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Shakunetsu no Nidaisaimajuu
The Blazing Fires of Two Great Saima Beasts
Matsuri rode a bus that would take her through the pass to the other side of the mountains. There was a man dressed all in black, with sunglasses. He seemed extremely nervous and reacted furiously when a woman tried to move his bag from the center of the aisle. Matsuri noticed a wad of ichi man yen bills (hundred dollar bills, more or less), sticking out of the man's coat.
The first monster was Herugerosu (Hell-gross?). The creature was humanoid, except for having three devil dog heads. It walked into a cave in the mountains and began breathing fire on a particular area. The intent was to waken that which had been destroyed. The first results of its action were earthquakes.
The bus was joggled about, and the driver stopped, telling everyone he would not go on until it was safe. The man in black jumped up, panicking, and demanded the driver continue through the pass. When the driver refused, the man pulled out a pistol and holds it to the poor fellow's head. Lacking a choice, they continued on their way.
Meanwhile, a scientist monitoring the earthquakes called up Mondo to tell him there was something strange going on and he should get his people out. She was Professor Masumi Igarashi, and old friend of Mondo's and his wife's. She teased him, but also urged him to be aware of the danger. He signaled Matsuri first because he knew she was farthest away. But she could not answer him, and his voice from the bracelet attracted the attention of the criminal. When Matsuri could not give an adequate explanation for the signal, he backhanded her one across the mouth, to the horror of the others on the bus. Then there was another great quake. The bus was on a bridge, and the shock knocked it sideways through the guardrail, leaving it precariously balanced. The door swung open and the criminal fell out it, clinging desperately to the bottom edge, unable to pull himself up. Matsuri still ignored her father's calls as she grabbed the man's hand and struggled to bring him back into the bus. However, the bus was beginning to slide over the edge. Mondo had alerted her brothers that something was up and Matsuri probably needed help. They had to leave, without being able to adequately explain the situation to Kyoko (you remember her, she's Shou's superior and wants to join GoGoFive), who was visiting them at the time.
The bus driver told Matsuri to give it up, but she wouldn't. In the end he came and helped. Together they were able to get the leverage to pull the young criminal back into the bus. Everyone congratulated the three. Then the bus began to slide again. Just then Green Hover locked magnetic clamps to the roof and pulled the bus all the way back onto the bridge. The boys (in armor of course) ran inside to make certain Matsuri was all right. Yes, she was fine. And the now-reformed criminal was all forgiven. Curiously, it seemed he was transporting some sort of instrument that detected the monster's emanations. It had been stolen, and Matsuri's presence on the bus was to find it. The bus driver was injured and could not drive, so the reformed criminal told them he knew how to drive a bus and could take them to safety. Matsuri believed him. The bus drove away. Another quake alerted our heroes and, using the device, they followed the signal to Herugerosu, who tried to drive them off. Matsuri changed into armor, and the fight began!
Herugerosu flamed them. Matsuri and Matoi used a double-pronged attack to fight it. Meanwhile, the bus driver asked the young man why he changed, to which the reply was Matsuri helped him at the risk of her own life, even after he smacked her (I'm severely paraphrasing, here) and he wanted to be worthy of her effort.
Our heroes broke Herugerosu, and Pierre quickly made him big. So GoGoFive called in their vehicles and formed the robot. The hand to hand battle began. With their now-standard flip they knocked Herugerosu, but he just got back up. So they used fire retardant, which seriously weakened Herugerosu. Then they called in their sword and destroyed him. They thought it was over, but the Saima mother had witnessed all this and channeled power to the same place Herugerosu had been flaming. Eyes, a form in the flames. The road the bus was on split and the young man barely stopped the bus in time.
The ground quaked, and there was a deep, menacing growl, and then another giant creature stepped from the ground. It was the Magma Golem! "But we killed that one already!" Even the Saima were surprised. Diinasu commented on the power it must have taken to regenerate the monster. They seemed rather frightened.
The demon broke the sword. Mondo gasped in total shock. Then the Magma Golem knocked down our heroes' robot. Turning, it saw the remains of Herugerosu. In a blast of power it rebuilt him, more powerful than before, with armor on the middle head. The Saima were even more stunned than before.
Mondo and little Mint were watching as their computers warned that the GoGoFive were severely weakened. Kyoko was seeing the same thing on the computer in the house. "Don't die! Please don't die!" she called. But the two demons, armed with club and sword, were more than a match for the robot.
The monsters' strikes laid open the ciruitry in the robot. They caught its arms and threw it around. Mondo and Kyouko prayed. Then the ground opened beneath the robot and it fell. Mint was frightened when GoRed did not answer its calls. The Saima were pleased, they might actually win this time. The monsters sank beneath the ground to recover.
Our heroes staggered out of the hole, bruised, battered, covered in soot. The sword was broken, the robot was down. To top it off, the mountain started spewing fireballs. An eruption looked like it was about to begin. Our heroes were almost hit by the fireballs. They saw the Earthquake Center and ran towards it. An imp saw them going. They ran inside to find the bus folks and the scientists all huddled on the floor. Then the building shook. Professor Masumi Igarashi arrived, warning them that this place was not safe anymore, saw Matsuri and knew her. Yes, the energy sensor the young man had stolen was meant for this lab, and Matsuri handed it over. The machine was shouting warning at the increasing energy levels beneath the mountain. "You all get out of here, this is our job," she told the kids. When they protested that they could help, she asked just what they imagined they could do. Nagare says they could call in the Victory Robot. Matsuri protested that it was broken, but Nagare checked his bracelet and said there was still energy. The sounds of the mountain were frightening. Then came another hard quake. A fireball hit the wall and through it came the imps. Our heroes changed into their armor and fought.
Kyoko had madly typed on a computer in the hopes of activating or creating some helpful program. As she typed, she hit a sequence of keys that opened the secret door to the undersea shuttle. She headed in and found Mondo, despairing for his children. She told him he had not really failed. They were interrupted by a signal from Matoi and the others, telling them what was going on and of the need to stop the eruption. The disaster would be terrible. Our heroes fled the Earthquake Center, trying to get back to the robot to start fighting again.
They were able to get through the imps and get Victory Robo out of the hole. Under Kyoko's continuing encouragement, Mondo decided to try out the GoLiner program. The trouble was he had not solved a problem with the energy feedback loop. Fighting in this robot was not going to be pleasant.
Our heroes were not doing so well against the two demons. While they fought a delaying battle, Mondo madly set up the programs. He prayed to his dead wife for their children. The GoLiner command seats realigned as he had programmed them to. The trains came out and linked up, heading out of the city until they stopped. Our heroes were getting badly beaten. Then Mondo called them and told them to go to the trains. Matoi protested running from the fight, but Mondo said, "You aren't running away. It's your only chance!"
