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Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
Number 25
Number of episodes: 51
First episode: Quest 1: The Lion, Roars!!
Power Rangers Counterpart: Power Rangers Wild Force
Original airing: February 18, 2001 – February 10, 2002
Production Order
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Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger (百獣戦隊ガオレンジャー Hyakujū Sentai Gaorenjā?, translated into English as 100-Beast Squadron Gaoranger,)[1] [2] was Toei Company Limited's 25th production of the Super Sentai television series. Its footage was used in Power Rangers Wild Force.

Plot

Hundred Beast Squadron Growl Rangers

The Gaorangers and their Power Animals

"Do you all know? This is the beautiful blue Earth that we all live upon. Many dangerous, dark beings have tried to destroy it's beauty. But don't worry, The Earth has courageous warriors that stand up to evil. Their passionate souls have protected this planet's beauty. Five people have inherited the souls of these warriors and continued the fight..."
―Narrator[src]

One thousand years ago, a war raged between humans and the demonic Org race. With the help of the Power Animals, the ancient Gao Warriors were able to defeat the Org's leader, Hyakkimaru, and seal the Orgs.

Today, the Orgs have begun to revive, and five warriors have been chosen by the Power Animals. They must abandon their current lives and become the new generation of Gaorangers to protect the life of Earth.

Characters

Gaorangers

Main article: Gaorangers
The rangers

The Gaorangers

GaoRed Kakeru Shishi
GaoYellow Gaku Washio
GaoBlue Kai Samezu
GaoBlack Sotaro Ushigome
GaoWhite Sae Taiga
GaoSilver Tsukumaro Ogami

Dream Sentai

Main article: Dream Sentai
Big One Sokichi Banba
Red Falcon Yusuke Amamiya
MegaPink Miku Imamura
GingaBlue Gouki
GoYellow Daimon Tatsumi

Temporary Gaorangers

In Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger, five of Space Ninja Group Jakanja's Seven Dark Spears take the G-Phones and each become a Gaoranger.
GaoRed Satarakura
GaoYellow Sargain
GaoBlue Wendinu
GaoBlack Manmaruba
GaoWhite Furabiijo

Arsenal

Main article: Arsenal (Gaoranger)

Transformation Devices

Multi-Use Devices

Sidearms

Individual Weapons and Team Sword

Other Weapons

Vehicles



Mecha

Power Animals System

Legend:◆ piloted mecha, ❖ aux mecha, ◇ combo-assist mecha
Main article: Power Animals

Combinations

  • GaoKing (combination of GaoLion, GaoEagle, GaoShark, GaoBison and GaoTiger, sometimes w/t GaoElephant, GaoGiraffe, GaoBear & GaoPolar, GaoRhinos & GaoMadillo, GaoWolf, and GaoHammerhead)
  • GaoMuscle (combination of GaoGorilla, GaoBear & GaoPolar, GaoBison and GaoEagle, sometimes w/t GaoRhinos & GaoMadillo, GaoDeer,and GaoGiraffe)
  • GaoHunter (combination of GaoWolf, GaoHammerhead and GaoLigator, sometimes w/t GaoGiraffe and GaoBear & GaoPolar)
  • GaoIcarus (combination of GaoFalcon, GaoGiraffe, GaoDeer, and GaoRhinos & GaoMadillo, sometimes w/t GaoBison, GaoWolf and GaoHammerhead)
  • GaoGod (combination of GaoLeon, GaoCondor, GaoSawshark, GaoBuffalo, and GaoJaguar)
  • GaoKnight (combination of GaoKong, GaoEagle, GaoShark, GaoBison, GaoTiger, and GaoElephant)
  • GaoKentaurus (combination of giant GaoLion, GaoFalcon, GaoElephant, GaoShark and GaoTiger)


Allies

Demon Tribe Org

Episodes

The episodes here are referred to as "Quests".

