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...
Well, that was easy. Infini-T Force, the animated superhero drama that unites characters from several different iconic series, is available to watch now for free, in Japanese with English subtitles, courtesy of TubiTV and Viz.com.
We discussed the show before it was released to the masses, but now we can all see it for ourselves. Already, the first two episodes are up for streaming, and they're a doozy.
Gathering heroes from the Tatsunoko Productions classics Gatchaman, Casshan, Tekkaman, and Hurricane Polimar, the new series begins with a bang, but quickly settles into its greatest strength, which is its loving portrayal of the characters from each of these famous anime titles.
I especially enjoy Joe the Eagle of Gatchaman, who presents almost like some kind of Reverse Captain ...
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…)