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Unlike Ryunosuke, Chiaki initially has no interest in being Takeru’s vassal. He is weaker than the others and seen as immature and a rebel because he abandoned his training early and would rather hang out at the local game center than restart his training. He is a big Tekken fan as he often plays Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion. Regardless of his short temper, he is cheerful and honest. In battle, Chiaki often uses tricks to gain the upper hand against Gedoshu.
As Chiaki and Kotoha are the youngest members of the Shinkengers, they share a strong bond; several episodes focus on their friendship. In episode 6, Chiaki becomes upset that Kotoha readily believes that she is stupid and accidentally hurts her feelings when he scolds her for it.
He later apologizes for his outburst, and Kotoha confesses that she likes how he is straightforward. Since then, Chiaki and Kotoha have become close, each trying to cheer up the other in times of stress; this is most evident when Chiaki draws cat whiskers on Takeru's face (when Takeru's soul was trapped in a beckoning cat statue) to make Kotoha laugh.
Chiaki, out of the Shinkengers, is shaken the most by theft of Kotoha's soul. In a brash move, he attempts to recover it, by demanding the Ayakashi come out of the Sanzu River with his sword. When a friend of Genta's shows an interest in Kotoha in episode, Chiaki is uncomfortable with the idea. Aside from Kotoha, Chiaki is also good friends with Genta as they are both free spirited young men.
Shinkenger vs. Go-Onger
The Shinkengers come to the scene where they believed the Gedoshu were ransacking the city, but instead face the Gaiark. Although the Shinkengers are confused, they still fought the Gaiark. But while the Shinkengers were fighting, Sosuke Esumi, Go-On Red, appears, and defeats the Gaiark for them. Chiaki and the rest of the Shinkengers weren't able to fight for long as Sosuke's mach-speed fighting interfered with everyone. Although the Shinkengers found Sosuke and his companion Bomper, suspicious, they invite them to the Shiba mansion.
Meanwhile, in the Sanzu River, the Gedoshu meet the Chief of Pollution Bacchiido, a Gaiark who wants to unite all worlds under Gaiark World. To do so, he created a device in the human world that can pollute all worlds, called Bacchirium Plant. He reveals that to finish the device, he needs water from the Sanzu River. He planned to transport the water with his ability to cross dimensions. Dokoku, learning that using the Bacchirium Plant, he can increase the Sanzu River, allied with Bacchiido, and summons a Gedoshu, Homurakogi. However, Bacchiido asked for three more members, who turned out to be the three Pollution President Batcheed: Yogostein, Kegalesia, Kitaneidas, who, after previously been defeated by the Go-Ongers and Yogoshimacritein, lived at the bottom of the Sanzu River.
When Sosuke and Bomper arrive at the Shiba Mansion, Bomper reveals that Bacchiido created a device that can pollute all the worlds somewhere in the Human World, called Bacchirium Plant. He also reveals that the Go-Ongers fought and lost to Bacchiido in Gunman World, and in consequence, all got separated in different worlds. Sosuke and Bomper were forced back to the Human World. The Engines were trying to find the rest of the Go-Ongers. So, Sosuke planned to destroy Bacchirium plant once the Go-Ongers and Engines reunite, and asked the Shinkengers to help. Takeru declined due to Sosuke's amateur way of fighting while wasting too much energy and thinking lightly about battle. Later, Chiaki commented that Takeru didn't have to be so cold to Sosuke.
Goseiger vs. Shinkenger
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Months after wiping out the last of the Gedoshu, Chiaki 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.
199 Hero Great Battle
Chiaki appeared in Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle alongside fellow Shinkenger Genta Umemori as part of the 35th anniversary team and he was the one who informed the Goseigers after the battle that all the teams had lost their powers. Both he and Genta appeared to the Gokaigers to support them; even though the Shinkenger Greater Power had previously been granted by Kaoru.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the defeat of Ackdos Gill, Captain Marvelous returned all the Ranger Keys to the former Sentai heroes. It is assumed Chiaki and his teammates received their keys, allowing for them to utilize their powers once again.
Super Hero Taisen
Chiaki, alongside his team (Shinken Gold and Princess Shinken Red 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. Ironically, the Shinkengers were acquainted with the Great Leader of Dai-Shocker, Tsukasa Kadoya, also known as Kamen Rider Decade, having encountered him before when he visited their world.
