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S.H. Figuarts Ultraman Geed – When Super Mega’s Just Not Enough

S.H. Figuarts Ultraman Geed – When Super Mega’s Just Not Enough

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Forgive the Ultraman Tiga US dub reference, I just couldn't help myself. Ultraman Geed is getting his own splendid S.H. Figuarts from the fine folks at Bandai Tamashii Nations. This model represents the title hero's classic form, known as Ultraman Geed Primitive. The evil Ultra, Belial's heroic offspring will stand proudly and take no guff in this highly poseable item.   One couldn't be blamed for thinking at first glance that the image of Geed rising into his giant form was a still image from the series rather than a photograph of the actual figure, with added effects. Release date for this item is set for February 2018 and is priced at 5,940 yen. Check the Bandai Tamashii Nations website for further details. "You've been enlisted into a top-secret agency called ...
HE-LOW – Ultraman Orb’s Juggler Becomes a Hero

HE-LOW – Ultraman Orb’s Juggler Becomes a Hero

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu
Aoyaki Takaiwa is trading in his deadly sword for a hero's helmet in HE-LOW, the new independent tokusatsu film. After lighting up the screen as the villainous alien warrior Jugglus Juggler in Ultraman Orb and again, just to make certain you remember his name in Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga, he's taking a decidedly less sinister path in this new flick. HE-LOW is a labor of love for creator and director Takano Hassei, best known to toku fans as Ultraman Agul, from the Ultraman Gaia TV series. Takano and Aoyaki were co-stars in Orb's prequel series, The Origin Saga, where Agul joined a host of other veteran heroes (including a reluctant Juggler) to defend against a universe-ending threat. Kamen Rider fans may know Takano as the cool-as-ice, coin-flipping Kamen Rider Raia from Kamen ...
Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 – Cowboy Bebop Creator’s Supremely Cool Anime

Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 – Cowboy Bebop Creator’s Supremely Cool Anime

Animation, Anime, Articles, Movies & TV, Video Update, Videos
In the year 2022, human-like androids known as Replicants have had it up to here with mankind and they're ready to stake their claim to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But first, they'll have to make a whole lot of other people very unhappy. Thus begins Blade Runner: Black Out 2022, Watanabe Shinichiro's striking animated prequel to Arrival director Denis Villeneuve's upcoming film, Blade Runner 2049. The third and final short in a trilogy of prequels to the film, if Black Out 2022 doesn't prepare us for what Denis Villeneuve has in store with his Ryan Gosling/Harrison Ford actioner, I don't know what will. Each short being its own piece can be viewed independently of each other, the last of which set (as the title suggests) over two decades prior to the new movie's event...
Pacific Rim: Uprising Posters – John Boyega Suits Up For Battle

Pacific Rim: Uprising Posters – John Boyega Suits Up For Battle

Articles, Blog, Kaiju, Movies & TV, News, Toku
The battle to save a war-torn Earth from a wave of rampaging monsters continues in Pacific Rim: Uprising, and we have three new posters to prove it. John Boyega makes his debut as the new lead hero, piloting the giant Jaeger robot known as Gipsy Avenger. He'll need all the swag he can muster if he hopes to live up to the likes of Idris Elba, his father in this universe and the man who once vowed to "cancel the apocalypse", in Guillermo Del Toro's 2013 original Pacific Rim. Let's take a look at what the sequel has in store. Charlie Hunnam, who lead the original Pacific Rim is nowhere to be seen here. Sadly, his part in this saga may be over, but in his place is the potential bonus of John Boyega. First introduced to many as dejected Storm Trooper Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awak...
Kyuranger Goes Metal as One Ranger Gets More Than a Lion’s Share of Fun

Kyuranger Goes Metal as One Ranger Gets More Than a Lion’s Share of Fun

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Reviews, Super Sentai, Toku
It's been a while since I could say that I was loving both the current Kamen Rider series and the current Super Sentai at once. More often than not, the recipe is off for one or the other. And while I'm no Spada, I'd say that Uchu Sentai Kyuranger's blend of wacky fantasy and epic drama provides a well-Balanced meal for my tokusatsu soul. Let's catch up on recent events with this show, and wonder what we did to deserve them. When last we discussed Kyuranger, our terminally red hero Lucky was about to jump into the past to join the time-displaced portion of this ever-growing team of space adventurers, once again proving that even time travel can't keep Red off the screen for more than a few seconds in a row. It's for a good reason, but one can't help but notice how continuously Lucky (...
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Another Ending Trilogy Returning Characters, True Ending Blu-ray & DVD

Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Another Ending Trilogy Returning Characters, True Ending Blu-ray & DVD

Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, News, Toku
Toei's official Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Twitter account revealed some new information about the upcoming Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Another Ending Trilogy film series. 【Vシネ 「 #エグゼイド トリロジー」出演情報】 「ブレイブ&スナイプ」では恋と小姫が復活!小姫が選んだのは飛彩でなくまさかの恋!?「パラドwithポッピー」には作が登場。念願のボーズオブテラ完成か?そして正宗は全3作に出演!小姫・恋・正宗はどのように復活したのか?必見です! pic.twitter.com/7qTNjqyMVX — 仮面ライダーエグゼイド (@toei_EXAID) September 23, 2017 The account revealed that Masamune Dan/Kamen Rider Cronus will appear in all three films. Last time we saw him is at the show's finale in whic...
American Kaiju: Don’t Call it a Comeback

American Kaiju: Don’t Call it a Comeback

Articles, Blog, Culture, Featured, horror, Kaiju, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku
Don't sleep on monster movies in 2017. After Godzilla kicked us off a few years ago, with a gentle push from Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Gareth Edwards (Star Wars: Rogue One), a number of new kaiju flicks have begun to rise from the ashes of former obscurity, breathing new life (and atomic breath) into the genre that Hollywood forgot. It may not have seemed like it some short years back, but American cinema was once teeming with giant monster pictures, having contributed to the boom in business early filmmaking in the US once enjoyed. From classics like the original King Kong in 1933 to Godzilla in 1955, and between those two eras a plethora of titanic imitators were born, all trying to recapture the magic of those cinematic beasts. But, while theatrical exploits of these fantas...
Blue Alert! Chris Violette of Power Rangers SPD on Star Trek: Discovery

Blue Alert! Chris Violette of Power Rangers SPD on Star Trek: Discovery

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, News, Power Rangers
I guess they heard I like Power Rangers and Star Trek, so they stuck some Power Rangers in my Star Trek so I can Ranger while I Trek. Or something. Chris Violette, the Blue Ranger Sky Tate from Power Rangers SPD made recurring appearances in the premiere episodes of the new Star Trek: Discovery this past weekend. In which, the crew of the USS Shenzhou encounters a mysterious object in space, and it's Violette's job to make sure the ship is in tip-top shape for the duration of this perilous mission.                      Violette has traded one futuristic space-themed uniform for another in Discovery, as the Shenzhou Bridge Officer by the name of Britch Weeton. Suddenly, names like Bridge and Kendrix in the other sci-fi universe he's known for don't seem so unus...
‘Go Go Power Rangers’ Knows What Time it Is

‘Go Go Power Rangers’ Knows What Time it Is

Articles, Blog, Books, Comics, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Reviews, Toku
If you had told me a few years ago that there would be not one, but two comic book titles based on the Power Rangers brand, each of high quality with a dedicated readership, I would have found it hard to believe. Even now, after pouring through the latest issue of Go Go Power Rangers, the recent addition to the brand's growing family of comics, I find it hard to believe. This is more than a mere trifle thrown together with little effort. It's a touching, sensitive look at the iconic team that started this franchise. I'm not used to this! In Boom! Studios' Go Go Power Rangers, a closer look is taken at the heroes behind the helmet, putting a microscope up to their lives as citizens of Angel Grove, the new battleground only recently invaded by monsters from space, as the Teenagers with ...
5 Things to Love About Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga

5 Things to Love About Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, Ultraman
When it was first announced that 2016's Ultraman Orb would get a prequel follow-up, my reaction was a mix of curiosity and caution. The show about a charming wanderer, who just happened to be an alien superhero in disguise, had just won me over, and its characters were ripe for a second look. But then word came that this new chapter would take place before the main series and be released on the streaming site Amazon Prime Japan. Would this be a worthy addition to Orb's brief but exciting legacy, or would the circumstances of its creation see it stumble toward an unceremonious finish? Here's a shortlist of the ways in which Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga pleasantly surprised. The Prequel Beats The Original Upon hearing when the events of this series would take place, my honest feeling...