The 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival is heading to various venues in Minato Ward, Tokyo, Japan in late October and early November of 2019, and this year they've got a special programming track with a killer lineup dedicated to the history of anime and visual effects TV shows entitled "The Evolution of Japanese Animation / VFX". Hit the jump to learn more.
It's official, folks! Directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, who previously were the creative force behind Shin Godzilla, are teaming up once again to create another modern day take on a classic tokusatsu franchise with a newly-announced film entitled SHIN ULTRAMAN. Hit the jump to learn more.
The main cast has been revealed for Ultraman Taiga, an upcoming live-action tokusatsu TV series and the latest entry in Tsuburaya Productions' long-running "Ultra Series", which focuses on superhuman beings defending the Earth from incursions by aliens and monsters. Hit the jump to learn more.
A giant monster runs amok in a new trailer for Series Kaiju-ku GYARAS, an original upcoming live-action special effects monster drama produced and distributed by Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club, a subsciption streaming subscription service dedicated to Toei's library of tokusatsu titles. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official trailer has been released for Heisei Kamen Rider 20th Memorial - Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER, an upcoming tokusatsu film that brings the Heisei Era of Toei's Kamen Rider franchise to a close, and story will get surprisingly meta with an evil plot to erase all of the Heisei Riders from history. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new movie poster and the main cast have been revealed for Heisei Kamen Rider 20th Memorial - Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER, an upcoming tokusatsu film that brings the Heisei Era of Kamen Rider heroes to a close. Hit the jump to learn more.
Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club (TTFC), a subscription service that grants fans access to a massive streaming library of Toei tokusatsu titles such as Kamen Rider and Super Sentai, has announced the production of an original monster SFX drama entitled Series Kaiju-ku GYARAS ("Series Monster Ward GYARAS"). Hit the jump to learn more.
A new key visual has been revealed for Heisei Kamen Rider 20th Memorial - Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER, an upcoming theatrical film that rings down the curtain on the Kamen Rider series produced during the Heisei Era. Hit the jump to learn more.
Who's a friend to Japanese housewives and fresh veggies? Kamen Reito Shun! The tokusatsu spokesperson for Mitsubishi Electric's refrigerators is back, this time fighting an evil veggie monster voiced by Norio Wakamoto. Watch the action after the jump!
Village Vanguard's official online store start offering a new hoodie inspired by Alien Metron. The villain aliens first appeared in the tokusatsu TV series Ultraseven's eighth episode "Nerawareta Machi" (The Targeted Town) aired in Japan on November 19, 1967. By closing the hood, you can easily transform into the popular ultra alien. Check out its details after the jump!
For Children's Day (May 05, 2018), NHK's information program Ohayou Nippon is broadcasting a special episode entitled "Kikikomi Senshi Shuzaider" ("Information Gathering Warrior Shuzaider") which features a tokusatsu hero (voiced by Mamoru Miyano) who banishes the forces of ignorance with his fact-finding and observation skills. Hit the jump to learn more.
The bonds between brothers are elemental in Ultraman R/B, the latest entry in Tsuburaya Productions long-running Ultra series of tokusatsu action TV shows and the first entry to feature a pair of lead heroes in the fire-themed Ultraman Rosso and the water-themed Ultraman Blu. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shout! Factory is kicking things old-school tokusatsu style with a 4-day long livestream marathon featuring all 51 episodes of Ultraman Leo, the 7th entry in the Ultra Series of special effects TV shows produced by Tsuburaya Productions, that kicks off today (April 18, 2018) at 3PM Pacific. Hit the jump to learn more.
Just in time for Mother's Day, Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club is releasing an original drama entitled Hero Mama League that features the heroines of Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger, Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, and Mahou Sentai Magiranger reprising their roles and adding an additional complication to the mix: parenthood. Hit the jump to learn more.