Due to the tumor's progression, Shibata now lives with paralysis on the right side of his body and was also found to have osteonecrosis of the femoral head, which deals with an interruption of blood flow to the bones. Because of this, his bones eventually fractured and has lost major hip function. Shibata has artificial joints placed but he lives with regular pain in his hips and must use a walker to get around.
This is the first time the five Tatsumi siblings are together after 18 years. Even though they played siblings in KyuuKyuu Sentai GoGo-V, Shibata thought of them as his real siblings and didn't want them to see him suffering and being afraid of death. Ryuichiro Nishioka, who played his older brother in the series, Matoi Tatsumi/Go Red remarked, "Other Sentai teams have been reuniting 10, 20 years later, but us... we just can't bring ourselves to do that." Shibata wondered why, in which Nishioka replied, "Because you're not there with us. It's not GoGo-V unless the five of us are together."
[Source: Tokusatsu Network, SpecialForm12]