The first official poster for the upcoming tokusatsu film Jyosizu (roughly translated as "a girls team") is revealed to the Japanese media today. The girls' costumes are designed by manga artist Kazuhiko Shimamoto, who is also known as the original character designer for Mobile Fighter G Gundam. Check the visual after the jump.
A group of students at Osaka University of Arts had been filming tokusatsu short films featuring their original hero named Saberlcon. As their graduation work, they produced a 4-minute trailer for "Fight!! Saberlcon 3" last year. The highly appreciated short clip is now available on YouTube. Check their passion for tokusatsu after the jump!
This year, the franchise that provides source material for the Power Rangers goes train themed with Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger. Aiming to appeal to railways otaku in addition to kids, the 38th super sentai show debuts February 16th. Get a look after the jump.
The guys at ToyBountyHunters have just released the latest chapter in their ambitious fan-documentary tracing the roots and charting the history of the colorful spandex-clad heroes of Japan’s globally popular tokusatsu productions. Watch after the jump!
Japan’s latest theatrical Super Sentai epic movie, Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters the Movie, finally gets the full trailer treatment. Prepare yourself for dinosaurs, rubber monsters, robots, explosions and spandex suits galore after the jump!
Following the photos of the main kaiju Bemularsu two days ago, the official trailer for the highly anticipated tokusatsu film Earth Defense Widow, directed by the legendary cult director Minoru Kawasaki, is finally online! Check the latest trailer filled with kitsch tokusatsu love after the jump.
Fans of the Power Rangers... ahem… Japan’s Super Sentai series, got an early Christmas gift today when detailed pics and info from the new Sentai series appeared online. But the choo-choo train-themed heroes and robots of Tokkyuger may not be to everyone’s liking. Get a peek after the jump!
Minoru Kawasaki, the director of the upcoming tokusatsu film Earth Defense Widow, has posted two new photos of the main kaiju Bemularsu from the set on his official blog. The kaiju is designed by the internationally famous manga/comic artist Kia Asamiya (Silent Möbius, Batman: Child of Dreams). Check the latest photos after the jump.
It was officially announced that Japanese cult tokusatsu director Minoru Kawasaki's latest film Earth Defense Widow will be released in Japanese theaters on February 8, 2014. He is famous for his low-buget tokusatsu films such as The Calamari Wrestler (2004), Everything Other than Japan Sinks (2006), and The Monster X Strikes Back/Attack the G8 Summit (2008). Hit the jump for more details.
Henshin! As the nation of Japan prepares itself for the wall-rattling release of the new tokusatsu film "Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku MOVIE Battle", a full trailer has just been released. Kamen Riders don’t look at explosions after the jump!
The 3rd floor of "Nostalgic Hero Toy Exhibition," which is held by Tokushima Shimbun between September 28 and October 27, is dedicated to kaiju figures from popular tokusatsu films and TV series, such as Toho's Godzilla, Daiei's Gamera, and Tsuburaya Production's Ultra series. Check the second part of the photo reports after the jump.
Cinema Today has posted a new 1 minute trailer for the upcoming tokusatsu action-fantasy series Shiromajo Gakuen/Innocent Lilies featuring Japanese idol group DEMPAGUMI.inc. The 10-episode series will be simulcasted to the world via viki, and its compilation film will be released in Japan on September 21. Check the trailer after the jump.
The Japanese media began reporting yesterday that entertainment giant Toei will soon be launching their own internet pay channel in the USA with a particular emphasis on live-action tokusatsu hero shows. Read on for full details!