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Instincts awakened!
A planet where innumerable lifeforms live, Earth.
One human and four Zyumans band together, and a team is born in order to protect Earth!

Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (Animal Squadron Beast King-ger) is the 40th entry in the Super Sentai franchise. It is part of Toei's Super Hero Year initiative, celebrating both Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. It aired alongside Kamen Rider Ghost, and later, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid in the Super Hero Time block, and it crossed over with the former in an episode of each series.

Zyuland is a parallel dimension existing alongside Earth and inhabited by a race of Beast Men called Zyumans. While exploring a forest, amateur zoologist Yamato Kazakiri stumbles across a strange cube-shaped artifact which teleports him to Zyuland, where he meets the four zyuman guardians of the "Link Cube" which connects our worlds.

But when Earth suddenly comes under attack by the extraterrestrial Dethgalien, who are intent on turning the planet into a battleground for their blood sports, the guardians draw power from their "King's Credential" cubes and transform into the champions of Zyuland. Stepping up to the challenge, Yamato realizes that his childhood good-luck charm is a long-lost King's Credential and joins the team as Zyuoh Eagle.

With the Link Cube damaged and the sixth King's Credential needed to activate it having gone missing in the Dethgalien attack, the four zyuman are stranded on Earth. Now they must adapt to a whole new world while fighting alongside Yamato to defend all animals on Earth as the Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger!

Recurring Super Sentai tropes:

  • An Ass-Kicking Christmas: Episode 43.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing:
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: "Instinct Awakening!"note 
  • Color-Coded Characters: With a twist of their ranger forms not being named after their designated colors.
    • It's also the first time this specific color combination has been used, the first time in three years there is no Pink Ranger, and the first time Green and White are there from the start at the same time.
    • And then we have The World, who manages to be the first tri-colored Sixth Ranger colored in Gold, Silver, and Black.
  • Dual Wielding: Yamato is seen using both the Eagriser and the WhaleChangeGun in his The Beast Great Unleashed form. Zyuoh Condor, due to being a fusion of Zyuoh Eagle and Zyuoh Bird, wields a pair of Eagrisers.
  • Evolving Credits: Particular in this series is that the first episode's opening didn't reveal the face actors of the four Zyuman characters.
  • Fleeting Demographic Rule: It's been 4 years since the last Sentai with any sort of Animal Motif (Go-Busters), and 9 years since the last dedicated, non-dinosaur animal-themed Sentai (Gekiranger).
  • Gratuitous English: The animal names in the rangers' designations are in English. This also carries over to the numbered Cube Animals.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Zyuoh Cubes.
    • Animal Mecha: Obvious, considering Dobutsu means Animal. Beyond the ten personal mecha corresponding to the Zyuohgers, listed above:
    • Combining Mecha:
      • Cube Eagle + Cube Shark + Cube Lion = Zyuoh King
      • Cube Gorilla + Cube Tiger + Cube Elephant = Zyuoh Wild
      • Zyuoh King + Zyuoh Wild + Cube Kirin + Cube Mogura = Wild Zyuoh King
      • Cube Rhinos + Cube Wolf + Cube Crocodile: Tousai Zyuoh
      • Zyuoh King + Zyuoh Wild + Tousai Zyuoh + all four expansions = Wild Tousai King
      • Zyuoh King + Zyuoh Wild + Tousai Zyuoh + Dodekai-Oh + all four expansions = Wild Tousai Dodeka King
      • In the summer movie, Cube Condor + Cube Tiger + Cube Elephant = Condor Wild
    • Leader Forms the Head: The mecha are formed by stacking Zyuoh Cubes on top of each other. The Cubes on top of the stacks and form the head, arms, and chest for both Zyuoh King and Wild belong to Yamato. Wild Tousai Dodeka King uses Cube Whale to form the entire upper body, equipped with the auxiliary cubes on its arms and containing at least part of Cube Rhinos, while Cubes 1-8 form its legs.
