Follow TV Tropes


Characters / Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

Go To

The Characters of Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

    open/close all folders 

     Members of Special Police Dekaranger 

Banban "Ban" Akaza/DekaRed

Portrayed by: Ryuji Sainei (live), Hirofumi Fukuzawa (suit)

Newcomer of the Earth branch of SPD. Ban is a hyperactive, Hot-Blooded officer calling himself the 'fireball' of the team, which means he'd be the guy who'll charge headlong into battle and leave the thinking for later, which gets him at odds with Hoji. Despite his brashness, he's still a good guy at heart. Later gets promoted into the Fire Squad. Prefers fighting with dual guns.

  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • His "aibou" (meaning 'partner') nickname for Hoji. He called Hoji that in their first meeting because the latter was angry with him for ruining their mission and he wanted their relationship to be friendlier. And since then, he never once calls Hoji by his first name but it's always "Partner!" Also, Hoji is the only one whom he refers to as such. In episode 48, when an Alienizer pulls a Grand Theft Me on him and calls him "partner", he scowls and replies that he only has one "partner" in the world.
    • He also calls Tetsu "kouhai" (meaning "junior") sometimes, but he usually prefers to call him Tetsu.
  • Anime Hair: Brushed down in Gokaiger. Stays as such in the 10 Years After special, except it's shorter and combed to one side. Space Squad has it back to his spiky hairstyle, albeit in black.
  • Character Development: Post-series, if he is to make appearances (such as in Magiranger vs Dekaranger and Gokaiger), Ban is usually less loud and hyperactive, acting more mature in general, though his impulsiveness sometimes still shows. Being a member of the SPD Fire Squad will do that. Even moreso, this follows further in 10 Years After where he's capable of being The Strategist!
  • The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: In episode 20, when an Alienizer wanted to explode the Earth and gave Ban the hints of finding the bomb through a phone, Ban tells him that he knows it is in the phone, and the others laugh at him about that. But he is right: the Alienizer is so small it can fit into a small device.
  • Cowboy Cop: If you're looking for a guy to stick to the rules, Ban is certainly not the guy you want to be talking to. His later appearances still have this, though he's more willing to stick to the rules if it means getting the job done.
  • Determinator: To the point that if an Alienizer has managed to pull Grand Theft Me on him, he'll tell the others to kill him if it's the only way to get the Alienizer.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Tell that to Hoji and Tetsu.
  • Gun Kata: There's a reason why his name sounds like "bang-bang".
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In episode 43, when he and Hoji encounter a huge meteor that can fall into Earth at any time, Hoji commands him to go back so he will deal with it on his own, but Ban makes Hoji go back instead and sacrifices himself to destroy the meteor. Turns out that he has another way to destroy it without having to die though.
  • Honor Before Reason: He will always try to do what's right, even if it's practically impossible to do so.
  • Hot-Blooded: Unbelievably so. He's practically a fireball of energy from start to finish and barely stops yelling at the top of his lungs when he gets fired up. He tones it down in his later appearances however.
  • Identical Grandson: He looks enough like his ancestor Banoshin to be mistaken by him at first glance.
  • Idiot Hero: He's not the brightest around, but he's a detective regardless. Recent post-series appearances has this trait decreased considerably.
  • Image Song: Bang Bang
  • Justice Will Prevail: It's his motto and Catchphrase.
  • Keet: A cheerful and optimistic guy, who always try to make others happy.
  • Large Ham: Oh so very much. The conversation with Numa-O at the beginning of the first episode pretty much sets the tone.
  • The Leader: Taken to new heights after he's been promoted to commander of the Fire Squad.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Downplayed. The only true sign of this is when he gets the battlizer in the crossover with Magiranger, but otherwise, he's kept on the same playing field as the others.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is Banban, but it's shortened into just "Ban" and everyone calls him so, except for Hoji's little sister who calls him "Banban-san".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Hoji's blue.
  • Replacement Scrappy: In-universe; Hoji viewed and treated him as such after Ban replaced his commanding officer. They got better.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: Invoked in his very first appearance. There's a reason the first episode was titled "Fireball Newcomer".
  • Shout-Out: His surname is a reference to Agatha Christie.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Down to a tee: spiky hair, Hot-Blooded attitude, dumb as bricks, and a knack for gunfights. He grows out of this post-Dekaranger, becoming a more mature and thoughtful leader that can pull off quite a few Batman Gambits. He's still plenty impulsive though.

