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Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger (恐竜戦隊ジュウレンジャー(獣連者) 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 series was also distributed internationally towards other neighboring Asian regions such as Hong Kong and Thailand, where the series was dubbed into Cantonese Chinese and Thai (with multiple dubs). And then evenutally, a licensed sub was released on February 17, 2015[1] by Shout! Factory, making it the first fully-subtitled Super Sentai to be officially released in North America.

The average ratings of the series was 7.1%.[2].


Glowing Zyuranger Insignia

A Zyuranger insignia

"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.




Zyurangers' Roll Call (EP 1-16)

Zyurangers (episode 1-16)

Zyuranger (Team)


Zyuranger Unhenshined

Civilian Zyurangers (with Barza)

Main article: Zyurangers
Designation Name Actor
TyrannoRanger Geki Yuta Mochizuki
MammothRanger Goushi Seiju Umon
TriceraRanger Dan Hideki Fujiwara
TigerRanger Boi Takumi Hashimoto
PteraRanger Mei Reiko Chiba
DragonRanger Burai Shiro Izumi

Fake Zyuranger

Main article: Fake Zyuranger (46)
Fake TyrannoRanger Dora Mirage
Fake MammothRanger Fake MammothRanger
TriceraRanger Fake TriceraRanger
TigerRanger Fake TigerRanger
PteraRanger Fake PteraRanger





Main article: Arsenal (Zyuranger)

Transformation Devices

Multi-use Devices


Individual Weapons and Team Blaster

Defensive Armor



Main article: Mecha (Zyuranger)
Main article: Mecha (Zyuranger)

Guardian Beast System

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ➲ carrier mecha; see Style Guide for rules on icon colors


Main article: Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger Episodes
  1. Ep. 1: The Birth (誕生 Tanjō)
  2. Ep. 2: The Revival (復活 Fukkatsu)
  3. Ep. 3: Fight in the Land of Despair (戦え絶望の大地 Ikusa e Zetsubō no Daichi)
  4. Ep. 4: Reawaken, Legendary Weapons (甦れ伝説の武器 Yomigaere Densetsu no Buki)
  5. Ep. 5: Scary Riddles (怖~いナゾナゾ Kowai Nazonazo)
  6. Ep. 6: Arise! Daizyuzin (立て!! 大獣神 Tate!! Daijūjin)
  7. Ep. 7: I Can See! I Can See! (みえる、みえる Mieru, Mieru)
  8. Ep. 8: Terror! Eaten In An Instant (恐怖! 瞬間喰い Kyōfu! Shunkan Tabei)
  9. Ep. 9: Run! Prince of The Eggs (走れタマゴ王子 Hashire Tamago Ōji)
  10. Ep. 10: Monkeys No More! (猿はもうイヤ! Saru wa Mou Iya!)
  11. Ep. 11: My Master! (ご主人さま! Goshujin-sama)
  12. Ep. 12: Papa's a Vampire!? (パパは吸血鬼!? Papa wa Kyūketsuki!?)
  13. Ep. 13: Fire! The Golden Arrow (射て! 黄金の矢 Ire! Ōgon no Ya)
  14. Ep. 14: Become Small! (小さくなァれ! Chiisaku Naare!)
  15. Ep. 15: Destroy! The Dark Super Sword (破れ! 暗黒超剣 Yabure! Ankoku Chō Ken)
  16. Ep. 16: The Great Sneeze Plot (クシャミ大作戦 Kushami Dai Sakusen)
  17. Ep. 17: The Sixth Hero (六人目の英雄 Rokuninme no Eiyū)
  18. Ep. 18: The Hate-Filled Brother's Sword (憎しみの兄弟剣 Nikushimi no Kyōdai Ken)
  19. Ep. 19: Female Warrior Scorpion! (女戦士サソリ! Onna Senshi Sasori!)
  20. Ep. 20: Daizyuzin's Last Day (大獣神最期の日 Daijūjin Saigo no Hi)
  21. Ep. 21: The Guardian Beast's Great Riot (守護獣大あばれ Shugojū Dai Abare)
  22. Ep. 22: Combine! Gouryuzin (合体! 剛龍神 Gattai! Gōryūjin)
  23. Ep. 23: The Knuckleball of Infatuation (好きすき超魔球 Suki Suki Chō Makyū)
  24. Ep. 24: Hope Springs A-Turtle (カメでまんねん Kame de Mannen)
  25. Ep. 25: The Park Where Demons Dwell (悪魔のすむ公園 Akuma no Sumu Kōen)
  26. Ep. 26: Be Careful of Shaved Ice (カキ氷にご用心 Kakigōri ni Goyō Kokoro)
  27. Ep. 27: Mei On A Silver Platter (メイを食べたい Mei o Tabetai)
  28. Ep. 28: Clay Monsters, New And Improved (大改造! 粘土獣 Dai Kaizō! Nengo Jū)
  29. Ep. 29: A Mystery!? The Attacking Beast Knight God (謎!? 襲う獣騎神 Nazo!? Osō Jūkishin)
  30. Ep. 30: Satan Comes!! (サタンが来る!! Satan ga Kuru!!)
  31. Ep. 31: Reborn! The Ultimate God (復活! 究極の神 Fukkatsu! Kyūkyoku no Kami)
  32. Ep. 32: Geki! Slash Your Tears (ゲキよ涙を斬れ Geki yo Namida o Kire)
  33. Ep. 33: Teach Me! The Jewel of Bravery (教えて! 勇気玉 Oshiete! Yūki Tama)
  34. Ep. 34: Live, Burai! (ブライ生きて! Burai Ikite!)
  35. Ep. 35: Ninja Warrior, Boi (忍者戦士ボーイ Ninja Senshi Bōi)
  36. Ep. 36: Smash It! The Mirror of Death (くだけ! 死の鏡 Kudake! Shi no Kagami)
  37. Ep. 37: A Dinosaur is Born (恐竜が生まれる Kyōryū ga Umareru)
  38. Ep. 38: Princess Mei's Seven Metamorphoses (メイ姫七変化!! Mei-hime Shichi Henka)
  39. Ep. 39: A Subterranean Beast's Tears (地底獣の涙… Chitei Jū no Namida)
  40. Ep. 40: Burai's Departure of Death (ブライ死の出発 Burai Shi no Shuppatsu)
  41. Ep. 41: Blaze, Burai!! (燃えよブライ! Moe yo Burai!)
  42. Ep. 42: Burai Dies... (ブライ死す… Burai Shisu...)
  43. Ep. 43: Live Again! Zyusouken (甦れ! 獣奏剣 Yomigaere! Jūsōken)
  44. Ep. 44: Swordswoman! Japan's Best (女剣士! 日本一 Onna Kenshi! Nihon'ichi)
  45. Ep. 45: The Foolish Boy (バカヤロー少年 Bakayarō Shōnen)
  46. Ep. 46: Presenting! The Vicious Sentai (参上! 凶悪戦隊 Sanjō! Kyōaku Sentai)
  47. Ep. 47: Break in! The Final Deciding Battle (突入! 最終決戦 Totsunyū! Saishū Kessen)
  48. Ep. 48: The Son from the Darkness (闇からの息子 Yama Kara no Musuki)
  49. Ep. 49: The Gods Lost!! (神が負けた!! Kami ga Maketa!!)
  50. Final Ep.: Viva Dinosaurs (恐竜万歳 Kyōryū Banzai)


