Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

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Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
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Title card for Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
Genre Tokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Science fiction
Action/Adventure
Drama
Cyberpunk
Created by Toei
Developed by Yasuko Kobayashi
Directed by Takayuki Shibasaki
Starring
Voices of
Narrated by Shoo Munakata
Opening theme
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 Ryoma Baba & Tesshō Genda
Composer Megumi Ōhashi
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes50 (list of episodes)
Production
Producers
Running time24–25 minutes
Production companies TV Asahi
Toei Company
Toei Agency
Original release
NetworkTV Asahi
ReleaseFebruary 26, 2012 (2012-02-26) 
February 10, 2013 (2013-02-10)
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Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズ, Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu, Special Operations Squadron Go-Busters) is Japanese tokusatsu drama and the 36th entry in Toei Company's Super Sentai metaseries, following Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger . Its theme is based on spy movies and cyber technology and 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.

Contents

Some of the villains are designed by Yutaka Izubuchi; marking his return to Super Sentai character design after 1986's Choushinsei Flashman .

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

In the United States, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters was adapted as Power Rangers Beast Morphers ; the first episode premiered on March 2, 2019. Beast Morphers was to be produced by Saban Brands but, on July 2, 2018, Hasbro would acquire all of the former company's entertainment assets, including the Power Rangers franchise. [1] [2] [3]

Plot

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 Hyper Space 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 Buddyroids. [4] [Note 1] 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 Buddyroids are deployed to combat Vaglass's Metaroids and Megazords to protect the city's Enetron from them. Later joined by Masato Jin and his Buddyroid 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. [9]

