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Infini-T Force Action Figures Unite, From Bluefin

Infini-T Force Action Figures Unite, From Bluefin

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Infini-T Force, the anime hero crossover series, gets the royal treatment from toy company SEN-TI-NEL, with a line of new high-quality action figures. Gathering the animated superheroes from the Tatsunoko Productions classics Gatchaman, Casshan, Tekkaman, and Hurricane Polimar, Infini-T Force depicts the leads of these four series like never before. And now, with the help of Bluefin for North American distribution, their figures are ready for display. As previously mentioned, you can catch up on this anime hero event series at Viz and TubiTV, where episodes are released weekly with Japanese audio and English subtitles. Each Infini-T Force figure comes with an $85 price tag and releases this February 2018.  
City Shrouded in Shadow – Ultraman, Godzilla, & Evangelion Collide!

City Shrouded in Shadow – Ultraman, Godzilla, & Evangelion Collide!

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Ichi City has been set upon by an army of colossal monsters of devastating power. Crawling out of every nook and cranny, from the many different sci-fi, fantasy, and action franchises of Japan, both live-action and animated, comes a fierce wave of kaiju hoping to make dinner out of the denizens of this Japanese metropolis. And while there may be a heroic figure from the Ultraman, Godzilla, Gamera, Evangelion, or Patlabor universes popping up to stand in their way, it's up to the ordinary inhabitants of this fated city to make it out alive. It's the City Shrouded in Shadow... The latest entry in the long-running Disaster Report video game series, City Shrouded in Shadow offers an epic crossover experience for any tokusatsu and anime fan. Putting you right in the middle of those crowded...
‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Trailer – Humanity’s Last Stand

‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Trailer – Humanity’s Last Stand

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Earth of the future has become a smoldering den of kaiju in Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, the new animated feature from Polygon Pictures and creature-feature titan Toho. In this 3D animated tale, a group of space travelers whose family had once abandoned the ravaged Earth now return to the place humanity once called home, for one last battle against the horde of monsters that now rule in their stead. Let's check out the trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYwAbBI0r5o That beam tho. Planet of the Monsters comes to us three years after Legendary Pictures released their own Godzilla, and one year after Toho's Shin Godzilla woke the fire-breathing beast from cinematic hibernation on its native shores of Japan. It proves an unexpected follow-up to the live-action effort from Att...
Ultraman Geed Goes A Little Mad In The New ‘Mob Psycho 100’

Ultraman Geed Goes A Little Mad In The New ‘Mob Psycho 100’

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Prepare to free your mind, as the popular Mob Psycho 100 manga is now being adapted to live-action. Courtesy of ONE, of One-Punch Man fame, the original web-comic series has already taken the anime world by storm, and now, with help from some friends in the explosive worlds of Ultraman, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and more, the property is set to make its live-action debut on Netflix. In the lead role, as psychic middle schooler Mob, is Tatsuomi Hamada, best known to some as Riku, the title hero of Ultraman Geed. It may come as no surprise that Hamada was chosen for the part, considering both Geed and Mob Psycho share the same series director in Koichi Sakamoto, whose street cred stretches far and wide in the live-action special effects genre, from Power Rangers and Super Sentai to ...
2017’s Best Power Rangers Episode Is a Voltron Episode

2017’s Best Power Rangers Episode Is a Voltron Episode

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Voltron: Legendary Defender is back at it, with another burst of hilarity and excitement in the show's fourth season on Netflix. And, as we hunkered down to catch up with the heroic, space-faring Paladins of Voltron and their robotic lions, we were treated to a special episode that some of us in the tokusatsu fandom couldn't help but find a bit familiar. While there are plenty easy comparisons to be made between them and the multi-colored Teenagers With Attitude of the live-action Power Rangers franchise (and their Super Sentai cousins from across the pond), none would be so bold as with this season's striking fourth episode, "The Voltron Show". We're not just throwing shade, folks. We're launching it out of a circus cannon to the tune of a full-scale marching band. And the result, true ...
Full-Blown Fullmetal Alchemist Goes Fully Live-Action, In Full Trailer

