Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dec 22 news round-up

It’s time for a summary of neat stories and trailer that’ve arisen since… well, since the last time there was a news round-up. Yuichi Fukuda, director of The Hero Yoshihiko and Hentai Kamen, has a new movie called Joshiku in … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Full Metal Yakuza (1997)

Today’s selection: Full Metal Yakuza (1997, dir. Takashi Miike) Subgenre: Kaijin Available from: Arts Magic Full Metal Yakuza is a hybrid film, partly a Frankenstein-ish monster robot hero, partly a gangster movie, and because of that, it’s likely to alienate … Continue reading

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News roundup (mostly movie stuff edition)

How about that new Godzilla trailer, huh? Well, that’s not the only one to be released recently, just the “drop everything and repost this” one. Here’s a roundup of other happenings in the field of Japanese SF-ish cinema, etc. A … Continue reading

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Legendary Godzilla trailer

The new Godzilla trailer is out. People jump out of a plane.

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Ninja Wars (1982)

Today’s selection: Ninja Wars (1982, dir. Kosei Saito) Subgenre: Historical fantasy, ninja Available from: Adness There’s a saying that as an actor, if you’re playing your own twin, you’ve gone too far. Clearly whoever said this would not like movies … Continue reading

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Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger and HappinessCharge Pretty Cure revealed

The 38th official Super Sentai has been revealed via Bandai toy catalog, and it’s… well, really ugly. Presenting Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger: The idea of the show is apparently to branch out from the usual Sentai market and make something that … Continue reading

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Daikaiju trailer time

Here’re a handful of trailers for upcoming giant monster things. They all look kind of intentionally bad. Kicking things off is the trailer for Minoru Kawasaki’s Earth Defense Widow, opening February 8 in Japan. Crunchyroll has some more info, plus … Continue reading

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