What did Gou Wakamatsu say to get himself kicked off of Go-Busters?

Aoi Kurenai

Mad Skillz
I've been reading around about this lately, but can't seem to find a solid answer. Gou Wakamatsu, one of the assistant producers on Go-Busters, has supposedly been fired from the show in retaliation to a comment he made slamming another Toei producer (Shirakura) on Twitter, but...what exactly did he say? Is it possible that he wasn't fired and just left the show or is taking a period of absence from it? His leave coincidences with what looks like some of that traditional Toei Meddling in shows that we all know too well, but what exactly are the particulars of the situation?
 

Lynxara

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Is it possible that he wasn't fired and just left the show or is taking a period of absence from it?

Yes. In fact, I'd assume this is the case until someone can produce some sort of evidence. I can't find a link to the Tweet or a synopsis of what was said, which makes me think the Twitter angle might be fan paranoia kicking in. Right now, I believe Wakamatsu's Japanese Wikipedia page simply says that he left Go-Busters for unknown reasons.
 

RyuSensei

That guy in Japan
His leave coincidences with what looks like some of that traditional Toei Meddling in shows that we all know too well

Pardon my ignorance, but what do you mean by Toei Meddling?

The only shift in the show that I've noticed lately (Aside from the introduction of Beet and Stag Busters) is a slight increase in comedy, mostly from the Buddyroids. Then again, this is the show with a hero whose primary weakness is chicken so it was never 100% serious to begin with.
 

Smilodon

Friendship and the Cosmos.
Aoi didn't mean in Gobusters specifically, rather Toei's interference in general regarding their shows. The most infamous example would be Hibiki's midseason retooling that removed all of their staff and replaced them with Inoue.

Another example would be something that Red Ranger put up recently, with Gokaiger's tribute episodes getting jammed in the latter half of the series because of an unforeseen (But fortunate) incident with Ogawa Teruyuki, who raised awareness for Gokaiger among past Sentai actors and suddenly Toei could bring people back for tribute episodes.

In the beginning of Fourze, there was an article that said that Toei initially scrapped the idea of making Fourze a serious anniversary series because of Decade, and all we got was the little clips and references to older rider series.
 
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Aoi didn't mean in Gobusters specifically, rather Toei's interference in general regarding their shows. The most infamous example would be Hibiki's midseason retooling that removed all of their staff and replaced them with Inoue.

Another example would be something that Shougo put up recently, with Gokaiger's tribute episodes getting jammed in the latter half of the series because of an unforeseen (But fortunate) incident with Ogawa Teruyuki, who raised awareness for Gokaiger among past Sentai actors and suddenly Toei could bring people back for tribute episodes.

In the beginning of Fourze, there was an article that said that Toei initially scrapped the idea of making Fourze a serious anniversary series because of Decade, and all we got was the little clips and references to older rider series.

If it wasn't enough to help Gokaiger's ratings towards the end of the show, I hope that fans will appreciate seeing the actual actors return again.
 

big_j_ny

Just an Internet User Passing Thru
Pardon my ignorance, but what do you mean by Toei Meddling?

You want an example of "Toei Meddling?" Watch Kamen Rider Decade.........that is the epitome of "Toei Meddling" at its finest (even more than the meddling of Kamen Rider Hibiki's production)
 
[HIDE]Essentially it ends with them realising they're a tv show and that parts of the show are being changed due to executive meddling.[/HIDE]
 

Lynxara

Nice post!!
Actually I'd say Akibaranger holds that title.

Yeah, but with Akiba, that's all clearly planned. The creators are clearly criticizing the cavalier way Toei views the shows, caring about them as products first and creative works as a very distant seconds.

In particular, Jun Hikasa "left" the last official series he worked on about 2/3 of the way through as part of a move to retool it. I would imagine that experience and others like it informed the plot of Akibaranger.
 

big_j_ny

Just an Internet User Passing Thru
Yeah, but with Akiba, that's all clearly planned. The creators are clearly criticizing the cavalier way Toei views the shows, caring about them as products first and creative works as a very distant seconds.

