Kugutsukai is an Ayakashi who serves under Akumaro and is able to control people with strings like a puppeteer. Targeting the Takashiro Academy, Kugutsukai intends to create a puppet army out of the student body.
Once he is discovered, the Ayakashi uses his army on the Shinkengers. He is slain by Super ShinkenBlue before being destroyed again by Shinken DaiGoyou. He is the basis of the Kosode-no-te (小袖の手) of Japanese myth.