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Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
Gaoranger-title.jpg
The title card for Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero fiction
Fantasy fiction
Created byTV Asahi
Toei Company
Bandai Visual
Developed byJunki Takegami
Written byJunki Takegami
Masanao Akahoshi
Naoyuki Sakai
Chiejir? Nakasu[Note 1]
Directed bySatoshi Morota
Katsuya Watanabe
Tar? Sakamoto
Noboru Takemoto
Noboru Matsui
Kenz? Maihara
Sh?jir? Nakazawa
StarringNoboru Kaneko
Kei Horie
Takeru Shibaki
Kazuyoshi Sakai
Mio Takeuchi
Tetsuji Tamayama
Narrated byHiroshi Masuoka
Opening theme"Gaoranger Hoero!!" by Yukio Yamagata
Ending theme"Healin' You" by Salia (1-44 & 46-50)
"Gaoranger Roar!!" by the Gaorangers & Yukio Yamagata (45)
"Stairway to the Sky" by the Gaorangers (51)
Composer(s)K?tar? Nakagawa
Country of originJapan
Original Japanese
No. of episodes51
Production
Jun Hikasa (TV Asahi)
Kenji ?ta (TV Asahi)
Yuka Takahashi (Toei)
K?ichi Yada (Toei Agency)
Running time25 minutes
Production TV Asahi
Toei Company
Toei Agency
Release
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseFebruary 18, 2001 (2001-02-18) -
February 10, 2002 (2002-02-10)
Chronology
Preceded byMirai Sentai Timeranger
Followed byNinpuu Sentai Hurricaneger
External links
Website

Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger (, Hyakuj? Sentai Gaorenj?)[Note 2][Note 3] is Toei's twenty-fifth production of the Super Sentai metaseries airing in 2001 and celebrated the franchise's 25th anniversary. Footage from this show was used in the 2002 American series Power Rangers Wild Force and was later dubbed in 2010 as the retitled Power Rangers: Jungle Force for South Korean television in place of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, possibly due to cultural reasons. In Japan, Gaoranger aired alongside Kamen Rider Agito.

On May 14, 2018, it was announced that Shout! Factory had licensed Gaoranger for release in North America and it was released on December 18, 2018.[1] This is 11th Super Sentai to be released in North America DVD Region 1 as Jetman was released before Gaoranger.

Plot

A millennia ago, humans fought a war against demon orges known as the Orgs. With the help of the Power Animals, the ancient Gao Warriors were able to defeat the Orgs' leader Hyakkimaru, sealing the Orgs away along with one of their own. When the seal wanes, the Power Animals select a new generation of Gao Warriors to fight the freed Orgs and protect all life on Earth. The current Gao Warriors, the Gaorangers, are recruited to abandon their civilian lives and names while traveling to find the other Power Animals that were in hiding.

Characters

Gaorangers

Each of the Gaorangers' surnames either contain the kanji for their Power Animal ("lion" (, shishi), "eagle" (?, washi), "shark" (?, same), "ox" (?, ushi), "Oogami" (, ?gami) from "wolf" (?, ?kami) or resemble the name of their Power Animal "Taiga" () from "tiger" (?, tor?).

