This article is about a/an ranger in Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger.

"Blazing Lion! GaoRed!"
―GaoRed's roll call[src]

Kakeru Shishi (獅子 走 Shishi Kakeru) is GaoRed (ガオレッド Gao Reddo), leader of the Gaorangers. For most of the series, he is simply called Red (ガレッド Reddo) by his teammates.

He was a 24 year old veterinarian (as of 2001) before becoming chosen by GaoLion to become GaoRed. He was the last chosen of the Gaorangers, but has an affinity for animals. His other Power Animals are GaoGorilla and GaoFalcon.


Friendly, warm, and good-natured, Kakeru was chosen by GaoLion to be the leader. He wants to protect all life on earth and he loves animals, especially his Yellow Lab "Choco." Two of his common sayings are "I am a veterinarian" and "I'm full of motivation!"



After showing his ability to communite with an elephant, Kakeru Shishi was chosen by Tetomu to be the fifth member of the Gaoranger and their leader. Quest 01: The Lion Roars!! He was the only core Gaoranger not to be killed by Ultimate Form Ura and witnessed the revivial of his teammate while obtaining the power of GaoFalcon. Quest 31: The Hyakujuu Sentai, Defeated!!

After the final battle, he returned to his former job at the Cherry Blossoms Animal Hospital. Final Quest: The Hundred Beasts Roar!!

Gaoranger vs. Gorenger

to be added Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Himitsu Sentai Gorenger

Later appearances

Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger

Kakeru, along with the core Gaorangers, got their powers stolen by Space Ninja Group Jakanja and were held as hostages. His team was saved by the Hurricanegers, and got their powers back when Tsukumaro arrives.

After the battle, Kakeru sat with Yousuke Shiina to examine Hamster Curator but couldn't figure out how to turn him into a human. Kakeru then kissed the cutesy hamster, much to Yousuke's surprise. In the end, the Gaorangers had final handshakes with the Hurricanegers and Goraigers before dissolved and returned to their normal lives. Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger


Legend War

Years later, Kakeru 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 GaoRed powers are later used by Captain Marvelous via the Ranger Keys. Ep. 1: The Space Pirates Appear Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

Lion, Run

GaoRed's Legend Shift

The Gokaigers arrived on Animarium where they engaged Zangyack forces in battle, the conflict attracted the attention of GaoLion who proceeded to knock everyone off the island. When the Gokaigers were about to get back up to Animarium they were warned by Kakeru not to go and Captain Marvelous refused to take heed. Ahim de Famille, was wounded and Kakeru tended to her wounds in his office. The veterinarian revealed 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 were contacted that their crew-mates were fighting Action Commander Bowser and the Gormin.

Kakeru watched the Gokaigers' fight and was astonished by the Gokaigers' saving people in their own way before they used the Gaoranger Keys to defeat the Sugormin with the Hyakujuuken before finishing Bowser with the Gokai Blast. When Bowser and the Sugormin were enlarged, GokaiOh's wheel on it's back was disabled, preventing any of the keys to work. However, GaoLion's acceptance enabled them to summon him from Animarium with the Gaoranger Keys as he and GokiaOh combined into Gao GokaiOh to take out the Sugormin before destroying Bowser. As Kakeru walked off, the pirates thanked their new ally as they sail off. Ep. 9: Lion, Run

Farewell Space Pirates

After the defeat of Ackdos Gill, the Gokaigers returned all the Ranger Keys to the former Sentai heroes, resulting in Kakeru and his teammates getting their powers back. Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates

Super Hero Taisen

The Gaorangers, alongside other Sentai, emerge through a dimensional wall.

Kakeru, alongside his team (bar GaoSilver), 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. During the final battle he is seen fighting Deratsueigar. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

Zyuohger vs. Ninninger

GaoRed with Red Falcon and Akarenger.

The first 38 Sentai projected into Wild Tousai Shuriken King.

GaoRed appeared as part of a conference of the first 38 Reds led by Red Falcon, whom addressed the Ninningers and Zyuohgers as the greater Super Sentai pantheon intervened to save them from defeat at the hands of the titanic Gillmarda. Empowering the Combination Nin Shuriken to form Wild Tousai Shuriken King, the first 38 Super Sentai further imbued their successors with the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst, destroying Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai. Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger: Message from the Future from Super Sentai

Super Sentai Strongest Battle

Battle1: Who is the Strongest in History!?


