What's your favourite animal used in Super Sentai? I personally always love the lions. especially Zyuoh Lion!
Lions are great! Of all the realistic, actual animals used in Super Sentai they have to be pretty close to the top for me as well!
However, there is one animal that outdoes the noble lion in my opinion and though it might be a bit of a bit of cheat to include it due to it not exactly being a real animal, it will always be my favorite.
There is just something so cool about dragons in tokusatsu and especially Super Sentai. They just look so amazing in robotic form whether they be a traditional Asian dragon like RyuSeiOh from Gosei Sentai Dairanger above or something more Western like Dragomaru from Shuriken Sentai Ninninger.
Heck, I’ll even take something -called- a Dragon that’s really pretty much just MechaGodzilla with a different coat of paint like Dragon Caesar from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger!
There is just something amazing about Dragons. They have this look to them and this sense of power and grace that nothing else really comes close to. Just look at some of these:
There really is nothing else quite like a Dragon to really stir my imagination. I love them as the ultimate example of mystical might and implacable power. I’ve loved dragons since I was a kid and I think I will love them forever.
One of my favorite dragons in all of Super Sentai is DaiJinRyu from Gosei Sentai Dairanger. He combines both of the traits I just mentioned with a force of cosmic balance willing to destroy everything to keep the universe in equilibrium and he has the power to back it up!
Oh and if you like Lions, check this one out. This isn’t from Super Sentai but I just found it today, this is Gun Caesar from the 2003 Toho Tokusatsu series ChouSeiShin Gransazer:
Thanks for the question!