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Spine-Tingling Destruction Erupts in New ‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Promos

Spine-Tingling Destruction Erupts in New ‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Promos

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In the final days before Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters stomps onto Japanese screens this week, here are a couple promos featuring a blend of footage both fresh and familiar to those who have been paying attention to the trailers. Marking the atomic lizard's first major 3D animated feature, Planet of the Monsters is the first of a planned trilogy in this format, the results of which we'll be watching with great interest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMQ46PZGByM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u89PG6FiC1g I may never tire of watching Godzilla charge up for a nuclear blast. The energy surging up his spine, crackling throughout his body until at last releasing is a sight to behold in any entertainment medium, when done correctly. We await the film's international Netflix release wit...
Dynaman English Dub: Three New Episodes Go Dyna-mite From Night Flight

Dynaman English Dub: Three New Episodes Go Dyna-mite From Night Flight

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Those of you looking to get more of that Dynaman goodness from last month are in for a treat. The 1986 classic parody dub of Japan's Kagaku Sentai Dynaman is back with more episodes to stream from original distributors Night Flight. As previously reported, Dynaman, in all its wacky glory, was one of America's first official glimpses into the world of Super Sentai, years before the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would take households by storm in the 90s. Originally, the niche streaming service Night Flight Plus had only offered three episodes to watch, but now they've doubled that digit for more color-coded explosions to sate your appetite for tokusatsu's early English-language oddities. Whether one chooses to watch them with an earnest appeal, as an anthropological look at the special e...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 10 Shows Us How It’s Done, With an Action-Packed Heist

Kamen Rider Build Episode 10 Shows Us How It’s Done, With an Action-Packed Heist

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It's been two weeks since our last visit with the motley crew of heroes, rivals, and frenemies of Kamen Rider Build, and they've chosen quite the cliffhanger to leave us dangling from. With the Touto science lab about to be invaded by the terrorist organization known as Faust, loyalties on every possible side are being tested at each corner, tensions are high, and the show has geared up for its most thrilling episode yet. How do they keep outdoing themselves like this? We begin with a rare recap that doesn't include a pseudo-fourth-wall-breaker of the main characters sarcastically commenting on their own show as usual, instead preferring to just roll the clips in as dramatic a fashion as they can muster, slowly building us toward the coming siege. After the opening credits (with a s...
Ultraman Geed & The Identity Crisis of Episodes 18 & 19

Ultraman Geed & The Identity Crisis of Episodes 18 & 19

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Fukuide Kei is back with a fiery vengeance in the latest episodes of Ultraman Geed. After recent adventures saw him stumbling through the streets as a penniless vagrant, things weren't looking so hot for the dark Ultraman Belial's dutiful underling. Despite the big red guy having treated him like utter crap, Kei's not taking his boss' apparent demise very well. Meanwhile, the growing sentience of Geed's supercomputer may become a problem in the days ahead for the young master Asakura Riku as he locks horns with Kei once again. A series of ridiculously convenient coincidences all line up back-to-back, as Laiha and Riku happen to be near a TV as the news services report on Kei's disappearance and suspected murder of his editor a while back (when people thought he was just some random ...
Which Giant Movie Monsters Get The Most Love?

Which Giant Movie Monsters Get The Most Love?

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It was a fierce campaign, but TV Asahi's Godzilla General Election was a roaring success, in which the most fearsome beasts in all the land stomped the competition and soared to the top, a trail of kaiju bodies roasting in atomic fire behind them. For those unaware, the first terrestrial broadcast of 2016's monster flick Shin Godzilla debuted on Japanese television just days ago, and in celebration of this momentous occasion, the Godzilla General Election was held. Ten-thousand fans of the big G and his towering friends were asked to choose from a list of 50 monsters, who among them was their favorite. The films they starred in were also ranked, and the results are in. Some of which may come as a surprise. Whether that surprise is pleasant or otherwise, we leave up to you. VintageHens...
Infini-T Force: When Worlds Collide – The Journey So Far

