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- "Uchuu Keiji Sharivan!"
- ―Sharivan's roll call.[src]
Den Iga (
- 1 Biography
- 2 Video Game appearances
- 3 Sharivan
- 4 Techniques
- 5 Vehicles
- 6 Ranger Key
- 7 Behind the scenes
- 8 Notes
- 9 Appearances
- 10 Footnotes
Den, who is descended from the Iga ninja clan in inner Iga Island, served as forest patrolman, until fatally wounded by Buffalo Doubler and saved by Gavan who brought him to Planet Bird to undergo special training to become a Space Sheriff.
During Gavan's fight against San Dorva and his mother, Den arrived as a ball of light, flying into San Dorva and distracted the two enemies, giving Gavan a chance to defeat them. After Gavan destroyed Makuu, Den took over Gavan's position in protecting the planet as Space Sheriff Sharivan.
The Three Space Sheriffs - Gavan, Sharivan, Shaider Great Gathering
He returns with Gavan and Uchuu Keiji Shaider.
Uchuu Keiji Gavan: The Movie
Uchuu Keiji Sharivan NEXT GENERATION
Years ago, Den Iga was forced to rush onto the scene when an alien serial killer almost murdered a female human hostage due to Kai Hyuga's recklessness in predicting that the alien would drop his weapon and be apprehended if he opened fire. After the alien was defeated by Sharivan and captured, Den called Kai out for his so called calculations and berated him on the fact that the alien's biology made him immune to guns, which Kai did not take into consideration as he didn't read the report. He asked Kai and Seigi what does it mean to be a Space Sheriff, but neither could give the answer he was looking for.
A few years later, Den then retired from the role of Sharivan and was promoted, the replacement candidate for the Sharivan armor was chosen; Kai Hyuga. Den congratulated the young officer for his commendations and high aptitude and asked him again what it meant to be a Space Sheriff. Kai responded that it was about performing to the best of his ability and using calculations to predict the outcomes of crimes. This answer disappointed Den and he said that he would not acknowledge Kai as Sharivan as "there is more to it than relying simply on calculations".
At the end of the film, Kai meets up with Den and gives him the answer he was hoping for: A Space Sheriff protects the innocent at any cost, even at the risk of their own lives. Kai also tells him that he will no longer rely only on calculations but his own heart and instincts. Den is pleased with Kai's revelation and finally acknowledges him as his successor, giving him his blessing before leaving.
Video Game appearances
Super Tokusatsu Taisen 2001
Den Iga/Sharivan, with Gavan, Shaider and Lily, is a playable character in the Sony PlayStation crossover strategy game Super Tokusatsu Taisen 2001.
Sekisha Process is what Den uses to transform into Sharivan. When Sharivan transforms with the command Sekisha (赤射 Sekisha?), the Grand Birth envelops him with Solar Metal particles that it absorbs from solar flares to form his armor within milliseconds.
As Sharivan, he uses the Laser Blade sword in his signature move Sharivan Crash or the Crimebuster hand gun. Sharivan uses Prism Goggles to see clearly the object. It is a rectangular yellow glasses with crystal particles.
Sword hidden in a compartment on the left hip Sharivan.
Sharivan jumps before performing a scissors movement with his legs to carry two kicks after hit or two opponents at once.
Sharivan plunges his opponent spinning on itself before giving him a punch.
Sharivan hits his opponent with the elbow.
Sharivan jumps before hitting his opponent with his fist.
Sharivan jumps before wearing a collar around the neck of his opponent.
As Sharivan, he uses the Laser Blade sword in his signature move Sharivan Crash to strike the opponent. Sharivan uses Prism Goggles to clearly see the object. It is a rectangular yellow glasses with crystal particles.
The Sharivan Key (シャリバン Shariban Kī?) is a Metal Heroes Ranger Key released as part of the Ranger Keys Metal Hero Edition in Bandai Premium. It is unknown if it will appear in a future crossover. Of course as with all Ranger Keys, should it exist, it would be able to transform one, i.e. one of the Gokaigers, into Sharivan.
Behind the scenes
Den Iga was portrayed by Hiroshi Watari (渡 洋史 Watari Hiroshi?), who would later play Yousuke Jou/Spielban in Jikuu Senshi Spielban, making him the only actor to play two protagonists of a show in the Metal Hero Series.
As Sharivan he had several suit actors. Akira Shimizu did Sharivan for close-ups. Jun Murakami did the action for him in episodes 1 to 39, and Takanori Shibahara did the action in episodes 40 to 51. Hiroshi Watari himself also did some stunt work for him in episode 22.
Space Sheriff Sharivan is featured as #87 in the 1986 archive compilation video Toei 100 Great Heroes Super Fight.
- Den Iga's introduction marked a first for Toei tokusatsu in that the new leading hero made his debut prior to the start of his own series, a practice that would later become commonplace with Kamen Rider and Super Sentai in the 21st century.
- In the narration, it was sometimes called "Iga" by the surname.
- Unlike Gavan where "Gavan" is his real name.