|This article is about a/an movie in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.|
|Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters|
|A movie for Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters|
|Release date June 21, 2013|
|Written by Kento Shimoyama|
|Directed by Hiroyuki Kato|
|Order in Continuity|
Mission 44: Christmas Eve - Time to Finish Our Mission
Mission 45: Happy New Year! A Small Formidable Enemy Returns
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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 tai Dōbutsu Sentai Gōbasutāzu) is a V-Cinema release for Go-Busters, serving as a little epilogue for the series. The direct-to-video film became available for sale on June 21, 2013.
After Great Demon Lord Azazel destroys the Go-Busters, Cheeda Nick makes a wish with Kami-sama that Messiah never appeared. As a result, he and J find themselves in an alternate timeline where they witness the battles of the Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters. Despite the changes Great Demon Lord Azazel comes back and kills the Dobutsu Sentai Go-Busters with Cheeda Nick dying the 1,000,000th time. After J asks for double his usual enetron, Cheeda Nick realizes that if both Go-Busters work together they can defeat Great Demon Lord Azazel. After the two teams met they fought Azazel and defeated him in combat. Azazel enlarges and the Dobutsu Sentai summon Go-Buster Perfect Animal. After Azazel is finally defeated, the Dobustsu Sentai started to vanish from existence.
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Continuity and Placement
- Cheeda Nick makes this wish just before New Years, placing this special between the defeat of Escape and Messiah Reboot on Christmas and before the endgame events starting from New Years' Day. , placing this special during the events of the series unlike in spite of its Returns title (placing the special after the final episode would be impossible in continuity due to the events at the end of Go-Busters.
|Red Buster||Hiromu Sakurada|
|Blue Buster||Ryuji Iwasaki|
|Yellow Buster||Yoko Usami|
|Beet Buster||Masato Jin|
|Stag Buster||Beet J. Stag|
|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|
|Black Puma||Takeshi Kuroki|
|Pink Cat||Rika Sakurada|
- Great Demon Lord Azazel
- Kikai Empire Mechalius
- Katsuhiro Suzuki as Hiromu Sakurada/Red Cheetah and Red Buster
- Ryoma Baba as Ryuji Iwasaki/Blue Gorilla and Blue Buster
- Arisa Komiya as Yoko Usami/Yellow Rabbit and Yellow Buster
- Hiroya Matsumoto as Masato Jin/Gold Beetle and Beet Buster
- Yuuichi Nakamura as Beet J. Stag/Silver Stag and Stag Buster (voice)
- Hideo Sakaki as Takeshi Kuroki/Black Puma and Commander Kuroki
- Risa Yoshiki as Rika Sakurada/Pink Cat and Rika Sakurada
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Atsushi Domyoji/Green Hippopotamus and Usada Lettuce (voice)
- Fuuka Nishihira as Miho Nakamura
- Naoto Takahashi as Toru Morishita
- Keiji Fujiwara as Cheeda Nick (voice) and Traveler
- Tesshō Genda as Gorisaki Banana (voice) and School Teacher
- Syo Jinnai as Kami-sama (God)
- Ayame Misaki as Kikai Empress Trange Star
- So Yamanaka as Yousuke Sakurada
- Michiko Hosokoshi as Michiko Sakurada
- Takuya Kirimoto as Great Demon Lord Azazel (voice)
- Tatsuya Takagi as Shoveloader (voice)
- Kanako Seno as Auto Program Voice (voice)
- Ichirou Mizuki as GB Custom Visor/Tategami Lioh AI (voice)
- Osamu Munakata as Narration
- Cheeda Nick's diagram of the parallel universes is reminiscent of the diagrams drawn by Kozukozu Mita to make sense of things in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, specifically her diagram of the three dimensions (Reality, the Delusion World, and Hatte's World) in episode 11 of Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season Tsuu.
- The concept of an alternate version of a Sentai team was previously used in The Return of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger: Special Act, even involving the alternate team gaining an animal theme (the difference in Shinkenger: Special Act is that the alternate team is just an illusion of Ryunosuke Ikenami.
- Although both Syo Jinnai and Ayame Misaki appear in this special, Enter and Escape do not nor do any representatives of the Vaglass.
- During the closing credits, Nick, Gorisaki, and Usada all appear alongside their voice actors (who each make live-action appearances in the special).
- Starting with this V-Cinema special, a new member (whose costume is the same as a previous hero simply repainted) is introduced into the team. This trend is followed with Kyoryu Navy, ToQ 7gou and MidoNinger in the next few V-Cinemas.
- Not counting the special DVD and video specials, this is the last Super Sentai film to only get a DVD release.
- This film is also technically NOT the last film to get a Blu-Ray release (in the Super Sentai V-Cinema & Movie Blu-ray 2005-2013 set). J.A.K.Q., Battle Fever J, and Flashman: Big Rally! Titan Boy! have not been released and the four Gorenger movies edited from episodes were released as bonus features in Gorenger's Blu-ray sets a year after the V-Cinema set.