This article is about a/an series entry (the 36th) in the Super Sentai series.

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズ Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu, translated as Special Operations Squadron Go-Busters) is the title of the 36th entry in the Super Sentai series. It premiered on February 26, 2012, and joined Kamen Rider FourzeIcon-crosswiki, replacing Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Kamen Rider WizardIcon-crosswiki after Fourze's finale as a part of the Super Hero Time programming block on TV Asahi. The series follows a spy motif and follows a group of warriors in their goal to stop a malevolent computer virus and its organization. On February 17, 2013, it was replaced by Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger as part of the Super Hero Time block.

This show was aired in South Korea in 2013 as Power Rangers Go-Busters (파워레인저 고버스터즈 Paworeinjeo Gobeoseuteojeu).

In 2015 and 2016, an adaptation of Go-Busters was dropped in favor of Kyoryuger instead. In 2018, following the acquisition of the franchise by Hasbro, it was announced that Go-Busters was to be adapted into Power Rangers Beast Morphers, following Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.


"Neo AD 2012. The massive energy source, Enetron, is the foundation of city functions. After it are the Vaglass, a threat to humanity. The Go-Busters are youths entrusted with special missions to fight and protect the people."
The urban lives of the city are now run by a major power source known as Enetron (エネトロン Enetoron). An evil organization from a different dimension called Vaglass (ヴァグラス Vagurasu) aims to threaten the city by stealing the Enetron from it. Three warriors are chosen by the Energy Management Center 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 are tasked with stopping Vaglass from obtaining the Enetron from the city. Heroes and villains alike battle alongside 'roids' and giant villainous 'MegaZords' (メガゾード Megazōdo).[1]



Five busters

The five Go-Busters

Main article: Go-Busters (team)
Designation Name Actor
Red Buster Hiromu Sakurada Katsuhiro Suzuki
Blue Buster Ryuji Iwasaki Ryoma Baba
Yellow Buster Yoko Usami Arisa Komiya
Beet Buster Masato Jin Hiroya Matsumoto
Stag Buster Beet J. Stag Yuuichi Nakamura (voice)

Alternate Reality Go-Busters

Main article: Dobutsu Sentai Go-Busters
Red Cheetah Hiromu Sakurada
Blue Gorilla Ryuji Iwasaki
Yellow Rabbit Yoko Usami
Gold Beetle Masato Jin
Silver Stag Beet J. Stag
Green Hippopotamus Atsushi Domyoji
Pink Cat Rika Sakurada
Black Puma Takeshi Kuroki


EMC Special Missions Unit

Main article: Energy Management Center


Buddy Roids

Main article: Buddy Roids
Animal Name Voice Actor
Cheetah Cheeda Nick Keiji Fujiwara
Gorilla Gorisaki Banana Tesshō Genda
Rabbit Usada Lettuce Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Beetle Beet J. Stag Yuuichi Nakamura
Frog Ene-tan Nozomi Tsuji

Other Allies

Pink Buster Reika Saotome Mission 41: The Thief Pink Buster!
Kamen Rider Fourze Gentaro KisaragiIcon-crosswiki
Kamen Rider Meteor Ryusei SakutaIcon-crosswiki
Kamen Rider Decade Tsukasa Kadoya
Kamen Rider Diend Daiki Kaito
Kamen Rider OOO
Eiji HinoIcon-crosswiki
Kamen Rider Wizard Haruto SomaIcon-crosswiki
Kamen Rider Beast Kosuke NitohIcon-crosswiki
Space Sheriff Gavan Type‑G Geki Jumonji
Space Sheriff Sharivan Kai HyugaIcon-crosswiki
Space Sheriff Shaider  Shu KarasumaIcon-crosswiki


Main article: Vaglass
Beet Buster Enter
Dark Buster


Other Villains


Main article: Arsenal (Go-Busters)

Transformation Devices


Team Blaster


Other Devices

  • Transmitter
  • Spy Cam


  • E.M.C. 05
  • Enetron Tanker


Main article: Mecha (Go-Busters)

Go-Buster Ace System

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha, ● other

Tategami LiOh System

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha, ● other


Main article: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Episodes

The episodes here are referred to as "Missions", with the numbers being referred to as their English counterparts.

