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- "Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters!"
- ―Go-Busters announcing their arrival[src]
- "Busters! Ready, Go!"
- ―Red Buster's pre-fight catchphrase[src]
- "Enemy Eliminated!"
- ―Post-fight catchphrase[src]
- "Shutdown Confirmed!"
- ―Victory catchphrase after Megazord fight[src]
The Go-Busters are the 36th Super Sentai team. Three warriors are chosen 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 have to stop Vaglass from obtaining the Enetron from the city. After fighting the Vagalss for a bit, they are joined by a solidified digital avatar of an engineer's consciousness and a Buddy Roid who can assume a Ranger form, forming a full team of 5 Rangers.
|Red Buster||Hiromu Sakurada|
|Blue Buster||Ryuji Iwasaki|
|Yellow Buster||Yoko Usami|
|Beet Buster||Masato Jin ►◄ Enter|
|Stag Buster||Beet J. Stag|
|Pink Buster||Reika Saotome (Wannabe)|
On Christmas Day, thirteen years prior to the start of the series, the Energy Management Center's experiments with Enetron teleportation went horribly wrong when a sentient virus calling itself Messiah emerged and attempted to take over the complex. Knowing that Messiah and the army it had quickly formed couldn't be allowed to go free, the scientists decided to teleport the whole building into a sub-dimension despite the fact that humans could not survive the process. On that day, the three children who were visiting the complex (Hiromu Sakurada, Ryuji Iwasaki and Yoko Usami) were installed with vaccines which would protect them from metaviruses and allow them to survive teleported before being teleported out along with three Buddy Roids. Knowing that Messiah would one day be able to attack from the subdimension, the three children were trained to be the next defense against this threat as the Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.
The Go-Busters made their first appearance to hold off the Gokaigers' nemesis, Basco ta Jolokia, who was plotting to steal the unguarded Gokai Galleon during the pirates' rescue mission to save Space Sheriff Gavan from prison. The Go-Busters managed to keep up with Basco. When Yoko gives Sally a bunch of fruit, Basco finds his opportunity ruined and withdraws. Ryuji noted that the Gokaigers could handle the rest, Yoko said that they were pretty tough and that they would have to work hard if they didn't want to be outdone.
- See Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie#Continuity and Placement for where this takes place for the Go-Busters.
The Go-Busters officially formed in 2012 NCE when the Vaglass threat escalated. Hiromu, having trained and field-tested beforehand, informs his sister of his plans. To her protest, Hiromu officially joined the Go-Busters.
After receiving a special case, Hiromu arrived to the city on the motorcycle mode of his Buddyloid Cheeda Nick. In the city, Ryuji and Yoko, working under the Energy Management Center, watched a group of men siphoning a tank of Enetron. Deducing them to be members of Vaglass, they crashed through the window before transforming into Blue Buster and Yellow Buster, respectively, to fight two of the energy thieves, revealed to be Vaglass's android foot soldiers called Buglers. After taking out the Buglers, they went after the last energy thief, revealed to be a being named Enter, as he escaped them and infected a power shovel to create the Metaloid Shovelloid. At the Energy Management Center, a new member to the Special Operations Unit named Miho Nakamura arrived prior to Shovelloid's attack on the city being detected in the city's Miyawa district. As the Buddyloid Usada Lettuce explained to Miho what their branch and the Vaglass were, Ryuji and Yoko headed out to face the Metaloid. Alerted to the countdown to the arrival of a Vaglass Megazord, Blue Buster and Yellow Buster were unable to stop the Metaloid in time as the ShovelZord appears. Things seemed hopeless as the Megazord attacked the Enetron Facility until, after seeing his hospitalized sister about making his decision to fight for everyone's sake, Hiromu contacted the Energy Management Center to launch the CB-01 Cheetah. Transforming into Red Buster, Hiromu and Nick entered the CB-01 and transformed the car into the Megazord Go-Buster Ace to fight the Shovelzord. Using its Buster Animal mode to catch its opponent off guard, Go-Buster Ace destroyed Shovelzord as Blue Buster and Yellow Buster shutdown the Shovelloid.
The Thirteen-year Old Promise
Using the GT-02 and the RH-03 to carry out the debris remains of the ShovelZord for analysis to counter the Vaglass, Ryuji tried to calm Yoko down about Hiromu getting special treatment while he reported to Kuroki and remembered him as his father's assistant. Suddenly, the Enetron Monitoring System alerted them as the Go-Busters headed to an Enetron gas station in the Kazami district. While Hiromu filled Nick's Enetron tank, Ryuji followed the trail to the back of a nearby building where Enter was. However, with Hiromu freezing at the sight of a chicken and Yoko running low on candy, Ryuji was forced to deal with Enter on his own as Blue Buster while Usada explained to Miho the Go-Busters' Weakpoints. Luckily, finding a candy in her skirt pocket, and Nick carrying Hiromu away from the chicken, Yoko arrived before Enter falled back. As Enter proceeded to create the Metaloid Burnerloid, Kuroki revealed to Miho the events occurred thirteen years ago that created Messiah and forced his friends, Hiromu's parents, to sacrifice themselves to stop the entity from conquering the world. However, knowing that Messiah would return, Hiromu's father installed an Anti-Metavirus within Hiromu, Yoko, Ryuji, and their Buddyloids so they could fight the virus. Alerted to a Vaglass Megazord countdown, Hiromu reminded Yoko and Ryuji of the promise they made over a decade ago to get their families back before intercepting Burnerloid. Managing to destroy Burnerloid four minutes before Megazord arrival, the Go-Busters returned to the Energy Management Center to redeploy in their Buster Machines before the BurnerZord appeared. While GT-02 and RH-03 dealed in getting civilians to safety and putting the fire out, the CB-01 destroyed two Bugzords before becoming Go-Buster Ace to shutdown the Megazord. Through the Go-Busters basked in their victory, the moment was ruined when Hiromu offended Yoko.
GT-02 Animal Mode Deployment
After calming down Messiah to keep it from unknowingly destroying their transfer routes, Enter assumes the form of a doctor as he creates the Metaloid Needleloid. Alerted to the Enetron leak, arriving to the Kadokura district and finding something not right about the hospital, the Go-Busters infiltrated and found the medical staff being turned into robots before being forced to fight them. They found Enter, who explained that causing humans to suffer was part of his directive. Finding they had forty-one minutes until Vaglass Megazord arrival, Ryuji saw Hiromu provoking Yoko about her age before she used his Weakpoint on him. The three eventually found a doctor being chased by Buglers, assuming their Go-Buster forms to save him. The doctor revealed that Needloid is using the Enetron to convert humans to the point of putting the patients in the ICU at risk. With thirty minutes left, overhearing Blue Buster's plan to restore the hospital's Enetron while the others dealt with Needloid, Enter increased Bugler numbers while putting the hospital on lock down. Managing to make it out, Blue Buster proceeded to reach the GT-02 and his Buddyloid Gorisaki Banana while the others fought their way through the Buglers with Yellow Buster saving a little girl. Explaining to Hiromu that she was no longer the little girl whom he comforted years ago, he and Yoko reached an understanding with each other as they found Needloid and knocked the Metaloid out of the hospital before destroying him. By that time, having the GT-02 assume Animal Mode to siphon Enetron from the tower for transport to the hospital, Blue Buster piloted his Buster Animal to evade the NeedleZord as it attempted to steal the Enetron from the GT-02 prior to Go-Buster Ace showing up. With the GT-02 Gorilla making its way to the hospital to restore its Enetron supply, Go-Buster Ace managed to destroy Needlezord. With Hiromu and Yoko now having a full understanding of each other, they and Ryuji intended to fulfill the promise they all made years ago.
Determined Special Ops
Informed that the Buster Machines were being upgraded for better dealing with future Vaglass Megazord attacks, the Go-Busters were told that it was possible for them to enter subspace to confront Messiah. With this in mind, Hiromu and Yoko felr there was a chance of reuniting with their families, though Kuroki believed that they were not able to survive the transportation that sent Messiah out of their reality. Alerted to Enter being sighted at the Enetron Management Bureau's Tōma Branch, Yoko and Ryuji expressed some concern in relation to Hiromu being the most affected by the event 13 years ago. Arriving at the Enetron Management Bureau complex, they found Enter eating a pizza, seemingly waiting for them, before he created the Metaloid Cutterloid in front of them, and also revealing that a new model of Vaglass Megazord was being prepared and would be arriving in eight minutes. With Enter taking his leave, Cutterloid battled the Go-Busters as they transformed to fight him, leading them on a wild goose chase that got Red Buster wounded. Realizing Cutterloid was only bait, and how Metaloids function as beacons for their Megazord counterparts, Hiromu had Nick protect both the Enetron tank in Tōma and the another beyond the mountains as potential targets. Though Ryuji asked him if he intended to be reckless, considering what the commander said to them, as it appeared Hiromu intended to intercept the Megazord. Hiromu touched the two by pointing out that there may still be a chance that their families loaded the Anti-Metavirus into themselves as well and they may still be alive. However, Cutterloid refused to allow them to meddle in affairs as Blue Buster and Yellow Buster held the robot off seconds before the arrival of the CutterZord. Entering the CB-01 Cheetah and turning it into Go-Buster Ace, Red Buster battled the Vaglass Megazord. However, this new type of Megazord had been outfitted with defenses that allowed it to overwhelm Go-Buster Ace, and it managed to siphon the Enetron and transmit it to Messiah. As Gorisaki and Usada piloted the GT-02 Gorilla and the RH-03 Rabbit on their own to support, Blue Buster and Yellow Buster scrapped the Cutterloid. In a gamble, having had Nick restore some of Go-Buster Ace's functions by shutting down the life support system, Red Buster managed to shut down the Cutterzord as Enter took his leave. After helping Hiromu back, they learned that Kuroki manipulated them in an attempt to track the location of the Vaglass's base of operations, expressing his resolve to put an end to Messiah by any means.
The Overheated Rampage
Watching the CutterZord about to be analyzed, the Go-Busters received a review of the three known Vaglass Megazord types being nothing more than shells, before they received a mission to help transport an Enetron tank convoy to Nishizawa district. However, Enter created the high speed Metaloid Tireloid to chase after the Enetron on foot. While Red Buster managed to save the truck by blasting a tire that made Tireloid's special beam attack made go awry, Blue Buster and Yellow Buster fought Tireloid and the Buglers before the former used his Super Power to break the Metaloid's hands. However, his Weakpoint took over, and he became an entirely different person who attacked friend and foe alike. Blue Buster mercilessly tortured Tireloid before destroying him, and was about to attack Yoko when he overheated and passes out. Gorisaki cooled the unconscious Ryuji down, and Yoko broke down in tears from what just happened. However, Kuroki contacted her and ordered her to meet up with Hiromu. Learning that Ryuji was out of commission for the time being, and a Vaglass Megazord was coming in six minutes, Hiromu and Nick were left on their own to oversee the convoy until Yoko joined them. As Yellow Buster accompanied the convoy in the RH-03 Rabbit, Red Buster intercepted the TireZord in the CB-01. But when his Weak Point took effect, Go-Buster Ace was frozen as the RH-03 Rabbit was forced to hold off the Tirezord before Blue Buster came to her aid in the GT-02 Gorilla. After accepting his apology, Yellow Buster had the RH-03 assume Animal Mode to kick Tirezord back from Go-Buster Ace as Red Buster regained mobility to destroy the Megazord. As the Enetron convoy reached its destination, something odd was occurring in the hangar where the Cutterzord is stationed.
The Combination, Go-Buster Oh
After failing a simulation that would combine the Go-Buster Ace with the GT-02 Gorilla and the RH-03 Rabbit for the twentieth time, Hiromu apologized for hesitating in the formation as Ryuji suggested that maybe it was not the younger member's skills that are the issue. Later, while wondering if he should go faster, Nick reminded Hiromu how he and Ryuji met with the latter teaching him to throw rocks across the lake. Though Nick explained that Ryuji may know the problem, Hiromu saw no need to ask for help. Suddenly, the headquarters' alarms rang as Enter, having used a fragment from the CutterZord to find an entrance in the Ijima district, invades the Energy Management Center's headquarters with the newly created Sprayloid to make his way to Hangar 7 where Cutterzord was being held. Having the Buglers hold the Go-Busters at bay, Enter found the Cutterzord and hacked into the EMC mainframe to reactivate the Megazord, while warning another will be coming in nine minutes. As the Go-Busters arrived, Cutterzord's projectiles sealed the blast doors as Enter entered the hangar's self-destruct sequence before leaving the Go-Busters to die with a suicidal Sprayloid. However, Blue Buster threws Red Buster out of the hangar so he could use the Go-Buster Ace to get his teammates out while they destroyed Sprayloid. Though the summoned SprayZord interfered with the Go-Buster Ace's attack on the hangar, Blue Buster and Yellow Buster escaped in time. Having realized that he must trust his teammates as they trust him, Red Buster combined the Buster Machines to form Go-Buster Oh to deal with the Cutterzord and Sprayzord, destroying the Vaglass Megazords with the Dimension Crash attack.
After the formation of Go-Buster Oh, the Buster Machines were going under maintenance. But during the repairs, the Go-Busters met a klutzy rookie mechanic named Mamoru Koyama who had just joined the maintenance team for Go-Buster Ace much to Hiromu's dismay as he talked about the newbie's unprofessional conduct. Later, the Go-Busters were alerted to Enter's arrival in the Hayashibara district as he created Denshaloid with a Vaglass Megazord prepared to be transported into the city within thirty minutes. As the Go-Busters arrived, Enter revealed his intent to use Denshaloid to gather enough Enetron to produce more Metaloids and in turn get more Vaglass Megazords deployed. After taking out the Buglers blocking their path, the Go-Busters learned that Go-Buster Ace had suffered an Enetron malfunction as Hiromu drew back and learned that it was Koyama's fault for not properly checking the charging system. Later, Cheeda Nick tried to convince his partner that Koyama was not all bad, but Hiromu was still upset. Blue Buster and Yellow Buster intercepted Denshaloid and derailed it so it could run into Red Buster who fought it before he suddenly freezed at the sight of a chicken-shaped weather vane. Luckily, the others arrived to destroy the weather vane and enabled him to catch up the Metaloid. The three Go-Busters proceeded to overwhelm Denshaloid before they destroyed him. By that time, the Denshazord arrived with two Bugzords to assume a train formation to get to an Enetron tank. As the GT-02 Gorilla and the RH-03 Rabbit battled the Vaglass Megazords, Red Buster returned to the hangar where he founds Koyama repairing Go-Buster Ace and he apologized to him. With the Megazord's repairs complete, Hiromu told Koyama to not let his failure get to him, and Koyama realized that his fight against the Vaglass was being part of the maintenance crew. Red Buster deployed Go-Buster Ace to form Go-Buster Oh to counter the Vaglass Megazords' train formation. After taking out the Bugzords, Go-Buster Oh destroyed the Denshazord. Later, after returning to the hangar, Hiromu left Go-Buster Ace in Koyama's hands. [[Mission 7: Bad Maintenance on Ace?!}}
The New Buster Machine
After piloting the GT-02 Gorilla to get in some target practice, Ryuji met with the others as Kuroki revealed that Enter had been sighted at the Megazord Development Facility and was likely after the blueprints to a new Buster Machine. When the Go-Busters intercepted Enter when he posed as a cop during an uproar he caused, he used Buglers to cover him as he tried to reach the blast doors. However, after failing to get through in time, Enter escaped as Ryuji met his old high school friend Kazuya. Kazuya took the Go-Busters to the blueprints of the new Buster Machine BC-04, with the group realizing that Enter may be after them to fortify the Vaglass forces. Ryuji revealed that he and Kazuya were both interested in Megazords as high school students, but after the incident 13 years ago, Ryuji was forced to give up his dream. Soon after, the EMC staff are alerted to the creation of Drilloid and contacted the Go-Busters of a Vaglass Megazord's arrival within three minutes. Realizing that Enter had an inside man, Ryuji decided to stay behind as the others enter the Buster Machines to deal with the enemy Megazord. However, though seeming to be a no-show, Red Buster realized their enemy was underground. By that time, and realizing Kazuya had been helping Enter, Ryuji confronted Kazuya when he found him copying the blueprint data into a memory drive and was shocked to find how disillusioned his friend became just before Drilloid arrived and downloaded the data with Ryuji forced to destroy the computer. However, Drilloid noticed the memory drive with Blue Buster holding the Metaloid off as Kazuya ran off with the item. Sadly, as Blue Buster destroyed Drilloid, Kazuya's memory drive was stolen by Enter and failed his mission. Coming to the others' aid in the GT-02 Gorilla, Blue Buster joined the others in forming Go-Buster Oh and forcing the DrillZord to the surface so they could destroy it. Later, Ryuji found a regretful Kazuya and he forgave his old friend while telling him to continue working for both him and their mentors.
