#1: Our red leader Daigo Kiryu shows off how Crazy Awesome he is in the way he defeats Gabutyra. First, he shoots the side of a cliff, climbs up the side, RIDES ONE OF THE FALLING ROCKS INTO ITS MOUTH AND SHOOTS IT FROM THE INSIDE!
Nobuharu's niece protecting the t-rex statue they made. To put this in perspective, the monster in question is able to flatten skyscrapers with a wave of his hand. The niece is at most six-years-old. That is one tough cookie.
Followed up by Nobuharu himself providing a Big Damn Heroes moment protecting her and Daigo with the statue.
The first time Daigo, Nobuharu and Amy transform as a team and then kick ass.
All that followed up by the debut of Kyoryuzin.
#3: Souji's father starts fighting off monsters with nothing but a wooden sword.
How about Green launching his Caliber like it was a missile at Debo Royaroya from his standard pose?
Souji himself shows off several Badass qualities as he manages to fight off a bunch of mooks, beatdown the Monster of the Week and save Daigo and his father. All of this is done before he transformed.
The team is coming more together, as Souji now stands with his fellow Kyoryugers with his Gabrevolver holster now on his leg.
Not to mention Daigo and Souji fighting and defeating the MotW using their bikes.
Zakutor's debut. Who ever thought the trope Tail Slap could ever be so sharp?
Kyoryuzin Stegotchi Zakutor. Clumsily named, very Badass.
#4: They finally transform as a full team for the first time. All while the opening song plays in the background from the transformation all the way to the final blow with their Kentarospiker.
For that matter, how do the Kyoryugers use the Kentrospiker? No, they don't swing it and form a Sword Beam a la Gaoranger, but the team lifts Red into the air and he throws it!
Earlier, due to the fact their batteries were still charging, they had to fight monsters with the suits. They put up a decent effort, but are completely and totally defeated, but the effort and bravery they showed was what counted.
Then as a team they were able to get their revenge as Nobuharu and Souji take on Aigaron, Amy fights Luckyuro, and Daigo and Ian beat down the MOTW.
Ian finally summoning the courage to take the tricky shot that he missed earlier that lead to the death of his best friend.
Nobuharu's niece Rika helps Ian and Soji break the force field surrounding the park.
Rika showing her own inner strength as she admits that she knows that her Dad is dead, and accepts that she will have to move on past this tragedy and to not fall for the illusion of her father returning. Remember, This little girl is only around six, and is able to get past the illusions of dead loved ones and overcome the sorrow that many adults, her mother included, fell for.
Nobuharu: Rika! I can't believe how strong you are!
Rika: I'm not Kyoryu Blue's niece for nothing!
#9: Torin and Daigo teaming up to fight Dogold.
The revelation that Utsusemimaru preformed a Heroic Sacrifice to save Torin from Chaos and Dogold.
The debut of Pteragordon, albeit for the forces of evil.
Don't forget it's transformation to Pteraiden-Oh!
The fight between Daigo, Nobuharu and Ian against Dogold and the new Debomonster that embodies sorrow, anger and happiness.
Shattering Dogold's mask to reveal Utsusemimaru under the armour
Remember episode 7, how Chaos got a villainous moment of awesome by stealing Pteragordon? That moment is even more awesome of episode 9, where it's revealed that was part of the culmination of a 400-year plan, one that started with goading Kyoryu Gold into enough of a rage that Dogold could possess him and ended with the mech firmly in control of the Deboss. Now that is how a Super Sentai big bad does it.
#10: The debut of Kyoryu Gold, just in time as all the Deboss legion knights come out for an all-out brawl.
More specifically he escapes from Dogold's control, he takes out a bunch of mooks, Candelila, Luckyuro, Aigaron, and the Monster of the Week (technically three times no less: once when normal sized then two of them due to another one that was created earlier in the episode), all in under 5 minutes!
Also the return of Ramirez who helps Utsusemimaru escape from Dogold.
Souji's father demonstrates the ability to replicate Utsusemimaru's strongest technique: the Raiden Zankounote Lightning Afterglow. Said technique requires the user to use a highly conductive sword and friction in the air to create lightning. Souji's father summoned it with a wooden sword.
#11: One in the context of the franchise would be Amy helping Utsusemimaru avert the Sixth Ranger syndrome of I Work Alone. How? By not putting up with that shit, tracking him down, getting to know him better by listening to his backstory, helping him adjust to the present and work on keeping up his Badass image. She was even able to give him an adorable nickname: Ucchi.
Utsusemimaru shows the team how to really fight a monster by demonstrating techniques that everyone else failed to do. For example: Daigo was just easily knocked away, Ian's shots were deflected, Souji's slashes were dodged, Amy's flying kick was intercepted and Nossan was overpowered. Utsusemimaru succeeded in all areas where they failed basically.
