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The Brides are Spirited Away (花嫁神隠 Hanayome Kamikakushi) is the eighth episode of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.
When brides are being abducted for Dayuu Usukawa's selfish desire, Mako goes undercover to help the team track them down.
The Nanashi are kidnapping brides from weddings all over the city. In order to figure out why, Takeru and his vassals disguise themselves as a wedding party, hoping to bait the Nanashi. After their last effort proves unsuccessful, Takeru manages to get all upcoming weddings cancelled, save for one, in order to improve their chances of confronting the Nanashi. Takeru and Mako stand in for the bride and groom and put up little resistance against the Nanashi, allowing Mako to be kidnapped. Mako is brought before Dayu Usukawa, who has been kidnapping the brides, hoping to use their tears to finish the brocade on her uchikake. Dayu reveals that she knew that the Shinkengers would try to stop her, so she dispatched a second set of Nanashi to kidnap the real bride. She then forces Mako to call Takeru and the others and lure them into an ambush and poises to strike Mako down. The Shinkengers arrive to rescue Mako, and Shinken Red reveals that he had his own counter-plan; the real bride turns out to be Ryunosuke in disguise and Modikara-based clones were used to make Dayu think that her plan succeeded. After the Shinkengers free the captive brides, they battle Dayu and her Nanashi. Before they can finish her off with the Kabuto Five Rings Bullet, however, a new enemy, Juzo Fuwa, counters the attack. Juzo spirits Dayu away, with the Ōnanashi providing cover for them. Shinkenoh, using both the Kabuto and the Kajiki Origami, destroys the remaining grunts. Afterwards, as the vassals head to a cake shop to celebrate, Takeru is troubled by Juzo's parting shot about testing his abilities soon.
- Takeru Shiba (志葉 丈瑠 Shiba Takeru): Tori Matsuzaka (松坂 桃李 Matsuzaka Tōri)
- Ryunosuke Ikenami (池波 流ノ介 Ikenami Ryūnosuke): Hiroki Aiba (相葉 裕樹 Aiba Hiroki)
- Mako Shiraishi (白石 茉子 Shiraishi Mako): Rin Takanashi (高梨 臨 Takanashi Rin)
- Chiaki Tani (谷 千明 Tani Chiaki): Shogo Suzuki (鈴木 勝吾 Suzuki Shōgo)
- Kotoha Hanaori (花織 ことは Hanaori Kotoha): Suzuka Morita (森田 涼花 Morita Suzuka)
- Hikoma Kusakabe (日下部 彦馬 Kusakabe Hikoma): Gorou Ibuki (伊吹 吾郎 Ibuki Gorō)
- Dokoku Chimatsuri (血祭 ドウコク Chimatsuri Dōkoku, Voice): Rintarō Nishi (西 凛太朗 Nishi Rintarō)
- Dayu Usukawa (薄皮 太夫 Usukawa Dayū, Voice): Romi Park (朴 璐美 Paku Romi)
- Shitari of the Bones (骨のシタリ Hone no Shitari, Voice): Chō (チョー)
- Juzo Fuwa (腑破 十臓 Fuwa Jūzō, Voice): Mitsuru Karahashi (唐橋 充 Karahashi Mitsuru)
- Preacher: Masahiro Furugoori (ふるごおり雅浩 Furugoori Masahiro)
- Bride: Hiroko Sakurakawa (桜川博子 Sakurakawa Hiroko), Ayako Kubota (久保田綾子 Kubota Ayako)
- Shinken Red - Kyoutsuu (Rekka Daizantou), Kabuto (Ozutsu Mode), Shishi + Ryuu + Kame + Kuma + Saru (Kabuto Gorindan), Hidden Shield (Shishi Origami), Kabuto (Kabuto Origami)
- Shinken Blue - Kyoutsuu (Water Arrow), Ryuu (Water Arrow), Ryuu (Shinkenmaru - Suiryuu no Mai), Hidden Shield (Ryuu Origami), Kajiki (Kajiki Origami)
- Shinken Pink - Kame (Shinkenmaru - Tenkuu no Mai), Hidden Shield (Kame Origami)
- Shinken Green - Hidden Shield (Kuma Origami)
- Shinken Yellow - Hidden Shield (Saru Origami)
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- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Kamen Rider Decade episode 11, 555 Faces, 1 Treasure
- Key Title Kanji: 嫁 (Bride; refers both to Dayuu and her plot)
- A catch-up of the first twelve episodes of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger was aired as part of the Super Hero Max 2012 special event on TV Asahi. 
Home video releases
- The first volume of the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Blu-Ray Box Set comes with the show's first 16 episodes, as well as the director's cut of the first two episodes, and was released on February 7th 2014 at a cost of 20,790 yen.