Monday, March 29, 2010

Animals in Super Sentai: 2010 Edition

UPDATED 10/20/10 8PM EST
Contrary to popular belief, not many Super Sentai are animal-inspired. Out of the 34 series, there is only about 16 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. Anything from Goukaiger will covered in a new post in Spring of 2011.

FELINES:
Lions (15)
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
2-Go-Onger (2008) - blue Buson (half bus), black, red and yellow Shishi-no-Shin
Shinkenger (2009) - red ShishiOrikami
** 3-Goseiger (2010) - Silver and Black Grandeon, blue SeaLion (not actually a sea-lion), and red SkyLion

Tigers (6)
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
* Goseiger (2010) - yellow Gosei Tiger (half dozer/tank)

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


AVIARY:
Condors (5)
Jetman (1992) - black Jet Condor
Gaoranger (2001) - blue Gao Condor
Hurricanger (2002) - white Tri-Condor
Go-onger (2008) - red Speedor (half racecar), red, black, and yellow Retsu-taka

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

Hawks (3)
Jetman (1991) - Red Hawk
Hurricanger (2001) - red Hurricane Hawk

* Goseiger (2010) - red TakaHeader

Eagles (3)
Sun Vulcan (1981) - red Vuleagle warrior
Gaoranger (2001) - yellow GaoEagle
Jetman Manga (1991) - Green Eagle -- not considered canon
Goseiger (2010) - Indigo colored GoseiBird (apparently its name and said to be an Eagle)


UNDERWATER CREATURES:
Sharks (10)
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
* 3-Goseiger (2010) - blue Gosei Shark (half-submarine), cyan HammerHeader (hammerhead shark), Goseiger (2010) - Teal SawSharkHeader

Dolphins (3)
Liveman (1988) - Blue Dolphin
Hurricanger (2002) - blue Hurricane Dolphin
** Goseiger (2010) - blue Dolphin Headder

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


Alligators (2)-- (I know, not exactly underwater)
Gaoranger (2001) - forest green Gao Gator
Go-onger (2008) - orange CarriGator (half carrier)--was called a Croc in RPM but it's not a Crocodile. Crocodiles and Alligators are from different families.


MISC. ANIMALS:
Bears (7)
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), black, red, and yellow Tsuki-no-Wa
Shinkenger (2009) - Green KumaOriKami

Rhinos (5)
Liveman (1988) - Green Sai
Gingaman (1998) - red Ginga Rhino
Gaoranger (2001) - periwinkle Gao Rhino
Gekiranger (2007) - blue and silver SaiDain* Goseiger (2010) - yellow SaiHeaderGorillas (4)
Gingaman (1998) - blue Gingarilla
2 - Gaoranger (2001) - green Gao Gorilla and red Gao Kong
Gekiranger (2007) - red Geki Gorilla

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 (3)
Gaoranger (2001) - teal blue Gao Elephant
Gekiranger (2007) - teal green Geki Elephant
** Goseiger (2010) - yellow Elephant Headder

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)
INSECTS:
Kabuto (3)
Hurricanger (2002) - crimson Kabuto Gorai Beetle
Shinkenger (2009) - orange Kabuto Origami -- Beetle Blaster in Samurai
** Goseiger (2010) - dark orange Kabuto Headder

Kuwaga (2)
Hurricanger (2002) - navy Gorai Stag
* Goseiger (2010) - Black KuwagaHeader


MYTHICAL CREATURES:
Dragons (11)
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
* 5 - Goseiger (2010) - red Goseidragon (half-bomber jet) and the four orange, lime green, cyan and purple ExoticBrothers (NOT PICTURED).

Phoenix (6)
Changeman (1985) - pink Change Phoenix warrior
Dairanger (1993) - pink Star-houhou
Ohranger (1995) - red Skyphoenix
Gingaman (1998) - blue Ginga Phoenix
Magiranger (2005) - red MagiPhoenix
* Goseiger (2010) - White with some pink GoseiPhoenix (half-jet)

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


Garudas (2)
Jetman (1991) - Jet Garuda
Magiranger (2005) - yellow Magi Garuda

PRE-HISTORIC CREATURES:

Tyrannosaurus (5)
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)
* Goseiger (2010) - orange TyrannoHeader

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)

Pteradons (3)
Zyuranger (1992) - pink/red/white Pterodon
Abaranger (2003) - yellow Ptera
* Goseiger (2010) - White, Red and Olive-Yellow PteraHeader


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


DIDN'T SEE YOUR ANIMAL? LOOK HERE AT THE 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) - yellow goat, yellow bee, purple Horseshoe Crab, green spider, red starfish
Abaranger (2003) - Crimson Stegosaurus, White Tupuxuara, Red-Orange Styracosaurus, Purple Pachycephalosaurus, Lime Green Parasaurolophus, Orange Ankylosaurus, Cyan Dimetrodon
Magiranger (2005) - pink Fairy, yellow Garuda, red Firebird, 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 Kujaki Origami, gold lobster, scarlet Sauropoda Kyoryumaru
Goseiger (2010) - black Snake (half Shinkansen), cyan MantaHeadder (Mantaray), white CrowHeaddr, black Crocodile Headder, green Mystic Runner (Ostrich)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess there are 2 lil mistakes
1st: the Nokogiri Headder is a Sawshark. no sawfish so it should be with the others sharks
and 2nd the Phoenix headder is pink, not white^^

Anonymous said...

I think there's a mistake; I didn't see Magiranger's MagiFirebird in either part.

Lavender Ranger said...

Oh yeah, I forgot. I put it by itself because even though it looks like a phoenix, it is specifically called a firebird.

By the way, I have to check the comments, so if you don't see your comment immediately, double posting commenting is not needed.

Dodong said...

Shouldn't GoseiTiger be grouped with Shugozyu Sabre Tiger rather than the actual tigers? Also didn't see Shishi no shin under the lions list. Other than that, I like this grouping, I'm impressed with how many lions there are in Sentai and already the dragons(w/ the addition of the Exotic Brothers) are catching up in numbers to them!

Anonymous said...

The Turtle orikami is actually a tortoise.

Lavender Ranger said...

what makes it a tortoise. Kame means turtle.

Anonymous said...

Another mistake spotted. The orange Carrigator is from Go-Onger, not GekiRanger.

Ivan Pratama said...

Why don't you make one category for crane? It appeared in 2 continuities, right?