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Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Staff, New Info Revealed!

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Staff, New Info Revealed!
Earlier this day, the official site for the upcoming 36th Super Sentai series, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズ) had opened. And finally, more information for the staff and characters have been posted.

The Go-Busters. 3 Heroes, and their 3 Partners, the BuddyRoids. Their "Mission"— Protect the Earth, as only they can, a battle for their fate tinged with "Special Mission" begins!

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Logo
The stages for their battle are the Earth, and another world that looks just like Japan. Events that happened 13 years ago are where the story starts. 13 years ago, a Bug-like Program was created accidentally, and began to run wild on the Energy Administration Bureau office's Main Computer. Somehow, the building is transported to another dimension.

As a by-product of the battle, man obtains the mysterious energy known as "Vaam". 13 years later, in the present time, Vaam has become an indispensable energy source. The bug program, from another dimension, once again begins its invasion of Earth.

The ones who can stand against it are those three children who escaped from the Energy Management office building 13 years ago. Acting together with their BuddyRoids, they have obtained specific abilities beyond what normal humans can do! They are the Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters!

RedBuster and Chida Nikku
RedBuster: His legs can move at an unbelievable speed so it looks like he can teleport. Makes Chida Nikku his partner.

Chida Nikku: Cheetah-type mecha. Positive thinker, and though a robot, has no sense of direction. Acts like an older brother to RedBuster. Able to transform into a motorcycle for RedBuster to ride into battle (where his face becomes the handle and meter). When fighting in robot mode, Nikku can also use his rear wheels as handheld weapons.

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Staff, New Info Revealed!
BlueBuster: The fated youth who gained awesome physical strength. Eldest of the Go-Busters. Makes Gorisaki Banana into his partner.

Gorisaki Banana: Gorilla-type mecha. Faint hearted character who falls easy, and apologizes immediately for it. Always worried about BlueBuster. Acts as a mechanic in the base.

BlueBuster, Gorisaki Banana, YellowBuster, Usada Letas
YellowBuster: Girl of fate who gained incredible kicking and jumping power. Makes Usada Letas into her partner.

Usada Letas: Unyielding and selfish. Always quarreling with YellowBuster. Works on Data Management in the Control Room.

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
Buster Gear: Equipment the Go-Busters use to go into battle, and conduct espionage. The Go-Busters suits also carry the spy motif (glasses and shoulder straps). Indeed one of the themes of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters is Spy Action. The first Super Sentai, Goranger, had the spy game as a main component, and in a way, Go-Busters marks the "first new sentai series."

Morphin Brace: Transformation item which is equipped on the left arm. By calling out "Let's Morphin'!", transformation is activated.

The Buster Gear
Ichigan Buster: Single-Lens Reflex Camera that transforms into a gun, long range battle weapon. Has a special function in Camera mode.

Sougan Blade: Binoculars that transform into a sword, short range battle weapon. Has a special function in Binocular mode.

Ichigan Buster Special Buster Mode: Ichigan Buster + Sougan Blade. Fires a more powerful attack.

Transpod: Buster Gear equipped to the Shoulder Strap of the Go-Busters' suits. Has the Go-Busters' mark. Transmission equipment which transports different items and weapons. (As from the toys, we also know it's a communicator/voice changer.)

STAFF:
  • Chief Producer: Naomi Takebe (Kamen Rider OOO)
  • Main Writer: Yasuko Kobayashi (Timeranger, Kamen Rider OOO)
  • Action Director: Hirofumi Fukuzawa (suit actor Sentai Red Warriors)
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters will premier on February 26th! LET'S MORPHIN'!

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41 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    go go mighty gobuster's all it need's is bulk and G3 xD


  2. Solo, Indonesia Says:

    Genetic-empowered human?
    First, "it's morphin time", now this?


  3. Anonymous Says:

    Your phrasing in the third paragraph made my head ache :(

    Japanese people saying "Let's Morphin"... will need some getting used to.


  4. 'Lets morphin?' Well, this makes things easier for Sabam to adapt this show, I guess?


  5. ReD-X Says:

    If theres something weird and it dont look good

    who you gonna call?

    GO-BUSTERS!


  6. Ore-sama Says:

    "Chief Producer: Naomi Takebe (Kamen Rider OOO)"

    I am very worried for Go-Busters now.

    "Main Writer: Yasuko Kobayashi (Timeranger, Kamen Rider OOO)"

    I have no problem with this guy. He's got experience in Super Sentai and was also writer for Shinkenger, which is probably one of the most popular and better Sentai of today. Not sure if his talents will be affected by the producer.


  7. Anonymous Says:

    Did anybody realise that the characters are similar to Dekaranger?They have special ability also but the members are five while go-buster is three.And the Ichigan Buster Special Buster Mode is also Dekared's delta blaster (i dun know the name in japanese)but they combine and make more damage.


  8. Anonymous Says:

    "Let's Morphin"... seriously?
    i have a suggestion: "Let's inject Morphin!"


  9. Anonymous Says:

    Am i the only one who thinks that red buster's helmet looks like gokai silver?


  10. Anonymous Says:

    isnt gobusters plot roughly the same as the american engine sentai?


  11. Anonymous Says:

    I also think it looks like Gokai Silver visor as soon as I saw it.


  12. Anonymous Says:

    This show Is maybe gonna have great storyline but I don't know I'm gonna give It a try anyway


  13. Anonymous Says:

    I think th helmets are pretty cool I would cosplay as them I think everybody cry about their suits is because compare to gokai it looks like a downgrade but as in itself its pretty cool and fits the theme to me


  14. CYAN Says:

    @Ore-Sama

    I loved OOO, I think it's the best in years(since Den-O, and especially right after the downright boring W). It's only near the last few episodes that I look up and staff name and found Yasuko Kobayashi.

    just feel like correcting you, Yasuko is a she. And I'm looking forward to her work in Go-buster. And I actually think that the suit design is really good.


  15. TokuGirl90 Says:

    Okay, now we know who's the crew that's going to be working on this show but is there any new info on the cast?


  16. Anonymous Says:

    Oh, great, another series that's sure to be as overrated as Shinkenger, Den-O and OOO, just because it has Kobayashi's name on it

    To the person above who mentioned Dekaranger: Only one of the Dekarangers (Jasmine, a psychic) had any superhuman powers. The set-up we have sounds more like Flashman - Green Flash had super strength and Pink Flash had jumping powers


  17. Auvers Says:

    @ CYAN

    W, boring? Clearly, insane.


  18. Anonymous Says:

    @ CYAN

    W was 10x better than OOO... wtf dude


  19. Anonymous Says:

    go-buster costume looks so "normal" for me, im not saying it ugly but it is different from previous sentai, the spandex should be tighter, the jacket looks plain, only thing that make it looks like supersentai is the helmet, maybe they want to try something new and for me it is cool, just the costume is out from the sentai tradition


  20. Anonymous Says:

    @ Anon #5
    I see the resemblance too, now that I look closely.


  21. Anonymous Says:

    Hey getting all this news is awsome but when can we expect the next episode of gokaiger subbed cause i dont speak jappanese very well


  22. @Anonymous (December 28, 2011 12:58 AM):
    "Oh, great, another series that's sure to be as overrated as Shinkenger, Den-O and OOO, just because it has Kobayashi's name on it"

    Poppycock! Kobayashi's stories are praised for her workmanship; she's one of the most hard-working writers in the Tokusatsu industry. Not to mention that she knows the tricks of writing well, and can keep the audience interested throughout.

    I'm not saying they're always perfect; there is always room for improvement, like all works. But when certain aspects of her stories are good, they're really good. Simply put, she earned all the praise she has today; can you name any other Toku writer from this generation as thoughtful and hardworking as she is?


  23. @ CYAN

    W's ratings were much higher than OOO's. Live with it.


