Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, Ep 28 - "Watch Out for Chickens!"

NateRiver

Welcome
Has there been any episode of Go-Busters that's been like completely filler?I mean even the filler episodes kinda progressed the plot in some kind of way, be it BC-04,debuting something, or learning some back story....
 

Dessa

Fangtaku
Has there been any episode of Go-Busters that's been like completely filler?I mean even the filler episodes kinda progressed the plot in some kind of way, be it BC-04,debuting something, or learning some back story....

Well, let's see...

Episode 1: Introduced the team, the setting, Enter
Episode 2: Reveals a bit more of the team's backstory, primarily Hiromu's promise to Yoko
Episode 3: Mostly filler, but of note is that Yoko and Hiromu come to an understanding and stop fighting (mostly)
Episode 4: More info on the Metaloid/Megazord connection, as well as stuff regarding Kuroki's determination.
Episode 5: Introduction of Ryuuji's "dark side"
Episode 6: Introduction of Go-Buster Oh
Episode 7: Mostly filler, some character development for Hiromu
Episode 8: Introduction of the blueprints for the 4th Buster Machine
Episode 9: Mostly filler, some development for Yoko and Usada
Episode 10: More developments regarding BC-04, Rika accepts Nick
Episode 11: Mostly filler, some development for Gorisaki and Ryuuji
Episode 12: Mostly filler, some development for Yoko
Episode 13: Mostly filler, development for Yoko, first true 2-parter (part 1)
Episode 14: First true 2-parter (part 2), development for Yoko, first appearance of Jin and J (cameo at the end)
Episode 15: [proper] Introduction of Jin and J
Episode 16: Story on Jin and the other researchers, including heavy hints that Hiromu and Yoko's parents are still alive, and a bit on the nature of Avatars
Episode 17: First appearance of Go-Buster Beet
Episode 18: Mostly filler, introduces Jin ordering J to follow/protect Yoko
Episode 19: Introduction of Buster Hercules, some development for Nick
Episode 20: Introduction of Great Go-Buster, introduction of the subspace projection field
Episode 21: Mostly filler, slight development for Ryuuji (not much)
Episode 22: Introduction of Escape
Episode 23: Backstory on Jin and Yoko's mother, introduction of the GB-Protection suit
Episode 24: Mostly filler, some development for Hiromu
Episode 25: Mostly filler, some development for Ryuuji, more info on those trapped in subspace
Episode 26: Mostly filler, some development for Nakamura
Episode 27: Enter tries to get Dr Kudo to evolve Messiah
Episode 28: [Note that I haven't seen this subbed yet] Stuff is going on with Messiah, due to last episode, and there seems to be a connection between Escape and Hiromu's mom. Also, something's going on with Jin

Of those, even with the character development, I'd consider most of the "mostly filler" ones (7, 9, 11, 12, 21, 24, 25, and 26) close enough to be full filler episodes, especially 21 and 26. However, if you count character development as non-filler, then no, there haven't been any pure filler episodes, IMO.
 
The new OP the sequence reminds me of Aquarion (first series and EVOL) 2nd OP: it's just mostly stock footage, heck the song sounds like from a mecha anime. :laugh:

Love the body swap (but more like skin swap) scenes, somehow Suzuki Katsuhiro acts more girly than Arisa Komiya in those scenes. :sweat:

And that twist ending, wow...
 

FieryRed

Minato Ascending
Thanks to the mistake in OT's sub, I've still only watched the sub, but what I saw really impresses me. Whether this is retooling or not, I like the changes they implemented, and even the OP has started to grow on me. I love the fact that both Masato and J are integrated to both OP and ED, in a way that other Sixth Rangers never did before. And the twist at the end and the preview are suggesting that they're not just moving the plot forward, but the next episode seems almost like a series finale (which I'm glad it isn't since we knew that a Gavan two-parter is coming). I only hope from this point forward, the series will have new fans who will make it a habit to tune in to watch along with Kamen Rider Wizard.
 

NateRiver

Welcome
Of those, even with the character development, I'd consider most of the "mostly filler" ones (7, 9, 11, 12, 21, 24, 25, and 26) close enough to be full filler episodes, especially 21 and 26. However, if you count character development as non-filler, then no, there haven't been any pure filler episodes, IMO.

