17 February 2013
| Riku Sanjo|
9 February 2014
"VAMOLA! Kyoryuger" by Shogo Kamata
Super Sentai, Tokumei Sentai Go‑Busters, Ressha Sentai ToQger, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー, Jūden Sentai Kyōryūjā) was Toei Company's 37th entry in its long-running Super Sentai Series of Japanese tokusatsu television series following Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. It aired on TV Asahi from February 17, 2013 to February 9, 2014, joining Kamen Rider Wizard then Kamen Rider Gaim in TV Asahi's Super Hero Time programming block. Its footage is used for the 2015/2016 American Power Rangers season, Power Rangers Dino Charge and its follow up season, Dino Super Charge. It also has a South Korea-exclusive sequel, Power Rangers Dino Force Brave.
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Wikipedia
Long ago in the time of dinosaurs, the Deboth Army invades Earth to the point of the extinction of the dinosaurs but they were defeated by Wise God Torin and the Zyudenryu during the first invasion. In the present day, the Deboth Army resurface as they resume their invasion. To counter the revived threat, Torin selects five brave individuals who must defeat their respective Zyudenryu first in order to acquire their powers to become the "People of the Strong Dragons", the Kyoryugers.
Individual episodes are known as "Braves" (ブレイブ, Bureibu), and the titles are written solely in kana.
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger is the third Sentai series with a dinosaur motif (after Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger and Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger); this time mixed with electricity and up-tempo musical genres such as Samba. Ryo Ryusei, who portrays Daigo Kiryu, said he will find it difficult to live up to the role as the hero in the series. Yamato Kinjo, who portrays Nobuharu Udo, turns 30 within the year and spoke of how he felt it might be difficult to portray a hero to children so much younger than he is.
Critics have noted a drastic shift in the casting of Kyoryuger. Toei producer Takahito Ōmori commented on the lack of a yellow warrior in the series, something that has not happened since Dengeki Sentai Changeman, by noting that the color yellow has become associated with females for the modern generation of viewers and thus would not be able to properly portray the brutish strength a male character is capable of portraying to match with the concept that the characters beat their dinosaur partners in battle. Ōmori also stated that they chose to make the blue warrior aged 32 to insert some oyaji gags, while also noting the use of Papaya Suzuki as the ending theme's choreographer to insert some levity, hot-blooded actor Shinji Yamashita as the red warrior's father, and the inclusion of Shigeru Chiba as the series' narrator who gives a high tension style to the show.
The Kyoryugers make their debut appearance in Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters vs. Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger: The Movie, and are the protagonists of the following films:
Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z (仮面ライダー×スーパー戦隊×宇宙刑事 スーパーヒーロー大戦Z, Kamen Raidā × Sūpā Sentai × Uchū Keiji: Supā Hīrō Taisen Zetto) is a film that was released in Japan on April 27, 2013 which featured the first crossover between characters of Toei's three main Tokusatsu franchises, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and the Space Sheriff Series, including other heroes from the Metal Heroes series as well. The protagonists of Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger are featured, but the casts of Kamen Rider Wizard, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, and Kamen Rider Fourze also participate in the film.
As with every year, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger appears in their own film titled Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger the Movie: Gaburincho of Music (劇場版 獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー GABURINCHO OF MUSIC, Gekijōban Jūden Sentai Kyōryūjā Gaburincho Obu Myūjikku), which is a musical, that was released in theaters on August 3, 2013, double-billed with the film for Kamen Rider Wizard.
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell Our Eternal Friends (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャーVSゴーバスターズ 恐竜大決戦！ さらば永遠の友よ, Jūden Sentai Kyōryūjā Tai Gōbasutāzu Kyōryū Daikessen! Saraba Eien no Tomo yo) was released in theaters on January 18, 2014. As with previous VS movies, this film features a crossover between the casts of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger and Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters while also bringing in cameos from the casts of Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger and Bakuryū Sentai Abaranger.
The main casts from Ressha Sentai ToQger and Kamen Rider Gaim, along with Ryo Ryusei who returns as Daigo Kiryu from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger participate in Heisei Rider vs. Shōwa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai (平成ライダー対昭和ライダー 仮面ライダー大戦 feat.スーパー戦隊, Heisei Raidā Tai Shōwa Raidā Kamen Raidā Taisen feat. Sūpā Sentai) which debuted in theaters on March 29, 2014. It also features the return of characters from previous Kamen Rider Series, most notably Hiroshi Fujioka of the original Kamen Rider.
