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[[caption-width-right:320:Ryujino! Ryukendo! Ryuguno! ''Raijin!'']]

-->''"Born in the light, the dragon fang! Slashing the demons in the darkness! Ryukendo, Raijin!"''

A {{Toku}} show that aired in 2006. [[NaiveNewcomer Kenji Narukami]] comes to the small town of Akebono, where the city's Power Spot is of great interest to the demonic Jamanga. [[EvilOverlord Dr. Worm]] and an assortment of others send down monsters that defy description in an attempt to gather [[EmotionEater "Minus Energy"]] - the negative feelings from people- to revive the BigBad.

Enter the Madan Warriors. Their [[EmpathicWeapon Empathic]] [[WeaponOfChoice Weapons of Choice]], Gekiryuken and Gouryugun, along with a collection of magical keys, are the only things that can set things right. Along the way, [[SixthRanger newcomer Koichi Shiranami]] joins in, the villains start to turn on each other, and the series' 52-episode run comes to a fulfilling conclusion.

Available via bittorrent and [[http://krdl.info/display.php?show=ryukendo KRDL.info]], since it's not likely to ever come to the US.

Despite constant rumours of a sequel (though it had extremely low television ratings compared to ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'', it amazingly sold far more toys) it never came to be. It later got a SpiritualSuccessor in ''TomicaHeroRescueForce''.
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'''This program provides examples of:'''

