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Why POWER RANGERS Beats STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in Audience Ratings

Why POWER RANGERS Beats STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in Audience Ratings

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Well, here's a fun bit of trivia for you. Power Rangers, the 2017 reimagining of the 90s TV phenomenon Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which hit theaters early this year, is currently enjoying a higher audience score with review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes than the new, highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Cause for celebration for those in some geek circles. Cause for alarm in others. And others still meet this "news" with an understandable shrug and scroll. Here's why I think this little factoid may be interesting. ComicBook.com noted that the latest entry in the beloved space fantasy is sitting pretty with an extremely encouraging 93% critics score, and an audience score that rests in the mid-to-upper 50s. Meanwhile, the Teenagers with Attitude have garnered a somewhat less mor...
Gundam Takes Flight in Latest READY PLAYER ONE Trailer

Gundam Takes Flight in Latest READY PLAYER ONE Trailer

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Ah, hell. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry decided to drop trailers for their mega-blockbuster these past two weeks. Must be another Star Wars December. This time, it's Ernest Cline's heavyweight pop culture champion Ready Player One, the bestselling book given life via the man who helped generate a large part of the very fan fervor his sci-fi adventure sought to invoke - famed director Steven Spielberg. And with this second extended look at the film, we have a ton of new iconic characters, images, and music cues to add to the growing pile that has nerds of all ages adjusting in their seats. Among these totemic titans is the anime super-robot tearing up the skies in a battle for the Oasis. No, it's not Voltron, like so many have misidentified him as. And no, it's not the Iron Giant, though he ...
This Disney/Avengers Mash-Up Shows How Snake-like Thanos Can Be

This Disney/Avengers Mash-Up Shows How Snake-like Thanos Can Be

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Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War promises to be the largest collection of iconic, larger-than-life heroes the landscape of live-action cinema has ever seen. But what if things had been just a little bit different? What if the world needed saving not by the cape-flapping, shield-tossing likes of the Avengers, but by some other Disney icons? We all know their names. We hear their footsteps and tremble. Straight out of the vault, they've begun their march toward victory against the terror of Thanos and his horde of deadly minions. It's the Walt Disney cartoons! And they're here to do some avenging. For the five people left alive who haven't seen it, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer dropped last week and quickly broke records on streaming giant Youtube for the most views in the sh...
Press Release: THE IMMORTAL RED FOX

Press Release: THE IMMORTAL RED FOX

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Press Release: THE IMMORTAL RED FOX "What does it take to be a hero?
Purpose?
Strength?
A warrior's curse?
Magical weapons?
Tight spandex and a cool name?

Follow the story of the world's most unfit hero! A transplant to Japan whose questionable luck landed him being either blessed or cursed (depending on how you look at it) with the powers of a 500 year old warrior. A warrior who kept the balance between the natural and supernatural realms. The Immortal Red Fox!!! The Immortal Red Fox is Japanese live action inspired hero with a creative team spanning the USA, the Philippines, and Japan. The goal was to bring something new and interesting to the table for fans of Japanese live-action, Manga, American style comics, and even fans of pro wrestling. Our story focuses on an overconf
Watch: ANIME CRIMES DIVISION Episode 3

Watch: ANIME CRIMES DIVISION Episode 3

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Here's the third episode of Anime Crimes Division, from RocketJump. The first and second episodes of this web series saw the formation of a new team struggling to clean up the streets of Neo Otaku City. Now, in the season finale, the division is tasked with tracking down a serial killer of the Gundam persuasion. All set? Ready... GO! https://youtu.be/zcxcjTr_Pm4 In addition to helping fund this celebratory exercise in nerd hilarity, Crunchyroll is offering a 30-day free trial to their services.   You might also like: ULTRAMAN Anime Teaser – The Classic Hero Reborn JOHN WICK vs SPACE SHERIFF VOICER – Keanu Reeves Meets His Hero, Sonny Chiba KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 12: How To Build Bridges & Get Over Them
Watch: ANIME CRIMES DIVISION Episode 2

Watch: ANIME CRIMES DIVISION Episode 2

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Here's the second episode of Anime Crimes Division, from RocketJump. The first episode saw a new duo hit the streets in Neo Otaku City. This time, the division must infiltrate an underground Yu-Gi-Oh tournament in search of a rarity... https://youtu.be/h9cokcBph5M In addition to helping fund this celebratory exercise in nerd hilarity, Crunchyroll is offering a 30-day free trial to their services.   You might also like: KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 12: How To Build Bridges & Get Over Them ULTRAMAN GEED Blows Minds in MOB PSYCHO 100 Poster REDMAN Strikes a Pose in New Comic Preview From Matt Frank
Watch: Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope

Watch: Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope

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Fan films are tricksy. Especially those based upon anime properties, which themselves come with a style and a vibe that seems near impossible to replicate without sacrificing something that makes the original great. And yet, those of us who love these titles, who have the passion to express that adoration creatively, keep persisting. With this in mind, we dive into Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, the new fan film release that dropped this week to a crowd of eager viewers. Based upon the wildly popular Dragonball franchise, its genesis in the manga series from famed creator Akira Toriyama, which then went on to become one of the most widely-known Japanese animated titles in the medium's history, with several sequels and countless films and specials. Light of Hope takes is cues from The H...
Artists in Tokusatsu: Hand-made Henshin Love

Artists in Tokusatsu: Hand-made Henshin Love

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As henshin hero fans, we know the struggle is nigh to find the right gifts that express who we are and what our community is about. An S.H. Figuart for your pops may sometimes be met with a head scratch and awkward glance. Even more so we would love to adorn our walls with all sorts of pieces that express the love for the mechs, the grown ups in spandex standing as a bastion for justice around the world, and the epic kaiju battles they fought to maintain that order. Well, let's spend a moment to talk about artists we see in our community giving us amazing wall art, keeping us warm with Rider scarves, and everything in between. (more…)