|This article is about a/an series entry (the 25th) in the Super Sentai series.|
Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger (百獣戦隊ガオレンジャー Hyakujū Sentai Gaorenjā, translated into English as Hundred-beasts Squadron Gaoranger)  was Toei Company Limited's 25th production of the Super Sentai television series. it joined Kamen Rider Agito. Its footage was used in Power Rangers Wild Force.
The average ratings of the series was 8.8%.
- "Do you all know? This is the beautiful blue Earth that we all live upon. Many dangerous, dark beings have tried to destroy it's beauty. But don't worry, The Earth has courageous warriors that stand up to evil. Their passionate souls have protected this planet's beauty. Five people have inherited the souls of these warriors and continued the fight..."
One thousand years ago, a war raged between humans and the demonic Org race. With the help of the Power Animals, the ancient Gao Warriors were able to defeat the Org's leader, Hyakkimaru, and seal the Orgs.
Today, the Orgs have begun to revive, and five warriors have been chosen by the Power Animals. They must abandon their current lives and become the new generation of Gaorangers to protect the life of Earth.
|Big One||Sokichi Banba|
|Red Falcon||Yusuke Amamiya|
- In Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger, five of Space Ninja Group Jakanja's Seven Dark Spears stole the G-Phones and each become a Gaoranger.
- Princess Iriya
- Toranosuke Taiga (11 & 51)
- Shiori (19 & 51)
- Charcoal Grill Org (34)
- All Super Sentai
- Org Master (1-49)
- Highness Duke Org
- Duke Orgs
- Duke Org Yabaiba (1-26 & 31-Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger)/Armored Yabaiba (26-31)
- Duchess Org Tsuetsue (1-26, 31-42, 47-Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger & Boukenger vs. Super Sentai)/Highness Duchess Org Onihime (25)/Armored Tsuetsue (26-31)
- Duke Org Rouki (15-23, 26 & 30)
- Three Org Brothers (Movie)
- Zeus Org
- Poseidon Org
- Hades Org
- Duke Orgs Kyurara & Propla (32 & 33)
- Duke Org Dorodoro (42 & 43)
- The Shade Rangers (43)
- Baron Orgs
- Turbine Org (1 & 4)
- Plugma Org (1 & Vs. SS)
- Wire Org (2)
- Camera Org (3)
- Temple Bell Org (4)
- Tire Org (5 & Vs. SS)
- Wedding Dress Org (6 & Vs. SS)
- Boat Org (7 & Vs. SS)
- Signal Org (8 & Vs. SS)
- Cell Phone Org (9 & Vs. SS)
- Bulldozer Org (10 & Vs. SS)
- SamuraiDoll Org (11)
- Copy Org (12)
- Freezer Org (13)
- Vacuum Cleaner Org (15)
- Bus Org (17)
- Clock Org (18)
- Glasses Org (19)
- Bike Org (20)
- Scooter Org (20)
- Human Body Specimen Org (21)
- Lawnmower Org (22)
- Chimera Org (24)
- Karaoke Org (25)
- Thousand-Year Evil Orgs
- Charcoal Grill Org (34)
- Blacksmith Org (35)
- Magic-Flute Org (36)
- Juggling Org (37)
- Animal Tamer Org (38)
- Monitor Org (39)
- Tinplate Org (40)
- Christmas Org/Kurushimemasu Org (41)
- New Year's Org (46)
- Steam Engine Org (47)
- Snowman Org (Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger Gao Access CD: "Gao Panda Appears!!")
