|This article is about a/an ranger in Dai Sentai Goggle V.|
- ―GoggleRed's roll call[src]
Ken'ichi Akama (赤間健一 Akama Ken'ichi) is GoggleRed (ゴーグルレッド Gōguru Reddo).
- 1 Biography
- 2 Stage Show appearances
- 3 Video game appearances
- 4 GoggleRed
- 5 Legend Sentai Devices
- 6 Red Spirit
- 7 Imitations
- 8 Behind the scenes
- 9 Appearances
- 10 External links
Ken'ichi is a 22-year-old (51 in Gokaiger) world class explorer and mountain climber. By saving Dr. Hongou from Deathdark's Madaramen, he came to realize what peril the world was in. His forehead jewel is the ruby (it has the lowest roll call pitch), symbolizing the lost civilization of Atlantis. His rhythmic gymnastic apparatus is the rope, which is similar to the ropes he uses when rappelling.
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
Led by his Liveman successor Red Falcon, he appeared as one of 24 previous Red Rangers in Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai together with fellow Red Rangers from his predecessors AkaRanger to VulEagle to his successors from DynaRed to TimeRed.
Years later, Akama 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. AkaRanger 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 GoggleRed powers are later utilized by Captain Marvelous via the Ranger Keys.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Zangyack was defeated by the Gokaigers, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. It is assumed Akama and his teammates have their powers once more.
Super Hero Taisen
Ken'ichi, alongside his team, 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.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
GoggleRed 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.
Super Sentai Strongest Battle
Ken'ichi joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Scientist Team. It’s unknown whether he participated in any of the matches, but his team lost the competition either in the first round against the Extra Warrior Team offscreen or won against them and lost in the second round against Gilded Team offscreen.
Stage Show appearances
In a stage show where the Goggle V are seen fighting Dark Science Empire Deathdark, VulPanther, DenziRed, DenziGreen, Kamen Rider V3, Kamen Rider Stronger, Gavan and Ultraman Taro arrive to assist the Goggle V.
In a stage show where the Dynaman are seen fighting Tailed People Clan Jashinka Empire, Goggle Red, Goggle Black, GogglePink, Ultraman Taro, Gavan, Sharivan, VulPanther, and Kamen Rider Stronger arrive to assist the Dynaman.
Video game appearances
- Ken'ichi Akama/GoggleRed: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
GoggleRed is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
GoggleRed appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
- Red Punch
- Triple Punch
- Red Kick
- Red Ruby Beam
- Red Windmill
GoggleRed wears a red cloth suit with a white torso rounded down towards a stripe around the belt-buckle, with a white belt and a buckle in a triangular form; the long top of the triangle is a stretched-out letter "G" with the Arabic number "5" filling the rest. His gloves are white with a red band around the wrists and the boots are pure white. A pin with the Goggle V logo is pinned on his left side and a scarf flows around his neck. Beneath the belt is a white pocket where he keeps his Goggle Sabre. The helmet is split in three, with a red top and a gray mouthpiece at the bottom. His visor is black with the relief from above the visor falling down making it appear similar to a pair of goggles instead of uniform. Above the visor is an ornate design with a red ruby in the center carved in the shape of a circle, a representation of the number "1".
Legend Sentai Devices
The GoggleRed Ranger Key (ゴーグルレッドレンジャーキー Gōguru Reddo Renjā Kī) is Ken'ichi Akama'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 GoggleRed Ranger Key was mainly used by Captain Marvelous (Gokai Red), who used it to fight as GoggleRed. It was also used by Gai Ikari on one occasion.
- When the Gokaigers became Goggle V while fighting the Sneak Brothers.
- Gai uses this key alongside all other Red keys after being merged with Captain Marvelous by Insarn.
- When the Gokaigers became Goggle V while fighting the Go-Busters.
The Goggle V 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 Goggle V keys were defeated by Super Gosei Black.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Ken'ichi received his key and became GoggleRed once more.
The Legend Sentai Ressha (レジェンド戦隊レッシャー Rejendo Sentai Ressha) are Ressha based on the mecha, specifically those belonging to the Red heroes, of the ToQgers' predeceeding Super Sentai teams. They can form a unique combination of ToQ-Oh reminiscent of past Sentai Robos by switching with Red Ressha. The ToQ Changer toy is shown to have sounds for Legend Ressha of all 37 previous Sentai.
As the sixth Red, GoggleRed's Red Warrior Spirit was embodied by AkaRed.
Deathdark Red: Goggle Red's evil counterpart in Deathdark V, a team made of five ninja Spotmen who use a transformation technique similar to Tanuki Mozoo to become the heroes. As with the rest of Deathdark V, Deathdark Red appears similar to Goggle Red with slight differences, its scarf is the color of his uniform (red) instead of pure white, its weapon is black in color and the team introduction pose has their arms going downwards instead of upwards like the Goggle V entry pose. Also unlike the original Goggle Red, Deathdark Red does not have the energy of the ruby. Deathdark Red was defeated in a swordfight by Goggle Red. Upon defeat, along with the rest of the team, it changed back to an ordinary Spotman.
Behind the scenes
- Aspects of Akama appears to have been influenced in his creation by Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr., also known as "Indiana Jones", who was the main character of Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was released a year prior to Goggle V. Both characters are tomb-raiding adventurers who work for a public firm and whose most notable weapon is a whip or rope.
- Although Goggle V never aired in the US in any form, a doll version of GoggleRed can be seen in the opening of later seasons of The Facts of Life, years before any Sentai arrived in the US outside Hawaiian adaptations.
- Coincidentally, his actor's last name has "aka", which was his color.