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Characters who appeared in Seijuu Sentai Gingaman.

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    The Gingamen 

Ryōma/Ginga Red

Portrayed by: Kazuki Maehara

  • Instant Expert: Ryouma has no idea about motorcycles, seeing that he's from Ginga Forest and transportations are mostly with horses. Then he gets Galeopulsar, and then suddenly he's an expert motorcycle rider.
  • King of Beasts: His Starbeast, Ginga Leon.
  • Knife Nut: His Kiba Blade's default mode is the short, wide Kiba Knife.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Ryōma receives the Galeopulsar, a mighty motorcycle, while his flame power proves essential to defeat the Earth Beast in the finale.
  • The Leader: He serves as the team's leader, often giving out battle plans to defeat the Balban.
  • Playing with Fire: He uses fire as his Earth Power.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: The Trope Codifier for Super Sentai; he joined The Team after Hyūga, the first choice as Ginga Red, passed his powers to him.
  • Signature Move
    • Earth Elemental attack: Hono no Tategaminote 
    • Starbeast Sword attack: Hono Issennote 
  • Terrible Artist: During the clip show episode, it turns out that Ryouma pretty much can't draw, while the other Gingamen can draw just fine. But he is so proud of it and thinks it's a totally awesome drawing...

Hayate/Ginga Green

Portrayed by: Koji Sueyoshi

  • Our Dragons Are Different: His Starbeast, Gingalcon. Which is said to be a falcon, but looks like a dragon anyway.
  • Signature Move
    • Earth Elemental attack: Arashi no Habatakinote 
    • Starbeast Sword attack: Shippu Ichijinnote 
  • Team Dad: He's the go-guy to chastise and lecture his teammates, especially younger ones like Hikaru and Saya.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has a rivalry with Steerwoman Shelinda, and ends up being the one to kill her.

Gōki/Ginga Blue

Portrayed by: Shōei

  • Adorkable: Gouki really takes the cake about this. He's really emotional, has a tendency to burst to tears, and sometimes answers in an improper time, like during a parental visit, when a teacher (his crush, Ms. Suzuko) asks which kids hate maths... he answers, even if he's supposed to stand in for the parent.
  • Earth Elemental attack: Ryusei no Kodonote 
  • Starbeast Sword attack: Gekiryu Ittonote 
  • Tender Tears: Other than his power, Gōki is a pretty emotional guy and tends to be in tears a lot. No wonder he's the team's Gentle Giant.
  • Wolverine Claws: His Kiba Blade's default mode is the handheld Kiba Claw.

Hikaru/Ginga Yellow

Portrayed by: Nobuaki Takahashi

  • Berserk Button: Treating him as a child will immediately set him off.
  • Canis Major: His Starbeast, Gingaverick.
  • Dual Wielding Knife Nut: His Kiba Blade's default mode are the Kiba Knives.
  • Greed: He's willing to use his lightning powers for profitable gains.
    • To be fair, he used his powers once to stop a pair of high schoolers from abusing horses, and again to help a struggling street magician earn more money. The magician gave Hikaru some money, and he used it to buy donuts for the rest of the team. So, he's not that greedy.
  • Groin Attack: At one point when fighting the Yartots, he pulls one of them into a tree, hitting him in the crotch.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: And befittingly, Hikaru is the youngest of the group and usually tends to favor emotional responses, and sometimes his responses just shows inexperience.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He often jumps into battle without even thinking about the dangers he and his team encounter.
  • Missing Mom: He lost his mother when he was a child.
  • The Prankster: He is prone to playing childish tricks on his fellow Gingamen.
  • Shock and Awe: His Earth Power is lightning, which he can summon at will.
  • Signature Move
    • Earth Elemental attack: Inazuma no Otakebinote 
    • Starbeast Sword attack: Inazuma Issonote 

Saya/Ginga Pink

Portrayed by: Juri Miyazawa

  • Mega Neko: Her Starbeast, Gingat.
  • One of the Boys: Saya is a tomboy, growing up and traveling with boys throughout the series. She can fight as good as the boys and wouldn't mind headlocking her friends (usually Ryouma) if they pissed her off.
  • Petal Power
  • Plucky Girl: A defining factor of her and something of her life philosophy, Saya just refuses to give up and kept smiling in the face of hardships, because after hardship, she can smile even bigger.
  • Running Gag: Out of all her focus episodes, only one episode does not involve leg injury.
  • Signature Move
    • Earth Elemental attack: Hanabira no Tsumenote 
    • Starbeast Sword attack: Hana Isshinnote 
  • The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female member of the Gingamen.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: Her Kiba Blade's default mode is the Kiba Arrow.
  • Sugar And Ice Girl: Saya pretty much had the right to cry on Hyūga's 'death', but she kept a strong face (without going over to violence) throughout the series and refused to cry. But when Hyūga came back... she cries freely.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Saya is a sweet girl who likes to bake and enjoys being a feminine idol... all while putting men who pissed her off on a headlock and a bonafide Action Girl.

