Kyôryû sentai Jûrenjâ (1992–1993)

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Yuuta Mochizuki ...
 Geki / ... (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Aohisa Takayasu ...
 Goushi / ... (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Hideki Fujiwara ...
 Dan / ... (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Takumi Hashimoto ...
 Boi / ... (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Reiko Chiba ...
 Mei / ... (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jun Tatara ...
 Barza (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Machiko Soga ...
 Bandora (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Minoru Watanabe ...
 Bookback (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Takeshi Watabe ...
 Bookback (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Yutaka Ôyama ...
 Pleprechuan / ... (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Takako Iiboshi ...
 Pleprechuan (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Eiji Maruyama ...
 Daizyujin / ... (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Tôru Ôhira ...
 Narrator (50 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kan Tokumaru ...
 Grifforzer (48 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kaoru Shinoda ...
 Tottpatt (47 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ami Kawai ...
 Lamie (32 episodes, 1992-1993)
Shirô Izumi ...
 Burai / ... (26 episodes, 1992)
Mayumi Sakai ...
 Clotho (22 episodes, 1992)
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Bandora's son was killed by dinosaurs and she vowed revenge against the Earth. Five tribes from ancient human civilizations chose one of their best warriors to form the Dinosaur Battle Team Beast Rangers (Kyouruu Sentai Juurenjaa) and protect the planet. The complete form of their Guardian Beasts (Shojuus), Ultimate Great God of Creatures (Kyuukyoku Daijuujin) imprisoned Bandora and her gang on the planet Nemesis. In 1992, Barza, posing as an apartment manager, was forced to revive the Juurangers to protect Earth again when astronauts accidentally released Bandora. Written by Dairenn Lombard <piero@cyberverse.com>

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Imagine Power Rangers, But Much Darker
10 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The title says it all.

For those of you who don't know--I didn't, until about a year ago--the footage for the first season of the show "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers," a show that I and many others adored as kids, was only about half original. All footage of the Rangers unmasked or in the Command Center is original stuff, but their fights while in costume is actually footage from this show: "Kyôryû sentai Juurenjâ." Thank God for sites like YouTube, otherwise I might have never been able to see this show. Think Power Rangers, but much darker. Don't get me wrong, it's still a kids show, but an INCREDIBLY DARK kids show. The storyline is much more epic in scope than Power Rangers, and the characters are pretty lovable.

The basic plot is that a couple hundred million years ago, there were five kingdoms (Sharma, Etof, Daim, Risha, and the most prominent one, Yamato), who lived in peace and harmony with each other, watched over by a race of guardian dinosaurs for each tribe. For Sharma, the Mastadons, for Etof, the Triceratops', for Daim, the Sabre Tooth Tigers, for Risha, the Pteranadons, and for Yamato, the Tyrannosauruses. Even the kingdoms lived in harmony with each other, watched over by their God, Ultimate Daizuzyin. All seemed peachy...

Until a witch named Bandora (otherwise known as Rita Repulsa to us Americans) sold her soul to Great Satan--yes, THE Satan--and declared war on the dinosaurs and anyone who aided them. The war was a brutal one that almost wiped out the entire human race and pretty much DID wipe out the dinosaur population. Bandora almost won the war entirely, but each of the kingdom's best warriors were given a sacred medallion of their guardian dinosaur that allowed them to harness Gaiatron energy, the sacred power of the dinosaurs, and become Zyurangers for their respective dinosaurs. Goushi of Sharma became the Mammouth Ranger, Dan of Etof became the Triceratops Ranger, Boi of Daim became the Sabre Tooth Tiger Ranger, Princess Mei of the Risha kingdom became the pteranadon...and the mightiest warrior of the mightiest kingdom, Prince Geki of Yamato, became the Tyrannosaurus Ranger and leader of the Kyôryû sentai Juurenjâ.

When it became time for the final battle, Ultimate Daizuzyin appeared before the kingdoms, sending down a giant robot inhabited by his spirit. The Kyôryû sentai Juurenjâ, together with Ultimate Daizuzyin, banished Great Satan forever and defeated Bandora and her comrades. In the process, though, Ultimate Daizuzyin was split into three different forms--King Brachion, Dragon Ceasar, and Daizuzyin (who himself was the five combined sacred robot avatars of the gods).

Having pity upon Bandora, the kingdoms sealed her away on the moving planet, Nemesis, never to be opened again. As most stories like this go, however, a few idiots end up letting her out in modern times. And also as most stories go, the royalty of the ancient kingdoms predicted this. Therefore, the Kyôryû sentai Juurenjâ volunteered to have themselves put in suspended animation, to be awakened in the event that Bandora ever returned. Baarza the White Wizard, an influential force in the ancient war and a rival of Bandora, volunteered to watch over their bodies over the years to ensure that no harm came to them. It is he who awakens them and then serves as their mentor.

Things later get complicated when it is revealed that a Zyuranger possessing the medallion of the Dragon also exists--Burai, the Dragon Ranger. He too existed in ancient times and he too put himself into suspended animation...but not under Baarza's watch. Because unlike the others, he wanted to survive into the future so he could destroy the Zyurangers and get revenge on them, Geki in particular. Why? Well, it turns out, Geki is not the biological son of the Yamato king. He was actually taken away from his real biological father, the Black Knight (a prominent non-Zyuranger warrior of the ancient war), as punishment for rebelling against the Yamato government. The King of Yamato later killed the Black Knight in person when he tried to get Geki back. The Black Knight swore his firstborn son who he still had, Burai, to get revenge for his death and to become the new King of Yamato. The ancient war ended before he got the chance to prove himself from his training, however.

But wait, notice something? Yep. Burai is Geki's older brother. Doesn't it make sense now why Jason and Tommy always fought in Power Rangers? Or why they later worked together so closely? Yep, that's why.

Okay, now TELL ME you are not AT LEAST A LITTLE curious about this series after reading that plot outline and comparing it to Power Rangers. My suggestion? Get to YouTube right now.


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