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UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER Wrap-Up: Space is Disease Wrapped in Darkness and Silence

UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER Wrap-Up: Space is Disease Wrapped in Darkness and Silence

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That… That's a Star Trek reference for anybody who, uh… Nevermind. The end of Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger comes with a bittersweet quality as we close out on this space adventure television series. Through 48 episodes, the crew of the Orion have traveled the universe righting the wrongs of the oppressive Jark Matter empire, working to save it from the clutches of the ruthless Don Armage. It's an exciting final chapter. Though I can't help but shake this feeling. That, as I look back on the last leg of the journey, some thoughts probably shouldn't be lingering in my mind. Thoughts like "Well, they did a lot better with this negative thing than that other show." As if failing less obviously than a past disappointment should be counted as a positive rather than just a given. Suffice it to...
OUTER MAN & ULTRAMAN TV Premieres This Weekend – Promos Ahoy!

OUTER MAN & ULTRAMAN TV Premieres This Weekend – Promos Ahoy!

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The time of monsters is upon us once again, as the kaiju wranglers of the TOKU television station is prepping to deliver another massive bounty to our doorsteps this fine February. Starting and ending with the giant hero adventures of the long-running Ultraman franchise, with the standalone tokusatsu film Outer Man in-between. Three different incarnations of Tsuburaya Productions' famed Ultra Series are launching their official American TV schedules, and we've lost count of how many that makes now. The recent list of titles to premiere in the US, like the silvery protagonists of this ongoing franchise, just keeps growing. First up, we have Ultraman Gaia. This series originally aired in 1998 as the third in the 90s Heisei Era trilogy, though taking place in a new continuity separate fr...
Green Ranger Jason David Frank Narrates the POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Trailer

Green Ranger Jason David Frank Narrates the POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Trailer

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No Ranger is safe. Or so they tell us in the promos for the upcoming Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, the first mega-crossover event from the stellar comic book series published by BOOM! Studios. Based on the exploits of the Teenagers With Attitude from Angel Grove High and their many successors in the long-running superhero franchise, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Go Go Power Rangers have been showing us how it's done in the pages of their two ongoing comic series, outmatching the current TV series in quality at every turn. With Shattered Grid, the two share the grand canvas of this massive story that seeks to gather up Rangers from all over the television continuity for a crossover the likes of which fans have never seen. A trailer has been released featuring the voice of Green Ranger...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 13

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 13

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The Time Force cadets-turned-heroes of Power Rangers HyperForce continue their stride across the Power Rangers timeline, scouring the expansive multiverse for clues that will save it from its latest threat in this Twitch streaming series. The tapletop RPG show keeps on trucking with more creative exploration of the mythology of this 25-season-long franchise. Last time, Red Ranger Marv's brother surfaced to mix it up with the team, portrayed by Yoshi Sudarso, known best to fans as Blue Ranger Koda from Power Rangers Dino Charge. In the aftermath of this event, the HyperForce crew draws nearer to uncovering the origins of the evil Alliance that lately has been making a bit of a mess. Check em out. https://youtu.be/tdh498zdH-s Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM ...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Emotionally-Charged Episode 21 is KAMEN RIDER at its Finest

KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Emotionally-Charged Episode 21 is KAMEN RIDER at its Finest

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You know, I'm sure they exist, but I can't fathom how any fan of the Kamen Rider franchise can watch this series from the beginning up till now and not be swept in by it. Kamen Rider Build is the most consistently excellent series in the franchise in many moons. And, though we predicted how certain events like those found in this gripping episode would play out, even we could not have expected it to strike us like this. It hits like a ton of bricks, then picks up the bricks in a large sack, ready to swing them all back at you a few more times. In this challenging installment, young genius Kiryuu Sento proves hazardous to his enemy's health, and to himself, as he takes an impossible situation in the superpowered war between feuding territories and somehow makes it worse. Who he turns to i...
Squad Goals – UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER VS SPACE SQUAD

