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The Main Team

    Takaharu Igasaki/Aka Ninger 

The Wild Brilliance | Live Actor: Shunsuke Nishikawa


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: An inverted example, as his loud, brash, and impulsive nature irritates his younger sister a lot.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Even in the middle of a fight, he is always quick to protect his sister at any moment, and at most times, he shows that he seriously cares for Fuuka's welfare, his own dumbassness be damned.
  • Big Eater: A trait which his grandfather utilizes to teach Takaharu the value of teamwork.
  • Book Dumb: Fails almost all of his ninja tests (or at least, gets the lowest grade out of the whole team). However, it's explicitly stated he's much better in real-life fights. And he's so dumb about it that he suffers no angst, only treating it as a mental whip to do better next time with more passion.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm getting fired uuuuppp!!!" Occasionally preceded with "Now that's hot...!" Though if the condition is cold, he has a variation: "I'm freezing uuuuuppp!!!"
  • Does Not Like Spam: Bell peppers in his case (Japan's cultural equivalent of kids disliking broccoli).
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Even he knows that logically, if you fail with one method, repeating the process with a new but same method isn't going to work again, as shown in Shinobi 32.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Instantly assuming Clock Shadow as a Youkai in his Early-Bird Cameo, only for the rest of the Ninningers to pop out and say it's obviously not a Youkai.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Unlike the other Ninningers, his visor represents a shuriken in-motion, and thus is not symmetrical.
  • Fearless Fool: He claims to have never feared anything, and his first instinct at the sight of danger is usually to punch it in the face before he can even get scared. Gabi Raizou actually makes him feel afraid for the first time.
  • Friendly Rival: Becomes one to Yakumo; he challenges Yakumo to surpass both him and their grandfather before dismissing their family's ninja abilities.
  • Friend to All Children: Say what you will about his obnoxiousness, but one glaring positive attitude of Takaharu is that he's really protective and friendly to children, even if sometimes even children raise their eyebrows at his Hot-Blooded-ness. Many episodes are about him interacting with and protecting kids.
  • Happily Married: Sometime before Zyuohger vs. Ninninger, he became a newly-wed with a son on the way. Cue a Big "WHAT?!" from his family (and Kinji), who start falling to the ground in shock, with Fuuka eventually chasing him over being Locked Out of the Loop.
  • The Hero/The Big Guy: Clearly he's the main protagonist of the series, but Takaharu also doubles as the Big Guy as he's also the one with the biggest bravado, and the most constant user of the Transcendent Mode, which means big firepower. In his last words, Yoshitaka even remarks that Takaharu will become... 'the most powerful ninja'.
  • Hero Worship: Clearly has a lot of respect for his grandfather, and he wants to be the one to inherit his title as Last Ninja. He also gets upset when Yakumo dismisses the stories of their grandpa's various exploits.
  • Hot-Blooded: Was the only Igasaki ninja of the five to dive right into the action, and moreso. He's so hot blooded that he has to mention that 90% of the time. Loudly.
  • Idiot Hero: Tends to do the worst in the ninja tests, and his teammates agree that he's not the smart type.
  • Jumped at the Call: The only one of the younger generation who was eager to jump into the battle right away.
  • No Indoor Voice: Screams his catchphrase on a regular basis.
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    Yakumo "Cloud" Kato/Ao Ninger 

