Okay, so the 40th Super Sentai, Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger is over and the next Super Sentai has started. But I wanted to talk about this series because I’m about halfway into it now, I sort of cheated and watched the Team up movies already and even watched the last 2 episodes. So I know how it ends. The middle part I’m just missing right now. I want to talk about this for two reasons one. While really kind of silly and didn’t feel like it was the 40th anniversary season, really it didn’t need to be anything ‘special’.
Super Sentai Anniversary Years
To be dead honest, it seems like Super Sentai is doing some kind of ‘anniversary’ season every 5 years now. Because they are doing that, each time they do one they seem less and less. Really you should do one for 10, 15, 25, 40, 50, 60, etc. But if I recall right, Super Sentai since I’ve started watching it. I feel like they are doing something anniversary-wise almost every 5 years.
But that doesn’t mean that Zyuohger was a bad season. It is the 40th season since Gorenger. This season will continue to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Super Sentai despite it being the 41st year when it airs. In fact, I’ve gone ahead and ordered the Zord Set from Amazon and plan on doing an unboxing review of them when I get them. They are just cubes, but they look darn cool to me. Also, the theme song sort of really hit me and grew on me. It’s one of my top 10 favorite Super Sentai themes.
This season also had some firsts for Super Sentai.
- First Red/Blue/Yellow/Green/White combination of core Rangers.
- 2000th episode of the Super Sentai series: Ep. 29: The Monarch of the Monarchs.
- First Main Sentai Team to consist of a majority of anthropomorphic creatures (4 animal humanoids and 1 human)
- First team to have a female Blue and White Rangers since Choujin Sentai Jetman.
- It’s also the first series since Mahou Sentai Magiranger to a female Blue Ranger.
- First Sentai to have a Pixel/Rubik’s Cube motif in the form of their gear, mecha, and weapons.
- First female Shark Ranger and first Sentai Elephant Ranger.
- First Red Ranger to completely change animal motifs when assuming a stronger form.
I like Zyuohger
What can I really say about Zyuohger? From what I’ve seen so far I really like Zyuohger. I know it wasn’t the most-watched one but Super Sentai has been slowly losing stream from what I understand in Japan. It’s having a hard time, but I mean they have DONE everything. I mean it’s been 40 years. Other than doing a full-on reboot or taking a break as Kamen Rider did. I can’t tell you what would help Super Sentai go back up.
I don’t think I’m ready to do a review and seeing as the show is over and most everyone is gonna want to know about the new season which is airing now. So I won’t be doing a full review of the season. I am however going to catch up on the new one and start doing reviews. So please let me know if you wish to read more of them. As for Zyuohger, I hope to see more Super Sentai-like it. I really hope that it becomes a Power Ranger season. I REALLY hope they don’t pull a Super Megaforce and make it Ninja Steel turn into their suits.
We can’t only wait and see how Saban handles it and hopefully, they don’t skip it, I feel some of the Sentai’s that got skipped was a missed chance to make something good. But that’s just my opinion.