The 36th Super Sentai Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters is set to start airing this saturday. So far i havent really posted about the show much since my intrest in Gobusters is kinda low.
More after the jump…
Maybe its just that im coming of a high of Gokaiger/OOO’s & Fourze and have been focusing my time on playing catchup with seasons i missed. But after re-watching the Gokai finalle a image near the end stuck in me and has inspired this post.
Seeing that again after my favorite sentai ended has kick started my interest in Gobuster. Lets start with a look at the backstory. Thirteen years ago, the computer controlling the energy source called the Enetron (エネトロン) was inflicted with a computer virus that caused it to create the evil energy being known as Messiah who wishes to take over mankind and create a world made for machines.
The Go-Busters themselves are three youths who survived an accident 13 years ago.
Somehow obtaining superhuman abilities in the process, along with side-effects. They along side there partners or Buddyroids (バディロイド) in the present day are the Energy Administration Bureau’s special spy team. Ans it is up to them to battle Messiah and its underlings collectively known as Vaglass to prevent further viral incursions onto the Enetron. (there are more details but the go pretty far into spoiler land and if you really want to know everything before the show airs there are ways of finding out)
RedBuster: His legs can move at an unbelievable speed. He is basicly the flash.
His Buddyroid is Chida Nikku his partner who is a cheetah based robot that can transform into a motorcycle.
Blue Buster: He is the eldest of the Gobusters and his power is awesome physical strength. Gorisaki Banana
Gorisaki Banna:A gorilla based mecha who acts as the go-busters mechanic.
YellowBuster: The female buster who gets great kicking and jumping power.
Usada Letas is her partner.
Usada Letas: Works on data management in he control room, looks like Bomper from Go-Onger with a yellow paint job and rabbit ears.
Plot wise, i’ve seen worse (Decade, Battle Fever J, Goseiger, i am looking at you) the addition of the buddyroids, eh its a bit gimicky but they each seem to do something so im cool with them for now. Costume wise, ther normal clothing looks pretty cool actually. A dash of G0-Onger thrown in maybe but more tactical. The G0-Buster suits on the otherhand…
damn, jus… just damn. Soo freaking bad its not even comical. Hands down the ugliest battle suits i have seen outside of american ranger battleizers. I know it doesn’t really matter but just seeing that as the ranger suits does very little to make me want to see more. Unlike say the Akibaranger suits. I know i have allready brought up Go-Onger a few times but this series before seeing any real footage really reminds me of it. 3 mains, 2 male 1 female to start, rby color shceme, talking mechas, maybe im just connecting dots that are not there but maybe not.
This is a post anniversary series and they kinda have a history of repeating lots of the same things. 3 main to start, usually RBY though i cant think of a time this was different and they normally follow a widely loved series IE:Gekiranger-Go Onger. One thing that does have me hopeful is the writer and cheif producer. Chief Producer: Naomi Takebe (Kamen Rider OOO) and Main Writer: Yasuko Kobayashi (Timeranger, Kamen Rider OOO). Both were on one of the best Rider shows and the writer was on one of the best sentai’s so at least they know what they’re doing.
Prior to seeing the first episode my expectations are rather guarded and i am not expecting anything out of Go Busters, and i really do hope i am proven to be quite wrong.
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters will premier on February 26th! LET’S MORPHIN’!