9 had BC-04.12 had Enter finding out Ryuji's weakness.24 had a new finisher for Ace and expanded on Hero-moo's past.25 kinda had Masato revealing to Ryuji how much harder it is in Hyperspace.26 was the debut of Ace Stag Custom.

So 7, 11, 12, and 21 were fillers.
 

Keith Justice

New Member
I... actually gotta say that I didn't feel any real big difference in tone. Hiromu came off juuuust a tinsy bit more lively, but that's about it.
 

Aoi Kurenai

Mad Skillz
It's probably gonna happen over the course of a few weeks. It's not like Hibiki where the original crew outright refused to make any changes and they had to fire them all in one go, producer Takebe and Yasuko Kobayashi have been bending to Toei. They've made adjustments as ratings come in and I'm gonna guess we'll see full on changes after/around the time of the Gavan team up.
 

Artic_Rival

Lurker
Yeah. I'm calling it now. They're going to face some sort of alien empire after Messiah bites it (IF he bites it that is)... Maybe the Delusion Empire. :laugh:
 

Dark Kabuto

In Justice, We Trust!
The new OP the sequence reminds me of Aquarion (first series and EVOL) 2nd OP: it's just mostly stock footage, heck the song sounds like from a mecha anime. :laugh:

Love the body swap (but more like skin swap) scenes, somehow Suzuki Katsuhiro acts more girly than Arisa Komiya in those scenes. :sweat:

And that twist ending, wow...

Now that you mention it...the 2nd Gobuster OP did feel like it belonged more to an Anime.
 

Lynxara

Nice post!!
So it sounds like the new direction is working for them.

Probably not as well as they'd like. A 4.4% only gives them about one point up over last week, and isn't even one of the show's higher ratings to date.

So I'm guessing Escape is the spirit of Hiromu's mother since she doesn't look like his mother and nobody has recognized her.

Or the thing with Escape being Hiromu's mom is an asspull meant to speed the plot along faster than originally planned, and the show is going to flagrantly contradict what came before and how characters should be reacting. I've really gotten the vibe from this episode that Escape is on her way out, so giving her character a simplistic explanation like "avatar copy of Hiromu's mom" would fit with that. Go-Busters is throwing plotlines under the bus left and right now, so I would expect to see some contradictory writing emerge from that.
 

Loghorn

Lurker
Probably not as well as they'd like. A 4.4% only gives them about one point up over last week, and isn't even one of the show's higher ratings to date.

This. The highest rating that the show has ever gotten so far is 5.2%, & that happened back in episodes 8 & 16. Episode 12 has a rating of 5.1%, & episode 3 has a 5% rating. The rest fall in the 3% & 4% ranges, along with the lowest rating in episode 22 with 2.2% (Escape's debut) so far.

http://www10.atwiki.jp/shichouseiko/pages/542.html

What I got to say about the ratings is that, if a Sentai series were to have very low ratings back 10+ years ago like Go-Busters currently has, Sentai would've most likely been cancelled & would've gone the way of Metal Heroes.

Heck, Sentai came very close to cancellation when Ohranger had very awful ratings, & Go-Buster's current average rating is worse than Ohranger's right now. The very high toy sales of Ohranger most likely saved Sentai as a whole back then.
 
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big_j_ny

Just an Internet User Passing Thru
Can I remind everyone that the Wizard premiere is one of the PRIMARY REASONS why this Go-Busters episode got a boost in ratings? ;)
 

NAND NOR

A Secret Messenger ...
Keith Justice said:
I... actually gotta say that I didn't feel any real big difference in tone. Hiromu came off juuuust a tinsy bit more lively, but that's about it.

I have to agree. We might see more significant changes in the next few episodes though.

I've really gotten the vibe from this episode that Escape is on her way out

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that's picked up on this. I know some people like Escape, but I have a hard time believing that she actually added anything to the show (beyond some very basic sex appeal). Enter on the other hand has always been one of my favorite parts of the show.
 

FieryRed

Minato Ascending
I have to agree. We might see more significant changes in the next few episodes though.



It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that's picked up on this. I know some people like Escape, but I have a hard time believing that she actually added anything to the show (beyond some very basic sex appeal). Enter on the other hand has always been one of my favorite parts of the show.

I think Escape has a lot of potential, but for whatever reason they hardly use her, and if they will just dump her unceremoniously I'd be very disappointed.
 

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