Juuru and Tametomo awaken and find themselves at the beach, not knowing how they got here. While Fire begins to explain, “that woman” who was responsible is currently approaching Takamichi as he is drilling for Stones in the forest.
This woman is Minjo, the Maestro of Nightmares. And also Numajo’s sister. Minjo orders the Remudon Jamenshi to attack. Takamichi henshins, but a snap of the finger by Minjo transports him to numerous different settings. The experience disorients Takamichi and leaves him vulnerable. Remudon ends up forcing him to dehenshin.
Minjo says he is in a dream, but not his. So there is no use resisting. She slashes at him.
Shiguru, Sena and Sayo hurry to the coconut tree where Mabushina and Muryou are watching over a sleeping Takamichi. Mabushina points out Fire and Shovellow are also deep asleep with strange patterns on their faces. Muryou says people all over the country are experiencing the same thing and are unable to wake up, no matter what anyone does. With them not being able to reach Juuru and Tametomo, they assume they must be under the same ailment.
Mabushina believes someone must have cursed the Dreamstone and is using it for evil.
Mabushina explains that whoever has the Dreamstone becomes the Master of Dreams and can bring people to the world of dreams, Yumeria.
She remembers a time when King Oradin brought their entire family to Yumeria together, including Uncle Garuza.
Fire has also been telling Juuru and Tametomo about the Dreamstone and he adds that it exists so he can share his dreams with the people. Juuru thinks that’s amazing. But he and Tametomo remember how they first ended up here after being attacked by Minjo.
Just then the message “It’s not the dream’s fault” appears using sand floating in the air. They see a young girl up on the cliff nearby and they decide to follow her, thinking that she is the dreamer.
Mabushina tells the others that she can find out whose dream everyone is trapped in by entering it. The others will be able to accompany her without falling asleep themselves.
The plan is they find who is dreaming, ask them where they are in the real world, wake up and then find that person to take the Dreamstone away from them. Muryou will make sure to wake them up in time.
Mabushina falls asleep and the others are able to join her. They find themselves at a festival and weaking yukatas and a happi coat. Just then, Minjo appears and shoots at people, turning them into small figures. She explains that she stole the Dreamstone from Crystalia and will use it to draw people into Yumeria to suck all the darkness energy from them.
Minjo shoots at Sena and turns her into a figure, then attaches an ice shaver to Shiguru’s head. Minjo snaps her finger and a shrunken Sayo gets thrown into a basin of goldfish. Minjo puts her in a bag and tosses her back to the others.
Minjo snaps her fingers one more time and a Wanage Jamenju appears. Jetter, Mach and Helico quickly arrive. Helico sends out a healing beam to return Shiguru, Sena and Sayo to normal. The Mashins say Muryou sent them in as backup.
Shiguru and Sayo hop into SkyMage to battle the Jamenju. Mabushina joins Sena in Mach to search for the dreamer. But Minjo shoots at them and sends them into a Yumeria version of the palace in Crystalia.
Sena and Mabushina are in wedding dresses and a strange version of King Oradin appears happily saying he’s found a suitable husband for his daughter.
Mabushina knows this is a fake and when fakeOradin introduces Rugby Jamen as her groom, she punches him to the ground.
Just then, Juuru and Tametomo come running in as the little girl they’ve been chasing runs through the palace. Mabushina tells them that the little girl is a younger version of her, so she can’t be the dreamer.
They get ready to hurry off. But Remudon appears and grabs Mabushina. She tells them to go on without her and to use the entire world as a clue on how to find the dreamer. Remudon squeezes Mabushina until she disappears.
A door pops up behind them with a message pointing them into it. Sena henshins and tells the boys to go on ahead while she deals with Remudon.
Juuru and Tametomo run in and find themselves in Yodonheim. Minjo is surprised they are still alive. She puts on her mask and they battle.
Juuru says he will not allow Minjo to use the amazing Dreamstone for evil. But Minjo defiantly says she is invincible in this dream and tells them to prepare to die.
Suddenly, the sky opens up and letters drop down. They don’t seem to spell anything out at first, but Juuru unscrambles them to reveal the word “Kiramekeru.” Juuru has a Hirameking and a magical pen appears which he uses to brighten up Minjo’s barren wasteland.
