Gokaiger Episode 45

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Episode 45
A Flustered Ninja
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger episode
Writer Komura Junko
Director Watanabe Katsuya
Original air date January 8, 2012 (2012-01-08)
Viewership 4.1%
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Aired with Kamen Rider Fourze 17

Air date: January 8, 2012 (2012-01-08)

Important things that happened[edit]

  • First part of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger tribute episodes. It is New Year episode and a compilation of the previous episodes.
  • On the GokaiGalleon, the Gokaigers review their twenty-eight powers they obtained and the five that Basco has taken. When they realize one of the Grand Powers is missing, Gai reveals that the only one yet to be found is that of the Ninja Sentai Kakuranger. With it being his last fortune, Navi's only clue is saying "a ninja is playing hide and seek", which makes no sense to the Gokaigers. When Ahim mentions praying at a shrine to better their chances, the Gokaigers remember their meeting with Domon and the mission he gave them to save the Negakure Shrine, which they realize has the same characters as "kakure".
  • Upon returning to the shrine, the Gokaigers searche the grounds while Captain Marvelous enters the shrine and finds a strange pot that seems to be speaking and asking to be freed. He takes it for his crew to examine when Ahim uses a mallet to break it open, releasing Ninjaman. Identifying himself as the Kakurangers' ally, Ninjaman proceeds to reveal how he was sealed in the pot, again, a decade ago. Having no idea what happened in the world while he was sealed, and worried why the Three God Generals did not release him once his sentence ended, Gai informs Ninjaman of the Legend War that happened in his absence and the sacrifice that the Kakurangers made along with the other Super Sentai teams.
  • Ninjaman takes this hard as Ahim, Doc, and Gai advise Captain Marvelous, Joe, and Luka to be subtle in getting the Grand Power from Ninjaman while cheering him up. During their attempt, Ninjaman learns of the second Zangyack Empire invasion occurring at the moment and how the Gokaigers are fighting them with the powers of the previous Super Sentai teams. After showing him how the Ranger Keys work, Ninjaman gets pumped up as Captain Marvelous tells him of the Greatest Treasure in the Universe and how they can obtain it by obtaining the Grand Powers of the Super Sentai teams.
  • As the sun sets, Ninjaman learns of Basco ta Jolokia how he can steal Great Powers before the Gokaigers ask him to give the Kakurangers' Great Power to them so they can fulfill their dream. However, due to his history with humans, Ninjaman refuses but decides to stay on board and help fight the Zangyack Empire to see if he can trust the pirates completely.
  • But as Captain Marvelous, Luka, and Joe do not take it well, Tsuruhime watches them from afar and is impressed that they have managed to find Ninjaman. She decides to let Ninjaman guide the Gokaigers on their way before she leaps off into the rising moon in the horizon.

TV Asahi site

Toei site

Space Empire Zangyack[edit]


Guest Stars[edit]

Kakuranger's ally.
Former NinjaWhite ニンジャホワイト

Attacks Used[edit]

Gokai Change[edit]

  • All Blue
GokaiRed = GoseiBlue
GokaiBlue = ShinkenBlue
GokaiYellow = Blue Dolphin
GokaiGreen = TimeBlue
GokaiPink = MagiBlue
GokaiSilver = AoRanger
  • Lion Theme
GokaiRed = GaoRed
GokaiBlue = Go-On Blue
GokaiYellow = Yellow Lion
GokaiGreen = ShishiRanger
GokaiPink = GingaRed
GokaiSilver = GoseiKnight



Cut Scene
All Blue Gokai Change
  • On the TV-Asahi page for this episode, it shows a scene that doesn't appear in the episode itself.
  • Before the end of the episode, Tsuruhime shorty appears where she found out that Gokaigers is with Ninjaman.
  • In the all blue Gokai Change, the main suit actors with the exception of Daisuke Satou who was the suit actor for Gai/GokaiSilver are in the suits from which they was the main suit actor in from previous shows.
    • Nogawa Mizuho (GokaiPink) represented MagiBlue from which she was the main suit actress for in MagiRanger.
    • Takeuchi Yasuhiro (GokaiGreen) represented TimeBlue from which he was the main suit actor for in TimeRanger.
    • Fukuzawa Hirofumi (GokaiRed) represented GoseiBlue from which he was the main suit actor for in Goseiger.
    • Oshikawa Yoshifumi (GokaiBlue) represented ShinkenBlue from which he was the main suit actor for in Shinkenger.
    • Hachisuka Yuichi (GokaiYellow) represented Blue Dolphin from which he was the main suit actor for in Liveman.

Sentai References[edit]

  • The episode title, "Awatenbō Ninja" ("A Confused Ninja") is a reference to the Ninja Sentai Kakuranger episode 36 ("Abarenbō Ninja!!", or "A Rambunctious Ninja!!"), which was the debut of Ninjaman. It is also very similar to the title of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger episode 45 ("Awatenbō Santa"). This is also the 45th episode in Gokaiger.
  • During the Treasure Navigation, Navi says, "Doro-doro-dororon," which is the name of the grunts in Kakuranger (Dorodoro) and part of the lyrics of Kakuranger's ending theme.
  • Ninjaman uses the narration style of Kakuranger when explaining why he was sealed in a jar for over 10 years. One of the pictures he displays uses the show's visual sound effects.
  • The way Ninjaman tells his story with the background and pictures is similar to how the announcer introduces the Youkai and narrates the episode in the first half of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.
  • When the Gokaigers change into different lion-themed warriors, Joe says, "Just correct," which was Go-on Blue's catchphrase in Engine Sentai Go-Onger.


Writer: Komura Junko 香村純子

Director: Watanabe Katsuya 渡辺勝也

Action Director: Ishigaki Hirofumi 石垣広文


Gokaiger Episode 45 Transcript


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