The tokusatsu heroes of Toei's Kamen Rider franchise are in for a mouthful this December with a new theatrical film entitled Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legendary Riders. Hit the jump to paku paku paku.
The official promotional video for Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, the latest entry in Toei's long-running series of tokusatsu superhero TV shows, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
Toei has announced a new movie entitled Space Squad: Gavan vs. Dekaranger, which pits the heroes of 1982's Space Sheriff Gavan and 2004's Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger live-action tokusatsu TV series against a gigantic criminal organization from space. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kamen Rider Amazons, a tokusatsu series with a darker tone inspired by the 1974 Kamen Rider Amazon, is coming in July to BS Asahi and Tokyo MX, and now a bloody new trailer teases what the series has in store. Hit the jump to see the Riders shed some serious cyborg juice.
Based in Los Angeles, Toei Animation Inc. is responsible for the program licensing of Toei-produced series to North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. This US-based operation has launched a new English site covering their offerings. While not exhaustive in terms of everything the venerable studio has ever produced, it is impressively extensive, listing titles from the first magic girl anime Sally, the Witch, to the latest Precure.
Tokusatsu fans will have a lot to look forward to in the near future, because the web-exclusive Kamen Rider Amazons series is receiving a re-edited TV broadcast beginning in July of 2016, and a 2nd season is scheduled for Spring of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
A short teaser trailer for Cutie Honey - Tears, an upcoming live-action action / science fiction film based off Go Nagai's 1973 manga starring a transforming lady android - is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
Japanese producer/distributor Toei is expected to announced that pretax profit likely jumped 44% to about 19 billion yen ($171 million) for the year ended March 31. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' helped with 3.7 billion yen in Japanese box office, plus strong goods sales. Japanese companies operating theaters, including Toei, Toho and Shochiku also recorded big boosts from the blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and to a lesser extent, Jurassic World.
Drive Sage: Kamen Rider Mach / Kamen Rider Heart - the 2nd spin-off series based on Toei's 2014 - 2015 tokusatsu TV show, Kamen Rider Drive - is coming in November to Japanese home video via Toei's V Cinema label. Hit the jump to henshin.