Houji "Hoji" Tomasu /DekaBlue

Portrayed by: Tsuyoshi Hayashi (live), Yasuhiko Imai (suit)

A cold, calculating cop who strives for perfection in most of things. He didn't take the addition of Ban very well since he replaced an officer he respected, but he soon came to warm up with him. Known for his sniping skill, Hoji is a reliable officer, even if he guns down anyone not a 'pro', like Ban or Umeko. He also has a nasty habit of saying Gratuitous English A LOT.

  • Aloof Big Brother: He generally keeps himself at a distance from his sister, Miwa, due to the nature of his job. Ban snaps him out of it in #42.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He doesn't show it, but he does really care for Miwa and tries to keep her at a distance so she doesn't get in danger.
  • Boxing Lesson: Indulges himself in one when trying to prepare for an underground fighting ring.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Compared to Ban's Cowboy Cop, he's more a stickler for the rules, preferring policy to get the results. He grows out of this with Ban's help.
  • Catchphrase: Some, including "Don't call me 'partner'" or "Super Cool. Perfect!"
    • Ironically, Hoji gets annoyed when Ban calls him "ex-partner" in Magiranger VS. Dekaranger.
    • The Ten Years After V-Cinema has Ban trying to egg him to say the first many times. Hoji... didn't bite it at first, but in the ending, after much hesitation, he said that again, very happily in fact.
  • Cold Sniper: He's the team's resident sharpshooter (getting perfect scores on the range nearly every time) and is generally a levelheaded, aloof person. He becomes a Friendly Sniper with the arrival of Ban.
  • Consummate Professional: Generally puts work above all else. Ban's arrival and his experiences on the job make him slowly grow out of it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Undeniably the snarkiest team member, even after Taking a Level In Kindness.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He started as this, but gets considerably warmer over time after Ban appeared.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Considers the nickname "partner" from Ban this, even though Ban means it in an affectionate way. He will always say "Don't call me partner!" if Ban calls him as such.
    • However, it turns out that he likes that nickname more than he would admit. He called Ban "partner" for the first time when he thought the latter had sacrificed himself in ep 43, and the second time in ep 50.
    Hoji: I'm counting on you!! PARTNER!!
    Ban: *gets surprised at first, but then smiles happily* This guy... DON'T CALL ME PARTNER!!
    • He even gets jealous when Ban calls Kai Ozu "partner" in the Dekaranger vs. Magiranger special movie.
  • Gangsta Style: As seen in the ending song and some episodes, Houji holds his gun this way, showing off his "cool blue" attitude.
  • Gratuitous English: So, so mu—oh my God, I'm so sorry!
  • Heartbroken Badass: After the incident with Teresa, he's this.
  • Image Song: Blue is the Sky
  • The Lancer: His levelheaded, professional personality contrasts Ban's hotheaded, passionate methods.
  • Foil: He is basically everything Ban isn't, and yet sometimes they are Not So Different, making him this.
  • My Greatest Failure: Along with Jasmine; getting caught and caused his senior to get a career-breaking injury was one for him.
  • Not So Above It All: Hoji tries his best to be The Stoic, but the series shows clearly that he is not above saying funny things or do stupid stuffs, such as when he along with everyone makes fun of Sen in episode 41.
  • Not So Stoic: He's generally a levelheaded person, but there are quite a few moments where he sheds the stoic exterior. A prime example of this is in #48, where he nearly loses it when Ban tells him to kill him to kill the Alienizer.
  • Number Two: It's even on his suit.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Ten Years After saw Hoji become a very loose cop, with his hair being messy, not even wearing his uniform properly and he spent hours in computer room to do nothing but play video games... Except that it's all a ruse to investigate the main case. Ban read that from miles away.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • Hoji always puts his work above his feelings. He was ready to not attend his sister's wedding because of a mission, was able to kill his old friend Vino because he had turned evil, was able to kill his lover's brother because he used other girls' lives to transfer to his sick sister. He never hesitated. But in episode 48 when Ban's body was stolen by an Alienizer who attempted to destroy the world, and the only way to kill it was to kill Ban, Hoji couldn't do it. He tried to pull the trigger, but in the end drops his hands down in defeat and frustration with teary eyes. This shows just how important Ban is to him, so much that he couldn't kill him even when he had to.
    • In episode 19, an Alienizer stole Hoji's body and pretended to be him. But it made the mistake of actively calling Ban "partner", because the real Hoji would never do that (unless it's a very serious occasion anyway...), so the teammates were able to spot the imposter.
    • Ten Years After sees Hoji become a shadow of his former self: disheveled, informal, disregarding his job, and only caring about playing video games. Except that it's a ruse so that he can investigate the main case. Ban sees that from a mile away.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Ban's red.
  • Shout-Out: His surname is a reference to Thomas Harris.
  • Signature Move: Blue Finish
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Has light brunette hair, but has the height and snark to more than make up for it.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: It's a gradual one, but he's much friendlier and forthcoming than he was in the beginning of the series.
  • Tsundere: A type A to Ban as first, but slowly graduates into type B overtime.