The robots broke up and each settled into a bay in the GoLiner. Our heroes called the launch command. The train blew its whistle and started forward. Streets folded back and a new track rose from the ground to bring the train up and launch it into the air! Mint told them to begin the change!
This was a cool scene. Our heroes started the transformation sequence. The trains parted, aligned together (below a flying 747) and formed into a tall, beautiful fighting robot. The GrandLiner, Mondo told them. The thing was huge, more than twice the size of the two monsters they were fighting. They fired everything they had at the Magma Golem, starting with the Liner Gatling, using Liner Homing, and it broke into pieces, flames falling off into the woods. Our heroes were not in the best of shape, due to energy backlash, they were suffering a major power drain. But there was still Herugerosu. It flamed them, and was shaken when they were still standing afterwards. They activated another sequence, difficult to describe, but its power backlash was most painful for our heroes. Grand Storm.
Their attack disintegrated the monster, leaving flaming remains, and the mountain erupted! Our heroes sent a blast which, thankfully, neutralized the eruption. The scientists in their lab were delighted as they observed that the dangerous energy levels were dropping. Professor Igarashi signaled Mondo to tell him everything was all right. Very happy, they were. She contratulated him on his children. When Kyoko popped up to ask what they were talking about, Mondo claimed it was just an old fairy tale.
The Saima mother was much aggrieved and said so to her children, who tried to counter reassure her they would do everything they could.
Our heroes came back to the center. Matsuri thanked the young man, Shouji Numata, now a reformed soul, who blushed and apologized. Unfortunately, at that time the police arrived with an arrest order for him. Matsuri tried to convince them to let him go, but he said himself that he should go and serve his time. The arresting officer, however, was more gentle with him, knowing the man was a hero. I wondered if there was a chance of seeing more of this young fellow. But he never came back that we saw.
Mint was helping Mondo reprogram the suits. He needed them to channel electricity better, both for fighting and for using the Grand Liner. Needless to say, he had all the bracelets.
Nagare walked in dressed in his rescue orange, carrying hard hats. Matoi wanted to practice rappeling with his brothers and sister. They were less than pleased, as all were at the moment doing other things. Matoi himself was up on the rooftop, arranging the equipment. He had put up a poster with the practice schedule he came up with for the day. The WHOLE day. Daimon came rushing inside, ecstatic! He had four tickets to lunch at an expensive French restaurant. With absolute delight, they registered that they could go, and hushed each other, giggling.
Matoi was sick of waiting and went to hit the intercom. "Nagare! Shou! Daimon! Matsuri! It's time to practice, get up here!" Silence. He repeated the summons. Downstairs, the four hardhats and rappeling rope were neatly laid out on the coffee table.
The imps rushed in to their masters, excited and chittering. Jirufiiza took a look at the lumpy red thing they held in their arms. Diinasu recognized it as a piece of the Magma Golem. When the thing split up, pieces had flown away in flames. Yet it seemed to be alive, its shell rippling. The faint sound of a heartbeat reached their ears. Curious, Jirufiiza touched it. Everyone ducked when it glowed brightly. But it did not explode, no! It became a new type of card! Jirufiiza realized that this was a gift from their mother, her power channeled through the Magma Golem. Koboruta demanded that they make a new monster from one of his. Pierre gladly complied. Koboruta's Jyuuki, with one hand a fanged demon's head, was ready to attack.
A peeved Matoi made instant Ramen. Grumbling incessently he ate, deciding he might as well keep it all to himself since his bratty siblings had disappeared. Meanwhile, they were contentedly eating at the restaurant, commisserating about Matoi. The five of them living together was not at all easy. One day Nagare was making some important computer parts and dropped a piece. Matoi accidently stepped on it. When Nagare complained, he said "You can make it again!" and walked out. Shou remembered playing something like Chess with him one day and beating him. Matoi was a sore loser and whapped Shou with a newspaper. Daimon remembers driving home after a long day with Matoi sleeping in another seat and trying to wake him to drive instead, because he was very tired. Matoi grumbled it wasn't so far and said to leave him alone. And Matsuri remembered her brother walking in on her in the bathroom when she only had a towel on. He was naked himself, though he held a towel over his privates. He could not understand why she was upset!
Just as they were chuckling about all the troubles, the building shuddered and shook. Then the ceiling started falling in. Jyuuki had come. With his dragon-head hand he bit a building and it started to break apart explosively. Matoi rushed into his father's lab to get the bracelets, but they were not ready yet. So he started to run to help with the rescue effort. Mint frantically tried to call him back, but Matoi said he had to go, even without the bracelets. There seemed to be a side complaint about Nagare in there, but I could not make it out.
Huddled on the floor, a shower of dust falling on them, the others held themselves over some of their fellow patrons of the diner. The people saw a hole in the wall and jumped up to run for it. Nagare dove to block the man in the lead, knocking him away just as the ceiling started to cave in, thus saving the man's life. However, they were still trapped. There was another door leading to a balcony and the Tatsumis began setting the emergency evacuation equipment to get the people with them out of there. Matoi arrived with other people, determined to join them and get into the building, despite the flames. In the meantime, the tunnel the Tatsumis set up allowed several people to get out of the building.
Matoi and the other firemen finally got through, managed to move some debris to open up a small exit. He called to the people he saw trapped inside. Matsuri recognized his voice first. They were ashamed when he shouted at them, but there were a couple of people whose injuries made it too dangerous to send them down the slide, and these they sent through the hole in the wall to their brother and the other firemen. Matoi shouted at them to clear more debris. They sent the cook out. There was one more man, but they heard horrible noises and realized the ceiling where his siblings were was about to cave in. The whole building was about to go. He called warning, and they barely managed to jump away in time. They could not get out the tunnel, now. There was only them and one stranger, a man, left. The man made it out through the hole in the wall in a panic, and Matoi called to his siblings to hurry. They ran towards him, but then flames lept up between them.
The building was about to fall apart, and they received an urgent call to evacuate. Matoi was forced to leave with the firemen and the injured people, his brothers and sister still stuck inside the crumbling building, flames all around them. Smoke and heat, they crawled to another door and opened it, but just as they did the room beyond burst into flames. Shou, hysterical, cursed Matoi, but Daimon told him it wasn't his fault, he had no choice. Nagare covered a coughing Matsuri with a damp towel, and they huddled together. They'd about given up when they thought they heard Matoi calling them. He crashed down in his battle armor through the ceiling. Their father was finally finished reprogramming the bracelets and Matoi had to struggle through the flames and falling mortar to get them to his family. They were too weak from smoke and heat to do more then pray, and reach for him. Eventually he made it througbh the flames into their waiting arms.