* ADayInTheLimelight - Many minor characters get focus near the end.
* AdjectiveNounFred - The series itself, and the heroes' full titles - Madan Swordsman Ryukendo, Madan Gunman Ryuguno, and Madan Fighter Ryujino.
* AntagonistInMourning - [[spoiler:The Madan Warriors do follow Dr. Worm's wishes to come to Rock Crimson's funeral. The funeral gets interrupted partway through for a battle, and that's when Dr. Worm snaps.]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking - One episode has the Mooks swarming the city and committing acts of villainy, from general vandalism to [[CrowningMomentOfFunny reading Kaori's diary out loud.]] It's funny 'cos they're usually TheUnintelligible.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever - Including one square-off between Ryukendo and a giant version of himself.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull
** Ryukendo: Gekiryu Henshin!
** Ryuguno: Gouryu Henshin!
** Ryujino: Zanryu Henshin!
* {{Camp}} - the show doesn't take itself the least bit seriously. In fact, it embraces the silliness.
* CityOfAdventure
* {{Cult}} - The whole town, temporarily.
* DancePartyEnding - The series finishes with every member of the cast [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwagn_madan-senki-ryukendo-dance_fun doing a rather awesome dance]] to the first OpeningTheme.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase - SHOT HQ
* EldritchAbomination - [=DaiMaOh=]
* ElementalPowers - [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[MakingASplash Aqua]] and [[ShockAndAwe Thunder]] Ryukendo. Later, his SuperMode upgrades them to Burning, [[AnIcePerson Blizzard]] and Lightning Ryukendo respectively.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys - Fire Kong and its upgraded form, Burning Kong.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks - Averted. Aqua Shark, and later its upgraded form, Blizzard Shark, are one of Ryukendo's Juuoh.
* ExclusiveEnemyEquipment - Sort of. Dr. Worm creates new Monsters of the Week from Madan Keys, which are in turn taken and purified by SHOT, leading to Kenji getting more powerful, leading to Worm sending down more monsters.
* FireIceLightning - Fire, Aqua, and Thunder Ryukendo. I'm not sure it can be played any straighter.
* FiveBadBand - The Jamanga follow this trope exactly:
** [[BigBad The Big Bad]] - [=DaiMaOh=]
** TheDragon - Dr. Worm/Jack Moon
** [[EvilGenius The Evil Genius]] - Baron Bloody
** TheBrute - Rock Crimson
** [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]] - Lady Gold
* FreudianTrio - Once Koichi finally joins.
** TheMcCoy: Kenji
** TheSpock: Fudou
** TheKirk: Koichi
* FunWithAcronyms - '''S'''hoot '''H'''ell '''O'''bduracy '''T'''rooper, aka '''SHOT'''
* GoKartingWithBowser - The heroes and villains play a game of soccer during the first ending theme. During the second ending theme, they play Red Light, Green Light.
* GrandFinale - Actually ''not'' the final episode. A two-episode epilogue follows.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything - The Canon of Light, which even Setoyama admits he doesn't fully understand.
* HauntedHeadquarters - SHOT has its own ghost in Komachi.
* HermeticMagic
* HeroicSacrifice - In the final episode, [[spoiler:the three [[EmpathicWeapon Empathic Weapons]] sacrifice themselves to seal the Power Spot that was the cause of the town's problems in the first place]].
* IAmSpartacus - done to delay Dr. Worm while Kenji finds a way to break a giant magical dome covering the city.
* IdiotHero - Kenji
* InstantRunes
* InTheNameOfTheMoon - "Raijin!"
* {{JAM Project}} - Hiroshi Kitadani sung the first opening song.
* LovelyAngels - Ichiko and Ritsuko
* MerchandiseDriven - With a new form, power, upgrade or vehicle introduced almost ''every single episode''? Hell yes.
* MonsterOfTheWeek - some of the weirdest ones in any show.
* {{Mooks}} - the Tsukaima
* TheNicknamer - Kenji starts out by calling Fudou 'ossan' the entire season. He also cooks up the names Jamami, Jamako and Jamayo for Lady Gold's lady mooks later on.
* NighInvulnerability - [[spoiler: The three Ultimate Madan Keys]] give Lady Gold, Bloody and Rock Crimson the ability to revive every time. Until they're taken out by force.
* NobleDemon - Jack Moon
* NonHumanSidekick - The Madan Ryu, also [[EmpathicWeapon Empathic Weapons]].
* OddCouple - Kenji and Fudou
* OpeningShoutOut - Fudou's brief imagining of the show as "''Madan Senki Ryuguno''" in episode 13.
* PantheraAwesome - Brave Leon and its upgraded form, God Leon.
* PeopleInRubberSuits - Most of the villains.
* PlaceOfPower - The Power Spot located beneath Akebono.
* PowerGlows - Ultimate Ryukendo is very shiny and sparkly.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad - Lady Gold gets one in [[EliteMook her own personalised Mook trio]].
* RecapEpisode - Two. One done as a game show, the other as an adventure with the TimeyWimeyBall.
* ReluctantMonster - Komachi
* SatchelSwitcheroo - episode 31, also featuring Kichi Setoyama, SHOT's Magical Engineer, in a RobeAndWizardHat.
* SealedEvilInACan - the Jamanga, of course.
* SerialEscalation- Kenji's power increases as the series goes along. Just over halfway through the series he gains a SuperMode that is actually called "[[{{God}} God Ryukendo]]"... and ''that's not even his most powerful form''!
* SixthRanger - Koichi
* StockFootage
* SuperMode - God Ryukendo, Ultimate Ryukendo and Magna Ryuguno. (Then in the finale, [[spoiler:Ultimate Ryuguno and Ultimate Ryujino]].)
* SuperSpeed - Ryujino and Lady Gold's specialty.
* TalkingWeapon - [=GekiRyuKen=] (sword), [=GoRyuGun=] (gun), and [=ZanRyuJin=] (staff/bow)
* TechnologyPorn
* TrainingFromHell - Fudou doing the strength training required to handle the recoil of his FinishingMove (one month's worth) in half a day.
* TransformationSequence
* TransformingMecha - Brave/God/Ultimate Leon, Fire/Burning/Ultimate Kong, Aqua/Blizzard/Ultimate Shark, Thunder/Lightning/Ultimate Eagle, Buster/Magna/Ultimate Wolf, Delta/Ultimate Shadow and Raijin Ryu, who can go from an animal form to a battle vehicle.
* TokyoTower - er...Akebono Tower
* {{Tsundere}} - Rin
* WaveMotionGun - Gouryugun's ''Dragon Cannon'' (and its upgrade, ''Magna Dragon Cannon''.)
* WeaponOfChoice
** Ryukendo: CoolSword, InfinityPlusOneSword.
** Ryuguno: TheGunslinger.
** Ryujino: SwissArmyWeapon.
* WeaponizedLandmark - Akebono Tower
* WeCanRebuildHim - Jack Moon, the NobleDemon of the Jamanga, is brought back by Bloody as Mechanimoon.
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