The hotly-anticipated Kamen Rider Climax Fighters video game is about to feel the shadow of an eclipse upon it. Black Sun himself, the title hero of the 1987 classic series Kamen Rider Black, has arrived. And he's about to show these young bucks how it's done as he invades the tournament action game based upon the Kamen Rider tokusatsu franchise.
The last big trailer for Climax Fighters showcased the rivals and allies of the Kamen Rider saga, and now we unveil the latest confirmed addition to the game's brick-knuckled cast of monster-fighters.
A fan-favorite of the era, Kamen Rider Black was so popular that it was in the extremely rare position of receiving a sequel series the following year, named Kamen Rider Black RX; a title which may be familiar to s...
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...
Since 2011, Kamen Rider The Diner has been serving food and drinks inspired by the many heroes, villains, and other eccentrics of the Kamen Rider superhero universe. Starting this week, the Tokyo restaurant is cooking up some special treats for the Halloween season, featuring Ghosts of Kamen Rider Past and Present. Many of us will be left without the chance to sample these delights, but it won't hurt (much) to make your mouth water a bit.
The diner's official Twitter gave us the heads up on their Halloween-themed menu items.
It's not every day someone can recommend you swallow graphite and actually mean it in a good way.
Among the drinks inspired by the monster Graphite from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, you also have items for the Wolf Orphenoch from Kamen Rider Faiz, Ikadevil and Bee ...
As previously reported, Kamen Rider W stars Renn Kiriyama and Masaki Suda reunited 7 years after the series ended for a photoshoot with Weekly Big Comic Spirits for their 44th issue. Here's a behind-the-scenes video.
Available now, this issue features new photos of the duo as their characters, Shotaro Hidari and Philip. The issue also includes interviews with Kamen Rider W producer Hideaki Tsukada and series head writer Riku Sanjo. The same magazine currently serializes the Kamen Rider W: Futo Detectives manga, a comic story that takes place immediately after the last episode of the TV series.
The Tamashii Nations 2017 website posted the official images of the S.H. Figuarts (Shinkocchou Seihou) Kamen Rider Joker from the Kamen Rider W series.
First seen in the Kamen Rider W FOREVER: AtoZ - The Gaia Memories of Fate film, this item represents Shotaro Hidari's transformed state using the Joker Memory and the Lost Driver. The figure stands 145mm tall and comes with the Joker Memory, and a set of interchangeable hands.
Exclusively available at the Tamashii Nations 2017 event, this item cost 6,000 yen. But if you are willing to wait, the item is expected to be available at the Premium Bandai shop in the near future. Details on this release are yet to be announced.
This next item comes from the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid TV series.
The official Tamashii Nations 201...