|This article is about a/an ranger in Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman.|
- "Ken... FiveBlue!"
- ―FiveBlue's roll call[src]
FivemanThe second born. A 25 year old (46 in Gokaiger) physical education teacher skilled in judo. The sub-leader of Fiveman. He is extremely passionate in everything he does, relies more in the body combat than in weapons. Even taught one of his students the meaning of courage by defeating a foe without transforming.
Super Sentai WorldLater, Ken, alongside his team, joined forces with the Jetmen, Zyurangers, Dairangers, and Kakurangers to defeat the evil Emperor Daidas and his forces.
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
FiveBlue is among the Sentai warriors seen in clips when Gouki (GingaBlue) lectured Soutarou Ushigome (GaoBlack) about the past Sentai strong warriors, humbly claiming to not be nearly as strong as they are.
Years later, Ken 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 FiveBlue powers are later used by Joe Gibken via the Ranger Keys.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the defeat of Ackdos Gill, the Gokaiger returned all the Ranger Keys to the former Sentai heroes. It is assumed Ken received his key alongside his younger sister Remi, allowing for them to utilize their abilities once again.
Super Hero TaisenKen, 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. During the final battle, he is seen fighting Hades God Sleipnir.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
FiveBlue 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.
Super Sentai Strongest Battle
Ken joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Sports 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 Animal Lover Team offscreen or won against them and lost in the second round against Leader Team offscreen.
Video game appearances
- Ken Hoshikawa/FiveBlue: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
FiveBlue is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
FiveBlue appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
to be added
- Rolling Array: Five Blue spins, swinging his Twin Array into an opponent multiple times before thrust-bashing them with it.
When his elder brother Gaku was in training to fight against Captain Garoa, Ken briefly wore a FiveRed costume over his FiveBlue costume in order to face against the impatient general seeking a final showdown. Garoa sliced the FiveRed helmet off him after Gaku arrived for the true showdown.
The FiveBlue Ranger Key (ファイブブルーレンジャーキー Faibu Burū Renjā Kī) is Ken Hoshikawa'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 FiveBlue Ranger Key was mainly used by Joe Gibken (Gokai Blue), who used it to fight as FiveBlue.
- When the Gokaigers became the Fivemen while fighting a Zangyack force led by Insarn and Barizorg.
- When the Gokaigers became the Fivemen while fighting Zangyack shortly before the team found out that Don was apparently a legendary hero.
The Fiveman 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 Fiveman keys were defeated by Super Gosei Yellow.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Ken received his key and became FiveBlue once more.
Behind the scenes
Ken Hoshikawa is portrayed by Kei Sindachiya (信達谷 圭 Shindachiya Kei). As a child, he is portrayed by Kentaro Tamiya (田宮賢太朗 Tamiya Kentarō). As FiveBlue, his suit actor was Hirofumi Ishigaki (石垣 広文 Ishigaki Hirofumi).
- Although the character of Ken is the older brother to Fumiya (FiveBlack), his actor, Kei Sindachiya, is actually three years younger than Fumiya's actor Ryouhei Kobayashi.
- His given name can be translated into "health/strength".
- The symbol on Five Blue's helmet is shaped like a running man, which symbolizes Ken's occupation as a physical education teacher.
- In the RPN-9 version, he is renamed as Ben.
- In the TV5 version, he is voiced by Bobby Cruz.
- In the opening sequence in the Philippine Dub, the English translation of his actor Kei Shindachiya is mistaken as Ken Shindachiya revealing his acting role in the series as Ken Hoshikawa.
- Brute - Power Rangers counterpart in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year Two Deluxe Edition. See comparison page.