Infini-T Force: When Worlds Collide – The Journey So Far

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When the lead heroes of four of Tatsunoko Productions' most beloved anime series are plucked from their separate stories and thrown into the CG animated blender that is Infini-T Force, the result is a surprisingly sensitive, character-focused musing on life, which just happens to have a truckload of explosions. Having been fed a steady diet of the shake-and-bake battle marathons of the tokusatsu subgenre, where some crossovers are more about how many collectible toys can be mixed and matched between the characters than how any of their lives may be affected by it all, this was a refreshing ride. That's not to ignore the many times heroes of Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Ultraman and the like gather up from their respective continuities and tear up the battlefield. Indeed, many of those a...
[UPDATED] Kamen Rider Climax Fighters Summons the Secondary Riders to Battle

[UPDATED] Kamen Rider Climax Fighters Summons the Secondary Riders to Battle

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Update: Bandai Namco has released the trailer with official English-language subtitles. It can be found below. Our original post follows. It's climaxes all around, as Kamen Rider Climax Fighters gets an extended trailer detailing many of the action game's play mechanics, special features, and character dynamics. Based upon the extensive Kamen Rider superhero franchise, in which cyborgs, revived murder victims, and video game-addicted doctors to name a few, suit up to battle monsters bent upon terrorizing the innocent. This time, the heroes are facing each other, in an all-out brawl of epic proportions. And it's not just the lead heroes of each annual series that have shown up to the party. A host of Secondary Riders is signing up to join the action. Among this colorful crew of s...
‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Theme Song Video Takes You to the Roof

‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Theme Song Video Takes You to the Roof

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It's a foregone conclusion that any sufficiently epic movie from Japan will, at some point leading up to its release, put out a trailer with a seemingly random pop music track suddenly bursting through our speakers. As cities come alight with atomic fire and buildings are toppled around fleeing citizens, someone, somewhere is belting her heart out about love and happiness to a jaunty club beat. It's just the way of the world. And so, here we are, with the arrival of the official music video for XAI's "WHITE OUT", theme song to Toho's latest in a long line of kaiju flicks, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. We got our first taste of this song a while back when the film's recent trailer dropped, though I'll forgive you if it slipped your mind. I know it slipped mine, since the visuals of...
Ultraman Fusion Fight: Why Settle For 10 Form Changes When You Can Have 10,000?

Ultraman Fusion Fight: Why Settle For 10 Form Changes When You Can Have 10,000?

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In Ultraman Fusion Fight, the towering monsters of the Ultra Series multiverse and the giant heroes who defend against them are swept up in a battle for supremacy. As modern Ultraman features characters whose strange and varied forms are combined and manipulated into new "fusions", this arcade-style Carddass game capitalizes on that feature to the Nth degree, constantly updating with newer and more bizarre meldings of popular figures from their decades-spanning franchise. Including those of 2017's Ultraman Geed and 2016's Ultraman Orb. If the name Carddass makes you think of aliens from Star Trek rather than the mechanics of the game, fret not. As far back as 1988, toy behemoth Bandai has consistently released new DataCarddass collectible trading cards, based upon many well-known prop...
Here’s Where ‘Ultraman Leo’ is Airing This Month

Here’s Where ‘Ultraman Leo’ is Airing This Month

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Classic tokusatsu hero Ultraman Leo is coming back to television, thanks to Olympusat Inc. Airing on their television station TOKU, which focuses on anime, live-action special effects dramas, and other cult offerings, the 1974 series will be presented in its original Japanese language with English subtitles. The seventh entry in the ongoing monster-fighting Ultra Series, Leo battled all manner of beast both alien and terrestrial, making a name for himself in Tsuburaya Productions' giant superhero franchise. After his series ended in 1975, his guest appearances in future titles were numerous, including the nostalgic Ultraman Mebius series and the Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy Legends movie, in which he was revealed to have trained the modern fan-favorite Ultraman Zero, who currently...