Super Sentai

Season 30 Episode 9

The Paper Crane Ninja (Orizuru no Ninja)

Aired Sunday 7:30 AM Apr 16, 2006 on TV Asahi
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The Paper Crane Ninja (Orizuru no Ninja)
Mr. Voice sets the Boukengers a new mission to collect a Precious doll. The Boukengers visit the owner, only to find another member of SGS there. This person turns out to be Shizuka in a blue SGS jacket like Souta's. Suddenly another Dark Shadow member appears, Yaiba of Darkness. Masumi agrees to fight him one-on-one having encountered him as a child. Shizuka creates Kawazugami which steals the dolls as Masumi defeats Yaiba. Kawazugami is defeated as well, but Gekkou makes it grow. It eats a house with the woman inside so the Boukengers use GouGou Crane to retrieve the house before DaiBouken Drill and Crane destroys the monster. Yaiba steals one of the dolls, which eventually finds it's way to Gaja…moreless

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  • Fight for the dolls.

    This is the first of a three episode story arc. Each episode is largely self-contained but the main story threads continue through them all. This episode starts with Masumi, who we already know has a rather dark history, meeting Yaiba from Dark Shadow and not for the first time. It turns out that Yaiba killed all of Masumi's companions and now wants to awaken the darkness in him. This sounds promising, and I can't wait to see how it turns out later in the series. GouGOu Crane sees it's first use here in a rather silly sequence in which it acts a fishing rod to retrieve a house from a monster's mouth. I got a bit tired of Natsuki's attachment to the doll, but I suppose it's in character. This episode doesn't end as much as it sets up the next episode, by having Gaja come across one of the dolls.moreless
Takaya Kuroda

Takaya Kuroda

Yaiba (voice)

Junpei Morita

Junpei Morita


Shinichiro Ohta

Shinichiro Ohta

Narrator/equipment (voice)

Masashi Mikami

Masashi Mikami

Souta Mogami/BoukenBlue

Nobuo Tanaka

Nobuo Tanaka

Mr. Voice (voice)

Chise Nakamura

Chise Nakamura

Natsuki Mamiya/BoukenYellow

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Masumi: Uemono Nami's doll? Never heard of it.
      Voice: Collecting that doll is your current mission.
      Akashi: Called Import Goods Uemono Nami... In the Edo era he broke the prohibition and continued to go to the West. An adventure merchant so to speak.
      Souta: I heard he obtained many rare things abroad. But this is the first I've heard that one of those is a Precious.
      Akashi: Yeah.
      Voice: At any rate... we've asked the import store many times to give it to us... Today they finally said that they will give it to us. Please go right away.

    • Kazuko: Import store since the 1800's. I am Kazuko.
      Sakura: We have come to put something important in SGS care.
      Masumi: So... where's this Nami whatever's doll?
      Kazuko: SGS for many decades has asked that Uemono Nami's doll be given to them. At my age I can no longer protect the doll, so I have to choice but to give it to you. But... how strange.
      Souta: Strange?
      Kazuko: Because a member of SGS has already arrived?

    • Souta: (to Shizuka, who's wearing a BoukenBlue jacket) But why that jacket? I bet you couldn't forget me?
      Shizuka: Don't touch me you pervert!

    • Masumi: I never would have thought I'd meet you here.
      Yaiba: Who are you?
      Masumi: Don't tell me you've forgotten! I was a beginner back then, I worked under adults who were searching for treasure. (remembers being attacked by Yaiba, who killed at the adults he was with)
      Yaiba: I see. So you're that brat from that time?
      Souta: He once massacred all of Black's comrades!?

    • Yaiba: You cannot win. As long as you seal away that darkness in your heart. As long as you are a Boukenger that prattles about peace.
      Masumi: Darkness you say!? What's that!?
      Yaiba: Why do you think I let you go that time? It's because I saw the darkness in you. You used the adult's bodies as a shield so that you alone could survive. That is good. Sacrifice others to fulfill your ambitions. Just seek your strength. That is darkness.

    • Natsuki: Could it be... (holds up her bracelet) know what this is?
      Kazuko: I see... This is the only clue you have to who you are?
      Natsuki: Yes. That's why Natsuki becomae BoukenYellow.
      Kazuko: I'm sorry. I think I saw something similar to that a long time ago. But I don't clearly remember.
      Natsuki: I see. I thought I would finally find something out.

    • Masumi: I have lived seeking power to fulfill my ambition. That is who I am. What I need is the power of darkness. This time I will win.
      Akashi: Really?
      Masumi: It is. You of all people should know. I only became a Boukenger to repay my debt to you!
      Akashi: No! All of us, were gathered to search for our own treasure. What you're really looking for... is your own light, right?
      Masumi: What!? I...
      Akashi: And the light... will shine on the darkness, defeating it.
      Masumi: I have no idea what you're saying!

    • Gaja: (opening the doll box) Just one? Damn useless Dark Shadow. Well whatever, I will definately obtain the other one.

    • Akashi: Today's Super Sentai is…
      Boukengers: (together) Dai Sentai Goggle Five!
      Masumi: In 1982 they fought the dark science, Death Dark.
      Sakura: They used gymnastics to fight.
      Souta: The three mecha combined into Goggle Robo which was big.
      Natsuki: The finishing attack is Goggle Victory Flash!
      Boukengers: (together) Look forward to the next one.

  • NOTES (11)

    • While undercover as a SGS member, Shizuka wears a jacket identical to Souta's. This may be due to it being blue, Dark Shadow's colour, or her attraction to Souta. Her jacket does not feature an Accellular holster on the left arm however.

    • Of the four auxiliary GouGou Vehicles, only GouGou Drill acts as DaiBouken's right arm. The others, GouGou Shovel, GouGou Mixer and GouGou Crane all attach to the left. No explanation is given for this bias.

    • Kazuko seems to recognize the bracelet that Natsuki wears, the one she had previously asked the Negative Syndicate about, although she is quick to hide the fact. When questioned, she says she saw something similar a long time ago.

    • Kazuko mentions that SGS has been wanting the Uemono Nami doll for decades, putting the organization's founding to at least the 1980s.

    • Masumi reveals that as a boy, he worked for a group of treasure hunters. One night, he watched Yaiba kill the group. Yaiba spared his life, but told him they would meet again. Masumi vowed to defeat him when that time came. Yaiba later reveals that he allowed Masumi to survive as he saw a 'darkness' within him.

    • This is the first time that the Boukengers, except Masumi, encounter Yaiba of Darkness, although Akashi had prior knowledge of him as he knew they would meet him eventually.

    • GouGou Crane replaces GouGou Marine as DaiBouken's left arm.

    • GouGou Crane's cockpit is identical to those of the other GouGou Vehicles except it is tinted purple and has the number '9' on the back wall.

    • First appearance of GouGou Vehicle 9, GouGou Crane, outside of the Vehicle Bay and DaiBouken Drill and Crane.

    • 30 Sentai Encyclopedia: Dai Sentai Goggle V.

    • Monster: Kawazugami of Dark Shadow.


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