Individual Weapons and Team Sword
- Evil-Crushing Hundred-Beast Sword ◆◆◆◆◆
- Lion Fang/Gao Mane Buster ◆
- Eagle Sword ◆
- Shark Cutters ◆
- Bison Axe ◆
- Tiger Baton ◆
- Gao Hustler Rod ◆
- Falcon Summoner ◆
Power Animals System
- Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha, ◇ combo-assist mecha
- GaoLion ◆
- GaoEagle ◆
- GaoShark ◆
- GaoBison ◆
- GaoTiger ◆
- GaoElephant ❖
- GaoGiraffe ❖
- GaoBear ❖
- GaoPolar ❖
- GaoGorilla ❖
- Soul Bird ◇
- GaoWolf ◆
- GaoHammerhead ❖
- GaoLigator ❖
- GaoRhinos ❖
- GaoMadillo ❖
- GaoKong ❖
- GaoDeers ❖
- GaoFalcon ❖
- GaoPanda ❖
- GaoLeon ❖
- GaoCondor ❖
- GaoSawshark ❖
- GaoBuffalo ❖
- GaoJaguar ❖
- Hyakujuu Gattai GaoKing (combination of GaoLion, GaoEagle, GaoShark, GaoBison and GaoTiger, sometimes w/t GaoElephant, GaoGiraffe, GaoBear & GaoPolar, GaoRhinos & GaoMadillo, GaoWolf, and GaoHammerhead)
- Hyakujuu Gattai GaoMuscle (combination of GaoGorilla, GaoBear & GaoPolar, GaoBison and GaoEagle, sometimes w/t GaoRhinos & GaoMadillo, GaoDeer,and GaoGiraffe)
- Hyakujuu Gattai GaoHunter (combination of GaoWolf, GaoHammerhead and GaoLigator, sometimes w/t GaoGiraffe and GaoBear & GaoPolar)
- Hyakujuu Gattai GaoIcarus (combination of GaoFalcon, GaoGiraffe, GaoDeer, and GaoRhinos & GaoMadillo, sometimes w/t GaoBison, GaoWolf and GaoHammerhead)
- GaoGod (combination of GaoLeon, GaoCondor, GaoSawshark, GaoBuffalo, and GaoJaguar)
- Hyakujuu Gattai GaoKnight (combination of GaoKong, GaoEagle, GaoShark, GaoBison, GaoTiger, and GaoElephant)
- Hyakujuu Gattai GaoKentaurus (combination of giant GaoLion, GaoFalcon, GaoElephant, GaoShark and GaoTiger)
The episodes here are referred to as "Quests".
- Quest 01: The Lion Roars!! (獅子、吼える!! Shishi, Hoeru!!)
- Quest 02: The Spirit King Rises!! (精霊王、起つ!!（たつ) Shūryō Ō, Tatsu!!)
- Quest 03: The Eagle Vanishes!! (荒鷲が消える!! Arawashi ga Kieru!!)
- Quest 04: The Two Who Never Give Up!! (二人でネバギバ!! Futari de Nebagiba!!)
- Quest 05: The Mountain Moves!! (山が動く!! Yama ga Ugoku!!)
- Quest 06: Bison in Love!! (牛、焦がれる!! Ushi, Kogareru!!)
- Quest 07: The Dream Talks!! (夢が語る!! Yume ga Kataru!!)
- Quest 08: The Dog, Runs!! (犬、走る!! Inu, Hashiru!!)
- Quest 09: The Twins Smile (双子が微笑む Futago ga Hohoemu)
- Quest 10: The Moon Beckons!! (月が招く!! Tsuki ga Maneku!!)
- Quest 11: Father Comes to Tokyo (父親、上京。 Chichioya, Jōkyō)
- Quest 12: Which is the Real One!? (本物はどっち!? Honmono wa Dotchi!?)
- Quest 13: The Baby's First Cry Freezes (産声が凍る Ubugoe ga Kōru)
- Quest 14: The Soul Bird Cries (魂の鳥が叫ぶ Tama no Tori ga Sakebu)
- Quest 15: The Org Howls!! (鬼、吼える!! Oni, Hoeru!!)
- Quest 16: The Magic Flute Roars!! (魔笛、轟く!! Mateki, Todoroku!!)
- Quest 17: The Elephant Vanishes... (象が消えて… Zō ga Kiete...)
- Quest 18: The Demon Beast Armament!! (魔獣、武装!! Majū, Busō!!)
- Quest 19: The Bison Retires!? (猛牛、脱退!? Mōgyū, Dattai!?)
- Quest 20: The Maiden is Captured!! (巫女囚わる!! Fujo Torawaru!!)
- Quest 21: Rouki, Perplexed (狼鬼、惑う Rōki, Madō)
- Quest 22: The Giant Bull is Broken!! (巨牛、壊れる!! Kyo Ushi, Kowareru!!)
