It's pretty rare that we get graced with official English releases of classic Tokusatsu shows. Every now and then we get something niche like Kikaida, Inazuman, Kamen Rider V3, or a subtitled Ultraman show, but fans of henshin heroes and sentai action typically lean on fan subs or raw videos. Read on for more.
The T-Joy Soga theater in Chiba Prefecture will exclusively release two local tokusatsu hero films on May 17: Houjin Yatsurugi: Kisarazu Chonessen Moeagare Yatsyrugi Damashii(Super Heat Battle in Kisarazu: Firer up the Yatsurugi Spirit) and its spin-off story Gaion Sigma. Check the latest trailers posted today after the jump.
It is officially confirmed today on April 16 that popular Japanese girls group (consisting of at least 29 members) E-girls' pop tune "ASAP" will be used as the theme song for the upcoming action-comedy tokusatsu parody film Jyoshizu. Check the latest trailer featuring the song after the jump.
Just in time for spring break, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has teamed up with Japan's Tsuburaya Production and created a new happy family movie ad featuring the Ultraman family and their alien friends vacationing together in Hawaii. This video is a part of the new Ultra Hawaii tourism campaign for Japanese tourists. The Ultra Hawaii tourism campaign also has a Facebook page, Twitter account and an official site. Watch the sweet movie after the jump!
If you want to know what the Super Sentai heroes are doing after their duty, check the upcoming TV series Kanpai Senshi After V (Five). The new tokusatsu parody series focuses on only after-parties held after their battle against an evil organization, featuring drinking, karaoke, and moaning about their job. Check the no-action clip after the jump.
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.