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Farewell Space Pirates (さよなら宇宙海賊 Sayonara Uchū Kaizoku?) is the fifty-first and final episode of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.


With their mecha defeated and the Galleon badly damaged, the Gokaigers engage in a life-or-death struggle against the Zangyack. One after the other, strong enemies gather to stand in the Gokaigers' way. Will the space pirates prevail over this brutal empire?


The Gokaigers charge Dyrandoh, and attempt a Gokai Scramble, but the Imperial Guardsman blocks it, leaving him open for Gai to hit him with a Gokai Shooting Star. They are then blasted back by the Zangyack fleet.

On the Gigant Horse, Ackdos Gill declares that he will wipe out all of humanity along with the Gokaigers. One of the Zangyack ships fires on the Gokaigers and forces them to untransform. Marvelous makes sure that the others aren't dead, and Gai says that they can't die since their dreams have to be achieved. Another ship fires, but the blast is deflected by the Free Joker's shields, the ship piloted by Navi. They are surprised that she found the Free Joker, with Navi says she delivers when the Gokaigers are in a pinch. Navi then charges the ship through the Zangyack fleet, giving Marvelous inspiration for a plan: ramming the Gigant Horse with the Free Joker to break through the Zangyack fleet. Joe tells Gai to assist Marvelous when Dyrandoh returns to finish them. Joe tells a hesitant Gai that backing up Marvelous would accomplish his dream of defeating the Zangyack. The other four Gokaigers stop Dyrandoh from hitting Gai and Marvelous when they board the ship.

Marvelous takes the controls and charges the Gigant Horse at full speed. Zangyack ships on all sides fire onto the red ship and eventually break its shields and damaged the craft, but the Free Joker still rams into the Gigant Horse. Marvelous grabbed Navi and tosses her out, telling her to go find safety, then he and Gai hop out transformed and fight off the incoming squads of Gormin and Sugormin soldiers.

The two break into the control room, smashing down the door and killing the Dogormin behind it with Gokai Slashes, where they encounter Ackdos Gill. He declares that the room will become their tomb and calmly sits back down, easily fending off Marvelous and Gai's attacks. Gai changes into Gold Mode and gets Ackdos Gill out of the chair. While Gai fights Ackdos, Marvelous takes the controls and has the Gigant Horse fire all of its guns at the Zangyack ships, blasting them all out of the sky. On the ground, Dyrandoh is shocked at the loss of their great invasion fleet, and Joe takes the opportunity to change into DekaMaster and shoots Dyrandoh while he was still in shock. Don, Luka, and Ahim then change into Great Sword Man ZubaanPrincess Shinken Red, and MagiMother, respectively. With the Zangyack fleet wiped out, Marvelous assists Gai against Ackdos, who manages to knock them down.

On the ground, Joe and Doc hold Dyrandoh who fires on the girls, but Ahim defends them while Luka fires the Rekka Daizantou in Ozutsu Mode. Doc then transforms into Zubaan's Sacred Sword form (with painful results) upon Joe's request, getting the blue pirate to grab him and strike Dyrandoh with him. They activate the Gokai Galleon Buster with a Blue Charge, but Dyrandoh fires on the Gokaigers, untransforming them. They hold position however, and fired the Rising Strike, finishing off Dyrandoh. Back on the Gigant Horse, Marvelous and Gai continue to struggle against Ackdos, the Emperor strong enough to grab the Gokai Supernova and Slash Final Wave and flung it back to them. Both initiate their gun-based Final Wave, but Ackdos says he'll just redirect the attack. Marvelous tells them they're not aiming at him, and he and Gai then aim for the main controls, critically damaging the ship and blinding Ackdos. Gai and Marvelous knock back Ackdos, and finish him with another dual Final Wave attack, but the bridge suddenly starts exploding.

