Check out Destructoid's feature on Garage Hero's productions


More variety is always a good thing

Ever since Gun Caliber, the independent tokusatsu group Garage Hero has been making their own pieces to provide people with more options in the realm of tokusatsu.

Since the team has released a few things since then, I did a piece for Destructoid about my thoughts on their productions. Here are some of the things I said about them:

If you were to ask me about a genre that lacks variety, my answer will always be tokusatsu (live-action special effects). During the '70s and '80s, there used to be a huge offering of titles, but their numbers started to decline as Japan started to face economic issues. Of course, one of the series that remain alive to this day is Super Sentai, the franchise that's adapted into Power Rangers.

Since modern toku productions consist of at least four yearly franchises, the genre doesn't have enough stuff for those who're looking for a ton of options. The problem with this scenario is that if a person isn't impressed with any of the programs that air during that year, then they have to wait until the next one to see if something catches their eye.

As tokusatsu production companies shy away from bringing new heroes to the mix, one man took a stand and decided to create the types of shows he wants to see. This resulted in the creation of Garage Hero, an independent team in Tokyo that consists of foreigners and Japanese residents. The thing that makes them special is that their creations are perfect for people who grew up with Power Rangers and those who love campy titles.

You can read the rest of the feature here.

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