Episodes

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

Ep. no.TitleWriterOriginal airdate
1"Special Ops Sentai, Assemble!"
Transliteration: "Tokumei Sentai, Shūketsu seyo!" (Japanese: 特命戦隊、集結せよ!)
Yasuko Kobayashi February 26, 2012 (2012-02-26)
2"A Promise Made 13 Years Ago"
Transliteration: "Jū-san Nen Mae no Yakusoku" (Japanese: 13年前の約束)
Yasuko Kobayashi March 4, 2012 (2012-03-04)
3"GT-02 Animal, Deploy!"
Transliteration: "Jī Tī Zero Tsū Animaru, Shutsugeki!" (Japanese: GT-02アニマル、出撃!)
Yasuko Kobayashi March 11, 2012 (2012-03-11)
4"Special Ops and Determination"
Transliteration: "Tokumei to Ketsui" (Japanese: 特命と決意)
Yasuko Kobayashi March 18, 2012 (2012-03-18)
5"Dangerous Overheated Rampage!"
Transliteration: "Kiken na Netsu Bōsō!" (Japanese: キケンな熱暴走!)
Yasuko Kobayashi March 25, 2012 (2012-03-25)
6"Combine! Go-Buster-King"
Transliteration: "Gattai! Gōbasutāō" (Japanese: 合体!ゴーバスターオー)
Yasuko Kobayashi April 1, 2012 (2012-04-01)
7"Bad Maintenance on the Ace?!"
Transliteration: "Ēsu Seibi Furyō?!" (Japanese: エース整備不良?!)
Nobuhiro Mouri April 8, 2012 (2012-04-08)
8"Protect the Machine Blueprints!"
Transliteration: "Mashin Sekkeizu o Mamore!" (Japanese: マシン設計図を守れ!)
Yasuko Kobayashi April 15, 2012 (2012-04-15)
9"Usada Recovery Strategy!"
Transliteration: "Usada Dakkan Sakusen!" (Japanese: ウサダ奪還作戦!)
Yasuko Kobayashi April 22, 2012 (2012-04-22)
10"The Reason We Fight"
Transliteration: "Tatakau Riyū" (Japanese: 戦う理由)
Yasuko Kobayashi April 29, 2012 (2012-04-29)
11"The Targeted Weakpoint"
Transliteration: "Nerawareta Uīkupointo" (Japanese: ねらわれたウイークポイント)
Kento Shimoyama May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06)
12"You Like Going Undercover?"
Transliteration: "Hensō wa Osuki?" (Japanese: 変装はお好き?)
Nobuhiro Mouri May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13)
13"A Surprising Day Off"
Transliteration: "Sapuraizu na Kyūjitsu" (Japanese: サプライズな休日)
Yasuko Kobayashi May 20, 2012 (2012-05-20)
14"Ça va? Rescue Strategy"
Transliteration: "Saba? Kyūshutsu Sakusen" (Japanese: サバ?救出作戦)
Yasuko Kobayashi May 27, 2012 (2012-05-27)
15"The Golden Warrior and the Silvery Buddy"
Transliteration: "Kin no Senshi to Gin no Badi" (Japanese: 金の戦士と銀のバディ)
Yasuko Kobayashi June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03)
16"The Man Who Came From Hyper Space"
Transliteration: "Akūkan kara Kita Otoko" (Japanese: 亜空間から来た男)
Yasuko Kobayashi June 10, 2012 (2012-06-10)
17"Its Name Is Go-Buster Beet!"
Transliteration: "Sono Na wa Gōbasutā Bīto!" (Japanese: その名はゴーバスタービート!)
Yasuko Kobayashi June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)
18"Cooperative Operations 3,000 Meters In the Earth"
Transliteration: "Chitei Sanzen Mētoru no Kyōdō Sagyō" (Japanese: 地底3000メートルの共同作業)
Nobuhiro Mouri June 24, 2012 (2012-06-24)
19"My Combination! Buster Hercules"
Transliteration: "Ore no Gattai! Basutā Herakuresu" (Japanese: 俺の合体!バスターヘラクレス)
Kento Shimoyama July 1, 2012 (2012-07-01)
20"Five-Part Concentration! Great Go-Buster!"
Transliteration: "Gotai Kesshū! Gurēto Gōbasutā!" (Japanese: 5体結集!グレートゴーバスター!)
Yasuko Kobayashi July 8, 2012 (2012-07-08)
21"Farewell, Blue Buster"
Transliteration: "Saraba Burū Basutā" (Japanese: さらば ブルーバスター)
Yasuko Kobayashi July 15, 2012 (2012-07-15)
22"The Beautiful Avatar: Escape"
Transliteration: "Utsukushiki Abatā Esukeipu" (Japanese: 美しきアバター エスケイプ)
Yasuko Kobayashi July 22, 2012 (2012-07-22)
23"Those Who Follow Their Intent"
Transliteration: "Ishi o Tsugu Mono" (Japanese: 意志を継ぐ者)
Yasuko Kobayashi July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)
24"A très bien Summer Festival"
Transliteration: "Torebian na Natsu Matsuri" (Japanese: トレビアンな夏祭り)
Nobuhiro Mouri August 5, 2012 (2012-08-05)
25"Pursue the Mystery of the Avatars!"
Transliteration: "Abatā no Nazo o Oe!" (Japanese: アバターの謎を追え!)
