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Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell, Our Eternal Friends (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャーVSゴーバスターズ 恐竜大決戦! さらば永遠の友よ Jūden Sentai Kyōryūjā tai Gōbasutāzu: Kyōryū Daisakusen! Saraba Eien no Tomo yo) is a Japanese superhero crossover film between Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger and Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, and the 19th installment of the VS series of films. The film features supporting from the protagonists of Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger and Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger, and the cameo debut of Ressha Sentai ToQger. The film premiered on January 18th, 2014, and was released on DVD/Blu-Ray on March 19, 2014.

Its footage was used in the Power Rangers Beast Morphers episodes - Finders Keepers, Making Bad and Grid Connection.

Synopsis

Both TyrannoRanger and AbaRed attack the Kyoryugers due to them being under mind control by Space War God Voldos.

Voldos uses the feelings of revenge from enemies defeated by heroes who use the power of dinosaurs, creating Neo-Grifforzer and Neo-Geildon, clones of past enemies as well as Enter and Escape, enemies of the Go-Busters. Villains spanning generations are united into a single evil force.

The Kyoryugers, who are fighting an unseen evil, meet with the Go-Busters, and the "Greatest Trap ever seen on Earth" is sprung. What rises up against the true dinosaurs and the death of your best friends? Now, the Kyoryugers must try and use the "True Brave".

Plot

Alerted by Torin of an evil presence above the city, the Kyoryugers see a strange energy from the sky before a mysterious green-eyed Tyrannosaurus briefly appears with a warning that Daigo's best friend might die. The Kyoryugers are then ambushed by a group of Zorima, Golem Soldiers, and Barmia Soldiers before an armored figure named Neo-Geildon arrives with a figure he has just kidnapped. Revealed to be Ryoga Hakua of the Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger team, he transforms and suddenly attacks the Kyoryugers. Luckily, the Go-Busters arrive and hold off Aba Red before Tyranno Ranger of the Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger team turns the tide alongside his captor Neo-Grifforzer. After they and their teams retreat, Hiromu thanks Daigo for helping him and Gokai Red before they are ambushed by Enter. Enter states that he and Escape have been resurrected as part of a Vaglass restoration program that has been activated in response to the evil force that Neo-Grifforzer and Neo-Geildon serve: Voldos, a being created from the combined malice of Dai Satan and Dezumozorlya that is targeting the dinosaur-themed Super Sentai teams to have their Dino Hope extracted and converted into Wicked Life Energy to complete his evolution.

With the Go-Busters and Beet J. Stag holding off the enemies, the Kyoryugers arrive at the site too late to save Ryouga and Geki in what is revealed to be a trap set for them, with Gabutyra defeated by Neo-Grifforzar and infused by Voldos's power. By the time the Go-Busters find them, the Kyoryugers have had their Dino Hope removed brainwashing them into serving Voldos. The six are sent back in time to kill the dinosaurs. Upon encountering the dinosaurs, the Kyoryugers almost kill them when the green eyed Tyrannosaurus protecting them from an eruption breaks the spell as Daigo recognizes the dinosaur as Gabutyra in his original state. The shock of realizing the Tyrannosaurus is Gabutyra snaps the Kyoryuger's back to normal. The Gabutyra of the past proceeds to explain to them the warning he told Daigo related to his future self who is dying from Voldos's influence and that only Daigo can save him with the power of Dino Hope. Elsewhere, with help from the Abarangers' Yukito Sanjyo using a specially made Super Sentai Zyudenchi, Yayoi creates a time portal to bring the Kyoryugers back to the present time.

Meanwhile, the Go-Busters and Kyoryu Silver mount a rescue mission to save Ryouga and Geki when they are kept back by the Deboth Knights and Luckyuro while Neo-Grifforzer and Neo-Geildon take their captives with them. However, the Kyoryugers arrive and fight a losing battle against the grunts while Ryouga and Geki make a mutual attempt to fight Escape before Daigo finds the dying Gabutyra. Luckily, upon being joined by J alongside Masato who appears due to the activation of a one-time anti-virus program, the reunited Go-Busters team drives off the Deboth Army while destroying the satellite stations as Daigo succeeds in restoring Gabutyra to life. Joined by the assembled Zyuranger and Abaranger teams, using the Abaranger and Zyuranger Zyudenchi to give Gabutyra support in replicas of Guardian Beast Tyrannosaurus and Bakuryu Tyranno to deal with the giant reinforcements, the Kyoryugers transform and the gathered Dinosaur Super Sentai take out the grunts. After the main team obliterates Enter in his Dark Buster form, Kyoryu Gold destroys Escape while the Abarangers defeat Neo-Geildon, and the Kyoryugers regroup with the Zyurangers as they all combine the Kentrospiker, Howling Cannon, and Dino Bomber into the Ultimate Howling Cannon to destroy Neo-Grifforzar.

