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Season 30 Episode 23

The Dangerous Partner (Abunai Aibō)

Aired Sunday 7:30 AM Aug 06, 2006 on TV Asahi
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The Dangerous Partner (Abunai Aibō)
Souta is missing so the other Boukengers are out looking for him. Souta is actually meeting an 'old friend', Toba, who has him tied up. Toba wants the Imperial Pearl that SGS recovered and is working with the Questers to get it. Eiji has detected their presence and wants to fight them alone. Rei uses his mind powers on Souta to find the SGS storage building, but Souta's trained mind only shows girls in swimsuits until he is reminded of a young girl his spying killed, leading to his revealing SGS's location. Souta escapes as Eiji fights the Questers. Souta meets up with the Boukengers to defend the SGS from Quester Robo. Both DaiBouken and SirenBuilder are nearly defeated until Toba sabotages Quester Robo allowing Ultimate DaiBouken to destroy it.moreless

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  • The past.

    This is certainly an episode about the past. We see a lot about Souta's former spying days and the regrets he still has about them, but he's trying to move on past that as a Boukenger. So Toba's reappearance in his life isn't really welcome. Eiji on the other hand is still stuck in his past as a Watcher of the Ashu as he still feels that he has to defeat the Questers alone, even though he now has a team of friends and comrades with him, but he does learn in the end. Even the Questers abandon their long running fight with him to get on with something else, which makes for an amusing scene when everyone leaves him standing there wondering what's going on. Of course, this being a past episode, it's fitting that the Questers are after a Precious we've seen before, the Imperial Pearl. I like the banter between Souta and Toba and how Toba manipulates Souta's memories by reminding him of painful events in their shared history. A very memorable episode.moreless
Takaya Kuroda

Takaya Kuroda

Yaiba (voice)

Junpei Morita

Junpei Morita


Shinichiro Ohta

Shinichiro Ohta

Narrator/equipment (voice)

Masashi Mikami

Masashi Mikami

Souta Mogami/BoukenBlue

Nobuo Tanaka

Nobuo Tanaka

Mr. Voice (voice)

Chise Nakamura

Chise Nakamura

Natsuki Mamiya/BoukenYellow

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • During the formation of Ultimate DaiBouken, DaiBouken's helmet (a part of GouGou Gyro) was shown to have lifted off, but as GouGou Jet attached in midflight, DaiBouken was wearing the Super DaiBouken helmet (a part of GouGou Crane), although the Ultimate DaiBouken helmet (a part of GouGou Jet) then immediately descended onto the head.

    • Akashi says that the SGS Sniper cannot detect humans, but it was a BoukenChip that Eiji supposedly found with it, not a person.

    • SGS' secret Precious storage facility has an 'SGS' logo above the front door.

    • Natsuki and Masumi thought that the BoukenChip planted by Eiji was from Souta, but didn't think to check it for messages straight away using the scanner on their Accellulars.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Sakura: It's no good. We still can't connect to Souta.
      Akashi: Me either. Even the emergency call isn't connecting.
      Voice: Maybe he's off taking a break? Although that's not like Blue.
      Akashi: I hope Eiji and the others can find something.

    • Toba: (on the phone) Hello? Reiko? Sorry, but cancel our dinner tonight. I met with an old friend. When we're done catching up, I'll call you again. (hangs up) Oh, a mail call. I wonder if it's Shiori?
      Souta: You haven't changed, Toba.
      Toba: How are you doing lately?
      Souta: Little by little.
      Toba: If you have a date, cancel it. This might take a while.
      Souta: Sorry, but I'm free today.

    • Toba: Shall we start? Sorry for making you wait, even though I was the one who invited you.
      Souta: No... So why did you invite me?
      Toba: The Imperial Pearl. I found out you guys obtained it. Inside it are the designs for the ultimate tank. The country I'm working for wants that. But what a surprise, I knew a secret organization like SGS and Boukenger existed, but... For my own partner to suddenly quit being a spy.
      Souta: If I were your partner, I would have talked. I thought you knew that.
      Toba: Normally. But I have a good method this time. This time...
      Gai: (entering with Rei) Hello!
      Souta: Questers!
      Gai: You look great, BoukenBlue.
      Rei: Long time no see.

