I so want to make a Kamen Rider Hibiki joke right now, but nothing comes to mind. Alas.
Suda Masaki's star has risen considerably since his stint as the quirky second part of the half-and-half super-detective in 2009's Kamen Rider W. Leaping from one prestigious role in television and film to another, he's grown more popular than his talent agency deems appropriate for him to return to cameo in the Kamen Rider franchise that many of us know him best from. But as he continues to further branch out in the entertainment world, he gears up to release his new album, including some previously-released tracks as well as new pieces exclusively for this debut album.
Here's Suda singing "Scenery I've Never Seen Before" for a commercial celebrating Japanese national soccer.
Grab your popcorn and load up on pocky. Mazinger Z: INFINITY is coming to the United States to treat anime fans to a pulse-pounding action/adventure experience best seen in movie theaters. For a limited time only, the latest entry in the Mazinger super robot manga and anime saga can be found on the big screen courtesy of Viz Media and Fathom Events.
We talked about the project a couple months back when the trailer dropped, featuring the voice of Kamen Rider W's Kikkawa Kouji, who sings the film's official ending song, "The Last Letter". Now, as the movie finally sees its Japanese debut, the Toei Animation flick makes its way to US shores for a two-day event across the country.
Viz and Fathom's official synopsis follows:
Ten years ago, the villainous sci...
Welcome to Game Day here at Henshin Justice Unlimited. And to kick things off as we ring in a brand new year of justice, we've fired up the ole Playstation 4 to rock out Kamen Rider Climax Fighters, the hotly-anticipated video game based on the Kamen Rider television series.
Including all the monster-fighting title heroes from Kamen Rider Build, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Kamen Rider Ghost, Kamen Rider Drive, Kamen Rider Gaim, and many others across the long-running Kamen Rider tokuscape, this game comes to us with an official English-language edition, making it of particular interest to many of us in the western fan community. Let's get started, with a Game Session, coming at us from friends of justice, Fighting Frogs Ultra.
Kamen Rider fans have one more reason to shout at the moon in the coming year, as the first volume to the Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives manga is headed for a Spring release to satisfy all your jazzy, noir-tinted, superheroic needs. Based upon the Kamen Rider W television series, the official sequel from original TV writer Sanjo Riku and artist Satou Masaki has been published in Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine for the past several months, and will now be made available in this collection. Let's take a gander at some potential cover art for the upcoming releases.
FuutoKoushiki on Twitter provides the goods:
Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives catches up with the "half-boiled" detective Hidari Shotaro and his oddball partner Phillip, each forming one half of the combined crimefi...
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...
They're passing out wars like candy these days, aren't they? This time, it's for Kamen Rider City Wars, the new mobile game where you're tasked with building your own city from the ground up, potentially filled with memorable landmarks and totem locations from the decades-spanning Kamen Rider superhero franchise. Heroes and villains from every era are joining the party, from the original Kamen Rider Ichigo to this year's Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Kamen Rider Build, and the dozens in-between, all fighting to save their city from costumed evildoers.
This free-to-play smartphone app proved so popular in pre-registration that Bandai Namco Entertainment is offering 250 Hero Stones, Tech Cards, and bonus gasha, but this gift is only available until December 26.
New posters for this winter's Kamen Rider mega-crossover event, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders, have surfaced, and we've got our microscopes handy for some good old-fashioned speculation about what these images could mean for the landmark film. As the headlining Kamen Rider Build takes center stage as the final Rider series of this decades-long franchise to air during Japan's Heisei Era, this can be seen as the closing chapter of an epic saga. At least until next year, where we inevitably start all over again.
First, the beautious new posters for the film, featuring the star-studded cast of superheroic figures of past and present, among which are a few actors that many Rider fans never believed they'd see again.
From left to r...
In the summer of 2010, tokusatsu fans said goodbye to the lovable heroes of the Narumi Detective Agency, and the many wacky denizens of Fuuto City, when Kamen Rider W came to an end. Of course, several appearances occurred after that, but the loss of this pulpy action-noir world in regular doses was perhaps felt more strongly for some than with most other titles in the Kamen Rider pantheon.
While the tradition of a new Kamen Rider taking up the spotlight from the old with each passing year continued to be observed, introducing us to many wondrous new facets of this crazy franchise, there was always a special place in my heart for the two-in-one detectives, Shotaro and Phillip, and their quest to rid the city of dangerous contraband known as Gaia Memories. It's with this thought in min...
The Daily Taishu wanted to know which tokusatsu actors viewers could fall head over heels in love with. From the stars of Kamen Rider to the leading heroes in red from Super Sentai, they tallied up their stats for the biggest heroic heartthrob, and the final score may have a few surprises.
Starting with the leaders of the multi-colored superhero teams of Super Sentai, we have the Top 5 most beloved actors, counting down to Number 1.
Shishi Kakeru - GaoRed
Hyakuju Sentai Gaoranger
Suzuki Right - ToQ 1gou
Ressha Sentai Toqger
Asami Tatsuya - TimeRed
Mirai Sentai Timeranger
Alata - GoseiRed
Tensou Sentai Goseiger
Shiba Takeru - ShinkenRed
Samurai Sentai Shin...
It's been a minute since our last Ultraman Geed review. Previously, young Ultra hero Riku learned the devastating truth of his parentage and the twisted nature of his existence from the devilish Kei. Still reeling from the news that he's basically a walking action figure for the bad guys to manipulate, we're taken on a trip to discover more about this super-kid's origins, we have a detour through this year's seemingly mandatory mid-season clip show, and arrive at the beginnings of a sweet two-parter for the most under-appreciated bosses of the show. Let's do this.
I'm going to title this story arc "My Three Dads".
It's basically the tale of three men who all contributed to the birth and raising of Asakura Riku into the young man that he is today, through a strange set of circumsta...