Outside, the Gigant Horse starts exploding, losing altitude fast. The exploding flagship crashes into a valley, exploding in a huge fireball. In shock, the Gokaigers think that Marvelous and Gai are dead, but Marvelous and Gai had changed into Gosei Red and the Go-On Wings Hybrid Form and flew out of there, landing near the other Gokaigers.

Don wonders if Ackdos Gill is dead and in Hell, with Gai nodding, but Marvelous notices Ackdos landing behind him and Gai, to the shock of the other Gokaigers. He declares that they should accept their destruction by his hand, but Marvelous says he can't beat them. Joe says that the Zangyack were mistaken in invading Earth. The others declare that they had found a power so great that they didn't use it, and that they were fighting alongside with the 34 Super Sentai. As Gai pointed above his head with his hand, an image of the first 34 teams appeared above them. Marvelous says that although they're the 35th, they're still pirates and would smash whatever they didn't like. Ackdos Gill fires on them, but Gai defends the Gokaigers by transforming into Gosei Knight. The others charge as Akarenger (Marvelous), Dia Jack (Joe), Battle Kenya (Doc), VulPanther (Luka), and DenziPink (Ahim). Marvelous and Joe then change into Bouken Red and TenmaRanger while Doc, Luka, Ahim, and Gai change into DynaBlack, Yellow Mask, Ninja White, and Shurikenger. The Gokaigers change into various other counterparts, beating down Ackdos Gill with unrelenting force. The six then changed into Super Rangers, with Marvelous as Hyper Shinken Red, Joe as Super Gosei Blue, Luka as Super GekiYellow, Don as S.W.A.T. Mode DekaGreen, Ahim as Legend Mode MagiPink, and Gai as himself in Gold Mode. The six manage to critically injure Ackdos with the Gokai Shooting Slash, but that didn't stop Ackdos. Willing himself to walk forward, the Emperor fired at the Gokaigers, only for Gai to come out of the explosions with the GokaiGalleon Buster and slam it into Ackdos for a point-blank shot. With the other Gokaigers soon backing Gai up, they fire a "Rough Wave", the attack piercing through Ackdos' chest with little resistance. In his death throes, he curses the Gokaigers. Realizing that they have just defeated the Zangyack, the Gokaigers collapse in elation.

Several months later, the Gokaigers reunite at the Snack Safari (now renovated into the Snack New Safari) and are informed that the Zangyack is losing influence throughout the universe, thanks to much of their military power being destroyed in the second invasion of Earth and the deaths of the Emperor and his only heir. Joe said that their splintering was inevitable, and Marvelous asks the owner for another bowl of curry (having finished his fifth helping). Gai then runs in, having said goodbye to his family and friends, and Don informs the crew that the Galleon has been fully repaired and is ready to go. Luka asks where they're headed next, and Marvelous says they're heading for the next Greatest Treasure in the Universe, which he thinks is on the Zangyack home world.

When the Gokaigers leave, they are approached by the same group of kids and the two teachers from before, now wanting the Gokaigers' autographs as they saved the world from the Zangyack, which excites Gai as he realizes he is now regarded as highly as he regards the Super Sentai. However, Ahim tells them that they're pirates who were looking for a treasure, and that the Zangyack were only in their way. The Gokaigers leave (though Gai promises an autograph later) and the kids thank the Gokaigers and wish them luck on their journey. On board the repaired Galleon, Marvelous opens the Treanger Chest and releases the 192 Ranger Keys back to their original owners, while Gai yells that he'll be back for New Years, and hopefully for spring and summer breaks too. As the Gokaigers turn to re-enter the ship, Marvelous spots a figure at the bow:AkaRed, who nods his approval before disappearing. Marvelous bids his mentor a final goodbye.

Inside the ship, everyone returns to their usual hobbies: Joe works out, Luka counts her money, Don cooks the next meal and subsequently cuts himself with the peeler, Ahim drinks tea and Gai finishes updating his Super Sentai Encyclopedia with an entry on himself. Marvelous and Navi stand on the bow, watching as the Rangers Keys all return to their owners.

