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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...
The POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Short is Here to Save Live-Action POWER RANGERS in 2018

The POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID Short is Here to Save Live-Action POWER RANGERS in 2018

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What a time to be a Power Rangers fan. A certain number of years ago, the thought of more seasons of the show would have seemed farfetched, let alone the release of a feature-length film, a live streaming show, an addictive mobile game, and a successful line of ongoing comics to add on top of that. There's a lot to be thankful for in 2018, and the hits, it seems, just keep on coming. Now, as we rev up for the launch of the Power Rangers: Shattered Grid comic event, the main writer of the BOOM! Studios publication brings to us this live-action teaser short, starring none other than original Green Ranger Jason David Frank from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (and, like, fifty other seasons) as the villainous Lord Drakkon. Kyle Higgins has been putting in work these past couple years with B...
VIEWTIFUL JOE: 15 Years Later

VIEWTIFUL JOE: 15 Years Later

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Comics, Culture, Fantasy, Featured, Kamen Rider, monster, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Super Sentai, Tech, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Games, Video Update, Videos
(Kyoryu) Brave New World Tokusatsu hero shows, and the worldwide fandom surrounding them, have changed greatly over the past fifteen years. Beyond genre, beyond formula, beyond character archetypes, beyond even cinematography and direction, the greatest way that change has manifested is cross-pollination. Super Sentai—in its original, unedited form—currently gets official DVD releases in the West. GARO went from a pet project known only to the hardcore, to a running franchise and a mainstay event for one of the biggest MMOs in the world. Kamen Rider has radically reinvented itself several times tonally, and Ultraman is finally getting significant amounts of love by way of behemoth streaming service Crunchyroll.  Meanwhile, more and more properties are adopting the "live-action, spe
JUSPION 3D – The Classic Hero Revived

JUSPION 3D – The Classic Hero Revived

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Everything old is new again. Toei Company's fondly remembered but not ongoing Metal Heroes superhero franchise continues to sneak into the building through the side entrance while all its other, more currently popular titles in the Super Sentai and Kamen Rider camp stroll through the front. Whether it's Space Sheriff Gavan's new Type-G doing guest spots on every sentai series from here to planet Cayenne or the new Space Squad movie crossover series checking in with just about every long lost hero in Toei's overflowing stable, it's not the worst time to be a fan of these old school monster-fighters. Especially not Special Megabeast Investigator Juspion. In 1985, Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion was born, the fourth in Japan's successful line of Metal Hero shows and the first to place heavy focus...
You Gotta Believe These 8-Bit Theme Song Covers (KAMEN RIDER, POWER RANGERS, SUPER SENTAI, & More)

You Gotta Believe These 8-Bit Theme Song Covers (KAMEN RIDER, POWER RANGERS, SUPER SENTAI, & More)

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Here's a little something to jam to while waiting for your next fix when it comes to the heroes of the tokusatsu world. From Kamen Rider to Super Sentai to Power Rangers, Youtuber Studio Megaane has been delivering one nostalgic twist after another on the special-effects shows we at Henshin Justice Unlimited hold most dear. Plus quite a few other titles both of the live-action and animated variety. Studio Megaane creates music tracks in the style of old school 8-bit video games, generating a unique sound not to be duplicated, especially for those of us who fondly remember the days when this was pretty much all you had when mashing buttons and cursing the incredibly difficult games of the era. You haven't known true struggle until you've been felled by your hundredth accidental landing...
Go Batty for KAMEN RIDER THE DINER’s New Kiva-Themed Menu

Go Batty for KAMEN RIDER THE DINER’s New Kiva-Themed Menu

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Kamen River Kiva is making a comeback. As I clutch my pearls at the thought of it already being a decade since this amazing fantasy action series left the airwaves, Kiva's celebrating its tenth anniversary in style. We've already heard of the new Blu-ray set coming to home video, as well as the introduction of fan-favorite actor Takeda Touhei making his recent debut as a mysterious new superpowered figure in the current series Kamen Rider Build. But why stop there? Surely there's some other way to bring honor to the bat-themed hero and his outrageous circle of friends and rivals as we look back on their wacky adventures together? Well, that's where Kamen Rider The Diner comes in. As previously mentioned, Kamen Rider The Diner has been operating in Ikebukuro, Japan since 2011, serving ...
Art: KAMEN RIDER EX-AID Smartphone Wallpaper

Art: KAMEN RIDER EX-AID Smartphone Wallpaper

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Here's a collection of art based upon the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid tokusatsu television series. The video game-themed superhero show features similar pieces on its many props, and now fans can add this Ex-Aid imagery to their phone backgrounds or anywhere that a person may be inclined to post it, courtesy of Rider enthusiast Raidenzein.                You might also like: Emergency! POWER RANGERS’ Chris Violette Returns to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Forever Geed: ULTRAMAN GEED in 70+ Pictures INUYASHIKI Teaser: KAMEN RIDER DEN-O Joins the Dark Side
Sayonara, 2017: A Year of Action

Sayonara, 2017: A Year of Action

Anime, Articles, Blog, Comics, Culture, Movies & TV, Power Rangers, Super Sentai, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Uncategorized, Video Update, Videos
From Power Rangers to Star Wars to Marvel, 2017 was a year of miracles when it came to popular action titles all vying for a spot in our crowded geek hearts here at Henshin Justice Unlimited. And along the way, many fan groups have brought us their take on the anime, tokusatsu, video game, and fantasy action titles we loved in the year we leave behind. To say farewell to 2017, one such group has put together a piece highlighting their journey through the last twelve months of power, and we'll leave few nerd franchises untouched before the music finally stops pumping. We featured a video from Kamen Ramen Studios a few months back featuring the Lunar Wolf Ranger of Power Rangers Jungle Fury facing off against Black Panther of the upcoming Marvel Studios film. This fun showcase of crea...
SPIDER-MAN Needs Megazord Power, Now!

SPIDER-MAN Needs Megazord Power, Now!

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The interwebs can be a dark and tumultuous place, but every once in a while, you can find something to make you smile. Case in point: This little diddy from Youtuber Juan Ignacio Monzon, who provides a marvelous mash-up of two heroes who bear the same name (and a bit more). I'm speaking, of course, of Spider-Man. The classic Marvel Comics superhero brought to life (for, like, the fifth time) in 2017's blockbuster film Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland as the titular high school crimefighter. He comes to us years after another version of the red-and-blue hero swung onto our screens: the 1978 television series Spider-Man (or Supaidaman, if you prefer), starring Todo Shinji as an entirely different alter-ego to the one Marvel readers were used to at the time. Following a landm...
POWER RANGERS Alum Morphs into Oscar Isaac in STAR WARS Video: FINN & POE

POWER RANGERS Alum Morphs into Oscar Isaac in STAR WARS Video: FINN & POE

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Is this the closest we'll get to a lead actor from the Power Rangers television franchise featuring in Star Wars? If so, I'll take it! The Library Bards have been serenading Youtube with their nerd-centric music videos for the past few years, sending up a number of favorites in the world of geekdom. Now, they present to us their take on two characters in the recent smash hits Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The characters in question being that former Storm Trooper and the ace pilot who named him, Finn and Poe Dameron, played respectively by John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. But some among the Power Rangers fandom will get an extra treat, as the role of Poe is played here by Azim Rizk, who alternated between the Black and Green Ranger (there's a simple explanatio...