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Kamen Rider Build Episode 7 Won’t Go Quietly Into The Night

Kamen Rider Build Episode 7 Won’t Go Quietly Into The Night

Articles, Blog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
As we hit the gong on this drama-filled half-hour, the identity of Night Rogue is finally revealed, an angry Ryuuga goes ape, and a sad panda fights a losing battle in a strange land. It's just another day at the mad scientist's office for Kamen Rider Build, in Episode 7! For those of us still keeping score, this makes seven straight episodes now that Kamen Rider Build has directly affected the main plot of the series and moved us forward at a strong pace. At some point, I may get sick of pointing this out, but today is not that day. I'm still tickled pink at the prospect of a Kamen Rider show with at least 40-something episodes of pure development and very little fat to trim. It's been fivever since I was this engaged, and I don't want the ride to stop. We begin with Ryuuga impati...
2017’s Best Power Rangers Episode Is a Voltron Episode

2017’s Best Power Rangers Episode Is a Voltron Episode

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Culture, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Reviews, Toku, toku, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
Voltron: Legendary Defender is back at it, with another burst of hilarity and excitement in the show's fourth season on Netflix. And, as we hunkered down to catch up with the heroic, space-faring Paladins of Voltron and their robotic lions, we were treated to a special episode that some of us in the tokusatsu fandom couldn't help but find a bit familiar. While there are plenty easy comparisons to be made between them and the multi-colored Teenagers With Attitude of the live-action Power Rangers franchise (and their Super Sentai cousins from across the pond), none would be so bold as with this season's striking fourth episode, "The Voltron Show". We're not just throwing shade, folks. We're launching it out of a circus cannon to the tune of a full-scale marching band. And the result, true ...
‘Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives’ Knows Which Way The Wind Blows

‘Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives’ Knows Which Way The Wind Blows

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In the summer of 2010, tokusatsu fans said goodbye to the lovable heroes of the Narumi Detective Agency, and the many wacky denizens of Fuuto City, when Kamen Rider W came to an end. Of course, several appearances occurred after that, but the loss of this pulpy action-noir world in regular doses was perhaps felt more strongly for some than with most other titles in the Kamen Rider pantheon. While the tradition of a new Kamen Rider taking up the spotlight from the old with each passing year continued to be observed, introducing us to many wondrous new facets of this crazy franchise, there was always a special place in my heart for the two-in-one detectives, Shotaro and Phillip, and their quest to rid the city of dangerous contraband known as Gaia Memories. It's with this thought in min...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 6 Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Kamen Rider Build Episode 6 Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Articles, Blog, Kamen Rider, monster, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
Fists are flying in this episode of Kamen Rider Build. After a slightly weaker entry for the previous week, we come back as strong as ever with another fantastic installment in this series that continues to rock my socks. Build, where have you been all my life? Returning us to where we left off, Episode 6 begins with Ryuuga continuing to follow Tatsuya, whom he had deliberately re-infected with Smash essence, turning him back into a brainwashed monster. And wouldn't you know it, we've found the bad guys' lair in the sixth freaking episode of this series, continuing Build's trend of taking the rule book and torching it on a pyre of flaming tropes and modern cliches. Good riddance! After Ryuuga finds himself surrounded, Build comes through with a surprising rescue. Despite getting kn...
Ultraman Geed Gets Magnificent, With Two Super-Powered Guest Stars

Ultraman Geed Gets Magnificent, With Two Super-Powered Guest Stars

Articles, Blog, Kaiju, monster, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Ultraman, Uncategorized
It's been a minute since our last Ultraman Geed review. Previously, young Ultra hero Riku learned the devastating truth of his parentage and the twisted nature of his existence from the devilish Kei. Still reeling from the news that he's basically a walking action figure for the bad guys to manipulate, we're taken on a trip to discover more about this super-kid's origins, we have a detour through this year's seemingly mandatory mid-season clip show, and arrive at the beginnings of a sweet two-parter for the most under-appreciated bosses of the show. Let's do this. I'm going to title this story arc "My Three Dads". It's basically the tale of three men who all contributed to the birth and raising of Asakura Riku into the young man that he is today, through a strange set of circumsta...
Watch ‘Infini-T Force’ Today at TubiTV and Viz

Watch ‘Infini-T Force’ Today at TubiTV and Viz

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Well, that was easy. Infini-T Force, the animated superhero drama that unites characters from several different iconic series, is available to watch now for free, in Japanese with English subtitles, courtesy of TubiTV and Viz.com. We discussed the show before it was released to the masses, but now we can all see it for ourselves. Already, the first two episodes are up for streaming, and they're a doozy. Gathering heroes from the Tatsunoko Productions classics Gatchaman, Casshan, Tekkaman, and Hurricane Polimar, the new series begins with a bang, but quickly settles into its greatest strength, which is its loving portrayal of the characters from each of these famous anime titles. I especially enjoy Joe the Eagle of Gatchaman, who presents almost like some kind of Reverse Captain ...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 5 Rocks the House

Kamen Rider Build Episode 5 Rocks the House

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Five episodes into reviewing this marvelous TV show, and I'm wondering if Kamen Rider Build will even have episodes that don't contribute to the overall plot in some way. So far, every episode has majorly factored into the ongoing expansion of Build's world and the characters within, showing no signs of stopping. Let's dive into the events of Episode 5 and count up our title hero's list of fashion crimes. As if the awesomeness of Build's dueling recaps couldn't get any better, we now have the cafe owner Soichi getting in on the narration game, opting for a slightly longer summation of recent events. My first thought is that, yeah, they actually kind of need this. There are some Kamen Rider shows where the recap feels almost like a waste, because they're not actually reviewing anything...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 4: A New Hope

Kamen Rider Build Episode 4: A New Hope

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Okay, wow. Reviewing this show gets harder with each passing week. I keep thinking I'll just have a few cool moments to touch on and suddenly I'm overwhelmed with how many interesting little details there are that just demand to be talked about. With the amount of action, intrigue, and character development this show packs into a twenty-minute timeframe, you wonder how other shows seem to have trouble doing it with four times as much space! Kamen Rider Build is not here to waste your time. We begin in Flashback Mode, returning to the point where our genius Sento is being forced against his will to take part in the deranged experiments of Faust, the procedure that we assume has cost our poor rebel hero his memories. I don't think it's an accident, or throwaway joke, that we hear a voic...
Justice League Comic vs Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Comic: Who Won The Week?

Justice League Comic vs Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Comic: Who Won The Week?

Articles, Blog, Books, Comics, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Reviews, Toku
This week, I read a fun comic book packed with everything I wanted out of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, from exciting action to cool character moments, and an interesting peek into new corners of the universe sure to keep me coming back for more. And then I read the Justice League crossover. To say that these two titles, each with our color-coded Teenagers With Attitude in common, are on opposite ends of the fun spectrum for me would be an understatement. The title of this review suggests a decision must be made about which of the two comic stories rose up to take the crown for this week's best. But let's be honest. Though Justice League / Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #6 has its fans, sending it into the ring with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #19 is a TKO waiting to happen. With sticks o...
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 (...