  1. Quest 01: The Lion, Roars!! (獅子、吼える!! Shishi, Hoeru!!?)
  2. Quest 02: The Divine Spirit-King Rises!! (精霊王、起つ!!(たつ) Shūryō Ō, Tatsu!!?)
  3. Quest 03: The Eagle Vanishes!! (荒鷲が消える!! Arawashi ga Kieru!!?)
  4. Quest 04: The Two Who Never Give Up!! (二人でネバギバ!! Futari de Nebagiba!!?)
  5. Quest 05: The Mountain Moves!! (山が動く!! Yama ga Ugoku!!?)
  6. Quest 06: Bison in Love!! (牛、焦がれる!! Ushi, Kogareru!!?)
  7. Quest 07: The Dream Talks!! (夢が語る!! Yume ga Kataru!!?)
  8. Quest 08: The Dog, Runs!! (犬、走る!! Inu, Hashiru!!?)
  9. Quest 09: The Twins Smile (双子が微笑む Futago ga Hohoemu?)
  10. Quest 10: The Moon Beckons!! (月が招く!! Tsuki ga Maneku!!?)
  11. Quest 11: Father, Proceeds (父親、上京。 Chichioya, Jōkyō?)
  12. Quest 12: Which is the Real One!? (本物はどっち!? Honmono wa Dotchi!??)
  13. Quest 13: The Baby's First Cry Freezes (産声が凍る Ubugoe ga Kōru?)
  14. Quest 14: The Soul Bird Cries (魂の鳥が叫ぶ Tama no Tori ga Sakebu?)
  15. Quest 15: The Ogre Howls!! (鬼、吼える!! Oni, Hoeru!!?)
  16. Quest 16: The Magic Flute Roars! (魔笛、轟く!! Mateki, Todoroku!!?)
  17. Quest 17: The Elephant Vanishes... (象が消えて… Zō ga Kiete...?)
  18. Quest 18: The Demon Beast Armament!! (魔獣、武装!! Majū, Busō!!?)
  19. Quest 19: The Bison Retires!? (猛牛、脱退!? Mōgyū, Dattai!??)
  20. Quest 20: The Maiden is Captured!! (巫女囚わる!! Fujo Torawaru!!?)
  21. Quest 21: Loki, Perplexed (狼鬼、惑う Rōki, Madō?)
  22. Quest 22: The Giant Bull is Broken!! (巨牛、壊れる!! Kyo Ushi, Kowareru!!?)
  23. Quest 23: Loki Dies!? (狼鬼、死す!? Rōki, Shisu!??)
  24. Quest 24: The Silver Wolf Flashes!! (銀狼、閃く!! Ginrō, Hirameku!!?)
  25. Quest 25: The Third Ogre Princess Arrives (三代目鬼姫参上 Sandaime Oni Hime Sanjō?)
  26. Quest 26: Loki, Again (狼鬼、ふたたび Rōki, Futatabi?)
  27. Quest 27: The Chick Pouts (雛がすねる Hina ga Suneru?)
  28. Quest 28: Secrets, Handed Down!! (奥義、伝承!! Okugi, Denshō!!?)
  29. Quest 29: The Deer Heals (鹿が癒す Shika ga Iyasu?)
  30. Quest 30: The Full Moon Kills the Wolf! (満月が狼を殺す! Mangetsu ga Ōkami o Korosu!?)
  31. Quest 31: The Hundred-Beast Squadron, Annihilated!! (百獣戦隊、全滅!! Hyakujū Sentai, Zenmetsu!!?)
  32. Quest 32: Three Creatures Eat!! (三匹が喰う!! Sanbiki ga Kū!!?)
  33. Quest 33: A Boy Prays (少年が祈る。 Shōnen ga Inoru.?)
  34. Quest 34: The Mighty Org Weeps! (鉄人鬼(オルグ)、泣く! Tetsujin Orugu, Naku!?)
  35. Quest 35: The Beast King Swords, Plundered (獣皇剣、強奪 Jūōken, Kōdatsu?)
  36. Quest 36: The Warriors Dance (戦士踊る Senshi Odoru?)
  37. Quest 37: Yabaiba Burns (ヤバイバ燃える Yabaiba Moeru?)
  38. Quest 38: The Divine Spirit-King's Peak Decisive Battle (精霊王頂上決戦 Shōryō Ō Chōjō Kessen?)
  39. Quest 39: The God Takes Away (神が連れ去る Kami ga Tsuresaru?)
  40. Quest 40: Sky Island, Destroyed (天空島、滅ぶ Tenkū Shima, Horobu?)
  41. Quest 41: Santa Came (サンタが来た Santa ga Kita?)
  42. Quest 42: The Org Ninja Invasion! (鬼(オルグ)忍者侵略! Orugu Ninja Shinryaku!?)
  43. Quest 43: The Lion Burns Hot (獅子、灼熱する Shishi, Shakunetsu Suru?)
  44. Quest 44: Gao’s Rock Falls (亀岩(ガオズロック)、落ちる Gaozu Rokku, Ochiru?)
  45. Quest 45: Fighting Until the End (闘い終わらず Tatakai Owarazu?)
  46. Quest 46: The New Year Attacks (正月が襲う Shōgatsu ga Osō?)
  47. Quest 47: The Steam Engine Roars! (蒸気機関、爆走! Jōkikikan, Bakusō?)
  48. Quest 48: Those Guys Return to Life (奴らが蘇る Yatsura ga Yomigaeru?)
  49. Quest 49: The Matrix Closes (鬼洞窟(マトリックス)、閉じる Matorikkusu, Tojiru?)
  50. Quest 50: The Hundred Beasts Die (百獣、死す Hyakujū, Shisu?)
  51. Final Quest: The Hundred Beasts Roar!! (百獣、吼える!! Hyakujū, Hoeru!!?)

