The Shinkengers transformed (from left to right): Shinken Green, Shinken Yellow, Shinken Gold, Shinken Red, Shinken Pink, Shinken Blue

The Shinkengers (シンケンジャー Shinkenjā) are the fictional protagonists featured in the 33rd Super Sentai Series Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. The Shinkengers existed for eighteen generations to protect the world from the Gedoushu, demonic beings from the Sanzu River.[1]

The Shinkengers

The historic household of the Hotta clan is the setting of the Shiba House in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger

Based out of the Shiba House (志葉家 Shiba Ke) that originated from Mount Tsunobue (角笛の山 Tsunobue no Yama), the Shinkengers use the kanji-based power called "Mojikara" (モヂカラ Mojikara, translated as "Character Power"), which is passed down from one generation to the next (currently on the 18th Generation). Once becoming a Shinkenger, they must renounce their past lives in order to keep their friends and family safe in case a member of the Gedoushu targets them. The Shiba House's manor is protected by a barrier of the Modikara "protect" ( mamoru), keeping the Shinkengers safe. They use a Gap Sensor (隙間センサー Sukima Sensā) to detect the presence of a Gedoushu and its whereabouts. Prior to battle, the team announces their arrival by the first person (usually Takeru Shiba) saying their Shinkenger name and then full name, followed by each subsequent Shinkenger stating "The same..." (同じく Onajiku) followed by their color and full name (though this part is not carried on to the Kamen Rider Decade crossover). Takeru then says "The Samurai Sentai authorized by divine providence..." (天下御免の侍戦隊 Tenkagomen no Samurai Sentai), followed by the whole group saying "Shinkenger, Go Forth!!" (シンケンジャー、参る!! Shinkenjā, mairu!!).

Takeru Shiba

The main protagonist of the series. Takeru Shiba (志葉 丈瑠 Shiba Takeru) is a young man descended from feudal lords, referred by his vassals and servants as Lord (殿 Tono). He was raised since childhood by Hikoma Kusakabe to act the role of the 18th head of the Shiba House after his father gave him the Sisi Origami. His upbringing made him create a facade to look very arrogant and proud to others, claiming none can match his strength and greatness, while keeping his cool in any situation. Though he was reluctant to have the vassals fight by his side, as he wanted no one else to bear the burden, he allowed their involvement after giving them the choice to turn back or become Shinkengers out of want rather than need, as long as they are willing to finish their mission to the last detail. By the time Genta arrives, Takeru's facade is revealed as he now questions himself of how it makes him strong along with learning he shares similar attributes with Juzo before defeating him. While at times it may not appear so, Takeru does cares greatly for his vassals and when Genta arrives, he becomes more open with them. However, in a fight against Juzo, it is revealed that Takeru started to value his life more which, in Juzo's opinion, makes him weaker and makes Takeru doubt himself. In reality, Takeru has been acting as a kagemusha (影武者?, [Note 1]) for Kaoru, the true 18th head of the Shiba House who was unborn at the time of her father's death, having been chosen for his proficiency with Modikara and his swordsmanship. When Kaoru is injured while attempting to use the Sealing Character on Doukoku, she formally adopts Takeru, making him the 19th head of the Shiba House. After defeating Doukoku in the final battle, Takeru says goodbye to Kaoru and his vassals and stays in the Shiba House with Hikoma, resuming his days now as a true samurai, though it is implied that he remains in contact with his friends. As Hikoma insists that Takeru should start learning new things instead of just working as a samurai (such as playing the guitar or learning conversational English), he stands by the front door of the Shiba House, recalling his moments as Shinken Red.

As Shinken Red (シンケンレッド Shinken Reddo), he is the Samurai of Fire (火の侍 Hi no Samurai) and can use the Inromaru to become Super Shinken Red (スーパーシンケンレッド Sūpā Shinken Reddo) or the Kyoryu Disk to become Hyper Shinken Red (ハイパーシンケンレッド Haipā Shinken Reddo). In Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku, after being brainwashed by the Gedoushu, Shinken Red becomes Gedou Shinken Red (外道シンケンレッド Gedō Shinken Reddo).

