The Tale Of Three Eagle Swordsmen!

While watching Zyuohger, it's time to review on the eagle swordsmen. So here's the list aside from Yamato Kazakiri. Let's get started shall we?

Takayuki Hiba/Vul Eagle II

The tale of two eagles made Sun Vulcan feel it was two shows. Ryuusuke Oowashi left the set and the much better Takayuki Hiba took over. What contribution did Takayuki give to to Super Sentai? It's all about them red rangers who fought valiantly with swords. I felt like Sun Vulcan's first half was pretty boring and Ryuusuke wasn't all that interesting. I preferred Takayuki with his cool use of his katana against the Black Magma. Not even one of my favorites Takeru Shiba as a red ranger got as cool as he did. A lot of cool sword moves were introduced especially the Hiba Turning Slash. It was the start of a revolution for the sword arena. Plus, we had legendary stuntman Kazuo Niibori from Goggle V up to Jetman. He was an expert swordsman and red ranger stunt double. A lot of stunts were learned from that guy! After a Gokaiger cameo, will he please guest star in Zyuohger as a main event guy?

Gaku Washio/Gao Yellow

At first, I didn't like the idea it wasn't the red ranger who was carrying the sword but come on, Gaku's one tough eagle. I don't think he's really tougher than nails of an eagle as Takayuki in the swordplay department was but he's still a badass warrior you shouldn't mess up with. He's pretty much a Jetman tribute as well with how he had retractable wings for flight purposes and he's a freaking air force pilot! He's shown he's one proficient swordsman in many episodes where he's the focus. He had a crossover encounter with Yuusuke Amemiya in Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai though I wish it was with Gaku Hoshikawa/Five Red due to the name's the same. 

Yamato Kazakiri/Zyuoh Eagle

The only human member of the Zyuohger because an Eagle Zyuman gave him some power-ups. I feel like this guy is a combination of Kakeru Shishi/Gao Red and Gaku Washio/Gao Yellow. He's a zoologist (Kakeru was a veterinarian) and the last to be recruited into the group. He doesn't carry the lion motif but instead, we have Leo/Zyuoh Lion who's a yellow ranger to do the job. I was glad that he's gotten the flying mecha again since it's been some time a red ranger drove one! Instead, he carries the eagle motif like Gaku Washio and Takayuki. Plus, he's a swordsman. His Eagle Riser is a nice touch to the sword/whip weapon which gives him advantage during his fight and flight. Only if Takayuki Hiba and Kei Hori would guest star in Zyuohger to give him the necessary moves to continue their legacy assuming we won't get Zyuohger vs. Super Sentai. It'd be nice for Yamato to meet Gaku Washio and Tayakuki instead of Kakeru for obvious reasons.

As of this time, this song from Sun Vulcan's OST is applicable to the three of them. I'll just give the translation so you can understand what it means:

We all have invisible wings on our back
Called dreams
When you have these, you can fly too
Fly high in the sky, till the farthest reaches of space

Fly with me Go with me
Fly with me Kick up the dust
Look, when you look down from the sky
All those sorrows are nothing big after all

There are no fences nor borders in the sky
Just the clouds and the wind, so free
In the morning, there's the sun, and at night, the stars
They're probably calling you, telling you to come

Fly with me Spread out those wings
Fly with me Your dreams are your wings
Look, how beautiful the earth is
This is our home

Fly with me Spread out those wings
Fly with me Your dreams are your wings
Look, how beautiful the earth is
This is our home


  1. Gao Red' name was Kakeru Shishi (Shishi meaning Lion in Japanese) not Kaneko Noboru

  2. It is a pun and Easter egg on this one, Gaku Washio is a homage to Gatchaman Ken Eagle. Gaku is almost the cool jerk as he felt that he is the leader and Gao Red moving in stole his thunder. I thought Ryuusuke Amamiya taking Gaku was a beautiful and fitting moment as Red Falcon was one of the great Red leaders of a great Sentai series!!!!!!


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