They changed and fled the flames. Matoi used the fire-retardent gun from the Lifebird to clear a path, nearly collapsing (he had been hit several times trying to get to them) and they escaped. Jyuuki was about to kill a young woman trapped in her car when the GogoFive arrived to challenge him. Matoi led the attack and almost got caught, but Daimon freed him. Nagare struck, then Matsuri. They used the LifeBird and destroyed the demon. However....
Pierre brought in the new Golem Card. In power and magic far greater than they used before, the demon reconstructed not merely large, but more monstrous even than before! Our heroes called in the Grand Liner and launched it into the sky to form the robot! Nice sequence. They landed to fight the demon. It wasn't easy, as they set up the Liner-Homing and Liner-Gatling, enduring the power backlash and firing on the demon. But it was not fazed and came and punched them. It was painful, but they managed to knock it down. They used the Grand-Storm attack and kill it.
Everything was over. In order to make up for abandoning him earlier, his brothers and sister had to stand and watch him eating a delicious Japanese meal. His father walked in and asked why they were not eating too. "Oh, they already ate. French for lunch. Just the four of them." Then they noticed the bag of empty instant Ramen and realized that he had in fact eaten luch, and while they roughhoused playfully, their father sat down and enjoyed the meal Matoi had abandoned.
Pierre and the Imps were looking for pieces of the Magma Golem and to their distress were unable to find any. Furious, Pierre beat on the imps, then returned to base to kneel and apologize, weeping, for his failure. But Jirufiiza told him to make a new monster anyway and they did.
Matoi had most of his siblings working with him, practicing rappeling. They protested, exhausted, but he reminded them that running the Grand Liner was no piece of cake. Nagare was working on the programming of the Victory Robo, and so was their father. In the meantime the new monster, Jirufiiza's Saibagirudo, found a power transformer of some sort and used it to tap into the virtual world. The family got home to find someone had made sushi and tea. Kyoko, she greeted them and did her best to make them value her. Mondo and Nagare came and began competing for the best bits of sushi. At that moment, a panic-stricken Mint contacted them. It seemed crazy things were going on with computers all over the city. Their father pointed out that the GogoFive systems were better shielded, but Nagare hauled out his own computer and, between his programming and the anti-virus programs they were able to protect their systems. His siblings praised him as he tracked down the source of this virus. He brought a new weapon he had made and they went down into the warehouse or whatever it is where they found Saibagirudo. Challenged, it called in the imps. Mint warned them that their suits were no protection against the demon's virus. Nagare brought out his new weapon and it effectively blocked the creature, but our heroes were overconfident and the demon got Nagare, infecting him. The demon happily left our heroes in distress.
At the Saima base they were playing an old dance song, to which the imps were playfully dancing to entertain their masters. Everyone was quite pleased with themselves and preparing their next attack.
Our heroes, battered and bruised, were back home, with Kyoko taking care of them. Nagare sat apart, distressed by his failure. But their father came out with a weapon he made that he wanted them to use. It was probable this would work better than Nagare's weapon. The siblings were willing to believe it and Nagare fled the room in frustration, for his father had shamed him.
He sat on a bench next to the water. Then Kyoko came with his favorite type of sushi to talk to him about this battle for supremacy with his father. She looked very lovely with the wind blowing her hair back. She told him about fathers and sons, competing, reminding him of his love for his father. Encouraged, he gobbled a few of the sushi and said he would go back and not give up.
Saibagirudo was preparing its new attack, and Nagare was trying to figure out where it would most likely strike. He saw a transformer tower and realized what would happen. He called Matoi to tell him and ran towards a satellite broadcast station, to meet Saibagirudo there and challenge it. It knocked him about a bit before he transformed into armor, but he was not at his best. It caught him in its tentacles and invaded his systems, knocking him badly and he fell in agony. But then his family arrived to use the weapon their father had given them. First they used it to purge the virus from Nagare, then forced the monster back. Matoi marveled at its effectiveness before he remembered he might hurt Nagare's feelings, but Nagare no longer had any problem with that. He told his brother, "Let's go for it!" They destroyed the monster.
Pierre quickly made the demon big. Nagare called in the GoLiner, and they formed the Grandliner, used the Grand Storm at once! Saibagirudo was no pushover and knocked them back. They used their scanner to determine the monster's weak point and dropped into Grand Liner mode, then formed the Victory Robo. Saibagirudo launched a flying attack, and they were able to turn him aside. Using their extension ladder arms they knocked him down, called in the Braver Sword and sliced him to little bitty pieces. Yeah! Victory!
Our young heroes applauded their brother and father's skills, then Kyoko looked at the weapon their father had given them, only to see it had Nagare's signature on the bottom. Yes, all this time it was their brother's weapon, simply repaired, they had been using. Their father shrugged and nodded as they started to scold him for taking credit for Nagare's invention, but he had never said this gun was his own design. Nagare smiled and shook his head.
Koboruta stomped forward angrily, "What? You can't find my card?!" he demanded of Pierre. Diinasu said, "Hurry up and find it." Pierre was both distressed and embarrassed. Drop summoned him over. He had a card and Pierre picked it up reverently. He studied the demon pictured and agreed, tossing the card into the gate. The demon's power was a kind of fluttering disruption and it caused the Saima pain. The demon identified itself as Buro-gen, and said he could find the missing card. I'm not certain if they were impressed or annoyed, but they agreed to let him try.
Shou was putting Green Hover through its paces, his father admiring his flying ability. Then Mint detected a disturbance. Mondo identified it as a Saima signal, and Shou decided he would take the Hover to the coordinates and see what was up. His father did not want him to go alone, but Shou said confidently, it would take him no time.
Drop was hovering around, they'd narrowed it down to a particular valley and were about to head into it when they heard someone shouting, "Yahoo!" (actually, it's "Ya hoh" which they do in Japan a lot when they want to hear an echo back). Irritated by the noise, Pierre sent the Imps to investigate and drive the humans off.
One slightly chubby, nerdy girl in blue (Tamie Ununo) was clinging for dear life to the edge of a wooden plank bridge (a very solid, stable bridge) while her friend in yellow (Hitomi Matsuzaka) bounced around and shouted for echoes. Another girl (Sayori Takeda), in pink and a short black skirt, stomped over. "What are you doing standing hear shouting for echoes?! I want to find the hot springs!" Hitomi asked her why not just go on and Sayori said, "There are more than one, you know!" Tamie urged her to check the map, so she drew it out and they put their heads together to read it. Hitomi asked, "From here?" pointing to a spot on the map. Sayori said, "No, we're here!" and pointed to the opposite side of the map. Then the paper was jerked from their hands and flew over the edge of the bridge. Sayori shouted at her for being stupid, Tamie was telling them to stop when someone held up the map for them. They were about to say thank you when they looked up and found a group of imps standing there. They screamed, and Hitomi clawed frantically at the imp in front of her, stunning it. Then they screamed and ran, with the imps in pursuit.
