This article is about a/an ally in Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.

Genryu Rippukan

Genryu Rippukan (立風館 源流 Rippūkan Genryū) is Souji's strict father and the current head of the Rippukan House who wants Souji to follow in his footsteps.

After his wife, fashion designer Reiko Tanba, left him due to his utter dedication to the sword, Genryu fell into depression, feeling that he had lost all those who were important to him. Moved by the situation, Souji decided to stay with him, swearing to himself not to let anyone succumb to their sadness again. However, as the years passed and Souji entered adolescence, he would rebel against his father's strictness, seeing that this was what drove his mother away. Souji would show his rebel streak by performing swordplay his own way, including but not limited to his reverse sword grip. When Souji uses this style to defeat Debo Royaroya, who had captured his father and Souji's teammate Daigo Kiryu, Genryu acknowledges his style and allows him to perform his sword skills any way he sees fit.

When Reiko comes back into their lives, trying to take Souji with her to make him a model, Genryu goes after her, and they start bickering again. Souji lashed out at them, but the timely intervention of Wise God Torin (in a human guise provided by Tessai's illusion powers applied to the Maximum Zyudenchi), plus the attack of New Sorrowful Knight Icerondo on Genryu in order to take his sadness (over having let Reiko walk away from his life), allow Souji to remember why he stayed with his father in the first place, while also causing Genryu and Reiko to come to an understanding, giving their son their blessings and parting ways peacefully.


Behind the scenes


Genryu Rippukan is portrayed by Jun'ichi Haruta (春田 純一 Haruta Jun'ichi), who previously portrayed Kanpei Kuroda/Goggle Black in Dai Sentai Goggle-V and Ryu Hoshikawa/Dyna Black in Kagaku Sentai Dynaman.


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