|“||I hate getting wet.||„|
|~ Maneki-neko Jamen's last words.|
Maneki-neko Jamen is a minor antagonist in Mashin Sentai Kiramager, appearing as one of the two main antagonists (the being Cat Can Ligany) of Episode 41. The Maneki-neko Jamen is a Maneki-neko-themed Jamenshi and a servant of Dark Empire Yodonheim, whose dark energy was used to release Cat Can Ligany.
He was voiced by Taiten Kusunoki, who previously voiced the Steamloid in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters The Movie: Protect the Tokyo Enetower! and Mujina in Shuriken Sentai Ninninger.
The Maneki-neko Jamen made his first appearance when Carantula came down to eErth because he was in an artist slump, so he sent him to cause mayhem after the intro.
Later that day, the Maneki-neko Jamen has caused some mayhem, as he made most of the civilians act and behave like cats, which surprised the team, as they thought they got injured during an accident. He revealed himself to the team as he tells them all about the cats both in behavior, curiosity, and the way that they sleep. They thought Carantula was in an artist slump, but Carantula came from behind the team as he tells them that the Maneki-neko Jamen is one of his latest creations (which leads up to a three part endgame making this guy and his pet Ligany the last one the team has to deal with), and with that, he summoned a couple of Bechats to aid him in the fight. While the team were preoccupied with the Bechats, the Maneki-neko Jamen used one of his abilities at the team, hitting Sena, Juru, and Sayo, falling under his effect. With that done, Maneki-neko Jamen decided to take a nap for goods day work, but Carantula forbade it since he needs to do more mayhem. However, the Maneki-neko Jamen simply insulted his master by passing gas in its face and leaving anyway, leaving its creator in utter disappointment.
A while later, he was then spotted by Yodonna as he was napping on the bridge, so with a good whack at the rear end, he gains an arsenal, which is a bell that allows him to control the human-turned cats which he did. With all of the human cats now going mad, he appeared in the midst of the chaos as he spotted the two boys trying to deal with their feline teammates, so he sent the bechats to further cause the problem onto them. Thankfully, Carantula removed the spell on Juru by clapping his hands, but he still retained cat ears until the Maneki-neko Jamen is defeated.
Following this, the heroes have a hard time during the fight as they both try to keep their teammates from the incoming attacks by the Bechats and the Maneki-neko Jamen. Thankfully, de-spelled Juru came to save the day as he clapped his hands to break the spell on both Sayo and Sena as the real battle commences.
After being soaked by the water that GigantDriller has dug up, the Maneki-neko Jamen was then destroyed by the Sparkling Phoenix technique, thus reverting all of cat-like attitude on the humans.
The Maneki-neko Jamen's personality is that of a trickster, liking to play tricks by turning other's minds into that of cats. That said, he is also lazy and rude, which is shown when he insulted his own creator's wishes.
- The Maneki-Neko Jamen is the first cat-themed monster since Yokai Nekomata from Shuriken Sentai Ninninger.
- Being the final monster with a feline theme, he is similar to the Tiger Mask from Himitsu Sentai Gorenger.