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     The Gekirangers 

Geki Juken Beast Arts

Jan Kando/GekiRed | Actor: Hiroki Suzuki
  • The Baby of the Bunch: A variation. Jan isn't the youngest of the group physically-wise (in fact, his actor is the oldest of the trio), but mentally-wise, he's practically a child. His teammates Ran and Retsu have to teach him the basic things about the world from time to time.
  • Character Development: As the series goes on, he acts less dumb.
  • Chaste Hero: Implied. The series doesn't state it out loud but it's quite clear that Jan knows nothing about romantic love, having been raised by tigers for most of his life.
  • Crunchtastic: Makes up a lot of words, enough to make his own Jan-ish language. Examples of such words are "Ujauja", "Wakiwaki" or, most commonly "Zowazowa" (referring to monsters of the week). Justified that he's a jungle boy.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Long decimated his village, turned his father Dan evil, killed his mother. All because they were a PROBLEM in his plans
  • Dumb Is Good: Starts out as this, but eventually becomes much smarter.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Rin Juken.
  • Expy : A boy raised in a Jungle after a powerful Big Bad kills his parents eventually becomes a Rookie Red Ranger of and animal themed team of Rangers that is led by the Yellow Ranger. This is strikingly similar to Cole Evans from Power Rangers Wild Force.
  • Hidden Depths: Has moments of great insight such as realizing that Mele is training herself or Gou being worried he'll disrupt the team dynamic.
  • Idiot Hero: Early in the series. Gradually he grows out of it. For the most part at least.
  • Image Song: Susume no Susume
  • Innocent Fanservice Guy: Well, he is a jungle boy after all, so he doesn't mind being half-naked in front of others, such as in episode 22 where he had no problem with undressing in front of Alice.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Surprisingly downplayed; he doesn't have a lot of major power difference relative to the others. On the other hand, he's the one among the heroes with the biggest Character Development.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: "White Tiger" Dan turns out to be Jan's father.
  • Manchild: Very childish due to being raised by wild animals. This is reflected by how Ran at first referred to him as "kono hito" (this person), but then switches to "kono ko" (this child) after finding out how childish he is.
  • Raised By Tigers: Pandas too, but mostly tigers, as he claims to be a "tiger child".

Ran Uzaki/GekiYellow | Actress: Mina Fukui
  • Action Girl:Despite being the only female member of the team, she can fight much better than her male teammates.
  • The Captain: While it's not brought up much, she is the actual leader of the Gekirangers.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Rin Juken.
  • Housewife: Defied. Ran's wealthy mother would like her to and tries to arrange a marriage for her. To stop this happening, the male Gekirangers all pose as Ran's admirers (to her mother's horror.) Ran eventually makes it clear that she does not want to get married and her role as a Gekiranger is far more important to her.
  • Image Song: Run
  • Team Mom: Whenever Jan and Retsu's personality clash,she's the one that defuses their argument.
    • This is especially notable in episode 15 where Jan and Retsu temporarily become babies again,Shafu even refers to her as "Ran mama".
  • The Leader: Officially made one in Lesson 23, and the only yellow leader in Sentai history.

Retsu Fukami/GekiBlue | Actor: Manpei Takagi
  • Not So Above It All: As serious as Retsu is, even he has his silly moments such as when he got drunk in an episode, and he actually participates with Jan's crazy antics once in a while.
  • Punch Catch: How he demonstrates he's not the little kid Gou remembers.
  • Revenge: His motive for becoming a Gekiranger, as he believed that Rio had killed his brother.
  • The Rival: Subverted. In the first couple episodes, he was built up as a complete opposite of Jan and an initial dislike for him just as how you expected a rival to be. However, it soon became clear that Rio is the true rival for Jan, and Retsu's attitude towards Jan becomes progressively warmer until he is basically a close friend of his.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He and Gou are both socially awkward with a tendency to Jerkass behavior, but appear to consider themselves very different in personality and frequently bicker, despite Retsu's anguish for many years over thinking that Gou was dead. Their fighting styles are fairly different, Retsu favoring speed and technique compared to Gou's Bare-Fisted Monk.
  • Signature Move: Ten Ten Dannote 
    • Super Geki Blue: Super Jaguar Geki
  • Spell My Name WITHOUT An S: Romanised as "Retu" in the credits to The Movie
  • The Smart Guy: He is the most analytical and the strategist among his team, who thinks logically.
  • Spit Take: In episode 15 when he finds out Ran had to change his diaper while he had been turned into a baby temporarily.

