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Go-Onger redirects here. For the RV used in the American adaptation of Engine Sentai Go-Onger, RPM, see Project GO-ONGER.

Engine Sentai Go-Onger (炎神戦隊ゴーオンジャー Enjin Sentai Gōonjā?) is Toei Company Limited's 32nd entry into the Super Sentai franchise, running from February 17, 2008 to February 8, 2009. Its theme is a racing/animal motif.

Go-Ongers footage was adapted for the Power Rangers season Power Rangers RPM, and was dubbed in South Korea as Power Rangers Engine Force (파워레인저 엔진포스 Pawaleinjeo Enjinposeu).

The average ratings of the series was 5.1%.

Plot

Machine World (マシンワールド Mashin Wārudo?) is one of the 11 Braneworlds (ブレーンワールド Burēnwārudo?) other than our own, which is referred to as the Human World (ヒューマンワールド Hyūman Wārudo?). Machine World is home to giant vehicular beings called Engines who wage a war against the Gaiark, who desire to pollute their world. Losing, Gaiark's three Pollution Ministers escape to Earth, seeing the Human World as an easier location to create their ideal paradise. The six Engines manage to pursue them, selecting five humans to become their partners, the Go-Ongers. The team are later joined by the Go-On Wings and their Wing Engines, as well as the Ancient Engines. Together they battle the Gaiark and other evil villains from other Braneworlds.

Characters

Go-Ongers

Main article: Go-Ongers
Color Name Actor
Go-On Red Sosuke Esumi Yasuhisa Furuhara
Go‑On Blue Renn Kousaka Shinwa Kataoka
Go‑On Yellow Saki Rouyama Rina Aizawa
Go‑On Green Hant Jou Masahiro Usui
Go‑On Black Gunpei Ishihara Kenji Ebisawa

Go-On Wings

Main article: Go-On Wings
Color Name Actor
Go‑On Gold Hiroto Sutou Hidenori Tokuyama
Go‑On Silver Miu Sutou Yumi Sugimoto

Special Go-Onger/Go-on Wings

Main article: Special Movie
Go-On Orange
Go-On Navy
Go-On Crimson
Go-On White
Go-On Cyan
Go-On Blaze

Engine Partners

Main article: Engines
Engine Name Voice Actor
Engine Speedor Speedor Daisuke Namikawa
Engine Buson Buson Hisao Egawa
Engine BearRV BearRV Miki Inoue
Engine Birca Birca Sōichirō Hoshi
Engine Gunpherd Gunpherd Kenji Hamada
Engine Carrigator Carrigator Kyousei Tsukui
Engine Toripter Toripter Shizuka Ishikawa
Engine Jetras Jetras Kiyotaka Furushima
Engine Jumbowhale Jum-bowhale Tomomichi Nishimura

Ancient Engines

Engine Name
Engine Kishamoth Kishamoth
Engine T-line T-Line
Engine K-line K-Line

Special Engine Partners & Ancient Engines

Engine Name
Engine Kishamoth Kishamoth
Engine Razor Razor

Movie Exclusive

Engine Name Voice Actor
Engine Retsu-Taka Retsu-Taka Kento Handa
Engine Shishi-no-Shin Shishi-no-Shin Jyunichi Haruta
Engine Tsuki-no-Wa Tsuki-no-Wa Mika Kikuchi

Allies

  • BOMPER - (Born-to Outerdimension and Mechanic x Pitcrew-type Engine-support Robot) the Go-Ongers' robotic adviser and mechanic, creation of Jum-Bowhale

Braneworld Allies

Other Allies

Kamen Rider Kiva Wataru KurenaiIcon-crosswiki
Main article: Minor characters in Engine Sentai Go-Onger


Barbaric Machine Clan Gaiark

Main article: Barbaric Machine Clan Gaiark
Kega Yellow Water Pollution Minister Kegalesia (1-49) [1]

Barbaric Machine Beasts

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Mecha

Category:Mecha (Go-Onger)

Arsenal

Category:Arsenal (Go-Onger)

