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Complete Selection Modification Garren Buckle & Garren Rouzer Announced

Complete Selection Modification Garren Buckle & Garren Rouzer Announced

Blog, Kamen Rider, News, tokusatsu, Toys
Within the past few days Premium Bandai teased its next Complete Selection Modification release. The release itself being based on the transformation device and arsenal of Kamen Rider Garren, as seen in "Kamen Rider Blade." In the series, Sakuya Tachibana used the Garren Buckle and Garren Rouzer to become Kamen Rider Garren. However in episode 30, the character would obtain the Rouze Absorber unlocking Jack Form.   Now, Premium Bandai's Complete Selection Modification releases for the items have three possible options in how fans can purchase them. The first option is a standalone Complete Selection Modification Garren Buckle release, this includes the belt, projector, 4 Rouze Cards, and Garren Jack Form Plate. Whereas, the second option pairs the Garren Buckle with the Garr...
The First Stand-Alone Kamen Rider Den-O Work in 10 Years, Pretty Den-O!

The First Stand-Alone Kamen Rider Den-O Work in 10 Years, Pretty Den-O!

Anime, Blog, Movies & TV, tokusatsu
Japan's Cinema Today recently reported that a new Kamen Rider Den-O work is slated to be released during the Toei Manga Festival. For those unaware of the Toei Manga Festival, it is an event established to showcase Toei's childern's series as theatrical films. The event normally occurs during seasonal vacation breaks in the school year. Also, the event is known for hosting the premiere of every Dragon Ball film. Titled "Kamen Rider Den-O: Pretty Den-O," it is the first stand-alone Kamen Rider Den-O work since 2010; the final stand-alone production was "Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider The Movie: Super Den-O Trilogy." Whereas, Kamen Rider Den-O continued to appear in later works through crossover events. Yet, no other details such as the story or cast has been revealed current...
PlatinumGames’ Project G.G., a Tokusatsu-Inspired Game!

PlatinumGames’ Project G.G., a Tokusatsu-Inspired Game!

Featured, tokusatsu, Ultraman, Video Games
Yesterday, PlatinumGames shocked the world with the announcement of their new upcoming game, "Project G.G. A Go-Go!" Now, the title is a work progress, but the game itself is heavily influenced by the tokusatsu genre. From the trailer which fans can view below, the game will feature a hero that transforms into an Ultra-like being to fight kaiju. However, while our hero will be reference to Ultraman, their transformation is an obvious homage to Kamen Rider. This leaves us with the question of what other references are in the game? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6inZzkZmiI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1ANmXnWLhpTgU2FFfYL_inx3bV8NuNCDWt9IAu7upHx8oOGtjmZ19fv2w Now, the game is being directed by PlatinumGames' own, Hideki Kamiya; the mastermind behind Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe...
North America’s Official Ultraman Website, “Ultraman Galaxy”

North America’s Official Ultraman Website, “Ultraman Galaxy”

Featured, Kaiju, tokusatsu, Ultraman
Last weekend, Tsuburaya Productions launched their official North American website for the Ultra Series. Titled, Ultraman Galaxy, this website feature various updates on the franchise and products. In addition, the site will eventually expand into being a database for the various heroes, aliens, and kaiju in the franchise. Furthermore, there is an entire section dedicated to how companies can contact Tsuburaya to license Ultraman for projects, as well as their current partners. Now, Tsuburaya Productions' licensing agency in North America is The Licensing Group; the company works to assist Tsuburaya Productions in its various business ventures. However, the site itself is produced by Starlight Runner Entertainment. For those unaware, Starlight Runner is a production company that spe...
THE RETURNERS: Life is Short, Unless You’re Dead

THE RETURNERS: Life is Short, Unless You’re Dead

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Books, Comics, Culture, Fantasy, Featured, horror, monster, News, Sci-Fi, Toku, toku, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
If you're looking for something new to get into this year, and have a mind for supernatural mayhem with a twist, look no further than The Returners, the new book from up-and-coming author Lee T. Davis. Sporting heavy inspirations from the world of Japanese anime, live-action special effects, high-flying Hong Kong action, and Hollywood sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, this tale of otherworldly antiheroes is not to be missed. As the official blurb states, 2019's The Returners (not to be confused with an older, unrelated release of the same name) gives the spotlight to uncommon protagonists for the action/adventure genre. And that's especially true if we're only counting stories that aren't a prequel, a sequel, a midquel, any-other-kinda-quel, or anything based on an existing property to beg...
Watch: Toei’s SPIDER-MAN Honest Trailer

