As part of the “Zyu2″ footage produced by Toei for Saban’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, there was a new formation sequence for the Megazord/Daizyujin. Also included were unique summoning scenes for the Zords/Guardian Beasts.
“Daizyujin” (大獣神) translates to “great beast god”. “Zyu” is a stylized spelling of “juu” (獣), which means “beast”.
The five Guardian Beasts were sentient beings that could speak.
Daizyujin and Gouryuujin were both voiced by Eiji Maruyama. He is known for playing Wiseman/Death Phantom in Sailor Moon R. Additionally, he’s had roles in Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Jetman, Kamen Rider BLACK, Kamen Rider THE FIRST, Slayers and Yuu Yuu Hakusho.
Daizyujin was powered by Gaiatron, an energy produced by nature and the sun.
Some symbols on Daizyujin were simplified for the original deluxe Power Rangers Megazord toy. The red accent on Saber Tiger’s forehead was also changed to blue. All of this was corrected in the 2010 and 2013 re-releases.
The Hellfriede, a gift from Bandora, was a sword of evil. Its power drove Burai insane.
In Zyu2 footage (episode “Mighty Morphin’ Mutants” in Power Rangers), the Dragon Ranger doppelgänger wielded a Hellfriede. The original sword was destroyed, but Zyu2 stories are not considered canon within the Zyuranger universe.
Starting in episode 31, Daizyujin and Dragon Caesar could unite to form a new fighting unit - Zyutei Daizyujin (獣帝大獣神; Beast Emperor Great Beast God). To activate the transformation, the Zyuranger said the incantation “Zyutei Fusion” (獣帝合体!; Zyutei Gattai).
Dragon Caesar’s entire body would open up and then rest upon Daizyujin’s shoulders like armor.
Zyutei Daizyujin was rarely used in the series, but it was necessary to conjure Kyukyoku Daizyujin.
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These are the transformation sequence and finisher moves for the Titanus (King Brachion) throughout MMPR’s run, what’s so unique about Season 3 is that they shoot Shogunzord (Muteki Shogun) and Ninjazord (Kakure Daishogun) into Titanus was filmed in US footage with Bandai of Japan toys. I just got hyped when seeing this.
Note: I couldn’t get Shogun Megazord’s finisher due to Tumblr’s 10 photo limit.