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This article is about a/an ranger in Himitsu Sentai Gorenger.

"Kirenger!"
―Kirenger's roll call[src]
"From now on, I won't be so careless"
―Daigoro's final words before his death[src]

Daigoro Kumano (熊野 大五郎 Kumano Daigorō) was the temporary replacement for Daita Oiwa as Kirenger (キレンジャー Ki Renjā, Yellow Ranger) of the Gorengers with the designation number "3". He served with the team until his tragic death at the hands of Can Opener Mask, one of the Black Cross Army's Masked Monsters.

Character History

Having shown excellent results in EAGLE's reserve troops, Daigoro Kumano was brought in as a replacement Kirenger, his predecessor Daita Oiwa having been reassigned as a commander for EAGLE's Kyushu branch. He was introduced to the Gorengers by Gonpachi Edogawa while they were being briefed on the Bacterial Gas Z that was recently employed by the Black Cross Army. His first mission got off to a difficult start; his initial attempt at transformation failed before he calmed his mind and focused. While he demonstrated strength matching his predecessor in fighting the Zolders, Daigoro underestimated Big Ear Mask as he attempted to engage her by himself only to get throttled by her hair whip before being saved by Midorenger. However, he soon got to grips as being part of Gorenger; together the team successfully infiltrated and destroyed the Black Cross' base as well as their blimp Tutankhamen before it could be used to spread the bacterium across the world. Catching up with Big Ear Mask, the Gorengers stopped her from using remaining bacterium to wipe out Tokyo as they destroyed her using the Gorenger Hurricane ear plug. Ep. 55: The Colored Daishogun! Tuthankamen's Curse

Catching word that the Black Cross Army had set up a secret missile base in Shikoku, the Gorengers secretly headed for the island onboard the cruise ship Sunflower. With the Gorengers discovering a suspicious woman with a man who was identified by Intelligence as illegal weapons dealer Ken Ito, Daigoro was sent by Tsuyoshi Kaijo to tail the pair alongside Yoko Katou. Later, alongside Aorenger, Kirenger caught up with the others as they confronted the Black Cross Army. After defeating the Black Cross Army at Shikoku, the Gorengers boarded Varidreen to destroy the Black Cross Army's missile before catching up with Steel Sword Dragon, whom they defeated with the Gorenger Bomb Hurricane. Himitsu Sentai Gorenger: The Bomb Hurricane

Daigoro dies, surrounded by his friends

Tragically, Daigoro Kumano died having been mortally wounded by Can Opener Mask, who stabbed him in the stomach with his Can Opener Cutter. In light of this, Daita Oiwa was brought back to the team as Kirenger. Ep. 67: Crimson Special Attack!! Yellow Ranger Dies at Sunset

Personality

Video game appearances

Super Sentai Battle Dice O

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

  • Profile
Daita Ooiwa/Daigorou Kumamo/Kirenger: A warrior of prided superhuman strength that originates from EAGLE's Kyushu branch. He loves curry rice and many times has eaten 6 large bowls of curry. He fights armed with the Ki Sticker, a staff that can change its tip with an ever-changing appearance.


Super Sentai Legend Wars

Kirenger is among the vast pantheon of Rangers who feature in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.

Kirenger II

Gorenger suit

Arsenal

Techniques

Design

Kirenger wears a yellow spandex-like suit with three red "V" shapes across his chest. He wears black boots and gloves. His uniform also sports a pinup collar, a yellow cape, and a black belt with the team's "5" symbol as a belt buckle. His helmet is yellow with a black, oblong visor and a silver "3" on the forehead.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Daigoro Kumano was portrayed by Jiro Daruma. As Kirenger, he had several suit actors: Kōji Ueda (Episodes 55-60), and Yutaka Takebe (Episodes 61-67). Jiro Daruma himself also did some action as Kirenger in episode 67.

Notes

  • Daigoro is the first Sentai Warrior to replace an original member of the team.
    • He is also the first Sentai Warrior to die.
    • He is also the first temporary replacement to have his powers transferred due to death.
  • He is the first Sentai main team member to have the shortest tenure of his team, at only thirteen episodes. Others include Mika Koizumi from Choudenshi Bioman who only lasted ten episodes. Coincidentally, they were both Yellow Sentai Warriors who died.
  • Daigoro is similar to Aisha Campbell in that both were replacements for the yellow rangers on their respective teams. The only difference is that Aisha stayed the yellow ranger, and was not killed.
  • He shares his first name with Daigoro Oume (DenziBlue) of Denshi Sentai Denziman.

