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Number One at Karate (カラテ大一番 Karate Ōichiban) is the thirty-third episode of Ressha Sentai ToQger.
With their memories back, Right and Hikari must use their training in karate from Right's grandfather to defeat a Shadow Monster who has turned the people around the next Dark Station into his fighters, rather than Kuros.
With their memories back, Conductor and Ticket noting their maturity, the ToQgers train with Right and Hikari after both remember that Right's grandfather taught the two of them karate. Before Right and Hikari can spar, they and the other ToQgers are alerted that a neighboring station has been taken by the Shadow Line. The ToQgers arrive to the Chūdoku Dark Station where they are attacked by martial artists, until their dojo leader stops them upon seeing Right and Hikari's skills. The dojo master explains that the Shadow Creep Chūshaki Shadow has placed poison injecting bracelets on everyone and that they have until sunset to defeat him by going through a gauntlet of battles in a building. Before the ToQgers enter the building, Chūshaki Shadow forces them to play by his rules by fighting without their powers while wearing Bracelet Syringes, as well. The ToQgers regroup back the Ressha, and Hikari forms a plan involving him and Right as a diversion while the others are on standby in the Dash Cars. Once back at the building, telling Right of how he lost their sparing match in the past and actually had their sensei's support, Hikari tells him to consider their act a game before they and the dojo master go through the gauntlet. Once Right and Hikari reach the top, the other ToQgers make their move before the "Chūshaki Shadow" they have been fighting is revealed to be a decoy. However, feigning a fight between himself and Right as the sun begins to set, Hikari reveals that the dojo master is actually Chūshaki Shadow, who assumed the dojo master's form after kidnapping him. Hikari and Right strike the Shadow Creep's syringe, ending his control over the town. The ToQgers then transform, with Hyper ToQ 1gou knocking Chūshaki Shadow out of the top floor window before following him to the ground floor, destroying the Shadow Creep during their descent. When the revived Chūshaki Shadow enlarges and renders Cho Cho ToQ Dai-Oh powerless, Hyper ToQ 1gou uses Hyper Ressha Tei-Oh to destroy the Shadow Creep. Soon after the Ressha leaves, Hikari reveals that he used the gauntlet to test which of them is the better fighter by having defeated more Close, leaving Right to mope over his loss.
- Right (ライト Raito): Jun Shison (志尊 淳 Shison Jun)
- Young Right: Homare Mabuchi (馬渕誉 Mabuchi Homare)
- Tokatti (トカッチ Tokatchi): Jin Hiramaki (平牧 仁 Hiramaki Jin)
- Mio (ミオ): Riria (梨里杏)
- Hikari (ヒカリ): Ryusei Yokohama (横浜 流星 Yamazaki Hikaru)
- Young Hikari: Hikaru Yamazaki (山崎光 Hikaru Yamazaki)
- Kagura (カグラ): Ai Moritaka (森高 愛 Moritaka Ai)
- Akira Nijino (虹野明): Shin Nagahama (長濱 慎 Nagahama Shin)
- Conductor (車掌 Shashō): Tsutomu Sekine (関根 勤 Sekine Tsutomu)
- Ticket (チケット Chiketto, Voice), ToQger Equipment Voice: Kappei Yamaguchi (山口 勝平 Yamaguchi Kappei)
- Wagon (ワゴン Voice): Yui Horie (堀江 由衣 Horie Yui)
- Emperor of Darkness (闇の皇帝 Yami no Kōtei, Voice): Kengo Ohkuchi (大口 兼悟 Ōkuchi Kengo)
- Baron Nero (ネロ男爵 Nero Danshaku, Voice): Jun Fukuyama (福山 潤 Fukuyama Jun)
- Madame Noir (ノア夫人 Noa Fujin, Voice): Aya Hisakawa (久川 綾 Hisakawa Aya)
- Marchioness Morc (モルク侯爵 Moruku Kōshaku, Voice): Reiko Suzuki (鈴木 れい子 Suzuki Reiko)
- Syringe Shadow (チュウシャキシャドー Cyuushaki Shadō, Voice): Mitsuaki Madono (真殿 光昭 Madono Mitsuaki)
- Taihei Kazuka (春日 太平 Kazuka Taihei): Ryo Kinomoto (木之元 亮 Kinomoto Ryo)
- Tsuyoshi Suzuki (鈴樹 剛史 Suzuki Tsuyoshi): Takashi Inoue (井上 高志 Inoue Takashi)
- Transfer Changes for Number One at Karate:
- to be added
- Tripping Scene: ToQ 4gou
- Everyone's Train Corner:
- This episode's Everyone's Train Corner is a special edition with the ToQger actors commemorating the show being presented with a special award at the 13th Annual Japan Railway Awards for promoting and emphasizing Japan's railway system.
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kamen Rider Drive episode 3, Who Stole the Woman's Smile?.
- Viewership: 3.0%
- The karate students that the ToQgers fight at the beginning of the episode are played by their respective suit actors.
- The opening credits are updated to include Hyper Ressha TeiOh.
- Yoshifumi Oshikawa's (ToQ 1gou suit actor, as well as cameoing out of suit in this episode) 37th birthday and Shin Nagahama's (Akira Nijino) 29th birthday, falling on September 5th and September 6th 2015 respectively, were celebrated during filming of this episode.