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POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS Coming 2019 from Hasbro & Saban Brands

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS Coming 2019 from Hasbro & Saban Brands

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Plot twist. After Saban Brands, the handlers of the long-running Power Rangers franchise parted ways with original merchandise collaborators Bandai America, a new announcement was swiftly made, formally showing Hasbro Inc. their seat at the dynasty table. Promptly afterward came Hasbro's introduction to the latest incarnation of the Power Rangers legacy in the form of 2019's new season: Power Rangers Beast Morphers. It's a week of revelations for this undying brand. And this may be just the beginning. Electing Hasbro as the new shepherds for the franchise seemed like a no-brainer after we reviewed some dispiriting facts on the subject of Bandai America's business practices recently versus the comparatively outstanding performance of Hasbro in recent years. They've proven themselves as...
A Monstrous Amount of ULTRAMAN is Coming to TV

A Monstrous Amount of ULTRAMAN is Coming to TV

Articles, Blog, Kaiju, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Ultraman, Uncategorized
The rubber red carpet has been rolled out for Ultraman these past few months. The giant monster-fighting superhero franchise has seen action on TV screens, streaming platforms, and home media everywhere, both in live-action and animated forms, with even more on the way. This includes the upcoming television premieres of Ultraman Gaia, Ultraman Ginga, and Ultraman Ginga S. This, of course, comes to us courtesy of TOKU, the Olympusat Inc. TV station branded by its affinity for action, special effects, and anime gems the likes of which we at Henshin Justice Unlimited just don't know how to quit. In the past, they've already aired classic tokusatsu series like Ultraman Leo and Gridman: The Hyper Agent as well as animated title The☆Ultraman, the first of its kind but not the last. Suf...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD: PANDORA’s Tetsuya Komuro Retires Amid Scandal

KAMEN RIDER BUILD: PANDORA’s Tetsuya Komuro Retires Amid Scandal

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Tetsuya Komuro of the music group PANDORA has announced his retirement from the entertainment industry. In December of 2017, tabloid magazine Shukan Bunshun reported that the artist whose music begins every episode of the Kamen Rider Build television series had allegedly engaged in extramarital activities. Komuro held a press conference on Friday, denouncing allegations but admitting that he did share a room with the unnamed woman in question. In the same conference, Komuro also announced his retirement from the music and entertainment industry, citing that it’s his way of “drawing the line, in light of the public outroar”. His current projects and commitments haven’t been canceled. It’s been confirmed that he’s still set to make appearances on the pop talent competitio...
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...
Big in Japan: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER’s Inspired Casting

Big in Japan: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER’s Inspired Casting

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Ike Nwala is breaking new ground in the culture of Japanese television entertainment. The 30-year-old Nigerian-American comedian originally visited the country to work for Goldman Sachs but eventually took his career path in a direction better suited to his considerable talents. In this piece from international news giant VICE, we hear his charming story and get a better understanding of just what it means for him to have landed the recent role of Commander Hilltop on the upcoming special-effects action drama Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patranger. https://youtu.be/GuEQtn2nm9A Who's that Pokemon?! The Super Sentai and greater tokusatsu world has featured a handful of non-Japanese faces in their long tenure entertaining children and children-at-heart, but while we'v...
KAMEN RIDER GAIM Alum Becomes 2018 Olympic Torchbearer

KAMEN RIDER GAIM Alum Becomes 2018 Olympic Torchbearer

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Kamen Rider Baron is trading in his banana spear for a flaming torch this year as Kamen Rider Gaim actor Kobayashi Yutaka will represent Japan as a torchbearer in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Though many of us know him as the uncompromising dancer-turned-antihero Kumon Kaito, both befriending and often clashing with his superpowered rival Kouta, he first made his name as a member of the J-pop group BOYS AND MEN, whose website made the announcement of his Olympics involvement. With vivacious period costumes and inventive style, they caught the eye of many enraptured fans. Their songs "Boymen Ninja" and "Wanna be!" both climbed to the top of the Japanese music charts, securing Kobayashi's stardom for years to come. https://youtu.be/XjThC01xnZI Japan will compete in the Oly...
LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Main Cast Revealed

LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Main Cast Revealed

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It's a strange feeling. Due to the nature of the franchise's continuous airing schedule on television, any hardcore Super Sentai fan may find themselves caught between opposing emotions around this time of year. On the one hand, growing imminently aware that the current cycle is about to end, the reigning batch of multicolored do-gooders winding down toward their final installment. On the other hand, getting antsy with anticipation for the new hotness about to snatch the spotlight like a diva with a microphone that doubles as a sword that shoots purple lightning, ready to show the world what they've got. What do I do with all these feels?! We'll figure it out together, as more info rolls out about 2018's newest entry into the ongoing saga, Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Pat...
Wake Up! KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 17 Shows Us Who’s Boss

Wake Up! KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 17 Shows Us Who’s Boss

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It's funny. I started out reviewing Kamen Rider Build under the assumption that, at some point, it would be less necessary to discuss each episode of the series on an individual basis. Like with most entries into the Kamen Rider franchise (to say nothing of its counterparts in Super Sentai), I expected that we'd eventually reach a point where installments would feel less substantial and thus, waiting a while between reviews would make perfect sense. Nope! Kamen Rider Build has consistently flipped the script on our expectations, bringing new and exciting twists on its narrative week after week, leaving very little room for its fans to lose interest as we barrel through toward the finish line. Before the show's brief hiatus, we were left on a cliffhanger that spelled potential doom for...
First LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Promo – “You’ve Been Warned”

First LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Promo – “You’ve Been Warned”

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Every card-carrying Super Sentai fan can rejoice, as the first major glimpse at the newest in the long-running super-team franchise has dropped. The latest series, Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger is poised to dazzle viewers new and old alike, as the first of its kind to feature two brand new groups of transforming heroes battling it out in this weekly special effects action extravaganza. And so far, it's not looking too shabby. The brief video opens with the dashing LupinRed, leader of the roguish band of thieves known as Lupinranger, carrying a card-like item, tossing it toward the screen, signaling the start of the visual feast that follows. Not a single human face among them so far, the six heroes we can expect to see in the show's opening episodes are buttin...
GODZILLA Netflix Trailer – The “Largest Godzilla Ever” Finally Unleashed

GODZILLA Netflix Trailer – The “Largest Godzilla Ever” Finally Unleashed

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At long last, he arrives. Ever since the Godzilla franchise branched out, sending the atomic lizard on a rampage through the landscape of animation with Toho Studios' new anime film trilogy, international kaiju fans have wondered when they were going to get a chance to see his first outing, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters for themselves. Now, thanks to the fine folks at Netflix, the Polygon Pictures 3D animated feature makes its way to our screens this January. And here's a nifty new trailer to prove it. https://youtu.be/B-3do2pM4pM Oh my. I think I need a moment. Be right back, rewatching at max volume till my ears bleed. Okay, I'm back. Looks like the film was in good hands with directing duo Shizuno Kobun and Seshita Hiroyuki, along with writer Urobuchi Gen of the tokusat...