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9:00 PM on 06.11.2014

Fruit Basket! Kamen Rider Battride War II gets Zenith Arms DLC

I had mix feelings with the original Kamen Rider Battride War game. While the first title's playable Riders were very close to the ones from the TV series, Battride War felt like an incomplete game. Thankfully, Battride ...

Salvador GRodiles

12:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Kamen Rider Battride War II goes full-on Movie Magic

Kamen Rider Battride War was pretty much the closest tokusatsu fans came to getting a real "triple-A" tokusatsu videogame, and though it had its problems (namely by paling in comparison to the Dynasty Warriors games...

Josh Tolentino



Super Toku Time: Brought to you by O.J. Sprite photo
Super Toku Time: Brought to you by O.J. Sprite
by Salvador GRodiles

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After performing series of experiments, I have discovered that mixing orange juice with Sprite, 7 Up, or any type of lemon soda results in a delicious concoction that pleases the taste buds. With all of this talk about mixing liquids, I think I’m going to grab a quick drink before I start this segment.

Now that I’ve quenched my thirst, let’s catch up on my latest thoughts on Kyoryuger and Kamen Rider Gaim. Before we begin, I would like to point out that I’m not depressed anymore-- at least for now. Crocodile Sunshine’s getting used to his new magical abilities, and I’m ready to test my powers with a double serving of the Fruity Warlord. Hopefully, I’ll adjust to using magic soon. That way I don’t misuse my spells when the going gets tough.

In order to be a little more up to date, I’m doubling up my Gaim recaps, so that we can be ready for the next wave! Also I would like to apologize for my huge delay, since I’ve been overcoming some unknown forces at the moment-- curse you, mysterious entities.

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4:00 PM on 02.11.2014

Henshin time: Kamen Rider Battride War 2 gets announced

Rejoice, Rider fans! Your gods have spoken, and the deities of the driver have decreed that there shall be a sequel to last year's Kamen Rider Battride War, a Dynasty Warriors-esque fan service festa that, while not exactly t...

Josh Tolentino

9:00 PM on 12.16.2013

Don't say no to Just Live More's 8-bit remix

After remixing the opening themes of the previous Heisei Rider shows, Studio Me-gaane has mastered the powers of the Retro Lock Seed by giving Kamen Rider Gaim's opening the 8-bit treatment. Once again, the team does a stupe...

Salvador GRodiles

5:30 PM on 11.30.2013

Say Bye Bye: Toei Japan Channel to shut down in December

Well, people; it looks like Toei's special channel that intended bring classic toku shows to the US is going to disappear on December 31st. Silly enough, the main reason behind the channel's disappearance is due to Globecast'...

Salvador GRodiles

8:00 AM on 11.25.2013

Orange Arm! Just Live More's music video enters the stage

Gaim no Kaze (a.k.a. Shonan no Kaze) has entered the battlefield to sing their heart out, and Gaim is joining in on the action. However, the fruits are staying behind during the entire video. Wait, what?! How can you have a ...

Salvador GRodiles

10:00 PM on 10.29.2013

This year's Kawasaki Halloween Parade is a glorious treat

Halloween may be on the 31st of October, but that's not stopping the people of Kawasaki City from having their yearly parade before Hallow's Eve engulfs our lives. Overall, the attendees at the event continue to put on a grea...

Salvador GRodiles

11:00 PM on 10.25.2013

Kamen Rider Wizard & Gaim movie gets a full trailer

Well, it's time to go to war, because the trailer for Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Wizard & Gaim: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle-- try saying that three times fast-- is about to decide the fate of one's diet! Will fruits ...

Salvador GRodiles



First Impressions: Kamen Rider Gaim photo
First Impressions: Kamen Rider Gaim
by Salvador GRodiles

After recovering from a delightfully painful doughnut addiction, I have decided to substitute my cravings for yummy fried pastries with a healthy serving of fruit. By combining my new habit with a well-balanced mix of street dancing and Sengoku Era combat, Kamen Rider Gaim is shaping up to be a nutritious addition to my tokusatsu diet.

Depending on how the story turns out, writer Gen Urobuchi might change the way we see fruit by the time that Gaim reaches its resolution next year. Until then, join me below as we dig into the first two servings.

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Final Impressions: Kamen Rider Wizard photo
Final Impressions: Kamen Rider Wizard
by Salvador GRodiles

It’s hard to believe that a tale about a magical Kamen Rider that loves doughnuts could be a huge letdown. The show's premise was very promising, since our main hero was battling to protect the lives of innocent people after a Solar Eclipse Ritual caused countless people to turn into creatures known as Phantoms. If the series had played its cards right, we could've ended up with an interesting show with dark undertones. 

Sadly, Kamen Rider Wizard’s inability to conjure up a tale with a focused cast of character left us with an unsatisfying series. With the show's special coming to an end, you can join me below as we find out if Wizard has one last trick up its sleeve. 

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1:00 PM on 10.05.2013

Rider Give! Kamen Rider 1 brings hope to kids in Thailand

In the past, Japan has been protected by costumed heroes that go by the name of Kamen Riders. These great warriors of justice have stopped evil organizations (such as Shocker) from threatening the lives of Glorious Nippon's p...

Salvador GRodiles