Recap: Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger, Episode 16 – Purple Fixer

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

As the Boonbooms are on the highway training for the Big Bang Grand Prix, Investigator Shirabe calls them about a strange UFO entering Earth’s atmosphere. Just then, another unidentified thing appears on the highway and crashes into all of them as it speeds through.

The Boonbooms head to the garage to bandage themselves up and figure out who or what that was. Investigator Shirabe confirms it was the same thing that the ISA detected enter the atmosphere.

BunBun says it has a Boonboom signal which is emitted from devices made by him, including the Cars. Though he does not remember making whatever is emitting this signal now which he thinks is odd.

Shirabe mentions the ISA picked up another falling object when MadRex was defeated, but it had a different signal.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Meanwhile, a purple-colored Boonboomger is on a rooftop accompanied by a partner he calls Byundi. Byundi asks the purple guy how it feels to be back home, but he says he does not care.

Suddenly, the purple guy detects a signal and is excited that this is the chaos they are looking for. Byundi reminds him they have a delivery to make, but the purple guy says they can do it later.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Later in the park, Officer Jou offers to help retrieve a little boy’s balloon that is stuck in a tree. But a purple-dressed guy zooms up to grab it for the kid.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

At the café, Mira slips on a coffee spill and the purple guy swoops in to catch her and the tray of coffee cups she had been holding.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Next, the purple guy beats Genba in making a delivery to one of his regular customers.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Downtown, Shashiro notices someone following him and tries to lose him, but the purple guy turns out to be just too fast.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

After a delivery, Taiya comes face to face with the purple guy and tells him he is not fast enough for him. Taiya asks why the guy is meddling.

The guy says he was just saying hello to them, but they are all disappointing. Taiya spars with the guy a bit before he introduces himself as Homura Sakito.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Watching from the garage, BunBun is surprised Sakito has a Boonboom Controller.

Later, Sakito and Byundi appear in front of the General3 who are shocked to see a purple Boonboom. Sakito is surprised that Earth has Boonboomgers too and he now considers them his enemy.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Anyway, Cannonborg has been waiting for the universe’s best deliveryman. But Sakito says he is not a deliveryman, but the universe’s best cleaner. He takes care of any kind of cleanup there is. And this cleanup is a delivery from the head of the Hashiryan.

Cannonborg asks how it is back at the office and Sakito says they are fine and had asked the same of them on Earth. Cannonborg says that is exactly why he ordered this legendary sword from the planet Reflector. Before Cannonborg can tell the purple pair about it, they have already left.

Cannonborg asks for a key and Ittasha turns one in the sword to bring about Sword Guruma

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Back at the garage, BunBun has found that the signal came from his Boonboom Controller. He remembers creating it to give him a speed boost in the Grand Prix. But he laughs nervously when he remembers throwing it away when he couldn’t use it.

Shashiro finds Sakito’s identity and records of him going missing when he was 10 years old. Shirabe is unsure that they could be the same person.

The Boonbooms have to quickly hurry out when Sword Guruma begins rampaging downtown and gathers a lot of gassholin. The Boonbooms henshin and take care of Nejiretta before focusing on the Kurumaju.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Sword Guruma, however, sucks up all their attacks and is able to return it right back at them.

Cannonborg reveals and introduces himself to the Boonbooms for the first time. He says the more they attack the Kurumaju, the stronger it becomes since it is full of gassholin.

Just then, Sakito arrives and speeds through them all.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Sakito henshins and says he is not with the Boonbooms. He introduces himself as the universe’s best cleaner, Bun Violet.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Sakito takes on Sword Guruma who is shocked that Sakito is able to match him when he is so trained and disciplined. Sakito says if you focus attacks on one spot you can break even the most trained opponent down.

Sakito delivers a Byunbyun Arrow Driver finisher and finishes Sword Guruma for good.

Cannonborg picks up the sword and is happy it has gathered a lot of gassholin. He says the blade is now forged and he believes things will go much smoother from now on.

Sakito tells the Boonbooms that this cleanup job will cost them. Taiya asks what he wants and Sakito says he wants them to bring him to whoever made his Controller. Byundi knows it was made by Bundorio Bunderas.

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

BunBun recognizes Sakito’s partner as Byun Diesel, the one who was always ahead of him in the Grand Prix!

Bakuage Sentai Boonboomger Episode 16 Recap Review

Episode Thoughts

A very byun start for Sakito and Byundi! Loved this episode!

I have really loved the five Boonbooms so far (plus BunBun and Investigator Shirabe as well and the General3 too). And just on first impressions, Sakito and Byundi should be great additions as well!

Sakito’s personality here is great. Fun with the right amount of mystery. A nice and cool guy, but also with a touch of danger and uncertainty too when henshined.

It was such great news a few weeks ago when Yu Miyazawa was announced as taking on the role. He had such an impactful performance as Alpha on Gotchard for one episode. I imagine he had already been cast as Sakito before having filmed for Gotchard. But Toei definitely saw something in this guy and already I think they made a great choice here.

He’s such a charismatic actor and he’s shown that he’s versatile considering Alpha in Gotchard and Sakito so far in Boonboomger are such different characters. Really looking forward to seeing him and the rest of the cast interact more.

I loved Sakito’s face off with Taiya. The way that scene was directed and choreographed was so cool and moody. The two actors also played off each other so well. Hope we get similar scenes with the other four Boonbooms too beyond what we saw here.

As for the character, very interesting about him potentially going missing at 10 years old. I hope whatever his backstory is, it will be a good one. Hopefully emotional. And maybe even relating on Taiya’s own childhood as well. We still don’t really know much about those backstories. So I hope the show has something great planned for them later on.

Very interesting to think about him being a “cleaner” too as traditionally, the cleaners in crime and action dramas and stuff basically clean up after a crime or something like that. I doubt it’s that serious here lol, but in relation to deliveries and the like, perhaps he is someone hired to clean or fix a problem or dilemma someone might have. And in turn, will deliver that solution for those clients.

Also, Sakito’s character song, I assume, was really awesome. Added so much to the great action in that battle with the Kurumaju.

It’s funny how I realized where Byun Diesel’s name comes from only when BunBun said his name out loud at the end of the episode. Antonio Banderas, I’m not sure what his connection is to fast cars and the like. But Vin Diesel? That’s definitely the perfect name to draw upon for this show. lolol

Overall, a really great introduction to Sakito and Byundi. The Hashiryans moving along with their own plans too. Just Boonboomger on cruise control (in a good way!) and being fun and exciting for 16 weeks straight now!

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