|This article is about an actor in several Super Sentai series, most notably Battle Fever J and Denshi Sentai Denziman, and the Metal Heroes series Space Sheriff Gavan.|
Kenji Takahashi (高橋 健二 Takahashi Kenji, born February 5, 1955), best known as Kenji Ohba (大葉 健二 Ōba Kenji) played Shirou Akebono (Battle Kenya) in Battle Fever J, and Daigoro Oume (DenziBlue) in Denshi Sentai Denziman. He previously guest starred in an episode of J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai. Kenji is also a suit actor, playing Akarenger in Episode 67 of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger to the finale. He also did his own stunts as Battle Kenya and DenziBlue.
He is known for his role as Retsu Ichijouji (Space Sheriff Gavan) in the first Metal Heroes series of the same name as well as in the Gokaiger vs. Gavan film. He also played one of Shurikenger's human forms and appeared in the Juken Sentai Gekiranger as Dan, the father of Jan Kandou (GekiRed). He also appeared in Kamen Rider Black RX as Shou Kujou and in one episode of Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya as Yajiro Iyo.
Roles in Super Sentai
- Himitsu Sentai Gorenger (TV series, 1975-1977) - Akarenger (suit actor, #63-84), EAGLE soldier (in #75)
- J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai (TV series, 1977) - Hayato Kono (in #3)
- Battle Fever J (TV series, 1979-1980) - Shirou Akebono/Battle Kenya (regular)
- Denshi Sentai Denziman (TV series, 1980-1981) - Daigoro Oume/Denzi Blue (regular)
- Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan (TV series, 1981-1982) - Vul Shark (suit actor, #1-2)
- Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger (TV series, 2002-2003) - Retsudou (in #45, human form assumed by Shurikenger)
- Juken Sentai Gekiranger (TV series, 2007-2008) - Boxer Dan (in #39, 40, 42, 45), Suugu (in #44, voice actor)
- Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle (movie, 2011) - Daigoro Oume
- Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (TV series, 2011-2012) - Santa Claus/Shirou Akebono (in #44 and archive footage of #45)
- Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger vs. Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie (movie, 2012) - Retsu Ichijouji/Gavan, Daigoro Oume, Shirou Akebono
- Ohba is the only actor who has played multiple roles in Super Sentai where these characters appear in Gokaiger. While several other Sentai actors who played multiple roles have appeared in Gokaiger, they usually have appeared as only one of their roles:
- Hiroshi Miyauchi - Soukichi Banba (Big One) of J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai (also known as Akira Shinmei/AoRenger of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger).
- Jun'ichi Haruta - Kanpei Kuroda (GoggleBlack) of Dai Sentai Goggle V (also known as Ryuu Hoshikawa/DynaBlack of Kagaku Sentai Dynaman).
- Teruaki Ogawa - Hyuuga (Black Knight II) of Seijuu Sentai Gingaman (also known as Sasuke/NinjaRed of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger).