Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Episode 39 Review

Sharks can fall in love too as we discovered with this episode’s outing of Pasta, Clones, and appearance by not “new Shaider”.

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Before we get to the meat of the episode, Kubar experiments with the power he stole from Bang Ray; such has how he cannot create memory clones from his own memories or from other memory clones. It’s a good idea for him to test drive these new powers.

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Now, Sela is the Tomboy of the Zyuoh Girls, not interested in Cute thugs and being a bit colder when it comes to expressing her own feelings. Being put in the sights of a seemingly slippery pick-up artist is a new thing for Sela, only to later see he is actually a hard working guy who would put himself in-front of an attacking monster to protect some one. I know the other, especially Amu, didn’t like the sounds of this guy, but stalking them while they are out on a Date is kind of creepy.

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To no ones shock, the dude (played by Hiroaki Iwanga) is a memory clone sent to split the Zyuohgers up, yet he retains something of a will, since he comes clean to Sela (after being Struck by her Purity) and later takes a hit for her. It’s even hinted at the end Sela might actually still like him, not knowing what/who he really was.

My Thoughts:

First off, the opening scene with Kubar was a perfect set-up to episode as it techinically foreshadowed what Iwanga’s character was. That was something actually enjoyed about the episode, because it is rare to actually see a villain test their own powers in modern a Sentai. Normally, it seems the just get a grasp of it then rush right into the middle of things; this probably to further characterize Kubar’s calculating personality. Then since this was a Sela-centric episode, it showed us that even a girl like Sela can fall for a guy who treats her right. Many fans like myself thought they would not focus too much on her compassionate/loving side towards the opposite sex, or aside from those loose ship-like moments we have scene with Yamato. Yet, do not get me wrong I feel the main ship is Yamato/Miaso … Nah, it is Yamato/Amu however all shipping is highly ambiguous in general. Never the less, it showed a side we rarely get to see from everyone’s favorite ‘Bae from the Sea’!

Rating: 4 out of 5

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