|This article is about a/an series entry (the 16th) in the Super Sentai series.|
Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger (恐竜戦隊ジュウレンジャー Kyōryū Sentai Jūrenjā, translated into English as Dinosaur Squadron Beast Ranger) is the sixteenth installment in the Super Sentai franchise and the first Super Sentai series to be adapted into an installment of the American Power Rangers series. Footage from all 50 episodes were extensively used for the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The Core 5 Zyuranger costumes were used in all three seasons of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and were used as the original Power Rangers costumes while the Dragon Ranger costume was used as the Green Ranger's costume throughout Season 1 and in early Season 2. Zyuranger was a landmark series with the Super Sentai franchise, being the first series with a prehistoric animal motif, the first to incorporate fantasy elements instead of science fiction, the first to feature a mecha comprised entirely of robotic animals, and the first to feature a sixth ranger character.
The average ratings of the series was 7.1%..
- 1 Plot
- 2 Characters
- 3 Arsenal
- 4 Mecha
- 5 Episodes
- 6 Songs
- 7 Cast
- 8 Stage Shows
- 9 Toyline
- 10 International Broadcast
- 11 Notes
- 12 See Also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
- "From hundreds of millions of years ago, in the age of the dinosaurs, five warriors revive in the present time!"
170,000,000 years ago, five ancient human tribes, with the protection of the Guardian Beasts, coexisted with the dinosaurs. This ended when the evil Witch Bandora started a war on the dinosaurs because of the death of her son Kai. Bandora decided that the only way Kai's death could be avenged was if she sold her soul to Dai-Satan, an evil, almost ice-like head creature who had immense power and who later in the series could be summoned by Bandora. In the end, the five tribes were ruined and the dinosaurs became extinct. The Guardian Beasts sealed Bandora and her minions on the planet Nemesis before going into hibernation. In 1992, Nemesis returned to Earth's orbit. Two astronauts exploring the planet accidentally released her and her minions from their prison. With Bandora free, her arch-enemy, the Mysterious Sage Barza retreated to his underground lair 2,000 meters below the apartment building where he worked as a front. There, he revived the five Holy Warriors of Justice he had been guarding, who had been in suspended animation to be awakened when they were needed. These five were each a member of the ancient human tribes, who coexisted with the dinosaurs. With the aid of the Guardian Beasts, the Zyurangers fought Bandora and her Dora Monsters. Later in the series, after the five had become used to modern times, the leader's big brother comes forth with tales of jealousy and vengeance.
- Ancient Tribes
- Mysterious Sage Barza
- Fairy Tribes
- Spirit of Life Clotho (21-42)
- Sayaka Yamazaki (44)
- Good Samarian Old Lady (46)
- All Super Sentai
- Hiroshi (3 & 4)
