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REDMAN Strikes a Pose in New Comic Preview From Matt Frank

REDMAN Strikes a Pose in New Comic Preview From Matt Frank

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Classic hero Redman continues his march toward revival in the new comic series courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions and Godzilla comic superstar Matt Frank. And a new preview of the action within its pages has dropped, giving us a glimpse into what lies ahead for the yellow-eyed monster-fighter. As mentioned earlier this month, Redman was a live-action special effects series in which the SIA Officer Sokomizu merges with the spirit of an alien refugee to become the armor-clad warrior who defends Earth from all manner of otherworldly beast. He returns to us from the vault of lost heroes, opened once again by Ultraman creators Tsuburaya Productions. The new sequential art piece comes from Frank's Tumblr page, featuring one of the tokusatsu hero's famous catchphrases. Redman is seen ta...
Mazinger Z / Infinity Takes Flight in Latest Trailer Featuring the Voice of Kamen Rider Skull

Mazinger Z / Infinity Takes Flight in Latest Trailer Featuring the Voice of Kamen Rider Skull

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Mazinger Z / Infinity is the latest feature in the beloved Mazinger manga and anime franchise, bursting with nostalgic adventure to what they hope will be the delight of old fans and new. Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Mazinger saga, and the 50th anniversary of creator Nagai Go's contributions as a manga artist, the film offers more super robot action to dazzle any newcomer, peppered with some familiar touchstones for those who know what to look out for. Along with the new trailer's dynamic visuals and sonic assault blasting us with the fantastical whimsy of the story on display, we get a sample of "The Last Letter". To play as the film's ending song, the piece is sung by none other than Kikkawa Kouji, who many of us here at Henshin Justice Unlimited remember fondly as the Bo...
Watch: Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope

Watch: Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope

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Fan films are tricksy. Especially those based upon anime properties, which themselves come with a style and a vibe that seems near impossible to replicate without sacrificing something that makes the original great. And yet, those of us who love these titles, who have the passion to express that adoration creatively, keep persisting. With this in mind, we dive into Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, the new fan film release that dropped this week to a crowd of eager viewers. Based upon the wildly popular Dragonball franchise, its genesis in the manga series from famed creator Akira Toriyama, which then went on to become one of the most widely-known Japanese animated titles in the medium's history, with several sequels and countless films and specials. Light of Hope takes is cues from The H...
Classic Hero Redman Rises Again in New Series from Godzilla Comic Legend

Classic Hero Redman Rises Again in New Series from Godzilla Comic Legend

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Tsuburaya Productions is cooking up something old, something new, something borrowed, and something red this year, as first word of a brand new Redman comic project has just dropped. Originally broadcast in 1973 and produced by Tsuburaya of the wildly popular, ongoing Ultraman television and film franchise, Redman was an alien refugee from a doomed world whose spirit merged with human SIA Officer Sokomizu to continue the fight against those who destroyed his home. Now, the battle rages once more in this new title, presented to us through the prestigious lens of Godzilla comic artist Matt Frank. Having worked for years in the world of comics, Matt Frank has touched many beloved brands, including Transformers and Wrath of the Titans, adding his gloriously epic touch to many fantasy worl...
‘Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives’ Knows Which Way The Wind Blows

‘Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives’ Knows Which Way The Wind Blows

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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...
Full-Blown Fullmetal Alchemist Goes Fully Live-Action, In Full Trailer

Full-Blown Fullmetal Alchemist Goes Fully Live-Action, In Full Trailer

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Fullmetal Alchemist, the story that refuses to die, will not stop until it's inhabited every entertainment medium known to man, twice. Inspired by the original manga from Arakawa Hiromu, the journey of two brothers in a fantastical world has been chronicled multiple times in animated form, to rapturous praise by many, and critical side-eyes by a few. We imagine the same will be the case when their latest incarnation, in the form of this new live-action film, comes to the big screen this December. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NRt4keIZZk I haven't seen more than a few episodes of the anime years ago (shut up, I know) but, at the very least, the film looks visually striking. The effects work is far beyond what I'd expected to see, and the scenery and costumes are all lovely. Apparentl...
Kamen Rider W’s Renn Kiriyama & Masaki Suda’s Big Comic Spirits Photoshoot Behind-the-Scenes

Kamen Rider W’s Renn Kiriyama & Masaki Suda’s Big Comic Spirits Photoshoot Behind-the-Scenes

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByJvFe1r2Ao 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.  
Crush Your Enemies in the ‘Attack on Titan 2’ Video Game

Crush Your Enemies in the ‘Attack on Titan 2’ Video Game

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Eren Yaeger is back to put the hurt on some Titans in this video game adaptation of the wildly successful anime series Attack on Titan. This western release chronicles the show's second season, furthering the adventures of the last surviving heroes of a race overrun with enormous man-eating giants. Let the chaos begin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzGlOhufQdA&t=1s Those who have never touched greatness and witnessed its majesty should do themselves a favor and check out the anime, based on Isayama Hajime's manga of the same name. This upcoming release takes its cues from the intense second season, dubbed Attack on TItan 2, deepening the mysteries surrounding the Titans and those who fight against them, using their Omni-Directional Maneuvering Gear like ancient Spider-Men, swingi...
Death Note: Netflix is Taking Names (And Brain Cells) In Latest Thriller

Death Note: Netflix is Taking Names (And Brain Cells) In Latest Thriller

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  Well, they finally did it. An American adaptation of Death Note, one of the most beloved anime and manga titles to come out of Japan this side of the 21st century. It was only a matter of time before Tsugumi Ohba's harrowing psychological mind-screw was given the remake treatment by the good ole U.S. of A. And, despite the snarky title for this review, and the tidal wave of negativity sweeping the interwebs over this film, I find that it may not quite be the trainwreck some of its more vocal detractors insist it is. But, before my name ends up in the pages of a dark notebook in a shadowy room somewhere, let's just say that it's not a masterpiece either. Contrary to the gospel of the surging masses, the truth is more likely somewhere in between. Which - fortunately or unfortun...