Takeru is portrayed by Tori Matsuzaka (松坂 桃李 Matsuzaka Tōri).[2] As a child, he is portrayed by Masaki Takaiwa (髙岩 雅輝 Takaiwa Masaki).

Ryunosuke Ikenami

Ryunosuke Ikenami (池波 流ノ介 Ikenami Ryūnosuke) is a young man who gave up becoming a kabuki actor to answer the call of serving the Shiba House. Due to his parents' upbringing, he is extremely enthusiastic and takes his role as Takeru's vassal seriously. His fierce loyalty and enthusiasm brings much comic relief. He is completely dedicated to his role as Takeru's vassal and follows a meticulously and rigorously self-planned daily training schedule. Should he make a mistake in front of his lord, Ryunosuke will discipline himself severely; he once stood under a public fountain begging for forgiveness. Ryunosuke is also the engineer behind many of the Samurai Combinations, having figured out how to combine the Origami into Tenku-Shinkenoh and later into Samuraihaoh. He is initially unreceptive towards Genta, who he once called a "wannabe" samurai. Ryunosuke is probably the closest in terms of skill to Takeru, arguably equal to him sometimes. As such, Ryunosuke is typically the one to lead the other vassals in Takeru's absence. He also respects Chiaki's ability for improvisation, though Chiaki's slacking ways tend to annoy him greatly. Nevertheless, the two of them work well in tandem. When Kaoru reveals herself, Ryunosuke becomes confused about whom to follow, because he had pledged his life to the head of the Shiba family. After he receives some advice that clears his mind, he goes to Takeru, saying that he has pledged his life to Takeru Shiba, and only Takeru Shiba, and he will fight under him until the end. After the final battle, Ryunosuke gives Takeru a kabuki-styled farewell dance and goes back to work as a kabuki actor.

As Shinken Blue (シンケンブルー Shinken Burū), he is the Samurai of Water (水の侍 Mizu no Samurai) and can borrow the Inromaru to become Super Shinken Blue (スーパーシンケンブルー Sūpā Shinken Burū).

Ryunosuke is portrayed by Hiroki Aiba (相葉 弘樹 Aiba Hiroki).[3] As a child, he is portrayed by Takumi Horikiri (堀切 拓海 Horikiri Takumi).

Mako Shiraishi

Mako Shiraishi (白石 茉子 Shiraishi Mako) is a strong-willed girl who fights for her ideals. She loves children and worked at a kindergarten prior to becoming a Shinkenger. When she was a little girl, her childhood was pushed aside when her parents moved to Hawaii without a word and left her in the care of her grandmother, who schooled her in the ways of bushidō. Chiaki and Kotoha both regard her as an older sister figure; Chiaki even addresses her as such. Though she is a horrible cook (none of the boys can stomach her cooking), Mako tries her best in order to achieve her dream of becoming a good wife and mother. Eventually, Mako is reunited with her parents and learns that her mother had become paralyzed from the waist down as a result of her tenure as the previous Shinken Pink. After the reunion and reconciliation with her mother, Mako gains a newfound conviction to defeat the Gedoushu. Because of her gentle nature, she can read other people well, especially Takeru, and readily gives her opinion regarding the situation in question. After the final battle, Mako goes to Hawaii to live with her parents.

As Shinken Pink (シンケンピンク Shinken Pinku), she is the Samurai of Sky (天の侍 Ten no Samurai), can borrow the Inromaru to become Super Shinken Pink (スーパーシンケンピンク Sūpā Shinken Pinku), and can perform the Pink Double Attack (ピンクダブルアタック Pinku Daburu Atakku) with Gosei Pink in Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku.

Mako is portrayed by Rin Takanashi (高梨 臨 Takanashi Rin).[4] As a child, she is portrayed by Marina Nakajima (中島 まりな Nakajima Marina).