The Rumbling Cloud | Live Actor: Gaku Matsumoto


  • Attractive Bent-Gender: At one point in 25, he and Nagi dress as girls (long story). They're actually not that bad looking, and even manage to get an audition.
  • Badass Baritone: His actor's looks would deceive you, but he's got quite the deep voice.
  • Break the Haughty: A mild case in #2: Yakumo is initially dismissive of his grandfather's ninja abilities and acts slightly superior to his teammates (for example, insisting that the skills they're currently struggling with are simple for him). However, when he tries to face Youkai Kappa on his own, he's easily defeated and is saved by Takaharu (who successfully used a technique he had been struggling with just hours prior). He becomes more respectful of the training afterwards.
  • Butt-Monkey: As time passed on, even he gets his own shares of misfortunes Played for Laughs, as in 26, he scored the second lowest, with how his flaws being highlighted (and usually pointed out by Kasumi), and Nagi completely beating him in the quiz.
  • Catchphrase: "Easy da na." Up until Ninja 26, he's counted to have said this 48 times.
    • Phrase Catcher: At times, Yakumo would make some insistence that he's an Englishman. This usually prompts someone else, usually Nagi, to remark with "But Yakkun isn't English."
  • Chick Magnet: If you notice, episodes focusing him will have something to do about girls, be it his mom, an item he grew attached with, a female Monster of the Week, and a little girl.
  • Dramatic Irony: When pressed, he describes himself as a realist. To reiterate: the ninja wizard who regularly fights monsters while wearing bright blue spandex calls himself a realist while denying the possibility that his grandfather could have done things like contact aliens life-forms.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Kinji begins calling him "Yakky" and the others do it too. Yakumo hates it as it sounds similar to "Yucky"
  • Foreign Exchange Student: Was studying in England before returning to Japan.
  • Friendly Rival: Becomes one to Takaharu after he challenges Yakumo to surpass both him and their grandfather before dismissing their family's ninja abilities.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: By merit of having studied Western style magic along with Ninpo.
  • Gratuitous English: Occasionally, because of living in England.
  • Magic Wand: Has one from his studies in England.
  • Not So Above It All: While he is more calm, collected, and a bit more talented at learning ninja techniques on the spot compared to the others, Kasumi notes that he still carries a fairly arrogant and even childish attitude.
  • The Lancer: Is Takaharu's equal in terms of fighting skills and they have a rivalry that mirrors Tsubasa and Kai. Also, while Takaharu is the POV character, Yakumo is The Leader for being the one to make the calls on the field, and even Yoshitaka remarked that he will be 'the ninja that leads others'.
  • Ship Tease: In the Ninnin Girls vs. Boys special, it's implied that he has a crush on Kasumi. Possibly supported in Zyuohger vs Ninninger, where he bends Leo's arm behind his back when the latter tries to flirt with Kasumi. A minute or so later, he and her even run after Takaharu hand-in-hand.
  • Smug Super: Thinks of himself as above the ninja training, in part since he's already skilled at magic. He gets better after Takaharu saves him from Youkai Kappa.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Takaharu gives him a small one in #2 after Yakumo dismisses their family's ninja techniques and the stories of their grandfather's exploits.

    Nagi Matsuo/Ki Ninger 

The Dazzling Stillness | Live Actor: Kaito Nakamura


  • Bookworm: When it comes to manuals.
  • But I Read a Book About It: Finds out that reading a manual on ninja techniques doesn't automatically translate into combat ability.
  • Don't Think, Feel: The lesson he has to learn in #3. As the rest of the team points out, he tends to try too hard to recall information that he's read instead of actually acting.
  • Fun Personified: Takes an easygoing approach to most things and in Shinobi 37, Yoshitaka literally puts him in a JRPG when he's diffident on his future career.
  • The Heart: There are moments where he's shown to be great at getting the team to work together, and goes a long way to soften Kinji to the team. All while remaining generally upbeat and positive.
    • In fact, in Ninja 26, it was this quality that got him second place in the ranking. It says something, when it was pointed out by an imposter!Yoshitaka, that trait stands out.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: As the youngest of the team, he may not be as cool or strong as the other guys, but he eventually develops tricks up his sleeves to make up for it.
  • Lampshade Hanging: The only one who questioned how random his mech was.
  • The Prankster: Mentioned by Takaharu to have always loved pulling pranks. Finally got to pull one on Kasumi after eavesdropping that she's afraid of ghosts and had the guys help him.
  • What Would X Do?: In #3, he wonders what Takaharu would do in his situation (specifically, he's shackled to a truck with an unconscious driver that's headed for a cliff). He concludes that Takaharu would "stop thinking."

    Fuuka Igasaki/Shiro Ninger 

The Flower in the Wind | Live Actor: Yuuka Yano


  • Action Girl: Knows her way around a fight, although a bit more reckless than Kasumi.
  • Banana Peel: Slips on one in her first battle, much to her irritation.
  • Butt-Monkey: Is usually the source of comedy, at her expense. Then she became a temporary Damsel in Distress in Episode 6 without the Monster of the Week knowing that she's Takaharu's sister (he just picked her for a hostage at random).
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She really wished she wasn't a ninja so she can enjoy normal life... But eventually subverted when she met her past self and realized that she also used to desire being a ninja after all.
  • Naïve Newcomer: As one of the younger and least experienced among the team.
  • Not So Different: To her father and her brother, much to her ire.
  • Only Sane Woman: Along with Nagi, she tends to be the one who points out how ridiculous everybody else is.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: She isn't a bad fighter in any way, but she seems to have trouble minding her surroundings, which can lead to her slipping or getting ambushed by enemies.
  • Squee!: Does so after finding out her giant mech is a puppy.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The kiddy and butt-monkeyish tomboy to Kasumi's girly girl.

