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The Lantern Samurai (提灯侍 Chōchin Samurai) is the twenty-eighth episode of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. This episode features the full debut of Akumaro Sujigarano and the first appearance of the Secret Lantern Daigoyou.
Having gained a sushi phobia from becoming it, the Shinkenger help Genta try to get over it while Akumaro heads forth into battle to prove his power to Doukoku.
Because of the events of the previous episode, Genta has gained a sushi phobia, rendering him unable to help his teammates when they are battling the Nanashi. The other Shinkengers try to encourage Genta to get past his phobia by each braving their own worst fears. Doukoku and Shitari receive a visit from Akumaro Sujigarano, who offers his aid; Doukoku is not impressed. Genta quits the Shinkengers, promising to provide his team with a replacement. The Shinkengers deal with two Nosakamata before Akumaro destroys the monsters and personally tests the Shinkengers' fighting skills.
Confused that the Shinkengers are weaker than their predecessors, Akumaro intensifies the odds by creating a Kirigami which Takeru battles in Tenku-Shinkenoh as the vassals are overpowered by Akumaro. At the last second, Shinken Gold arrives with his newly created DaiGoyou to drive Akumaro off before enlarging DaiGoyou to take out the Kirigami. As the Shinkengers celebrate, Genta reveals that he had originally created DaiGoyou to replace him on the team and that he was nearly finished when Jii force-fed him sushi and cured him of his phobia. Ryunosuke points out that DaiGoyou acts more like a okapikki (police officer in feudal Japan) than like a samurai, causing DaiGoyou and Genta to start bickering.
- Takeru Shiba (志葉 丈瑠 Shiba Takeru): Tori Matsuzaka (松坂 桃李 Matsuzaka Tōri)
- Ryunosuke Ikenami (池波 流ノ介 Ikenami Ryūnosuke): Hiroki Aiba (相葉 裕樹 Aiba Hiroki)
- Mako Shiraishi (白石 茉子 Shiraishi Mako): Rin Takanashi (高梨 臨 Takanashi Rin)
- Chiaki Tani (谷 千明 Tani Chiaki): Shogo Suzuki (鈴木 勝吾 Suzuki Shōgo)
- Kotoha Hanaori (花織 ことは Hanaori Kotoha): Suzuka Morita (森田 涼花 Morita Suzuka)
- Genta Umemori (梅盛 源太 Umemori Genta): Keisuke Sohma (相馬 圭祐 Sōma Keisuke)
- Hikoma Kusakabe (日下部 彦馬 Kusakabe Hikoma): Gorou Ibuki (伊吹 吾郎 Ibuki Gorō)
- Secret Lantern Daigoyou (秘伝提灯ダイゴヨウ Hiden Chōchin Daigoyō, Voice): Kōichi Tōchika (遠近 孝一 Tōchika Kōichi)
- Dokoku Chimatsuri (血祭 ドウコク Chimatsuri Dōkoku, Voice): Rintarō Nishi (西 凛太朗 Nishi Rintarō)
- Shitari of the Bones (骨のシタリ Hone no Shitari, Voice): Chō (チョー)
- Akumaro Sujigarano (筋殻 アクマロ Sujigarano Akumaro, Voice): Ryō Horikawa (堀川 りょう Horikawa Ryō)
- Shinken Red - Shishi (Shinkenmaru- Kaen no Mai), Shishi (Shinkenmaru - GoJyuu no Tachi), Kyoutsuu (Rekka Daizantou), Shishi (Rekka Daizantou), Tora (Ozutsu Mode), Shishi (Tora Ichirindan), Super, Chou Samurai Gattai
- Shinken Blue - Ryuu (Shinkenmaru - GoJyuu no Tachi)
- Shinken Pink - Kame (Shinkenmaru - GoJyuu no Tachi)
- Shinken Green - Kuma (Shinkenmaru - GoJyuu no Tachi)
- Shinken Yellow - Saru (Shinkenmaru - GoJyuu no Tachi)
- Shinken Gold - Sushi (Sushi Changer)
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kamen Rider W episode 1, The W Search/Two Detectives in One.
- Viewership: 6.5%
- Key Title Kanji: 灯 (Light, in conjunction to the Japanese word for "lantern", the duty of new ally/weapon DaiGoyou)
Home video releases
- The second volume of the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Blu-Ray Box Set comes with episodes 17-33, including the Kamen Rider Decade crossover, and was released on April 11th 2014 at a cost of 20,790 yen.