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Relive the Power With These Power Morphicon 2018 Videos

Relive the Power With These Power Morphicon 2018 Videos

Blog, Conventions, Culture, Toku, Uncategorized, Videos
The Power Rangers have taken over the week, it seems. In the aftermath of the Power Morphicon event, where fans from across the globe gathered to share in their love of all things spandex, the franchise's 25th anniversary was celebrated with a special crossover episode on television, while the comics paid tribute in their own way with the finale issue to the Shattered Grid event, with more colorful shenanigans on the way. But for those who couldn't make it out to Morphicon, or those who want to remember some of the good times, here are a few helpful reminders of this year's festivities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsktb315JCE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpu995Rvf60 See you at the next convention.   You might also like: POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS Trailer: Now W...
Evolve Your Senses With This KAMEN RIDER BLACK RX Cover

Evolve Your Senses With This KAMEN RIDER BLACK RX Cover

Blog, Culture, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Space Sheriff, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
Kamen Rider Black RX was a bit of an anomaly in the tokusatsu television landscape. After the success of the previous year's Kamen Rider Black, Toei Company decided that it would break with tradition on their long-running franchise and forego the usual process of creating a brand new series with a new lead hero at its center as usual. Instead, they created a sequel of sorts, bringing Minami Kotaro back into the fray once more. Results were... let's say mixed. But there's no doubting this costumed figure's indelible part of toku history. Not only was RX the last of the Showa Era's television series, but footage was later used for Power Rangers creator Saban's Masked Rider series. And results were mixed all over again! Years later, this infamous series gets a theme song cover from recor...
Trailer: EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5

Trailer: EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 5

Blog, Culture, Fantasy, godzilla, horror, Kaiju, monster, Movies & TV, Tech, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Games, Video Update, Videos
The Earth Defense Force series continues to stomp across the video game world with its take on classic sci-fi, giant monster action with its fifth iteration. In this English-language trailer for the ongoing franchise, we see more of the familiar critters laying waste to our world, with a squad of heroes mobilizing to take them on once again. https://youtu.be/pOZfDS1fZio Earth Defense Force 5 will be available to English-speaking gamers in 2018 for the Playstation 4 console.   You might also like: CASTLEVANIA Season 2 Trailer: The Nightmare Continues Game On: KAMEN RIDER SUMMONRIDE Game On: EARTH DEFENSE FORCE Series
Groove On With These Heroic Tunes

Groove On With These Heroic Tunes

Animation, Anime, Blog, Culture, Fantasy, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Sci-Fi, Toku, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
For years, the Youtube channel Triforcefilms has been pumping out one rendition after another of TV show theme songs, all in the acapella style, performing every aspect of these classic pieces without the use of traditional instruments. This includes some series openers that may prove familiar to us here at Henshin Justice Unlimited. Check em out. First up is the gateway drug for many western fans of the madness that is the tokusatsu action show subgenre, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. https://youtu.be/NR4JlxUTCng Next, we make a Megazord-sized leap several years forward to Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Do we think musically-inclined Yellow Ranger Kira Ford would approve? https://youtu.be/DbXj5nlSu2o Completing the dino-themed trifecta is Power Rangers Dino Charge. https://youtu.be/...
SAKURA WARS: The Original Sentai Simulator

SAKURA WARS: The Original Sentai Simulator

Anime, Articles, Blog, Culture, Fantasy, Gallery, Movies & TV, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Super Sentai, Tech, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Games, Video Update, Videos
Greetings and Salutations, HJU readers! It is I, Bookish Delight, here once again to spotlight video games that, as a toku fan, you should totally have on your radar! For undoubtedly at least a few of you reading this, today’s featured series needs no introduction. However, if this holds true for you, then consider yourself part of an elite club, because—especially in Western territories—this series is about as obscure as you can get. Which is both a shame and an oddity, as it took Japan by storm for a decade and a half, and is still going strong even today, with a recently announced comeback title in the works. This series is Sakura Taisen, and even now, years past its heyday, it's kind of a big deal.   Where The Sun Rises https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVI_vkVq...
KAMEN RIDER ZI-O Trailer: The King of Time Clocks In

