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City Shrouded in Shadow – Ultraman, Godzilla, & Evangelion Collide!

City Shrouded in Shadow – Ultraman, Godzilla, & Evangelion Collide!

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Ichi City has been set upon by an army of colossal monsters of devastating power. Crawling out of every nook and cranny, from the many different sci-fi, fantasy, and action franchises of Japan, both live-action and animated, comes a fierce wave of kaiju hoping to make dinner out of the denizens of this Japanese metropolis. And while there may be a heroic figure from the Ultraman, Godzilla, Gamera, Evangelion, or Patlabor universes popping up to stand in their way, it's up to the ordinary inhabitants of this fated city to make it out alive. It's the City Shrouded in Shadow... The latest entry in the long-running Disaster Report video game series, City Shrouded in Shadow offers an epic crossover experience for any tokusatsu and anime fan. Putting you right in the middle of those crowded...
‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Trailer – Humanity’s Last Stand

‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Trailer – Humanity’s Last Stand

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Earth of the future has become a smoldering den of kaiju in Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, the new animated feature from Polygon Pictures and creature-feature titan Toho. In this 3D animated tale, a group of space travelers whose family had once abandoned the ravaged Earth now return to the place humanity once called home, for one last battle against the horde of monsters that now rule in their stead. Let's check out the trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYwAbBI0r5o That beam tho. Planet of the Monsters comes to us three years after Legendary Pictures released their own Godzilla, and one year after Toho's Shin Godzilla woke the fire-breathing beast from cinematic hibernation on its native shores of Japan. It proves an unexpected follow-up to the live-action effort from Att...
Godzilla vs Kong vs Jaegers: Re-Canceling The Tenth Apocalypse

Godzilla vs Kong vs Jaegers: Re-Canceling The Tenth Apocalypse

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The miraculous rebirth of the Pacific Rim franchise, after a less-than-stellar box office for Guillermo Del Toro's original monster mash left fans in a period of doubt, now revives the speculation about what might happen if the city-stomping Kaiju and their mechanized Jaeger nemeses would ever meet up with the denizens of Legendary Pictures' new MonsterVerse. Namely the atomic lizard Godzilla and his furry frenemy of Kong: Skull Island fame. Well, now, we may finally have an answer to those oft-posed questions. Sort of. The second in what is hoped to be an ongoing series, Pacific Rim: Uprising returns us to the world saved by the pilots of giant robot Gipsy Danger, now focusing on new lead John Boyega, who commands the newly redesigned Gipsy Avenger for more creature carnage. Colli...
Ultraman Geed Gets Magnificent, With Two Super-Powered Guest Stars

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

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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...
Brave Storm – Because Kamen Riders Still Gotta Eat

Brave Storm – Because Kamen Riders Still Gotta Eat

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Here's a thing. In a grim future, where humanity is at the edge of extinction (because what other futures are there, really?), five brothers set about changing their unenviable fate and a giant robot is born from the ashes of their effort. Thus is the plot of Brave Storm, the reimagined tokusatsu film that merges the mythologies of two special effects drama series, Silver Kamen and Super Robot Red Baron. Still with me? Because I have names and titles, some of which may be of interest to fans of the Kamen Rider and Ultraman franchises. This movie has some deep cuts in the world of toku. Leading the cast is a notable line-up of tokusatsu actors, including Watanabe Shu (Eiji, Kamen Rider OOO) and Yamamoto Chihiro (Laiha, Ultraman Geed). Watanabe is seen in the trailer piloting what looks...
Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer – Back For More Monster Mayhem

Pacific Rim: Uprising Trailer – Back For More Monster Mayhem

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Guillermo Del Toro's giant monster mash Pacific Rim is the little movie franchise that could, still trucking after unfavorable returns in the domestic box office a few years ago. But stronger international support gives the super-robot actioner a new lease on life with director Steven S. DeKnight's Pacific Rim: Uprising. Let's check out the trailer and hope this opportunity hasn't been wasted. When word came down that Del Toro would get another chance to pit titanic Jaegers against city-stomping Kaiju, his passionate fanbase let out a sigh of relief, quickly turning to caution as it was announced that the monster maestro would not be returning to the director's chair for this project. Instead, we have DeKnight of TV's Spartacus and Daredevil taking the reigns. Let's ponder the results...
Note to China’s ‘Fake Ultraman’ Creators – Don’t Piss Off the Originals

Note to China’s ‘Fake Ultraman’ Creators – Don’t Piss Off the Originals

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A loud thunderclap rang out in the Ultraman fandom when it was announced that Dragon Force: So Long, Ultraman, the sequel to China's animated Dragon Force movie, would feature their own interpretation of the classic red-and-silver giant hero Ultraman, owned by Japan's Tsuburaya Productions. Not only that, but this character, whose use of the Ultraman name is highly discouraged by its Japanese owners, was portrayed as a villain in the film's promotional material. Embroiled in legal battles for years over the rights to their original intellectual property, Tsuburaya has had its hands full. But they're not the only ones upset over this development. It seems even the Ultraman actors themselves have begun adding their voices to the chorus speaking out against this project. Actor and musici...
Pacific Rim: Uprising Posters – John Boyega Suits Up For Battle

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

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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...
Crush Your Enemies in the ‘Attack on Titan 2’ Video Game

Crush Your Enemies in the ‘Attack on Titan 2’ Video Game

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Eren Yaeger is back to put the hurt on some Titans in this video game adaptation of the wildly successful anime series Attack on Titan. This western release chronicles the show's second season, furthering the adventures of the last surviving heroes of a race overrun with enormous man-eating giants. Let the chaos begin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzGlOhufQdA&t=1s Those who have never touched greatness and witnessed its majesty should do themselves a favor and check out the anime, based on Isayama Hajime's manga of the same name. This upcoming release takes its cues from the intense second season, dubbed Attack on TItan 2, deepening the mysteries surrounding the Titans and those who fight against them, using their Omni-Directional Maneuvering Gear like ancient Spider-Men, swingi...
American Kaiju: Don’t Call it a Comeback

American Kaiju: Don’t Call it a Comeback

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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...