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Kamen Rider Build Episode 9 Tells Evil to Suck It

Kamen Rider Build Episode 9 Tells Evil to Suck It

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Well, that settles it. With this episode ending the way it does, leading us into a direct continuation for next time, that means Kamen Rider Build has had ten straight episodes of pure plot with absolutely no narrative pitstops. Skip episodes at your own peril with this show, they're not taking any breaks. They may, on occasion, break you though. With one leap of development and dramatic revelation after another, no stones are left unturned with this amazing series and my love for it increases with each passing week. After another amazing recap, where genius amnesiac Kiryuu Sento learns that cafe owner Isurugi Soichi gave him his new name by throwing together the Japanese characters for "tank" (sen) and "rabbit" (to) and combining them with the family name of his barber Kiryuu, our st...
Shin Godzilla Lives, With Bandai’s Kaiju-Oh Godzilla 2016 Climax Ver.

Shin Godzilla Lives, With Bandai’s Kaiju-Oh Godzilla 2016 Climax Ver.

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Looks like Kamen Rider Den-O's not the only one who starts on a climax. The toy lords of Premium Bandai have gifted us a mighty prize in this new, prestigious depiction of the towering lizard from 2016's smash hit Shin Godzilla, as shown in the exciting final act of the film. In which, the famous King of Monsters is seen firing his atomic beam, for this film given a distinct, purple glow, with an unnerving, elongated jaw. Check him out. Comparing the size of this item with the previously released Movie Monster Series Godzilla, Kaiju-Oh reaches nearly 11 inches in height, almost twice the size of the figure from its sister line. Wreaking giant-sized havoc in March 2018, the Kaiju-Oh 2016 Godzilla Climax Ver. is available now for pre-order and is priced at 7,560 yen.  
Watch: Power Rangers Hyperforce Episode 1

Watch: Power Rangers Hyperforce Episode 1

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Last week, Hyper RPG hosted the new Twitch streaming series Power Rangers Hyperforce, a live tabletop role-playing game experience based upon the Power Rangers brand. If you missed out, don't worry, you're not alone. Hyper RPG's got your back, with a handy recording of all of the proceedings from their premiere episode, the first of 25 planned installments in this streaming project. As mentioned previously, the first episode featured the return of Erin Cahill, known to many fans as Jen Scotts, the Pink Ranger from 2001's Power Rangers Time Force. She brings her personal brand of awesome to the proceedings as this new team of heroes treads ground no others before them have. The arena of interactive RPGs. https://youtu.be/4X0CxlxoagY Though it may not be everyone's cup of tea, and som...
Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Genm Zombie Gamer Level X

Review: S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Genm Zombie Gamer Level X

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On a day unlike any other, he came, he saw, he died like a hundred times. It's the maniacal Dan Kuroto, the sometimes antiheroic, always antihumble video game supervillain known as Kamen Rider Genm, in his twisted Dangerous Zombie form from the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid TV series. And here to give us a taste of what we may be coughing up our hard-earned coin for is toy reviewer extraordinaire Vangelus, ready to drop some knowledge bombs down your drainpipe, with no continues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N22ULPlYnWM For this and other Kamen Rider and Tokusatsu merchandise, check out CSToys and BigBadToyStore.  
S.H. Figuarts Night Rogue Shows No Mercy

S.H. Figuarts Night Rogue Shows No Mercy

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At last, his magnificence is upon us. Like a bat out of Faust's evil underground lair, the villainous Night Rogue emerges from the Kamen Rider Build television series, finally getting his shine with this S.H. Figuarts item from toy godsend Bandai Tamashii Nations.   Recently revealed as Himuro Gentoku, the duplicitous son of the Touto Prime Minister, Night Rogue acts as a leading member of the shadow organization Faust, conducting dangerous experiments on human subjects. And, in keeping with classic Kamen Rider tradition, as a key antagonist of the show, his theme is that of the bat. With a pose that screams "come at me, bro", this bad mamma-jamma is armed with his Steam Blade and Transteam Gun. These weapons combine to form the Steam Rifle. And did I mention the steam?...
Classic Hero Redman Rises Again in New Series from Godzilla Comic Legend

