|This article is about a/an ranger in Choudenshi Bioman.|
|"Red1! (レッドワン！ Reddo Wan!)"|
|―Red1's roll call.[src]|
Shirou Gou (郷 史朗 Gō Shirō) is Red1 (レッドワン Reddo Wan) of the Biomen. He is the pilot of the first Japanese space shuttle. At 24 years old (51 in Gokaiger), he is the oldest of the Biomen. His Bio Particles enable him to understand the speech of animals, which sometimes alerts him to Gear attacks. He is also the son of Shinichirou Gou who disguises as Professor Shibata who later aids him and his group.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Bioman
- 1.2 Maskman
- 1.3 Turboranger
- 1.4 Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
- 1.5 Gokaiger
- 1.6 Super Hero Taisen
- 1.7 Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
- 1.8 Super Sentai Strongest Battle
- 1.9 Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger The Movie: Red Battle! All Sentai Rally!!
- 2 Stage Show appearances
- 3 Video game appearances
- 4 Personality
- 5 Red1
- 6 Legend Sentai Devices
- 7 Red Spirit
- 8 Behind the Scenes
- 9 Notes
- 10 Appearances
- 11 See Also
- 12 External links
He was the pilot of the first Japanese space shuttle. During the first assault by Neo Empire Gear on Technotopia 21, he was caught in the crossfire and ran into BioRobo. Meeting Peebo, he was given a Techno Brace and became Red1.
When the BioRobo broke down, he had to run back to BioBase to grab a spare circuit. On the way back to BioRobo, he became aware of his ability to speak with animals.He recruited a team of animal informants to inform the team of Neo Empire Gear's activities.
He grew up believing that his father was dead. However, after meeting Professor Shibata, even he is not so sure. In Episode 47, when Shirou saves his comrades from collapsing he was hit by the collapsed rock, unconscious only to be saved by Professor Shibata and both ends up trapped. Professor Shibata wakes him up and also calling his name which he remember the words from his childhood. After both were rescued by his comrades and was attacked by Silva, Shirou noticed Professor Shibata's disguise as he removes the fake mustache which Doctor Man finally meets his rival as Shinichirou Gou and Shirou realizes it was his father's name and it was his father all along in disguise which he denies that his father was dead as he goes off alone to stop Neo Empire Gear. By the time in Episode 48, Shinichirou finally tells his son and his comrades the whole truth that he experimented himself on cybernetics only to be caught by Doctor Man's mecha. Shirou was later convinced by his father while controlling one of the mechaclones that he has to stop the Neo Empire Gear and Doctor Man. By the time he and his group tried to rescue both Shuichi and his father from being held captive in Episode 50, he and his group are attacked by Doctor Man's power sources forcing them to revert back to their normal forms. When they are hit from Doctor Man's invention, he and his group are later saved by his father Shinichirou by sacrificing his life by destroying the device. After his father's dying words and being exploded to death, he goes to avenge his father with his group to transform into Biomen to destroy Silva's Balzion.
After the fall of Gear, he and his group bid farewell to Peebo and the BioRobo as they fly back in space and he and his group peacefully walk away after saving the Earth and return to their normal lives.
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
Red1 is among the Sentai warriors seen in clips when Yusuke Amamiya (Red Falcon) lectured Gaku Washio (GaoYellow) about the past Sentai sword experts, showing him that the true sword wasn't the sharpest, but the one that feeds on courage.
Led by his Liveman successor Red Falcon, he appeared as one of 24 previous Red Rangers in Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai together with fellow Red Rangers from his predecessors Akarenger to DynaRed to his successors from ChangeDragon to TimeRed.
Years later, Shirou fought alongside not only his 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. Kaijou 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 Red1 powers are later utilized by Captain Marvelous via the Ranger Keys.
199 Hero Great Battle
In Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle, Shirou is seen fighting the Great Legend War. Sometime during the Black Cross Kings return, through the Ranger Keys, he informs the Gokaigers and Goseigers to not be afraid, that when evil approaches the Earth, they must bring everyone's love together.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Zangyack's final defeat, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners, it is assumed Shirou and his teammates have their powers once again.