  24. Anonymous Says:

    @DrakosAmatras:
    "I'm not saying they're always perfect; there is always room for improvement, like all works. But when certain aspects of her stories are good, they're really good. Simply put, she earned all the praise she has today; can you name any other Toku writer from this generation as thoughtful and hardworking as she is?"

    She's overrated. OOO and Shinkenger suffered from plot drags in the middle where nothing happened for weeks on end. The ending of OOO was messy, rushed and contrived; possibly because of major changes to the plot (I've read reports that Date was supposed to die and Eiji was not intended to be a Greeed, among other things.) She constantly re-uses the same character types - Gorisaki, described above, sounds exactly like Ryuunosuke and/or Deneb. Her Rider heroes are cut from the same cloth every time and her female characters suffer from "token woman" syndrome. Much like Inoue Toshiki, she loves cheap character drama. The comedy in Shinkenger, OOO and Den-O was horribly done. Den-O wasn't a particularly good show to start with, yet has become a franchise zombie that drags on five years after its original run, each instalment lower in quality than the last.

    I could go on but I won't. It's likely that not all these things were Kobayashi's fault (producers, directors, cast, etc. all contribute) but she nowhere near deserves her reputation as this perfect, infallible writer whose presence instantly makes any production about a million times better.

    I do like some of her earlier work in Gingaman and Timeranger, but I'm not going to hold my breath that she'll return to this standard for the new series


  25. Anonymous Says:

    somehow the storyline reminds me of pr.rpm lol


  26. Anonymous Says:

    dont be mad at me

    In my opinion this show feels like a somewhat continuation of pr.rpm


  27. Anonymous Says:

    nowhere as good a gokaiger


  28. CYAN Says:

    Yes W is boring, it has a way slower story and underwhelming investigations. This is my honest opinion. I know that it may not represent what most viewers think.

    But a higher rating does not exactly mean that the series is good. Just look at Den-O.

    the only reason I stick with it till the end is because Goseiger was downrigth horrible and there is nothing else to watch that year.


  29. @Anonymous (December 28, 2011 8:38 AM)

    After reading your reply, I prefer to think that you're not saying all this out of pure irrational hate. That being said, when you're talking about "overrating" and such, we're bringing in measures of quality, which depends on the common and highest workmanship available in the market. Your comment didn't say much generally beyond what you personally dislike of her style and involved works. [Shrug] So... Sorry, dude. I'm not trying to antagonize you, but you can't exactly convince people of something's bad quality by merely listing your dislikes.

    That's not to say that I don't have problems with her works. For example, the most recent OOO makes me think that she's holding back (or being held back) quite a lot in terms of the character writings she usually does best. I don't know the detailed situations behind the scenes (as much as I want to), so that's a topic I can't discuss in detail.

    She does follow some personal archetypes and styles, yes; but it just means she's following her preferences. Predictable, yes; possibility of stagnation in the future, yes; lapse in quality, not necessarily.

    Now, just to make myself clear: I'm a fan of hers, but I'm also pretty critical (though not cynically); I'm well aware of her shortcomings - like focusing strongly on certain aspects leading to looseness in others. That said, I look forward to her because she works hard, and I also like what her style has to offer.

    And let's face it: Among the recurring staff during the last decade, she's one of the best bets we've got. Or, like I asked earlier: Are there any other reliable alternatives to her right now - discounting possible writers from other media?


  30. Auvers Says:

    @ CYAN

    Slower story? I thought OOO and W were pretty much... the same. Actually as far as the shows that have two episode arc exluding Den-O since as far as I've seen it lacks an overarching story they all have about the same pace. Episode stuff with stuff happening in the background. Both series had the same problem of characters who have the power to move the story NOT doing anything or interacting with their characters so in both the leads are kinda just running around and not really knowing what they are up against so they relied even more so on the episodic stuff which will make any show seem slow. I do like OOO I really do, I consider W to be atleast an A- so I'd let OOO be a B- mainly because of the "lack" of things that they did. They were good at building up suspense in the main plot, better than W but it all fell through in the end unfortunately since nothing became of alot of the stuff in the show. Basically I'm just saying as far as pace goes... they really are about the same. I think the rest is just preference of theme and characters.