Chiaki Tani

Chiaki Tani (谷 千明 Tani Chiaki) is a lazy, irresponsible, selfish, and arrogant rebel. Initially, Chiaki had no interest in becoming Takeru's vassal and often clashed with him. The only reason he even worked with Takeru was because he thought it would be fun and he wanted to protect people. He is a great strategist despite his delinquency, and comes to respect Takeru as a rival when he realizes the limits of his own abilities, pledging to pass Takeru in skill someday. Chiaki was without his mother from an early age and was raised solely by his father, who planted in him the seed of his interest in martial arts. Despite not being formally trained, he is an excellent strategist and adept with surprise attacks, thanks to his imagination and free-spiritedness. When Genta arrives, Chiaki is the first to accept him into the team. Chiaki is very protective of Kotoha and seems to be uncomfortable when Genta's friend shows an interest in her. Even though he often butts heads with Ryunosuke, Chiaki respects him immensely for his skill; in fact, they work together so well that they become able to perform tasks in sync with one another. During time off from his duties, or when he is troubled, he often plays Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. He prefers American surf wear and skate wear brands like Vans and especially Gotcha, whose vintage shirts he wears in most episodes. After the final battle, Chiaki plans to take his college entrance exams.

As Shinken Green (シンケングリーン Shinken Gurīn), he is the Samurai of Wood (木の侍 Ki no Samurai) and can borrow the Inromaru to become Super Shinken Green (スーパーシンケングリーン Sūpā Shinken Gurīn) or the Kyoryu Disk to become Hyper Shinken Green (ハイパーシンケングリーン Haipā Shinken Gurīn).

Chiaki is portrayed by Shogo Suzuki (鈴木 勝吾 Suzuki Shōgo).[5]

Kotoha Hanaori

Kotoha Hanaori (花織 ことは Hanaori Kotoha) is a clumsy and gentle girl who worked in a bamboo shop and speaks with a Kyoto accent (京都弁 Kyōtoben). Very much a crybaby as a child, she is close to her older sister, Mitsuba, who had been training to be Shinken Yellow. When Mitsuba became ill and unable to serve as Takeru's vassal, Kotoha stepped up to take her place. Kotoha is deeply respectful of Takeru and wants to help him in any way she can. She has rather low self-esteem; she genuinely believes that she is stupid (she claims that the only things that she is proficient at are her swordsmanship and her flute playing) and, despite her teammates' affection for her, often feels that she is a bother to them. She idolizes Mako and strives to become more like her. Kotoha often suggests that if Mitsuba never fell ill, the Shinkengers as a whole would probably be much stronger. However, her spirits are raised after she receives a letter from Mitsuba, in which Mitsuba says that Kotoha is the true Shinken Yellow. She never wears long pants and prefers to wear short shorts with knee socks. After the final battle, Kotoha returns home to Mitsuba.

As Shinken Yellow (シンケンイエロー Shinken Ierō), she is the Samurai of Earth (土の侍 Tsuchi no Samurai) and can borrow the Inromaru to become Super Shinken Yellow (スーパーシンケンイエロー Sūpā Shinken Ierō).

Kotoha is portrayed by Suzuka Morita (森田 涼花 Morita Suzuka), who later portrayed Shelly in Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie.[6] As a child, she is portrayed by Ayu Matsuura (松浦 愛弓 Matsuura Ayu).

Genta Umemori

Genta Umemori (梅盛 源太 Umemori Genta) is the son of a sushi chef who mysteriously disappeared prior to the beginning of the series, and a childhood friend of Takeru's. As a child, Genta often meddled in Takeru's training, which annoyed Hikoma greatly. Genta promised to help Takeru become a samurai, and in return, Takeru entrusted him with the Ika Disk. Years later, he is shown to have inherited the Gold Zushi (ゴールド寿司 Gōrudo Zushi) sushi cart and to have developed his own "Electronic Modikara" (電子モヂカラ Denshi Mojikara), using the Sushi Changer to type the kanji needed. The other Shinkengers are initially suspicious of Genta until he makes his formal introduction as Shinken Gold. Though Takeru is reluctant at first, he eventually allows Genta to fulfill his promise and join the team. Genta considers himself Takeru's best friend, despite their personalities being complete opposites; Genta is as hyperactive and expressive as much as Takeru is reserved and stoic. When Kaoru reveals herself, Genta immediately disapproves of her because of his relationship with Takeru, but later accepts her when he sees that she is very kind. After the final battle, Genta leaves to open a restaurant with DaiGoyou in Paris in hopes of fulfilling his lifelong dream of receiving a three-star rating by the Michelin Guide.

