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Raise your flag for Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans' chiptune opening

Mars has gone retro
Nov 01
// Salvador GRodiles
With a new Gundam show airing this season, it was only a matter of time until Studio Megaane would use his amazing skills to give Barbatos a retro upgrade. Once again, the guy did an amazing job with capturing the essen...
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UFO Catcher

Prizes beware: Only in Japan's crew uncover the UFO Catcher's secrets

Practice makes perfect
Oct 29
// Salvador GRodiles
When it comes to crane games, I'll admit that my luck varies. On some occasions, I can manage to nab the special item; however, there are still moments where I fail miserably. Speaking of which, John Daub and his comrades de...
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Simulcast GET: Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans heads to and Hulu

New Gundam series for everyone!
Sep 30
// Salvador GRodiles
It looks like there's another good reason to be a Gundam fan this year, since the upcoming series, Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, hits and Hulu on Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Japan Standard Time/3:30 a.m. Pacifi...
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Man at Arms: Reforged

Watch Man at Arms bring Saber's Excalibur to life

Servant not included
Sep 21
// Salvador GRodiles
Ever since Man at Arms switched to a new group, I started to miss the old team's style, since their weapons were more accurate than the current gang. Nonetheless, the main thing that both blacksmiths have in common is that t...

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Kamen Rider Drive

Full Throttle: Garage Hero takes a look at Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future

Shift Car sound effects included
Sep 02
// Salvador GRodiles
Bueno of Garage Hero/Garage Pro TV has returned to share his thoughts on another tokusatsu movie. This time around, he's taking Kamen Rider Drive the Movie: Surprise Future for a joyride with his comrades Michael (Gun Calibe...
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Japanese reality

Some misconceptions about Japan

Not everyone dresses VK?
Aug 13
// Hiroko Yamamura
Two of my favorite Youtube vloggers, Sharla and Rachel have thrown together a cute little video talking about a few misconceptions about Japan that visitors might have. It's worth a whirl, and the comments section of the vid...
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Indie toku series Mythos continues with its origin episodes

Is Tala going to transform soon?
Aug 08
// Salvador GRodiles
In an era where there's only four or five toku series airing in Japan each year, it feels refreshing when people create new projects about costumed heroes and/or monsters. From Garage Hero to Samurai Action Studio's stuff, t...
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Ayakashi Zamurai

Garage Hero series Ayakashi Zamurai is now on YouTube

This is my trusty dog Pochi
Aug 07
// Salvador GRodiles
You know, it feels kind of weird to see the Toei ocean wave sequence appear before a Garage Hero project. Nevertheless, it's great to see that Bueno and his group got to team up with them and YouTube Space to create Ayakashi...
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The Garage

Feast your eyes on The Garage: Tokusatsu Tutorial's badass insect-themed hero

Get ready to learn about making toku
Jul 17
// Salvador GRodiles
The folks at Garage Hero may be busy with adding the final touches to Ayakashi Zamurai, but that's not stopping them from showing us some images of The Garage: Tokusatsu Tutorial's hero. For the record, the sho...
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Ayakashi Zamurai

Garage Hero's Ayakashi Zamurai series unsheathes a new trailer

There's plenty of comedy to go around
Jul 03
// Salvador GRodiles
As Garage Hero continues to work hard on their upcoming projects, the group has taken the time to upload a new Ayakashi Zamurai trailer. This time around, we get to see more of the fantasy samurai show's comed...
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Memories of Phantasm's fifth episode blasts its way to YouTube

Watch out for Mandragoras
Jun 14
// Salvador GRodiles
Summer is around the corner and Manpuku Jinja has uploaded Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~'s fifth episode on YouTube. Compare to the project's previous segments, this one decides to focus on the co...
Cyber Ninja Tekkaraiger photo
Cyber Ninja Tekkaraiger

Henshin Ninpou: Cellphones and shinobi unite in Cyber Ninja Tekkaraiger

True ninjas never miss their dates
May 12
// Salvador GRodiles
Is it me, or has there been a ton of ninja-related content in these past few months? With Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, Ninja Slayer, and the upcoming ninja-themed toku series, Hayate, the warriors who hide in the shadows ...
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Ayakashi Zamurai

Check out Garage Hero's Ayakashi Zamurai teaser

Sounds like a sword-clashing good time
Apr 27
// Salvador GRodiles
Garage Hero's Hayate web series may have been put on hold, but their latest project, Ayakashi Zamurai, has received its first teaser. Based on the trailer's content, it looks like the group's hitting us with another fun proj...
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Garage Hero's upcoming Hayate web series goes on hiatus

There's a good reason behind this update
Apr 17
// Salvador GRodiles
Well, folks; it looks like Garage Hero's upcoming ninja-themed web series, Hayate, has been put on hold for now. The reasoning behind the hiatus is because of the group's production on Ayakashi Zamurai, Garage Hero's sh...
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Garage Hero

Watch Garage Hero tear Super Hero Wars GP to shreds

In which Bueno tells a kid to shut the hell up
Apr 10
// Salvador GRodiles
Aw snap, Bueno of Garage Hero and his friends are about to get real, as they share their thoughts on Super Hero Wars GP: Kamen Rider 3, which might as well be called Super Mario Kart: Let's Go Kamen Rider Edition. ...
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Garage Hero

