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Masayoshi Hazama/Samurai Flamenco/Flamen Red

Our protagonist and hero, Masayoshi and his love for Tokusatsu shows is what drives the series forward. Unsatisfied with just living as a model, he took on the persona Samurai Flamenco to become a hero.

Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda

  • Adorkable: So, so much, especially when he fanboys over superheroes.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Mentions he has never felt anything for girls before and his interactions with Goto become more and more emotionally charged over the series, culminating in point blank asking him to marry him in the finale, just as he starts to understand love. The mobile game throws the ambiguous part of of the window by literally showing their wedding.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Decided to take after his favorite tokusatsu heroes and actually try to fight evil.
  • Badass Normal: Becomes this after some fighting lessons with Joji.
  • Break the Cutie: During the Ultimate Prime Minister arc his whole world collapses on him as he is framed number 1 public enemy and is mercilessly hunted down by very public and institutions that once loved him. His only silver lining is that his close friends and allies remains very loyal to him
    • Taken a step further in the final arc, where his enemy is far more mundane, yet specifically targets his mental health by targeting his friends and undermining his previously mentioned relationships, which are the one thing he had never lost
  • Be Careful What You Wish For
  • Berserk Button: He never shows any violent intentions, not even on the worst of evils, but threaten to kill Goto and he will snap.
  • Bishounen: There's a reason why he was able to become a male model. It was more or less the only reason.
  • Blood Knight: Arguably what he was at the start of the series. This trait is also responsible for the the entire plot and its Serial Escalation. Finally sheds it after conversing with the Will of the Universe. True to this, he never engages in violence int he final arc.
  • Brought Down to Normal: As of Episode 18.
  • But Not Too Foreign: According to Word of God in the audio commentary from the B Ds, he's 1/4 Spanish (possibly from his grandmother, who was a Flamenco dancer).
  • Chaste Hero: He never shows any kind of interest in romance. In fact, in the first episode he rants about boys losing superhero ambitions because of things like sports, music, and women.
    • Confirmed. He didn't even understand what love was until episode 22. Said episode all but confirms he is a virgin, however his interactions with Goto towards the end (and in the mobile game) calls this into question.
  • Character Development: He becomes more serious and driven whenever he's being Samurai Flamenco, and that crosses over into his real life. As the series goes on, he becomes more mature and slightly more of a realist (though still very much an idealist at heart). After defeating King Torture and seeing how his own ideals could be hopeless corrupt, this leads to him defy superhero logic and unmask himself in public to address the insecurity that a masked figure of justice logically brings.
  • Clear My Name: The government pulls the blame on all heroes after From Beyond is defeated, and of course that includes him.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In the Character Talk CD, when asked whether he's a S or a M, he replies he's a L.
  • Declaration of Protection: Has one for Goto, right before he realizes that it's love.
  • Dork Knight: Before he gets more charismatic he was pretty awkward.
  • Dramatic Unmask: In episode 10.
  • Felony Misdemeanor: Kids messing around in the streets, people taking out their garbage too early, stealing umbrellas, all are as bad as the worst crimes out there in Masayoshi's eyes.
  • Fighting with Chucks: Stapler Nunchucks to be exact, which can actually staple things together.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Including the Flamenco Girls, he's the Sanguine member of the group.
  • Gray Eyes: Type 3, bonus with the golden hair. However, as the series progresses, this slowly becomes a subversion.
