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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
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... read
Naruto: The Last photo
Going off with a blast
Naruto is a name known throughout the anime and manga world that stands alongside shounen action staples such as Dragon Ball and Bleach. Masashi Kishimoto’s orange-clad ninja has been around since 1999 and has grown ... read feature

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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan live action movie footage is here


In the flesh
Mar 19
The good stuff starts at the 0:57 second mark. Get hyped. read
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Gun Caliber

Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition shoots its way back to YouTube


Spring is about to get filled with bullets
Mar 14
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... read
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Beyond The Boundary

Check out the new Beyond the Boundary movie trailers and premiere bonus items


Revisit the Past, See the Future
Mar 07
Back in 2013, Beyond the Boundary proved that Kyoto Animation can do still do action anime since it's been a while since their last attempt with Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid. I loved it and wanted much more of this actio... read
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Gundam: The Origin

Watch 7 minutes of the Red Comet in Gundam: The Origin


Watch the veritable Red Comet in action!
Feb 17
Fans of the Red Comet, rejoice! We finally get to see Char Aznable in action in this new trailer for the upcoming first part of the OVA adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. The trailer features Char Aznable laying wa... read
Bueno Part 3 photo
Bueno reveals the tokusatsu industry's dark secrets
After a long and perilous journey, we've reached the end of our long interview with Bueno. To close things off, the man shares with us his plans for the future, along with his own thoughts on the tokusatsu industry and a cert... read feature

Cannon Busters photo
Cannon Busters

Cannon Busters' Website now has a Pledge option


LeSean Thomas and his crew are loading up the cannon once again
Feb 13
It's been a good while since Cannon Busters met its goal, and LeSean Thomas and his team are have updated the show's Website with a new option. If you missed out on backing the project during its Kickstarter phase, Cannon Bus... read
Love Live! photo
Love Live!

Love Live! School Idol Movie teaser trailer is a tease


Love Live! ...from New York?
Feb 06
If you haven't been paying attention lately, Love Live! School Idol Project is another one of those multimedia franchises combining high school girls, idols, music, anime, and live action voice actress promotions into one bra... read
Bueno Part 2 photo
Bueno's story is about to get real
Welcome to the second part of our interview with the one and only Bueno. In this installment, the man talks about his experience with creating tokusatsu and shooting porn. On top of that, we get to learn the dark secrets behi... read feature

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Bullets, Babes, Beer: The story of Bueno
Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition's stream may have left the scene, but Japanator was able to ask Bueno, the film's Director and main hero, some questions. I guess you could say that he's the Stephen Chow of tokusatsu. Also, his n... read feature

Ghost in the Shell photo
Ghost in the Shell

Hello, Major: Scarlett Johansson is the star of Ghost in the Shell


Black Widow gets a Cyberbrain
Jan 06
At times it seems like Dreamworks' planned live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell has been in development hell for so long that we were contemplating writing a script that automatically tagged any story about it wi... read
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

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


A New Years miracle has entered the building
Jan 04
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... read
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
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... read
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

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


Happy Bothday!
Dec 07
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... read
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Cannon Busters

Huzzah: Cannon Busters' Kickstarter ends at $156k


LeSean Thomas' project is now a thing!
Dec 03
Well, people; it's finally happened. Cannon Busters' Kickstarter has ended with a total amount of $156,535.00, which means that, LeSean Thomas' one step closer towards making his adventure series a reality. Since they've mana... read
The Akira Project photo
The Akira Project

CineGround unleashes The Akira Project's VFX Behind-the-Scenes video


Kaaaneeedaaaa!
Dec 02
It's been a good while since CineGround released their live-action take on Akira, and the team is now ready to show everyone the process behind the fan trailer's VFX designs. In regard's to the actual project itself, I agree... read
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Yakuzambie

Yakuza Kick: Let's take a look at The Making of Yakuzambie


It's time go behind the scenes of Yakuzambie
Nov 27
There's something interesting about witnessing a film's team talk about their experience on certain projects. Whether it's learning about the actors' thoughts on their work or the director's inspiration, I've always found th... read
Garo photo
Garo

Huzzah: More Garo installments are heading your way


The Year of Garo lives on
Nov 24
Ladies and gentlemen. I seems that we're in for an amazing Thanksgiving Week, as a bunch of Garo project get announced during the Garo: Golden Wolf Thanksgiving event. Since next year is going to be the franchise's 10th anni... read
Yakuzambie photo
Yakuzambie

Garage Hero's Yakuzambie short is now on YouTube


Yakuza Kick!
Nov 17
Halloween may be over, but that doesn't mean that we can't watch a few zombies get killed on screen. Since Garage Hero uploaded Yakuzambie on their YouTube channel, we can now experience this moment, as we see a Yakuza membe... read
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Dragon Ball Z

A New Dragon Ball Z film is expected next year


Toriyama writing story
Nov 14
The new issue of V Jump has announced information that a new Dragon Ball Z film will be released on April 25th of 2015. There's very few details at this time, besides the fact very exciting fact that Akira Toriyama will be de... read
Naruto news photo
Naruto news

The Last: Naruto The Movie will be 'a love story'


Get your fanfiction ready
Nov 10
The main plot of Naruto may be over, but that won't be stopping this ninja train. No, sir. After all, there's still the upcoming film, The Last: Naruto The Movie to take into account. And if you're in the crowd that igno... read
Cannon Busters photo
Cannon Busters

LeSean Thomas' Cannon Busters project looks amazing


More adventure shows is always a good thing
Nov 06
While Western animation doesn't fall under Japanator's usual coverage, LeSean Thomas' (Boondocks, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series) recent Kickstarter project, Cannon Busters, has a few people who been in the anime indust... read
Gun Caliber photo
Gun Caliber

Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition to stream on YouTube for the third time


It's time for a second Encore!
Nov 05
Don't you love it when a great performance gets an encore? While these opportunities only happen once after the big show, Garage Hero is making an exception, as Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition's getting a third limited stream on... read
Fury photo
Fury

Let a Girls und Panzer girl take all the tension out of Fury


A tank movie for tank otaku
Nov 03
[Update: It seems Kadokawa's taken down the video. We'll update the post with a new source as soon as we can find one.] Far be it from me to tell people how to promote things, but the way Brad Pitt's new war movie Fury, abou... read
Kikaider Reboot photo
Kikaider Reboot

Switch On: Generation Kikaida to release Kikaider Reboot in North America


I'm dreaming of a Robotic Christmas
Nov 01
I don't know about you, but 2014 has been a good year for toku fans, since Zyuranger is heading to North America, and two Ultra shows are currently streaming on Crunchyroll, To top off things off, Generation Kikaida/JN Produc... read
Yakuzambie photo
Yakuzambie

Yakuzambie's teaser looks like a bloody good time


Just in time for Halloween
Oct 29
Halloween is around the corner, and Garage Hero has uploaded a quick trailer for Bueno's (Gun Caliber) short known as Yakuzombie, that pits a Yakuza against a horde of zombies. Silly enough, the whole fiasco started whe... read
Garm Wars photo
Garm Wars

Garm Wars: The Last Druid looks amazing


Pure eye candy
Oct 28
Momoru Oshii screened his latest live-action Production I.G. film, Garm Wars: The Last Druid this week at The Tokyo International Film Fest. The amazing looking film is actually his first English language outing for the vete... read
Mighty Boy photo
Mighty Boy

Quick Reminder: Mighty Boy short film is streaming on FIBABC


An Urasawa-related reminder has arrived
Oct 20
I may not have read any of Naoki Urasawa's (Monster, 20th Century Boy, Pluto) works, but there's something neat about seeing a group people creating a short film based on one his stories. In this case, a Spanish team have dec... read
Fujiyama Ichiban photo
Fujiyama Ichiban

Taiyo! Fujiyama Ichiban's first episode goes live


Los Angeles' villains are cowering in fear
Oct 01
I may be late to the festivities again, but I thought that it was interesting to share part one of Fujiyama Ichiban's first episode. To those who aren't familiar with the solar-powered samurai, the show's main character is L... read
Hayate photo
Hayate

Ninja Vanish! Garage Hero's Hayate project gets its own page


Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go!
Aug 27
As Garage Hero continues to work hard on completing Gun Caliber, the team has gone ahead and created a page for Hayate: Asakusa's Ninja Hero, a ninja-themed tokusatsu project that's aimed towards children. At the moment, the ... read
Impressions photo
Brought to you by Yu-Dai
Being a hero can be a very tough job, since you’re forced to be on the look out for villainous activities at all times. On top of that, vacations are nonexistent, due to evil's inability to sleep. While these policies c... read feature

RIP Studio Ghibli photo
More of a reboot, really
It looks like a number of rumors swirling around the internet have just been confirmed: The legendary production house Studio Ghibli - they of a large proportion of anime films worth watching - might shutting down. The announ... read feature

TMNT photo
TMNT

So I guess the Ninja Turtles are Japanese Kappa, now?


Yokai in a half-shell
Jul 22
That seems to be the story Paramount have gone with in their new "Legend of the Yokai" trailer for this year's big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, opening on August 8th. According to the stylized animations and ster... read
Japan Cuts 2014 Roundup 3 photo
Japan Cuts 2014 Roundup 3

Japan Cuts Roundup: The Devil's Path, The Pinkie, and Greatful Dead


No clever amalgamation this time...
Jul 18
It's been a little while since my last one of these, and I'm sorry about that. But I haven't actually died or anything, and there's still more to come! With just three days left in the festival (tonight included), some of the... read
Japan Cuts 2014 Roundup 2 photo
Japan Cuts 2014 Roundup 2

Japan Cuts Roundup: The Mole Song's Snow White Murder Case


Social media's kind of the worst
Jul 11
Japan Cuts has officially begun. Last night, the festival kicked off with the latest Takashi Miike film to hit our shores, The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, and then Sion Sono's Why Don't You Play in Hell, which I've alr... read
Japan Cuts 2014 Roundup 1 photo
Plus NYAFF stragglers R100 and Fuku-chan of FukuFuku Flats
Tomorrow marks the official start of the 2014 Japan Cuts film festival, which means today starts our official roundup series. We're kicking things off with two of the biggest films to play at the festival, Sion Sono's brillia... read feature

Japan Cuts 2014 photo
Japan Cuts 2014

Three cheers for the 2014 Japan Cuts Film Festival!


The best reason to live in New York City returns
Jul 07
Hello everyone! Welcome to the third annual announcement of the Japan Cuts film festival by a Flixist writer. For those who don't know, Japan Cuts is the biggest Japan-focused festival in North America, and it has returned wi... read
Arpeggio of the Blue Stee photo
Arpeggio of the Blue Stee

Arpeggio of Blue Steel heads to the big screen next year


Can you handle the maritime cuteness?
Jun 30
I was a bit shocked with myself, that my favorite anime of last year was actually the sci-fi/moe mash-up, Arpeggio of Blue Steel. Usually, I base my initial interests off two things, either mecha design or character design. W... read
Lupin III photo
Lupin III

The new Lupin live-action trailer is here!


I'm not sure how I feel about this yet
Jun 26
The live adaption of the classic anime thief Lupin III, is set to hit theaters in Japan on August 30th, but you don't have to wait that long to get a glimpse. There's a new trailer making its rounds, and this time the video ... read