Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger

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Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger
Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Title Logo.png
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Action/fantasy fiction
Created by
Written by
Directed by
  • Takayuki Shibasaki
  • Hiroyuki Katō
  • Shōjirō Nakazawa
  • Noboru Takemoto
  • Teruaki Sugihara
Starring
Narrated byChō
Opening theme"Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger"
Performed by Hideaki Takatori (Project.R)
Ending theme"Let's! Zyuoh Dance"
Performed by Yohei Onishi (Project.R)
Composer(s)Koichiro Kameyama
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes48 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)
  • Motoi Sasaki (TV Asahi)
  • Chihiro Inoue (TV Asahi)
  • Takaaki Utsunomiya (Toei)
  • Hiroaki Shibata (Toei)
  • Takashi Mochizuki (Toei)
  • Kōichi Yada (Toei Agency)
  • Akihiro Fukada (Toei Agency)
Running time24–25 minutes
Production company(s)
  • TV Asahi
  • Toei Company
  • Toei Agency
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseFebruary 14, 2016 (2016-02-14) –
February 5, 2017 (2017-02-05)
Chronology
Preceded byShuriken Sentai Ninninger
Followed byUchu Sentai Kyuranger
External links
Official website (TV Asahi)
Official website (Toei Company)

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (動物戦隊ジュウオウジャー, Dōbutsu Sentai Jūōjā) is a Japanese Tokusatsu television series and the 40th entry of Toei's long-running Super Sentai metaseries, following Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. Zyuohger premiered February 14, 2016, joining Kamen Rider Ghost, and later, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid in the Super Hero Time line-up on TV Asahi affiliate stations, until its conclusion on February 5, 2017. Released as part of Super Sentai's 40th anniversary and Toei's "Super Hero Year", Zyuohger is the fourth series in the franchise whose central theme is animals, 28 years after Choujuu Sentai Liveman, 15 years after Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger and 9 years after Juken Sentai Gekiranger.[1][2] The series also has a Minecraft-inspired & Rubik's cube motif. The lead screenwriter for the series is Junko Kōmura.

The cast and characters were revealed at an event at Tokyo Dome City on January 23 and 24, 2016,[3] while the characters had their official debut in the film Shuriken Sentai Ninninger vs. ToQger the Movie: Ninja in Wonderland.

Story[edit]

Yamato Kazakiri, a zoologist, uncovers Zyuland, a world inhabited by an anthropomorphic animal race known as the Zyumans (ジューマン, Jūman). However, it coincides with the arrival of the Dethgaliens (デスガリアン, Desugarian) from outer space who have chosen the Earth to be the site of their 100th Blood Game (ブラッドゲーム, Buraddo Gēmu) competition. Four of the Zyumans – the shark woman Sela, the lion man Leo, the elephant man Tusk, and the tiger woman Amu – try to defend Zyuland from the Dethgaliens but their fight takes them to Earth, with Yamato in tow, and it is revealed that he possesses an artifact known as the Champion's Proof, the fifth of a set also possessed by his Zyuman companions. The Champion's Proofs transform into devices that allow the five of them to transform into the Zyuohgers and fight the Dethgalien general attacking the Earth. After the fight, the Zyumans realize that they are now trapped in the human world, as there needs to be six Champion's Proofs for them to return to Zyuland. Yamato helps the four Zyumans live in the human world while they search for the sixth Champion's Proof, all the while continuing to battle the Dethgaliens who have added the Zyuohgers to their Blood Game festivities, which become even more intense when the invaders kidnap the human Misao Mondo and transform him into an artificial Zyuohger to fight in their stead. However, once the Zyuohgers release Misao from the Dethgaliens' control, he joins their side as Zyuoh The World, while Bado, an old acquaintance of Yamato's family, later uses the sixth and final Champion's Proof to join the fight as Zyuoh Bird.[1][2]

Episodes[edit]

