|This article is about a/an ranger in Mahou Sentai Magiranger.|
|Sentai Show:||Mahou Sentai Magiranger|
|First Appearance:||Stage 1: The Morning of Departure ~Maagi Magi Magiiro~|
|Last Full Appearance:||Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen|
|Number of Episode Appearances:||49 (Magiranger)|
Full list of appearances
|Actor:|| Atsushi Hashimoto|
Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Voice in Super Hero Taisen)
- "The Burning Flame Element! The Red Mage, (Legend) MagiRed!"
- ―MagiRed's role call[src]
Kai Ozu (小津 魁 Ozu Kai?) is the youngest of the Ozu Family, he is the Red Mage, MagiRed (赤の魔法使いマジレッド Aka no Mahōtsukai Maji Reddo?) of the Magirangers. He uses his proficiency with alchemy and his power over the element of fire to fight evil.
He wore red spandex with a short red cape, which was an outline for a large "M", which went all the way down to his boots. His belt buckle was in the shape of an "M" also. His helmet bore the symbol of the Phoenix.
17 (23 as of Gokaiger) years old and the youngest of the Ozu siblings, Kai is a Red Mage, a wizard who has power over the Burning Flame Element (燃える炎のエレメント Moeru Honō no Eremento?). Despite being the youngest, he still follows the tradition of his fellow Red Rangers of being the team leader. He's a sophomore student who is into soccer and bickers often with his older brother Tsubasa.
His straightforward and impulsive behavior often leads to him making mistakes, but Kai is kind at heart and very brave for his age. He hates to be babied and wants to be treated like an adult, though his frequent bouts of impulsiveness and naivete often bar him from being treated like a mature adult . He was most upset about his mother's apparent death at the hands of Dark Magic Knight Wolzard, and swore vengeance for it, until he learned that Wolzard was his father.
During the course of the series, he inherits many of Isamu's techniques, mainly his "Blazing Storm" and lives by his father's saying "Chance is something you make yourself."
His primary attack is "Red Fire", where his body is engulfed in flame creating a Phoenix image which burns any adversary it flies through. As Red Mage Legend MagiRed (レジェンドマジレッド Aka no Mahōtsukai Rejendo Majireddo?), Kai's "MagiBolt" summons a torrent of fire, which is more powerful than Red Fire. In the special "Tokusei Magiranger Special", Kai drops his MagiPhone into the Mini Garden Spring while dueling with MagiShine and the Goddess of the Mini-Spring gives him the option of getting either a Silver MagiPhone or the Golden GripPhone and so he lies to gain the Golden GripPhone and with it, the ability to become Heavenly Hero KaiShine (天空勇者カイシャイン Tenkū Yūsha Kaishain?).
As KaiShine, he wears MagiShine's armor, with a red neck scarf in place of MagiShine's flowing golden cape. However, he accidentally transforms himself into a duplicate of Hades Beast Spider and since he lied to get the Golden GripPhone, its magic is closed off to him. Fortunately, the Goddess of the Mini-Spring is able to use magic to restore him when he pledges to never be dishonest again and his normal MagiPhone is returned to him. At the end of the series, he becomes a sort of a liaison between the "Surface World" and Infershia. He also now dresses in his father's traditional Magitopian robe and which implies that he will carry on his father's legacy as a great warrior of magic. AkaRed in GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai transformed into MagiRed and fought against Chronos, Duchess Org Tsuetsue, Sorcery Priest Meemy and Arch Priest Gajah.
Also, In the Special "Mahou Sentai Magiranger vs. Dekaranger" it is shown that Kai carries a picture of Yuka Yamazaki, whom he loves, in his Magiphone. When Ban asked him that if, in ten years on the next Fantastic Happy Day, they themselves would have families of their own.
A few years later, Kai fought alongside not only his own team, but every single Sentai ranger in existence, against the Empire of Zangyack when it attacked the Earth in the Great Legend War. After fighting against hundreds of Gormin and their Zgormin commanders. AkaRenger noticed the fleet moving towards them, he gathered all the Rangers together and gave them the order to sacrifice their powers to wipe out the first invasion's armada.
When the Gokaigers landed on Earth, their guide Navi told them to find "A man dressed in black". This man turned out to be none other than Kai, now 23 years old and calling himself "A magician who has forgotten his magic" and challenged Gokai Red and Gokai Green.
Kai helped Gokai Green realize the "true power of the Magirangers", which turned out to be courage. He revealed to Marvelous that he could only gain the Greatest Treasure in the Universe once he unlocked the Greater Powers of the Ranger Keys.
After the defeat of Ackdos Gill, Captain Marvelous returned all the Ranger Keys to the former Sentai heroes. Since his older sister Houka got her powers back, it is assumed he got his powers back as well.
Super Hero Taisen
Kai, alongside his team (MagiShine, MagiMother, and Wolzard Fire were absent), among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, was caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident which eventually resulted in the Super Sentai teams and Kamen Riders joining forces to defeat both Dai-Zangyack and Dai-Shocker.
Appearances in other media
MagiRed appears before DekaRed, by a stark black background through a spark of fire. Both Rangers give each other a high five, and turn their attention toward the viewers.
