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Build & Ex-Aid Bring the Fury in ‘Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL’ Trailer

Build & Ex-Aid Bring the Fury in ‘Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL’ Trailer

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Let the rubber bodies hit the floor, with this sickass trailer for the all-new Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders. This winter Kamen Rider film brings together a host of legends from the franchise's recent history, including Kamen Rider Build, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Kamen Rider Gaim, Kamen Rider Fourze, and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1CbwR8RMzg Now, I know this is a movie, but I didn't expect this trailer to make it look so much like a movie! There's a highly cinematic quality to the editing style chosen for this presentation that I am completely okay with. Of course, we know that it's still going to be the usual "really expensive TV episode" flavor that pervades the whole event in actuality, but I love the degree of serious prestig...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 5 Rocks the House

Kamen Rider Build Episode 5 Rocks the House

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Five episodes into reviewing this marvelous TV show, and I'm wondering if Kamen Rider Build will even have episodes that don't contribute to the overall plot in some way. So far, every episode has majorly factored into the ongoing expansion of Build's world and the characters within, showing no signs of stopping. Let's dive into the events of Episode 5 and count up our title hero's list of fashion crimes. As if the awesomeness of Build's dueling recaps couldn't get any better, we now have the cafe owner Soichi getting in on the narration game, opting for a slightly longer summation of recent events. My first thought is that, yeah, they actually kind of need this. There are some Kamen Rider shows where the recap feels almost like a waste, because they're not actually reviewing anything...
SF X Fantasy Rayforce – What Might Have Been Blown Up

SF X Fantasy Rayforce – What Might Have Been Blown Up

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In 2010, a curiosity emerged from the aethers of tokusatsu obscurity. Fans of the special effects subgenre were treated to an amusing little promotional video, advertising what was then meant to be an upcoming, new series called SF X Fantasy Rayforce. With one short video, toku enthusiasts' imaginations were set alight with the possibilities of this Korean action drama in the making. But alas, like so many projects of this type, some of which we only hear of in passing, trading pictures and scraps of footage in fan circles in hopes of glimpsing its potential greatness, Rayforce was one fantasy that would not be brought to life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX3A8OFgMBo Nearly all that is known about Rayforce as a series is contained within the one video release ahead of the proposed ...
Sharpen Your Blades – ‘Sword Art Online’ Gets a US Live-Action Series

Sharpen Your Blades – ‘Sword Art Online’ Gets a US Live-Action Series

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Another beloved Japanese animated title is about to be adapted for American consumption, and so our watch begins. The track record of Hollywood in handling anime properties has not always been the steadiest. Recent efforts like this year's Ghost in the Shell failed to impress while some pray each day that the Akira adaptation never gets motivated enough to actually happen after years driving fans to drink. This is the atmosphere into which Sword Art Online enters. The novel and animated series about people trapped within a virtual reality, living out their lives in a fantasy world of swords and savagery, has built a passionate fanbase over the years, so it seemed inevitable that someone would eventually come knocking on its door. For better or for worse, we'd like to remain positive a...
Infinit-T Force: The Tatsunoko Cinematic Universe

Infinit-T Force: The Tatsunoko Cinematic Universe

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Tatsunoko Productions celebrates 55 years of badassery with the animated crossover event, Infini-T Force. The CG anime series gathers heroes from four of its classic titles to form a new band of superpowered saviors. Dating as far back as 1972, these iconic characters have been through many iterations across the decades, finally arriving together in this television story that unifies them all in grand fashion. In case the amusingly on-the-nose meta-joke in the name "Infini-T" doesn't ring any bells, this team consists of four main players, nearly all of which have had some connection to the English-speaking world, even if only in a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon sort of way. First there's Ken the Eagle from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. His anime adventures are well-known to anime fans...
Kamen Rider Build Episode 4: A New Hope

Kamen Rider Build Episode 4: A New Hope

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Okay, wow. Reviewing this show gets harder with each passing week. I keep thinking I'll just have a few cool moments to touch on and suddenly I'm overwhelmed with how many interesting little details there are that just demand to be talked about. With the amount of action, intrigue, and character development this show packs into a twenty-minute timeframe, you wonder how other shows seem to have trouble doing it with four times as much space! Kamen Rider Build is not here to waste your time. We begin in Flashback Mode, returning to the point where our genius Sento is being forced against his will to take part in the deranged experiments of Faust, the procedure that we assume has cost our poor rebel hero his memories. I don't think it's an accident, or throwaway joke, that we hear a voic...
Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 – Cowboy Bebop Creator’s Supremely Cool Anime

Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 – Cowboy Bebop Creator’s Supremely Cool Anime

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In the year 2022, human-like androids known as Replicants have had it up to here with mankind and they're ready to stake their claim to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But first, they'll have to make a whole lot of other people very unhappy. Thus begins Blade Runner: Black Out 2022, Watanabe Shinichiro's striking animated prequel to Arrival director Denis Villeneuve's upcoming film, Blade Runner 2049. The third and final short in a trilogy of prequels to the film, if Black Out 2022 doesn't prepare us for what Denis Villeneuve has in store with his Ryan Gosling/Harrison Ford actioner, I don't know what will. Each short being its own piece can be viewed independently of each other, the last of which set (as the title suggests) over two decades prior to the new movie's event...
Blue Alert! Chris Violette of Power Rangers SPD on Star Trek: Discovery

Blue Alert! Chris Violette of Power Rangers SPD on Star Trek: Discovery

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I guess they heard I like Power Rangers and Star Trek, so they stuck some Power Rangers in my Star Trek so I can Ranger while I Trek. Or something. Chris Violette, the Blue Ranger Sky Tate from Power Rangers SPD made recurring appearances in the premiere episodes of the new Star Trek: Discovery this past weekend. In which, the crew of the USS Shenzhou encounters a mysterious object in space, and it's Violette's job to make sure the ship is in tip-top shape for the duration of this perilous mission.                      Violette has traded one futuristic space-themed uniform for another in Discovery, as the Shenzhou Bridge Officer by the name of Britch Weeton. Suddenly, names like Bridge and Kendrix in the other sci-fi universe he's known for don't seem so unus...
Sci-Fi Japan TV #11: Memories of Godzilla

Sci-Fi Japan TV #11: Memories of Godzilla

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Once again the Gaijin Channel delivers.  As we've been going through their Sci-fi Japan series, which is heavily Godzilla related, we've learned more than ever about the stories and people behind one of the most influential and popular tokusatsu film series of all time.  This ten minute interview focuses on the first Godzilla works, and the trials and tribulations for its main actor Akira Takarada and crew.  Listen in  and learn something!  The week is almost over! (more…)