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"Is this the place where I will die?"
―Akira Nijino's well-known catchphrase.[src]

"Rainbow Line, is my place to live!"
―The first time Akira is optimistic in his catchphrase before fighting Baron Nero.[src]

"ToQ 6gou!"
―ToQ 6gou's roll call[src]

Akira Nijino (虹野 明 Nijino Akira), formerly Zaram (ザラム Zaramu) of the Shadow Line, is ToQ 6gou (トッキュウ6号 Tokkyū Roku-gō, ToQ #6), the Sixth Ranger of the ToQgers and the Railway Maintenance Crew Member of the Rainbow Line. He debuts in episode 17 of the series.

Character History


A while back, he was known as Zaram, a shadow monster working for the Shadow Line. General Schwarz thinks highly of him as a valuable ally, as Zaram is the only one who shared his ambition of domination through the trains. Schwarz also knew of Zaram's Drill Liner. His ability was to create rain powerful enough to ruin good days. But one day, after one of his attacks, he saw a rainbow; a rainbow so beautiful he vowed to protect them. So he left the Shadow Line, took on a human form, and surrendered to the Rainbow Line. Although forsaking his name, the other members of the Shadow Line still referred to him as Zaram. He went to work for the Rainbow Line, hoping that it'll make up for the atrocities he committed as a Shadow Monster. His past haunts him in the form of his own power, only raining at a certain area around him. His new name, Akira Nijino would be given to him by Hikari, with the help of Tokatti, Mio, and Kagura. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 18: And What Do We Call You?.

Becoming the Sixth ToQger

The ToQgers had some maintenance problems on the tracks. Meanwhile, the Conductor had received the Applichanger, the transformation device for Tog-6gou. So a rail-yard worker, easily identified with an harmonica, went to fix the tracks, later allowing the ToQgers to ride again. The ToQgers thought that the worker was the next ToQger, but they were wrong, as revealed by the Conductor, and of course Ticket. After the train went off, Right got off to find Akira.

General Schwarz found Akira, but in no way was Right going to hand him over. Before Schwarz is able to finish ToQ-1gou off, Akira fights him off, eventually revealing his Shadow Monster form, a form he swore he would never use again. He escapes off with Right, and tends to his injuries. Akira reveals his story, with Right knowing why Akira was so lonely. He offers Akira the right to become a ToQger, which he gladly accepts. He receives the Appli Changer and transforms into ToQ 6gou, a form which he uses to defeat General Schwarz, but not destroy, as Schwarz escapes back to the Shadow Line. After the fight, Akira faints and thinks he's dead, but Tokatti wakes him up. Akira returns the Appli Changer and the Build Ressha and leaves. It is revealed that the rain stopped after his transformation, the power of light and imagination curing him of his cursed power. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 17: The Sky After the Rain

After finding the Build Ressha, Akira made his living inside it and use it in various battles against giant opponents. He and the whole ToQgers were tricked into thinking that the banished General Schwarz wanted to make an alliance with them, resulting Akira with the loss of his Drill Ressha. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 29: The Meeting with the Oncoming Train About sometime later, he was forced to make an agreement with Schwarz to regain his Drill Ressha so that the ToQgers can form ToQ Rainbow. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 35: The Stolen Terminal

Raid of Castle Terminal and Gritta rescue operation

During the Christmas Eve, Akira made his move by joining General Schwarz in an attempt to raid Castle Terminal. Zaram accompanies Schwarz on his darkness reserve-powered Cryner to raid Castle Terminal. Schwarz's Cryner arrives on Castle Terminal as they fight their way to throne room. It is then that Schwarz reveals he recruited Zaram to have him kill Emperor Z, weakened by the Darkness Decline, as ToQ 6gou. But Emperor Z uses much of his remaining power to defeat ToQ 6gou and abduct him on the Imperial Cryner. The ToQgers tried to tell Schwarz and Zaram of the consequences of separating Gritta from Z but failed and forced to deal with multiple Shadow Line members. Schwarz and Zaram eventually escape in the chaos, finding a wounded Noir as she pleads for their help with Gritta. Zaram was overpowered by Z, who assumed ToQ 6gou. However, he and Hyper ToQ 1gou cancel their transformations with Right taking the AppliChanger back. From there, General Schwarz holds off Emperor Z long enough for Madame Noir to make her move to free Miss Gritta. After killing General Schwarz, Z-Shin unleashes another torrent of darkness that drags Castle Terminal back into the Shadow Line while Zaram attempts to stop him. After the ToQgers awake, they find Akira alive but upset that he could not save their town. The ToQgers hug him, surprising him, and tell him how much he means to them. Suddenly, a fleet of Cryners appear and attack, and Akira agrees to remain with the ToQgers to help them get their town back, as they use the various Ressha combinations to destroy the enemy Cryners. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 39: The Beginning of the End Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 40: Who Is He? He Is Whom? Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 41: The Christmas Battle