    • Mecha Expansion Pack:
      • Cubes Shark and Lion can be switched with Cubes Tiger and Elephant or Wolf and Crocodile on both Zyuoh King and Zyuoh Wild, which give different capabilities - Zyuoh King using Wild's legs gives it extra speed and kick attacks.
      • Episode 3 reveals that smaller cubes, marked with exclamation points and turning from cubes into animals into weapons, have been scattered around the world. These include Cube Kirin (giraffe; forms a bazooka), Cube Mogura (mole; forms a drill), Cube Kuma (bear; forms an axe, and can be upgraded into its Golden Super Mode Cube Panda), and Cube Komori (bat; forms a boomerang).
      • Episode 26 reveals the Bird Man is gathering up more dormant Cube Animals, and shows him finding Cube Hyou (leopard; a repaint of Cube Kuma that forms a hammer). It, along with Cube Shimauma (zebra/repaint of Kirin), Cube Kamonohashi (platypus/repaint of Mogura) and Cube Fukurou (owl/repaint of Komori), would later be absorbed into their enemy Azald, though they were ultimately freed from him.
      • Late in the series, the Zyuohgers find Cube Octopus, which is marked with a ? and, size-wise, is halfway between the main numbered Cube Animals and the smaller ! ones. It makes a backpack for Zyuoh King and spins its tentacles like a rotor to allow flight.
    • Transforming Mecha: All of the mecha transform from cubes into animals, with the exception of Cube Rhinos. Cube Whale additionally has a third humanoid mode, Dodekai-Oh.
  • In the Name of the Moon: Like last season we have a more elaborate roll call, wherein each member names their animal and the area it reigns in. What's interesting is that the King's Credential assists them by calling out the totem animal. As Yamato has multiple totem animals, he has a equal number of calls.
    Yamato: King of the open skies!/King of the jungle!/King over all Kings!
    Yamato: Zyuoh Eagle!/Zyuoh Gorilla!/Zyuoh Whale!
    Sela: King of the wild seas!
    Sela: Zyuoh Shark!
    Leo: King of the savannah!
    Leo: Zyuoh Lion!
    Tusk: King of the forest!
    Tusk: Zyuoh Elephant!
    Amu: King of the snowy drifts!
    Amu: Zyuoh Tiger!
    Misao: King of the World!
    Misao: Zyuoh The World!
    Bud: King of the Heavens!
    Bud: Zyuoh Bird!
    Yamato: Doubutsu Sentai!
    All: Zyuohger!
    Yamato: Don't mess... with this planet!
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Yamato is notably the only member of the team to have a personal weapon (Eagriser), a secondary form change (Zyuoh Gorilla), and a second mecha (Cube Gorilla). Then again, Zyuoh TheWorld outdoes him with his own multimode personal weapon and a third form change and mecha. At least until Yamato gets his own third weapon/form/mecha as Zyuoh Whale.
  • Make My Monster Grow: As always. This time, it's done by inserting a Continue Medal into the slot on a monster.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Part of the Zyuohger girls' suits.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: As mentioned above, Yamato gets a disproportionate amount of power-ups compared to the rest of the team. In fact, he's the only one to receive anything beyond the basic one that the whole team has.
  • Rod-and-Reel Repurposed: Zyuoh The World's weapon, Zyuoh The Gunrod, is a fishing rod that can also be used as a gun or a spear.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Zyuoh Changers, which resemble a Rubik's cube that can unfold into a mobile phone.
    • Zyuoh TheWorld's changer is a flashlight called Zyuoh TheLight.
    • The Whale Change Gun for Zyuoh Whale, a golden cube that can fold inside out to become a Hand Cannon.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Zyuoh Shark and Zyuoh Tiger. This is also the first team since Jetman where there are two girls using blue and white as their ranger designations.
  • Villains Act, Heroes React: As is the norm for Super Sentai, we generally get a Deathgalien Player appearing with an Evil Plan Once an Episode, with our heroes then arriving on the scene to stop them.