  • Innocent Fanservice Guy: Considering his job, and how the show always finds a way to show him shirtless even when he's out of it, he is this.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: He spends almost the entire show completely oblivious to what love is, never shows any interest in the opposite sex (or the same sex, for that matter), but he realizes in the last episode that he loves Goto, even going so far as to propose marriage to make sure Goto never feels alone again.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He eventually uses weaponized stationary appliances invented by Harazuka.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Starts as this, but fame starts getting into his head as the show goes on, which causes clashes with Goto. He starts regaining his purity during the Flamengers arc and fully gets achieves it after a conversation with The Will of the Universe. A such, during the final arc he doesn't let his status as savior of the whole universe or future president of the world get to his head at all. He only cares about heroism and seeing his loved ones happy.
  • It's All My Fault: Believes it's his fault that Haiji became so messed up.
  • Like Brother and Sister: How he feels regarding his manager Ishihara.
    If I had an older sister, she'd probably be just like that.
  • Love Confession and Love Epiphany: Yes, in that order. He asks Goto to marry him, proclaiming that he wants to take care of him and then realizing that that is what love is.
  • Luminescent Blush: In the last episode, when the topic of his and Goto's virginity came about.
  • Maybe Ever After: His relationship with Goto is not completely clear by the end, and the mobile game straight up shows them getting them married, but its canon status is arguable.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he finds out what Goto's been going through, he realizes he's always gone to him for help, but failed to notice his friend was suffering so much. He feels very guilty over it.
    • It's even worse that he and Goto had a argument about it but he realized it went too far so he tried to apologize until Goto tells him not to see him again.
  • Naked First Impression: Goto first came across him after he took his clothes off to change in the streets.
  • Not So Different: With Goto. Both have their biggest struggles regarding love. For Masayoshi it's his lack of understanding of it, and Goto is Loving a Shadow.
  • Otaku: For Tokusatsu, obviously.
  • Odd Frienship: Straight faced police officer Goto and Otako vigilante wannabe Masayoshi seems very weird at the beginning. Towards the end it is revealed they are actually pretty similar, which makes it more clear how they hit off so quickly.
  • Pretty Freeloader: The manga reveals he's living in Goto's apartment at some time after losing his.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Was raised by his grandfather after his parents died when he was 2.
  • Reality Warper: Some type of it. The Will of the Universe explains to him at all enemies he faced were the result of his desire to fight evil progressively escalating. However, the Will also tells him that the word "Flamenco" is a universal wish word with a tiny chance to grant wishes. The imply cation is that this caused it.
    • Takes a sinister turn in the final arc as it is hinted that Haiji also got a wish of a similar, but opposing kind.
  • Red Is Heroic: Seems to be Invoked, considering Samurai Flamenco is modeled after Tokusatsu protagonists.
  • Rogues Gallery: King Torture, From Beyond, Ultimate Prime Minister and Alien Flamenco. By the time Haiji makes his move, he has already abandoned the Samurai Flamenco persona.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: Becomes a literal example once the Flamengers are introduced.
  • Send Me Back: When given the choice to continue fighting evil forever, Masayoshi chooses to go back to the real world, supposedly without any new villains to fight. Haiji then process to horribly bash his mental health in as Masayoshi only really got rid of the supernatural results of his wishes. In turn, Haiji is just a mundane person or one who got his own wish granted and thus outside of Masayoshi's deal with the Will of the Universe.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Curry rice. Especially if it has super heroes on the box.
  • Wacky Marriage Proposal: He's stark naked and shielding the antagonist with his own body when he yells at Goto to marry him. Goto responds accordingly. Seems to have actually agreed by the time of the mobile game though
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He doesn't seem to understand that Tokusatsu tropes don't actually apply to real life. At least, until episode 7 rolls around...
  • You Killed My Father: For once, completely averted. In episode 7, he learns that his parents were killed by a random robber when he was two. He complains to Goto how he feels absolutely nothing about it because he really didn't know his parents, thus he has no motivation or reason to go looking for revenge.

