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Kujaku's Great Ascension is the forty-first episode of Gosei Sentai Dairanger. This is the sixth and final part of the saga of the Peacock Buddha Kujaku.

Synopsis

As Daigo and Kujaku finally discover the location of the Sacred Peacock Tear, they must weight whether the Peacock Buddha can be saved as Gara unleashes her ultimate wrath upon her.

Plot

At the seaside, a woman in white is staring out at the water that Daigo identifies as Kujaku; he asks how she is doing and she states she's fine due to the team. She then asks how Gara is; Daigo shakes his head but then he states he has a new lead on the Holy Peacock Tear but as another feather falls out, making her raise it and realize she only has two left and when they're gone, her life will be over. At Dairanger Headquarter, Kaku is meditating when he sees the Holy Peacock Tear. As he does, the people within the city struggle on the ground, making him realize that the thing that is supposed to save people can harm them instead! Elsewhere, Gara is placing her blood on a straw doll, making her recite a spell to take her magical demon blood and rise from the scarlet infernal flame, declaring Kujaku won't take the Holy Peacock Teardrop.

At a lake shrine where the lead led to, Daigo reveals that there was an epidemic around there where people survived by drinking drops and called it a savior, worshiping it as a deity; the inside of the shrine confirms it as the Holy Peacock Teardrop but Daigo states that it became lost in the ground due to an earthquake. The shrine was built on the point where the teardrop was lost and the villagers kept worshipping it by making paintings; Daigo reveals the teardrop must be nearby meaning they should look here for it. However, the duo are attacked as a ghostly warrior surrounded by Yo and looking like Gara appears before them; Kujaku reveals this is Gara's vengeful spirit as her hair flies up and she breathes powerful Yo blasts, making Daigo transform and attempt to attack it but being strangled and thrown down by the spirit. Kujaku reveals the spirit won't disappear until Gara is defeated, which is confirmed by the Gorma general who challenges her to fight her so the spirit can vanish, and that she swears on her scar for this. The Peacock Buddha pursues her, stating Daigo has nothing to do with this rivalry of theirs and orders her to stop the spirit's attacks; but Gara attacks her making Kujaku continue to plead but making the general draw her sword forcing Kujaku to draw her daggers and the two to fight until they reach a quarry. Confronting each other, the two charge and attack; while Shishiranger keeps fighting the vengeful spirit forcing him to untransform. However, an earthquake suddenly rips the ground open dragging Daigo down; Gara's spirit spits out Yo blasts hitting him until the other Dairanger appear to push her back. Daigo though loses grip throwing him into the crevice where he falls until something makes him stop and float close to the ground. Regaining his footing, he turns and discovers the Holy Peacock Teardrop, which he takes and stares at realizing he finally found it.

On the surface, Kujaku loses her second-to-last feather before Gara throws her to the ground with a Yo blast and tries to strike but Kujaku blocks it and throws her back with Qi. As they fight, Daigo returns with the Holy Peacock Teardrop, which makes Daigo tells the team of Kujaku's situation and to find her before she loses the last of her feathers. As they search, Kujaku staggers through a field as Gara seems to rise; but her eyes are bleeding, having lost her eyesight in the previous battle! The general states she won't lose even without her eyes, but her Yo blasts fly in varied directions without hitting anything, making her keep proclaiming she will win until she falls to the ground.

Discovering another fallen feather, Daigo realizes she has one left before she dies while panicking and yelling for where Kujaku is. However Master Kaku appears to them without warning, asking them to listen to him; Daigo pleads they need to get the peacock tear to her to save her but the master states that even if they get the Holy Peacock Teardrop to her, she will constantly be out of life as long as Earth's air remains polluted. He then asks to remove the planet's polluted air; but Kaku wonders if it's worth destroying mankind; Daigo is confused but Kaku states that modern humans have become immune to various viruses and diseases throughout time and wonders what will happen if those viruses were eliminated and the immunity which came to them. Ryo realizes humans will no longer be immune and Kaku wonders what would happen if a new virus would appear that would wipe humanity; thus it could save Kujaku but be a threat to mankind in the process! Daigo claims he's lying but the master states he isn't, making Shishiranger wonder if they can't save Kujaku; but Kaku states it's fate making Shishiranger angry that he can't let Kujaku die! He yells at everyone to help save Kujaku but they continue to stand silently making Daigo sob as he runs off, Kaku telling him not to before using Qi to stop him and grab the Peacock Tear. Daigo fights his master but is easily crushed until he grabs it and is kicked before Master Kaku hits him into the cliffisde making him fall and lose the tear. The artifact glows as Kujaku appears before it, nodding in confirmation as Daigo tells her to run with the Holy Peacock Teardrop; but she merely shakes her head and tells Kaku that she's now well aware about the disaster she could give to Earth with the artifact. However she states she just wants one drop of the Holy Peacock Teardrop, turning into her rainbow peacock form and flying away with the other Dairanger racing after her.

As Gara struggles on the ground with her blindness, Kujaku appears before her with the general preparing to fight once again. Stating he won't let the Dairanger interfere, she summons her vengeful spirit forcing the Dairanger to transform to fight. Preparing for what will be her final battle, Gara draws her sword at her former friend with the Peacock Buddha understanding and drawing her dagger in response. Gara throws a Yo blast but Kujaku avoids it before she throws Qi knocking her to the ground. As the Dairanger keep fighting Gara's spirit, the general tells Kujaku to kill her so she can be cursed and haunted by her former friend as long as she lives. However, she takes the Holy Peacock Teardrop and drops it onto Gara's scar, the power curing that and healing her eyes. Telling her to open her eyes, Gara realizes she can see again while Kujaku reveals the scar is gone as well, making the general realized she used the power for her sake. As she becomes pacified, Gara's vengeful spirit vanishes confusing the Dairanger while Kujaku says goodbye to her former friend and staggers away; as Daigo runs to her, the general runs off. No longer needing the Holy Peacock Teardrop, Kujaku throws it into the lake, shocking Daigo as it sinks beneath the surface. Turning to him one last time, Kujaku calls for Daigo as she falls to the ground, her last feather falling with her. Realizing what is happening, Daigo rushes to her wondering why she saved Gara; she states she went to train under the Peacock Buddha to figure out how to remove Gara's scar and her wish has finally been granted. She states she is the incarnation of the Peacock Buddha who repels disasters and wishes only for peace among all living things, thus she is satisfied. She tells Daigo she is glad she returned and was glad to have met him before falling onto his shoulder to her death, making him cry and embrace her fallen body.

With Kujaku gone, Daigo walks into the lake and lifts her body as a beam of rainbow Qi covers her, turning her back into her peacock form which flies into the heavens. Looking at the feather that started it, he sees a vision of Kujaku having ascended into becoming the Peacock Wisdom Queen as she dreamed of humanity's eternity, yet with Daigo still standing there in sorrow.

Cast

Notes

DVD Releases

Dairanger DVD Vol 5

Dairanger Volume 5, DVD cover

  • Gosei Sentai Dairanger Volume 5 features episodes 41-50.[1]
Gosei Sentai Dairanger The Complete Series

Dairanger: The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)

  • The complete Dairanger series was released in North America by Shout! Factory in 2015.

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