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This article is about a/an ranger in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger and Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2.
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"AkibaRed!"
―AkibaRed's role call[src]

Nobuo Akagi (赤木 信夫 Akagi Nobuo) is AkibaRed (アキバレッド AkibaReddo), the leader of the Akibarangers.

Biography

He is an average (if very delusional and eccentric) man working at Sasaki’s Ponpoko Delivery Services. He is already 29 years old, and he still loves Super Sentai. Lately, he has also been getting into the anime “Z-Cune Aoi”, to the point where he got guilt-ridden for attempting to buy a Great Five toy after seeing Aoi merchandise, namely a cardboard cutout.

His legs are trained from running around for his delivery work, but unfortunately, being a messenger, his body isn't trained for battle. With years of Super Sentai knowledge, he easily sees through the weaknesses and strategies of monsters, as well as see the cliches the villains make. He is described to be a "virgin" in recent information released about him.

He excels in the "delusion power" that powers the Akibarangers in combat.

AkibaRed

Akibaranger costume

"Z-Cune!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Arsenal

Mecha

Abilities

  • 4th Wall Awareness: As one of the Akibarangers, Nobuo has a medium awareness of the fact that his universe is inside a TV show and he can potentially use this to act in otherwise impossible ways within his universe.
  • Knowledge: As a devoted fan of Super Sentai, Nobuo has a vast knowledge about Super Sentai. And he can use it to strategically defeat the monsters inside battles.
  • Delusions: As a member of Akibarangers, Nobuo has his delusions as one of his greatest power to powerboost him or his arsenals. And his delusion power is known to be the strongest between the Akibarangers.

Nobuo's cardboard made suit of AkibaRed

A makeshift AkibaRed costume like AbarePink in Ep. 9: The Pain Sentai Breaks Up. used by Nobuo in lieu of the real one when Hideaki Tsukada (actually ©Na) requested to see them in full costume after their Moe Moe Z-Cunes were locked up.


Season 2 costume

"Zubaan!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Arsenal


Final upgraded costume

Arsenal



Transformation and Roll Call

Roll calls

Unlike the Sentai heroes he emulates, as AkibaRed, Nobuo decides to alter his roll call on each occurrence. He states his designation ("AkibaRed!" or "Super AkibaRed!"). However, before this, he states one of his personal Sentai superlatives. He also imitates the poses of Sentai heroes during his roll calls. The only time there was no role call was in Season 1's Ep. 11: The Second Generation is a Fresh and Painless Warrior, Season 2's Ep. 9: A Second Delusion and Ep. 11: Delusional Cemetery.

Season 1

Season 2

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Nobuo Akagi is played by Masato Wada (和田 正人 Wada Masato). As AkibaRed, his suit actor is Sanshiro Wada (和田 三四郎 Wada Sanshirō). Note that Masato's suit actor has the same last name as him. Masato also sings the ending theme for the series "Ashita wa Akiba no Kaze ga Fuku" (明日はアキバの風が吹く? "Akiba's Wind Will Blow Tomorrow").

Sentai notes

The poses of Akarenger, AkibaRed, and GoggleRed.

In popular culture

Nobuo Akagi in Kono Naka ni Hitori Imouto ga Iru.

  • A character resembling Nobuo Akagi is seen in the seventh episode of "Kono Naka ni Hitori Imouto ga Iru".


Ranger Key

The AkibaRed Ranger Key

The AkibaRed Ranger Key (アキバレッドキー AkibaReddo Kī) is an Akibaranger Ranger Key which is part of the Akibaranger Ranger Keys.