Yasuko Kobayashi August 12, 2012 (2012-08-12)
26"The Tiny Enemy! Control Room SOS"
Transliteration: "Chiisana Kyōteki! Shireishitsu Esu Ō Esu" (Japanese: 小さな強敵!司令室SOS)
Kento Shimoyama August 19, 2012 (2012-08-19)
27"An Out of Control Combo to Escape the Labyrinth!"
Transliteration: "Bōsō Konbi de Meikyū Dasshutsu!" (Japanese: 暴走コンビで迷宮脱出!)
Nobuhiro Mouri August 26, 2012 (2012-08-26)
28"Beware of Chickens!"
Transliteration: "Niwatori ni Chūi seyo!" (Japanese: ニワトリに注意せよ!)
Yasuko Kobayashi September 2, 2012 (2012-09-02)
29"Breaking Into Hyper Space!"
Transliteration: "Akūkan e no Totsunyū!" (Japanese: 亜空間への突入!)
Yasuko Kobayashi September 9, 2012 (2012-09-09)
30"Messiah Shutdown"
Transliteration: "Mesaia Shattodaun" (Japanese: メサイアシャットダウン)
Yasuko Kobayashi September 16, 2012 (2012-09-16)
31"Space Sheriff Gavan Arrives!"
Transliteration: "Uchū Keiji Gyaban, Arawaru!" (Japanese: 宇宙刑事ギャバン、現る!)
Kento Shimoyama September 23, 2012 (2012-09-23)
32"Friendship Tag With Gavan!"
Transliteration: "Gyaban to no Yūjō Taggu!" (Japanese: ギャバンとの友情タッグ!)
Kento Shimoyama September 30, 2012 (2012-09-30)
33"Morphin! Powered Custom"
Transliteration: "Mōfin! Pawādo Kasutatamu" (Japanese: モーフィン!パワードカスタム)
Yasuko Kobayashi October 7, 2012 (2012-10-07)
34"The Enemy Is Beet Buster?!"
Transliteration: "Teki wa Bīto Basutā?!" (Japanese: 敵はビートバスター?!)
Yasuko Kobayashi October 14, 2012 (2012-10-14)
35"Roar, Tategami Lioh!"
Transliteration: "Tategami Raiō Hoeru!" (Japanese: タテガミライオー 吼える!)
Kento Shimoyama October 21, 2012 (2012-10-21)
36"Go-Buster Lioh, Kaching!"
Transliteration: "Gōbasutā Raiō Gagīn!" (Japanese: ゴ―バスターライオーガギーン!)
Kento Shimoyama October 28, 2012 (2012-10-28)
37"The Black and White Brides"
Transliteration: "Kuro to Shiro no Hanayome" (Japanese: 黒と白の花嫁)
Yasuko Kobayashi November 4, 2012 (2012-11-04)
38"Live! Ace Deathmatch"
Transliteration: "Jikkyō! Ēsu Desumatchi" (Japanese: 実況!エースデスマッチ)
Yasuko Kobayashi November 11, 2012 (2012-11-11)
39"Finishing Blow! Messiah's Fist"
Transliteration: "Hissatsu! Mesaia no Kobushi" (Japanese: 必殺!メサイアの拳)
Yasuko Kobayashi November 18, 2012 (2012-11-18)
40"Covering Jay and the Messiahloid"
Transliteration: "Kaburu Jei to Mesaiaroido" (Japanese: カブるJとメサイアロイド)
Yasuko Kobayashi November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25)
41"The Thief Pink Buster!"
Transliteration: "Kaitō Pinku Basutā!" (Japanese: 怪盗ピンクバスター!)
Nobuhiro Mouri December 2, 2012 (2012-12-02)
42"Attack! Within the Megazord"
Transliteration: "Totsugeki! Megazōdo no Naka e" (Japanese: 突撃!メガゾードの中へ)
Yasuko Kobayashi December 9, 2012 (2012-12-09)
43"Christmas Determination"
Transliteration: "Ketsui no Kurisumasu" (Japanese: 決意のクリスマス)
Yasuko Kobayashi December 16, 2012 (2012-12-16)
44"Christmas Eve: Time to Complete the Mission"
Transliteration: "Seiya Shimei Hatasu Toki" (Japanese: 聖夜・使命果たすとき)
Yasuko Kobayashi December 23, 2012 (2012-12-23)
45"Happy New Year: A Small Formidable Enemy, Again"
Transliteration: "Kinga Shinnen Chiisana Kyōteki, Futatabi" (Japanese: 謹賀新年 小さな強敵、再び)
Kento Shimoyama January 6, 2013 (2013-01-06)
46"The New Fusion and Overheated Rampage!"
Transliteration: "Arata na Yūgō to Netsu Bōsō!" (Japanese: 新たな融合と熱暴走!)
Yasuko Kobayashi January 13, 2013 (2013-01-13)
47"Reset and Back-Up"
Transliteration: "Risetto to Bakkuappu" (Japanese: リセットとバックアップ)
Yasuko Kobayashi January 20, 2013 (2013-01-20)
48"Setting the Trap"
Transliteration: "Shikakerareteita Wana" (Japanese: 仕掛けられていた罠)
Yasuko Kobayashi January 27, 2013 (2013-01-27)
49"Preparation and Selection"
Transliteration: "Kakugo to Sentaku" (Japanese: 覚悟と選択)
Yasuko Kobayashi February 3, 2013 (2013-02-03)
50 (Final)"Eternal Bonds"
Transliteration: "Eien no Kizuna" (Japanese: 永遠のキズナ)
Yasuko Kobayashi February 10, 2013 (2013-02-10)

