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Releases of the Week: Garo continues to cut evil in half

A week has passed and we're hit with another glorious tokusatsu release. This time, the second season of the late-night series, Garo, arrives to free us from the darkness. At this point, I hope that Kraken Releasing's releases of the franch...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Timeranger ushers in a new era

So I leave this segment for a week and a miracle happens when I return. It turns out that Mirai Sentai Timeranger arrived in our time period from the year 3000. Looking back, it's amazing that Shout! Factory managed to get this far with its...

 
 
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The new Ultraman's YouTube stream now has English subtitles

One surprise that caught me off guard is the current Ultraman show, Ultraman R/B, not appearing on Crunchyroll. The reason why this is strange is that the service simulcasted 2015's Ultraman X, 2016's Ultraman Orb, and 2017's Ultraman Geed....

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Garo gives mankind hope

I don't know about you, but the final week of June hit us with a ton of new things from glorious Nippon. One of the releases I'd like to focus on is the North American debut of Garo Special: Beast of the Demon Night, which is a direct conti...

 
 
 
 
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Garage Hero hits us with another fun April Fools' joke

For this year's April Fools' Day, Bueno of the independent tokusatsu group, Garage Hero, teamed up with a few people to come up with a fun idea. Joining forces with tokusatsu blog Websites like Orends: Range and JEFusion, they came up with ...

 
 
 
 
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Strega's hero teaches us about the importance of commercials

Get ready, people. Garage Hero presents us with an early holiday surprise in the form of a new trailer for their upcoming film, Strega. In other words, Christmas has come early. I love how the video felt like a parody of the commercial...

 
 
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Grand Ceremony: Two Sentai actors tie the knot

We may live in a world where a new season of Akibaranger might never happen, but that isn't stopping us from appreciating Toei's Sentai parody series. Considering that the show featured cameos from the official installments, I found it neat...

 
 
 
 
 
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Garage Hero's Strega campaign gets extended (Update)

[Update 1: Garage Hero weren't able to finalize the campaign extension since they found out about the option when it ended. The team is using the money they received to fund the movie and backers can look forward to getting their rewards.] ...

 
 
 
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Strega's new stretch goal enters the realm of mecha

The Indiegogo campaign for Gun Caliber's sequel, Strega, is almost coming to a close in three days and Garage Hero are unleashing another stretch goal. If they rake in $70,000, the film's hero will go up against a giant spider robot th...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Densha Otoko's Writer joins Kamen Rider Build's staff

Man. It's been a while since I heard about Densha Otoko/Train Man. My only knowledge about the series is its connection to a likely true story about an otaku hooking up with a girl he saved during a train ride. Thanks to a few people on Jap...

 
 
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San Antonio is getting a Power Rangers convention

For those who don't reside in the West Coast, it can be a challenge to attend Power Morphicon. Speaking of Power Rangers-related events, San Antonio is about to join the legion of areas with toku-themed conventions. The nice part about the ...

 
 
 
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The next Kamen Rider gives off a nice W vibe

When a show decides to recycle a previous idea, it can either be a good or bad thing. In the worst case, it could lead to the team running out of ideas. In terms of reused concepts, Kamen Rider Build, the show that'll replace Ex-Aid, h...

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

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 Destr...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese Spider-Man Edition

Power Rangers is one of the most cleverly disguised cultural import the US has ever received from Japan, taking Japanese footage from Super Sentai and then mixing in some bad acting footage from US actors. We've taken a lot of stuff f...

 
 
 
 
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Basement Pretzel shows us a tokusatsu fan's endless struggle

To this day, there's one thing that can cause many fans of tokusatsu to go into despair. In other words, I'm talking about the moment when a random person refers to the show you're watching as Power Rangers. For now, I guess this is mostly ...

 
 
 
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Watch Kyuranger's heroes strike a cosmic pose

At long last, we get to see Uchu Sentai Kyuranger's constellation-themed heroes in action. Thanks to TV Asahi, the first teaser for the show gives us a better look at the team's costumes. While we only get to see the team doing a pose,...

 
 




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