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


  1. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊 スーパーヒーロー大戦 Kamen Raidā × Supā Sentai Supā Hīrō Taisen)
  2. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters the Movie: Protect the Tokyo Enetower! (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズ THE MOVIE 東京エネタワーを守れ! Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu Za Mūbī Tōkyō Enetawā o Mamore!)
  3. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie (特命戦隊ゴーバスターズVSゴーカイジャー Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu Tai Kaizoku Sentai Gōkaijā Za Mūbī)
  4. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen ZIcon-crosswiki (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊×宇宙刑事 スーパーヒーロー大戦Z Kamen Raidā × Sūpā Sentai × Uchū Keiji: Supā Hīrō Taisen Zetto)
  5. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters (帰ってきた特命戦隊ゴーバスターズ VS 動物戦隊ゴーバスターズ Kaettekita Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu Bui Esu Dōbutsu Sentai Gōbasutāzu) - V-Cinema
  6. Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: Dinosaur Great Battle! Farewell, Eternal Friends (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャーVSゴーバスターズ 恐竜大決戦! さらば永遠の友よ Jūden Sentai Kyōryūjā tai Gōbasutāzu: Kyōryū Daisakusen! Saraba Eien no Tomo yo)
  7. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊: 超スーパーヒーロー大戦 Kamen Raidā × Supā Sentai Chō Supā Hīrō Taisen)

Special DVD

  1. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Beet Buster vs. J (特命戦隊ゴーオンジャーバスターズ対ビートバスター対J Tokumei Sentai Gōbasutāzu tai Bīto Basutā tai J)


Guest cast

Suit actors


Main article: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Soundtracks
Opening theme
  • "Morphin'! Movin'! Buster Ship!" (モーフィン! ムービン! バスターズシップ! Mōfin! Mōbin! Basutāzu Shippu!)
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Kenichiro Oishi
    • Artist: Hideyuki Takahashi
      • Opening theme for episodes 28-49
Ending theme
  • "Kizuna ~ Go-Busters! (2012 Summer MOVIE MIX)" (キズナ~ゴーバスターズ! (2012 Summer MOVIE MIX) Kizuna ~ Gōbasutāzu! (Nisenjūni Samā Mūbī Mikkusu))
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Kenichiro Oishi
    • Artist: Mystery's New Unit STA ☆ MEN
    • Ended into episodes 26, 27
Insert theme
  • "Li-Oh! Kenzan! Champion!" (ライオー! 見参! チャンピオン! Raiō! Kenzan!! Chanpion!)
    • Lyrics: Fujibayashi Seiko
    • Composition & Arragement: Megumi Ohashi
    • Artist: Ichiro Mizuki
    • Inserted into episodes 35-36

Between missions 31 and 32, Uchuu Keiji Gavan's songs are inserted, some instrumentally.

Character themes
  • "Perfection!" (パーフェクション! Pāfekushon!)
  • "Ma Puce Requiem" (マピュース レクイエム Ma Pyūsu Rekuiemu, "Lovely Requiem")

Stage Shows

References to "Power Rangers"

Go-Busters contains several references to Power Rangers - some obvious, some not overtly stated, and some possibly not intentional. Usually, these references refer to 'firsts' in Sentai history of plot devices already in place in Power Rangers.

  • The mecha are called MegaZords. This is for both the heroes and villains. The difference is that the humanoid forms of some individual mecha are also called MegaZords, unlike in Power Rangers where the name refers to a "giant robo", usually a combiner. 'Zord' is used as a suffix for Metaloids' MegaZords, such as Shovelloid's ShovelZord.
  • The Morphin Brace announces, "It's Morphin' Time!" when activated, which was used throughout Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Zeo, the first two Power Rangers adaptations of Super Sentai shows.
    • Also, the Morphin Brace has a sunglasses theme similar to Jungle Fury, except the Go-Busters don't actually put them on like the Jungle Fury Rangers. However, the sunglasses do form the visor lenses when transforming.
  • The Go-Busters can wear their suits without their helmets. This is similar to how the first Power Rangers frequently appeared helmetless; though the Go-Busters weren't the first Sentai to do so (Go-Onger constituting a recent example).
  • Speaking of Go-Onger, The main villain Messiah is very similar to the main villain in Go-onger's Power Rangers adaptation, R.P.M Venjix as they were both computer viruses, not to mention very impatient and angry.
  • Messiah is a floating head from a different dimension, just like Zordon.
  • The Go-Busters have Super Powers (super speed for Hiromu, super strength for Ryuji and super jumping for Yoko) they can access to fight better. This is very similar to the heroes of Dino Thunder, S.P.D., or Operation Overdrive.
    • Unlike the Power Ranger series' powers, however, this series has given the Super Powers Weakpoints, which balance out the overall effectiveness of the Busters. Also, the Busters can use their "Civilian Powers" while transformed.
  • Powered Custom is similar to the Red Sentinel Ranger, a mode in which Mack, the Red Overdrive Ranger, combined with the supporting robot (Sentinel Knight).



