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KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Emotionally-Charged Episode 21 is KAMEN RIDER at its Finest

KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Emotionally-Charged Episode 21 is KAMEN RIDER at its Finest

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You know, I'm sure they exist, but I can't fathom how any fan of the Kamen Rider franchise can watch this series from the beginning up till now and not be swept in by it. Kamen Rider Build is the most consistently excellent series in the franchise in many moons. And, though we predicted how certain events like those found in this gripping episode would play out, even we could not have expected it to strike us like this. It hits like a ton of bricks, then picks up the bricks in a large sack, ready to swing them all back at you a few more times. In this challenging installment, young genius Kiryuu Sento proves hazardous to his enemy's health, and to himself, as he takes an impossible situation in the superpowered war between feuding territories and somehow makes it worse. Who he turns to i...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 20 Pulls the Trigger on one of its Best Yet

KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 20 Pulls the Trigger on one of its Best Yet

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Well, that settles it. Kamen Rider Build is easily one of the best in the franchise. With twenty episodes of this exciting series in the can and not a single rotten apple in the bunch, there seems to be no stopping Team Build and their exceptionally well-told adventures protecting their home of Touto from enemies without and within. In this installment, one character falls from grace, another rises to the occasion, and the simplest answer turns out to be the right one, in one of the smartest, most consistently thrilling shows in the decades-long Kamen Rider saga. It's almost criminal how easy they make it look, and we're counting our blessings that the confidence on display in the first third of this story translates to the rest. We should be so lucky. Time flies when your eyes are gl...
POWER RANGERS Star Emma Lahana Joins Marvel’s CLOAK & DAGGER

POWER RANGERS Star Emma Lahana Joins Marvel’s CLOAK & DAGGER

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Power Rangers Dino Thunder fans have something new to sonic scream about as actress Emma Lahana, best known to Power Rangers nerds as the high school rocker chick turned Yellow Ranger Kira Ford, has just landed a role on the upcoming Marvel series Cloak & Dagger. Disney's newly-branded cable television channel Freeform is set to launch this young adult-oriented superhero series based on the comic book of the same name. The singer/actress took to Twitter herself to relay the news, though we have yet to learn whether or not she'll be suiting up as another costumed heroine. Couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of the @Marvel universe! I can’t give you guys the details of my character just yet ;) but I hope you love her as much as I do. Cloak & Dagger follows the story of tw...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 10

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 10

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"She doesn't know. She's from the 90s!" In the last episode of Power Rangers HyperForce, the team encountered Green/Black/Red/White/RedAgain Ranger Tommy Oliver as special guest Jason David Frank joined the cast for a dino-centric adventure on this tabletop RPG series. The streaming gamesters of Twitch and HyperRPG have kicked up a lot of drama in their story of time-displaced cadets tasked with protecting the world as they leap from one corner of the far-reaching Power Rangers universe to another. This time, Scorpina makes a striking return to the story after her first appearance weeks earlier. The series became the subject of some debate in recent weeks as viewership numbers failed to meet expectations, leaving fans to ponder the fate of the show that has surprised many viewers,...
Go Batty for KAMEN RIDER THE DINER’s New Kiva-Themed Menu

Go Batty for KAMEN RIDER THE DINER’s New Kiva-Themed Menu

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Kamen River Kiva is making a comeback. As I clutch my pearls at the thought of it already being a decade since this amazing fantasy action series left the airwaves, Kiva's celebrating its tenth anniversary in style. We've already heard of the new Blu-ray set coming to home video, as well as the introduction of fan-favorite actor Takeda Touhei making his recent debut as a mysterious new superpowered figure in the current series Kamen Rider Build. But why stop there? Surely there's some other way to bring honor to the bat-themed hero and his outrageous circle of friends and rivals as we look back on their wacky adventures together? Well, that's where Kamen Rider The Diner comes in. As previously mentioned, Kamen Rider The Diner has been operating in Ikebukuro, Japan since 2011, serving ...
KAMEN RIDER GENM VS LAZER Trailer: OMG (Dan Kuroto)

