The indie Tokusatsu sensation that is HOUJIN YATSURUGI is getting a third season! And this morning, we got our first tease of what's to come: new villains and new heroes taking on the mantle! If you want to get in on the action and catch up, you can find a link to the first episode (which is sadly the only one that's actually subtitled in English) after the jump! (more…)
CAPTAIN POWER AND THE SOLDIERS OF THE FUTURE wass without a doubt one of the most remarkable shows on television in the 1980's. The last year has seen a bit of a resurgence in popularity with DVD sets and soundtracks. As of today, it's finally come to a head with news of the new project, PHOENIX RISING! Info on this and more after the jump! (more…)
Hey folks! Been quite some time, hasn't it? Here's the deal. Remember a little show called R5 Central? It's what got me my start on the interwebs. Four years of madness, Japanese Pop Culture ramblings, and audio drama adventures. We got a column in Otaku USA Magazine, almost snagged a Parsec Award, and otherwise people thought we were pretty damn cool. But then in 2009, we had to bow out thanks to the demands of real life. But that was then. Now? We're ready to come back! Click here to find out how you can lend your mighty powers to the revival of one of the deadliest podcasts to grace the interwebz!
Hey gang! Been ages, hasn't it? R5 Central may be on hiatus for the time being, but I've been keeping myself busy with another podcast for Otaku USA Magazine! Friday ACE, the weekly recap feature I used to do for my blog has been transformed into a weekly news recap show, giving you Japanese Pop Culture highlights, the latest in Japanese music, and more! Subscribe via iTunes or head on over to Otaku USA's homepage and stay tuned for new episode, hitting...well...yeah, every Friday! See you next ACE!
Guys and gals, this is it! To wrap up the fifth series of the show, yours truly joins forces with Paul "Igadevil" Sullivan to tackle Kikaider The Animation for a no-holds-barred discussion....sort of. It's a short but sweet finale for our fourth year, get in on the action here!
Anticipation is hyped for the new Ultraman movie, Mega-Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends, set to come out next month! Through fate and HJU, Mike comes face to face with yet ANOTHER Mike:The filmâ€™s composer, Mike Verta! In this short but sweet interview, Mike tells R5 about himself and lets us in on what went into creating the soundtrack behind this epic new adventure in the Ultra Series! Head on over to hear the full episode! Until then, courage!
Click here to watch this in HD! Hey guys and gals! Long time, no see, right? Get this: R5 Central's now four years old! Seriously, as of August 9th, we've been making Podcasting at its Finest for four action-packed years! Thanks to everybody who's had the guts to even stick with us up to now! So what can we do to celebrate the occasion? Go on a ridiculously epic tangent of course! To top that, by listening to the episode, you can find out how you can win a copy of the Dragon Dynasty release of The Five Deadly Venoms! All this and more in Episode 60, which you can check out here!