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―Aorenger's roll call[src]

Akira Shinmei (新命 明 Shinmei Akira) is Aorenger (アオレンジャー Ao Renjā, Blue Ranger) of the Gorengers, with the designation number "2". He was training in the snow-draped Touhoku region with his EAGLE branch. He is the second-in-command to Akarenger.



Akira survived after the Black Cross Army attacked.

When the Black Cross Army launched an assault on the EAGLE bases in Japan, a force led by Warrior Mask attacked the Touhoku base, slaughtering everyone with only Akira surviving. Along with the survivors of the other bases, Akira was summoned to Snack Gon, the secret gateway to EAGLE Japan's main command center by Japan's EAGLE Commander Edogawa Gonpachi. Edogawa told them that they are the Secret Squadron "Gorenger", the world's best chance against the forces of the Black Cross Army. Their first battle was with Gold Mask, who they destroyed with the Gorenger Storm. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 1: The Crimson Sun! The Invincible Gorengers

J.A.K.Q. vs Gorenger

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Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai

AoRenger is among the Sentai warriors seen in clips when Daimon Tatsumi lectured Kai Samezu about the past Sentai technical warriors and their fighting spirit.

Akira Shinmei later appears (via stock footage) leading the mecha of the 25 Super Sentai, alongside Chief Counsellor Naoyuki Miura, as foreseen by Sokichi Banba, against Lost Highness Rakushaasa. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai

Gaoranger vs. Gorenger

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Legend War

Aorenger fighting in the Legend War.

Years later, Akira fought alongside not only his own team but every single Sentai ranger in existence, against the Empire of Zangyack when it attacked the Earth in the Great Legend War. After fighting against hundreds of Gormin and their Zgormin commanders, his team's leader, Tsuyoshi Kaijo noticed the fleet moving towards them. He then gathered all the Rangers together and gave them the order to sacrifice their powers to wipe out the first invasion's armada. The Aorenger powers are later utilized by Joe Gibken via the Ranger Keys. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 1: The Space Pirates Appear Tvicon.png TV STORY-Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

Farewell Space Pirates

After the Zangyack's final defeat, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. Akira's team leader, Tsuyoshi was seen seeing the Gokaigers off. It is assumed that Akira and the rest of his teammates have their powers once again as well. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates

Super Hero Taisen

The Gorengers (bar Akarenger), alongside the Gekirangers, Go-Ongers, Goseigers, and Shinkengers, emerge through a dimensional wall.

Akira, alongside his team, among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, was caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident which eventually resulted in the Super Sentai teams and Kamen Riders joining forces to defeat both Dai-Zangyack and Dai-Shocker. During the final battle, he is seen kneeing a Shocker Combatmen and fighting Llumu Qhimil. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

Zyuohger vs. Ninninger

The first 38 Sentai projected into Wild Tousai Shuriken King.

Aorenger appeared with his team among the first 38 Super Sentai whom 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

Super Sentai Strongest Battle

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Video game appearances

Super Tokusatsu Taisen 2001

Aorenger appears with his team in Super Tokusatsu Taisen 2001, which features characters from various tokusatsu series.

Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross

Aorenger appears with his team in Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross.

Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O

AoRenger as depicted in Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O.

  • Profile
Akira Shinmei/Aorenger: Gorenger's subleader. His personality leads the handling of the mecha and control of the machines with cool; he possesses the auto-controller of the invincible fortress Varidreen.

Super Sentai Battle Base

Aorenger is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.

Super Sentai Legend Wars

Gorenger as seen in Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Aorenger appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.


Akira is the oldest member of the Gorenger team and fancied American cowboy outfits. He was a marksmanship instructor skilled in archery and mecha piloting. He had aspirations of being a racecar driver.


Gorenger suit

As Aorenger he is the designated second-in-command. He pilots most of the Gorenger sky vehicles such as “Variblune ” and “Varidreen.” He is armed with the super bow “Blue Cherry” and “Ultra Blue Cherry” which can fire specially designed arrows (Blue Arrows and Blue Arrow Rockets). He also drove the super motorcycle “Blue Machine” and later the “Blue Star.”

  • Installed on Aorenger's suit is the Lightning Rod, which appears as a metal rod at the top of the helmet. Once deployed via a switch on the belt, it allows Aorenger to absorb electricity-based attacks, such as those from Lamprey Mask. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 25: Crimson Fuse! Lamprey Torpedo Attack




Transformation and Roll Call


AoRenger wears a blue spandex-like suit with two red "V" shapes across his chest. He wears black boots and gloves. His suit also sports a pinup collar, a blue cape, and a black belt  with the team's "5" symbol as a belt buckle. His helmet is blue with a black, upward arrow-shaped visor and a silver "2" on the forehead.

Ranger Key

The Aorenger Ranger Key.

Mobilates' Gokai Change announcement[src]

The Aorenger Ranger Key (アオレンジャーレンジャーキー Ao Renjā Renjā Kī) is Akira Shinmei's personal Ranger Key and what became of his powers after he along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.

This key along with the majority of the Ranger Keys were collected by the Red Pirates and later used by the Gokaigers. The Aorenger Ranger Key was mainly used by Joe Gibken (Gokai Blue), who used it to fight as Aorenger. Gai Ikari (Gokai Silver) also became Aorenger on one occasion.

The Gorenger keys, along with all the Ranger Keys of the first 33 Super Sentai, were briefly taken by the Black Cross King and turned into Ranger puppets that were fought by the Gokaigers and the Goseigers. At the start of the battle, the Gorengers had a brief skirmish with the two teams alongside the keys of three recent teams, the Gekirangers, Go-Ongers, and Shinkengers. The Gorengers appeared again after all the other puppets were defeated, with a Gorenger Hurricane ball being kicked at Gokai Red and Super Gosei Red. The Gorengers stood behind the three recent teams who fired their cannons at the Gokaigers and Goseigers, who countered with their team finishers, taking down the three teams as Gokai Red and Super Gosei Red finished off the fake Gorengers. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Akira received his key and became Aorenger once more. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates

Behind the scenes


Akira Shinmei was played by tokusatsu veteran Hiroshi Miyauchi (宮内 洋 Miyauchi Hiroshi). Hiroshi Miyauchi was already known for playing Shiro KazamiIcon-crosswiki.png, the titular rider of Kamen Rider V3Icon-crosswiki.png. He went onto play Sokichi Banba (Big One) in J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai and Chief Counsellor Naoyuki Miura in Chouriki Sentai Ohranger.

While primarily reprising Big One in the Super Sentai 35th anniversary movie, Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle, he also provided minor voice work for AoRenger, though these were merely fighting yells, as AoRenger never actually spoke. Miyauchi also reprised Kamen Rider V3 in the Kamen Rider 40th anniversary movie, OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen RidersIcon-crosswiki.png, along with Zubat from Kaiketsu Zubat, making 2011 the year in which Hiroshi Miyauchi reprised all four of his major tokusatsu roles.

As AoRenger, he had several suit actors: Hiroyuki Yuasa from episodes 1-60, Yoshinori Okamoto (episodes 61-84), other suit actors are Hirō Karawazaki, Bunya Nakamura, Tetsuya Nakayashiki.

In the video game Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross, Aorenger was voiced by Kohei Matsumoto (松本 考平 Matsumoto Kohei), who also voiced Jupitarian of Devil Jark.

Musical Themes

Aorenger has one leitmotif, entitled "Aoi Sora Kara Aorenger".


Aorenger is featured as #51 in the 1986 archive compilation video Toei 100 Great Heroes Super FightIcon-crosswiki.png.


Aorenger on the Blue Megaforce Ranger card.


See Also


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