Specials

  1. Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai (百獣戦隊ガオレンジャーVSスーパー戦隊 Hyakujū Sentai Gaorenjā tai Sūpā Sentai?)
  2. Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger: The Fire Mountain Roars (百獣戦隊ガオレンジャー 火の山、吼える Hyakujū Sentai Gaorenjā: Hi no Yama, Hoero?)
  3. Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger (忍風戦隊ハリケンジャーVSガオレンジャー Ninpū Sentai Harikenjā Tai Gaorenjā?)

Songs

Opening theme
  • "Gaoranger Hoero!!" (ガオレンジャー吼えろ!! Gaorenjā Hoero!!?, "Gaorangers Roar!!")
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwabara
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kōtarō Nakagawa
    • Artist: Yukio Yamagata
  • "Gaorangers Hoero!! (All Cast Version)" (ガオレンジャー吼えろ!!(オール・キャスト・ヴァージョン) Gaorenjā Hoero!! (Ōru Kyasto Vājon)?)
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwabara
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kōtarō Nakagawa
    • Artist: The Gaorangers
    • Movie opening
Ending themes
  • "Healin' You" (ヒーリン’ユー Hīrin' Yū?, 1-44, 46-50)
    • Lyrics: Nagae Kuwabara
    • Composition & Arrangement: Keiichi Oku
    • Artist: Salia
  • "Ōzora e no Kaidan" (大空への階段? The Stairway to Heaven) 51
    • Lyrics: Chieko Suzaki (洲崎 千恵子 Suzaki Chieko?)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kōichirō Kameyama
    • Artist: The Gaorangers
    • Finale Ending
Insert themes
  • "Hyakujuu Gattai! GaoKing" (百獣合体! ガオキング Hyakujū Gattai! Gaokingu?, 7, 8, 14, 37, 38, 47)
    • Lyrics: Kuwahara Nagae
    • Composition & Arrangement: Nakagawa Kotaro
    • Artist: Ichiro Mizuki
  • Dynamic Soul!! (19, 36)
    • Lyrics: Yoshino Maki
    • Composition & Arrangement: Nakagawa Kotaro
    • Artist: Hironobu Kageyama
  • "White Light ~GaoWhite's Theme~" (White Light ~ガオホワイト 冴のテーマ~ White Light ~Gaohowaito Sae no Tēma~?, 11, 38)
    • Lyrics: Kuwahara Nagae
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kōichirō Kameyama
    • Artist: Mitsuko Horie
  • "HOT! HOT! GaoMuscle!!" (HOT! HOT! ガオマッスル!! HOT! HOT! Gaomassuru!!?, 10, 20)
    • Lyrics: Kuwahara Nagae
    • Composition & Arrangement: Nakagawa Kotaro
    • Artist: Yukio Yamagata
  • "A Lone Wolf ~Silver Warrior~" (A Lone Wolf ~銀の戦士~ A Lone Wolf ~Gin no Senshi~?, 24, 25)
    • Lyrics: Yoshie Isogai
    • Composition & Arrangement: Nakagawa Kotaro
    • Artist: Akira Kushida
  • "Examined the Sound" (響の調べ Hibiki no Shirabe?, 29, 44)
    • Lyrics: Chieko Suzaki (洲崎 千恵子 Suzaki Chieko?)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Kōichirō Kameyama
    • Artist: The Gaorangers
  • "Bonds ~Spirit of Gao Ranger~" (絆 ~Spirit of Gao Ranger~ Kizuna ~Spirit of Gao Ranger~?, 48)
    • Lyrics: Yoshie Isogai
    • Composition & Arrangement: Nakagawa Kotaro
    • Artist: Salia
  • EYES OF JUSTICE (31, 35, 47)
    • Lyrics: Kiyomi Kato
    • Composition & Arrangement: Nakagawa Kotaro
    • Artist: MoJo

Cast

Stage Shows

Notes

Sentai 25th Anniversary

This Super Sentai series celebrated the franchise's 25th Anniversary in 2001.

