Super Sentai

The Oni's Kanabou (Oni no Kanabō)

Season 30, Ep 36, Aired 11/5/06
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  • Episode Description
  • The Questers locate a Precious – the Mountain Crushing Kanabou. The Boukengers try to stop them, but instead encounter a giant peach in a river, which opens, leaving Eiji and Akashi holding a baby. The others learn that the baby is the Momotarou from legend, who has been sent by the mountain to recover the Kanabou. Eiji and Akashi name the baby Tarou, but it quickly grows into a young boy, who calls Eiji 'father' and Akashi 'mother'. Quester Robo is activated and uses the Kanabou to destroy a mountain. The next morning, Tarou has grown again into a teenager. He decides to go and recover the Kanabou by fighting the Questers. The Boukengers go along for support but when the battle goes badly, Tarou runs away. Quester Robo is met in battle by SirenBuilder and DaiVoyager, Tarou stops the Robo's attack himself, allowing the Boukengers to destroy it. With the Kanabou safe, Tarou returns to the mountain.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Takaya Kuroda

    Yaiba (voice)

  • Junpei Morita

    Ryuoun

  • Shinichiro Ohta

    Narrator/equipment (voice)

  • Masashi Mikami

    Souta Mogami/BoukenBlue

  • Nobuo Tanaka

    Mr. Voice (voice)

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Boukenger does Den-O...

    By mb2000, Oct 09, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Gai: I can't believe there's a Precious in such a remote place. Rei: The Mountain Crushing Kanabou. With this, we can quickly waste the human world. Gai: We should create a Quester Robo suitable for this.

    • Eiji: Gai, hand the Precious over! Gai: Hey hey, it's hard to tell who's doing the robbing. Rei: We found this first! Natsuki: Precious aren't finders keepers! Gai: That's right. It belongs to the strong! When the robo is finished, we'll take our time in dealing with you.

    • Sakura: Mr. Voice, just what is that baby? Voice: Plain as sight. Isn't he Momotarou? Sakura: You're not sure? Souta: (holding a sword) He even had this with him. Natsuki: But... Being born from a giant peach floating down a river. That would be Momotarou. I wonder if he'll eventually go exterminate oni? Masumi: Well... we'll find out then. More important, the Precious. Voice: I'm researching that Mountain Crushing Kanabou. Seems they say it has the power to smash the land. Souta: We let such a thing fall into the Quester's hands? Didn't they say they were going to make a robo? Sakura: Let's find their base. There should be a large energy signal. Split up and search.

    • Akashi: (on the baby) That's it. He has no name, does he? How about Tarou? Eiji: Well, he's too different to be Momotarou. Tarou is good enough, I think. Akashi: Alright. Then Tarou it is. You like that? (Tarou suddenly grows to be around 8 years old) Akashi: Tarou? Tarou: (to Eiji) Uncle! Eiji: Uncle? (Tarou looks at Akashi) Akashi: Wait a minute! I have a bad feeling. Tarou: (to Akashi) Auntie. Akashi: I knew it.

    • Natsuki: That baby grew this big!? Masumi: Then you guys are Uncle and Auntie? Souta: So then... after all... Sakura: That can't be! Boy, can you tell us yourself? Souta: (holds up the sword) This is yours, right? What's it mean? Natsuki: Hey, hey. You're Momotarou, aren't you? Akashi: Hey. He's still a kid. Eiji: And Momotarou wouldn't be a crybaby like this. Tarou! Men don't sob uncontrollably.

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    Notes (10)

    • Kibi dango is a millet dumpling.

    • While cheering for Tarou, Masumi assumes the role of a dog, Souta a monkey, and Natsuki a pheasant. All these were creatures that Momotarou befriended in the story. Sakura is left to bring the kibi dango, the food that Momotarou likes.

    • SirenBuilder has finally been repaired after it's battle with Zubaan in Task 33.

    • As Akashi and Eiji take Tarou out for a meal, the song in the background is the "Song of Momotarou", a Japanese folk song.

    • Tarou already possessed the knowledge of his mission, including knowing where the Kanabou is, and how to speak.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Souta, Masumi, Sakura and Natsuki are all stood and sat in the exact same places on the bridge when Akashi and Eiji find Tarou as they are when TArou returns to the mountain.

    Allusions (3)

    • Kanabou is the name given to a metallic staff weapons, usually carried by Japanese demons in folklore.

    • Quester Robo Radial is based on DaiDenjin from Denshi Sentai Denjiman.

    • Tarou is based on Momotarou from Japanese folklore. Momotaro came to Earth inside a peach and was found in a river by an old woman. He fought many battles to protect his people. 'Momo' means 'peach'.

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