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Watch: GOSEI SENTAI DAIRANGER Retrospective

Watch: GOSEI SENTAI DAIRANGER Retrospective

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In February of 1993, Gosei Sentai Dairanger kung fu kicked onto the scene, and the world of Japanese tokusatsu was a little brighter. As the 17th entry in Toei Company's ongoing Super Sentai franchise, a breath of fresh air was on the menu, and we leave it to history to judge whether it paid off. The series is remarkable to Power Rangers fans for a few reasons. While Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was first hitting the airwaves, based on Dairanger's dinosaur-themed predecessor, Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, the martial arts practitioners of the Five-Star Task Force were facing a tide of monsters from the dark Gorma Tribe. Later, footage from their adventures would find itself to the west when it was integrated into MMPR's second season. Though many villains and giant mechs were utilized f...
Open Your Eyes to Have Dinner with KAMEN RIDER FAIZ!

Open Your Eyes to Have Dinner with KAMEN RIDER FAIZ!

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It's time once again for another delicious offering from Kamen Rider the Diner. As we've featured several times in the past here at Henshin Justice Unlimited, this fine establishment has been serving up an explosive, ever-evolving menu based on the heroes and villains of Toei Company's Kamen Rider television series for years now. This time, they're focusing on a personal favorite mine, with 2003's Kamen Rider Faiz (aka Kamen Rider 555, because words are fun). Last time we discussed it, The Diner was taking us on a feels trip with a series overseen by the same writer, with 2008's Kamen Rider Kiva. The newly-refreshed menu includes items inspired by characters both of the Faiz television series and the movie Kamen Rider Faiz: Paradise Lost, the story set within a universe alternate to t...
Summer Movie Preview: KAMEN RIDER BUILD & LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER on the Big Screen

Summer Movie Preview: KAMEN RIDER BUILD & LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER on the Big Screen

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Here's what's happening in the upcoming movie theater releases for the latest series in Toei's ongoing Kamen Rider and Super Sentai tokusatsu franchises. In the team-based Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger en filme, a man of mystery will appear, whose job description and appearance bare a striking resemblance to the famous literary detective Sherlock Holmes. The two feuding factions of thieves and police officers may have their hands full when he is on the case. Meanwhile, Kamen Rider Build: Be The One returns genius freedom fighter Sento and his brother-in-arms Ryuuga to battle while Kamen Rider Blood Stalk threatens all they hold dear before they can decide, once and for all, who will "Be The One", as the television theme song tells us. The life of a friend, ...
Review: DIGIMON ADVENTURE TRI. LOSS

Review: DIGIMON ADVENTURE TRI. LOSS

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Shout! Factory sponsors today's review on their home video release for Digimon Adventure tri. Loss. For those unaware, the film is the fourth installment in a series of movies Toei Animation produced to celebrate Digimon Adventure's 15th anniversary. It was the first in the Digimon anime franchise, and was immediately followed by Digimon Adventure 02 in 2000. Saban Brands originally distributed and dubbed the series in English for North America as apart of the Fox Kids television block. Digimon Adventure tri. began with Chapter 1 - Reunion in Fall 2015, followed by Chapter 2 - Determination in Spring 2016 and then Chapter 3 - Confession in Fall 2016, which we reviewed last month here at Henshin Justice Unlimited. This time, we are looking at Digimon Adventure tri.: Chapter 4 - Loss wh...
Watch: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER: GIRLFRIENDS ARMY Promo

Watch: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER: GIRLFRIENDS ARMY Promo

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Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger adds another to the long line of Hyper Battle DVD specials that have proceeded it, released annually with each new Super Sentai series. This time, the home media campaign focuses its attention on the female stars of the show, Umika and Tsukasa (LupinYellow and PatranSango). https://youtu.be/2LDhP4beyec Hyper Battle is a series of special presentations, sometimes outside of traditional TV continuity, placing spotlight on a particular group of characters, usually with a new piece of gadgetry in their possession, helping to further promote the show and its vast array of merchandise. Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger: Girlfriends Army is available with Televi-kun magazine's latest issue on June 30, 2018. &nbs...
Black Sun Returns in this KAMEN RIDER BLACK Fan Short