Hidenori Goto/Samurai Policeman

A regular policeman who has had his world turned upside down after running into Masayoshi. While diligent and by the book, he does his best to keep his justice loving friend out of trouble.

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

  • Badass Normal: At the beginning, he's far more competent than Masayoshi at stopping criminals, and even as Masayoshi gets better, he still relies on Goto for backup. Episode 17 shows his true strength as shoots a smoke launcher on the police and later helps Flamenco take on the prime minster.
  • Berserk Button: Don't you dare delete his girlfriend's last text.
  • Ambiguously Bi:Was very much in love with his high school girlfriend and continued so years after she disappeared. However, his relationship with Masayoshi has some romantic undertones, which are solidified in the mobile game.
  • Broken Bird: He's been very messed up since his girlfriend's disappearance.
  • Cigarette of Anxiety: Spends a whole night smoking while waiting for Masayoshi to come back from his fight in space.
  • Character Development: Compare the no-nonsense Goto from the first episodes to Samurai Policeman from the 17th.
  • Distressed Dude: Becomes one at the end of episode 21 to lure Masayoshi into a final confrontation with Haiji.
  • Fair Cop: He's indeed a good looking which even made Mari blush when he's on his uniform.
  • Gay Groom in a White Tux: If the mobile game is to be believed as part of canon.
  • Implausible Deniability: Even after Mari has checked his phone, effectively noting that he's been texting himself all along, he angrily takes it from her and starts typing on it again.
  • Loving a Shadow: He has been texting himself as his disappeared girlfriend for 10 years.
    • However, by the end of the series he has started to let go and move on, though it is slow-going.
  • Luminescent Blush: Twice. Once when Mari accuses him of being in love with Masayoshi, and second when his virginity status is being discussed in the middle of a battle.
  • Maybe Ever After: His relationship with Masayoshi is not completely clear by the end, and the mobile game straight up shows them getting them married, but its canon status is arguable.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Mari thinks he's gay and with Masayoshi after he tells her he's already in a relationship. The series finale and the mobile game might strike down the "mistaken" part though.
  • The Mourning After: He had a hard time moving on with his girlfriend's disappearance and his way of coping is self-texting. He even visited the bus stop where his girlfriend was last seen.
  • Ninja: As Hidezaemon.
  • Not So Different: If his starry-eyed reaction to being saved by Harakiri Sunshine in Episode 14 is any indication, he still harbored some love for superheroes too.
    • And it doesn't stop there. See Masayoshi's entry.
  • Only Sane Man: Is down to earth and realistic compared to the Masayoshi and other celebrity heroes he's stuck around.
    • Horribly subverted. He has severe issues of his own.
  • Skewed Priorities: He sends texts to himself while he's driving a truck towards a rocket.
  • Refusal of the Call: When Masayoshi offers him a slot in the Flamengers, he immediately turns it down.
  • Straight Man: He's the only legitimate law enforcement officer in the entire group, showcasing how absolutely bizarre it is to decide to be a tokusatsu hero by comparison.
  • Talking with Signs: A very strange case. In the last episode, he thanks Masayoshi for stopping him from killing Sawada via a message "from his girlfriend".
    • In the same fashion, some of his girlfriend's texts throughout the series are definitely a way to convey his own thoughts, except only the audience gets to see them.
      Goto: "I've seen Yoshi on TV, but he seems different. The look in his eyes scares me."
  • Tragic Keepsake: His girlfriend's umbrella and cellphone are the only things left on the bus where she went missing.
    • Her last text message to her before she disappeared. Goto really lost it when Sawada deleted it.
  • Tsundere: Type B towards Masayoshi, big time.
  • Weirdness Magnet
    Goto: "Why do weirdos keep flocking to me?"

Mari Maya/Flamenco Girl/Flamenco Diamond

Idol Singer and lyricist for the popular Idol Group MMM. She's also as big of a closet otaku as Masayoshi, only for Magical Girl series. After stealing the spotlight from Samurai Flamenco, and getting called out on the brutality she uses, she decides to form a heroine troupe with Moe and Mizuki. She's later captured by King Torture and convinced of just how distorted her views on the world are. While she seemingly abandons the life of a vigilante, she is not broken and continues her singing career.

Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu

  • Anti-Hero: While Mari is a natural at fighting bad guys, she's much more violent than Samurai Flamenco and deals out unnecessary punishment to her enemies.
  • Bi the Way: She's in a physical relationship with Moe but is also quite attracted to Goto.
  • Break the Haughty: Brutally delivered by King Torture, even after his death.
  • Broken Ace: Seems to be going in this direction after being captured by King Torture.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Her Magical Girl rod, which also functions as a mace and a taser.
  • Character Development: Subtle, but it's there. While she still has her crotch-stomping habits by the end of the show, she's far less selfish and more caring for her friends than before.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: In episode 19, after Masayoshi reveals to her that Goto is going to see his girlfriend for the first time in a year, she doesn't take it very well. She goes so far as to spy on him during the date.
  • Color Character: As Flamenco Diamond.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: She seems to enjoy her outings as Flamenco Girl a bit too much, and becomes noticeably irritated if she goes too long without an interesting fight.
  • Cool Car: A pink armored Hummer.
  • Fan Disservice: When she's captured by King Torture, we get a detailed shot of her in ripped clothes, but it isn't played for titillation at all.
  • Fetish: Has a fetish for policemen, much to Goto's chagrin.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Including Samurai Flamenco along with the Flamenco Girls, she's the choleric one.
  • Freudian Trio: The Id of MMM.
  • Groin Attack: If you're a male criminal, you can expect her to kick, stamp, and squash your groin after she takes you down.
  • Heroic BSoD: For several episodes after the King Torture incident, in which she lives with Goto and refuses to see Moe or Mizuki.
  • Hopeless Suitor: By the end, she admits she has no chance with Goto.
  • It's All About Me: Thinks and expects the world to revolve around her and her whims. Then in episode 10 King Torture is only too happy to prove this point when he asks Moe to make a choice of freeing herself and letting Mari suffer, or vice versa. Despite Mari's protests, Moe wholeheartedly says she would gladly lay her life down for her friend, causing King Torture to release her, and tells Mari point blank that the latter was selfishly and secretly hoping her friend would have sacrificed herself instead. This revelation hits her rather hard.
    • Afterwards, she is incredibly mad at Moe for making her look bad.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: What her Flamenco Girl persona is based around.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Including:
  • Pretty Freeloaders: Becomes one after King Torture humiliates her. She threatened Goto she'd kill herself if he didn't let her in his apartment.
  • Shipper on Deck: She asks Masayoshi if he ever considered dating his manager. He never thought about it, but ultimately says it's a bad idea, and that she'd be more like a mean big sister if that were the case.
  • Shock and Awe: Her rod generates electricity.

