Hi, everyone. Here is another sequel to my previous articles, Hama Youhei, Hino Shunsuke, and Morikawa Haruna. I wrote these articles last year, and yes, it has been a long time. However, I have not forgotten about it, so before I keep postponing it any longer, I better get on to it and write about it now.
For today’s article, we are going to focus on Honoo Riki, a.k.a. Red Turbo.
-) Riki is a typical lazy student, who does not pay attention to his teacher’s lecture (episode 1) and gets awful grades (episode 3), which is why his teacher, Ms. Yamaguchi, always targets him.
-) Riki is a natural leader (episode 1, episode 2), as if he is born to lead. Ever since he is transformed into Red Turbo, he naturally becomes the leader of the team. When things get tough, the other four rangers will depend on him right away, and they also look up to him.
-) Riki can be stubborn and reckless. Even though he loses the ability to transform, he will still fight until the end, even if it means risking his life (episode 2, episode 15, episode 46).
-) Riki is the captain of the school’s baseball club (episode 3), and he is also the ace pitcher of the team (episode 31).
-) Despite of his bad relationship with Ms. Yamaguchi, Riki still cares about her very much (episode 3, episode 16, episode 36, episode 46) and respects her (episode 12, episode 21). He must have realized that Ms. Yamaguchi is a responsible teacher, and she is just concerned about Riki’s future.
-) Riki has a strong instinct. He is usually the first to know when things go wrong (episode 4, episode 11, episode 14, episode 15, episode 24, episode 30).
-) Riki does not seem to have a girlfriend or love interest yet, but he is definitely interested in dating a girl, as he seems to be jealous when he sees his friend walks away with his girlfriend (episode 6).
-) Riki is nice to everyone. He is even willing to help a total stranger who runs into him by accident (episode 10).
-) Riki is not good at rock-paper-scissors, as he is the last one standing before he faces Haruna (which means, he has been defeated by Daichi, Youhei, and Shunsuke), but he is lucky enough to be able to beat her (episode 11).
-) Riki is kind to girls, starting from his teammate Haruna (episode 12, episode 24), his classmate Tsukikage Sayoko (episode 30, episode 31), Seelon (episode 41, episode 46), his enemy Kirika (episode 47), to his teacher Ms. Yamaguchi (episode 51). However, he will not hesitate to attack girls either if they hurt his comrades. For example, he throws a stick to Yamaguchi Mika when he sees that Mika is attacking Haruna (episode 36).
-) Riki may not be smart as a student, but he catches on the situation very quickly (episode 13, episode 15).
-) Riki may be a leader, but he will not always take the lead role. Rather, he will give his friends the opportunity to clean up their mess themselves (episode 14, episode 17, episode 45).
-) Riki is more interested in food than girls, or he is just plain hungry (episode 23), because in the end, he seems to be thrilled when he gets a kiss from one of the hula girls.
-) Unlike Youhei, Riki believes that dogs can understand people, as he asks the puppy Haruna saved to lead him and his friends to Haruna (episode 24).
-) Riki will not hesitate to risk his life to save those who are important to him (episode 25, episode 46).
-) Riki may not be as popular as Youhei when it comes to girls, but he is still quite popular, and Tsukikage Sayoko adores him very much (episode 31). He is also the one who gets chosen to play the role of “Prince Charming” instead of Youhei (episode 30).
-) Riki seems to believe that heart overcomes power (episode 45). It is not necessarily the strong who wins. Rather, those who fight for the ones they love are more powerful.
That is all for today. If I miss anything, I will update the article in the future. Thank you for visiting this blog, and see you next time!
Picture Credits: Kamen Yaiba’s Tokusatsu Blog.