|This article is about a/an group of footsoldiers in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.|
The Nanashi Company (ナナシ連中, Nanashi Renjū) are the foot soldiers armed with daos and yumi that serve the Gedoshu. The Onanashi Company (大ナナシ連中, Ōnanashi Renjū, lit. "Large Nanashi Company") is a subgroup of Nanashi, who are naturally born giant, slithering out from between buildings to fight the Shinkengers while in their Samurai Giant mechs, armed with monk's spades. The Ozora Nanashi Company (大空ナナシ連中, Ōzora Nanashi Renjū, lit. "Great Sky Nanashi Company) are naturally born giant with a flying variation. The Nanashi Rifle Squad are armed with bajō-zutsu.
Appearing in the Shinkenger movie are the Kusare Nanashi Company (クサレナナシ連中, Kusare Nanashi Renjū), and the Kusare Onanashi Company (クサレ大ナナシ連中, Kusare Ōnanashi Renjū), who resemble normal Nanashi and Onanashi but in red garbed attire.
In Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger, the Strengthened Nanashi Company (強化ナナシ連中, Kyōka Nanashi Renjū) and the Strengthened Onanashi Company (強化大ナナシ連中, Kyōka Ōnanashi Renjū) under Shitari resemble normal Nanashi and Onanashi but in black garbed attire.
Like the Ayakashi, the Nanashi exhibit some supernatural powers to a limited extent; one was notable for combining together all of the other foot-soldiers in Sentai into the Combined Combatant, yet could not control the feelings of the other low-ranked foot-soldiers leading to its' destruction.
Kyuranger vs. Space Squad
Complementing his resurrection of Basco ta Jolokia, Space Ninja Demost summoned a pack of Gormin Sailors Nanashi as one of four Super Sentai Villains' combatman forces. They were soon wiped out by the Kyurangers fighting alongside Space Sheriffs Gavan Type G and Shu Karasuma.
Several Nanashi Company were part of an army of past enemy grunts that were fought by the Gokaigers in Los Dark's ghost dimension which housed the 1500 spirits of the villains defeated by the Super Sentai. After losing some of their number in an initial skirmish, the remaining members from each grunt group merged to form the Combined Combatant. Though the stronger opponent, the Combined Combatant proved to be unstable due to internal conflicting among the grunts composing him over who got to finish the pirates off. Taking advantage, the Gokaigers used the Battle Fever J Ranger Keys to destroy the Combined Combatant with the Penta Force cannon.
- The Nanashi Company can be literally translated as "Nameless Company" (名無し連中, nanashi renjū).
- Their motifs are the ones of a coral and of a sea anemone.