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Kyūkyū Sentai Gogo V (Rescue Squadron Gogo Five) is the twenty-third installment in the Super Sentai series, running from 1999 to 2000.

In the year 1999, the Tatsumi siblings, a family of rescue workers, is contacted by their long-absent father, Mondo Tatsumi. He tells them of the coming invasion of the evil Saima Clan, and gives them the means to fight them. Now, as the Rescue Sentai GoGoFive, the Tatsumis must stop the Saima from resurrecting their Queen, Grandiene.

The Tatsumi Family:

  • Matoi Tatsumi / Go Red: The Hero and eldest son. A firefighter.
  • Nagare Tatsumi / Go Blue: The Smart Guy and second son. A chemist who combines strategies with brute force.
  • Shō Tatsumi / Go Green: The Lancer (has the most issues with authority). The middle son and a helicopter pilot.
  • Daimon Tatsumi / Go Yellow: Kid Appeal Character; The hotheaded and brash youngest son who is a martial artist. He's a police officer.
  • Matsuri Tatsumi / Go Pink: The Chick, Team Mom, and youngest of the five. A medic.
  • Dr. Mondo Tatsumi: The siblings' father; The Professor and the Team Dad.

The Saima Clan:

Adapted as Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue. Until the premiere of Tokumei Sentai Gobusters, this was the last Sentai to have a non-standard name (i.e., one without the "-(ran)ger" or "-man" suffix).



Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

Matoi: "GoRed!"

Nagare: "GoBlue!"

Sho: "GoGreen!"

Daimon: "GoYellow!"

Matsuri: "GoPink!"

Matoi: "The lives of people are the future of this planet!"

Nagare: "Burning Rescue spirits!"

Sho: "KyuKyu Sentai - !"

Daimon: "Go - !"

Matsuri: "Go - !"

All: "Five!"
Matoi: "Mobilize!"
    • Lampshaded in the second episode.
    • They do a combined roll call with Timeranger during its team-up movie.

 Tatsuya: "The lives of people are the future of this planet!"

Matoi: "Burning Rescue spirits!"

GoGo Five: "Kyukyu Sentai - !"

Matoi: "Go! Go!"

All: "Five!" "Timeranger!"

  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Matoi gets his own motorcycle, the Command Attacker. The others, meanwhile, get no individual means of transport.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Pierre's responsibility; he does this by tossing the Saima Cards at the monster's remains and chanting a magic spell.
  • Mooks
  • Motif: Boy, is there a lot!
    • Rescue, of course! In fact, Mission 8 reveals that the Tatsumi family line goes way back to the Edo era as firefighters, so assumingly, the rescue spirit runs in the family.
      • And it's not just a visual motif either; the series tries to emphasize the spirit and essence of rescue work and workers whenever possible. Missions 8 and 11, for example, put focus on this.
    • The letter "V"; both as the Roman numeral for "5", as a visual motif, and also possibly referring to "Victory". As if to keep the motif clean, there wasn't even a Sixth Ranger.
    • And "Kyukyu"/"Rescue" and "99", to a lesser extent.
      • Which turns into Fridge Brilliance when you consider that the series with the Rescue motif was released in 1999
    • Parent-child relationship, reflected by both the Tatsumi family and Saima clan. And the vast contrast between the head, and sole, parent's disposition and affection towards the children.
    • While we're at the topic of "Family": Sibling bond. This is a major theme also reflected by both sides, though unlike the absolute polarity with parent-child relationship, both sides exhibit the same nature of closeness between the siblings, with slightly varying degrees, of course.
    • Ironically for a Super Sentai title, the series has quite a bit of realism scattered throughout; character and setting realism for the most part, but arguably, also due to the "Earth Technology" motif.[6], we're talking about the technology which created an underwater train station, sentient robots and a gigantic train holding several Combining Mecha components, which, in addition, can be launched into space...
  • The Movie: Gogo-V: Gekitotsu! Aratanaru Chōsenshi ("Clash! The New Super Warrior", also known as Gogo-V vs. Zeek on the DVD back cover). Unlike previous movies, this was a straight-to-video release and it's officially counted as the fifth Sentai Vs. movie, despite not being an actual crossover (since Zeek was a new character made for the film).
  • "On the Next Episode of..." Catchphrase: "Emergency Signal!" [7]
  • Robot Buddy: LinerBoy.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Dr. Mondo only made enough suits for his five children, leaving Go Pink as the only female member. However, Kyoko, the self-proclaimed sixth member of Gogo-V, does get the chance to help out the team as a legitimate heroine when she dons the Zeektector armor, if only for the movie.
  • Super Mode
  • Supervillain Lair: Saima Paradico, located in the North Pole.
  • Theme Music Power-Up
  • Transformation Trinket
  • Weapon of Choice:

Tropes specific to Rescue Sentai Go Go Five:

Notes

  1. "Chakusou!"/"Equip suit!"
  2. Nagare using hard-hitting brute force and Daimon being a martial artist.
  3. He's the thinker and inventor of the group.
  4. He butts heads often with Matoi, and is not as forgiving to his father as the others.
  5. A wordplay: "99"/"Nine-Nine" is read as "kyūkyū" in Japanese, which is also the word for "rescue".
  6. Then again
  7. "Kinkyuutsuho!"
  8. Gun and Stick modes.
  9. A fire extinguisher
  10. A pair of scissor appendages
  11. GoGo
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