|This article is about a/an monster in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.|
Azukiarai (アズキアライ 1, 3, 4, 12, 34 & 53) is a garbage-based lizard Youkai who ends his sentences with "shoki" and is a master of the Illusionary Trash Can. He disguised himself as a policeman.
With his underlings, Azukiarai sets up his base of operations in the resident police department as its chief after kidnapping the previous one when he was snooping into their affairs. He also took four of the Jusho Ninpo scrolls four centuries. When the Kakurangers regain the scrolls, Azukiarai abuses his authority to arrest Seikai for jay walking so he can capture Saizou, Tsuruhime, and Jiraiya when they try to rescue him. While he and his group have a party to celebrate while have their way with their captives, Azukiarai finds Sasuke infiltrated the party to free his friends. Though Azukiarai used the real chief of police as a human shield, the interference of the man's son Shigeru allowed them to defeat Azukiarai. Though he traps them in his trashcan so can burn them with a bonfire, the Juusho break free and form Muteki Shogun to finish him off.
Azukiarai reappeared, along with all the other defeated Youkai, within the Seal Door after their master Daimaou was finally contained there by the Kakurangers. Reeling that they were now powerless in captivity, the Youkai all vowed that they would one day be reborn and regain their power, cursing humanity.
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Modus and Arsenal
- Trash Can Vaccum
- Azuki Ball
- Azukiarai is human form and voice were provided by Go Awazu
Behind the Scenes
- Azukiarai, like most of Kakurangers Youkai, is a modernization of a Japanese mythological creature. The creature is traditionally depicted as appearing near rivers, but is depicted here living in a trash can. "Shoki-Shoki", the word Azukiarai ends his sentences in, is a sound traditionally made the creature in the original folk tales. It is the sound of red azuki beans being ground into paste.
- Azukiarai on Wikipedia