Gou Fukami/GekiViolet | Actor: Riki Miura
  • Older Than They Look: It's sometimes implied that Gou is around the same age as Miki, but stopped aging physically after becoming a werewolf. He also looks the same age in flashbacks to Retsu's childhood.
  • Would Hit a Girl: His debut fight was against Mele. It ended as well to her as you'd expect.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: His personal history with Rio makes him assume that he's the one to be The Rival to him. This leads to Rio flattening him with a hard reality check.

Ken Hisatsu/GekiChopper | Actor: Sotaro Yasuda
  • Almighty Janitor: Doesn't have any special form of Ki, but fights just well as the Gekirangers when they use Kageki.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The first scene where he uses his Geki was to save his sister from a billboard falling towards her. This ends up being used against him in episode 30.



Miki Masaki | Actress: Kazue Itoh

  • Action Mom: She may not be a ranger, but she is shown to be a competent fighter in her own right. She even fought ones to save her daughter.
  • Former Teen Rebel: She was a sukeban in her youth, and her name still carries enough fear that an entire gang of thugs runs for it when they realize who she is. Thanks to learning Juken, she's actually tougher now than she was back then, she just doesn't show off.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Does this to a brainwashed Ran and Natsume on separate occasions.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: She shows off her Leopard-fist skills in the first episode, but then spends most of her time acting as backup. Thirty or so episodes later, Natsume is threatened and Miki displays enough power to impress Mele (who was using Genki at that point). Wow.
  • Mama Bear: She doesn't use it much, but Miki is a student of Geki Jyu Leopard-ken and she is more than ready to trot it out when bad guys mess with her kid.
    • Hell, she manages to control Sai Dain Oh during the episode.

Natsume Masaki

The Kensei

The Gekirangers Masters

Tropes That Apply to All

  • Was Once a Man: Gave up their humanity in order to defeat the Kenma during the first war.
  • Theme Naming: Aside from Sha Fu, the Kensei are named after real-life martial artists.

Sha Fu | Seiyu: Ichirō Nagai

Elehung Gambou | Seiyu: Yuu Mizushima

Bat Li | Seiyu: Shuichi Ikeda

Sharkie Chan | Seiyu: Hiroya Ishimaru

Gorie Yen | Seiyu: Ryuzaburo Otomo

Michelle Peng | Seiyu: Atsuko Tanaka

Bion Biao | Seiyu: Takeshi Kusao

     Rin Juken Akugata note  
Geki Juken's rival school, founded by the Kenma. Where as Geki draws power from positive emotions and a passion for justice, Rin draws strength from hatred and suffering.

Tropes that Apply to all

Rio/Black Lion Rio/Griffon King Rio | Actor: Hirofumi Araki

Leader of the revived Akugata and a former pupil of Sha Fu who trained alongside Gou and Miki, but left the school due to his desire for power.

  • Berserk Button: Do not mock Juken. As the first Gekiranger movie shows, he will fight alongside his own enemies to teach any doubters a lesson.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Set up as the Big Bad early in the series, and the revival of the Kenma doesn't change that as they're willing to let him run things, until Maku pulls and Eviler Than Thou on him, and seems well to have supplanted him until the Beast Power Blossom. But he ultimately turns out to be an Unwitting Pawn for Long, which actually prompts a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Upon learning his entire life's goal was something Long created to manipulate him, he feels that he had been wasting his life as an Unwitting Pawn.
  • Blood Knight: Part of why he often doesn't kill the Gekirangers when he has the chance, as he wants to able to push his limits and have a more satisfying victory.
  • Enemy Mine: Occasionally joins forces with the Gekirangers, alongside Mele.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: After his Heel–Face Turn for the final battle, he's officially labeled as an Extra Hero. As such he's among the dead revived for the 199 Ranger battle in Gokaiger and his powers are sacrificed and sealed in a Ranger Key, despite not being a Ranger. When used the key announces them as Gekirangers, though that said, his and Mele's keys have the Rinjuken Akugata symbol on the key rather the claw mark used by the other Gekitanger keys.
  • Image Song: Unwavering Desire
  • Mr. Fanservice: His actor is a very handsome man.
  • Older Than They Look: Going by flashbacks, he's the same age as Gou, but apparently hasn't aged since leaving Gekijyuken.
  • Pride: A bit more subtle than others, but whenever he gains power, he's quick to assume he's the strongest, and prefers to gain power through his own efforts rather be handed it; best shown when Maku refuses Mele's request to give Rio some Dorinki, Rio said he would have refused it even if Maku did offer it to him.
  • Redemption Equals Death
  • The Stoic: Unless he loses a fight, which causes a Villainous Breakdown, or starts gaining power.
  • Tin Tyrant: His fighting form, where he dons a suit of armor made of his own ki.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Long.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After his first defeat from Jan, also from Maku that he is able to use Dorinki because of it.
  • Villain Protagonist: When he isn't a direct antagonist.
  • Worthy Opponent: Starts seeing Jan as one. Becomes fully convinced of it once he learns Jan is Dan's son.