Episodes

Engine Sentai Go-Onger Episodes

Songs

Main article: Engine Sentai Go-onger Soundtracks


Opening theme
Ending themes
Starting with episode 9 to 13, and 15 to 17, the second verse from "Engine First Rap -Type Normal-" was used as the ending theme, switching from the verse about Speedor to the verse about Bus-on. As of episode 18, Bearrv's verse is used as the ending theme.
Starting with episode 22, the third verse from "Engine Second Rap -TURBO CUSTOM-", Carrigator's verse, was used as the ending theme as a way to promote the movie. It was played again, from episodes 27 to 30, with Birca's verse. It was then resumed, in episode 32, with Gunpherd's verse.[4]
  • "Engine Eco Lap -Recycle Custom-" (炎神エコラップ-Recycle Custom- Enjin Eko Rappu -Risaikuru Kasutamu-?, 23 & 24, It's a Seminar! Everyone GO-ON)
    • Artist: Engine Kids with Project. R (Takayoshi Tanimoto, Sister MAYO, Kenichiro Ōishi)
    • Lyrics: Mike Sugiyama (マイク スギヤマ Maiku Sugiyama?)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kenichiro Ōishi (大石憲一郎 Ōishi Ken'ichirō?)
This version of the ending theme, first used at the end of episode 23 and later used as the ending theme to the It's a Seminar! Everyone GO-ON DVD features the Engine Kids singing and members of Project. R singing back up. As the title suggests, the song discusses ecology and recycling.
  • "Engine Formation Lap -GekijōBang! Custom-" (炎神フォーメーションラップ-劇場BANG! CUSTOM- Enjin Fōmēshon Rappu -Gekijōban! Kasutamu-?, 25 & Movie)
    • Artist: Project.R (Takayoshi Tanimoto, Hideaki Takatori, Sister MAYO, Hideyuki Takahashi, Takafumi Iwasaki, YOFFY, Mayumi Gojo, Kenichiro Ōishi) with Engine the Kids
    • Lyrics: Mike Sugiyama (マイク スギヤマ Maiku Sugiyama?)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kenichiro Ōishi (大石憲一郎 Ōishi Ken'ichirō?)
This version of the ending theme, first used at the end of episode 25, is also the ending theme for the movie.
  • "G3 Princess Lap -PRETTY LOVE☆Limited-" (G3プリンセス ラップ~PRETTY LOVE☆Limited~ Jī Surī Purinsesu Rappu ~Puriti Rabu Rimiteddo~?, 31)
    • Artist: G3 Princess (G3プリンセス Jī Surī Purinsesu?, Saki Rōyama [Rina Aizawa], Miu Sutō [Yumi Sugimoto], Kegalesia [Nao Oikawa])
    • Lyrics: Mike Sugiyama (マイク スギヤマ Maiku Sugiyama?)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kenichiro Ōishi (大石憲一郎 Ōishi Ken'ichirō?)
This version of the ending theme is used in episode 31 as both an insert song and an ending theme, featuring the G3 Princess idol group (Saki, Miu, and Kegalesia) singing.[5][6] Included in G3 Princess CD Box set, there will be an arrangement of "G3 Princess Rap ~PRETTY LOVE☆Limited~" for each of the members of G3 Princess as well as their character songs. The G3 Princess Rap ~PRETTY LOVE☆Limited~ mini-album also includes the title song, the character songs, as well as "Engine Sentai Go-onger," "Engine First Rap -Type Normal," and "Engine Eco Rap -RECYCLE CUSTOM-."
Starting with episode 36 to 37, the first verse, Toripter's verse, was used. Then as of episodes 38 and 39, the second verse, Jetras' verse, was used as the ending theme. In episode 40, the third verse, Jum-bowhale's verse, was used. Psychic Lover (サイキックラバー Saikikku Rabā?) is also noted as the artist of the song on the complete song collection.[7]
Starting with episode 42, the first verse, Kishamoth's verse, was used. In episode 43, it was switched to T-line's verse, the second verse. Then K-line's verse, the third verse, was used in episode 44. It was included on the complete song collection, released on January 14, 2009, which came with a toy Engine Soul that plays the ending theme melody.[7]
  • "G5 Prince Lap -Bon★Baie Limited-" (G5プリンスラップ~BONバイエ★Limited~ Jī Faibu Purinsu Rappu ~Bonbaie★Rimiteddo?, 45)
    • Artist: G5 Prince (G5プリンス Jī Faibu Purinsu?, Sōsuke Esumi [Yasuhisa Furuhara], Renn Kōsaka [Shinwa Kataoka], Hant Jō [Masahiro Usui], Gunpei Ishihara [Kenji Ebisawa], Hiroto Sutō [Hidenori Tokuyama]) with Bomper (Akiko Nakagawa)
    • Lyrics: Mike Sugiyama (マイク スギヤマ Maiku Sugiyama?) & Saburo Yatsude (八手 三郎 Yatsude Saburō?)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kenichiro Ōishi (大石憲一郎 Ōishi Ken'ichirō?)
  • "Engine Winning Run -Type Formula-" (炎神ウイニングラン-Type Formula- Enjin Uiningu Ran -Taipu Fōmyura-?, 50)
    • Artist: Project.R (Hideyuki Takahashi, Takayoshi Tanimoto, Sister MAYO, Hideaki Takatori, Mayumi Gojo, YOFFY, Takafumi Iwasaki, IMAJO, Kenichiro Ōishi) with Engine Kids
    • Lyrics: Mike Sugiyama (マイク スギヤマ Maiku Sugiyama?) & Saburo Yatsude (八手 三郎 Yatsude Saburō?)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kenichiro Ōishi (大石憲一郎 Ōishi Ken'ichirō?)
Insert themes
  • "Let's Go Ondo" (レッツ・ゴー音頭 Rettsu Gō Ondo?)
    • Artist: Hideyuki Takahashi (高橋秀幸 Takahashi Hideyuki?) (Project.R)
    • Lyrics: Mike Sugiyama (マイク スギヤマ Maiku Sugiyama?)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Morihiro Suzuki (鈴木盛広 Suzuki Morihiro?)
    • Chorus: Takako Nishimura (西村たか子 Nishimura Takako?)
  • "Take Off! Go-On Wings" (テイクオフ! ゴーオンウイングス Teikuofu! Gōon Uingusu?)
    • Artist: Project. R (Tanimoto Takayoshi, Mayumi Gojo, Kenichiro Oishi)
    • Lyrics: Mike Sugiyama (マイク スギヤマ Maiku Sugiyama?)
    • Composition: Megumi Ohashi (大橋恵 Ōhashi Megumi?)
    • Arrangement: Project. R (Keinichiro Ōishi & Megumi Ohashi)
    • Inserted into episodes 17, 20 & 48
  • "Gaiaaku Sangyou Kakumei Sengen" (害悪産業革命宣言 Gaiaku Sangyō Kakumei Sengen?, "Declaration of a Harmful Industrial Revolution")
    • Artist: IMAJO (Project. R)
    • Lyrics: Mike Sugiyama (マイク スギヤマ Maiku Sugiyama?)
    • Composition: IMAJO
    • Arrangement: Hiroaki Kagoshima (籠島裕昌 Kagoshima Hiroaki?)
    • Inserted in episode 31
Character themes

