Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Animals in Super Sentai: 2009 Edition

Contrary to popular belief, not many Super Sentai are animal-inspired. Out of the 33 series, there is only about 15 or so series that has animals, mythical creatures or dinosaurs. I was curious to see how many animals or beasts were repeated. I have updated this intensively since the first time I posted this and plan to make a new post every year when there are more animals added.

If you are looking for the animal from Power Rangers, I am referring to the original intention in Super Sentai. Power Rangers are notorious for changing the animal's identity.

FELINES:
Lions (11)
Liveman (1988) - yellow lion
Dairanger (1993) - green lion Star-ShiShi
Gingaman (1998) - red lion GingaLion
2-Gaoranger (2001) - red Gao Lion and gunmetal black Gao Leon
2-Hurricanger (2002) - yellow Hurricane Lion and white Gattling Leo
Magiranger (2005) - white Magi Lion
Gekiranger (2007) - black Rin Lion
Go-Onger (2008) - blue Buson (half bus)
Shinkenger (2009) - red ShishiOrikami


Tigers (5)
Dairanger (1993) - white Won Tiger
Gaoranger (2001) - white Gao Tiger
Gekiranger (2007) - red Geki Tiger
Go-onger (2008) - silver Jetoras (half jet)
Shinkenger (2009) - white ToraOriKami

Jaguars (2)
Gaoranger (2001) - yellow-orange Gao Jaguar
Gekiranger (2007) - blue Gao Jaguar


AVIARY:
Condors (4)
Jetman (1992) - black Jet Condor
Gaoranger (2001) - blue Gao Condor
Hurricanger (2002) - white Tri-Condor
Go-onger (2008) - red Speedor (half racecar)

Falcons (4)
Liveman (1988) - Red Falcon
Kakuranger (1994) - white Tsubasamaru
Gingaman (1998) - green Gingalcon
Gaoranger (2001) - red Gao Falcon

Eagles (2)
Sun Vulcan (1981) - red Vuleagle warrior
Gaoranger (2001) - yellow GaoEagle
Jetman Manga (1991) - Green Eagle -- not considered canon

Hawks (2)
Jetman (1991) - Red Hawk
Hurricanger (2001) - red Hurricane Hawk



UNDERWATER CREATURES:
Sharks (7)
Battle Fever J (1979) - blue/white Battle Shark (battleship)
Sun Vulcan (1981) - blue Vulshark
Gingaman (1998) - dark blue/silver Ginga Bitus
3-Gaoranger (2001) - blue Gao Shark, purple Gao Hammer (hammerhead shark) and maroon Gao SawShark.
Gekiranger (2007) - sea blue Geki Shark

Dolphins (2)
Liveman (1988) - Blue Dolphin
Hurricanger (2001) - blue Hurricane Dolphin

Squids (2)
Hurricanger (2002) - indigo squid
Shinkenger (2009) - purple and white Ika Origami


Gators (2)-- (I know, not exactly underwater)
Gaoranger (2001) - forest green Gao Gator
Go-onger (2008) - orange CarriGator (half carrier)


MISC. ANIMALS:
Bears (6)
Kakuranger (1994) - yellow God Kumard
3-Gaoranger (2001) - black Gao Bear, white Gao Polar, and Gao Panda (2 were owned by Gao Yellow).
Go-onger (2008) - yellow Bear RV (half RV)
Shinkenger (2009) - Green KumaOriKami

Gorillas (4)
Gingaman (1998) - blue Gingarilla
2 - Gaoranger (2001) - green Gao Gorilla and red Gao Kong
Gekiranger (2007) - red Geki Gorilla

Rhinos (4)
Liveman (1988) - Green Sai
Gingaman (1998) - red Ginga Rhino
Gaoranger (2001) - periwinkle Gao Rhino
Gekiranger (2007) - blue and silver SaiDain

Wolves (4)
Kakuranger (1994) - blue God Logan
Gingaman (1998) - yellow Gingaverick
Gaoranger (2001) - silver Gao Wolf
Gekiranger (2007) - violet Geki Wolf


Tortoises (3)
Liveman (1988) - black/silver Gran Tortoise
Dairanger (1993) - green Dai Mugen
Hurricanger (2002) - periwinkle Totasu Hammer

Horses (3)
Gaoranger (2001) - Gao Horse
2 - Magiranger (2005) - black Valkyrion, Slepiner's blue horses

Elephants (2)
Gaoranger (2001) - teal blue Gao Elephant
Gekiranger (2007) - teal green Geki Elephant

