Series: Engine Sentai Go-onger
"Pressing forward on the road of Justice!"Engine Sentai Go-onger
is the 32nd program in the Super Sentai
series, which aired from 2008 to 2009.
The world of Go-onger
is split into eleven different worldsnote
, of which the place we live (the Human World) is only one. When three high-ranking members of the Gaiark, a machine clan which thrives on pollution, escape into the Human World, they are pursued by the inhabitants of the Machine World: Engines, humongous sentient vehicles
Discovering that their power is greatly limited in the Human World, the Engines recruit three people at a racing circuit to become the Go-Onger and fight against the polluting conquests
of the Gaiark. They are later joined by two more members
, and a pair of psychic siblings
who form the aloof Sixth Ranger
duo "Go-On Wings".
Originally unintended to be contractually bound to its US version
, Go-onger was... weird
. The series took a sharp turn to comedy, sacrificing a significant plotline for Running Gags
, Character Exaggerations
, and overall tried to be much Lighter and Softer
than an average Super Sentai
title. For many, this came off as a polarizing shift in the wake of the dark and story-heavy previous series
. It didn't help that people weren't informed beforehand about the series being a deliberate attempt at comedy. The incorporated Green Aesop
was also seen by some as a bit preachy
(though it was for the most part Played for Laughs
). That's not to say it's bad; there are
many moments where it's genuinely fun, funny, or both, especially when looked past the seemingly childish premise. It also plays a lot of Japanese Media Tropes
, in particular Super Sentai
tropes, very often, even to the brink of parody.
And remember: This series is comedy. We're supposed to laugh!"Adapted"
for American audiences as Power Rangers RPM
- 7 - Hiroto Sutou;/Go-On Gold - "Philosopher": The older brother. A no-nonsense Genius Bruiser. The Rival to Go-ongers, but particularly to Sōsuke.
- 8 - Miu Sutou;/Go-On Silver - "Lovely Sensation": The younger sister. Warms up to the others sooner than her brother. Has Belligerent Sexual Tension with Sousuke.
- 1 - Speedornote : A race car. Sōsuke's partner.
- 2 - Bus-onnote : A bus and Renn's partner.
- 3 - BearRVnote : A 4WD. Saki's partner.
- 4 - Bircanote : A motorbike (but he has two rear wheels). Hant's partner.
- 5 - Gunpherdnote : A police car. Gunpei's partner.
- 6 - Carrigatornote : A trailer. In joint partnership with Hant and Gunpei. Talks like a samurai.
- 7 - Toripternote : A helicopter. Hiroto's partner.
- 8 - Jetrasnote : A fighter jet. Miu's partner.
- 9 - Jum-bowhalenote : A jumbo jet. Hiroto and Miu's mentor.
- 10 - Kishamothnote : A steam locomotive. The head car of the Prehistoric Engines.
- 11 - T-Linenote : A bullet train car. The middle car of the Prehistoric Engines.
- 12 - K-Linenote : A bullet train car. The final car of the Prehistoric Engines.
- The K-Line and the T-Line may also refer to the K/T boundary.
- Land Pollution Minister, Yogostein: Leader of the Ministers.
- Hiramechimedes: Yogostein's vice-minister. Fiercely loyal, and in return, Yogostein values him more than anything.
- Water Pollution Minister, Kegalesia: The sexy Dark Chick.
- Air Pollution Minister, Kitaneidas
- Prime Minister Yogoshimacritein: Yogostein's father and the true Big Bad of the series.
- All Your Powers Combined
- The Super Highway Buster.
- Highway Buster: Combination of Go-on Red, Blue, and Yellow's weapons.
- Junction Rifle: Combination of Go-on Green and Black's weapons.
- Some villain examples:
- Kagaminote Banki in GP 10 has aspects of all three Ministers.
- In one of the last episodes, the Monster of the Week is made up of spare parts from his predecessors.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": "G" is for not only Go-Onger and Go-On Wings, but also the villain group, the Gaiark.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: All in Gratuitous English: "Change Soul, Set! Let's Go-On!"
- Calling Your Attacks: A bit overboard to the point of being parodic; everything they do about attacks applies here. Also has Gratuitous English on them.
"This one is ours! Last Corner! Steering Open! Change: Handle Baster! Blaster Soul: Set! Handle Blaster: Target Lock! G6 Grand Prix! Go-On!"
- Combination Attack
- Crossover: Go-onger vs. Gekiranger, the first theatrical installment in the Vs. Series. From this point on, all the Vs. movies premiered as part of the Super Sentai Festival held every January.
- Custom Uniform
- Eyecatch: The eyecatch is the five primary Engines shown in a race and BOMPER as the referee, with the viewers told to make a guess who wins. After the break, the winner is shown and that mecha says a short catchphrase. In GP Final, everyone wins and everyone makes a catchphrase altogether.
- Finishing Move
- "This one is ours! Last Corner! EngineOh - Go-on Grand Prix!"
- "Gonna run you through! Final Lap! GunBirOh - GunBir Grand Prix!"
- Five-Man Band Plus Two: The second episode solidified the team with Hant and Gunpei.
- Home Base: The Ginjironote : Also Bigger on the Inside, given the number of people, mecha, and pieces of merchandise they're able to fit in there.
- Humongous Mecha: Go-onger held the record in Super Sentai for the in-seriesnote mecha combination with the highest number of pieces. The 12 pieces EngineOh G12 was composed of was eventually surpassed by ToQger's ToQ-Rainbow, which requires 14 Ressha to complete.
