Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

Title card for Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
Genre Tokusatsu
Created by Toei
Written by Yasuko Kobayashi
Nobuhiro Mouri
Kento Shimoyama
Directed by Takayuki Shibasaki
Shojiro Nakazawa
Katsuya Watanabe
Noboru Takemoto
Hiroyuki Kato
Osamu Kaneda
Kenzō Maihara
Starring Katsuhiro Suzuki
Ryouma Baba
Arisa Komiya
Hiroya Matsumoto
Voices of Yuuchi Nakamura
Narrated by Shoo Munakata
Opening theme "Busters Ready Go!" by Hideyuki Takahashi (Project.R)
"Morphin! Movin! Busters Ship!" by Hideyuki Takahashi (Project.R)
Ending theme "Kizuna ~ Go-Busters!!" by Nazo no Shin Unit Starmen
"One wish, One day" by Katsuhiro Suzuki & Keiji Fujiwara
"Shinpai Honey ♥ Bunny" by Arisa Komiya & Tatsuhisa Suzuki
"Blue Banana Moon" by Ryouma Baba & Tesshō Genda
Composer(s) Megumi Ōhashi
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 50 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Motoi Sasaki (TV Asahi)
Naomi Takebe
Go Wakamatsu (Toei)
Koichi Yada
Akihiro Fukada (Toei Agency)
Running time 24–25 minutes
Original network TV Asahi
Original release February 26, 2012 (2012-02-26) – February 10, 2013 (2013-02-10)
Preceded by Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
Followed by Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger
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Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズ Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu) is the 36th entry in Toei Company's Super Sentai Series, following Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. It premiered on February 26, 2012 on TV Asahi, joining Kamen Rider Fourze and then Kamen Rider Wizard as a program featured in TV Asahi's Super Hero Time programming block.

On September 2, 2011, Toei applied for trademarks on the title to be used on various products.[1][2][3] The Japan Patent Office approved these trademarks on September 29, 2011.

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters began airing in South Korea in 2013 as Power Rangers Go-Busters.


Thirteen years ago in the New Common Era (新西暦 Shinseireki) calendar, the computer controlling the newly discovered energy source called Enetron (エネトロン Enetoron) was infected by a virus that caused it to create the evil energy being known as Messiah who wishes to take over mankind and create a world made for machines. Though sent into subspace by the scientists' sacrifice, Messiah's actions established the formation of the Energy Management Center's Special Ops Unit from three children who were caught in the crossfire, the Go-Busters, and their Buddyloids. In the present, 2012 NCE, a mysterious figure named Enter leads a group called Vaglass on incursions to gather enough Enetron to bring Messiah back. However, training for this day, the Go-Busters and their Buddyloids are deployed to combat Vaglass's Metaloids and Megazords to protect the city's Enetron from them. Later joined by Masato Jin and his Buddyloid Beet J. Stag, the Go-Busters' resolve is strengthened once they learn the true nature of their enemy and the horrors that would result should Messiah enter their world.[4]



The Go-Busters consist of three children who survived an accident 13 years ago at the Energy Management Center (エネルギー管理局 Enerugī Kanrikyoku) concerning the Vaglass virus program that went haywire on the Energy Management Center office's main computer, obtaining superhuman abilities in the process, along with side-effects. The team also consists of the Buddyloids[5] (バディロイド Badiroido), the Go-Busters' sentient partner robots.[Note 1] In Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie, the Go-Busters have cameo appearances where they confront Basco Ta Jolokia as part of a special mission.

