One of the production staff (I can't remember if it was Takebe?) said that significant changes had been made to the story over the course of the show. The original story was supposed to involve Date dying, Maki being written out much earlier than he was, and Ankh being the final villain of the show, among other things. They didn't mention why the changes were made, but it seems to be for reasons like Date being unexpectedly popular with viewers, rather than OOO having problems. Maybe Toei did intervene in the show, but if they did, it doesn't feel quite so obvious as it does with Go-Busters
Wouldn't surprise me if the Buddyroids (including J) got incapacitated (explains why the core three aren't Powered Custom, as well as Stag Buster's absence) and Masato got forcibly demorphed, or even had his avatar destroyed (that would explain the lack of injuries, especially if that's the real Masato and not an avatar).I assume J was talking the picture. Otherwise I don't know why he's not in the shot. Also don't know why Jin isn't in suit. Please god don't tell me him and J were left out of the final fight. Gobusters would pull that ****.
Isn't leaving out extras team members in the final battle a bit of a tradition for sentai/ PR?
So they can watch it get even lower ratings? Why are you trying to Leno Sentai?