If you're looking for something new to get into this year, and have a mind for supernatural mayhem with a twist, look no further than The Returners, the new book from up-and-coming author Lee T. Davis. Sporting heavy inspirations from the world of Japanese anime, live-action special effects, high-flying Hong Kong action, and Hollywood sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, this tale of otherworldly antiheroes is not to be missed.
As the official blurb states, 2019's The Returners (not to be confused with an older, unrelated release of the same name) gives the spotlight to uncommon protagonists for the action/adventure genre. And that's especially true if we're only counting stories that aren't a prequel, a sequel, a midquel, any-other-kinda-quel, or anything based on an existing property to beg...
Henshin Justice Unlimited is taking a break through the holidays, while sparks are flying and hammers hit nails, working out the kinks of the site. After a much-needed hiatus, we hope to return bigger and better, providing more awesome content to our faithful visitors in the future.
Until then, we are seeking people who are adept at WordPress and website maintenance, who are willing and able to lend a hand with the site so that our return can be swift and decisive, like a Rider Kick just after a well-delivered quip to our nemesis. Anyone interested in helping to shore up our tech platform can give us a shout here on Twitter.
Good journey, comrades. We'll see you on the other side.
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From Studio Mir, the animation giants that brought forth Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra comes a new action/adventure title waiting to consume your soul. Young Koji and his magical companion are having a merry time in their fantastical land, until their fun in the sun is thwarted by a band of metallic malcontents bent on spoiling the mood. Well, we can't have that, can we?
Check out our first look at Koji here.
This new fantasy adventure series comes from Avatar and Korra writer Alexander Snow, sporting animation just as wicked as seen in those beloved titles.
Wherever this potential gem arrives in full series form, we can only hope it's soon.
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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.
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Power Rangers had a presence at the annual Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, featuring artwork and other pieces which showcased the long superhero franchise's legacy. Among them was a first look at the upcoming Power Rangers Beast Morphers.
The video is comprised exclusively of footage from 2012's Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, the 36th installment in Toei's Japanese Super Sentai saga, from which Power Rangers derives its source material.
A visitor's recording of the live video can be found here.
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I used to think that every facet of my geekiness had to be kept separate from each other. I’ve had experiences of other geeks judging me, saying my actions or interests were “too geeky” for them, but that is a story for another time. This story is about conventions.
Several years ago, I began to attend conventions. Specifically, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and Anime Central (ACen), each for the first time in the same year, and I mistakenly thought that C2E2 was only for pop culture things like comics and books while ACen was only for anime. This year’s C2E2 proved me wrong.
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Another day, another crossover event in the land of cool guys who rarely look at explosions as their enemies pun all the way to fiery doom. This time, it's Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger who steps up to bat. The series about a crew of space-faring heroes fighting against the unscrupulous Jark Matter only recently ended its year-long run on television, but that's not stopping them from tearing it up with the best of them in the seemingly unending cycle of Toei Company's team-up extravaganzas. Interestingly enough, some members on this particular team already have some experience with their latest companions in intergalactic day-saving. It's Space Sheriff Gavan! And he's bringing his disparate team of tokusatsu randoms from the newly-created Space Squad along for the party, in the new Uchuu Sentai...
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Studio Megaane creates music tracks in the style of old school 8-bit video games, generating a unique sound not to be duplicated, especially for those of us who fondly remember the days when this was pretty much all you had when mashing buttons and cursing the incredibly difficult games of the era. You haven't known true struggle until you've been felled by your hundredth accidental landing...
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Suda Masaki's star has risen considerably since his stint as the quirky second part of the half-and-half super-detective in 2009's Kamen Rider W. Leaping from one prestigious role in television and film to another, he's grown more popular than his talent agency deems appropriate for him to return to cameo in the Kamen Rider franchise that many of us know him best from. But as he continues to further branch out in the entertainment world, he gears up to release his new album, including some previously-released tracks as well as new pieces exclusively for this debut album.
Here's Suda singing "Scenery I've Never Seen Before" for a commercial celebrating Japanese national soccer.