Black Sun Returns in this KAMEN RIDER BLACK Fan Short

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The reign of the Century King continues into the 21st century, as this new Kamen Rider Black fan offering returns the hero to the battlefield to protect a maiden in her hour of need. The 1987 series Rider Kicked off to wide acclaim, to date, the only transforming hero in the mainstream Kamen Rider television franchise to ever have a successive sequel series. The following year's Kamen Rider Black RX may not have made as many waves as its beloved predecessor, but it did become known internationally when Saban Entertainment plucked it out of the east and repurposed it for the American Masked Rider series. Though that too would have a rough time impressing fans of the genre, it may be partly responsible for bringing more awareness to the cherished original franchise. Suffice it to say, t...
Coming to DVD: CHOUJIN SENTAI JETMAN & HYAKUJUU SENTAI GAORANGER

Coming to DVD: CHOUJIN SENTAI JETMAN & HYAKUJUU SENTAI GAORANGER

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Shout! Factory continues its string of releases from the Super Sentai action hero franchise with two new DVD sets in the coming months. The first is the pleasant surprise of 1991's Choujin Sentai Jetman, the only series to be domestically released in the US that was not directly linked to Saban's Power Rangers brand, which began adapting the original Japanese franchise with Jetman's successor, 1992's Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger. Jetman remains a fan-favorite of the era, and may prove a surprise for those only familiar with the Saban-affiliated early years. The second release comes right on schedule, with the arrival of Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger. In 2002, the animal-themed series served as the franchise's 25th anniversary celebration, the cast from which was featured in the crossover ...
Review: DIGIMON ADVENTURE TRI. CONFESSION

Review: DIGIMON ADVENTURE TRI. CONFESSION

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Shout! Factory sponsors today's review on their home video release for Digimon Adventure tri. Confession. For those unaware, the film is the third installment in a series of movies Toei Animation produced to celebrate Digimon Adventure's 15th anniversary. It was the first in the Digimon anime franchise, and was immediately followed by Digimon Adventure 02 in 2000. Saban Brands originally distributed and dubbed the series in English for North America as apart of the Fox Kids television block. Digimon Adventure tri. began with Chapter 1 - Reunion in Fall 2015, and was followed by Chapter 2 - Determination in Spring 2016. Chapter 3 - Confession released in Japan on September 24, 2016 whereas it released in North America on July 1, 2017. Eleven Arts produced the English dub for the films,...
HERO MAMA LEAGUE: The Mother of all Super Sentai Crossovers

HERO MAMA LEAGUE: The Mother of all Super Sentai Crossovers

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Well, here's a twist. One place where you're almost sure not to find any patented daddy issues in the tokusatsu subgenre this year is the upcoming Hero Mama League, a wholly unexpected crossover event that gathers three heroines from Super Sentai television history, for a story about these superpowered ladies balancing their lives as world-saving badasses and the everyday challenges of being a mother. Yeah. This is happening. It comes to us via the Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club app, complimenting Toei Company's recent efforts to keep the spirit alive for the countless heroes running around their seemingly limitless multiverse of demons, aliens, and super-ninjas, righting wrongs long after their original shows leave the airwaves. As we gear up for the next entry into the new ongoing Space Sq...
Trailer: SUPER SENTAI VILLAINS

Trailer: SUPER SENTAI VILLAINS

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Here's a video showcasing the return of four major villains from Toei Company's Super Sentai television franchise, making their reappearance in the upcoming Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger vs Space Squad after signing off from their original parts years prior. https://youtu.be/ubsN1OZE5-E Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger vs Space Squad hits DVD and Blu-ray on August 8, 2018.   You might also like: Teaser: ChameleonGreen Goes Ham in UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER VS SPACE SQUAD JUSPION 3D – The Classic Hero Revived UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER Wrap-Up: Space is Disease Wrapped in Darkness and Silence