Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship

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Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship
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Film poster for both Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship
Japanese 海賊戦隊ゴーカイジャーTHE MOVIE 空飛ぶ幽霊船
Hepburn Kaizoku Sentai Gōkaijā Za Mūbī Sora Tobu Yūreisen
Directed by Katsuya Watanabe
Produced by Motoi Sasaki
Takaaki Utsunomiya
Takahito Ōmori
Kōichi Yada
Akihiro Fukada
Written by Naruhisa Arakawa
Starring
Narrated by Tomokazu Seki
Music by Kousuke Yamashita
Cinematography Shingo Osawa
Production
company
Distributed by Toei Company
Release dates
  • August 6, 2011 (2011-08-06)
Running time
31 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger the Movie: The Flying Ghost Ship (海賊戦隊ゴーカイジャーTHE MOVIE 空飛ぶ幽霊船 Kaizoku Sentai Gōkaijā Za Mūbī Sora Tobu Yūreisen?) is the title of the film edition of the 35th Super Sentai Series Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. The 3D film was released on August 6, 2011, double-billed with the Kamen Rider OOO film Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals.[1] The Flying Ghost Ship follows the adventures of the Gokaigers, who embark on a quest to find a ghost ship and acquire the legendary treasure called the God Eye (ゴッドアイ Goddo Ai?), which grants any kind of wish to whoever wields it. During their adventure, they must face Los Dark, the captain of the ghost ship, and a host of revived enemies of the previous Super Sentai teams such as Agent Abrella, Baseball Mask and several enemy grunts.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

While on his morning jog, Gai Ikari finds the sky suddenly turning dark as a massive ship emerges from the clouds. Becoming Gokai Silver to investigate in Gojyu Rex, Gai is shocked to find what seemed to be Gokaioh appearing from the ship and attacking him. Defeating Gojyujin, Fake Gokaioh jumps back to the ship as it immediately disappears. Later, aboard the Gokai Galleon, the crew identify the mysterious vessel as the space-wandering ghost ship said to carry a fabled treasure known as the God Eye—which can grant any wish to its holder. Seeing this as a better opportunity to obtain the Greatest Treasure in the Universe regardless of the risks, the Gokai Galleon crew embark on a voyage to find the ghost ship and acquire the God Eye. The Gokai Galleon locates the ghost ship and makes port in its skull figurehead's mouth. After encountering a trio of annoying ghosts who unknowingly pointed them in the right direction, the Gokai Galleon crew reach the ship's main bridge and see the God Eye resting on the left eye of a giant skull. However, they are stopped by the ship's captain Los Dark, who reveals that he was luring would-be thieves to his lair as he sends the crew into a dimensional underworld so his minions can kill them and allow him to live again.

The crew wind up at a park, finding themselves surrounded by ghosts of previous Super Sentai enemy grunts. After the Gokaigers take down several of them, the remaining members from each grunt group merge to form the Combined Combatant. Though the stronger opponent, the Combined Combatant proves to be unstable due to internal conflicting among the grunts composing him over who gets to finish the pirates off. Taking advantage, the Gokaigers use the Battle Fever J Keys to destroy the Combined Combatant with the Penta Force Cannon, the explosion sending them to a baseball stadium, where they confront Baseball Mask of the Black Cross Army who challenges them to a game of baseball. Using the Gorenger Keys, execute the Gorenger Hurricane baseball to accept the Masked Monster's challenge. The Gokaigers score two strikes, and the third one being a distraction move using the G3 Princess trio. The resulting explosion from Baseball Mask's demise sends the Gokaigers into yet another dimension, where they are attacked by Agent Abrella and his Mechanoid army.

Realizing they have no chance if they continue fighting the specters of old Sentai foes without an end in sight, the crew decides to be a distraction with the Dekaranger Keys while Captain Marvelous uses the Red Hawk Key to fly through the portal back into the ghost ship. Emerging, Gokai Red sees Los Dark closing the portal so his crew cannot escape before engaging the specter in a fight between captains. Using the epic battle against Los Dark to get it, Captain Marvelous grabs the God Eye and wishes for his crew's safe return as the item is revealed to be a fake before being shattered. Though defeated by the Gokaigers' Gokai Blast and Slash Final Wave, Los Dark summons Fake Gokaioh as the Gokaigers form Gokaioh to engage their opponent in battle from on the Ghost Ship's mast to the its deck. When Fake Gokaioh is about to fire its main cannon, the Gokaigers summon Variblune, Pat Striker, Magi Dragon, Geki Tiger and Dragon Headder to destroy Fake Gokaioh in an explosion that consumes the Ghost Ship. Back aboard the Gokai Galleon, the crew is having a hearty lunch while Gai arrives and is disappointed upon learning the God Eye was a fake as the pirates assure him that they will have more fun finding the Greatest Treasure without it.

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Film only[edit]

  • Los Dark (ロスダーク Rosu Dāku?): The undead captain of a ghost ship who seeks the God Eye's power to make his desires a reality.
  • Fake Gokaioh (にせゴーカイオー Nise Gōkaiō?): Los Dark's mecha, which is an imitation of Gokaioh with a larger hat, an eye patch, a cape and a large hook in place of the left hand. In addition to the two Gokai Ken swords, Fake Gokaioh is armed with a cannon on its left arm and a laser beam on its eye patch. Its main cannon is larger than Gokaioh's Gokai Hō and has five smaller cannons around it.
  • Combined Combatant (合体戦闘員 Gattai Sentōin?): A fused form of the various revived grunts from previous enemy organizations that follow Los Dark.
  • Gatsun, Beron, and Pachin (ガツン・ベロン・パチン?): A trio of ghosts that reside in Los Dark's ship, harassing the Gokai Galleon crew while unknowingly pointing them in the direction of the God Eye while singing of never telling them where it is.

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