Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger
Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger is the 40th season of the Super Sentai franchise. It ran from February 14, 2016 - February 5, 2017. It succeeded Shuriken Sentai Ninninger and preceded Uchu Sentai Kyuranger. The former being an awful season and the latter being another good season.
It is estimated that approximately 800 million species of organisms live on Earth. However, we have only discovered about 170 million of those species. On the planet Earth, there are still many creatures that nobody knew about at all.
Why It Rocks
- The rangers are very likable; especially Yamato Kazakiri/ZyuohEagle.
- It promotes the environment.
- The suit designs are really nice to look at, even Misao Mondou/Zyuoh TheWorld's.
- Misao's origin is also a nice contrast to the reproduction of plants and animals and synthetic experiments such as himself.
- They teamed up with Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, another great Super Sentai team.
- Coincidentally, they're both anniversary seasons as Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger celebrates the 35th, Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger celebrates the 40th.
- Compared to the infamous last three Super Sentai seasons it was based on, It was a massive improvement over their predecessor (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger) and even Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger.
- The Deathgalien led by Ginis is an extremely threatening villains.
- The villains themselves are likable too, including Ginis, Quval, Azald, and Bangray.
- Most of the rangers truly being animals (Sela/Zyuoh Shark, Leo/Zyuoh Lion, Tusk/Zyuoh Elephant, and Amu/Zyuoh Tiger) is very unique. The exceptions are Yamato Kazakiri/Zyuoh Eagle and Misao Mondou/Zyuoh TheWorld due to that Yamato is a zoologist, and the latter was a synthetic experiment who was originally evil.
- The opening and ending songs are very catchy.
- Too much focus on Misao Mondou during later episodes.
- There are some unlikable characters such as Misao Mondou.
- The whole team didn’t team up with Uchu Sentai Kyuranger (Mainly because the latter took place in an alternate universe), due to Tsurugi Watanabe was involved in an cycle accident at Nerima, Tokyo, where he was riding in his bicycle and crashed with another cycle on November 2017.
- The toys severely lack articulation due to the mechs being cubes.
- Coincidentally, their successors, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger had spheres, which both are part of geometry.
- It had a crossover with Kamen Rider Ghost, a terrible Kamen Rider season which aired around that same period.
- It aired concurrently with Power Rangers Dino Super Charge.
- It should be noted that both Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger and the 42nd Super Sentai season, Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger were both written by Junko Kōmura.