Bisons (2)
Liveman (1988) - Black Bison
Gaoranger (2001) - black Gao Bison

Bulls (2)
Gingaman (1998) - Black GoTaurus
Shinkenger (2009) - Ushi Origami
(Ox and Bull are the same animal)


INSECT:
Kabuto (2)
Hurricanger (2002) - crimson Kabuto Gorai Beetle
Shinkenger (2009) - orange Kabuto Origami



MYTHICAL CREATURES:
Dragons (6)
Changeman (1985) - red Change Dragon warrior
Zyuranger (1992) - green/black/silver Dragon Ceasar
2-Dairanger (1993) - red Ryuuseioh, green Daijinryuu
Magiranger (2005) - five-colored Magi Dragon
Shinkenger (2009) - blue RyuuOriKami

Phoenix (5)
Changeman (1985) - pink Change Phoenix warrior
Dairanger (1993) - pink Star-houhou
Ohranger (1995) - red Skyphoenix
Gingaman (1998) - blue Ginga Phoenix
Magiranger (2005) - red MagiPhoenix

Mermaids (2)
Changeman (1985) - white Change Mermaid warrior
Magiranger (2005) - blue Magi Mermaid

Pegasus (2)
Changeman (1985) - blue Change Pegasus warrior
Dairanger (1993) - blue Star Tenma

Taurus (2)
Ohranger (1995) - green Grantaurus
Magiranger (2005) - green MagiTaurus



PRE-HISTORIC CREATURES:

Tyrannosaurus (4)
Zyuranger (1992) - red Tyrannosaurus
Timeranger (2000) - Red, black, and silver V-Rex
Abaranger (2003) - red Tyranno

Go-Onger (2008) - white tyrannosaurus T-Line (half train car)

Mammoths (3)
Zyuranger (1992) - black Mammoth
Hurricanger (2001) - silver Revolver Mammoth
Go-Onger (2008) - maroon Kishamoth (half train)

Triceratops (3)
Zyuranger (1992) - blue Triceratops
Abaranger (2003) - blue Kera
Go-Onger (2008) - light periwinkle Triceratops K-Line (half train-car)

Brachiosaurus (2)
Zyuranger (1992) - white/black King Brachion
Abaranger (2003) - black/gold Brachiosaurus

Pteradons (2)
Zyuranger (1992) - pink/red/white Pterodon
Abaranger (2003) - yellow Ptera


ONE SHOTS (so far)
Sun Vulcan (1981) - yellow VulPanther
Changeman (1985) - black Change Griffin
Jetman (1991) - Yellow Owl, Blue Swallow, White Swan
Zyuranger (1992) - yellow Sabertooth Tiger
Dairanger (1993) - yellow Kirin
Kakuranger (1994) - God Saruder (red ape), God Kark (white crane), God Gammer (black frog)
Ohranger (1995) - blue Sphinx
Gingaman (1998) - pink Gingat
Gaoranger (2001) - orange Giraffe, purple Armadillo, green Deer, brown Buffalo, peacock, mouse, and stingray.
Hurricanger (2002) - indigo Kuwagata Gorai Stag, yellow goat, yellow bee, purple Horseshoe Crab, green spider, red starfish
Abaranger (2003) - Stegosaurus, Tupuxuara, Styracosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, Dimetrodon
Magiranger (2005) - pink Fairy, yellow Garuda, and white unicorn Unikirion
Gekiranger (2007) - yellow Cheetah, yellow Penguin, indigo Bat, blue Gazelle, green Chameleon
Go-Onger (2008) - green Birca (orca), black Gunpherd (German Shepard), gold Triptor (chicken), navy Jum-bowhale (whale)
Shinkenger (2009) - yellow monkey, pink turtle, cyan swordfish, gold lobster, scarlet Sauropoda Kyoryumaru

6 comments:

Dizzy said...

Incredible list. Wouldn't the sabre tooth tiger from Zyuranger be a prehistoric animal because it's extinct?

Also, I think there was a turtle or tortoise mecha in Zyu (or was it Dairanger...otherwise known as Tor in MMPR.

Lavender Ranger said...

Sabertooth Tiger is under 'one shot' because it was only done once. It doesn't count as a tiger, in the same way that the mammoth doesn't count as an elephant.

"Tor" is under tortoise. Dai Mugen from Dairanger.

Anonymous said...

I see a spoiler for shinkenger somewhere...wow!

Another Background Character said...

This is definitely a great list. Definitely helpful to keep track to which Sentai used what animal.

Just wondering though, but aren't tortoises land animals and not sea-dwelling animals? Those would actually be called turtles then...

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Anonymous said...

Amazing list, but Pterodactls? Actually those are Pteranodons.