Tropes present in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger:

  • Actor Allusion:
  • All Part of the Show: The Zyumans have gotten away with revealing their animal heads a couple of times thanks to this trope - interestingly, only adults can figure out the truth (the bookstore owner just keeps it to himself). Most outrageously, they do this in Episode 43 to sell Christmas cakes, which turns out to be a success thanks to everyone (even the media!) thinking it's a publicity stunt.
  • Ascended Extra: Past animal-motif Super Sentai have designated an elephant for auxiliaries only. Here? It's exclusive to one of the main five!
  • And Starring: "And Susumu Terajima as Mario Mori", although his credit didn't appear in every episode for a while after Misao was added to the credits.
  • Asshole Victim:
    • In episode 35, After all the horrendous sadism he has inflicted onto them, the Zyuohgers (especially Yamato) are more than happy after finally finishing Bangray. Even the Deathgaliens scoffed off his death, with Quval only paying to mind of his memory-reading right hand that he grafted onto himself.
    • Based on his actions (especially against his own henchmen, namely Naria), no one mourns Ginis after the Zyuohgers finally annihilate him in the finale.
  • Bait-and-Switch Credits: We never see Yamato flying around Zyuland in the show, because the whole show takes place on the human version of Earth.
  • Batman in My Basement: Yamato has the 4 Zyumans stay with him at his Uncle Mario's house. Mario doesn't figure out what's really going on.
  • Beast Man: 4 of the Zyuohgers are Zyumans.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: In Episode 8, Leo has to defeat Monster Of The Week Yabiker's racket by using his special animal power of a loud voice to evenly match Yabiker's mind controlling horn noise.
  • Book Ends: Sort of. Ninninger ends with the traditional handoff between the old and new red rangers by Takaharu standing around and Yamato comes down on his wings. Zyuohger ends with the Kyuranger handover having Yamato trying to fly away, but being stopped by Lucky for a moment.
  • Bottle Episode/Clip Show: Episode 27's plot is to figure out which of the two Tusks and Selas are real. While clip shows are not strictly bottle episodes, this could be considered one as it premiered in/near the middle of the season as opposed to closer to the end like other Sentai seasons and, in addition to using mostly clips:
    • That had one quick fight between Zyuoh Shark, Zyuoh Elephant, and Bunglay at the beginning and no more; there isn't even a battle once they discovered who the fakes were.
    • It mostly took place in Yamato's home (a regularly used set).
    • While there are a few shots with both sets of Tusk and Sela in human form, one pair quickly assume their Zyuman forms (ie. the forms played by stunt actors) for the rest of the episode.
    • There's no (new) mecha fight and,
    • It only featured three of its five villains.
      • In all likelihood, this was because the next two episodes would feature all six Gokaigers with one of their allies, several returning villains (some of the foot soldiers' suit actors may've gotten a temporary promotion, but the suits still likely needed refurbishment), feature several Gokai Changes (equaling time consuming costume changes and, again, any time/money refurbishing the old suits), a new power-up for Yamato, which will at least pay for itself by being used in future episodes, and the Gokaiger ED song revamped to include the five new teams.
    • Episode 44 is another one. Mario had figured out the episode before that Yamato and his friends are the Zyuohgers, the others were actually zyumans, and is brought up to speed by them.
  • The Cameo: Doggie Kruger, Master Sha-Fu, Torin, and Ticket made non-voiced cameos in the summer movie. Particularly, the first three were background crowd characters (since they do look like zyuman). All four are also part in the credits (the first three being in the crowd dance, meaning they are hard to find unless you pause the shots) while Ticket outright pans from the screen.
    • The home video release featured a list showcasing one cameo or reference for all previous Super Sentai entries. Some are name drops, some are outfits, and some are weapons.
    • At the start of Episode 44, Misao and Leo are playing a card game, in which each of the cards has a picture of a Ninninger with a Zyuohger - a rare nod to a Versus film within the main series.