Aw snap, Garage Hero share their thoughts on the Ultraman Ginga S movie

Brought to you by Whey Body Protein
Mar 27
// Salvador GRodiles
If you've been interested in checking out Ultraman Ginga S the Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors, Bueno (Gun Caliber's Director, Producer, and Hero), Michael (Gun Caliber's Blue), Max (Hayate's Co-Producer) an...
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TIE Fighter

This anime-inspired Star Wars fan video will convert you to the Dark Side

May the Anime Force be with you
Mar 24
// Salvador GRodiles
I might get attacked for saying this, but I'm not a huge fan of the Star Wars series. While I enjoyed the original trilogy, Genndy Tartakovsky's amazing Clone Wars miniseries, and a few of the brand's games, my views to...
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition shoots its way back to YouTube

Spring is about to get filled with bullets
Mar 14
// Salvador GRodiles
Spring may be known as that the Season of Allergies, but Bueno and Garage Hero have decided to overcome this issue with their fourth YouTube stream of Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition. This time around, people can watch...
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Don't lose your way with KILL la KILL's 8-bit opening

It's time to don the Retro Goku Uniform
Feb 27
// Salvador GRodiles
Listen up, you pigs in human clothing; Studio Megaane has used the power of his Retro Kamui to transform KILL la KILL's first opening theme into a stylish chiptune. Of course, the threads in the guy's latest work are sewn ni...
Digimon Frontier photo
Digimon Frontier

Digimon Frontier's English 8-bit opening will lift your spirit

Megaane has awakened his Ancient Retro Spirits
Feb 17
// Salvador GRodiles
Right when I was expecting Megaane to follow a specific format with his 8-bit Digimon remix songs, the guy tries something different. Instead of doing another one of  the franchise' original opening themes, Megaane chos...
Digimon Tamers photo
Digimon Tamers

Fight off the D-Reaper with Digimon Tamers' 8-bit opening

Megaane is The Biggest Dreamer
Feb 13
// Salvador GRodiles
Well, people; it seems that my prayers have come true, as Studio Megaane remixes another Digimon opening, This time around, the guy Retro Digi-Modified Digimon Tamers' opening, "The Biggest Dreamer," which manages to co...
Digimon Adventure photo
Digimon Adventure

Digimon Adventure's opening digivolves into Chiptunemon

Megaane taps into the power of the Retro Digivice
Feb 10
// Salvador GRodiles
Ever since Studio Megaane started branching out into other genres outside of tokusatsu and mecha anime titles, the guy blessed the world with some well-made 8-bit remixes that tackle other forms of anime, along with a few We...
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Localization no Jutsu: Press Start's latest video is all about 8-4

8-4's key members talk about translating vidya gaems
Feb 09
// Salvador GRodiles
Prior to learning about Mighty No. 9's existence, I was unaware of 8-4's (Fire Emblem Awakening and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's localization) existence. Silly enough, the group known as Press Start have released a video call...
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

PSA: Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition's stream gets extended

A New Years miracle has entered the building
Jan 04
// Salvador GRodiles
Right when it was certain that Gun Caliber's stream would end on Jan. 5, the folks at Garage Hero have decided to show the film until Jan. 15. In other words, everyone who's leveling up during the upcoming week are in for a g...
Touhou photo

Memories of Phantasm's third and fourth episodes are streaming on YouTube

In which Manpuku Jinja's animation dominates the screen
Jan 02
// Salvador GRodiles
I may be fashionably late to the festivities, but Fantasy Kaleidoscope ~The Memories of Phantasm~'s third and fourth episode have blasted their way into YouTube before we transitioned into the new year. Just like the previous...
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

Quick Reminder: Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition is streaming on YouTube for one more week

Last chance to catch Bueno's film for free
Dec 29
// Salvador GRodiles
Don't mind me again. I'm just here to let you all know that Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition is streaming online. However, Bueno and Garage Hero have decided to extend the stream from New Years to Jan. 5. In other words...
Gundam 00 photo
Gundam 00

Asians and Swiss get a merry Gundam Christmas

And just them, pretty much
Dec 24
// Josh Tolentino
While not everyone celebrates the Christmas season, the occasion has become widespread enough that most companies usually trot something out to commemorate the holiday. The fine folks running the website have done...
Hayate photo

Hayate: Asakusa's Ninja Hero's latest updates strike from above

In which ninjas continue to dominate the new year
Dec 18
// Salvador GRodiles
Man. I don't know about you, but there seems to be a lot of ninjas entering the new year all of a sudden. Thankfully, a majority of them happen to be good, so there's a good chance that the shadow assassins won't burn people ...
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

Reminder: Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition returns to YouTube this Friday

Happy Bothday!
Dec 07
// Salvador GRodiles
Don't mind me, I'm just passing by to let everyone know that Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition's returning to YouTube on Dec. 12. However, Bueno and Garage Hero have decided to give people an early Christmas miracle...
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Unlimited Blade Works

Unlimited Blade Works' opening gets an ideal 8-bit remix

The Retro Grail War has begun!
Nov 30
// Salvador GRodiles
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works has been a great adaptation to the original visual novel game's second route so far, and Studio Megaane is ready to make people rejoice with his next move. In other words, the show's&nb...

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