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Satoru Akashi
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Bouken Red
Gender: Male
Sentai Show: GoGo Sentai Boukenger
Color: Red
Homeworld: Earth
First Appearance: Task 1: The Heart of the Demon God
Last Full Appearance: Ep. 3: Lame! Drunken Hero Adventure!
Number of Episode Appearances: 49 (Boukenger)
1 (Gokaiger)
3 (Akibaranger)
5 (Movies)
Full list of appearances
Actor: Mitsuomi Takahashi
Bouken Red
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"The Fiery Adventurer! Bouken Red!"
―Bouken Red's roll call[src]

Satoru Akashi (明石 暁 Akashi Satoru?), nicknamed "Chief" (チーフ Chīfu?) by his fellow Boukengers, is the Passionate Adventurer Bouken Red' (熱き冒険者ボウケンレッド Atsuki Bōkensha Bōken Reddo?) of the Boukengers. Driving the GoGo Dump and the GoGo Commander, he leads the team with a calm expression and a fire in his heart, mainly battling King Ryuuwon of the Jaryuu Clan.

Biography

Boukenger

Satoru is the chief of the Search Guard Success Foundation and the Fiery Adventurer. Once an enthusiastic treasure-hunter known as the "Immortal Fang," the tragic deaths of his partners Kyouko and Masaki in a blaze trap made him retire, only to be hired by SGS. With a calm exterior, Satoru actually hides hot blood inside, as evidenced when he simply catapulted Masumi Inou and Natsuki Mamiya into the Go Go Dump's bucket and carried them and an entire tub of dirt and gravel at full throttle out of the Gordom temple before dumping the entire load upon coming to a full stop. He says "Attack!" and simultaneously snaps his finger at the end of each order he gives to the others. He refers to the other Boukengers by their respective colors, something that Masumi has a thing against.

He is also seemingly oblivious to Sakura Nishihori's heavily implied attraction to him as he is a workaholic. He became filled with self-doubt in Task 4 after Go Go Vehicles 1~5 were buried under ice in a deep crevasse, the resulting suffering of his teammates sparked his memories of Kyouko and Masaki. It took his mighty willpower for him to control the overload-prone GoGo Drill and prevent history from repeating itself.

Satoru used to be a huge fan of Jimon Kagawa's writings about heroes. He is a constant rival of Ryuuwon and took Ragi, a human whom Ryuuwon had transformed into a Wicked Dragon, under his protection and received "the Greatest Adventure" while restoring the Water Metropolis. During the events of the Boukenger movie, Satoru encountered his father Kouchi, whom he eventually settled his affairs with. Satoru was given the offer to quit the Boukengers and join SGS Rescue, but he refused, because he likes to have his own adventures. Instead, he gave Eiji Takaoka the GoGo Changer.

Satoru has at times gone off by himself to find Precious or protect his comrades. In Task 10-11, he let Ryuuwon and Arch Priest Gajah take DaiBouken with him inside to the secret island where SGS kept the Manuscript of Leon Giordana. In Task 42, when most of the GoGo Vehicles were damaged by Furious Demon God Gai and Grand Beast Rei's new Homunculus, he took SirenBuilder, since Eiji at that time was frozen in stone and was never used, to go stop the Quester controlled Homuculus. His real intention was to detonate SirenBuilder with the Homunculus holding on, but everyone came in time to tell Satoru that they are a team and cannot do everything alone. He fought Ryuuwon for the final time, only to endure the destruction of the Precious Bank thanks to DaiKenjin Zubaan. He then followed Desperado in the modified DaiVoyager.

Gekiranger

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Satoru in Gekiranger vs. Boukenger

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Akashi in Juken Sentai Gekiranger vs. Boukenger.

Six months after the final battle with Gajah, Satoru left the Boukenger team to take on a new adventure by taking the space-worthy GoGo Voyager into space to fight outer space Precious, though he was surprised that Sakura followed him, and apparently utterly clueless as to her true intentions. However, when Sakura is possessed by Pachacamac, Satoru is forced to aid him in obtaining the two jewels the monster needed to regain his power. Once Sakura is freed, Satoru aids his team and the Gekirangers in defeating Pachacamac.

