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8:00 AM on 03.27.2015

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

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...

Salvador GRodiles

12:00 PM on 03.17.2015

It's Ultraman Ginga S time!

Been short on your Ultraman fix? Good! Because Tsuburaya has quite a little treat for you fans, with their stream of the first four minutes of the newly released Ultraman Ginga S: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors! Now that's ...

Hiroko Yamamura

7:00 PM on 03.14.2015

Gun Caliber: Bootleg Edition shoots its way back to YouTube

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...

Salvador GRodiles

6:00 PM on 03.10.2015

Pull out your Henshin Devices: Chroma Squad gets a release date

Heroes and heroines; it's time for us to transform into our Ultimate Form-- excuse me while I change into Crocodile Sunshine. Why you say? Because Behold Studios has announced the release date for Chroma Squad, the...

Salvador GRodiles


6:00 AM on 02.25.2015

Check out a Hollywood pro's ultraviolent take on Power Rangers

Don't you love it when, for some trick of fate or circumstance, the idle fantasies you used to dream up when you were a dumb kid somehow come true? That's what happened for a lot of folks a couple days ago when Director Jose...

Josh Tolentino



We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Toys, Choreography, and Toku's current state photo
We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Toys, Choreography, and Toku's current state
by Salvador GRodiles

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 certain group of fans. While a majority of the segment focuses on the cold hard truth behind tokusatsu, Bueno also unleashes a few motivational words that'll get anyone cracking on their own special projects.

With basic introductions out of the way, it's time for us to witness Bueno's true Fatal Recoil, as we wrap up this feature with a huge bang. In case you missed out on the previous segments, you can check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our talk with Garage Hero's Founder.

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Happy Tenth Anniversary, Mahou Sentai Magiranger! photo
Happy Tenth Anniversary, Mahou Sentai Magiranger!
by Salvador GRodiles

Today may be Friday the 13th, but that doesn’t mean that we’re in for a heap of bad luck. In fact, Mahou Sentai Magiranger tenth anniversary has landed on Feb. 13, 2015, which means that magic triumphs over random superstitions. To commemorate this legendary moment, I’ve used a magical spell to gather various artworks that are dedicated to the magic-themed Sentai series.

As for the reasoning behind this post, Magiranger still holds the title as one of my favorite Sentai shows, so I thought that I would take advantage of this special day. One thing that made me fall in love with the series was the way how it developed the main team/siblings, since they had to master the ways of magic to fight Infersia's inhabitants. Thanks to the show’s great aspects (such as the sitcom-like moments between the Ozu siblings, and the classic RPG game-like elements), it wasn’t too hard for Magiranger to win me over. Also, the team's robot, Magiking, really knows how to rock a wizard hat.

If you’re interested in reading about my thoughts on the series, I wrote a c-blog about it in 2011. However, expect to encounter some grammatical errors along the way, as I was new to blogging back then. Anyway, you can check out the Magiranger-related art in the gallery below, along with the list of the artists who drew each piece.

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We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Ninjas, Zombies, and Hardships photo
We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Ninjas, Zombies, and Hardships
by Salvador GRodiles

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 behind his involvement with Gaion Sigma, and how his ideas were stolen when a tokusatsu called Raidenmaru was born. Other than that, the guy reveals his inspirations for Gun Caliber, and we ask him the most important question in the world.

Things are about to get real in this interview, as Bueno continues his with story. In case you missed out on the first part of this segment, you can head over here to catch up on our chat with the guy.

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10:00 AM on 02.05.2015

Wota Senshi Center features an idol group-themed costumed hero

I may not be a huge fan of idol groups around these parts, but I'm always interested in mediums that love to try something different. In this case, Garage Hero's Daryl Deloreyes is creating his own tokusatsu project called Wo...

Salvador GRodiles

5:30 PM on 02.03.2015

Live in San Antonio? Come check out Alamo Drafthouse's weekly toku screening event

It's been known for a good while that most Alamo Drafthouse Cinema hold special anime screening events, and San Antonio's Westlakes theater is no stranger to this feature. Aside from anime, San Antonio's Anime at the Alamo ev...

Salvador GRodiles



We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Wushu, Porn Stars, and making it in Japan photo
We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Wushu, Porn Stars, and making it in Japan
by Salvador GRodiles

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 name is the Spanish word for "good," which means that he's destined for greatness.

Due to the amount of information that Bueno shared with us, this feature'll be split into three parts, since the interview is too big to be made into one post. That being said, the first feature will focus on Bueno's connections, and his adventures in Japan.

Join me below as we begin the first part of our interview with Garage Hero's founder. 

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7:00 PM on 01.16.2015

TRIGGER shows off their toku side in Animator Expo's ninth short

Oh my. I never imagined that we would see an anime short that's based off of an existing toku show on Amimator Expo's Website. Based on the quality of the project's recent piece, one could tell that Studio TRIGGER's Gridman a...

Salvador GRodiles