On the ground, Takayuki Hiba of the Sun Vulcans, Remi Hoshikawa of the Fivemen, Shoji and Kazu of the Dairangers, Goushi of the Zyurangers, Shou Tatsumi of the GoGo-V siblings, Houka Ozu of the Magirangers,Miu Sutou of the Go-Ongers and Go-On Wings, Doggie Kruger of the Dekarangers, and Signalman of the Carrangers are all seen to have their powers returned, to which they give their thanks, with the others getting their Keys off-screen. On the roof of a building, Tsuyoshi Kaijou congratulates the Gokaigers and tells them to seize more dreams, but their own this time. As he walks away, his Ranger Key restores his powers and he transforms into Akarenger. In the Treanger chest on the Galleon, only six Ranger Keys remain: the Gokaigers' own Ranger Keys.

In the exosphere of the Earth's atmosphere, Marvelous exclaims that their next destination is the Zangyack home world, with his fellow crewmates confirming this. He then turns the wheel, and the Galleon sails off into space taking its crew towards new adventures....


Gokai Changes

  • Gokai Changes in Farewell Space Pirates:
  • This episode possesses the most amount of teams used in a Gokai Change in a single episode of the TV series with thirty-four (each team is represented at least once during this episode), thus beating episode 12's record of thirteen.
  • With this episode, Ahim has transformed into all 4 female Extra Heroes at least once.
  • This is the second time the following Gokai Change sets occur:
    • The first all-ninja change since episode 21. In both cases, Don becomes a Black Ranger, Ahim and Gai use the NinjaWhite and Shurikenger Keys respectively, and Marvelous and one other Gokaiger are excluded from this group change.
      • Unlike the previous all-ninja change, this one includes Rangers outside the two main ninja teams. (DynaBlack and Yellow Mask are ninjas from non-ninja teams)
    • The first all-dinosaur change since episode 22. In both cases, only two Gokaigers of the same gender are involved.
    • The first all-Extra Hero change since episode 37. In both cases, the Zubaan Key is used and at least one Gokaiger is excluded from this group change.
  • During the final battle against Ackdos Gill, Luka and Don's respective Gokai Changes followed a pattern prior to the Super Ranger change:
    • Luka became an even amount of male and female Rangers (three male, three female).
    • Don transformed entirely into Black Rangers.
  • All of the Rangers in the "first generation change" during the final battle have significance.
    • Gorenger: Tsuyoshi Kaijo (Akarenger) was the first leader of any Sentai team (such as Marvelous).
    • J.A.K.Q.: Ryu Azuma (Dia Jack) is the first Sentai hero who used a sword (representative of Joe).
    • Battle Fever J: Shirou Akebono (Battle Kenya) is a representative of both black and green (associated with most of Don's counterparts).
    • Denziman: Akira Momoi (DenziPink) was the first fully-Japanese heroine (which every heroine has been since, including the actress for Ahim).
    • Sun Vulcan: Asao Hyou (VulPanther) is on the only all-male team, yet is used by female Luka (Yellows are the most variable between males and females in Sentai history).
  • When fighting Ackdos Gill as Leader Rangers, the Gokaigers pair up in 3 groups of 2 based on the weaponry or similarities of the Rangers they transformed into.
