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- "One! Hating cruel wickedness!
Justice will prevail!"
- ―DekaRed's role call[src]
Banban "Ban" Akaza (赤座 伴番 Akaza Banban) is DekaRed (デカレッド Deka Reddo) of the S.P.D. and Dekarangers. At the end of the series and beyond, Ban was promoted to DekaFire as part of the S.P.D. Fire Squad, granting him new equipment and weapons.
- 1 Character History
- 1.1 Dekaranger
- 1.2 Magiranger vs. Dekaranger
- 1.3 Gokaiger
- 1.4 Super Hero Taisen
- 1.5 Super Hero Taisen Z
- 1.6 10 Years After
- 1.7 Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
- 1.8 Chou Super Hero Taisen
- 1.9 Kyuranger
- 1.10 Gavan vs. Dekaranger
- 1.11 Kyuranger vs. Space Squad
- 2 Appearances in other media
- 3 Personality
- 4 DekaRed
- 5 Legend Sentai Devices
- 6 Red Spirit
- 7 Behind the scenes
- 8 Design
- 9 Notes
- 10 Appearances
- 11 See Also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Banban was a rookie on Planet Chambeena, who was promoted to the Earth Branch S.P.D. after pursuing Diamantian Don Moyaida. However during the pursue, Banban found a victim of Moyaida who is a boy admired at Special Police, he made a promise to the boy that he will became the No.1 Special Police as a way to achieve the boy's dream and a devotion for himself.
During his time on Earth, he was made the leader of his team, though Houji would be left in charge during several situations.
For once, he met Zoinaian Baytonin, whom had met Ban's ancestor but was tricked by Abrella into thinking the Dekarangers as invaders. He was given Doggie's D-Sword Vega for a moment and defeated the alien as well as convinced him that some of people nowaday were trying to protect their historic heritage.
During Dynamoian Terry X's attack, he witnessed Houji and Jasmine's recklessness when fighting the Alienizer that had injured Gyoku Rou, Ban's predecessor. Seeing the effect the case was having on the two, Ban tracked down Rou after forcing information on Rou's location from Supreme Commander Horusian Numa-O using unconventional means. Ban and Rou returned to Earth and, after being reminded to keep their emotions at bay, Hoji and Jasmine, along with the other members of Earth branch, defeated Terry X.
Afer Rainian Agent Abrella had invaded the DekaBase and attempted to use it as a weapon to destroy Space Police branches, Ban and his teammates fought against Abrella's forces of escaped criminals and finally deleting him for good. Gyoko visited Ban and recruited him in the Fire Squad, which Ban accepted, causing him to leave the Earth Branch's S.P.D. but not his bonds with his former teammates.
Magiranger vs. Dekaranger
In Magiranger vs. Dekaranger, Ban returns to help his old team when Jasmine gets kidnapped though he's on the search for Agent X at the time. During his time with FireSquad, he gained a upgrade called DekaRed Battlizer, where the modified Murphy becomes a suit of armor and powerful sword for him to use in the fight. He was at odds with Kai Ozu/MagiRed, the Sentai Red of Magiranger. But eventually, the two manage to settle their differences and finally taking down the agent. While the Sentai teams celebrating their victory, both Ban and Kai showed each others' crush, with Houji asked him if Ban "popped the question" to her.
A few years later, Ban 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. AkaRenger noticed the fleet moving towards them, he gathered all the Rangers together and gave them the order to sacrifice their powers to wipe out the first invasion's armada.
After Kruger and the Gokaigers defeated a Zangyack Action Commander that was a wanted Alienizer, Ban met up with them and informed them that the alleged acts of piracy by the Gokaigers were proven to be a hoax instigated by the Zangyack Empire. Though the pirates were free to go as he takes Kruger, Ban warns Captain Marvelous not to abuse the Dekarangers' powers with a promise of personally hunting him down with less mercy as Kruger had shown to the pirate.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the final battle with the end of the Zangyack, Ban and his team regained their powers, resuming their duty as Dekarangers.
