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"Dinosaur Power! Zenkai Juran![1]"
―Zenkai Juran's Roll Call[src]

"Bulk Waste Power! Zenkai Juran!"
―Zenkai Juran’s Roll Call in episode 6

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.[2][3][4] He is one of the first two Zenkaigers to be awakened, Juran himself acting second-in-command to Zenkaizer.

Character History

Arrviving Earth

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.Tvicon.pngNo. 1-kai! The World of Kikai is Kikikaikai!

Personality

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

Juran's blue LED lights on his arms

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.

Weaknesses

  • 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.

Forms

Zenkai Juran

"Juu-Roku Bang! Bang Bang! Bang Bang! Bang Bang! Babababang! Zenkai Juran!"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 195 cm[5]
  • 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.

Arsenal


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).

Appearances: Zenkaiger Episodes 1-

Transformation and Roll Call


Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

His suit actor is Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro) in his second Red Ranger role since Gosei Red in Tensou Sentai Goseiger, who previously served as suit actor for Kiramai Blue.[6]

Design

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.

Concept Art

Etymology

Juran is named after the Super Sentai team Zyuranger.

Notes

  • 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. [7]
  • Juran is the only Kikainoid Zenkaiger with a sculpted mouth design. The others feature primarily a faceplate or implied mouths.

Appearances


References

Icon-zenkaiger.png Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger
Rangers
Main: Kaito Goshikida - Juran - Gaon - Magine - Vroon - Zox Goldtweaker
Special: Zenkai Red
Gear
Transformation Devices
Transformation Gun Geartlinger (Geartozinger) - Geardalinger
Sentai Gears-related
Sentai Gears (Dark Sentai Gears) - Zenkai Buckle - Twokai Buckle
Weapons
Juran Sword and Juran Shield - Gaon Claw - Magine Stick - Vroon Picker
Mecha and Robos
JuranTyranno - GaonLion - MagineDragon - VroonDump
Giant Robos
Zenkai Gattai ZenkaiOh (ZenkaiOh JuraGaon - ZenkaiOh VrooMagine - ZenkaiOh JuraMagine - ZenkaiOh VrooGaon)
Allies
Secchan - Isao Goshikida - Mitsuko Goshikida - Yatsude Goshikida
Legendary Sentai Rangers: Tsuyoshi Kaijo - Sokichi Banba - Tsuruhime
Kikaitopia Dynasty Tojitendo
Leader: Great King Boccowaus
Generals: Mobile Commander Barashitara - Mechanic Officer Ijirude - Gege - Stacey
Worlds: Mushroom World - Ice World - Boxing World - Sushi World - Garbage World - Door World - Super Warumono World (Normal Warumono World)
Great Worlds: Great Mushroom World - Great Ice World - Great Boxing World - Great Sushi World - Great Garbage World
Grunts: Kudakks - Kudaiters - Kudaitests
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Red Rangers
Identities
Main Series
TsuyoshiGoroMasaoIppeiRyuusukeTakayukiKen'ichiHokutoShirouHiryuuJin
TakeruYusukeRikiGakuRyuGekiRyoSasukeGoroKyosukeKentaRyoumaMatoi
TatsuyaRyuyaKakeruYousukeRyougaBanKaiSatoruJanSosukeTakeruKaoruAlata
MarvelousHiromuDaigoRightTakaharuYamatoLuckyKairiKeiichiroKohJuruJuran
Spin-Offs
NobuoTakumaJuyong

Secondary Rangers
NaotoIkkouIsamuAkaRedTsurugi

Misc. Rangers
Eagle agentDummy Spade AceDeathdark RedGinga RedShadow Red HawkDora MirageChouryou
Copy RyuuRangerRyo's grandsonSS PamaanNeziRedCopy TimeRedCopyRedShade GaoRed
SatarakuraFake HurricaneRedFake KabutoRaigerSharkurumargueriteGyokuAssamEvil MagiRed
Evil Bouken RedKarthRetsudoResshinIoriSakuyaYukiyasuKoshinariAtsuhide
KatsunoshinAkitsuguAritsuguArishigeMorinobuSeisukeAkiraKōichirōYōjirōMasataka
HiromuEnterDai-kunDark AkaNingerYoshitakaTsumujiCetusYoshiharuZenkai Red

Power Sets
Main Series
AkarengerSpade AceBattle JapanDenziRedVulEagleGoggleRedDynaRedRed1ChangeDragon
Red FlashRed MaskRed FalconRed TurboFiveRedRed HawkTyrannoRangerRyuuRangerNinjaRed
OhRedRed RacerMegaRedGingaRedGoRedTimeRedTimeFireGaoRedHurricaneRedKabutoRaiger
AbaRedDekaRedMagiRedWolzard FireBouken RedAkaRedGekiRedGo-On RedShinken Red
Gosei RedGokai RedRed BusterRed CheetahKyoryu RedToQ 1gouAkaNinger
Zyuoh Eagle/Gorilla/WhaleShishi RedHouou SoldierLupin RedPatren 1gouRyusoul RedKirama RedZenkaiJuranZenkai Red
Spin-Offs
AkibaRedBrave Red Dino

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