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The Imposter and Real Deal's Arrest (偽物本物大捕物 Nisemono Honmono Ōtorimono) is the fifteenth episode of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.


A trickster Ayakashi steals Chiaki's identity in order to cause discord between Shinken Green and the rest of his team.


Frustrated with being unable to master the catching sword, Chiaki goes off to train on his own. The Ayakashi Narisumashi appears close to where Chiaki is training, so Chiaki confronts him. Shinken Green makes short work of the Nanashi, but he is knocked out by Narisumashi and de-powered. While the Shinkengers are battling the Nanashi, Narisumashi assumes Chiaki's appearance and taunts them. When Chiaki comes to, he finds his teammates angry with him, though Takeru thinks something is amiss. Narisumashi continues his plan of ostracizing Chiaki from the Shinkengers by pulling pranks on them using Chiaki's appearance, and, having done so successfully, assumes Kotoha's appearance to get close enough to kill Chiaki while his guard is down. However, Chiaki discovers the Ayakashi's deception, so he tricks Narisumashi into going after the other Shinkengers at Mt. Kurogane. When Narisumashi arrives at Mt. Kurogane, Chiaki exposes him. During one-on-one combat with Narisumashi, Shinken Green successfully disarms the Ayakashi, then joins Shinken Red in landing the deathblow with the Kabuto Five Rings Bullet. Tenku-Shinkenoh then destroys the resurrected Narisumashi. As they return home, the other Shinkengers apologize to Chiaki about the joke. Meanwhile, Dayu finds Juzo's body washed up on the shores of the Sanzu River.


Guest Cast

Secret Disks


Home video releases

  • The first volume of the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Blu-Ray Box Set comes with the show's first 16 episodes, as well as the director's cut of the first two episodes, and was released on February 7th 2014 at a cost of 20,790 yen.

Shinkenger Volume 4, DVD cover

Samurai Sentai Shinkenger DVD Volume 4 features episodes 13-16: Act 13: The Heavy Cries, Act 14: The Foreign Samurai, Act 15: The Imposter and Real Deal's Arrest and Act 16: The Power of Kuroko.

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