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Watch: Toei’s SPIDER-MAN Honest Trailer

Watch: Toei’s SPIDER-MAN Honest Trailer

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As we get ready to pile into movie theaters for the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film, we return to an old gem in the annals of live-action special effects TV, with the strange anomaly that was 1978's Spider-Man. A rare Japanese-produced adaptation from an original Marvel Comics creation, this Spidey bears some similarities to the more familiar wall-crawler from New York, but in other ways... maybe not so much. Still, the hero, whose televised adventures lasted 41 episodes, has made some strides in recent pop culture, having appearances in comic book crossovers where he encounters other webslingers in the Spider-Man multiverse, along with his giant mech Leopardon. Because nothing says "spider power" like a kaiju-sized robot themed after a cat. Here's the Honest Trailer for...
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 BEAST MORPHERS Trailer: Now With 0.03% More Original Footage!

POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS Trailer: Now With 0.03% More Original Footage!

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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...
Watch: GOSEI SENTAI DAIRANGER Retrospective

Watch: GOSEI SENTAI DAIRANGER Retrospective

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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...
Open Your Eyes to Have Dinner with KAMEN RIDER FAIZ!

Open Your Eyes to Have Dinner with KAMEN RIDER FAIZ!

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It's time once again for another delicious offering from Kamen Rider the Diner. As we've featured several times in the past here at Henshin Justice Unlimited, this fine establishment has been serving up an explosive, ever-evolving menu based on the heroes and villains of Toei Company's Kamen Rider television series for years now. This time, they're focusing on a personal favorite mine, with 2003's Kamen Rider Faiz (aka Kamen Rider 555, because words are fun). Last time we discussed it, The Diner was taking us on a feels trip with a series overseen by the same writer, with 2008's Kamen Rider Kiva. The newly-refreshed menu includes items inspired by characters both of the Faiz television series and the movie Kamen Rider Faiz: Paradise Lost, the story set within a universe alternate to t...
Coming to DVD: CHOUJIN SENTAI JETMAN & HYAKUJUU SENTAI GAORANGER

Coming to DVD: CHOUJIN SENTAI JETMAN & HYAKUJUU SENTAI GAORANGER

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Shout! Factory continues its string of releases from the Super Sentai action hero franchise with two new DVD sets in the coming months. The first is the pleasant surprise of 1991's Choujin Sentai Jetman, the only series to be domestically released in the US that was not directly linked to Saban's Power Rangers brand, which began adapting the original Japanese franchise with Jetman's successor, 1992's Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger. Jetman remains a fan-favorite of the era, and may prove a surprise for those only familiar with the Saban-affiliated early years. The second release comes right on schedule, with the arrival of Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger. In 2002, the animal-themed series served as the franchise's 25th anniversary celebration, the cast from which was featured in the crossover ...
HERO MAMA LEAGUE: The Mother of all Super Sentai Crossovers

HERO MAMA LEAGUE: The Mother of all Super Sentai Crossovers

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Well, here's a twist. One place where you're almost sure not to find any patented daddy issues in the tokusatsu subgenre this year is the upcoming Hero Mama League, a wholly unexpected crossover event that gathers three heroines from Super Sentai television history, for a story about these superpowered ladies balancing their lives as world-saving badasses and the everyday challenges of being a mother. Yeah. This is happening. It comes to us via the Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club app, complimenting Toei Company's recent efforts to keep the spirit alive for the countless heroes running around their seemingly limitless multiverse of demons, aliens, and super-ninjas, righting wrongs long after their original shows leave the airwaves. As we gear up for the next entry into the new ongoing Space Sq...