Mizuki Misawa/Flamenco Ruby
The most level-headed member of MMM.

Voiced by: M.A.O

  • Likes Older Men: The show and especially the first Character Talk CD hint at this.
  • Modesty Shorts: In her Flamenco Ruby attire.
  • Only Sane Man: When compared to Mari and Moe.
  • Out of Focus: Doesn't get as much spotlight as Mari and Moe. She doesn't even have a storyline of her own.

Moe Morita/Flamenco Sapphire
The third MMM. Has a very sugary personality and is very much in love with Mari.

Voiced by: Erii Yamazaki

  • Ambiguously Gay: Always looks forward to Mari pecking her on the lips, and has tried to sleep with her in the same bed on one occasion.
    • Becomes less ambiguous as time goes on. Moe outright states Mari to be her reason for living, and it's played for drama rather than comedy. She loves Mari more than anyone else, to the extent that it seems to be a case of Single-Target Sexuality.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She can be scary sometimes. For instance, she doesn't mind stomping men's crotches.
    • From one of the Character Talks, as the Flamenco Girls and Masayoshi are about to be interrogated by Goto:
      What should we do, Dia? Destroy? Destroy?
  • Break the Cutie: How Mari treated Moe for a while after the King Torture ordeal.
  • Brown Bag Mask: Wears one in episode 16 as a way to get around Mari's "I never want to see your face again!" remark earlier. After she explains her reasons, Mari makes up with her and Mizuki.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Mild example, but she sure does have some warped views on reality. It's Played for Laughs.
  • Color Character: As Flamenco Sapphire.

Joji Kaname
A former Tokusatsu hero, known as Red Axe, and one of Masayoshi's inspirations. He starts posing as Samurai Flamenco on television, and after meeting Masayoshi, he becomes his mentor. However, he has a tendency to disappear at the most crucial moments. He has a wife, Lady Axe.

Later, he's revealed to be the leader of the Flamengers, having been working in the shadows against evil for years.

Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi

  • Ascended Extra: A fairly minor character mostly used for jokes until the finale of the King Torture arc. The From Beyond arc has him in the serious spotlight and while not as important in the Ultimate Prime Minister, Alien Flamenco or Haiji arcs, his figure is presented more seriously and is way more useful
  • An Axe to Grind: His default weapon when he's not relying on Good Old Fisticuffs.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Though significantly older than Masayoshi, he is closer to this than any other mentor type to Samurai Flamenco.
  • Broken Pedestal: Averted- he's more or less as awesome as Masayoshi thought he was.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Both in-character as Red Axe, and out of character as himself.
  • Cool Old Guy: Still in great shape, even after decades of being out of work.
  • Happily Married: Shares his secrets with his wife. And avoids leading Sakura on into thinking he likes her, not that it stops her from trying however.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns
  • Look Both Ways: Gets hit by a truck thanks to Sawada distracting him.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Initially seems like a conman trying to steal Masayoshi's fame, but after the revelations of his involvement with the government he becomes an actual source of useful wisdom and guidance.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: He is quite touchy-feely, especially with Masayoshi.

     Supporting Characters 

Jun Harazuka
A scientist who becomes interested in Samurai Flamenco after he makes his media breakthrough. He starts creating stationary-based weapons for him afterwards.

Voiced by: Toru Okawa

  • Badass Bookworm: Taking out King Torture's henchman with his weapons.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Provides the stationery-themed weapons for Samurai Flamenco.
  • Science Hero: Took on a bunch of King Torture's minions with his own gadgets and weapons to allow Samurai Flamenco to go after him.
  • Out of Focus: During the Flamengers arc. He's very much aware of this trope being in effect, and he isn't happy about it. Gets better for the Ultimate Prime Minister arc as he creates more and better weapons for the fight against the Prime Minister, and he reaches Masayoshi with Goto's help. In the Haiji arc he is targeted by the eponymous villain and remains a source of advice for Masayoshi.