- Emiko (9 & 10)
- Djinn's kids [incl. Yukari, Takuya & Mariko] (11)
- Kota Matsui (40-42)
The Bandora Gang
- Dai-Satan (30, 31 & 47-50)
- Witch Bandora
- Kai (Dahl Tribe Prince Kai) (47-50)
- Lami (19-50)
- Golems (1-29)
- Dokiita Golems (29-50)
- Dora Monsters
- Dora Titan (1 & 2)
- Dora Skeleton (2)
- Dora Minotaur (3 & 4)
- Dora Sphinx (5 & 6)
- Dora Goblin (7)
- Dora Circe (8)
- Dora Cockatrice (9)
- Dora Cockatrice II (10)
- Dora Argus (12)
- Dora Ladon (13)
- Dora Knight (15)
- Dora Endos (16)
- Dora Pixie (23)
- Dora Tortoise (24)
- Dora Tarantula (25)
- Dora Boogaranan (26)
- Dora Guzzler (27)
- Dokiita-Dora Monsters
- Dora Talos (47-50)
Individual Weapons and Team Blaster
- Legendary Weapons / Howling Cannon ◆◆◆◆◆
- Ryugekiken ◆
- Mothbreaker ◆
- Triceralance ◆
- Saber Daggers ◆
- Ptera Arrow ◆
- Zyusouken ◆
Guardian Beast System
- Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ➲ carrier mecha
- Kyukyoku Gattai Ultimate Daizyuzin ◆◆◆◆◆◆➲
- Alternate Combination - Gouryuuzin◆◆◆◆
- Ep. 1: The Birth (誕生 Tanjō)
- Ep. 2: The Revival (復活 Fukkatsu)
- Ep. 3: Fight in the Land of Despair (戦え絶望の大地 Ikusa e Zetsubō no Daichi)
- Ep. 4: Reawaken, Legendary Weapons (甦れ伝説の武器 Yomigaere Densetsu no Buki)
- Ep. 5: Scary Riddles (怖～いナゾナゾ Kowai Nazonazo)
- Ep. 6: Arise! Daizyuzin (立て!! 大獣神 Tate!! Daijūjin)
- Ep. 7: I Can See! I Can See! (みえる、みえる Mieru, Mieru)
- Ep. 8: Terror! Eaten In An Instant (恐怖! 瞬間喰い Kyōfu! Shunkan Tabei)
- Ep. 9: Run! Prince of The Eggs (走れタマゴ王子 Hashire Tamago Ōji)
- Ep. 10: Monkeys No More! (猿はもうイヤ! Saru wa Mou Iya!)
- Ep. 11: My Master! (ご主人さま! Goshujin-sama)
- Ep. 12: Papa's a Vampire!? (パパは吸血鬼!? Papa wa Kyūketsuki!?)
- Ep. 13: Fire! The Golden Arrow (射て! 黄金の矢 Ire! Ōgon no Ya)
- Ep. 14: Become Small! (小さくなァれ! Chiisaku Naare!)
- Ep. 15: Destroy! The Dark Super Sword (破れ! 暗黒超剣 Yabure! Ankoku Chō Ken)
- Ep. 16: The Great Sneeze Plot (クシャミ大作戦 Kushami Dai Sakusen)
- Ep. 17: The Sixth Hero (六人目の英雄 Rokuninme no Eiyū)
- Ep. 18: The Hate-Filled Brother's Sword (憎しみの兄弟剣 Nikushimi no Kyōdai Ken)
- Ep. 19: Female Warrior Scorpion! (女戦士サソリ! Onna Senshi Sasori!)
- Ep. 20: Daizyuzin's Last Day (大獣神最期の日 Daijūjin Saigo no Hi)
- Ep. 21: The Shugozyu's Great Riot (守護獣大あばれ Shugojū Dai Abare)
- Ep. 22: Combine! Gouryuzin (合体! 剛龍神 Gattai! Gōryūjin)
- Ep. 23: The Knuckleball of Infatuation (好きすき超魔球 Suki Suki Chō Makyū)
- Ep. 24: Hope Springs A-Turtle (カメでまんねん Kame de Mannen)
- Ep. 25: The Park Where Demons Dwell (悪魔のすむ公園 Akuma no Sumu Kōen)
- Ep. 26: Together Spirits in Shaved Ice (カキ氷にご用心 Kakigōri ni Goyō Kokoro)
- Ep. 27: I Want to Eat Mei (メイを食べたい Mei o Tabetai)
- Ep. 28: Great Upgrade! Clay Monsters (大改造! 粘土獣 Dai Kaizō! Nengo Jū)
- Ep. 29: A Mystery!? The Attacking Beast Knight God (謎!? 襲う獣騎神 Nazo!? Osō Jūkishin)
- Ep. 30: Satan Comes!! (サタンが来る!! Satan ga Kuru!!)
- Ep. 31: Reborn! The Ultimate God (復活! 究極の神 Fukkatsu! Kyūkyoku no Kami)
- Ep. 32: Geki! Slash Your Tears (ゲキよ涙を斬れ Geki yo Namida o Kire)
- Ep. 33: Teach Me! The Jewel of Bravery (教えて! 勇気玉 Oshiete! Yūki Tama)
- Ep. 34: Live, Burai! (ブライ生きて! Burai Ikite!)
