|This article is about a/an actor in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.|
Kane Kosugi (ケイン・コスギ Kein Kosugi) born Takeshi Kosugi (小杉 健 Kosugi Takeshi) is an American martial artist and martial arts actor. He is the son of martial arts star Sho Kosugi.
- Kane is the second American-born cast member of Kakuranger and, along with Sotaro Yasuda, who played Ken Hisatsu in Juken Sentai Gekiranger and Diane Martin of Battle Fever J, one of the few American-born Japanese actors in the franchise's history, and his character (Jiraiya) spoke almost exclusively in English during his first few episodes.
- He is the third non-Japanese actor who play a Super Sentai hero after fellow American Diane Martin, who played Diane Martin/Miss America in Battle Fever J and Argentinean Ei Hamura, who played Shoji/Tenma Ranger in Gosei Sentai Dairanger.
- After Kakuranger Kane portrayed yet another black ninja character in 2006’s Dead or Alive movie, Ryu Hayabusa of both Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive franchises. Kane’s appearance as Jiraiya/Ninja Black, might be an indirect main inspiration of Ryu Hayabusa’s new design in post-1990s games.
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