KAMEN RIDER ZI-O Trailer: The King of Time Clocks In

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How many time puns can one blogger cram into the span of a few weeks? Guess we'll find out, as the pink carpet gets rolled out for the newest hero in the ongoing Kamen Rider super-saga from Toei Company. Kamen Rider Zi-O is time-slipping his way up and down the last twenty seasons of this illustrious franchise, mixing it up with the heroes and villains of Japan's Heisei Era, and god help you if you didn't pack a fire extinguisher. As previously mentioned, Zi-O is the 20th official Heisei Rider series, and they're pulling out all the stops on this nostalgic extravaganza, sure to bring back fond memories (and other stuff maybe) from the show's lengthy history. Naturally, the star of the show is young enough that he was only alive to know some of these guys and basically nothing of the s...
POWER RANGERS LEGACY WARS: STREET FIGHTER SHOWDOWN – Ryu Powers Up For More

POWER RANGERS LEGACY WARS: STREET FIGHTER SHOWDOWN – Ryu Powers Up For More

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The geek multiverse is slowly fusing. Already, fans of the popular Power Rangers: Legacy Wars mobile game were treated to an unexpected announcement that several characters from the enduring Street Fighter franchise would be invading the Morphin Grid as selectable fighters among the game's roster of combatants duking it out for supremacy. Now comes the news that one such character will not only do battle with the heroes and villains of the Power Rangers film and television franchise, he will be joining their ranks as a morphed Ranger. What in the actual Netherworld...? But wait, there's more. To mark this momentous crossover event, the gods have seen fit to send a messenger from on high, to tell us of this challenge to the status quo, in the form of a teaser trailer for Bat in the ...
Open Your Eyes to Have Dinner with KAMEN RIDER FAIZ!

Open Your Eyes to Have Dinner with KAMEN RIDER FAIZ!

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It's time once again for another delicious offering from Kamen Rider the Diner. As we've featured several times in the past here at Henshin Justice Unlimited, this fine establishment has been serving up an explosive, ever-evolving menu based on the heroes and villains of Toei Company's Kamen Rider television series for years now. This time, they're focusing on a personal favorite mine, with 2003's Kamen Rider Faiz (aka Kamen Rider 555, because words are fun). Last time we discussed it, The Diner was taking us on a feels trip with a series overseen by the same writer, with 2008's Kamen Rider Kiva. The newly-refreshed menu includes items inspired by characters both of the Faiz television series and the movie Kamen Rider Faiz: Paradise Lost, the story set within a universe alternate to t...
Black Sun Returns in this KAMEN RIDER BLACK Fan Short

Black Sun Returns in this KAMEN RIDER BLACK Fan Short

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The reign of the Century King continues into the 21st century, as this new Kamen Rider Black fan offering returns the hero to the battlefield to protect a maiden in her hour of need. The 1987 series Rider Kicked off to wide acclaim, to date, the only transforming hero in the mainstream Kamen Rider television franchise to ever have a successive sequel series. The following year's Kamen Rider Black RX may not have made as many waves as its beloved predecessor, but it did become known internationally when Saban Entertainment plucked it out of the east and repurposed it for the American Masked Rider series. Though that too would have a rough time impressing fans of the genre, it may be partly responsible for bringing more awareness to the cherished original franchise. Suffice it to say, t...
The Bright-ish Future of POWER RANGERS

The Bright-ish Future of POWER RANGERS

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The Power Rangers franchise surely isn't messing around this year, is it? I can't walk three steps without tripping over some new announcement concerning the spandex-clad heroes that have filled my imagination since the early 1990s with adventure and charm. No sooner than I've let it sink in that Saban Brands has broken up with its longtime collaborator in the toy world, Bandai America, over their joint custodianship of Power Rangers, my brain is further scrambled by the news that toy company Hasbro is about to pick up the slack. Shortly after, we hear that not only will they be continuing to provide toys and merchandise for this enduring media franchise, but they'll just go ahead and take that media part too. Goodness me, what is a fan to make of all these rapid changes?! If I were t...