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- "Food Mei-Star! Kajiki Yellow!"
- ―Kajiki Yellow's roll call[src]
- "Dancing Mei-Star! Pegasus Kaijiki Yellow!"
- ―Pegasus Kaijiki Yellow's roll call[src]
Spada (スパーダ Supāda) is Kajiki Yellow (カジキイエロー Kajiki Ierō, lit. Swordfish Yellow), the Yellow Ranger of the Kyurangers. but the ninth to join the team. An extra-terrestrial human from the Kajiki System, he is one of the first three Kyurangers, after Stinger, to be awakened. Two years after the permanent defeat of Don Armage, Spada finally fulfilled his dream to open a restaurant.
Aged 28, Spada was born on May 9th.
Spada grew up in the Kajiki System, which was already under Jark Matter rule. Spada began cooking at a young age in order to take care of his siblings, which would later push him to become the best chef in the universe.
As Kajiki YellowAt unknown point in time he was chosen by the Kajiki Kyutama and was the first Kyuranger to be recruited by Raptor 283 on the board of the Orion. While entering a warp hole Spada wasn't sure if they'll make it out, but they eventually made it safe and declared that as a miracle.
He was part of the 3-member away team sent by Raptor 283 of the Orion, along with other Kyurangers, Hammy and Champ, into battle in the flat planet of Crotos. Here the Kyurangers battle Jark Matter and attempt to save as many civilians as possible. They encounter a man from Luth, Lucky who makes it his goal to be one of them. They bring Lucky into the Orion to help fix his crashed space cruiser. Once there, they find Lucky has made of with a Transformation Controller Seiza Blaster and they go to the planet Jagjag to track him down. The three witness both Lucky and a Jagjag resident, Garu, as they become Kyurangers.
Sent by Raptor 283 to follow Lucky to Zigama, which he had pinpointed as the location of the next Kyuranger, Spada and the others fought against that planet's Jark Matter garrison before being forced to fall back after facing the powerful Karō Eridron. Lucky's hunch ultimately bore fruit as the team welcomed Naga Rei and Balance to the Orion, the pair of thieves having helped them take down Zigama's Daikaan Gamettsui having respectively transformed into Hebitsukai Silver and Tenbin Gold.
Introduced by Raptor to commander Shou Ronbou, the seven Kyurangers were sent to save the planet Needle from destruction at the hands of the Jark Matter. Engaged by a hostile new Kyuranger, Stinger, Spada and the others bar Lucky and Champ were struck by the Sasori System native's sting. However, the afflicted Kyurangers ultimately recovered in time to destroy the Moraimarz that was draining Needle's Planet Jume.
Spada was part of the five-member team which destroyed the Moraimarz piloted by Daikaan Mozuma. Back on the Orion, while Lucky and Kotaro were still on Earth, the others discovered that they had lost control of the ship and that they had been sent on a direct course to the Sun, causing a sharp rise in temperature much to the discomfort of Spada and the other organics. The ship and crew were ultimately saved, however, as Mozuma was destroyed by Shishi Red and Koguma Skyblue, causing his microbic extensions to dissipate and return control of the ship.
Spada was part of the five-member team led by Shou to acquire the Tomo Kyutama, component of the Argo, on Earth. With assistance from Kotaro, who had snuck out of the ship, the team were able to recover the Kyutama from a Deathworm which had consumed it.
Returning from Vela in the midst of Stinger and Champ's fight with Scorpio, Spada fought in KyurenOh to take down a Deathworm that the Karo had enlarged. Tragically, Champ was near destroyed after saving Stinger from Scorpio, and so Scorpio was ordered to take his body to Rebellion HQ in hopes that he could be saved.
Seeking the Kyutama of the Tokei System, the Kyurangers came to the planet Toki and turned the 12 keys needed to unlock it within 30 minutes. Approaching key IX, Spada fought an exhaustive battle with a fake Madakko who revived through all four of her known incarnations.
Return to Earth and Final Battle
As the team returned to Earth for the final time and learned that Tsurugi was almost out of life force, Lucky asked each team member to share what they hoped to do when the war was over. Spada said his main goal was to become the best chef in the galaxy.
In the final battle against Don Armage's forces, Raptor and Spada controls the Consumarz and other giant troops - Raptor using the Orion Battler while Spada covered her in the Kajiki Voyager. When one Consumarz fired a blast that would have destroyed the Orion Battler, Spada steered his Kajiki Voyager into the shot, sparing Raptor but sending his ship crashing into the ground. After Raptor finished the remaining giants, she landed and found the unmorphed Spada injured. Rapor started fighting to protect him, saying she was counting on him to whip everyone a victory meal when they finished. Spada joined her, replying that she'd better be alive to enjoy it with them. At some unspecified point, the two of them were rendered unconscious until Don Armage consumed them along with seven other Kyurangers. However, Lucky was able to free Spada and the other Kyurangers for the final fight.
Two years later, Spada had sucessfully opened a restaurant and invited the other Kyurangers to celebrate it getting a nine-star review. The celebration was interrupted, however, by Lucky and Garu crashing into his restaurant's patio, decimating it.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
- "The feast becomes more luxurious the more dishes it has."
