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Gundam Takes Flight in Latest READY PLAYER ONE Trailer

Gundam Takes Flight in Latest READY PLAYER ONE Trailer

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Ah, hell. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry decided to drop trailers for their mega-blockbuster these past two weeks. Must be another Star Wars December. This time, it's Ernest Cline's heavyweight pop culture champion Ready Player One, the bestselling book given life via the man who helped generate a large part of the very fan fervor his sci-fi adventure sought to invoke - famed director Steven Spielberg. And with this second extended look at the film, we have a ton of new iconic characters, images, and music cues to add to the growing pile that has nerds of all ages adjusting in their seats. Among these totemic titans is the anime super-robot tearing up the skies in a battle for the Oasis. No, it's not Voltron, like so many have misidentified him as. And no, it's not the Iron Giant, though he ...
KAMEN RIDER ZX & ULTRAMAN’s Laiha vs Super-Ninjas: The Trailer With an Ending Too Bizarre to Believe!

KAMEN RIDER ZX & ULTRAMAN’s Laiha vs Super-Ninjas: The Trailer With an Ending Too Bizarre to Believe!

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Unleash your inner swordsman as you feast your eyes on this stunning faux trailer from writer/director/producer Okabe Junya of the Brave Storm super robot film. Those who are fans of Japan's unique offerings from the tokusatsu subgenre, both classic and current, may have something to smile about as the cast cracks their knuckles for this action-packed short with a surprise guest we didn't see coming. Yamamoto Chihiro shows her prowess in the current Ultraman Geed TV series, as the sword-wielding badass Toba Laiha. Now, she fights for her life against a crew of vicious assassins. Meanwhile, the classic film hero Zatoichi is brought to life once more with the spellbinding performance of 1984's Kamen Rider ZX himself, Sugata Shun. The blind swordsman faces off with several terrifying nin...
This Disney/Avengers Mash-Up Shows How Snake-like Thanos Can Be

This Disney/Avengers Mash-Up Shows How Snake-like Thanos Can Be

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Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War promises to be the largest collection of iconic, larger-than-life heroes the landscape of live-action cinema has ever seen. But what if things had been just a little bit different? What if the world needed saving not by the cape-flapping, shield-tossing likes of the Avengers, but by some other Disney icons? We all know their names. We hear their footsteps and tremble. Straight out of the vault, they've begun their march toward victory against the terror of Thanos and his horde of deadly minions. It's the Walt Disney cartoons! And they're here to do some avenging. For the five people left alive who haven't seen it, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer dropped last week and quickly broke records on streaming giant Youtube for the most views in the sh...
POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days but the Show

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days but the Show

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The Power Rangers brand is having something of a silent renaissance of late. While the television series has gone on for years, almost invisible to most adults yet never off the airwaves with new episodes for more than a single year since the franchise's start in the early 90s, the Rangers have branched out considerably to other entertainment mediums, often with strong results. The Teenagers With Attitude, and the many young adults that launched from their footsteps in the years after Angel Grove was a mere glimmer in their visors' display panel, dominated the attention of many curious watchers this year, whether it be on our phones with games like Power Rangers Legacy Wars, or on the big screen with the franchise's first feature-length movie in decades. There's also Power Rangers Hyp...
ULTRAMAN Anime Teaser – The Classic Hero Reborn

ULTRAMAN Anime Teaser – The Classic Hero Reborn

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The Ultraman franchise continues flying to new heights this season, as Tsuburaya Productions announces the arrival of the first animated title for the long-running superhero brand since 1980. We recently discussed possibilities for the mysterious countdown leading up to this announcement, courtesy of the eponymous manga series published in the pages of Shogakukan's Monthly Hero magazine, guessing (among other things) that there could be an anime adaptation of the popular comic in our future. And now, we have the first official teaser video to confirm it. Beginning in 1966, the giant monster-fighting Ultraman wowed audiences with its live-action special effects wizardry and imaginative action, giving birth to a lineage that endures to this day, where dozens of new entries into the saga...
Watch: ANIME CRIMES DIVISION Episode 3

