This week saw the release of a boatload of information on the 37th Super Sentai series, Jyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, including plot details and scans of the suit and mech designs. More details after the jump.
Kyoryuger is the third dinosaur-themed Sentai series, following Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger and Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger (adapted in the west as Might Morphin’ Power Rangers and Power Rangers Dino Thunder, respectively). The plot this time revolves around a team of warriors who fought off an alien invasion during the era of dinosaurs. Now, in the modern world, they return using the powers of the Beast Batteries to fight off a renewed attack from the alien forces.
Unlike this year’s Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, the suits for Kyoryuger have returned to being mostly spandex-based, with a single spiked pauldron on the left shoulder. In a first for the Sentai series, the basic sidearm for the team (the GabriVolver gun) is also the henshin device. The team is also equipped with a short sword (GabriCalibur) that can also be combined with the GabriVolvers.
Another first for the series involves the use of the mecha. While each team member starts off with their own mecha as usual, not all 5 will be used for the combined form of the main mecha Kyoryujin (at least, at first), yet another first for the series. Instead, the arms can be swapped out to allow Kyoryujin to change weapons and tactics to suit the situation.
Finally, the gimmick for the series is the Beast Battery (JyuDenchi); 55 different varieties have been planned so far, and inserting a different Beast Battery into the various items in the toy line will cause different sounds and music to be played.
Jyuden Sentai Kyoryuger is scheduled to premiere on February 17.
Source: Rising Sun Tokusatsu