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'''''Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya''''' ("Jiraiya: War of the World Ninjas"), also known as ''Ninja Olympiad'', was the seventh MetalHeroes series.

Rather than being a RidiculouslyHumanRobot or a man in a PowerArmor, Jiraiya (real name:Tōha Yamaji) is an elite ninja warrior from the Togakure style of Ninpō. His mentor and foster father Tetsuzan Yamaji, the 34th Grandmaster of the Togakure School, has trained him for the day the ancient Yōma Clan will return. Sure enough, the clan, led by Oninin Dokusai, arise with their army of evildoers in order to seize [[MacGuffin Pako]], a mysterious treasure which came from outer space over 2000 years ago which is said to have power equiparable to the Sun. With the help of his family, and an army of international ninja heroes, Jiraiya must stand tall against the evil ones.

!!This show features examples of:

* ActionGirl: Emiha, Reiha and Yumeha, who even form a PowerTrio in episode 32. Benikiba is a DarkActionGirl.
* AmbiguouslyBrown Rainin Wild, who was played by a black American in-costume in his debut episode, but was replaced by a tanned Japanese man in subsequent appearances.
* AmericansAreCowboys: Rainin Wild, who is Billy The Kid's descendant.
* BadassBiker: Mafūba.
* CaptainEthnic: Some of the various World Ninjas (at least, the ones who are {{McNinja}}s).
* CoolCar: Jiraiya's main vehicle, the Black Saber, is a black [=Z31-model Nissan 300ZX=]
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Played around in an episode where a rival warrior named Yajiro Iyo (played by Kenji Oba) takes the Jiraiya suit away from Toha after defeating him. Toha is forced to fight Iyo without his suit to get it back.
* DeceptiveDisciple: Kuroi Ibara in Episode 30 betrayed his master's teaching in order to become a criminal.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Many of the World Ninjas when they first fight Jiraiya.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The title of Episode 6 is ''Nazo no Nazo wa Nazonazo?!'', which roughly translates to "The Mysterious Mystery is Mysteriously Mysterious?!"
* DistaffCounterpart: Tōha's foster sister, Kei, has her own heroic alter-ego under the guise of Himenin Emiha, who wears white armor, lets her hair hang loose beneath the helmet, and [[ShowSomeLeg has her legs showing]].
* TheFaceless: Dokusai [[spoiler:literally.]]
* FakeNationality: The actors playing the World Ninjas. Notice how they're always in costume -- and how their costumes cover their entire bodies. However, they ''did'' manage to get an American to play Rocket Man in a Vietnam flashback though, while Rainin Wild's suit actor was originally a black man before he was switched with a tanned Japanese stuntman.
* FakeShemp: Junichi Haruta was unavailable after his only episode in the series. As a result, all of Kazenin Mafūba's later appearances were played by a costumed stuntman dubbed by Atsuo Mori (who was also the voice of Baron Owl).
* GratuitousEnglish: Jōnin Baron Owl, Bakunin Rocket Man and Rainin Wild. Practically any character who is supposed to be American or English.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Quite a few ''{{Tokusatsu}}'' alumni starred or guest-starred in this show
** Manabu Yamaji is Takumi Hashimoto, who later went on to play Boi/Tiger Ranger in ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''.
** Ryū Asuka was played by Issei Hirota, who previously played Akira/Blue Mask in ''HikariSentaiMaskman''.
** Tetsuzan Yamaji is played by real-life martial arts master Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.
** Junichi Haruta ([[DaiSentaiGoggleFive Goggle Black]] and [[KagakuSentaiDynaman Dyna Black]]) plays the Wind Ninja Mafūba, but only in Mafūba's debut episode (see FakeShemp).
** MachikoSoga plays Yōnin Kumo-Gozen (Witch Ninja Madam Spider), who joins Dokusai's gang in the latter half of the series.
** Janin Kuroi Ibara (Wicked Ninja Black Thorn) was played by Kazuoki Takahashi ([[DengekiSentaiChangeman Sho Hayate/Change Griffon]] and [[ChoujinkiMetalder Hakko Kita]]).
** MetalHeroes veteran Kenji Oba (''SpaceSheriffGavan'') plays Yajiro Iyo, a pretender to the Jiraiya identity.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Even without accounting Jiraiya's bright red armor, Dokusai's son and [[TheDragon Dragon]] Retsukiba wears a quite unbelievable striped, magenta-and-black ninja suit.
* HumanAlien: [[spoiler:Toha and Reiha are descendants of the original Jiraya, an alien warrior who arrived on Earth thousands of years ago.]]
* HumongousMecha: Jiraishin, which makes its debut in Episode 34-35.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Wild's bullets can make ''curves'' in the air.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: ''Togakure-ryū Seitō, Jiraiya!'' ("Disciple of the Togakure school, Jiraiya!")
* KickTheDog: Chan Kung-Fu the Fire Ninja does this literally in Episode 4.
* LegacyCharacter: Chan Kung-Fu, Makumba, Gyuma and Gamesh are all replaced by identically-dressed successors. Chan's and Makumba's successors in particular are their son and older brother respectively.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to its immediate predecessor ''ChoujinkiMetalder''.
* McNinja: Most of the World Ninjas.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The World Ninjas start off like this, but quite a few of them end up becoming recurring characters and not all of them are villains.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: ShozoIizuka is Dokusai.
* {{Ninja}}
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Demost is an alien ninja. [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed that Toha and Rei also descend from the aliens that brought Pako to Earth.]]
** Also, there's Gamesh, a cyborg ninja.
* PutOnABus: Toppa leaves Japan after Episode 24 for an overseas assignment.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Loosely based on ''KamenNoNinjaAkakage'', but set in [[SettingUpdate modern times]].
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Pretty frequent.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Basically, this is Jiraiya's CatchPhrase.
* TransformationSequence: Mostly averted. If Toha has to don the armor during the fight, the scene will do a quick cut between him and Jiraiya (one particularly funny case is in episode 30, when Benikiba is fighting Toha; she first pushes him offscreen, and he comes back onscreen less than a second later in the Jiraiya armor). In cases it is shown, it's only a brief sequence.