Watch: ANIME CRIMES DIVISION Episode 3

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Here's the third episode of Anime Crimes Division, from RocketJump. The first and second episodes of this web series saw the formation of a new team struggling to clean up the streets of Neo Otaku City. Now, in the season finale, the division is tasked with tracking down a serial killer of the Gundam persuasion. All set? Ready... GO! https://youtu.be/zcxcjTr_Pm4 In addition to helping fund this celebratory exercise in nerd hilarity, Crunchyroll is offering a 30-day free trial to their services.   You might also like: ULTRAMAN Anime Teaser – The Classic Hero Reborn JOHN WICK vs SPACE SHERIFF VOICER – Keanu Reeves Meets His Hero, Sonny Chiba KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 12: How To Build Bridges & Get Over Them
JOHN WICK vs SPACE SHERIFF VOICER – Keanu Reeves Meets His Hero, Sonny Chiba

JOHN WICK vs SPACE SHERIFF VOICER – Keanu Reeves Meets His Hero, Sonny Chiba

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International action star Keanu Reeves meets his match when he comes face-to-face with the man, the myth, the legend, Sonny Chiba. While doing press in Japan, the John Wick leading man was asked about one of his personal heroes, and he began to gush about the martial arts legend, only to be shocked by the sudden entrance of Chiba himself. The result is worthy of Reeves' trademark "Whoa". Sonny Chiba became a superstar in his own right, leaping from one action role to another over the course of decades, including the classic ninja film series Shadow Warriors, which inspired filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to cast the actor as his original character's own descendant in the Kill Bill saga. Of special interest to us here at Henshin Justice Unlimited, he also starred in the 1966 Golden Bat ...
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Trailer – The Beginning of the End

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Trailer – The Beginning of the End

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to crack in two, as the first official trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has just dropped, and with it, a cavalcade of exciting revelations. The nineteenth feature film in the expansive interconnected comic book landscape that is the MCU promises their biggest adventure yet, and it's all hands on deck as the heroes from every corner of this colorful universe are showing up to lend a hand. After this (and the next Avengers film, which serves as a direct follow-up to Infinity War), Marvel Studios claims the world they've built up in the years since 2008's humble hit Iron Man will be changed forever. I'll believe that when I see it, but until then, we can feast our eyes on one of the biggest collection of superheroes ever brought to the big screen....
Here’s Where GRIDMAN: THE HYPER AGENT Airs This December

Here’s Where GRIDMAN: THE HYPER AGENT Airs This December

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In 1993, the kaiju wranglers of Tsuburaya Productions devised a fresh series while on a break from their illustrious Ultraman franchise. This new show would see the birth of a digitized superhero who faced "giant monsters" in a computer-generated landscape to save the world from unseen threats. Many know him as Gridman: The Hyper Agent, but if you were an American viewer in the early 1990s, you might have first come into contact with this bane of electronic monsters in the form of the US adaptation, Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad. Now, with the help of the fine folks at the TOKU network, you'll get a chance to sample Gridman's original adventures on US television. As previously reported, TOKU is Olympusat Inc.'s television station dedicated to esoteric, cult material in the anime, tok...
ULTRAMAN: Time Is Running Out, But For What?

ULTRAMAN: Time Is Running Out, But For What?

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Ultraman's Color Timer is blinking out! The long-running monster-fighting superhero franchise has seen action in just about every entertainment medium his enormous, red-and-silver frame could fly through, not excluding animation, live-action, television, film, and comics. Now, Tsuburaya Productions is prepping its salivating worldwide fanbase for a new announcement, and the otaku are all a-Twitter with speculation about what this might be. The official announcement will come to us courtesy of the current manga series by Shimizu Eiichi and Shimoguchi Tomohiro, a sequel to the first transforming hero story in the Ultra Series, simply titled Ultraman. And, to make sure no Ultra fan could possibly forget this occasion, a handy website has begun a countdown to the exact time that this m...