Appearances

Icon-akibaranger.png Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger & Akibaranger Season Tsuu Icon-akibaranger2.png
Rangers
Nobuo Akagi - Mitsuki Aoyagi - Luna Iwashimizu - Yumeria Moegi
Temporary Akibaranger - Masako Yamada - Takuma Tsuzuki
Imaginary Legends
Deka Red - Bouken Red - Red Hawk - Go-On Red - Shinken Red - Gosei Red - RyuuRanger/China Red - Kibaranger/Akiba White - TyrannoRanger/Red Powerful Ranger - DragonRanger/Green Powerful Ranger - Hurricangers - Jetmen - Zyurangers - Dekarangers - Boukengers - Dairangers - Yellow 4 - Time Fire - AbareKiller
Gear
Season 1:

MMZ-01 Moe Moe Z-Cune - Deka Wappa - Bouken Scooper - Jet Winger - Ludicrous Cannon - Go-On Flag - Shinken Brush - Gosei Microphone

Season Tsuu: Dairen Bomber - Zyuren Buckler - Hurricanger Ball - Ludicrous Bazooka - MMZ-02 Munyu Munyu Zubaan - Ludicrous Cannon Bazooka
Allies
Hiroyo Hakase - Kozukozu Mita - Sayaka Honiden - Aoi Ichikawa - Tazuko - Seiji Takaiwa - Kazuo Niibori - Yoshinori Okamoto
Mecha and Robos
Machine Itasha - Itasha Boy
Villains
Saburo Hatte - ©Na - Delu-Knight - Droans
Blatantly Evil Marketing Firm B
Doctor Z
Chief Clerks
Shibuyaseitakaawadachisohidenagaaburamushi - Shibuyakozorinahigenagaaburamushi - Kabukichōmesugurohyomoncho - Monzennakachōhashibirokō - Shimokitazawahoya - Yoyogisujibokehashirigumo - Tsukishimaalpaca - Asakusaalpaca - Drill Cyclops - Kameari Alpaca
Neo Dimensional Brain Reconstructive Underground True Empire of Baros lol
Tsu Shogun - Oneeders
Monsters
Chief Clerk Blu-Ray - Chief Editor HVD - Smapho Monger - Kunimasmaphogany - Yuru-Chara Dimension - Hadezukin - Mutoumushite - Coelacanth Canth
Other Villains
Prism Ace
Imaginary Sentai Villains
Vancuria - Long - Yaiba of Darkness
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Red Rangers
Identities
Main Series
TsuyoshiGoroMasaoIppeiRyuusukeTakayukiKen'ichiHokutoShirouHiryuuJin
TakeruYusukeRikiGakuRyuGekiRyoSasukeGoroKyosukeKentaRyoumaMatoi
TatsuyaRyuyaKakeruYousukeRyougaBanKaiSatoruJanSosukeTakeruKaoruAlata
MarvelousHiromuDaigoRightTakaharuYamatoLuckyKairiKeiichiroKohJuruJuran
Spin-Offs
NobuoTakumaJuyongTaisei

Secondary Rangers
NaotoIkkouIsamuAkaRedTsurugi

Misc. Rangers
Eagle agentDummy Spade AceDeathdark RedGinga RedShadow Red HawkDora MirageChouryou
Copy RyuuRangerRyo's grandsonSS PamaanNeziRedCopy TimeRedCopyRedShade GaoRed
SatarakuraFake HurricaneRedFake KabutoRaigerSharkurumargueriteGyokuAssamEvil MagiRed
Evil Bouken RedKarthRetsudoResshinIoriSakuyaYukiyasuKoshinariAtsuhide
KatsunoshinAkitsuguAritsuguArishigeMorinobuSeisukeAkiraKōichirōYōjirōMasataka
HiromuEnterDai-kunDark AkaNingerYoshitakaTsumujiCetusYoshiharuZenkai Red

Power Sets
Main Series
AkarengerSpade AceBattle JapanDenziRedVulEagleGoggleRedDynaRedRed1ChangeDragon
Red FlashRed MaskRed FalconRed TurboFiveRedRed HawkTyrannoRangerRyuuRangerNinjaRed
OhRedRed RacerMegaRedGingaRedGoRedTimeRedTimeFireGaoRedHurricaneRedKabutoRaiger
AbaRedDekaRedMagiRedWolzard FireBouken RedAkaRedGekiRedGo-On RedShinken Red
Gosei RedGokai RedRed BusterRed CheetahKyoryu RedToQ 1gouAkaNinger
Zyuoh Eagle/Gorilla/WhaleShishi RedHouou SoldierLupin RedPatren 1gouRyusoul RedKiramai RedZenkai JuranZenkai Red
Spin-Offs
AkibaRedBrave Red DinoRed Hero

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