Appearances

Main article: List of Daigorou Kumano's appearances


See also

External links

Icon-goranger.png Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
Rangers
Tsuyoshi Kaijo - Akira Shinmei - Daita Oiwa - Daigoro Kumano - Peggy Matsuyama - Kenji Asuka
Gear:
Birdies - Red Bute - Blue Cherry - Ki Sticker - Midomerang - Earring Bombs - Gorenger Storm - Gorenger Hurricane - Gorenger Machines - New Gorenger Machines
Allies
Gonpachi Edogawa - Yoko Katou - Tomoko Hayashi - Haruko Nakamura - Taro Katou - J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai
Mecha
Variblune - Varidorin - Varitank - Variccune
Black Cross Army
Leader: Black Cross Führer
Generals:Sun Halo Mask - Iron Man Mask General Temujin - Volcano Mask General Magman - Commander-in-Chief Golden Mask
Footsoldiers: Zolders
Masked Monsters
Gold Mask - Warrior Mask - Bronze Mask - Jade Mask - Poison Gas Mask - Iron Ring Mask - Crescent Moon Mask - Poison Fang Mask - Witch Mask - Wing Mask - Boat Ear Mask - Silver Heat Mask - Horn Mask - Skull Mask - Iron Tube Mask - Iron Cage Mask - Skate Mask - Rainbow Mask - Mirror Mask - Black Hair Mask - Cyclops Mask - Sword Mask - Shot Mask - Gear Mask - Wire Mask - Razor Mask - Lamprey Mask - Vein Mask - Iron Claw Mask - Iron Comb Mask - Door Mask - Mine Mask - Large Hatchet Mask - Iron Princess Mask - Blushing Mask - Steel Mask - Warship Mask - Fork Mask - Pirate Mask - Rock Face Mask - Iron Lion Mask - Diamond Mask - Electricity Mask - Sword Shark Mask - Locomotive Mask - Bird Fang Mask - Camera Mask - Horn Bone Mask - Iron Trap Mask - Gunman Mask - Telephone Mask - Baseball Mask - Big Ear Mask - Faucet Mask - Bird Comb Mask - Parabolic Mask - Dead Bird Mask - Shellfish Mask - Cowshoe Mask - Ribcage Mask - Television Mask - Clock Mask - Fallen Leaves Mask - Windmill Mask - Can Opener Mask - Injection Mask - Pineapple Mask - Tire Mask - Piano Mask - Anchor Mask - Kendou Mask - Glasses Mask - Stove Mask - Iron Spider Mask - Iron Snake Mask - Mammoth Mask - Steel Tiger Mask - Kettle Mask - Yo-Yo Mask - Tiger Mask
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Yellow Rangers
Identities
DaitaDaigoroJunAsaoFutoshiKousakuMikaJunSaraHarukaJoh
ShunsukeRemiRaitaBoiKazuSeikaiJuriNatsumiChisatoHikaruDaimonDomon
GakuKoutaRanruJasmineTsubasaNatsukiRanSakiKotohaMouneLukaYoko
MioNagiLeoSpadaUmikaTametomoGaon
Yumeria Moegi

Secondary Rangers
EAGLE agentDeathdark YellowGinga YellowShadow Yellow OwlGolemPrevious KirinRanger
Copy KirinRangerKazu's grandsonZokuYellowNeziYellowCopy TimeYellowCopyYellow
Shade GaoYellowSargainFake HurricaneYellowTensaikikkuMugiEvil MagiYellow
Evil Bouken YellowWater Pollution Minister KegalesiaYoko
MasakoHadezukin

Power Sets
KirengerDenziYellowVulPantherGoggleYellowDynaYellowYellow4Yellow FlashYellow Mask
Yellow LionYellow TurboFiveYellowYellow OwlTigerRangerKirinRangerNinjaYellow
OhYellowYellow RacerMegaYellowGingaYellowGoYellowTimeYellowGaoYellowHurricaneYellow
AbareYellowDekaYellowMagiYellowBouken YellowGekiYellowGo-On YellowShinken Yellow
Gosei YellowGokai YellowYellow BusterYellow RabbitToQ 3gouKiNingerZyuoh LionKajiki YellowLupinYellowKirama YellowZenkaiGaon
AkibaYellowTentoRaiger/JakanYellow

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