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.
It is confirmed that the upcoming V-Cinema featuring the 39th Super Sentai series Shuriken Sentai Ninninger will include an anime footage created by two famous animators who previously worked on Toei Animation's PreCure series, Kozue Komatsu and Hisashi Kagawa. Check the PV including the anime part after the jump!
Takeshi Hongo / Kamen Rider # 1 (portrayed by actor Hiroshi Fujioka) is teaming up with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department in a public service campaign encouraging people to fight the evils of addiction and drug abuse. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official trailer for Kamen Rider #1, an upcoming tokusatsu film in which actor Hiroshi Fujioka reprises his role as Takeshi Hongo / Kamen Rider #1, is now available online. Hit the jump to henshin.
Toie has released the official movie poster and made additional cast announcements for the upcoming tokusatsu film, Kamen Rider #1. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to the latest issue of Shogakukan's Televi-Kun children's manga magazine, actor Hiroshi Fujioka is reprising his role as Takeshi Hongo / Kamen Rider #1 in the upcoming Kamen Rider #1 film. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokusatsu TV series Shuriken Sentai Ninninger is concluding its broadcast run in February of 2016, but this is not the end for the Ninninger team, because a new, direct-to-video V Cinema film entitled Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Returns: Ninnin Girls vs. Boys Final Wars has been announced for Japanese home video release in June of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
An interesting bit of news has come out of the "Super Sentai Spectacular" mini-marathon streaming event: Shout! Factory has licensed Ninja Sentai Kakuranger for North American home video release. Hit the jump to learn more.
On January 23, 2016, beginning at 9AM PST, Shout! Factory TV is streaming a 7 episode mini-marathon of Super Sentai Zyuranger, the 1st of the long-running Super Sentai tokusatsu TV series produced by Toei that were adapted into the English language Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series by Saban Entertainment. Hit the jump to learn more.
Toei has announced the upcoming release of Kamen Rider #1, a 2016 film that celebrates the 45th anniversary of Kamen Rider, a masked superhero character created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. Hit the jump to learn more.
As part of their "Columbia Sound Treasure" series, Nippon Columbia is releasing the soundtrack of the 1979 science fiction anime TV movie Daikyouryu Jidai ("Great Age of the Dinosaurs"). Hit the jump to learn more.