2017 is a big year for Super Sentai-related activity around the world, beginning with the debut of the US Power Rangers film in March and then with the release of the combo movie Space Sherriff Gavan vs Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger: SPACE SQUAD hitting Japanese theaters and home video this summer. Watch an explosive new preview for the latter after the jump!
The 71st Mainichi Film Awards announced its winners today on January 19. Toho's 29th Japanese Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla received Award for Best Film, Award for Best Supporting Actress (Mikako Ichikawa as Hiromi Ogashira), and Award for Best Art Direction (Yuji Hayashida, Eri Sakushima). Hit the jump for the complete list of the winners.
While busy working on the upcoming JoJo's Bizarre Adventure live-action film, 56-year-old Takashi Miike, well-known for his ability to make a film on any subject, is confirmed to helm a new tokusatsu TV series for girls, Idol x Warrior Miracle Tunes!, for an April 2017 premiere. Check the 1st PV featuring the three main girls who were chosen from the audition.
ZERO -DRAGON BLOOD- is a new tokusatsu mini-series spun off from the live-action GARO franchise, where supernatural superheroes battle a universe of demons and darkness, and is set to debut soon on Japanese TV. Watch the new preview, complete with English subs, after the jump!
Can’t get enough prequels in your life lately? No worries. Ultraman Orb The Origin Series has got you covered in the form a new 12-episode series that serves as the backstory for the ongoing Ultraman Orb series. Hit the jump for the new trailer, full of rubber monsters and wild tokusatsu action!
It's a Super Sentai showdown as the heroes of Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger and Shuriken Sentai Ninninger team up in a new tokusatsu theatrical film entitled Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Message from the Future from Super Sentai that hits theaters in Japan on January 14, 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of spandex-clad Japanese superheroes, rejoice! There’s a new series in the long-running Super Sentai series due early next year in the form of Toei’s Uchuu Sentai Kyuuranger. A new promo image has just appeared that shows off full reveals for all 9 (count ‘em) good guys on this powerful team of rangers. Enjoy after the jump!
Ultraman Orb, the latest entry in the Ultra series of tokusatsu TV shows by Tsuburaya Productions, will continue the heroic adventures of Gai Kurenai / Ultraman Orb with an upcoming theatrical film entitled Gekijoban Ultraman Orb: Kizuna no Chikara, Okarishimasu! ("Ultraman Orb the Movie: I'm Borrowing the Power of Your Bonds!"). Hit the jump to learn more.
Toho confirmed yesterday that the 29th Japanese Godzilla film Shin Godzilla had earned a massive 8,001,673,200 yen (about 72.38 million US dollars) by November 16 in 111 days since its release in Japan on July 29. It has become the first live-action Japanese film to cross the 8 billion yen mark in three years. Hit the jump for more details.
It’s eye-popping action (and 8-bit game nostalgia) galore as the might and power of Japanese superheroes implores the crowds to line up and grab tickets for the new movie Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider. Watch the trailer after the jump!
Thanksgiving is coming early for tokusatsu fans! "Toei Tokusatsu Fan Thanksgiving" promises guest stars, exclusive content, and special interviews in honor of the Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club app's first anniversary. Hit the jump to find out more!
An art exhibition celebrating the murderous antics of Redman, Ultraman's blood-thirsty tokusatsu cousin who first appeared in 1972 in a series of TV shorts for the Ohayo! Kodomo Show children's variety program, is coming to the Gallery of Hakaba venue in Nakano Broadway in November. Hit the jump to "Red Fight!".
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.
To promote the second tankobon volume released today in Japan, the official YouTube channel of Monthly Hero's magazine posted a one-minute live-action tokusatsu PV for Keita Yatera's sci-fi manga Onideka, featuring the confrontation between the protagonist girl Hanao Kiryuin and maid idol Kanae in Akihabara. Check the clip after the jump!