AkibaRanger Episode 06
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Fly On, Great Leader! The Painful Trap of the Delusion Studio
Air date: May 11, 2012
Important things that happened
- Mitsuki learns the importance of properly announcing her name.
- After exiting the closet in the classroom, Malshiina notices one of the children's drawings on the wall has the name Hakase Hiroyo.
- Akagi gains Jetman's Outrageous Power, wings that give him the ability to fly.
- Malshiina appears in the real world.
- The ending song plays through the whole ending for the first time since episode one.
Monster of the Week
Shimokitazawa Hoya 下北沢ホヤ
- Voiced by Matsuno Taiki 松野太紀
- Shimokitazawa is a district in Tokyo known for its stage theater and live music venues; hence theatricality being the motif of his attacks.
- A hoya is a "sea squirt". This clerk has earrings and uses female speech patterns. This prompts Mitsuki to ask why he has a "gray zone" style of talking. His human form is also extremely flamboyant.
Ikura - Itokutora DANCEROID as a cafe employee (DekaPink outfit). When Akagi asks her if her name is Itokutora, she corrects him by saying it's "Ikura". On her blog it says Ikura's official blog, so Ikura seems to be another name she goes by.
Super Sentai References
- Kozukozu cosplays as Sakura from GoGo Sentai Boukenger.
- During the gambling scene, Jetman's Gray and Yuuki Gai are shown. Gray is also shown later on when Yumeria is playing with her posing dolls.
- Ikura, the other maid, cosplays as Umeko from Tokusou Sentai DekaRanger.
- Building from a giant battle in episode 6 of JyuKen Sentai GekiRanger appears.
- Akagi reenacts a scene from episode 39 of Mirai Sentai TimeRanger.
- Akagi recognizes Oomori-zaka, a famous road that is the site of many toku filmings.
- Jet Garuda from Choujin Sentai Jetman, King Pyramider from Chouriki Sentai OhRanger, GrandLiner from Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGo V, DaiVoyager from Boukenger and SaiDaiOh from Gekiranger appear on the background behind Toei Delusional Studios.
- During the battle, Red Hawk from Jetman falls out of the sky and joins in. Unlike other past Super Sentai guests, he has no speaking lines.
- For her guest appearance, Itokutora posted a picture of herself as DekaPink on her blog here. She's a member of DANCEROID, the same group that Kozukozu's actress is in.
- Akagi is able to recognize Hakase and Kozukozu's scene as being from Jetman just from a roulette, and two name tags that say "Gai" and "Gray".
- While talking about the package from Toei, Kozukozu and the other waitress get in an imaginary battle.
- At Toei studio they have a poster for Gabian the Movie, the bootleg toy from the delusion from episode 5.
- When Mitsuki is dueling Hoya in the warehouse, she makes the <gan> and <bashi> sounds that Niibori taught her.
- The otaku who fell victims to Hoya's trap are fans of Yoshii Yuuna 吉井優奈. This idol also appears in the ending song along with the AkibaRangers. Googling this name shows no results, so this must be a made-up character.
- Blog post about it (Japanese)
- Another Blog Post Part 1 (Japanese)
- Another Blog Post Part 2 (Japanese)