    I agree ratings don't mean a thing, alot of terrible stuff is popular. (W isn't one of them)

    Don't get the wrong Idea, i'm not starting an argument, I'm just interested in your reasoning.


  31. Who,me? Says:

    "13 years ago, a Bug-like Program was created accidentally, and began to run wild on the Energy Administration Bureau office's Main Computer."

    Venjix!!! =P

    "An aggressive self-aware, self-generating sentient computer virus with an immortality-complex, Venjix was created by Dr. K on behalf of Alphabet Soup. Dr. K released it into the facility servers in hopes that she would be able to escape, but she was discovered and dragged away before she could install a firewall. Without a firewall to keep it contained in the Alphabet Soup facility, Venjix quickly spread through the world's computers and within three years had taken over the Earth's defense forces and data networks with the only safe haven being the domed city of Corinth."


  32. Azure Says:

    Oh, let's take a pen name ...

    @DrakosAmatras:

    "After reading your reply, I prefer to think that you're not saying all this out of pure irrational hate. That being said, when you're talking about "overrating" and such, we're bringing in measures of quality, which depends on the common and highest workmanship available in the market. Your comment didn't say much generally beyond what you personally dislike of her style and involved works."

    I think there's merit to it. People praise Kobayashi for the "adult appeal" in her shows, yet the highest level of comedy in her recent works was infantile jokes about underwear and someone posing like a cat. If you go to any fanboard and pick a random Shinkenger discussion, it will inevitably degenerate into talk about shipping or how "hot" the cast were - not just because fans were stupid but because that's how insubstantial the characters ultimately were.

    "[Shrug] So... Sorry, dude. I'm not trying to antagonize you, but you can't exactly convince people of something's bad quality by merely listing your dislikes."

    So ... A dozen episodes in the middle where nothing happens aren't bad quality? A show that gets praised for its masterful character development, yet ultimately three of the heroes could be cut with little difference to the show, isn't bad quality? (I'm talking about Shinkenger, which would be basically the same show if it were just Takeru, Mako and Genta.) If we're using ratings as an indicator of quality, as people have in other posts, then OOO falls down there. Its commercial success is at least as attributable to Bandai and the highly collectible Medals as to Kobayashi's writing. For that matter, Den-O's commercial success owes as much as to Satoh Takeru and the Taros' voice actors as to Kobayashi's writing.

    "That's not to say that I don't have problems with her works. For example, the most recent OOO makes me think that she's holding back (or being held back) quite a lot in terms of the character writings she usually does best. I don't know the detailed situations behind the scenes (as much as I want to), so that's a topic I can't discuss in detail."

    To the extent of my limited knowledge: The producer reportedly said somewhere (I think it was in interviews for a series book) that in the original outline of the story Date was supposed to die, Eiji wasn't intended to become a Greeed, and Maki was to be around for only one arc. If that's true, there were pretty big changes to the plot, which would have affected her writing. While that's in no way her fault, Inoue wasn't responsible for Hibiki's production problems, yet the fandom still blames him for the failure of that show.

    "She does follow some personal archetypes and styles, yes; but it just means she's following her preferences. Predictable, yes; possibility of stagnation in the future, yes; lapse in quality, not necessarily."

    Fair enough

    "Now, just to make myself clear: I'm a fan of hers, but I'm also pretty critical (though not cynically); I'm well aware of her shortcomings - like focusing strongly on certain aspects leading to looseness in others. That said, I look forward to her because she works hard, and I also like what her style has to offer."

    How do you mean she works hard? There's a difference between hard work and being offered a lot of projects on the basis of commercial success (not quality)

    "And let's face it: Among the recurring staff during the last decade, she's one of the best bets we've got. Or, like I asked earlier: Are there any other reliable alternatives to her right now - discounting possible writers from other media?"