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'''''Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya''''' ("Jiraiya: War of the World Ninjas"), also known as ''Ninja Olympiad'', was the seventh MetalHeroes series.

Rather than being a RidiculouslyHumanRobot or a man in a PowerArmor, Jiraiya (real name:Tōha Yamaji) is an elite ninja warrior from the Togakure style of Ninpō. His mentor and foster father Tetsuzan Yamaji, the 34th Grandmaster of the Togakure School, has trained him for the day the ancient Yōma Clan will return. Sure enough, the clan, led by Oninin Dokusai, arise with their army of evildoers in order to seize [[MacGuffin Pako]], a mysterious treasure which came from outer space over 2000 years ago which is said to have power equiparable to the Sun. With the help of his family, and an army of international ninja heroes, Jiraiya must stand tall against the evil ones.

!!This show features examples of:

* ActionGirl: Emiha, Reiha and Yumeha, who even form a PowerTrio in episode 32. Benikiba is a DarkActionGirl.
* AmbiguouslyBrown Rainin Wild, who was played by a black American in-costume in his debut episode, but was replaced by a tanned Japanese man in subsequent appearances.
* AmericansAreCowboys: Rainin Wild, who is Billy The Kid's descendant.
* BadassBiker: Mafūba.
* CaptainEthnic: Some of the various World Ninjas (at least, the ones who are {{McNinja}}s).
* CoolCar: Jiraiya's main vehicle, the Black Saber, is a black [=Z31-model Nissan 300ZX=]
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Played around in an episode where a rival warrior named Yajiro Iyo (played by Kenji Oba) takes the Jiraiya suit away from Toha after defeating him. Toha is forced to fight Iyo without his suit to get it back.
* DeceptiveDisciple: Kuroi Ibara in Episode 30 betrayed his master's teaching in order to become a criminal.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Many of the World Ninjas when they first fight Jiraiya.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: The title of Episode 6 is ''Nazo no Nazo wa Nazonazo?!'', which roughly translates to "The Mysterious Mystery is Mysteriously Mysterious?!"
* DistaffCounterpart: Tōha's foster sister, Kei, has her own heroic alter-ego under the guise of Himenin Emiha, who wears white armor, lets her hair hang loose beneath the helmet, and [[ShowSomeLeg has her legs showing]].
* TheFaceless: Dokusai [[spoiler:literally.]]
* FakeNationality: The actors playing the World Ninjas. Notice how they're always in costume -- and how their costumes cover their entire bodies. However, they ''did'' manage to get an American to play Rocket Man in a Vietnam flashback though, while Rainin Wild's suit actor was originally a black man before he was switched with a tanned Japanese stuntman.
* FakeShemp: Junichi Haruta was unavailable after his only episode in the series. As a result, all of Kazenin Mafūba's later appearances were played by a costumed stuntman dubbed by Atsuo Mori (who was also the voice of Baron Owl).
* GratuitousEnglish: Jōnin Baron Owl, Bakunin Rocket Man and Rainin Wild. Practically any character who is supposed to be American or English.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Quite a few ''{{Tokusatsu}}'' alumni starred or guest-starred in this show