  • Christmas Episode: Episode 43.
  • Couch Gag: Over-Time's subtitles started translating one word of the Opening Narration differently each episode, using different words for groups of animals to describe the team (even though the narration only uses the word mure - 群れ - which indeed refers to different collectives of animals), depending on which of the heroes was being focused on in that episode (and later, simply using any type of animal group).
  • Crossover: Episodes 28 and 29 feature the Gokaigers to celebrate both the 2000th episode of Super Sentai and the 40th anniversary of the franchise.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Zyuohgers receive one from Gift, not managing one actual blow on it.
  • Dancing Theme: The ending theme, complete with some awful animal puns in the song.
  • Darker and Edgier: Though not as overt as earlier seasons, it has a few unfriendly moments such as the implied casualties from Ep. 3, Larry being violently assaulted by humans in Ep. 5 and a cat gets disintergrated/vaporized in Ep. 10. Not to mention the esoteric cruelities of Zyuland's rulers regarding human "intruders" and Yamato's emotional/social issues with his father around the last few episodes.
  • Date Peepers: Yamato and the others spy on Sela on her date in episode 39.
  • Deadly Dodging: Gift makes ample use of this trope during the fight with it.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: G.I.F.T was the Deathgaliens' most powerful killing machine, having single-handedly destroyed a tenth of the worlds the Deathgaliens invaded. It was so powerful that Genis rarely took it out of storage because it would make the Blood Games too dull. G.I.F.T momentarily gave the Zyuogher their toughest challenge at that point until they gained the ability to form Wild Zyuoh, giving them the power to overwhelm and destroy G.I.F.T, an act that shocked both Naria and Genis.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Zyuoh King's name literally translates to "Beast King King."
  • Determinator: Yamato earns some kind of kingsized medal for this in #9, dragging himself out of the Lotus-Eater Machine by finding something he kept on his person and jabbing himself! There's even BLOOD!
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Defied in #4, where Tusk would rather smell Leo's stinky sock than sniff Sela's garments. It's still a no-win situation, as Mario saw him without proper context and took it as Tusk having clothes-sniffing fetish.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Wild Tousai Dodeka King's 100 Cube Animal Finishing Move was only possible to depict by making gratuitous recolors of all the existing Cube Animals a dozen times over... Except four of them are existing DX toys, the limited-edition Zebra, Owl, Platypus and Cheetah Cube Animals, appearing long before anyone thought they were canon (and Bud's little sidequest confirms this!)
  • Elemental Powers:
  • Evolving Credits: The usual new mechs and Sixth Ranger being added to the opening, of course... but most notable as that the first episode's opening does not show the Zyuman team members' human faces, giving different shots of their Zyuman forms in the places their human forms are going to be. You could watch it and think they were never going to have human forms. Also, Jag'd is alongside the other villains in the shot of Ginis' lair as if he's going to be one of the main ones (after all, he is a team leader even if he serves as an MOTW instead of a general.)
  • Final Boss Preview: When the Zyuohgers finally get to fight Genis for the first time, he handily beats them all.
  • Finger Muzzle: Amu does this to Yamato in episode 19, to stop him from apologizing.
    • She also does that earlier, in episode 7, to Tusk, simply to shut him up. It ends up becoming a Chekhov's Gun.
  • Fish out of Water:
    • The Zyumans, upon entering the human world, decide to do regular activities any normal human would do... and everyone in the general vicinity is completely weirded out.
    • Happens again with a bit of a darker twist in episode 5, where the Gorilla Zyuman Larry tried to interact with humans only to be met with fear and violent resistance.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The name of Genis' extremely powerful killing machine? G.I.F.T.
  • Foreshadowing
    • Odd that Azald looks like he is made of cubes innit? Even the gang wondered why when he was blown up for the first time. Turns out he is connected to Zyuman history after all.
    • A even bigger hint about Azald comes in Episode 43, when Cube Whale spots him and immediately starts opening fire out of sheer fury towards the evil creature Cetas fought.