Super Hero Taisen
The three Go-Busters, along with the other Super Sentai teams, were pulled into the Super Hero Taisen conflict.
At the Energy Management Center, the Go-Busters were alerted to a strange incursion at the Kazami district, but there was no Metaroid signal detected. The Go-Busters came to face this diverse new threat, it soon became clear that they were not Vaglass, but were still a threat which needed to be shut down. Arriving on the scene fighting combatmen who were chasing fleeing civilians. The Go-Busters were addressed by Doktor G, who identified his organization as Dai-Shocker, an alliance of villains from across the Rider multiverse, the Go-Busters being unfamiliar with the Kamen Riders. Doktor G introduced them to the Great Leader of Dai-Shocker, Kamen Rider Decade, who appeared through a dimensional wall. Confirming who they were, Tsukasa Kadoya announced his intent to kill them and transformed into Decade, engaging them in combat. Using the forms of previous Kamen Riders, he was beaten back by the Go-Busters as Kamen Rider Faiz, then Hiromu used his enhanced speed Super Power to counter the Kamen Rider Kabuto Clock Up System from Decade. Forced back, Decade sent reinforcements to deal with them.
The Go-Busters prepared to face the Dai-Shocker monsters when to their assistance came their predecessors, the Gokaigers (bar Captain Marvelous, who had became the Great Emperor of Dai-Zangyack), who demanded to know why Decade was hunting the Super Sentai teams. Decade then argued that their captain started this by hunting the Kamen Riders and he was doing what he was doing to ensure the survival of the Riders, Marvelous having used the same justification to preserve the Super Sentai, before the Crisis Fortress appeared overhead with Doktor G summoning several Dai-Shocker leaders to weaken the Gokaigers before Decade seemingly killed Gokai Yellow, Gokai Pink, and Gokai Silver as Gokai Blue and Gokai Green were forced to retreat, with the Go-Busters retreating from the Crisis Empire's firepower as well.
What the Go-Busters were doing while Gokai Blue and Gokai Green joined with Kamen Rider Diend and Hina Izumi to find out why this was all happening is unknown, but they eventually met with the recent Kamen Riders, Fourze and Meteor, the former having fled from the Gigant Horse's onslaught after the latter was seemingly killed by Gokai Red. Just as the two evil organizations Dai-Shocker and Dai-Zangyack believed that they had tricked Tsukasa and Marvelous to wipe the Sentai and Riders out, the two heroes revealed that they knew their plan, and actually sent all the seemingly defeated heroes to the dimensional rift, where they lay in waiting to defeat the two organizations. The rest of the Gokaigers returned followed by Akarenger and Kamen Riders Ichigo and OOO. After Decade and the Gokaigers transformed, Doktor G said the heroes that they were still no match for the Shocker-Zangyack Alliance as he assembled their full force.
However, Hiromu and Fourze appeared from behind of them on their motorcycles, riding through the evil army and joining with their predecessors, standing front of them joined by Ryuji and Yoko, as well as Meteor. Fourze told the villains to to underestimate them as they had Rider power on their side, and Super Sentai power as well Hiromu added before they were joined by all the other Kamen Riders and Super Sentai teams. The Go-Busters fought with the Kamen Riders and the previous 35 Sentai against the Shocker-Zangyack Alliance, with the Gokaigers fighting the Dai-Shocker Combatmen. When Zangyack's Warz Gill and Akudos Gill were enlarged by the Gigant Horse and proceeded to attack the heroes, the Go-Busters stepped in and called their Buster Machines to form Go-Buster Oh to face this threat.
Soon after Go-Buster Oh found itself assaulted by Big Machine, the combination of the Gigant Horse and Crisis Fortress formed by Diend to get revenge after he was betrayed by Decade, killing Akudos and Warz. Yoko was sent flying out of her cockpit by the attack and was saved by Fourze using the Rocket Astroswitch. As Fourze was given the Rocket Super-01 Switch and a new Astro Switch, Yellow Buster asked Fourze to take her place in Go-Buster Oh as it engaged Big Machine with the Super Rocket-1 Switch giving the giant robot the means to take their opponent into space. Using Saturn's gravity as a boost, Fourze installed the Drill Switch Super-3 on Go-Buster Oh, forming Rocket Drill Go-BusterOh and destroying Big Machine with the Sentai Rider Space Kick.
With the Shocker-Zangyack Alliance defeated and the Big Machine threat neutralized, the other recent heroes joined up with each other as Hiromu and Ryuji reunited with Yoko. The Go-Buters and Fourze proceeded to befriend each other. They were watched by the Gokaigers, who realised that they were the 36th Super Sentai. Yoko said that they could defeat any enemy if they teamed up as Ryuji said they would keep on fighting for the sake of humanity and peace, with Hiromu noting there was no difference in how the Riders and Sentai felt about fighting evil. As the Gokaigers, Tsukasa, Hina and Eiji watched, the Go-Busters, hesitating briefly, performed the "Uchuu Kita!" pose with Fourze, embracing that the two forces of superheroes were united.
- See Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen#Continuity and Placement for where this takes place for the Go-Busters.
After returning some Enetron on his own, Usada found himself being kidnapped. Learning of this, Hiromu and Ryuji were forced to reveal their attempt to help Yoko with her homework caused Usada to blow a fuse as his resulting ranting on her inability to do anything right without him caused the Buddyloid and her to have a major fall out. Tracking Usada's signal, the Go-Busters tracked the Buddyloid to his location while, however, having hacked into the phone system, Enter overheard the ransom and decided to kidnap Usada for his agenda of utilizing the BC-04 blue prints. Using his Buglers to fend the Go-Busters off, Enter spirited Usada off while leaving a bomb to cover his tracks. After taking the kidnappers to the proper authorities, the Go-Busters learned that Enter blocked Usada's signal as he hacked the TV airwaves to deliver his demands for 20,000 Enetron within the hour or he would detonate the bomb on Usada. As the Energy Management Center was washing their hands on the matter, the Go-Busters were on their own with Yoko having an idea. Using a truck, with Morishita and Miho respectively posing as Hiromu and her, Yoko made her move as Enter summoned a pair of Bugzords from what remained of the DrillZord with the Go-Busters seemingly forced to deal with the Megazord. Inspecting the truck, Enter found it filled with only water before seeing Yoko saving Usada. With Enter speeding up the detonation timer in response, with them arguing over whose safety is more important, Usada and Yoko admit their refusal to see the other die before the chain broke and the Buddyloid was seemingly destroyed in the blast. However, Enter learned that Hiromu and Ryuji faked their departure to save Usada and reveal that Nick and Gorisaki dealing with the Bugzords on their own in the CB-01 and the GT-02. Losing it over what he considered a valuable lesson in understanding his enemies. Enter furiously attacked as the Go-Busters fended up his tendrils before he took his leave. Riding the RH-03, Red Buster and Blue Buster entered their Buster Machines as they and Yellow Buster had their machines assume Animal Mode. After the CB-01 becams Go-Buster Ace, the Buster Machines destroyed the Bugzords. Soon after, Yoko found herself being chased by Usada over her using Kuroki to help her in her homework.
The Reason to Fight
After taking out an army of Buglers, with Blue Buster's Weakpoint taking effect during the fight, the Go-Busters learned that the grunts were a distraction used by Enter so he could enter the Sawatari district to steal a crate holding 500 tons of the metal alloy known as Deltanium 39 so he could build the BC-04. Realizing that using a Megazord to transport the alloy to Messiah was the next phase of Enter's plans, the Go-Busters were placed on standby. In the interim, Nick tried to get Hiromu to see his sister Rika's new art exhibition, but Hiromu refused to go. Nick decided that it should be his job to try to square things out between the brother and sister, even though Rika despised him. Though he got lost in near the Ōmae district, Nick found Rika as he tried to convince her of the importance of Hiromu fighting Vaglass. However, believing that he and the EMC purposely drafted Hiromu to their case, she accused him that all he wanted to do is break her family up. Before he could say anything, Nick got alerted of a Metaloid sighting with a Vaglass Megazord's arrival within 30 minutes. And on top of that, the Deltanium 39 crate was guarded by Meta-Cell infected humans. As the GT-02 prepared to confront the Megazord, with the RH-03 attempting to get to the crate, Hiromu arrived to the building as Nick arrived with Rika, much to his dismay. Though she tried to convince him to quit being a Go-Buster, Hiromu ignored her in order to save a family with a young child and then told her that he fought the Vaglass because it was his decision to join the Go-Busters. He left his sister to transform and enter a nearby building to stop the Deltanium 39 theft. Racing upstairs, Red Buster was confronted by the Metaloid Danganloid, as Enter spoke to him over an intercom to explain that the Metaloid was made just for fighting him. Danganloid managed to overpower Red Buster in a high speed battle, matching the Go-Buster's every move. Upon the DanganZord's arrival, as Nick explained to Rika of Hiromu's resolve to ensure no family ever suffered as they have by the Vaglass, Red Buster managed to use Danganloid's speed to destroy him as Yellow Buster knocked out the Meta-Cell infected people. Though Red Buster and Nick managed to save a Meta-Cell inflected boy, the Danganzord managed to transport the crate into subspace. With the mission over, Enter deleted the Meta-Cells just as he left. As Rika now understood her brother upon seeing the family reunited, Red Buster entered the CB-01 to join the fight. Forming Go-Buster Oh, the Go-Busters destroyed the Danganzord. Hiromu and Nick tried to track down Rika later, but they couldn't find her, only to find a sketch book with a drawing of the Sakurada family and an animalized Nick, Rika's way of accepting the Buddyloid into the family.
The Targeted Weakpoint
After the last time Ryuji's Weakpoint got the best of him, Gorisaki had created a safety device for his partner that would alert him of his body temperature. However, while cornering Enter when he was about to obtain Enetron, the safety device's warning signal disrupted the team's concentration before Enter entangled him in his tendrils. But after seeing Blue Buster overheat, Enter decided to take his leave, much to everyone's confusion. Gorisaki fretted over what happened as Nick and Usada tried to assure him that Ryuji would not be mad at him. Although that was the case, even after his later attempt to modify the safety device with a cooling function, Gorisaki went to the top of a building after seeing Usada and Nick being close with their human partners. Joined by Nick, Gorisaki confided in him that he was a bit jealous of him and Usada for having made such relationships with their partners while feeling that Ryuji was holding back his feelings. The two Buddyloids were soon alerted to a Vaglass Megazord sighting within seven minutes. Taking Gorisaki's device with him, Ryuji and the other Go-Busters arrived to the Kameno district where they were ambushed by the Metaloid Fanloid and his powerful wind gusts. After being informed of the Megazord's arrival within a minute, Red Buster entered Go-Buster Ace to battle the FanZord while leaving his teammates to deal with Fanloid. After having Yellow Buster leave to aid Go-Buster Ace in the RH-03, only for her and Usada to get blown away, Blue Buster found himself in a jam as his Weakpoint began to manifest. By then, Enter revealed that he had studied Blue Buster's Weakpoint and had set this plan up to finish the Go-Buster off at his leisure once he lost consciousness. Refusing to allow it to happen, Gorisaki gone against orders to cover Blue Buster so he can damage the Metaloid's fan and destroy him. A mortified Enter teleported away as Gorisaki collapsed from the strain from the Metaloid's attack. Screaming at his Buddyloid for doing such a stupid thing, Ryuji realized that Gorisaki wanted him to open up to him. With the GT-02 Gorilla's arrival, Go-Buster Ace managed to destroy the Fanzord. Soon after, upon giving the device back to Gorisaki while expressing how annoying it was, Ryuji promised to be more open with Gorisaki about his feelings. Agreeing to do the same, Gorisaki mistakenly expressed of all Ryuji's character flaws before his partner chased the Buddyloid around with the others watching.
The Doppelganger and Going Undercover
Since the incident with the Fanzord, Yoko had been going through simulation training to improve herself while Miho was astonished to find Yoko done nothing else but train and sleep. The Megazord Development Facility then contacted Kuroki of Vaglass's next move to obtain a crystal used for their Megazords' optics. Though the material of the ore can not manifest in Japan, such crystals were being brought into the country by Hong Kong pop idol Angie Sue, whom everyone realizes is the spitting image of Yoko. Three days later at the Rinto district, the Go-Busters assumed positions around the conference for Angie's upcoming movie as they were alerted to a Metaloid with a Vaglass Megazord to appear in four hours and thirty minutes. Despite Yoko detecting the Metaloid nearby, the signal suddenly vanished before Ryuji saved Angie from a crazed woman that Hiromu held off. The woman turns out to be the Metaloid Copyloid as the confused Go-Busters fought him. However, managing to outrun the Go-Busters, Copyloid assumed a businessman's form to elude them. Realizing what had occurred and that the Metaloid would attack the conference in conjunction to the Megazord attack, the Go-Busters were forced to head for the conference. But Angie mentioned that she wanted to fulfill her dream of becoming an international star before Yoko insulted her dreams. Upon learning that Angie's earrings were a gift from her mother, Yoko was astonished when she was asked by the actress if she had a dream of her own. By then, Ryuji came up with a plan to counter Copyloid by having Yoko pose as the actress. While getting ready, and after talking with Hiromu and Ryuji about their dreams, Yoko admitted to Angie that she has no dream of her own but she will defeat Vaglass to see that everyone's dreams will come true. As Red Buster entered Go-Buster Ace to battle the CopyZord once it arrives and copied his Megazord's form, Yoko proceeded to the conference before Copyloid made his move. Kicking the Metaloid upside his head, Copyloid reverted to his true form as Yoko fought him off with Angie's manager covering the fight as a stunt performance. Managing to take one of the earrings, Copyloid ran away and got the crystal to Enter. As Enter took his leave with his creation attempting to get the other earring, Ryuji backed up Yoko as they assumed their Go-Buster forms to destroy Copyloid while the real Angie attended her conference. Arriving to find Go-Buster Ace fighting its copy, Yellow Buster resolved to fire on both before the Copyzord returned to its true form. Forming Go-Buster Oh, the Go-Busters destroyed the Vaglass Megazord. Later, though feeling lousy about losing the earring, Yoko learned that Angie sent her an e-mail expressing both her gratitude and a Nyutube video of Yoko fighting Copyloid, cheering her up, until Usada mistakenly insulted her, causing everyone to chase after him.