Final arc

After a fight with Dollhouse Shadow, Akira sensed a familiar darkness coming from Right's body. But before he can mull on this thought longer, the Conductor announces to the ToQgers that the President has summoned them to the Hyper Ressha Terminal. The President, using a special fan that exposes what he and Akira suspected, confirms that the darkness coming from Right's body is that of Emperor Z himself. Noting that the youth has no exact memory of the event prior to coming to on Bag Shadow's Kuliner rather than on the Ressha like the other ToQgers, the president believes this turn of events may be connected to Right's first meeting with Emperor Z on the night Subarugahama was consumed in darkness. Soon after, Miss Glitta arrives on General Schwarz's Cryner to help the ToQgers reach Castle Terminal while presenting a plan to save their hometown by taking the fortress back into the dark depths. Once in the world of darkness, the ToQgers find opposition from the Castle Keeper Pawn. Hyper ToQ 6gou holds Pawn off in BuildDai-Oh while the other trains are derailed by Emperor Z's power. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 43: The Locked Door Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 44: To Subarugahama

Miss Glitta begins to relocate Castle Terminal while Hyper ToQ 6gou drags Baron Nero and Marchioness Mork out of the fortress, freeing Subarugahama from the darkness. After bringing a fainted Right into the Ressha, the president revealed that Right absorbed some of Emperor Z's darkness the night Subarugahama was consumed in the darkness. This event created a symbiosis between Right and Emperor Z that has been affecting both sides with each encounter and culminated with Right's Dark ToQ 1gou form. Getting the passes as Akira alerts him to Castle Terminal's appearance, Right abandons his friends in the Ressha and the others revert to their original childhood forms and lose all memory of their days as ToQgers while returning to their families and normal lives. Back on the Ressha, Right decides to storm Castle Terminal on his own, leaving Akira in spite of a hurry. Akira nonetheless catches him on time when he was in the middle of the battle, piloting Build Dai-Oh Police and holds off Baron Nero and his Cho Kuliner Robo in a fight that damages both robots. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 45: The Home We Left Behind Tvicon.png TV STORY-Station 46: The Final Destination

Eventually, thanks to Akira and Wagon for placing the ToQgers' pictures on their tree hideouts, the four other members were able to remember Right and saved him from the darkness. Akira faces Baron Nero for the last time, and joined with the ToQgers as they defeated remaining Shadow Line army and defeated Z, before Gritta saved him. The ToQgers return to their childhood forms after reuniting with their families, bidding farewell to Akira and the other Rainbow Line crews as the Ressha departs as they resume their normal lives.

Ninninger vs. ToQger

Akira returns in the crossover in which he changes his ' death ' into Work. He is badly attacked by DR. Dark and is joined with the others. He again corrects the name of the Robot. When saying goodbye, he introduces himself as Nijino Akira and flirts with Kasumi Momochi.

Super Animal War

to be added

Zyuohger vs. Ninninger

The first 38 Sentai projected into Wild Tousai Shuriken King.

ToQ 6gou appeared with his team among the first 38 Super Sentai who collectively empowered Wild Tousai Shuriken King in its fight against the titanic Gillmarda, granting the Ninningers and Zyuohgers the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst which destroyed Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger: Message from the Future from Super Sentai


Akira is a very no-nonsense, carefree individual and an animal lover. All he cares for are working and his goal to protect the beautiful rainbow. Due to his past as a Shadow, Akira believes he deserves to die and, accepting of his self-imposed "fate," goes into every battle believing it will be his last, much to the slight annoyance of his teammates. He does try to be serious, but in many cases, his stoicism just only goes to generate humor, mainly from him trying to be serious at times that is unneeded, like playing his signature tune on a recorder with complete sincerity when he lost his harmonica one time. After he discards his habit to say the place he will die, he choose to say the place to work (Shi from death is changed into Shigoto means work). However, this is only happened once in Ninninger vs ToQger.

