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Karato Takaoka (高丘 漢人 Takaoka Karato): Eiji's father. While he was fighting Gai, Gai told a young Eiji that he was part Ashu and his mother was one of them. When Eiji's Ashu side came loose, Karato tried to calm Eiji down by embracing him, however Gai used this moment to slash him in the back. With his last breath he bestowed upon Eiji his shakujo so he could fight the Ashu. Portrayed by Hiroshi Watari (渡 洋史 Watari Hiroshi), who previously portrayed Den Iga (Sharivan) in Uchuu Keiji Sharivan and Yousuke Jou (Spielban) in Jikuu Senshi Spielban.