Sumi Ishihara
Masayoshi's manager, a very strict and responsible woman who keeps his life under control.
Voiced by: Chie Nakamura

  • Berserk Button: She apparently hates Otaku culture and nerd hobbies, as shown by how hesitant she is to give Masayoshi an acting job on a popular Sentai show despite how beneficial it would be to his career. This seems to have mellow down a bit once Masayoshi shows signs of being in to it.
  • Big Sister Instinct / Cool Big Sis: Seems to develop this relationship with Masayoshi.
  • Christmas Cake: 28 years old, and not dating. She blames it on Masayoshi, but doesn't seem to be really bothered by it.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Plays this to Masayoshi, especially once he gets too distracted with his hero hobby.
  • Hidden Depths: Her whole speech she gave to Masayoshi about love (and not just the romantic one).
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Knew from a much earlier point, even before the reveal, Masayoshi's obsession for sentai and his masquerade as Samurai Flamenco before the big reveal.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Despite her brash exterior, she cares a lot about Masayoshi.
  • The Reliable One: The entire reason she's assigned to Masayoshi.

Akira Konno
Owner of an news website. He's always looking to be entertained, and that's how he becomes interested in Samurai Flamenco. He also has a crush on Ishihara, and hits on her whenever he has the chance.
Voiced by: Satoshi Mikami

  • All Love Is Unrequited: It's not entirely clear how much he actually likes Ishihara, but she refuses to reciprocate his advances.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Works for King Torture after being tortured by him. Later averted as all he wanted was something interesting to happen, and after Torture dies... the world really goes crazy so he goes back to being a non malicious reporter.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Episode 16, streaming the fight against the Prime Minister on the Internet is the key for Flamenco and Goto's victory.
    • Also, he provides Masayoshi with information about Haiji and his parents, which becomes very useful in the final confrontation against him.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He can't stop hitting on Ishihara, but at least he's nice about it. Though if his actions in King Torture's dungeon are in any indication, his attraction to her is quite genuine.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After he's broken by King Torture, he temporarily becomes his minion, luring Flamenco Diamond into a trap. However, it was a really obvious trap, and she really should've known better than to blindly charge into King Torture's hideout. After Samurai Flamenco defeats King Torture, Konno just goes back to how he was before, and nobody ever realizes he did it on purpose.
  • For the Lulz: Yes, he makes a profit off of it, but his main reason for wanting to uncover Samurai Flamenco's identity is because he finds the pursuit entertaining.
  • Intrepid Reporter: He makes it one of his missions to uncover who Samurai Flamenco really is. Afterwards he does things based on what he finds interesting.
  • Smug Snake: Not that much of a snake (unless you ask Ishihara), but he's definitely smug.
  • Status Quo Is God: Ishihara tries to thank him for his assistance with Masayoshi during the last arc. Oddly enough he seems turned off by her nice attitude, and says he wants her to make snippy comebacks at him the way she's always done. She then gets mad at him as a result.

Goto's girlfriend

Exactly What It Says on the Tin. She and Goto text on a daily basis, but can never meet because of Goto's busy schedule, and later, Masayoshi's antics. She has never appeared on screen.

Turns out that "she" was Goto texting himself all along.

  • Affectionate Nickname: She calls Goto "Go-chin". She also has "Yoshi" for Masayoshi.
  • Animal Motifs: Octopi, present in her umbrella and mobile charms, and her contact picture in Goto's phone in the last episode. Weirdly enough, it's also From Beyond's Animal Motif. However, the show never hints at a connection between them.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Zigzagged. She is angry at Goto at first because he neglects her for spending time with Masayoshi. However, she took Mari living with Goto perfectly well. And turns Goto was the one who was texting both messages.
  • Dead All Along: She and Goto dated in high school, but one night she went missing and was never seen again. Goto has been coping by sending himself text messages as her, making conversations out of what he imagines her responses would be.
  • The Faceless: In the flashback in Episode 19.
  • The Ghost: All we see of her are her text messages and her umbrella.
  • The Lost Lenore: For Goto. He copes with the loss by texting himself.
  • Never Found the Body: She disappeared from a bus and the police could never find her.
  • Nice Girl: As frustrated as she is for not being able to see her boyfriend, she seems to like and care for Masayoshi just based on what Goto tells her.
  • No Name Given: Her name isn't even mentioned throughout the whole show.
  • Offscreen Inertia: Considering that 10 years had passed and the case is still ongoing with no leads while her father keeps giving out handouts, it's possible that she might be already dead.
  • She Who Must Not Be Seen: We don't even know her appearance, or her voice.
  • The Un-Reveal: We may never know what really happened to her as the case is still ongoing.

