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VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER Season 7 Trailer – The End is Nigh

VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER Season 7 Trailer – The End is Nigh

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Voltron: Legendary Defender's eighth season will be its last, but before this pleasant surprise of a show takes its final bow, the space-faring Paladins of Voltron have another few months of universe-saving left in them. Here's the trailer. https://youtu.be/X-yHuoOEIHE With Lotor defeated and Shiro recovered, the Paladins are finally able to set a course for Earth. After a long and perilous journey, they discover that their home planet is not how they left it. From Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra fame, Voltron: Legendary Defender premiered on the Netflix streaming service in 2016 and quickly became one of the best new entries into its niche of animated action/adventure. Many will be sad to see it go, but we look forward to its...
Watch – MECHA: THE RISE AND FALL OF GIANT ROBOTS

Watch – MECHA: THE RISE AND FALL OF GIANT ROBOTS

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Here's a video from Youtuber Gigguk detailing the lengthy history of giant robots in media history through the years. https://youtu.be/H6OHVrQ5tcw   You might also like: HERO MAMA LEAGUE: The Mother of all Super Sentai Crossovers GODZILLA vs His Budget: Japan’s Toho Studios Co-Financing Future Hollywood Films MegaBots: Because Death By Natural Causes Sounded Too Easy
VIEWTIFUL JOE: 15 Years Later

VIEWTIFUL JOE: 15 Years Later

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(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
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 6

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 6

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
Kamen Rider Build's 6th entry into the SODO line continues to  add new Riders to the mix, along with a movie exclusive/ganbarizing form and upgrade forms for the show's characters. First, let's start with Kamen Rider Grease. This figure looks great and (unsurprisingly) uses a lot of similar pieces and ideas from the Cross Charge figure from wave 5. Next, we have my personal least favorite figure, Doctor Game form. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with this figure. The sculpt, the articulation, the paint and the stickers are all well done, but I just don't like the look of the form aesthetically. Now, supposedly this form was briefly seen in the last Heisei Generations movie before giving Kamen Rider Build a form resembling Kamen Rider Ex-Aid (though, at this point in time
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...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 17

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 17

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Super Robot Vesper Team Hyper Force, Go! It's a family affair on this episode of Power Rangers HyperForce. Traipsing through time, this new team of live roleplaying heroes have made it back to their place of origin, where they quickly come into contact with more links to the legacy sparked by 2001's Power Rangers Time Force, including former mutant crimelord Ransik and his old robotic assistant Frax. Twitch's RPG series continues, further developing its new team of Rangers and building upon the world left behind by the ongoing television series. Who gave them permission to be this interesting? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzTQa-p2RVo Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like: SUPER HERO SYNOPSES | Spies & Sh...
LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Episode 2: You’ll Never Take Them Alive

LUPINRANGER VS PATRANGER Episode 2: You’ll Never Take Them Alive

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Promises, promises. It's all determined salutes and solemn vows on this episode of Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger. And as we settle into this "cops and robbers" series, it hits me just how much the franchise has begun to change its tune. I think we were onto something when we speculated that, in its own way, the Super Sentai brand has been slowly creeping back to the forward-thinking Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters flavor in the last few years. I recently described the 2012 series as being ahead of its time, with its slick style, its character-centric stories, and a seeming intent to move the show into a new era. They just moved at such a fast clip that some diehards felt left in the dust with the whiplash it gave the fan community. And so, after a couple series that...
Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 5

Toy Review: KAMEN RIDER BUILD SODO Figures Wave 5

Kamen Rider, Reviews, Toku, Toys
SODO set 5 makes a huge comeback after the lackluster set 4 for the Kamen Rider Build series. We have the return to form with 3 full figures (4 if you count the re-release of Night Rogue but I already have him from set 2 so we'll only be focusing on the new figures). First up, we have PhoenixRobo and RabbitTank Sparkling. These guys are fairly standard figures, though that's not a bad thing. Both have excellent detail, articulation, roughly the same amount of stickers, and they both maintain the body swap gimmick. Build's Sparkling form only has one slight deviation from the norm, being a fully painted face that is also one solid piece unable to split up while the rest of him can. Cross Charge, however, is a completely new type of figure to this line. Also split into 2 boxes, Cros...
Maxing Megazord: Making the Most of the POWER RANGERS LEGACY WARS Event, Part 1

Maxing Megazord: Making the Most of the POWER RANGERS LEGACY WARS Event, Part 1

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In just a few hours, it will be that time, once again, fellow Power Rangers Legacy Wars fans: the Megazord Event! HJU readers are likely familiar with nWay's wildly popular mobile game, and possibly familiar with the game's twice-per-month event of battling Zords and giant monsters. This event has quickly become the game's premiere focus for both casual and competitive fans alike. Whether you and your fellow Alliance members are working to crack the Leaderboard Top 50 or hoping to solidify your place in the Top 5, we here at HJU have put together a tried and true list of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the event. This first of two articles on the Megazord event will focus on some basic tips necessary to succeed in Megazord play. The second part to this series wil...
Final PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING Trailer – A KAMEN RIDER Suits Up

Final PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING Trailer – A KAMEN RIDER Suits Up

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Pacific Rim: Uprising is almost upon us. The bright and sunny sequel to the dark, rainsoaked Guillermo Del Toro original is set to rally the troops for an all-out brawl against the other-dimensional Kaiju, who have returned to the post-war-torn world believed to have been saved from their monstrous wrath in the last installment. Just like at a top online casino, Alas, too much popcorn is on the line to say goodbye to the giant beasties and their eternal enemies, the robotic Jaegers with their shouty human pilots. Among them this time is John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) who carries the torch after the departure of his character's father, portrayed last time by Idris Elba. Boyega leads a cast of mostly fresh faces including Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, and Adria Arjon...