Senichi "Sen-chan" Enari/DekaGreen

Portrayed by: Yousuke Ito (live), Kouji Miura (suit)

An odd officer. Sen likes to do a headstand pose, which helps him think. In this position, deciphering mysteries and solving riddles comes naturally to him, making him one of the greatest brains in the team. He's usually calm, polite and overall a Nice Guy. Don't do atrocious things in front of him, however, it never ends well.

Marika "Jasmine" Reimon/DekaYellow

Portrayed by: Ayumi Kinoshita (live), Keiko Hashimoto (suit)

Jasmine is an ESPer, which means she possesses psychic powers which she can use to read people's minds or trace past events from an item. Tall, beautiful and playful at times, she actually hides a painful past of her being unable to control her Psychic Powers, which made her read how people were annoyed with her and this made her attempt to get herself killed by an Alienizer, until Doggie Kruger saved her. She's really good friends with Umeko. Fans love her and adore her beauty and hotness.

  • Action Girl: Has top-notch fighting skills in and out of the suit, often taking down Alienizers down with ease with little-to-no help.
  • Action Mom: Her fighting skills hasn't been rusted after semi-retiring from SPD as shown in 10 Years After, and later, in Hero Mama League.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Subverted. She's a beautiful woman with dark hair, but she's incredibly friendly and quite the smiler.
  • Babies Ever After: The 10 Years After special shows that Jasmine is now a married woman with a young child named Taiga. Her husband? a fellow ESPer named Hikaru, who she saved from an Alienizer during the series when he was a child.
    • Real Life Writes the Plot: In a positive way, as this was added because at that time, her actress Ayumi Kinoshita was already a married woman.
  • Badass in Distress: Jasmine is by far the Dekaranger who has the highest count of getting tied up. First during a confrontation against the Alienizer who sucked Umeko's soul (though subverted that she uses her illusion to make that up), then in a flashback along with Hoji (their greatest failure moment), and lastly in Magiranger vs Dekaranger. Of course, if she ever breaks free, she can (and will) kick ass.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: She does this twice in the Magiranger VS Dekaranger crossover, and again in the 10 Years After V-Cinema.
  • Breakout Character: Out of the five main Dekarangers, she's the most popular.
  • Catchphrase: Not often, but has the knack to say "Bye-nara!" (A portmanteau of "Good bye" and "Sayonara" (Japanese of 'good bye')).

Koume "Umeko" Koudou/DekaPink

Portrayed by: Mika Kikuchi (live), Miho Kojima (suit, main) and Motokuni Nakagawa (suit, secondary)

Second newest member of the SPD (the newest one is Ban). Umeko is a laid-back, ditzy girl who likes to spend her time bathing with her toy-ducks. Rather impulsive, she likes declaring herself the leader of the team (nobody takes it seriously). She's good friends with Jasmine, and as the finale shows, she ends up falling for Sen and is dating him.

  • Action Girl: Don't let her short stature and ego fool you - she's a trained detective and has the fighting skills to prove it, even if she's a bit clumsy.
  • Alliterative Name: Her real name: Koume Koudou.
  • Butt-Monkey: Umeko tends to get the least respect among her peers especially when she claims to be their leader.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Hamming it up to the extreme is a skill that she throughly owns. Post-series appearances have toned this down by a bit, but she's still quite the Large Ham.
  • Companion Cube: Her rubber duckling triplets, Umeyo, Umenosuke and Umegoro, sometimes fulfilled the function. She even carries them in the dashboard of her car in the 199 Heroes movie.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Yeah, she's bit clumsy and pretty ditzy, but do not ever mess with this girl or anything she cares about if you so dare.
  • Determinator: Nothing will stop her from achieving her goals.
  • The Ditz: Downplayed. She's not really the smartest around - often missing details and not quite getting things until after the fact. However, she's still a skilled detective, excellent fighter, and top-notch disguise expert.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: She and Jasmine sang the second ending theme.
  • Foot Focus: Her bath scenes tend to include at least one closeup of her cute little feet.
  • Genki Girl: Naturally very energetic and bubbly.
  • Image Song: I Believe Right Here Right Now
  • Kawaiiko: Definitively has this factor.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Her short size and cute appearance has the main demographic of children identify with her mostly.
  • Master of Disguise: "Do you know that the specialty of SPD's Koume Kodou is changing clothes quickly?"
  • Ms. Fanservice: Due to her Furo Scenes.
  • The Napoleon: Is a shorty and likes to declare herself 'leader'.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: In episode 46, she's dead quiet and utterly serious when she confronts Hironobu, shooting him with a disturbing level of stoicism. She breaks down in Sen-chan's arms afterward.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Jasmine's blue.
  • Shout-Out: Her surname is a reference to Kodou Nomura.
  • The Social Expert: Her natural empathy and bubbly personality gets people to open up to her, even if they didn't want to at first.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Jasmine's Tomboy.

