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China’s Fake Ultraman: The Real-Life Supervillain

China’s Fake Ultraman: The Real-Life Supervillain

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, News, Toku, Ultraman, Uncategorized
It's been a strange few years for the Ultraman franchise. First hitting the airwaves in 1966, Tsuburaya Productions' red-and-silver hero captivated audiences year after year, raising a legacy that endures to this day. But in the interim, their enterprise was beset with legal troubles and financial woes that threatened its livelihood and left its future in international waters uncertain. And so we come to today, where an unauthorized creation based upon a stolen brand is being advertised to the masses, setting a grim precedent for the Ultraman property going forward. The title's current standing is merely the end result of a lengthy gauntlet of court battles dating back as early as the mid-1990s, in which two-time Thai collaborator Sompote Saengduenchai (The 6 Ultra-Brothers vs. The Mo...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 2 Shines Bright, Like a Diamond

Kamen Rider Build Episode 2 Shines Bright, Like a Diamond

Articles, Blog, JBlog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, tokublogs, Uncategorized
Can we talk about the new Kamen Rider Build? I have to talk about this. I need to be reassured that I'm seeing what I'm seeing and that it's not going to be taken away from me when they finally realize what they've done and decide it's all a really expensive mistake. This is too much of what I wanted all at once. Who's about to get fired for this magnificence?! The brilliance begins at minute one, with the greatest recap ever committed to film. The braggadocious smarty-pants Kiryuu Sento and his new fugitive pal Banjou Ryuuga have dueling summaries, bantering even as they tell us what happened in last week's premiere episode. I already love these idiots and it's only been like twenty minutes. Please tell me I can keep them, mommy! After the recap, we get our first look at the openi...
On Kyuranger, No One Can Hear You Scream

On Kyuranger, No One Can Hear You Scream

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Reviews, Space Sheriff, Super Sentai, Toku, Uncategorized
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...
Death Note: Netflix is Taking Names (And Brain Cells) In Latest Thriller

Death Note: Netflix is Taking Names (And Brain Cells) In Latest Thriller

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Books, Comics, Movies & TV, Reviews, Uncategorized
  Well, they finally did it. An American adaptation of Death Note, one of the most beloved anime and manga titles to come out of Japan this side of the 21st century. It was only a matter of time before Tsugumi Ohba's harrowing psychological mind-screw was given the remake treatment by the good ole U.S. of A. And, despite the snarky title for this review, and the tidal wave of negativity sweeping the interwebs over this film, I find that it may not quite be the trainwreck some of its more vocal detractors insist it is. But, before my name ends up in the pages of a dark notebook in a shadowy room somewhere, let's just say that it's not a masterpiece either. Contrary to the gospel of the surging masses, the truth is more likely somewhere in between. Which - fortunately or unfortun...
WELCOME TO HJU

WELCOME TO HJU

Articles, Blog, tokublogs, Uncategorized
Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and good journey. Welcome to Henshin Justice Unlimited, command center for fans of Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and everything else in the ever-growing multiverse of the tokusatsu subgenre. If it grows, we reload. We've returned from our hiatus with a Version Up that we hope returning visitors will find rewarding and newcomers will be enticed by. We're still in the opening phases of this shiny, new upgrade and we thank you for your continued patience and support as we work to bring you quality coverage of the highs and lows of this wondrous genre we know and love. Check back periodically for more in the days and weeks ahead. And if you like what you see, please spread the word!  
Revisiting the POWER/RANGER Deboot

Revisiting the POWER/RANGER Deboot

News, Uncategorized
Dark, bloody, profane and rated. Not words you would normally associate with the classic Tokusatsu series Power Rangers. But in 2015, a maverick director assembled a diverse team of creatives and set about rebooting the franchise for a distinctly adult audience. The result was the viral hit Power/Rangers. (more…)
Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Vol. 2

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Vol. 2

Reviews, Uncategorized
Saban Brands and Lionsgate Home Entertainment sponsors today's review on the upcoming release of Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Vol. 2 Extinction. This two-disc set will release next Tuesday, March 7th, via Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The set consists of the final ten episodes of Dino Super Charge; which concludes our story that spanned two seasons. Now, while the series is adaptation of Toei’s Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, the finale for Dino Super Charge features significant changes. However, I will talk more about those changes later in the review. The first thing I need to talk about is the physical content such as packaging, and the artwork!   Volume 2 Extinction features incredible artwork, much like any other Power Rangers release from Lionsgate. I overly enjoy seeing the R...