Hiromu Sakurada (桜田 ヒロム Sakurada Hiromu)/Red Buster (レッドバスター Reddo Basutā)
The fastest warrior on the team. His legs can move at an unbelievable speed, making him look as if he is teleporting. Hiromu's body freezes whenever he sees a chicken as part of the side-effects of his powers. His partner Buddyloid is Cheeda Nick. [4][10]
Cheeda Nick (チダ・ニック Chida Nikku)
A humanoid cheetah-type android, one of the Buddyloids, and Red Buster's partner, acting like an older brother figure to Hiromu, who is a positive thinker. Although he is a robot who can transform into the Cheetah Bike (チーターバイク Chītā Baiku) for Red Buster to ride, Chida ironically has no sense of direction.[4]
Ryuji Iwasaki (岩崎 リュウジ Iwasaki Ryūji)/Blue Buster (ブルーバスター Burū Basutā)
A warrior with superstrength and excellent fighting technique as well as the oldest of the team. Ryuji's body overheats if he moves too often and requires to be cooled down as part of the side-effects of his powers. His partner Buddyloid is Gorisaki Banana.[4][10]
Gorisaki Banana (ゴリサキ・バナナ)
A humanoid gorilla-type android, one of the Buddyloids, and Blue Buster's partner, typically faint hearted and worrying about Ryuji's well-being. He acts as a mechanic in the team base.[4]
Yoko Usami (宇佐見 ヨーコ Usami Yōko)/Yellow Buster (イエローバスター Ierō Basutā)
A cheerful and energetic young woman, who gains incredible kicking and jumping power from the accident. Yoko becomes tired out easily and requires sweets to regain energy as part of the side-effects of her powers. Her partner Buddyloid is Usada Lettuce.[4][10]
Usada Lettuce (ウサダ・レタス Usada Retasu)
A rabbit-type mecha, one of the Buddyloids, and Yellow Buster's partner who is unyielding and selfish and is usually fighting with Yoko. He works on data management in the control room.[4]
Masato Jin (陣 マサト Jin Masato)/Beet Buster (ビートバスター Bīto Basutā)
An eccentric genius scientist who sacrificed himself in the accident 13 years ago, but has found a way to come back into normal reality as well as creating his own Buddyloid and Go-Buster powers.
Beet J. Stag (ビート・J・スタッグ Bīto Jei Sutaggu)/Stag Buster (スタッグバスター Sutaggu Basutā)
A humanoid beetle-type android, one of the Buddyloids, and Beet Buster's partner, while also being able to transform into a Go-Buster himself.
Ene-tan (エネたん)
A small frog-type mecha that pilots the FS-0O Frog around the Tokyo Bay until she is needed.


Main article: Vaglass

The evil organization known as Vaglass (ヴァグラス Vagurasu) are the antagonists in Go-Busters who appeared from an alternate dimension during the accident that happened at the Energy Management Center.[4] Led by the energy being known only as Messiah and its human spy Enter, Vaglass sends out its Metaloids by infecting devices with the Metavirus. When a Metaloid is defeated, its Metavirus is uploaded into a giant robot known as a Megazord. Vaglass' foot soldiers are known as the Buglers and they also have access to mass-produced giant robots called Bugzords.[11][12]


Each episode of Go-Busters is called a "Mission".

Ep# Title Writer Original airdate
1 "Special Ops Sentai, Assemble!"
"Tokumei Sentai, Shūketsu seyo!" (特命戦隊、集結せよ!) 
Yasuko KobayashiFebruary 26, 2012
2 "A Promise Made 13 Years Ago"
"Jū-san Nen Mae no Yakusoku" (13年前の約束) 
Yasuko KobayashiMarch 4, 2012
3 "GT-02 Animal, Deploy!"
"Jī Tī Zero Tsū Animaru, Shutsugeki!" (GT-02アニマル、出撃!) 
Yasuko KobayashiMarch 11, 2012
4 "Special Ops and Determination"
"Tokumei to Ketsui" (特命と決意) 
Yasuko KobayashiMarch 18, 2012
5 "Dangerous Overheated Rampage!"
"Kiken na Netsu Bōsō!" (キケンな熱暴走!) 
Yasuko KobayashiMarch 25, 2012
6 "Combine! Go-Buster Oh"
"Gattai! Gōbasutāō" (合体!ゴーバスターオー) 
Yasuko KobayashiApril 1, 2012
7 "Bad Maintenance on the Ace?!"
"Ēsu Seibi Furyō?!" (エース整備不良?!) 
Nobuhiro MouriApril 8, 2012
8 "Protect the Machine Blueprints!"
"Mashin Sekkeizu o Mamore!" (マシン設計図を守れ!) 
Yasuko KobayashiApril 15, 2012
9 "Usada Recovery Strategy!"
"Usada Dakkan Sakusen!" (ウサダ奪還作戦!) 
Yasuko KobayashiApril 22, 2012
10 "The Reason We Fight"
"Tatakau Riyū" (戦う理由) 
Yasuko KobayashiApril 29, 2012
11 "The Targeted Weakpoint"
"Nerawareta Uīkupointo" (ねらわれたウイークポイント) 
Kento ShimoyamaMay 6, 2012
12 "You Like Going Undercover?"
"Hensō wa Osuki?" (変装はお好き?) 
Nobuhiro MouriMay 13, 2012
13 "A Surprising Day Off"
"Sapuraizu na Kyūjitsu" (サプライズな休日) 
Yasuko KobayashiMay 20, 2012
14 "Ça va? Rescue Strategy"
"Saba? Kyūshutsu Sakusen" (サバ?救出作戦) 
Yasuko KobayashiMay 27, 2012
15 "The Golden Warrior and the Silvery Buddy"
"Kin no Senshi to Gin no Badi" (金の戦士と銀のバディ) 
Yasuko KobayashiJune 3, 2012
16 "The Man Who Came From Subspace"
"Akūkan kara Kita Otoko" (亜空間から来た男) 
Yasuko KobayashiJune 10, 2012
17 "Its Name Is Go-Buster Beet!"
"Sono Na wa Gōbasutā Bīto!" (その名はゴーバスタービート!) 
Yasuko KobayashiJune 17, 2012
18 "Cooperative Operations 3,000 Meters In the Earth"
"Chitei Sanzen Mētoru no Kyōdō Sagyō" (地底3000メートルの共同作業) 
Nobuhiro MouriJune 24, 2012
19 "My Combination! Buster Hercules"
"Ore no Gattai! Basutā Herakuresu" (俺の合体!バスターヘラクレス) 
Kento ShimoyamaJuly 1, 2012
20 "Five-Part Concentration! Great Go-Buster!"
"Gotai Kesshū! Gurēto Gōbasutā!" (5体結集!グレートゴーバスター!) 
Yasuko KobayashiJuly 8, 2012
21 "Farewell, Blue Buster"
"Saraba Burū Basutā" (さらば ブルーバスター) 
Yasuko KobayashiJuly 15, 2012
22 "The Beautiful Avatar: Escape"
"Utsukushiki Abatā Esukeipu" (美しきアバター エスケイプ) 
Yasuko KobayashiJuly 22, 2012
23 "Those Who Follow Their Intent"
"Ishi o Tsugu Mono" (意志を継ぐ者) 
Yasuko KobayashiJuly 29, 2012
24 "A très bien Summer Festival"
"Torebian na Natsu Matsuri" (トレビアンな夏祭り) 
Nobuhiro MouriAugust 5, 2012
25 "Pursue the Mystery of the Avatars!"
"Abatā no Nazo o Oe!" (アバターの謎を追え!) 
Yasuko KobayashiAugust 12, 2012
26 "The Tiny Enemy! Control Room SOS"
