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Shinobi 43: The Legendary Ninja! Yokai Karuta Tactics (伝説のニンジャ!妖怪かるた大作戦 Densetsu no Ninja! Yōkai Karuta Daisakusen) is the forty-third episode of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. It features a guest appearance by Shurikenger from Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger.


The Igasakis are doing New Years cleaning at the dojo when suddenly Tsumujii attacks Takaharu! It is revealed that it is actually the Sky Ninja of the Hurricangers, Shurikenger in disguise and he has challenged the Ninningers to a game of karuta to test their Yokai knowledge.


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Guest Stars

Nin Shuriken


Tsumuji Shurikenger

"Tsumuji" transforms into Shurikenger.

  • Shurikenger's initial appearance in the form of Tsumuji Igasaki as the Super Ninja before using the Shuriken Ball to transform is a reference to Hurricaneger where his gimmick was to adopt the form of random civilians who were portrayed by past Sentai actors.

Yokai Wanyūdō card

  • A spoofed version of the Ninningers' roll call sequence featuring Shurikenger as a "Midoninger" was seen in this episode. This is a reference to Shurikenger's visor modeled after a shuriken, similar to the Ninningers' visors.
  • The card that is infected by Yokai Fudageshi is the Yokai Wanyūdō card representing the Yokai that appears in Shuriken Sentai Ninninger vs. ToQger The Movie: Ninjas in Wonderland.
    • Though the karuta cards are supposed to be a collection of the Yokai the Ninningers had defeated up to this point, the Ninningers are unfamiliar with Wanyūdō, and Fudageshi suggests that they are destined to fight him in the future, placing the movie as taking place after this episode.
  • This episode marks the first time Takaharu used Shuku Shuku Shaku Sho Shuriken which was previously only used in Ressha Sentai ToQger vs. Kyoryuger: The Movie.
  • A teaser for the next Sentai, Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger was shown at the end of this episode's initial broadcast.
  • The episode's Karuta theme is a reference to one of the traditional activities of New Year's celebrations in Japan as well as the annual karuta tournament competitions nationwide which are televised every January.[1]

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