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Garo: Gold Storm Soar photo
When helping someone goes wrong
Back when I said that Garo: Gold Storm Soar had potential, I wasn’t fooling around. With each passing episode, the show continues to shine brighter than before. As we start to see the series' various story elements come together, the big mystery continues to leave us intrigued. From the looks of it, the franchise is still in good shape. read feature

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger photo
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

It's Judgement Time: Dekaranger to return as a V-Cinema


Chu Chu Chu Deka Deka!
May 15
Oh my. Right when it felt that Hurricanger was going to be the only Sentai show to get the 10 Years After treatment, a new beacon of hope has surfaced for toku fans. Seeing that it's been ten years since Tokusou Sentai Dekar... read
Events photo
Events

Huzzah: Anime at the Alamo: San Antonio and Texas Toku Taisen are holding a contest


Free goods for two lucky winners
May 12
Now this is what I call good news! It turns out that Mecha Gorilla, the masterminds behind Anime at the Alamo: San Antonio and the Texas Toku Taisen, got a sponsorship by IELLO Games. In commemoration to this event, the group... read
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
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 ... read
Fan Expo Dallas photo
Fan Expo Dallas

Heading to Fan Expo Dallas? Come have dinner with Godzilla's staff


Be sure to have a roaring appetite
May 10
You know. Meeting your favorite industry people at a convention may be cool and all, but nothing beats the idea of having a meal with the folks you admire. Speaking of which, Fan Expo Dallas' giving people the chance to ... read
Garo: Gold Storm Soar photo
Hurray for more actual costumes
It may’ve been unfortunate that the latest Garo series hasn’t featured any new amazing Horror suits, but that isn’t stopping the show from bringing us a new costume. Once again, Keita Amemiya might be the gu... read feature

Chroma Squad photo
Lights, Camera, Henshin!
Ever since a badly-dubbed lady popped out of a dumpster on the moon, sending a weird computer-man to seek "teenagers with attitude," geeks of a certain age have been on the lookout for a game that can capture the es... read feature

After V photo
After V

Drink Up: Kanpai Senshi After V gets a second season


Stay thirsty, my heroes
May 04
It's been a year since Kanpai Senshi After V quenched our thirst for a fun Sentai parody show. While the series wasn't on the same level as Akibaranger, the main thing that made it nice was its similarities to the sitcom Chee... read
Garo photo
Ryuga is back, baby!
Back when it was announced that Ryuga from Garo: The One Who Shines in the Darkness would appear in a new Garo series, there are two possible outcomes that could come out of this. On one hand, we get to see Ryuga as a more ex... read feature

Chroma Squad photo
Chroma Squad

Get hyped for Chroma Squad's tokusatsu-inspired trailer


Live-action transformation sequence included!
Apr 24
Ahem. Excuse me while I go get my transformation device. As the resident toku guy on Japanator, it's no surprise that I'm super excited for Chroma Squad, since the game lets us manage our own tokusatsu studio. Best off all, ... read
Hayate photo
Hayate

Garage Hero's upcoming Hayate web series goes on hiatus


There's a good reason behind this update
Apr 17
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... read
Garage Hero photo
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
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. ... read
Garage Hero photo
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
Ultraman photo
Ultraman

It's Ultraman Ginga S time!


An Ultra good time
Mar 17
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 ... read
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
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
Chroma Squad photo
Chroma Squad

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


Now featuring flashy bucket helmets
Mar 10
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... read
Power/Rangers photo
Power/Rangers

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


We goin' grim, we goin' dark!
Feb 25
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... 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

Magiranger photo
Magi Magi Magiro times Ten!
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... read feature

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

Wota Senshi Center photo
Wota Senshi Center

Wota Senshi Center features an idol group-themed costumed hero


Tokusatsu is about to be revolutionized, people!
Feb 05
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... read
Anime at the Alamo photo
Anime at the Alamo

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


And anime too
Feb 03
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... read
Bueno Part 1 photo
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

