Icon-samurai.pngThis article is about a/an villain in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.

"Damn you! Damn you! Damn you!"
―Akumaro before blasting the Shinkengers and their cannons and his final words before his initial demise.[src]

"This pain... I can see it. This is...This is... Hahahahahaha... Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!"
―Akumaro's final words.[src]


Akumaro Sujigarano (筋殻 アクマロ Sujigarano Akumaro) (27 - 43) is a Gedoshu general with six-slitted eyes , a rictus grin, and a prehistoric-like appearance. He is able to create monsters called Kirigami by performing actual kirigami, as well as has a specific army of Ayakashi loyal only to him. He wields the Sakushin Dantō Shaku (削身断頭笏 Sharpened Corpse Beheading Shaku), razor sharp claws, and a kemari in battle. He also can shoot energy blasts from his claws or hands, teleport short distances, catch an energy attack in order to increase it's power and send it back, jump really high, and create a curse that makes humans fight each other.


Previously sealed away within the bottom of the Sanzu River by a previous generation of Shinkenger, the overflowing energy of Dokoku Chimatsuri due to a summer-increase in power gave him the energy to re-emerge on the surface. His left shoulder is his weak spot, which was caused by Dokoku during his gambit to gain leeway with Dokuku. He tests the 18th generation in his first on-screen battle against them and withstands most every attack. He even creates his first shown Kirigami. He ends the test when Shinken Gold appears with his new creation: Secret Lantern Daigoyou and accidentally finds the weak spot.

Although claiming to assist Dokoku's on his own means of conquest, Akumaro secretly held his own dark desires he kept hidden from the general. In the midst of the battles with the Shinkenger, he specifically started to target several specific "points" in Japan where his Ayakashi would not merely create fear but collect it at that particular location where it would collect in the ground. On occasion, he personally enacts his own methods, sending a Kirigami when foiled. At the same time, he began to collect notable artifacts, including Dayu Usukawa's shamisen and Juzo Fuwa's sword Uramasa, claiming to Dokoku that he would repair them due to their damage but ultimately holding on to them for his own plans. This would force both of them to join forces with him in order to get what they want back; this alliance would also be the first to encounter the angelic squadron of the Tensou Sentai Goseiger.

Due to the loss of Dayu and her shamisen becoming too unbearable, Dokoku ultimately was forced to take it back from Akumaro while risking nearly getting himself killed in the Human World due to rapid and severe dehydration, with Akumaro not wanting to repair the instrument but instead use the misery of Shinza (the human used to create it) for his own plans.

Ultimately, Akumaro's plan was not to assist Dokoku in raising the Sanzu River, but to manipulate several points of weakness in Japan which would ultimately open a gate to Hell, consuming everything (including Earth and the Sanzu) in the process. Due to his own nature of being a "Gedo" (half human/Ayakashi), Akumaro knew he would never experience Hell and was trapped within his own existence, thus his obsessive desire to bring Hell forth so he could know of it's existence. For that ends, he also created his greatest "weapon": Juzo Fuwa and his sword Uramasa, made from the souls of his family (which he himself murdered) for the purpose of having a human/Gedo hybrid who could open the Hell gate and therefore unleash the horror upon the world.

Akumaro's demise

However, Akumaro's great plan would end up being his undoing: when finally giving Juzo his sword back to complete the gate, the fallen warrior slashed him with Uramasa, claiming that he knew of the souls of his family being in the sword long ago and chose to remain a Gedo to satisfy his desire to fight. With Akumaro rampaging, the Shinkengers put him down once, while his "second life" took everything the Shinkengers had until a combination of all 12 of their Origami (the Samurai Ha-Oh combination armed with the Kyoryu Origami) finally put him down. In his last moments, Akumaro showed elation as he died, as he finally got the chance to see Hell in all of its glory as his body was destroyed, laughing maniacally.


A hell seeker, Akumaro's desire in life is to experience Hell and its pain, but wants to unleash it on the world, even if he has to throw his Gedoshu allies. Interestingly enough, he seems rather charismatic and polite for a Gedou to even the Shinkengers, taking his failures and any harm from Doukoku in stride. But beneath his affable exterior is a darker and more heinous monster, with his own Ayakashi being worse than Dokoku's or Shitari's.

He seems to be on par with Juzo as one of the most sadistic and vile Gedoshu in the series due to his obsession with Hell and unhealty enjoyment of human suffering. He is not infallible though, as he underestimated how far Juzo was willing to go to satisfy his bloodlust, as he honestly believed Juzo still had enough humanity left to care about his family, when in truth he didn't.

Though his plan failed, he technically is one of the few Sentai villains to get what he wanted in the end; experience Hell, something he noticed as in his final seconds and laughs happily in response.

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Akumaro is modeled after Ebisu (えびす ?), a shachihoko of Japanese myth, and a crocodile.

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  • His name can be translated as "sinewy husked evil one" (筋殻の悪麿 sujigara no akumaro)


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