No. English title
Original Japanese title
Writer Original airdate
1"The Exciting Animal Land"
Transcription: "Dokidoki Dōbutsu Rando" (Japanese: どきどき動物ランド)
Junko KōmuraFebruary 14, 2016 (2016-02-14)
2"Don't Underestimate This Planet"
Transcription: "Kono Hoshi o Nameru na yo" (Japanese: この星をなめるなよ)
Junko KōmuraFebruary 21, 2016 (2016-02-21)
3"I Want to Go Home but We Can't Go Home"
Transcription: "Kaeritai kedo Kaerenai" (Japanese: 帰りたいけど帰れない)
Junko KōmuraFebruary 28, 2016 (2016-02-28)
4"Roar in the Ring"
Transcription: "Ringu ni Hoero" (Japanese: リングに吼えろ)
Junko KōmuraMarch 6, 2016 (2016-03-06)
5"Champion of the Jungle"
Transcription: "Janguru no Ōja" (Japanese: ジャングルの王者)
Junko KōmuraMarch 13, 2016 (2016-03-13)
6"A Wild Present"
Transcription: "Wairudo na Purezento" (Japanese: ワイルドなプレゼント)
Junko KōmuraMarch 20, 2016 (2016-03-20)
7"Go-Go-Go Ghost Appears"
Transcription: "Gogogo Gōsuto ga Deta" (Japanese: ゴゴゴゴーストが出た)
Naruhisa ArakawaMarch 27, 2016 (2016-03-27)
8"Savanna's Melody"
Transcription: "Sabanna no Merodī" (Japanese: サバンナのメロディー)
Junko KōmuraApril 3, 2016 (2016-04-03)
9"The Endless Day"
Transcription: "Owaranai Ichinichi" (Japanese: 終わらない一日)
Naruhisa ArakawaApril 10, 2016 (2016-04-10)
10"The Most Dangerous Game"
Transcription: "Mottmo Kiken na Gēmu" (Japanese: 最も危険なゲーム)
Junko KōmuraApril 17, 2016 (2016-04-17)
11"Animal Assembly"
Transcription: "Dōbutsu Daishūgō" (Japanese: 動物大集合)
Junko KōmuraApril 24, 2016 (2016-04-24)
12"The Short-Nosed Elephant"
Transcription: "Hana no Mijikai Zō" (Japanese: はなのみじかいゾウ)
Jin TanakaMay 1, 2016 (2016-05-01)
13"The Summit Witness"
Transcription: "Sanchō no Mokugekisha" (Japanese: 山頂の目撃者)
Junko KōmuraMay 8, 2016 (2016-05-08)
14"The Foolish Lying Thief"
Transcription: "Usotsuki Dorobō Obaka-kei" (Japanese: ウソつきドロボーおバカ系)
Naruhisa ArakawaMay 15, 2016 (2016-05-15)
15"The Terrifying Sniper"
Transcription: "Senritsu no Sunaipā" (Japanese: 戦慄のスナイパー)
Naruhisa ArakawaMay 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)
16"Find Zyumans"
Transcription: "Jūman o Sagase" (Japanese: ジューマンをさがせ)
Jin TanakaMay 29, 2016 (2016-05-29)
17"The Extra Player's Intrusion"
Transcription: "Ekusutora Pureiyā, Rannyū" (Japanese: エクストラプレイヤー、乱入)
Junko KōmuraJune 5, 2016 (2016-06-05)
18"Etched Terror"
Transcription: "Kizamareta Kyōfu" (Japanese: きざまれた恐怖)
Junko KōmuraJune 12, 2016 (2016-06-12)
19"Who to Believe in"
Transcription: "Shinjiru no wa Dare" (Japanese: 信じるのは誰)
Junko KōmuraJune 26, 2016 (2016-06-26)
20"Champion of the World"
Transcription: "Sekai no Ōja" (Japanese: 世界の王者)
Junko KōmuraJuly 3, 2016 (2016-07-03)
21"Prison Break"
Transcription: "Purizun Bureiku" (Japanese: プリズン・ブレイク)
Junko KōmuraJuly 17, 2016 (2016-07-17)
22"Awakening? Is It Wrong?"
Transcription: "Kakusei ka? Kanchigai ka?" (Japanese: 覚醒か?カン違いか?)
Junko KōmuraJuly 24, 2016 (2016-07-24)
23"Megabeast Hunter"
Transcription: "Kyojū Hantā" (Japanese: 巨獣ハンター)
Junko KōmuraJuly 31, 2016 (2016-07-31)
24"Revived Memory"
Transcription: "Yomigaeru Kioku" (Japanese: よみがえる記憶)
Junko KōmuraAugust 7, 2016 (2016-08-07)
25"Unhappy Camera"
Transcription: "Anhappī Kamera" (Japanese: アンハッピー・カメラ)
Jin TanakaAugust 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)
26"I Want to Protect the Precious Day"
Transcription: "Taisetsu na Hi o Mamoritai" (Japanese: 大切な日を守りたい)
