|This article is about a/an ranger in Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger.|
Juran (ジュラン Juran) is Zenkai Juran (ゼンカイジュラン Zenkai Juran), the Red Ranger of the Zenkaigers in Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger. He is one of the first two Zenkaigers to be awakened, Juran himself acting second-in-command to Zenkaizer.
Juran was one of the Kikainoids who were mysteriously transported to Earth one month ago. As the Kikainoids quickly integrated with humans, he also tried his best to get in with them. When Kikaitopia Dynasty Tojitendo launched an invasion on Earth and terrorized its inhabitants, Juran engaged them and saved a kid. Witnessing his kindness, Kaito Goshikida gave him a Geartlinger, which allowed him to transform into Zenkai Juran.
After the first battle, Juran came to take shelter at Yatsude Goshikida's shop.
Juran thinks of himself as calm and reserved, but in reality he is an annoyingly stubborn Kikainoid. He loves parties and being the center of attention. He easily makes friends, especially Kaito. Despite this, he took a bit longer to get along with Gaon, as the two of them constantly bickered during their first meeting. Due to his party-loving nature, he often dances to the Geartlinger's music.
Juran often serves as Kaito's mentor about the Tojitendo empire, having lived under its oppressive ways for several years. He is, however, rather slack, primarily due to his laid-back nature. Juran is also one for hanging around children, and will play with them when allowed the chance. This extends to playing with a young Magine and protecting a human child from an attacking Kudakk.
Powers and Abilities
- Kikainoid Physiology
- As a robotic being, Juran displays the following abilities:
- Poisonous Spore Immunity
- All the Kikainoids were completely unaffected by the poisonous spores produced by Mushroom World's mushrooms, which caused shortness of breath in organic lifeforms.
- LED Lights
- Although not as prominent as Gaon's, Juran's forearms and lower legs also come with light blue LED lights, which glow and allow him to see in the dark.
- Back pain: As the eldest of the core Zenkaigers, Juran's health is less than optimal, as his age leaves him prone to having back pain.
- "Juu-Roku Bang! Bang Bang! Bang Bang! Bang Bang! Babababang! Zenkai Juran!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Height: 195 cm
- Weight: 340 kg
- Speed: 100 km/h
- Power: 1400
While all the Zenkaigers excel at gunmanship, Zenkai Juran uses a fighting style emphasizing combat prowess, often charging into battle and using the Juran Sword to slash and hack apart the enemy while the Juran Shield is used to either defend against attackers or slam into the opponent.
Appearances: Zenkaiger Episodes 1-
- "Big Bang! Go! Go! Go-Go Go! Zenkai Juran!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
By switching his Sentai Gear to its Kikai Side, Zenkai Juran grows larger, allowing him to fight the Kudaitests. Zenkai Juran can transform into his mecha form, JuranTyranno (ジュランティラノ JuranTirano).
Transformation and Roll Call
Behind the Scenes
- Juran is voiced by Shintarō Asanuma (浅沼 晋太郎 Asanuma Shintarō), who previously voiced Sambaba in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger. His human form is portrayed by Katsuya Takagi (高木 勝也 Takagi Katsuya), who previously portrays Kazuya Misaki in Kamen Rider Amazons, while assuming Shintarō's voice.
- Zenkai Juran is based off Shinka Gattai Daizyuzin from Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, his dinosaur mode is based off Guardian Beast Tyrannosaurus, while his untransformed form recalls the general look of Yamato Tribe Prince Geki from the same show.
Addtionally, the Juran Sword and Juran Shield are based on Daizyuzin's Dinosaur Sword God Horn and Mammoth Shield. His party-loving nature and his habit of dancing whenever a Sentai Gear is used in the Geartlinger brings mind to the samba theme of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.
Juran is named after the Super Sentai team Zyuranger.
- Zenkai Juran is:
- The first Red Ranger not to be the figurehead of his team.
- The first dinosaur-themed Ranger on a non-dinosaur-themed team.
- The first Sentai Red Ranger to not be the lead protagonist of the show
- The only Kikainoid Zenkaiger whose past robot basis did not come from the 2000s like the others, and came instead from the 1990s.
- The only Kikainoid Zenkaiger whose actor has had a previous voice role in Super Sentai.
- Though his name is based on Zyuranger, official merchandise romanizes his name as "Juran" instead. 
- Juran is the only Kikainoid Zenkaiger with a sculpted mouth design. The others feature primarily a faceplate or implied mouths.
- TV Asahi's page for Zankai Juran.
- https://twitter.com/RedMemoraiza/status/1347614219198476288 Romanization as Juran