- Ep. 35: Ninja Warrior, Boi (忍者戦士ボーイ Ninja Senshi Bōi)
- Ep. 36: Smash It! The Mirror of Death (くだけ! 死の鏡 Kudake! Shi no Kagami)
- Ep. 37: A Dinosaur is Born (恐竜が生まれる Kyōryū ga Umareru)
- Ep. 38: Princess Mei's Seven Metamorphoses (メイ姫七変化!! Mei-hime Shichi Henka)
- Ep. 39: A Subterranean Beast's Tears (地底獣の涙… Chitei Jū no Namida)
- Ep. 40: Burai's Departure of Death (ブライ死の出発 Burai Shi no Shuppatsu)
- Ep. 41: Blaze, Burai!! (燃えよブライ! Moe yo Burai!)
- Ep. 42: Burai Dies... (ブライ死す… Burai Shisu...)
- Ep. 43: Live Again! Zyusouken (甦れ! 獣奏剣 Yomigaere! Jūsōken)
- Ep. 44: Swordswoman! Japan's Best (女剣士! 日本一 Onna Kenshi! Nihon'ichi)
- Ep. 45: The Foolish Boy (バカヤロー少年 Bakayarō Shōnen)
- Ep. 46: Presenting! The Vicious Squadron (参上! 凶悪戦隊 Sanjō! Kyōaku Sentai)
- Ep. 47: Break in! The Final Deciding Battle (突入! 最終決戦 Totsunyū! Saishū Kessen)
- Ep. 48: The Son from the Darkness (闇からの息子 Yama Kara no Musuki)
- Ep. 49: The Gods Lost!! (神が負けた!! Kami ga Maketa!!)
- Final Ep.: Viva Dinosaurs (恐竜万歳 Kyōryū Banzai)
- Opening theme
- "Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger" (恐竜戦隊ジュウレンジャー Kyōryū Sentai Jūrenjā)
- Artist: Kenta Satou (佐藤 健太 Satō Kenta)
- Ending theme
- "Bouken Shite Rappapi-ya!" (冒険してラッパピーヤ! Bōken Shite Rappapīya!, Let's Have an Adventure, Rappapi-ya!)
- Artist: Pythagoras (ピタゴラス Pitagorasu)
- Mecha themes
- "Dragon Caesar no Uta" (ドラゴンシーザーのうた Doragon Shīzā no uta, "Dragon Caesar's Song")
- Artist: Funky Y.K.
- Insert themes
- "Kibou No Tsurugi" (希望の剣 Kibō No Tsurugi, "Sword of Hope")
- Artist: Tomomi Hiraishi (平石豊 茂美 Hiraishi Tomomi)
- "Tyrannoranger ~Akaki Yuushi~" (ティラノレンジャー・「赤き勇姿」 Tiranorenjā "Akaki Yūshi", "Tyrannoranger -The Crimson Hero-")
- Artist: Tomomi Hiraishi (平石豊 茂美 Hiraishi Tomomi)
- "Yumemiru Otome No Chikara Kobu" (夢見る乙女の力こぶ "The Strength of a Dreaming Maiden")
- Artist: Sayuri Saito (斉藤 小百合 Saitō Sayuri)
- Character theme
- "Dolla! ~Majo Bandora Theme~" (Dolla!~魔女バンドーラのテーマ~ Dora! !Majo Bandōra no Tēma~, "Dolla! ~Witch Bandora's Theme~")
- Geki: Yūta Mochizuki (望月 祐多 Mochizuki Yūta)
- Goushi: Seiju Umon (右門 青寿 Umon Seiju) (Credited under Aohisa Takayasu) (高安 青寿 Takayasu Aohisa)
- Dan: Hideki Fujiwara (藤原 秀樹 Fujiwara Hideki)
- Boi: Takumi Hashimoto (橋本 巧 Hashimoto Takumi)
- Mei: Reiko Chiba (千葉 麗子 Chiba Reiko)
- Burai: Shiro Izumi (和泉 史郎 Izumi Shirō)
- Burai (young): Hisashi Sakai (酒井 寿 Sakai Hisashi)