In particular, Jun Hikasa "left" the last official series he worked on about 2/3 of the way through as part of a move to retool it. I would imagine that experience and others like it informed the plot of Akibaranger.

Hence why Decade is the clear example of "Toei meddling."

That show hasn't had a consistent direction for a story plot EXCEPT to end in a damn "clusterfuck war." Shirakura basically told ALL THE WRITERS on Decade, the show will start with a Rider War..........the show will end with a Rider War, and everything in the middle we'll just **** around a bit until we reach the end.

Even for an anniversary show, the **** is the most poorly planned, most easily meddled around show Toei has ever produced.

There might be other ones, but I doubt they'll ever be as mishandled and manipulated as Kamen Rider Decade
 

Switchblade

Member
Even for an anniversary show, the **** is the most poorly planned, most easily meddled around show Toei has ever produced.
Poorly planned, sure, I'll give you that. I still think Hibiki has to be the most badly meddled with series, though. Decade was already such a random (if entertaining) clusterfuck that the meddling wasn't that noticeable - with Hibiki the entire show was heavily retooled and it was incredibly blatant that new writers and producers were coming in and changing things.
 

Scissors

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Decade was not even a "real" anniversary show to begin with.
"Heisei anniversary"? Seriously?

The whole show, right down from the non-existing plot to the badly written characters, was a clear example of the suits at Toei screaming "Financial crisis! We need money! FAST!"

While watching the show, you kept feeling that Toei had originally wanted Decade to be a VA in a suit, but were forced to make a character out of him, so they told the writers "Yeah, just make up some story for the character. We don't really care. Just make sure he gets to fight a lot"
 
Poorly planned, sure, I'll give you that. I still think Hibiki has to be the most badly meddled with series, though. Decade was already such a random (if entertaining) clusterfuck that the meddling wasn't that noticeable - with Hibiki the entire show was heavily retooled and it was incredibly blatant that new writers and producers were coming in and changing things.

Could something similar had been happening on the Ultra Series' as well? For instance, the second half of Ultraman Dyna ... changed ... from a fairly light-hearted comedy adventure that focused on the main protagonist, to one that became heavily-laden with drama and tragedy, that seemed to shift away from the main protagonist somewhat.
 

Dr Kain

Well-Known Member
Poorly planned, sure, I'll give you that. I still think Hibiki has to be the most badly meddled with series, though. Decade was already such a random (if entertaining) clusterfuck that the meddling wasn't that noticeable - with Hibiki the entire show was heavily retooled and it was incredibly blatant that new writers and producers were coming in and changing things.

Given how bad Hibiki was in the first place, I highly doubt the "meddling" could have made the show bad. If anything, the show must have gone up. I'll find out someday though, because I'll give the show another try once someone subs DVD rips (I made it up to episdoe 17 when it first aired).
 

Switchblade

Member
Given how bad Hibiki was in the first place, I highly doubt the "meddling" could have made the show bad. If anything, the show must have gone up. I'll find out someday though, because I'll give the show another try once someone subs DVD rips (I made it up to episdoe 17 when it first aired).
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Given how bad Hibiki was in the first place, I highly doubt the "meddling" could have made the show bad. If anything, the show must have gone up. I'll find out someday though, because I'll give the show another try once someone subs DVD rips (I made it up to episdoe 17 when it first aired).

Hibiki bad... I.. But... I.. I don't even...
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FreedomR8G6B1

New Member
Given how bad Hibiki was in the first place

Hey, the first half of Hibiki was decent at best...compare to those viewers who couldn't stand the first three episode and ran screaming over the hills proclaiming it sucked in 2005.:laugh:

However, given everything...watching both the first half and second half of Hibiki was like watching two different shows.:redface2:
 
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