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Watch: Animal Warriors – A SUPER SENTAI Fan Video

Watch: Animal Warriors – A SUPER SENTAI Fan Video

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Here's a fan-made music video tribute to the animal-themed heroes of the long-running Super Sentai television franchise. Birds of a feather fighting evil together. https://youtu.be/TTjLYIfbqno   You might also like: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Episode 1: This is Also All Lupinranger’s Fault UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER Wrap-Up: Space is Disease Wrapped in Darkness and Silence Big in Japan: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER’s Inspired Casting
KAMEN RIDER BUILD: PANDORA’s Tetsuya Komuro Retires Amid Scandal

KAMEN RIDER BUILD: PANDORA’s Tetsuya Komuro Retires Amid Scandal

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Tetsuya Komuro of the music group PANDORA has announced his retirement from the entertainment industry. In December of 2017, tabloid magazine Shukan Bunshun reported that the artist whose music begins every episode of the Kamen Rider Build television series had allegedly engaged in extramarital activities. Komuro held a press conference on Friday, denouncing allegations but admitting that he did share a room with the unnamed woman in question. In the same conference, Komuro also announced his retirement from the music and entertainment industry, citing that it’s his way of “drawing the line, in light of the public outroar”. His current projects and commitments haven’t been canceled. It’s been confirmed that he’s still set to make appearances on the pop talent competitio...
KAMEN RIDER GAIM Alum Becomes 2018 Olympic Torchbearer

KAMEN RIDER GAIM Alum Becomes 2018 Olympic Torchbearer

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Kamen Rider Baron is trading in his banana spear for a flaming torch this year as Kamen Rider Gaim actor Kobayashi Yutaka will represent Japan as a torchbearer in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Though many of us know him as the uncompromising dancer-turned-antihero Kumon Kaito, both befriending and often clashing with his superpowered rival Kouta, he first made his name as a member of the J-pop group BOYS AND MEN, whose website made the announcement of his Olympics involvement. With vivacious period costumes and inventive style, they caught the eye of many enraptured fans. Their songs "Boymen Ninja" and "Wanna be!" both climbed to the top of the Japanese music charts, securing Kobayashi's stardom for years to come. https://youtu.be/XjThC01xnZI Japan will compete in the Oly...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 18 is Keeping it in the Family

KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 18 is Keeping it in the Family

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The battle to save Touto from the fires of war continue on Kamen Rider Build, as genius amnesiac Kiryuu Sento finds he's not the only bug-eyed super-dude without memories running around these days. Last time, Kamen Rider Kiva's Takeda Touhei debuted as the new mystery soldier from neighboring territory Hokuto, leading the charge (in his own lethargic, unmotivated way) into Touto to retrieve the Martian Pandora Box, and the Full Bottles needed to access its immense, unknowable power. Now, he and his three dopey subordinates are ready to butt heads with Sento and Ryuuga to prove their mettle. But first, another recap, as narrated by Sento, though this time we find our sarcastic hero in a surprisingly low-key mood. Recent events have taken the wind out of his sails, but a sudden intrusio...
Be a True Fighter with ULTRAMAN ORB’s English Opening

Be a True Fighter with ULTRAMAN ORB’s English Opening

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If you've been following us closely over the past few months, you know we're pretty big fans of Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga in these parts. The space fantasy prequel to the giant hero series Ultraman Orb first streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Japan before making its way to terrestrial television and home video. It constitutes for this fan one of the biggest, most exciting offerings from the long-running Ultraman franchise in years and any Ultra nerd who has yet to witness its greatness should rectify this mistake as soon as possible. In the meantime, here's the show's second opening theme song in the original Japanese, followed by the same song in English. Because why the hell not? Those who already know the holy experience that is Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga may or may not ha...
SPIDER-MAN Needs Megazord Power, Now!

SPIDER-MAN Needs Megazord Power, Now!