- Quest 23: Rouki Dies!? (狼鬼、死す!? Rōki, Shisu!?)
- Quest 24: The Silver Wolf Flashes!! (銀狼、閃く!! Ginrō, Hirameku!!)
- Quest 25: The Third Org Princess Arrives (三代目鬼姫参上 Sandaime Oni Hime Sanjō)
- Quest 26: Rouki Returns (狼鬼、ふたたび Rōki, Futatabi)
- Quest 27: The Chick Pouts (雛がすねる Hina ga Suneru)
- Quest 28: Secrets, Handed Down!! (奥義、伝承!! Okugi, Denshō!!)
- Quest 29: The Deer Heals (鹿が癒す Shika ga Iyasu)
- Quest 30: The Full Moon Kills the Wolf! (満月が狼を殺す! Mangetsu ga Ōkami o Korosu!)
- Quest 31: The Hyakujuu Sentai, Defeated!! (百獣戦隊、全滅!! Hyakujū Sentai, Zenmetsu!!)
- Quest 32: Three Creatures Eat!! (三匹が喰う!! Sanbiki ga Kū!!)
- Quest 33: A Boy Prays (少年が祈る。 Shōnen ga Inoru.)
- Quest 34: The Mighty Org Weeps!? (鉄人鬼（オルグ）、泣く!? Tetsujin Orugu, Naku!)
- Quest 35: The Beast King Swords, Sealed (獣皇剣、強奪 Jūōken, Kōdatsu)
- Quest 36: The Warriors Dance (戦士踊る Senshi Odoru)
- Quest 37: Yabaiba Fired Up (ヤバイバ燃える Yabaiba Moeru)
- Quest 38: The Spirit King's Decisive Battle (精霊王頂上決戦 Shōryō Ō Chōjō Kessen)
- Quest 39: The God Takes Away (神が連れ去る Kami ga Tsuresaru)
- Quest 40: Sky Island, Destroyed (天空島、滅ぶ Tenkū Shima, Horobu)
- Quest 41: Santa Has Arrived (サンタが来た Santa ga Kita)
- Quest 42: The Org Ninja Invasion! (鬼（オルグ）忍者侵略! Orugu Ninja Shinryaku!)
- Quest 43: The Lion Blazes Red Hot (獅子、灼熱する Shishi, Shakunetsu Suru)
- Quest 44: Gao’s Rock Falls (亀岩（ガオズロック）、落ちる Gaozu Rokku, Ochiru)
- Quest 45: The Battle Never Ends (闘い終わらず Tatakai Owarazu)
- Quest 46: The New Year Attacks (正月が襲う Shōgatsu ga Osō)
- Quest 47: The Steam Engine Roars! (蒸気機関、爆走! Jōkikikan, Bakusō)
- Quest 48: The Highnesses Return (奴らが蘇る Yatsura ga Yomigaeru)
- Quest 49: The Matrix Closes (鬼洞窟（マトリックス）、閉じる Matorikkusu, Tojiru)
- Quest 50: The Hundred Beasts Die (百獣、死す Hyakujū, Shisu)
- Final Quest: The Hundred Beasts Roar!! (百獣、吼える!! Hyakujū, Hoeru!!)
- Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai (百獣戦隊ガオレンジャーＶＳスーパー戦隊 Hyakujū Sentai Gaorenjā tai Sūpā Sentai)
- Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger: The Fire Mountain Roars (百獣戦隊ガオレンジャー 火の山、吼える Hyakujū Sentai Gaorenjā: Hi no Yama, Hoero)
- Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger (忍風戦隊ハリケンジャーVSガオレンジャー Ninpū Sentai Harikenjā Tai Gaorenjā)
- Opening theme
- "Gaoranger Hoero!!" (ガオレンジャー吼えろ!! Gaorenjā Hoero!!, "Gaorangers Roar!!")