Production

On September 2, 2011, Toei applied for trademarks on the title to be used on various products. [10] [11] [12] [13] The Japan Patent Office approved these trademarks on September 29, 2011.

Films

The Go-Busters make their debut appearance as a cameo 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 . [14] [15] The event of the movie takes place between Mission 8 and 9.

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). [16] It is set to be released on August 4, 2012, alongside Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Space, Here We Come! . [17] The event of the movie takes place between Mission 19 and 20.

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) was released in theaters on January 19, 2013. As with previous VS movies, this film featured 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. [18] [19] The events of the movie takes place between Mission 41 and 42.

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 a film that was released in Japan on April 27, 2013, which featured the first crossover between characters of Toei's three main Tokusatsu franchises, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and the Space Sheriff Series, including other heroes from the Metal Hero Series as well. 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 Daikessen! 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.

Ultra Super Hero Taisen

A crossover film, titled Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Ultra Super Hero Taisen (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊 超スーパーヒーロー大戦, Kamen Raidā × Supā Sentai Chō Supā Hīrō Taisen) featuring the casts of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid , Amazon Riders , Uchu Sentai Kyuranger , and Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger , was released in Japan on March 25, 2017. [20] This movie also celebrates the 10th anniversary of Kamen Rider Den-O and features the spaceship Andor Genesis from the Xevious game, which is used by the movie's main antagonists, as well as introduces the movie-exclusive Kamen Rider True Brave, played by Kamen Rider Brave's actor Toshiki Seto from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, and the villain Shocker Great Leader III, played by the singer Diamond Yukai. In addition, individual actors from older Kamen Rider and Super Sentai TV series, Ryohei Odai ( Kamen Rider Ryuki ), Gaku Matsumoto ( Shuriken Sentai Ninninger ), Atsushi Maruyama ( Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger ), and Hiroya Matsumoto (Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters) reprise their respective roles.

Kyuranger vs. Space Squad

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger vs. Space Squad (宇宙戦隊キュウレンジャーVSスペース・スクワッド, Uchū Sentai Kyūrenjā Bāsasu Supēsu Sukuwaddo) is a V-Cinema release that features a crossover between Uchu Sentai Kyuranger and Space Squad . Aside from the main cast of Kyuranger, Yuma Ishigaki and Hiroaki Iwanaga ( Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie ), Yuka Hirata ( Juken Sentai Gekiranger ), Mitsuru Karahashi ( Samurai Sentai Shinkenger ), Kei Hosogai ( Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger ) and Ayame Misaki (Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters) return to reprise their respective roles. The V-Cinema will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 8, 2018.

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 Metaroid Junkroid. With Space Sheriff Gavan's help, Hiromu manages to free J of the infection and beat both Enter and Junkroid. The event of the specials takes place between Mission 31 and 32.

V-Cinema

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Doubutsu 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, and takes place between Missions 44 and 45. While getting ready for New Year's, the Go-Busters are killed by the Great Demon Lord Azazel. Finding himself before God (Syo Jinnai) alongside J, Nick uses his status as the one-millionth death in 2012 to alter history so that Messiah never existed. Though he and J find everyone changed, Nick learns that Hiromu and the others have become the Doubutsu 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 a new individual named Atsushi Doumyoji (Tatsuhisa Suzuki) as Green Hippopotamus, against the Machine Empire Mechalius under Machine Empress Trange Star (Ayame Misaki). However, history repeats itself when Azazel kills the new Go-Busters and Nick ends up in Heaven again. This time, he wishes for both Go-Buster groups to team up against Azazel in his original reality. After destroying Azazel, the other Go-Busters fade away while the original Go-Busters and Nick pay their respects to them.

Video game

A Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters video game for the Nintendo DS was released on September 27, 2012. [21] The game was released in Korea as Power Rangers: Go-Busters on August 8, 2013. [22] This was the last official Nintendo DS game to be released in physical media in South Korea.