     The Flamengers 
A Super Sentai-style team of superheroes formed by Joji in order to fight the alien threat of from beyond.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: they're based on the Super Sentai afterall.
  • Meaningful Name: Their names all foreshadow their team colors.
  • Out of Focus: None of them are very relevant after the Flamengers/From Beyond arc is over. The most screentime they get again is when Haiji targets them to mentally damage Masayoshi.

Soichi Aoshima

Flamen Blue. He's been working with Joji for ten tears on the Flamengers project.

  • Older Than They Look: He's 28 years old, but his height, face and personality make him seem far younger.
  • The Rival: To Masayoshi. He's known Joji since he was 18 and had been working with him on the Flamengers project the entire time, so he's a little hesitant to accept Masayoshi as their leader.

Hekiru Midorikawa

Flamen Green.
  • Love at First Sight: He falls hard for a woman he spots on the train. Later, when arriving home, he finds out she's getting married to his brother. Ouch.
  • Megane: He even adjusts his glasses when he's wearing his helmet.
  • Name's the Same: His name sounds familiar to say the least.

Anji Kuroki

Voiced by: KENN
Flamen Black.
  • Out of Focus: While all of the Flamengers get hit by this by the end of the From Beyond arc, Black gets the worst part. Green's strategic abilities are relevant a few more time, Blue is Masayoshi's rival, and Pink has her story with Joji. Black... is there.
    • He's given more background and motivations in one of the manga's chapters.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Raised by his grandfather after his parents died.
  • Ray Gun: A hybrid of this and lightning powers.
  • Trigger Happy: Freely admits he joined the Flamengers for the pay and because he can handle weapons.

Sakura Momoi

Voiced by: Yukari Tamura
Flamen Pink.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has long hair, up until Sawada cuts it.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only girl in the Flamengers.
  • Traumatic Haircut: She gets this unexpectedly as a threat intended for Masayoshi when a mysterious person pass her by in episode 20. She is not happy.


King Torture

The main villain for the Torture Army Arc. He's the self-proclaimed source of all evil, and surgically transforms people into cyborg monsters for the sake of uniting the world through evil.

Voiced by: Show Hayami

  • Affably Evil: After capturing Flamenco Dia, he had asked Masayoshi if he had time on his schedule to save her. Also, seemed truly regretful for hurting Moe.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I. He embraces his evil and knows what he's doing is horrible, but he ultimately only wants to end all wars. Also, see Even Evil Has Standards.
  • Arc Villain: The main antagonist of Episodes 7 through 10.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Like Masayoshi, he was a fellow toku nerd.
  • Assimilation Plot: His plan was to create a giant version of himself that would absorb everyone in the world, starting with Japan. It would have worked, too, if not for Masayoshi and Goto.
  • Bondage Is Bad: He takes this theme to the extreme. His Mooks even wear ballgags as part of their uniforms!
  • Break Them by Talking: Very fond of the practice.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He embraces evil and brags about how wonderful it is quite a bit, as do his minions.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Moe proves that she's genuinely willing to sacrifice herself to a Fate Worse than Death for Mari, he lets her go and promises to never hurt her again.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Masayoshi. Masayoshi loved toku series and felt that he could change the world for the better by becoming a hero. King Torture felt that he could change the world for the better by becoming a villain.
  • Harmless Villain: Zigzagged. At first, he's incredibly dangerous. His first monster is pretty much bulletproof and manages to kill several people. Masayoshi and Goto technically don't kill it; it suicides once it's been defeated. His monsters gradually become sillier and sillier, and manage to do less and less damage. They go from killing cops, to hijacking busses, to putting a relatively harmless poison in the water supply, to buying up all of the apples in the city and handing out poisoned napkins. However, then it turns out that all of this was so they could spread the "Torture Spores" that would eventually turn into a giant monster that would destroy the world and launch an Assimilation Plot.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The second his Torture Army comes in, the series gets darker and more serious. Remarked by the fact that the villains that follow after him, From Beyond and the Ultimate Prime Minister are far more humorous. Only Haiji really beats him in creepy factor, and for entirely different reasons.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His insistence on directly challenging SF is what lets him get into the perfect positon to stop his evil plans.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers a serious one to Mari, claiming that she's just a "replaceable extra" and not the main character, and stating that she's not a true hero—she's just in it for the excitement and that she secretly wanted her friend to pull a Heroic Sacrifice for her. Its so severe the echo of it weights on her almost until the end, well after he is dead.
  • Walking Spoiler: His reveal completely alters the tone and genre of the whole series, which never quite goes back to what it used to be early on, only showing some shades of it when the final villain, Haiji shows up.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers Masayoshi the chance to also be turned into a cyborg, but Masayoshi refuses.

