Ninja Arashi was set in feudal Japan it never the less had a
lot in common with Kamen Rider (which was set in
modern Japan). Created by Ishinomori, Shotaro, creator of the Kamen
Riders. Music composed by Kikuchi, Shunsuke; composer for first seven
Kamen Rider series and their movies. Chief villain's voice by Naya,
Gor˘, the Great Leater of Shocker, Gel-Shocker, Destron, etc. Arashi
costume worn by and stunts performed by Bunya, Nakamura who also wore
the costumes and did stunts for Kamen Rider 2, X, Amazon, Stronger
(episodes 1,2,39) as well as Marshal Armor (Kamen Rider V3) and
Apollogeist (Kamen Rider X).
Henshin Ninja Arashi
April 07, 1972 - February 23, 1973 (46 episodes)
Created by Ishimori, Shotaro
Produced by Hirayama, T˘ru
Music by Kikuchi, Shunsuke
Henshin Ninja Arashi
Henshin Ninja Arashi (voice)
Devil Sai (voice)
Great Devil Satan
After decades of civl war Japan is finally united and at peace. That peace is shattered when an evil force arises to conquer the war weary Japanese.
Hayate a member of the Blood Wheel Clan learns that Devil Sai, the mysterious leader of his clan is planning to use ninja magic to conquer Japan. Not wanting any part of this plot Hayate's father uses magic to transform Hayate into the powerful warrior Henshin Ninja Arashi (Transforming Ninja Storm) so he can defeat Devil Sai's magically created ninja mutants.
"Fukeyo, Arashi! Arashi!! ARASHI!!!" ("Rise, Storm! Storm!! STORM!!!")
"Henshin Ninja Arashi kenzan!!"
(Transforming Ninja Arashi is here!!)
Arashi is armed with his magic sword, "Faster Than The Wind" (Hayakaze) which is his henshin device and is used in his "Invisible Blade Ninja Shadow Attack". He also throws "Feather Shurikens".
Arashi is assisted by Tatsumaki (Thunder) an older ninja sent by the government of Japan to stop the Blood Wheel Clan. Tatsumaki is played by Maki, Fuyukichi who was Shirokage in Kamen no Ninja Akakage (1967-1968).
Arashi gave Tatsumaki's daughter Kasumi a magical flute, "Wind Bell", which when played sends a signal to him so he can come to her aid whenever needed. Her younger brother, Tsumuji, is skilled at using throwing stars.
When Arashi got in trouble a mysterious magical ninja, Tsukinowa would appear (starting with episode 21), help Arashi, then vanish. Tsukinowa turns out to be Fuyute, the older twin brother of Hayate. Hayate and Fuyute will ultimately merge into a single person, a more powerful Henshin Ninja Arashi. Tsuki is Japanese for "moon".
For the first half of the series Arashi uses his magic sword to defeat his enemies. After Arashi and Tsukinowa merge together Arashi gains an energy weapon.
Near the end of the series sisters Kageri and Tsuyuha are sent by the Iga ninja clan to help fight the Blood Wheel Clan.
Near the end of the series Ushio, Kenji (Jigoku Taishi in Kamen Rider) joins the cast as the cowardly, bumbling Priest Itachi.
For the last 8 episodes Great Devil Satan uses Hayate's mother to try to defeat Henshin Ninja Arashi.
Last modified Sunday, August 10, 2008
Henshin Ninja Arashi ę 1972 Ishimori Productions and Toei Co., Ltd.