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ULTRAMAN Rights Challenged Once Again, Tsuburaya Productions Back in Court

ULTRAMAN Rights Challenged Once Again, Tsuburaya Productions Back in Court

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Don't test Tsuburaya Productions. The company that brought us the original giant hero Ultraman and some hundreds of hours of action with many entries in the ongoing Ultra Series that followed does not take kindly to people messing with their brand. And so, the long story of their battle over the international licensing rights to the Ultraman property gets another chapter, as Chinese company BlueArc is sued once more for what Tsuburaya calls an infringement of their copyright. Tales of Tsuburaya's cockroach-like legal troubles with entities like BlueArc and synonymous groups UM Corporation and Chaiyo Productions are well-documented, but the gist is that rights over the fan-favorite Ultra brand have been contested for decades, even since a claim was made that broad licensing powers were...
JUSPION 3D – The Classic Hero Revived

JUSPION 3D – The Classic Hero Revived

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Everything old is new again. Toei Company's fondly remembered but not ongoing Metal Heroes superhero franchise continues to sneak into the building through the side entrance while all its other, more currently popular titles in the Super Sentai and Kamen Rider camp stroll through the front. Whether it's Space Sheriff Gavan's new Type-G doing guest spots on every sentai series from here to planet Cayenne or the new Space Squad movie crossover series checking in with just about every long lost hero in Toei's overflowing stable, it's not the worst time to be a fan of these old school monster-fighters. Especially not Special Megabeast Investigator Juspion. In 1985, Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion was born, the fourth in Japan's successful line of Metal Hero shows and the first to place heavy focus...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 17

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 17

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Super Robot Vesper Team Hyper Force, Go! It's a family affair on this episode of Power Rangers HyperForce. Traipsing through time, this new team of live roleplaying heroes have made it back to their place of origin, where they quickly come into contact with more links to the legacy sparked by 2001's Power Rangers Time Force, including former mutant crimelord Ransik and his old robotic assistant Frax. Twitch's RPG series continues, further developing its new team of Rangers and building upon the world left behind by the ongoing television series. Who gave them permission to be this interesting? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzTQa-p2RVo Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like: SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Spies & Sh...
ROGUE Trailer: KAMEN RIDER BUILD Gives Evil an Upgrade

ROGUE Trailer: KAMEN RIDER BUILD Gives Evil an Upgrade

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Well, I'll be a dead monkey's bloody uncle. If you haven't yet caught up on the legend in the making that is the Kamen Rider Build television series, I forgive your mistake. Since it exploded onto the scene a few months ago, it gave the impression that it was telling its story a bit differently from its predecessors in the long-running action hero franchise. It had a way with character, world-building, and general tone that set itself apart from the rest, and that only becomes more apparent as the surprisingly dramatic, strikingly creative series spins on. Especially when it comes to its dynamic portrayal of the villains in the series, the exploration of which can sometimes feel as complicated and rich as how it treats its many heroic figures. Which brings us to the current GOAT of th...
You Gotta Believe These 8-Bit Theme Song Covers (KAMEN RIDER, POWER RANGERS, SUPER SENTAI, & More)

You Gotta Believe These 8-Bit Theme Song Covers (KAMEN RIDER, POWER RANGERS, SUPER SENTAI, & More)

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Here's a little something to jam to while waiting for your next fix when it comes to the heroes of the tokusatsu world. From Kamen Rider to Super Sentai to Power Rangers, Youtuber Studio Megaane has been delivering one nostalgic twist after another on the special-effects shows we at Henshin Justice Unlimited hold most dear. Plus quite a few other titles both of the live-action and animated variety. Studio Megaane creates music tracks in the style of old school 8-bit video games, generating a unique sound not to be duplicated, especially for those of us who fondly remember the days when this was pretty much all you had when mashing buttons and cursing the incredibly difficult games of the era. You haven't known true struggle until you've been felled by your hundredth accidental landing...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 16