Kakeru joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Land, Sea, Air Team, fighting against DynaBlack. Battle1: Who is the Strongest in History!?

Battle2: The Secretive Armor of Mystery


"Come to think of it, Reds has the easiest job. All he has to do is trust his comrades." - Part of his farewell speech to Yamato Kazakiri He, GingaGreen and VulShark faced Zyuoh Eagle, the only combatant of the Oddball Team. Even though they overwhelmed him in numbers, he eventually turned the table, with Gao Red defeated by Zyuoh Gorilla's power. Detransformed, Kakeru commented on Yamato's passion as a Red, a necessary feature to motivate their teammates and maintain the mutual trust. Advising Yamato to never give up, Kakeru ended his speech with his catchphrase "I'm so ready for this" before disappeared. Battle2: The Secretive Armor of Mystery

Other appearances

Super Sentai Versus Series Theater

Kakeru's appearances in the "Versus Series", Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai and Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger, are featured in the Super Sentai Versus Series Theater, hosted by the heroes of Tensou Sentai Goseiger. Alata (Gosei Red) also dresses as Kakeru in the Gaoranger cosplay.

Video game appearances

Gaoranger video game

GaoRed appears with his team in the Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger video game.

Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O

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

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Super Sentai Battle Base

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

Super Sentai Legend Wars

GaoRed Card

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

Powers and Abilities

Animal Empathy
Kakeru Shishi can hear the soul language of all living beings, thus, communite and empathize with any kind of animals. He couldn't, however, hear the empty heart of the Orgs, since their hearts are filled with darkness. Quest 02: The Spirit King Rises!!



Power Animals


Legend Sentai Devices

The GaoRed Ranger Key.

The GaoRed Ranger Key (ガオレッドレンジャーキー Gao Reddo Renjā Kī) is Kakeru Shishi'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 GaoRed Ranger Key was mainly used by Captain Marvelous (Gokai Red), who used it to fight as GaoRed. It was also used by Joe Gibken (Gokai Blue) and Gai Ikari (Gokai Silver) on one occasion each.

The Gaoranger 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 GaoRed was defeated as part of a group of surviving Red warrior keys by Gokai Red and Super Gosei Red. Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Kakeru received his key and became GaoRed once more. Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates


GaorangerSoul (Knight Mode)

The GaorangerSoul (ガオレンジャーソウル GaorenjāSōru) as yet only exists as an unused sound in the Ryusoulgers' Ryusoul Ken.[1][2]

Red Spirit

AkaRed, Bouken Red, and the Red Spirits.

The 30 Red Rangers AkaRed embodied in Boukenger vs. Super Sentai.

As the twenty-fifth Red, GaoRed's Red Warrior Spirit was embodied by AkaRed.

In his role call, he briefly changed to GaoRed, HurricaneRed, AbaRed, DekaRed, MagiRed, then back to himself as a demonstration of his power. GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai


Copy Sentai Copyranger.

A copy of GaoRed was created by Copy Org as part of the Copy Sentai Copyranger. Org copies of the Gaorangers, Copy Org created these clones with horns, they were killed by the special attacks of the Gaorangers. Quest 12: Which is the Real One!?

Shade Rangers.

A shadow-clone GaoRed was created by Dorodoro's ninja powers as part of the Shade Rangers. The Gaorangers could not destroy these shadows without killing themselves in the process. After GaoRed used his Falcon Summoner to kill Dorodoro, the Shaderangers then disappeared. Quest 42: The Org Ninja Invasion! Quest 43: The Lion Blazes Red Hot

Sixth Spear, Satarakura disguised himself as Kakeru as well as using his G-Phone to become GaoRed along with four other Seven Dark Spears to make the Hurricanegers and Gouraigers believe the Gaorangers were evil. Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger

Behind the scenes


Shishi (獅子 Shishi) means "lion" in Japanese, while Kakeru ( Kakeru) means "run" or "escape".

Dub names

In the Korean dub of Gaoranger entitled Power Rangers Jungle Force, which aired in South Korea, while his Ranger designation is JungleRed.


Kakeru Shishi is portrayed by Noboru Kaneko (金子 昇 Kaneko Noboru). As GaoRed, his suit actor was Hirofumi Fukuzawa (福沢 博文 Fukuzawa Hirofumi).[3]


GaoRed Zyudenchi


See Also

External links


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