"Chiisana Kyōteki! Shireishitsu Esu Ō Esu" (小さな強敵!司令室SOS) 
Kento ShimoyamaAugust 19, 2012
27 "An Out of Control Combo to Escape the Labyrinth!"
"Bōsō Konbi de Meikyū Dasshutsu!" (暴走コンビで迷宮脱出!) 
Nobuhiro MouriAugust 26, 2012
28 "Beware of Chickens!"
"Niwatori ni Chūi seyo!" (ニワトリに注意せよ!) 
Yasuko KobayashiSeptember 2, 2012
29 "Breaking Into Subspace!"
"Akūkan e no Totsunyū!" (亜空間への突入!) 
Yasuko KobayashiSeptember 9, 2012
30 "Messiah Shutdown"
"Mesaia Shattodaun" (メサイア シャットダウン) 
Yasuko KobayashiSeptember 16, 2012
31 "Space Sheriff Gavan Arrives!"
"Uchū Keiji Gyaban, Arawaru!" (宇宙刑事ギャバン、現る!) 
Kento ShimoyamaSeptember 23, 2012
32 "Friendship Tag With Gavan!"
"Gyaban to no Yūjō Taggu!" (ギャバンとの友情タッグ!) 
Kento ShimoyamaSeptember 30, 2012
33 "Morphin! Powered Custom"
"Mōfin! Pawādo Kasutatamu" (モーフィン!パワードカスタム) 
Yasuko KobayashiOctober 7, 2012
34 "The Enemy Is Beet Buster?!"
"Teki wa Bīto Basutā?!" (敵はビートバスター?!) 
Yasuko KobayashiOctober 14, 2012
35 "Roar, Tategami Lioh!"
"Tategami Raiō Hoeru!" (タテガミライオー 吼える!) 
Kento ShimoyamaOctober 21, 2012
36 "Go-Buster Lioh, Kaching!"
"Gōbasutā Raiō Gagīn!" (ゴ―バスターライオー ガギーン!) 
Kento ShimoyamaOctober 28, 2012
37 "The Black and White Brides"
"Kuro to Shiro no Hanayome" (黒と白の花嫁) 
Yasuko KobayashiNovember 4, 2012
38 "Live! Ace Deathmatch"
"Jikkyō! Ēsu Desumatchi" (実況!エースデスマッチ) 
Yasuko KobayashiNovember 11, 2012
39 "Finishing Blow! Messiah's Fist"
"Hissatsu! Mesaia no Kobushi" (必殺!メサイアの拳) 
Yasuko KobayashiNovember 18, 2012
40 "Covering Jay and the Messiahloid"
"Kaburu Jei to Mesaiaroido" (カブるJとメサイアロイド) 
Yasuko KobayashiNovember 25, 2012
41 "The Thief Pink Buster!"
"Kaitō Pinku Basutā!" (怪盗ピンクバスター!) 
Nobuhiro MouriDecember 2, 2012
42 "Attack! Within the Megazord"
"Totsugeki! Megazōdo no Naka e" (突撃!メガゾードの中へ) 
Yasuko KobayashiDecember 9, 2012
43 "Christmas Determination"
"Ketsui no Kurisumasu" (決意のクリスマス) 
Yasuko KobayashiDecember 16, 2012
44 "Christmas Eve: Time to Complete the Mission"
"Seiya Shimei Hatasu Toki" (聖夜・使命果たすとき) 
Yasuko KobayashiDecember 23, 2012
45 "Happy New Year: A Small Formidable Enemy, Again"
"Kinga Shinnen Chiisana Kyōteki, Futatabi" (謹賀新年 小さな強敵、再び) 
Kento ShimoyamaJanuary 6, 2013
46 "The New Fusion and Overheated Rampage!"
"Arata na Yūgō to Netsu Bōsō!" (新たな融合と熱暴走!) 
Yasuko KobayashiJanuary 13, 2013
47 "Reset and Back-Up"
"Risetto to Bakkuappu" (リセットとバックアップ) 
Yasuko KobayashiJanuary 20, 2013
48 "Setting the Trap"
"Shikakerareteita Wana" (仕掛けられていた罠) 
Yasuko KobayashiJanuary 27, 2013
49 "Preparation and Selection"
"Kakugo to Sentaku" (覚悟と選択) 
Yasuko KobayashiFebruary 3, 2013
Final "Eternal Bonds"
"Eien no Kizuna" (永遠のキズナ) 
Yasuko KobayashiFebruary 10, 2013


