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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...
Toy Review: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER DX X Changer & X Train Fire / X Train Thunder

Toy Review: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER DX X Changer & X Train Fire / X Train Thunder

Blog, Reviews, Super Sentai, Toku, Toys
Lupin X / Patren X has made his debut into the Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger television series, and of course that means new toys. Today, we have 3 sets for you all: the DX X Changer set, the DX X Train Fire set, and the DX X Train Thunder set. The X Changer consists of X Train Gold and Silver, two individual trains that cannot combine into one like in the show. In this form, X Train Gold's section can make train noises when the trigger is in the proper position. The two X Trains can combine side to side to make the X Changer. When rotated into the right position, the trigger will now make gun shot sounds. Rotating the gun now actives the henshin. Depending on whether X Train Gold or X Train Silver is facing forward will determine the form you make. From th...
GO GO POWER RANGERS Vol.1 TPB from BOOM! Studios coming in July!

GO GO POWER RANGERS Vol.1 TPB from BOOM! Studios coming in July!

Articles, Blog, Books, Comics, News, Power Rangers, Reviews, Uncategorized
I got a little surprise in the mailbox today. In a brown shipping envelope was a review copy of Go Go Power Rangers vol.1! The first trade paperback from BOOM! Studios collecting the first four issues of their hit spin-off comic book. Already owning every issue of Go Go Power Rangers, I opened the book to check out what extra goodies are contained within and found myself rereading the comics. Still just as good as the first time I read the adventures of our favorite "Teens with Attitude," the team of Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora tell the story of what the days were like when Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini, and Billy first got their powers. Sprinkled throughout the TPB are the variant retro movie covers as well as a variant covers gallery at the end. Not a lot of extras but what I come t...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Genius Full Bottle

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Genius Full Bottle

Blog, Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
The lead hero of Kamen Rider Build has reached his final Genius Form. And, to attain that form, Sento needs the Genius Full Bottle. The DX Genius Full Bottle is a great final toy for the line. It's simple, but it comes with all the functions you'd expected, and it looks and sounds pretty sweet. On its own, the the toy looks similar in size and shape to the DX Sparkling Can. It does, however, have a new color scheme and mirror in the center for a cool light-up effect when activated in the driver. On its own, the DX Genius Full Bottle has a button that you can press to activate the "turn on" sound effect. From there, continually pressing the button will cycle through Sento's voice saying some of his classic catchphrases until you cycle back to the "turn on" sound again. Inserting the to...
Toy Review: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER DX Trigger Machine Crane & Drill

Toy Review: LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER DX Trigger Machine Crane & Drill

Blog, Reviews, Super Sentai, Toku, Toys
After the phantom thieves of Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger got their two-piece VS Vehicle last month, now it's the cops' turn. The DX Trigger Machine Crane and Drill functions similarly to the DX Scissors and Blade Dial Fighter. They are two separate VS Vehicles that can combine (I use that word loosely) into one solid vehicle. They function with the DX VS Changer together or individually, and they combine with PatKaiser to make PatKaiser Strong. In the DX VS Changer, you get Keisatsu Boost sounds for the two separately and summoning sounds for the two together. As I've said in past videos, I absolutely love the functionally of the VS Vehicles in the Changer, and this set is no exception. However, I've also stated that the mecha this season aren't really my th...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Evol Trigger

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Evol Trigger

Blog, Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Evol gets an upgrade in a very similar way to the star of his show. This results in similar toys yet again for the Kamen Rider Build series, though that might not be such a bad thing. The DX Evol Trigger here is a huge improvement on the previously reviewed DX Hazard Trigger. Pressing the button and inserting it into the DX Evol Driver gives you the "Revolution" sound effect with the new jingle for Black Hole form. Furthermore, in this state, you get a new attack, the "Black Hole Attack". A second button-press gives you the "Fever Flow", obviously similar to the "Overflow" from the previous version of the toy. Lastly, this toy gives you the option for the "Black Hole Finish" and the "Black Hole Break" for its final sound effects. Overall, it's a very simple toy and complem...
Review: DIGIMON ADVENTURE TRI. LOSS

Review: DIGIMON ADVENTURE TRI. LOSS

Anime, Blog, Movies & TV, Reviews
Shout! Factory sponsors today's review on their home video release for Digimon Adventure tri. Loss. For those unaware, the film is the fourth installment in a series of movies Toei Animation produced to celebrate Digimon Adventure's 15th anniversary. It was the first in the Digimon anime franchise, and was immediately followed by Digimon Adventure 02 in 2000. Saban Brands originally distributed and dubbed the series in English for North America as apart of the Fox Kids television block. Digimon Adventure tri. began with Chapter 1 - Reunion in Fall 2015, followed by Chapter 2 - Determination in Spring 2016 and then Chapter 3 - Confession in Fall 2016, which we reviewed last month here at Henshin Justice Unlimited. This time, we are looking at Digimon Adventure tri.: Chapter 4 - Loss wh...
And We’re Still Going With It: A Deep Dive Into the MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Season Premiere (Part 2)

And We’re Still Going With It: A Deep Dive Into the MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Season Premiere (Part 2)

Animation, Blog, Movies & TV, Reviews, Uncategorized, Videos
Greetings and salutations, HJU faithful! Bookish is back, and as I warned you last time, we're on our past and present retrospective through My Little Pony's last eight years... by way of mainly talking about current material. Seriously, the whole thing's on Netflix, it's worth catching up. Meanwhile, if you haven't read Part 1, you should go do that, and then come back here. In a bid to stop problems like friendship-deprived supervillains before they start, Twilight Sparkle decided to open a Friendship School, much like the one her previous mentor, Princess Celestia, started for magically gifted unicorns long ago. Its reach had spread across Equestria and beyond, bringing in creatures who aren't necessarily ponies amidst its student body. Things are going well—or at least the...
Yes, It’s Still Going: A Deep Dive Into the MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Season Premiere (Part 1)

Yes, It’s Still Going: A Deep Dive Into the MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC Season Premiere (Part 1)

Animation, Blog, Featured, Movies & TV, Reviews, Uncategorized, Videos
Hey there, Henshin Justice readers! I realized I didn't introduce myself proper in my Viewtiful Joe article, so let's fix that. I'm Bookish Delight, and I was grabbed by HJU from the mad, bad and crazyhouse that is the My Little Pony fandom to write about tokusatsu, one of my original loves—but with a twist. That twist being, things that go slightly out of the usual wheelhouse of UltraRiderSentaiDrama that toku fandom normally deals in. Tokusatsu-adjacent material, if you will—as well as and a look into the medium's effect on pop culture. I do a lot of writing, both professional and hobbyist, so my schedule of availability here is roughly every three to five weeks. However, when I show up, I promise to make the material meaty and memorable. Like right now. By writing a...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Evol Driver, DX Rabbit & Dragon Evol Bottles, DX Bat Engine Full Bottle Set

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Evol Driver, DX Rabbit & Dragon Evol Bottles, DX Bat Engine Full Bottle Set

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Evolt has appeared in the last act of the Kamen Rider Build TV series, and of course a new Rider means new gear, so lets take a look at it all. First up, we have the DX Evol Driver, basically a repaint of the DX Build Driver, but with new sounds and a few fresh parts. All of the unique sound effects are fantastic and a vast improvement on the old Driver toy. It's able to read every single collectible Full Bottle too (as seen in the second video), though it does read them differently than the DX Build Driver, so that keeps things fresh. The set comes with our first two Evol Bottles, Cobra and Rider System. With these, you're able to make Evol's base form. The form gives you a henshin jingle and finishing attack, the Evol Finish. Any non-Best Match gives you the Evol Attack ...