Monthly Archives: February 2013

Comic Review: Giant Monster (Steve Niles, 2005)

Okay, right off the bat, what kind of title for your giant monster story is “Giant Monster”? It’s like calling a western “Western”, or kung fu story “Kung Fu” (okay, bad example) or your scary movie “Scary Movie” (okay, worse … Continue reading

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Monster Attack Team returns in new #1

It’s been a couple of years since Monster Attack Team, arguably the best-written tokusatsu magazine currently printed in English (sorry G-Fan!), returned from a long hiatus for its 8th issue. After a handful of delays getting fully relaunched and some … Continue reading

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Garo third season trailer

The trailer for Garo: The One Who Shines in Darkness, the third Garo TV series, should be enough to get any fan of the franchise salivating. This series is a departure from everything that has come before in the franchise … Continue reading

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Akibaranger season 2 behind-the-scenes promo

It’s an exciting time to be an Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger fan. There’s been a lot of controversy about costume changes, and the the cast switch of Shione Sawada replacing Kyoko Hinami as the blue Akibaranger, and this latest behind-the-scenes promo … Continue reading

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Robert Baldwin to Portray KyoryuCyan

It’s difficult to report this without stepping on racial sensitivities, but I’ll do my best: in general, the main actors in Japanese hero shows tend to be ethnically Japanese. Exceptions to this tend to get noticed, such as Robert Scott … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ultraman Saga (dir. Hideki Oka, 2012)

As you may know, there seem to be two major branches in US tokusatsu fandom: those that watch because of Godzilla, and those that watch because of Power Rangers (yeah, there are lots of J-horror fans, but they’re not organized). … Continue reading

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Media Blasters rescues Super Robot Wars anime (also, Onechanbara Vortex)

Like a lot of DVDs released by Bandai Visual, the long out-of-print American Super Robot Wars: Original Generation discs are fetching a ludicrous price on the secondary anime market. While the show itself isn’t exactly amazing (it’s based on a … Continue reading

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