YMMV / Juuni Senshi Bakuretsu Eto Ranger

  • Creator's Pet: Gaoh. The 2015 fandom generally agrees that he's too boring to have deserved around a quarter of the series to himself, especially when characters with more potential such as Hols and Drago (see They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character below) got shafted in favor of him.
    • Bakumaru even moreso, he may be the main hero but he's also a Bratty Half-Pint that goes on EVERY SINGLE MISSION except for the Boy Who Cried Wolf and Bremen Town Musicians.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Chocolat is often written as Easily Forgiven due to the Freudian Excuse. Rouran gets similar treatment, sometimes being shipped with Soufflé.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Tart, who's often the first character that people who don't know about the show see, for fairly obvious reasons.
    • Among the 2015 fandom, Kirinda, due to the ridiculous juxtaposition of a giant badass robot war steed being a lovable mischief maker who talks in a Kansai Regional Dialect / Southern twang. This juxtaposition is taken even farther when the Adorkable Lydia, who becomes an Ensemble Darkhorse in his own right, is revealed.
    • Pochiro is also rather popular in some circles of the fandom as well.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Nyanma, with her open cloak and Stripperiffic outfit.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: In what very, very little fan art there is of the show, a good portion of it is with Tartnote  x Pochiro.
    • Pochiro also has a lot of potential to be paired with Jyuken The Gatekeeper after a scene where she glomps him in episode 31.
  • Furry Fandom: Naturally. Considering that the series was never aired in most countries, the furry fandom is currently the largest percentage of the small fandom there.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The series still has a rather active Chinese fanbase, especially on Baidu. Given what the series is about, it's not that surprising.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Iron Woobie: Pretty much all the Eto Rangers become this at the climax of the series, watching their friends die and whatnot.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Tart is a huge Jerkass with a Hair-Trigger Temper and violent tendencies. She just happened to be out-jerkassed in Episode 5.
    • Monk is another example, as he frequently engages in pranks that upset people, but he also gets plenty of moments where he's on the receiving end of humiliation and in the Grand Finale, Monk goes berserk when Pochiro sacrifices himself to save Monk.
    • A surprising example as we learn near the end is Nyanma a.k.a. Chocolat herself, as her rampage is her attempt to get revenge against Princess Aura, who she (mistakenly) thought had promised her a victory in the Etoranger qualification race if she started right then and then disqualified her as a dirty trick. Actually, that was Bagi's doing; Bagi played Chocolat/Nyanma for a sucker.
    • Pochiro also shows shades of this. Yes, he often picks on Monk and one time deliberately kicked a soccer ball at Tart's face but he's just so cute that you can't hate him. You kind of just want to hug the poor bastard when he was caught hording food and gets beaten up for it and starts sobbing in the Hansel and Gretel episode. Also, watching him die to protect Monk is downright heartbreaking.
    • Bakumaru himself is a loudmouth Bratty Half-Pint but he's practically beaten half to death by Geton in the Mouse's wedding episode. Plus, he also was a vicious speciest in the Puss In Boots episode but you still have to feel some sympathy for him on account on his PTSD-ish reactions to cats. By the climax of the series, Bakumaru has experienced so much loss that you just want to hug the poor brat.
  • Memetic Loser: Nyorori. He tries so hard to be this badass and suave Gadgeteer Genius, but instead, his creations are only ever shown falling apart, he hardly does anything useful throughout the entire series with the sole exception of his Crowning Moment of Awesome Heroic Sacrifice, and — just look at him, he's anything BUT Badass.
  • Moe: In-universe as well as out, Souffle the Lamb is the girliest and cutesiest member of the team; her A Day in the Limelight episode firmly cements how lovable she is. Even when she has the misfortune of getting the only Panty Shot in the series, Cream doesn't put up with anyone staring.
    • Among the male rangers, there's Pochiro. While most of the time, he's a serious and badass samurai but whenever he shows his goofier, lighthearted, more comedic side, you can expect extreme levels of adorkable-ness that would give even Nyorori a run for his money. It's especially evident if Pochiro isn't wearing his usual outfit like when he was dressed as a baker in the Hansel And Gretel episode or when he was dressed in a pilgrim outfit in the Bluebird Of Happiness episode.
    • Urii, whose basically an adorable little piglet and the Tagalong Kid of the rangers.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Nyanma crossed it immediately after her initial transformation, when she invoked Redshirt Reporter and shot Lydia just because he was there.
  • Never Live It Down: Hols and his Wholesome Crossdresser moment, brought on by a misfired spell from Corrupted Snow White. It only lasted for a few seconds and isn't brought up again, but it seems to get brought up every time he's summarized.
  • Ship Tease:
    • There's plenty between Bakumaru and Cream, starting in the very first episode. Later, they become an Official Couple.
    • Tart has obvious feelings for Gaoh, but Gaoh doesn't return her feelings. Japanese fans tend to pair her with Pochiro.
    • There is some ship tease between Pakaracchi and Souffle, and he even attempts to confess to her at the end, but she's busy talking about something else.
    • Gaoh is still very fond of his old childhood friend Chocolat, and in fact, episode 33's flashback reveals that he and Chocolat used to be dating (with Chocolat jokingly threatening to break up with Gaoh if he finished the race ahead of her). His fondness is strong enough that even when he has a chance to finish off Nyanma during the Grand Finale, he doesn't take it. In addition, he doesn't return Tart's feelings for him.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Hols and Drago are the two least-used out of all the Rangers, being the only ones to not even get anything close to A Day in the Limelight episodes. And yet, their Image Songs reveal that they're a constantly-agonized Stepford Smiler and a Not So Stoic Technical Pacifist, respectively. The fandom generally agrees that they both could have been explored a lot better.
  • Too Cool to Live: Drago and Pochiro.
  • Toy Ship: Urii x Little Red Riding Hood. While whether it was actually a romance or just a friendship is left ambiguous, the other team members sure seemed to think it was the former.
  • The Woobie: Jyuken the Gatekeeper. She starts out being portrayed as insane like the rest of the Jyarei, but is slowly revealed to be treated like dirt by the others, to the point where, even during her most successful and dangerous act, trapping the Away Team in The Town Musicians of Bremen past the time limit, she's only considered a decoy. This culminates when her character arc ends in a Shoot the Shaggy Dog, not only never getting a real chance at redemption but also getting forced to make Nyanma even more powerful.
    • Judging by his image song, Hols is starting to look like this with his fear of the shade of red and transformations and all.
    • The corrupted wolf in the Little Red Riding Hood episode. He's so pathetic and terrified of being eaten that he could really use a hug.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: While Tart's humanoid form has plenty of fans, she was by no means ugly in her original form like she was led to believe by the team, and most fans still prefer and depict her as a chicken.
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