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ANIME CRIMES DIVISION – Pulling Out The Big Guns

ANIME CRIMES DIVISION – Pulling Out The Big Guns

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From the mad genius Youtube megastars of RocketJump comes this latest web series to rock your socks. Cleaning up the mean streets of Neo Otaku City, the Anime Crimes Division is the last line of defense against the unending horde of offenders against anime, that lovable entertainment medium with fans as rabid as an Ozaru Saiyan in heat. Producing quality content inspired by the likes of anime, sci-fi, fantasy, and action properties of all types, RocketJump has been wowing their fans for years. Now, they team up with the anime streaming overlords at Crunchyroll to bring us this new series, packed with more references than you can shake a Moon Stick at. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urk_kp76RoI&t In addition to helping fund this celebratory exercise in nerd hilarity, Crunchyroll...
Dynaman English Dub: Three New Episodes Go Dyna-mite From Night Flight

Dynaman English Dub: Three New Episodes Go Dyna-mite From Night Flight

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Those of you looking to get more of that Dynaman goodness from last month are in for a treat. The 1986 classic parody dub of Japan's Kagaku Sentai Dynaman is back with more episodes to stream from original distributors Night Flight. As previously reported, Dynaman, in all its wacky glory, was one of America's first official glimpses into the world of Super Sentai, years before the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would take households by storm in the 90s. Originally, the niche streaming service Night Flight Plus had only offered three episodes to watch, but now they've doubled that digit for more color-coded explosions to sate your appetite for tokusatsu's early English-language oddities. Whether one chooses to watch them with an earnest appeal, as an anthropological look at the special e...
Watch: Power Rangers HyperForce Episode 3

Watch: Power Rangers HyperForce Episode 3

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Power Rangers HyperForce is back with another episode of tabletop role-playing, presented by HyperRPG and Twitch. Not to be outdone by episode two's Halloween adventure, the Time Force recruits aren't done tangling with well-known monsters. In this installment, they ask: Whatever happened to Scorpina? The gold-encrusted supervillainess plagued the nightmares of the Teenagers With Attitude in the early 90s on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, almost taking them out for good on some occasions, but then she just kinda... stopped showing up. As we ponder that question and more, the answers may await in the third episode of this new series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SKteabmi5M Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 9PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like...
Watch: Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope

Watch: Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope

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Fan films are tricksy. Especially those based upon anime properties, which themselves come with a style and a vibe that seems near impossible to replicate without sacrificing something that makes the original great. And yet, those of us who love these titles, who have the passion to express that adoration creatively, keep persisting. With this in mind, we dive into Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, the new fan film release that dropped this week to a crowd of eager viewers. Based upon the wildly popular Dragonball franchise, its genesis in the manga series from famed creator Akira Toriyama, which then went on to become one of the most widely-known Japanese animated titles in the medium's history, with several sequels and countless films and specials. Light of Hope takes is cues from The H...
Which Giant Movie Monsters Get The Most Love?

Which Giant Movie Monsters Get The Most Love?

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It was a fierce campaign, but TV Asahi's Godzilla General Election was a roaring success, in which the most fearsome beasts in all the land stomped the competition and soared to the top, a trail of kaiju bodies roasting in atomic fire behind them. For those unaware, the first terrestrial broadcast of 2016's monster flick Shin Godzilla debuted on Japanese television just days ago, and in celebration of this momentous occasion, the Godzilla General Election was held. Ten-thousand fans of the big G and his towering friends were asked to choose from a list of 50 monsters, who among them was their favorite. The films they starred in were also ranked, and the results are in. Some of which may come as a surprise. Whether that surprise is pleasant or otherwise, we leave up to you. VintageHens...
‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Theme Song Video Takes You to the Roof

‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Theme Song Video Takes You to the Roof