Super Hero Taisen Z
The five-man Shinkenger team was part of a force of Sentai and Rider reinforcements led by Akarenger and Kamen Rider #1 that came to assist the Sentai and Riders of recent years who were overwhelmed by the revived monster army of the Space Crime Syndicate Madou. The combined forces of superheroes were able to turn the tide against the Madou army. They lined up and used their various finisher attacks to destroy the revived monsters.
After Demon King Psycho was destroyed and the battle was finally over, the Shinkengers appeared standing on a cliff with all the other heroes who appeared to help, to say goodbye to the heroes of recent years before taking their leave.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
Shinken Green 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.
Super Sentai Strongest Battle
Chiaki joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Acrobat Team, but didn’t get to participate in the competition because his team was eliminated after losing the first round against Land, Sea, Air Team.
Video game appearances
Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross
Shinken Green appears with his team in Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross.
- Chiaki Tani/Shinken Green: to be added
- Chiaki Tani/Super Shinken Green: to be added
- Chiaki Tani/Hyper Shinken Green: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
Shinken Green is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base, with his Super Shinkenger form being available as well.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
Shinken Green appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
As Shinken Green (シンケングリーン Shinken Gurīn), Chiaki is the Samurai of Wood (木の侍 Ki no Samurai) and can use the Inromaru by itself to become Super Shinken Green (スーパーシンケングリーン Sūpā Shinken Gurīn) or with the Kyoryumaru to become Hyper Shinken Green (ハイパーシンケングリーン Haipā Shinken Gurīn).
- "Super Disc!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Transformation Handheld ShodoPhone
- Secret Disks
- Super MouGyuu Bazooka
Appearances: Episodes 27 & Goseiger vs. Shinkenger
Appearances: Episode 48
This form of Shinken Green appeared in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Returns: Special Act when the Shinkengers became the "Forest Animal Sentai Shinkenger" within Ryunosuke's revolving lantern illusion.
Legend Sentai Devices
Super Change (スーパーチェンジ Sūpā Chenji): A Change (チェンジ Chenji) card that initiates the transformation from Gosei Angel to Super Goseiger. Unlike the other Gosei Cards, the activation call for this card is "Super Tensou!". In Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku, this card was used by Gosei Black to allow Shinken Green to become a Super Shinkenger without using the Inromaru.
The Shinken Green Ranger Key (シンケングリーンレンジャーキー Shinken Gurīn Renjā Kī) is Chiaki Tani'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 Shinken Green Ranger Key was mainly used by Don Dogoier (Gokai Green), who used it to fight as Shinken Green. It was also used by Joe Gibken (Gokai Blue) on one occasion.
- When the Gokaigers became the Shinkengers in their fight with Action Commander Shikabanen and his Zangyack force.
- When the Gokaigers became the Shinkengers in their fight with Deratsueigar of the Imperial Guard.
- To free Joe, Luka, and Ahim of their chains after managing to transform despite being chained himself from Basco.
- When the Gokaigers became the Shinkengers to take down Action Commander Osogain's Zugormin.
- Joe became Shinken Green part of an all-green change to defeat a duo of Dogormin. He did a sword combo attack with Gai (Shurikenger).
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. It is presumed that Chiaki received his key and became Shinken Green once more.
Behind the scenes
Chiaki Tani is portrayed by Shogo Suzuki (鈴木 勝吾 Suzuki Shōgo), who reprised his role in Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle. As Shinken Green, his suit actor was Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro), his sub was Masaru Ōbayashi (大林 勝 Ōbayashi Masaru).
In the Legend War depicted in episode 1 of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle, Shinken Green was portrayed by an unidentified suit actor.
- In the video game Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross, Shinken Green was voiced by Akihiro Nosawa (能澤 章宏 Nosawa Akihiro), who also voiced Makyuria of Devil Jark.
- In Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen, Shinken Green was portrayed by an unidentified suit actor.
- In Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z, Shinken Green was voiced by Kazuki Komine (小峰 一己 Komine Kazuki) and portrayed by an unidentified suit actor. 
- He is the only Shinkenger of the main team to be a legend in Gokaiger.
- He shares some similarities with Masumi Inou/Bouken Black:
- Mike (Samurai) - Power Rangers counterpart in Power Rangers Samurai. See comparison page. & Power Rangers Super Samurai
- Cameron Watanabe - The first Green Ranger to be a samurai.
- Shinken Green at the Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O official website
- Shinken Green at the Dice-O Wiki
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