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Kamen Rider Build Shakes Up A Winning Formula

Kamen Rider Build Shakes Up A Winning Formula

Articles, Blog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku
Well, that was fast. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was whining about how I'll have to spend the next year with the costumes from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, wondering if maybe the franchise was finally about to lose me. Fast-forwarding to the end of that particular race, my thoughts on both Ex-Aid and the Kamen Rider franchise have gone through a transformation about as drastic as any costumed do-gooder. If only every show we watched had this speedy a turnaround. In Kamen Rider Build, our new story commences in what appears almost to be the beginnings of a kind of post-apocalypse. A nation divided into three distinct sectors after a startling event in the aftermath of a fateful Mars exploration mission that brought back the mysterious Pandora Box, an item speculated to hold gr...
Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Toku, Ultraman
The tokusatsu fandom is a fun bunch, but it can sometimes be a bit unforgiving when things don't quite look or sound right to our eyes. If it doesn't shout its name, wear a big, plastic device that people somehow believe is just a watch despite it looking nothing like one, and demonstrate a convenient array of sweet martial arts moves, it's not always going to register with some of us in the English-speaking fan community. So many were introduced to this subgenre through the likes of Saban's Power Rangers, and their many follow-ups, all of which adhered to a pretty strict formula of roll calls, teamwork, and big cheesy slogans. Maybe this contributes to the reluctance some have expressed over the years to jump into the wildly-successful, long-running Ultraman franchise. Let's face it....
Sci-Fi Japan TV #11: Memories of Godzilla

Sci-Fi Japan TV #11: Memories of Godzilla

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Once again the Gaijin Channel delivers.  As we've been going through their Sci-fi Japan series, which is heavily Godzilla related, we've learned more than ever about the stories and people behind one of the most influential and popular tokusatsu film series of all time.  This ten minute interview focuses on the first Godzilla works, and the trials and tribulations for its main actor Akira Takarada and crew.  Listen in  and learn something!  The week is almost over! (more…)
Koichi Sakamoto’s Sexy TRAVELERS: DIMENSION POLICE Coming To Japan Screens This April!

Koichi Sakamoto’s Sexy TRAVELERS: DIMENSION POLICE Coming To Japan Screens This April!

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Diverse Japan and other sources are reporting some new details on an upcoming sci-fi, fantasy action adventure straight from Japan. The film is called Travelers: Dimension Police, a film that promises a "Sexy, authentic action movie...no questions asked," and is currently being heralded among fans and bloggers who faithfully watch Tokusatsu televsion shows on a regular basis as a reunion among fellow actors and actresses, and creators who share an historic legacy in their industry. The upcoming supercharged sexy action thriller will star actress/singer Nao Nagasawa, and actress/model Ayumi Kinoshita in a story about a beautiful lawwoman working for an interdimensional police force, who serendipitously crosses paths with her former partner-turned-enemy, forcing each other to confront the...