Beyond Flamenco

Voiced by: Akira Ishida
From Beyond's leader. He calls Masayoshi "brother".

  • Affably Evil: He has a calm, suave manner of speaking, and is very polite to Masayoshi.
  • Alternate Self: Audio commentary from the B Ds reveals he's a Masayoshi from an Alternate Dimension in which he never met Goto.
  • Always Identical Twins: Looks exactly like Masayoshi.
    • Though he goes on to say that they're not genetically related. Finally revealed to be Masayoshi's Alternate Self from a parallel world.
  • Arc Villain: The main villain of Episodes 11 through the first part of 15.
  • Empty Shell: What he's become by the time he meets Masayoshi.
  • Evil Twin: He's actually a Masayoshi from an Alternate Universe.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Described In-Universe as a Masayoshi who lost sight of his sense of justice, and became evil as a result.
  • Suicide by Cop: He shoots Masayoshi's gun on himself, apparently killing him.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Was introduced at the end of Episode 14. He dies at the beginning of the next episode.

Shintarou Okuzaki / Ultimate Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Japan, who seems to be working with the Flamengers at first, only to turn against them and every single other hero after From Beyond is defeated.

Voiced by: Kouji Ishii

  • Arc Villain: The main antagonist of Episodes 15 through 17.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: He's absolutely convinced that the most powerful man should be the one to rule Japan, which is why he's so set on gaining more power.
  • Expy: His transformed self is one of Iron Man.
  • Evil Laugh: Does it quite often, as long as the public isn't watching as it could undermine his approval.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He turns against every hero after From Beyond is defeated.
    • Fake Defector: Turns out, he did it for a good reason. In his eyes, anyways.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: A slight variation on this, as he's mortal. However, played straight in the sense that his power is directly proportional to his approval rating, so the more people approve of him as a leader, the stronger he becomes. And when his approval rating goes down, it also weakens him.
  • Good All Along: He actually wanted to save the world from an Alien Invasion.
  • Government Conspiracy: Everything, from King Torture to From Beyond and the Flamengers was just an elaborate set-up to gain more public approval.
  • Jerkass: Slowly becomes more and more of a dick towards the Flamengers. After its revealed that the From Beyond invasion was a complex marketing ploy of his this makes a lot more sense.
  • Popularity Power: The higher his approval rating is, the more powerful he is.
  • Powered Armor: Used one granted by the will of the japanese people. It grows stronger the higher his approval is.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Used to be this, but becomes increasingly hostile towards the Flamengers as their arc goes on.
  • Slave to PR: He's obsessed with reaching a 100% public approval rating. Justified, public approval is his PowerSource.
  • Walking Spoiler: Yet another one. Unless you've watched Episode 16, don't highlight anything.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Everything he did was just part of his plan to gain power and defeat the alien menace on the planet.

Mr. Justice/Alien Flamenco

A Hive Mind alien race who's behind everything that happened in the series from episode 7 onwards.
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto

  • Benevolent Alien Invasion: They planned to take over Earth peacefully with Masayoshi as the leader of humanity. However, he doesn't accept it, as he feels this method of peace is being forced upon them instead of letting humanity choose peace over violence, and thus is the same as if they were being enslaved.
  • Gratuitous English: Plenty of it, even after he stops pretending to be an American superhero.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Behind in one way or another of all previous villains. King Torture was their direct subordinate and initial plan to force an Assimilation Plot. From Beyond was a marketing ploy by the Ultimate Prime Minister, who did all the heinous things he did to fight these Aliens in the first place
  • Highly Conspicuous Uniform: When he first rescues Masayoshi as Mr. Justice, he tells the latter they need to hide somewhere for a while to build their strength back up and develop a plan to strike back. He says that being low key is essential, while driving a big rig truck emblazoned with the American flag on it through Japan. Unsurprisingly they are caught somewhat easily later on.
  • Hive Mind: The Alien Flamenco Hazama interacts with is an interface for billions of alien conscioussnessess.
  • Irony: He posed as the the American Superhero, Mister Justice to gain Masayoshi's trust. During their battle on the moon, he trips on the Apollo 11 Lunar Module and flag, which gives Masayoshi a chance to defeat him.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Masayoshi is visibly nervous about how close he gets to him while talking.
  • Walking Spoiler: The one behind King Torture and the reason for the Ultimate Prime Minister to

Haiji Sawada

Masayoshi's new enemy from episode 19 onwards. He's one of the middle schoolers Masayoshi had lectured back in episode 1.