  • Gaoranger is notable for introducing the concept of 'auxiliary mecha', which were additional individual mecha which could combine with the main robot(s) to form new combinations (or, in some cases, new weapons). Auxiliary mecha would become a staple of Sentai after Gaoranger.
  • GaoSilver is the first non-core warrior whose actor is specifically credited in the opening credits, (ex. MegaSilver's actor had been lightly credited in the episodes he appeared in but was not given his own slot like the others) starting with Episode 28, as well as being the first non-core warrior featured in the theatrical Super Sentai movie: Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger: The Fire Mountain Roars.
  • Despite having several firsts, Gaoranger has a last in a common trend that happens in several sentai series:
    • This was the final Sentai series to date to have one female Sentai member to be in a five membered sentai group (note that later Sentai series such as Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger, Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger and Juken Sentai Gekiranger still featured one female Ranger, though they all began with three members with at least two members joining later). The one female Sentai member in a five person team was later used for Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger.
    • It is also the last one to feature male Blue and Yellow Rangers on the same team, as every team since has generally had one of the two females (or the only female) being Yellow (though both Hurricaneger and Magiranger each had a female Blue and male Yellow)
  • The first Super Sentai since Ninja Sentai Kakuranger to have the first five Rangers on the main team to be Red, Blue, Yellow, Black and White.
  • This is the first Sentai series where the entire team have cellphone transformation devices (Megaranger only had MegaSilver possess one).
  • This is the first anniversary Sentai whose V-Cinema production Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai was the first to feature the anniversary team join forces with members from various past Super Sentai teams instead of with the previous team for their team-up special.
  • Despite having already dubbed Power Rangers: Wild Force, a Korean dub of Gaoranger called Power Rangers Jungle Force is shown in South Korea instead of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger.
  • Some aspects of this series seem to be inspired by King of Braves GaoGaiGar, such as the lion chest for most combinations and the attack Double Knuckle, where the hands glow in a similar manner to the signature attack of GaoGaiGar, Hell and Heaven.
    • Ironically, GaoGaiGar is the reason why Gaoranger's name is used here - Seijuu Sentai Gingaman was originally meant to have been called "Gaoranger", but Toei felt it would put them in competition with GaoGaiGar, so they changed it.
  • Super Sentai World has the fourth largest amount of rangers gathered together. The largest amount was in the opening of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger in which almost every Sentai Ranger in existence appeared, the second largest was the special episode of Turboranger with 53, and the third largest appearing in Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai with 33, with 25 of them being red rangers. Ironically, 16 of the Reds in Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai appeared in 2 other specials; the Turboranger special featuring 11 (Battle Japan to Red Turbo) and 5 in Super Sentai World (Five Red to Ninja Red). Though all Reds appeared in costume in Gokaiger, ten of these Reds (including Kakeru) appeared untransformed. (while the actor for an eleventh appeared as another character)
  • This is also the first series that the five core members died and later be revived.
  • This is the first Anniversary Sentai not to feature automobile mecha.
  • Hyakujū (百獣?) is a Japanese phrase that translates to "all kinds of animals", but it also literally translates as "Hundred Animals". In the context of Gaoranger, the latter translation is intended.
  • Gao (ガオ?) 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" (牙吠?).
  • This is the very first season to get released on DVD.
  • This is the first series having a "long roll calls" of each Ranger, instead of a simple name declaration. This trend continue until Goseiger, then briefly appear again in Kyoryuger. Gokaiger, Go-Busters and the currently-air ToQger are lack of this trend.

Official websites

References

  1. Gao is Japanese onomatopoeia equivalent to a roaring sound, yet the Gaoranger roll call uses the kanji 牙吠, which mean "fang" and "howl", respectively
  2. The kanji for {{nihongo|100 Beasts|百獣|Hyakujū) also means "All of the Beasts."


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The Rangers
Kakeru Shishi - Gaku Washio - Kai Samezu - Soutarou Ushigome - Sae Taiga - Tsukumaro Oogami
Allies
Tetomu - Kaito - Princess Iriya - Charcoal Grill Org - Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger
Legend Rangers
Soukichi Banba - Yuusuke Amamiya - Miku Imamura - Gouki - Daimon Tatsumi - Tsuyoshi Kaijou - Gorou Sakurai - Masao Den - Ippei Akagi - Takayuki Hiba - Ken'ichi Akama - Hokuto Dan - Shirou Gou - Hiryuu Tsurugi - Jin - Takeru - Riki Honoo - Gaku Hoshikawa - Ryuu Tendou - Yamato Tribe Prince Geki - Ryo of the Heaven Fire Star - Sasuke - Gorou Hoshino - Kyousuke Jinnai - Kenta Date - Ryouma - Matoi Tatsumi - Tatsuya Asami
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