Shou arrived on the scene, looked down and saw the running crowd. He set the Hover on auto and went to the rescue. Tamie fell. Her two friends stumbled to a halt, saw the imps right behind them and said, "Goodbye!" waving sorrowfully (nice friends *snort*). The imps were about to stab her and she started to scream, then stopped in mid-shriek as she looked up. The others followed her gaze. Shou arrived on the scene and chased off the imps. He helped the astonished Tamie sit up, "Are you okay?" She was shocked and delighted to be rescued. Her friends came rushing over all excited now that the imps were gone. Shou finished getting her into a rescue harness. Her two companions tried to pull her out of it, because they wanted to be rescued first. Frustrated, Shou shoved them back and had the Hover haul the two of them up. Sayori and Hitomi grumbled, then started arguing over which of them went next.
Drop heard the Hover, called the demon's attention to it. The demon fired on it and so it crashed, Shou and Tamie dropped to the ground. With silence enforced demon and imps continued their search for the Golem Card.
Mondo was very worried. He sent the others into the area, and they were racing with their rescue equipment. Mint announced that he could not contact Shou, and the brothers and sister helped each other as they hurried to the place they last knew he was. They found the crashed Green Hover, still smoking. Oh, no. They stayed near Hover, calling for Shou, then they heard a strange, buzzing noise. It was the sound of the Saima monster signalling for the card, but they did not know about the card, they only knew they were missing Shou.
Speaking of whom... He was unconscious, his arm in the cold, rushing water of a stream. Hitomi poked at his bruised cheek until he sat up abruptly. Sayori was trying to wake Tamie, and when the girl woke, the first thing she did was search frantically for her glasses. Shou clambered to his feet and came to her, asked her if she was okay. It took an instant for her to register her cuts and bruises and shriek an indignant, "OUCH!" Hitomi made snide comments and he ignored her, tried to signal his family, but all he can hear through the comm badge is the Saima buzz. "I can't get through. I'll go fight the Saima, you three have to get out of here."
The girls reacted quickly, angered by the idea. Tamie snapped, "You're from Gogofive! You guys are rescue professionals! We'll make mistakes!" (at least, I think that's what they're saying." He said, "You can't mean that." The jist of their answer was: "We don't know anything about the mountains, we're city kids. We're only girls and you should take care of us, you can't leave us alone!" They folded their arms and glared at him. Oh, poor Shou!
The Saima thought they found the card, but just as they were about to head straight for it, the other Gogofive arrived, demanding to know what horrible deeds they were up to. Pierre called in the imps and our heroes changed into their fighting uniforms,
Meanwhile, Shou had to carry Tamie piggyback as they made their way down the stream-side on slippery, moss-covered rocks. Tamie told him not to give up, and Hitomi started whining about wasn't there a more convenient way. Shou snapped angrily, "NO!" and continued on. Sayori echoed the complaint. Meanwhile, everyone else was fighting. Pierre sent the demon on to search for the card and he and Drop stayed to delay the Gogofive. Pierre said, "You can't go this way." Matoi said, "You're a Saima!" and Pierre replied that he was not exactly a Saima. He indicated Drop, who he had in the crook of one arm, "He's the third Saima son. I'm the wizard Pierre." Matsuri called Drop cute, but the little dragon-Saima let loose a blast from his eyes that knocked our heroes down, and he snickered evilly.
Shou staggered through the rocks at the stream-side, and Tamie told him he could not rest. Poor boy. He took another step and heard one of the girls behind him whine, "I can't walk anymore." He turned and gaped at them. Sayori was powdering her nose, and Hitomi was whining and rubbing her foot. Shou had had enough. He snapped, "Why don't you leave your things if they're too heavy?" Sayori held up her bag and said it was very expensive. He started back to them. "Is it worth your life??!" The two girls laughed and said something about him. Shou let Tamie fall onto the rocks. The girls spoke about how they wanted to go to the resort where their car was and the Gogofive would take care of everything. Overheated, overstressed, and with such pleasant company, Shou lost it for a minute. The girls made snide comments, though Tamie was not as bad as her friends and she tried to get him to talk to her, when he grabbed her and pulled her to hide with the others. The demon arrived.
The card was inside the boulder the girls and Shou were hiding behind. As the demon approached, the girls started to whimper and Shou hushed them. He said, "I'll distract it. You girls run away." With the demon right there, they were beginning to take things seriously, whimpering they said, "No, no, we can't we don't know." "Yes, you can," he told them, then rushed out to fight the monster. He changed into armor. The monster was furious and identified him. Shou said, "You're the one who shot down Green Hover!" "So I did!" The girls peered out from behind the boulder to watch him fight, frightened.
At the exact same time, his family were fighting Pierre and Drop, and getting the worst of it. Shou saw the girls peering at him and urged them to run. They ducked back behind the boulder. The demon threw him into the stream and stalked towards the boulder. Shou saw the girls cringing together and dragged himself up, jumped between them and the blast, taking the shot that destroyed the boulder. The demon laughed maniacally and ran off with the card.
The girls got up and ran to Shou, who was badly battered but still in armor. "Are you all right?" Pushing himself onto his back he growled, "No, I'm not." But he could not get up and lay there for a moment getting his breath back. He growled that he had to go and help his family, they were going to be in great danger, especially now the Saima had that card back, and they would need him. The girls exchanged frightened looks and Hitomi whimpered softly, "But..." Shou started to get up, and the girls helped him anxiously to his feet. He said, "You can do it!" They nodded reluctantly. He moved off to go join his family in their fight, and the girls stood bravely to watch him leave. He said, "Don't give up." They nodded.
Drop bashed our heroes for a while, but unfortunately became sleepy, and he had to go to the bathroom. Pierre tried to get him to keep fighting, but he could not (and he peed all over Pierre's shoes (only in Japan)). The demon arrived and handed the Golem card to Pierre, then ran to fight the Gogofive. But Shou also arrived and was welcomed by his family. Shou led the fight against the demon, and they destroyed it with the Livebird. Pierre was fanning Drop, who watched in horror as his monster died. Pierre used the card to make it big. It got a really interesting new look, like wearing a moth on its chest.
Shou worried because Green Hover was damaged, Nagare told him it would be fine, the plane was being repaired inside its bay in the Grand Liner. So our heroes called in the Grand Liner Robot. They attacked the demon with the Liner Gatling, but it was not scratched, and also they were suffering a dangerous power drain. Their father and Mint warned them frantically. Determined, they fired the Liner Homing. Eventually they got through the demon's sheilding and destroyed it. Pierre was furious beyond belief. He walked off, discussing the matter with Drop.