    • Akashi: Eiji. What are you looking for?
      Eiji: Nothing. How about you guys? Did you find Souta?
      Akashi: (throws the BoukenChip back to Eiji) There's nothing recorded on this. Not even Souta's fingerprint.
      Eiji: How strange. But Souta might have been touched by the man he was with.
      Akashi: About that... SGS Sniper cannot detect humans. You were just trying to shake off Masumi and Natsuki. The only reason you would do such things... Ashu... The Questers.
      Eiji: I have to be the one to defeat them!
      Akashi: So I was right? Eiji, the Questers are now Negative. They're the enemy of the Boukengers as a whole. Let's defeat them together. Stop being stuck in the past!
      Eiji: Shut up! You're distracting me! There's a light trace of the Ashu. I can't focus if you keep yelling!
      Akashi: Fine. But if you find them we're going together. Okay?

    • Gai: We want the Precious too. Tell us where your storage place is. It's easier than spending all day searching for it.
      Toba: They offered to help me find the Imperial Pearl. It wasn't a bad plan, so I joined up.
      Souta: Do you know who these guys are!?
      Toba: Who they are and my mission are not related. The most important thing is that both sides follow our agreement.
      Gai: Don't be lame. We said we'd let you have the Imperial Pearl.
      Toba: Spies aren't the most trustful folk.
      Rei: Preparations are complete.
      Gai: You know Rei can draw out the memories from others. That device can project the thoughts that Rei draws from your mind.
      Rei: BoukenBlue. Where is the Precious storage house?

    • Eiji: Akashi. Sorry! But with the Ashu... I have to deal with them by myself! I have to!

    • Toba: When we met in training, you already had good taste in women then.
      Souta: I won't make women cry like you, Toba.
      Toba: Really? Didn't that girl cry? That little princess. In the past... our information created a coup and that kingdom was taken over. She was only ten years old, I guess? She was separated from her beloved country. She always cried about her home country. You remember, right? That princess? Just how many people have we made cry? ...You remember, right? The things we did? We knew we would be rewarded in exchange for all those tears. Poverty... Fear... Betrayal... You enjoyed the spy life. How many people have you caused to cry?
      Souta: I...
      Toba: Remember, Souta. Everything you've done up to now. All of it. Where is the Precious storage house?

    • Toba: (catching Souta) When you have no target, you still tend to go to the left.
      Souta: Toba... If the Questers obtain the Precious, the world will end. Let me go.
      Toba: I see. So you're a hero protecting the Earth? That's great. Trying to run from the past? From that little princess' tears? What you're doing is based on excuses from the past. It's all self-satisfaction.
      Souta: Self-satisfaction...

    • Toba: As long as you're alive, you have to keep going forward. You can't stay in the same place forever.
      Eiji: What the hell!? Don't you guys keep moving forward with out me! It makes me... look stupid, doesn't it?

    • Eiji: What are you doing!? How unsightly!
      Akashi: Silver! You!
      Eiji: Shut up! I get it! I have to move forward too.

    • Souta: Toba.
      Toba: No need to thank me. Spies don't trust each other, remember? I had it set up, just in case. That's it. It's my parting gift.
      Souta: Parting gift?
      Toba: You are no longer from my world. I've never thought of moving forward from this job. I'm surprised.
      Souta: Toba. Toba, you can move forward too.
      Toba: Your methods always, just a bit... saved me. But I have too much to bear. At least... saving you is my "self-satisfaction".
      Souta: Toba.
      Toba: Well, I'll hide until they find me. Later.

