Icon-samurai.pngThis article is about a/an ally in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.

Hikoma Kusakabe (日下部 彦馬) is one of Takeru's retainers and his guardian after his father's death.

Character History

He also serves as the Shinkengers' mentor; it is he who gathered the four vassals when the Gedoshu revived. The Shinkengers affectionately call him "Jii" (ジイ, translated as "old man"). Every year, he gets one day off, which he uses to visit his wife's grave and visit his daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter.

His relationship with Takeru and his vassals runs deep; he takes great care to ensure that they are safe and that they are ready to fight, and he supplies them with information and weaponry. Though Genta frequently annoys him, Hikoma acknowledges the younger man's skill with Mojikara and eventually does accept and connect with him.

Like Mako, he is adept at reading people and often helps the vassals with their personal problems. He doesn't get horse riding since he has trouble with his lumbago, but he rides on his motorcycle instead. He is very good with playing the electric guitar. When he goes to a hospital to be treated for a hip injury, he happens upon the Hikari Studio and gives invaluable advice to Tsukasa Kadoya during the meeting of the worlds of Kamen Rider Decade and Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.

While Hikoma does not typically take up arms himself, his "battle" is to ensure that Takeru and his vassals remain safe and will always have someplace to which they can return. When Kaoru makes her appearance, Hikoma remains loyal to Takeru, but bears no ill will towards Kaoru; he respects her for both her title and for the kind and diligent young woman that she is.

After the final battle, he stays with Takeru even when he insists that he go visit his family and encourages Takeru to join him to experience other lifestyles other than just the samurai life, like learning to speak English or play guitar.


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See Also

Icon-samurai.png Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
Takeru Shiba - Ryunosuke Ikenami - Mako Shiraishi - Chiaki Tani - Kotoha Hanaori - Genta Umemori - Kaoru Shiba
ShodoPhone - Sushi Changer - Shinkenmaru - Sakanamaru - Inromaru - Kyoryumaru - Secret Disks - Rekka Daizantou - Water Arrow - Heaven Fan - Wood Spear - Land Slicer - Mougyu Bazooka
Hikoma Kusakabe - Kuroko - Sakutaro Komatsu - Toshizo Tanba - Engine Sentai Go-Onger - Tensou Sentai Goseiger
Hikari Studio/Kamen Rider Decade
Tsukasa Kadoya - Daiki Kaito - Yuusuke OnoderaIcon-crosswiki.png - Natsumi HikariIcon-crosswiki.png - Eijiro HikariIcon-crosswiki.png
Mecha and Robos
Shishi Origami - Ryuu Origami - Kame Origami - Kuma Origami - Saru Origami - Ebi Origami - Ika Origami - Daigoyou - Kabuto Origami - Kajiki Origami - Tora Origami - Ushi Origami - Kyoryu Origami
ShinkenOh - DaiKaiOh - DaiKai ShinkenOh - DaiTenku - Tenkuu ShinkenOh - Shinken DaiGoyou - MouGyuuDaiOh - SamuraiHaOh - Kyoryu Samurai HaOh
Dokoku Chimatsuri - Dayu Usukawa - Shitari of the Bones - Juzo Fuwa - Akumaro Sujigarano
Kusare Gedoshu: Manpuku Aburame - Azemidoro
Ayakashi: Kagekamuro - Ootsumuji - Rokuroneri - Namiayashi - Yanasudare - Zuboshimeshi - Yamiororo - Hitomidama - Okakurage - Ushirobushi - Nakinakite - Hachouchin - Narisumashi - Marigomori - Isagitsune - Hyakuyappa - Oinogare - Utakasane - Chinomanako - Sasamatage - Urawadachi - Gozunagumo - Yumebakura - Abekonbe - Dokurobou - Kugutsukai - Happouzu - Futagawara - Homurakogi - Sogizarai - Mochibetori - Ikusazure - Sunasusuri - Tsubotoguro - Yomotsugari - Oborojime - Demebakuto - Madakodama
Nanashi Company - Susukodama - Nosakamata
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