MagiRed (outside) calls Bouken Red (black background) through his MagiPhone. Through a split-screen effect, Bouken Red turns his attention toward the viewers, posing. This is, so far, the only Hand-Off where the two Reds do not physically meet one another, with MagiRed instead making phone contact with Bouken Red (Satoru Akashi) from a different location. This is also the only Hand-Off between two Reds who did not meet up in a subsequent team-up focused exclusively on their teams' meeting (ie. not counting the Legend War, where they did not interact with each other anyway).
- MagiStick - Sword
- Red Sky Hoki
- Special Attacks: Red Fire, Red Fire Slash, Blazing Storm, MagiBolt, Legend Fire, Fatal Blade
- Special Ability: Alchemy, meaning he can change an object into something else, such as a Zobil into a soccer ball, a car into a huge matress, and a backpack into a jetpack.
- Magical Holy Staff DialRods
- Special Attacks: Legend Fire, Fatal Blade
MagiPhoenix (マジフェニックス Majifenikkusu?): MagiRed's Majin Form. Wields the Phoenix Sword, which combines with the Mermaid Lance to form the Dragon Lancer, which MagiPhoenix wields while riding MagiDragon (the Dragon Lancer combines with the Dragon Tail to form KingCalibur).
- 18.3 m
- 26.8 m
- 900 tons
- Can combine with MagiDragon to form Majin Gattai MagiKing.
- Can combine with Dark Magic Horse Barikion to form FireKaiser.
- Can combine with Horned Sacred Horse Unigolon to form SaintKaiser.
In Mahou Sentai Magiranger: Revealed! The Gold Grip Phone's Super Magic, Kai accidentally turned himself into a Spider with the Golden GripPhone, only to be reversed by the Silver MagiPhone after he realized the error of his lies.
The MagiRed Ranger Key (マジレッドレンジャーキー MajiReddo Renjā Kī?) is Kai Ozu's personal Ranger Key and what became of his powers after he, along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai, sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.
This key along with the majority of the Ranger Keys were collected by the Red Pirates and later used by the Gokaigers. The MagiRed Ranger Key was mainly used by Captain Marvelous (Gokai Red), who used it to fight as MagiRed. It was also used by Gai Ikari (Gokai Silver), Luka Millfy (Gokai Yellow) and Ahim de Famille (Gokai Pink) on several occasions.
- Ahim became MagiRed as part of an all-red Gokai Change when the Gokaigers traveled to the past and fought against Shitari of the Bones and his Gedoushu during the Goseigers' team-up with the Shinkengers.
- When the Gokaigers became the Magirangers in their fight with Action Commander Shikabanen and his Zangyack force.
- Luka became MagiRed as part of an all-red Gokai Change in the Gokaigers' fight with Action Commander Bongan.
- When the Gokaigers became the Magirangers in their fight with Action Commander Salamandam.
- Gai uses this key alongside all other Red keys after being merged with Captain Marvelous by Insarn.
- Ahim became MagiRed as part of an all-red Gokai Change in the Gokaigers' fight with Makuu Prison Chief Ashrada.
- Ahim became MagiRed as part of an all-red Gokai Change when the Gokaigers fought against Basco's Gokai Red Ranger Key Clone while Marvelous was incapacitated.
- When the Gokaigers became the Magirangers while fighting Insarn.
- While fighting against Kamen Rider Fourze Fire States.
- Ahim became MagiRed as part of an all-red Gokai Change when the Gokaigers teamed up with the Go-Busters while fighting against Bacchus Gill.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. It is presumed that Kai received his key and became MagiRed once more.
As the twenty-ninth Red, MagiRed's Red Warrior Spirit was embodied by AkaRed.
Behind the scenes
Kai Ozu is portrayed by Atsushi Hashimoto (橋本 淳 Hashimoto Atsushi?). As MagiRed, his suit actor was Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji?), who among his many roles are several Sentai Reds and Kamen Riders including, ironically concerning MagiRed, the titular rider of Kamen Rider Wizard. In Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen, MagiRed's voice was provided by Tatsuhisa Suzuki (鈴木 達央 Suzuki Tatsuhisa?), who voices Usada Lettuce in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.
In the Korean dub of Magiranger entitled Power Rangers Magic Force, which aired in South Korea, Kai keeps his name.
- At the age of 17 in 2005, he was the youngest Red Ranger in the entire Sentai Series and the only Red Ranger who was below 18.
- He is the first Ranger Legend to give his team's Greater Power in Gokaiger.
- Kai shares his name with Kai Chen/Galaxy Blue of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and Kai Samezu (Gao Blue) of Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger.
- He however is the only one of these three to not be blue and to be red.
- Kai is the first male, as well as the only Red Warrior, to have a Phoenix motif.
- He is the second Red Ranger to use an attack called "Red Fire" since Hokuto Dan.
- In a slight irony, Kai is also the name of the son of Zyuranger's Witch Bandora, who is portrayed by Machiko Soga (who plays Heavenly Arch Saint Magiel in Magiranger).
- He is the first Red Ranger in an all-sibling sentai team who is not the first-born child in the family.
- Kai's actor Atsushi Hashimoto narrated the Japanese dub of Power Rangers Mystic Force.