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

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

Articles, Blog, Books, Comics, Culture, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, toku, tokublogs, Uncategorized
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...
Which Super Sentai & Kamen Rider Stars Get The Most Love?

Which Super Sentai & Kamen Rider Stars Get The Most Love?

Articles, Blog, Culture, Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Double, Kamen Rider Kuuga, Movies & TV, News, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
The Daily Taishu wanted to know which tokusatsu actors viewers could fall head over heels in love with. From the stars of Kamen Rider to the leading heroes in red from Super Sentai, they tallied up their stats for the biggest heroic heartthrob, and the final score may have a few surprises. Starting with the leaders of the multi-colored superhero teams of Super Sentai, we have the Top 5 most beloved actors, counting down to Number 1.   KANEKO NOBORU Shishi Kakeru - GaoRed Hyakuju Sentai Gaoranger   SHISON JUN Suzuki Right - ToQ 1gou Ressha Sentai Toqger   NAGAI MASARU Asami Tatsuya - TimeRed Mirai Sentai Timeranger   CHIBA YUDAI Alata - GoseiRed Tensou Sentai Goseiger   MATSUZAKA TORI Shiba Takeru - ShinkenRed Samurai Sentai Shin...
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...
Long Live the Ultraman Dynasty!

Long Live the Ultraman Dynasty!

Culture, Gallery, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Ultraman, Uncategorized
Heroes of the Ultraman franchise get a feudal Japanese makeover in these spectacular art pieces from J Studio. In these high-quality images, Ultra Heroes are reimagined as warriors of the Sengoku Era, complete with lavish costumes and weapons, in dramatic scenery. Among them are Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Cosmos, Ultraman Nexus, Ultraman Mebius, and Ultraman Zero.  
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...
Brave Storm – Because Kamen Riders Still Gotta Eat

Brave Storm – Because Kamen Riders Still Gotta Eat

Articles, Blog, godzilla, Kaiju, Kamen Rider, monster, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Ultraman, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
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...
Shout! Factory Releasing Seijuu Sentai Gingaman? [UPDATE]

Shout! Factory Releasing Seijuu Sentai Gingaman? [UPDATE]

Movies & TV, News, Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Tech, Toku, toku
UPDATE: Shout! Factory confirmed earlier this year their official release of Seijuu Sentai Gingaman coming in 2018. The original story follows. Shout! Factory has been kicking ass and taking names these past few years, putting out one quality release after another from the worlds of Power Rangers, Super Sentai, and other tokusatsu titles. Continuing their trend of releasing each yearly Super Sentai series, beginning from 1992's Kryoryu Sentai Zyuranger (from which Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was adapted), we now have 1998's Seijuu Sentai Gingaman (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy) to add to the growing Sentai pantheon. At least we think we do. With no official release date announcement from Shout, we only have the brief Amazon listing for the DVD set to go on. Which means the releas...
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...
Titanus Rides Again! Power Rangers & Zyuranger’s Super MiniPla King Brachion Released

Titanus Rides Again! Power Rangers & Zyuranger’s Super MiniPla King Brachion Released

Movies & TV, News, Power Rangers, Toku, toku, Toys, Uncategorized
Prehistoric pandemonium will ensue when you pick up this latest addition to the Super MiniPla line at Premium Bandai. Available for pre-order this week is King Brachion from the Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger TV series, better known to some as Titanus from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.   This special motorized mech can be combined with the Super MiniPla Dragon Caesar (Dragonzord) and Daijyujin (Megazord) to form Ultimate Daijyujin (Ultrazord). This titanic terror will set you back 12,960 yen and will arrive February 2018.  
SPLENDID! Kamen Rider OOO Buttoba Soul Medal Holder

SPLENDID! Kamen Rider OOO Buttoba Soul Medal Holder

Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokusatsu, Toys, Uncategorized
It's all coming up Os this week, as not only do we hear the exciting news that Kamen Rider OOO stars Watanabe Shu and Miura Ryunosuke will be reprising their popular roles in the upcoming Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build and Ex-Aid with Legend Riders, but we're also being treated to a brand new toy release from Premium Bandai. Count the Medals in the Buttoba Soul Medal Holder case. SUBARASHI! Contained within this beautiful case is a plethora of powerful Medals from the TV series that title hero Eiji would use to activate various powers and transformations, but one Medal among those found in this set is being kept secret for now. You won't know what it is until you've got it in your hot little hands (or when someone else does it for you, whichever comes first). &...