Hold onto your Pocky, anime fans. Batman is coming back to the Japanese animation world with an all-new project, descending upon us in 2018. This time, he brings with him a pool of talent that gave us the likes of the animated Afro Samurai as well as the special effects actioner Kamen Rider Fourze. While Batman inches one step closer to his apparent goal of filling every possible screen on every continent at the exact same time, here's a brief rundown of what we know so far.
This feature-length anime, titled simply Batman Ninja, is the work of director Mizusaki Junpei, whose talents were brought to several MegaMan X video games before landing a producing gig with the popular JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime.
Joining him is Nakashima Kazuki, best known to some of us as a lead writer f...
New York Comic-Con presents a batch of new Power Rangers merchandise to add to your collection, and we'll give you zero guesses about which season they've chosen to showcase the most. Check out this new action figure set as well as a sweet, new Megazord and let's wonder together when we're getting around to some of those other seasons.
To be fair, Bandai has announced a number of special items in recent years ranging across a few different beloved seasons, and the Fighting Spirit set technically encompasses multiple incarnations (all centered around one dude) but none so prevalent as the unstoppable Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Bandai's golden goose, Tommy Oliver. While we appreciate the love, we're also still checking our watches as we wait for more stuff from elsewhere in th...
Hey, HJU Radio listeners! What's crackin'? I assembled some of the best homies a geek could meet at the PMC this year and we sat down to talk about our experiences in Pasedena, CA as we walked among like minded fans and drank beers with Power Rangers. Click it on up and enjoy!
Our Rag Tag Team is as Follows:
Blade Dancer and angelicnoir of the Girls in Trouble Podcast
Battle Hero Jay Huerto of Jabronie Pictures
Ivory Moore and Dustin Beadle of Rajio Nihon
Special Thanks to LaZerwolfX for hooking us up with the graphics on this episode.
Special thanks to FuuNoKami Oka aka Jonathan Howe (also at Fuu's Toku Videos on blip.tv)who stepped up to make this episode possible in record time. Without him, there would be no show.
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Thanks to Anime Central for hosting us at yet ANOTHER one of the most amazing weekends I've had and I urge all of you to go next year. It is such a blast, not to mention we need some more Power Ranger/Tokusatsu representation out there!
Speaking of blast, if you want to know where I got my new double barrel shotgun, look no further that The Hypercats Network.
And here's our crop of the pics we gathered for HJU's experience at Anime Central 2012, courtesy of my roommate Jason "CrackShot" Atkins.
[Anime Central 2012 - Part 1]
[Anime Central 2012 - Part 2]
[Anime Central 2012 - Part 3]
[Anime Central 2012 - Part 4]
See you next year!