Both Amy and Ucchi get to show off a lot in this episode when all the others weren't available.
Amy shows badassery with a touch of grace by taking a couple mooks down on a unicycle.
She demonstrates the ability to do the dance and fight before transforming not unlike Daigo.
They kick the monster straight through a mountain!
The finisher is a diving lightning slash!
Kind of a small one but Amy constantly persists in helping Ucchi, coaching him in secret even when the guys are around and actually becomes a teacher (outfit, classroom and all) to help him adapt to living conditions of today. Even Torin acknowledges that this was a very nice thing to do for him.
Elaborating further on the kick as noted above. Kyoryuzin kicks the now transformed Monster of the Week in mid-air, right towards a mountain. Rather then stop momentarily, they keep going as soon as they hit it, with a large visible crack showing their progress through. Finally, after going through, the mechas' kick actually sends it's target into the ground and then proceeds to drag it for several feet before flying up. I don't think a Rider could've done it better.
#13: Souji is showing signs of getting better as a swordsman as he matches Utsusemimaru in a sparring match. Granted, Souji was being much more aggressive while Ucchi was calm most of the time, but it shows how dedicated he is to becoming stronger.
Double finisher between Souji and Ucchi.
With the debut of Praiden-Oh Western, so now we can get all 6 main mechs out on the field at the same time!
#14: When the giant Zorimas are out they call upon the Zyudenryu to fight. The difference this time is that they fight individually instead of combining like usual. We even get another Gabutyra Neck Snap!
Can we at give Yuuko at least a few coolness points for starting to put two and two together and figuring out Daigo is Kyoryu Red? That's more than a lot of Sentai secondary characters manage to figure out.
#16: We finally have Torin come out to fight again! So, who is the one monster bold enough to stand up to the Wise God? Luckyuro! Needless to say, this doubles as a Funny Moment.
We have Souji using the Parasashot to regain Shiro's lost treasure.
The double finisher of Deinosgrander and Kentrospiker.
Give it up for Amy and Ucchi as they held up several tons of incredibly dense bricks for lord knows how long to make sure they alongside an untransformed Daigo aren't crushed under the weight. To give some perspective: One of those bricks must've weighed as much as a minivan and they had to hold up several dozen of layers while buried underground.
Then later we have Ian save them with the aforementioned Deinosgrander.
Ian using his greatest weapon, his intelligence, to figure out how to use the Deinosgrander battery: By performing a double Armed On.
#17: Ramirez lives up to his promise as he finally locates Kyoryu Grey!
Tessai's training may be a Battle in the Center of the Mind, but it doesn't make it any less difficult. On paper it sounds easy; just hit the ball balanced on Tessai's head, but there are three things keeping them down: 1. Tessai is a freaking martial arts master, 2. Unlike him they can't transform, and 3. He's using the power of the Zyudenchi as an extra challenge! With all of these circumstances against them, it makes it that much sweeter to watch them win.
Might as well mention the powers used against them:
By the end of the episode we have Tessai joining Ramirez in the search for more Legendary Kyoryuger!
Better? According to Tessai #9 Plesion "won't be a problem." So we should be seeing Kyoryu Violet/Purple very soon!
While he does end up getting defeated, Ucchy's Kyoryu Change is charged full of emotion and epicness, made even more so with the dramatic music playing over it.
#20: When Daigo arrived to stop Debo Tanabanta, and he turned into Kyoryu Red, he dodged blasts while doing the henshin dance.
Daigo's father returns and when he punches, a spectral fists appears and punches the MOTW!
Daigo finishes off Debo Tanabanta by using the Kentrospiker as a melee weapon instead of just throwing it!
A few shining moments for the villains as the entire happiness squad get their dues. Aside from the Genre SavvyMonster of the Week: Luckyuro and Candelira are presented as competent fighters, and the three of them working together easily take Daigo down.
#21: Dr. Ulshade turning into Kyoryu Violet! The icing on the cake is him yelling out "Gaburincho Plezuon!" before activating his Gabrevolver.
Before the reveal we get to see Violet kicking butt. The old man has got some moves.
Daigo with Plezu-Oh soloing Nagareboshi. IN SPACE
Doubles as a Funny Moment, but the trio of monsters that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs (Hyogakki, Virsun, and Nagareboshi) had their own roll call. They then avert Talking Is a Free Action by attacking the team in the middle of their roll call.
The simple fact that they Came Back Strong is another one. With Deboss' return drawing near, we were able to see them at their strongest and understand the power they had to eliminate the dinosaurs.
Blood still boils as Ucchi and Torin teamed up to take on Dogold.
Deboss's mere presence scares the Zyudenryu into a brief inaction. Even so, both Daigo and Gabutyra are brave enough to admit their fear and keep fighting anyway.
Shows just how much he took Tessai's training to heart.
#23: He's injured and untransformed, facing down Deboss by himself. What does Daigo do? He charges straight ahead and starts shooting at him.
