This article is about a/an episode in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.
Act 4: Nightly Tears of Sympathy
Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, Episode 4
Air date March 8, 2009
Written by Yasuko Kobayashi
Directed by Satoshi Morota
Episode Guide
Act 3: An Extermination Skill Contest
Act 5: The Kabuto Origami

Nightly Tears of Sympathy is the fourth episode of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.


Ryunosuke and Mako team together to watch over a boy who made a dubious deal with an Ayakashi over giving up his dream.


After confronting the Ayakashi Namiayashi who eludes them, The Shinkengers search for the young boy whom the monster made a promise to, a little leaguer named Ryota. Ryunosuke and Mako manage to find him and attempt to talk to Ryota, but the boy refused to answer them and pedals off. Following him to his home to learn whatever secret he has, the two get into a discussion of Ryunosuke's personal regret of his life-long dream that he has been keeping to himself before Mako comforts him, later giving him poorly made muffler and meal as they spend the night at the stake out. The next day, they find Ryota on the move as he suddenly disposes of his baseball stuff and calls Namiayashi as he performs his end of the promise, hurting himself so he cannot play baseball in order to get his grandfather back. However, Namiayashi revealed it to be a lie as part of his plan to make the boy cry to overflow the Sanzu River. Vowing to make the Ayakashi pay, Ryunosuke and Mako transform to fight him as the others arrive. While the others deal with the Nanashi, Shinken Blue and Shinken Pink defeat Namiayashi as he revives into a giant. After the Ryu and the Kame Origami get a shot at him, Shinkenoh is formed and finishes the Ayakashi off. Later, after Takeru uses his Mojikara to ease Ryota as he stands by the sidelines, Ryunosuke is confused when Mako turns him down.


  • Key Title Kanji: 涙 (Tear; referring to the Gedoshuu's goal)
  • A catch-up of the first twelve episodes of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger was aired as part of the Super Hero Max 2012Icon-crosswiki special event on TV Asahi. [1]

Home video releasesEdit

Shinkenger Blu-ray

Shinkenger on Blu-ray.

  • The first volume of the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Blu-Ray Box Set comes with the show's first 16 episodes, as well as the director's cut of the first two episodes, and was released on February 7th 2014 at a cost of 20,790 yen.