Yoko was given the day off from work with Hiromu and Ryuji assigned to accompany her on a surprise tour for their Buddyloids. Starting with having Gorisaki see the animals at the Kamine Zoo, and then a visit to the Tokyo Dome Attraction theme park for Usada to enjoy the rides. However, a Metaloid signal was detected nearby and forced the Go-Busters to intercept it, much to Usada's dismay. Finding Tubaloid, the Buddyloids helped get the civilians to safety while the Go-Busters dealt with the Buglers before they were alerted to a Vaglass Megazord coming in 2 minutes and 30 seconds, along with discovering that Kuroki was not in the base. As Red Buster headed off in the CB-01 to intercept the TubaZord, Blue Buster and a fired up Yellow Buster battled Tubaloid. However, though realizing both Tubaloid and the Tubazord were using weak attacks, the former being easily hurt by Blue Buster and the later being easily destroyed by Go-Buster Ace, Tubaloid escaped. While the others tracked down Tubaloid, after having Usada go on the rides, Yoko met up with Hiromu before revealing to him the surprise she had in store for Nick and hinted about a back-up for him and Ryuji. By then, Tubaloid made his move again with Hiromu taking the hit meant for Yoko. After being alerted to another Metaloid being created with another Vaglass Megazord to appear in 28 minutes, the Go-Busters fought Tubaloid and the Buglers while Gorisaki took Usada back to the base. Seeing Yellow Buster dodging Tubaloid's fanfare sound wave, Red Buster and Blue Buster realized that the Metaloid had been made to counter her abilities and destroy him before he completed his objective. However, Tubaloid 2 appeared, walking through what remains of his predecessor to subject the Go-Busters to his much more powerful musical attacks.
Confronting a Metaloid identical to the previous one they destroyed, Red Buster and Blue Buster found themselves at a disadvantage though Yellow Buster was unaffected by Tubaloid 2's sound wave. Even though Nick arrived to even the odds, Yoko was captured as she momentarily left the fight to recharge. Damaging both Hiromu and Ryuji's Morphin Braces, Tubaloid 2 ran off with Yoko. As Gorisaki proceeded to repair their Morphin Braces, Hiromu and Ryuji received a message from Tubaloid 2 using Yoko's Morphin Brace to tell them not to interfere with the second Megazord or Yoko will die. As Tubaloid 2's location was revealed to be in the Shimatani district, and learning that the original Tubaloid's sound wave attack was part of a 2-phase attack with Tubaloid 2, Hiromu and Ryuji prepared to head out anyway. However, Nakamura demanded them to come with her to see the tables Yoko set up for the Buddyloids, revealing that it was the day of their activation and that the surprise tour was more of a birthday tour. Assuring Nakamura that Yoko's life was a priority, and still having time, Hiromu and Ryuji made their way to Tubaloid 2's location to save Yoko. While Ryuji taking out the Bugler bodyguards, Hiromu posed as Enter to get close to the girl. Though seeing through his disguise as he recognized Hiromu's heartbeat, Tubaloid 2 was caught off guard once Yoko got candy in her system to offset her Weakpoint. After Gorisaki arrived to give the guys their Morphin Braces, they and Yoko assumed their Go-Buster forms while revealing the gear had been modified to resist the Metaloid's music. After Tubaloid 2 was destroyed, the Go-Busters entered their Buster Machines to face Tubazord 2. Using the GT-02 Gorilla to negate the Tubazord 2's music, the Go-Busters formed Go-Buster Oh to finish the Vaglass Megazord off. As the Buddyloids' birthday party went under way, Kuroki met up with an old friend: the mysterious Beet Buster and his Buddyloid Beet J. Stag.
The Golden Warrior and his Silver Buddy
Finding Gorisaki with his memento collection, with the others looking at them, Ryuji revealed to Hiromu and Yoko that he was in a robotic contest judged by Masato Jin, a researcher at the Transport Center who disappeared into subspace long ago. At that time, after learning of an abnormality from Messiah's engineers over the Enetron he supplied, Enter entered the Hibiki district and creates Soujikiloid to gather Enetron. Alerted to a Vaglass Megazord arrival within 21 and a half minutes, the Go-Busters arrived at the Hibiki district to find Soujikiloid politely sucking up Enetron from cars and Buglers gathering the energy canisters into a truck. As the Buglers held off the Go-Busters, Beet Buster and his Buddyloid Beet J. Stag arrived to fight Soujikiloid before he fell back. Soon after, as Hiromu accused them of letting the Metaloid escape, Ryuji admitted that he had heard the new Go-Buster's voice somewhere before. Congratulating Ryuji for his deduction, Beet Buster revealed himself to be Masato Jin before he and Jay took their leave. As the Go-Busters learned from Kuroki that he met Masato during the events of the Tubaloid incident, Ryuji thought that they should not believe him to be the real Masato, despite his behavior, as he had seemingly not aged in 13 years. Once alerted to Soujikiloid's actions along the road of Ride district, the Go-Busters intercepted him just as the Metaloid went berserk and he attempted to kill them. As the Buster Machines were prepared, Masato and Jay arrived to hold Soujikiloid at bay as they respectively transformed into Beet Buster and Stag Buster to save the Go-Busters. Seeing that he was truly Masato, Ryuji told the others to trust him and Stag Buster with the fight as they formed Go-Buster Oh to destroy the SoujikiZord after the GT-02 disabled the Vaglass Megazord's vacuum attachment. Taking out the Buglers, Beet Buster and Stag Buster used their Morphin Blasters to finish Soujikiloid off. Though Ryuji and Yoko believed that they could trust them, they and Hiromu found Masato and Jay stealing the Enetron truck, much to their shock.
The Man From Hyper Space
While they thought Jin could finally give them the answers they were looking for, the Go-Busters learned that Beet J. Stag was trying to force his way in through one of the chutes for Enetron before shooting it down. After getting a few cans of Enetron, Jay said that Jin helped him enter the world before he took his leave. Deciding to follow him to Jin to get the answers they were looking for, yet being a bit fearful about what they might discover, Hiromu continued onward while the others go to Yūbara district to intercept the Metaloid Parabolaloid. However, finding Jin and asking him about the other scientists who were also sent to subspace with him, Hiromu found himself fighting the genius before they assumed their Go-Buster forms and took their fight to a warehouse. By then, after eluding Ryuji and Yoko, Parabolaloid located Beet Buster as he and Enter stepped in the two Go-Busters' fight. As Enter restrained Beet Buster for answers, Parabolaloid used his homing missiles to the Go-Busters before Beet Buster let one of the missiles lock onto him, destroying them both as the missile exploded. However, as Enter reformed, Jay uses his Marker System to recreate Jin. Revealed to be an avatar of the real Jin, stating his intentions to fully return to the real world with the Go-Busters' help, he and the others transformed to fight Parabolaloid and the Buglers before the ParabolaZord arrived and Enter manually controled the Megazord. As Blue Buster and Yellow Buster destroyed Parabolaloid, Go-Buster Ace fought the Parabolazord before being restrained by Bugzords. With Beet Buster deciding to help, he had Stag Buster summon their own Buster Machines: the BC-04 Beetle and the SJ-05 Stag Beetle. The BC-04 and the SJ-05 siphon the Bugzords of their Enetron before destroying them as Go-Buster Ace did the same to the Parabolazord. Later, revealing that he was not with the other scientists and thus having no idea what became of them, Jin gave the Go-Busters a Christmas music box. Now knowing their parents were alive, Hiromu and Yoko resolved to save them and the other scientists.
After using the GT-02 to drive the BC-04 and the SJ-05 off an Enetron Tower, Ryuji confronted Jin about siphoning Enetron just as the others arrived. Before taking his leave, Jin told the Go-Busters if they will, it will be once they are strong enough to face Messiah in subspace, while noticing Ryuji's reaction to his teammates' resolve. Meeting with Ryuji alone,Jin confronted the man about him losing his desire to become an engineer and what gave him the drive to fight. After stating that keeping his word to Hiromu and Yoko was all the reason he needed, Ryuji received a call from Kuroki for him and Jin to arrive to the Iwaguchi district to give the latter a supply of 2000 tons of Enetron. However, having followed Beet J. Stag, Enter got on the RH-03 and used the Enetron to create Forkloid as the tank crashed into the water with the resulting Megazord, presumed to be the new model Enter prepared, transporting to reality in a minute's time. Assuming their fighting forms, the Go-Busters battled Forkloid while the ForkZord appears. However, as Go-Buster Ace and the RH-03 were deployed to fight it, the Forkzord released the new model Megazord, Type Delta, which was based on BC-04's specs, from its body. As Go-Buster Oh was defeated by the Type Delta Megazord and the Forkzord, the Beet and Stag Busters finished Forkloid off before coming to Blue Buster's aid as he used the GT-02 Gorilla to shield the others from the enemy Megazords' attack. While having it and the SJ-05 attack the Forkzord, Beet Buster told Blue Buster to fight because he needed a real personal reason to enable him to win. Motivated to become an engineer again once the Vaglass are defeated, Blue Buster used the GT-02 to siphon the remaining Enetron reserves of Go-Buster Ace and the RH-03 to help the BC-04 Beetle and SJ-05 Stag Beetle destroy the Forkzord. From there, Beet Buster activated the BC-04 Beetle's transformation into Go-Buster Beet, and proceeded to shut down the new Megazord. As a mortified Enter teleported away, Jin gave Ryuji engineering books before taking the man's money as payment for the books. As Jin left, Ryuji found himself being asked for money by everyone.
3,000 meters below
While Yoko got into an argument with Hiromu while she was studying beetles, Kuroki talked to Ryuji about the new development from Jin and Beet J. Stag before they were alerted to not only a Metaloid created in the Gunno district but a Vaglass Megazord's arrival within seconds before no longer being detected. Arriving to find a hole 3,000 meters deep, the Go-Busters were at wits end on how to get down before being alerted to the Metaloid in the nearby factory. As Kuroki and the others analyzed the hole, the Go-Busters found Drilloid 2 and fought him before he escaped underground. By then, Kuroki revealed that there was raw Enetron source underground before he got a call from Jin. Taking Hiromu and Ryuji with him, using the former's Weakpoint to force his assistance, Jin left Jay with Yoko to track down Drilloid 2. Though confused by Jay's antics, Yoko was surprised when Drilloid 2 appeared as she and Jay transformed to fight the Metaloid. Yoko's Weakpoint soon took effect and Drilloid 2 stopped her from eating a sweet. However, Stag Buster held him off so she could replenish her strength with some tree sap. Even though Stag Buster revealed that Jin had ordered him to follow her, Yellow Buster did not mind, just as they finished the Metaloid off. At that time, using the BC-04 to get to the bottom of the hole, Go-Buster Ace defended them while a pair of Bugzords appeared on the surface for the GT-02 Gorilla to deal while the Megazord found himself facing DrillZord 2 and even more Bugzords. After having Beet Buster lower the BC-04's crane down, Red Buster had Go-Buster Ace use the BC-04 to reel the Megazord back up to the surface. With the RH-03 Rabbit supporting the GT-02 Gorilla in destroying the Bugzords, and while Go-Buster Ace took out the ones below, the SJ-05 Stag Beetle carried Drillzord 2 into the city as Go-Buster Beet fought the Vaglass Megazord before finishing it off. Soon after, Jin went ballistic on Jay for blabbering about the orders he gave him to help Yoko.
The Bike Guy and Buster Hercules
After giving Beet J. Stag an Enetron Can to his specifications, the Buddyloids felt the oddball did not know who they were. But Jay identifies each of them before offending Cheeda Nick by calling him "that bike guy" and took the can back. Wanting to make himself more useful like Jay, Nick trained himself before being found by Gorisaki and confided in him that Jay's words made him realize he wanted to find his calling. After attempts to find his place in other fields, Nick tried karate in the Akigaya district and ended up meeting a group of children who reminded him of how he trained Hiromu as a child. However, alerted of a Vaglass Megazord to appear in 4 hours and 20 minutes in the area, Nick encountered the Metaloid Spannerloid. Learning that Spannerloid intended to disassemble him, Nick was saved when Jay arrived for another Enetron Can before transforming into Stag Buster to fight the Metaloid. The Go-Busters arrived as they and Nick dealt with the Buglers before they and Spannerloid outran Stag Buster. Back at the Energy Management Center, after learning that Nick was trying to boost his own confidence, Hiromu told his partner that he couldn't work with him. While the Go-Busters gone for the Metaloid, Nick wandered into Kajimoto district where he encountered Enter and Spannerloid just as the former revealed his goal was to take out the Buddyloids to cripple the Go-Busters. Nick was nearly shut down by the two before Hiromu arrives, followed by Yellow Buster and Blue Buster. Kicking a despairing Nick away, Hiromu reminded him of what he told him as a child to never hold back and believe in himself just as Jin and Jay arrived so the latter could assure him that he is a vital teammate. With Enter taking his leave, Nick was moved by everyone as he recharged before Spannerloid arrived with Buglers. Standing back from the fight, Nick watched the Go-Busters take out the Buglers while Red Buster and Beet Buster finished Spannerloid off. Soon after, Go-Buster Oh, the BC-04 Beetle, and the SJ-05 Stag Beetle were deployed to face the SpannerZord and a Type Delta Megazord. The fight went bad for the Go-Busters until Nick suggested transferring their power to one point of on Go-Buster Oh to deliver the death blow. By that time, Go-Buster Beet and the SJ-05 Stag Beetle combined to form Buster Hercules, using its Hercules Crisis attack with Go-Buster Oh's Explosion Kick to destroy both enemy Megazords. Soon after being repaired, Nick started up another karate session at the park and had Hiromu join in. However, Hiromu ruined the moment by saying that Nick's bike mode was vital for him to move around and he would not be good for him as a fighter.
Protecting the Tokyo Enetower
Meeting Ryuji, Yoko, and their Buddyloid partners, Hiromu and Nick joined them in the maiden voyage of the FS-0O, an original Buster Machine, and its Buddyloid Ene-tan. But upon being altered to an Enetron disruption in the Akeisho District, where the Enetron regulation system Tokyo Enetower was located, Hiromu took control of the FS-0O to find a group of Bulgers gathering water for the Metaloid Steamloid. The Go-Busters battled the Buglers with the Buddyloids covering the civilians before Steamloid shot off a steam that corroded the Buddyloids' bodies. As the Buddyloids were being tended to, learning of their enemy's ability that explained why no Vaglass Megazord was being transported, the Go-Busters found that Tokyo Enetower was emitting transport energy. By then, Jin arrived and pointed the team to an item on the tower that would teleport the surrounding area to subspace for its Enetron Tanks once fully powered. With Jin unable to help as Jay fell victim to Steamloid's steam, Ene-tan offered her aid to get the Go-Busters to Tokyo Enetower to defeat the Metaloid before deploying the Buster Machines.
Though Enter stated their futility against the legions of Buglers, Blue Buster purposely overheated to take out the Buglers so Red Buster and Yellow Buster could fight their way through with the former battling Steamloid and managing to plug the Metaloid's pipes. But when the Go-Busters' Weak Points took effect, they were nearly killed when the FS-0O came to their aid to take the Go-Busters to safety. After having their wounds tended to, with Steamloid's mist fading so their Megazords could fight, the Go-Busters learned that Enter was using some of the Enetron amassed in the Tokyo Enetower to bring in the four Megazord archetypes and a fifth mysterious model. With three minutes left, the Go-Busters quickly destroyed Steamloid with forty seconds left to get into their Buster Machines before the four Vaglass Megazords arrive.
With two minutes left, GT-02 Gorilla knocked the Vaglass Megazords down to climb the tower while Go-Buster Ace used the RH-03 to take the tower from above. However, Enter countered by piloting Megazord Type Epsilon and sent Go-Buster Ace and the GT-02 into the bay. Luckily, with the SJ-05 aiding them, Go-Buster Ace and the GT-02 combined with the FS-0O into Go-Buster Kero-Oh. Engaging Megazord Epsilon after taking out Megazord Gamma, Go-Buster Kero-Oh broke up with Go-Buster Ace destroying Megazord Epsilon while the other Busters destroyed the Vaglass Megazords as the FS-0O destroyed the teleportation device before the time ran out. However, a new problem rised from the FS-0O damaging Tokyo Enetower with the other Buster Machines repairing the tower. As Enter washed ashore while vowing revenge, the Go-Busters and their Buddyloids went sight seeing at Tokyo Enetower.
- See Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters the Movie: Protect the Tokyo Enetower!#Continuity and Placement for where this takes place for the Go-Busters.
The Five-Piece Combination, Great Go-Buster
Finding Hiromu with a Christmas music box before he gone to sleep, Yoko learned from Usada that the music box is Hiromu's last present from his parents before the accident 13 years ago. The next day, the team arrived at the Makuta district after being alerted to a Vaglass Megazord's transportation within 5 minutes and 30 seconds. While there, the Go-Busters encountered the Metaloid Filmloid as he created copies of the Go-Busters. The Go-Busters fought their copies until the FilmZord arrived and creates a barrier around its surroundings. After Filmloid teleported away once his copies were defeated, Jin and Jay arrived to reveal the barrier the Filmzord had created was a projection of subspace. He had been called in by Kuroki to reveal that the nature of subspace, Jin offered their only chance is to modify Go-Buster Oh to combine with the BC-04 Beetle and SJ-05 Stag Beetle so it could enter subspace and destroy the Megazord. Masato oversaw the process, while warning Hiromu that it may cause him physical harm as he is the main pilot of the Megazord. The next day, with Masato and the Buster Machine crew still continuing their work, Yoko confronted Hiromu about the risks he was taking. He assured her that it would be okay and that that must save everyone. Alerted to Filmloid in the Iwatani district, the Go-Busters arrived and defeated the Buglers before Filmloid used his projection ability to have them see their deepest desire in his new Sweet Dreams attack. Though Blue Buster and Yellow managed to see through it, Red Buster could not as his deepest desire was to be reunited with his family. Losing against Filmloid, Blue Buster and Yellow Buster took a hit meant for Hiromu. But at the last second, despite Filmloid's gloating, Red Buster snapped out of the delusion in time to save his friends as he was forced to discard Filmloid's delusion to destroy the Metaloid with extreme prejudice. Once alerted that he had completed the modifications, the Go-Busters arrived as they, Jin, and Jay witnessed the formation of Great Go-Buster. Great Go-Buster then was deployed into the subspace projection, and they fought the Filmzord before destroying it. Upon seeing Messiah's apparent form as the subspace projection collapsed and Enter fells back, Hiromu lost consciousness from the strain, but had a content look on his face.
Blue Buster's Goodbye?
Finding the Energy Management Center base's air conditioner on the fritz, Hiromu and Yoko found Ryuji overheating before he lost consciousness. After the others got him to the medical ward, having met Jin earlier, Gorisaki fretted when told by the man that Ryuji's inclusive medical checkup said he might die the next time he gone berserk. Hiromu and Yoko came up with a plan to save Ryuji before they were deployed to the Nakaya district where they faced off against Dumbbellloid before they found themselves exercising against their will, allowing the Metaloid to escape. Soon after, after playing the age card, Hiromu convinced Kuroki to make Morishita the new Blue Buster, much to Ryuji's dismay. After the others trained Morishita, telling him and Nakamura what they have learned, Hiromu and Yoko were alerted to the Rindo district where Dumbbellloid called them out, as Beet Buster and Stag Buster joined the fight. With Stag Buster forced into exercising, the others battled Dumbbellloid as the Buddyloids entered the Buster Machines to face the Vaglass Megazord within 10 minutes' time. Overhearing Nakamura telling Kuroki of his condition, a speechless Ryuji took his Buster Gear back to join the fight. Even after being told this might be his last fight and he could choose how he goes, Ryuji became Blue Buster to battle Dumbbellloid with a feat of strength before destroying him. By that time, after Stag Buster freed the others, Beet Buster revealed that he was joking to Gorisaki earlier, as Red Buster and Yellow Buster relayed this new bit of information to Ryuji. By then, the DumbbellZord arrived with Buster Hercules formed to back up the GT-02 Gorilla as it sent the Vaglass Megazord flying. With the enemy dealt with, Blue Buster used the GT-02 Gorilla to attack Buster Hercules for the trouble Jin put him through. Later, as Ryuji got Masato and Jay in a double headlock, Hiromu and Yoko were glad their friend was all right.
The Second Avatar: Escape
At the Energy Management Center, the Go-Busters were alerted to an Enetron robbery to occur at the Ariadne Building hotel where they were holding an escape game. Though it was discovered to be a prank call, chances couldn't be taken as Hiromu and Yoko entered incognito and learned that the prank was done by a boy named Shota Segawa who had also joined the escape game with his friends Kaito Shindo and Rin Ichikawa. By that time, Messiah's second avatar, Escape, made her way into the hotel's parking lot and brought Keyloid to life as he proceeded to lock down the entire building. Having witnessed his action, Blue Buster fought Keyloid before Beet Buster and Stag Buster arrived for support. Inside, Escape and a group of Buglers held the people hostage with Hiromu and Yoko forced to drop their cover when she was about to kill Shōta. Tricked into thinking that the Go-Busters were weak, a disappointed Escape took her leave as she informed everyone that a Vaglass Megazord wouldcome in 17 minutes to destroy the building. But upon learning that Keyloid's attack had been cancelled once his key arm had been broken off, a furious Escape ordered the Buglers to keep everyone from leaving the building. After confronting Shōta about his need to be cool and their acting weak, Hiromu got the boys to safety and Hiromu told Shōta not to let others judge him and to trust himself before Escape and Keyloid arrived. With Shōta taking his friends to safety, the assembled Go-Busters transformed to fight Escape and Keyloid with Enter overseeing the fight, all the while lamenting of having overstimulated Messiah. After Keyloid was destroyed, the KeyZord arrived and projected subspace around itself. Great Go-Buster was formed to venture into the barrier and the group successfully destroyed the Keyzord. As Escape took her leave, Shōta apologized to his friends for putting them in danger and they all forgave him.
Jin arrived at the Energy Management Center with a flower bouquet for Yoko on her birthday, and he revealed that he worked with Yoko's mother as the test pilot of the Megazords they built. Elsewhere, after pestering Enter over his meeting with Messiah and telling him they will now work together, Escape took a child's toy magnet to create Jisyakuloid and caused suffering in the Iwagami district with his power to magnetize people. The Go-Busters were deployed to Jisyakuloid's location, with Hiromu and Cheeda Nick arriving first and getting magnetized. The other Go-Busters transformed and battle Jisyakuloid and the Buglers before Jay and Ryuji ended up magnetized, as well, before the Metaloid escaped when Beet Buster attempted to hit his Weakpoint. As the others were taken back to the Energy Management Center, Masato saw Yoko's mother in her when she tried to cheer a girl up who was separated from her mother by Jisyakuloid's magnetism. Elsewhere, as Jisyakuloid repaired his face, the JishakuZord arrived and siphoned an Enetron tank. With Gorisaki sending them prototype GB-Protection suits to make them immune to Jisyakuloid's attack, Jin and Yoko tracked down the Metaloid in the Kitamura district. However, Escape arrived and destroyed Jin's protection suit as he and Yoko tookcover. It was at this time that Yoko learned that Jin's physical body stuck in subspace suffered whatever physical harm his avatar endured. Refusing to let him sacrifice himself for her mother's sake, Yoko knocked Jin out and charged Escape head on while changing into Yellow Buster, as the others drove her off. With Jin covering, Yellow Buster destroyed Jisyakuloid's magnetic hair as the assembled Go-Busters finally destroyed the Metaloid from all sides. Forming Go-Buster Oh, the Go-Busters held the Jisyakuzord off while Beet Buster magnetized the Enetron tank to retrieve the stolen Enetron, right before Go-Buster Oh destroyed the Vaglass Megazord. Soon after, upon seeing the girl and her mother reunited, Jin admitted that Yoko reminded him of her mother. Watching him leave, Ryuji worried about Jin's real intentions for risking his life.
As they wondered where Hiromu was, Ryuji and Yoko were given a summer festival pamphlet by Gorisaki which Nick dropped before he and Hiromu left the building. When they arrived at the summer festival, Ryuji and Yoko found Nick helping performers with Hiromu amongst them. Seeing the others, not having told them that he was a Go-Buster, Hiromu revealed that they were old middle school friends from a street performance club who need his help. Soon after, the Go-Busters were alerted to a Metaloid attack in the Shishida district with a Vaglass Megazord coming in 55 minutes. However, when Hiromu's teacher Ms. Kyoko Shitara arrived, Ryuji and Yoko decide to go without him to meet up with Jin and Jay as they fought Enter and Wataameloid. Learning that Enter was targeting summer festivals, Hiromu revealed that the festival could not be canceled as he revealed he owed Ms. Shitara a favor for teaching him the value of friendship and that she was soon leaving the country. The Go-Busters waited until Wataameloid was detected, again, with the WataameZord arriving three minutes later. As the others held Wataameloid off, Red Buster saved Ms. Shitara while Go-Buster Beet and the SJ-05 fended off the Wataamezord. She asked Red Buster why he saved her, but he did not answer but gavs her a photo of them. Once Ms. Shitara left, Red Buster entered CB-01 and used Go-Buster Ace to join the fight with the Wataamezord. As Blue Buster and Yellow Buster destroyed Wataameloid before he could absorb their Ichigan Busters' energy, Go-Buster Ace used the SJ-05 to destroy the Wataamezord. Later, Hiromu learned that Ms. Shitara knew he saved her and he said how proud she was of him while giving him a copy of their photo to remember her by as they proceeded with the festival.
It was the bon festival, and as Masato's ghost stories freaked Yoko and the Buddyloids out, Ryuji confided to Kuroki of his concern about the nature of Jin's avatar. The next day, alerted to a Vaglass Megazord arriving within 52 minutes, the Go-Busters arrived to the Bakuta district to find a group of people having nightmares as the Metaloid Rousokuloid revealed himself to be the cause. During the fight, Rousokuloid tricked the Go-Busters into looking at his flame, causing them to enter their own nightmares. Rousokuloid took his leave before being hit by Jin as he and Jay transformed to snuff out the Metaloid's flame to cancel the nightmares. His victims woke up, saved Red Buster, whose nightmare was of a giant chicken and was rendered immobilized. Learning that death in a nightmare meant death in real life, Ryuji attempted to have Jin reveal the truth about his nature. However, Jin instead told Ryuji that becoming strong enough to enter subspace should be his concern. Soon after, the Go-Busters were alerted that Rousokuloid was attempting to use the local television station to broadcast his hypnosis across the airwaves. When they arrived at the station, Escape made her presence known. Blue Buster fought her, hoping she might give him answers, while the others dealt with Rousokuloid. However, upon seeing that getting answers from her was not going to happen, Blue Buster purposely overheated himself and gave Escape the fight she desired as the RousokuZord arrives with the CB-01 Cheetah fighting it and the BugZords. After Yellow Buster and they finished Rousokuloid off, Beet Buster and Stag Buster used Buster Hercules to finish off the Rousokuzord. Blue Buster managed to defeat an astonished Escape, as she left satisfied just as he lost conscious. As the sun set, Jin accepted Ryuji's way of fighting, despite still having issues with his avatar's state. Upon learning that Hiromu overheard him and Kuroki, Ryuji revealed that there is a chance that those who end up in subspace may have lost their physical forms, and Hiromu assured him that they will find the truth.
A Small Enemy in the Control Room
At the Numaoka district, Enter used a eraser in a vacant classroom to create a Metaloid, finding it odd that the transfiguration did not occur and tossed what he thought was a normal eraser as the resulting Vaglass Megazord began to be transferred into reality. But it turns out that the eraser did transform into the pint-sized Keshigomuloid, running after his creator before finding him being confronted by the Go-Busters. Hiding his apparent failure, Enter told them to be more concerned with the Vaglass Megazord coming in 32 minutes. As the Go-Busters and the control staff gone their separate ways so Morishita and Nakamura could track down the Metaloid, Keshigomuloid latched unto Hiromu and used him to erase the Energy Management Center's data undetected. Soon after Nakamura's attempt to give him back his pencil she borrowed earlier, Hiromu joined the others Go-Busters in deploying the Buster Machines to face the KeshigomuZord before it erased the Megazords' combine program before the GT-02's Animal Mode could hit the Type-Delta Megzaord. However, the BC-04 and SJ-05 arrived with Go-Buster Beet unable to form Buster Hercules. Back at the Energy Management Center, losing her cool and usual shyness, Nakamura suggested a manual combination by herself and Morishita. Going through the blueprints as the Megazords battle, Nakamura learned of Keshigomuloid as Kuroki dealt with the pint-sized menace to give his aides time. Back at the fight, the SJ-05 combined with Go-Buster Ace to form Go-Buster Ace Stag Custom which destroyed the Type Delta Megazord. By that time, with Go-Buster Beet holding the Keshigomuzord off, the Go-Busters manually formed Go-Buster Oh on Nakamura's instructions as Morishita took over after Kuroki lost consciousness from Keshigomuloid's headbutt. As Go-Buster Oh destroyed the Keshigomuzord, Red Buster arrived in time to blast Keshigomuloid. Later, Nakamura gave Hiromu's pencil back to him, though he admitted that she scared him now.
Escaping the Labyrinth
Arriving at the Living Body Program Research Institute in the Kyōwa district, Enter intended to use the organic programming they are working on there to evolve Messiah. Elsewhere, after the Go-Busters had trouble getting used to the gravity produced by the Protector suits, they were alerted to Enter's attack. After being told by the Institute's head, Dr. Kudo, that it was a false alarm, Jin had Jay confirm that he was lying with Hiromu confirming it. As Enter proceeded to have Dr. Kudo use his research on Messiah, he created Mushikagoloid and had a Vaglass Megazord arrive within 14 minutes. Alerted as Jin was forced to cancel his Avatar to avoid detection of his actual body within subspace, the Go-Busters and Stag Buster battled the Buglers before Mushikagoloid had the Go-Busters chase after him. Splitting up, Blue Buster found a ganguro girl who is Dr. Kudo's daughter Misaki who was unable to find her way to her father's lab. However, with Mushikagoloid's ability to create hologram walls, the Go-Busters found themselves in a labyrinth before Ryuji uncovered Mushikagoloid's trick. As Blue Buster dealt with Buglers, the other Go-Busters chased after Mushikagoloid and destroyed him. Upon finding Dr. Kudo, Blue Buster battled Enter before Dr. Kudo risked his well-being to protect Misaki from the villain. With Misaki and her father safe, Blue Buster managed to disconnect the evolving program and Enter fell back. Elsewhere, the Go-Busters found themselves facing the MushikagoZord as it created a subspace barrier, while Jay recreated the Masato avatar to help them. Forming Great Go-Buster to enter the dimension, and finding it compressing, the Go-Busters managed to negate the barrier long enough to destroy the Mushikagozord.
Beware of Chickens
Hiromu and Nick were about to attend Rika's party after winning a prize for the children's book she had been working on, even though she put a chicken on the cover. They were about to reach the reception when they were alerted that Sprayloid 2 was attacking, while Nick was worried about the chicken drawings in Rika's book. The pair confronted Sprayloid 2 when the Metaloid used his appearance-altering spray to make Nick look like Hiromu. The other Go-Busters arrived on the scene to fight Sprayloid 2's Buglers, all the while he used his spray paint to change everyone's appearances, confusing everyone in the fight. Jay arrives on the scene, ready to fight anyone he thought was with Vaglass without asking questions first, but he accidentally splashed the gang with water, washing away Sprayloid 2's paint. Meanwhile, Sprayloid 2 had seen Nick taking Rika away from the fight, so he used the opportunity to disguise himself as her and he managed to trick Nick into revealing that Hiromu's Weakpointwas seeing a chicken. Upon realizing he had been duped, he tried to lie about what he said, but Beet Buster arrived and drove Sprayloid 2 off. After Hiromu took Rika to the hospital, Nick revealed to the group that Hiromu's Weakpoint was derived from a phobia he gained as a child. The group was soon alerted that Sprayloid 2 was attacking the Asami district in an attempt to call out the Go-Busters to confirm Red Buster's Weakpoint. The Go-Busters arrived on the scene, but Hiromu had not transformed. He charged Sprayloid 2 head on, despite the various images of chickens in the area to try to trigger his Weakpoint. However, Hiromu was entirely unaffected, until Sprayloid 2 realizes that his opponent was none other than Cheeda Nick in disguise. Sprayloid 2 managed to find the real Hiromu and tried to use the chicken image on him, but Hiromu's sunglasses allowed him to block his sight in time, ruining Sprayloid 2's plans as the Metaloid was destroyed by the Go-Busters. As Nick washed Sprayloid 2's paint off, Buster Hercules was used to locate SprayZord 2, which had been disguised as a skyscraper, before destroying it. Later, while seeing Rika off, Hiromu and Nick learned that two dogs in Rika's book were named Gog and Magog, the same names as Escape's weapons. Rika told the two that she named the dogs after their mother's favorite statues. At the Energy Management Center, Jin revealed that the events that occurred were actually a distraction for the Vaglass forces in subspace to steal his Enetron supplies for Messiah who was creating a physical body with Enter witnessing his evolution.
Breaking into Hyper Space
After having a nightmare involving Messiah, Nick saw that Hiromu was still bothered by the connection between his mother and Escape. Hiromu was then alerted to a message from his father from Hyper Space that said the Go-Busters were needed to stop Messiah with a portal in three hours. Though the others were relieved that their parents were alive, Hiromu was unconvinced until Jin revealed that Doctor Sakurada and the others were forced to help the Vaglass while he sent Jay and his avatar to prepare the Go-Busters for the battle with Messiah. He told them that they would find out the truth once they reached Hyper Space. Despite not being prepared, the other Go-Busters decided that it was time to take the fight to Messiah in Hyper Space. As Nakamura found the signal of the teleportation, the Go-Busters received a layout of the Transport Research Center as Great Go-Buster was formed to be launched in a 30 minute time frame. However, having learned that one of their engineers had been supporting the Go-Busters, Enter employed Escape's assistance as they staged an attack on the Buster Machine hangar. After the Buglers were defeated, Enter and Escape went all out, with the former separating Red Buster from the others so the entire team could not enter Hyper Space. Once Great Go-Buster was formed with 21 minutes left for the marker to remain off, the other Go-Busters fell back to Hangar 02 with Escape at their heels. As for Red Buster, he was unable to outrun Enter as he was mortally wounded. However, motivated by his promise to his sister, Hiromu refused to give in to the futility of the situation as Nick arrived to cover Hiromu's escape. Once with the others, as Escape and the Buglers arrived at the hangar, Great Go-Buster's entry into Hyper Space was covered by the Energy Management Center staff. After the Go-Busters entered Hyper Space, they were briefly shocked by the sight. They found themselves facing various Megazord models that Great Go-Buster managed to destroy. Using the Override System to negate the atmosphere, the Go-Busters entered the Transport Research Center where they encountered the newly evolved Messiah Cell who recreated Cutterloid, Keyloid, Forkloid, and Parabolaloid to fight them.
The Go-Busters managed to defeat the revived Metaloids sent after them but found themselves powerless against Messiah in his Messiah Cell body. Beet Buster used the BC-04 to cover the other Go-Busters' escape so they could reach the mainframe that was Messiah's core and destroy it. Arriving to the lab where their parents made their last stand years ago, Hiromu found his mother's statues of Gog and Magog along with goggles similar to Enter's and French words written on photos of the scientists. Telling Ryuji and Yoko about the connection between his mother and Escape, Hiromu brought up the possibility that Enter and Escape were actual Avatars of multiple people but brought up the question of where the scientists whose aspects the two Avatars obtained are being kept. While the Buddyloids returned to the Buster Machines, the Go-Busters found projections of Hiromu's parents as they revealed Messiah had converted the entire Transport Research Center into itself due to its ability to assimilate the inorganic materials and data. Though they pleaded them to end Messiah before he can enter reality and assimilate the Earth, Enter arrived and revealed that all of the scientists were absorbed into Messiah and thus they would die with him. They were knocked out of the Transportation Research Center by Messiah Cell to where Beet Buster and Stag Buster were fighting Escape. Though Yoko was conflicted about destroying Messiah and their parents, Hiromu apologized to her for not keeping the promise they made to get back their families, as he saw honoring their final wishes to stop Messiah for good more important. Red Buster used Go-Buster Ace to enter the Transportation Research Center to destroy Messiah's core but found Enter in the Type-Epsilon Megazord defending the core. As Go-Buster Ace destroyed the Type-Epsilon with Enter consumed in the explosion that damaged the core, the other Go-Busters took advantage of Messiah's moment of weakness to destroy his Messiah Cell form. This caused the entire core to self-destruct with Red Buster escaping the Transport Research Center just as it exploded. Soon after, with their parents by them in spirit to give him and Yoko closure, Hiromu returned with the other Go-Busters to reality where they were welcomed home after a successful mission.
Friendship Tag with Gavan
In the aftermath of what was thought to be Vaglass' defeat, the Go-Busters were surprised to be alerted to the appearance of a strange energy reading in the Deus district. The Go-Busters found a young woman being attacked by a strange monster before he took his leave. The Go-Busters then turned to the young woman who introduced herself as Shelly, the partner of Space Sheriff Gavan who had been recently deployed to protect Earth. Taking her to the Energy Management Center, Shelly revealed that the monster they saved her from was Rhino Doubler of the Space Mafia Makuu and that she was separated from Gavan while in pursuit of the Double Monster. As the others looked for the Double Monster, Yoko took Shelly out to look for Gavan before they were attacked by Rhino Doubler with Yellow Buster holding the Double Monster off as he sent the girls into Makuu Space. While trying to look for the ladies, Morishita confirmed that the Vaglass were still active as a supply of Enetron was stolen from the Maria district with a Megazord arriving within 10 minutes. As Ryuji confronts the Metaloid Danganloid 2 before he and the Metaloid were also sucked into Makuu Space, Hiromu and Nick searched for Yoko and Shelly before Cheeda Nick was jumped by a youth in black who demanded where the latter was. Stopping, Hiromu learn the youth was Geki Jumonji, the current Space Sheriff Gavan before being alerted of the Makuu Space portal with Geki telling Hiromu to stay behind while he saved his friends. But they were jumped by Buglers as Beet Buster and Stag Buster summon their Megazord to fight DanganZord 2. As Hiromu became Red Buster to fight the Buglers, Geki dons the Gavan Type G combat suit. Convinced of his determination, Gavan let Red Buster join him in Makuu Space as Go-Buster Beet covered them before forming Buster Hercules to destroy Danganzord 2. Arriving in the nick of time with the others to safety, Red Buster and Gavan battled Danganloid 2 and used a combination attack to destroy the Metaloid and return to Earth. Later, Geki convinced Kuroki to let him and Shelly stick around so they could work with the Go-Busters to find Rhino Doubler.
After Morishita's debrief on Rhino Doubler resulted with the Go-Busters arguing among themselves, they and Geki were alerted to the Double Monster. However, though the Go-Busters and Gavan cornered Rhino Doubler from all sides and overwhelmed him, the Double Monster escaped when Stag Buster's energy reserves ran low. Back at the base, after overhearing Geki's commenting with Shelly about how the Go-Busters lack teamwork, a depressed Morishita was approached by Nakamura who unknowingly convinced him to help their team by researching a way for the Go-Busters to contact them if they end up in Makuu Space again. Turning to the Dimensional Research Center for help in modifying the signal of the Morphin Braces, Morishita was sucked into Makuu Space along with the scientists as part of Rhino Doubler's goal to remove the best people from Earth. Though trapped in a cage, Morishita gave morale to the scientists as they continued the signal modification. After learning of the scientists' abduction, the Go-Busters and Gavan found Rhino Doubler at Central Stadium as he was about to go after the athletes. Sucked into Makuu Space along with Gavan, the Go-Busters were shocked to find the Double Monster having support from Enter. The Go-Busters and Gavan found themselves at a disadvantage against Enter and Rhino Doubler in battles that defied normal physics. Separated from the others, Blue Buster and Yellow Buster rescued Morishita and the scientists. After rejoining the others, with Beet Buster and Stag Buster giving him time to complete the loading, Morishita contacted the Energy Management Center and had the Go-Busters regain access to their gear. The Go-Busters then used their Ichigan Buster Special Buster Modes in conjunction to Gavan's Gavan Dynamic to defeat Rhino Doubler. However, upon returning to their dimension, Enter installed a Metavirus into Rhino Doubler's lifeless body to convert the Double Monster into a data-based giant that opens a portal to a blended form of subspace and Makuu Space that threatens to engulf the entire world. But, with support from Gavan's mecha Dol, Great Go-Buster destroyed Rhino Doubler to cancel the portal. Later, with their mission over and seeing the Go-Busters are not as dysfunctional as they thought, Geki and Shelly took their leave to patrol the Milky Way. Once the Dolgiran was out of their viewing, the Go-Busters thanked Morishita for his help before they return to base.
While reviewing how Enter is still active after Messiah had been destroyed, the Go-Busters were alerted to a Metaloid in the Watamine district and found a massive sinkhole that sucked the Meijo International High School into it. But before they attempted to dig out the school with the Buster Machines, Enter told them it would be pointless. Revealing that he saved Messiah's backup data in the form of the thirteen Messiah Cards, scattering the remaining twelve across the four winds eventually become Messiah Metaloids and evolve to a point that a new Messiah will be born like Sunadokeiloid. As the others fought Sunadokeiloid, with a Vaglass Megazord coming within four hours, Enter battled Red Buster as he revealed his intent to take Hiromu's data so he could become a true being with his game. Enter took his leave as Red Buster aided his teammates, only to learn that Sunadokeiloid absorbed the people that were caught in the sinkhole he created with Nick among the victims when he sacrificed himself to save a student. Once back at the Energy Management Center, Gorisaki told the Go-Busters that the Protectors could work against the new threat but decided to use himself and the other Buddyloids for it to work as digitized power sources. Vowing to get Nick back, Hiromu got the first Custom Visor before he and the others were deployed to an airplane hangar in the Nohiyama district. Stopping Sunadokeiloid from causing another sinkhole and taking the fight outside, the Go-Busters were outmatched when Messiah manifests within the Messiah Metaloid yet they would not allow anyone to suffer like they have. Taking out the Custom Visor, knowing what his Buddyloid attempted to tell him, Red Buster managed to shatter the hourglass to free everyone Sunadokeiloid absorbed while absorbing Nick's data to assume Powered Custom form. Blue Buster and Yellow Buster follow suit as they and Red Buster defeat the Buglers with their enhanced Super Powers. Once Sunadokeiloid was destroyed, the Go-Busters prepared to deal with his Vaglass Megazord counterpart.