Before that, during the fight with Deboss at the start, when the other was knocked out, Daigo actually had to control the mech SOLO for a while. Then he channeled his spirit, actually making Deboss BACK UP a bit. He fainted right after, but he got props for trying.
Yayoi follows her grandfather in the Crazy Awesome department as she DIVES INTO PLEZUON'S OPEN JAW while screaming "Brave in!" and using her Brave Energy to help bring out the newest mecha!
Gabutyra and Bunpachy match Daigo's bravery and keep fighting, tanking every blow tossed at them and give a lot back.
Eariler, Ankydon and Bunpachy showing up out of nowhere to help Daigo, allowing him to replace the damaged Stegochi, Dricera, and Petragordon and form Kyoryuzin Kung-Fu to keep fighting.
Bakuretsu Kyoryuzin's debut has him walk through everything Master Deboss can throw at him. And then proceed to hand him his ass in a truly epic fashion. Dogold and Chaos's reactions are priceless.
Chaos's hand shows that Master Deboss might not be completely gone...
The team getting back together after the fight in the beginning. Everyone was ready to go and totally unafraid.
Daigo: Deboss! Hear our roar!
All: The strongest and bravest in history!
Daigo: Zyuden Sentai!
Daigo: It's about to get wild! Try and stop us!
#24: Yayoi transforming into Kyoryu Violet and helping kick Hyogakki's ass.
The simple fact that she is able to hold her own alongside her much more experienced teammates against the Legion, who have only gotten stronger since the series began, and are hungry for vengeance since the destruction of their creator.
Yayoi uses the blade portion of the Gaburecannon as a bayonet, shooting and slashing at the same time. To date, she's the only Kyoryuger to think of this tactic.
Amy saves Yayoi with a Dynamic Entry and holds off a ton of enemies for a while.
Ian using his quick thinking to save the team from Aigaron exploding.
Yayoi using her own bravery to thaw herself out of the ice.
Pretty small, but Torin saving the four flattened guys helps.
The way the team finished Hyogakki off: Yayoi jumps in the air to dodge and shoot out his projectiles, performs a mid-air Brave finish, then he is capped off with a combination of Kentro Spiker and a Raiden Zankou!
The entire episode could very well qualify, there's a large list of moments:
Ian managing to bluff Endolf and his lackeys long enough to allow Daigo to escape. Bonus points to leading Yayoi to the answer of how to properly use the +1 Zyudenshi.
Everyone fighting both transformed and after getting their gear sealed to protect Daigo. Nobuharu uses more wrestling moves, Souji uses his kendo stick to great effect, Ucchy using his Zander Thunder, and Amy busts out kicks and a Hurricarana on the Zorima.
Torin manages to pacify Daigo long enough to take his Gaburevolver and de-transform him, suffering a large amount of fatigue afterward. His response? "Don't worry about me."
After the above mentioned fight, Bunpachy riding in on Plezuon like he was surfing and both Zyudenryu blasting the MotW!
The new opening finally shows off not only the new forms of Kyoryuzin, but Ramirez, Tessai and Yayoi as well as their respective Zyudenryu. Even the break segment has been upgraded to show Ucchii!
Endolf and his two Debo Monsters manage to not only kick the team around, they come up with a truly brutal plan Make the team unable to transform, and then to kill Daigo in front of them, all so they would hate Endolf! Truly, their new foe is frightening...
Yaoyi rushing in to tell Daigo how to properly use the +1 Battery and fighting to give him time to do so by blasting the monsters with the Gaburicannon. She's also very flexible, apparently...
#28: Because their plan in the last episode wasn't bad enough, Chaos and Endolf hatch an even more despicable plot: use Candelira's music to brainwash Torin into fighting for them... by restoring his true nature as a spawn of Deboss.
Even though she doesn't fight alongside the rest of the team on a regular basis, Yayoi continually shows how valuable she is by improving their arsenal once again. This time by returning borrowed Zyudenchi, so now all regular members have 6 batteries while the legendary members have 3.
Oh it gets better. Those aren't borrowed batteries, those are Plezuon batteries that she re-calibrated to the other Zyudenryu's energy signatures!
The team's transformation and rollcall while fighting Endolf and his flunky has to be seen to believed. Also, Amy kicks laser bolts.
Torin demonstrates how powerful he truly is by forcing the entire team out of their transformation with one slash.
When forced to fight the controlled Torin, Nossan demonstrates his prodigious strength by holding out longer than anyone else on the team (yes, that includes Daigo and Utchy).
Just as the team loses hope after the confirmation that Torin was once a member of the Deboss Legion, Daigo remembers the words of his father to never give up on Torin and immediately commands that they summon Kyoryuzin, cementing his stance on always trusting his comrades and never giving up on his friends.