    • The Continues are stated to be made by Genis' cells. In turn even the regular coins are also from him, particularly the Moebas. And lo, Genis is actually more of a composition of Moebas.
    • In a very clever and subtle use, the Creative Closing Credits at the end of the each episode with the Zyuohgers dancing alongside other humans and Zyumen actually hints at the merging of both worlds at the end of the series.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Downplayed. The Zyumans are granted human forms by their King's Credentials, while as Zyumans they look unusual but not grotesque.
  • Fusion Dance: The epilogue movie has Cube Condor do this to Bud and Yamato, temporarily fusing them into Zyuoh Condor.
  • Golden Super Mode: Cube Panda turns out to be this for Cube Kuma, as seen in episode 19.
  • Good Luck Charm: In episode 1, we learn Yamato was thinking his Champion's Symbol only serves as this.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: When the Monster Of The Week attacks a guy at the start of episode 40, he runs away, having his pants stolen, and we see he's wearing heart print boxers.
  • Gratuitous English: Zigzagged. The animal names of team's main Zyuoh Cubes are given in English, but the names of the auxiliary Zyuoh Cubes are in Japanese (i.e. Cube Kuma instead of Cube Bear, for example).
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Downplayed with Zyuland's rulers. While they have nothing to do with the Deathgaliens, their tyrannical rule is responsible for causing Bud to steal a King's Credential and enter Yamato's life. It's also implied they might have attempted to cover up the existence of their first king Cetas, given how the four Zyumans in the present apparently didn't know about him at first.
  • Green Rocks: The King's Credentials. It slices, it dices, it spins, it summons cubes and Humongous Mecha, it opens interdimensional gateways, it grants human forms to Zyuman, it's a phone...
  • Halloween Episode: Episode 36, and shockingly the very first Halloween episode in Super Sentai's long history.
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: Done with cake in ep. 38. Poor Sela. And poor everyone else for pointing it out...
  • Homeless Hero: The four Zyuman Zyuohgers. This backfires on them when they are unable to buy a Christmas gift for Mario.
  • How We Got Here: The movie "The Heart Pounding Circus Panic" begins with Yamato after being defeated by the movie's villain Domidoll is rescued by Misao as he tells him the story on how he and his friends end up in this predicament.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: The Deathgaliens participate in the Blood Game, where they destroy planets for sport.
  • Kibbles and Bits: You cannot move the legs of the DX versions of the Zyuoh King or Zyuoh Wild toys at all. The Minipla version of the toys averts this.
  • Killed Offscreen: The drivers in #3 who were shot down by Bowgan.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Episode 28 casually spoils one of the biggest reveals of ToQGer: The main 5 are actually children.
  • Legacy Character: By inheriting the power of Cetus, Yamato becomes the second Zyuoh Whale.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz":
    • Sela takes her name from "Selachimorpha", the superorder/clade under which sharks are classified.
    • Amu is named after the Amur Tiger, more commonly known as the white or Siberian tiger.
    • Leo comes from Panthera leo, the genus that lions belong to.
    • Tusk is likely named after Tusker Elephants, a bull-type elephant which is notably larger and with bigger tusks than others of its kind.
    • Yamato's surname, crazily enough, also counts. His surname is part of the Japanese term for "flight feathers" (kazakiribane)
    • Larry's name, kana-wise, is "Gorilla" with the "go" kana removed, the "ri" and "ra" swapped in placement, and an elongation kana added.
    • Misao's surname, Mondo, is Italian for "World".
    • Bud's name comes from how "bird" is pronounced in Japanesenote  but without the elongation.
    • Cetas's name comes from Cetacea, the clade of sea mammals where whales and dolphins belong, which itself is derived from the Latin for "whale".
