at the event.
The plot of the film is set around an enormous satellite called the Ghess Star, which is on route to collide with the Earth in just 72 hours. Jark Matter’s independent commander Gess Indaver appears and is scheming to get something he calls “God’s Power” into his hands as the Kyurangers attempt to stop him. With the Earth on the brink of destruction, a Gigaton-class giant robot appears and strolls across the islands of Japan.
Director Shibasaki commented that “While I’ve been doing this work for about 17 years now, I owe a lot to the Sentai and Riders that came before.” Shibasaki remembers the late director Takao Nagaishi fondly, reflecting on his words of wisdom saying, “Make it for the children.”
The movie’s audiences can expect to see the Kyuranger team scattered, with Lucky pairing off with Garu at some point in the film. Hammy will be teamed up with Stinger and Champ. The film features a pro wrestling scene with 300 excited extras. The Kyurangers themselves also disguised themselves and put themselves in the audience of extras. The actors also get to perform an ending dance alongside 999 extras. Spada’s actor Tetsuji Sakakibara also hinted that “The word ‘counterattack’ has great significance.”
Lucky’s actor Takumi Kizu notes that while the TV series is currently focusing on liberating the people of Japan specifically, in the summer we can expect to see them rescue places like Hawaii and Guam. Naga Rei’s actor Taiki Yamazaki jokingly replied, “That way all of the Kyurangers will get a tan!”
Director Shibasaki rounded out the event by praising the actors in the film. “The cast has been working together since the first two episodes of the show. This movie is more psychologically demanding than the show, and I could feel the way everyone has grown.”
Uchu Sentai Kyuranger THE MOVIE – Ghess Indaver’s Counterattack releases in theaters across Japan on August 5th. Additionally, a CD featuring the theme “Kyutama Ondo!” will be released on August 2nd.