Juuru draws Fire and Shovellow’s Mashin forms and they knock Minjo and Remudon out of the dream.
Garuza walks out onto the field of flowers that the Crystalia Family had once enjoyed together. Young Mabushina takes her uncle’s hand and reminds him of the wonderful times they had here together as a family.
Tametomo realizes the dreamer is actually Garuza himself. Garuza cannot believe he was tricked like this by Minjo and remembers how she lured him to a warehouse and had Remudon knock him asleep.
Juuru and Tametomo wonder how Shiguru, Sena and Sayo can wake up. But they suddenly hear a very strange tune. Muryou was able to wake them up by performing Pikotaro’s “PPAP.” Shiguru, Sena and Sayo immediately come to and tell Muryou to please stop the singing.
And just in time too as Minjo is about to kill Garuza so as to trap the Kiramagers inside the dream forever. Sena speeds forward to grab the Dreamstone from Garuza and remove the curse. That allows everyone trapped in the dream to awaken and escape.
Garuza quickly grabs Minjo by the neck as she begs for forgiveness. He says she must defeat the Kiramagers in order for that to happen.
All six Kiramagers reunite. After Dreamstone thanks Juuru for preventing him from becoming a nightmare, they henshin. The Kiramagers first face off against Bechats before turning their attention to Remudon. Takamichi takes on Minjo who then asks Carantula for help. He sends darkness energy that allows Minjo to combine with Remudon.
Minjo turns day to night and the Kiramagers hop into their Mashin while Zabyun also joins the fight as he has a personal score to settle with Minjo. With Kiramaizin, Gigant Driller and King Express Zabyun, they battle the powered up Minjo. But Dreamstone pops in to suggest Juuru use him for the finishing blow.
A Hirameking results in Juuru coming up with the King Express Zabyun Dream Jumbo Victory Bazooka. And delivering a Kiramei Dream W Cannon blast, Minjo is destroyed.
The Kiramagers say goodbye to Dreamstone who says he is going on a journey. He leaves them with one final dream: Them doing the Kiramager ending dance.
Whenever I get to watch a post-series Sentai or Kamen Rider movie for the first time, I always say how wonderful it is to visit with old friends. And that’s certainly the case with the Kiramagers and this movie. It definitely reminded me of why I loved Kiramager so much. Bright, positive, hopeful. Especially as it aired during COVID. And all of that was here in the movie.
One of the best little arcs in the series was the introduction to Numajo and Minjo and the Kiramagers’ visit to the past to face them. That of course included one of the very best scenes I’ve been blessed to enjoy while watching any toku production in a while:
So centering this movie around Minjo as the antagonist was great. Like her sister, Minjo was a legitimately threatening and dangerous foe. And having a face actor (Dan Mitsu, who was perfect in the role) portray Minjo in conjunction with the suit actor when Minjo is masked up was an awesome decision.
Having Minjo also connected directly to the movie partly focusing on the Crystalia Family as well. I just loved seeing more of the Crystalias and their family dynamic, as depicted by the flashback to Oradin leading his family on a trip to Yumeria.
And most especially when the focus turned to Garuza. That Garuza was the dreamer made me tear up actually. Though I had some small regrets in how they wrapped up Garuza’s story in-series (affected greatly by the COVID disruptions to production of course), I think the overall premise and most of its execution was done well.
So seeing the moments in this film, especially that moment with little Mabushina and Uncle Garuza, it just hit the right tone. And was definitely emotionally affecting. It shows how well written the season was to have these moments in the movie work.
I wouldn’t mind if they had spent a lot more time flashing back to the happier times in Crystalia and flesh out the family dynamic more.
Anyway, another great quality that the series had was on full display here as all the Kiramagers plus Mabushina and Muryou as well as the Mashin all contributed equally to the success of their mission. It was always a team effort. Even if Juuru and his Hiramekings would save the day, they would never be able to get to a point in which Juuru could pause and have those Hiramekings without the entire team’s efforts.
The movie also had some great action, especially the exciting battle sequence later in the movie.
And they’ve referenced it from time to time during the season. But finally hearing “PPAP” on Kiramager was so much fun. Actually, more fun than I ever thought it would be! Lol
Overall, this was a great film. A lot of fun, a lot of heart. Happy, positive and hopeful. Just like the series was.