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This article is about a/an monster in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.

Kappa (カッパ? 1, 2, 12 & 53) is a Youkai who assumed the form of a Bespectacled Man (眼鏡の男 Megane no Otoko?) in pilot attire and is a master of Cucumber Bomb and Phantom Space Ninpou.

Character History

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Kappa in his human guise.

One of the few Yokai not to have been sealed, Kappa tricked Sasuke and Saizou into breaking the Seal Door so the Youkai can return to power. Though he escaped Muteki Shogun, Ep. 1: It's Ninja Kappa's attempt to kill the Kakurangers for making his wife Rokurokubi cry ends with him killed when sliced down the middle by Red Saruder's Saruder Slicer. Ep. 2: A Dangerous Lady

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Kappa replica

A replica of Kappa was later created to aid Tengu with a large, curved, silver arm blade in place of his right arm and had metal boots on his feet. He faded once Tengu was killed. Ep. 12: They Came Foorth!! New Juushou

Kappa 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. Final Ep.: Sealing!!


Kappa is manic, emotional, and manipulative, and is utterly ruthless in combat. However, he does genuinely love and care for the well being of his wife Rokurokubi.

Powers and Abilities

Human Disguise
Kappa can disguise himself as a human, either a bespectacled man or a woman.
Like most Youkai, Kappa had been lived since the Sengoku Era. Due to this, he had mastered several Ninja Techniques. Among them are
Kicks a ball that causes heavy damage to his opponents.
Cucumber Bomb
Launches cucumber projectiles that turns into bombs
Phantom Portal
Size Change
Kappa can turn himself into gigantic proportions that matched the height of Red Saruder.


The replica of Kappa is armed with a hook.
Cybernetic Legs
The replica of Kappa was armed with mechanical legs.



concept art


  • Kappas human form and voice was portrayed by Shoichiro Akaboshi.

Behind the Scenes

  • Kappa, like most of Kakurangers Youkai, is a modernization of a Japanese mythological creature. Here the traditionally lake and marsh dwelling kappa is depicted wearing modern swim goggles. The traditional favorite food of the kappa is cucumber, which is referenced in this monsters use of them throughout the episodes he appears in.

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