    • Joe and Don: Punch-enhancing wrist braces.
    • Luka and Ahim: Bazookas.
    • Marvelous and Gai: Ohrangers.
  • Some of the Rangers used in this episode were the respective "leaders" of their team in some aspect.
    • Liveman: Joh Ohara (Yellow Lion) was the most active of the Livemen in trying to save the three traitors, particularly in his activism in helping and ultimately saving his friend Gou Omura.
    • Kakuranger: Tsuruhime (NinjaWhite) was the leader of the Kakurangers because of her knowledge of the Youkai and better leadership skills than Sasuke (NinjaRed).
    • Ohranger: Although most Reds are leaders, Goro Hoshino (OhRed) took particular leadership in being the first of U.A.O.H. to take on the Baranoia during their initial invasion of Earth.
      • Likewise, Riki (KingRanger) was the leader against the Baranoia invasion during their initial attack 600 million years ago.
    • Megaranger: Kouichirou Endou (MegaBlack) was the technical leader of the Megarangers, who was even further ahead from his more dimwitted teammate Kenta Date (MegaRed), who became Red more due to his video game skills then actual skills.
    • GoGoFive: Nagare Tatsumi (GoBlue) was the tactical leader of the GoGoFive team, generally both respected and given respect by his older brother Matoi (GoRed).
    • Timeranger: Yuri (TimePink) was the leader of the TPD members who headed to the 21st century to stop the escaping Londerz Family, only initially recruiting Tatsuya Asami (TimeRed) to use the Timeranger powers in the past and generally outranking him in leadership.
  • Likewise, there is a great "leadership" and tactical theme of the Sentai used for the Super Rangers.
  • The "Super Ranger" Gokai Change is notable in being exactly like the very first Gokai Change in Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku, yet notably with Marvelous and Joe using Shinkenger and Goseiger instead of Go-Onger and Boukenger like the first change. (Luka, Don, and Ahim respectively use Gekiranger, Dekaranger, and Magiranger in both) Aside from depicting two more recent teams, both Shinkenger and Goseiger notably have a Super mode while both Boukenger and Go-Onger did not.
  • As of this episode, the following Gokai Changes have not occurred in the series at some point:
    • Marvelous is the only Gokaiger who has not transformed into a Black Ranger.
    • Go-On Silver (on its own) is the only Sixth Ranger Gai has not transformed into.
    • Sun Vulcan never had a change by three male Gokaigers.
    • Zyuranger and Magiranger are the only Sentai teams with a Sixth Ranger that Gai has not joined with the main 5 for a full team Gokai Change (unless one counts the deleted scene of the full Zyuranger Change from episode 45).
    • Dairanger, Megaranger, Boukenger, and Goseiger are the only Sentai teams that started with 5 team members that never had a 5-person team change prior to Gai's arrival.
    • Hurricaneger, Gekiranger, and Go-Onger are the only Sentai teams that began with 3 team members that never had solely a 3-person team change (all had 5 or more participants).
    • Abaranger never had a 4 or 5-person team change prior to Gai's arrival.
    • Gekiranger never had a 4-person change that featured the original 3 and GekiViolet.