Rather than be forced to fight his friends any longer, Torin breaks free of the control long enough to impale himself on Kyoryuzin's blade, then telling the team it'll all be okay.Definitely qualifies as heartwarming and a tearjerker, too.
#29: Ramirez, Tessai, and Yayoi finally get to team up and join in on the action. Complete with their own morph-sequence and roll-call too!
Just before Ucchi can be finished off Karyudosu, Tessai jumps in with his ridiculous hippie disguise and blocks the finishing attack his his head!
Cue Ramirez holding Luckyuro by his leg and dumping all the stuff out of his pouch. Doubles as a Funny Moment to say the least.
To help the main team escape with Torin's body the auxiliary rangers go off in their own untransformed fight and show off their personal fighting styles.
Part of the promo shows Torin standing alongside the Spirit Rangers and Yayoi...can it be..? Yes, Torin is alive and well again.
Before that, we have the main five reviving Torin using the song from The Movie! Yes, Torin is revived by the power of music, HELL YEAH!!!
Ucchi's new finisher as he and the team finish off Karyudosu.
Daigo's battle against Endolf as Kyoryu Red Carnival and changing through different forms all while dropping foot soldiers by the scores and eventually defeating Endolf.
How about Carnival's theme being retooled every time he changed forms, from Samba, to Macho, to Kung-Fu and to Western!
After his defeat by Daigo, Endorf has his body taken by Dogold!
It gets better. Dogold got Dangerously Genre Savvy and bribed Luckyuro with snacks and a puzzle so Luckyuro didn't go out and use that Nutritious Joyro to make Endorf grow big. Thus without anyway to power himself up, Endorf was too weak to fight back when Dogold possessed him!
#30: Souji fights off Mitsuhiko's guards using nothing but a wooden stick.
Daigo and Ian utterly decimate the competition in the laser tag game.
Utsusemimaru transforms while blocking attacks from Dogold.
#31: Nossan's the only one who has to fight against the MOTW and the Deboss generals and he's not gonna back down. Especially when it comes to protecting his family. In fact, because of this Yuko finally realizes who Kyoryu Blue was and shows that Super Strength runs in the family by chucking a humongous barrel at Kyoryu Red's face with one hand!
Kyoryu Red Macho Carnival swings the Bunpachy arm and Nossan swings it back at the MOTW for an epic combo.
Props to Dogold for coming up with a plan like this. He manages to gather TWO types of energy at once: Joy from those who are affected by Debo Vacation and Anger from those not. Looks like possessing Endolf pays off ater all.
Kyoryu Pink and Blue's combo move, having Pink doing a hurricanrana while shooting the Zorima.
#32: The new finisher allows the entire core five to power up Daigo during Carnival and perform a super powerful finisher.
Daigo showing off his own skills as a strategist and as captain of the team as he observes the way they play bastketball. He realizes that instead of having everyone play off their usual roles and strengths (Souji's speed, Nossan's strength), they have to accommodate their hidden talents to improve upon themselves and as a whole.
Using the different combinations of Mech to handle their giant foes. This would also be the first time Yayoi actually piloted Plez-Oh.
#33: After making up with Ian, we get a pretty sweet slow motion transformation between Ucchi and Ian.
The debut of the Maximum Battery, so now our main six (and Yayoi) can now power up the finisher with Bravery.
The finisher of Pteraidenoh Parasagun, made more satisforfactory due to the character development between Ian and Ucchi.
#34: Daigo's dad Dantestsu, Ramirez and Tessai return just in time for the debut of Bragi-Oh!
We are able to see the initial defeat of Deboss through a flashback. The majority of the Zyudenryu were destroyed by Deboss himself, but it is through their sacrifice that Bragigas had the power to defeat Deboss in the first place.
Bragigas gets a big one for being able to fight Deboss toe to toe (keep in mind, this was Deboss fully awakened and at full power, the team barely put down a weakened version in the present) and actually seem to hurt him without a human partner. Then he uses theGigantCannon to blow a hole straight through Guardma and defeat Deboss.
Dantetsu and Daigo retrieving the final guardian stone from the bottom of the lake.
Made even better when you remember that under the lake is hell, and is being held down by its evil energy.
A sight to see was the roll-call of the 8 rangers present. It is only a matter of time before everyone can join in on the fun at the same time!
We also get Ramirez and Tessai help Ucchi in charging the Maximum Battery. It's a small moment for sure, but it helps as a reminder that they are still part of the team despite their label as Spirit Rangers.
As expected, we get the debut of the grand, all-mighty Bragigas and his transformation into Bragi-Oh, demonstrating the colossal might of this Titan of a mech.
He was able to No Sell pretty much all of the MOTW's attacks and hurt him. Remember that this monster didn't even flinch when King used his Rock Busting Punch, threw king across a lake, deflected Tessai's Hard Head, took the full force of a Carnival Brave Finish and took the Maximum Battery finisher charged by all 8 of them just to knock him away.
