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This article is about a/an ranger in Himitsu Sentai Gorenger.
Kenji Asuka


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Gender: Male
Sentai Show: Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
Color: Green
Homeworld: Earth
First Appearance: Ep. 1: The Crimson Sun! The Invincible FiveRangers
Last Full Appearance: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen
Number of Episode Appearances: 84
Full list of appearances
Actor: Yukio Itou
―Midorenger's roll call[src]

Kenji Asuka (明日香 健二 Asuka Kenji?) is Midorenger (ミドレンジャー Mido Renjā?, Green Ranger) of the Gorengers with the designation number "5". He is the youngest member of the team who was training at EAGLE's Kansai branch.



When the Black Cross Army launched an assault on the EAGLE bases in Japan, a force led by Poison Gas Mask attacked the Kansai base, slaughtering everyone with only Asuka surviving. Along with the survivors of the other bases, Asuka was summoned to Snack Gon, the secret gateway to EAGLE Japan's main command center by Japan's EAGLE Commander Edogawa Gonpachi. There they were given special formfitting electronic battlesuits, which empower its wearer with various superhuman abilities. Edogawa told them that they are the Secret Squadron "Gorenger", the world's best chance against the forces of the Black Cross Army. Their first battle was with Gold Mask, who they destroyed with the Gorenger Storm. Ep. 1: The Crimson Sun! The Invincible Gorengers

J.A.K.Q. vs Gorenger

to be added J.A.K.Q. Dengekitai vs. Gorenger

Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai

MidoRenger is among the Sentai warriors seen in clips when Daimon Tatsumi (GoYellow) lectured Kai Samezu (GaoBlue) about the past Sentai technical warriors and their fighting spirit. Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai

Gaoranger vs. Gorenger

to be added Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Himitsu Sentai Gorenger


Legend War

Years later, Kenji 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, his team's leader, Kaijo, noticed the fleet moving towards them. He then gathered all the Rangers together and gave them the order to sacrifice their powers to wipe out the first invasion's armada. The Midorenger powers are later utilized by Don Dogoier via the Ranger Keys. Ep. 1: The Space Pirates Appear Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

Farewell Space Pirates

After the Zangyack's final defeat, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. His team leader, Tsuyoshi Kaijo was seen seeing the Gokaigers off. It is assumed that Kenji and his teammates have their powers once more. Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates

Super Hero Taisen

Dimensional wall - Gekiranger, Go-Onger, Gorenger, Goseiger, Shinkenger

The Gorengers (bar Akarenger), alongside the Gekirangers, Go-Ongers, Goseigers, and Shinkengers, emerge through a dimensional wall.

Kenji, alongside his team, 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. During the final battle, he is seen with Kamen Rider Black fighting a Shokcer Combatman and a Gormin.Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

Video Game appearances

Super Tokusatsu Taisen 2001

Midorenger appears with his team in Super Tokusatsu Taisen 2001, which features characters from various tokusatsu series.

Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross

Midorenger appears with his team in Super Sentai Battle: Ranger Cross.

Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O


MidoRenger as depicted in Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O.

  • Profile:
Kenji Asuka/Midorenger: Gorenger's youngest warrior. He has had failures due to overreacting in his behavior, but it matures him into being an adult warrior day by day. He defeats opponents with fast attacks that utilize lightness in battle.

Super Sentai Battle Base

Midorenger is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.

Super Sentai Legend Wars

Midorenger is among the vast pantheon of Rangers who feature in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.


He is a happy-go-lucky teen, who can sometimes be a bit brash and temperamental.



Gorenger suit

As Midorenger, he was armed with a number of unique weapons. His signature weapon was the razor-sharp “Midomerang” (Green-boomerang) which can be flung at enemies. He could also use it as a handheld weapon to cut and slash his opponents.

His “Midomerang” was later upgraded to the “New Midomerang” which was a bit bigger. He also carried the “Mido Puncher” which was an updated slingshot weapon which can be used to fire “pachinko-ball” pellets and sometimes explosives. Asuka drove the super motorcycle “Green Machine” and later the “Green Star.”




Midorenger wears a green spandex-like suit with five red "V" shapes across his chest. He wears black boots and gloves. His uniform also sports a pinup collar, a green cape, and a black belt with the team's "5" symbol as a belt buckle. His helmet is green with a black, boomerang-shaped visor and a silver "5" on the forehead.

Ranger Key

Midorenger Ranger Key

The Midorenger Ranger Key.

The Midorenger Ranger Key (ミドレンジャーレンジャーキー Mido Renjā Renjā Kī?) is Kenji Asuka'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 Midorenger Ranger Key was mainly used by Don Dogoier (Gokai Green), who used it to fight as Midorenger.

The Gorenger keys, along with all the Ranger Keys of the first 33 Super Sentai, were briefly taken by the Black Cross King and turned into Ranger puppets that were fought by the Gokaigers and the Goseigers. At the start of the battle, the Gorengers had a brief skirmish with the two teams alongside the keys of three recent teams, the Gekirangers, Go-Ongers, and Shinkengers. The Gorengers appeared again after all the other puppets were defeated, with a Gorenger Hurricane ball being kicked at Gokai Red and Super Gosei Red. The Gorengers stood behind the three recent teams who fired their cannons at the Gokaigers and Goseigers, who countered with their team finishers, taking down the three teams as Gokai Red and Super Gosei Red finished off the fake Gorengers. Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Kenji received his key and became Midorenger once more. Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates

Behind the scenes


Kenji Asuka was portrayed by Yukio Itō (伊藤幸雄?), who would later play Kensaku Shiraishi/Battle Cossack I in Battle Fever J. As MidoRenger, he had several suit actors: Bunya Nakamura, Yasuo Yukawa, Haruhiko Yashimoto (episodes 1-60), Jun Murakami (episodes 61-84).

Musical Themes

Midorenger has one leitmotif, entitled "Nazonazo no Midorenger".


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Midorenger on the Black Megaforce Ranger card.


See also


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