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Let's Go Let's Gokaijaaa~

I never thought that I would get addicted to the Super Sentai series again. I am not really into the power rangers stuff anymore. They appeal more to kids now and besides, the action scenes are somewhat predictable. It's that kind of genre, the Tokusatsu genre. I personally prefer shows with a heavily analytical and action plot. 

But... as I was thinking of new characters for my next cosplay, my friend suggested "Power Rangers" to me. It will be a group cosplay, he said. I hesitated at first, thinking that the costume would be a skin-tight outfit.  

"Oh no, it won't be a tight fit costume", he replied while showing me this photo...



"Oh! Nice costumes!", I said. It turns out that we would cosplay the 'normal' clothes of the power rangers. Yeah, I haven't thought of that. My friend is a genius! 

We would portray the characters from Kaizoku Sentai GokaigerIt is the TV show that commemorates the 35th Anniversary of the Super Sentai series. Woah~ That is a lot of power rangers! I can't believe the fact that the series existed way before I was born. Hehehe~

My friend initially suggested that I would play the yellow ranger. But but but... I have always liked pink rangers since the Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger days of Jason, Kimberly, Billy, Trini, and Zack. Hehehe~ I still remember their names from memory. Now don't get confused, I will cosplay the pink ranger from the original Japanese series Gokaiger. Yep, I asked my friend to give me that role. And that is how the pink Gokaiger, Ahim de Famille, got into my cosplan list for 2014.


The pink Gokaiger
Before every cosplay, you need to do a character study. That means researching all about the character, her mannerisms, and way of language. For me, I started out with the easiest route: watching the Gokaiger series. 

Honestly, when I saw Ahim de Famille and hear her speak, I instantly had her figured out. She did not seem to have a complicated personality. I immediately understood how to portray her. So there shouldn't be any need to continue watching the series as my purpose has been fulfilled, right?

Wrong! Hehehe~

I don't know why I was still glued to the screen. Wow! I was instantly hooked as I watched the first episode. The Gokaigers are unique because they are able to use the ranger keys of the previous Super Sentai and thus able to transform into various power rangers! Yay! It was so amazing to watch them transform to Goseiger, Shinkenger, and all the others. I saw Bioman, Fiveman, and oh my gosh~ Jetman! There were other rangers that looked familiar but I can't remember anymore. This is what make the Gokaiger series stand out. It is an incredible trip down nostalgia lane



This Super Sentai series has the same common and predictable plot: evil monsters attack earth and sends out many weak pawns, rangers defeat the enemy with their super weapon, enemy gets revived into a giant, rangers ride a vehicle that merge into a robot, then finally defeats the enemy. And it happens in almost every episode. 

But still, I was addicted to the series! What kept me glued to Gokaiger is the plot development. Despite the slow start, it provides deep character development. It still has that analytical element I'm looking for, just not presented at one go, but rather given on tidbits. 



Yeah~ The Super Sentai series still has appeal to me. I'm very suprised! Hahaha~ It is a good series replays on your head and keeps you addicted to watch more! And oh... did I mention that the OST is so catchy that it will keep playing in your head for the whole day?



I'm super excited to cosplay Ahim de Famille! Let's Go Let's Gokaijaaaa~!

Photo credits: Toei Animation


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