Monthly Archives: November 2013

Announcements from Garo Appreciation Day

While most of the world was busy with Doctor Who¬†anniversary revelry, there was another geek holiday taking place on November 23: Garo Appreciation Day. It was expected that some news about a new project would be revealed on this Keita … Continue reading

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Week of Nov 22 news round-up

The most exciting news this week by far is that Hitoshi Iwaaki’s 1990-1995 sci-fi horror manga Parasyte (AKA Kiseijuu) is being adapted into a live-action film duology. This is a long time coming (there was talk of Jim Henson studios … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Tokyo – The Last Megalopolis (1987)

Today’s selection: Tokyo – The Last Megalopolis (1987, dir. Akio Jissoji) Subgenre: Historical Fantasy Available from: ADV Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis is a great film: It has very high production values, some stellar performances, excellent recreations of the time period … Continue reading

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Teaser Trailer for Zella: Monster Martial Law

Here’s a trailer for Zella: Monster Martial Law, a 41-minute independent kaiju movie being made by students at Osaka University of Arts. It seems that there are plans to release a subtitled version online in the future, which is exciting … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Ten Nights of Dreams (2006)

Today’s selection: Ten Nights of Dreams (dirs. Akio Jissoji, Kon Ichikawa, Takashi Shimizu, Yudai Yamaguchi, Yoshitaka Amano, et. al.) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Cinema Epoch Based on the book by Natsume Soseki, this film unites an amazing collection of 11 … Continue reading

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Armor Hero Lava trailer

Armor Hero is a Chinese henshin hero franchise, which, in its past five years, has had two TV series and a movie. For the fifth anniversary this December, it’s getting a new series, Armor Hero Lava, starring four heroes named … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Sukeban Boy (2006)

Today’s selection: Sukeban Boy (2006, dir. Noboru Iguchi) Subgenre: Martial Arts, Splatter Available from: Discotek It takes a special type of deranged mind to take a work by Go Nagai and make it more crass, but Noboru Iguchi was just … Continue reading

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Bushi Road trailer

Bushi Road was going to be a 2003 anime, a collaboration between Gainax, Takara, and Broccoli. Needless to say, it got delayed. It’s since morphed into a Kinema Citrus/Nitroplus/Bushiroad (as in the studio that was founded in 2007) project, but … Continue reading

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Dragon Force trailer

Here’s a trailer for Dragon Force, a CGI anime movie from producer/director Kazuya Hatazawa, of Wecker and Vanny Knights fame. The movie looks like it has some neat armor designs in it, but I’m not sold on the action based … Continue reading

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Several anime titles license rescued

A bunch of anime titles have been rescued from out-of-print status over the past week. The most exciting is Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, Gainax’s first TV series from 1990. The show was based on concepts by Jules Verne … Continue reading

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This week’s news roundup

Film: Koichi Sakamoto has a movie coming out in Japan in February, titled Red X Pink. The film will feature a heroine with gender-identity disorder (is that title a Sentai reference?), and will star Yuria Haga (Kamen Rider 555, Kamen … Continue reading

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