Icon-gobusters.pngThis article is about a/an ranger in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.

For his alternate universe counterpart, see Hiromu Sakurada (V-Cinema).

"Red Buster!"
―Red Buster's roll call[src]

"Busters, ready? Go!"
―Red Buster's pre-battle catchphrase[src]

"Enemy down!"
―Red Buster after a victory in battle[src]

"Shutdown confirmed!"
―Red Buster after a victory in a Megazord battle[src]

Hiromu Sakurada (さくら ヒロム Sakurada Hiromu) is Red Buster (レッドバスター Reddo Basutā) of the Go-Busters.

His Buster Power is super speed. Thus his legs can move at an unbelievable velocity, making him look as if he were teleporting. His partner Buddy Roid is Cheeda Nick.

His power, like the other Busters, has a Weakpoint trade-off. Whenever Hiromu panics or is immensely startled, he freezes up completely, even in mid-air. However, it is commonly activated when Hiromu sees a chicken, an animal in which he has developed a phobia of.

Character History

Hiromu as a child comforting a crying Yoko

Hiromu is 20 years old at the start of the series and the second oldest on the team. Thirteen years ago before the events of the first episode, Hiromu's father had saved the world by isolating his entire research building in Hyper Space to contain the virus called "Messiah". Hiromu, along with two other children, escaped this isolation.

A program in his body grants him superhuman abilities. However, his sister Rika refuses to allow him join the Go-Busters training program, which is organized and run by the Energy Management Center. Despite her refusals, Hiromu had already decided he would eventually join when the time comes that they truly need him. Thus Hiromu, though irregularly, undertakes some simulations and training in order to prepare for the eventual threat. His training sessions were done unbeknownst to his sister. In one of their pre-Vaglass outings, they take on their predecessors' nemesis, Basco ta Jolokia. However, they take him on stealthily before heading back home (to the Energy Management Center) and without the Gokaigers' knowledge. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie

When the EMC finds the threat escalating, Takeshi Kuroki has the Go-Buster basic gear sent to the Sakurada residence hoping for a positive response. When Hiromu receives the gear, he immediately tells his sister that he must go and, despite his sister's protests, that he's already made up his mind to join the Go-Busters. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Mission 1: Special Mission Task Force, Assemble!

Hiromu arrives just in time as the ShovelZord, a MegaZord Beta, attempts to destroy Enetron reserves to funnel Enetron for Messiah. Using the untested Buster Vehicle CB-01, Hiromu battles the MegaZord while the other Go-Busters tackle ShovelRoid.

Super Hero Taisen

Early on in his career, he and the other Go-Busters meet almost the entire Super Sentai and Kamen Rider community when a crisis forces their figureheads into a ruse that created one of the biggest battles of Sentai and Rider history. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

Super Hero Taisen Z

The three Go-Busters are set to appear in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen ZIcon-crosswiki.png, which Hiromu appears as a supporting character to Yoko along with other Go-Busters. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z

Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters

Hiromu was along his fellows Go-Busters 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. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: Dinosaur Great Battle! Farewell, Eternal Friends

Zyuohger vs. Ninninger

Red Buster among the 38 Red warriors.

The first 38 Sentai projected into Wild Tousai Shuriken King.

Red Buster appeared as part of a conference of the first 38 Reds led by Red Falcon, whom addressed the Ninningers and Zyuohgers as the greater Super Sentai pantheon intervened to save them from defeat at the hands of the titanic Gillmarda. Empowering the Combination Nin Shuriken to form Wild Tousai Shuriken King, the first 38 Super Sentai further imbued their successors with the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst, destroying Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger: Message from the Future from Super Sentai

Chou Super Hero Taisen

Red Buster appears among the super Red warriors.

An iteration of Red Buster Powered Custom was summoned from the Game WorldIcon-crosswiki.png as part of a team of five of the Strongest Sentai Rangers alongside five of the StrongestIcon-crosswiki.png Kamen RidersIcon-crosswiki.png by Kamen Rider BraveIcon-crosswiki.png, helping to defeat the army of ShockerIcon-crosswiki.png. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen

Super Sentai Strongest Battle

Hiromu joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Speed Team. It’s unknown whether he participated in the match, but was ultimately eliminated after his team lost the first round against Brain Team.

Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger The Movie: Red Battle! All Sentai Rally!!

KSZe-Red roll call 5.png

Hiromu alongside with his Sentai Red Rangers predecessor and successors appeared to help Zenkaigers.Movieicon.png Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger The Movie: Red Battle! All Sentai Rally!!


Hiromu is the serious young leader of the Go-Busters. He loves his sister, even if she thinks he shouldn't be a Go-Buster. He is also quite blunt, as it's his personal policy to give it to a person "straight," like telling Cheeda that he has poor directions despite being a Buddy Roid. It's because of his bluntness that he often clashes with fellow Go-Buster Yoko, who hates being wrong.

Hiromu has a deep fear of chickens which ironically became his Weakpoint. This started when Hiromu was young and playing hide-and-seek with Nick. Hiromu accidentally locked himself into a chicken coop and a startled chicken attacked him, which caused his fear. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Mission 28: Beware of Chickens.

It is also revealed that Hiromu was affected the most by the trauma of losing his parents at such a young age. This is especially evident when Filmloid tries to psychologically defeat the Go-Busters with illusions displaying their deepest desire. Hiromu was the only one affected, when the monster showed him being with his parents.

Another one of his weaknesses is that Hiromu wants to do things alone most of the time, not wanting to bother other people with his problems. An example of this is that he wants to bear the pain of losing his parents all by himself, instead of talking about it.

Powers and Abilities

Hyper Speed
Hiromu can move at extremely fast speeds, which rivals even a near-lightspeed powerIcon-crosswiki.png.
Body Flicker
By combining with Cheeda Nick in Powered Custom mode, Hiromu can move even faster, to the point of short-range teleportation.


Weak Point & Alektorophobia
After installed with the Vaccine Program, whenever he confronts, or just simply sees or hears anything related to something he fears, his body is instantly frozen, even in mid-air. Receiving immediate physical damage can instantly relieve this status. His only known phobia is the alektorophobia, since he had a psychological childhood trauma of being brutally attacked by chickens. Thus, the only known trigger to his Weak Point is chickens.

Appearances in other media




Gokaiger Go-busters Hand-off

Gokai Red meets Red Buster.

Red Buster rides up to Gokai Red on his motorcycle. After getting off, Gokai Red throws a punch which Red Buster stops, (The punch being the continuing responsibility). Gokai Red leaves shortly after. Red Buster quickly turns in the direction Gokai Red headed towards and bows out of respect. This is the first Hand-Off to involve another character, as Red Buster's motorcycle is Cheeda Nick. However, this is minor, as Nick does nothing more than be a normal motorcycle.


Go-Busters-Kyoryuger Hand Off

Red Buster meets Kyoryu Red.

Red Buster appears to walk towards the camera until suddenly Kyoryu Red attacks him from behind. They get into a short scuffle until Red Buster catches a punch (similar to his interaction to Gokai Red) stopping the fight. Kyoryu Red faces the camera and punches towards it while Red Buster leans on top of his shoulder.

Net movies

Super Hero Taihen

to be added

Video Game

Go-Busters video game

Hiromu as Red Buster appears with his team in the Nintendo DS Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters video game.

Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O

Red Buster as depicted in Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O.

  • Profile
Hiromu Sakurada/Red Buster: to be added
Hiromu Sakurada/Red Buster Powered Custom: to be added

Super Sentai Battle Base

Red Buster is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base, with his Powered Custom being available as well.

Super Sentai Legend Wars

Go-Busters as seen in Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Go-Busters as seen in Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Red Buster (Powered Custom) appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Red Buster

Red Buster

"It's Morphin' Time!"
―Transformation announcement[src]




Red Buster Powered Custom

"Powered Custom! It's Morphin' Time!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

As Red Buster uses the GB Custom Visor, Cheeda Nick's data transfers and projects onto Red Buster's suit to form a powerful armor based on the "protector" prototypes. Cheeda and Red Buster, to a degree are combined and can teleport swiftly in a puff of red smoke. Red Buster gain the finisher Volcanick Attack which allows him to manifest as a flaming CB-01 Cheetah that charges toward the enemy. Alternatively, he can hold onto someone to do a suicide attack.