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 16

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There's a simple explanation for that. The Time Force Silver Ranger is just one of many special appearances in recent episodes of Power Rangers HyperForce as the streamsters at Hyper RPG are in the midst of celebrating their second anniversary. The time-bending story continues to unfold for this new team of heroes in Twitch's live roleplaying game series as they encounter more familiar faces from the Power Rangers SPD season of the television franchise. https://youtu.be/pUM_LpdSBM4 Thanks to Twitter's CeeVee for that hot artwork. Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like: SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Bitter Memories Even the Original KAMEN RIDER Loves BLACK PANTHER Everybody Hates The New REBOOT Reboot Trailer
Even the Original KAMEN RIDER Loves BLACK PANTHER

Even the Original KAMEN RIDER Loves BLACK PANTHER

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If you're one of the five people left that doesn't yet know the greatness that is Black Panther, Marvel Studios' latest entry in their indomitable Cinematic Universe, don't worry. Even the original Kamen Rider gives it his stamp of approval. Game respects game, apparently. The first of a long legacy of superheroes in the Land of the Rising Sun, actor and martial artist Fujioka Hiroshi battled the forces of evil in 1971 as the avenging cyborg hero Kamen Rider Ichigo, and once he had made Japan safe from villainous hands (for a while anyway) he set out on a quest to free the rest of the world from the tightening grip of super-terrorism. Which brings him, seemingly, on his quest to find the mysterious land of Wakanda. No foolin! Fujioka actually states that he went on a quest to find Black ...
BLEACH Trailer: A KAMEN RIDER Slays Again

BLEACH Trailer: A KAMEN RIDER Slays Again

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Hold onto your butts, anime fans. Bleach is now a live-action film. The hit original manga series by Kubo Tite first was adapted into an animated tale stretching across 366 episodes before finally signing off. Now, Bleach returns in a new way, with actor Fukushi Sato in the lead role. Fans of his work in the Kamen Rider special effects action franchise may know him best as the title superhero of 2011's Kamen Rider Fourze, where he played a high schooler whose greatest ambition was making friends with every student in his class, which just happened to be ravaged by fantastical monsters. So, not the biggest stretch to find him playing Kurosaki Ichigo, whose town is... ravaged by fantastical monsters. Bleach creator Kubo said of the original comic that it was designed as a title that wou...
Two Tokusatsu Heroes ‘Transform’ Into Music Artists

Two Tokusatsu Heroes ‘Transform’ Into Music Artists

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I so want to make a Kamen Rider Hibiki joke right now, but nothing comes to mind. Alas. Suda Masaki's star has risen considerably since his stint as the quirky second part of the half-and-half super-detective in 2009's Kamen Rider W. Leaping from one prestigious role in television and film to another, he's grown more popular than his talent agency deems appropriate for him to return to cameo in the Kamen Rider franchise that many of us know him best from. But as he continues to further branch out in the entertainment world, he gears up to release his new album, including some previously-released tracks as well as new pieces exclusively for this debut album. Here's Suda singing "Scenery I've Never Seen Before" for a commercial celebrating Japanese national soccer. https://youtu....
Everybody Hates The New REBOOT Reboot Trailer

Everybody Hates The New REBOOT Reboot Trailer

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Are we all feeling nostalgic today? Well, too bad, because there's nothing here for you. Recently, a trailer dropped for the new ReBoot: The Guardian Code, the modern follow-up to the 1990s original ReBoot, in which a group of computer-generated characters live in a video game world where they must battle it out in varied scenarios for the amusement of the players out in the real world. At the time, the 3D animated title could be seen as a forward-thinking series exploring the possibilities of technology and using new visual techniques to bring to life its experimental adventure story. Which is why it puzzles many to find that what we have in this new ReBoot is a derivative, backward-glancing live-action series with CG integration that looks like something we've already seen and forgo...