Phantom Monk Preacher's Challenge
|"Phantom Monk Preacher's Challenge" |
("kai sou PURIICHAA no chousen")
|Production company||Ashi Productions|
|Airdate||16 October, 1986|
|Written by||Mitsuo Aimono|
|Directed by||Yasunori Urata|
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Rom, Leina and Triple Jim have followed the Wolf Sword's directions to a ruined monastery, seemingly unaware they are being observed by Grujios and the fallen monk Preacher. The Gyandlar spring their trap but Blue Jet and Rod Drill stand ready to defend their friends, Rom having had a premonition of the situation. The Gyandlar are easily driven off when Preacher declines to intervene. Grujios angrily confronts him later but Preacher easily finishes off the remaining Gyandlar troops and sends him running scared. Rom is similarly spooked by the encounter, even admitting to his father's spirit that he is afraid of Preacher. Drill sets off to face Preacher alone but is no match for the evil monk's powers; his life is spared only when the monk is disturbed by the ringing of the bell at the old monastery.
Jet wants to set out and get revenge immediately but Rom wants them to bide their time; Jet accuses him of cowardice and storms off alone. Preacher meanwhile has destroyed the bell in the monastery and begins ransacking the graveyard. Jim challenges him but is damaged; Rom realises he has to face his fear and sets off to battle Preacher. He realises Preacher's form is just an illusion and tackles the Gyandlar underneath with Kenryū. Preacher still has plenty of tricks left though, even countering when Rom forms Baikanfu. Jet returns to the others and is about to lead Leina to help Rom when the injured Drill tells them how the bell spared him. They manage to fix it and ringing it once again disrupts Preacher - by bringing back the spirits of the heroic warriors buried in the graveyard. This gives Baikanfu an opening to destroy Preacher with the Lightning Fist attack.
Featured characters[edit | edit source]
(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)
Quotes[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Leina actually fights for once and doesn't do badly; Jim meanwhile hides under a net with Battleflex. When he does confront Preacher later he gets a kicking, so maybe it's understandable.
- Drill doesn't like snakes or spiders.
- A Buggy Robo and a Bulldozer Robo are among the heroic spirits raised by the bell.
Errors[edit | edit source]
Continuity errors and plotting errors[edit | edit source]
- Leina has a make-up compact because, as usual, Ashi have forgotten the Stol clan are really robots..
Home video releases[edit | edit source]
- Laser Disc