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Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
Number 36
Number of episodes: 50
First episode: Special Mission Task Force, Assemble!
Power Rangers Counterpart:
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]

StoryEdit

"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]

CharactersEdit

Go-BustersEdit

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-BustersEdit

Main article: Dobutsu Sentai 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 SheriffsEdit

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

AlliesEdit

EMC Special Missions UnitEdit

Main article: Energy Management Center

FamilyEdit

Buddy RoidsEdit

Main article: Buddy Roids

Other AlliesEdit

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 VaglassEdit

Main article: Vaglass
Beet Buster/ Dark Buster
Enter

Other VillainsEdit

ArsenalEdit

Category:Arsenal (Go-Busters)

MechaEdit

Category:Mecha (Go-Busters)

EpisodesEdit

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Episodes

CastEdit

Guest castEdit

Suit actorsEdit

SongsEdit

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 ShowsEdit

References to Power RangersEdit

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 Edit

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.
  • This is the only series since Gekiranger to not have a transformation object.

Official websitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Official:
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Unofficial:
Akibaranger (EX)Akibaranger S2 (EX)

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