- "Gaoranger Hoero!!" (All Cast Version) (ガオレンジャー吼えろ!!(オール・キャスト・ヴァージョン) Gaorenjā Hoero!! (Ōru Kyasto Vājon))
- Ending themes
- "Healin' You" (ヒーリン’ユー Hīrin' Yū) (1-44 & 46-50)
- "Oozora E No Kaidan" (大空への階段 "The Stairway to Heaven") (51)
- Mecha themes
- "Hyakujuu Gattai! GaoKing" (百獣合体! ガオキング Hyakujū Gattai! Gaokingu) (7, 8, 14, 37, 38 & 47)
- "HOT! HOT! GaoMuscle!!" (HOT! HOT! ガオマッスル!! HOT! HOT! Gaomassuru!!) (10 & 20)
- "I.D. ~GaoHunter Requiem~" (I.D. ~ガオハンター レクイエム~)
- "EYES OF JUSTICE" (31, 35 & 47)
- Insert themes
- "White Light ~Gao White Sae No Theme~" (white light ~ガオホワイト 冴のテーマ~ "White Light ~Gao White Sae's Theme~") (11 & 38)
- "Dynamic Soul!!" (19 & 36)
- "Sanba de Gaoren" (サンバ de ガオレン "Gaoranger Samba")
- "Ochite Yuke..." (堕ちて行け… "Fade Away...")
- "Sono Tsubasa De..." (その翼で… "With Those Wings...")
- "A lone wolf ~Gin no Senshi~" (A Lone Wolf ～銀の戦士～ "A Lone Wolf ~The Silver Warrior~") (24 & 25)
- "Hibiki No Shirabe" (響の調べ The Resounding Melody) (29 & 44)
- "Kizuna ~Spirit of Gao Ranger~" (絆 ～Spirit of Gao Ranger～ "Bonds ~Spirit of Gao Ranger~") (48)
- Kakeru Shishi: Noboru Kaneko (金子 昇 Kaneko Noboru)
- Gaku Washio: Kei Horie (堀江 慶 Horie Kei)
- Kai Samezu: Takeru Shibaki (柴木 丈瑠 Shibaki Takeru)
- Sotaro Ushigome: Kazuyoshi Sakai (酒井 一圭 Sakai Kazuyoshi)
- Sae Taiga: Mio Takeuchi (竹内 実生 Takeuchi Mio)
- Shirogane/Duke Org Rouki (voice) (23, 30): Tetsuji Tamayama (玉山 鉄二 Tamayama Tetsuji)
- Futaro: Daiki Arioka (有岡 大貴 Arioka Daiki)
- Narrator, GaoGod (voice): Hiroshi Masuoka (増岡 弘 Masuoka Hiroshi)
- Tetomu, Murasaki: Takemi (岳美)
- Tsuetsue: Rei Saito (斉藤 レイ Saitō Rei)
- Yabaiba (voice): Kōichi Sakaguchi (坂口 候一 Sakaguchi Kōichi)
- Rouki (voice) (14 - 22, 26): Eiji Takemoto (竹本 英史 Takemoto Eiji)
- Shuten (voice): Tetsu Inada (稲田 徹 Inada Tetsu)
- Ura (voice): Tamotsu Nishiwaki (西脇 保 Nishiwaki Tamotsu)
- Rasetsu (voice, Upper Mouth): Hiromi Nishikawa (西川 宏美 Nishikawa Hiromi)
- Rasetsu (voice, Lower Mouth): Hidekatsu Shibata (柴田 秀勝 Shibata Hidekatsu)
- Senki (voice): Daisuke Gōri (郷里 大輔 Gōri Daisuke)
- Gaoranger is notable for introducing the concept of 'auxiliary mecha', which were additional individual mecha which could combine with the main robot(s) to form new combinations (or, in some cases, new weapons). Auxiliary mecha would become a staple of Sentai after Gaoranger.
- GaoSilver is the first non-core warrior whose actor is specifically credited in the opening credits in his own slot, (ex. MegaSilver's actor had been lightly credited in the episodes he appeared in but was not given his own slot like the others) starting with Episode 28, as well as being the first non-core warrior featured in the theatrical Super Sentai movie: Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger: The Fire Mountain Roars.
- Despite having several firsts, Gaoranger was also the last series:
- to have one female Sentai member to be in a five membered sentai group until Engine Sentai Go-Onger (note that later Sentai series such as Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger, Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger and Juken Sentai Gekiranger still featured one female Ranger, though they all began with three members with at least two members joining later).
