Sorry for taking what seemed like a bit of a holiday breather, but rest assured we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes. For being so patient you get to enjoy an extra big helping of Gavan! These episodes steadily ramp things up, and episode 11 is one of the most intense episodes we’ve had thus far.
So sit back, relax, put down those copies of Xenoblade Chronicles X, and watch some Gavan!
For those who watch the credits between episodes 10 & 11 you’ll notice that Don Horror gets a new voice in the form of Takeshi Watabe. Originally Shozo Iizuka voiced the villain for episodes 1-10 until being replaced due to some sort of throat issue. Both actors have appeared in many of the same Tokusatsu shows as various monsters of the week, main villains and other roles, some examples include:
Sentai: Goranger, Battle Fever J, Denjiman, Sun Vulcan, Changeman, Zyuranger, Gingaman
Metal Hero: Gavan, Sharivan, Shaider, Spielvan, Metalder
Other shows include Kikaider and Kamen Rider Black (where they both shared the role of Darom). Sadly Takeshi Watabe passed away in 2011 due to pneumonia but Shozo Iizuka is still happily working at the age of 82. Some recent Toku roles he can be heard as include Mohth Drekk in Goseiger, M1 in Ultraman X and he’s reprised the roles of Don Horror in Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie, and Demon King Psycho in Super Hero Taisen Z.
(Thanks for the trivia Jeff!)