A 2009 tokusatsu that is a direct sequel to the successful Tomica Hero Rescue Force. Like its predecessor, it takes the Rescue genre and tries to make it as ridiculously cool as possible, but this time it focuses on firefighting.The series focuses on the Super-Fire Specialist Team, a newly-created division of the United Fire-Defense Agency (which Rescue Force was a part of). Due to global warming, an insidious group of demons known as the Fire Tribe have been released from captivity inside the polar ice caps. The Fire Tribe have the power to create "Super Fire", which conventional fire-fighting methods are useless against. Bring on Rescue Fire and their ice-powered Wave Motion Guns!It's just as Merchandise-Driven as Rescue Force was, but the level of sheer undiluted awesomeness is just as high as ever.
30 episodes later, the monster is brought back with added mariachi dancing skills. Ritsuka has learned her lesson and stops before running over the pile, and has no choice but to do an implied facepalm when Tsubasa runs by her and falls for it himself.
Beach Episode - Episode 21 featured the team training on a beach. They were just wearing shorts and T-shirts for the most part, though Tama was in a bikini. The episode also featured plenty of sunset-watching soft focus imagine spots.
BFG - An incomplete Great Wyvern, called the Wyvern Cannon, can be used by Rescue King as a giant ice cannon in an alternate formation.
BFS: King X-Basher, the sword used by Rescue King.
Cool and Unusual Punishment: Taken literally with the 'cool' part. When the big bad punishes his underlings, the punishment always has something to do with ice, since the villains are fiery demons
Not always, in some episodes they also get a punishment related to their last scheme.
Combining Mecha: Much like the season before it. One of the big combos of the year is Great Wyvern, which combines five rescue vehicles into a lightning-spouting dragon.
And that's nothing. Great Wyvern can combine into an even bigger combo, Great Wyvern GX, courtesy of additional vehicles X Dragon and Gaia Leon. Tomica Heroes surely like One-Upping themselves constantly!
While Great Wyvern GX is still their Big Guns, Fire-1 now has the Keroberos Dragon, Fire Dragon combined with the auxiliary vehicles from Rescue Force.
I Found You Like This: In episode 36, when Tatsuya exhausts himself while swimming and Ritsuka pulls him out and makes sure he's okay (creating a rather cute scene). Once he wakes up, however, even as she's being kind to him while he catches his breath, she essentially kindly berates him for doing something that stupid before walking off.
Infernal Retaliation: If only while this show is on the air, every Monster of the Week can have the words "on fire" added to it. The first enemy is a giant firebreathing one-eyed sentient motorcycle with a tail. That is on fire.
On the rare occasion the villains work together, we end up getting a fire death tank crab. It's destructive and fun to say.
Informed Ability: Ritsuka is known as "Miss Perfect". In training she gets perfect scores, but so far on the field she's been slightly less than effective.
JAM Project: Provides both opening songs and two insert tracks.
Last Breath Bullet: What the three commanders do after getting beat for real, resulting in Yuuma being given a free trip to Death's door, with Ritsuka, Tusbasa and Jun not doing so well ether.
Magic Skirt: No matter how many times Ritsuka drops down a five-story chute to her vehicle with the camera framing her from below, you will never see anything. For situations where the skirt loses its magic powers, she naturally wears convenient undershorts for further "protection".
Said shorts have been nicknamed "Rescue Shorts" in the fandom.
Motion Capture Mecha: X Dragon Robo. It actually has its own AI and can fight well enough on its own, but it goes into mo-cap mode when doing its Final Rescue (seen above). Its combination with Fire Dragon, Rescue King, actually is piloted by Fire-1 X, and is a true mo-cap mecha.
Even though episode 13 didn't use it. It's still a cool catchphrase
Playboy Bunny: Tatsuya imagines Ritsuka dressed like this in one episode. (The illusion shatters when he remembers her personality.)
Power Trio: Qsuke, X-Dragon and Gaia Leon form an odd one. They're "Brothers" in a sense though they don't showcase it it seems that Gaia Leon is The McCoy since he's passionate and animalistic, X-Dragon being stoic and mechanical unlike the other mecha of the series would be The Spock which leaves Qsuke as The Kirk (Which seems to fit as he's passionate and has a rescus soul but works to balance out Tatsuya).
Put on a Bus: The original Rescue Force has been "sent overseas".
Roar Before Beating: Normally this is an enemy trope, but all of the friendly mecha do it here as well.
So Last Season: Both Rescue Striker, originally given to Fire-3, and the Rescue Breaker start out being used fairly often, though they're not good for much. The Rescue Breaker is slowly phased out in favor of the Tri-Basher, and Ritsuka eventually gets her own new vehicle in Turbo Dragon. Though Rescue Striker — specifically, Drill Striker — does get one grand last usage to defeat an evil version of Rescue Drill.
The Rescue Breaker is still Fire-2's preferred weapon of choice. Fire-1 is Tri-Basher Sword while Fire-3 is Tri-Basher Gun. Their backpacks hold both weapons though.
Verbal Tic: Chukaen, Ukaen, and Sakaen have the tendency to end all of their sentences with "de shii (C)", "de aru (R)", and "de eru (L)" respectively.
If you look into it a bit closely, each of them represents their position. Chukaen literally translates into "Centre Fire" Ukaen literally translates into "Right Fire" and Sakaen translates into "Left Fire".