Not content to pass up the opportunity for a little cross-promotion, Toei Animation is having some fun with two of the big names among its fleet of mega-franchises. Sadly, this crossover is only here as a marketing tool for two separate releases, which have basically nothing to do with each other except they both involve giant things blowing stuff up. We'll take it!
Godzilla: Planet Eater is the third and final act in the 3D animated trilogy for the giant lizard in his first fully-animated film saga. Its release this month just happens to coincide with that of Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, the next installment for the ongoing super robot anime legend. So, Toei Animation is letting their promotional powers combine, and giving them their own commercials and artwork to hype fans of both ...
HurricaneYellow isn't out of the monster-fighting biz just yet. Actor Yamamoto Kohei, known to many Super Sentai fanatics as super-ninja Bito Kota on Ninpu Sentai Hurricanger, is hard at work on a new project for Toei Company. The developing TV series will feature a new hero not affiliated with the likes of Toei's usual suspects from the long-running Kamen Rider and Super Sentai franchises.
Kaiju Ward Gallas, as the name implies, is a kaiju show, with giant monsters as a centerpiece. Not a first for Toei, but after years of focusing heavily on their Big Two, this comes as somewhat of a surprise. Kaiju action is more Tsuburaya Productions' thing. With their ongoing Ultraman franchise, they've defined the look and feel of giant monster action on the small screen for decades now. Elsewhe...
What, you expected the last movie to be the final installment just because it contained the word "final" in the title? How little you know this franchise.
The heroes of Kamen Rider are back yet again, in this latest crossover blowout film promising to gather up the heroes from several incarnations of the long-running property, across all of the 21st Century Heisei Era. Headlining this bad mamma-jamma is the newest lead hero among them, Kamen Rider Zi-O. The time-traveling wannabe king is about to get a royal crash course in heroing as he combines forces with a greater congregation of past Kamen Riders than even his own show would likely allow. If you can't be the last, at least be the foreverest... or something.
Here's the teaser trailer, which is so teasing that it contains seemin...
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...
Who doesn't love Comic-Con, huh? The stars are all alight, ready to spread some much-needed shine on (almost) all our favorite geek properties, soon to be set before us in the coming years as we wait with baited breath. One highly-anticipated offering is the newest entry in Legendary Pictures' MonsterVerse, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Director Michael Dougherty's creature feature promises more kaiju chaos than you can shake a spiked tail at, as we've invited a few other classic Toho Studios monsters along for this party, all featured in the first trailer.
The monsterfest started a little early when a little diddy appeared on the interwebs days earlier. A clip featuring actress Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) looking distraught AF as she tries to find help, after what was no d...
Here's a television promo for Ultraman R/B, the newest addition to Tsuburaya Productions' long-running Ultraman franchise. This time, the story follows two brothers as they become heroes to fight off the giant monsters laying waste to their home. The form-changing siblings have a red and blue duality to their costumes, and are able to trade color schemes - along with corresponding powers - according to the needs of a given battle.
Ultraman R/B premieres on Japanese television July 7, 2018. We anticipate an official western release shortly thereafter.
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Here's what's happening in the upcoming movie theater releases for the latest series in Toei's ongoing Kamen Rider and Super Sentai tokusatsu franchises.
In the team-based Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger en filme, a man of mystery will appear, whose job description and appearance bare a striking resemblance to the famous literary detective Sherlock Holmes. The two feuding factions of thieves and police officers may have their hands full when he is on the case.
Meanwhile, Kamen Rider Build: Be The One returns genius freedom fighter Sento and his brother-in-arms Ryuuga to battle while Kamen Rider Blood Stalk threatens all they hold dear before they can decide, once and for all, who will "Be The One", as the television theme song tells us. The life of a friend, ...
Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger adds another to the long line of Hyper Battle DVD specials that have proceeded it, released annually with each new Super Sentai series. This time, the home media campaign focuses its attention on the female stars of the show, Umika and Tsukasa (LupinYellow and PatranSango).
Hyper Battle is a series of special presentations, sometimes outside of traditional TV continuity, placing spotlight on a particular group of characters, usually with a new piece of gadgetry in their possession, helping to further promote the show and its vast array of merchandise.
Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger: Girlfriends Army is available with Televi-kun magazine's latest issue on June 30, 2018.