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|This article is about a/an DVD movie in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.|
|The Return of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger: Special Act|
|A movie for Samurai Sentai Shinkenger|
|Release date June 11, 2010|
|Written by Yasuko Kobayashi|
|Directed by Takayuki Shibasaki|
|Order in Continuity|
Act 43: One Last Sword
Act 44: The Eighteenth Head of the Shiba House
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger: GinmakuBang!!
Tensou Sentai Goseiger: Epic On The Movie
Come Back! Samurai Sentai Shinkenger: Special Act (帰ってきた侍戦隊シンケンジャー 特別幕 Kaettekita Samurai Sentai Shinkenjā: Tokubetsu Maku?) is a V-Cinema release for the 33rd entry in the Super Sentai Series Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. It was released on DVD for rental on June 11, 2010, and for sale on June 21, 2010. An original soundtrack for the V-Cinema was released on April 28, 2010, composed by Hiroshi Takaki. The CD also features karaoke tracks of the main series' insert songs.
The film begins with the Shinkengers defeating the Ayakashi Demebakuto. As he assumes his second life, he captures the Shinkengers in mirrors as he sends them into a series of different dimensions (all different film genres) in order make them suffer for his amusement before actually killing them. First, the Shinkengers appear in the jidaigeki Lord's log of Notable Events, fighting a group of samurai, shortly followed by a Western showdown between Genta and Ginshirō (銀志郎?), the owner of the rival sushi stand Silver Zushi, over whose food is better in Wild Grip. Then the scene changes again to the cop drama Passionate Version with the vassals as cops while Takeru is being held hostage as the Shinkengers starts to realize that something is wrong.
Before they fully remember as Ji's voice echoes, the scene changes to the high school romantic comedy where Kotoha poses a boy to be with a male Mako only to have trouble with the male Shinkengers who are also girls posing as boys. When they start to remember again, the scene changes once more to a Jungle film with the animal-themed "Forest Animal Sentai Shinkenger" fighting several Nanashi Company members to protect the forest creatures. Shinken Blue is leading the group as Super Shinken Blue until Ryunosuke remembers that he is not the leader of the Shinkengers.
The Shinkengers managed to remember their fight with Demebakuto and realize where they are as he sends them into song where Mako is an idol with the other Shinkengers as her back up dancers before being attacked by a Nanashi upon remembering again as they end up in Disappear in Space where they battle alien versions of the Nanashi in a space ship. As each member stays behind to hold off the Nanashi, Takeru realizes a spin-related link across the movie worlds as he has everyone destroy a spinning light.
Coming to, the Shinkengers find Demebakuto once more and defeat him again. However, when he grows into a giant again, he is much larger than even Ika ShinkenOh (making forming Samurai HaOh pointless) as he toys with them. They are unable to defeat Demebakuto until the Shinkengers realize that they have not yet escaped the dream as they manage to destroy a nearby wind turbine.
Finally coming to, Jii tells them how the actual fight when prior to being taken in by Demebakuto's Enveloping Hands. With Super Shinken Red leading the attack, the Shinkengers form Daikai-ShinkenOh to finally defeat Demebakuto for good after trapping him in his own illusion. After the battle, the samurai thank Jii for saving them as they tell him of their experiences in the movie dimensions.
Meanwhile, Takeru is upset at all of the lame roles he received in them as the group returns to the mansion, then the others give great grief to Ryunosuke when they noticed that his version of Takeru was very different than the others; where their roles are practically swapped around.
- Takeru Shiba: Tori Matsuzaka (松坂 桃李 Matsuzaka Tōri?)
- Ryunosuke Ikenami: Hiroki Aiba (相葉 弘樹 Aiba Hiroki?)
- Mako Shiraishi: Rin Takanashi (高梨 臨 Takanashi Rin?)
- Chiaki Tani: Shogo Suzuki (鈴木 勝吾 Suzuki Shōgo?)
- Kotoha Hanaori: Suzuka Morita (森田 涼花 Morita Suzuka?)
- Genta Umemori: Keisuke Sohma (相馬 圭祐 Sōma Keisuke?)
- Hikoma Kusakabe: Gorou Ibuki (伊吹 吾郎 Ibuki Gorō?)
- Ginshirō: Michael Tomioka (マイケル富岡 Maikeru Tomioka?)
- Cameos: Rintarō Nishi (西 凛太朗 Nishi Rintarō?), Chō (チョー?)
- Narrator: Hironori Miyata (宮田 浩徳 Miyata Hironori?)
- DaiGoyou: Kōichi Tōchika (遠近 孝一 Tōchika Kōichi?)
- Demebakuto: Akio Suyama (陶山 章央 Suyama Akio?)
Continuity and Placement
- The story can take place anytime after Act 35 due to a reference to Samurai HaOh; however it has to take place prior to Act 44 due to major story shifts that ultimately lead to the endgame of the story, which culminates with the sealing of the Sanzu River and the parting of the Shinkenger.
- Shinken Red - Kyoutsuu (Rekka Daizantou), Shishi (Rekka Daizantou), Shishi + Ryuu + Kame + Kuma + Saru + Ika (Ebi Rokurindan), Hidden Shield, Shishi (Shinkenmaru - Roku-Kai Giri), Super, Shin Samurai Gattai
- Shinken Blue - Super (Forest Animal), Hidden Shield (x2), Ryuu (Shinkenmaru - Roku-Kai Giri)
- Shinken Pink - Hidden Shield (x2), Kame (Shinkenmaru - Roku-Kai Giri)
- Shinken Green - Hidden Shield (x2), Kuma (Shinkenmaru - Roku-Kai Giri)
- Shinken Yellow - Hidden Shield (x2), Saru (Shinkenmaru - Roku-Kai Giri)
- Shinken Gold - Sushi (Sushi Changer), Ebi (Ozutsu Mode), Ika (Ika Origami), Sushi (Sakanamaru - Roku-Kai Giri), Ebi (Ebi Origami)
- The two men who cameoed on the rooftop during this special when the Shinkenger return to the real world are the voice-actors of two of the main Gedoshuu forces: Rintarō Nishi (voice actor of Dokoku Chimatsuri, also notable for playing Lieutenant Colonel Shadam in Gosei Sentai Dairanger) and Chō (voice actor of Shitari of the Bones)
- The fact of Shinken Blue being the leader in the forest animal sentai bit is possibly a reference to the fact that his Ryuu Origami is a dragon, and dragons in Japanese culture are among the wisest and mightiest animals.
- The eyes and shell that Mako wears while as the "Shinken Pink Turtle" are similar to those of the turtle costume she wore in Act 13.
- Although Daigoyou complains that he wasn't there to see any of the action within the revolving lantern illusions, he does appear within Genta's western illusion world, most likely due to Genta himself creating this illusion.
- While the cover shows hints of all the illusions in the specials, Ryunosuke is dressed as an astronaut from the final segment, most likely because his segment had all the Shinkenger in their Ranger uniforms (as the Forest Animal Shinkenger).
- Kotoha's role in her illusion as a girl crossdressing as a boy in a high school is a reference to the manga/anime Ouran High School Host Club.