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Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
Number 36
Number of episodes: 50
First episode: Special Mission Task Force, Assemble!
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Original airing: February 26, 2012 – February 10, 2013
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Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズ Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu?, translated as Special Mission Squadron Go-Busters) is the title of the 36th entry in the Super Sentai series. It premiered on February 26, 2012, and joined Kamen Rider Fourze and Kamen Rider Wizard after Fourze's finale as a part of the Super Hero Time programming block on TV Asahi. The series follows a spy motif and follows a group of warriors in their goal to stop a malevolent computer virus and its organization.

With the recent announcement of an extension of Saban Brands' partnership with Nickelodeon and Bandai America stretching Power Rangers to at least 2016, an adaptation of Go-Busters following Power Rangers Super Megaforce was expected to be broadcast in 2015. [1] However, the next season's name has been revealed to be Power Rangers Dino Charge[2] - an adaption of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. It has been reported that elements of Go-Busters will be incorporated into Dino Charge.[3]

Story

"Neo AD 2012. The massive energy source, Enetron, is the foundation of city functions. After it are the Vaglass, a threat to humanity. The Go-Busters are youths entrusted with special missions to fight and protect the people."
―Narrator[src]

The urban lives of the city now runs by a major power source known as, Enetron (エネトロン Enetoron?). An evil organization from a different dimension called, Vaglass (ヴァグラス Vagurasu?), aims to threaten the city by stealing the Enetron from it. Three warriors are chosen by the Energy Management Center to be a group of elite heroes, known as Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, that will protect the city from any evil threat. Along with their partners known as Buddy Roids (バディロイドヅ Badi Roidozu?), they are tasked with stopping Vaglass from obtaining the Enetron from the city. Hero and villain alike battle alongside 'roids' and giant villainous 'MegaZords' (メガゾード Megazōdo?).[4]

Characters

Go-Busters

Five busters
The five Go-Busters
Main article: Go-Busters (team)
Red Buster Hiromu Sakurada
Blue Buster Ryuji Iwasaki
Yellow Buster Yoko Usami
Beet Buster Masato Jin
Stag Buster Beet J. Stag

Alternate Reality Go-Busters

Red Cheetah Hiromu Sakurada
Blue Gorilla Ryuji Iwasaki
Yellow Rabbit Yoko Usami
Gold Beetle Masato Jin
Silver Stag Beet J. Stag
Green Hippopotamus Atsushi Domyoji
Pink Cat Rika Sakurada
Black Puma Takeshi Kuroki

Space Sheriffs

Space Sheriff Gavan Type-G Geki Jumonji
Space Sheriff Sharivan Kai Hyuga

Allies

EMC Special Missions Unit

Main article: Energy Management Center

Family

Other

Buddy Roids

Main article: Buddy Roids

Other Allies

Kamen Rider Fourze Gentaro Kisaragi
Kamen Rider Wizard Haruto Souma
Kamen Rider Beast Kosuke Nitoh
Pink Buster Reika Saotome Mission 41: The Thief Pink Buster!

Evil Organization Vaglass

Main article: Vaglass
Beet Buster/ Dark Buster
Enter

Other Villains

Arsenal

Main article: Arsenal (Go-Busters)

Transformation Devices

Sidearms

Team Blaster

Power-Ups

Other Devices

  • Transmitter
  • Spy Cam

Vehicles

  • E.M.C. 05
  • Enetron Tanker

Mecha

Buster Machine System

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha, ● other


Episodes


The episodes here are referred to as "Missions".