As Shinken Gold (シンケンゴールド Shinken Gōrudo), he is the Samurai of Light (光の侍 Hikari no Samurai) and uses sushi-themed accouterments to transform and battle, like exploding chopsticks that he uses as a projectile weapon. He is considered a genius in using Modikara and is also one of the few who can use Modikara to create Origami, as well as being the only one in the group able to complete the Inromaru. After the Shinkengers defeat an Ayakashi in battle, Shinken Gold encourages everyone to do a victory clap before Shinken Red's ending catch phrase. In the special DVD The Light Samurai's Surprise Transformation, Genta uses the Kyoryu Disk to transform from Shinken Gold into Hyper Shinken Gold (ハイパーシンケンゴールド Haipā Shinken Gōrudo). In Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku, Genta was able to transform from Shinken Gold into Super Shinken Gold (スーパーシンケンゴールド Sūpā Shinken Gōrudo), along with the other Shinkengers, with the help of the Goseiger's Super Change Gosei Card.

Genta is portrayed by Keisuke Sohma (相馬 圭祐 Sōma Keisuke).[7] As a child, he is portrayed by Ryota Koshiba (小柴 亮太 Koshiba Ryōta).

Kaoru Shiba

Kaoru Shiba (志葉 薫 Shiba Kaoru) is the true 18th head of the Shiba House, a position that Takeru was holding in her place. She is referred to by her vassals and servants as Princess ( Hime). As the head of the Shiba House, Kaoru is the one who possesses the knowledge of the Sealing Character (封印の文字 Fūin no Moji) also known as the Gedou Seal (外道封印 Gedō Fūin), a Modikara passed along the Shiba bloodline (the kanji is fictional, but is composed of the kanji for Mon (?, "Gate") , A (?, "Sub-") , Ken (?, "Sword") , and Honō (?, "Flame") ). Because of this, she stayed in hiding while Takeru acted as her kagemusha to draw the Gedoushu away from her. When she grows tired of living in hiding, she masters the Sealing Character to defeat the Gedoushu and assumes her birthright. Even though she is kind and easy to work with, she underestimates the vassals' dedication to Takeru, and when she is injured in attempting to use the Sealing Character, she adopts Takeru and gives up her birthright to allow Takeru to lead the Shinkengers in defeating Doukoku. She makes another appearance in Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku, combining her Modikara with Alata's Gosei Power to create the Kaentornado card, which is used to free Takeru from his Gedou Shinken Red form, and allow all the Shinkengers to utilize the Super Shinkenger form.

Like Takeru, Kaoru is the Samurai of Fire and has the ability to become Shinken Red, referred to as Princess Shinken Red (姫シンケンレッド Hime Shinken Reddo) to differentiate with Takeru's Shinken Red, and use the Inromaru to transform into Super Shinken Red. Her secret training allows her to easily adopt all of the weaponry the others had used before her appearance.

Kaoru is portrayed by Runa Natsui (夏居 瑠奈 Natsui Runa).