Jin TanakaAugust 21, 2016 (2016-08-21)
27"Which One Is Real?"
Transcription: "Honmono wa Dotchi da?" (Japanese: 本物はどっちだ?)
Naruhisa ArakawaAugust 28, 2016 (2016-08-28)
28"The Space Pirates Return"
Transcription: "Kaettekita Uchū Kaizoku" (Japanese: 帰ってきた宇宙海賊)
Junko KōmuraSeptember 4, 2016 (2016-09-04)
29"Champion of the Champions"
Transcription: "Ōja no Naka no Ōja" (Japanese: 王者の中の王者)
Junko KōmuraSeptember 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)
30"The Legendary Megabeast"
Transcription: "Densetsu no Kyojū" (Japanese: 伝説の巨獣)
Junko KōmuraSeptember 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)
31"When the Megabeast Stands"
Transcription: "Kyojū Tatsu Toki" (Japanese: 巨獣立つ時)
Junko KōmuraSeptember 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)
32"The Dark Side of the Heart"
Transcription: "Kokoro wa Uraomote" (Japanese: 心は裏表)
Kento ShimoyamaOctober 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)
33"Nekodamashi and Gratitude"
Transcription: "Nekodamashi no Ongaeshi" (Japanese: 猫だましの恩返し)
Kento ShimoyamaOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)
34"The Megabeast Hunter Strikes Back"
Transcription: "Kyojū Hantā no Gyakushū" (Japanese: 巨獣ハンターの逆襲)
Junko KōmuraOctober 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)
35"The Last Day of the Zyuohgers"
Transcription: "Jūōjā Saigo no Hi" (Japanese: ジュウオウジャー最後の日)
Junko KōmuraOctober 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)
36"The Prince of Halloween"
Transcription: "Harowin no Ōji-sama" (Japanese: ハロウィンの王子様)
Jin TanakaOctober 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)
37"Champion of the Heavens"
Transcription: "Tenkū no Ōja" (Japanese: 天空の王者)
Junko KōmuraNovember 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)
38"High in the Sky, Flying Wings"
Transcription: "Sora Takaku, Tsubasa Mau" (Japanese: 空高く、翼舞う)
Junko KōmuraNovember 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)
39"Calories and a Necklace"
Transcription: "Karorī to Nekkuresu" (Japanese: カロリーとネックレス)
Jin TanakaNovember 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)
40"Men's Aesthetics"
Transcription: "Otoko no Bigaku" (Japanese: 男の美学)
Jin TanakaDecember 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)
41"The First and the Last Chance"
Transcription: "Saisho de Saigo no Chansu" (Japanese: 最初で最後のチャンス)
Junko KōmuraDecember 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)
42"The Fate of This Planet"
Transcription: "Kono Hoshi no Yukue" (Japanese: この星の行方)
Junko KōmuraDecember 18, 2016 (2016-12-18)
43"The Christmas Witness"
Transcription: "Kurisumasu no Mokugekisha" (Japanese: クリスマスの目撃者)
Junko KōmuraDecember 25, 2016 (2016-12-25)
44"Champion of Humanity"
Transcription: "Jinrui no Ōja" (Japanese: 人類の王者)
Junko KōmuraJanuary 8, 2017 (2017-01-08)
45"The Broken Seal"
Transcription: "Toketa Fūin" (Japanese: 解けた封印)
Junko KōmuraJanuary 15, 2017 (2017-01-15)
46"The Immortal God of Destruction"
Transcription: "Fujimi no Hakaishin" (Japanese: 不死身の破壊神)
Junko KōmuraJanuary 22, 2017 (2017-01-22)
47"The Last Game"
Transcription: "Saigo no Gēmu" (Japanese: 最後のゲーム)
Junko KōmuraJanuary 29, 2017 (2017-01-29)
48"Earth Is Our Home"
Transcription: "Chikyū wa Waga Ya sa" (Japanese: 地球は我が家さ)
Junko KōmuraFebruary 5, 2017 (2017-02-05)


