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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...
Be The One, With This ‘Kamen Rider Build’ English-Language Intro

Be The One, With This ‘Kamen Rider Build’ English-Language Intro

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The Kamen Rider Build TV series opener gets an english-language remix, in this new cover song from Youtuber mynameissport. Infusing with it all the passion of young genius Kiryu Sento and his fugitive ally Banjou Ryuuga as they battle the shadow organization known as Faust, to protect a divided nation from its deadly intentions. Let's check it out. Over the past several months, mynameissport has put out a number of translated cover songs from various geek-centered properties, all of the animated variety. Past works include pieces from the Mobile Suit Gundam, Sailor Moon Crystal, and MegaMan/Rockman franchises. "Be The One", originally performed by PANDORA and Beverly, marks the channel's first offering for a live-action special effects drama such as Kamen Rider. https://www.youtub...
Fortune Sentai Luckyranger or How I Met Your Messiah: A Kyuranger Review

Fortune Sentai Luckyranger or How I Met Your Messiah: A Kyuranger Review

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Well, here we are for another Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger review. And while I'm still very much enjoying this spacey super-team series, I have to be honest and say that I'm a little disappointed with one key factor. You guessed it, kids. It starts with "luck" and ends with "eeee" . The sad thing is that I'm actually not someone who dislikes Lucky, our strange and often shouty de facto leader of this band of galactic liberators. When others complained that he was too in-your-face, I shrugged indifferently, having enjoyed his part in this wacky ensemble of futuristic alien saviors bent on defeating the oppressive Jark Matter organization. Of course, this was back when the show was just getting started, and the new car smell had yet to wear off. Every sight and sound was fresh, and there was ...
Game of Thrones: The Anime – Winter is Animated

Game of Thrones: The Anime – Winter is Animated

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The war for the Iron Throne just got a little more epic, with this fun opening credits sequence from French Youtuber Malec. Inspired by the wildly popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, this interprets the battle to save Westeros, and the many dramatic turns it takes, in a fashion only Japanese animation can deliver. Or at least something like it. Check out the fan-made opening credits sequence here, but newcomers be warned. There be spoilers in these waters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efD3nmwF-IM I love that the music, while evoking the typical sound of classic anime openers, also adopts the style of the actual Game of Thrones theme, one of the most iconic of its kind. Interspersing Japanese lyrics with seemingly random English adds the perfect touch. Particularly the phra...
Pink Power Ranger Naomi Scott Says Her Vows in New Music Video

Pink Power Ranger Naomi Scott Says Her Vows in New Music Video

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Naomi Scott's star is on the rise lately. The British import starred in this year's Power Rangers reboot film as high school queen bee superhero Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, only to be later cast as Arabian Princess Jasmine in the live-action reboot of another beloved franchise, Disney's Aladdin. She may be putting her singing chops to good use in that role, but in the meantime, she's got new music of her own to show off. From her upcoming EP, here's the official video for her latest single, Vows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWxk3bNXgAk In this artful R&B music video, Naomi is seen in the reflection of her rearview mirror as she drives through the neon-soaked Tokyo, Japan. Astute Ranger fans may raise an eyebrow at the subtitles which alternate between a pink and yellow font, ...
PANDORA & Beverly Perform Kamen Rider Build’s Opening Theme at Ultra Japan 2017

PANDORA & Beverly Perform Kamen Rider Build’s Opening Theme at Ultra Japan 2017

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This September 16th, PANDORA performed at the Ultra Japan 2017 event's Live Stage, making this the duo's first show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F0YMTk9fA0 PANDORA is a new project formed by TM NETWORK producer Tetsuya Komura and Access' Daisuke Asakura. Beverly joins them in their performance of "Be The One", the opening theme to the new Kamen Rider Build. Seen above, we have a performance of the opener's chorus followed by its next verse, giving us a taste of the song's full version. Ultra Japan 2017 is a music festival held this year, September 16-18 at the Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park and featured various performances from different DJs and artists, most notably, Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki, and the Chainsmokers. PANDORA performed on the first day of the event. [Source: Nihon...