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Is KAMEN RIDER Coming to American TV?

Is KAMEN RIDER Coming to American TV?

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"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

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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...
KAIJU WARD GALLAS: A Monstrous New Show From Toei Co

KAIJU WARD GALLAS: A Monstrous New Show From Toei Co

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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...
Watch: KAMEN RIDER AMAZONS Season 2 Now Streaming

Watch: KAMEN RIDER AMAZONS Season 2 Now Streaming

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It's that time again. Those lethal mutations with a talent for dismemberment are back for another season, now available in this official streaming release. It's the second chapter of Kamen Rider Amazons. (Or Amazon Riders, if you're feeling international). The reimagined series, loosely based on the classic 1974 title Kamen Rider Amazon, garnered enough success to sweep their fans up with another thirteen episodes of monster-fighting action. Courtesy of the streaming entertainment platform appropriately named Amazon Prime, Season 2 is now available in its original Japanese language with English subtitles. This is the love story between Chihiro, a boy raised by an Amazon, and Iyu, a girl brought back to life with the help of Amazons. It's far more than a mere, heart-warming "boy ...
POWER RANGERS 25th Anniversary Episode – Guess Who’s Back

POWER RANGERS 25th Anniversary Episode – Guess Who’s Back

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Everybody's passing out anniversaries this summer. Whether you're a longtime fan of Kamen Rider and hyped for the nostalgic rollercoaster sure to roll out from the latest Kamen Rider Zi-O, or are a fan of their American cousins in live-action, the Power Rangers, it's not the worst time to be someone who can quote whole episodes that aired years ago on command. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Ranger franchise, the current Teenagers with Attitude (or something) and some of their predecessors are meeting up for the sort of adventure that is rather rare these days. At least as far as their television exploits are concerned. We're speaking, naturally, of the special crossover episode of the Nickelodeon and Saban Brands title Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, which promises to ...
KAMEN RIDER ZI-O: The Twentieth Time’s the Charm

KAMEN RIDER ZI-O: The Twentieth Time’s the Charm

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It's that time again. The 20th entry in the Heisei Era's official Kamen Rider television series franchise is quickly approaching, and ahead of it comes a flood of new images and bits of information from which to glean early opinions. And as we feast our eyes on the new Kamen Rider Zi-O, we wonder what the future may hold for this enduring brand. And the future is very much on the minds of the show's creative forces, as the new series lead will be a time traveler, utilizing powers inspired by the heroes who came before him in the Heisei Era, which comes to an end with this incoming project. As the clock imagery in the title logo implies, this is a watch-themed hero, who changes forms based on the timepieces inserted into his henshin belt, accessing various transformations that will ...
ULTRAMAN USA Flies to Home Video in September

ULTRAMAN USA Flies to Home Video in September

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The land is plentiful with rich fruit from the seeds that Tsuburaya Productions has planted this year, as they continue releasing more gems from their vast vault of voluminous vindicators. As we gear up for another entry in the enduring Ultraman live-action franchise with the upcoming Ultraman R/B, we have another piece of kaiju history in Ultraman USA. Some may know this title best as Ultraman: The Adventure Begins, the anime film that struck while the iron was hot, with American audiences jonesing for some of that anime goodness in the 1980s. Not the first Japanese animated Ultraman piece nor the last, The Adventure Begins serves as an interesting stepping stone along the extensive map this franchise has traveled through the decades. Between 1979's The☆Ultraman and the new Ultraman
Hasbro Says Yes to Future POWER RANGERS Movie & More

Hasbro Says Yes to Future POWER RANGERS Movie & More

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In a statement this week for the Hasbro Strategic Decisions Conference, the toy and media company CEO Brian Goldner confirmed the potential for a new Power Rangers movie, among other endeavors relating to the superhero brand in the future. This marks the first time many will hear of official plans for another film at the superhero title's new home with Hasbro Inc. TokuNation brings the full quote from Goldner on the possibilities for this long-lasting franchise: “As I mentioned, we’ve now announced the acquisition of Power Rangers. This is really a great statement about where we believe we are in developing our brand blueprint. The fact that we can acquire Power Rangers brand and plug and play that right into our strategy where we activate it in entertainment, motion pictures in th
GODZILLA Trilogy Film 3 Title & Release Date Arrives

GODZILLA Trilogy Film 3 Title & Release Date Arrives

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The third and final film in Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures' animated Godzilla trilogy has been given a name, and the stylish poster indicates that a major feature in the film will be the famed three-headed monster known as King Ghidorah. The trilogy began with Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, currently available on streaming site Netflix, and continues with Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle, in theaters across Japan now. Last but not least is the finale, Godzilla: Star Eater. Godzilla: Star Eater hits Japan November 2018, with international availability soon to follow.   You might also like: Order REDMAN: THE KAIJU HUNTER Volume 1 Now Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Evol Driver, DX Rabbit & Dragon Evol Bottles, DX Bat Engine Full Bottle Set Trailer – GOD
POWER RANGERS Company Saban Brands Shuts Down With 60 Job Losses

POWER RANGERS Company Saban Brands Shuts Down With 60 Job Losses

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Saban Brands, current torchbearer for the Power Rangers franchise, is closing its doors this summer, with a series of layoffs that will leave 60 persons searching for new employment after the acquisition of their famous property by toy powerhouse Hasbro. It's uncertain whether any of Saban's current staff will transfer over to Hasbro's new initiative, but speculation continues to run rampant about the future of the Power Rangers banner. Los Angeles Business Journal marks July 1, 2018 as the official closing date for the company. Meanwhile, fans will have the premiere of Power Rangers Beast Morphers to look forward to in 2019.   You might also like: POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS Footage Screened: Licensing Expo 2018 Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD DX Evol Driver, DX Rabbit...