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  • This is the first Sentai team to have their name be in plural format as their official name, being Go-Busters as opposed to "Go-Buster".
  • The HTML code for various tokusatsu articles from Wikipedia can be found in the opening for the first episode; most notable overview an entry reading Super Sentai which mentions various other Toei-related properties of the past that have an American connection, including Spider-Man, Voltron (an Americanization of Toei anime Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV) and Sailor Moon.
  • The Metaloid/MegaZord connection is the first season since Battle Fever J where the giants are actually robotic doppelgängers of the smaller monsters.
  • This is the 3rd season where the name of the show starts with "Go-" (including the hyphen). The first one is  GoGoV and the second is Go-Onger.
  • This is the first Sentai since GoGoFive to not have "man" "ranger" or "-ger" in the title or team name.
  • This is the first Sentai since Gekiranger to have only one female yellow ranger in the core team, even after the addition of two new members. (Go-Onger originally started off with one female warrior, but another joined the team later in the season.)
  • Go-Busters shares many similarities to Engine Sentai Go-Onger, and its American adaption Power Rangers RPM:
    • Both Go-Busters and Go-Onger feature the word "Go-" in the title, they both feature animal mechas merged with machines, both feature mecha with some sort of numbering, both feature Rangers that often take off their helmets after fights, both feature Gold and Silver Rangers as a duo, and both feature very similar belts.
    • Both Beast Morphers and RPM feature computer viruses as the main villains.
  • This season is similar to Dekaranger as both Power Rangers seasons are set in the future when the Sentai series are set in the year they aired.
    • Both series had acronyms on the mecha and suits that had to be incorporated into the Power Rangers adaptations. The SPD for “Special Police Dekaranger” was changed to “Space Patrol Delta”, while the “GB” for “Go-Busters” was changed to “Grid Battleforce”.
    • Both series are also preceded by Ninja and Dinosaur themed seasons (but in different orders).
  • This is the first Sentai to completely replace the opening music mid-season. The only season to change the opening theme, before Go-Busters, was Gekisou Sentai Carranger, but the replacement was a different version of the same song.
  • Missions 31 and 32 feature a crossover with the new Space Sheriff Gavan.
  • This is the first Sentai since Ninja Sentai Kakuranger to feature a frog-themed mecha.
  • This is the first post-Gekiranger series not to have a collectable gimmick (Go-Onger had Engine Souls, Shinkenger had Secret Disks, Goseiger had Gosei CardsGokaiger had Ranger Keys, Kyoryuger had ZyudenchiToQger had ToQ Ressha, Ninninger had Nin Shuriken, Zyuohger had Zyuoh CubesKyuranger-Kyutama, the Lupinrangers had Dial Fighters, the Patrangers had Trigger Machines, Noël Takao  had the X Trains, and the Ryusoulgers will use the Ryusouls).
  • For April Fools Day 2014, it was announced Go-Busters was going to be adapted in 2015 as Power Rangers Energy Chasers, and was going to air on the Saban Brands owned Vortexx block. If this were true, the show would've ended up without a home, as Vortexx ended in September 2014.
    • Interestingly, on Febuary 17, 2018, it was announced that the series would be adapted as Beast Morphers.
  • Its premiere preceeding Beast Morphers (2019) by seven years, Go-Busters (2012-13) is the oldest Sentai relative to its adaptation, eclipsing both Goseiger (2010-11) and Gokaiger (2011-12) which respectively preceeded Megaforce (2013) and Super Megaforce (2014) by three years.
  • Two cast members of Go-Busters previously played a yellow ranger. Hiroya Matsumoto, now playing Masato Jin, previously played Tsubasa Ozu/MagiYellow, while Suzuka Morita, known for playing Kotoha Hanaori/ShinkenYellow guest starred as Gavan's assistant Shelly.
    • Yellow Buster would later portray Akyanba in Kyuranger.
  • This is the first season since Juken Sentai Gekiranger to not have a Green/Black or Pink Ranger in the main team.
  • With the three member core team, it's the first season since Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan to have less than five members.
  • So far, this is the last Sentai where the Core Rangers have a group enhanced form.
  • This is the only Korean-dubbed Sentai where they kept the original team name.

See Also

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