Monthly Archives: September 2013

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Message from Space (1978)

Today’s selection: Message from Space (1978, dir. Kinji Fukasaku) Subgenre: Space Opera Available from: Shout Factory (dub only), Eastern Star Reposting an old review with some changes: The boom of space operas following in the aftermath of Star Wars during … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Parasite Doctor Suzune – Genesis (2011)

Today’s selection: Parasite Doctor Suzune: Genesis (2011, dir. Ryu Kaneda) Subgenre: Exorcist/Paranormal Investigator Available from: Media Blasters Parasite Doctor Suzune: Genesis is the first of two live-action movies based on a manga series by the singly-named Haruki. I haven’t read … Continue reading

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First trailer for Kamen Rider Wizard/Gaim movie war

The first trailer for the upcoming Kamen Rider Wizard/Kamen Rider Gaim crossover movie, Sengoku Movie War, aired during the finale of Wizard this week, a little odd since Gaim hasn’t even started yet. The movie hits December 14, so I … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Body of the Prey (1968)

Today’s selection: The Body of the Prey (1968, dir. Kenneth Crane) Subgenre: Kaijin Available from: Public domain Notes: This movie might not technically be considered Japanese, depending on circumstances Reposting from an old review: The Body of the Prey is … Continue reading

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Christmas cakes up for preorder!

I don’t normally talk about food here, but Lawson in Japan is offering up some pretty snazzy Christmas cakes for Dokidoki Pretty Cure, Kamen Rider Gaim, and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Of course, the Bandai Evangelion cake is creepier: And lastly, … Continue reading

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Haikasoru adds Miyabe’s Ghosts of Ancient Japan

Apparitions: Ghosts of Ancient Japan, a novel my Miyuki Miyabe (author of Crossfire, ICO, and Brave Story), is now up for preorder from Haikasoru. It hits November 19, just a little too late for Halloween, sadly. via haikasoru

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Gackt adds another superhero role to his roster

Pop sensation Gackt has already played Riderman, but he’ll soon be adding another henshin hero to his filmography with the part of BIMA Legend in the Indonesian hero show BIMA Satria Garuda. His episodes will be the 22nd and 23rd … Continue reading

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