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KAMEN RIDER BUILD is Fake AF in the Refreshing Episode 14

KAMEN RIDER BUILD is Fake AF in the Refreshing Episode 14

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Never underestimate toy company Bandai's ability to turn a mundane inanimate object into an uber-powerful super-weapon. You'll lose every bet you make against them. And so, we continue our hike through the tense valley of story that is the Kamen Rider Build television series. In what has got to be the most well-written opening act of any incarnation in the Kamen Rider franchise, we're treated to a funny, surprising, character-driven yet action-packed experience that punches you in the gut seconds after it uplifts. This is a master-class in how to produce special effects TV, and somehow, we're still just getting started. Last time, our smartypants hero Kiryuu Sento had some truth bombs dropped on his head as the villainous Blood Stalk was finally unmasked, and his identity has sent the...
#1 Box Office: KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FINAL Wins Big in Movie Theaters

#1 Box Office: KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FINAL Wins Big in Movie Theaters

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Kamen Rider tops the Japanese box office again, with this final phase of the Heisei Era putting a cap on the current chapter of their long-running superhero franchise. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders came in at #1 on the charts last week, surpassing the success of last year's annual winter crossover event, proving the lone masked heroes (when brought together so as not to be quite so lone anymore) still have what it takes to capture an audience. As previously mentioned, the film gathers the title heroes from several past incarnations of the long and storied Rider saga, returning a number of lead stars (and multiple supporting actors) to our screens for one last hurrah (for now). Among them were Fukushi Sato as Gentaro aka high school student...
Preview: Kamen Rider Build Episode 15

Preview: Kamen Rider Build Episode 15

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Here's what's happening on the next episode of Kamen Rider Build. https://youtu.be/MlKDIt9uuF0 Episode 15: The Judgement of Kiryu Sento! Sento succeeded in retrieving the Pandora Box from BloodStark, or Isurugi Souichi! But Himuro Gentoku immediately sends out a squadron to search the city for the Pandora Box. The words that Isurugi Souichi told Sento still resonate within him... "The NightRogue is really Himuro Gentoku". In other words, Gentoku can use his position as prime minister to arrest Sento and the others, and harness the Pandora Box's energy as a weapon of mass destruction! With this, the fight for the Pandora Box of Build vs NightRogue begins...    
KAMEN RIDER ZX & ULTRAMAN’s Laiha vs Super-Ninjas: The Trailer With an Ending Too Bizarre to Believe!

KAMEN RIDER ZX & ULTRAMAN’s Laiha vs Super-Ninjas: The Trailer With an Ending Too Bizarre to Believe!

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Unleash your inner swordsman as you feast your eyes on this stunning faux trailer from writer/director/producer Okabe Junya of the Brave Storm super robot film. Those who are fans of Japan's unique offerings from the tokusatsu subgenre, both classic and current, may have something to smile about as the cast cracks their knuckles for this action-packed short with a surprise guest we didn't see coming. Yamamoto Chihiro shows her prowess in the current Ultraman Geed TV series, as the sword-wielding badass Toba Laiha. Now, she fights for her life against a crew of vicious assassins. Meanwhile, the classic film hero Zatoichi is brought to life once more with the spellbinding performance of 1984's Kamen Rider ZX himself, Sugata Shun. The blind swordsman faces off with several terrifying nin...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 13: Cue The Record-Scratch

KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 13: Cue The Record-Scratch

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Lucky Number Thirteen has arrived for the outstanding Kamen Rider Build, and there may be no better number than to drop this episode's huge revelation concerning one of the show's biggest, baddest villains so far. Okay, so it's not the most shocking plot twist of all time. We've been speculating for months about the identity of the venomous Blood Stalk and his unknown motivations as he sarcastically taunts our heroes into a frenzy week after week. What excites us the most about this story is not that one person or another was finally unmasked as the culprit, but how the show chooses to make light of it, and the way its characters react. After the apparent death of straight-laced lackey Utsumi at the hands of his own boss, Gentoku, we begin this episode in the middle of the phone conve...
Doc Emu Gets a Shot in the Arm in the KAMEN RIDER EX-AID TRILOGY Trailers

Doc Emu Gets a Shot in the Arm in the KAMEN RIDER EX-AID TRILOGY Trailers

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Level up the drama with these promotional videos for the new Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Trilogy releases. In the aftermath of the colorful explosionfest of the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid television series, there's plenty of unfinished business (and toys to sell) from the cast of doctors-turned-video-game heroes fighting to protect their patients from the bizarre "game sickness". And they're not pulling any punches with this set of home video sequels. People are screaming bloody murder, or just plain getting bloody murdered, as shots are fired, people have conversations with themselves, and computer-generated super-nurse Poppy is... just as Poppy as she's ever been. Check em out. https://youtu.be/fpfMwtLwOWU https://youtu.be/knTTb8wpaSA Daaamn. Not only did they bring back Hiro's lost lady Saki for on...
Previews: Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger 41 & Kamen Rider Build 14

Previews: Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger 41 & Kamen Rider Build 14

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Here's what's happening on the next episodes of Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger and Kamen Rider Build. https://youtu.be/LD6nyi6dU34 Space 41: Rush! Planet Southern Cross! Finally all the necessary Kyutama have been gathered together! The time has come for the Kyurangers to plunge into Planet Southern Cross, the Jark Matter homeworld! They Kyurangers use their 4 mechas at once to harness the power of each Kyutama in order to break through the barrier. once inside, the Kyurangers make their way towards the planet's core, but first have to get past Hell's Gate. Each of the 12 Kyurangers face individual life or death situations, however, Jark Matter is nowhere to be found. Suddenly, a new threat, a silent warrior wearing a mask enters the battlefield, and ruthlessly attacks one of the Kyurangers! ...
Previews: Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger 40 & Kamen Rider Build 13

Previews: Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger 40 & Kamen Rider Build 13

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Here's what's happening on the next episodes of Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger and Kamen Rider Build. https://youtu.be/XhxaKSlCvjg Space 40: Opening! The Death-Ball of Hell! The Kyurangers have successfully acquired 3 of the 4 necessary items required to break through the barrier protecting pLanet Southern Cross, Jark Matter’s homeworld. As they headed to the Cassiopeia System to reclaim the last item, the Kyurangers receive a declaration of war from the Karo of the system! “From now on, I will challenge you all to the trials of Jark Matter’s baseball game, Death-Ball!” The Kyurangers are extremely confused, but if they have no other choice. The Kyurangers form a leaguee of their own to deal with the baseball threat! However, Spada seems to be following behind Lucky, as he does not fo...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 12: How To Build Bridges & Get Over Them

KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 12: How To Build Bridges & Get Over Them

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Will someone please tell these people that their finale isn't for another several months? How is it possible that they keep coming out with one spectacular episode after another? This isn't how things normally go. I'm not used to this! Kamen Rider Build continues to take the rule book for not just Kamen Rider but weekly tokusatsu TV in general and toss it to the wind one page at a time, showing no signs of stopping this train as it speeds along the tracks toward Awesome Town. Last time, young fugitive Banjou Ryuuga took back a piece of what was taken from him when he was wrongly imprisoned for the murder of Katsuragi Takumi, at last transforming into Kamen Rider Cross-Z, the show's second hero next to his new pal, genius outlaw Kiryuu Sento. In the wake of Ryuuga's first official Ride...
KAMEN RIDER BLACK Rider Kicks Into KAMEN RIDER CLIMAX FIGHTERS

KAMEN RIDER BLACK Rider Kicks Into KAMEN RIDER CLIMAX FIGHTERS

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The hotly-anticipated Kamen Rider Climax Fighters video game is about to feel the shadow of an eclipse upon it. Black Sun himself, the title hero of the 1987 classic series Kamen Rider Black, has arrived. And he's about to show these young bucks how it's done as he invades the tournament action game based upon the Kamen Rider tokusatsu franchise. The last big trailer for Climax Fighters showcased the rivals and allies of the Kamen Rider saga, and now we unveil the latest confirmed addition to the game's brick-knuckled cast of monster-fighters. https://youtu.be/SaxmMbz16PU A fan-favorite of the era, Kamen Rider Black was so popular that it was in the extremely rare position of receiving a sequel series the following year, named Kamen Rider Black RX; a title which may be familiar to s...