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"NinjaBlack! Jiraiya!"
―NinjaBlack's roll call[src]

Jiraiya (ジライヤ) is NinjaBlack (ニンジャブラック Ninja Burakku) of the Kakurangers. He is a descendant of Jiraiya from the Warring States Era. He is 20 years old (37 in Gokaiger), he is a Japanese-American ninja from Los Angeles trained by his guardian Gali after his father was killed.



Jiraiya's clan's ancestors long ago moved to America, and had been out of contact with Japan for many years.

When Jiraiya was a child, his father was killed by what he thought at the time was a Youkai. Since then, he was raised by Gali, a friend of his father's and his mentor.

He first met the Kakurangers when he was pretending to help the Youkai Oboroguruma. He was, in fact, trying to claim the scrolls Oboroguruma's boss, Azukiarai, had stolen centuries beforehand. These scrolls would allow him and the other Kakurangers to become Giant Beast Generals. This course of action only resulted in him getting captured and dumped into a volcano. He was saved by his ancestor, who gave him a lecture and entrusted him with a Doron Changer, allowing Jiraiya to become NinjaBlack. He then joined the other four Kakurangers, completing the team. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 3: American Ninja

While finding his Shinobi Scroll, Jiraiya was forced to battle Gali, who revealed himself to be the man who killed Jiraiya's father and is now in service of the Yokai. After the bloody battle between them, Jiraiya learned why Gali did it, as well as hoping Jiraiya would kill him as intended. Both the deaths' of Zashiki-warashi and the two men he had known since childhood give Jiraiya his reason for fighting the Youkai.

Super Sentai World

The Kakurangers in Super Sentai World.

When Emperor Daidas and his army invaded Earth, Jiraiya, alongside his team, joined with the four Sentai that came before them, the Dairangers, Zyurangers, Jetmen, and Fivemen, to defeat him. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Super Sentai World

Toei Hero Daishugō

The Dairangers with Kakurangers in Toei Hero Daishugō.

The Kakurangers and Dairangers standing alongside each other on the other side. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Toei Hero Daishugō

Ole vs. Kakuranger

Kakuranger in Ohranger.

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Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai

NinjaBlack is among the Sentai warriors seen in clips when Daimon Tatsumi (GoYellow) lectured Kai Samezu (GaoBlue) about the past Sentai technical warriors and their fighting spirit. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai


Legend War

The Kakurangers fighting alongside the Hurricanegers, Gouraigers and Shurikenger in the Legend War.

Years later, Jiraiya 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. Kaijou 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 NinjaBlack powers are later utilized by Don Dogoier via the Ranger Keys. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Ep. 1: The Space Pirates Appear Tvicon.png TV STORY-Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

Farewell Space Pirates

After the Zangyack's final defeat, Marvelous returned the Ranger keys to their original owners. It is assumed Jiraiya, Tsuruhime and their teammates have their powers once again and will work alongside Ninjaman to cut down evil in the shadows once more. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates

Super Hero Taisen

The Kakurangers, alongside the Carrangers, Zyurangers, Dairangers and Ohrangers, emerge through a dimensional wall.

NinjaBlack is blown up into the air with AbaRed and Kamen Rider AgitoIcon-crosswiki.png as the Kamen RidersIcon-crosswiki.png and Super Sentai are attacked by a giant Warz Gill and Ackdos Gill.

Jiraiya, alongside his team (bar Ninjaman), among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, was caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident which eventually resulted in the Super Sentai teams and Kamen Riders joining forces to defeat both Dai-Zangyack and Dai-Shocker. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

Zyuohger vs. Ninninger

The first 38 Sentai projected into Wild Tousai Shuriken King.

NinjaBlack 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. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger: Message from the Future from Super Sentai

Chou Super Hero Taisen

Team Legend Hero

NinjaBlack appeared as part of Team Legend HeroIcon-crosswiki.png, an unofficial Game WorldIcon-crosswiki.png team that did not participate in the Chou Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki.png tournament, exclusively featuring in a promotional conference for the film. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen

Super Sentai Strongest Battle

Jiraiya joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of International Team, but lost the competition either in the first round against the Support Team offscreen or won against them and lost in the second round against Martial Artist Team offscreen.