  1. Mission 1: Special Mission Task Force, Assemble! (特命戦隊、集結せよ! Tokumei Sentai, Shūketsu seyo!?)
  2. Mission 2: A Promise Made 13 Years Ago (13年前の約束 Jū-san-Nen Mae no Yakusoku?)
  3. Mission 3: GT-02 Animal, Deployed! (GT-02アニマル、出撃! Jī Tī Zero Tsū Animaru, Shutsugeki!?)
  4. Mission 4: Special Ops and Determination (特命と決意 Tokumei to Ketsui?)
  5. Mission 5: Dangerous Feverish Runaway! (キケンな熱暴走! Kiken na Netsu Bōsō!?)
  6. Mission 6: Combine! Go-BusterOh (合体!ゴーバスターオー Gattai! Gōbasutāō?)
  7. Mission 7: Bad Maintenance on Ace?! (エース整備不良?! Ēsu Seibi Furyō?!?)
  8. Mission 8: Protect the Machine Blueprints! (マシン設計図を守れ! Mashin Sekkeizu o Mamore!?)
  9. Mission 9: Usada Rescue Strategy! (ウサダ奪還作戦! Usada Dakkan Sakusen!?)
  10. Mission 10: A Reason to Fight (戦う理由 Tatakau Riyū?)
  11. Mission 11: The Targeted Weakpoint (ねらわれたウイークポイント Nerawareta Uīkupointo?)
  12. Mission 12: You Like Going Undercover? (変装はお好き? Hensō wa Osuki??)
  13. Mission 13: A Surprise Holiday (サプライズな休日 Sapuraizu na Kyūjitsu?)
  14. Mission 14: Ça va? Rescue Operation (サバ?救出作戦 Saba? Kyūshutsu Sakusen?)
  15. Mission 15: Gold Warrior and Silver Buddy (金の戦士と銀のバディ Kin no Senshi to Gin no Badi?)
  16. Mission 16: The Man from Hyper Space (亜空間から来た男 Akūkan kara Kita Otoko?)
  17. Mission 17: Its Name is Go-Buster Beet! (その名はゴーバスタービート! Sono Na wa Gōbasutā Bīto!?)
  18. Mission 18: Cooperative Operations 3000 Meters In the Earth (地底3000メートルの共同作業 Chitei Sansen Mētoru no Kyōdō Sagyō?)
  19. Mission 19: My Combination! Buster Heracles (俺の合体!バスターヘラクレス Ore no Gattai! Basutā Herakuresu?)
  20. Mission 20: 5-Man Concentration! Great Go-Buster! (5体結集!グレートゴーバスター! Gotai Kesshū! Gurēto Gōbasutā!?)
  21. Mission 21: Farewell, Blue Buster (さらば ブルーバスター Saraba Burū Basutā?)
  22. Mission 22: The Beautiful Avatar: Escape (美しきアバター エスケイプ Utsushiki Abatā Esukeipu?)
  23. Mission 23: The Will of the Inheritors (意志を継ぐ者 Ishi o Tsugu Mono?)
  24. Mission 24: A Très Bien Summer Festival (トレビアンな夏祭り Torebian na Natsu Matsuri?)
  25. Mission 25: Pursue the Mystery of the Avatars! (アバターの謎を追え! Abatā no Nazo o Oe!?)
  26. Mission 26: The Tiny Enemy! Control Room SOS (小さな強敵!司令室SOS Chiisana Kyōteki! Shirei Shitsu Esu Ō Esu?)
  27. Mission 27: An Out of Control Combo to Escape the Labyrinth! (暴走コンビで迷宮脱出! Bōsō Konbi de Meikyū Dasshutsu!?)
  28. Mission 28: Beware of Chickens! (ニワトリに注意せよ! Niwatori ni Chūi seyo!?)
  29. Mission 29: Breaking Into Hyperspace! (亜空間への突入! Akūkan e no Totsunyū!?)
  30. Mission 30: Messiah Shutdown (メサイア シャットダウン Mesaia Shattodaun?)
  31. Mission 31: Space Sheriff Gavan Arrives! (宇宙刑事ギャバン、現る! Uchū Keiji Gyaban, Arawaru!?)
  32. Mission 32: Friendship Tag With Gavan! (ギャバンとの友情タッグ! Gyaban-dono Yūjō Taggu?)
  33. Mission 33: Morphin'! Powered Custom (モーフィン! パワードカスタム Mōfin! Pawādo Kasutatomu?)
  34. Mission 34: The Enemy Is Beet Buster?! (敵はビートバスター?! Teki wa Bīto Basutā?!?)
  35. Mission 35: Roar, Tategami Raioh! (タテガミライオー 吼える! Tategamiraiō Hoeru!?)
  36. Mission 36: Go-Buster Raioh, Shoom! (ゴ―バスターライオー ガギーン! Gobasutaraio Gakin?)
  37. Mission 37: The Black and White Bride (黒と白の花嫁 Kuro to Shiro no Hanayome?)
  38. Mission 38: Event! Ace Deathmatch (実況!エースデスマッチ Jikkyō! Ēsu Desumatchi?)
  39. Mission 39: Finishing Blow! Messiah's Fist (必殺!メサイアの拳 Hissatsu! Mesaia no Kobushi?)
  40. Mission 40: Suffering J. and the Messiahloid (カブるJとメサイアロイド Kaburu Jei to Mesaiaroido?)
  41. Mission 41: The Thief Pink Buster! (怪盗ピンクバスター! Kaitō Pinku Basutā!?)
  42. Mission 42: Attack! Within the Megazord (突撃!メガゾードの中へ Totsugeki! Megazōdo no Naka e?)
  43. Mission 43: Christmas Determination (決意のクリスマス Ketsui no Kurisumasu?)
  44. Mission 44: Christmas Eve - Time to Finish Our Mission (聖夜・使命果たすとき Seiya - Shimei Hatasu Toki?)
  45. Mission 45: Happy New Year! A Small Formidable Enemy Returns (謹賀新年!小さな強敵、再び Kinga Shinnen! Chiisana Kyōteki, Futatabi?)
  46. Mission 46: The New Fusion and Overheated Rampage! (新たな融合と熱暴走! Arata na Yūgō to Netsu Bōsō!?)
  47. Mission 47: Reset and Backup (リセットとバックアップ Risetto to Bakkuappu?)
  48. Mission 48: Setting the Trap (仕掛けられていた罠 Shikakerareteita Wana?)
  49. Mission 49: Preparation and Selection (覚悟と選択 Kakugo to Sentaku?)
  50. Final Mission: Eternal Bonds (永遠のキズナ Eien no Kizuna?)