Hikoma Kusakabe

Hikoma Kusakabe (日下部 彦馬 Kusakabe Hikoma) is Takeru's retainer and guardian. He also serves as the Shinkengers' mentor; it is he who gathered the four vassals when the Gedoushu revived. The Shinkengers affectionately call him "Jii" (ジイ, translated as "old man" or "samurai"). Every year, he gets one day off, which he uses to visit his wife's grave and visit his daughter and granddaughter. His relationship with Takeru and his vassals runs deep; he takes great care to ensure that they are safe and that they are ready to fight, and he supplies them with information and weaponry. Though Genta frequently annoys him, Hikoma acknowledges the younger man's skill with Modikara and eventually does accept and connect with him. Like Mako, he is adept at reading people and often helps the vassals with their personal problems. When he goes to a hospital to be treated for a hip injury, he happens upon the Hikari Studio and gives invaluable advice to Tsukasa Kadoya during the meeting of the worlds of Kamen Rider Decade and Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. While Hikoma does not typically take up arms himself, his "battle" is to ensure that Takeru and his vassals remain safe and will always have someplace to which they can return. When Kaoru makes her appearance, Hikoma remains loyal to Takeru, but bears no ill will towards Kaoru; he respects her for both her title and for the kind and diligent young woman that she is. After the final battle, he stays with Takeru even when he insists that he go visit his family and encourages Takeru to join him to experience other lifestyles other than just the samurai life.

Hikoma is portrayed by Goro Ibuki (伊吹 吾郎 Ibuki Gorō).[8]


The kuroko (黒子) are the Shiba House's servants who, like their namesakes, "set up" the scene during the Shinkengers' transformation. As they do not possess Modikara proficiency, they are not able to fight against the Gedoushu physically and as such, they are not directly involved in combat, although they do help evacuate civilians away from danger. They are skilled in many comparatively mundane things and are tasked with doing household chores, and help citizens in the nearby town to the best of their ability, when the Shinkengers are not in battle. Kaoru has her own group of Kuroko, who wear slightly different robes bearing the Shiba family crest.


Heads of the Shiba House

The previous heads of the Shiba House (Kaoru and Takeru's predessors) are as follows:

  1. Shiba Retsudō (志葉 烈堂): Shiba Retsudō is the first Shinken Red (初代シンケンレッド Shodai Shinken Reddo) who battled the Kusare Gedoushu, wielding the Kyoryumaru. After his death, he was buried at the Tengen Temple where the Inromaru is kept. Shiba Retsudō is portrayed by Masashi Goda (合田 雅吏 Gōda Masashi), Goda previously portrayed Yuji Mita/Oh Blue in Chōriki Sentai Ohranger.
  2. Resshin (烈心)
  3. Iori (伊織)
  4. Sakuya (朔哉)
  5. Yukiyasu (行康)
  6. Koshinari (越成)
  7. Atsuhide (篤秀)
  8. Katsunoshin (勝之進)
  9. Akitsugu (明継)
  10. Aritsugu (有継)
  11. Arishige (有重)
  12. Morinobu (守信)
  13. Seisuke (誠輔)
  14. Akira ()
  15. Kōichirō (幸一郎)
  16. Yōjirō (陽次郎)
  17. Masataka Shiba (志葉 雅貴 Shiba Masataka): Kaoru's father and the seventeenth head of the Shiba family, he set up the idea to use a kagemusha to counter Doukoku's plans to wipe his family out of existence. Masataka sealed Doukoku using the imperfect Sealing Character just before his death; his then-newborn daughter was then taken into hiding and Takeru was presented as the new head of the Shiba House. Credited as the Previous Head (先代当主 Sendai Tōshu), Masataka is portrayed by Masaya Matsukaze (松風 雅也 Matsukaze Masaya), who previously portrayed Shun Namiki/Mega Blue in Denji Sentai Megaranger.



The Shinkengers control sentient mecha called Origami (折神, [Note 3]). The five main Origami are normally in Emblem Mode (エンブレムモード Enburemu Mōdo) until they assume Animal Mode (アニマルモード Animaru Mōdo) to support their masters. But with Modikara of "big" ( dai) and the command Origami Big Transformation (折神大変化 Origami Daihenge), the Origami can be enlarged into giants with the Shinkengers using their Shinkenmaru as control sticks. The three support Origami, two of which were reclaimed after being lost in the last great battle with the Gedoushu, are summoned using each Secret Disk and require twice the amount of Modikara than the regular Origami.[11] With the Engines, the Origami can execute the Modikara Cannonball (モヂカラキャノンボール Mojikara Kyanonbōru) attack.