Mele | Actress: Yuka Hirata

  • Cool Big Sis: When she's revived in Kyuranger vs. Space Squad, she has this dynamic with Hammie, another chameleon-themed warrior.
  • The Dragon: To Rio.
  • Enemy Mine: She and Rio join forces with the Gekirangers on a handful of occasions.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: After her Heel–Face Turn for the final battle, she's officially labeled as an Extra Hero. As such she's among the dead revived for the 199 Ranger battle in Gokaiger and her powers are sacrificed and sealed in a Ranger Key, despite not being a Ranger. When used the key announces them as Gekirangers, though that said, her and Rio's keys have the Rinjuken Akugata symbol on the key rather the claw mark used by the other gekiRanger keys.
  • Genki Girl: When gushing about Rio-sama. She's otherwise damn cold and bitchy.
  • Image Song: A Torn Feather
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: For most of the series we get no signs Rio sees Mele as anything but a loyal subordinate.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: After Jan defeats Rio in his Griffon King form, Rio nearly goes mad and becomes the "god of destruction" Long's so obsessed with. Mele holds him back, much to Long's frustration.
  • Taking the Bullet: For the Gekirangers rather than Rio, oddly enough
  • Tsundere: Pretty much tsun-tsun to everyone else, and VERY dere-dere for Rio-sama.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Rio due to him reviving her. It's so strong that when she's revived as one of the four Sentai villains in Kyuranger vs. Space Squad, she refuses to be a bad guy again out of loyalty to Rio, and, to a lesser extent, the Gekirangers. she has to be brainwashed to remove her memories of Rio and make her evil again. As soon as it's broken, she wastes no time helping the heroes.
  • Villainous Valor: Hates using underhanded or dishonorable tactics to win. Her self-disgust when forced to do so by Long allows her to achieve Dorinki.

The Kenma

The founders of Rin Juken and former friends of the Kensei. They caused the School Rebellion when they killed Brusa Ee and tried to wipe out the rest of his students

  • The Dreaded: All three of them. The Kensei really didn't want them back and sealed their souls in bracelets. For Maku, they went the extra mile and removed his heart, which Rio and Mele also had to put back to revive him. Even the other Kenma are terrified of him.
  • Evil Is Petty: Maku. He takes nearly anything as an insult to pride, which can be something as simple as an opponent he considers unworthy picking a fight with him.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Surprisingly subverted with Kata and Rageku. Rio revives them with the intent of becoming their apprentice, and they do so without any tricks, baring the Training from Hell they put him through, which is what he wanted in the first place. Played straight with Maku, who Rio revives despite being warned that he'll overthrow him. Maku not only does that, but refuses to train Rio.
  • Evil Mentor: Kata and Rageku are this to Rio.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Maku. We didn't get another bad guy this hot-tempered until Shinkenger.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Rio's initial plans weren't too threatening at first since they were aimed at reviving the Kenma. Once they show up, the threat of the week starts involving the usual city wrecking Super Sentai is known for.
  • Master of Illusion: Kata, and oddly, he gets hurt a lot more easily if somebody hits him during them (compare with one punch from Jan pissing him off, to when before the Geki bazooka had no effect on him)
  • Pride: Maku (see Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy). He was thrilled to be chosen as Brusa E's successor...until he learned that he asked Shafu first, and Shafu declined. Being the second choice ate away at Maku until he went mad.
  • The Social Darwinist: All three believe that their overwhelming power means they can do whatever they want, but Kata is slightly more eloquent about it. He rants that the weak should obey the strong and the "foolish" listen to the "wise" while fighting the team.
  • Weapon of Choice


The Monsters of the Week.

In General

Makirika (voiced by Hiroshi Tsuchida)

Gyuuya (voiced by Masaharu Sato)

Five Venom Fists

Tropes that apply to all of them:

Kademu (voiced by Yoshimitsu Shimoyama)

Braco (voiced by Kunihiko Yasui)

Sorisa (voiced by Shinobu Adachi)

  • Glass Cannon: Has extremely high offense but is dependent on Maga for defense.
  • Kick Chick: Villain example. She is known for her deadly kicks.