Tekkan "Tetsu" Aira /DekaBreak

'''Portrayed by: Tomokazu Yoshida (live), Eitoku (suit)

A member of the Tokkyou special forces branch of SPD, Tekkan is a consummate professional originally sent to Earth to deal with the Hell Siblings. Although originally seeing the Dekarangers as inferior due to Tokkyou teaching that emotions only compromised efficiency, he changed his tune when Ban showed him just how much they could accomplish.



Doggie "Boss" Kruger of Anubis/DekaMaster

Portrayed by: Hideaki Kusaka (suit)

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada
Emergency! Deka--

The commander of the SPD branch on Earth. During his early days, he was absolutely feared as a Dekaranger due to his swordplay style being the strongest in the universe.

  • The Ace: In a subversion of the trend of sentai series, where after being introduced as a power house extra heroes are either depowered after a few episodes or outclassed by later characters/power ups, Dekamaster is consistently portrayed as the most powerful of all the Dekarangers throughout the show. None of the other rangers can match him in skill or strength even with their power up forms. His losses are rare and situational, with only one uncontested loss in the 10 year special and even then he more than held his own. This actually leads him to be a lot less active than most rangers as he's very aware that his abilities could lead his team to complacency. If he can, he'd rather let them earn wins on their own.
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: The commander of the Earth branch, a trained officer, and a total badass through and through with his swordplay.
  • Badass Beard: Sports a fluffy chin beard.
  • Big Good: He's the chief of the Earth branch and is respected at every level of the SPD.
  • Blow You Away: Vega Tornado Slash
  • Carpet of Virility: He has white chest fur, which we see a lot of over the series...
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He panics whenever he hears that Swan has an admirer.
  • Da Chief: Head of the SPD and simply referred to as Boss by the Dekarangers.
  • Disney Death: In the finale, he's caught in a three on one fight with a group of powerful Alienizers. He shows himself to be more than a match for them but, while he's turned his back to save Swan, he's hit in the back with several cheap shots. He's still standing but can't fight back, seemingly killed after being slammed through multiple walls. He survives but is a bit worse for wear.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: First few episodes of Dekaranger feature Doggie's mouth either permanently opened, or has it move but barely, causing some form of mismatch with the voice. Midway in the series his mouth movement becomes more consistent.
  • Finishing Move
    • Vega Slash
    • Vega Impulse
  • Heroic Dog: In a weird example, he's a dog-like alien and he's part of the good guys.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: D-Sword Vega
  • Master Swordsman: He describes his swordsmanship as the best in the universe before his first fight scene - which involves massacring 100 grunts without breaking a sweat.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He goes shirtless during his Transformation Sequence, and a few other times.
  • The Red Baron: "Hell's Guard Dog."
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Concerning Swan.
  • Sixth Ranger: One of two. However, this is subverted in his case, as he does not want the others to depend on him all the time.
  • Team Dad: Moreso than his Power Rangers counterpart. While very much the authority figure in SPD, he's an overall calm person who treats the rangers as more of an extended family at times than his subordinates. He's also perfectly willing to get sly digs in when he's got the opportunity.
  • The Coats Are Off: His morphing sequence involves this.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He's the only ranger since Hikari Sentai Maskman who needs to take off their clothes before transforming (in Doggie's case, his coat). But unlike Maskman, the "coat off" scene is part of the stock footage as opposed to Maskman's bare skin transformation appearing only in early episodes.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Has this dynamic with Swan throughout the series or every other appearances. Final answer is 'will', in the end of Ten Years After.
  • World's Strongest Man: The most powerful and skilled of the Dekarangers with exactly one out and out loss on his 10 year career.