Appearances: Episodes 33-34, 36, 39-43, Go-Busters Returns, 45-46, Go-Busters vs. Gokaiger, 47-50, Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters, Chou Super Hero Taisen

Transformation and Roll Call

Energy Management Center profile

Hiromu as he appears in the title sequence.

This profile is given in the Go-Busters credit shots in the opening sequence.

Hiromu Sakurada

  • ID: 555-913-315
  • Code Name: Red Buster
  • Blood type: AB
  • Age: 20

Legend Sentai Devices

The Red Buster Ranger Key.

Mobilates' Gokai Change announcement[src]

The Red Buster Ranger Key (レッドバスターレンジャーキー Reddo Basutā Renjā Kī) is a Go-Buster Ranger Key that was given to the Gokaigers by Hiromu. As a red key, it is primarily used by Captain Marvelous (Gokai Red).

Go-Busters 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 Hiromu 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. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: Dinosaur Great Battle! Farewell, Eternal Friends

It is also part of the Legend Sentai Zyudenchi toyline which can be used in Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O.

Go-Busters Ressha

Go-Busters Ressha (SG Ressha)

The Legend Sentai Ressha (レジェンド戦隊レッシャー Rejendo Sentai Ressha) are Ressha based on the mecha, specifically those belonging to the Red heroes, of the ToQgers' preceding Super Sentai teams. They can form a unique combination of ToQ-Oh reminiscent of past Sentai Robos by switching with Red Ressha. The ToQ Changer toy is shown to have sounds for Legend Ressha of all 37 previous Sentai.

Go-Busters Ressha (ゴーバスターズレッシャー Gōbasutāzu Ressha) - The Ressha associated with the Go-Busters, based off of Red Buster's CB-01 (Go-Buster Ace); when replacing Red Ressha in ToQ-Oh, it forms ToQ-Oh Go-Buster Ace. Also appears as an SG Ressha.


Go-BustersSoul (Knight Mode)

The Go-BustersSoul (ゴーバスターソウル GōbasutāzuSōru) as yet only exists as an unused sound in the Ryusoulgers' Ryusoul Ken.[1][2]

Go-Busters Gear

Go-Busters Gear (Kikai Side)

"36 Ban!"
―Sentai Gear equipping announcement after turning the handle

"Banban! Banban!"
―Standby announcement

"Baban! Baban! Baban! Baban! Ba-Ba-Ba-Ban! Go-Busters!"
―Past Sentai ability announcement

The Go-Busters Gear (ゴーバスターズギア Gōbasutāzu Gia) is one of many Sentai Gears used by the Zenkaigers to battle the Kikaitopia Dynasty Tojitendo. In particular, when used by a Zenkaiger's Geartlinger, the Go-Busters Gear activates abilities akin to the Go-Busters.


Behind the Scenes


Hiromu Sakurada is portrayed by Katsuhiro Suzuki (鈴木 勝大 Suzuki Katsuhiro), who will later played as Mondo DouanIcon-crosswiki.png/Kamen Rider Quiz in Kamen Rider Zi-OIcon-crosswiki.png. As a child, he is portrayed by Ryu Hashizume (橋爪 龍 Hashizume Ryū). Hiromu was briefly voiced by Syo Jinnai (陳内 将 Jinnai Sho) when he disguised himself as Enter in Mission 14: Ça va? Rescue Operation. Hiromu was also briefly portrayed by Arisa Komiya (小宮 有紗 Komiya Arisa) in Mission 28: Beware of Chickens, when Sprayloid 2 caused his appearance to change into that of Yoko, though Katsuhiro Suzuki still provided Hiromu's voice.

As Red Buster, his suit actor is Yoshifumi Oshikawa (押川 善文 Oshikawa Yoshifumi), whose previous role was Gokai Blue in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. He has also done suit work for Gosei Black, Shinken Blue, Go-On Blue, and several Kamen Riders. This is the first time he has played a Red Ranger.


  • Hiromu, as well as Cheeda Nick, have their own personal theme: One Wish, One Day. This song was played during the end of Episode 9 and 10 of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.

Dub Names

  • In the Korean dub of Go-Busters entitled Power Rangers Go-Busters, which aired in South Korea, Hiromu is renamed Jacky, while he keeps his ranger name.


See Also

External links

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