Hyūga/Black Knight

Portrayed by: Teruaki Ogawa

  • Cool Rifle: He can put Bull Riot into his sheathe and activate its Laser Rifle Mode.
  • Cool Sword: His Bull Riot's standard mode is a sword.
  • My Name Is Not Shazam: The Black Knight is often called Bull Black, even when Hyuga is in the role. Bull Black is the name of the previous user.
  • Signature Move: Kuro no Ichigekinote 


    Space Pirates Balban 

Captain Zahab

Portrayed by: Jiro Okamoto (on-set actor), Hidekatsu Shibata (voice)

  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the series.
  • Benevolent Boss: Although he tries to be a Bad Boss who hardly cared for any of his crews except Shelinda, he does care about his crew mates to the point where he mourns them.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He wears an eyepatch as part of his uniform.
  • Final Boss: After his crewmates are killed, he becomes the last enemy the Gingamen have to defeat.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his Bad Boss attitude, he secretly mourns over the deaths of his fellow crewmates.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He pretends to be an arrogant captain who doesn't care about his crew.
  • Hook Hand: He has an artificial left hook after losing his left hand 3,000 years ago courtesy of the first GingaRed, which also serves as his Red Right Hand.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Had Battobas use Iliess' soul to save Daitanix before kicking Bucrates out of the castle for his involvement in her frame-up on Budoh.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Is fully aware that Iliess and Bucrates set up Budoh for a fall, but lets them think they succeeded until they outlive their usefulness.
  • Red Right Hand: The battle with the first GingaRed caused him to replace his lost left hand with a hook that can also become a cannon.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Zahab loses it when all of his crewmates, specifically Shelinda, are killed.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The only thing that is keeping him alive is the Planet's Life that is imbedded in his chest. Once Hyuuga and Ryouma destroy it, it leaves the Gingamen vulnerable to attack him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's willing to kill Yuuta, a young child, by aiming a cannon at him. He also killed Bull Black's little brother, Krantz many years ago.

Steerwoman Shelinda

Portrayed by: Kei Mizutani

The steerwoman of Daitanix and Balban's subleader.

  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: She easy stopped Hayate's slash with just a simple catch. Subvert a bit that she's wearing gloves.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Literally. There seems to be a justification that she specialized in fast and continuous attack so the lighter/fewer the armor the better. Still don't explain the high heels though.
  • Combat Stiletto: And she stomp Gingagreen with it!
  • Unknown Rival: Hayate usually ignores her attempts to goad him to fight with him, pissing her off to no end. After her act of impersonating Miharu, Hayate finally reciprocates and then fights her for real... and then the battle got interrupted. In the penultimate episode, they one last battle, with Hayate being victorious.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Almost killed Yuuta for attempting to help a wounded Hayate.

Barreled Scholar Bucrates

Portrayed by: Kenjiro Fujita (on-set actor), Chafurin (voice)

  • Benevolent Boss: He treats Hyuuga as a true friend when he becomes his mentor.
  • Determinator: He does everything he can to exact revenge on Zahab. To the point where he captures GouTaurus, has Hyuuga remove his Earth Power and train him with the Knight Axe to exploit Zahab's weakness, and being fatally stabbed by Shelinda and committing suicide, just so Hyuuga can rejoin his friends and kill Zahab.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: He flees with Hyuuga when he gets stabbed by Shelinda. Then, he asks Hyuuga to escape and rejoin his friends. When they Yartots find him, Bucrates pulls out a bomb to blow himself and the Yartots up.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Out of hatred, he helps Hyuuga kill Zahab, but dies at the Yartots' hands before he can do so.
  • It's Personal: After Zahab forces him out of Balban, Bucrates decides to exact revenge on Zahab.
  • Made of Iron: He survived getting drowned by Zahab after his attempts to usurp him are exposed.
  • Mentor Archetype: He served as Zahab's mentor and is the one who revived him. Later, he becomes Hyuuga's mentor after Zahab sends him into the water for trying to backstab him.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: After training Hyuuga, he decides to sacrifice himself when he's discovered by the Yartots and Shelinda.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Part of his name comes from the Greek philosopher Socrates.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After realizing Zahab's true colors, Bucrates gives Hyuuga the knowledge to kill him. Then, he sacrifices himself to cover for him.
  • The Resenter: Once Iliess is killed and he gets thrown into the waters, he develops an intense resentment towards Zahab.
  • Self-Sacrifice Scheme: At the end of Gingaman, when he gets stabbed by Shelinda, the only way out for him is to have Hyuuga escape, knowing full well that Zahab will kill him for his treachery. He even blows himself up when the Yartots discover him.
  • Spanner in the Works: Bucrates is the one who helps the Gingamen royally screw Zahab over. By the time he dies, he already trained Hyuuga into wielding the Knight Axe and exploiting Zahab's weakness.
  • Taking You with Me: He uses one of his bombs to blow himself up along with the Yartots when he's discovered.