The Enemy Beet Buster
While patrolling for the remaining twelve Messiah Cards, due to the free time before Sunadokeiloid's Messiah Megazord counterpart arrives, Hiromu found Jin playing with a kindergarten class and spirited him off to confront him about this childish behavior. However, a nearby Messiah Card infected Jin's oni puppet and used Jay's Enetron to become Puppetloid. As Red Buster charged Puppetloid, Jin used what remained to become Beet Buster to fight the Messiah Metaloid before he jumped off and proceeded to use his right hand to take control of the kindergarten teacher Megumi and have her attack her class as Beet Buster attempted to restrain her. When Ryuji and Yoko arrived, his plan to get data from his puppet manipulation, Puppetloid transfered his control to Beet Buster as he suddenly attacked his Go-Buster allies while telling them to fight him. But on Enter's suggestion, Puppetloid took Beet Buster to analyze his data through a torturous obstacle course so he could have a better understanding on the Go-Busters. While the others brought Jay back to base for a supply of Enetron, they now had to deal with two Messiah Megazords coming in thirty minutes before they were alerted to Beet Buster in the Takehashi district with Puppetloid intending to sic him on the city if the Go-Busters did not arrive. While the others dealt with the SunadokeiZord, with the RH-03 Rabbit captured before the PuppetZord appears and took control of the GT-02 Gorilla to attack Buster Hercules, Hiromu arrived to the Takenashi district and sent Nick to find Puppetloid while he fought Beet Buster. During their fight, Red Buster revealed to Beet Buster that Jay told them that his happy go lucky act was a cover to hide his pain over the deaths of the scientists Messiah absorbed and told him that he did not have to shoulder the pain anymore. With Beet Buster unnerved as Red Buster, Nick weeded Puppetloid as Red Buster destroyed the right hand. With Beet Buster back to normal, Red Buster assumed Powered Custom mode to finish the Messiah Metaloid off. At that time, things seemed bleak for Buster Hercules until a mysterious blue robot lion arrived that crippled the Messiah Megazords to free the GT-02 and RH-03. Go-Buster Ace then arrived with Go-Buster Oh formed as it and Buster Hercules respectively took out the Puppetzord and the Sunadokeizord. However, the only loose end was the mysterious lion robot as it suddenly attacked the Megazords before leaving.
LT-06, Tategami Lioh
After the attack by the mysterious lion robot, Kuroki revealed that it was the design of the late Professor Saburo Hazuki, the man who conceived the framework for the Buster Machines. As the Go-Busters tracked the lion robot to the surrounding foothills, they found Enter going after a young woman. After driving Enter off, the woman revealed herself to be Mika Hazuki, the daughter of Professor Hazuki. She revealed the robot was the Buddyzord LT-06 Tategami Lioh and explained that it wished to fight the Go-Busters, who she revealed she had a hatred for. Red Buster used Go-Buster Ace against the robot, but was defeated by Tategami Lioh's Buddy Animal mode, revealing the lion's strength. Still bothered by Mika's words of why she hated the Go-Busters, Ryuji found Masato as he presented the blueprints for the Buddyzord, a Megazord with the AI of a Buddyloid built into it. This inspired Ryuji and Masato to study the blueprints to discover more about it. Later, as Go-Buster Ace got its rematch with Tategami Lioh, Ryuji confronted Mika about her father's reasons for creating the Buddyzord before Enter intervened in the plans. Yellow Buster Powered Custom and Stag Buster held him off while Ryuji and Masato took Mika to another location, revealing that Tategami Lioh was meant to dock with Go-Buster Ace. However, as the docking caused it to assume its true mode, Masato revealed that Tategami Lioh was actually testing Go-Buster Ace for its worth as its partner. As Ryuji and Masato explained that Professor Hazuki's intention was to give the Go-Busters hope, Go-Buster Ace managed to defeat Tategami Lioh and win its loyalty just as Enter appeared in the Type Epsilon Megazord to attack both Megazords. After Tategami Lioh gave Go-Buster Ace an edge with its Buddy Vehicle mode, it requested Red Buster to personally pilot it as they destroyed the Type Epsilon Megazord together. Emerging from Tategami Lioh, Hiromu appeared with the Buddyzord's control system which was created from digitized copy of Professor's mind who thanked his daughter for looking after Tategami Lioh. With Mika's blessings, the Go-Busters took Tategami Lioh as their new ally.
Later, the Buddyloids finished their maintenance after the Go-Busters were dealing with Escape when she picked a fight to see their Powered Custom abilities firsthand, and talking about something to do with their partners. But when Ryuji and Yoko shirked them off, Usada and Gorisaki jumped the gun that Tategami Lioh was getting better treatment than them. They then formed a Buddyloid Workers' Union to discuss the matter, with Nick purposely getting Jay involved on the hopes of sabotaging the movement. But when their demands were refused, Jay advised Usada and Gorisaki to go on strike. This complicated things as the Lio Attache alerted to Messiah Card 05 creating Bulldozerloid in the Sagami district, revealing it to be more helpful than the Buddyloids at the moment. This forced Gorisaki and Usada to steal the Lio Attache with Nick sent after them while the Go-Busters dealt with Bulldozerloid. But when the Messiah Metaloid overpowered them, the Go-Busters learn they couldn't use use Powered Custom. At that time, not coming to Hiromu's aid in order to talk sense in Usada and Gorisaki, Nick convinced them that Tategami Lioh was lonely and they should be friends with it as the Lio Attache warned them that Ryuji and Yoko's weak points were taking effect. Arriving with their well being their utmost concern, Usada and Gorisaki made up with their partners before the Go-Busters assumed their Powered Custom modes as Escape arrived. While the others dealt with Bulldozerloid, Blue Buster dealt with Escape before forcing to fall back as her weapons were destroyed and her data damaged. But when Bulldozerloid proved too durable to be defeated in unarmed combat, Red Buster used the Lio Attache's Lio Blaster mode to finish the Messiah Metaloid off as the BulldozerZord appeared with Ryuji asking permission for the GT-02 and the RH-03 to deployed with Tategami Lioh to form Go-Buster Lioh to destroy the Type Delta Megazord. Soon after, as Jin beat Jay for causing the strike, Ryuji and Yoko apologized to their Buddyloids as Nick was down in the dumps when he was being left out of the moment after what Usada and Gorisaki put him through.
The Black and White Brides
Alerted to a Vaglass attack, the Go-Busters arrived to a church where a wedding was being held to find the bride running off due to Tiaraloid extracting the girl's digitized love. When Beet Buster and Stag Buster arrived, Escape interfered to keep them from destroying Tiaraloid as she ruined more weddings across the city before the Messiah Metaloid completely escaped detection. As the Go-Busters debated while told they have 19 hours until the Messiah Megazord appears, Yoko remembered the wedding of her teacher Mamoru Hasegawa. The next day, Yoko introduced the others to Mr. Hasagawa, who agreed to help weed out Tiaraloid despite Ryuji and Commander Kuroki's overall objection. They enacted the fake wedding a few more times before Escape entered the church in a black bridal grown as she gunned down the reception while luring the Go-Busters away to fight her. After the Go-Busters transform, Escape battled them as Red Buster was forced to leave to engage the TiaraZord with Go-Buster Ace and Tategami Lioh. As Go-Buster Ace and Tategami Lioh managed to take out the Tiarazord, Escape took a blow meant for Tiaraloid as Messiah partially emerged, revealing her upgraded form: Escape Evolve. As Yellow Buster became Yellow Buster Powered Custom to combat Escape Evolve, the other Go-Busters dealt with Tiaraloid before she was destroyed by Blue Buster Powered Custom. With Escape caught off guard, she was hit by Yellow Buster and forced to escape. Later, after Mr. Hasagawa's wedding went without incident, Yoko admitted that maybe he was not her true first love after hearing Escape's resolve and devotion to Messiah and resolved to one day find the one she truly loves.
Ace's Deathmatch Event
With the others too busy, Ryuji studying Tategami Lioh's stats, Jin was dismayed that no one wanted to join him for the MMA's A Different Kind Martial Arts Top Decisive Battle tournament. The group were then alerted to a Messiah Metaloid detected with multiple Megazords being instantly teleported to its location, the Higashi District East Dome where the martial arts tournament took place. While the others hunted down the Metaloid, Go-Buster Ace confronted the first of the Messiah Megazords before it and its opponent were sucked into the stadium. Within, Hiromu and Nick learned they are in a pocket dimension called the Vaglass Dome and must engage the Messiah Megazord known as DomeZord Alpha in a Megazord Deathmatch. Despite the Go-Busters' attempts, they could neither reach Hiromu nor break into the stadium before seeing a live broadcast fighting Domezord Alpha with Enter as the commentary while revealing that this fight is to analyze Go-Buster Ace's data. Though Go-Buster Ace destroyed Domezord Alpha with a lariat, Enter explained that Hiromu cannot leave the Battlespace until Go-Buster Ace defeated the remaining three. Within seconds, Go-Buster Ace was pitted against the tag-team duo DomeZord Beta and DomeZord Gamma before managing to get the latter to take out its teammate. After a failed attempt to sneak on a summoned DomeZord Delta, Blue Buster and Yellow Buster assume Powered Custom mode to take out Buglers alongside Beet Buster and Stag Buster. Hearing that Tategami Lioh wanted to help, now knowing the location of the Messiah Metaloid from their failed infiltration, Ryuji had an idea based on his researching earlier. With the DomeZords overpowering Go-Buster Ace with their underhanded tag team, and Hiromu at his limits, Enter told the two to stop as he asked Red Buster if he wanted to give up. But when Red Buster refused to throw the towel despite the odds, Go-Buster Ace got its second wind as Tategami Lioh and the Buster Machines arrived outside the stadium and combined into Go-Buster King to force the dome to release the Battlespace's fighters while assuming his true form: Domeloid. After taking out the Domezords, Go-Buster King overwhelms Domeloid and letting Go-Buster Ace get payback with a flying lariat before Go-Buster King finished the Messiah Metaloid off. With only eight Messiah Cards left, a frustrated Enter left.
The Finishing Blow of Messiah's Fist
While reviewing a blog posting of a Messiah Card sighting, the Go-Busters got a lead as their investigation took them to a karate dojo in the Renbu district where they found unconscious martial artists and the boy who reported the card. The boy, named Kenta Sawai, attempted to flee when Yoko stopped him and he denied knowing anything. By then, Enter arrived and calls in Buglers to fight them while referring to Kenta as his majesty. With Red Buster holding Enter at bay, Blue Buster found Kenta defeating the Buglers before he ran away. Ryuji found the boy and watched over him, waiting for the GT-02 to arrive, and he won Kenta over by confirming the boy's dream to become an engineer. However, Kenta wanted to prove himself to his father first so he could pursue his dream. Ryuji was then contacted by Hiromu who told him the Messiah Card had fused into the boy's karate gloves. When Ryuji attempted to get Kenta to take the gloves off, Messiah took over the boy's body as he proceeded to have everyone fight him to gather data. The other Go-Busters held off Escape Evolve while Ryuji took a beating as he tried to reach through to Kenta, who managed to regain control of his body from Messiah. This forced the Messiah Card to use a nearby Enetron tank to become Karateloid as Ryuji became Blue Buster Powered Custom to fight him just as his Weakpoint took effect. In the other fight, Enter spirited Escape away just as the KarateZord arrived. Go-Buster Ace and Buster Hercules battled the Megazord, ultimately destroying it, while Yellow Buster arrived to Ryuji's side and finished the weakened Karateloid off. Later, Kenta earned his father's blessing to pursue his dream by showing him his new resolve.
Covering Jay and Enter Unite
While revealing the events of how the Megazords were still being teleported, the Go-Busters learned that subspace was becoming unstable. When Escape created Parabolaloid 2 in the Banshu District to help her find the remaining Messiah Cards, the Go-Busters were alerted to the Megazord appearing within two minutes. As Go-Buster Ace and Go-Buster Lioh took out Parabolazord 2, Escape was confronted by Enter as he was revealed to have absorbed a Messiah Card before Parabolaloid 2 left to find the Messiah Card he detected in the Kakino District. However, upon finding it, Messiah Card 07 infected Parabolaloid 2 and upgradd him into a pseudo-Messiah Metaloid. The Go-Buster fought Parabolaloid 2 before Jay came to the possessed Metaloid's aid. As Kuroki talked to Jin of the turn of events, Jay attempted to take the Messiah Card from Parabolaloid 2 by force. The fight attracting the attention of the Go-Busters as they arriveed, forced to conjure Jin's avatar, Jay revealed that Jin's transport in subspace was incomplete with some of his data absorbed by Messiah. Realizing that Jay was acting to have him fully return to his world, Jin beat sense into him while telling him that he'd think of a way to return without his data. Joining the Go-Busters, Beet Buster and Stag Buster held Parabolaloid 2 at bay as the Go-Busters assume Powered Custom to finish the Messiah Metaloid off. However, Enter arrived and revealed his Enter Unite form. Defeating the Go-Busters, Enter proceeded to extract the Messiah Card from Parabolaloid 2 before leaving the downgraded Metaloid to be easily destroyed. Later, the Go-Busters talked about Jin's resolve and Jay's loyalty to him.
The Thief Pink Buster
Alerted to a Messiah Card, the Go-Busters learned it had ended up in the hands of a man in the Akechi district who had it locked away in a safe and would give it to them for 10 million yen. However, a mysterious girl appeared and stole Messiah Card 10 before leaving as quickly as she arrived, leaving behind her calling card that read "Thief Pink Buster". The Go-Busters pursued, with Pink Buster eluding them before Buglers appeared. As the Go-Busters dealt with the Buglers, with Red Buster pleading with Pink Buster to give them the Messiah Card, Pink Buster saw all the Buglers arrive and she ran off with Red Buster in pursuit. As dawn broke, Red Buster lost sight of Pink Buster as a young woman passed by him. Later, while getting intel on Pink Buster, the Go-Busters were alerted to a new Messiah Metaloid emerging in the Akechi district. As the others found Loupeloid as the man who had the Messiah Card was giving away his things, Hiromu was confronted by Pink Buster as he discovered she was the woman he saw before: Reika Saotome. Taking his Morphin Brace, Pink Buster forced Hiromu to help her with a job with the promise that she would give it back to him along with what appeared to be Messiah Card 10. Hiromu reluctantly agreed and followed Pink Buster to the Mitsuyama district after visiting various places, and he eventually realized that Reika was using him to lure in the Messiah Metaloid. Upon confronting her about it, Reika revealed that all she wanted to do was to set things right after her theft. By then, Loupeloid arrived at their location and Reika returned the Morphin Brace to Hiromu so he may do battle. With Pink Buster providing back up, Red Buster took out several Buglers while taking a hit from meant for Pink Buster. Once Blue Buster and Yellow Buster arrived, with Red Buster having Pink Buster promise to give up thieving, the Go-Busters assumed their Powered Custom mode to defeat Loupeloid while Buster Hercules and Tategami Lioh destroyed the Loupezord. Later, Hiromu got a letter from Pink Buster that stated she couldn't honor her promise not to continue her life of crime as she intended to steal his heart.