Watch: Toei’s SPIDER-MAN Honest Trailer

Blog, Culture, Movies & TV, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Video Update, Videos
As we get ready to pile into movie theaters for the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film, we return to an old gem in the annals of live-action special effects TV, with the strange anomaly that was 1978's Spider-Man. A rare Japanese-produced adaptation from an original Marvel Comics creation, this Spidey bears some similarities to the more familiar wall-crawler from New York, but in other ways... maybe not so much. Still, the hero, whose televised adventures lasted 41 episodes, has made some strides in recent pop culture, having appearances in comic book crossovers where he encounters other webslingers in the Spider-Man multiverse, along with his giant mech Leopardon. Because nothing says "spider power" like a kaiju-sized robot themed after a cat. Here's the Honest Trailer for...
Watch: KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT Revisited

Watch: KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT Revisited

Blog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Video Update, Videos
2008 saw the return of Kamen Rider to American television after over a decade of absence. The Japanese action hero franchise survived its ups and downs with the previous English-language adaptation in the form of 1995's divisive Masked Rider only to face a new challenge when Adness Entertainment picked up the brand rights for their own take. The American Kamen Rider Dragon Knight would adapt the visuals from the original Kamen Rider Ryuki, but it would have a tough time finding a big audience on the now-defunct CW4Kids television block. But, for a passionate few, it represented the possibilities for a beloved franchise to branch out toward wider appeal someday soon. Some of us are still waiting for the time when Kamen Rider may be recognized as easily as the likes of the Avengers, ...
KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FOREVER Trailer: The Gang’s All Here

KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FOREVER Trailer: The Gang’s All Here

Blog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Update
It's that time again. The Kamen Rider franchise is ready for another annual blowout with their latest winter movie, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER set to debut this December. Shortly after whetting appetites with the official poster, Toei Company has released their first trailer for the film, and it's a rather emotional affair. We're getting real meta up in this joint, as Kamen Rider is being talked about within the story as an actual TV show enjoyed by adoring fans. There's also a load of nostalgic clips from the many years of the Heisei Era, starting with 2000's seminal Kamen Rider Kuuga. Plus, explosions. Lots of explosions. https://youtu.be/_A0AcF7XGDs Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER hits Japanese theaters December 22, 2018.   You might also like: I...
Is KAMEN RIDER Coming to American TV?

Is KAMEN RIDER Coming to American TV?

Blog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
"If Kamen Rider were available, which series would you want to see first?" This is the question posed to the Twitter audience last week, in a poll provided for fans of the live-action special effects genre by TV and streaming service TOKU. The Olympusat Inc. venture has been providing tokusatsu aficionados with an array of action-packed events, such as Tsuburaya Productions' popular giant hero franchise, Ultraman, as well as Gridman, and many other esoteric action, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror pieces from across Asia. This is the first time we've heard that TOKU could be putting out feelers for the Kamen Rider franchise. The long-running brand, about a transforming hero facing new monstrous enemies in weekly battles, has spawned dozens of annual series since its debut in 1971, reach...
KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FOREVER Poster Unveiled

KAMEN RIDER HEISEI GENERATIONS FOREVER Poster Unveiled

Blog, Gallery, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
The Kamen Rider franchise is getting even more generational with the latest in their series of movies based on the ongoing action hero franchise, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER. And here's the poster to prove it. As previously mentioned, they keep trying to end this Heisei Era, but something's always standing in the way. A gaggle of heroes from recent (and not-so-recent) years in the Rider saga are returning for one last (lol) battle to save the world from evil. A new poster has been unveiled, to give you a taste of the combat to come. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER hits theaters December 22, 2018.   You might also like: This New POWER RANGERS Cereal Wants in Your Mouth Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER ZI-O DX Faiz, Hibiki, Kabuto, Den-O Ride Watches, Faiz Phone...