Gun Boss Sambash

Portrayed by: Naoki Ofuji (on-set actor), Nobuyuki Hiyama (voice)

  • The Starscream: He constantly disobeys Zahab's commands. He even hides the box containing the Light of Ginga and even hides his secret that he actually killed the protector from Zahab.
  • Taking You with Me: After finding out that the box containing the Light of Ginga is actually empty, he attempts to kill Ginga Red with his bike. It doesn't work.

Sword General Budoh

Portrayed by: Hirofumi Fukuzawa (on-set actor), Kazuo Hayashi (voice)

  • Animal Motifs: Like most of Zahab's higher-level minions, Budoh has an aquatic animal motif. In this case, a manta ray.
  • Clear My Name: He dedicated the last moments of his life to show that he's no traitor. It failed, but Zahab already found out that he's not guilty at all.
  • Noble Demon: While he's certainly antagonistic for the Gingamen and plans to revive Daitanix, Budoh is a man of honor, loyalty and usually plays fair against the Gingamen.
  • Warrior Poet: He usually finishes his plan exposition with a Haiku, and he has a sword that cuts through metal.

Spectral Empress Iliess

Portrayed by: Shoji Hachisuka (on-set actor), Gara Takashima (voice)

  • Demoted to Extra: In Lost Galaxy
  • Greed: Request monetary award from Zahab everytime her plans were about to succeed only to fail because of the Gingamen. Zahab eventually get bored with this and reduces her award by one for each day that her plan fail and planned to get rid of her even her plan succeeded.
  • Immortality Immorality: Stated that even if she is to be destroyed she can never die. That is, if her Resurrection Ceremony isn't interrupted.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In framing Budoh as a traitor, she ended up causing a series of events that resulted in the Gingamen claiming the Ginga Lights.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Mentioning that you will become a powerful magic gem when you die wasn't too smart in front of Zahab.

Destruction King Battobas

Portrayed by: Hirofumi Ishigaki (on-set actor), Takeshi Watabe (voice)

  • The Dragon: Arguably Zahab's personal friend and right-hand man despite having four generals.
  • Eaten Alive: End up being eaten by the Earth Demon Beast.
    • Off-the-Shelf FX: Which is pretty clearly a hand puppet swallowing an action figure.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Lost Galaxy
  • Shoot the Dog: Used Biznella as a human shield by forcefully enlarging him with Balba-X to distract the Gingamen. He's not happy with betraying Biznella's trust, but has no other choice anyway.

Black Marketeer Biznella

Voiced by: Hirofumi Fukuzawa (on-set actor), Kaneto Shiozawa (voice)

Demon Beast Daitanix


Bull Black

Voiced by: Naoki Ofuji (on-set actor), Koji Ochiai (voice)

  • Heroic Sacrifice: He jumps into the Mt. Kongou crater to redeem himself.
  • It's Personal: After Krantz was killed by the Balban, he sought to exact revenge on them.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Thanks to Hyuuga, Bull Black decides to redeem himself by jumping into the crater he himself created.
  • Together in Death: Bull Black's sacrifice allows him to reunite with Krantz in the afterlife.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's willing to exact revenge on the Balban for Krantz's death even if it means killing innocent humans in doing so.

Haruhiko Aoyama

Portrayed by: Yoshihiko Takamoku

  • Mr. Exposition: He helps the Gingamen understand more about modern-day civilizations, given they're from a 3,000-year-old ancient tribe.
  • No Respect Guy: His own son regularly gives him Dope Slaps.
  • Picture Books: He writes picture books for children, including Yuuta.
  • Tagalong Chronicler: Once he invites the Gingamen to his home, he writes books about their journeys.

Yuuta Aoyama

Portrayed by: Shōgo Hayakawa

  • Skeptic No Longer: At the beginning of the series, he disbelieves his father's notion that the Ginga Forest is alive until he sees the rebirth of the 133rd Gingamen for himself.


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