Ritual Yell Ceremony

Anand Sarwate, Karen Robinson


 The people talking are the names of the actors who played the 6 Power Rangers in the original movie. These are:

The long string of each yell should be broken into bigrams, and the first letter converted into a number via the simple cipher A=1, B=2, etc. This will yield a series of moves that are to be played in the strategy game Go. This is clued by "200,000 yen" and "361" = 19^2, the size of the Go board.

The moves, when applied to the appropriate board in order, and using the rules of Go, will transform the meaningless image therein into a sort of approximation of the letters "hOARSe." The solution word is HOARSE.

Answer: HOARSE