    Kasumi Momochi/Momo Ninger 

The Shimmering Haze | Live Actor: Kasumi Yamaya


  • Action Girl: A highly competent fighter in her own right, with a little more grace than Fuuka.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Pulled a brief off in the first episode; she is about to activate her ninjustu on a group of mooks, but it's a bluff to trick them into falling into a pitfall in front of her.
  • Batman Gambit: She's pretty much the mistress of this, creating ingenous plots that fools not only her allies, but also her enemies. She's bordering a Magnificent Bitch already!
  • Berserk Button: Hinted, but never overblown: Calling her 'Boss' usually nets the person who does so a Death Glare and makes them stop and apologize (so far, only Nagi does so). One can only wonder if someone decided not to stop from that and continues doing so.
  • Break the Haughty: The crux of her development, Yoshitaka even said that for her to improve, she must know defeat. Up until Mangetsu's appearance, all of Kasumi's schemes always worked without a hitch. Once he broke her plans, she was pretty humiliated (though she did get a little better), but according to Yoshitaka, because of this she will be 'the ninja who would support and guide everyone'.
  • Cool Big Sis: Not literally so, but she does appear to be the most cool headed and mature of the family, all while keeping a hint of a mischievous side to her as well. She might also be one of the oldest, seeing as how even the haughty Yakumo refers to her as "Kasumi-nee".
  • Crazy-Prepared: Just so happened to have a Universal Translator machine built for communicating with animals and the Otomo Nin. She pulls it out of Hammerspace.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She noticed Byunmaru's technology level in a glance and is capable of building mechanical devices.
    • And even though it appeared in Taka's hands, it's likely Kasumi that summoned UFOmaru's Nin Shuriken, due to her admiration of her grandfather's more intellectual exploits.
  • Humiliation Conga: Once Mangetsu Kibaoni appeared, Kasumi's previously unflappable record of perfectly solving things started to crack, first by completely suckering her into his own ploy, which then sent her to a slump that she kind of messed up her inventions, and just when the invention started to get better thanks to the help of Yakumo... Mangetsu easily snatched that invention away right in front of her.
  • Indy Ploy: Episode 14 shows that she's a master of this, when with impromptu, she persuades the Monster of the Week to stand up on her own and tearing away her Brainwashed and Crazy-inducing contracts, all while she claimed 'she has no plans'.
  • Karma Houdini: Kasumi isn't above using the others as guinea pigs or booby trap testers if they are walking into a trap or if something seems amiss. To go along with "Magnificent", she's rarely called out on these actions but rather complimented on her genius and her strategy making abilities instead. Eventually subverted after the appearance of Mangetsu, in which her schemes was completely broken apart due to taking his Obfuscating Stupidity act right on the face and costed a very wounded Fuuka and her ego very much bruised.
  • Lady of War: In contrast to Fuuka's more hands-on approach to combat. This becomes a factor when Kasumi flat out refused a Chouzetsu Henge offered by Shishioh because it would just ruin her style by being too bulky, but she instead devises another way: Infuse his strength to her sword, so she still gets to kick ass while looking good.
  • Master of Disguise: So far, the one who can pull off convincing disguises, dressing up as an enemy Mook, followed by beating them while wearing a designer dress in one episode, and then also wearing a sharp business suit in another.
  • The Reliable One: She's not the center of attention like the rest of her team (especially Takaharu and Yakumo) tend to be, but she's consistently portrayed as the one of the group who gets stuff done. Even her cousins have commented on it and let her know they appreciate it. Even so, the entrance of Mangetsu Kibaoni starts to crack this trope on her, showing that she might get things wrong when he's in the scene.
  • The Smart Girl: The gadget mistress, and also a very smart one, beating out Yakumo (who has studied overseas) at ninja grading test and ranking at top.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: How she prefers using the Karakuri Hengen.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The elegant and intelligent girly girl to Fuka's tomboy.