Jiraiya stands out among the characters because he speaks English frequently (which at first caused both teasing and confusion with the other team members when he speaks in English), his native language, but he learns Japanese as the show progresses. He is the pure fighter of the group and although he is skilled in Earth based ninja arts he prefers to fight utilizing his martial art skills, and is portrayed with a combination of the stereotypical cowboy and surfer persona. Unlike the other Kakuranger however, Jiraiya is at times a loner, and will often venture out to battle an enemy on his own. He is very fond of television, often becoming obsessed with fighting-based shows to the point he'll mindlessly emulate them in a fit of enthusiasm. He supposedly corresponds to Yulong.



Powers and Abilities


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  • Three Kick: A series of jump kicks punctuated by back flips (first leap kicks once, second leap kicks twice, third leap kicks three times).
  • Hidden Style: Shooting Star (隠れ流流れ星 Kakure ryū Nagareboshi): NinjaBlack's signature sword technique, a quintuple slash in the formation of a star.
  • Rock Hell Technique (岩地獄の術 Iwa Jigoku no jutsu): NinjaBlack summons an avalanche of boulders to attack his opponents with.
  • Rock Crusher Transformation (岩圧砕機変身 Iwa Assai-ki Henshin)
  • Earth Hiding Art (土隠蔽の術 Tsuchi Inpei no jutsu): a ninpo that enables NinjaBlack to move through earth like a fish through water.
  • Hidden Style: Lightning Drop (隠れ流稲妻滴 Kakure ryū Inazuma Shizuku):where NinjaBlack raised his Kakuremaru in the sky, calling down lightning to electrocute a group of enemies.


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Appearances: Kakuranger Episodes 3-25, 28-53

Giant Beast General Black Gammer (巨大獣将 ブラックガンマー Kyodai Jūshō Burakku Ganmā): NinjaBlack's Juushou form, armed with the Gammer Bow. Black Gammer can perform the 'Kakureryuu Ninpo Suna Arashi,' (Hidden Style Ninja Magic: Sandstorm) a type of dust cloud. Forms Muteki Shogun's left leg. Its name is a pun on the Japanese word for toad (蝦蟇 gama).

Beast General Fighter Battle Gammer (バトルガンマー Batoru Ganmā): Ninja Black's Juushou Fighter form, armed with the Gammer Three Attack (ガンマースリーアタック Ganmā Surī Atakku).

Behind the Scenes

NinjaBlack as seen in a Kakuranger pre-break eyecatch.


Jiraiya is portrayed by Kane Kosugi (ケイン・コスギ Kein Kosugi). As a child, he was portrayed by Tsubasa Ooizumi (大泉 翼 Ōizumi Tsubasa). As NinjaBlack, his suit actor was Tsutomu Kitagawa (喜多 川務 Kitagawa Tsutomu).


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Ranger Key

The NinjaBlack Ranger Key.

The NinjaBlack Ranger Key (ニンジャブラックレンジャーキー Ninja Burakku Renjā Kī) is Jiraiya'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 NinjaBlack Ranger Key was mainly used by Don Dogoier (Gokai Green), who used it to fight as NinjaBlack. It was also used by Luka Millfy (Gokai Yellow) on one occasion.

The Kakuranger 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. The Kakuranger keys were defeated by Gokai Green. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Jiraiya received his key and became NinjaBlack once more. Tvicon.png TV STORY-Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates


  • Jiraiya shares his name with another tokusatsu hero, JiraiyaIcon-crosswiki.png of the Metal Heroes series, Sekai Ninja Sen JiraiyaIcon-crosswiki.png. Both are named after the ninja Jiraiya of Japanese folklore.
  • Jiraiya is the first Sentai Ranger to have a frog as a mecha
  • Jiraiya is the first male Sentai hero associated in the United States.
  • He is the first Sentai Ranger that can speak perfect English.
  • Kakuranger as a series was intended in part to be social commentary, and the addition of Jiraiya is no exception. Jiraiya is a nikkeijin -- a person of Japanese descent who was raised outside Japan. Where nikkeijin fit into Japanese society was a hot topic in 1990's Japan and debates continue to this day.
  • Jiraiya is noticeably taller than Seikai, but when transformed he is shorter than him; this is due to height differences with the suit actor.


Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O

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

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Super Sentai Battle Base

NinjaBlack is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.

Super Sentai Legend Wars

NinjaBlack Card

NinjaBlack appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.

See Also

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