    In terms of Sentai, I'd place Arakawa above her. Gokaiger isn't brilliant, but it's on a par with Shinkenger. Abaranger, Dekaranger and Magiranger were all far above Shinkenger.


  33. Auvers Says:

    ^ I've yet to see a single tokusatsu series that was so flawless, they are all have some slow parts, some unneeded episodes, some lack of development. That doesn't make her a bad writer, she's good at what she does and everyone did matter in Shinkenger... Red had more of an overall connection to the main plot but that's not anything new is it? It's kinda weird you put Deka and Magi above Shinken when you critized Shinken for having an undeveloped cast and a bunch of episodes where nothing happens... they had far less focus than Shinken did, not that it's a bad thing I like those series as well.


  34. @Azure

    First and foremost, it's nice of you to explain your point of view in better detail.

    I'd really like to discus further in detail, but after writing a reply... I'm afraid it's really long. If I reply here, it's going to be clogging up the space for others in this narrow page.

    So if you wouldn't mind extending the talk a bit longer elsewhere, you can put a fullstop between the two words of my username and find me on Gmail. Have a nice day. :)


  35. @Azure

    (Well, scratch what I said above; I'll just comment in small chunks.)

    Auvers seemed to have stated part of what I was planning to say: NO Tokusatsu has been flawless. One of the reasons I called her "hardworking" because she's managed to have the least technical shortcomings out of recent writers.

    If you're talking about filler, all Super Sentai titles have that. You don't seem to like it; I'm indifferent; some like it. I can understand why some would consider them a waste of time, but for a franchise that stretches a simple premise to about 50 episodes throughout a year, it's a standard practice at worst. If anyone's to be blamed, I'd point at Toei for not innovating, but on the other hand, I can understand why they don't want to change the core formula and identity of one of their long-running franchises and risk shaking up the fanbase.

    For the record, I could point out some "drawbacks" of those three series you mentioned as well. I could argue that AbaRanger's sense of humor was childish, but developed into uncharacteristically adult tone; I could say that DekaRanger relied a lot on police/detective and military cliches; I can pretty certainly say that MagiRanger was a weekly deus ex machina plot about 2/3 of its length, which had a rushed beginning and questionable acting quality on the leads' side. (Speaking of which, Magi's lead was officially Maekawa Atsushi, according to Wikipedia JP. Not Arakawa; I'll agree that Arakawa's good at simple child-oriented humor though.) Not to say that I minded what they had to offer; I'm just being critical here. Am I to assume that your praise of these and belittlement of Shinkenger are mainly revolved around preferences? Let me tell you: There's nothing wrong with preferring one thing over another, but it's a different matter altogether to slander what you don't like.

    With that said, you'll have to excuse a lot of people for being fond of a writer who avoids such amateur tropes like cliches and deus ex machina solutions - because things could have been worse. Personally, I'm just glad the reins weren't handed to Inoue or Yonemura.


  36. Anonymous Says:

    I really hate to jump in this discussion but all of the shows in general worked out. Some of the shows appeal to others while others don't. Each series have there good parts and each have there bad So to be honest I like Abaranger, Magiranger, Shinkenger, Gokaiger, W and OOO. I haven't seen Dekaranger so I can't say but I have seen faults and accomplishments in each. Some with more faults and some with more accomplishments. This is all my opinion. So they are still good productions and I thank the writers for creating them, and I thank Toei. Each for keeping KR and SS alive. If anyone wants to criticize what I said, then that is your opinion as well.


  37. CYAN Says:

    @Auvers

    Fair point, I do feel that OOO did a better job at making the background story seems important and relevant compare to W. the Race for the medals were interesting to follow, and each villains having their own style helps keeps each episode fresh. In fact I think some of the episodes in OOO has a more well done mystery in the search for Yummy host than W. Which solve most of the mystery via a search through Phillip's head.

    And W's story arch feels like they don't develop anything. the First Nasca Dopant(can't really remember the character's actual name, say a lot on how much it got in me you see)could have never existed, and the story still progress down the same line. The Weather Dopant feels like another side story that is intended to wrap up Accel's part in the show. Take him out, and Philip's story will still goes down the same route, see what I'm getting there?