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It's a foregone conclusion that any sufficiently epic movie from Japan will, at some point leading up to its release, put out a trailer with a seemingly random pop music track suddenly bursting through our speakers. As cities come alight with atomic fire and buildings are toppled around fleeing citizens, someone, somewhere is belting her heart out about love and happiness to a jaunty club beat. It's just the way of the world. And so, here we are, with the arrival of the official music video for XAI's "WHITE OUT", theme song to Toho's latest in a long line of kaiju flicks, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. We got our first taste of this song a while back when the film's recent trailer dropped, though I'll forgive you if it slipped your mind. I know it slipped mine, since the visuals of...
Green Ranger Jason David Frank to Jean-Claude Van Damme: “Don’t try to punk me.”

Green Ranger Jason David Frank to Jean-Claude Van Damme: “Don’t try to punk me.”

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Have we had enough Green Ranger controversy yet? Adding on to the pile this year, we have a puzzling interaction between two martial arts action stars near the shallow end of the popularity pool, both of which having gained a sizable chunk of their notoriety in the early 1990s. Belgian entertainer Jean-Claude Van Damme for his plethora of cinematic actioners in the age of neon and slap bracelets, and actor-turned-MMA-fighter Jason David Frank of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fame. While we'd like to believe this conflict started when someone challenged them to count up the letters in the multitude of names between them to see which one has the lengthiest identifier, we're afraid this well runs a bit deeper. It's actually been a few years since the feud of the initial-named butt-kick...
Classic Hero Redman Rises Again in New Series from Godzilla Comic Legend

Classic Hero Redman Rises Again in New Series from Godzilla Comic Legend

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Tsuburaya Productions is cooking up something old, something new, something borrowed, and something red this year, as first word of a brand new Redman comic project has just dropped. Originally broadcast in 1973 and produced by Tsuburaya of the wildly popular, ongoing Ultraman television and film franchise, Redman was an alien refugee from a doomed world whose spirit merged with human SIA Officer Sokomizu to continue the fight against those who destroyed his home. Now, the battle rages once more in this new title, presented to us through the prestigious lens of Godzilla comic artist Matt Frank. Having worked for years in the world of comics, Matt Frank has touched many beloved brands, including Transformers and Wrath of the Titans, adding his gloriously epic touch to many fantasy worl...
Be The One, With This ‘Kamen Rider Build’ English-Language Intro

Be The One, With This ‘Kamen Rider Build’ English-Language Intro

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The Kamen Rider Build TV series opener gets an english-language remix, in this new cover song from Youtuber mynameissport. Infusing with it all the passion of young genius Kiryu Sento and his fugitive ally Banjou Ryuuga as they battle the shadow organization known as Faust, to protect a divided nation from its deadly intentions. Let's check it out. Over the past several months, mynameissport has put out a number of translated cover songs from various geek-centered properties, all of the animated variety. Past works include pieces from the Mobile Suit Gundam, Sailor Moon Crystal, and MegaMan/Rockman franchises. "Be The One", originally performed by PANDORA and Beverly, marks the channel's first offering for a live-action special effects drama such as Kamen Rider. https://www.youtub...
MARVEL vs POWER RANGERS: Black Panther and Wolf Ranger Rumble In The Jungle!

MARVEL vs POWER RANGERS: Black Panther and Wolf Ranger Rumble In The Jungle!

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What happens when one of the smartest, wealthiest superheroes in Marvel Comics steps up to the plate to test his might against a hero who routinely takes down giant monsters like it's going out of style? Well, the latest from Kamen Ramen Studios seeks to address that question, sending the Wolf Ranger from Power Rangers Jungle Fury into the territory of the legendary Black Panther. Check the vid below to find out who's the toughest beast warrior in town, and if they'll need laser-knees to claim ultimate victory! For years, Kamen Ramen Studios has been providing the fandom with fun martial arts, action, and costumed fantasy showcases. This recent short serving as one of several Power Rangers-related videos in their arsenal. Their Pink Ranger short is a personal favorite. This time, i...