- The Witch Bandora: Machiko Soga (曽我 町子 Soga Machiko)
- Barza: Jun Tatara (多々良 純 Tatara Jun)
- Clotho: Mayumi Sakai (酒井 麻由美 Sakai Mayumi)
- Lamie: Ami Kawai (河合 亜美 Kawai Ami)
- Great Satan: Masahiko Urano (浦野 眞彦 Urano Masahiko)
- Kai: Issei Takahashi (高橋 一生 Takahashi Issei)
- Narrator: Tōru Ōhira (大平 透 Ōhira Tōru)
- Totpat: Kaoru Shinoda (篠田 薫 Shinoda Kaoru)
- Bokbak: Takeshi Watabe (渡部 猛 Watabe Takeshi)
- Grifforzer: Kan Tokumaru (徳丸 完 Tokumaru Kan)
- Pleprechuan: Yutaka Ōyama (大山 豊 Ōyama Yutaka)
- Golems, Dokiita Golems, Dora Cockatrice, Dora Cockatrice 2, Dora Silkis: Kazuhiko Kishino (岸野 一彦 Kishino Kazuhiko)
- Great Satan: Seizō Katō (加藤 精三 Katō Seizō)
- Tyrannosaurus, Daizyuzin, Goryuuzin: Eiji Maruyama (丸山 詠二 Maruyama Eiji)
- Saber Tiger, Dora Narcissus: Masaki Terasoma (寺杣 昌紀 Terasoma Masaki)
- Dora Franke, Zombie Franke, Satan Franke: Maroshi Tamura (田村 円 Tamura Maroshi)
- Dora Goldhorn: Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三 Iizuka Shōzō)
- TyrannoRanger: Hiroshi Maeda (前田 浩 Maeda Hiroshi), Kazutoshi Yokoyama (横山 一敏 Yokoyama Kazutoshi)
- MammothRanger: Naoki Ōfuji (大藤 直樹 Ōfuji Naoki), Hirofumi Ishigaki (石垣 広文 Ishigaki Hirofumi)
- TriceraRanger: Shoji Hachisuka (蜂須賀 昭二 Hachisuka Shoji), Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro)
- TigerRanger, Tyrannosaurus: Hirofumi Ishigaki (石垣広文 Ishigaki Hirofumi), Minoru Watanabe (渡辺 実 Watanabe Minoru)
- PteraRanger: Kiyohito Nakagawa (中川 清人 Nakagawa Kiyohito), Rie Murakami (村上 利恵 Murakami Rie)
- DragonRanger: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji), Yasuhiro Takeuchi (竹内 康博 Takeuchi Yasuhiro)
- Daizyuzin, Goryuuzin, Dragon Caesar, Totpat: Hideaki Kusaka (日下 秀昭 Kusaka Hideaki)
- Grifforzer: Takashi Sakamoto (坂本 隆 Sakamoto Takashi), Kazutoshi Yokoyama (横山 一敏 Yokoyama Kazutoshi)
- Bokbak: Minoru Watanabe (渡辺 実 Watanabe Minoru)
- Pleprechuan: Takako Iiboshi (飯干 隆子 Iiboshi Takako)
- Zyuranger Stage Show at Super Hero Korakuen Yuenchi
- Zyuranger Stage Show at Double Hero Korakuen Yuenchi
In the Philippines, the show aired on GMA Network in 2018.
- Zyuranger was a landmark series for the Super Sentai franchise in a number of ways:
- It was the first Sentai series to have a regular Sixth Ranger character (DragonRanger).
- First series to feature a mecha comprised entirely of robotic animals, and to have a prehistoric animal motif.