- ―Spada on his team.[src]
Chou Super Hero Taisen
Spada fought as part of the nine-man Kyuranger team as they joined the Chou Shocker Taisen with various Sentai Rangers and Kamen Riders against the Shocker army of the Game World led by Shocker Leader III. Through use of the Futago Kyutama, the complete team fought using a duplicated KyurenOh utilizing all nine Voyagers against the Big Moraimarz Robo piloted by the Oogumo Great Leader, whom they vanquished by fighting alongside the enlarged Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Maximum Gamer Level 99.
Video game appearances
Super Sentai Legend Wars
Kajiki Yellow appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
Spada is a man who aspires to become the greatest chef in the universe. He often uses food-related metaphors and snippets of Italian when he speaks. Spada is arguably the most mature of the Kyurangers: he rarely loses his patience or poise, and acts like a father figure to his teammates (particularly Hammie).
This father figure idea is especially apparent with Raptor, in which her dream was to fight alongside the Kyurangers. However, Spada is against the idea of her doing so, out of the sake of her own safety. However, he finally realized what he was doing was no different to Jark Matter's, after Lucky got him to come to his senses.
Powers and Abilities
- Skilled Chef: Spada has shown himself to be a talented chef.
- Skilled Swordsmanship : Spada has shown himself to be a talented swordsman too from his weapon of choice being the Kyu Slasher.
- Warrior (戦士 Senshi): A temporary form granted on the RPG-influenced planet Ghem.
- Dorado Crush (ドラドクラッシュ Dorado Kurasshu): Kajiki Yellow performs a powerful blast attack with the Seiza Blaster.
- All-Star Crash (オールスタークラッシュ Ōru Sutā Kurasshu): Kajiki Yellow performs a powerful blast attack with the Seiza Blaster alongside his fellow Kyurangers.
- Kyuren All-Star Crash (キュウレンオールスタークラッシュ Kyūren Ōru Sutā Kurasshu, Nine Union All-Star Crash): An upgraded version of this finisher with the first 11 Kyurangers.
- Ultimate All-Star Crash (アルティメットオールスタークラッシュ Arutimetto Ōru Sutā Kurasshu): An upgraded version of this finisher with the all 12 Kyurangers.
- Dorado Impact (ドラドインパクト Dorado Inpakuto): Kajiki Yellow performs six or a series of powerful slash attacks with the Kyu Slasher.
- All-Star Impact (オールスタースインパクト Ōru Sutā Inpakuto): Kajiki Yellow performs a supercharged energy attack with the Kyu Slasher alongside his fellow Kyurangers.
Appearances: Zyuohger vs. Ninninger, Kyuranger Episodes 1-4, Transformation Lessons (Washi Pink & Kajiki Yellow), Kyuranger 5, 6, Chou Super Hero Taisen, Kyuranger 8, 9, 10 (offscreen), 11-16, 19-22, The Ghess Indavers Counterattack, Kyuranger 23, 25, 26, 29-31, 33, 34, High School Wars Episode 4, Episode of Stinger, Kyuranger 35-37, 39-43, 46-48, Kyuranger vs. Space Squad, Lupinranger VS Patranger VS Kyuranger
Pegasus Kajiki Yellow (ペガサスカジキイエロー Pegasusu Kajiki Ierō, lit. Pegasus Swordfish Yellow), titled the Dancing Star (ダンシングスター Danshingu Sutā), is Kajiki Yellow's power-up granted by the Pegasus Kyutama which arms him with the sentient body armor "Pega-san".
This form is exclusive to Kyuranger episode 44.
Behind the Scenes
There is an obvious height discrepancy with Spada and Lucky/Shishi Red between their civilian and Sentai Ranger forms. While Lucky is taller than Spada in civilian form, for some reason when transformed, Kajiki Yellow is now taller than Shishi Red.
- Of the 88 modern constellations, he represent Dorado, which is typically depicted as "The Dolphinfish", but can also be depicted, as here, as "The Swordfish"
- 'Spada' is the Italian word for "sword", a reference to his use of the Italian language, as well as his swordfish motif.
- Because Spada is a chef, he likes to make food or cooking-related metaphors, including his cooking style and some of his accent speech are those of Italians.
- Spada's roll call title as Kajiki Yellow is a play on the word "meister", in his case specifically describing him as a "food-meister", referring to his profession as a chef.
- Spada is portrayed by Tetsuji Sakakibara (榊原哲士, Sakakibara Tetsuji). As Kajiki Yellow, his suit actor is Shinsuke Kusano (草野伸介, Kusano Shinsuke) in his debut role as a Sentai Ranger, having portrayed monsters and villains before it.
- Spada is the first Sentai Yellow Ranger to have an aquatic animal theme.
- With this all three main used Sentai Colors (Red, Blue, Yellow) now have at least 1 Animal Motif Ranger of the three main elements used in Animal Themed Sentai's.
- Spada is the first Sentai Ranger to have a swordfish motif.
- Spada is the first male Yellow Ranger since Kouta Bitou (Hurricane Yellow) to be on a Post Anniversary Sentai Team.
- He is similar to Genta Umemori from Shinkenger as both are Rangers who are both skilled in cooking and swordsmanship.
- His usage of cooking terms is also similar to the usage of medical/surgical terms of Hiiro Kagami from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.
- When Spada transformed, he's now taller than Lucky.