Gokaiger vs. Gavan

The Go-Busters make their debut appearance in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger's third film Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie.

Super Hero Taisen

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 × Sūpā Sentai: Sūpā Hīrō Taisen) is a film celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Super Hero Time programming block on TV Asahi, featuring a crossover between the characters of the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai Series. The cast of Go-Busters participate in the film, along with the cast of Kamen Rider Decade, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Kamen Rider Fourze.[13][14]

Protect the Tokyo Enetower!

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!) is the main theatrical release for Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters where the Go-Busters must help protect the Tokyo Enetower along with the help of Tokyo Tower's mascot character Noppon (ノッポン).[15] It is set to be released on August 4, 2012, alongside the film for Kamen Rider Fourze.[16]

Go-Busters vs. Gokaiger

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズVS海賊戦隊ゴーカイジャーTHE MOVIE Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu Tai Kaizoku Sentai Gōkaijā Za Mūbī) is set to be released in theaters on January 19, 2013. As with previous VS movies, this film will feature a crossover between the casts of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, while introducing the 37th Super Sentai, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger which is set to start airing in 2013, following the end of Go-Busters.[17][18]

Super Hero Taisen Z

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) is an upcoming film set to be released during Spring 2013 which will feature the first crossover between characters of Toei's three main Tokusatsu franchises, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and the Space Sheriff Series representing the Metal Hero Series as a whole. The protagonists of Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger are featured, but the casts of Kamen Rider Wizard, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, and Kamen Rider Fourze also participate in the film. Arisa Komiya reprises her role in the main cast as Yoko Usami, while the rest of the cast have a minor role in the film.

Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell Our 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) is the Go-Busters second VS movie featuring a crossover with the cast of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, scheduled for release on January 18, 2014.

Special DVD

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Beet Buster vs. J (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズVSビートバスターVS・J Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu Tai Bīto Basutā Tai Jei) is a special DVD by Kodansha that is used to show some of the items in the series. In the DVD, Beet J. Stag starts going haywire after drinking spiked Enetron left in the base by Enter, and Enter steals Masato's Morphin Blaster to become an evil version of Beet Buster, fighting with the Metaloid Junkloid. With Space Sheriff Gavan's help, Hiromu manages to free J of the infection and beat both Enter and Junkloid.


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 that became available for sale on June 21, 2013, taking place between Missions 44 and 45. While getting ready for new years, the Go-Busters are killed off by a powerful demon called Azarel. Finding himself before God (Syo Jinnai) alongside Jay, Nick uses his status as the one millionth death in 2012 to alter history so that Messiah never existed. Though he and Jay find everyone changed, Nick learns that Hiromu and others have become the Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters (動物戦隊ゴーバスターズ Dōbutsu Sentai Gōbasutāzu), supported by Kuroki as Black Puma, Rika as Pink Cat, and Atsushi Doumyoji (Tatsuhisa Suzuki) as Green Hippopotamus, against the Machine Empire Mechalius under Machine Empress Transister (Ayame Misaki). However, history repeats itself with Azarel killing off the Go-Busters and Nick ending up in Heaven again. Luckily, Nick uses this to wish for both Go-Busters groups to team up against Azarel in his original reality. After destroying Azarel, as their existence depended on Nick's death, the other Go-Busters group fades away with the Go-Busters and Nick paying their respects to them.

Video game

A Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters video game for the Nintendo DS was released on September 27, 2012.[19] The game was released in Korea as Power Rangers: Go-Busters on August 8, 2013.[20] This was the last official Nintendo DS game to be released in physical media in both regions.


Guest cast


Opening themes
Ending theme


  1. The Go-Busters' partner robots are also commonly referred to as Buddy Roids or Buddyroids.[6][7][8][9]


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