The single of the opening and ending themes comes in two versions, one of which is the limited edition "Engine Soul Set" (炎神ソウルセット Enjin Sōru Setto?) version that includes a limited edition toy Engine Soul that plays the opening theme melody. It is the first Super Sentai theme song single to ever make it onto the Oricon charts' top ten list, reaching #4 on the weekly singles chart by selling 22,000 records in its first week.[8] It had started out at #3 on the daily singles chart on its first day of sale, March 19, 2008, peaking at #2 on March 20, 2008. It had remained in the top 20 of the weekly charts for four weeks, and became the #113 top selling single on the Oricon's yearly rankings. As part of a Kodomo no Hi report, the Oricon listed "Engine Sentai Go-onger" as the #1 tokusatsu hero karaoke request, ahead of songs such as AAA DEN-O form'sIcon-crosswiki "Climax JumpIcon-crosswiki" for Kamen Rider Den-OIcon-crosswiki and Template:UM's "Template:UM" for Template:UM.[9]

A final album was released for Go-onger on March 18, 2009, which included all of the character songs in the series, including versions of "G3 Princess Rap" performed as a group and by each individual member, "Smile×Smile" performed by Rina Aizawa, "Yume no Tsubasa" (夢の翼? "Dream Wings") performed by Yumi Sugimoto, "Utopia" (桃源郷(ユートピア) Yūtopia?) performed by Nao Oikawa, "G5 Prince Rap", versions of "Kimi to Gyutto♪" (君とギュッと♪? "Holding You Tight♪") performed by G5 Prince and each of the individual members, "miss you" performed by Hidenori Tokuyama for episode 31, and "Engine Special Rap" (炎神スペシャルラップ Enjin Supesharu Rappu?) by Project.R, featuring "Engine First Rap", "Engine Second Rap", "Engine Third Rap", "Engine Final Rap", and "Engine Winning Run" as a single song.[10]

Cast

Voice actors

Suit actors

Stage Shows

Notes

  • Go-Onger is very similar to Choujuu Sentai Liveman; particularly with the first three Rangers being Red, Blue, and Yellow and the two that join the team being Green and Black respectively.
    • It should be noted that there is a bird-themed Red in both teams.
    • Both teams use some mechs which are a mix of animal & vehicle motifs.
    • One difference is that the Yellow and Blue Rangers' genders are switched (the Blue Ranger is male and the Yellow Ranger is female).
    • Another difference is that the Engines are sentient beings from another planet instead of lifeless mechs.
    • In Liveman, Black Bison and Green Sai joined after halfway through the show, whereas Go-On Green and Go-On Black joined in Go-Onger's second episode.
  • The Engines in Soul form were designed by Toei Animation.
  • "Enjin" (炎神?) literally translates as "Flame God." The logo for the series uses the English word "Engine" in the title instead of the romanization of the kanji as "Enjin."
  • "Go-Onger" (ゴーオンジャー Gōonjā?) is a portmanteau of the Japanese words for "thunderous sound" (轟音 gōon?) and "Ranger" (レンジャー Renjā?). It is also related to the English words "go on."
  • The "Mantan Gun" (マンタンガン Mantangan?) comes from the Japanese phrase for "full tank" (満タン mantan?).
  • "Bikkuri" (びっくり?) means "surprise," making Bikkurium the "element of surprise".
  • All members role call uses the word 'Kai' (in japanese) at the last syllable.
  • This is the 1st season where the name of the show starts with Go-. The second one is Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.
  • This is the first Sentai Season with two 6th Rangers, as well as the first Sentai team to officially feature a female 6th ranger.
  • This is the first car-themed Sentai that has an official Sixth and Seventh Ranger: The Go-On Wings team.
  • Combining the first parts of the 5 Go-Ongers' surnames, and full surname of the Go-On Wings, you get ekorogisuto, which is ecologist.

Official websites

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