|This article is about a/an episode in Battle Fever J.|
Cossack Dies for Love (コサック愛に死す Kosakku Ai ni Shisu) is the thirty-third episode of Battle Fever J. It features the death of Battle Cossack, Kensaku Shiraishi, and introduces Makoto Jin who takes his place.
A promise made to a scientist to protect his daughter leads Shiraishi to a bond which ultimately leads to a tragic conclusion.
While on parol, Kensaku visits the home of his mentor, a researcher with the Defense Department, and his daughter Mayumi. The professor and his assistant, Kensaku's friend Makoto Jin, have just completed designs for a secret drill missile. However, Egos arrives, steals the blueprints for the missile, and guns down the professor right before his daughter’s eyes. However, while Battle Fever searches for the stolen blueprints, Kensaku is concerned about the well being of Mayumi. When he visits her, traumatized by her father’s murder, she accuses him of being a murderer, since he is a soldier, and that she can smell blood on his hands. She can't distinguish that he fights to protect others, only that he kills as well, and forces him to leave. Meanwhile, thinking the Defense Department suspects him of being a spy, Jin searches for the blueprints on his own to try to clear his name. Kensaku remembers when he was an orphan, the priest who ran the orphanage was gunned down by gangsters before his eyes for refusing to leave. Moved by Mayumi’s words and his memories, Kensaku desperately tries the scrub the blood from his hands. He tries to take her on an outing to a dam, leaving his battle suit behind, to cheer her up. However, when he goes to get drinks for them, she is captured by Egos. Without his suit, he is gunned down in front of her. Jin arrives to fend Egos off, but he is too late and Kensaku dies. Vowing vengeance, Jin takes his uniform and becomes the new Battle Cossack.
- With the death of Shiraishi, this is the last time any of the original five Gorenger actors appear in the Sentai franchise for 17 years.
Battle Fever J Volume 3 features episodes 23-33.