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AkaRenger
(アカレンジャー)
AkaRenger KH3D
Role Boss
Game(s) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Origin Himitsu Sentai Gorenger
Home World Traverse Town
Katakana アカレンジャー
Romaji Akarenjā
Japanese Voice
Actor(s)
Naoya Makoto
"AkaRenger!"
—AkaRenger

AkaRenger[1] is a secret boss that appears in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. He originally appeared in the Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series; Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. Upon defeating him, he will congratulate Sora or Riku and tells them they have a strong heart and to put trust in it, he then gives the player the Five Legend Keyblade and takes off.

AkaRenger is the first character in the Kingdom Hearts series who does not comes from Disney or Square Enix-based media.

Originally, Nomura wanted Sora to face AkaRenger, while Riku was to faced Kamen Rider 1, the first Kamen Rider from the Kamen Rider series, but was unable to get the rights to used him, so only AkaRenger made it into the final game.

Story

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Upon returning to the Fifth District of Traverse Town, Sora or Riku hear a voice behind them and AkaRenger jumps down to greet them. He tells Sora or Riku that he has heard a lot about them and wants to test their abilities.

Design

AkaRenger wears a red spandex-like suit, with a yellow "V" design across his chest. He wears white boots and gloves. He has a pinup collar and red cape. He wears a black belt, that holds his gun hosteler and on the front of his belt is a "S" with five color stars inside it. His helmet is red with blue insect-like visor for eyes, a yellow "1" is placed atop the eyes with eagle wings coming off from it.

In a interview in the Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Ultimania, Tetsuya Nomura explains that he chose AkaRenger as a secret boss because as a kid he was a fan of the Super Sentai series and that seeing as how the game takes places in the Realm of Sleep, it felt right to put the hero of his dreams.

Strategy

AkaRenger is a extremely powerful opponent. He carries a number of weapons to attack the player. So it is recommended to keep moving around the field and attack when AkaRenger leaves himself open. Make use of the Free-Flow Action and the Dream Eater Spirit abilities.

Origin

AkaRenger originated in the tokusatsu superhero series; Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. He is the leader of the "Gorenger" formed by the Earth Guard League (EAGLE), an international peacekeeping organization, devoted to protecting the world from the secret terrorist society, the "Kuro Jujigun" (Black Cross Army).

Notes and references

  1. "AkaRenger" is the correct translation of his name from romaji and kana, and is why his name is not "AkaRanger", and is why its spelled with an "e" and not an "a".

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