It's that time again. A new Power Rangers incarnation is on the horizon, and fitting with recent tradition, we're treated to an early trailer of what lies ahead for us in the coming year for this long-running franchise. In keeping with that tradition, of course, this video features no footage of any members of our new super-team, as it debuted at this month's Power Morphicon event so early that no actual scenes had yet been shot with them. What we do have is lots and lots of footage from 2012's Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, the 36th installment in Japan's Super Sentai brand, from which Power Rangers gets much of its action visuals.
Power Rangers is such a unique animal when it comes to modern entertainment, a hybrid between Japanese-produced fight scenes from Toei Company and American-fu...
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where broken helmet scenes will always be cool! This week's episode of Kamen Rider Build brings evens to a head, as the Riders begin their final battle to defeat Evolt and forge a new world while citizens cheer them on. The Lupinrangers face another difficult challenge in Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger as Umika's father comes to ensure that her birthday celebration consists of more than just eating pudding.
Things come to a close for Build next week as the final episode airs. Will they announce a "Returns" special immediately after the episode as they did for the previous two series, or will it be a true finale (well...before Sento and Ryuga appear again in the next series)? It also seems that the Patrangers will get some ex
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where sometimes we have to cover the far extremes of the tokusatsu world at the same time. This week's episode of Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger is going way out into the "fun and campy" end of things, even by Super Sentai standards. Keep your eyes out for the middle aged backing dancer wearing a sparkly silver thong over their leotard. Meanwhile, Kamen Rider Build promised us death before it's one week hiatus and it's going to milk this tragedy for everything it's worth. Farewell Kazumi. You will be missed...assuming that you aren't somehow resurrected for the next crossover movie.
Which kind of episode do you enjoy more? Do you like it when they present them both together or would you prefer it if they didn't pair a sad epi...
Greetings and Salutations, HJU readers! It is I, Bookish Delight, here once again to spotlight video games that, as a toku fan, you should totally have on your radar!
For undoubtedly at least a few of you reading this, today’s featured series needs no introduction. However, if this holds true for you, then consider yourself part of an elite club, because—especially in Western territories—this series is about as obscure as you can get. Which is both a shame and an oddity, as it took Japan by storm for a decade and a half, and is still going strong even today, with a recently announced comeback title in the works.
This series is Sakura Taisen, and even now, years past its heyday, it's kind of a big deal.
Where The Sun Rises
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where not even a planet-killer like Evolt can compare to the power of baseball! Yes, Kamen Rider Build was off the air this week as the opening ceremony of a national high school baseball championship was being broadcast instead. But you can never strike out Super Sentai, so Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger continues on regardless.
Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, Episode 26
Kogure has come to bistro Jurer in order to meet with Noel (X). While he waits for him to arrive he admonishes the Lupinrangers for getting too close to the Global Police. Noel arrives to explain his latest scheme to them all. An exclusive auction of stolen artwork is being held and Noel has managed to get
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where heroes can only survive by working together. It's a lesson that both phantom thieves and global police must reluctantly learn this week in Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger as Lymon gives the first demonstration as to what the higher ranked, golden safe owning Ganglers can really do. Meanwhile in Kamen Rider Build the main problem every Rider has is always attempting to carry their burdens alone and it seems that the ghosts of Grease's past have come back to haunt him and set up a big cliffhanger.
And it is indeed a cliffhanger because there will be no episode of Kamen Rider Build this coming week. It's being bumped for the televised opening ceremony of a nation-wide Japanese high school baseball championship. We will, h
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 ...
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where promises to parental figures must always be kept. Sento's father persuades him to continue his work in this week's Kamen Rider Build, though we will have to see whether the white panel is revealed within the remaining four episodes, as the sponsors' message card in this week's episode revealed that the movie Kamen Rider Build: Be The One takes place between this episode and the next one, rather than after the series finale as had been previously advertised. Over in Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger we discover that Kairi and Tsukasa had similar childhood experiences but the promise Tsukasa made to her grandfather looks to be severely tested by Lymon. Luckily I'm confident they have a combination to ensure she can uphold it.
In February of 1993, Gosei Sentai Dairanger kung fu kicked onto the scene, and the world of Japanese tokusatsu was a little brighter. As the 17th entry in Toei Company's ongoing Super Sentai franchise, a breath of fresh air was on the menu, and we leave it to history to judge whether it paid off.
The series is remarkable to Power Rangers fans for a few reasons. While Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was first hitting the airwaves, based on Dairanger's dinosaur-themed predecessor, Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, the martial arts practitioners of the Five-Star Task Force were facing a tide of monsters from the dark Gorma Tribe. Later, footage from their adventures would find itself to the west when it was integrated into MMPR's second season.
Though many villains and giant mechs were utilized f...
Welcome back to Super Hero Synopses, where the key to victory is having faith in your friends! Once again, Sento is trying to carry all the weight of his problems by himself and once again his fellow heroes in Kamen Rider Build come to his aid to prove that their teamwork can defeat even the most powerful of alien forces...or can it? Kaito Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger sees Noel setting up a sting operation, for which he requires Touma's cooking abilities. Things nearly go wrong when they find themselves facing an entire sub-unit of the Ganglers, but by trusting in each others' abilities they make it through and away with more treasure!
Is Shinobu (Sento's dad) a villain or a hero? Will Kazumi and Gentoku rue receiving another dose of Nebula Gas? Is Touma's newfound ...