Another minor detail in the grand scheme of things, but since the cockpit for Bragigas is the Spirit Base, we finally get Torin to pilot the mech with them for the first time.
Heck, what about Bragigas before transforming? The heroes get worried when the monsters blast him as he's still awakening...he just shrugs it off. He then proceeds to use the power of the Guardians on top of his own immense strength to give the enemy a Curb-Stomp Battle (quite literally in the case of one unfortunate Cambrima who gets flattened with Archenolon's power then has Bragigas rear up and crush it underfoot). You get the feeling Bragigas probably could've won without transforming.
This is what makes the big guy such a GameBreaker, he not only can use the Guardians powers, but he supercharges them when he does. Archenolon's gravity field seemed to be at least twice as heavy as normal!
Despite all things going well for our heroes once again, Chaos had succeeded in retrieving another MacGuffin of his own...
#35: The debut of Gigant Kyoryuzin! Heightened by the chants of the civilians that have watched the entire fight and never gave up hope, even when it seems that the team had lost!
We start off with Yayoi presenting them with a new, very important weapon for their arsenal, the GigaRevolver.
A villainous one for sure... Chaos personally invades Spirit Base and confronts Torin!
Not just that, but corrupting the team's powers so transformations and mech combinations aren't at full power, boasting about the return of Guardma, and eventually knocking out Torin.
After Bakuretsu Kyoryuzin is defeated and the Kyoryugers forced out of transformation, they are treated and greeted by a few returning characters. King and Nossan are found by Yuko and Rika, Ian and Amy are fund by Gentle, and Ucchi and Souji are found by previous children of the week. These characters are also the ones that lead the crowd of people in chants of support.
It truly is telling how much the Zyudenryu have also grown to be great Determinators. When Deboss returned, even if incomplete, they were scared out of their wits. Now, just as the monster that killed half of their allies returned, the Kyoryugers knocked out, their powers tampered with, they continue to fight.
Now, we move on to the main event, the debut of Gigant Kyoryuzin! As mentioned before the crowd chants alongside the music that grants the Kyoryuger and Zyudenryu power. It's body is powerful and massive; easily able to walk through Guardma's attacks. It's own attacks are able to greatly hurt the near invincible beast. It's Finishing Move a Wave Motion Gun, powered by nearly all batteries in their arsenal. To top it off, it took them about one minute to defeat the one Debo Monster whose power is only dwarfed by a fully powered Deboss himself.
One correction, the Finishing Move is powered by every battery, as Gigant Kyoryuzin carries all the guardians batteries on it's back, and the others (Pteragordon, Ankydon, Bunpachy, and Plezuon) likely sent their own energy along. It's telling that the emblems of all the Zyudenryu lit up just before firing the blast.
The Roll Call and dance while in their mecha, which was charged by the cheers from everyone watching. Not only did it break Guardma's curse, but it also allowed Torin and Bragigas to come out to help. This sentai truly deserves the right to call themselves the "Strongest and Bravest in history!"
#36: Let's see, there's an Evil Knockoff version of Torin who easily wiped the floor with Ramirez and Tessai. A great amount of their old enemies have been revived. The perfect opportunity for Torin to make his debut as the final Kyoryuger, Kyoryu Silver!
When everyone is down and it seems like the team is about to be wiped out, who helps them in the nick of time? Bragigas of course! Truely A Father to His Men, whether they're a dinosaur, human, or a Deboss monster.
Doubling as a heartwarming moment we have Nobuharu saving Rika right before she fell inside the hole leading to Hell.
Despite not being on the battlefield, Yayoi helps Torin with her own experience on summoning bravery from within.
While not fighting she yet again is working on making the team as strong as possible. More on this later.
When his big moment has come; he has finally found the ability to summon his own bravery, how does Torin transform? He strums his Giga Gaburevolver like a guitar to a rocking soundtrack! That's right, Torin transformed with The Power of Rock.
His first fight is quite impressive in itself as he combines his new found powers with his own natural abilities as a birdman and swordsman to take down his own Evil Counterpart.
Mad Torin has been steamrolling everyone in his path. Once Torin transforms into Kyoryu Silver, he delivers such a Curbstomp Battle that Mad Torin only manages to attack once, and that just gets effortlessly overpowered. Mad Torin didn't just get defeated, he got demolished.
Torin's debut gives the rest of the team the extra boost in order to defeat the revived that came out of the hole.
Pay close attention to the conversation between Chaos and Torin after Mad Torin has been destroyed: Chaos actually backs up in fear of Torin!
Finally, as Mad Torin is revived as a giant, we finally see what Yayoi was working on, the Gigant Formation! Essentially, it is their ultimate finishing move; the final attack that was able to take down Deboss millions years ago without the risk of any of the Zyudenryu sacrificing themselves in the process. It was powerful enough to defeat Mad Torin and seal the hole leading to Deboss Hell!