Super Hero Taisen
|"Gokai Silver! Show him some true silver power!"|
|―Red1 urges on Gokai Silver to defeat his old enemy.[src]|
Shirou, alongside his team, were 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. As Gokai Silver gives up fighting Silva, he approaches and encourages him to fight one more time while dealing with Mezool and the Joker Undead.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
Red1 appeared as part of a conference of the first 38 Reds led by Red Falcon, whom addressed the Ninningers and Zyuohgers as the greater Super Sentai pantheon intervened to save them from defeat at the hands of the titanic Gillmarda. Empowering the Combination Nin Shuriken to form Wild Tousai Shuriken King, the first 38 Super Sentai further imbued their successors with the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst, destroying Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai.
Super Sentai Strongest Battle
Shirou joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Swordsman Team, where he partnered with Black Knight and VulEagle in the third round. His team was eliminated after losing the fourth round against Oddball Team.
Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger The Movie: Red Battle! All Sentai Rally!!
Stage Show appearances
In a stage show where the Biomen are seen fighting Neo Empire Gear and Bio Hunter Silva, Kamen Rider Stronger, Shaider, Kamen Machineman, DynaRed, DynaBlue, GoggleBlack, VulPanther, and DenziGreen arrive to assist the Biomen.
Video game appearances
- Shirou Gou/Red1: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
Red1 is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
Red1 appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
In him, passion and responsibility unite in an unusual combination, although he is a little quick-tempered at times. There was one time he was called for marriage but eventually refused because of the mission, where he had to confront Monster in making the samurai sword. Upon meeting with Professor Shibata who is actually his father Shinichirou in disguise, he is unsure of himself until he recognizes his disguise in the near end of Episode 47. He is also very close to his father Shinichirou after learning of his disguise and becoming concern towards him when he tried to take the matter to his own hands regarding about Balzion. When his father died from getting exploded after he sacrificed himself to save him and his group, he shows his vengeful side before he and his group transformed into Biomen to battle Balzion. Shirou also acts as an older brother figure to Shuichi Kageyama despite both of their respective fathers are against each other.
- Super Electronic Radar
- Spark Sword
Transformation and Roll Call
Legend Sentai Devices
|―Mobilates' Gokai Change announcement[src]|
The Red1 Ranger Key (レッドワンレンジャーキー Reddo Wan Renjā Kī) is Shirou Gou's personal Ranger Key and what became of his powers after he 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 Red1 Ranger Key was mainly used by Captain Marvelous (Gokai Red), who used it to fight as Red1. It was also used by Gai Ikari on one occasion.
- When the Gokaigers became the Biomen while fighting Kiaido.
- Gai uses this key alongside all other Red keys after being merged with Captain Marvelous by Insarn.
- While fighting against the Seven Legendary Riders.
The Bioman 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. Splitting up, the puppet Red1 was defeated as part of a group of surviving Red warrior keys by Gokai Red and Super Gosei Red.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Shirou received his key and became Red1 once more.
The Legend Sentai Ressha (レジェンド戦隊レッシャー Rejendo Sentai Ressha) are Ressha based on the mecha, specifically those belonging to the Red heroes, of the ToQgers' predeceeding Super Sentai teams. They can form a unique combination of ToQ-Oh reminiscent of past Sentai Robos by switching with Red Ressha. The ToQ Changer toy is shown to have sounds for Legend Ressha of all 37 previous Sentai.
|―Sentai Gear equipping announcement after turning the handle|
|"Baban! Baban! Baban! Baban! Ba-Ba-Ba-Ban! Bioman!"|
|―Past Sentai ability announcement|
As the eighth Red, Red1's Red Warrior Spirit was embodied by AkaRed.
Behind the Scenes
- Although every main Sentai hero from all 36 teams appeared in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen in some form, Shirou is the eldest Sentai hero to appear and have his original actor portray him.
- Shiro's designation of "Red1" was nearly taken by Akarenger due to the original title of Gorenger.
- Shirou is the only Red to share a cockpit on a mecha component, due to Bio Jet 1 being piloted by both himself and teammate Hikaru Katsuragi.
- In Saban's original Bio-Man pilot, his counterpart was Victor Lee, played by Mark Dacascos.
- His name in the English dub is Kenny. In Episode 47, after Dr. Shibata wakes him up unconscious he addresses him by his full name, Kenichi.
- In the Philippine-English dub in the series, he was voiced by Noel Mallonga also voices Monster and the narrator of the same series. He is also the voice actor of Big Bert Armstrong/Daijiro Go and General Oslack/General Bergan in the classic anime series, Voltes V.
- He is the only member of the Bioman to have his relative appear on-screen.