Films[edit]

The Zyuohgers made their debut appearance in Shuriken Sentai Ninninger vs. ToQger the Movie: Ninja in Wonderland, released in Japanese theaters on January 23, 2016.[1]

The Exciting Circus Panic![edit]

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger the Movie: The Exciting Circus Panic! (劇場版 動物戦隊ジュウオウジャー ドキドキ サーカス パニック!, Gekijōban Dōbutsu Sentai Jūōjā Dokidoki Sākasu Panikku!) was released in Japanese theaters on August 6, 2016, double-billed with the film for Kamen Rider Ghost.[4] The event of the movie takes place between Episode 22 and 23.

Zyuohger vs. Ninninger[edit]

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Super Sentai's Message from the Future (劇場版 動物戦隊ジュウオウジャーVSニンニンジャー 未来からのメッセージfromスーパー戦隊, Gekijōban Dōbutsu Sentai Jūōjā Tai Ninninjā Mirai kara no Messēji Furomu Sūpā Sentai), is a feature film featuring a crossover between Zyuohger and Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, released on January 14, 2017. The event of the movie takes place between Episode 38 and 39.

Ultra Super Hero Taisen[edit]

A crossover film, titled Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Ultra Super Hero Taisen (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊 超スーパーヒーロー大戦, Kamen Raidā × Supā Sentai Chō Supā Hīrō Taisen) featuring the casts of Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, Amazon Riders and Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, was released in Japan on March 25, 2017.[5] This movie will celebrate 10th anniversary of Kamen Rider Den-O who also appear in this movie. It also features the spaceship Andor Genesis from the Xevious game, which serves to be used by the movie's main antagonists, as well as introducing the movie-exclusive Kamen Rider True Brave played by Kamen Rider Brave's actor Toshiki Seto from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, and villain Shocker Great Leader III played by the singer Diamond Yukai. In addition, individual actors from older Kamen Rider and Super Sentai TV series, Ryohei Odai (Kamen Rider Ryuki), Gaku Matsumoto (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger), Atsushi Maruyama (Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger), and Hiroya Matsumoto (Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters) reprise their respective roles.

Super Doubutsu Taisen[edit]

Super Animal War (スーパー動物大戦, Sūpā Dōbutsu Taisen) is included as part of the Blu-ray releases of Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger. It comprises four episodes, featuring characters from previous Super Sentai series, as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the franchise. The event of the special takes place between Episode 29 and 30.

V-Cinema[edit]

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Returns: Give Me Your Life! Earth Champion Tournament (帰ってきた動物戦隊ジュウオウジャー お命頂戴!地球王者決定戦, Kaettekita Dōbutsu Sentai Jūōjā Oinochi Chōdai! Chikyū Ōja Ketteisen) is a direct-to-video film to be released on June 28, 2017. Original characters (Dethgalien executives and Perle) are set to return in addition to new casts, such as rakugoka Hayashiya Taihei as Pocane Daniro and Rie Kugimiya as Lilian.[6][7] The film also features the movie-exclusive Zyuoh Condor. The event of the movie takes place after the final episode of the series.

Cast[edit]

  • Yamato Kazakiri (風切 大和, Kazakiri Yamato): Masaki Nakao (中尾 暢樹, Nakao Masaki)
  • Sela (セラ, Sera): Miki Yanagi (柳 美稀, Yanagi Miki)
  • Leo (レオ, Reo): Shohei Nanba (南羽 翔平, Nanba Shōhei)
  • Tusk (タスク, Tasuku): Tsurugi Watanabe (渡邉 剣, Watanabe Tsurugi)
  • Amu (アム): Haruka Tateishi (立石 晴香, Tateishi Haruka)
  • Misao Mondo (門藤 操, Mondō Misao): Naoki Kunishima (國島 直希, Kunishima Naoki)
  • Mario Mori (森 真理夫, Mori Mario): Susumu Terajima (寺島 進, Terajima Susumu)
  • Bud (バド, Bado): Kohei Murakami (村上 幸平, Murakami Kōhei)
  • Ginis (ジニス, Jinisu, Voice): Kazuhiko Inoue (井上 和彦, Inoue Kazuhiko)
  • Azald (アザルド, Azarudo, Voice): Jouji Nakata (中田 譲治, Nakata Jōji)
  • Quval (クバル, Kubaru, Voice): Mitsuo Iwata (岩田 光央, Iwata Mitsuo)
  • Naria (ナリア, Voice): Minako Kotobuki (寿 美菜子, Kotobuki Minako)
  • Bangray (バングレイ, Bangurei, Voice): Nobutoshi Canna (神奈 延年, Kanna Nobutoshi)
  • Narration, Zyuohger Equipment Voice, Cetus (ケタス, Ketasu, Voice): Chō (チョー)