Cast

Guest cast

Songs

Opening themes
Ending theme

International Broadcasts & Home Media

Notes

  1. The Go-Busters' partner robots are also commonly referred to as Buddy Roids or Buddyroids. [5] [6] [7] [8]

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<i>Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger</i> Television series

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger is the Toei Company's 37th entry in its long-running Super Sentai metaseries of Japanese tokusatsu television series following Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. Kyoryuger aired on TV Asahi from 17 February 2013 to 9 February 2014, joining Kamen Rider Wizard and later Kamen Rider Gaim in TV Asahi's Super Hero Time programming block. Its footage would later be used for the American Power Rangers season, Power Rangers Dino Charge and its follow up season, Dino Super Charge, and gained a South Korean-exclusive sequel, Power Rangers Dino Force Brave. This is the first Super Sentai series to be shot in Full HD at 1080p, as Shinkenger up to Go-Busters was only shot in 720p.

<i>Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z</i> 2013 Japanese film

Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z is a 2013 tokusatsu superhero film which features a crossover between the Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and the Space Sheriff Series, representing the Metal Heroes series as a whole. It is also a sequel to the 2012 film Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen.

Ayuri Konno is a former Japanese actress known for her role as Amy Yuuzuki/Kyoryu Pink in the 2013 Super Sentai series Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. In July 2018, she announced her retirement from acting to pursue an opportunity outside the entertainment industry.

<i>Ressha Sentai ToQger</i> Japanese television series

Ressha Sentai ToQger is a Japanese television series, a Tokusatsu drama of the 38th installment in Toei Company's Super Sentai metaseries, following Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. It premiered on TV Asahi affiliates on February 16, 2014, joining Kamen Rider Gaim and later, Kamen Rider Drive in the Super Hero Time programming block, and it ended on February 15, 2015. The series has a train motif, and unlike many previous series where the heroes are named after colors, the heroes in ToQger are numbered and also regularly swap colors during battle.

Katsuhiro Suzuki is a Japanese actor and model known for his starring role as Hiromu Sakurada/Red Buster in the 2012 Super Sentai Series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. Until August 24, 2020, he was affiliated with Ever Green Entertainment. He is also a Keio University, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies student.

<i>Shuriken Sentai Ninninger</i> 39th season of the Super Sentai Series franchise

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger is a Japanese television series, the 39th entry of Toei's long-running Super Sentai metaseries, following Ressha Sentai ToQger. It is the third ninja-based Sentai, and the fourth to be based on Japanese mythology and culture and premiered on February 22, 2015, joining Kamen Rider Drive, and later, Kamen Rider Ghost in the Super Hero Time line-up on TV Asahi affiliate stations, until concluding on February 7, 2016. Ninninger also serves as the 40th anniversary of the franchise. The lead screenwriter for the series is Kento Shimoyama and Kousuke Yamashita serves as the series' composer. Its footage is used for the American Power Rangers season, Power Rangers Ninja Steel and its follow-up season, Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.

<i>Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger</i> Japanese Tokusatsu drama

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger is a Japanese Tokusatsu drama and the 40th entry of Toei's long-running Super Sentai metaseries, following Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. Zyuohger premiered February 14, 2016, joining Kamen Rider Ghost, and later, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid in the Super Hero Time line-up on TV Asahi affiliate stations, until its conclusion on February 5, 2017. Released as part of Super Sentai's 40th anniversary and Toei's "Super Hero Year", Zyuohger is the sixth series in the franchise whose central theme is animals, after Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan, Choujyu Sentai Liveman, Chōjin Sentai Jetman, Seijuu Sentai Gingaman, and Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger. The series also has a Minecraft-inspired and Rubik's cube motif. The lead screenwriter for the series is Junko Kōmura.

<i>Uchu Sentai Kyuranger</i> Television series

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger is a Japanese tokusatsu drama and the 41st entry of Toei's long-running Super Sentai metaseries, following Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger. The show premiered on February 12, 2017, joining Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and later Kamen Rider Build in the Super Hero Time line-up on TV Asahi affiliate stations before concluding on February 4, 2018. Kyuranger is considered the fifth space-themed series whose primary motifs are constellations and Greco-Roman mythology, and it is also the first Super Sentai series to introduce nine regular members in the beginning instead of five or fewer like previous installments. The team later gains three additional members, increasing the number to twelve and becoming the largest team of the franchise so far.

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