Gao Red
Kakeru Shishi ( ?, Shishi Kakeru), the Blazing Lion (, Shakunetsu no Shishi) and the main protagonist of the series. He was a veterinarian before becoming chosen by Gao Lion to become Gao Red (, Gao Reddo). He was the last chosen of the Gaorangers, but has an affinity for animals. His other Power Animals are Gao Gorilla and Gao Falcon.
Gao Yellow
Gaku Washio ( ?, Washio Gaku), the Noble Eagle (, Kok? no Arawashi) was an airforce pilot before he was chosen first by Gao Eagle to become Gao Yellow (, Gao Ier?). He is serious and regimental, deciding that the Gaorangers should refer to each other by color, instead of name. His other Power Animals are Gao Bear and Gao Polar.
Gao Blue
Kai Samezu ( ?, Samezu Kai), the Surging Shark (?, Dot? no Same), was a freeter before he was chosen by Gao Shark to become Gao Blue (, Gao Bur?). He is the most immature of the team. His other Power Animal is Gao Giraffe which was actually a tractor before. Gao Giraffe appeared in Gao Blue's dream and the dream actually comes true that Gao King was about to lose against the evil tribe and that was why they needed Gao Giraffe to help them win against the evil tribe. Gao Giraffe will take Gao Shark and Gao Bear's place when it is chosen to fight.
Gao Black
Soutarou Ushigome ( , Ushigome S?tar?), the Iron Bison (?, Hagane no M?gy?), was a retired sumo wrestler who was working as a florist before he was chosen by Gao Bison to become Gao Black (, Gao Burakku). He is the physically strongest, but shyest of the team. His other Power Animals are Gao Rhino and Gao Madillo.
Gao White
Sae Taiga (, Taiga Sae), the Belle Tiger (, Uruwashi no Byakko), was a martial arts student under her father before she was chosen by Gao Tiger to be Gao White (, Gao Howaito). She is the youngest and only female of the team. Her other Power Animals are Gao Elephant and Gao Deer.
Gao Silver
Tsukumaro Oogami ( , ?gami Tsukumaro) (Shirogane (?)), the Sparking Wolf (, Senretsu no Ginr?), was a Gao Warrior from the Heian period over 1,000 years ago. He used the power of the Dark Wolf Mask to defeat the evil Hyakkimaru. However, he was turned into Duke Org Rouki (, D?ku Orugu R?ki) and got the other Gao Warriors to entomb him so he could not do any more harm. He was later awakened as Rouki in the present age, but was freed of his curse by the Gaorangers. As Gao Silver (, Gao Shirub?), his Power Animals are Gao Wolf, Gao Hammerhead, and Gao Ligator.

Power Animals

Ogre Tribe Org

The Ogre Tribe Org (, Onizoku Orugu) is a race of Oni born from the sadness and madness of humans. Led by the Highness Duke Orgs (, Hainesu D?ku Orugu) from a cavern known as the Matrix, their attacks are usually overseen by the Duke Orgs (?, D?ku Orugu).

Duke Org Yabaiba (? ?, D?ku Orugu Yabaiba)
A crazed pierrot-like master of knives who claimed himself to Gao Yellow's greatest rival. He later developed a best friend of TsueTsue near the series end.
Duchess Org TsueTsue (? ?, D?ku Orugu Tsuetsue)
An arrogant Org priestess whose magic is as great as her devotion to the Highnesses. She is armed with a staff that spits Org Seeds to resurrect fallen Orgs into giants.

Quests (Episodes)