Voiced by: Suzuki Haruhisa

  • Ambiguously Human: Seems that Masayoshi is the only who can see him since his human self is dead. Whle later revealed that the "dead" part was orchestrated with his parents, he still may or may not have gotten a wish granted by saying flamenco enough times, just like Masayoshi.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Just a kid with MAYBE mild powers. When Mari gets to him a punch is all it takes. A surprisingly good use of this trope, as Haiji managed to be an incredibly threatening villain while also staying true to the fact he is not much else than a school kid with plans.
  • Arc Villain: The main antagonist of Episodes 19 to 22.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Briefly appeared at the end of episode 1, and in a Freeze-Frame Bonus in 12. It is also revealed that he's the one who uploaded those videos of Samurai Flamenco's early crusade which launch him into fame.
  • Creepy Child: He is from middle school.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Well not of the sequel, but contrasts dramatically with every previous mayor villain. The others were all bombastic and over the top evils, Haiji is at best a kid who can teleport and at worst a mundane school boy with a calculating mind. Despite this, he manages to get under Masayoshi's skin and damages his mental health far more severely than any if the horrible monsters he faced before.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Courtesy of Mari. He is little else than a resourceful kid after all.
  • Cute and Psycho: He appears to be a normal teenage boy, although the things he does towards Samurai Flamenco, such as blowing up his apartment makes him fall into this trope.
  • Dead All Along: The real Haiji Sawada passed away from illness about one year ago, according to the police.
    • Subverted. His parents lied about it when they discovered that their son started to lose his mind.
  • Enemy Within: What Masayoshi thinks he is by the end of Episode 20.
    • Subverted, as he's not limited to Masayoshi's mind.
  • Faking the Dead: What he somehow convinced his parents to do for him. However, they feel really guilty about this and plan to confess to the police shortly after Konno finds out about it from them.
  • Final Boss: Last opponent in the series, and -ironically- also by far the least dangerous one. He makes up his lack of power by simply being extremely creepy and targeting Masayoshi's mental health instead, which turns out to be chillingly effective.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From an introverted, average middle schooler, to a very effective villain.
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: Harms the Flamenco Rangers, Joji Kaname and Jun Harazuka, poisons 2/3 of MMM, and kidnaps Goto to finally force Masayoshi into action. As it stands, Ishihara is the only one who hasn't been targeted yet.
  • Kick the Dog: He steals Goto's phone, reads all his texts to his 'girlfriend', mocks him as his girlfriend over text, lures him into an obvious trap to get it back, tazors him, handcuffs him to a post, mocks him some more, and then proceeds to presumably shoot him, all so he can become the 'ultimate villain' for Masayoshi.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: His dissapearing act isn't really explained, and beyond Masayoshi (who he directly contacts) the only one who manages to notice him is Kaname, who has significant superhuman alterations. On top of this, the fact that he continuously said "Flamenco" is a highlight. This is a special word with a minuscule chance to grant a wish, and Haiji states quite often that his wish is to corrupt Samurai Flamenco.
  • Madness Mantra: He keeps chanting, "Flamenco, Flamenco..." in his room.
  • Love to Hate: The most popular villain of the series, as well as the most psychologically disturbing one by a mile.
  • Reality Ensues: When Masayoshi "ended all evil" it was those supernatural occurrences caused by his own will/wish. Haiji is a very mundane person who shows that evil is something that can be found in even an unremarkable person. Masayoshi defeating "evil" doesn't mean the world will suddenly become perfect.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Has a terrifying obsession with Masayoshi, and is willing to do just anything to gain his attention.
  • Win Back the Crowd: After considerable whipslash from the absolute screwball weirdness that started with King Torture all the way to Alien Flamenco, Haiji is a very mundane opponent, who echos back the the similarly mundane genre of the series at the beginning. Haiji was very successfully received by the fans and won back detractors.
  • Xanatos Gambit: His plan to have Masayoshi become an Anti-Hero or Fallen Hero involved attacking the latter's closest friends and allies, mentally torturing him, and then deliberately provoking Goto into killing him in front of Masayoshi to give him a Dark and Troubled Past for any future things he does as Samurai Flamenco. And he was rather close to pulling it off too, were it not for Masayoshi doing some incredibly bizarre stuff to keep Goto from shooting Sawada, as well as Mari showing up to help.


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