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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.

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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!

There were signs that Saban Brands would skip this series in adapting it towards Power Rangers. But with the announcement of a Go-Busters adaptation, Power Rangers: Beast Morphers, it could be adapted after all.

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The Zyuohgers are:

  • Zyuoh Eagle: Yamato Kazakiri, "Monarch of the skies"note  (Red)
    • Zyuoh Gorilla: "Monarch of the jungle"note . An alternate form Zyuoh Eagle can access by flipping the beak-like mouthpiece on his helmet upwards in a process known as "Visor Up".
    • Zyuoh Whale: "Monarch of the Monarchs"note . Originally the Zyuohger form of the ancient Zyuman king Cetas in the past, his will has been inherited by Yamato in present day to become Yamato's third form and Super Mode.
  • Zyuoh Shark: Sela, "Monarch of the rough seas"note  (Blue)
  • Zyuoh Lion: Leo, "Monarch of the savannah"note  (Yellow)
  • Zyuoh Elephant: Tusk, "Monarch of the forest"note  (Green)
  • Zyuoh Tiger: Amu, "Monarch of the snowfield"note  (White)
  • Zyuoh TheWorld: Misao Mondo, "Monarch of the world"note  who holds the powers of the rhino, wolf, and crocodile. (Black/Silver/Gold)
  • Zyuoh Bird: Bud, "Monarch of the Heavenly Skies"note  (Orange)
  • Zyuoh Condor: Yamato & Bud, "Monarch of the Azure Skies"note  (Violet)

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.
  • Evolving Credits: Particular in this series is that the first episode's opening didn't reveal the face actors of the four Zyuman characters.
  • Five-Man Band
  • 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: Champion of the open skies!/Champion of the jungle!/Champion of Champions!
    EAGLE/GORILLA/WHALE
    Yamato: Zyuoh Eagle!/Zyuoh Gorilla!/Zyuoh Whale!
    Sela: Champion of the wild seas!
    SHARK
    Sela: Zyuoh Shark!
    Leo: Champion of the savannah!
    LION
    Leo: Zyuoh Lion!
    Tusk: Champion of the forest!
    ELEPHANT
    Tusk: Zyuoh Elephant!
    Amu: Champion of the snowy drifts!
    TIGER
    Amu: Zyuoh Tiger!
    Misao: Champion of the World!
    THE WORLD
    Misao: Zyuoh The World!
    Bud: Champion of the Heavens!
    BIRD
    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.
  • 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.
  • Weapon of Choice:

Tropes present in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger:

  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Each ranger's title, based on thier animals.
  • 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 noise by using his special animal power of a loud voice to evenly match Yabiker's mind controlling horn noise.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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’s yellow, blue and red coloured forms.
  • Mythology Gag: Being the 40th anniversary of Super Sentai, there are several:
    • Zyuoh Eagle, Shark and Lion are a loose one towards to Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan and Choujuu Sentai Liveman, landing somewhere in the middle note .
      • Additionally, the operatic announcement of the Cube Animals resembles the chorus of Sun Vulcan's opening theme.
    • The series was billed as a Spiritual Successor to Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger. Despite the eagle and lion swapping Red and Yellow, there's still a White Tiger Ranger thrown into the mix. The helmet Transformation Sequence is similar as well.
      • The World is pretty much one to GaoSilver. They share two of the three animals of his motif and start out as villains.
    • The mecha's combining sequence (assuming an alternate form and stacking one on top of the other) may be a reference to Chouriki Sentai Ohranger and OhBlocker (AKA the Super Zeo Megazord), which uses a similar "stacking" combining sequence.
    • Each of the Deathgaliens are inspired by the designs of one or more of previous Sentai villains, which are usually monsters of the week for the monsters of the week while Jaged resembles Makirika and Heavenly Saint Raigel, Nalia resembles Insarn and Metal Alice, Azald has similarities to Noppera-bo, Quval has similarities to Study Brain and Study Monster and Ginis resembles DezumoGevirus and the first form of Tau Zant.
    • While not technically a Deathgalien, Bangray also happens to resemble Bacchus Gill and Deratsueigar. Incidentally, he plays a key role in the Gokaiger crossover episodes while the Deathgaliens did not.
    • Ep. 14 has someone mentioning an exhibition of five precious stones from ancient civilizations... were they on loan from Dai Sentai Goggle Five?
    • Both of the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger crossover episodes have an updated version of Super Sentai Hero Getter, Gokaiger's end theme, which lists off all the Super Sentai teams through multiple verses that normally takes a few episodes to go through, though this version just has two.
    • The first Gokai Change seen in the 2000th episode of Super Sentai is naturally GokaiRed becoming AkaRanger.
    • The Gokaigers do two more all red changes.
      • Notably Luka uses the regular ShinkenRed key as opposed to the Hime ShinkenRed key with the resulting form also resembling Kaoru's ShinkenRed form.
    • The Wild Tousai Dodeca King's final attack (first seen when Bangray is destroyed for good in Ep. 35) has all Zyuoh Cubes rush him at once, with their respective numbers appearing - and then a lot of unseen Zyuoh Cubes start attacking him, raising the counter rapidly all the way to 100, clearly referring to the 100 Beasts from Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger.
    • Episode 36's Monster of the Week is samba themed, just like a certain dinosaur Sentai.
    • The Zyuoh King Octopus is functionally very similar to Fuuraimaru.
    • In Episode 44, Mario makes his own Zyuohger costume, which is pink, exposes most of his face, and doesn't give him superpowers. This refers to Emiri's AbarePink costume from Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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 Un-Reveal: 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 literal.
  • 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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