Classic Hero Redman Rises Again in New Series from Godzilla Comic Legend

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Tsuburaya Productions is cooking up something old, something new, something borrowed, and something red this year, as first word of a brand new Redman comic project has just dropped. Originally broadcast in 1973 and produced by Tsuburaya of the wildly popular, ongoing Ultraman television and film franchise, Redman was an alien refugee from a doomed world whose spirit merged with human SIA Officer Sokomizu to continue the fight against those who destroyed his home. Now, the battle rages once more in this new title, presented to us through the prestigious lens of Godzilla comic artist Matt Frank. Having worked for years in the world of comics, Matt Frank has touched many beloved brands, including Transformers and Wrath of the Titans, adding his gloriously epic touch to many fantasy worl...
Be The One, With This ‘Kamen Rider Build’ English-Language Intro

Be The One, With This ‘Kamen Rider Build’ English-Language Intro

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The Kamen Rider Build TV series opener gets an english-language remix, in this new cover song from Youtuber mynameissport. Infusing with it all the passion of young genius Kiryu Sento and his fugitive ally Banjou Ryuuga as they battle the shadow organization known as Faust, to protect a divided nation from its deadly intentions. Let's check it out. Over the past several months, mynameissport has put out a number of translated cover songs from various geek-centered properties, all of the animated variety. Past works include pieces from the Mobile Suit Gundam, Sailor Moon Crystal, and MegaMan/Rockman franchises. "Be The One", originally performed by PANDORA and Beverly, marks the channel's first offering for a live-action special effects drama such as Kamen Rider. https://www.youtub...
Power Rangers: The All-Time Best Villains

Power Rangers: The All-Time Best Villains

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The Power Rangers are no strangers to the world of villainy, each week facing off against a fresh adversary with dark intentions, typically under the direction of a sinister overlord with a master plan just waiting to be foiled by those pesky, multi-colored younglings in spandex. As Halloween has now come upon us, what better time to talk about monsters than on the week we'll likely have seen more of them than any other? We're here to talk about bad guys. Ranking the best (or worst, if you prefer) enemies our costumed heroes have encountered in their decades-spanning adventures. And for the purposes of this handy list, we'll define "best" in general terms. We're not necessarily talking about who's the strongest physically or who can rack up the most experience points against their sup...
MARVEL vs POWER RANGERS: Black Panther and Wolf Ranger Rumble In The Jungle!

MARVEL vs POWER RANGERS: Black Panther and Wolf Ranger Rumble In The Jungle!

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What happens when one of the smartest, wealthiest superheroes in Marvel Comics steps up to the plate to test his might against a hero who routinely takes down giant monsters like it's going out of style? Well, the latest from Kamen Ramen Studios seeks to address that question, sending the Wolf Ranger from Power Rangers Jungle Fury into the territory of the legendary Black Panther. Check the vid below to find out who's the toughest beast warrior in town, and if they'll need laser-knees to claim ultimate victory! For years, Kamen Ramen Studios has been providing the fandom with fun martial arts, action, and costumed fantasy showcases. This recent short serving as one of several Power Rangers-related videos in their arsenal. Their Pink Ranger short is a personal favorite. This time, i...
Ultraman Geed Wins Again, With a Trio of Episodes Fit for a King

Ultraman Geed Wins Again, With a Trio of Episodes Fit for a King

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Ultraman Geed has multi-parters growing out of every orifice these days, doesn't it? With few exceptions, this series has kicked into high gear since we struck the halfway point, and I can't tell you how happy I am to be in this sweet spot. This is where things get interesting. Where we're done setting up the status quo and having random yarns about cute pet monsters or smelly saunas and are ready to pay off everything that's been building up these past dozen or so episodes. In our last review, young hero Asakura Riku grappled with the startling revelation that he was the son of the twisted Ultraman Belial, created as a means for the supervillain to acquire more power in his latest worlds-conquering scheme. We also found ourselves smack dab in the middle of one of those multi-parters ...