    Kinji Takigawa/Star Ninger 

The Shining Star | Live Actor: Hideya Tadawa


  • Adorkable: May try to act like a badass, but he still fanboys out whenever he meets a Youkai.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Of the Last Ninja. Meeting Yoshitaka made him want to become a ninja as well.
  • Awesome by Analysis: After seeing Yoshitaka perform some Ninpo, he was able to nearly perfectly copy them. Specifically the Duplication Technique, and the Wind Technique. He also seemingly created his own, the Lightning Technique, though it's unknown if Yoshitaka knows it as well.
  • Battle Butler: He likes to pretend that he's the butler of the Igasaki family, referring to Takaharu as 'obocchama' (young master) and Fuuka as 'ojou-sama'. Of course, this is kind of mitigated by occasionally attempting to take their lives, especially Takaharu's.
  • Big "NO!": Is a big fan of using this.
  • Camera Fiend: When he defeats a Youkai, he always takes a selfie with it. Seriously.
  • Catchphrase: Hiding doesn't stop party night!
  • Cowboy: He's decidedly modeled after this aesthetic, complete with a hat and poncho.
  • Eagleland: He embodies a number of American stereotypes, such as being a cowboy and loving rock music and partying. The fact that he's loud and Hot-Blooded plays with this, however; while those are often seen as American cultural traits, here it just leads other characters to comment on how he's a lot like Takaharu. Some fansubs even sprinkle cowboy slang into his conversations, like "reckon" or "varmint".
  • Elemental Powers: His Furai Nin Shuriken can utilize one of two elements.
    • Blow You Away - Wind Jutsu, which is announced as "Wind Magic" in the Star Sword-Gun
    • Shock and Awe - Lightning Jutsu, which is announced as "Lightning Magic" in the Star Sword-Gun
  • Expy:
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He made all of his Ninninger gear himself, and made both Rodeomaru and the Bison Buggy from a "Do It Yourself" chapter on Otomo Nin that Yoshitaka wrote in his biography.
    • Subverted Trope: Turns out he lied about that, he didn't build his own mechs. He mail ordered them on the Internet!
  • Gratuitous English: Natch.
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    Luna Kokonoe/Mido Ninger 

The Fierce Full Moon | Live Actor: Megumi Han

  • Flat Character: Not much is known about Luna considering that Kyuuemon has possessed her for some time.
  • Meaningful Name: Her given name, Luna, refers to the moon, which harkens to Kyūemon Izayoi's name.
  • Sixth Ranger: As NinninGreen, she basically fills this role to the "Ninnin Girls" idol group. She's more of an extra ranger to the Ninningers proper.

Other Clan Members

     Yoshitaka Igasaki 

The Last Ninja/The Ever-Shining Sun | Live Actor: Takashi Sasano


  • Charles Atlas Super Power: Maybe. On the one hand, he doesn't need any fancy equipment to gain super powers. On the other hand, there's some indication that ninja powers are magical in nature.
  • Chekhov's Gag: Remember how Takaharu once said that Yoshitaka once contacted aliens 30 times? Turns out, this has merit in #5, as UFOmaru was a result of his times contacting aliens.
  • Cool Mask: He had one, but lost it a la dramatic reveal.
  • Cool Old Guy: Natch.
  • Dead All Along: He died after sealing away Gengetsu, but the End Shuriken had let him take on a physical form until now.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: If the flashback is to be trusted, he defeated a giant Gengetsu Kibaoni through Ninpo and brute strength alone.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Henshins into another Aka Ninninger (with a gold and black chest sash) to help fight the newly revived Gengetsu Kibaoni.
  • Faking the Dead: Not only his grandchildren, but his own son didn't know he was still alive until he revealed himself.
  • Famous Ancestor: Well, not so much an "ancestor," it turns out, as he pops up alive at the end of the first episode. His past exploits fit the description, though.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He apparently created the Ninninger equipment himself. Then again, magic exists in this setting...
    • So does alien tech, according to #5.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Italian, oddly enough.
  • Hidden Depths: Kyuuemon chides Yoshitaka for seemingly being unable to fully seal away Kibaoni, but according to him, he purposefully chose not to.
  • My Greatest Failure: It's explained in #12 that the reason he's so reluctant to take Kinji on as a student is because his previous experience with a student went poorly... and small wonder, for that student was Kyuemon.
  • Noodle Incident: Okay, they are impressive feats for an elderly man, but under what circumstances would he have needed to beat up 30 pandas, defeat a 30m long snake, contact aliens 30 times, or eat a giant gyoza in under 30 minutes?
    • One of them gets explained - the aliens apparently taught him the technology to build the team's mecha.
  • One-Man Army: Took on the Kibaoni forces by largely himself, and without having to use the powers of the Ninningers, nor sustained any injuries in the last days of the fight!
  • Posthumous Character: Subverted. He supposedly have already passed away prior the beginning of the series, but he reappeared in person by the end of Episode 1.
  • Reality Ensues: Unlike many a martial arts master in film who only gets stronger with age, he's just too old to be fighting Kibaoni Gengetsu again. He's not so weak as to be unable to teach his grandkids, though.
  • The Red Baron: His title as The Last Ninja due to defeating the Kibaoni Army just a few years ago.
  • Retired Badass: While still fairly powerful himself, he is just too old to be fighting the Youkai again, so he has to rely on his grandchildren to do the heavy lifting.
    • That said, he can clearly still use Ninpo, as evidenced by his Wind spell in #5
    • And when defending against Kyuuemon, he dodged all her attacks like it was nothing. Of course, it may just BE.
    • In his challenge to Takaharu (defeating him as the last test) we find that he was holding back so Takaharu could win, since the title and power of Last Ninja is gained by killing your predecessor and taking their Nintality. Not only does he use a lot of powerful attacks with what looks like zero effort, when he gets tired of Takaharu telling him why he refuses what's in the spoiler, he simply gestures at him and Takaharu is thrown back, left unconscious, and doesn't wake until the next episode, having had to be carried back to the Igasaki house. And this is after Takaharu noted that Yoshitaka wasn't at his best. It's clear Takaharu is lightyears from being an actual match for Yoshitaka, even if age and his past battles have robbed him of some endurance.
  • So Proud of You: In Shinobi 46, Tsumuji finds a holographic recording he left behind in which he praises each of his grandchildren and Kinji individually, and has a special message for Tsumuji at the end.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: A flashback shows a teenaged/young adult Yoshitaka, who's played by Shota Sasano — Takashi Sasano's oldest son.
  • Trickster Mentor: To a mild extent. (Teaching martial arts techniques is done straight with less Wax On, Wax Off than you'd expect, but otherwise he fits.)