** Manabu Yamaji is Takumi Hashimoto, who later went on to play Boi/Tiger Ranger in ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''.
** Ryū Asuka was played by Issei Hirota, who previously played Akira/Blue Mask in ''HikariSentaiMaskman''.
** Tetsuzan Yamaji is played by real-life martial arts master Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.
** Junichi Haruta ([[DaiSentaiGoggleFive Goggle Black]] and [[KagakuSentaiDynaman Dyna Black]]) plays the Wind Ninja Mafūba, but only in Mafūba's debut episode (see FakeShemp).
** MachikoSoga plays Yōnin Kumo-Gozen (Witch Ninja Madam Spider), who joins Dokusai's gang in the latter half of the series.
** Janin Kuroi Ibara (Wicked Ninja Black Thorn) was played by Kazuoki Takahashi ([[DengekiSentaiChangeman Sho Hayate/Change Griffon]] and [[ChoujinkiMetalder Hakko Kita]]).
** MetalHeroes veteran Kenji Oba (''SpaceSheriffGavan'') plays Yajiro Iyo, a pretender to the Jiraiya identity.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Even without accounting Jiraiya's bright red armor, Dokusai's son and [[TheDragon Dragon]] Retsukiba wears a quite unbelievable striped, magenta-and-black ninja suit.
* HumanAlien: [[spoiler:Toha and Reiha are descendants of the original Jiraya, an alien warrior who arrived on Earth thousands of years ago.]]
* HumongousMecha: Jiraishin, which makes its debut in Episode 34-35.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Wild's bullets can make ''curves'' in the air.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: ''Togakure-ryū Seitō, Jiraiya!'' ("Disciple of the Togakure school, Jiraiya!")
* KickTheDog: Chan Kung-Fu the Fire Ninja does this literally in Episode 4.
* LegacyCharacter: Chan Kung-Fu, Makumba, Gyuma and Gamesh are all replaced by identically-dressed successors. Chan's and Makumba's successors in particular are their son and older brother respectively.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to its immediate predecessor ''ChoujinkiMetalder''.
* McNinja: Most of the World Ninjas.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The World Ninjas start off like this, but quite a few of them end up becoming recurring characters and not all of them are villains.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: ShozoIizuka is Dokusai.
* {{Ninja}}
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Demost is an alien ninja. [[spoiler:It is eventually revealed that Toha and Rei also descend from the aliens that brought Pako to Earth.]]
** Also, there's Gamesh, a cyborg ninja.
* PutOnABus: Toppa leaves Japan after Episode 24 for an overseas assignment.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Loosely based on ''KamenNoNinjaAkakage'', but set in [[SettingUpdate modern times]].
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Pretty frequent.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Basically, this is Jiraiya's CatchPhrase.
* TransformationSequence: Mostly averted. If Toha has to don the armor during the fight, the scene will do a quick cut between him and Jiraiya (one particularly funny case is in episode 30, when Benikiba is fighting Toha; she first pushes him offscreen, and he comes back onscreen less than a second later in the Jiraiya armor). In cases it is shown, it's only a brief sequence.