#37: Souji (as Daigo) fights Kibishidesu (as Torin), offended that the monster thought he could be as great as Torin just because he had his body. So, Souji demonstrates a near perfect imitation of Torin's Trinity Strazer, just to show off all his hard work and dedication he had towards learning such a difficult technique.
Adding on to that, at the end of the episode Torin himself congratulates Souji on imitating a technique, thus breaking Souji's stoicism and showing off his Adorkable side. Yes, that's right, the cold and serious Souji was reduced to grinning and tumbling around like a crazed fangirl.
Adding another detail to why the moment is as impressive as it is, the episode demonstrates how uncomfortable everybody was when in each other's bodies. Then Souji comes out in King's body and is able to work through the limitation as if he were in his own.
Also, we have Ucchi who demonstrated that he had little to no limitation while in Souji's body, even able to perfectly imitate Souji's savage style of swordsmanship. To give some perspective, Souji-as-Ucchi didn't even bother to try to imitate Ucchi's Raiden Zankou.
Kibishidesu gets one for being far more clever than he was in his first episode. When the Kyoryuger show up, having grown used to being in each-other's bodies, he simply has them swapped over again. Then Torin shows up, saying that since he's a Deboss monster he can't be switched with any of them. Cue Kibishidesu being swapped into Kyoryu Silver's body.
#39: Deathryuger has come back (and so has Meeko) so not only is a reference to the summer film coming up but the big draw is all ten Kyoryugers coming in to KICK ASS! HELL YEAH!!!
Oh, not just that. They seem to take every opportunity they have with this set-up too. Let's take a look at the finer moments come up…
First off D brainwashes Meeko to use Deathryuger's flute for his plan; to create another Deathryuger then use her melody on a broadcast station to revive hundreds of souls affected by her song, making an army so big it would out rival Deboth. D then proceeds to beat up seven Kyoryugers without even breaking a sweat.
D boasts about sending an army of a thousand monsters to kill Ramirez, Tessai and Torin. All 3 walk in and Torin delivers this Badass Boast:
Sending a force of a thousand to face us...I'm afraid you should have sent more.
In tradition of that good ol' fashioned Sakamoto style, we not only get a ton of explosions and Wire Fu, but a ton of out-of-suit fighting. All members of the team get their shining moment in and out of suit.
The way they break the curse on Meeko was cheesy, but hey, it's toku. All 10 Kyoryugers hold hands and combine their melodies to create a shining wave of light powerful enough to knock D back a mighty good distance.
The 10 man transformation sequence! Yes, even Ramirez and Tessai join in the dance! This is then followed up by an epic roll-call, and then they proceed to beat up Zorimas with brand new techniques and explosions with an epic new song playing in the background.
A new Carnival combination with Tobaspino and Stegotchi!
A Victory Maximum Finish charged by all of them!
The return of SpinoDaiOh, this time for the forces of good, backed up with Meeko singing Dino Soul!
Hell, even Meeko is given her own badass moments in this episode.
When brainwashed, she has enhanced strength, becomes a competent fighter, and with the flute is able to weaken the Kyoryugers.
in her own mind, despite being trapped, she is still trying to muster whatever is left of her own melody in order to escape.
When the spell is finally broken, it is her own song that weakens D enough for them to fight back and she is the one that sicced Tobaspino on him when he grew giant!
There's a new advertisement for Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters after the episode. And in case you haven't heard from the Internet, here's what it reveals: THE ZYURANGERS AND ABARANGERS ARE COMING BACK.
#40: Ramirez coming in to save Yuko from Zorima, only to then find out how strong Yuko is when she not only grabs him to knock Zorima off their feet but also with a single push, knocks them down. He says it best:
We then have Candelira help Nossan just before the MOTW could finish him off, allowing him to transform and kick ass. Better yet, he was filled with his growing feelings for her, showing that he will fight to his full potential when it's someone he cares for.
The mech battle here is a special case. While the fight itself was a pretty typical mech battle, it was done as an Affectionate Parody of old fashioned Tokusatsu films like the old Godzilla or Mothra films.
#41: The episode preview has all ten Kyoryugers going to kick Deboth's ass in mechas! To list we have: Daigo with SpinoDaioh, the Spirits go with Yayoi in Plezu-Oh, Torin takes over Bragi-Oh, Ian, Utchi and Souji have Pteraidenoh Western and Nobuharu and Amy will have regular Kyoryuzin! This will be so EPIC!
You got to admit Candelillia, of all people, successfully threatening Endolf to stand down was pretty cool.
#43 was not only one of the best episodes of the series, but also held one hell of an awesome moment of Souji, who destroyed a whole group of powered up Paramonsters and mastered the Trinity Strazor. This is a double feature awesomeness because he's doing it to his own character theme music.
