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Tamashii Nations 2017 Exclusive S.I.C. Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms Revealed

Tamashii Nations 2017 Exclusive S.I.C. Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms Revealed

Kamen Rider, News, Toku, Toys
The official Tamashii Nations 2017 event website was recently updated revealing the S.I.C. Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms figure from the Kamen Rider Gaim TV series. This as well as the S.H. Figuarts (Shinkocchou Seihou) Kamen Rider Joker are exclusively available to the Tamashii Nations 2017 event, but these items will be available for pick-up at the venue. Details on how to pre-order will be revealed at a later date. As for the S.I.C. Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms, the figure cost 9,500 yen. The Tamashii Nations 2017 event will happen December 1-3. [Source: Tokunation]
Ultraman Geed 11 Shows Its Receipts in Best Episode Yet

Ultraman Geed 11 Shows Its Receipts in Best Episode Yet

Articles, Blog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, Ultraman
Well, this is hilarious. Two episodes after we issue criticisms at Ultraman Geed, the latest entry into the Ultraman franchise, for its lack of punch, they serve up what is quite easily their greatest effort to date. Not only is it the most stylish, action-packed episode so far, it disperses story concerns that were mounting in the lead-up to this installment. Nice timing. Director Taguchi Kiyotaka infuses the episode with a visual flair unlike any of Geed's previous chapters, proving exactly why the Ultra franchise needs to keep this man onboard as long as they can. From the tense dialogue sequences between the devilish Kei and the show's plucky young hero Asuka to the high-octane battle sequences both above and within the crumbling city, "The Geed Identity" is a cut above the rest. ...
Power Rangers: The 10 Best Episodes

Power Rangers: The 10 Best Episodes

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Reviews, Toku
Top 10 lists are funny. If someone were to ask us a year from now the same question that prompted this list, you could be forgiven for somehow coming up with a completely new set of titles. That's not because we're fickle or indecisive, but because we're talking about Power Rangers, a franchise that boasts a formidable episode number that climbs north of 800! And while a few (or more) of them could be tossed into the category of half-hours some would like to forget, there's a ton more that made us laugh, or cheer, or even cry. So, instead of reaching for a "definitive" list of sweepingly elite installments of this epic franchise, let's check out a few big favorites, presented from one dedicated viewer's perspective. When people wonder why we watch this show, for some of us, the ans...
Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Build Driver

Review: Kamen Rider Build DX Build Driver

Kamen Rider, Toku, Toys, Videos
Well, Kamen Rider Build has begun and with the new series comes new toys. Today we have the DX Build Driver. The Build Driver is very different from the Gamer Driver of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid in that it has all the sounds pre-programmed into it. This may be a bit off-putting at first, since additional sounds are going to be limited to what is currently inside the Driver, but the trade-off is a bigger, heavier Driver that feels more like a piece of high-tech machinery than a piece of plastic. The crank is very satisfying as well and the sound effects are solid, though a unique sound for each Voltech Finish would have been a welcome addition. Full Bottles on the other hand are surprisingly smaller than they appear on the show. They, of course, make no sound effects on their own but they do hav...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 2 Shines Bright, Like a Diamond

Kamen Rider Build Episode 2 Shines Bright, Like a Diamond

Articles, Blog, JBlog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, tokublogs, Uncategorized
Can we talk about the new Kamen Rider Build? I have to talk about this. I need to be reassured that I'm seeing what I'm seeing and that it's not going to be taken away from me when they finally realize what they've done and decide it's all a really expensive mistake. This is too much of what I wanted all at once. Who's about to get fired for this magnificence?! The brilliance begins at minute one, with the greatest recap ever committed to film. The braggadocious smarty-pants Kiryuu Sento and his new fugitive pal Banjou Ryuuga have dueling summaries, bantering even as they tell us what happened in last week's premiere episode. I already love these idiots and it's only been like twenty minutes. Please tell me I can keep them, mommy! After the recap, we get our first look at the openi...
Ultraman Geed: Here We Go (Away)

Ultraman Geed: Here We Go (Away)

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, Ultraman
In the new Ultraman Geed, the young son of the nefarious Ultra villain Belial must rise up to save humanity from ultimate extinction. It's the perfect launchpad for an epic entry into the tome of Ultraman stories, years in the making. With the pedigree on display here, you'd have no reason not to think this would rock every sock on this and all other Earths. But while the show isn't totally abysmal, we can't tell yet if it counts as great either. If you just glance the stats for this show, it would seem to have the building blocks of something remarkable. Since Belial's debut in the Ultra Galaxy Legends movie, the ambitious Ultraman-gone-bad has grown in popularity, challenging literal armies of Ultra heroes across the multiverse. The idea that he might have a son who opposes him, ...