  • Loophole Abuse/Exact Words: Attempted by Misao in episode 35. Bangray holds Yamato hostage and demands the others prove they won't fight back by holding up Yamato's transformation cube and demanding the others throw their similar cubes down. Misao does nothing, since his morpher is shaped differently. But Bangray calls him out, demanding he throw down his Transformation Trinket as well.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine/"Groundhog Day" Loop: The Monster of the Week of ep. 9 can somehow combine these two. And instead of looping the whole day it's more like two hours tops.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • The Zyumans of the Zyuohgers are named after animal species.
    • Dethgalien easily expands to "death game alien". Each of the Dethgalien leaders is named after a mineral: Ginis (silver), Azald (azurite), Cubal (cubanite) and Nalia (Jalpaite). Jagd is the German word for "hunt" and physically resembles stibnite. The Dethgaliens, meanwhile, are initially named after weapons.
  • Mood Whiplash: Episode 7 cuts between an emotionally charged plot with Amu being turned into a Moeba and Yamato, Sela and Leo reacting to the guy with the parka‚Äôs yellow, blue and red coloured forms.
  • Mythology Gag: Has its own page.
  • Never Trust a Title: Ep. 35: "The Last Day of Zyuohger". Of course, it should've been obvious that wouldn't happen, but it would've been too spoileriffic if it had been appropriately named "The Last Day of Bunglay".
  • Non-Indicative Name: There's a bad guy made of cubes, and a bad guy named Kubar. They're not the same guy. (Of course, Spell My Name With An S kicks in; Quval is another way of spelling it.)
  • Off-the-Shelf FX: Not intentionally, but there's a bunch of horse Zyumans behind the leads in an early scene who just happen to be wearing those rubber horse masks made famous by Memetic Mutation.
  • Plot Hole: Out of all the past lead villains Bangray pulled from his memory, Marvelous has never seen Escape's Escape Evolve form, nor has he met Deboth and Emperor Z. He might remember Dokoku from Super Hero Wars and Super Hero Wars Z, though. Still, he really, really should've pulled them from sentai fanboy Gai's memory instead of Marvelous.
  • Poor Communication Kills: The main problem involved with the crossover with the Gokaigers: the pirates are back on Earth for a special treasure, but the item he's aiming for, the Cube of the Ancients, is something the Zyuohger need. Naturally, neither are willing to talk it over.
    • Except Gai who is once again the voice of reason, calming down both teams aside from their leaders and convincing them to talk it over.

  • Recap Episode: Episode 44 The Rangers explain everything to Uncle Mario about who they really are because he learned some of the secrets in the previous episode.
    • Episode 27 to a lesser degree, as well.
  • Second-Hand Storytelling: The story behind the Gokaigers going to the Zangyack homeworld and meeting Gokidos Gill was never actually explored (even in extended media) but hinted at in the past, a fact that is entirely glossed over when Bangray pulls him from Gai's memory.
  • Shirtless Scene: Misao when he breaks free of the brainwashing at the ends of episodes 18 and 19.
    • Leo, when training to be a sumo wrestler in episode 33.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Anyone who played Minecraft will notice that the Cube Animals and Zyuland being themed after the said video game.
      • Though the cubes in the mecha cockpits used to control the mecha and robos give off more of a Rubik's Cube vibe.
    • There are a lot of shout-outs to Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger, probably due to both Zyuohger and Gaoranger being animal-themed. To start, both Red Rangers have an animal-related occupation (Kakeru is a veterinarian and Yamato is a zoologist); the way Yamato was sent to Zyuland in the first episode is similar to how Kakeru was sent to Gao Island also in the first episode; and both teams have an eagle, lion, shark, and tiger-themed ranger (although who is the lion and the eagle is switched between the red and yellow rangers of the two series). Later on, both groups are joined by a Sixth Ranger that has wolf power (though Gao Silver is The Stoic while Misao is rather comical).
    • Probably unintentional, but Zyuoh Wild's face looks a lot like Garnet's.
    • Nalia's method of enlarging Deathgalien Players? Insert Continue Medals on them.