Our heroes went to the resort, where there were some police officers, and Matsuri treated Tamie's scratches, while Sayori and Hitomi were taking pictures of themselves. They greeted Shou with utter delight. His brothers listened enviously as the girls hung all over him, thinking he had three dates and they complained to each other about it. Shou grinned back over his shoulder, but then the girls said they were just kidding. He wouldn't get a badge for forcing them to walk on their own and leaving them with all that danger about.... Overwhelmed, Shou jumped over the fence past his brothers, who snickered evilly.
Pierre summoned and called. Into Diinasu' hands appeared a golden egg. She laughed. Demosu, the egg would hatch into a magnificent, powerful demon. It needed to be in water. And Diinasu passed the egg into Pierre's rather clumsy hands.
The family was all sitting around moping about the fact that Daimon had been working himself into the ground lately. We saw Daimon in hot pursuit of a young boy with blue hair, who led him a wild chase through a crowded street. Though Daimon had a bad run-in with a bunch of bicycles, somehow they never hit any people. The boy made it over a fence, around a corner, hid behind some bushes at a park and when Daimon ran by, commented smugly that he was getting tired. And then he heard weird voices. He saw the Pierre and a bunch of imps. Daimon heard them and ran for the others. The boy got too close and the Saima saw him, caught him and were about to execute him, when Daimon arrived and changed into armor. He and the others wreaked havoc with the Saima. Pierre started to drive them off when the Imps came frantically to him. The egg was missing! Panicked, they teleported off. Daimon realized that Reeji (the blue-haired boy) was also gone.
Reeji, carrying the egg, returned home. This was his e-ticket, his pot of gold.
Pierre snuck to the demon-gate with one of Jirufiiza's cards showing an image of a bird-like demon, Garaga. He tossed it into the gate, and soon the monster came out. It was one that could find the egg. Pierre heard Diinasu coming and kicked the bird behind a pillar. Diinasu demanded to know how he was taking care of the egg. He reassured her, while signalling the demon to stay out of sight.
Daimon told the others how he knew Reeji. One night he saw a crying girl-child and went to comfort her, when a young man who'd just robbed a store came barrelling out. Daimon caught him, and the boy spun a quick sob-story about being the girl's older brother and desperately needing money. Daimon hesitated, and the boy knocked him down, mocked him and fled into the night with the money. From then on Reeji appeared frequently, on one occasion throwing a bunch of ball-bearings out to knock Daimon off his bike, escaping in a rowboat and mockingly mooning him, dumping a bunch of empty cardboard boxes on his head and disappearing over the rooftops. He really had driven Daimon up the wall. The family expressed mock sympathy, but then Mint called them. Imps were raiding grocery stores and bringing loads of eggs to the bird-demon. Furious, Garaga said those were not the ones. Our heroes arrived, bewildered by the going-ons, and asked what was up. To which Garaga actually explained. Incredulous, our heroes and the Saima were about to go at it when a bunch of leaflets drifted down. They picked them up and read. They were ransom notes, with pictures of the egg, in color! "Come to such and such a place with all of this, or I'll break the egg." The Saima teleported out. Our heroes were extremely confused until Daimon glanced up and saw Reeji on the rooftop. Reeji took off at high speeds, but our heroes managed to surround him. No escape. He sat down angrily, pouting. They demanded to know if he really had the blasted egg and he said, sure. They demanded it back and all gathered in front of him. "Sure, sure, here's the egg!" he backed up and pulled out a can of pepper spray (or something like that) and sprayed them all. Laughing like a maniac the boy was off, while our poor heroes coughed. "You morons!" Reeji mocked them before vanishing.
Pierre tore up the ransom notes in a total fury. Garaga brought a case full of something we did not get to see, but I guess it was meant to be money. An imp handed Pierre a Golem-card and he was fussing, when to his horror he discovered a mouse under his feet! (actually, it was a gerbil, but Pierre thought it a mouse and the sound effects guys have it squeaking. I mean, gee, was a mouse too expensive or something? NeverMind.)
The next day, 5 minutes before noon, two young street musicians played a song whose English portion of the lyrics went: "Come on, daybreak..." A woman with a baby carriage walked by with a pregnant woman, and a business man in a suit wandered about. Yes, they were our heroes. Nagare was dressed as one woman, Matsuri as the pregnant one. The two played at casual gossip and giggled. Daimon tripped over his brothers' toes, maybe on purpose. He'd come to tell Matoi and Shou that it was almost time. They saw a group of seven suspicious characters in red shirts, black suits and sunglasses, arrive with a case. Then a toy helicopter flew in, carrying the egg in a small net beneath it. From the speaker came Reeji's voice, telling the Saima to put the case in the garbage can or he would break the egg. They obeyed. Reeji was in the water on a speedboat. And the garbage can was tied to the boat. Off he went, but Nagare fired a tracker on the can. The egg broke. It was not the real egg after all! The imps jumped into the water to pursue Reeji, who would not stand a chance. Daimon ran to help him, knowing Reeji would be caught, while the demon fought the others.
He lost Reeji, but Mint called to tell him where the signal was coming from. Reeji arrived home, laughing happily. He rolled on his beat-up, ancient couch in front of the case he thought contained a lot of money. He lived in a shelter atop an old apartment building, without running water, electricity or heat. He was a homeless kid. He was all set to open the case, when the imps smashed their way in. They were about to slice and dice him, but Daimon arrived and fought them off. Reeji tried to sneak off with the money. Daimon just looked at him. Reeji started to make excuses, but Daimon simply said he had to go help his family. There followed a short speech about greater responsibility and Reeji could be doing so much more with his brains, before Daimon left. Reeji protested, and in fury tossed the case aside.
Daimon arrived in time to turn the tide of battle. The furious bird-brain got a beak full of Gogofive firepower. Daimon and Matoi together nearly killed it, but it farted at them! Then it hit them with exploding feathers. Just as it was about to kill them, Reeji arrived with the egg. He mocked the demon and tossed the egg high into the air. The bird leaped to catch it, and our heroes blasted him in mid-air. The demon fell to pieces. The egg smashed upon the ground. Reeji cheered his success, and Daimon admired the kid's gumption. But Pierre was furious and fired a killing shot. Reeji collapsed with a cry of agony. Pierre used the Golem card and re-created the Garaga, clad in armor. Daimon furiously called in the Goliner. Our heroes went for the big guns right away, forming the Grand Liner. They started with the Liner-Gatling, but the demon's armor was proof against it. Next they pulled out the Grand Fire, the weapon opened cracks in the demon's armor, and the Grand Storm finished it off.
Daimon raced to Reeji. "Don't be dead, don't be dead!!!" And Reeji opened his eyes. A check revealed that he had strapped a telephone book to his stomach. It protected him from the main force of the shot, but he was still in bad shape and collapsed across Daimon. Daimon was just glad Reeji was still alive, and hugged him.
