Dengeki Sentai Changeman
Number of Episode Appearances:
- ―ChangeMermaid's roll call
Sayaka Nagisa (渚 さやか Nagisa Sayaka) is ChangeMermaid (チェンジマーメイド Chenji Mameido) of the Changemen.
Former Strategic Branch officer with the Earth Defense Force. A genius with the "brain of a computer," Sayaka is also an inventor. A stickler for manners and etiquette, her "Miss Perfection" attitude frequently clashes with Mai's rough and tomboyish nature. A loving and caring person in a motherly way, Sayaka, like Hiryuu, often becomes more emotionally attached to cases than she should, which is why the two most likely share a good rapport. She also loves animals. Frequently comes up with the plans to be rid of or discover the Gozma's attacks, she always gladly works with Hiryuu. Hiryuu always shows constant faith in her, as shown when her invention of the Anti-Grav Belt to combat a flying Space Beast Warrior initially failed, injuring and angering the others on the team, while Hiryuu remained with her to continue its testing.Ep. 19: Bet on Sayaka! Due to moments like this, the team wonders if Hiryuu and Sayaka are an item, and have tormented them about it.
As ChangeMermaid, she is armed with the Change Sword and Mermaid Zooka, which becomes the scope for the Power Bazooka. Due to its size, the power of the Mermaid Zooka itself is weaker than the rest. Her unique combat attribute is the grace of her movements, while anticipating her opponents next move with her intelligence, often being able to discover her opponent's weak points. Copilots Helichanger 2 with Griffon.
Sayaka and her team joined up with the other nine Sentai to stand behind the newest Sentai, the Turborangers, as they faced off against the Hundred Boma Tribes. Counting on You! Turboranger
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
Change Mermaid is among the Sentai warriors seen in clips when Miku Imamura (MegaPink) lectured Sae Taiga (GaoWhite) about the past female Super Sentai warriors and their shared mastery of disguise and habit of changing their clothing in the blink of an eye, something that Sae had never done before. Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
Years later, Sayaka fought alongside not only her 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. Akarenger 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. The ChangeMermaid powers are later used by Luka Millfy via the Ranger Keys. Ep. 1: The Space Pirates Appear Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Gokaigers defeated the second Zangyack invasion, Marvelous returned the Ranger keys to the Super Sentai, it is assumed Sayaka and her team have their powers back. Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates
Super Hero Taisen
Sayaka, alongside her 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. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
ChangeMermaid appeared with her 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. Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger: Message from the Future from Super Sentai
Envisioning the girls in his life cosplaying Sentai characters, Nobuo Akagi saw Sayaka Honiden as Sayaka Nagisa. Ep. 4: Forbidden Delusion! The Lame Blue Corruption!
Video game appearances
- Sayaka Nagisa/Change Mermaid: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
ChangeMermaid is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
ChangeMermaid appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
- Mermaid Attack: ChangeMermaid dashes forward with Earth Force to attack foes.
- Mermaid Big Wave: ChangeMermaid manifests a giant deep sea wave with electricity from behind her to propel a cross chop attack.
- Double Sword: All-Way Shooting: ChangeMermaid & Change Phoneix perform a combined somersault in the air, wherein the peaks of their feet form a rainbow, as they shoot down enemies with their Change Swords.
- Mermaid Typhoon Wave
The ChangeMermaid Ranger Key (チェンジマーメイドレンジャーキー Chenji Māmeido Renjā Kī) is Sayaka's personal Ranger Key and what became of her powers after she 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 ChangeMermaid Ranger Key was mainly used by Luka Millfy (Gokai Yellow), who used it to fight as ChangeMermaid.
The Changeman 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. The puppet Changemen fired their Power Bazooka alongside the Flashmen, Maskmen, Livemen, and Turborangers, only to be swiftly defeated by the individual finisher attacks of the Gokaigers and Goseigers as they emerged from the resulting fireball. Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Sayaka received her key and became ChangeMermaid once more. Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates
Behind the scenes
Sayaka Nagisa is portrayed by Hiroko Nishimoto. As Change Mermaid, her suit actor was Masato Akada.
- Sayaka's surname can be translated to "Beach", and her given name into "bright."
- Sayaka is the first female, as well as the only other White Ranger after Sokichi Banba to take the place of the team's Yellow Ranger.
- All Whites on the main team after Changeman have generally been in place of the Pink; the only exception being Ken Hisatsu, who showed up later in his team's run but is treated as a main-team member by the standard of Gokaiger. (and as the only "main team" White who is male post-Changeman)
- Until Kakuranger, Sayaka was technically the first Sentai White, as the second Super Sentai series, J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai, which was the only previous series to have a White Ranger, was not part of the Super Sentai series until Toei included it with Gorenger when Ohranger was announced.
- She is also the last Ranger to take this position until Ian Yorkland of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger 28 years later and the only non-Yellow Ranger to be female. The other four non-Yellow Rangers are male.
- She is the first Sentai warrior to have a mermaid themed power, followed by Magiranger's Urara Ozu.
- She is the first female White Ranger with pink accents on her suit, followed by White Swan, GaoWhite and ShiroNinger.
- While a coincidence, Sayaka shares the same name of another mermaid-themed warrior.
- Delphine - The first female White Ranger.
- Alyssa Enrilé - The first female White Ranger from Earth and first female White Ranger with pink accents on her suit.