In the Furude residence, Ramirez comes tossing around Zorima like ragdolls and is saved thanks to Yuko with a Gaburevolver in her hands, blasting many of them into oblivion.
Dr. Ulshade returns as Kyoryu Violet and pilots Plezu-Oh against a giant Killbolero.
Yuko and Shinya become the new Cyan and Gray, respectively!
Let's put emphasis on Yuko. She's hated the Kyoryugers ever since the beginning of the series due to her belief that they nearly killed Rika. Now? She's kicking ass as a Kyoryuger.
The Kyoryugers doing their own role-call while fighting against the Deboss army. Ranging from Nobuharu's You Shall Not Pass moment on the bridge, Ian and Souji Dual Wielding and even Ucchi and Dogold teaming up to kill Endolf!
More than just teaming up; Uuchi allowed Dogold to re-merge with him so they could take Endolf down together, with a double Raiden Zankou!
After defeating Endolf, Ucchii and Dogold have one last stand off. They both take their battle stances and rush towards each other and slash each other. Dogold is defeated, but he goes out in honor, taken out by the very man he once controlled.
Souji calling Torin's sword, the Feather Edge, by just a mere snap, like Torin before. And his Dual Wielding scene with Ian was also definitely a moment of awesome for his actor, who managed to pull off the Dual Wielding stunts.
#48: Well, here we are, the end. It truly has been an amazing year if you've been reading this entire page. With greetings out of the way, let us begin.
The battle rages on with the Deboss as we finally reach the end of the battles we left off with at the last episode.
Ian finishes off his share of grunts with a double Brave Finish.
Souji uses his group with a Trinity Strazor.
When it seems like Dr. Ulshade is about to lose, Yayoi steps in to defeat Killbolero, cementing her spot as his successor.
Dantetsu finishes off Chaos and sends the bastard straight to hell!
Torin, Ramirez and Tessai kill all the monsters in Deboss hell! Torin wasn't lying when he told D that 1000 soldiers wasn't enough to defeat them!
Daigo and Amy finish off their grunts and confront Deboss.
King Takes the Bullet for Amy as Deboss fires at them. The amazing part is that he gets up to fight again and pushes Amy out of the castle to confront the Big Bad by himself.
Killbolero enters the Spirit Base, having survived his encounter with The Violets and attempts to perform a All Your Base Are Belong to Us. He is easily dispatched after they regain the ability to transform.
The team finally discover the true melody of the Earth just before doomsday. You may ask, what is this so-called melody of the Earth they've hyped up for a while. The theme song! Yes, in one of the best Theme Song Power Up sequence put on film, the Kyoryugers sing their own theme song to power themselves up to put an end to the Legion!
With the revelation of the melody, Ucchi wakes up, almost as if to avert the curse of the Dino sixth rangers!
As Chaos goes to hell and gives trouble to The Spirit trio, who should show up to save them but Candelira and Luckyuro!
Powered up once again by Earth's melody, Daigo finally rips out one final Victory maximum finish to destroy Deboss and finally end the battle as the Frozen Castle is destroyed. Daigo is seemingly killed in the explosion, but he is revealed to have been saved by the Zyudenryu at the last second.
Candelira and Luckyuro, unsure what to do with everyone dead, see a sad little girl. They decide to permanently set aside their evil ways and cheer the girl up!
With the Earth safe again - Torin, Ramirez, and Tessai in spirit form overseeing everyone's smiles, and the Earth's strongest and bravest team together with their friends and families, in grand tradition of this season, we end with an Dance Party Ending with cameos from the voice actors of the Legion and the suit actors!
Gaburincho of Music: We start the movie off without hesitation; Deathryuger's Co-Dragons interrupt Meeko's concert and attack. Cue in our brave team taking out Zorima left and right while being cheered on by the audience.
The menacing debut of our villain himself, Deathryuger. He easily defeats the team in hand-to-hand combat and takes out the KentroSpiker as if it were nothing.
The entrance of Tobaspino doesn't make the situation any better. He takes out all the other Zyudenryu like child's play, Deathryuger takes control of Ankydon and Bunpachy to help form SpinoDaiOh, and the Kyoryugers try their best to take the offensive but are swatted away like bugs.
With Ucchi with them they get their second wind just in time before Deathryuger has enough energy to destroy the planet. Highlights of round 2 include:
Ian and Amy's attack involving Allomeras and Futabain. Ian shoots while 4 clones of Amy perform a Rider kick!
King takes on Deathryuger in a duel on their bikes.
Clash of the Zyuden Giants as Raiden Kyoryuzin takes on SpinoDaiOh.
King takes on Deathryuger inside SpinoDaiOh but is forced out of the transformation and without charged batteries. Does he stop? Hell no! He defends himself as much as possible.