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The interwebs can be a dark and tumultuous place, but every once in a while, you can find something to make you smile. Case in point: This little diddy from Youtuber Juan Ignacio Monzon, who provides a marvelous mash-up of two heroes who bear the same name (and a bit more). I'm speaking, of course, of Spider-Man. The classic Marvel Comics superhero brought to life (for, like, the fifth time) in 2017's blockbuster film Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland as the titular high school crimefighter. He comes to us years after another version of the red-and-blue hero swung onto our screens: the 1978 television series Spider-Man (or Supaidaman, if you prefer), starring Todo Shinji as an entirely different alter-ego to the one Marvel readers were used to at the time. Following a landm...
POWER RANGERS Alum Morphs into Oscar Isaac in STAR WARS Video: FINN & POE

POWER RANGERS Alum Morphs into Oscar Isaac in STAR WARS Video: FINN & POE

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Is this the closest we'll get to a lead actor from the Power Rangers television franchise featuring in Star Wars? If so, I'll take it! The Library Bards have been serenading Youtube with their nerd-centric music videos for the past few years, sending up a number of favorites in the world of geekdom. Now, they present to us their take on two characters in the recent smash hits Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The characters in question being that former Storm Trooper and the ace pilot who named him, Finn and Poe Dameron, played respectively by John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. But some among the Power Rangers fandom will get an extra treat, as the role of Poe is played here by Azim Rizk, who alternated between the Black and Green Ranger (there's a simple explanatio...
Gundam Takes Flight in Latest READY PLAYER ONE Trailer

Gundam Takes Flight in Latest READY PLAYER ONE Trailer

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Ah, hell. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry decided to drop trailers for their mega-blockbuster these past two weeks. Must be another Star Wars December. This time, it's Ernest Cline's heavyweight pop culture champion Ready Player One, the bestselling book given life via the man who helped generate a large part of the very fan fervor his sci-fi adventure sought to invoke - famed director Steven Spielberg. And with this second extended look at the film, we have a ton of new iconic characters, images, and music cues to add to the growing pile that has nerds of all ages adjusting in their seats. Among these totemic titans is the anime super-robot tearing up the skies in a battle for the Oasis. No, it's not Voltron, like so many have misidentified him as. And no, it's not the Iron Giant, though he ...
AKIBARANGER’s Wada Masato Marries Yoshiki Risa of GO-BUSTERS

AKIBARANGER’s Wada Masato Marries Yoshiki Risa of GO-BUSTERS

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Wedding bells are ringing this season as two actors from the long-running Super Sentai television franchise have just announced that they've tied the knot. In 2012's Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, Wada Masato played the lead hero Akagi Nobuo aka Akiba Red in his late night parody series. In the very same year, Yoshiki Risa was holding it down for the mainstream series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters as Sakurada Rika, big sister of Sakurada Hiromu, Red Buster himself. Suffice it to say, there's a lot of red in this new super-family. The announcement came on November 22, 2017 with a photo of the happy couple. Truly, the fulfillment of a dream for the diehard Super Sentai fanboy, Nobuo. We wish Wada and Yoshiki all the best.   You might also like: Talk About Lucky! (That’s an Ord...
‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Theme Song Video Takes You to the Roof

‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Theme Song Video Takes You to the Roof

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It's a foregone conclusion that any sufficiently epic movie from Japan will, at some point leading up to its release, put out a trailer with a seemingly random pop music track suddenly bursting through our speakers. As cities come alight with atomic fire and buildings are toppled around fleeing citizens, someone, somewhere is belting her heart out about love and happiness to a jaunty club beat. It's just the way of the world. And so, here we are, with the arrival of the official music video for XAI's "WHITE OUT", theme song to Toho's latest in a long line of kaiju flicks, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. We got our first taste of this song a while back when the film's recent trailer dropped, though I'll forgive you if it slipped your mind. I know it slipped mine, since the visuals of...