Monthly Archives: July 2013

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers (2008)

Today’s Selection: Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers (2008, dir. Takeshi Yagi) Subgenre: Henshin Hero, Kaiju Available from: Fansub only If you loved Ultraman Mebius, but wish that the series would acknowledge Heisei-era Ultaman as much as it does Showa-era, this might … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Tetsuo the Bullet Man (2009)

Today’s selection: Tetsuo the Bullet Man (2009, dir. Shinya Tsukamoto) Subgenre: Body Horror, Kaijin Available from: MPI I already wrote about this movie years ago for a previous ‘blog, so I’ll just copy-and-paste: The Bullet Man is the second reworking … Continue reading

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Toei Robot Girls TV anime coming in January

Remember Toei Robot Girls? It’s a marketing line from back in 2009, re-imagining Toei’s classic super robot properties as cute girls, and even got a minute-long commercial: Anyway, there’s going to be a TV series coming in January, with 10-minute … Continue reading

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Naoki Urasawa writes short kaiju manga

Naoki Urasawa’s manga as of late (20th Century Boys, Monster, Billy Bat, Pluto) has been chocked full of subtle nods to golden-age science fiction, which is why it’s exciting to know that he’s working on a manga story explicitly about … Continue reading

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Doraemon manga getting a North American release on the kindle

Ask an average Japanese person to name an iconic anime or manga character, and you most likely won’t hear Voltron, Speed Racer, or Spike Spiegel. You more than likely will hear Doraemon, Fujiko Fujio’s famous blue cat robot who’s been … Continue reading

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MonsterArts Mothra, Godzilla 2000

The Heisei Godzilla series is close to wrapping up its MonsterArts releases with the announcement of Mothra. Well, they still have the Mothra and Battra larvae, Mecha King Ghidorah, and Biollante’s rose form. There’s also still the Yamato Takeru monsters … Continue reading

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Sadako theme park attraction

The Ring’s Sadako now has an attraction at the Tokyo Joypolis, called Sadako 3D 2: Sadako’s Child. The haunted house is being marketed as a great date destination for couples, as the following video shows, but I dunno, wouldn’t it … Continue reading

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