Denkou Choujin Gridman  photo
Denkou Choujin Gridman

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


BABY DAN DAN BABY DAN DAN!
Jan 16
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... read
Spider-Man photo
Spider-Man

Toei's Spider-Man series web-slings its way back to Marvel.com


Just in time for his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #12
Jan 11
Now that's what you call a perfect timing, people! Right when the Emissary from Hell, "Supaidaman," made his comic book debut in The Amazing Spider-Man issue 12, Marvel has decided to re-upload Toei's 1978 Spider-Ma... 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
Sal's Toku Picks of 2014! photo
Don't say no, just list more!
Due to there being a short amount of tokusatsu airing on television these days, I was on the fence on doing a list about my favorite hero shows for the year. Compare to the 70s and 80s, there aren't that many shows airing bes... read feature

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
Ninninger photo
Ninninger

Go Ninja: Get psyched up for Ninninger's first promos


The Year of the Ninja is off to a good start
Dec 28
I may be late to the festivities once again, but it's time to look at Shuriken Sentai Ninninger's heroes in motion. Silly enough, these videos caught me by surprise, as I wasn't expecting to see a promotional video... read
Ninninger photo
Ninninger

Rejoice no Jutsu: Ninninger reveals its premise, cast, and staff


More ninja-related goodies are heading your way
Dec 26
The new year is around the corner, and TV Asahi's Ninninger page is ready for its next mission. This time around, the show's cast, production team, and premise leap out from the shadows to surprise its upcoming viewers. Howev... read
FI: Garo: Makai no Hana photo
Like father, like son
When Keita Amemiya decided to return to the Garo franchise, this gave the show's fourth season the opportunity to go back to its roots, as the detailed costumes made a triumphant return. Despite the great callbacks ... read feature

Hayate photo
Hayate

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


In which ninjas continue to dominate the new year
Dec 18
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 ... read
Ninninger photo
Ninninger

Aw snap, Ninninger's toys reveal Shurikenjin's gimmicks


Robo Throne Activate!
Dec 10
It's time to look at Ninninger's first set of toys, and things are starting to look even more promising for the upcoming ninja-themed Sentai series. Of course, the best thing out of this toyline is the Shurikenjin, since it's... read
Ultraman 80 photo
Ultraman 80

Streaming GET: Crunchyroll nabs Ultraman 80


Crunchyroll has mastered the Ultra Combo
Dec 10
It looks like Hell is still frozen, as Crunchyroll has added Ultraman 80 to their collection of Ultra shows. Thanks to the site's recent actions, there's a good chance that we're in for a glorious Toku Christmas this yea... 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
Ninninger photo
Ninninger

Update no Jutsu: Ninninger gets a premiere date and more


It's time for the Year of the Ninja!
Dec 05
Hey guys! Do you know what time is it? It's time for us to look at Ninninger's latest updates. This time around, the team has been featured in a higher quality poster along side their giant robot, the Shurikenjin. Overall, I'... read
Ninninger photo
Ninninger

YES: Ninninger's suits and logo jump out of the shadows


2015's Sentai series is off to a good start
Dec 02
Good news, everyone. The Shuriken Sentai Ninninger have revealed themselves, and their suits look like a glorious fusion between Hurricanger and Shinkenger's designs. Due to this great combination, I've already fallen in... 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
Godzilla photo
Godzilla

This Godzilla game trailer tugs at your kaiju-lovin' heart


Also including Godzilla 2014
Nov 22
And here I was thinking I wouldn't have to cart my PS3 out of the closet anymore. Now Japan's gone and teased a pretty nifty looking Godzilla game, one that's a far cry from the official tie-in app for Hollywood's recen... read
FI: Kamen Rider Gaim photo
Now thats how you make a Fruit Salad!
Back when it was announced that Urobuchi would become Kamen Rider Gaim’s Main Writer, it was certain that 2013’s Rider series was going to be an interesting tale. Despite Gaim being a children’s show, t... read feature







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