Guest cast[edit]

  • Takeru Tenkūji (天空寺 タケル, Tenkūji Takeru, 7): Shun Nishime (西銘 駿, Nishime Shun)
  • Yurusen (ユルセン, Voice; 7): Aoi Yūki (悠木 碧, Yūki Aoi)
  • Genkuro Oiwa (大岩 源九郎, Ōiwa Genkurō, 12): Masami Horiuchi (堀内 正美, Horiuchi Masami)
  • Yuri Igarashi (五十嵐 百合, Igarashi Yuri, 13): Sayuri Inoue (井上 小百合, Inoue Sayuri, of Nogizaka46)
  • Captain Marvelous (キャプテン・マーベラス, Kyaputen Māberasu, 28, 29): Ryota Ozawa (小澤 亮太, Ozawa Ryōta)
  • Joe Gibken (ジョー・ギブケン, Jō Gibuken, 28, 29): Yuki Yamada (山田 裕貴, Yamada Yūki)
  • Luka Millfy (ルカ・ミルフィ, Ruka Mirufi, 28, 29): Mao Ichimichi (市道 真央, Ichimichi Mao)
  • Don Dogoier (ドン・ドッゴイヤー, Don Doggoiyā, 28, 29): Kazuki Shimizu (清水 一希, Shimizu Kazuki)
  • Ahim de Famille (アイム・ド・ファミーユ, Aimu do Famīyu, 28, 29): Yui Koike (小池 唯, Koike Yui)
  • Gai Ikari (伊狩 鎧, Ikari Gai, 28, 29): Junya Ikeda (池田 純矢, Ikeda Jun'ya)
  • Navi (ナビィ, Nabyi, Voice; 28, 29): Yukari Tamura (田村 ゆかり, Tamura Yukari)
  • Mobilate Voice (28, 29): Tomokazu Seki (関 智一, Seki Tomokazu)
  • Boy (38): Hikari Tobita (飛田 光里, Tobita Hikari)
  • Rei (, 39): Hiroaki Iwanaga (岩永 洋昭, Iwanaga Hiroaki)
  • Kageyuki Kazakiri (風切 景幸, Kazakiri Kageyuki, 42, 45-Finale): Tomiyuki Kunihiro (国広 富之, Kunihiro Tomiyuki)
  • Reporter (43): Minase Yashiro (八代 みなせ, Yashiro Minase)

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
  • "Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger" (動物戦隊ジュウオウジャー, Dōbutsu Sentai Jūōjā)[8]
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi (藤林 聖子, Fujibayashi Shōko)[8]
    • Composition: Hideaki Takatori
    • Arrangement: Hiroaki Kagoshima (籠島 裕昌, Kagoshima Hiroaki) (Project.R)[8]
    • Artist: Hideaki Takatori (高取 ヒデアキ, Takatori Hideaki) (Project.R)[9]
    • Instruments: Zetki (Z旗, Zettoki)
    • Chorus: Young Fresh (ヤング・フレッシュ, Yangu Furesshu)[8]
Ending themes
  • "Let's! Zyuoh Dance" (レッツ! ジュウオウダンス, Rettsu! Jūō Dansu)[8]
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi[8]
    • Composition & Arrangement: Takayoshi Tanimoto (谷本 貴義, Tanimoto Takayoshi) (Project.R)[8]
    • Artist: Yohei Onishi (大西 洋平, Ōnishi Yōhei) (Project.R)[9]
    • Chorus: Young Fresh[8]
    • Episodes: 1-27, 30-47
  • "Super Sentai Hero Getter 2016" (スーパー戦隊ヒーローゲッター2016, Sūpā Sentai Hīrō Gettā Nisenjūroku)
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi, Naruhisa Arakawa (荒川 稔久, Arakawa Naruhisa)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kenichiro Ohishi (大石 憲一郎, Ōishi Ken'ichirō) (Project.R)
    • Artist: Project.R
    • Instruments: Zetki
    • Episodes: 28, 29
  • "Let's! Zyuoh Dance Extra Whale Edition" (レッツ! ジュウオウダンス エクストラ・ホエールエディション, Rettsu! Jūō Dansu Ekusutora Hoēru Edishon)
    • Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
    • Composition & Arrangement: Takayoshi Tanimoto (Project.R)
    • Artist: Yohei Onishi (Project.R)
    • Chorus: Young Fresh
    • Episodes: 48

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