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!
56-year-old Hideaki Anno, who wrote the screenplay and served as the supervising director for the 29th Japanese Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla, appeared on the stage of the special screening of the film held at Toho Cinemas Shinjuku in Tokyo yesterday. Answering to the question from the cast, he briefly mentioned the possibility of a sequel. Check what he said after the jump.
It is confirmed today that, as of September 4, the Shinji Higuchi-directed 29th Japanese Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla earned a massive 6,017,239,800 yen (about 58.25 million US dollars) with 4,129,595 ticket sales in 38 days since its release in Japan on July 29. Hit the jum pfor more details.
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.
As predicted, Shin Godzilla (English title: Godzilla Resurgence) has earned a massive 5.3 billion yen on 3.6 million admissions in one month since its release in Japan on July 29. It has become the top-grossing live-action film of 2016 in Japan so far, breaking the previous record of 4.61 billion yen marked by Nobunaga Concerto. Hit the jump for more details.
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.
The Japanese Big G's return has been passionately welcomed by the audience. Toho has confirmed that Shin Godzilla (English title: Godzilla Resurgence), the first Japanese Godzilla film in 12 years released on July 29, earned an impressive 3,382,975,500 yen on 2,308,427 admissions in its first 17 days. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially confirmed today that Toho's Godzilla film franchise has attracted a total of 100 million viewers in Japan since its first film Godzilla released in November 1954. The franchise reached the milestone on the fourth day of the release of its 29th Japanese film Shin Godzilla (English title: Godzilla Resurgence). Hit the jump for more details.
Shin Godzilla (English title: Godzilla Resurgence), the first Japanese Godzilla film in 12 years since Ryuhei Kitamura's box office bomb Godzilla: Final Wars in 2004, finally opened in Japan last Friday. The Shinji Higuchi-directed film easily became the champion of the weekend box office with an astonishing 624,610,700 yen. Hit the jump for more details.
The Big G’s first Japanese movie in 12 years – Shin Gojira – opened at number one at the Japanese box office this weekend. But how is movie itself and how does it fit into the works of co-director and scriptwriter Hideaki Anno of Evangelion fame? Matt Schley, Tokyo correspondent for Otaku USA magazine, weighs in with his review after the jump!
The Big G’s new film, Shin Gojira, written and co-directed by Hideaki Anno of Evangelion fame, opens next week, so a new trailer featuring lots of mass destruction, military weaponry, and one very big unstoppable monster has appeared! Watch after the jump!