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- "Crimson lightning. Horned Ninja, KabutoRaiger!"
- ―KabutoRaiger's roll call[src]
Ikkou Kasumi (霞 一甲 Kasumi Ikkō) is Horned Ninja KabutoRaiger (角忍カブトライジャー Tsunonin Kabuto Raijā) of the Gouraigers, and later the Hurricanegers. The older Kasumi brother, his original goal was to raise Ikazuchi as the greatest Ninja school using the Evil Will.
Learning of the method his father intended, Ikkou ingested the Girigiri gas to go insane so Isshuu Kasumi could kill him, but Ikkou eventually regains his sanity and refuses to obtain the Evil Will like that.
After joining forces with the Hurricanegers and getting a job as a construction worker with Isshu, Ikkou decided to abandon his previous dream and decided the Gouraigers new mission is to support the Hurricanegers from the darkness.
He develops a friendly rivalry with Yousuke Shiina later in the series as the second-in-command, as well as gain a mortal enemy in Third Spear, Manmaruba, who implanted a Space Scorpion egg in the man's body for using him to get into Universal Ninja Group Jakanja's ranks.
He attempted to have the egg removed from his body with Yuusaku Ramon's aid in secret, even from Isshu. However, Ramon could only hinder the hatching until Manmaruba's Mind Wave made it beyond Ramon's skills.
Though told a cure may be found in Tibet, Ikkou refused to leave and it nearly killed him as a result if it wasn't for Yousuke nearly killing himself to provide an antidote. Ikkou would later kill Manmaruba soon after the Fangerus crisis.
Abaranger vs. Hurricaneger
Ikkou, Yousuke, and Kouta witnessed the destruction of Gouraijin and Senpuujin by AbareMax and AbarenOh after they were taken over by Wendinu and Furabijo to steal releash the seal which incapacitate the mixed Jakanja and Evolian named Janilga. Yousuke furious to Abarangers because being stopped when they were called back to Dino Curry Restaurant and must taking them too. Ikkou calmly asked Yousuke to calm down and discussed about how their robo could be hijacked with Kouta. They planned to meet Oboro for asking, only to have her suddenly came to the restaurant with bringing the map to the spot, revealing that Oboro didn't watch over on Senpuujin and Gouraijin, much to their annoyance. Not for long, even Mugensai came in form of hamster and almost killed because being thought of mouse and turning back to human before he was hit. Mugensai explained to Abarangers, Yousuke, Kouta, and Ikkou that they were facing an evolian which has once possessed by a Jakanja, turning it into ultimate Jakanja but sealed during his prime. Soon, the team left when Janilga was making a mess with his three clones. Ikkou teamed up with Asuka to face one of his clone but got their transformation devices to be sealed, giving them hard time to fight until Isshu came for help from Mexico. Despite Isshu's transformation device got sealed too, they were still winning the fight and thus releashing the seal and able to transform later. After the team reunited, Janilga revealed that his clones are for buying time for the team so he could have his power fully returned. Right at the same time, Mikoto alongside his aids came to join the fray to defeat Abarangers, Hurricangers, and Gouraigers. Ikkou soon faced on Mikoto and later winning with Ninpou Maboroshi Kabuto, smashing Mikoto as AbareKiller. Janilga soon defeated and turned big, also aided with KillerOh. Joining the battle, Ikkou, Isshu, and Hurricangers were defeated by KillerOh's Death Stinger because Senpuujin and Gouraijin were yet received full reparation. As things got helpless, suddenly they were rescued by Asuka with summoning RevolverMoth to help Abarangers. Next, Ikkou alongside Isshu and Hurricanegers gave their strength to upgrade AbarenOh, turning it into Gourai Senpuu AbarenOh with AbarenOh only wielded the golden version of Sword Slasher and helped Abarangers winning the battle.
At the farewell, Ikkou hand shake with Asuka before leaving and later hug Isshu alongside the teams because Isshu didn't get handshaking partner, much of his embarrassment.
Years later, Ikkou 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. The KabutoRaiger powers are later used by Don Dogoier via the Ranger Keys. Ikkou is one of several rangers (portrayed by a stand-in) who could be seen in the background when the Goseigers awoke after sacrificing their powers.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Zangyack Empire was defeated by the Gokaigers, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. Ikkou and his teammates have their powers again.
