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Watch: ANIME CRIMES DIVISION Episode 2

Watch: ANIME CRIMES DIVISION Episode 2

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Comics, Culture, Movies & TV, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
Here's the second episode of Anime Crimes Division, from RocketJump. The first episode saw a new duo hit the streets in Neo Otaku City. This time, the division must infiltrate an underground Yu-Gi-Oh tournament in search of a rarity... https://youtu.be/h9cokcBph5M 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: KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 12: How To Build Bridges & Get Over Them ULTRAMAN GEED Blows Minds in MOB PSYCHO 100 Poster REDMAN Strikes a Pose in New Comic Preview From Matt Frank
AKIBARANGER’s Wada Masato Marries Yoshiki Risa of GO-BUSTERS

AKIBARANGER’s Wada Masato Marries Yoshiki Risa of GO-BUSTERS

Articles, Blog, Culture, Movies & TV, News, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
Wedding bells are ringing this season as two actors from the long-running Super Sentai television franchise have just announced that they've tied the knot. In 2012's Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, Wada Masato played the lead hero Akagi Nobuo aka Akiba Red in his late night parody series. In the very same year, Yoshiki Risa was holding it down for the mainstream series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters as Sakurada Rika, big sister of Sakurada Hiromu, Red Buster himself. Suffice it to say, there's a lot of red in this new super-family. The announcement came on November 22, 2017 with a photo of the happy couple. Truly, the fulfillment of a dream for the diehard Super Sentai fanboy, Nobuo. We wish Wada and Yoshiki all the best.   You might also like: Talk About Lucky! (That’s an Ord...
Get Ript With These POWER RANGERS T-Shirts

Get Ript With These POWER RANGERS T-Shirts

Articles, Blog, Culture, Movies & TV, News, Power Rangers, Toku, Uncategorized
Let your geek flag fly with these Power Rangers themed t-shirts. From the pop culture alchemists of RIPT Apparel, these pieces make the perfect gift to yourself or to that special Ranger fan in your life this holiday season. For years, RIPT has made it their business to find every angle for the enthusiastic nerd to express their fandom and capitalize on that passion, lovingly mixing and matching various bits of fan culture. Here's a sample of their work with the spandex-clad heroes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Keen eyes may quickly notice a few shoutouts to other titles in the greater sci-fi and fantasy community in these works. Most notably references to Godzilla, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones, to name a few. If you're wondering where the rest of the Ranger franchise is, ...
The Fate of ULTRAMAN Rights: Tsuburaya Defeats UM Corp in Latest Court Battle

The Fate of ULTRAMAN Rights: Tsuburaya Defeats UM Corp in Latest Court Battle

Animation, Articles, Blog, Culture, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Ultraman, Uncategorized
In news that prompted a collective sigh of relief across the worldwide fan community this week, Tsuburaya Productions scored a major victory in its ongoing legal conflict with Thai company Chaiyo Productions as a jury ruled against Chaiyo collaborator UM Corporation over licensing rights to the popular Ultraman superhero franchise. A ruling years in the making, this marks one of several instances in an escalating battle the Ultraman creators and sole original owners at Tsuburaya have been fighting for decades, dating as far back as 1996. As previously stated, Chaiyo Productions head Sompote Saengduenchai claimed a relative of Ultraman creator Eiji Tsuburaya had signed a legal document bestowing licensing rights for the Ultra brand beyond Japanese shores to him, though this was widely ...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 4

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 4

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The Twitch role-playing game series Power Rangers HyperForce returns with its fourth installment, welcoming actress Karan Ashley to their table for the show's latest special guest appearance. Taking over for original Yellow Ranger Trini, played by Thuy Trang, Karan portrayed the new girl Aisha, in the second and third seasons of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, in the interim starring in the show's first feature adaptation, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. She joins the HyperForce crew for another three-hour tour through the Power Rangers Universe from the lens of tabletop role-play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FcrGoQUHag And if that doesn't add enough Hype to your Force, take a gander at this fan-made animated opening sequence from HJU's own Japanime. https://www.youtub...
ANIME CRIMES DIVISION – Pulling Out The Big Guns

ANIME CRIMES DIVISION – Pulling Out The Big Guns

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Comics, Culture, Movies & TV, News, Toku, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
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?

Articles, Blog, Culture, godzilla, Kaiju, monster, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
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...