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Lion, Run (獅子、走る Shishi, Kakeru) is the ninth episode of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. While a continuation of the previous episode, this is the tribute episode to Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger.


In a race to find the floating island before the Zangyack forces do, the Gokai Galleon crew instead finds a veterinarian.


While searching for a flying island, the GokaiGalleon crew stumbles upon Sky Island Animarium. However, upon setting foot on the island, the GokaiGalleon crew are attacked by a Gormin platoon under Action Commander Bowser. Eventually, after the Gokaigers use the Turboranger Keys to win, the conflict attracts the attention of Gao Lion who proceeds to knock everyone off the island. The Gokaigers use the Jetman Keys to break their fall as Bowser rides a Sugormin and manages to wound Ahim. They are about to get back up to Animarium when they are warned by Kakeru Shishi not to go, with Captain Marvelous refusing to take heed. Tending to Ahim's wounds in his office, Kakeru reveals himself as GaoRed with Don pleading for his help with the vet explaining that only Gao Lion can unleash the Gaoranger Keys' power. At this time, they are contacted that their crewmates are fighting Bowser and the Gormin. Kakeru watches the Gokaigers' fight and is astonished by the Gokaigers' saving people in their own way before they use the Gaoranger Keys to defeat the Sugormin with the Hyakujuuken before finishing Bowser with the Gokai Blast. When Bowser and his Sugormin are enlarged, the Gokaigers summon GokaiOh to combat him. As the Gokaigers prepare to finish off Bowser with the Gokai Star Burst attack, the vicious monster fires off one of his hand claws, which renders the compass at GokaiOh's back unable to revolve (which is necessary to activate the Star Burst attack) and leaves the Gokaigers unable to control GokaiOh for a brief period of time. Fortunately, GaoLion's acceptance enables them to summon him from Animarium with the Gaoranger Keys (Gaorangers' Greater Power) as he and Gokiaoh combine into Gao GokaiOh to take out both Sugormin before destroying Bowser with Gokai Animal Heart. As Kakeru walks off, the pirates thank their new ally as they sail off.


Guest Cast

Gokai Changes


  • As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kamen Rider OOO episode 30, The King, the Panda, and the Blazing Memory.
  • Viewership: 4.5%
  • Total Greater Powers Collected:
    • Gokaigers: 4
  • This is the first tribute episode to center around a Sentai team with no Extra Rangers/Heroes.
  • This is the first episode where the team's Gokai Changes are done in chronological order in terms of when the seasons aired.

Elements/Homages to Gaoranger

GaoRed's Legend Shift

  • The title of this episode is similar Gaoranger episode titles; in many episodes, the title begins with a noun, which is then given an instruction by way of a verb, occasionally with the assistance of a comma; for example: the first Gaoranger episode has a Japanese reading of "Shishi, Hoero!!", which would literally translate into "Lion, Roar!!".
  • The name of this episode is a pun on GaoRed's name, Kakeru Shishi.
  • The mission of the Gokaiger to gain the trust of GaoLion on the Sky Island is similar to Kakeru in Gaoranger's first episode, with only the trust between the two being the key to unlocking their potential.

DVD/Blu-ray releases

Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Volume 3 features episodes 9-12: Ep. 9: Lion, Run, Ep. 10: Card Game, Ep. 11: The Serious Rebellion and Ep. 12: The Guaranteed Showy Samurai. It was released on September 21, 2011. [1]

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