    • Natsuki: Souta! That Precious storage house is a fake they said!
      Sakura: That's unforgivable. Telling us a false location.
      Voice: Well... hey. These things happen.
      Eiji: Hey, aren't we working together?
      Akashi: For you to say that...
      Masumi: SGS doesn't trust us.
      Natsuki: How mean! Tell us the real place! Tell us tell us tell us!
      Souta: Not obtaining one's goal... that's the spy's tears isn't it?

    • Souta: Today's Super Sentai is…
      Boukengers: (together) Gekisou Sentai CarRanger!
      Eiji: In 1996, fighting traffic safety.
      Akashi: Using the legendary "CarMagic" power of the five Car Constellations…
      Sakura: … they fought the out of control space army, Bozock.
      Natsuki: At any race, race race, big race!
      Boukengers: (together from behind a miniature traffic light): Don't cross the street 'till the traffic light turns green.

  • NOTES (21)

    • This episode ends with a trailer for GouGou Sentai Boukenger The Movie: The Greatest Precious.

    • Akira Kubodera, who plays Yuji Toba here, previously appeared as Kanai/Giraffa Undead in Kamen Rider Blade.

    • Akashi's laptop display at the start of the episode is labelled "SGS Emergency Communication System Transmission ongoing", with a diagram showing the SGS logo on the left with three lines of communication marked "Line01", "Line02" and Line03" between it and a picture of Souta marked "Code Name Blue Souta Mogami on the right. The display later flashes "Transmission not possible Off Line" in red of Line02.

    • Eiji is still able to sense the Ashu, now Questers, by touching the ground.

    • The SGS Sniper is unable to detect humans.

    • Eiji now has at least one BoukenChip at his disposal.

    • It is possible to trace the location in which the GouGou Changer is used, but is apparently untracable until the transformation call is sent. Presumably this would also be possible with the Accellulars.

    • The display used to show where Eiji used the GouGou Changer is labelled "A Device For Tracing A Change Signal" with a indicator on the map showing SIlver's location.

    • All of the Precious that SGS comes into possession are placed within a secret storage facility. Although the Boukengers believed they knew the location, it turned out that this was a fake set up by SGS, so the real facility's location remains secret even after Souta accidently told the Questers about it.

    • Souta's spy training allows him to pick pockets and locks unseen and also keep his mind closed to interrogation. Only by distracting him with emotional memories can one gain the information they need from his mind. He tends to favour the left when moving covertly when he has no target.

    • Souta and Toba met during training to become spies. One mission involved them gathering information on an unnamed foreign kingdom, which was then taken over in a coup.

    • According to Toba, SGS and the Boukengers are secret organizations, even though SGS has flags outside it's museum and the Boukengers have acted in the city several times.

    • Toba mentions that he "found out" that the Boukengers had acquired the Imperial Pearl. He doesn't say how he found out, but this could point to a leak at SGS, although some information presumably came from the Questers. He doesn't know the location of SGS's Precious storage facility however.

    • Rei previously used his ability to draw out the memories in others to make Akashi see his former partner, Shiro Masaki, in Task 18.

    • Given the Questers' interest in Precious, SGS now classifies them as part of Negative Syndicate, the fourth such group in the series.

    • According to Souta, there is a Miss SGS Juka and Waki the receptionist working at SGS. Waki has a boyfriend however. He also imagines Sakura, Natsuki, Masumi and Akashi in less clothing.

    • Quester Robo Turbo is entirely Quester built and as such is completely different from their first robo, Gagadom, which was appropriated from Gaja.

    • Toba's phone's call log lists calls for the following dates: 6/15, 6/16, 6/20, 6/28, 6/28, 7/1, 7/2, 7/8, 7/8.

    • Precious: The Imperial Pearl.
      Hazard Level: Unknown.

      The Imperial Pearl was previously seen in Task 5.

    • 30 Sentai Encyclopedia: Gekisou Sentai CarRanger.

    • Monster: Quester Robo Turbo.


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