Movies

  1. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊 スーパーヒーロー大戦 Kamen Raidā × Supā Sentai Supā Hīrō Taisen?)
  2. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters the Movie: Protect the Tokyo Enetower! (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズ THE MOVIE 東京エネタワーを守れ! Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu Za Mūbī Tōkyō Enetawā o Mamore!?)
  3. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズVSゴーカイジャー Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu Tai Kaizoku Sentai Gōkaijā Za Mūbī?)
  4. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊×宇宙刑事 スーパーヒーロー大戦Z Kamen Raidā × Sūpā Sentai × Uchū Keiji: Supā Hīrō Taisen Zetto?)
  5. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters (帰ってきた特命戦隊ゴーバスターズ VS 動物戦隊ゴーバスターズ Kaettekita Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu Bui Esu Dōbutsu Sentai Gōbasutāzu?) - V-Cinema
  6. Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: Dinosaur Great Battle! Farewell, Eternal Friends (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャーVSゴーバスターズ 恐竜大決戦! さらば永遠の友よ Jūden Sentai Kyōryūjā tai Gōbasutāzu: Kyōryū Daisakusen! Saraba Eien no Tomo yo?)

Special DVD

  1. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Beet Buster vs. J (特命戦隊ゴーオンジャーバスターズ対ビートバスター対J Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu tai Bīto Basutā tai J?)

Cast

Guest cast

Suit actors

Songs

Opening theme
  • "Busters Ready Go!" (バスターズ レディーゴー! Basutāzu Redī Gō!?)
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Kenichiro Oishi
    • Artist: Hideyuki Takahashi
    • Opened into episodes 01-27
  • "Morphin! Movin! Busters Ship!" (モーフィン! ムービン! バスターズシップ! Mōfin! Mōbin! Basutāzu Shippu!?)
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Kenichiro Oishi
    • Artist: Hideyuki Takahashi
    • Opened into episodes 28-49
Ending theme
  • "Bonds ~ Go-Busters!" (キズナ~ゴーバスターズ! Kizuna ~ Gōbasutāzu!?)
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Kenichiro Oishi
    • Artist: Mystery's New Unit STA ☆ MEN
  • One Wish, One Day
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Morihiro Suzuki
    • Artist: Katsuhiro Suzuki & Keiji Fujiwara
    • Ended into episodes 09-10, 24
  • "Worry Honey ♥ Bunny" (心配ハニー♥バニー Shinpai Hanī ♥ Banī?)
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Masaaki Asada
    • Artist: Arisa Komiya & Tatsuhisa Suzuki
    • Ended in episode 23
  • Blue Banana Moon
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Hiroshi Takaki
    • Artist: Ryouma Baba & Tesshō Genda
    • Ended in episode 25
  • "Bonds ~ Go-Busters! (2012 Summer MOVIE MIX)" (キズナ~ゴーバスターズ! (2012 Summer MOVIE MIX) Kizuna ~ Gōbasutāzu! (Nisenjūni Samā Mūbī Mikkusu)?)
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Kenichiro Oishi
    • Artist: Mystery's New Unit STA ☆ MEN
    • Ended into episodes 26, 27
Insert theme
  • "Buster Machine, Starting Way!" (バスターマシン、発進せよ! Basutāmashin, Hasshin Seyo!?)
    • Lyrics: Saburo Yatsude
    • Composition & Arragement: Megumi Ohashi
    • Artist: Yukio Yamagata
    • Inserted into episodes 09, 23, 26, 44
  • "Boost Up! Beat Buster" (Boost Up! ビートバスター Būsuto Up! Bītobasutā?)
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition: Hideaki Takatori
    • Arragement: Satoshi Kawase
    • Artist: Z Hata
    • Inserted in episode 15
  • Brand New Spark!
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Kuroda Kotaro
    • Artist: Hideaki Takatori
    • Inserted in episode 17
  • Perfect Mission
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: NoB & Kouno Yougo
    • Artist: NoB
    • Inserted into episodes 18, 24
  • "Li-Oh! Is Here!! Champion!" (ライオー! 見参! チャンピオン! Raiō! Kenzan!! Chanpion!?)
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Megumi Ohashi
    • Artist: Ichiro Mizuki
    • Inserted into episodes 35-36


Between missions 31 and 32, are inserted Uchuu Keiji Gavan's songs, some instrumentally.

