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Heartwarming / Ressha Sentai ToQger

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Starting Station: Let's Go on the Express Train
  • The smiles on everyone's faces when Right realizes that they are his old friends.
    • Kagura's hug. Really seemed like someone who is seeing a dear old friend after a long time.

Station 3: Desperate Once Convinced

  • Inside the coffin, even though the children inside are terrified, Kagura doesn't once stop trying to keep their hopes up.
  • Right and Kagura remembering their town being by the sea. And afterwards, they transfer and work together to deliver an epic ass-whooping to Chain Shadow. Doubles as a Moment of Awesome, too.

Station 4: Be Careful Not to Lose Anything

  • Mio willingly went everywhere with Tokatti so he wouldn't be left behind. She deserves to be called Team Mom.
  • Mio and Tokatti trying to cheer the other up, when they both felt unworthy of being a ToQger.

Station 6: What Are We Looking For?

  • Tokatti was able to understand what Right was thinking just by looking at his face.
  • When Tokatti feels that he just not meant to be a leader, just support. Right counters that Tokatti is a leader, if they have a shadow leader(Hikari), they can have a support leader. Everyone has a part and who can do their part at the right time is the leader. So they are all leaders.

Station 8: Explosion on the Rainbow Line

  • Tokatti telling Wagon and the others to leave him if something happened. Even though he was in danger his first and primary concern was his friends.
  • Right talking to Diesel Ressha, telling it that as soon as he heard that it was the oldest train, he kind of thought of it as the "grandpa" train of the whole Line. He then tells it "You're not done yet though...right?"
    • Soon after, the ancient Ressha starts up just as it's needed. According to Right, each Ressha has it's own personality, and Mio adds that the old timer will come when they need it, from here on out.
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    • Right finally starting the Diesel Ressha, because his friends are in danger.

Ressha Sentai ToQger vs Kamen Rider Gaim: Spring Break Special

  • The fact the ToQgers got along with Gaim right away. Usually for both Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, when two different protagonists meet, it takes a while for them to work together. Instead Mai and Kouta becomes friends with the ToQgers near instantly.
  • Even after Kouta and Ticket told Right that he shouldn't help, as it isn't his job. Right just decides, that he can't look away from trouble, no matter what. It enough for Kouta to start smiling again, that are people with powers out there like him.
  • For a while Michy, Kouta, and Kaito were willing to work together for Mai's sake.
  • Kouta attempts to have Mai leave the city shows he is willing to not see her again, so she'll be safe, it gets extra sweeter that he trusts the ToQgers to keep her safe.

Station 12: Rainbow Commuter Pass

Station 19: All Aboard! Build Dai-Oh!

  • The whole episode is a big one for Tokatti.
    • First we have him trying to help Akira into getting along with the team better.
    • Also, he remembers being the lonely new kid right before Right and the others became his friends.
    • And the biggest one: Tokatti going berserk because of the tought of losing his friends and saying how important they are to him.

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Station 24

  • Despite it being a possible suicide mission, not having access to their powers, the Tokkyugers will willingly try and get Rainbow Line into Shadow Line territory to free their home.

Station 25

  • Tokatti using the memory of his big brother (as Ryou Knight) to help him overcome his difficulties in battle.
  • Mio taking care of Tokatti at the beginning of the episode and cheering him up at the end.

Station 26

  • Akira and Kagura in particular willing to help out a bathhouse for no particular reason other than that they can.

Station 32

  • The ToQgers singing "twinkle twinkle little star."
    • Emperor Zed singing the same tune.

Station 36 "The A+ Dream"

  • Upon arrival in the next town, Hikari remembers someone who may be able to give them a clue to where their town was. The look of hope on the team's face is simply adorable.
    • Later in the episode, when the Shadow is about to target Sakura, Hikari goes Hyper and states he will protect her.

Station 41 "The Christmas Battle"

  • Akira sees that the core Toqger's home town is about to sink away and he dives into save it. He fails, but when he gets out, all the Toqgers immediately crowd him, hugging him and they're just glad to see him alive. He even asks why and they explain that they're just happy to see him alive.
  • At the end of the episode, the team are lighting candles. Tokatti and Mio present two candles to the audience, explaining that one is for Schwarz, while the other is for Grita. It's a touching gesture given the way Schwarz treated them previously.

Station 42: Words for You

  • Tokatti and Mio. We see that Mio has been holding back her feelings up until now and the whole thing was about to explode. Thanks to Tokatti, she could let it out and relax a bit more
    • Also, Mio's realization that Tokatti is in love with her and it is hinted that she likes him back. The sweetest thing is that they are technically children and they are experiencing first love.

Station 45

  • Pleaides's Shore is finally back, and the Toqers are happily playing on the beach, laughing.
  • While Right wasn't able to return with them, seeing the Tokkyugers reuniting with their family was sweet

Station 46: The Final Stop

  • The Tokkyugers remembering Right.

Final Station: The Shining Ones

  • Akira finally making peace with his past:
    Nero: This time I will crush you, and that rail as well!
    Akira: Not happening. This rail is...
    Nero: Another place for you to die?
    Akira: Nope. The Rainbow Line is where I live.
  • When the rest of the Tokkyugers finally catch up to Right, they tell him they refuse to forget him or their time as Tokkyugers even if they can never live with their families again.
  • The Tokkyugers were ready to leave behind their homes forever as they didn't want to lose their memories of being Tokkyugers but the Rainbow President revealed that they didn't have to, revealing that their families were able to recognize them as adults and that they received the letters they sent during New Years. Even Right which it was thought that he won't able to turn back to a child nor his family won't able to recognize him after his exposure to darkness gets a happy ending as his family recognizes him and he, along with the other Tokkyugers, are able to return back to children and allowed to return to normal lives while keeping their memories as Tokkyugers.

Ressha Sentai ToQger Returns: Super ToQ7gou of Dreams

  • As a send off to suit actor Yoshifumi Oshikawa, he cameoed during the ending credits.
  • All of the now-adult ToQgers learning that they can regain their imagination, no matter what age they are, is incredibly inspiring and heartwarming.
  • The reveal that even though they could no longer see him (temporarily), Akira had been following the ToQgers around for the past ten years, looking after them. It's really driven home as Right realises just who threw him out of the enemy's line of fire at the beginning of the movie! Also, he looks exactly the same, apparently subverting Tank Top's fear of him growing old. No matter what, the fact that they can seem him again and have all been reunited really warms the heart.

Meta Examples

  • This series can be seen in Sentai history with True Companions as a recurring theme since the five ToQgers are childhood friends and the very idea of literally combating darkness with the The Power of Friendship and imagination.
    • Seconded. Considering how the previous sentai gained infamy with its almost-exclusive focus on one Ranger, the fact that all of them show off being great teammates and friends is quite welcome.
  • The imagination theme could be seen as this. With Japanese schools focusing more on memory than creativity, it feels nice that someone thought that kids should have some creativity.

Alternative Title(s): Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger


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