Meeko's voice recharges the batteries with her voice enough to momentarily create the Gaburunote It's name is a pun off of Gabutyra and W/Double, much in the same vain as Kamen Rider Double Battery. Daigo easily defeats D right after, saves Meeko, and with her and the Kyoryuger's combined melodies are able to stop the giant Energy Ball that would have destroyed everything.
And just for fun, the end credits is a showcase of singing and dancing featuring a new song and dance. Joining the main team in the credits dance includes Tobaspino in the background with the rest of the Zyudenryu, Meeko with D's Co-Dragons, D alongside the Deboss Legion, the entire audience at the concert, and the cast of Kamen Rider Wizard.
Vs. Tokumei Sentai Go Busters: Great Dinosaur Battle: Okay we have to get this out of the way… the team-up of the Dino Sentai. The majority of the actors actually come back to voice their own characters, Geki and Ryoga actually appear out of suit and kick ass, and the actual battle involving the three teams is pure, unadulterated badass. With all that said, the Go-Busters are not simply forgotten; they are arguably the ones driving the plot forward and get their pivotal scenes relevant to their series. With that out of the way, let's start up these moments.
The movie wastes no time getting to the action as the Busters are involved in a chase scene as they attempt to stop a truck driven by a Zorimas that has a captured Ryoga in the back.
The revelation of both Neo Griffinzor and Neo Gailton, as they both represent the grudge of defeated factions, and they back it up with their power.
Brainwashed Geki and Ryoga are so powerful, that the Busters had to pull off a Big Damn Heroes moment just so the Kyoryugers can escape.
The return of the beloved villains Enter and Escape.
Just as the Busters and Kyoryugers get to hang out while out on the lookout, they all participate in pretty intense untransformed fights. Special mention goes to Yoko and Amy vs. Escape, as they all get to show off their acrobatic prowess.
When brainwashed, the Kyoryugers are sent back in time to defeat their partners before their upgrade by Torin. They demonstrate once again the strength to defeat a dinosaur without any powers. Once again, special mention goes to Ucchi, who was able to get on the back of Pterogodon and ride on his back while he is slashing him!
As the Go-Busters are overpowered by the Deboss Legion Knights, they get their second wind with the return of Masato, who was revived by the same program that revived Enter and Eacape. Cue Theme Song Power Up and breaking the mind control of the Dino Sentai!
And finally the moment we were all waiting for: the Great Dinosaur Battle, roll call, posing, fight and all! We simply must talk about each part individually, as they are all that awesome!
The moment building up to the team-up as the Zyurangers grab their buckles right just after reviving their Dino Hope!
The updated transformation sequences for Geki and Ryoga!
The final lineup pose they share together, demonstrating the sheer number of them, and letting the villains know that they are going down.
We also get something a bit different for the group battle this year. While we normally get matching colours and genders, they simply went "screw it, have them match dinosaurs instead", and this we get sequences we may not have had dreamed of before such as Dan and Yukito knocking enemies up in the air while Amy Rider Kicks them all to death. Or Mei, Ranru, and Ucchi flying through enemies while blasting the shit out of them!
All of the tyrannosaurus mecha fighting together!
After finishing up the usual team-up, we still have the actual villains to take care of. Yes, each one deserves it's own mention as well, so her we go.
Ucchi singlehandedly defeats Escape with a new finisher: Mastery Over Fire and Lightning Slash!
While the return of Enter's ultimate form, Dark Buster, is awesome in itself, the Kyoryugers quickly realized what they had to do when they noticed he copied Hiromu's Super Speed; first slow him down while Daigo slashes him with the Kentro Spiker!
The Abarangers quickly take out Neo Gailton once they enter Abare Mode and send him flying with the Dino Bomber!
The Zyuranger prove that after 21 years, they still got it. Neo Griffinzor is just humiliated as he get knocked around like the team was playing an extreme version Hot Potato him with! He gets points for not backing down, so how do they all respond? All teams combine their team cannons for one serious overkill cannon. Unfortunately, he redirects the energy back to the Big Bad in space.
The War God exposes his true form in front of all teams, so it takes the return of DaiZyuZin, AbareOh, and combing the powers of Kyoryugers with Go-Busters to generate a blast of infinite energy to send the guy back to space and die of a glorious explosion.
Finally, the after credits scene where we get the Early-Bird Cameo of the ToQGers. While relatively inexperienced, they easily dispatch Neo Messiah with the power of IMAGINAAAAATION, while Messiah had no freaking clue what was going on.
100 Years After:
It's subtle, but this marks the first (and possibly only) time that Yayoi pilots Pluze-Oh by herself.
Riku Sanjo, main writer for the series, single-handedly penned every episode of Kyoryuger all by himself! A feat that hasn't been accomplished by any Sentai writer until now and hasn't been done in a Super Hero Time production since Toshiki Inoue penned Kamen Rider Faiz10 years ago!
Need I mention that this is his first time writing for Super Sentai?