Fans of classic tokusatsu (special effects) television have something new to look forward to on the domestic front. Shout! Factory officially opened pre-orders for Ultra Q, the 1966 show that kicked off the Ultra series prior to Ultraman. More after the jump.
Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom is Bandai's gallery for their latest character figures/kits in JR Akihabara Station. It featured the toys from the second season of Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger, a tokusatsu comedy series based on the long-running Super Sentai Series in late April. Check the photo report after the jump!
Cinema Today has posted a 2 minutes 15 seconds trailer for the upcoming Japan-Taiwan co-production sci-fi action film Travelers: Jigen Keisatsu (Dimension Police). The film is directed by Koichi Sakamato, who has been famous for his works as action director for the Power Rangers series. Check the trailer after the jump!
Last few days, there are tweet hash tags that were getting a lot of attention in Japan. My best attempt to translate it would be #Images That Does Not Make Any Sense If You Are Not A Fan of "title". Uploaded images with the hash tags are indeed WTF images to people outside, but to the fans, they are all meaningful. Click to see if you can make sense of those images!
The third series of the adult strength live-action superhero GARO show is preparing to air on Tokyo TV in April. In anticipation, a new trailer has just been unleashed, full of new heroes, villains, and a whole lot of monsters. Watch after the jump!
Following the success of "Kamen Rider Caddy Bag: Cyclone Model" in July last year, Japanese golf goods company MIND has decided to release their second caddy bag featuring the most popular tokusatsu hero from the Showa period, Ultraman! Check the product photos after the jump!
Tokusatsu fans, hang onto your Megazord! Toei has just released an official video clip showing off the latest addition to the Super Sentai series! Hit the jump for an action packed look at Electro Beast Task Force Dinosaurger!
The son of Gerry Anderson, British maker of "supermarionation" puppet sci-fi mecha shows such as Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet, revealed that his father passed away at age 83 on Wednesday after battling with mixed dementia for several years. In addition to the enduring legacy of works like Thunderbirds, his direct influences can be seen in mecha pioneer Go Nagai's "sūpāmariorama" show X-Bomber. More after the jump.
The fourth floor of Kotobukiya's Akihabara store now features its recently released 1/35 plastic model kit "Gunhed", a variable armored combat vehicle which was appeared in a 1989 Japanese tokusatsu film of the same name. Check the "Gunhed" custom models after the jump!
El programa “Friday Road Show!” de la cadena japonesa NTV ha anunciado que junto a la película Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo se proyectará una edición especial extendida del corto “Kyoshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru“. Dicho corto de imagen real fue dirigido por Hideaki Anno y producido por Studio Ghibli.
When Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo hits Japanese theaters on November 17th, it will be accompanied by an enhanced version of the tokusatsu special effects short God Warrior Attacks Tokyo. Get a look at the combined promo after the jump.
If you thought you’d had your fill of Japanese superheroes via the Kamen Rider movie trailer posted earlier, well…think again! A new preview for the Ultra Zero Fight TV series has arrived to blow you away with rubber monster action from the Ultraman series! Watch it after the jump!
Toei’s tokusatsu (special effects) heroes have been going through a real renaissance of late and now the upcoming movie Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum will up the ante by offering viewers a crossover between not only Wizard and Fourze, but a host of older heroes brought out of the mists of time as well! Click the jump for rubber monster mayhem!
It's been a while since we've heard from Negiman, the leek shaped who hero fights to save Tottori Prefecture and maybe the world! But, a year to the month later, the GAINAX (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, FLCL,Medaka Box) co-produced independent tokusatsu film star is back! Get a look after the jump.