Video Game appearances

Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O

ToQ 6gou as depicted in Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O.

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Akira Nijino/ToQ 6gou: to be added

Super Sentai Battle Base

Akira appears as both ToQ 6gou, with his Hyper form being available as well, and Zaram in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.

Super Sentai Legend Wars

ToQger as seen in Super Sentai Legend Wars.

ToQ 6gou appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.



A henchman for the Shadow Line, Zaram (ザラム Zaramu) later defected to the ToQgers and became the Signal Man for the Rainbow Line as Akira Nijino.

Powers and Abilities
Darkness Manipulation
As a former member of the Shadow Line, Zaram can manipulate, absorb and resist darkness energy.
Rainstorm Creation
Zaram had the ability to create rain storms around him, its range depending on how much darkness he had absorbed. Usually the rain was only in a small area surrounding him due to his unwillingness to hurt others. But when Z used his darkness on Akira to revert him to his monster form, it caused a torrential downpour that enveloped a large area.
Human Disguise
Although he has assumed a human identity, Akira is still able to shift into his original form as Zaram, though he prefers to avoid doing so as much as possible. Every time he transforms into Zaram, the transformation is accompanied by a large splash, soaking his body.

ToQ 6gou

"ToQ 6gou, ToQ 6gou!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

ToQ 6gou (トッキュウ6号ビルド Tokkyū Roku-gō) is ToQ 6gou's default form, accessed by scanning the Build ToQ Ressha across the Applichanger. In this form, ToQ 6gou wields the light guide stick-themed Yudo Breaker (ユウドウブレーカー Yūdō Burēkā, lit. "Guidance Breaker") club as his weapon.



Cho ToQ 6gou

Cho ToQ 6gou (超トッキュウ6号 Chō Tokkyū Roku-gō, Super ToQ #6) is an enhanced version of ToQ 6gou, bathed in shining orange light, which Akira once accessed by scanning the Build Ressha (Cho ToQ Ver.) across the Applichanger. Cho ToQ 6gou is capable of performing a powerful slash attack with the Yudo Breaker, summoning a manifestation of the Build Ressha (Cho ToQ Ver.) against an opponent, which managed to overpower General Schwarz as well as mortally wounding Kaniros.



This form is exclusive to Ressha Sentai ToQger DVD special: Farewell, Ticket! The Wasteland Super ToQ Battle!.

Hyper ToQ 6gou

"Hyper ToQ 6gou, Hyper ToQ 6gou!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Hyper ToQ 6gou (ハイパートッキュウ6号 Haipā Tokkyuu 6-gō, Hyper ToQ #6) is Akira's power-up which he can access by scanning the Hyper Ressha, that comes with the Daikaiten Cannon, across the Applichanger.



Appearances: ToQger Episodes 44-46, Final Live Tour

Transformation and Roll Call

Ranger Key

ToQ 6gou Ranger Key

The ToQ 6gou Ranger Key (トッキュウ6号レンジャーキー Tokkyū Roku-gō Renjā Kī) is a Ranger Key released as part of the Ranger Key Set: RAINBOW EDITION.

Behind the scenes

concept art


Akira Nijino is portrayed by Shin Nagahama (長濱 慎 Nagahama Shin). Taiko KatonoIcon-crosswiki.png was previously rumored to play Akira. Katono would go on to play ChaseIcon-crosswiki.png in Kamen Rider DriveIcon-crosswiki.png.

As ToQ 6gou, his suit actor is Kosuke Asai (浅井 宏輔 Asai Kōsuke), who was previously the suit actor for Kyoryu Green in Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.


  • His former name, Zaram, is the Arabic word for "darkness"(ظلام ẓalām).
  • His human name literally means "the brightness of the rainbow" (Niji no Akira)


  • ToQ 6gou reutilized the concept of an Orange Ranger, a color not used since Battle Fever J's Battle Cossack nearly 35 years prior.
  • Nijino sounds similar to the word for carrot (ニンジン Ninjin), reinforcing his Orange Ranger status.
  • Akira is not the first character to transform into ToQ 6gou. Though written as a joke, it was actually Ticket who was first to transform into the Orange ToQger.
  • Piloting the Build Ressha, ToQ 6gou is the first Orange Ranger to pilot his own mecha.
  • He is the only ToQger who cannot initiate a Transfer Change, as seen in Station 19.


External links

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