Diinasu was justifiably furious with Pierre. So, for that matter, were Jirufiiza and Koboruta. She wouldn't kill him, but he might wish she had. We heard him screaming after we saw her preparing to run him through with her sword.
In the hospital, Reeji was heavily bandaged. Broken leg, arm, concussion. Daimon was still trying to dig answers from the boy. Shou came with the case and opened it. "Check this out," he said. It was full of bundles of leaves. Probably in the ransom message, Reiji had said green-stuff or something, that the Saima in their confusion had interpreted to mean leaves. The Gogofive snickered. Daimon, meanwhile, was practically taunting Reeji, and accidently put pressure on the poor boy's cracked ribs, jumping back at his cry of pain.
At the Saima base, Jirufiiza spoke angrily to sleepy Drop and sheepish Diinasu. But Koboruta insisted he had a monster that would defeat the GoGoFive. Pierre sent the card into the gate, and out came the earth-shaking elephant demon, Ganemuujya. It had extra eyes in its ears. It was green and yellow and had fangs at the end of its snout. Yeeesh.
So, our heroes ate lunch together. Matsuri sat next to Matoi, who was next to Shou, who was next to Daimon, who was next to Nagare, who was across from Matsuri. heh. And Matoi was generally grouching at each of them as they ate noodles. Shou made it, I guess. When he turned to Matsuri, she told him to stop right there. He was, it seems, complaining and complaining about the food. They told him if he was so great, to go and make it himself! Shou threw the apron at him, and he huffed and left to do so.
He leaned on his cart and grumbled as he wandered through the vegetable section of the market, paying no attention, and knocked over a little girl. Apologizing profusely, he helped her to her feet and handed her the shopping basket she had dropped when he ran into her. In the basket was a box of curry, and Matoi realized just what it was he wanted to make! Confusing the little girl utterly, he said, "Ah-ha! I've got it!" "Eh?" she asked as he started off. He gathered all manner of things to make special curry with and she watched, astonished, him throwing rather random things into the cart (though carrots and onions also make it in). He rather swiftly over-filled the small cart, and some potatoes fell on the floor. The little girl helped him pick them up, dispensing advice. She started putting things back on the shelves, and asked him if, since he was making curry, what kind of salad was he making with it? And what kind of dressing would he be using? What was he going to have for dessert? Because for best taste these things had to acheive a balance. She also replaced his onions with a better type. Matoi was not quite catching up with her gentle questions. Heck, she was about half his size. She informed him with a gentle smile that she personally liked cake and ice cream. And would he be having coffee or green tea with this dinner? At that point, Matoi collapsed in helplessness.
The two walked home together, Matoi with two bags of groceries, the little girl with one. Matoi had listened to the girl's advice, and remarked with admiration that she really liked cooking. She said her mother taught her to make everything herself. Her name was Erika, and she was 9 years old. He told her who he was his age (24). They continued home together, then a bus clearly out of control came at them as they crossed a street, and Matoi snatched up Erika to throw them both out of danger. He looked into the windows as the bus careened past and saw that the children and driver inside were unconscious! He changed into armor and threw himself at the window of the bus, trying to get in.
Erika witnessed this, standing up. She glanced down in amazement at the groceries strewn on the ground, saw Matoi's ID tag lying there. Matoi got into the bus and managed to stop it, then shook the driver awake. First shocked by Go Red's presence, then he looked behind him, and a green tentacle came flying at them both. Matoi was knocked from the bus by Ganemuujya. It was about to blast him, when it ran out of power. Matoi pressed his attack and knocked it into water. At about that moment the others arrived. Matoi, confused, told them the demon had run off.
Discussing it, they returned home and stopped in suprise to find their laundry strung across the living room, clean and hanging to dry. Matoi was exclaiming in shock on his boxers hanging there, when he saw a child's red leather pack sitting on the table, and a moment later saw little Erika, who welcomed him home. She was wearing his tag and had made curry for them. He stared in delighted surprise while his brothers and sister inhaled the delicious scent and licked their lips. Matsuri was all set to let her brother have it for not making his own, when their father arrived.
He was happily toting a shallow bowl, ready for his share of the curry. It seems he was the one who let Erika in, when she arrived with all the groceries Matoi had forgotten. Erika started serving the rice for the curry, telling Matoi she felt sorry for him because he had to go off and fight without any of this good curry she'd told him how to make. So she decided to make it for him. After all, he's Go Red. Matoi was not exactly handling this graciously, as it showed that he wasn't as good as he was trying to convince his siblings he was. They were all set to start teasing him, when Erika offered him his plate and said, please eat. She clasped his id tag where it lay on her neck, as he sat. His siblings noted the tag in amazement.
At that moment the computer beeped. They had a video call from the Super Rescue Lab, where the unconscious children from the bus were taken. The man explained what had happened to the kids. Their energy was stolen. And Mint located the demon at the park. They ran to fight it, leaving a bewildered Erika behind. She was very concerned, for she knew Matoi had not eaten.
They arrived at the park, and Ganemuujya told them it sucked the energy from children, and with this energy it had great power. Our heroes determined to stop it, and they fought their way through the imps. But Erika came running and Matoi saw her and leaped to protect her, pulling her to the side. "Erika, why are you here?" and she explained that she had brought him the curry. The demon fired on Matoi, his siblings dove between them and were injured. The demon was about to fire on Matoi again, but had used up its power for now and started to weaken. Matoi leaped to attack it, but Koboruta knocked him aside and mocked him, blasted him one powerful shot that left him down. They vanished. Erika ran to him to make sure he was all right, but he was furious with her for interrupting their fight. His anger hurt her, and she told him she was just trying to take care of him, and ran off. Ashamed of his anger, still holding the box lunch, he was not sure quite what to do.
Bandaged, bruised and battered, our heroes gathered together in their living room, and Daimon and Matsuri brought up the matter of poor, sweet little Erika. Matoi was being stoic, but he was unhappy with himself. He pointed out he could not have her endangering them all by interfering. The others were gentle with him. Matoi looked at the box lunch and finally went to open it up. She had brought him curry rice, and he ate it. His brothers and sister watched him sympathetically.
Erika sat in the park, saddened. She held the tag she wore around her neck that had his name on it. As she was sitting there, looking so sad, she heard cries of alarm. She looked up to see Ganemuujya terrorizing boys playing soccer. She hid. Mint and Mondo have marked the demon's signal, and they send the team after it. They said it was near Erika's home.