Attack within the Megazord
After Yellow Buster destroyed Denshaloid 2 within three minutes before his Megazord counterpart appeared, she and the other Go-Busters got into their Buster Machines to face DenshaZord 2. However, Enter used Messiah Card 06 to have Denshazord 2 evolve into MegaZordloid with another Megazord arriving. But with the Megazord no where to be found, Go-Buster Ace attempted to stop Megazordloid as he escaped into subspace. While the Go-Busters searched for their quarry, they learned that Megazordloid was abducting despairing humans for their weaknesses with Yoko dragged in while attempting to save a pessimistic youth. With Jin and Jay updated on the turn of events, Hiromu and company revealed their intent to use Nakamura as bait to lure the Messiah Metaloid out into the open. Within Megazordloid, Yoko attempted to cheer the other people up before the Messiah Metaloid stopped to send Buglers into him to deal with Yoko. Taking advantage, Buster Beet held Megazordloid long enough for Red Buster and Blue Buster to enter the Messiah Metaloid as he escaped back into subspace. With Red Buster Powered Custom taking his fight with Enter Unite outside Megazordloid, Blue Buster Powered Custom found himself facing Escape Evolve when he arrived in Megazordloid's dynamo. Luckily, thanks to the passengers giving her sweets back to reinvigorate herself, Yellow Buster came to Blue Buster's aid and assumed Powered Custom mode before destroying Megazordloid's dynamo, the two getting everyone out of the deactivated Messiah Metaloid. However, as Buster Hercules destroyed Megazordloid, a Type Delta Megazord emerged from the wreckage as the surviving Messiah Card evolved it into the Type Zeta Megazord as Enter revealed Megazordloid was also analyzing hope to make the turn of events possible. With Escape piloting it, the Type Zeta Megazord overwhelmed Buster Hercules and Tategami Lioh with ease. However, as it had yet to fully stabilize, Megazord Zeta was forced to fall back with Hiromu unnerved that his nightmare of Messiah will become a reality.
Christmas Eve Determination and Messiah's Final End
When their search for Megazord Zeta bore no fruit, the Go-Busters helped in the Energy Management Center's yearly Christmas preparation at an orphanage in the Dainan district with Hiromu showing more pep than usual. But the next day, as the Go-Busters and their Buddyloids arrived to the orphanage, Enter found two active Messiah Cards and combined the developing Metaloids with the Go-Busters alerted to it attacking the Tōya district. Joined by Beet Buster and Stag Buster, the Go-Busters found the two-in-one Messiah Metaloid Kentateloid as they found their data being extracted by the fused opponent. When Beet Buster revealed that Kentateloid was going after their anger, Enter arrived with Escape as he provoked the Go-Busters with the memory of the events of thirteen years ago. Escape held Beet Buster and Stag Buster back so Kentateloid could deal with the Go-Busters with the latter fight ending in a stalemate as Messiah began to manifest in the fused Metaloid. Though Escape told Enter that he should merge the Cards in their possession to recreate Messiah, Enter told her that the evolution of a new Messiah was more interesting and that Escape should reconsider her dependence on the Messiah she knew. Alerted that of the Megazords' arrival within 3 minutes at the Dainan district, Kuroki approved of Hiromu's intent to deal with Kentateloid and had the command center outfitted for Christmas as the Go-Busters got ready for Kentateloid's Megazord counterparts. As Go-Buster Beet lead the charge on the KenZord and the TateZord, Red Buster confronted Kentateloid yet did not fight back with Enter perplexed. However, Kuroki revealed that Hiromu was holding back his anger with the music box's jingle bell melody. After telling Enter that anger was not a means to get stronger and that he picked a poor day to pick a fight, with Nick deciding to sing Jingle Bells, Red Buster revealed that he purposely took Kentateloid's attacks to counter their fighting style. As Buster Hercules and Tategami Lioh took out the Kenzord and the Tatezord, Red Buster destroyed Kentateloid. However, Enter Unite obtained the two Messiah Cards with the intent to use them. But they were taken by Escape to enhance Megazord Zeta. Grabbing Enter and telling him that she will restore Messiah to his former glory, Escape had Megazord Zeta crush him in its hands before turning her attention to the Go-Busters.
Having killed Enter and intending to do the same with the Go-Busters, Escape battled the Go-Buster Megazords in the enhanced Megazord Zeta as Messiah's conscious surfaced and defeated Go-Buster Ace. After the others saved a gravely injured Hiromu, leaving despite he intent to continue, Megazord Zeta proceeded to summon ten Megazord models. As the others were better informed over the three waves of Megazords and as Go-Buster Ace was being repaired, a wounded Hiromu attempted to fight his way out of the infirmary before Nick snapped him out of it while telling him that he understood but he must also live. Once repairs were done, the Go-Busters headed out to face the first wave of Vaglass Megazord with Nick piloting Go-Buster Ace to give Hiromu time to heal. After the first batch, two Alphas and two Betas, were destroyed as Megazord Zeta joined the fray as Gamma and Delta types arrive. Learning the Zeta-Type was attempting to assimilate the summoned Valgass Megazords, Go-Buster Oh and Buster Hercules destroyed the second wave before the final wave, composing of each Megazord of the four main archetype, arrives. Even with the FS-0O providing aid, Megazord Zeta absorbed the remaining Alpha, Beta, and Gamma types to evolve into the titanic Messiah Reboot. Reabsorbing Escape's data as he had no more need for her, Messiah Reboot overpowered the Go-Buster Megazords and attempted to assimilate the GT-02 and the RH-03 until Red Buster arrived in Tategami Lioh to turn the tides. Even after forming Go-Buster King, with Nick joining Red Buster in the cockpit, the Go-Busters still found themselves at a disadvantage. However, Go-Buster King separated with Go-Buster Lioh impaling Messiah Reboot with the Go-Busters' antivirus which surged through the wound as Messiah was utterly destroyed with the three Go-Busters emerging from the raging inferno. The Go-Busters then celebrated Christmas at Daian orphanage, with Rika arriving and Ryuji learning the teacher was once a resident of the orphanage, Hiromu stated that they had a reason to fight and live for a better tomorrow.
Happy New Year and another Small Enemy
Finding a strange group of Buglers in East district, the Go-Busters took out all but two of the grunts as they found Escape's tablet and escaped during the fight. With the threat apparently dealt with, as Hiromu saw Rika and learned that she had something important to do, Yoko found Gorisaki taking Ryuji to see Rena Sato for a blind date. Guilt tripped into it, Ryuji lied of his profession to Rena with Yoko, Jin, and Jay watching incognito. But the spies found Hiromu also in the restaurant as he wanted to know what his sister was doing, all of them joining forces to ensure Ryuji and Rena had a good time as Hiromu told Morishita not to contact Ryuji no matter what. By that time, at the South district, the Buglers accidentally created a Metaloid with a Vaglass Megazord to arrive in five minutes. The gang decided to take out the threat before Ryuji, who noticed them, to keep him in the dark. As Yoko was grabbed by Ryuji to be his moral support, Red Buster met with Beet Buster and Stag Buster as they found themselves unknowingly trapped by the tiny Metaloid Omochiloid. When Yellow Buster arrived, knowing he couldn't fight the Go-Busters at his present size, Omochiloid latched onto Hiromu as he ran into the restaurant to be Ryuji's wing man. Seeing a change to use the restaurant kitchen to enlarge himself, Omochiloid caused a racket to reach his destination while Buster Hercules dealt with the OmochiZord. As Tategami Lioh came to provide back up in destroying the Omochizord with the Lioh Burst, Hiromu learned that he was dealing with a small Metaloid like before. Joined by Yellow Buster, Red Buster found Omochiloid in the kitchen as he used a stove to enlarge himself to human size and overwhelm the two Go-Busters. When the two started finding each other and realizing something was going on, Ryuji and Rika emerged from the restaurant after Red Buster assumed Powered Custom to destroy the immobilized Omochiloid. Later, as Hiromu and Nick learned that Rika was actually having a business meeting rather than a date, Ryuji was in the dumps by Rena when revealed she had a boyfriend. With the stress this misadventure brought them, Hiromu decided to go to temple to wish for some peace.
The Energy Management Center was alerted of a black ship resembling the Gokai Galleon launching an attack and the Go-Busters were sent into action to confront a joint enemy force composed of Vaglass, the Space Empire Zangyack led by Bakkas Gill, the new Emperor that succeeded his uncle Akudos Gill, and much to their surprise, the Gokaigers too. As the Go-Busters confront the Gokaigers and Zangyack, Enter, already in possession of four Phantom Ranger Keys, located the final one, but upon trying to assemble the keys, a portal in time is opened, sending the keys and the Gokaigers along with Yoko and Jay to several locations across different time periods. Soon after, Navi appeared in search of its friends, just to be captured by the remaining Go-Busters and taken back with them to their base.
As Navi claimed to not know why the Gokaigers joined forces with the Zangyack and Vaglass, Hiromu and the others were visited by Kaoru Shiba of the Shinkengers, bringing a letter that was entrusted to the Shiba family centuries before with instructions to deliver it to them on that exact time and location. In the letter, they found that Yoko and Beet were sent to 18th century Japan and come across Jerashid and Gai Ikari, asking for their help. Upon analyzing Gai's Gozyudrill, which contains the Greater Power of the Timerangers, Jin manages to figure out to which periods and locations the Phantom Keys and the other Gokaigers were sent to and the team split up to travel back in history in search for them. While Yoko's group located one of the Phantom Keys, the other Go-Busters failed to have the other keys secured by the Zangyack and Vaglass. In the occasion, the Gokaigers revealed to them that during their attack on the Zangyack home world to destroy the empire once and for all, they were overpowered by the combined efforts of Zangyack and Vaglass and forced to surrender. Thus they pretended to join their side, waiting for an opportunity to stop their plans.
Now united to stop their true enemies, the heroes regrouped to rescue Yoko and the others in Japan's 18th century, just to lose the last Phantom Key to the Zangyack and be driven on a corner by a Megazord piloted by Enter. With not Enetron enough to travel back to the present, Nick, Gorisaki and Usada risked themselves by exhausting their own personal supplies, but the Buddyroids were attacked by Enter's Megazord during the transfer, and their memory banks were damaged beyond repair, reducing them to ordinary robots with no sentience, much to their partners' grief. Now in possession of the five Phantom Keys, Enter and Bakkas used them to have the Black Galleon open a portal to the subspace, large enough to envelop the entire Earth. The Gokaigers and Go-Busters appeared to confront them, and Enter summons avatars of Escape, Damaras and Basco ta Jolokia to assist in the fight. After the avatars were defeated, Gokai Red and Red Buster depart to retrieve the Phantom Keys, but Bakkas' subordinate Waredonaier stood in their way, just to be confronted and defeated by the Kyoryugers, allowing the other red heroes to move forward. Once at the Black Galleon, Captain Marvelous and Hiromu retrieved the Phantom Keys but the machine powering up the subspace kept working and before they had a chance to stop it, they were called back to assist their teammates against a combined attack of Bakkas and Enter.
Despite their Buddyroids' condition, Hiromu and the others formed Go-Buster Oh to confront Enter's Megazord, while the Gokaigers gained the upper hand against Bakkas until he enlarged himself and they form Gokaioh and Gozyujin against him. Almost losing the battle against Enter, the three main Go-Busters were ordered to retreat, but they refused to give up and managed to bring their Buddyroids back to consciousness after repeatingly calling out for them. In that moment, the Phantom Keys in possession of the Gokaigers assumed the form of the Go-Busters' Buddyroids and they realize that they obtained the Greater Power of the Go-Busters, representing the bond between them and their robotic friends. Beet Buster and Stag Buster joined the battle with Buster Hercules while the other Go-Busters regroup with Go-Buster Ace and Go-Buster Lioh and the Gokaigers activate the keys to grant large Ranger Keys to each of the heroes' giant robots, which allows them to transform into mecha from several other Super Sentai and together, they destroyed Bakkas Gill, Enter's Megazord and the Black Galleon, forcing Enter to flee and shutting down the subspace machine. After bidding farewell to the Go-Busters, the Gokaigers returned to space to resume their search for treasures, certain that they were leaving the Earth in good hands.
- See Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie#Continuity and Placement for where this takes place for the Go-Busters.
The Overheat Rampage and New Fusion
While working out, Hiromu and Nick learned that Ryuji was in the dumps because he Yoko did not want his help in picking a high school to attend once their mission is fully over. When they were alerted to a strange Enetron spike in the Okuyama district, Hiromu rode with Ryuji while Nick gave Yoko a ride. Once at the site of the readings, with Ryuji pointing out that it was strange they got an Enetron detection from place without technology, the Go-Busters found Enter and Escape waiting for them as the latter addresses the former as "Papa Enter". While the others fight the Buglers, Blue Buster learned that Escape did not remember him as she transformed into a flower version of her Escape Evolve form while proceeding to overheat him. As the berserk Blue Buster and Escape fell into the rapids below, Enter overpowered Red Buster Powered Custom yet took his leave without finishing the human off. Searching for Ryuji, with Jay elsewhere looking for his missing stag beetle, Hiromu, Yoko, Jin, and Nick were alerted to Ryuji's Morphin Brace as its owner was still fighting Escape on the beach after he overheated away while attempting to find out why his opponent did not remember him. Though Blue Buster momentarily regained himself to become Blue Buster Powered Custom, Escape overheated him before canceling the Powered Custom transformation. Luckily, Red Buster arrived to hold off Escape while Yellow Buster tried to get Blue Buster into the sea. Though she and Gorisaki were wounded, remembering how Ryuji had always been there for her, Yoko apologized to Ryuji as she grabbed him while failing into the sea. As the RH-03 retrieved them, with Red Buster, Beet Buster, and Stag Buster fighting Escape, Yellow Buster leapt into the air supported by Blue Buster to finish Escape off with the Lio Blaster. However, impressed with Go-Busters' win, Enter revealed his new ability to merge organic life forms and inorganic material by creating both Kuwagataloid from Jay's missing stag beetle and another data clone of Escape.
Backup and Reset
Able to convert insects and plants into Metaloids, Enter revealed he won the game as he became the new Messiah and that he obtained the Messiah Metaloids' gathered data. Tired of waiting, Escape and Kuwagataloid proceeded to fight the others while Enter revealed he will eventually be able to assimilate higher life forms as part of his goal to become the ideal human through Hiromu's data. When he suddenly exposed Hiromu's Weakpoint, the Go-Busters were forced to fall back with Enter allowing them to escape. With Enter now knowing his Weakpoint, despite the impossibility behind it, Hiromu resolved to overcome it by any means. But the attempts proved futile as Jin talks to Ryuji and Yoko about Enter and Escape having backups that may be tied to the final Messiah Card. Coming to, Hiromu suggested a change of approaching his Weakpoint. The next day, responding to Kuwagataloid calling them out in the Rindo district, the Go-Busters head out with Jay begrudgingly going after the KuwagataZord. After destroying Escape and creating a new one, Enter had her and Kuwagataloid battle the Go-Busters. With the others inflicting damage to him whenever his Weakpoint was used by the enemy and had nearly completely froze him, Red Buster was able to nullify his weakness and became Red Buster Powered Custom so he and Beet Buster could destroy the Organic Metaloid with the Volcanic Beet Slash attack. Joining the SJ-05's fight against Kuwagatazord, Go-Buster Ace, Go-Buster Beet, and Tategami Lioh worked together to destroy the enemy Megazord. During their fight with Escape, Blue Buster and Yellow Buster assumed their Powered Custom modes to put the data replica out of her misery. Taking offense to Red Buster insulting his desire to become human, Enter transformed and told his opponent that they are two sides of the same coin before allowing himself to be destroyed. Later, as Jay was relieved to find his stag beetle in his pocket the entire time, the handle bar Hiromu touched transformed into Enter. Enter than revealed that Hiromu is his back-up, and he is the host of the final Messiah Card.