- A Mech by Any Other Name: The Engines.
- Combining Mecha
- Speedor + Bus-On + Bear RV = Engine Oh
- Birca + Gunpherd + Carrigator = Gunbir Oh
- Toripter + Jeptras + Jum-bowhale = Seiku Oh
- Kishamoth + K-Line + T-Line = Kyoretsu Oh
- Transforming Mecha: Go-Roader GT; the only one and the only non-mainline one.
- Mecha Expansion Pack: The "Engine Busō" system, in which Engine Oh uses other Engines for new weapons or upgrades.
- Engine Oh + Birca = Engine Oh Birca
- Engine Oh + Gunpherd = Engine Oh Gunpherd
- Engine On + Toripter + Jeptras = Engine Oh Jetoripter
- Engine Oh + Gunbir Oh = Engine Oh G6
- Engine Oh G6 + Seiku Oh = Engine Oh G9
- Engine Oh G9 + Kyoretsu Oh = Engine Oh G12
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: "GP"note for episodes. The first two characters in the titles are Kanji, and the rest is in Katakana.
- In the Name of the Moon: Pushed way Up to Eleven: The Rangersnote , the Enginesnote , the villains and — wait for it — all the Humongous Mecha including Go-Roader GT all have their lines. Short version? EVERYONE.
Sōsuke: Mach Full Force! Go-On Red!note
Renn: Just Correct! Go-On Blue!"note
Saki: Smile Blooming! Go-On Yellow!note
Hant: Doki Dokinote Delight! Go-On Green!note
Gunpei: Dash Dynamic! Go-on Black!note
All: Pressing forward on the Road of Justice! Engine Sentai Go-Onger!
Hiroto: Break the Limit! Go-On Gold!note
Miu: Sparkling World! Go-On Silver!note "
Both: Take Off! Go-On Wings!
The highway star
with a full tank of courage! Engine Speedor! Bus-On:
The safe ride gallant and pure! I be Engine Bus-On! BearRV:
The tough girl
of charm and guts! Engine BearRV-ya
The easygoing dreamer
! Engine Birca here! Gunpherd:
emergency dispatch! This is Engine Gunpherd! Carrigator:
! Engine Carrigator-de gozaru
Flying free and tricky
! Me Engine Toripter! Jetras:
The silver air master
! Engine Jetras! Jum-bowhale:
With me, everything is first class
! I am Engine Jum-bowhale! Kishamoth:
Full speed ahead from the ancient times! Engine Kishamoth arriving! T-Line:
! The Engine of wishesnote
, T-Line! K-Line:
! The Engine of lightnote
Yogostein: The ground dried and fissured! I'mnote the Land Pollution Minister, Yogostein!
Kegalesia: The water murky and defiled! I'mnote the Water Pollution Minister, Kegalesia!
Kitaneidas: The atmosphere tainted and black! I'mnote the Air Pollution Minister, Kitaneidas!"
- As if the concept hasn't been lampooned enough already, Yogostein, Hiramechimedes and Happanote Banki struck the final blow in GP 17.
The one who hatefully pollutes the land! Earth Pollution Minister Yogostein -nari! Hiramechimedes:
I gain a flash of brilliance through pok-pok-pingnote
! Earth Pollution Vice-Minister Hiramechimedes! Happa Banki:
No. 1 ruffian of Earth Pollution! Happa Banki! All: In the name of Earth Pollution, we'll eliminate you!
- Law of Chromatic Superiority
- Sōsuke is the only one who can control KyoretsuOh efficiently, because no one else can understand what the Prehistoric Engines say.
- The KanKan Bar and its expansion, KanKan Mantan Gun; they're probably not assigned to only Sōsuke, but by default, they require all three Prehistoric Engine Souls contracted to him.
- A side-story and GP50 also show that Speedor, Bus-on and Bearrv can also be used.
- Make My Monster Grow: "Industrial Revolution!": KO'd Bankiju can use the Bikkurium capsule inside them to grow to giant size. It's possible for them to shrink back when it runs out. They're also not above activating it before KO.
- Mix and Match: Super Sentai + Cars... on crack?
- Mooks: Uguts.
- The Movie: Go-onger: Boom Boom! Bang Bang! Gekijō BANG! ("Gekijō Bang" is played on Gekijōban, literally "Movie Version")
- The Narrator: A new change of pace: There's no fixed narrator this year. All the Engines who can speak take turns narrating.
- "On the Next Episode of..." Catch Phrase: "GO-ON!" (Said mostly by Speedor.)
- Regular Caller: Bomper, whose sensors can detect Gaiark appearances.
- Robot Buddy
- Super Mode
- Supervillain Lair: The Hellgaille Palace.
- Theme Music Power-Up
- Transformation Name Announcement: Basically for every combination.
- Transformation Trinket
- Sōsuke, Renn, and Saki: Go Phone
- Hant and Gunpei: Shift Changer
- Hiroto and Miu: Wing Trigger
- Two Girls to a Team: Like in the previous series, the main team only has one girl (Go-on Yellow), even after it was extended from the initial trio to a standard five member team. However, a second full-time female ranger is later introduced in the form of Go-on Silver, the female half of the Go-on Wings, resulting in another odd color combination for the female duo (Yellow and Silver).
- Weapon of Choice
Tropes specific to Engine Sentai Go-onger: