|This article is about a/an ranger in Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan.|
- ―VulShark's roll call[src]
Kin'ya Samejima (鮫島 欣也 Samejima Kin'ya) is VulShark (バルシャーク Baru Shāku) of the Sun Vulcan. He is a EPDS naval officer.
A naval officer who is also an oceanographer, Samejima spent most of his childhood in Africa most specifically in the Saharan region where his parents worked. Having lost his parents and younger brother during an altercation between warring tribal clans, Samejima's hatred for any form of violence motivated him to volunteer for the Sun Vulcan project.
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
Years later, Kin'ya 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. His powers were later used by Joe Gibken via the Ranger Keys.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Zangyack's final defeat, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. Takayuki was seen receiving his Ranger Key and it is assumed Kin'ya and Asao received theirs as well.
Super Hero Taisen
Kin'ya, 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 Zangyack Commander Almadon, a Shocker Combatman, and Tortoise Undead.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
VulShark 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
Kin'ya joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Land, Sea, Air Team. He, GaoRed and GingaGreen faced Zyuoh Eagle, the only combatant of the Oddball Team. Even though they overwhelmed him in numbers, he eventually turned the table, with VulShark defeated by Zyuoh Whale's power.
Stage Show appearances
In a stage show where the Sun Vulcan are seen fighting Machine Empire Black Magma, DenziRed, DenziGreen, Battle Kenya, Kamen Rider Super-1, Kamen Rider Stronger, Kamen Rider V3, and Ultraman Taro arrive to assist the Sun Vulcan.
Video game appearances
- Kin'ya Samejima/VulShark: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
VulShark is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
VulShark appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
- Shark Washer
- Shark Diving
- Shark Rolling
- Shark Jaws: VulShark repeatedly slams his hands on a foe's face, like a shark clamping its jaws down on prey.
- Solar Jump
- Sky Shark: VulShark dives through the air as he attacks the legs of standing foes.
VulShark wears a blue cloth suit with a white stripe around the collar and a large "V" that appears in the middle of the chest. His gloves and boots are inverse in color: the colors are white while the stripe is blue, around the wrist in the gloves and creating a similar "V" formation along the ankle of the boots. A silver belt surrounds his mid-section with a buckle with the raised relief of an shark upon it; while a pin with the Sun Vulcan logo is pinned on his right side and a scarf flows around his neck. His helmet has a black visor that is jagged at the bottom going down to a gray mouthpiece, while the top and sides are surrounded in blue with a relief form of a shark head head, with the rest of the helmet completely blue in color.
The VulShark Ranger Key (バルシャークレンジャーキー Buru Shāku Renjā Kī) is Kin'ya Samejima'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 VulShark Ranger Key was mainly used by Joe Gibken (Gokai Blue), who used it to fight as VulShark.
- When the first three Gokaigers became Sun Vulcan while fighting Cosmic Kenpō Master Pachacamac XIII.
- When the three Gokaigers became Sun Vulcan while fighting Action Commander Juju.
- When the three Gokaigers became Sun Vulcan to take down an Avatar replica of Basco.
The Sun Vulcan 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. Splitting up, the puppet VulShark was defeated as part of a group of surviving Blue warrior keys by Gokai Blue and Super Gosei Blue.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Kin'ya received his key and became VulShark once more.
Behind the scenes
- Kin'ya's surname can be translated into "Shark Island".
- During the opening credits, the animal that symbolizes VulShark is a sand tiger shark.
- Coincidentally, both he and Kai Samezu of Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger are both shark-based heroes and have "same" (shark) as part of his last name.
- Kin'ya Samejima is the last Blue Ranger to be second-in-command until Ken Hoshikawa.