Full-Blown Fullmetal Alchemist Goes Fully Live-Action, In Full Trailer

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Fullmetal Alchemist, the story that refuses to die, will not stop until it's inhabited every entertainment medium known to man, twice. Inspired by the original manga from Arakawa Hiromu, the journey of two brothers in a fantastical world has been chronicled multiple times in animated form, to rapturous praise by many, and critical side-eyes by a few. We imagine the same will be the case when their latest incarnation, in the form of this new live-action film, comes to the big screen this December. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NRt4keIZZk I haven't seen more than a few episodes of the anime years ago (shut up, I know) but, at the very least, the film looks visually striking. The effects work is far beyond what I'd expected to see, and the scenery and costumes are all lovely. Apparentl...
Game of Thrones: The Anime – Winter is Animated

Game of Thrones: The Anime – Winter is Animated

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The war for the Iron Throne just got a little more epic, with this fun opening credits sequence from French Youtuber Malec. Inspired by the wildly popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, this interprets the battle to save Westeros, and the many dramatic turns it takes, in a fashion only Japanese animation can deliver. Or at least something like it. Check out the fan-made opening credits sequence here, but newcomers be warned. There be spoilers in these waters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efD3nmwF-IM I love that the music, while evoking the typical sound of classic anime openers, also adopts the style of the actual Game of Thrones theme, one of the most iconic of its kind. Interspersing Japanese lyrics with seemingly random English adds the perfect touch. Particularly the phra...
Note to China’s ‘Fake Ultraman’ Creators – Don’t Piss Off the Originals

Note to China’s ‘Fake Ultraman’ Creators – Don’t Piss Off the Originals

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A loud thunderclap rang out in the Ultraman fandom when it was announced that Dragon Force: So Long, Ultraman, the sequel to China's animated Dragon Force movie, would feature their own interpretation of the classic red-and-silver giant hero Ultraman, owned by Japan's Tsuburaya Productions. Not only that, but this character, whose use of the Ultraman name is highly discouraged by its Japanese owners, was portrayed as a villain in the film's promotional material. Embroiled in legal battles for years over the rights to their original intellectual property, Tsuburaya has had its hands full. But they're not the only ones upset over this development. It seems even the Ultraman actors themselves have begun adding their voices to the chorus speaking out against this project. Actor and musici...
Watch ‘Infini-T Force’ Today at TubiTV and Viz

Watch ‘Infini-T Force’ Today at TubiTV and Viz

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Well, that was easy. Infini-T Force, the animated superhero drama that unites characters from several different iconic series, is available to watch now for free, in Japanese with English subtitles, courtesy of TubiTV and Viz.com. We discussed the show before it was released to the masses, but now we can all see it for ourselves. Already, the first two episodes are up for streaming, and they're a doozy. Gathering heroes from the Tatsunoko Productions classics Gatchaman, Casshan, Tekkaman, and Hurricane Polimar, the new series begins with a bang, but quickly settles into its greatest strength, which is its loving portrayal of the characters from each of these famous anime titles. I especially enjoy Joe the Eagle of Gatchaman, who presents almost like some kind of Reverse Captain ...
Batman Ninja: The Dark Knight Anime from Afro Samurai & Kamen Rider Masterminds

Batman Ninja: The Dark Knight Anime from Afro Samurai & Kamen Rider Masterminds

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Hold onto your Pocky, anime fans. Batman is coming back to the Japanese animation world with an all-new project, descending upon us in 2018. This time, he brings with him a pool of talent that gave us the likes of the animated Afro Samurai as well as the special effects actioner Kamen Rider Fourze. While Batman inches one step closer to his apparent goal of filling every possible screen on every continent at the exact same time, here's a brief rundown of what we know so far. This feature-length anime, titled simply Batman Ninja, is the work of director Mizusaki Junpei, whose talents were brought to several MegaMan X video games before landing a producing gig with the popular JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. Joining him is Nakashima Kazuki, best known to some of us as a lead writer f...