Itazuran

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Itazuran
Itazuran in Kawaii! JeNny
Alternate names Itazuran 2
Species Robot
Forms Itazuran, Itazuran II
Controlled by Sister B
Enemies Jenny, Akira, Nadeshiko
Played by Shinya Iwasaki
First appearance Kawaii! JeNny Episode 1: Sweets Angels

Itazuran (イタズラン,   Itazuran) is a prankster mecha created by Toho that first appeared in episode 1 of the 2007 tokusatsu series, Kawaii! JeNny titled Sweets Angels. While he can be piloted as a mecha, he seems to have his own personality and volition, making it unclear which of his actions are his own and which are his pilot's.

Name

Itazuran's name is a play on the Japanese word for prankster, Itazura-sha (いたずら者).[1]

Design

Itazuran strongly resembles a retro wind-up robot. Its entire body is coated a navy blue color, except for certain areas such as its face and shoulders which are colored silver and red respectively. Two silver, hooped, antennae-like appendages protrude from the sides of Itazuran's head just above two more protrusions coming from his shoulders. He also sports a large object similar to a cassette tape on his chest, just under an embossed imprint which reads "Sister B".

However, when Itazuran is rebuilt, its dark blue plating is recolored a blood red. Also among the changes are its hooped antennae being replaced with ear-like panels, and a satellite dish being placed atop its head.

History

Kawaii! JeNny

Sweets Angels

Itazuran was created by Sister B in her crusade against cute fashion and delicious sweets. After heading into Tokyo one day, Itazuran intended to crush a nearby office building, but was distracted by Sister B's voice from within. He searched for her, only to be reminded that she was inside his cockpit, and called an airhead. Itazuran began to cry before being told that the insult was nothing to cry about. Taking control of Itazuran's body, she painted cats, Itazuran himself, and rude messages on the side of some buildings. In retaliation, Jenny arrived and bade him to stop. In response, he used his Exhaust Gas attack and vented black smoke at her, causing her teammates Akira and Nadeshiko to chide him on his careless violation of air pollution regulations. Itazuran then begged Sister B to refit him with a more eco-friendly exhaust system. She claimed that it was ok because they are an evil organization, but in order to help combat global warming, they transformed into battle mode, causing Itazuran to feel like he had been forgotten. In retaliation he blasted them with bubbles. Jenny then distracted Sister B by turning her staff against her, which allowed Akira to destroy his paint supplies. Itazuran then readied a bomb, but the Angels immobilized him to keep him from throwing it, and Jenny knocked it out of his hand, causing it to drop to the pavement and explode, taking Itazuran out with it.

Improved Itazuran II

A while after Itazuran's initial attack, and inevitable defeat, it is rebuilt into the fierce Itazuran II (イタズランII,   Itazuran II). Sister B reprises her role as Itazuran's pilot, but history repeats itself as the Sweets Angels once again bring down the mechanical terror.

Abilities

Prankster Scribble

Itazuran possesses an ability known as "Prankster Scribble" which involves it using a paintbrush-like object to deface buildings. The brush is capable of drawing in shades of red, orange, and pink.

Exhaust Gas

Itazuran can execute an attack called Exhaust Gas by which it emits gas at high speeds from exhaust vents on its back. This was only used once however, in the hopes that Jenny would be blinded by it while she was piloting the Gyro Vespa.

Punishment Beam

Itazuran can fire pink beams from its eyes.

Bubble Gun

Itazuran can materialize a giant bubble gun from thin air which is used to "bubble" its enemies.

Bombs

As a last resort, Itazuran can also materialize bombs. However, they are instantly lit upon creation, giving Itazuran only a short time to make use of them.

Trivia

  • Despite being controlled by Sister B, Itazuran seems to have its own consciousness and speaks with a masculine voice.
  • Itazuran was portrayed by suit actor Shinya Iwasaki who had previously played multiple kaiju in Ultraman Neos and Ultraman Mebius.[2]

References

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