Red Senshi Handover- Gokaiger - Go-Busters

Gokai Red meets Red Buster.

  • As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kamen Rider Fourze episode 23, Swan Alliance; starting next week, Gokaiger will be replaced in the block by Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
  • As is recent Sentai tradition of a "passing the torch" segment after the ending credits of the series finale: the red warrior of the series that has just ended (Gokai Red) interacts with the red warrior (Red Buster) of the upcoming series.
  • The title of this episode (and premise) resembles the title of the final episode of Choudenshi Bioman, Goodbye, Peebo, where the extraterrestial ally of the main heroes returns to the stars with the end of the final battle.
    • However, in this season, the Earth-native ally of the space-born Sentai team had joined the crew as they head back into space.
    • The title and concept of the final episode is likewise similar to the final episode of Choushinsei Flashman, involving the heroes of the season who arrive on Earth in the first episode leaving it during the credits of the final one while being watched by their Earth allies. It is also worth noting that Flashman's departure was the first special ending in a final episode, upon which Gokaiger continues with.
  • For this episode, the opening narration plays at the beginning of the Gokaigers' battle with Dyrandoh, and the opening theme song is cut and replaced by the show and episode titlecards. Instead, the extended opening is only heard at the end while the credits roll.
  • This episode contains the most amount of Sentai Legends to appear in a single episode of the TV Series with eleven, thus beating episode 49's record of five.
  • During this episode, they complete the call back to the first episode, where Marvelous said that "If we don't like anything, we just smash it."
  • 192 of the Super Sentai 199 have now regained their powers in this episode, with the Gokaigers and AkaRed being the exceptions as they never lost their powers.
  • With this episode, all 4 of the male Gokaigers have used the Gokai Galleon Buster at least once.
    • As of this episode, Luka is the only Gokaiger who has not used the Gokai Galleon Buster at some point in the series.
  • This is the second time that non-Gokaiger keys are used in the Gokai Galleon Buster, the first being in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie. While the Gokai Blue Key is inserted into the primary slot, resulting in a Blue Charge, the four other keys used are the four extra hero keys they just used.
  • In the scene where the Zangyack fleet bombards the city and Gokaigers, the clips of Gokai Blue, Gokai Silver, Gokai Yellow, and Gokai Pink being blasted into the air by an explosion is stock footage from Ep. 42: The Strongest Man in the Universe, where they were beaten by Damaras and Basco's ambush. However, new footage is used for both Gokai Red and Gokai Green being blasted this time.
  • Coincidentally, three of the characters who are shown with their powers returned in the credits are from all three sibling Sentai teams: the Hoshikawa (Remi), the Tatsumi (Shou) and the Ozu (Houka) families.
  • Tsuyoshi Kaijo (Akarenger), Shoji of the Heavenly Gravity Star (TenmaRanger), and Houka Ozu (MagiPink) are the only Legends to have lines this episode. However, Shoji and Houka only said one short sentence each.
  • There are no Legend Shifts in this episode, despite a number of previously unseen Legends appearing. However, this is probably due to the fact that the Legends in question are holding their respective Ranger Keys. Also, Tsuyoshi is seen changing into Akarenger after receiving his key again.
  • Doggie Kruger (DekaMaster) and Signalman were most likely seen together as they were both police-themed Sentai Heroes with blue color schemes (although DekaMaster is officially a Black Ranger, he had light blue accents on his suit).
    • According to Tetsu Inada, the director told him that the reason Doggie and Signalman were together is because since Signalman gave up his actual body after the Legend War (as unlike nearly all the other heroes; Signalman's fighting form is his normal form and he doesn't transform), whatever inanimate form he did turn into was kept under the care of the SPD Earth Branch.
  • Shortly after this episode aired, some past Super Sentai actors reprised their respective roles via Twitter in a role play where they pretended to be their characters who have just received their Ranger Keys from the Gokaigers. They also thanked the Gokaigers in their respective messages. The participating actors include Ei Hamura (Shoji of the Heavenly Gravity Star/TenmaRanger), Tetsu Inada (Doggie Kruger/DekaMaster), both characters appeared in this episode though Tetsu Inada did not return to voice Doggie, so he had no lines. Others are Kazuyoshi Sakai who played (Soutarou Ushigome/GaoBlack), Keiya Asakura (Youhei Hama/Blue Turbo), Kenta Sato (Riki Honoo/Red Turbo) and Kazuki Maehara (Ryouma/GingaRed). In Twitter, Red Turbo and GingaRed also posted a picture of their Ranger Keys that they just "received" from the Gokaigers. [1]
  • When Marvelous and Gai arrive on the Gigant Horse's bridge, they immediately destroy the two Dogormin at the door with their final wave attacks. This isn't the first time an Emperor's two red-colored guards are taken down right as the hero(es) arrives in his room. In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Jedi Grand Master Yoda knocked out the Emperor's Royal Guard just as he arrived in the Chancellor's holding office before his duel with the Dark Lord of the Sith Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious.
  • The final scene filmed from this episode (and therefore, the series) was the shot of the Gokaigers walking towards the repaired Gokai Galleon. Kei Hosogai (Basco) visited the set on this day.

DVD/Blu-ray releases

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Volume 12 features episodes 47-51: Ep. 47: The Limits of Betrayal, Ep. 48: The Fated Showdown, Ep. 49: The Greatest Treasure in the Universe, Ep. 50: The Day of Battle, and Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates. It was released on June 21, 2012. [1]

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