     Tsumuji Igasaki 

The Slicing Gale | Live Actor: Toshihiro Yashiba


  • Action Dad: Averted. He doesn't know anything about ninja techniques, thanks to Kyuemon.
  • Adult Fear: When Fuka is captured, he laments how helpless he feels since he doesn't have any ninja skills and can't do anything to save his daughter.
  • Blow You Away: The Tornado Jutsu used to be his signature technique, but since he lost his Ninjutsu, all he manages to generate these days is a breeze.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He actually used to be able to use Ninpo in his youth, until somehow losing his powers one day. The truth is far more horrible, as #28 reveals they were taken from him by Kyuemon.
  • Bumbling Dad: Downplayed. He is serious most of the time, but it's heavily implied that Takaharu's vast intellect came from him.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: When he regains his Nintality in the final arc of the series, he's also given a Ninja Ichibantou and transforms into another Aka Ninjer (with a red and silver sash) to help the team battle Kibaoni Gengetsu.
  • The Gift: It's eventually revealed that he was naturally talented as a ninja, particularly with wind-based techniques...at least until Kyuuemon stole his Nintality.
  • Henpecked Husband: Is revealed to be one in the Returns special.
  • The Mentor: Tries to be this to the team, teaching them ninjutsu based off of textbooks.
  • Non-Action Guy: He actually doesn't know how to perform Ninpou, despite his role as The Mentor. For the most part, he is just relying on the ninja textbook to do the teaching for him.
    • He both lampshades and slightly deconstructs this trope when Fuuka is kidnapped by the Youkai. Not only is he terrified due to his daughter being in danger, he's painfully aware that he can't do anything about it.
  • Papa Wolf: Even for someone unable to use Ninpo, don't put his kids in peril in front of him if you value your life. The stress of seeing them in real danger actually managed to temporarily revive his Nintality.

     Harukaze Kato 

Live Actor: Yuko Ito

Daughter of Yoshitaka, sister of Tsumuji and mother of Yakumo.


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     Sakurako Igasaki 

Wife of Tsumuji and mother of Takaharu and Fuuka


  • Ascended Fangirl: Subverted. She married Tsumuji because he was apparently a Ninja, only for her to find she had no Nintality.
  • Jerkass Realisation: Has one when Ariake no Kata manages to dupe her into weakening the Ninningers by removing the Ninnin Boys.
  • Magical Girl: Refashions Fuuka and Kasumi into a pair of this, known as the Ninnin Girls.
  • Missing Mom: Generally spends her time travelling the world looking for ninjas to turn into talents.
  • Stage Mom: Has no problem having her daughter and niece act as a Magical Girl group, even if it isn’t what they want.

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