Gokaiger

Legend War

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Akashi in Gokaiger


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A few years later, Satoru 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, the Red he was based on, 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. After the Great Legend War, Satoru is the one who informs the Goseigers that they destroyed the Zangyack's first invasion alongside Go-Onger Saki Rouyama. Ep. 1: The Space Pirates Appear Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

199 Hero Great Battle

During the battle with the Black Cross King, Satoru gave the Gokaigers the Boukenger's Greater Power. Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

The Adventurer Heart

Satoru appeared in episode 21 of Gokaiger, asking for the Gokaiger's aid in retrieving The Heart of Hades (黄泉の心臓 Yomi no Shinzō?), a powerful Precious. He taught Marvelous about having an Adventurer's Heart. At the end of the episode, Satoru mentions AkaRed, wondering if this is best for him.

Farewell Space Pirates

After the Zangyack's final defeat, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. It is assumed Satoru and the rest of his team got their powers back. Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates

Super Hero Taisen

Dimensional wall - Abaranger, Hurricaneger, Boukenger, Magiranger, Dekaranger

The Boukengers, alongside the Abarangers, Hurricanegers, Magirangers, and Dekarangers, emerge through a dimensional wall.

Satoru, alongside his team (Bouken Silver and Zubaan 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. During the final battle, he is seen fighting Kiaido and the Armadillo Orphnoch. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

Super Hero Taisen Z

Boukenger (Super Hero Taisen Z)

The Boukengers as seen in Super Hero Taisen Z.

The five-man Boukenger team was part of a force of Sentai and Rider reinforcements led by Akarenger and Kamen Rider #1Icon-crosswiki that came to assist the Sentai and Riders of recent years who were overwhelmed by the revived monster army of the Space Crime Syndicate MadouIcon-crosswiki. The combined forces of superheroes were able to turn the tide against the Madou army. They lined up and used their various finisher attacks to destroy the revived monsters.

After Demon King PsychoIcon-crosswiki was destroyed and the battle was finally over, the Boukengers appeared standing on a cliff with all the other heroes who appeared to help, to say goodbye to the heroes of recent years before taking their leave. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z

Appearances in other media

TV

Hand-Offs

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). Final Stage: Return to Legends

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MagiRanger Boukenger Hand Off

Bouken Red and GekiRed walk through a fog and give each other a high five. Bouken Red walks off to the fog where GekiRed walked through, and the viewers' attention turns toward GekiRed. Last Task: The Endless Adventure Spirits

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Changing of Hands

Super Sentai Versus Series Theater

Alata as Satoru

Alata as Satoru.

Satoru's appearances in the "Versus Series", Boukenger vs. Super Sentai and Gekiranger vs. Boukenger, are featured in the Super Sentai Versus Series Theater, hosted by the heroes of Tensou Sentai Goseiger. Alata (Gosei Red) also dresses as Satoru in the Boukenger cosplay.

Akibaranger

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Bouken Red wearing his "lucky outfit" in Akibaranger.

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Bouken Red appears to encourage AkibaBlue.

An imaginary Bouken Red appear twice alongside the "unofficial" Sentai team, Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, in the third episode, after AkibaRed says his catchphrase "Boukenger, Attack!", wearing his "lucky outfit". Later, he appears to encourage AkibaBlue and transforms into Bouken Scooper. Ep. 3: Pain Touch! Drunken Hero Adventure!!

Bouken Red (Delusional War)

Bouken Red in Season Two.

Bouken Red reappears leading his five-man team alongside the other two Inordinate Sentai, Dekaranger and Jetman, in Season Two's alternate take on the events of the first season. The three official Sentai come to aid the Akibarangers in the final battle with the Stema Otsu Corporation. Ep. 1: Delusional War

Kozukozu Mita cosplays as Satoru in the sixth episode of Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger: Season Two. Ep. 6: Delusional Niangniang

The Official Heroes!

Six official Sentai.