- to feature male Blue and Yellow Rangers on the same team, as every team since had generally had one of the two females (or the only female) being Yellow (or a female Blue and male Yellow in the case of Hurricaneger, Magiranger, and Zyuohger) and the last one where the three main colors, (Red, Blue and Yellow) were all male for 14 years until Ninninger.
- The first Super Sentai since Choujin Sentai Jetman and Ninja Sentai Kakuranger to have the first five Rangers on the main team to be Red, Blue, Yellow, Black and White.
- The first season since Choujuu Sentai Liveman to have an animal motif, like Red and Yellow switched animal theme, also teamup with the successor, Hurricaneger.
- The first season to have a White Ranger since Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.
- The first season to have a Black Ranger in the main team and the first to feature a Silver Ranger since Denji Sentai Megaranger.
- This is the first Sentai series where the entire team have cellphone transformation devices (Megaranger only had MegaSilver possess one).
- This is the first anniversary Sentai whose V-Cinema production Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai was the first to feature the anniversary team join forces with members from various past Super Sentai teams instead of with the previous team for their team-up special.
- Despite having already dubbed Power Rangers: Wild Force, a Korean dub of Gaoranger called Power Rangers Jungle Force (파워레인저 정글포스 pawoleinjeo jeong-geulposeu) was shown in South Korea instead of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.
- Some aspects of this series seem to be inspired by King of Braves GaoGaiGar, such as the lion chest for most combinations and the attack Double Knuckle, where the hands glow in a similar manner to the signature attack of GaoGaiGar, Hell and Heaven.
- Ironically, GaoGaiGar is the reason why Gaoranger's name is used here - Seijuu Sentai Gingaman was originally meant to have been called "Gaoranger", but Toei felt it would put them in competition with GaoGaiGar, so they changed it.
- Super Sentai World has the fourth largest amount of Rangers gathered together. The largest amount was in the opening of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger in which almost every Sentai Ranger in existence appeared, the second largest was the special episode of Turboranger with 53, and the third largest appearing in Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai with 33, with 25 of them being Red Rangers. Ironically, 16 of the Reds in Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai appeared in 2 other specials; the Turboranger special featuring 11 (Battle Japan to Red Turbo) and 5 in Super Sentai World (Five Red to Ninja Red). Though all Reds appeared in costume in Gokaiger, ten of these Reds (including Kakeru) appeared untransformed. (while the actor for an eleventh appeared as another character)
- This is also the first series where the five core members died and later were revived.
- This is the first Anniversary Sentai not to feature automobile mecha, but animal mecha.
- Hyakujū (百獣) is a Japanese phrase that translates to "all kinds of animals", but it also literally translates as "Hundred Animals". In the context of Gaoranger, the latter translation is intended.
- Gao (ガオ) is Japanese onomatopoeia equivalent to a roaring sound. The Gaoranger roll call uses the kanji for "fang" (牙 kiba) and "howl" (吠 hoe) which are read together as "Gao" (牙吠).
- This is the very first season to get released on DVD.
- This is the first series having a "long roll call" of each Ranger, instead of a simple name declaration. This trend continued until Goseiger, then occasionally reappears in some series like Kyoryuger, Ninninger, Zyuohger, Kyuranger and Ryusoulger while absents in Gokaiger, Go-Busters, ToQger and Lupiranger VS Patranger.
- Gaoranger is the first anniversary season to go by the season number, rather than by years (ex. Ohranger was the twentieth anniversary, yet was the nineteenth season).
- ↑ Gao is Japanese onomatopoeia equivalent to a roaring sound, yet the Gaoranger roll call uses the kanji 牙吠, which mean "fang" and "howl", respectively
- ↑ The kanji for Hundred Beasts (百獣 Hyakujū) also means "All of the Beasts."
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzmhREXZRCM
- ↑ http://www10.atwiki.jp/shichouseiko/pages/71.html
- Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger at TV Asahi (archive link)
- Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger at super-sentai.net
- Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger at Wikipedia
- Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger at Japanese Wikipedia
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