Matoi led the charge. Ganemuujya stole the energy of children. When Matoi arrived at the park, he found only a group of limp young forms. He heard Erika cry out. The demon pursued her, and Matoi rushed to help. He was only in time to see the demon suck out her energy, leaving her unconscious. The demon ran off, pleased with itself. Matoi took Erika and frantically begged her to open her eyes. She did, and he told her the lunch she had made was delicious. Feverishly she was delighted he ate it. She held up his tag and he told her to keep it. "I really like you," she told him, before she lost consciousness. Furious, Matoi prepared to go after the demon, as he heard it take more children's energy. It fired on him, but the blast was deflected by Matoi's badge. His brothers and sister arrived in time to watch the demon send a power blast that set some buildings ablaze. They changed into armor and prepared to fight Ganemuujya. Charged with childrens' life-forces, it was not weak. Matoi led the attack, and was able to do considerable damage. When it attempted to strongly blast him, he held up the badge and the attack reflected back at it. Exhausted, it sank down. Koboruta shouted, "Don't go to sleep!" When our heroes killed Ganemuujya, Koboruta summoned Pierre to reconstruct it. It formed giant, and they called in the GoLiner. In fact, they formed the Victory Robo first, to fight the demon in the flaming, smokey city. Pierre and Koboruta snickered, then directed the demon. But the Victory Robo did its patented spinning kick and knocked the demon back. They brought in the Victory Sword, did the Victory Prominance and destroyed the demon. Furious, Koboruta left, Pierre shouting at him to wait up. The children Ganemuujya had put to sleep woke, all over the city.
Jirufiiza was angry with Koboruta, I guess for wasting a good demon. But their mother had her say. Grand Deimos. "It's coming. I'm coming, my son. There's very little time left."
The little girl made the whole group a delicious dinner. She urged Matoi to eat up quickly, then brought him her Landosell (her school backpack. They're made of stout leather, expensive as hell, and meant to last from 1st grade through to end of 6th. Girls' are red, boys' are black). She showed him the picture she had of her and him on the pack. Matoi was astonished to find she has a picture of him on her backpack. He dropped his chopsticks. Erika promptly put them back in his hand. Then she called him "Pappa." Boy, did THAT set the snickering off!
Gyakushuu no V Ransaa
The V-Lancer. Something was coming to Earth. Mint alerted Mondo, who commented on the Grand Cross and dangers. The Saima were attacking! The spider demon built a web and was dragging civilians into it. The heroes came to fight and it set the imps on them. While they fought, it analyzed their technology. They called in the Livebird. Spiderus took a reading, then teleported out before they could hit it.
Jirufiiza and Spiderus watched an amusement park. With an evil snicker, Spiderus set up his plans. Our heroes (less Matoi) returned home to see their father fooling around with knocking down pencils with little boomerangs. Indignant, they scolded him for playing while real trouble was afoot. He left back to the base. Matoi, meanwhile, was searching for the missing people. He saw a woman walking and pursued her into the silent amusement park, calling "WAIT!" She disappeared down a subway tunnel entrance. He called his family and told them, then went in. But....
He was hauled down a hill and landed on rocky ground, flames burst from the ground. It was an eerie place, filled with mysterious echoes. He saw people walking, one the woman, and went to grab her and try to ask what she knew. But she pulled a knife and attacked him. Then the others in the crowd turned and attacked him with knives. And then Spiderus came and wrapped him in its webs.
Our heroes arrived, looking for their brother. He was nowhere to be seen. Matoi regained consciousness, hearing the eerie skitterings of the imps. He opened his eyes to see Jirufiiza approaching him. The Saima introduced himself and told Matoi what was going on with the Grand Cross. No choice but to listen to the explanation. Negative energy that would destroy everything. Spiderus joined his master and showed an image of the others approaching. Matoi screamed at them not to come, and they heard his voice echoing up the entrance to the subway. They changed into armor and dove in. Mint informed Mondo of the goings on and he gave a satisfied nod, holding one of the little boomerangs firmly in his hand.
Our heroes fell onto the sand and saw the Saima, and Matoi. Jirufiiza challenged them. They tried to fire, but Spiderus had analyzed their weapons before and turned the shot aside. So our heroes used their prods, but were unable to get near the demons. Nagare tried to call in the Livebird, but nothing happened. Spiderus wrapped them up in his webs, and Jirufiiza fired on them. "Stop! STOP!" shouted Matoi. When Jirufiiza was about to kill them, our boy begged for the sake of his family. But the Saima responded that he, too, had a sister and brothers.
Just when Jirufiiza was about to kill them, a vehicle smashed through the dimensional wall, leaving a hole. Someone in black got out to confront Jirufiiza. "Hey, there are only five Gogofive!" protested Jirufiiza. The man took off his helmet. It was Mondo! He tossed colored boomerangs to his children that cut them out of the webs. Matoi changed and the kids gathered around their father, and announced that they were going to defend Earth! Jirufiiza quite naturally attacked. Their father shouted at them to draw out their new weapon, the V-lancer! Lovely beast. Spiderus could not analyze the new weapon! He raced forward to attack, but they were driving him back with enthusiasm. While the others held Spiderus, Matoi attacked Jirufiiza. He was doing considerable damage, then the group together hit Jirufiiza with a powerful attack. He was severely injured. There was a terrible gash across the armor of his chest. Spiderus came to help him, and Jirufiiza turned on him,stabbing him through. "Why?" Spiderus asked as he died. "Because you are a failure." Jirufiiza left the dead monster and teleported away. Pierre made it big. Quickly, Mondo urged his children to call in their robots through the dimensional hole he had made. They call the GoLiner.
Spiderus was not doing well against them. Was there enough of the creature's mind left to resent what had happened to it? Spiderus was destroyed quickly, and the gate smashed. The people Spiderus had taken regained consciousness to see the robot above them. Jirufiiza staggered into the throne room. He sealed his injury, all the while cursing the GogoFive.
Our heroes, Shou first, came to apologize to their father for not believing in him. Matoi, having not been there at the time, did not have to. He told his father what Jirufiiza had told him. The group re-affirmed their goal to defeat the evil coming with the Grand Cross.
Jirufiiza brought out an extremely powerful weapon. It was a box of cards. Pierre was stunned and worried. Jirufiiza chose three cards. Out came three frightening demons. At center, like a knight in white, was Zoodo. The green, demon-faced Gooru. And the female-ish Jeen. Jirufiiza told them all their mission. The younger two, Jeen and Gooru, vowed they could do it. Drop slept. Jirufiiza was having thoughts about him, probably about taking his power. We could easily have had fratricide amongst the Saima! In fact... well, nevermind.
Mondo wondered where the kids were. Mint told him they were at a baby's first birthday party. Little Tatsumi, whom our heroes had attended his birth. A year ago they had all come to an apartment building on fire. Matoi had directed his sister in, for they had found a woman about to give birth, pinned under rubble. They were able to get her out, but it wasn't easy. All of them were there, doing their part to save civilians. (For those who are a bit slow, this was well before they became the Gogofive.) Shou directing frightened people, Nagare directing the water. And in the morning Matsuri and Matoi with others brought out the newborn and his mother, who named her son after them.