KAMEN RIDER GENM VS LAZER Trailer: OMG (Dan Kuroto)

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Ladies and gentlemen, he's back. The laughing lunatic Dan Kuroto has returned to make more mischief, ready to take his twisted brand of self-centered devilry to the next level. But the mysterious coroner with indoor sunglasses Kujo Kiriya has a bone to pick with his old nemesis, and it's finally time to reset the score we left them with when the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid television series came to a close. Why bother resolving a storyline when you can have countless follow-ups? It's the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Another Ending Trilogy Part 3! Swiftly making its way to home media after a brief pit-stop in Japanese theaters, the third and final of these post-series Ex-Aid stories brings back fan-favorite Dan Kuroto, known to many as Dangerous Zombie himself, Kamen Rider Genm, as well as Kujo Kiriya a...
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Trailer – The Beginning of the End

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Trailer – The Beginning of the End

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to crack in two, as the first official trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has just dropped, and with it, a cavalcade of exciting revelations. The nineteenth feature film in the expansive interconnected comic book landscape that is the MCU promises their biggest adventure yet, and it's all hands on deck as the heroes from every corner of this colorful universe are showing up to lend a hand. After this (and the next Avengers film, which serves as a direct follow-up to Infinity War), Marvel Studios claims the world they've built up in the years since 2008's humble hit Iron Man will be changed forever. I'll believe that when I see it, but until then, we can feast our eyes on one of the biggest collection of superheroes ever brought to the big screen....
Watch: Power Rangers HyperForce Episode 3

Watch: Power Rangers HyperForce Episode 3

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Power Rangers HyperForce is back with another episode of tabletop role-playing, presented by HyperRPG and Twitch. Not to be outdone by episode two's Halloween adventure, the Time Force recruits aren't done tangling with well-known monsters. In this installment, they ask: Whatever happened to Scorpina? The gold-encrusted supervillainess plagued the nightmares of the Teenagers With Attitude in the early 90s on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, almost taking them out for good on some occasions, but then she just kinda... stopped showing up. As we ponder that question and more, the answers may await in the third episode of this new series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SKteabmi5M Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 9PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 10 Shows Us How It’s Done, With an Action-Packed Heist

Kamen Rider Build Episode 10 Shows Us How It’s Done, With an Action-Packed Heist

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It's been two weeks since our last visit with the motley crew of heroes, rivals, and frenemies of Kamen Rider Build, and they've chosen quite the cliffhanger to leave us dangling from. With the Touto science lab about to be invaded by the terrorist organization known as Faust, loyalties on every possible side are being tested at each corner, tensions are high, and the show has geared up for its most thrilling episode yet. How do they keep outdoing themselves like this? We begin with a rare recap that doesn't include a pseudo-fourth-wall-breaker of the main characters sarcastically commenting on their own show as usual, instead preferring to just roll the clips in as dramatic a fashion as they can muster, slowly building us toward the coming siege. After the opening credits (with a s...
Ultraman Geed & The Identity Crisis of Episodes 18 & 19

Ultraman Geed & The Identity Crisis of Episodes 18 & 19

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Fukuide Kei is back with a fiery vengeance in the latest episodes of Ultraman Geed. After recent adventures saw him stumbling through the streets as a penniless vagrant, things weren't looking so hot for the dark Ultraman Belial's dutiful underling. Despite the big red guy having treated him like utter crap, Kei's not taking his boss' apparent demise very well. Meanwhile, the growing sentience of Geed's supercomputer may become a problem in the days ahead for the young master Asakura Riku as he locks horns with Kei once again. A series of ridiculously convenient coincidences all line up back-to-back, as Laiha and Riku happen to be near a TV as the news services report on Kei's disappearance and suspected murder of his editor a while back (when people thought he was just some random ...