Ressha Sentai ToQger vs. Kyoryuger: The Movie (烈車戦隊トッキュウジャーVSキョウリュウジャー THE MOVIE, Ressha Sentai Tokkyūjā Tai Kyōryūjā Za Mūbī) is the VS team-up movie between Ressha Sentai ToQger and Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. The film was released in Japanese theaters on January 17, 2015.
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 Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Kamen Rider Amazons, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger and Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger, was released in Japan on March 25, 2017. 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.
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: It's Here! Armed On Midsummer Festival!! (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー でたァーッ！まなつのアームド・オンまつり!!, Jūden Sentai Kyōryūjā Detā! Manatsu no Āmudo On Matsuri!!) is a special DVD by Kodansha that details Daigo and Utsusemimaru dealing with Nobuharu when he is possessed by the ghosts of Debo Tangosekku and Debo Tanabanta. But with the assistance of Ramirez and Tessai, the two Kyoryugers gain Spirit Ranger versions of the Pteragordon and Plezuon Zyudenchi to send the spirits back to Deboth Hell. The special concludes with a promo to the Kyoryuger movie.
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Returns: Hundred Years After (帰ってきた獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー 100 YEARS AFTER, Kaettekita Jūden Sentai Kyōryūjā Handoreddo Iyāzu Afutā) is a direct-to-video film released on June 20, 2014. The main cast of Ryo Ryusei, Syuusuke Saito, Yamato Kinjo, Akihisa Shiono, Ayuri Konno, and Atsushi Maruyama reprise their roles from the series while also portraying a future generation of Kyoryugers introduced in the movie.
The Kyoryugers appear in their very own video game developed by Namco Bandai Games for the Nintendo 3DS called Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Game on Gaburincho!! (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー ゲームでガブリンチョ!!, Jūden Sentai Kyōryūjā Gēmu de Gaburincho!!), released on August 8, 2013.Daigo Kiryu (桐生 ダイゴ, Kiryū Daigo): Ryo Ryusei (竜星 涼, Ryūsei Ryō)
Ian Yorkland (イアン・ヨークランド, Ian Yōkurando): Syuusuke Saito (斉藤 秀翼, Saitō Shūsuke)
Nobuharu Udo (有働 ノブハル, Udō Nobuharu): Yamato Kinjo (金城 大和, Kinjō Yamato)
Souji Rippukan (立風館 ソウジ, Rippūkan Sōji): Akihisa Shiono (塩野 瑛久, Shiono Akihisa)
Amy Yuuzuki (アミィ結月, Amyi Yūzuki): Ayuri Konno (今野 鮎莉, Konno Ayuri)
Utsusemimaru (空蝉丸): Atsushi Maruyama (丸山 敦史, Maruyama Atsushi)
Wise God Torin (賢神トリン, Kenjin Torin, Voice): Toshiyuki Morikawa (森川 智之, Morikawa Toshiyuki)
Many-Faced High Priest Chaos (百面神官カオス, Hyakumen Shinkan Kaosu, Voice): Takayuki Sugō (菅生 隆之, Sugō Takayuki)
Joyful Knight Canderrilla (喜びの戦騎キャンデリラ, Yorokobi no Senki Kyanderira, Voice): Haruka Tomatsu (戸松 遥, Tomatsu Haruka)
Raging Knight Dogold (怒りの戦騎ドゴルド, Ikari no Senki Dogorudo, Voice): Satoshi Tsuruoka (鶴岡 聡, Tsuruoka Satoshi)
Sorrowful Knight Aigallon (哀しみの戦騎アイガロン, Kanashimi no Senki Aigaron, Voice): Yū Mizushima (水島 裕, Mizushima Yū)
Funfilled Spy Luckyuro (楽しみの密偵ラッキューロ, Tanoshimi no Mittei Rakkyūro, Voice): Ai Orikasa (折笠 愛, Orikasa Ai)
Resentful Knight Endolf (怨みの戦騎エンドルフ, Urami no Senki Endorufu, Voice): Masaya Matsukaze (松風 雅也, Matsukaze Masaya)
New Sorrowful Knight Aisurondo (新・哀しみの戦騎アイスロンド, Shin Kanashimi no Senki Aisurondo, Voice): Ryōta Takeuchi (竹内 良太, Takeuchi Ryōta)
New Joyful Knight Kiruborero (新・喜びの戦騎キルボレロ, Shin Yorokobi no Senki Kiruborero, Voice): Akio Suyama (陶山 章央, Suyama Akio)
Transcendenterfly God Deboth (蝶絶神デーボス, Chōzetsushin Dēbosu, Voice): Tōru Ōkawa (大川 透, Ōkawa Tōru)
Narration, Kyoryuger Equipment Voice, Doctor Ulshade (ドクター・ウルシェード, Dokutā Urushēdo): Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁, Chiba Shigeru)
Dantetsu Kiryu (桐生 ダンテツ, Kiryū Dantetsu): Shinji Yamashita (山下 真司, Yamashita Shinji)
Shiro Mifune (御船 士郎, Mifune Shirō): Kenji Ebisawa (海老澤 健次, Ebisawa Kanji)
Yuko Fukui (福井 優子, Fukui Yūko): Ayumi Kinoshita (木下 あゆ美, Kinoshita Ayumi)
Rika Fukui (福井 理香, Fukui Rika): Nanami Tsunamoto (綱本 菜々美, Tsunamoto Nanami)
Genryu Rippukan (立風館 源流, Rippūkan Genryū): Jyunichi Haruta (春田 純一, Haruta Jun'ichi)
Gentle (ジェントル, Jentoru): Kentaro Shimazu (島津 健太郎, Shimazu Kentaro)
Ramirez (ラミレス, Ramiresu): Robert Baldwin (ロバート・ボールドウィン, Robāto Bōrudowin)
Tessai (鉄砕), Shinya Tsukouchi (津古内 真也, Tsukouchi Shin'ya): Masayuki Deai (出合 正幸, Deai Masayuki)
Yayoi Ulshade (弥生ウルシェード, Yayoi Urushēdo): Marie Iitoyo (飯豊 まりえ, Iitoyo Marie)
Hiroshi Nakazato (中里 博史, Nakazato Hiroshi, 15): Jouji Shibue (渋江 譲二, Shibue Jōji)
Mikoto Amano (Meeko) (天野 美琴（Meeko）, Amano Mikoto (Mīko), 39): Shizuka Nakamura (中村 静香, Nakamura Shizuka)
Ferocious Knight D (獰猛の戦騎D, Dōmō no Senki Dī, Voice) (39): Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守, Miyano Mamoru)
Reiko Tanba (丹波 麗子, Tanba Reiko, 43): Sayoko Hagiwara (萩原 佐代子, Hagiwara Sayoko)
Papaya Suzuki (パパイヤ鈴木, Papaiya Suzuki, Final)
Riku Sanjo (三条 陸, Sanjō Riku, Final)
"Vamola! Kyoryuger" (VAMOLA！キョウリュウジャー, Bamora! Kyōryūjā)Lyrics: Shoko Fujibayashi
Composition: Yusuke Mochida
Arrangement: Kousuke Yamashita, Yusuke Mochida
Artist: Showgo Kamada (鎌田 章吾, Kamada Shōgo)
Remixes of the song were used in the series: "Vamola! Kyoryuger (Samba Mix)" (VAMOLA! キョウリュウジャー(Samba Mix), Bamōra! Kyōryūjā (Sanba Mikkusu))
in episode 31 and "Vamola! Kyoryuger (Earth's True Melody Version)" (VAMOLA! キョウリュウジャー(真の地球のメロディver.), Bamōra! Kyōryūjā (Shin no Chikyū no Merodi ver.))
sung by Syuusuke Saito, Yamato Kinjo, Akihisa Shiono, Ayuri Konno, and Marie Iitoyo during the climax of the final episode. The film Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur Battle! Farewell Our Eternal Friends
uses a slow melody remix called "Vamola! Kyoryuger (Dino Hope ver.)" (VAMOLA! キョウリュウジャー（ダイノホープver.）, Bamōra! Kyōryūjā (Daino Hōpu ver.))
. In the V-Cinema 100 Years After
, it is called "Vamola! Kyoryuger (Canderrilla ver.)" (VAMOLA! キョウリュウジャー(キャンデリラver.), Bamōra! Kyōryūjā (Kyanderira ver.))
sung by Haruka Tomatsu as Canderrilla.
"Minna Atsumare! Kyoryuger" (みんな集まれ！キョウリュウジャー, Minna Atsumare! Kyōryūjā, "Everyone Gather! Kyoryuger")Lyrics: Saburo Yatsude, Hideaki Takatori
Composition: Hideaki Takatori
Arrangement: Hiroaki Kagoshima
Artist: Hideaki Takatori