The mother blew the candle out for her baby, who seemed a bit stunned by all the activity. When they offered him a present, he smiled. In the meantime, the three Saima dropped in town and plotted their attack. And little Tatsumi built with the blocks they had given him, and asked Matsuri to pick him up (not with words, but holding his arms up to her of course). His mother was encouraging our heroes and praising them when a feather with purple at the base drifted in the window. Tatsumi picked it up and they all thought how cute. The three demons were sending the feathers flying about town. Our heroes headed home.
Suddenly, Matoi stopped the car and succeeded in getting them trapped. Then Mint called. The Saima were attacking. A vicious trio, they smashed their way into cars and then into the drivers, throwing people about and generally waiting for the GogoFive to come. So our heroes arrived to challenge them. Nagare was the first to be injured, though only superficially. But Zoodo quickly increased the battle and was definitely out to kill. Jeen bashed Daimon and Matsuri. There was a break in the battle. Zoodo tossed a feather into Matoi's hand, and Matsuri recognized it as the same type Tatsumi had been playing with. Then Zoodo sent up a beam and our heroes were encased in darkness. The feather glowed brightly, then blew up. The demons told our heroes that those feathers were all over the city, blown on the wind, and when the sun sets.... Jeen said this was a fun game. See how many people they think they can protect!
Mondo heard them and told his kids not to give up. He would contact Tatsumi's mother and make sure that feather was out of there. No one was home. Tatsumi napped, and his mother had gone out to shop. Mint suggested letting the television stations know about the bombs. Panic ensued and people fled buildings. At the shop, the baby's mother heard the news report and dropped the jar of jam she'd been holding. It smashed on the ground. She ran as fast as she could.
The boys pinned the three demons so Matoi could fire the Livebird on them, but the demons were only playing possum and threw the three brothers into the shot. They were knocked flying while the demons laughed. And the sun was setting.... Mondo saw two boys having fun playing with a feather and was forced to divert in order to get it away from them. The baby slept peacefully with the feather lying on his wrist. Our heroes were getting beaten up badly. Tatsumi's mother ran as fast as she could up the steps of their apartment building. Our heroes fled the demons and when they had a chance, fired the full power of the Livebird. Their attack was reflected back at them. Tatsumi's mother got home just in time to fling the feather out the window. Then night fell and explosions rocked the city. Our heroes were blown out of their armor. They looked up and saw fires all over the city. Matsuri called her father, who arrived at Tatsumi's apartment to see the flames and wreckage. Our heroes got the news from Mint. Crazed, Matoi got to his feet. "You fiends!" he called the demons. But Jeen said mockingly, "Oh, you can't blame US. Protecting the Earth is YOUR job." Our heroes tried to fight and were knocked down again. Mondo called them and said they must run. Everything in Matoi rejected the idea, but he saw a signal flare and told the others they would rendesvous. A small bomb sent by Mint exploded, smoke hid our heroes as they separated and fled into the night. The demons laughed and started searching.
Rain fell. Our five heroes staggered without shelter. Matoi hid next to a telephone booth and wept for his failure, remembering how Tatsumi's mother believed in them. Hysterical, he beat his arms against the glass walls of the telephone booth. Matsuri wept in the rain. Shou under a stairwell pounded his head against the metal strut, trying to stop thinking. Daimon wept madly where he hid. Nagare, hiding behind some large garbage cans, smashed his hands against them. They were almost insane in their anguish.
The five found each other. They were severely battered and bruised. Their father was digging through rubble hoping to find the lady and her baby when Mint called. At that moment, rescue vehicles arrived and men started sifting through the rubble. The leader of the group asked Mondo where his kids were. Our heroes, exhausted, saw something fall out of the sky on a parachute with their symbol on it. The Saima were congratulating Jirufiiza on his win. Mint had sent the team a repair kit. They had a difficult time concentrating as they wept again under the hot sun and their failure to protect the helpless from the exploding feathers. Shou blamed himself most of all. Matoi rallied, trying to encourage his brothers. He and Shou almost fought, but Nagare pushed them apart. Shou was determined then not to give up. The other brothers looked to Matsuri, while Matoi got back to repairing his fried bracelet. They watched him.
Mint called Mondo and warned him the Saima had begun their attack again. One of the three brought down an apartment building. They chased frightened people and called the GogoFive to come out. Rescue workers were crushed under rubble along with civilians. The leader of the rescue team told Mondo to get his kids on the job. Matoi completed the repair of his bracelet, and Mint signaled him immediately, telling him of the latest attack. He determined to fight the Saima on his own. Then Mondo signaled him. The baby was fine, but the mother was badly injured. Both were on their way to the hospital. The baby whose birth they had attended a year ago. Matoi was ready. His family found their courage and they went together. Mondo heard their conviction, and sighed and nodded his relief and pride.
The three Saima were wondering where their enemies could be. Bored, they started to up their attack, but at that moment our heroes arrived. They faced the mocking Saima and transfered into armour. The Saima were prepared to mock them again, but they hauled out the V-Lancers and fought with strength and conviction. They had to draw the Saima away from this area. There were many injured or/and dead civilians about. The rescue teams got into the area and started gathering up the survivors. Our heroes drew their three enemies to a beach, but their shots as before only reflected back at them. They weren't doing too well, but they did succeed in pissing the Saima off. When our heroes ran, the monsers blindly pursued, clueless that they might be led into a trap. Our heroes disappeared, and the Saima wandered through buildings until they heard the heroes above and blasted them. The group fell, but without GoRed, who managed to sneak in and hold Zoodo hostage! It challenged him to kill it in cold blood. After a hesitation, he blasted it straight in the heart. Zoodo fell to pieces, but Matoi was nowhere to be seen. Matsuri fell to her knees thinking he was dead, but then his badly battered form emerged from under the rubble, huge gaps torn in his uniform.
The other two demons lived and were not upset by Zoodo's death. Jirufiiza dropped a Golem Card and the dead demon became a giant Golem. Our heroes called in their robots and formed the Victory Robo. The other two observed the battle with interest. Mint raised the concern about what the other two monsters were doing. But, in the meanwhile, Zoodo cut one arm off of Victory Robo. Mondo called in a suggestion and the kids said okay.
Matoi took off to bring in the Grand Liner. Zoodo was astonished to see both robots there. The Liner was so much bigger than it. They called in the Grand Storm attack, which really knocked Zoodo, and the Victory Robo used its sword. Mondo received congratulations from the leader of the rescue team.
Jirufiiza told the remaining two to kill the GogoFive. They laughed, apparently not at all worried. And our heroes played with Tatsumi, while Matoi pushed the mother to them in her wheelchair. Matoi went and picked up the baby, cuddling him. They swore to the baby's mother that they would do their best against the Saima, for her and her child specifically. They carried him back to his mother and all gathered together, happy they won this most recent challenge.