Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ranger Ally Profile: Shinkenger Shinken Red Kaoru Shiba

Kaoru Shiba (志葉 薫 Shiba Kaoru) is the true 18th head of the Shiba clan, a position that Takeru was holding in her place. She is referred to by her vassals and servants as Princess (姫, Hime). As the head of the Shiba House, Kaoru is the one who possesses the knowledge of the Sealing Character (封印の文字, Fūin no Moji) also known as the Gedou Seal (外道封印, Gedō Fūin), a Modikara passed along the Shiba bloodline (the seal is composed of the kanji for Mon 門, "Gate", A 亞, "Sub-", Ken 剣, "Sword", and Honō 炎, "Flame"). Because of this, she stayed in hiding while Takeru acted as her kagemusha to draw the Gedoushu away from her. When she grows tired of living in hiding, she masters the Sealing Character to defeat the Gedoushu and assumes her birthright. Even though she is kind and easy to work with, she underestimates the vassals' dedication to Takeru, and when she is injured in attempting to use the Sealing Character, she adopts Takeru and gives up her birthright to allow Takeru to lead the Shinkengers in defeating Doukoku.

She makes another appearance in Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs. Shinkenger: Epic on Ginmaku, combining her Mojikara with Alata's Gosei Power to create the Kaentornado card, which is used to free Takeru from his Gedou Shinken Red form, and allow all the Shinkengers to utilise the Super Shinkenger form.

Like Takeru, Kaoru is the Samurai of Fire and has the ability to become Shinken Red, or Princess Shinken Red (姫シンケンレッド, Hime Shinken Reddo), and use the Inromaru to transform into Super Shinken Red.

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  1. takeru's a better tono!

  2. cecilia yip as Monica/shinken red
    the first time ever Ms.Cecilia Yip Tung
    She's a Actress The First Female Red Ranger
    Ever Since Hurricane Blue in Hurricanger
    Now is a Shinken Red the first Time Ever
    For to be Crash .

  3. she always last one 2 know about the monest attack takeru is better leader i hope he gets back on the team

  4. yehey!!! finally, a FEMALE red ranger!!! Onna akai-senshii!!! i love it!!!!

  5. I thought she was Takeru's mother when I watched the Shinkenger vs Goseiger movie. ^^

  6. will there be a american counterpart of kaoru shiba[she's very cute by the way]? because i never seen a female red ranger that's on the good guys side before.

  7. In reply to amibeth love: I heard the casting call for actors on Power Ranger Samurai included a girl that would have lined up with Kaoru. Of note, they have had a few instances in the episodes so far showing the Red Ranger is indeed lying about his status. The lying monster said "lier, lier pants of fire" to Jayden, and he seem particularly troubled when the other Rangers where willing to put their lives on the line to protect the Sealing Character - he made intonations that he didn't want them wasting their lives or something like that. So I think they are definitely foreshadowing his eventual deception. Though, really, they need to actually show the series opening - and first explain why Jayden is supposedly a Samurai, which I think they are avoiding because they transplanted the show from Japan to America. (or, really Australia. They really should hide the little kid actor's accents more)