Explaining how Hiromu is his back up, Enter revealed that he implanted Messiah Card 13 inside Red Buster. The card was revealed to have been retrieving data of the other Messiah Cards gathered and was programmed to recreate Enter upon the time of his destruction while copying Hiromu's data in the process. As a result, the only way he could be defeated was with Hiromu's death. As the others confirmed Enter's words, Hiromu took this revelation hard as it effected his training and now understanding why Enter had been easy on him. Putting up a front as Yoko told him the others were trying to find a way to get the card out of him, Hiromu resolved that the only way to defeat Enter was to face him and escaped the Energy Management Center. Elsewhere, Enter created a new more aggressive Escape by fusing a snake into her data make up. But seeing that restoring her original mindset was impossible as her data was beyond corruption, Enter left to Escape to her devices as she proceeded to assimilate various animals into her being. The next day at the Kindai district, luring Enter with an attempted suicide, Hiromu transformed and assumed Powered Custom mode to fight him in a battle to the death. But because of the Messiah Card in Hiromu gave him a bit of his host's data with each recreating, Enter could mimic Red Buster's fighting style as he intended to put his back up in a coma. Elsewhere, the other Go-Busters ran into Escape as she assumed her monstrous Evolve Animal Unite Form to attack them. Though they managed to overpower her, Escape assimilated the surrounding matter to become Escape Zeta as Go-Buster King was formed to fight her. Motivated to put her out of her misery, the Go-Busters destroyed Escape Zeta with Blue Buster giving Escape peace of mind as she was deleted for good. Arriving to the site of his fight with Enter, they found Red Buster making his move to destroy both himself and Enter in the flames of his Volcanic Attack unless the latter removed the Messiah Card from him. Impressed, Enter responded by intensifying the inferno with his own flame with Red Buster canceling his Powered Custom to save Nick. When the dust cleared, Hiromu emerged from the cables Enter encased him in as Enter revived himself. Explaining how more powerful he had now become as his face briefly morphed into Hiromu, Enter transformed into an evil copy of Red Buster, Dark Buster.
Explaining how more powerful he had now become from copying Hiromu's data through the final Messiah Card with each demise and recreation, Enter transformed into a evil version of Red Buster: Dark Buster. Now beyond the primary Go-Busters' ability to destroy with Powered Custom mode with an understanding of the human spirit and confidence that will soon have the power to change the world in his image, Dark Buster proceeded to overpower the five before taking his leave while telling them that the best was yet to come. After the others scolded him for being reckless in trying to handle the Messiah Card on his own. When Ryuji promised to kill Hiromu if needed and Yoko having faith they could save him, Hiromu thanked them as he entrusted them with his life. Eventually, the group learned that Enter merged into an Enetron tank to convert it into a cocoon. But once inside to find survivors, the primary Go-Busters find most of the humans being assimilated into the building's structure with only two children spared. Enter revealed his evolution was nearly complete as the primary Go-Busters took the kids when Buglers manifested. Once the Buglers were dealt with, the primary members were called that Jin revealed that they were going into subspace through Hangar 4 for a risky gambit that could remove the card from the Hiromu. However they were unaware that the process would likely also destroy Jin's physical body. Knowing the risk as subspace was unstable since Messiah's defeat in the dimension, the Go-Busters resolved to take Enter with them to finish things with him there. As Go-Buster Oh and Buster Hercules were formed, Enter had the cocoon transform into Megazord Omega as it proceeded to assimilate the surrounding thirteen Enetron tanks to begin his. Though, Enter was knocked in Hangar 4 as he realized their proceeds to tear the Energy Management Center apart. But with Tategami Lioh joining the fray, the Go-Busters' Megazords held Megazord Omega long enough for all five Megazords to be transported into the unstable subspace. While the Go-Busters were unconscious, Enter surveyed the dying landscape with the intent to return to reality.
Eternal Bonds and the Last Mission
Arriving in a collapsing subspace, the Go-Busters checked-in. All the Go-Busters arrived safely, and all Buddy Machines but Tategami Lioh were accounted for. When Dark Buster Enter attacked Hiromu and Yoko, Jin and Jay took off for the hangar, as Jay told the others to meet him there. Enter appeared to have the upper hand, until Ryuji arrived in GT-02 and uses the banana missiles to bury Enter in an avalanche. The Go-Busters made their way to the hangar, where Jin revealed his plan. Since the data from Jin's body that Enter had on Messiah Card 07 was backed up on Messiah Card 13 in Hiromu, they could digitize Hiromu and transmit the data on Card 13 to Jin's body. Like magnets, the body data would want to return to its natural body, dragging the card with it. However, Jay broke down and explained that an infusion of that much data to Jin's unstable body will destroy him. Jin confirmed this, but said the card would also be destroyed as well, removing Enter's backup and allowing for his destruction. The other Go-Busters didn't want to sacrifice him, but he passionately pleaded with them, as they didn't have another plan that would work before Enter took over the real world. They agreed, and Hiromu entered the transport chamber as Yoko, Ryuji, and the Buddyloids gone to hold off Enter. Yoko and Usada and Ryuji and Gorisaki combined as Powered Custom, while Jay transformed into Stag Buster and Nick simply fought in his humanoid form. Jin's impassioned plead to Jay to help him protect the “fascinating world” inspired Jay to hold Enter off. The transport process completed, and as they expected, Card 13 traveled to Jin's body and was then destroyed with it, though his avatar could hold together a while longer. The destruction of Card 13 canceled Enter's Dark Buster mode, and he furiously returned to the Omega Megazord. Tategami Lioh arrived, and the Go-Busters threw all their combinations at the Megazord, but to no effect as Enter still had all the data on them. Hiromu realized they needed to use a tactic Enter had never seen, and directed Nick to transfer all their Enetron to the legs. This gave Go-Buster Ace Hiromu's ability of fast transport, which catched Enter off-guard, and let Buster Hercules and Go-Buster Lioh finish the Megazord off. Enter escaped to the ground, and he and the Go-Busters had their final battle. Enter used his dark version of the Volcanick Attack, but the Go-Busters countered with the new Volcanick All Busters Attack, which overwhelmed and destroyed him. Jin's avatar dissolved, and the exhausted Go-Busters collapsed, resigned to be destroyed as the subspace collapsed around them. But Hiromu's father and Jin appeared in the sky, urging the Go-Busters to press on, and instructing the Buddyloids to take them to Jin's hanger to escape. Enter's cocoons in the real world shut down, and the people inside returned to normal, but the staff at the EMC were saddened as they saw the subspace collapse with no word from the Go-Busters. But they were then relieved as a signal came through from Hiromu, as the surviving Go-Busters were returning from subspace.
A short time later, they celebrated Yoko's getting into high school. Ryuji had gone on to become an engineer like he dreamed, with Gorisaki as his assistant. Jay had designated himself the overseer of the forest, and wore the black Jenga block around his neck in memory of Jin. Nick and Hiromu stood on the same bridge they first drove across at the beginning of the series, and Nick asked Hiromu what's next. Hiromu said he didn't know, and that he had 13 years of thinking to make up for. Nick says he'd stay with Hiromu wherever he goes, and the two drived off into the sunset.
Super Hero Taisen Z
The three Go-Busters are set to appear in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z, which Yoko appears as one of the main characters while for other members as supporting characters.
Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters
The Go-Busters were assigned to protect the Dinosaur Sentais from the Deboth and Vaglass alliance. However, the team failed to protect the Kyoryugers as the Dinosaur Sentai would be corrupted from Deboth. Later Kuroki assign the team and Torin to restore the Dino Hope to the Dinosaur Sentais and rescue Geki and Ryoga from the machine. However, the Deboth Knights arrive to stop the Go-Busters as they easily overpower them. Once the team was defeated, J arrives with Jin, much to their surprise as he inform them that he was also part of the one-time anti-virus program. The Go-Busters would fight back and destroyed the satellite, having the Dinosaur Sentais restoring their Dino Hope. Later, the Go-Busters would aid the Dinosaur Sentais to fight Voldos as Jin giving them the Go-Busters Zyudenchi before he disappears in data once more.
The Space Pirates Return
Evidently, the Go-Busters loaned their Ranger Keys - at the request of Gai Ikari - to the Gokaigers whom had temporarily returned to Earth to find and bestow the Great King's Credential to the Zyuohgers. Their powers were returned when the Gokaigers left for space once more having achieved their quest.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
Chou Super Hero Taisen
Iterations of the Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters existed within the Game World among a countless complement of recreated Sentai and Rider characters; Masato Jin joined the team which Emu Hojo would led to victory in Chou Super Hero Taisen, while Red Buster Powered Custom was part of a team of the strongest Red heroes summoned by Kamen Rider Brave to assist in the Chou Shocker Taisen.
- Lio Attaché (used individually) ◆
- GB Custom Visor ◆◆◆
- Spy Cam
- E.M.C. 05
- Enetron Tanker
Go-Buster Ace System
- Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha, ● other
- Great Go-Buster ◆◆◆◆◆
- LT-06 / Tategami LiOh ❖
- FS-0O ❖
- Alternate Combination - Rocket Go-BusterOh ◆◆◆●
- Alternate Combination - Rocket Drill Go-BusterOh ◆◆◆●●
- Alternate Combination - Go-Buster Ace Stag Custom ◆◆
- Alternate Combination - Go-Buster KeroOh ◆◆❖
- Alternate Combination - Go-Buster LiOh ❖◆◆
- Alternate Combination - Go-Buster King ❖◆◆◆◆
Tategami LiOh System
- Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha, ● other
- Go-Buster King ❖◆◆◆◆
- CB-01 / Go-Buster Ace ◆
- FS-0O ❖
Legend Sentai Devices
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Ranger Keys (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズレンジャーキー Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu Renjā Kī): These keys were released as part of the "Legends" series of toys. The first three Go-Busters were released first, followed by Beet and Stag Buster along with a Beet J. Stag Ranger Key. As the Go-Busters keys are exclusive to the toyline and do not appear on-screen, they are not used to summon the Greater Power of the Go-Busters seen in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie, unlike the previous 35 Super Sentai.
- Red Buster Key (レッドバスターキー Reddo Basutā Kī)
- Blue Buster Key (ルーバスターキー Burū Basutā Kī)
- Yellow Buster Key (イエローバスターキー Ierō Basutā Kī)
- Beet Buster Key (ビートバスターキー Bīto Basutā Kī)
- Stag Buster Key (スタッグバスターキー Sutaggu Basutā Kī)
Buddy Roid Keys (バディロイドキー Badiroido Kī): These keys appear in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie. They transformed from the Phantom Keys. They are the Go-Busters's Greater Power which manifests in the larger Megazord key, literally referred to as "Greater Power of the Go-Busters". Beet J. Stag's Ranger Key was the only one previously released alongside the Beet and Stag Buster's keys as part of the "Legends" series of toys. It is unknown if they can be used by the Gokaigers to change into Buddy Roids, nor is it known what happened to them after their use.
- Cheeda Nick Key (チダ・ニックキー Chida Nikku Kī)
- Gorisaki Banana Key (ゴリサキ・バナナキー Gorisaki Banana Kī)
- Usada Lettuce Key (ウサダ・レタスキー Usada Retasu Kī)
- Beet J. Stag Key (ビート・J・スタッグキー Bīto Jei Sutaggu Kī)
- Ene-tan Key (エネたんキー Ene-tan Kī)
Gokaiger/Go-Busters Gokai Change
|Red Buster||Captain Marvelous|
|Blue Buster||Joe Gibken|
|Yellow Buster||Luka Millfy|
When the Gokaigers returned to Earth for the Great King's Credential, Gai Ikari acquired the Ranger Keys of the Go-Busters among other Sentai for his teammates' use. Claiming the Whale Change Gun, Gokai Red became Red Buster while fighting Zyuoh Gorilla and Zyuoh The World, the latter of whom was disillusioned as Marvelous eclipsed him by one having transformed four times. In a confrontation with their Zyuohger counterparts, Gokai Yellow became Yellow Buster, whose power she used to fight Zyuoh Shark.
The Go-Busters' Greater Power was revealed to be the Buddy Roids. This manifests in the Phantom Keys tranforming into Buddy Roid Keys. When the Gokaigers use these new Buddy Roid keys, whatever giant robos are in the system can manifest giant keys such as this. These keys in turn can change into Megazord Keys in the style of various Super Sentai Giant Robots, allowing the Giant Robots in the field, in this case that of the Gokaigers and Go-Busters, to transform into the classic Robots.
This Greater Power is unique compared to that of the previous 35 Sentai in that it is not accessed by the Go-Busters' own Ranger Keys, as they are exclusive to the toyline and don't appear on-screen.
Super Sentai Zyudenchi
A Go-Busters Zyudenchi, bearing the likeness of Red Buster, was one of three Super Sentai Zyudenchi (スーパー戦隊獣電池 Sūpā Sentai, Super Squadron Beast Batteries) which were developed by Doctor Ulshade and the Special Operations Unit. Given to Red Buster by Masato Jin as a last aid before disappearing, it is used to transport the Go-Busters trio to join the Kyoryugers in Raiden Kyoryuzin, with Tategami Lioh quickly appearing and combining with the Zyuden Giant to form Tategami Raiden Kyoryuzin.
Video game appearances
Go-Busters video game
Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O
The Go-Busters are among all the Sentai teams which appear in the arcade game Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O
Super Sentai Battle Base
The Go-Busters are among all the Sentai teams which appear in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
Go-Busters is among all the Sentai teams which appear in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
- This is the first (and currently, the only) team since Goggle V to have its outfit made of a material (sans the helmets) other than spandex, which was first used in Kagaku Sentai Dynaman, and the only time the material is pleather (a plastic leather-like material).
- This is the first team since GoGoFive to not use either the word "Ranger" or suffix "ger" in the team name. It is also notably the first where the name is in plural format.
- Beet Buster and Stag Buster are similar to two previous Sentai duos:
- The Go-Busters are the first post-Gokaiger Sentai team to have Ranger Keys.
- The Go-Busters are the second team with only three core team members, following Sun Vulcan.
- They are also one of only three teams with less than five core team members, along with Sun Vulcan (3) and the Abarangers (4).
- The Go-Busters are the first Sentai team who were not adapted for more than 2 years after the show went off the air
- From Mighty Morphin to RPM, the sentai of the previous year was used
- Shinkenger, Kyoruger, and Ninninger were adapted 2 years they premiered and lasted two seasons
- Goseiger and Gokaiger were adapted togeather as Power Rangers Megaforce 2 years after their respective finales
- Beast Morphers (Team) - Power Rangers counterpart in Beast Morphers. See comparison page.
- Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters - Alternate dimension counterpart.
- ↑ http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/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#装備・戦力 "Buddy Roid Keys" (バディロイドキー) as termed in Japanese Wikipedia
- ↑ https://www.rangerboard.com/showpost.php?p=5722264&postcount=6837
- ↑ http://cranejoe.blog.jp/archives/79304435.html
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