|This article is about a/an monster in Juken Sentai Gekiranger.|
Confrontation-Beast Pig Fist Tabu is a Beast-Man of Rinjuken Akugata.
A dim-witted user of the Confrontation Beast Pig-Fist (臨獣ピッグ拳, Rinjū Pigguken) style, Mele recruits Tabu in finding the Ikigimo as his style relies on a sense of smell so refined that he can smell a single grain of rice within a 5 km range. Once possessing the item, Mele lets Tabu do what he wants with Alice, namely roasting her alive for his lunch. But Jan saves her and the Gekirangers battle the Beast-Man. However, Tabu's fat acts as an insulating cushion that allows him to withstand Herculean Giant GekiFire's fists, leading to his defeat at GekiSharkFire's blades.
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The Rinshi (リンシーズ Rinshīzu?) are the jiangshi warriors revived by Rio performing the Ringi technique "Rinzai". The Rinsi are in turn led by Mele, who is in charge of their development in some cases, being low-level users in the Akugata, they wear masks formed by a hat and a blindfold and use lances as their weapons. If a Rinshi can cross through the Chamber of Trials, defeating the other Rinshi inside single-handed, he/she can remove the mask and the animal motif on the forehead materializes, with the Rinshi receiving new attire and promoted to the more powerful rank of Rinrinsi who can assume "Beast-Man" form for a tentative amount of time. When they die, their bodies petrify and explode in violent bluish flames.
The Rinrinshi (リンリンシー Rinrinshī?) are high-ranking Rinshi who pass the Chamber of Trials, allowed to remove the mask as the animal signature to his/her fighting style forms on the forehead and gain a new attire to signal the rank. Rinrinshi can obtain Beast-Man form, but only for a short among of time depending on the level of Rinki amassed inside. However, the Rinrinshi empowered by Maku's power can assume Beast-Man form for an indefinite amount of time. Like the Rinshi, the Rinrinshi die as their bodies petrify and explode in violent bluish flames.
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- Tabu was voiced by notable voice actor Taichirou Hirokawa in his only tokusatsu role. He is more notable for his roles in several anime and dubbing many live action actors, including Michael Hui, Dan Ackroyd and was the voice of James Bond for the dub of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (as George Lazenby) and all seven films for Roger Moore.
Behind the Scenes
- His name is an anagram for Buta, which means "Pig" in Japanese.