Swan Shiratori of Cygnus/DekaSwan

Portrayed by: Mako Ishino (live), Yuuki Ono (suit)

  • Affirmative Action Girl: DekaSwan appeared a total of one time within the series. She still kicked major ass nonetheless.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Only uses her innate combat skills as DekaSwan. Needless to say, she kicked ass.
  • Badass Labcoat: Particularly during her main focus episode. She winds up doing the calculations to save the world...on an abacus of all things.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Concerning Boss. Though after the V-Cinema, yes, she'll admit that she loves him too.
  • Hot Scientist: She's the team's resident scientist and is very beautiful to boot.
  • Finishing Move: Swan Rainbow
  • Punny Name: Since shiratori is written with the same kanji as the Japanese for swan, her name is essentially "Swan Swan". To further hammer the point home, her home planet is Cygnus, which is Latin for swan. So she's Swan Swan from the planet Swan.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: She looks mostly human, except she has a pair of wings coming out the sides of her head.
  • Signature Move: Swan Illusion
  • The Smart Girl: For being a Hot Scientist and a Wrench Wench.
  • Wrench Wench: She often creates new weapons and inventions for the team to use.

Lisa Teagle/Deka Bright

Portrayed by: Mie Nanamori (live)

  • Shock and Awe: Thunder Fist
  • Stern Teacher: She taught Tetsu to be as efficient and dispassionate as possible to increase efficiency, expecting him to stay that way throughout his adulthood. She luckily grows out of that mindset at the end of the episode.
  • The Stoic: She often keeps her distance and stays as dispassionate as humanly possible, expecting her students to do the same.

Mari Gold Utahime/DekaGold

Potrayed by: Chiharu Niiyama (live)

  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: Well...she is the gold ranger after all...
  • Faux Action Girl: The one time in the whole movie she transforms, she gets beaten out of it right after the Face On.
  • Guns Akimbo: Like Ban, Marie has her own set of dual guns called the D-Smasher.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Her first appearance in the movie has Ban literally downing a glass of juice when he first sees her due to how beautiful she is.
  • Punny Name Named after a flower. One of which she puts in the pocket of Ban's shirt at the beginning and end of the movie.
  • Ship Tease: With Ban. It's implied in Magiranger vs. Dekaranger that they got together after the end of the series.
  • Time Stands Still: A power of hers that she conveniently forgets she has when facing the villains so the Dekarangers have something to do in their own movie.

     The Alienizers 

Agent Abrella

Portrayed by: Yoshinori Okamoto (suit)

Voiced by: Ryusei Nakao
"Everyone has the same ambition as me!"

The bat-like arms dealer from the planet Rain and the main antagonist of the series.

  • Arms Dealer: His occupation.
  • Batman Gambit: His All Your Base Are Belong to Us plan was part of a big one, knowing the Space Police would respond and dispatch the main fleet against him, where they would walk into a forcefield trap he had set up for them.
  • Bat Out of Hell: A given, since he is a bat alien.
  • Big Bad: The closest thing Dekaranger has to one, he doesn't even gets involved directly until the last episodes.
  • Famous Last Words: "Don't think it'll end by defeating me! As long as people exist in the universe, crime will never disappear! Everyone possesses the same ambition that I do!"
  • The Man Behind the Man: He is behind all of the Alienizer crimes, at least in regards to the scope of their reach, since he sells the weaponry and artifacts to the many Alienizers that appear throughout the series.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He doesn't partake in open crimes like his cliental, instead preferring to make money suppling criminals from the shadows, which also keeps him below the Dekarangers' radar. As part of his Villainous Breakdown, he discards this and openly attacks Dekarangers' base in the finale.
  • The Sociopath: Is only concerned with himself and his profit, so it doesn't matter the severity of the crimes he deals with. Then he decides to outright destroy the Dekaranger when is own buisiness is threatened
  • Villainous Breakdown: A massive one, after the Dekaranger meddle in his business and ruin his transactions for far too long, he snaps and performs an all-out attack on the Dekabase, forgoing his previous attitude of staying in the sidelines.
  • Visionary Villain: His ultimate ambition is to destroy the Space Police to create a universe that is only run by money and crime.
  • War for Fun and Profit: He insighted interplantary wars for the sake of money, resulting in untold genocidal murders.

Gijinfuan Kazakh

Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo
"If you screw over with this one, I'll rip those wings of yours"
A Gijinfuan (a race of shapeshifting snake-like aliens) who planned on resurrecting the Big Bad of Abaranger: Wicked Life God Dezumozorya

  • Ax-Crazy: He mentions that being near cops sends him into a rage that won't cease until he's made sure they're dead.
  • Big Bad: Of Dekaranger vs Abaranger.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After accidentally reviving Abarekiller instead of Dezumozorya and having the revived Alienizers and Sauneel Gingko destroyed, he loses it and attempts to kill both the Abaranger and Dekaranger.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: