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Scholars Talking Toku: Interview with Tom Gill – Pt. 2

Scholars Talking Toku: Interview with Tom Gill – Pt. 2

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Welcome to the second installment of a brand new series here on HJU, Scholars Talking Toku. My name is Justin Mullis. I’m a scholar working in the academic field of religious studies with a life long love of Japanese pop-culture. Earlier this year an essay I wrote, “Notes from the Land of Light: Observations on Religious Elements Seen in Ultraman” was published in the book Giant Creatures in Our World: Essays on Kaiju and American Popular Culture (2017, McFarland Press) edited by Camille D.G. Mustachio and Jason Barr. I recommend you pick it up! As a result of my work on this essay I came to realize that there were a number of scholars, like me, who were interested in the topic of Japanese superheroes, through separated both geographically and by areas of expertise. The goal of ...
JOHN WICK vs SPACE SHERIFF VOICER – Keanu Reeves Meets His Hero, Sonny Chiba

JOHN WICK vs SPACE SHERIFF VOICER – Keanu Reeves Meets His Hero, Sonny Chiba

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International action star Keanu Reeves meets his match when he comes face-to-face with the man, the myth, the legend, Sonny Chiba. While doing press in Japan, the John Wick leading man was asked about one of his personal heroes, and he began to gush about the martial arts legend, only to be shocked by the sudden entrance of Chiba himself. The result is worthy of Reeves' trademark "Whoa". Sonny Chiba became a superstar in his own right, leaping from one action role to another over the course of decades, including the classic ninja film series Shadow Warriors, which inspired filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to cast the actor as his original character's own descendant in the Kill Bill saga. Of special interest to us here at Henshin Justice Unlimited, he also starred in the 1966 Golden Bat ...
On Kyuranger, No One Can Hear You Scream

On Kyuranger, No One Can Hear You Scream

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2017 has been a year of highs and lows for me as a tokusatsu fan. At one end of the aisle, there were heavy hitters. Big surprises and reinvention, breathing new life into what had seemed a little too routine of late. At the other end, we had some duds. Weak efforts with minimal creativity and just no drive to wow us. Sometimes those two things would happen back-to-back within the same franchise! Amid all the chaos emerged a title seeking to recapture my heart when it appeared all but lost in the shuffle of rotating monsters, morphers, and mecha. Let's take a closer look at Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger, and see where it ranks on the scale so far. Not gonna lie, when this show first premiered, I completely gushed. We're finally going where Super Sentai has never gone before, taking the franc...