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Ninja Sentai Kakuranger
Actor Allusion: Ittan Momen from #25 is voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama, which explains why he's riding a motorcycle and always saying 'baby'!
#46 has a Monster of the Week that summons manga characters to battle out heroes. The most fearsome of them is played by Yoshinori Okamoto, veteran suit actor usually in the role of The Dragon (eg. Biohunter Silva), now in a Dragon-esque role to the monster.
Dawson Casting: Slightly inverted. Satomi Hirose, playing Tsuruhime, was not yet 14 when filming began. When Tsuruhime is shown celebrating her birthday onscreen mid-series, her birthday cake can be seen holding 16 candles.
Hey, It's That Guy!
First of all, Jiraiya is played by Kane Kosugi, a.k.a. the son of the legendary Sho Kosugi... who's playing Jiraiya's master Gali. Kane himself has since appeared in several Hollywood movies.
Reiko Chiba plays a nature loving female ninja named Reika in Episode 25 who wears an outfit similar to what Mei (Reiko's previous Sentai character) wore in .
Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger Reiko's former on-screen rival Ami Kawai (Lamie in Zyuranger) plays the human form of the monster Amikiri in Episode 17.
Masaki Tachi ( Radiguet) plays the human form of Mokumokuren in Episodes 5-6.
Hakumenro (Tsuruhime's father) is played by Godai Takayuki, formerly the second Vul Eagle in
Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan As some of the previous show about 'previous heroes cast as villains', this time we had Remi Hoshikawa being one of the Flower Kunoichi Gang. This would have an effect below.
Tarō and Jirō, the Dog Twins, were played by Keisuke and Daisuke Tsuchiya. Keisuke was Kazu (Kirin Ranger) in , while Daisuke later played Takuya Kai (Blue Beet) in Gosei Sentai Dairanger . Both brothers Juukou B-Fighter guest starred in each others' show as their brother's evil twin.
Episode 35 is a Reunion Show where Satomi Hirose (Tsuruhime) teams up with her co-stars from Yugenjikko Sisters Shushutorian: Kei Ishibashi and Noriko Tanaka.
The reporter on episode 9 - Rika Kishida better known as Kaori Rokumeikan/White Swan.
And if you look real close, the "Otasuke Samurai" in that episode is Shirou Izumi ( Burai). In what had to be a Mythology Gag, he's even wearing green.
The original Kirigakure-Saizou is Arashi/Ashura.
And later in the future, Teruaki Ogawa/Sasuke would play as Black Knight Hyuuga.
Junior is Enichi Kendo, who would later play a completely unrelated Junior!
Hey, It's That Voice!: You might find yourself waiting for Ninjaman to yell
YATTE YARUZE!!! Name's the Same: Jiraiya shares his name with a previous Toei hero.
Prop Recycling: One of the various background Yōkai in a few episodes is in fact the Combined Four Deva Kings from in a different outfit and given a red wash.
Gosei Sentai Dairanger Real-Life Relative: Jiraiya, played by Kane Kosugi, was the pupil of his father's killer, Gali. In real life, Gali was played by Kosugi's father, Shou.