This article is about a/an ranger in Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger.
"The Regal Knight, Ryusoul Black!"
―Role Call

Bamba (バンバ Banba) is Ryusoul Black (リュウソウブラック Ryūsoru Burakku), the Black Ranger of the Ryusoulgers, and Towa's elder brother.[1]

Character History

Super Sentai Strongest Battle

Towa had received an invitation for the Super Sentai Strongest Battle, a tournament whose winners were supposedly promised their wish. Entering a Ryusoul Temple, Towa asked his older brother Bamba if he had any wishes, to which Bamba replied that he could not think of anything. Coming across a wall with the Ryusoul insignia, Bamba realized that had arrived at their destination and so used a TsuyoSoul to break down the wall Battle1: Who is the Strongest in History!?.

Proceeding through the temple, the brothers found a pile of RyuSouls including a NobiSoul and FueSoul, which they already possessed, as well as a HayaSoul which was claimed by Towa. Also present was an amber RyuSoul which did not react when Bamba attempted to use it via the Ryusoul Ken, with Towa suggesting it was a blank. The brothers than set to find what they had came for, the Kishiryu. Battle2: The Secretive Armor of Mystery However, while searching, the brothers' invitation transported them Battle3: A Secret Revealed to the planet Nemesis.

Though arriving after the tournament was won by the Oddball Team, the Ryusoulger brothers arrived in time to save them from Rita in the Gaisorg armor. Engaging Rita, the duo proved more than a match for her, leading her to take Kagura Izumi as a hostage. However, the Ryusoulgers quickly outmanoeuvred her, with Ryusoul Black using the NobiSoul to retrieve Kagura, allowing Ryusoul Green to defeat Rita using the HayaSoul. Leaving Rita to the Oddball Team, the brothers took their leave with Towa saying goodbyeFinal Battle: Heading Towards Tomorrow!.


Bamba is a stoic, strict, cold and no nonsense type of person, opting the most convenient or easiest ways out of trouble. He and his brother were rather elitist, as they are initially considering the core Ryusoulgers as "weak" due to their methods clashing. In combat with Minusaurs, he first opts to kill the host rather than take out the Minusaur, considering the easiest way to remove the threat and that one life in exchange for hundreds of others is a worthy exchange. Underneath that cool & cold exterior lies the heart of a person who values family above else. He does not wish any grievous harm come upon Towa and would consider even kiling his little brother's friend to ease him of his pain. This vulnerability makes Towa the only person to change his mind directly on an impasse, showcasing each other's faith in one another. 

Powers and Abilities

Ryusoul Tribesman Physiology
Ryusoul tribespeople age very slowly and can live for hundred years.

Ryusoul Black



"Que bom! Wassei Wassei! Sou! Sou! Sou! Wassei Wassei! Sore sore sore sore! Ryu So Cool! (laughing)"
―Transformation announcement via Ryusoul Changer[src]




  • Dino Slash (ディノスラッシュ Dino Surasshu): Ryusoul Black gathers all of MilNeedle's energy into his sword before he delivers a powerful energy slash, that takes the form of MilNeedle's head and neck, with the Ryusoul Ken.

Appearances: 4 Week Continuous Special Super Sentai Strongest Battle!! Episode 1-4, Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Episodes 2-13

"KataSoul! Ryu! Soul! Soul! Soul! Kono Kanji! KataSoul!"
―Transformation announcement via Ryusoul Ken[src]



Appearances: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Episodes 1, 3-5

KSR-Ryusoul Black TsuyoSoul
"TsuyoSoul! Ryu! Soul! Soul! Soul! Kono Kanji! TsuyoSoul!"
―Transformation announcement via Ryusoul Ken[src]



Appearances: Super Sentai Strongest Battle Episode 1, Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Episodes 13

KSR-Ryusoul Black NobiSoul
"NobiSoul! Ryu! Soul! Soul! Soul! Kono Kanji! NobiSoul!"
―Transformation announcement via Ryusoul Ken[src]



Appearances: Super Sentai Strongest Battle Episode 4, Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Episodes 4-5

"MabushiSoul! Ryu! Soul! Soul! Soul! Kono Kanji! MabushiSoul!"
―Transformation announcement via Ryusoul Ken[src]



Appearances: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Episode 3, 14

"KunkunSoul! Ryu! Soul! Soul! Soul! Kono Kanji! KunkunSoul!"
―Transformation announcement via Ryusoul Ken[src]



Appearances: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Episode 5

KSR-Ryusoul Black OmoSoul
"OmoSoul! Ryu! Soul! Soul! Soul! Kono Kanji! OmoSoul!"
―Transformation announcement via Ryusoul Ken[src]



Appearances: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Episode 8

Behind the Scenes

  • His motif is based on the Miragaia, a long-necked dinosaur that is part of the same family as the Stegosaurus


Bamba is portrayed by Tatsuya Kishida (岸田タツヤ Kishida Tatsuya). As RyusoulBlack, his suit actor is Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro).[2]


  • Towa - Younger Brother


  • He is the second black-colored dinosaur Super Sentai hero to be portrayed by Yasuhiro Takeuchi after KyoryuBlack. Coincidently, both the Kyoryugers and Ryusoulgers share a dinosaur motif.
  • He is also the second Black Ranger to take the place of the team's Yellow Ranger after KyoryuBlack and the fifth Ranger to take this position after Big One, Battle Cossack, Change Mermaid, and KyoryuBlack.
  • He is the first Ryusoulger to use multiple Ryusoul armaments, using the TsuyoSoul and NobiSoul in the first and fourth episodes of Super Sentai Strongest Battle, respectively.
  • Bamba shares similarities with Jiraiya due to being the Black ranger of the respective team and a loner-type personality.
    • Unlike Bamba, Jiraiya don't have siblings.
    • They both speak english.
  • Towa and Bamba shares similarities with the Go-On Wings and Gouraigers as they first appeared to be completely arrogant persons and viewing the protagonists to be weak.



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