Super Hero Taisen
Ban, alongside his team (DekaBreak, DekaMaster, and DekaSwan were absent), 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 in the background fighting Bat Fangire.
Super Hero Taisen Z
The five Dekarangers are seen alongside the Flashmen, standing behind Space Sheriff Gavan Type G and Kamen Riders Fourze, Meteor, Decade and Super-1 as the three forces of super heroes confront Space Shocker. After Demon King Psycho was destroyed, the Dekarangers appeared on a cliff alongside all the other past heroes to say goodbye to the heroes of recent years before taking their leave.
10 Years After
Ten years after his battle against Abrella ended, Ban was given another upgrade in his DekaRed suit and wears an entirely new uniform instead of the regular one he used in his early days. After his former commander Doggie Kruger allegedly became an Alienizer, Ban returned to Earth to investigate the case. Ban, along with Umeko, visits Jasmine who has a son with Hikaru Hiwatari. Ban convinces her to return to work with the case in which she thinks twice.
Ban later uses his Fire Squad license to disguise himself as Carrie while the real Carrie is brought to the Dekabase in a remote planet in order to protect her as being witness to her dad's murder. At the same time, he is about to discover the truth about the Neo Dekarangers, Assam Asimov (his replacement as DekaRed) and Mugi Grafton (who replaced Jasmine as DekaYellow) working undercover with an Alienizer. As Carrie, he is being handcuffed by Assam and Mugi and they bought him in a warehouse before Umeko discovers them. By surprise, Ban reveals himself after taking off his Carrie disguise and he, alongside Umeko and the original Dekarangers to battle Assam, Mugi and Kight Reidlich, who reveals to be the mastermind behind the framing of Doggie Krueger and the murderer of Carrie's father. After Tetsu, piloting the Dekaranger Robo, destroys the giant Clone Abrella, Ban and the team proceeds to battle Assam, Mugi and Kight, until Kight uses Assam and Mugi to power himself up. Doggie later shows up to lend Ban his D-Sword Vega and he uses it to destroy Kight once and for all.  Afterwards Ban decides to leave before he got too accustomed to being back on Earth, but reminds the others that while they may be apart, their hearts will always be one.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
DekaRed appeared as part of a conference of the first 38 Reds led by Red Falcon, whom addressed the Ninningers and Zyuohgers as the greater Super Sentai pantheon intervened to save them from defeat at the hands of the titanic Gillmarda. Empowering the Combination Nin Shuriken to form Wild Tousai Shuriken King, the first 38 Super Sentai further imbued their successors with the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst, destroying Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai.
Chou Super Hero Taisen
- "Keep on going when you return home. Do your best!"
- ―Ban to Lucky[src]
On patrol in Patrol Striker, Ban witnessed a Moaider and several Voyagers come through a wormhole before falling to Earth. Contacting Doggie Kruger at Neo DekaBase, Ban began an investigation which discovered that the wormhole led to another universe and was closing. Realizing that those who came through would be soon stranded, Ban summoned his former teammates to assist RyuTeiOh in keeping the wormhole open using the DekaWing Robo.
Meanwhile, Ban caught up with Space Sheriff Gavan, Geki Jumonji, who was engaged alongside Lucky/Shishi Red and Naga Ray/Hebitsukai Silver in a confrontation against Mardakko of the Space Shogunate Jark Matter. Recognizing the Kyurangers as a rookie Space Sentai, Ban fought alongside his fellow Red Lucky against Mardakko while Gavan and Hebitsukai Silver took down her Deathworm. Beating Mardakko back, all four heroes combined their finishers to destroy her, recovering the Rashinban Kyutama for the Kyurangers. When the Deathworm enlarged, Ban watched with Naga as Lucky and Geki respectively rode the Ryu Voyager and Electronic Starbeast Dol to finally destroy it. Ban finally urged Lucky to keep to his fight when he returned to his universe.
Gavan vs. Dekaranger
Kyuranger vs. Space Squad
The Dekarangers continue as members of Space Squad.
Appearances in other media
MagiRed appears before DekaRed, by a stark black background through a spark of fire. Both Rangers give each other a high five, and turn their attention toward the viewers.
