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Shinobi 38: The Witch Girl Loves Yakumo? (魔女っ子は八雲がお好き？ Majokko wa Yakumo ga Osuki?) is the thirty-eighth episode of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. It features a guest appearance from Hiroya Matsumoto, reprising his role as Tsubasa Ozu/MagiYellow from Mahou Sentai Magiranger. It also marks the debut of AoNinger Chozetsu.
Elena, daughter of the headmaster at the magic school Yakumo attended, pays a visit. Apparently, Yakumo told her that he was the leader of a Magical Sentai, so Takaharu and the others decide to play along. Meanwhile, Yokai Amikiri, capable of cutting all important things, appears. The Ninningers decide to fight as Magic Sentai Magimagiger, with Yakumo as leader. However, on top of being discovered as a ninja, Yakumo can’t prevent Amikiri from kidnapping Elena.
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- Takaharu Igasaki (伊賀崎 天晴 Igasaki Takaharu): Shunsuke Nishikawa (西川 俊介 Nishikawa Shunsuke)
- Yakumo Katou (加藤 八雲 Katō Yakumo): Gaku Matsumoto (松本 岳 Matsumoto Gaku)
- Nagi Matsuo (松尾 凪 Matsuo Nagi): Kaito Nakamura (中村 嘉惟人 Nakamura Kaito)
- Fuuka Igasaki (伊賀崎 風花 Igasaki Fūka): Yuuka Yano (矢野 優花 Yano Yuka)
- Kasumi Momochi (百地 霞 Momochi Kasumi): Kasumi Yamaya (山谷 花純 Yamaya Kasumi)
- Kinji Takigawa (キンジ・タキガワ): Hideya Tawada (多和田 秀弥 Tawada Hideya)
- Tsumuji Igasaki (伊賀崎 旋風 Igasaki Tsumuji): Toshihiro Yashiba (矢柴 俊博 Yashiba Toshihiro)
- Shishi-Oh (獅子王 Shishiō, Voice): Yukio Yamagata (山形 ユキオ Yamagata Yukio)
- Masakage Tsugomori (晦 正影 Tsugomori Masakage, Voice): Ryūsei Nakao (中尾 隆聖 Nakao Ryūsei)
- Ariake no Kata (有明の方 Ariakenokata, Voice): Kotono Mitsuishi (三石 琴乃 Mitsuishi Kotono)
- Yokai Amikiri (妖怪アミキリ Yōkai Amikiri, Voice): Setsuji Satō (佐藤 せつじ Satō Setsuji)
- Tsubasa Ozu (小津 翼 Ozu Tsubasa): Hiroya Matsumoto (松本 寛也 Matsumoto Hiroya)
- Elena (エレナ Erena): Seiran Kobayashi (小林 星蘭 Kobayashi Seiran)
- AkaNinger - Hououmaru, Lion Ha-Ojo, Super Combination (Ha-Oh Gekiatsu Dai-Oh)
- AoNinger - Chozetsu, Seiryuumaru
- KiNinger - Genbumaru
- ShiroNinger - Byakkomaru
- MomoNinger - Goton (Fire Setting), Goton (Metal Setting), Pandamaru
- StarNinger - Magoimaru, Rodeomaru
- MagiYellow - Magiine Magiine
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- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kamen Rider Ghost episode 7, Fast Shooting! Legendary Gunman!.
- Viewership: 4.1%
- Sealing Shuriken purified: 32 out of 48
- In Ninningers' possession: 31
- In Kyuemon's possession: 1
- Most fireworks in closing credits:
- Blue: 5
- Red: 4
- Green: 4
- Yellow: 2
- With this episode, all 4 of the male Ninningers have used the Chozetsu Shoubu Changer to assume a Chozetsu form at least once.
- Yakumo's transformation into Chozetsu outside of his AoNinger suit marks the second time that Shishi-Oh has humorously formed the Chozetsu armor on an untransformed human body, which he previously performed with Fuuka in episode 22. Yakumo's version notably diverges from Fuuka's in several ways, possessing the Chozetsu gauntlets, shinpads, and boots which Fuuka's version lacked, as well as wearing the Chozetsu headpiece as opposed to Fuuka who merely sported the lion crest as a hairclip. The Chozetsu armor's chest also bears the colored Ninninger insignia just as seen on a transformed Ninninger instead of the kanji for "Chozetsu (name)".
- When the Ninningers are pretending to be the "Mahou Sentai MagiMagiger", they put on capes and do roll call poses similar to the actual Mahou Sentai.
- This also brings back a running wordplay gag of Magi, the suffix of the word "magic" in Magiranger sounding like the Japanese slang word まじ maji (really seriously), usually said by the villains.
- When Elena is ready to go home, an instrumental version of the Magiranger opening can be heard.
- Incidentally, this episode aired 2 days after the 10th anniversary of Magiranger's 38th episode.
- In other note, Stage 38 was focused on Tsubasa himself.
- Yakumo's relationship with Tsubasa would be poked fun at in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen. His Game World counterpart expects to fight alongside him as he enters the Chou Super Hero Taisen tournament as part of Team Ex-Aid. To his disappointment, however, he is not joined by his teacher but by Masato Jin/Beet Buster, also portrayed by Hiroya Matsumoto.
Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Volume 10 features episodes 37-40: Shinobi 37: Shuriken Legend ~The Road to Last Ninja~, Shinobi 38: The Witch Girl Loves Yakumo?, Shinobi 39: Kibaoni's Son, Mangetsu Appears! and Shinobi 40: Look Out For Santa Claus!
Blu-ray Collection 4 comes with 11 episodes.