Samurai Giants

The Samurai Giants (侍巨人 Samurai Kyojin) are the various combinations of the Origami. When the Shinkengers destroy an Ayakashi, Shinken Red proclaims victory by saying "This has been settled" (これにて一件落着 Kore ni te ikkenrakuchaku). When Shinken Gold joins the group, he prompts the Shinkengers to perform a Victory Ippon-jime (勝利の一本締め Shōri no Ipponjime) before he or Shinken Red proclaims victory.


Samurai Combination Shinkenoh (侍合体シンケンオー Samurai Gattai Shinken'ō, [Note 4]) is a giant robot formed by the five main Origami when the Shinkengers write the kanji for "unite" ( ) to make their Origami combine and they undergo Samurai Combination (侍合体 Samurai Gattai). It is the Samurai Giant that ultimately slays Doukoku. After combining, the Shinkengers say "Shinkenoh united under providence" (シンケンオー天下統一 Shinken'ō tenkatōitsu). It is armed with the Daishinken (ダイシンケン, Great Divine Sword) and a giant Shield Disk-like Secret Shield (秘伝シールド Hiden Shīrudo). The Sisi Origami head on its body can breathe fire in the Lion's Blaze Roar (獅子火炎哮 Shishi Kaen Kō) attack, takes to the air with the Dragon Rising Leg (龍昇り脚 Ryū Nobori Kyaku), separate from the Kame Origami to execute the Turtle Heavenly Fist (亀天空拳 Kame Tenkūken), and separate from the Saru Origami to execute the Bear Triangle Kick (熊三角蹴り Kuma Sankaku Geri). Both of Shinkenoh's arms can also fold back up to unleash a beam attack. Shinkenoh's final attack is the Daishinken Samurai Slash (ダイシンケン侍斬り Daishinken Samurai Giri). It can combine with support Origami by performing Samurai Armaments (侍武装 Samurai Busō).[23]


Samurai Combination DaiTenku (侍合体ダイテンクウ Samurai Gattai Daitenkū, [Note 5]) is a bird-like creature formed when the three support Origami combine. After combining, the Shinkengers say "DaiTenku united under providence" (ダイテンクウ天下統一 Daitenkū tenkatōitsu). DaiTenku's final attack is the DaiTenku Grand Crash (ダイテンクウ大激突 Daitenkū Daigekitotsu).[29]


Super Samurai Combination Tenku-Shinkenoh (超侍合体テンクウシンケンオー Chō Samurai Gattai Tenkū Shinken'ō) is formed from Shinkenoh and DaiTenku when the kanji for "super" ( chō) is written, giving it the ability to fly and execute the Daishinken Tenku Bamboo Slice (ダイシンケン天空唐竹割り Daishinken Tenkū Karatake Wari). After combining, the Shinkengers say "Tenku-Shinkenoh united under providence" (テンクウシンケンオー天下統一 Tenkū Shinken'ō tenkatōitsu).[30]


Samurai Giant Daikaioh (侍巨人ダイカイオー Samurai Kyojin Daikaiō, [Note 6]) is a giant robot that is formed from the Ebi Origami having undergone the Samurai Transformation (侍変形 Samurai Henkei), initiated by Shinken Gold entering the kanji for "change" ( hen) on the Sushi Changer. After transforming, Shinken Gold says "Daikaioh peerless under providence" (ダイカイオー天下一品 Daikaiō tenkaippin). Daikaioh has four modes that are signified by a different face and cardinal direction, each with a different Electronic Modikara.[31]


True Samurai Combination Daikai-Shinkenoh (真侍合体ダイカイシンケンオー Shin Samurai Gattai Daikai-Shinken'ō) is the combination of Shinkenoh and Daikaioh. The Ebi Origami becomes golden samurai armor for Shinkenoh and replaces the Kame and Saru Origami as arms, which attach to the back of Daikai-Shinkenoh. It can perform the Niten Ichi-ryū Turbulence Slash (二天一流乱れ斬り Niten Ichi-ryū Midaregiri) attack with the Lobster Swords and during this attack sequence, the Japanese flag can be seen briefly. In Come Back! Samurai Sentai Shinkenger: Special Act, Daikai-Shinkenoh also wields a giant calligraphy brush and the Modikara of "counter" ( han) to turn Demebakuto's own dimensional powers against him. After combining, the Shinkengers say "Daikai-Shinkenoh united under providence" (ダイカイシンケンオー天下統一 Daikai-Shinken'ō tenkatōitsu).[36]

