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POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days but the Show

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days but the Show

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The Power Rangers brand is having something of a silent renaissance of late. While the television series has gone on for years, almost invisible to most adults yet never off the airwaves with new episodes for more than a single year since the franchise's start in the early 90s, the Rangers have branched out considerably to other entertainment mediums, often with strong results. The Teenagers With Attitude, and the many young adults that launched from their footsteps in the years after Angel Grove was a mere glimmer in their visors' display panel, dominated the attention of many curious watchers this year, whether it be on our phones with games like Power Rangers Legacy Wars, or on the big screen with the franchise's first feature-length movie in decades. There's also Power Rangers Hyp...
ULTRAMAN GEED Movie Trailer: ULTRAMAN ORB Strikes Back!

ULTRAMAN GEED Movie Trailer: ULTRAMAN ORB Strikes Back!

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Oh, snap. The Ultraman Geed television series is about to get an infusion of awesome when it upgrades to movie form with a special guest star. The great wandering hero known as Kurenai Gai, Ultraman Orb himself is stopping by to lend his personal brand of badass to this cinematic kaiju-busting event. And he's not the only one showing up to mix it up with the monsters of this particular Earth in the expanding Ultraman multiverse. A brief trailer for the new movie has dropped, and it offers a quick taste of what's in store for fans of both series as Geed's final television episodes approach. Joining Hamada Tatsuomi as young lead Riku / Geed and Ozawa Yuta as salaryman-turned-superhero Leito / Zero, we have the previous year's lead hero Ishiguro Hideo as charming alien warrior Gai as wel...
GARO: KAMINOKIBA Trailer – The Demon Slayers Return

GARO: KAMINOKIBA Trailer – The Demon Slayers Return

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The armored hunters of the Garo universe reunite for one more blood-soaked battle against the demonic horde in Garo: Kaminokiba (Garo: Divine Fang), the film sequel focusing on Makai Knight Ryuga from the Garo: The One Who Shines in the Darkness television series. And his enemy for this installment in the action-horror saga, reprising his role from previous entries, is Inoue Masahiro, known to many fans of the tokusatsu subgenre as the dimension-hopping title hero of Kamen Rider Decade. Still making frenemies in strange places, I see, Tsukasa! https://youtu.be/ayNMVvp2Vsc Garo mastermind Amemiya Keita returns to the franchise once more for writing and directing duties, serenaded by JAM Project, who provides the new theme song "Kaminokiba - The Fang of the Apocalypse" from their latest ...
ULTRAMAN ORB: THE CHRONICLE – In Case You Missed Him

ULTRAMAN ORB: THE CHRONICLE – In Case You Missed Him

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As the current tokusatsu series Ultraman Geed stomps closer to its titanic climax, the giant hero franchise looks to fill the void by returning another of its ilk to television screens with Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle. The star of 2016's Ultraman Orb, Kurenai Gai was an alien wanderer who seemed to joyfully stumble about the cosmos running into danger wherever it may be, ready to take on the giant monsters that inevitably threaten innocents in every corner of the vast Ultraman multiverse. Now, fans new and old have the chance to see his journey through new eyes, with this series. Before the uninitiated get too excited, let's establish right now that this is not likely to be a series featuring new stories for the character. Like Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle, which aired in the first ha...
ULTRAMAN: Time Is Running Out, But For What?

ULTRAMAN: Time Is Running Out, But For What?

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Ultraman's Color Timer is blinking out! The long-running monster-fighting superhero franchise has seen action in just about every entertainment medium his enormous, red-and-silver frame could fly through, not excluding animation, live-action, television, film, and comics. Now, Tsuburaya Productions is prepping its salivating worldwide fanbase for a new announcement, and the otaku are all a-Twitter with speculation about what this might be. The official announcement will come to us courtesy of the current manga series by Shimizu Eiichi and Shimoguchi Tomohiro, a sequel to the first transforming hero story in the Ultra Series, simply titled Ultraman. And, to make sure no Ultra fan could possibly forget this occasion, a handy website has begun a countdown to the exact time that this m...
KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 12: How To Build Bridges & Get Over Them

KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 12: How To Build Bridges & Get Over Them

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Will someone please tell these people that their finale isn't for another several months? How is it possible that they keep coming out with one spectacular episode after another? This isn't how things normally go. I'm not used to this! Kamen Rider Build continues to take the rule book for not just Kamen Rider but weekly tokusatsu TV in general and toss it to the wind one page at a time, showing no signs of stopping this train as it speeds along the tracks toward Awesome Town. Last time, young fugitive Banjou Ryuuga took back a piece of what was taken from him when he was wrongly imprisoned for the murder of Katsuragi Takumi, at last transforming into Kamen Rider Cross-Z, the show's second hero next to his new pal, genius outlaw Kiryuu Sento. In the wake of Ryuuga's first official Ride...
AKIBARANGER’s Wada Masato Marries Yoshiki Risa of GO-BUSTERS

AKIBARANGER’s Wada Masato Marries Yoshiki Risa of GO-BUSTERS

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Wedding bells are ringing this season as two actors from the long-running Super Sentai television franchise have just announced that they've tied the knot. In 2012's Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger, Wada Masato played the lead hero Akagi Nobuo aka Akiba Red in his late night parody series. In the very same year, Yoshiki Risa was holding it down for the mainstream series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters as Sakurada Rika, big sister of Sakurada Hiromu, Red Buster himself. Suffice it to say, there's a lot of red in this new super-family. The announcement came on November 22, 2017 with a photo of the happy couple. Truly, the fulfillment of a dream for the diehard Super Sentai fanboy, Nobuo. We wish Wada and Yoshiki all the best.   You might also like: Talk About Lucky! (That’s an Ord...
Talk About Lucky! (That’s an Order): An UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER Review

Talk About Lucky! (That’s an Order): An UCHUU SENTAI KYURANGER Review

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I was determined not to come back with another Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger review that talked predominately about lead character Lucky, but it seems my fate was written in the constellations. This show, about a team of futuristic space trekkers boldly going up against the Jark Matter Empire, quickly became a new favorite for me, winning me over with its adventurous theme, great characters, and fun ideas. To this day, my feelings in that regard have not changed. Though I suppose I've squished those sentiments into a tiny side pocket now that the show has so aggressively pursued one of Super Sentai's worst habits: Putting an inordinate amount of attention onto the dude in red. The luckiest liberator in the whole wide universe is not only the unofficially official leader of this enormous team...
‘Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives’ Knows Which Way The Wind Blows

‘Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives’ Knows Which Way The Wind Blows

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In the summer of 2010, tokusatsu fans said goodbye to the lovable heroes of the Narumi Detective Agency, and the many wacky denizens of Fuuto City, when Kamen Rider W came to an end. Of course, several appearances occurred after that, but the loss of this pulpy action-noir world in regular doses was perhaps felt more strongly for some than with most other titles in the Kamen Rider pantheon. While the tradition of a new Kamen Rider taking up the spotlight from the old with each passing year continued to be observed, introducing us to many wondrous new facets of this crazy franchise, there was always a special place in my heart for the two-in-one detectives, Shotaro and Phillip, and their quest to rid the city of dangerous contraband known as Gaia Memories. It's with this thought in min...