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Uchu Sentai Kyuranger photo

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,...

 
 
Uchu Sentai Kyuranger photo

Check out Uchu Sentai Kyuranger's otherworldly cast

Ever since Kyuranger's suits were revealed, I was behind the idea of a constellation-themed Sentai team with nine members. With the show's cast and staff announced, the franchise's 41st show is starting to look more interesting. Even though...

 
 
 
 
Uchu Sentai Kyuranger photo

2017's Sentai series brings us nine space-themed Rangers

Whenever a franchise does its best to change things up, I'm always down for seeing how they execute these new elements. With December among us, the next Super Sentai series, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, has unveiled its designs, and the upcoming ...

 
 
 
Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger photo

Annotated Tokusatsu: Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger episodes 4-10

I may be really late to the party with my thoughts on Zyuohger, but I felt that I should do my best to catch up with the series before it comes to a close next year. Seeing that I dug the idea of a zoologist fighting alongside a group of an...

 
 
 
Garo photo

Garo's new projects bring us a third anime and more

If there's one thing that I look forward to every Thanksgiving, it's getting to learn about the new Garo-related announcements. This time around, we're getting two new announcements and an update to two other previously revealed projects th...

 
 
Hurricane Polymar photo

Huzzah: Hurricane Polymar changes into a live-action movie

Well, people: It looks like the 1974 Tatsunoko anime, Hurricane Polymar, is getting the live-action movie treatment. While this news might make many fans of the original series concerned, there's a chance that it could make up for the ...

 
 
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid photo

First Impressions: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid

When it comes to shows with hybrid motifs, I’m always down for titles filled various things that would normally not go together. Even though the latest Kamen Rider series, Ex-Aid, mixes video games with the medical field, the idea isn...

 
 
Strega photo

Gun Caliber Sequel Strega unloads a new teaser

Well, folks. It's time to see some bullets fly again, as the guys at Garage Hero upload a new teaser for Gun Caliber's sequel, Strega. The best part is that the project will start its production phase this month. All in all, it's cool to se...

 
 
 
Thunderbolt Fantasy photo

Final Impressions: Thunderbolt Fantasy

It’s hard to believe that one of the best shows of the summer was a series that featured puppets involved in cool action sequences. Honestly, Thunderbolt Fantasy’s biggest treat was the way how Urobuchi, Pili International Multi...

 
 
 
Tokusatsu Film School photo

Tokusatsu Film School hits us with some useful tips

It's time to hit the book again, people. Garage Hero's Tokusatsu Film School series is back with a new episode that focuses on giving us some advice on the filming scene. Of course, it talks about the importance of keeping track of the acto...

 
 
 
Garo photo

Licensing GET: Kraken Releasing nabs the original Garo series

Ladies and gentlemen: It appears that hell's temperatures have reached a subzero level since another miracle has happened. During Atlanta's Monsterama Convention that happened last weekend, Section 23's division known as Kraken Releasing re...

 
 
Nevalion photo

Kick off your weekend with Garage Hero's Nevalion short

If there's a side of tokusatsu that's piqued my curiosity the most, it's the local hero side of things. These characters are exclusive to specific regions of Japan so their presence is mostly known by those in that area. Speaking of which, ...

 
 
Gun Caliber photo

Aw, snap: Gun Caliber returns to YouTube as a web series

It looks like the guys at Garage Hero are showing Gun Caliber on their YouTube Channel again; however, this upcoming stream will return in the form of a web series, as Bueno and the gang cut up the movie into various parts. Since Garage Her...

 
 
 
Shin Godzilla photo

Check out Flixist's review of Shin Godzilla

If you're a regular reader here at Japanator, you've probably seen the trailer for Godzilla Resurgence, or now officially known thanks to Funimation, Shin Godzilla. It's a pretty big deal for tokusatsu fans like myself who've been waiting f...

 
 
Thunderbolt Fantasy photo

Annotated Puppetry: Thunderbolt Fantasy episodes 7-12

It was only a matter of time until Urobuchi would slice Thunderbolt Fantasy with his special knives. While it took a while for his blade to pierce through the show’s main story, the effect is still worthy of his usual marks that ...

 
 
 
Futureman NEXT photo

Protect the timelines with Garage Hero's Futureman NEXT short

Alright, people! It's about to get futuristic around here, as the gang at Garage Hero unleashes their new short known as Futureman NEXT. As always, the team makes use of their length well since the defender of the flow time left us with a n...

 
 
 
Thunderbolt Fantasy photo

First Impressions: Thunderbolt Fantasy

Ever since Urobuchi was involved with Kamen Rider Gaim, my desire to see him tackle other types of mediums outside of his usual things went up since it would be great to see how his writing style would cut up those stories. Since the Butche...

 
 
Power Rangers Ninja Steel photo

Power Rangers Ninja Steel shows off its cast

It's a known fact that the coolest ninjas are the one who don't hide. With Power Morphicon '16 happening as we speak, the actors for the 2017 Power Rangers series, Ninja Steel, have revealed their identity in front of a live audience. If th...

 
 
Suzaku photo

Get fired up for Garage Hero's new tokusatsu short

As the summer season continues to get hotter, the folks at Garage Hero are turning up the heat with their new hero known as Suzaku. Of course, this fiery warrior happens to be a hot-blooded individual. So far, I'm loving the idea that Suzak...

 
 
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid photo

2016's Kamen Rider series gets Lupin the 3rd Part 4's Writer

If there's one thing that most of my favorite Rider shows have in common is that they're written by folks who were involved with anime, such as Kamen Rider Fourze and Gaim. Speaking of which, it turns out that Yuuya Takahashi, the guy who w...

 
 
 
 
Red Sun photo

Garage Hero's Red Sun is ready to slice up evil

At long last, the first episode of Garage Hero's new short known as Red Sun has launched on their channel. Just like their Inzector Alpha series, the title will likely focus on Red Sun showing us how he takes down his enemies with...

 
 
Red Sun photo

Here's a quick look at Garage Hero's new red samurai hero

It looks like the guys at the Indie Tokusatsu Studio Garage Hero have a new short in the work, as they show off their new hero known as Red Sun, which was made by Former Rainbow Zoukei, the team behind the suits for the Kamen Rider and Supe...

 
 
Choriki Sentai Ohranger photo

Ole: Shout! Factory grabs Ohranger

Don't you love it when your prediction comes true? In this case, I had a hunch that Shout! Factory was going to give us a special surprise during their Dairanger stream. Lo and behold, it turns out that their next Sentai DVD set releas...

 
 
 
 
Tokusatsu Film School photo

Grab your supplies: Tokusatsu Film School has begun

Listen up, people! It's time for us to head to our desks, as Bueno teaches us about the essential elements that go into creating a hero helmet during Tokusatsu Film School's first session. The best part about Bueno's demonstration is that h...

 
 
 
 




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