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Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger

Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger (Dinosaur Squadron Beastranger) is the sixteenth entry in the Super Sentai franchise, which aired from 1992 to 1993.

170 million years ago, humans lived in peace with dinosaurs, until the evil witch Bandora appeared, killed the dinosaurs, and began to attack humanity. The Guardian Beasts, great gods in the form of prehistoric-animal-shaped Humongous Mecha, sealed her away on the stray planet Nemesis. In modern times, astronauts exploring Nemesis accidentally release Bandora and her followers from captivity, and she again starts to attempt to kill humanity, starting with the children. The ancient wizard Barza, in disguise as a landlord, releases five warriors from the five prehistoric human tribes to fight Bandora's forces alongside the Guardian Beasts.

This series is very important for five reasons:

  1. It was the first series that was adapted for American audiences as part of the Power Rangers franchise, serving as the basis for the first season of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and having the costumes of its heroes and villains continued to be used for the next two.
  2. It started the Sixth Ranger tradition with the addition of Burai, the Dragon Ranger, whose story and fate was the focus of much of the show after his appearance.
  3. It is a turning point where Sentai becomes more fantasy and/or mystical-based.
  4. It was the first series to get an official North American release in its original, unadapted form, courtesy of Shout! Factory, who negotiated with Saban Brands and Toei Company for the rights.
  5. It was the first series to be featured in a Super Robot Wars game, being featured in Super Robot Wars X Omega as a one-time event.

Characters

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TyrannoRanger

Yamato Tribe Prince Geki

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MammothRanger

Sharma Tribe Knight Goushi

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TriceraRanger

Etoffe Tribe Knight Dan

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TigerRanger

Dime Tribe Knight Boi

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PteraRanger

Lithia Tribe Princess Mei

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DragonRanger

Yamato Tribe Knight Burai