|This article is about a/an ranger in Choujuu Sentai Liveman.|
- "Yellow Lion!"
- ―Yellow Lion's roll call[src]
Joh Ohara (大原 丈 Ōhara Jō) is Yellow Lion (イエローライオン Ierō Raion) of the Livemen.
Joh is at the bottom of the class at Academia. He is a sportsman and skateboarder who is short tempered and ready to dive into danger; Joh has the strength to back up his actions. Initially showing great anger towards the death of his two friends of Academia to the three traitors, he ultimately devotes himself to justice.
He was once good friends with Goh Omura and saw good things emerge from him regardless of his body and will being weak. Though he tried to show Goh the troubles of the group he was with, it wasn't enough to prevent him from joining Volt or from mutating into an "ultimate" monster form.
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
Years later, Joh fought alongside not only his own team, but every single Sentai ranger in existence, against the Empire of Zangyack when it attacked the Earth in the Great Legend War. After fighting against hundreds of Gormin and their Zgormin commanders. Kaijou noticed the fleet moving towards them, he gathered all the Rangers together and gave them the order to sacrifice their powers to wipe out the first invasion's armada. The Yellow Lion powers are later used by Luka Millfy via the Ranger Keys.
The Skateboarding Lion
Joh returned in Gokaiger, meeting Ahim de Famille and Joe Gibken after saving a baby in its carriage from rolling down a staircase. After foiling Zangyack top-class scientist Zaien's attempts to abduct a boxer, they retrieve a datapad dropped by him containing blueprints on Barizorg's design. Upon seeing this, Joe pleads to Joh, who has kept working as a scientist within the Academia, to look into it and find a way to return his friend Sid Bamick back to his human form, accompanying him.
Upon Joh's lack of success in his attempt, he reveals to Joe that he, too, had lost cherished friends to evil (namely Goh, who actually survived his ordeal, unlike Kenji Tsukigata and Rui Senda), but decided to keep on striving as a way to at least save their souls. This drives Joe to fight Zaien with new-found courage, hoping that, even if Sid has become ostensibly dead inside Barizorg's shell, his soul will finally find rest. Before leaving, though, Joe notices his skateboard resting against a wall and realizes he is Yellow Lion of the Liveman, the "skateboarding lion" from Navi's prophecy which his team had been seeking out.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the defeat of Ackdos Gill, the Gokaigers returned all the Ranger Keys to the former Sentai heroes. It is assumed Joh and his teammates have their powers again.
Super Hero Taisen
Joh, alongside his team, among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, was caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident which eventually resulted in the Super Sentai teams and Kamen Riders joining forces to defeat both Dai-Zangyack and Dai-Shocker.
Super Hero Taisen Z
The Liveman trio were among the various superheroes that came to help during the Space Shocker crisis, having been summoned by Gai Ikari. They appeared with the Gingamen and Gekirangers to aid Kamen Rider Beast against a Space Shocker force led by Space Spider Man.
After Demon King Psycho was destroyed, the Livemen appeared on a cliff alongside all the other past heroes to say goodbye to the heroes of recent years before taking their leave.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
Yellow Lion appeared with his team among the first 38 Super Sentai whom collectively empowered Wild Tousai Shuriken King in its fight against the titanic Gillmarda, granting the Ninningers and Zyuohgers the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst which destroyed Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai.
Super Sentai Strongest Battle
Joh joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Land, Sea, Air Team. It’s unknown whether he participated in any of the matches, but his team lost the third round against the Oddball Team.
Video game appearances
- Joh Ohara/Yellow Lion: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
Yellow Lion is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are available in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
Yellow Lion appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
- Lion Punch Attack: Yellow Lion's signature attack, a flying punch with the Lion Punch gauntlet. Can be charged with power for extra damage.
- Skateboard Attack
The Yellow Lion Ranger Key (イエローライオンレンジャーキー Ierō Raion Renjā Kī) is Joh Ohara's personal Ranger Key and what became of his powers after he along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.
This key along with the majority of the Ranger Keys were collected by the Red Pirates and later used by the Gokaigers. The Yellow Lion Ranger Key was mainly used by Luka Millfy (Gokai Yellow), who used it to fight as Yellow Lion.
- When the original three Gokaigers became the Livemen while fighting Action Commanders Satarakura Jr. and Sandaaru Jr..
- When the Gokaigers became the Livemen in their fight with Zangyack scientist Zaien.
- As part of an all-lion Gokai Change which challenged Ninjaman to think of what was the connection of that change.
- As part of a bombardment of changes in the final battle with Emperor Ackdos Gill.
The Liveman keys, along with all the Ranger Keys of the first 33 Super Sentai, were briefly taken by the Black Cross King and turned into Ranger puppets that were fought by the Gokaigers and the Goseigers. The puppet Livemen fired their Bimotion Buster alongside the Changemen, Flashmen, Maskmen, and Turborangers, only to be swiftly defeated by the individual finisher attacks of the Gokaigers and Goseigers as they emerged from the resulting fireball.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. It is presumed that Joh received his key and became Yellow Lion once more.
Behind the scenes
Joh Ohara is portrayed by Kazuhiko Nishimura (西村 和彦 Nishimura Kazuhiko), who would later go on to play Ryu Tenkuji in Kamen Rider Ghost. As Yellow Lion, his suit actor was Masato Akada (赤田 昌人 Akada Masato).
- He is the first yellow second-in-command.
- He is also the first male Yellow Ranger since Kousaku Nangou.
- He shares his Ranger name with the Yellow Lion that forms Voltron/GoLion's left leg.
- Yellow Lion appeared in the photo frame at Mr. Cormier's office in the episode "Fighting Spirit" from Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
- Joh Ohara is the last Showa Sentai Yellow.
- Taylor Earhardt - The first yellow Power Rangers second-in-command.