Ikkou and Isshuu appear in a delusion in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2 where they, not the Hurricanegers, were the lead characters of their Sentai season. They were joined in the Gouraigers by a third, yellow member.
10 Years After
to be added
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
KabutoRaiger 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.
KabutoRaiger appears with KuwagaRaiger in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger: Season Two. Due to the actions of Hadezukin, the Gouraigers were drafted into her Jakanger group. However, reminded of their days working as construction workers, the Gouraigers return to normal and entrust the Akibarangers with the Hurricangers' Inordinate power.
The Gouraiger duo later appeared with the Hurricanegers and Shurikenger, as part of the six official Sentai, transforming into their Ludicrous Power which combined with the others to form the Ludicrous Cannon Bazooka, which the Akibarangers used to destroy Kameari Alpaca.
Video game appearances
- Ikkou Kasumi/KabutoRaiger: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
KabutoRaiger is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
KabutoRaiger appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
Powers and Abilities
- He can sense other being's presence. Useful against enemies, who are invisble or hiding in plain sight.
Shinobi Machine and Karakuri Balls
- Super Ninpou Illusion Horns: where he summoned a giant illusion of himself to attack his enemy.
- Ikazuchi Thunder Slash: where he did a lightning slash attack with the Ikazuchimaru.
- Thunder Break: a downward lightning slash attack with the Ikazuchimaru.
Jakan Red (ジャカンレッド Jakan Reddo)
The KabutoRaiger Ranger Key (カブトライジャーレンジャーキー Kabuto Raijā Renjā Kī) is Ikkou Kasumi'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 KabutoRaiger Ranger Key was mainly used by Don Dogoier (Gokai Green), who used it to fight as KabutoRaiger.
- When the Gokaigers became the Hurricanegers and Gouraigers while fighting Action Commander Bongan.
- When the Gokaigers became the Hurricanegers with Gouraigers and Shurikenger while fighting Action Commander Senden.
- Alongside Ahim (KuwagaRaiger) while fighting Zatsurig of the Imperial Guard.
- When the Gokaigers became the Hurricanegers with Gouraigers and Shurikenger while fighting against Basco after Marvelous was incapacitated.
- Alongside Gai (Shurikenger) and Ahim (KuwagaRaiger) to take down an Avatar replica of Damaras.
The Gouraiger keys, along with all the Ranger Keys of the first 33 Super Sentai, were briefly taken by the Black Cross King and turned into Ranger puppets that were fought by the Gokaigers and the Goseigers. Splitting up, the puppet KabutoRaiger was defeated as part of a group of surviving Red warrior keys by Gokai Red and Super Gosei Red.
After the Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Ikkou received his key and became KabutoRaiger once more.
A copy of KabutoRaiger was created by Madogi as part of the Fake Rangers. Madogi of the Phantom Beast Corps created evil duplicates of the Earth Ninja to draw out the real ones as part of Sandaaru's plan to trap them to lure out Gozen to destroy the barrier he made with the Raging Arrow medal. Though the the fakes were destroyed after this, this was part of Sandaaru's plan to take control of the Hurricaneger, Gouraiger, as well as Shurikenger with special collars to force Gozen to feel sadness so he could remove the Grieving Bow medal she possessed from within her body.
Behind the scenes
Ikkou Kasumi is portrayed by Yujiro Shirakawa (白川 裕二郎 Shirakawa Yūjirō). As a child, he was portrayed by Hidetaka Hisano (久野 秀隆 Hisano Hidetaka). As KabutoRaiger, his suit actor was Hideaki Kusaka (日下 秀昭 Kusaka Hideaki).
- Ikkou is the only Crimson Ranger, and the only one to be an official subset of the color red.
- Ikkou and his brother Isshuu Kasumi are the first Sentai heroes that have an insect theme; in contrast, Kamen Rider, Toei's other major Tokusatsu franchise based on the works of Shotaro Ishinomori, were insect-themed from the beginning.
- Ikkou is similar to Naoto from Timeranger, as both are secondary Red Rangers.
- Ikkou is the first non-Green/Black Ranger to be a part of the core team. Followed by Gou Fukami and Fuuka Igasaki.