    That and some of the characters like Akiko(main culprit), Santa and those girls from AKB48 kills it for me. I'm fine with comedy but they just don't fit in the world of W at all, they even feel forced as a comic relief.

    OOO's background/overarching story feels more coherent, from the revival of Greeeds, to the betrayals and break ups and death of some greeeds, to the debut of Lost Ankh and the Greeed's regroup, to Ankh's struggle with Lost Ankh and Shingo's body. I do think OOO are better paced. And Dr. Maki and his doll actually manage to make me laugh occasionally.


  38. Auvers Says:

    @ CYAN

    But I think the same can be said for either supporting cast. You didn't need Chiyoko, Goto, Hina, or Satonaka. Eiji was concerned for Shingo's body with or without Hina's involvement. I used to think like you with Akiko but she became one of my favorite characters, she was kind of a "loud" personality that refused to be in the background all the time, at firsts he annoyed me but I quickly became attached to her before too long. She get's alot more exposure than Chiyoko or Hina too. The support characters of W don't really seem like they could "kill" anything, I mean... all they really did was "support" they never took up much screen time and they aren't even in every episode. I understand what you mean about the arc style now though, it is very much like that. Basically once a villain (Kirhiko/Nazca, Isaka/Weather, Kazu/Utopia) worn out their role they were finished off. I didn't mind though, I enjoyed each of them. Nazca was just a cool dopant and Kirihikos death was saddening to me, Isaka was amazing, W being my first Kamen Rider I didn't think they would have characters go as far as to murder people, and even have a weird sexual fetish with dopants! It was so unexpected to me. Kazu made for a good final villain, even though he hadn't been around long he came off as a threat and even managed to cross the line in the finale by hurting everyone close to Shotaro and Phillip.

    I like the arc episode style, I think Kobayashi does it better that way. Mainly because I've yet to see a Rider that had more of a plot like OOO and manage to not have some problems. The Greeed were good villains, I liked them but there was defiantly a lack of exposure for them. In the beginning they kinda took turns, then everything became Cazalli and Uva, Cazalli even managed to overshadow Uva for the majority of things. There was a huge lack of interaction between them and well... everyone. They only interacted with each other really, so I'll give W a little more kudos for giving them some more of a connection with their antagonist and just having the leads be involved in general. Eiji very quickly becomes a back seat character, Ahnk and the others pull the story along and he's just kinda there. There was alot that could have been done with him, like for instance his post traumatic stress or his travels around the world but both of these just get wrapped up in a single 2 ep arc when it easily could have developed the whole series. Even the purple medals (up until he transformed) atleast just seemed like a quick fix to give him some importance for a bit. Basically I thought OOO did a very good job of building things up but it just kinda fell flat in the end... there was so much more that could have happened and it didn't, it was a bit disappointing.

    I can defiantly understand now though why you think ill of W, it was just a bit more plot centric than Den-O but just not enough for some I guess. It had everything I could ever need though, Detectives (I'm a sucker for em), Grunts, organizations, Jazz soundtrack (atleast the main songs anyhow), and just a sleek non bulky rider design, (did I mention I thought and still think OOO has one of the most Heinous looks ever? I got used to it after awhile but sheesh!)plus it being my first.

    But like I said, I can atleast understand what you mean.


  39. Anonymous Says:

    This looks a lot like an attempt to make Faiz (Kamen Rider 555) into sentai... They have the camera and the binoculars that are used as weapons, and the motorcycle turns into something kinda like AUTO VAIJIN (Faiz's motorcycle). Oh, and also the yellow guy looks like pikachu.


  40. la nueva Says:

    so, whats wrong if go-busters main story is quite similar with pr rpm??
    just enjoy the show and how the writer will execute the story :)


  41. kinho Says:

    The Go-Busters series will be adapted for animation
    soon, and will be known as Legendary Power Rangers
    so stay tuned!


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