Stage Shows

References to Power Rangers

Go-Busters contains several references to Power Rangers - some obvious, some not overtly stated, and some possibly not intentional. Usually these references refer to 'firsts' in Sentai history of plot devices already in place in Power Rangers.

  • The mecha are called MegaZords. This is for both the heroes and villains. The difference is that the humanoid forms of some individual mecha are also called MegaZords, unlike in Power Rangers where the name refers to a "giant robo", usually a combiner. 'Zord' is used as a suffix for Metaloids' MegaZords, such as Shovelloid's ShovelZord.
  • The Morphin Brace announces "It's Morphin' Time!" when activated, which was used throughout Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Zeo, the first two Power Rangers adaptations of Super Sentai shows.
    • Also, the Morphin Brace has a sunglasses theme similar to Jungle Fury, except the Go-Busters don't actually put them on like the Jungle Fury Rangers. However, the sunglasses do form the visor lenses when transforming.
  • The Go-Busters can wear their suits without their helmets. This is similar to how the first Power Rangers frequently appeared helmetless; though the Go-Busters weren't the first Sentai to do so (Go-Onger constituting a recent example).
  • The main villain Messiah is very similar to R.P.M.'s Venjix as they were both computer viruses, not to mention very impatient and angry.
  • Messiah is a floating head from a different dimension, just like Zordon.
  • The Go-Busters have Super Powers (super speed for Hiromu, super strength for Ryuji and super jumping for Yoko) they can access to fight better. This is very similar to the heroes of Dino Thunder, S.P.D., or Operation Overdrive.
    • Unlike the Power Ranger series' powers, however, this series has given the Super Powers Weakpoints, which balance out the overall effectiveness of the Busters. Also, the Busters can use their "Civilian Powers" while transformed.
  • Similar to some Power Ranger seasons, the main monster making method involves using random items.
  • Powered Custom is similar to the Red Sentinel Ranger, a mode in which Mack, the Red Overdrive Ranger, combined with the supporting robot (Sentinel Knight).

Notes

Gobuster-Wikipedia
Wiki code of Wikipedia's Super Sentai article.
  • This is the first Sentai team to have their name be in plural format as their official name, being Go-Busters as opposed to "Go-Buster".
    • Also, due to its name, it was once thought by many to be a parody of Ghostbusters.
  • Wikipedia code for various tokusatsu articles can be found in the opening for the first episode; most notable an entry reading "Super Sentai" which mentions various other Toei-related properties of the past that have an American connection, including Spider-Man, Voltron (an Americanization of Toei anime Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV) and Sailor Moon.
  • The Metaloid/MegaZord connection is the first season since Battle Fever J where the giants are actually robotic doppelganger of the smaller monsters.
  • This is the 2nd season where the name of the show starts with "Go-" (including the hyphen). The first one is Go-Onger.
  • This is the first Sentai since GoGoFive to not have "ranger" or "-ger" in the title or team name.
  • Go-Busters shares many similarities to Engine Sentai Go-Onger, and its American adaption Power Rangers RPM:
    • Both Go-Busters and Go-Onger feature the word "Go-" in the title, they both feature animal mechas merged with machines, both feature mecha with some sort of numbering, both feature Rangers that often take off their helmets after fights, both feature Gold and Silver Rangers as a duo, and both feature very similar belts.
    • Both Go-Busters and RPM take place in different worlds than the other series, and both feature computer viruses as the main villains.
  • This is the first Sentai to completely replace the opening music mid-season. The only season to change the opening theme, before Go-Busters, was Gekisou Sentai Carranger, but the replacement was a different version of the same song.
  • Missions 31 and 32 feature a crossover with the new Space Sheriff Gavan.
  • This is the first Sentai since Ninja Sentai Kakuranger to feature a frog-themed mecha.
  • With an average rating of 4.0, Go-Busters has the worst viewing figures in the history of the Super Sentai franchise.[7]
  • This is the only series since Gekiranger to not have a transformation object.

Official websites

References

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