The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Ultraman, the 1st entry in Tsuburaya Productions' long-running Ultra series of tokusatsu TV shows, and the veteran special effects studio is gearing up to celebrate with a new entry entitled Ultraman Orb. Hit the jump to learn more.
He's big, he's red, and he will straight up stab any monster that threatens the Earth. He's Redman, the unlikely hero of an even more unlikely 1972 short-form tokusatsu TV series from Tsuburaya Productions, and now thanks to Youtube, Redman's violent exploits are available for the whole world to enjoy. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.
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.
After seeing a handful of brief TV commercials, it's nice to finally get a lengthy look at Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger. The 40th Super Sentai series is slated to premiere in Japan on February 14, and while Toei's YouTube video is region-locked, you can see the version HeroShock posted to Facebook after the jump.
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.
For a limited time beginning on January 19. 2016, Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart will be offering an unusual promotional item: Chinese steamed buns designed to resemble Ultraman and Alien Baltan from the long-running Ultra series of live-action tokusatsu television shows by Tsuburaya Productions. Hit the jump to learn more.
Earlier this month we got a 30-second promo for the upcoming 40th Super Sentai series, Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger. While you'll only get half that length in the latest promo, it's worth it for another dose of the animal-faced Zyuohman! More after the jump.