  1. Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger Dino Video


Main article: Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger Soundtracks
Opening theme
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!)
Mecha themes
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)
Character theme


Voice performers

Suit Actors

Stage Shows



Main article: Zyuranger (Toyline)


  • 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 have a prehistoric animal motif.
    • First series to have a seven-piece animal mecha combination, Ultimate Daizyujin.
    • 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 and also performed this series' opening and ending, as well as four insert songs.
  • This is the only post-Fiveman season to not get an official tribute episode in Gokaiger, however, one of the Zyurangers does make an appearance in Episode 50, including having a Legend Shift.
  • Although not the first series to have an animal-based mech, 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 Rangers 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.
  • 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. Tvicon TV STORY-Ep. 2: What’s a “Kaiger”?
  • The individual cockpits for the Guardian Beasts and Dragon Caesar, and the main cockpit Daizyujin, Goryuuzin, Zyutei Daizyujin, and 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, and Great Icarus from the previous season.
  • Only two of the six Zyurangers (Red and Blue) have animals classified as dinosaurs. The others are all non-dinosaurs, despite close association with dinosaurs in popular consciousness of the time and since.
    • The "sabretoothed tiger" (real name Smilodon) and Woolly Mammoth are extinct Pleistocene mammals from a time long after the extinction even that wiped out non-avian dinosaurs
    • The Pteranodon was contemporaneous with some dinosaurs, coming from the Cretaceous Period, but belongs to a separate family of prehistoric reptiles related to, but distinct from dinosaurs, pterosauria.
    • Dragon Caesar was based on daikaiju like Godzilla, who is generally identified as a mutated or irradiated dinosaur or dragon, with other traits from European dragons.
    • King Brachion is the only other mecha in the show whom is based on an actual dinosaur, Brachiosaurus, though this animal lived in a time far older than the late-Cretaceous Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus.
At Long last..

Zyuranger US DVD packaging

  • This is the first series to get an official DVD set release in the U.S. from Shout! Factory.
Zyurangers meets Mighty Morphin

(From left to right) Reiko Chiba, Takumi Hashimoto, Karan Ashley, Austin St. John, and Seiju Umon at Lexington Comic Con panel in 2015.

  • The cast of Zyuranger (Mei, Boi, and Goushi) met their counterparts from "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" (Aisha and Jason) in 2015.
  • Even though the series has its own background music, it recycled some music from Turboranger and Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman.
  • The series itself is 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.[3]
  • Zyuranger is the only Sentai series that had all of its monsters of the week appear in Power Rangers.
  • As of 2022, Zyuranger is currently the last Super Sentai series to not have its own movie.

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