IkaTenku Buster

True Samurai Armament IkaTenku Buster (真侍武装イカテンクウバスター Shin Samurai Busō Ikatenkū Basutā) is the combination of the Kabuto, Kajiki, Tora, and Ika Origami which acts as a cannon and platform for another Samurai Giant to use as a weapon to execute the Origami Grand Release (折神大開放 Origami Daikaihō) attack. However, due to the strain of Modikara of "destroy" ( metsu) used, the weapon can only be fired once in a battle.[37]


Secret Lantern DaiGoyou (秘伝提灯ダイゴヨウ Hiden Chōchin Daigoyō, [Note 7]) is a support robot created by Genta during his temporary fear of sushi, infusing his Electronic Modikara with a lantern in his sushi cart to be able to fight for him when needed, referring to his creator as "Boss" (親分 oyabun). He is normally in the splintered form of the Secret Disk shooting Paper Lantern Mode (提灯モード Chōchin Mōdo), which forms the majority of his robot mode, and the Jitte Mode (十手モード Jitte Mōdo) which Shinken Gold uses as a weapon and use to execute the DaiGoyou Jitte Strike (ダイゴヨウ十手打ち Daigoyō Jitte Uchi) attack; this part forms DaiGoyou's arms. DaiGoyou also has the ability to fly in his paper lantern mode. He forms into his giant robot mode, a transformation called DaiGoyou Big Transformation (ダイゴヨウ大変化 Daigoyō Daihenge) initiated by Shinken Gold entering the kanji for "big" ( dai) on the Sushi Changer or the others writing it down with their Shodo Phone. His techniques include the DaiGoyou Big Lighting (ダイゴヨウ大点灯 Daigoyō Daitentō) and the DaiGoyou Big Spin (ダイゴヨウ大回転 Daigoyō Daikaiten), and he can retract his head and compress his torso to dodge enemy attacks. His finishing attack is the Secret Disks Turbulence Shot (秘伝ディスク乱れ撃ち Hiden Disuku Midareuchi), firing the disks from his body. While combined, he requires occasional Secret Disk jam-clearing, which simply requires slapping the bottom of the lantern's handle, which forms his "buttocks". Genta originally designed DaiGoyou after the lanterns carried by the Jitte-wielding okappiki (岡っ引き?) guardsmen from old samurai films. Ryunosuke points out that these were mere guardsmen and not samurai, so the kanji for Samurai on DaiGoyou's lantern is actually a misrepresentation, much to Genta and DaiGoyou's chagrin.[38]


Samurai Giant Mougyudaioh (侍巨人モウギュウダイオー Samurai Kyojin Mōgyūdaiō, [Note 8]) is a giant robot that is formed from the Ushi Origami and its cart having undergone the Samurai Transformation. After transforming, Shinken Red says "Mougyudaioh peerless under providence" (モウギュウダイオー天下一品 Mōgyūdaiō tenkaippin). In this form, Mougyudaioh is able to unleash a torrent of firepower from its shoulder cannons in its Bull Cannon (猛牛砲 Mōgyūhō) attack. Mougyudaioh's final attack is the Bull Great Revolving Cannon (猛牛大回転砲 Mōgyū Daikaitenhō), using the Modikara for "ferocious" ( ) it fires its gatling cannon while unleasing a burst of Modikara from the disk loaded on its head.[40]


All Samurai Combination Samuraihaoh (全侍合体サムライハオー Zen Samurai Gattai Samuraihaō, [Note 9]) is the combination of eleven Origami (usually excluding the Kyoryu Origami; however, its true final combination uses the Kyoryuto). The Ushi Origami's gissha opens up for Daikai-Shinkenoh to stand on while the IkaTenku Buster attaches to the back of what would be Mougyudaioh. Daikai-Shinkenoh's arms attach to Mougyudaioh and are replaced with Mougyudaioh's arms with the Tora Origami's drills attached. The Kame and Saru Origami attach to the axles of the gissha, the Ika Origami's legs attach to the front of Daikai-Shinkenoh and Mougyudaioh's chest is placed on top, revealing the kanji for "All" ( Zen). The transformation finishes when the Lobster Swords attach to the Samurai Giant's helmet and Mougyudaioh's cannon attaches above the helmet, prompting the Shinkengers to say "Samuraihaoh united under providence" (サムライハオー天下統一 Samuraihaō tenkatōitsu).