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10th Jan '13 7:51:10 PM Saurubiker
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* AmericansAreCowboys: Rainin Wild, who is BillyTheKid's descendant.

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* AmericansAreCowboys: Rainin Wild, who is BillyTheKid's Billy The Kid's descendant.
10th Jan '13 7:47:47 PM Saurubiker
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* AmbiguouslyBlack: Rainin Wild, who was played by a black American in-costume in his debut episode, but was replaced by a tanned Japanese man in subsequent appearances.

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* AmbiguouslyBlack: AmbiguouslyBrown Rainin Wild, who was played by a black American in-costume in his debut episode, but was replaced by a tanned Japanese man in subsequent appearances.
10th Jan '13 7:47:29 PM Saurubiker
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* AmericansAreCowboys: Rainin Wild

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* AmbiguouslyBlack: Rainin Wild, who was played by a black American in-costume in his debut episode, but was replaced by a tanned Japanese man in subsequent appearances.
* AmericansAreCowboys: Rainin WildWild, who is BillyTheKid's descendant.
20th Sep '12 11:44:39 AM AndyLA
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* TheFaceless: Dokusai [[spoiler:literally.]]
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* DistaffCounterpart: Tōha's foster sister, Kei, has her own heroic alter-ego under the guise of Himenin Emiha.

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* DistaffCounterpart: Tōha's foster sister, Kei, has her own heroic alter-ego under the guise of Himenin Emiha.Emiha, who wears white armor, lets her hair hang loose beneath the helmet, and [[ShowSomeLeg has her legs showing]].
7th Mar '12 6:47:35 PM Saurubiker
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* FakeShemp: Junichi Haruta was unavailable after his only episode in the series, so his character Kazenin Mafūba only appears in-costume in all of his subsequent appearances with his voice provided by Atsuo Mori (who was also the voice of Baron Owl).

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* FakeShemp: Junichi Haruta was unavailable after his only episode in the series, so his character series. As a result, all of Kazenin Mafūba only appears in-costume in all of his subsequent Mafūba's later appearances with his voice provided were played by a costumed stuntman dubbed by Atsuo Mori (who was also the voice of Baron Owl).



** Manabu Yamaji is Takumi Hashimoto, who later go on to play Boi/Tiger Ranger in ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''.
** Ryū Asuka, was played by Issei Hirota, Akira/Blue Mask in ''HikariSentaiMaskman''.

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** Manabu Yamaji is Takumi Hashimoto, who later go went on to play Boi/Tiger Ranger in ''KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''.
** Ryū Asuka, Asuka was played by Issei Hirota, who previously played Akira/Blue Mask in ''HikariSentaiMaskman''.



** MachikoSoga plays Yōnin Kumo-Gozen (Witch Ninja Madam Spider), an ally of Dokusai who helps the Yōma Clan during the last dozen episodes.

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** MachikoSoga plays Yōnin Kumo-Gozen (Witch Ninja Madam Spider), an ally of Dokusai who helps joins Dokusai's gang in the Yōma Clan during latter half of the last dozen episodes.series.
3rd Mar '12 9:57:33 PM AndyLA
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* ActionGirl: Emiha, Reiha and Yumeha. Benikiba is a DarkActionGirl.

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* ActionGirl: Emiha, Reiha and Yumeha.Yumeha, who even form a PowerTrio in episode 32. Benikiba is a DarkActionGirl.
9th Feb '12 7:54:53 AM AndyLA
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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Wild's bullets can make ''curves'' in the air.
9th Feb '12 7:53:01 AM AndyLA
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* ActionGirl: Emiha and Reiha. Benikiba is a DarkActionGirl.

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* ActionGirl: Emiha Emiha, Reiha and Reiha.Yumeha. Benikiba is a DarkActionGirl.


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* ThisIsUnforgivable: Basically, this is Jiraiya's CatchPhrase.
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