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Death Note: Netflix is Taking Names (And Brain Cells) In Latest Thriller

Death Note: Netflix is Taking Names (And Brain Cells) In Latest Thriller

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Books, Comics, Movies & TV, Reviews, Uncategorized
  Well, they finally did it. An American adaptation of Death Note, one of the most beloved anime and manga titles to come out of Japan this side of the 21st century. It was only a matter of time before Tsugumi Ohba's harrowing psychological mind-screw was given the remake treatment by the good ole U.S. of A. And, despite the snarky title for this review, and the tidal wave of negativity sweeping the interwebs over this film, I find that it may not quite be the trainwreck some of its more vocal detractors insist it is. But, before my name ends up in the pages of a dark notebook in a shadowy room somewhere, let's just say that it's not a masterpiece either. Contrary to the gospel of the surging masses, the truth is more likely somewhere in between. Which - fortunately or unfortun...
The Best Power Rangers Series Isn’t On TV

The Best Power Rangers Series Isn’t On TV

Articles, Blog, Comics, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Reviews
2017 has truly been the Year of the Ranger, hasn't it? Not only did we get our first theatrically-released feature film in years, and a plethora of new and exciting merchandise, but the television series is still trucking along, in its 24th season. To say that it's been a banner year for parent company Saban Brands may be a bit of an understatement. Which is why the less-than-stellar reception to the current TV incarnation feels like such bad timing. While there's a big-budget movie playing, and all eyes are back on the Power Rangers franchise after lingering in relative obscurity, year after year, casual fans having assumed the show was cancelled ages ago, people were suddenly turning their attention back toward our friendly heroes in multi-colored spandex. And then they see… that. ...
Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Toku, Ultraman
The tokusatsu fandom is a fun bunch, but it can sometimes be a bit unforgiving when things don't quite look or sound right to our eyes. If it doesn't shout its name, wear a big, plastic device that people somehow believe is just a watch despite it looking nothing like one, and demonstrate a convenient array of sweet martial arts moves, it's not always going to register with some of us in the English-speaking fan community. So many were introduced to this subgenre through the likes of Saban's Power Rangers, and their many follow-ups, all of which adhered to a pretty strict formula of roll calls, teamwork, and big cheesy slogans. Maybe this contributes to the reluctance some have expressed over the years to jump into the wildly-successful, long-running Ultraman franchise. Let's face it....
WELCOME TO HJU

WELCOME TO HJU

Articles, Blog, tokublogs, Uncategorized
Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and good journey. Welcome to Henshin Justice Unlimited, command center for fans of Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and everything else in the ever-growing multiverse of the tokusatsu subgenre. If it grows, we reload. We've returned from our hiatus with a Version Up that we hope returning visitors will find rewarding and newcomers will be enticed by. We're still in the opening phases of this shiny, new upgrade and we thank you for your continued patience and support as we work to bring you quality coverage of the highs and lows of this wondrous genre we know and love. Check back periodically for more in the days and weeks ahead. And if you like what you see, please spread the word!  
Halo 5 Launch Event: Seattle Wash

Halo 5 Launch Event: Seattle Wash

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  Like a lot of people, I was stoked about the launch of Halo 5. So when I heard 343 was throwing a launch party in Seattle at the same Microsoft store that they launched Halo 4, I knew I had to attend.  The event's festivities started at 6pm on Oct. 26 and thankfully I got off work at 4pm. It took about 45mins to drive around Lake Washington to the event which was being held at the University Village location. This is my story. (more…)
Miniature Mayhem: Continuing Tokusatsu’s Tradition

Miniature Mayhem: Continuing Tokusatsu’s Tradition

Articles, Featured
Last week I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Lobsterdance Production's very own Jared P. Foust. If in case you're not familiar with Lobsterdance, remember some time ago there was a series by the name of "Ultraman Sorta", a tongue in cheek comedy about the misadventures inspired by the high intensity episodic battle series known as Ultraman? I know that was long winded, but it's hard not to get excited about tokusatsu. Jared is not only a fan of tokusatsu, but carries the torch of practical film effects and film scale models to bring fantasy to life on film. Over the years he's gone above and beyond sharpening his skills in all things miniature cinematography. As part of this project to promote independent film for The Texas Toku Taisen, I thought it would be awesome to pic...