However, Neo-Grifforzer contains the blast as he departs to space to sacrifice himself to complete Voldos's evolution. Though the Kyoryugers form Raiden Kyoryuzin, with the Guardian Beast Tyrannosaurus and Bakuryu Tyranno replicas transforming into Daizyuzin and Abarenoh, the Dinosaur Super Sentai are powerless against Voldos. Luckily, having obtained the Go-Busters Zyudenchi from Masato before he fades back into data, Red Buster summons Tategami Lioh whose head is used in the Tategami Raiden Kyoryuzin formation so it, Daizyuzin, and Abarenoh can focus their powers to blast Voldos back into space. Later, after giving their goodbyes to the Gabutyra of the past, the Kyoryugers decide to join the Go-Busters in a victory meal.

First appearance of the Ressha Sentai ToQger

In the post credits, Neo-Geildon has survived the battle, and he uses Messiah Card 13 to become Neo-Messiah to avenge his creator. Before he can do anything, a rainbow-colored train descends from the sky and from it emerges the 38th Super Sentai... Ressha Sentai ToQger. Using their unconventional fighting style, which includes switching their colors, the ToQgers quickly destroy Neo-Messiah.

Continuity and Placement

Characters

Main teams

The main 6 Kyoryugers & core 3 Go-Busters.

Kyoryugers

Kyoryu Red Daigo Kiryu
Kyoryu Black Ian Yorkland
Kyoryu Blue Nobuharu Udo
Kyoryu Green Souji Rippukan
Kyoryu Pink Amy Yuuzuki
Kyoryu Gold Utsusemimaru
Kyoryu Silver Wise God Torin

Go-Busters

The Go-Busters

Red Buster Hiromu Sakurada
Blue Buster Ryuji Iwasaki
Yellow Buster Yoko Usami
Beet Buster Masato Jin
Stag Buster Beet J. Stag

Other Teams

Kyoryu Super Sentai

Zyurangers

TyrannoRanger Yamato Tribe Prince Geki
MammothRanger Sharma Tribe Knight Goushi
TriceraRanger Etoffe Tribe Knight Dan
TigerRanger Dime Tribe Knight Boi
PteraRanger Lithia Tribe Princess Mei

Abarangers

AbaRed Ryouga Hakua
AbareBlue Yukito Sanjyou
AbareYellow Ranru Itsuki

And Introducing the ToQgers

ToQ 1gou Right
ToQ 2gou Tokatti
ToQ 3gou Mio
ToQ 4gou Hikari
ToQ 5gou Kagura

Allies

Cheetah Cheeda Nick

Villains

Dark Buster Enter

Cast

Suit actors[2]

Zyudenchi

Transfer Changes

  • Transfer Changes for Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell Our Eternal Friends:
  • Only ToQ 1gou's and ToQ 2gou's Transfer Changes are shown onscreen. The others are only implied by ToQ 1gou switching them and not being seen.
  • The effect used for the Transfer Change during the ToQger's cameo is different to the one used in Ressha Sentai ToQger, indicating that this hadn't been decided upon during production of this film.

Theme song

Notes

The five-man Kyoryuger team standing alongside the Go-Busters trio, as well as the Gokaigers, Kamen Riders, and Space SheriffsIcon-crosswiki.png, as seen in Super Hero Taisen Z.