- First series to have a 7-piece animal mecha combination, Ultimate Daizyujin. Also first to have a 7-piece combination other than "all other mechas inside base" like Max Magma and Super Turbobuilder.
- First series to utilize fantasy elements over science-fiction.
- First series to be adapted as a Power Rangers series.
- The opening song and Shippo Piki Piki were performed by Kenta Satou who played Riki Honoo (Red Turbo) in the 1989 series Kousoku Sentai Turboranger, who also performed the Turboranger opening and ending themes as well as four insert songs.
- This is the only post-Fiveman season to not get an official tribute episode in Gokaiger.
- Although not the first series to have an animal-based mech (Livemans' Land Lion was the first one), Zyuranger's mechs were the first to be completely based on animals with no resemblance to other vehicles with animal motifs.
- Back when this series was in production, it was originally going to be titled Kyōryū Sentai Saurusman. And the Zyurangers (Who were called the Saurusmen at the time) were originally going to be a team of 3 boys and 2 girls (Red Tyranno (male), Black Brachio (male), Green Tricera (male), Yellow Stego (female) and Blue Ptera (female)) and their secondary mech was originally going to be a Mammoth.
- This is the first of only two seasons in which the team has a translation in kanji; the other being Goseiger.
- Due to the presence of the word zyu in the title (which is pronounced as jū, the Japanese word for ten), it was rumored this season would have ten Rangers. over twenty years later. Interestingly, a dinosaur-themed Sentai season with at least ten Rangers would appear
- The individual cockpits for the Guardian Beasts & Dragon Caesar, and the main cockpit Daizyujin, Goryuuzin, Zyutei Daizyujin & Ultimate Daizyujin are recycled from Choujin Sentai Jetman's individual cockpits for the Jet Machines and the main cockpit for Jet Icarus, Bird/Jet Garuda & Great Icarus from the previous season.
- Only two of the six Zyurangers (Red and Blue) have actual animals classified as dinosaurs as avatars. Despite close association with dinosaurs in popular consciousness of the time, the Sabretooth Tiger and Mammoth are extinct Pleistocene mammals, and the Pteranodon belongs to a separate taxon of prehistoric reptiles, Pterosauria. Dragon Caesar was based on the kaiju Godzilla, who is generally identified as a mutated or irratiated dinosaur and depicted with dragon-like traits. Dragon Ranger himself might be based on ancient beliefs that dinosaur fossils were the bones of dragons and other legendary creatures.
- This is the first series to get an official DVD set release in the U.S., thanks to Shout! Factory.
- This is the first Super Sentai series to feature a dinosaur theme.
- This is also the only season until Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger to have a Green Ranger as a regular Sixth Ranger.
- The cast of Zyuranger (Mei, Boi & Goushi) met the counterparts of American version "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" (Aisha & Jason) in 2015.
- Even though the series has its own background music, it also recycled some BGM's from Turboranger and Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman.
- The series itself is also included in the Mobile game Super Robot Wars X-Ω as a limited-time event, making it the first Tokusatsu series to debut in a Super Robot Wars game.
- Zyuranger is the only Sentai series that had all of its monsters of the week appear in Power Rangers.
- If movies and specials are not counted, Gekiranger and Kyoryuger share that distinction.
- However, one of Kyoryuger's monsters would be used in Super Ninja Steel instead
- If movies and specials are not counted, Gekiranger and Kyoryuger share that distinction.
- This is the only Dinosaur themed Sentai who have a 5-piece robo combination by default.
- Abaranger only started with 3 Rangers.
- Kyoryuger and Ryusoulger start with 5 Rangers, but the default robo combination is red/blue/pink.
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 1) - Power Rangers counterpart . See comparison page.
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 2) - Power Rangers counterpart . See comparison page. (reused the suits & villains)
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Season 3) - Power Rangers counterpart . See comparison page. (reused the suits & villains)
- Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers - Power Rangers counterpart . See comparison page. (reused the villains)
- Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger at super-sentai.net
- Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger at Wikipedia
- Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger at Japanese Wikipedia
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