Due to its massive size, Samuraihaoh cannot move under its own power and instead moves along using the Ushi Origami's gissha. Samuraihaoh can attack with the Daishinken, performing the Daishinken Lord Slash (ダイシンケン覇王斬り Daishinken Haō Giri) and the Daishinken Big Spin Slash (ダイシンケン大回転斬り Daishinken Daikaiten Giri). Its finishing attack, however, is the Modikara Great Shot Circle (モヂカラ大弾円 Mojikara Daidan'en). The Shinkengers summon the Modikara of their Origami, energizing the cannon atop Samuraihaoh's helmet to deliver the final blow.[41]

Kyoryu Samuraihaoh

True All Samurai Combination Kyoryu Samuraihaoh (真全侍合体キョウリュウサムライハオー Shin Zen Samurai Gattai Kyōryū Samuraihaō). is the true final combination of all twelve Origami. It can attack with the Kyoryuto, performing the Twelve Origami Great Samurai Slash (十二折神大侍斬り Jūni Origami Dai Samurai Giri).

Oden/Daruma Otoshi

Although not a real transformation, this was the first form the Shinkengers had made with their Samurai Combination. In episode 2, Ryunosuke gives a brief explanation of the Samurai Combination before initiating it. Unfortunately, not knowing that it required Takeru's command through the use of Modikara, the Origami Giants merely stacked one on top of the other, Chiaki's being the bottom, followed by Ryunosuke, Mako above, Kotoha on the top, and Takeru floating around. It is referred to as Oden by Kotoha and referred to as Daruma Otoshi by the Ayakashi Ootsumuji.

Samurai Formation 23

The Samurai Formation 23 (サムライフォーメーション23 Samurai Fōmēshon Tuentisurī) is a formation between Samuraihaoh and Engineoh G12 in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger vs. Go-onger: GinmakuBang!!. In this form, Shinkenoh, Daikaioh, Mougyudaioh, Kyoretsu-Oh, and Engine-Oh G9 use the IkaTenku Buster to execute the Samurai Engine Super Grand Release (侍・炎神・スーパー大開砲 Samurai Enjin Sūpā Daikaihō) attack.


  1. A kagemusha (影武者?) was an impersonator hired by a warlord to divert attacks away from themselves. The word literally translates as "shadow warrior".
  2. An ōzutsu (大筒?) was a type of gun developed and used in Japan during the Sengoku period.
  3. The name "Origami" (折神) is a portmanteau of "origami" (折り紙) and "shikigami" (式神).
  4. The name "Shinkenoh" (シンケンオー Shinken'ō) can be translated as "True Sword King" (真剣王 Shinken Ō).
  5. The name "DaiTenku" (ダイテンクウ Daitenkū) can be translated as "Great Sky" (大天空 Dai Tenkū).
  6. The name "Daikaioh" (ダイカイオー Daikaiō) can be translated as "Ocean King" (大海王 Daikai Ō).
  7. The name "DaiGoyou" (ダイゴヨウ Daigoyō) can be translated as "Big Order" (大御用 Dai Goyō) or "Big Mistake" (大誤用 Dai Goyō).
  8. The name "Mougyudaioh" (モウギュウダイオー Mōgyūdaiō) can be translated as "Great Raging Bull King" (猛牛大王 Mōgyū Daiō).
  9. The name "Samuraihaoh" (サムライハオー Samuraihaō) can be translated as "Samurai Lord" (侍覇王 Samurai Haō).


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