Squad Goals – UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER VS SPACE SQUAD

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At the closing of Toei's space action series Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger, the company announced its next installment in the Space Squad series. Titled Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger vs. Space Squad, the film will feature the Kyurangers teaming up with Space Sheriff Gavan / Geki Jumonji and Space Sheriff Shaider / Shu Karasuma. This announcement came via video on the Toei Video YouTube Channel hosted by the cast of Kyuranger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjPItHDBmzg As most fans may know, this is not the first time the Kyurangers have crossed paths with the newly-christened Space Squad, a collection of galactic saviors from across Toei's vast canon of transforming heroes in television and movie productions through the years. In Episode 18 of Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, the team briefly was sucked i...
Great Scott! It’s a BACK TO THE FUTURE Comic from ONE-PUNCH MAN Artist

Great Scott! It’s a BACK TO THE FUTURE Comic from ONE-PUNCH MAN Artist

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Grab your hoverboard and activate your self-lacing shoes. A manga adaptation of Back to the Future is on its way to reinvent our history one page at a time. The 1985 Robert Zemeckis classic about a teenager who travels back thirty years and meets his future parents only to potentially ruin the events that lead to his own birth, is being revived in comic form, as only Murata Yuusuke can depict. The manga artist's biggest claim to fame is his highly celebrated series One-Punch Man, which itself has been adapted as an anime title of the same name. News of this first came to us during a press event for the upcoming Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg, who of course was heavily involved with the Back to the Future movie series through his company Amblin Entertainment. Any avid S...
KOUJIN Trailer – Kaiju vs Samurai, Nuff Said

KOUJIN Trailer – Kaiju vs Samurai, Nuff Said

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Giant monsters are often synonymous with toppling skyscrapers, civilians screaming as they flee through crowded streets, cars crushed, windows shattered. What we see less often are those titanic terrors in an environment less advanced than the modern age of rolling tanks and atomic bombs. Before we had the Super-X to take on the likes of Godzilla with futuristic weaponry, there were swords and primitive guns fighting the good fight against all things scaled and gnarly. That's where Koujin comes in. The kaiju film set in ancient Japan, where humanity's ability to defend itself may be a bit lacking. It's All You Can Eat Week at the Human Buffet, boys and girls. Author Miyabe Miyuki's eponymous novel about neighboring villages beset by monstrous attacks sets this NHK television film adap...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Road So Far

KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Road So Far

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Twenty episodes in and Kamen Rider Build, the latest in the ongoing Kamen Rider action/adventure franchise, has taken us by storm. To celebrate, we're serving up a look-see at the world of the series through a collection of pretty pictures showcasing the heroes, the villains, and everything in-between as the ride stretches onward. In almost two dozen weeks worth of reviews, detailing the events of this standout series, we've amassed just a few images, most of which never made it into any post on our site, so why not take a gander at the goods, just for (rider) kicks. Every Build review we've done is now linked with its successor, so you can fully catch up on the story while experiencing all the wild speculation, iffy spelling choices, and silly theories in airing order without hav...
KAMEN RIDER AMAZONS: THE FINAL CHAPTER Promo – Reportedly What We’ve Been Waiting For

KAMEN RIDER AMAZONS: THE FINAL CHAPTER Promo – Reportedly What We’ve Been Waiting For

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Guess who's back. Tell a friend. Those motley mutates with a penchant for separating limbs from bodies have returned for one final round, this time on the big screen. Kamen Rider Amazons, Toei Company's online streaming series reviving the slightly more violent and risque trappings of a bygone era from the far-reaching Kamen Rider franchise, is making the jump from television to film. After two successful seasons releasing episodes on Amazon Prime Japan, the transforming, bike-riding warriors will have their last battle in movie theaters this year, and here's a teaser to show them off in all their brooding glory. Loosely basing some of its aesthetic trappings on the 1974 original Kamen Rider Amazon (hold the "S"), the modern series follows the exploits of a group of operatives tasked ...