Super Sentai Versus Series Theater
Ban's appearances in the "Versus Series", Dekaranger vs. Abaranger and Magiranger vs. Dekaranger, are featured in the Super Sentai Versus Series Theater, hosted by the heroes of Tensou Sentai Goseiger. Alata (Gosei Red) also dresses as Ban in the Dekaranger/Magiranger cosplay.
The unofficial Sentai series Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger starts off with die-hard Super Sentai fan Nobuo Akagi daydreaming that he is Ban, with red duct tape around his legs and the S.P.D. logo taped to the back of his jacket, covering the logo of where he actually works, which ironically has the same acronym (Sasaki Ponpoko Delivery), in an attempt to resemble Ban's uniform. The tape is promptly ripped off by his boss when he walks in, addressing her as Umeko.
After becoming AkibaRed, discovering that his new position as leader of the Akibarangers is actually a delusion, Nobuo bumps into Ryuji Sainei - Ban's actor - who is dressed in his S.P.D. uniform as he is on his way to a press conference for the Japanese dub of Power Rangers S.P.D.. When Nobuo becomes disillusioned, he sees a DekaRed who speaks to him in signs and snaps him out of it with the same drop kick Ban used to snap Hoji out of it in Dekaranger. What Nobuo didn't know was that the DekaRed he saw was actually a suit actor paid by Hiroyo Hakase. An delusion DekaRed later appears during the battle of Akibarangers and Team Evil Stemer Corporation and encourages Akiba Red. He grants the Akibarangers the Dekarangers' Inordinate Power, transforming into the Deka Wapper, allowing the Akibarangers to defeat Shibuyakouzorinahigenagaaburamushi.
DekaRed reappears leading his five-man team alongside the other two Inordinate Sentai, Boukenger and Jetman, in Season Two's alternate take on the events of the first season. The three official Sentai come to aid the Akibarangers in the final battle with the Stema Otsu Corporation.
The Dekarangers, with DekaBreak this time, later appeared with the now five official Sentai, transforming into their Ludicrous Power which combined with the others to form the Ludicrous Cannon Bazooka, which the Akibarangers used to destroy Kameari Alpaca.
Super Hero Taisen Otsu
“to be added”
- Banban Akaza/DekaRed: to be added
- Banban Akaza/DekaRed SWAT: to be added
- Banban Akaza/DekaRed Battlizer: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
DekaRed is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are avaliable in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base. In the case of DekaRed, his SWAT, Battlizer and Fire Squad modes are avaliable as well.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
Nickname, "Ban" (バン Ban), although Jasmine has called him "Ban-chan" on one occasion. He was training in space until he was assigned to the Earth Unit. He has a chaotic, but fiercely loyal and friendly personality. However, ever since his enlistment in the Fire Squad, Ban had grown matured and seemed to have cold outlook. Irritates Houji by calling him "aibou", which translates to "buddy" or "partner".
He has a special martial arts technique called Juu Kun Do when he blends his martial arts skills with his dual guns. Ban also has a sword technique called Azaka Style: Raijin-Ken passed down by his ancestor. Ban rides in Machine Doberman with Jasmine when patrolling. In the series finale, Ban joined the S.P.D. Fire Squad as a new elite officer.
In both of the Dekaranger teamups, Ban notably had initial trouble in getting along with the red ranger members Ryouga and Kai from the Abaranger and Magiranger teams at first, which lead to an argument, until they bonded with him seeing how similar their goals were. Ban also called Kai "aibou" in the team-up, his affectionate term usually reserved for Hoji, much to the latter's annoyance.
When he appeared in Gokaiger, Ban has become more reserved.
In 10 years after, Ban is much more warm and friendly lacking his previous hostile nature and his relationship with Houji is much more warm and better compared to their early days and the two are shown to be on good-on terms with each other.
- DekaMachine: Dekamachine Patstriker
- SP License
- Hybrid Magnum: Twin pistols in the likeness of Deka Patrol, the D-Magnum 01 and D-Magnum 02. They hold great firepower and are the most powerful of the Dekarangers' primary firearms, especially when they combine. He uses them in his specialized Juu Kun Do fighting style, a form of gunplay.