  1. The Lion Roars!! (!!, Shishi, Hoeru!!)
  2. The Spirit-King Rises!! (?? (?)?!!, Seirei?, Tatsu!!)
  3. The Eagle Vanishes!! (!!, Arawashi ga Kieru!!)
  4. The Two Who Never Give Up!! (?!!, Futari de Nebagiba!!)
  5. The Mountain Moves!! (?!!, Yama ga Ugoku!!)
  6. Bison in Love!! (!!, Ushi, Kogareru!!)
  7. The Dream Talks!! (?!!, Yume ga Kataru!!)
  8. The Dog, Runs!! (?!!, Inu, Hashiru!!)
  9. The Twins Smile (, Futago ga Hohoemu)
  10. The Moon Beckons!! (?!!, Tsuki ga Maneku!!)
  11. Father, Proceeds (, Chichioya, J?ky?)
  12. Which is the Real One!? (!?, Honmono wa Dotchi!?)
  13. The Baby's First Cry Freezes (, Ubugoe ga K?ru)
  14. The Soul Bird Cries (, Tamashii no Tori ga Sakebu)
  15. The Ogre, Howls!! (!!, Oni, Hoeru!!)
  16. The Magic Flute Roars!! (!!, Mateki, Todoroku!!)
  17. The Elephant Vanishes... (..., Z? ga Kiete...)
  18. The Demon Beast, Armament!! (!!, Maj?, Bus?!!)
  19. The Bison, Retires!? (!?, M?gy?, Dattai!?)
  20. The Maiden is Captured!! (!!, Miko Torawaru!!)
  21. Rouki, Perplexed (, R?ki, Madou)
  22. The Giant Bison, is Broken!! (!!, Kyogy?, Kowareru!!)
  23. Rouki, Dies!? (!?, R?ki, Shisu!?)
  24. The Silver Wolf, Flashes!! (!!, Ginr?, Hirameku!!)
  25. The Third Ogre Princess Arrives (?, Sandaime Oni Hime Sanj?)
  26. Rouki, Again (?, R?ki, Futatabi)
  27. The Chick Pouts (, Hina ga Suneru)
  28. Secrets, Handed Down!! (!!, Ougi, Densh?!!)
  29. The Deer Heals (?, Shika ga Iyasu)
  30. The Full Moon Kills the Wolf! (?!, Mangetsu ga ?kami o Korosu!)
  31. The Hyakujuu Sentai, Defeated!! (?!!, Hyakuj? Sentai, Zenmetsu!!)
  32. Three Creatures Eat!! (!!, Sanbiki ga Kuu!!)
  33. A Boy Prays. (, Sh?nen ga Inoru.)
  34. The Mighty Org Weeps!? (? ()!?, Tetsujin Orugu, Naku!)
  35. The Juuou Swords, Plundered (, Jken, G?datsu)
  36. The Warriors Dance (?, Senshi Odoru)
  37. Yabaiba Burns (?, Yabaiba Moeru)
  38. The Divine Spirit-King's Peak Decisive Battle (?, Seirei? Ch?j? Kessen)
  39. The God Takes Away (, Kami ga Tsuresaru)
  40. Sky Island, Destroyed (, Tenk?jima, Horobu)
  41. Santa Came (, Santa ga Kita)
  42. The Org Ninja Invasion! (? ()?!, Orugu Ninja Shinryaku!)
  43. The Lion, Burning Hot (?, Shishi, Shakunetsu Suru)
  44. Gao's Rock Falls ( ()?, Gaozu Rokku, Ochiru)
  45. Fighting Until the End (, Tatakai Owarazu)
  46. The New Year Attacks (, Sh?gatsu ga Osou)
  47. The Steam Engine Roars! (?!, J?kikikan, Bakus?)
  48. Those Guys Return to Life (, Yatsura ga Yomigaeru)
  49. The Matrix Closes ( ()?, Matorikkusu, Tojiru)
  50. The Hundred Beasts Die (, Hyakuj?, Shisu)
  51. The Hundred Beasts Roar!! (!!, Hyakuj?, Hoeru!!)

The Fire Mountain Roars

Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger: The Fire Mountain Roars ( ?, Hyakuj? Sentai Gaorenj?: Hi no Yama, Hoeru) is the theatrical adaptation of Gaoranger that was a double bill with the Kamen Rider Series film Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4. The film features Gao Kong and the Gao Knight combination. The events of the movie takes place between Quests 40 and 41.

V-Cinema releases

  • Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger Super Video: Showdown! Gaoranger vs. Gao Silver (2001)
  • Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger (VS?, Ninp? Sentai Harikenj? Tai Gaorenj?, 2003)

Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai

Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai (VS, Hyakuj? Sentai Gaorenj? tai S?p? Sentai) aired in 2001. The plot revolves around the Gaorangers meeting up with previous sentai's. Each sentai teaches each one about their Super Sentai past. Past Sentai Heroes included Soukichi Banba/Big One from J.A.K.Q. Dengkitai, Yuusuke Amamiya/Red Falcon from Choujuu Sentai Liveman, Gouki/Ginga Blue from Seijuu Sentai Gingaman, Daimon/Go Yellow from Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGo V, and Miku Imamura/Mega Pink from Denji Sentai Megaranger. All the prior Red Rangers from Gorenger to Timeranger also make a cameo appearance at the end of the film. The events of the movie takes place between Quests 14 and 15.

Drama CD

A drama CD titled Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger Gao Access CD: "Gao Panda Appears!!" ( CD ?!!?, Hyakuj? Sentai Gaorenj? Gao Akusesu Sh? D? "Gao panda Arawaru!!") introduces Gao Panda.

Manga

A manga adaptation crossover with Himitsu Sentai Gorenger titled Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Himitsu Sentai Gorenger (VS?, Hyakuj? Sentai Gaorenj? B?sasu Himitsu Sentai Gorenj?) was released in September 2001.