  • Following on from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Gokaiger, this is the second team-up movie where the two starring teams have met and fought together before; the Kyoryugers and the Go-Busters fought together in Super Hero Taisen ZIcon-crosswiki.png, the three Go-Busters fighting with the five main Kyoryugers alongside the Gokaigers and several Kamen Riders and Space SherrifsIcon-crosswiki.png, with Beet J. Stag making a cameo appearance with Kyoryu Gold and Kamen Rider Beast'sIcon-crosswiki.png after their battle with Space ReiderIcon-crosswiki.png.
    • In addition, the Kyoryugers first appeared in Go-Busters vs. Gokaiger and, unlike the previous three pre-series cameo debuts, it featured Kyoryu Red appearing and interacting with Red Buster and Gokai Red, with the two starring Reds leaving before the other Kyoryugers appeared. This makes Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters the third time Kyoryu Red and Red Buster have met (not counting the Hand-Off shown at the end of the Final Mission of Go-Busters).
  • This is the first actual reappearance of all the Zyurangers as played by their actors since the end of their series. Geki appeared in Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai through stock footage/audio and some brief new shots, all in costume, while Burai appeared with Naoto Takizawa and Mikoto Nakadai to Gai Ikari in The Big Abare with the Dinosaur Robot Drill, similarily only transformed. Only Geki and Goushi reappeared before this film as played by their original actors:
  • With all 3 dinosaur teams accounted for, this movie featured every Tyrannosaurus (Geki, Ryouga, Daigo), Triceratops (Dan, Yukito, Amy), and Pteranodon (Mei, Ranru, Utsusemimaru) themed Ranger in Super Sentai history at the time.
    • However, aside from the Kyoryugers, only Geki, Ryouga, and Yukito appear out of suit.
    • Utsusemimaru is the only Sixth Ranger to make an appearance, since Burai and Mikoto are deceased and were not brought back.
    • Although Yayoi appears in this movie, she never transforms.
    • Ramirez and Tessai are absent from the movie for some unexplained reason (a possible story reason, given the chronological place between Braves 36 and 37, it likely due to them recovering from their fight with Mad Torin as shown in Brave 38 and Brave 39.
    • Lastly, Asuka is also absent from the film, though this can be attributed to the fact that he is an additional member and not a primary member of the Abaranger team. He could have returned to Another Earth using his child Mikoto's ability to transport him from Dino Earth. As a result, Torin is the only Brachiosaurus themed Ranger to appear in this movie (though he transforms off-screen and fights alongside the Go-Busters).
      • Other than actor availability, story, or budget reasons, Torin may be the only extra Kyoryuger to appear and transform to not overshadow either the older dino-themed teams or the Go-Busters.
  • In the dinosaur-themed Sentai team-up fight, the rangers who fight alongside each other share similarities:
    • Kyoryu Green & TigerRanger: Both Rangers are the youngest members of their teams and utilize bladed weaponry.
    • Kyoryu Black, Kyoryu Blue & MammothRanger: Kyoryu Black and MammothRanger are both Black Rangers who are the second-in-command of their teams. Mammoth Ranger and Kyoryu Blue are physically the strongest members of their teams.
  • Unlike the previous two Vs. movies (Gokaiger vs. Gavan and Go-Busters vs. Gokaiger), this film's title does not follow the format (current series' full name) vs. (previous series' full name): The Movie, instead it going back to (current series' full name) vs. (previous series shorted name) along with a subtitle as with the previous two Vs. movies before them (Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger and Goseiger vs. Shinkenger).
  • The spelling of the ToQger team's name in this movie is different as it spelled "Tokkyuger", likely made before the official spelling was confirmed.
  • This film's pre-series cameo marks the following firsts:
    • The first to occur as a post-credits scene.
    • The first where a transformation is at least implied, even if it isn't seen on screen, due to the announcement made from the ToQ Changer and the "white line" emerging around Neo-Messiah before the ToQgers disembark from the Rainbow Line.
    • The first where all of the core Ranger's mecha are seen due to the Rainbow Line trains being completely linked and seen as the ToQgers arrive.
  • Gokai Red was mentioned by Hiromu when he remembered Daigo for helping them.
  • As the Deboth Knights perform their conjoined attack on the Go-Busters, the other 2 Buddy Roids were briefly seen when they are forced to cancel their Powered Custom transformation.
  • This movie has the least number of replaced actors for a film with more than 2 teams. Out of all 5 teams and 25 transformed Rangers (26 if Yayoi is counted as an untransformed Ranger, 27 if Enter is counted as an Evil Ranger in addition to her), only Ranru Itsuki (AbareYellow) is not played by her original actress. The Kyoryugers, Go-Busters, Geki, Ryouga, and Yukito appear out of costume while the rest of the Zyurangers and the ToQgers are at least voiced by their original actors.
    • Incidentally, after this movie, AbareYellow is now the only Abaranger that hasn't been portrayed by her original actress after Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger vs. Abaranger (AbareBlack returned in GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai, AbareBlue & AbareKiller returned in Gokaiger, and AbaRed returned in this movie).
      • It's rumored Arisa Komiya (Yoko Usami/Yellow Buster) voiced Ranru's few lines in the movie.
    • Also, the presence of 26 rangers (although Yayoi doesn't fight) makes this movie the largest gathering of rangers in a non-anniversary special. The previous record holder, Super Sentai World (also featuring the Zyurangers) featured 25 Rangers.
      • Kyoryuger vs Go-Busters is also the non-anniversary special with the highest number of returning actors at 7 (5 from Zyuranger and 2 from Abaranger; the actors from Go-Busters, ToQger, and especially Kyoryuger were contracted for this film whether or not the other dino teams appeared).199 Hero Great Battle featured the most returning Ranger actors overall with 17 either physically or vocally reprising their roles.
  • During the transformation scene, Geki receives a 21st century era style transformation similar to Adam Park's Once A Ranger morph (likely to match up with the other two modern day dinosaur Sentai teams). 
  • The flashback of Daigo Kiryu's fights with and alongside Gabutyra is from Brave 1: He's Here! The Bright Red King.
  • The ending choreography is a mix of the choreography of Kizuna ~ Go-Busters!, Minna Atsumare! Kyoryuger and choreography made just for this movie.
  • This is the first VS movie that doesn't show the current and previous Sentai changing and doing the role call together. Instead, it features teams with the same motif doing this.
  • Despite that Miho Nakamura doesn't appear in this movie, Yayoi starts the countdown, which is something that Miho would do when the Megazord started transporting from Hyper Space. Kuroki reacts with surprise when he hears her do this, realizing how similar the two girls are.
  • Plezuon and Bragigas only appear in the form of cameos when the Zyudenryu are all seen above the Spirit Base, and when zooming into the Spirit Base respectively.
  • This movie shares many similarities with the previous VS movie:
    • Both movies feature dark versions of a Sentai team (dark Gokaigers and dark Kyoryugers).
    • Both movies feature the death and the revival of the active Ranger's robotic partner (Buddy Roid and Gabutyra).
    • Both movies have the appearance of past giant robots thanks to the combination of different teams' powers (Ranger Keys combine with Go-Busters' greater power, and Super Sentai Zyudenchi).
      • Daizyujin appears in both movies, although as a Gokai Change in the previous VS movie.
    • Both movies feature time travel.
    • Both movies' main villains are from space (Zangyack and Space War God Burodosu).
    • Both movies have a Ranger Legend who appears in the active team's base to help (Kaoru Shiba and Yukito Sanjyou).
      • Both of these Legends appeared in their respective team's tribute episode in Gokaiger.
  • The Dino Buckler that Geki is holding is actually the Legacy Morpher toy as it looks like an actual prop from the show.
  • It is unknown how Neo-Grifforzer managed to capture the other members of Zyurangers, whether Ranru was captured too, or why Yukito wasn't.
  • During his tenure as a Dino Hunter, Nobuharu's hairstyle is similar to Gentaro KisaragiIcon-crosswiki.png from Kamen Rider FourzeIcon-crosswiki.png. Nobuharu even recites Gentaro's famous phrase.
  • This movie shows that each of the dinosaurs that would eventually become the main six Zyudenryu all lived in the same time period. However, the dinosaur Stegotchi is based off of, the Stegosaurus, lived in the Late Jurassic period, while the other dinosaurs the other five Zyudenryu were based on all lived in the Late Cretaceous period.
  • While Tategami Lioh appears in the film, the Go-Busters' main mechas don't.
    • However, Tategami Lioh doesn't transform into the head of the mecha as it normally would - instead it attaches to Raiden Kyoryuzin's arm to create Tategami Raiden Kyoryuzin.
  • The cockpits for Daizyuzin and AbarenOh do not appear despite the mechas themselves appearing in the movie. Instead, they are replaced by a bright, white-coloured void.
    • This could be due to Daizyuzin and AbarenOh likely being recreations of the original mecha, as they transformed directly from Guardian Beast Tyrannosaurus and Bakuryuu Tyrannosaurus (which were in turn summoned through the Zyuranger and Abaranger Zyudenchi) respectively without their other components.
    • Incidentally, the Zyurangers are seen standing inside Daizyuzin's cockpit, even though the original Daizyuzin cockpit has seats, likely to match with the other two dinosaur Sentai teams who stand in their cockpits.
  • In a 2014 interview, director Koichi Sakamoto stated that the film was originally to feature a daughter of Witch Bandora. However, this plan fell through and the character was replaced with Neo-Grifforzer.[3]
  • This is the first Sentai VS movie to have more than just the foot soldiers of the previous Sentai (Go-Busters) appear, also featuring foot soldiers Zyuranger and Abaranger. This makes for 5 types of foot soldiers after adding the 2 introduced in Kyoryuger (Golem Soldiers, the Barmia Soldiers, the Buglars, the Zorima, and the Cambrima.
  • This is the first VS film since Samurai Sentai Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger: GinmakuBang!! to be adapted for Power Rangers.
    • While several VS films have been adapted for Power Rangers crossovers, the use of Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters is unique in two ways:
      • It's the first time where who's the current Sentai team and who's the previous Sentai team doesn't match the current and previous Ranger teams in the adaptation: due to how Power Rangers adapted the two series, Kyoryuger's adaptation is the older show while Go-Busters' adaptation is the current series.
      • It's footage is used across three episodes (Finders Keepers, Making Bad and Grid Connection) with three different titles with three semi-separate stories as opposed to two episodes with the same title, save for a Part I or Part II, and are two halves of the same story.

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