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Art: KAMEN RIDER EX-AID Smartphone Wallpaper

Art: KAMEN RIDER EX-AID Smartphone Wallpaper

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Here's a collection of art based upon the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid tokusatsu television series. The video game-themed superhero show features similar pieces on its many props, and now fans can add this Ex-Aid imagery to their phone backgrounds or anywhere that a person may be inclined to post it, courtesy of Rider enthusiast Raidenzein.                You might also like: Emergency! POWER RANGERS’ Chris Violette Returns to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Forever Geed: ULTRAMAN GEED in 70+ Pictures INUYASHIKI Teaser: KAMEN RIDER DEN-O Joins the Dark Side
2018 Marks the 60th Anniversary of Tokusatsu Legends

2018 Marks the 60th Anniversary of Tokusatsu Legends

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Senkosha Productions is celebrating sixty years of justice with the anniversaries of some of the tokusatsu subgenre's pioneering superstars, who paved the way for the many heroic stories to follow decades after their inception. Among them are the classic superhero shows Moonlight Mask and Planet Prince, as well as the mecha series Super Robot Red Baron. 1958's black-and-white Moonlight Mask series was hailed as one of Japan's first live-action television superheroes. His identity never truly revealed (though heavily implied with the constant disappearing acts played by lead character Iwai Juro, conveniently absent when the title hero shows up to save the day), his adventures took him across 130 episodes and 6 movies. Within this massive tome of stories was TV's first famed kaiju, the ...
Marriage, Start Up! BOUKENGER’s Nakamura Chise Gets Hitched

Marriage, Start Up! BOUKENGER’s Nakamura Chise Gets Hitched

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Wedding bells are ringing for the dump truck-driving psychic superhero Nakamura Chise, as the actress announces this week that she has tied the knot. Nakamura starred as Natsuki aka BoukenYellow from the 2006 tokusatsu series GoGo Sentai Boukenger, where her quirky character stumbled into rescuing her teammates through many a strange and daunting adventure. Now, Nakamura embarks on her own kind of real-life adventure with her new beau, a non-industry man. Word of the happy couple's recent nuptials came from Nakamura's personal blog, and the date they signed for the official family register has special significance. She and her husband-to-be originally found each other on a poker game app, and later met in person. Their January 1 registry date serves as a bit of an in-joke representing...
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...
No Joke! KAMEN RIDER W Manga Collection Drops This Spring

No Joke! KAMEN RIDER W Manga Collection Drops This Spring

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Kamen Rider fans have one more reason to shout at the moon in the coming year, as the first volume to the Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives manga is headed for a Spring release to satisfy all your jazzy, noir-tinted, superheroic needs. Based upon the Kamen Rider W television series, the official sequel from original TV writer Sanjo Riku and artist Satou Masaki has been published in Weekly Big Comic Spirits magazine for the past several months, and will now be made available in this collection. Let's take a gander at some potential cover art for the upcoming releases. FuutoKoushiki on Twitter provides the goods: Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives catches up with the "half-boiled" detective Hidari Shotaro and his oddball partner Phillip, each forming one half of the combined crimefi...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 16: It’s Chess, Not Checkers

KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 16: It’s Chess, Not Checkers

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Well, that was fast. After the high drama of our last episode in this amazing series, I incorrectly assumed it would take us a moment to regroup before leaping straight back into the business with Acting Prime Minister Himuro Gentoku and his twisted bid for power, after being exposed for the treasonous conspirator that he is. I should have known by now: Kamen Rider Build laughs in the face of such flimsy expectations. Your timeline is too slow for them. They know what they want to do and there's no time like the present to execute. Episode 16 begins exactly where episode 15 ended, with Gentoku being hauled off for his considerable crimes against his own Touto government, until our genius amnesiac hero Kiryuu Sento stops him to ask why the former minister was taunting him in their prio...
Drop the Violin & Pick Up a Bottle! Kamen Rider Grease Appears!

Drop the Violin & Pick Up a Bottle! Kamen Rider Grease Appears!

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Recently, the identity of the new Kamen Rider Grease was finally revealed. Yet, for those who have not been following the Kamen Rider Build television series, Grease is the third Rider that will appear in the series. This character's information has been teased since mid to late fall through various toy catalogue and magazine scans. Now, unlike Kamen Rider Build, Kamen Rider Grease will be using the Sclash Driver and the Sclashjellies to transform rather than the Build Driver and Full Bottles. His signature weapon is known as the Twin Breaker.  Now, as for the identity of Kamen Rider Grease, it is Saruwatari Kazumi who will be portrayed by Kohei Takeda. Kamen Rider Grease is stated to a secret assassin hired by Hokuto. According to Natalie, Saruwatari Kazumi will debut...
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...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Truth is Out in the Devilish Episode 15

KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Truth is Out in the Devilish Episode 15

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Who needs breaks? Not Kamen Rider Build, that's for sure! Since the newest addition to the Kamen Rider television legacy burst onto the scene, they've barreled forward full steam ahead, running right over every narrative pot hole that could have slowed it down along the way, redefining what it means to have a sweeping television epic in the tokusatsu subgenre. They're going for the gold, folks. And if they keep this up, they just might get it. Last time, our resident genius amnesiac Kiryuu Sento had to face his old mentor Isurugi Soichi, who was revealed as the treacherous terroristic Blood Stalk. But winning one battle only means the coming war will be fought with greater intensity, as the show immediately addresses several concerns before I had the chance to even be bothered by them...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD is Fake AF in the Refreshing Episode 14

KAMEN RIDER BUILD is Fake AF in the Refreshing Episode 14

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Never underestimate toy company Bandai's ability to turn a mundane inanimate object into an uber-powerful super-weapon. You'll lose every bet you make against them. And so, we continue our hike through the tense valley of story that is the Kamen Rider Build television series. In what has got to be the most well-written opening act of any incarnation in the Kamen Rider franchise, we're treated to a funny, surprising, character-driven yet action-packed experience that punches you in the gut seconds after it uplifts. This is a master-class in how to produce special effects TV, and somehow, we're still just getting started. Last time, our smartypants hero Kiryuu Sento had some truth bombs dropped on his head as the villainous Blood Stalk was finally unmasked, and his identity has sent the...