"Shinken Red!~Shiba Takeru!"
"Super Shinken Red! Going Forth!"
"Hyper Shinken Red! Going Forth!"
|“||This brings a chapter to an end!||„|
|~ Takeru after a victory in battle|
Takeru Shiba (志葉 丈瑠 Shiba Takeru) is Shinken Red (シンケンレッド Shinken Reddo) of the Shinkengers. He is a young man descended from feudal lords, usually referred to by his protectors and servants as Lord (殿 Tono). He is also the love interest of Kotoha Hanaori.
Takeru is the most serious member of his team who generally hides his emotions. Due to his strict upbringing he is very cold and strict, especially towards his teammates but cares for them deeply and about their well being. He gradually begins to warm up to them as the series progresses. Due to his strict leadership qualities Takeru is very serious and a no-nonsense person and is also well disciplined. He is very calm and collected but gets angry if anyone harms one of his friends. Despite initially being very cold toward his teammates he does love them deep inside his heart and is very proud of them, but won't show his affection in front of them and will always try to hide it due to his stoic nature. He respects everyone and will always be the first one to put himself in danger for his teammates and retainers safety. He values his friends a lot and won't tolerate any harm done to them, a feeling which the others also return.
- Takeru usually starts the roll call. Act 31 is the only episode where he doesn't. It was started by Mako instead.
- Takeru shares attributes with two other Sentai Reds.
- He shares the same name with the Red Ranger from the 1987 Series Hikari Sentai Maskman, Takeru, and is the only Red Ranger to share the same name with a predecessor.
- Jayden Shiba - Power Rangers counterpart in Power Rangers Samurai. See comparison page.(and Super Samurai)