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This article is about a/an villain in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.

Nurarihyon (ヌラリヒョン Nurarihyon) was the leader of the Youkai Army Corps during Japan's feudal period.

Character History

After Daimaou was sealed behind the Seal Door by the three holy men that would become the Three God Generals a millenia ago, the Youkai turned to Nurarihyon to lead them. However, he suffered the same fate six centuries later at the hands of five legendary ninja: Sasuke Sarutobi, Saizou KirigakureSeikai MiyoshiJiraiya, and Tsuruhime, the ancestors of the Kakurangers.

His fate remains unknown, as he is never seen again after being sealed but it's likely that he was killed by Daimaou for his failure or, more likely, to ensure absolute loyalty to him.

Powers and abilities

  • Strength-Nuraihyon was strong enough to become the Youkai leader after Daimaou was sealed away. In battle, he knocked down two of the ancestor with one punch.
  • Expert Swordsman-Nurarihyon was able to fight and match the five ancestors at once despite being heavily outnumbered.
  • Human Transformation-Like many Youkai, Nurarihyon can transform into a human form.
  • Teleportation-Nurarihyon can teleport himself and other beings to different locations at will.

Arsenal

  • Katana-Nurarihyon wielded a big katana in combat against the ancestors.

Notes

concept art

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Notes

  • Nurarihyon is, like all Kakuranger Yokai, based on a creature from Japanese mythology, in this case, he is based on Nurarihyon, a creature usually depicted as an old man with a gourd-shaped head and wearing a kesa sometimes said to be leader of the yōkai, although he bears little resemblance to the original stories.
  • Although Nuraihyon's head was used in Season 3 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for the Inciserator monster, his costume was butchered and none of his footage was used.
    • This is because none of his footage was usable due to either his Japanese human form or the very Japanese ancestors that attacked him.
      • Also, the Seal Door was changed into the door to the temple of Ninjor (derived from Ninjaman) so it wouldn't make sense to seal him in there.

See also

References

Icon-kakuranger.png Ninja Sentai Kakuranger
Rangers
Sasuke - Tsuruhime - Seikai - Saizou - Jiraiya
Gear:
Doron Changer - Secret Sword Kakuremaru - Kakulasers - Shurikens - Shinobi Knuckle - Red Slicer - White Beak - Yellow Claw - Blue Shot - Black Bow - Kakuranger Ball - Flaming Shogun Sword - Hikarimaru - Shinobi Scrolls - Shark Machines - Nekomaru
Allies:
Sandayuu Momochi - Ninjaman - Bun - Hakumenrou - Tarou & Jirou - Ninningers - Gokaiger - Hurricanegers - Ohrangers - Dairanger - Zyurangers - Jetmen - Fivemen - The Announcer
Legendary Ninja: Sasuke Sarutobi - Tsuruhime - Seikai Miyoshi - Saizou Kirigakure - Jiraiya
Mecha and Robos
Red Saruder - White Kark - Yellow Kumard - Blue Logan - Black Gammer - God Saruder - God Kark - God Kumard - God Logan - God Gammer
Ninja Gattai Muteki Shogun - Beast General Fighters - Tsubasamaru - Goshin Gattai Kakure Daishogun
Yokai Army Corps
Nurarihyon - Daimaou - Professor Yugami - Gashadokuro - Flowery Kunoichi Team - Yama-uba - Daidarabotchi - Nue - Daradara - Dorodoros
Minor Yokai
Kappa - Rokurokubi - Oboroguruma - Azukiarai - Nurikabe - Mokumokuren - Gakitsuki - Bakeneko - Oonyuudou - Hitotsume Kozou Brothers - Dorotabou - Konakajiji - Shirouneri - Tengu - Kanedama - Keukegen - Shuten Douji Brothers - Amikiri - Zashiki-warashi - Tsuchigumo - Sarugami - Enraenra - Umibozu - Ittan-momen - Kasabake - Nuppefuhofu - Amanojaku - Sunakake Babaa - Kamaitachi - Bakuki - Karakasa - Ushioni - Nopera-bo - 9-Tailed Kitsune - Chōchin Novice - Oumukade - Mujina - Kasha - Yuki-Onna - Binbogami - Onbu-Obake
Evil Invasion Army: Emperor Daidas - Zaigan - Bango - Damaru - Soger - Irubaru
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