Trivia / Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

  • Acting for Two: In Mission 12, Yoko discovers she has a Doppelgänger, a Chinese actress named Angie Sue. They look exactly alike except for their hairstyles. Naturally, they're played by the same actress.
    • In Go-Busters Returns, the voice actors for the Buddyroids all get to have on-camera roles (while still playing the Buddyroids as well). Cheeda Nick's actor plays a man who gets lost, Gorisaki Banana's actor plays a school teacher, and Usada Lettuce's actor plays the alternate team's Sixth Ranger!
      • And of course, there's the fact that the vast majority of the cast does this in Returns, playing both their normal characters, and their alternate-universe counterparts.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • Tessho Genda, in the role of Gorisaki, has famously transformed into a truck before. Note that he only voiced the better-known Optimus Prime/Convoy while someone else played Optimus Primal, the one that did turn into a gorilla.
    • In Mission 17, we are treated to Beet Buster (whose actor previously did Magi Yellow) saying "maji de ikuze"note  while performing the Magiranger hand gesture. The Maginote /majinote  pun was often used in Magiranger.
      • #30 has Jin running over Messiah with BC-04, bringing to mind how another golden mecha back in Magiranger (MagiShine's Travelion) ran over one of the villains. It was The Dragon that time; here it's the Big Bad!
      • This allusion is taken to its logical conclusion in Go-Busters vs. Gokaiger, when thanks to the Go-Busters' ultimate power, Jin (and J) get to pilot MagiKing. Jin even points out how natural it is.
    • Filmroid (the Metaroid for Mission 20) is voiced by Kenichi Suzumura, whose mannerisms should remind you of a certain Imagin.
    • Shelly (previously Kotoha) does an obligatory Barehanded Blade Block in #31.
    • In #35, Hazuki Saburou is basically a rehash of Ichirou Mizuki's role back in Kamen Rider Double, particularly his primary complaint about Masato's work ("It should MOVE me! With a BANG!!").
  • The Danza: Hiromu's mother, Michiko Sakurada, is portrayed in flashbacks by Michiko Hosokoshi.
  • Direct-to-Video: Go-Busters Returns
  • Fan Nickname: Jin and Juice for Jin and J.
    • Enter's Go-Buster form has no official name, but people have adopted the term Dark Buster.
  • No Export for You: Shockingly, Go-Busters is NOT being translated into a Power Rangers season, instead being skipped over for Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger as Power Rangers Dino Charge, making this the first Sentai not adapted into Power Rangers since Choujin Sentai Jetman.
    • The 3DS game is released only in Japan and in South Korea.
  • Prop Recycling: Other than the fact that Megazords use parts of the Metaroids' costume, any Metaroid with 2 at the end reuse previous costumes, especially if they are repaints. Mission 45 opts to hang a lampshade on it by reusing the Eraserroid prop as Omochiroid, using the same plot point of it piggybacking on Hiromu's back to go somewhere, and then having J and Hiromu point out that this whole plot seems familiar.
  • Reality Subtext: The whole premise of Enetron itself, thanks to the protests against reliance on nuclear energy, after the Fukushima nuclear plant failures in the wake of the 2011 earthquake.
    • Similarly, the finality of everyone from the energy center sent into hyperspace being Killed Off for Real could be seen as a coping mechanism for all the lives lost in that earthquake. Compare Mahou Sentai Magiranger, which starts with a Disappeared Dad, the remaining parent becoming a Missing Mom by the first episode, and yet both turn up alive and well by the end.

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