- D-Power Charge: Shoot/Strike-Out: DekRed combines both his weapons and charges D-Power, then fires. Strike-Out occurs when his team is behind him as he shoots.
- Hybrid Charging Shoot
- Moonsault Shot: DekaRed continuously spins over an enemy in an arc, doing so facing down so he can unleash a hail of bullets from the D-Magnums. Used to finish foes.
- Moonsault Galaxy Shot: DekaRed continuously spins faster over an enemy in an arc, doing so facing down so he can unleash a hail of bullets from the D-Magnums. Used to finish foes.
- Hurricane Shot: DekaRed continuously rolls over an enemy in an arc, doing so facing down so he can unleash individual shots from the D-Magnums. Used to finish foes.
- D-Magnum Endless Shot: DekRed continuously fires the D-Magnums at an opponent, doing so in bursts .
- Special Gorgeous Deluxe: A team attack with AbaRed and AbareBlack. AbareBlack uses Fire Inferno as AbaRed and DekaRed fire with their AbaLaser and Hybrid Magnum respectively.
- D-Sword Vega: DekaMaster's primary sword and pistol weapon. Ban borrows it from time to time as he is also a swordsman.
- AKaza Kenpu: Rai Jin Ken: DekaRed does a downward slash in the shape of a lightning bolt, defeating his foe.
After 10 years of employment in the Fire Squad, Ban was given an upgrade in his DekaRed suit which granted him a red vest that appears to be identical to his SWAT mode armament except for the reversed color scheme, and a different belt.
- Fire Squad License
- Hybrid Magnum: holds great firepower and initiates the attacks, Hybrid Charging Shoot, Moonsault Shot, Moonsault Galaxy Shot, and Hurricane Shot.
- D-Magnum 01
- D-Magnum 02
- D-Sword Vega (loaned from Kruger)
- Impluse Vega Slash: DekaRed can use DekaMaster's extending sword technique. Shown in 10 Years After.
- Patrol Wing: Patrol Wing 1
- SP License
- Hybrid Magnum: holds great firepower and initiates the attacks, Hybrid Charging Shoot, Moonsault Shot, Moonsault Galaxy Shot, and Hurricane Shot.
- D-Magnum 01
- D-Magnum 02
Appearances: Dekaranger Episodes 33, Magiranger vs. Dekaranger, Super Hero Taisen
- Fire Squad License
- DekaRed Battlizer
- sword formed from Murphy's head
- Battlizer Fire Drive: DekaRed charges his sword and fires a golden ball of energy as he points the tip a the enemy.
This form is exclusive to Mahou Sentai Magiranger vs. Dekaranger. When given the command "Battlize Mode On!, Murphy disconnects into armor pieces that form around DekaRed, forming DekaRed Battlizer.
In order to help the Akibarangers, the imaginary DekaRed transformed into Deka Wappa (デカワッパー Deka Wappā), the Ludicrous Power of the Dekarangers. The Deka Wappa is a modular weapon in the form of handcuffs. It can be separated in two pieces to act as dual claws, as well as just have one side open to grip opponents in place.
Legend Sentai Devices
The DekaRed Ranger Key (デカレッドレンジャーキー Deka Reddo Renjā Kī) is Banban Akaza'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 DekaRed Ranger Key was mainly used by Captain Marvelous (Gokai Red), who used it to fight as DekaRed. It was also used by Don Dogoier (Gokai Green) on one occasion and Gai Ikari (Gokai Silver) on two occasions.
- Don became DekaRed as part of an all-red Gokai Change when the Gokaigers traveled to the past and fought against Shitari of the Bones and his Gedoushu during the Goseigers' team-up with the Shinkengers.
- When the Gokaigers became the Dekarangers while fighting Action Commander Bongan.
- When the Gokaigers (bar Joe) became the Dekarangers while fighting Action Commander Zodomas' Sugormin.