Cast

  • Kakeru Shishi ( ?, Shishi Kakeru): Noboru Kaneko ( ?, Kaneko Noboru)
  • Gaku Washio ( ?, Washio Gaku): Kei Horie ( ?, Horie Kei)
  • Kai Samezu ( ?, Samezu Kai): Takeru Shibaki ( , Shibaki Takeru)
  • Sotaro Ushigome ( , Ushigome S?tar?): Kazuyoshi Sakai ( , Sakai Kazuyoshi)
  • Sae Taiga ( ?, Taiga Sae): Mio Takeuchi ( , Takeuchi Mio)
  • ?gami Tsukumaro ( )/Shirogane (?, Shirogane)/Duke Org Rouki (? , D?ku Orugu R?ki, Voice, 23 & 30): Tetsuji Tamayama ( , Tamayama Tetsuji)
  • Futaro (, F?tar?): Daiki Arioka ( , Arioka Daiki)
  • Tetom (, Tetomu)/Murasaki (?): Takemi ()
  • Duchess Org TsueTsue (? ?, D?ku Orugu Tsuetsue): Rei Saito ( , Sait? Rei)

Voice Actors

  • Narrator, Gao God (, Gao Goddo): Hiroshi Masuoka ( ?, Masuoka Hiroshi)
  • Duke Org Yabaiba (? ?, D?ku Orugu Yabaiba): K?ichi Sakaguchi ( , Sakaguchi K?ichi)
  • Duke Org Rouki (? , D?ku Orugu R?ki): Eiji Takemoto ( , Takemoto Eiji) (14-22 & 26)
  • Highness Duke Org Shuten ( ?, Hainesu D?ku Orugu Shuten): Tetsu Inada ( ?, Inada Tetsu)
  • Highness Duke Org Ura ( , Hainesu D?ku Orugu Ura): Tamotsu Nishiwaki ( ?, Nishiwaki Tamotsu)
  • Highness Duke Org Rasetsu ( , Hainesu D?ku Orugu Rasetsu): Hiromi Nishikawa ( , Nishikawa Hiromi) (Upper Mouth), Hidekatsu Shibata ( , Shibata Hidekatsu) (Lower Mouth)
  • Ultimate Org Senki (, Ky?kyoku Orugu Senki): Daisuke G?ri ( , G?ri Daisuke)
  • Gao Madillo (, Gao Majiro): Chiaki Maeda (, Maeda Chiaki)
  • Piyo-chan ()/Yo-chan (): Hiromi Konno (?, Konno Hiromi)

Songs

Opening theme
  • "Gaoranger Hoero!!" (?!!, Gaorenj? Hoero!!, "Gaorangers Roar!!")
  • "Gaoranger Hoero!! (All Cast Version)" (?!!(), Gaorenj? Hoero!! (?ru Kyasto V?jon))
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwabara
    • Composition & Arrangement: K?tar? Nakagawa
    • Artist: The Gaorangers
    • Movie opening
Ending themes
  • "Healin' You" (?', H?rin' Y?) (1-44, 46-50)
  • "Gaoranger Hoero!! (?!!, Gaorenj? Hoero!!) (45)
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwabara
    • Composition & Arrangement: K?tar? Nakagawa
    • Artist: The Gaorangers & Yukio Yamagata
  • "?zora e no Kaidan" (, ?zora e no Kaidan, The Stairway to Heaven) (51)

Notes

  1. ^ Chiejiro Nakasu is a pen name jointly used by director Shojiro Nakazawa and editor Chieko Nakasu.
  2. ^ Literally translated as Hundred Beasts Squad Gaoranger.
  3. ^ Gao () is Japanese onomatopoeia equivalent to a roaring sound. The Gaoranger roll call uses the kanji for "fang" (?, kiba) and "howl" (?, hoe) which are read together as "Gao" ().

References

  1. ^ "Shout! Factory Releasing Chojin Sentai Jetman & Hyakuju Sentai GaoRanger DVDs In 2018! - Tokunation". news.tokunation.com. Retrieved .

External links


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