Moriya (voiced by Koichi Sakaguchi)

Maga (voiced by Takashi Nagasako)

Muzankoze (voiced by Yousuke Akimoto)

Nagiu (voiced by Keiichi Nanba)

Eruka (voiced by Ryuzou Ishino)

Rasuka (voiced by Kunihiro Kawamoto)

Rutsu (voiced by Taiki Matsuno)

Dokariya (voiced by Yukitoshi Hori)

Hihi (voiced by Bin Shimada)

Pououte (voiced by Dai Matsumoto)

Chouda (voiced by Yasuaki Takumi)

Tsuneki (voiced by Yasuhiro Takato)

Mukoua (voiced by Masaru Obayashi)

Tabu (voiced by Taichiro Horikawa)

Marashiya (voiced by Takayuki Kondo)

Niwa (voiced by Keiko Sakai)

    Gen Juken 

Long/Infernal Dragon | Actor: Naoki Kawano

  • A God Am I: As he's an ancient being, he's close to a God and thinks that he has the rights to treat every living beings as nothing but his stress toys.
  • And I Must Scream: His fate at the end of the series.
  • The Chessmaster: He was behind the events of the whole series. He turned Maku evil, thus resulting in the School Rebellion, he was the one who set Rio on his path to gain power, and was also the reason Jan was raised as an orphan.
  • Evil Mentor: Was this Maku in the past. Tries to play it with Rio, but has difficulty with getting him to listen. He states that he was still easier to manipulate than Maku, hence why he keeps using him even after Maku is revived
  • Expy: His true form looks a lot like King Ghidorah.
  • Feel No Pain: Getting hit with a Finishing Move doesn't get a strong reaction from him.
  • For the Evulz: Holy shit yeah! His entire motive is that he thinks the world is boring.
  • Jerkass: His true colors. He smugly mocks everyone and everything in the series. He openly admits that the Rin Juken are nothing of his amusement, mocks the Kensei for believing in fighting to defend others as "rubbish", and chides Juken as nothing more than imitating animals which views himself as the strongest.Even
  • The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: Played with. He does defend and avoid attacks, even though he never seems to react to pain, and by the finale, nothing seems to hurt him. He only seems to do it show his opponents how outclassed they are.
  • Light Is Not Good: Gold colored outfit, hair, fighting form, true form, and he is easily one of the most evil characters in Super Sentai franchise. Rin Juken is in fact based of his own technique.
  • Ironic Hell: His motives were escaping boredom, and he ends up sealed into a sphere for all eternity. Lampshaded by Xia Fu.
  • Man Behind the Man: To Rio and Maku
  • Man in White: Man gold, but fits the trope anyways.
  • No-Sell: After reabsorbing Sanyo, everything aside from Rio's suicide attack, which he still came back from. Even when the core three Gekirangers get the upper hand in the finale and deliver a fairly one-sided beating to him, he gets back up like nothing happened.
  • One-Winged Angel: His true form is mutliheaded gold dragon that in rarity for the series isn't a humanoid monster, it walks on four legs.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: [[[spoiler:Is gigantic, immortal, can shapeshift, and in his human form is also a skilled martial-artist.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Maku sees him and unlike everybody else, he knows who he is, though of course doesn't say. Rageku recognizes his fighting form and she's terrified of him before he kills her.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: At the end.
  • * Smug Snake
  • Story-Breaker Power: As he can't be killed, it means he's almost unstoppable. Key word is almost. The Kenma created a technique to seal him, and part of why it worked is because he never expected it.
  • Psychotic Smirk: His default expression.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: He's immortal, and everything he's done stems from his sheer boredom with the world.
  • You Have Out Lived Your Usefulness: Stated regarded the Kenma after Maku is killed, stating Rio has nothing left to learn from them. As Rageku is the only one left, he kills her himself.


Suugu/Dan Kando | Actor: Kenji Ohba

  • Back from the Dead: Long resurrected him, but he trapped his soul in a tiger monstrosity.

Shiyuu (voiced by Shigeo Kiyama)

Gouyuu (voiced by Mitsuaki Madono)

  • A Load of Bull: He is based on an Ox.
  • Hypocrite: Loves to imitate people using his magic mirrors, yet hates being imitated.
  • Magic Mirror: He trapped Retsu inside a mirror and replaced him with a duplicate to infiltrate the Gekirangers. That failed!

Haku (voiced by Kiyotaka Furushima)

Hiso (voiced by Keiko Han)

Dorou (voiced by Tetsu Inada)

  • Action Duo: With Sojo. They cannot attack properly without him.

Sojo (voiced by Kyosei Tsukui)

Shuen (voiced by Hiroyuki Shibamoto)

Kou (voiced by Kunihiko Yasui)

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