The Boukengers, with Bouken Silver this time, later appeared with the now five official Sentai, transforming into their Ludicrous Power which combined with the others to form the Ludicrous Cannon Bazooka, which the Akibarangers used to destroy Kameari Alpaca. Ep. 10: Delusional Pillow Talk

Video Game

Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O

Bouken Red (Dice-O)

Bouken Red as depicted in Super Sentai Battle: Dice-O.

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Super Sentai Battle Base

Bouken Red is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base, with his Accel Tector form being available as well.

Bouken Red

Proo-red

Bouken Red

GoGo Vehicles

Arsenal

He has also once wielded the D-Magnums and Portable Ninja Sword Hayatemaru granted by AkaRed.


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Bouken Red with Accel Tector

GoGo Vehicles

Arsenal


Lucky Bouken Red

Lucky Bouken Red

Bouken Red Lucky Mode

Lucky Mode

Akashi donned a good luck outift in Task 27: The Feng-Shui Trap, which he later wore as Bouken Red. The whole team donned "Lucky Mode" (referred by Akashi as "Courageous Mode") in the The 30 Sentai Encyclopedia file of Task 46: The Awakened Darkness, in a parody of the Power-Up Henshin. The lucky outfit was later worn by the imaginary Bouken Red in his first appearance in Akibaranger episode 3.

Bouken Scooper

Bouken Scooper

In order to help Akibarangers, the imaginary Bouken Red transformed into Bouken Scooper (ボウケンスコッパー Bouken Sukoppā?), the Ludicrous Power of the Boukengers. The Bouken Scooper is wielded by Akiba Blue. Bouken Scooper is based on DaiBouken's Go Scooper. The Bouken Scooper is strong enough to be used as a drill and a normal spade. As a drill, the user can also drill in along with it for hiding purposes.

Ranger Key

Bouken Red Ranger Key

The Bouken Red Ranger Key.

The Bouken Red Ranger Key (ボウケンレッドレンジャーキー Bōken Reddo Renjā Kī?) is Satoru Akashi'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.

Ranger Key found (Bouken Red)

Marvelous discovers the Bouken Red Ranger Key, with AkaRed by his side.

This key along with the majority of the Ranger Keys were collected by the Red Pirates and later used by the Gokaigers. Marvelous and AkaRed found the Bouken Red key together, with AkaRed saving Marvelous from a trap shortly before. Ep. 21: The Adventurer Heart The Bouken Red Ranger Key was mainly used by Captain Marvelous (Gokai Red), who used it to fight as Bouken Red. It was also used by Joe Gibken (Gokai Blue) and Gai Ikari (Gokai Silver) on several occasions.


The Boukenger 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. Splitting up, the puppet Bouken Red was defeated as part of a group of surviving Red warrior keys by Gokai Red and Super Gosei Red. Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle

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

Red Spirit

Red Spirits

AkaRed, Bouken Red, and the Red Spirits.

30 Red Senshi

The 30 Red Rangers AkaRed embodied in Boukenger vs. Super Sentai.

As the thirtieth Red, Bouken Red's Red Warrior Spirit was embodied by AkaRed. GoGo Sentai Boukenger vs. Super Sentai

Imitations

Evil Boukengers

Evil Boukengers.

A copy of Bouken Red was created by Ouga as part of the Evil Boukengers.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Satoru Akashi is portrayed by Mitsuomi Takahashi (高橋 光臣 Takahashi Mitsuomi?). As Bouken Red, his suit actor was Hirofumi Fukuzawa (福沢 博文 Fukuzawa Hirofumi?).

Etymology

  • "Akashi" (明石?) is from the surname of Japanese officer Motojiro Akashi (明石 元二郎 Akashi Motojiro?), who entrapped Russia to confusion as a spy of the imperial Japanese army in the Russo-Japanese war.
  • The kanji for "Satoru," "暁," can also be read as "sunrise" ( akatsuki?, literally red dawn). "Satoru" is also Japanese for "to realize".
  • The First 3 Letters in his Surname (Aka) also refers to the kanji for his color

Dub names

In the Korean dub of Boukenger entitled Power Rangers Treasure Force, which aired in South Korea, Satoru is renamed Caine.

Notes

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Appearances


See Also

External links

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