- When the Gokaigers became the Dekarangers in their fight with Alienizer Buramudo.
- When the Gokaigers became the Dekarangers in their fight with Barbaric Officer Chirakashizky.
- Gai uses this key alongside all other Red keys after being merged with Captain Marvelous by Insarn.
- Gai became DekaRed as part of an all-red Gokai Change when the Gokaigers fought against Basco's Gokai Red Ranger Key Clone while Marvelous was incapacitated.
- While fighting Gaisorg.
The Dekaranger 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. Splitting up, the puppet DekaRed was defeated as part of a group of surviving Red warrior keys by Gokai Red and Super Gosei Red.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Banban received his key and became DekaRed once more.
The Super Sentai Zyudenchi (スーパー戦隊獣電池 Sūpā Sentai, Super Squadron Beast Batteries), alternatively named Legend Sentai Zyudenchi (レジェンド戦隊獣電池 Rejendo Sentai Jūdenchi, Legend Squadron Beast Batteries) in the toyline, are a special line of Zyudenchi that contain the likeness of the Sentai teams before Kyoryuger (represented by the main Reds). These Zyudenchi are in the same fashion as the "Legend Rider" lines of Collectible Devices in the Kamen Rider Series.
The Legend Sentai Ressha (レジェンド戦隊レッシャー Rejendo Sentai Ressha) are Ressha based on the mecha, specifically those belonging to the Red heroes, of the ToQgers' preceding Super Sentai teams. They can form a unique combination of ToQ-Oh reminiscent of past Sentai Robos by switching with Red Ressha. The ToQ Changer toy is shown to have sounds for Legend Ressha of all 37 previous Sentai.
Dekaranger Ressha (デカレンジャーレッシャー Dekarenjā Ressha) - Appears as an SG Ressha. The actual ToQ Ressha is likely based off of DekaRed's personal vehicle Patrol Striker; should it replace Red Ressha in ToQ-Oh, it would most likely form ToQ-Oh Dekaranger Robo.
As the twenty-eighth Red, DekaRed's Red Warrior Spirit was embodied by AkaRed.
Behind the scenes
He wore red spandex with a large, black "1" on the left side, which extended over the entire left arm, except for the white gloves. His belt buckle held the S.P.D. emblem. His helmet bore the S.P.D. emblem over the Visor, with a rounded single shape in between the two.
In the Korean dub of Dekaranger entitled Power Rangers S.P.D., which aired in South Korea, Ban is renamed Tan, while his Ranger designation is S.P. Red.
His family name contains the kanji "Aka" (赤 lit. "Red"), symbolizing his position as DekaRed. His first name, Banban, is a reference to "bang", the onomatopoeia for gunfire, which also referring to him as a Juu Kun Do practitioner.
- Ban was the first Sentai Red Ranger to have a Battlizer, which was made originally for Power Rangers.
- He is the only male Dekaranger of the main 5 to appear in Gokaiger.
- He's also the only Imaginary Legend to have his actor return physically in Akibaranger, although Ban doesn't appear in civillian form in the episode (Ryuuji Sainei appeared as himself and voiced Ban morphed). Bouken Red's actor Mitsuomi Takahashi only voiced his character and Red Hawk's actor Kotaro Tanaka didn't appear at all.
- Ban's actor Ryuji Sainei also voiced Jack Landors/S.P.D Red Ranger who's Ban's Power Ranger counterpart in the Japanese Dub of Power Rangers S.P.D..
- Outside his Battlizer Mode and few occasion of borrowing the D-Sword Vega from DekaMaster, Ban is one of the few Reds that does not possess any sword weapon and is probably the only Red that does not possess any type of melee weapon so far.
- Jack Landors - Power Rangers counterpart in S.P.D.. See comparison page. (Ban's main Power Rangers counterpart)
- Sky Tate, Jack's successor who also wore Ban's suit
- Bridge Carson - Power Rangers counterpart in S.P.D.. See comparison page., Sky's successor who also wore Ban's suit
- DekaRed at the Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O official website
- DekaRed at the Dice-O Wiki