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Kamen Rider Build Episode 11 Brings the Heat with the New Kamen Rider Cross-Z!

Kamen Rider Build Episode 11 Brings the Heat with the New Kamen Rider Cross-Z!

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Well, here we are. At the moment many of us have been waiting several weeks for: When the identity of the new hero of the Kamen Rider Build TV series is finally revealed. Of course, everybody and their momma had already figured it out ages ago, and it's doubtful the show was even trying to keep it a big secret this whole time. But for those of us who have been loving the show so far, and watching the quick but steady growth of Ryuuga as a character, coming into his own as a freedom fighter in this upside-down world our protagonists are living in, it's been something to look forward to. And the moment of truth definitely does not disappoint. Let's dive into the eleventh episode of this stellar series as I continue to wonder if they can possibly sustain this level of quality throughout at ...
Infini-T Force: When Worlds Collide – The Journey So Far

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

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Gallery, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
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...
HJU Radio (THE RETURN!!!) #62 – The End of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid & The Rise of Kamen Rider Build

HJU Radio (THE RETURN!!!) #62 – The End of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid & The Rise of Kamen Rider Build

We're back on the air and ready to podcast once again! Apologies for the long hiatus, but I've been doing some "wandering of the Earth" and have stories from Japan to bring back as well as how my world of toku has grown since last we recorded. My audio at first is kinda off, cuz my computer is a bit crappy these days. So, at times there's delays between when i say something and when the others respond. That clears up by time we talk about build, so hang in there! In the podcast we do some catching, discussing the past couple years of toku, some passing impressions of Kamen Rider Drive, some Ghost talk as well. And we delve a little into the Ultraman Universe as well. But the main show and what you've been waiting for... is first out discussion of the FREAKING AWESOME Kamen Ri...
Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Toku, Ultraman
The tokusatsu fandom is a fun bunch, but it can sometimes be a bit unforgiving when things don't quite look or sound right to our eyes. If it doesn't shout its name, wear a big, plastic device that people somehow believe is just a watch despite it looking nothing like one, and demonstrate a convenient array of sweet martial arts moves, it's not always going to register with some of us in the English-speaking fan community. So many were introduced to this subgenre through the likes of Saban's Power Rangers, and their many follow-ups, all of which adhered to a pretty strict formula of roll calls, teamwork, and big cheesy slogans. Maybe this contributes to the reluctance some have expressed over the years to jump into the wildly-successful, long-running Ultraman franchise. Let's face it....
Artists in Tokusatsu: Hand-made Henshin Love

Artists in Tokusatsu: Hand-made Henshin Love

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As henshin hero fans, we know the struggle is nigh to find the right gifts that express who we are and what our community is about. An S.H. Figuart for your pops may sometimes be met with a head scratch and awkward glance. Even more so we would love to adorn our walls with all sorts of pieces that express the love for the mechs, the grown ups in spandex standing as a bastion for justice around the world, and the epic kaiju battles they fought to maintain that order. Well, let's spend a moment to talk about artists we see in our community giving us amazing wall art, keeping us warm with Rider scarves, and everything in between. (more…)