      • Though they seem to have slots built into them as opposed to the slots just suddenly appearing. A fact that lead to her being slightly unsure when she tried to shove one into a Ganma.
    • The villains being led by a white and gold colored Big Bad and treating their assault against humanity as a game makes them very similar to the Grongi.
    • Ep. 14. The Monster of the Week's cloaking device on his chest blinks red when its time runs out.
    • How did Misao got his Zyuoh the World powers? Simple: Genis turned him into his lackey the same way Rita did to Tommy.
    • The movie shows the team leaping out of the Big Bad's spaceship using a jumping position their anime sister series is well known for using from time to time.
    • Bangray's ship looks similar to Sledge's, which could also be a throwback to Orion's ship being the same prop as Basco's ship.
    • Is Cube Kamonohashi's color scheme really familiar or just coincidence?
  • Something Only They Would Say: In episode 26, Yamato's college friend Daichi figures out he is Zyuoh Eagle when he talks about wanting to protect the newly-formed connection between Daichi and his wife, as Yamato had mentioned that in an earlier conversation.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Used with the Sixth Ranger and his gear: TheWorld, TheLight, TheGunRod.
  • Spider-Sense: The Zyumans' tails prop up whenever there's evil afoot.
  • Super-Senses: 5 of the 6 Zyuohgers have secondary powers that focuses on the five senses.
    • Sela gets super hearing, something real sharks have, though it's dwarfed in fame by their sense of smell.
    • Tusk gets super smell, as indicated by his long trunk.
    • Amu gets super taste, apparently by being part-tiger.
    • Yamato gets super sight, though he wasn't born with it like the others, as the Bird Zyuman that gave Yamato his King's Credential had also gave him some of his Zyuman Power, and it had only recently surfaced in the present day.
    • By inheriting Gorilla power, Yamato gains super touch, which is focused as sheer might.
    • By inheriting Rhino power, Misao gains a more conventional version of the power, shown as a highly sensitive sense of touch.
    • Leo is the only one out, as he gets super roaring powers that is not among the 5 senses.
  • Token Human: Yamato, who is the only member of the team not to be a Zyuman. He is joined later by Misao.
  • The Worf Effect: Inverted in episode 1, where the Zyuohgers' first battle is against one of the Dethgalien generals; they wipe him out as easily as a normal monster.
  • The Unreveal: It's never explained why the history of Zyuland associated with Cetus was not recorded.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Quickly averted in the early promos, as the Zyumans go out to do regular human activities such as bowling, going shopping and eating at restaurants, and they don't seem to notice that every human in their vicinity is staring at the anthropomorphic animals just casually walking about. In the actual series, they have human disguises that allow them to avoid this problem.
    • However, this works to their advantage in the Christmas Episode where it turns their pop-up Christmas cake store into an instant TV hit.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: The attack robot G.I.F.T, which appears as the first serious challenge to the heroes in the show. In the last few episodes they fight an army of G.I.F.Ts, which prove only a bit more troublesome than Moebas by then.
  • The Voiceless: None of Bangray's "resurrected" Monsters of the Week are able to speak. This also includes the past Sentai Villains he brings out from Gokai Red and Gokai Silver's memories.
  • Wham Episode:
    • For the most part, episode 40 is a fun romp reminiscent of Japanese deliquent series. Until Cubal attacks Naria...
    • Episode 45 is a doozy. The reason for the tension between Yamato and his father are revealed, Larry and Mario meet, and biggest of all: Azald is revealed to be the very monster that Zyuoh Whale defeated centuries ago.
  • When Dimensions Collide: At the end of the final episode, when the Zyuohgers reactivate the Link Cube so the Zyumen can go home, it ends up fusing Zyuland with Earth. Apparently, their Champion Symbols took their desire to unite their worlds very literally.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: In episode 35, the Zyuohgers suspect that Bunglay will pull this on them once they give him Cube Whale. Surprise surprise, he does.

Alternative Title(s): Dobutsu Sentai Jyuuouger, Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger


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