Tag Archives: ESPer

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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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Travelers – Dimension Police (2013)

Today’s selection: Travelers: Dimension Police (2013, dir. Koichi Sakamoto) Subgenre: Parallel world Available from: Kadokawa (R2 Japanese DVD has English subtitles) If someone were to ask “what’s Koichi Sakamoto all about”, you could reply with a list: dutch angles, leering … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: ESPY (1974)

Today’s selection: ESPY (1974, dir. Jun Fukuda) Subgenre: Esper Available from: Paramount (dubbed, censored VHS. Fansubs also available.) Today I refer you not to the annual ESPN award show, but the “spy” movie with “ESP” (get it?). It’s like James … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Isola (2000)

Today’s selection: Isola (2000, dir. Toshiyuki Mizutani) Subgenre: ESPer Available from: Adness Isola is based on the first novel from Yusuke Kishi, who also wrote the base story for the recent anime From the New World. It’s a mid-range psychological … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Alive (2002)

Today’s selection: Alive (2002, dir. Ryuhei Kitamura) Subgenre: Kaijin, Esper Available from: Media Blasters Alive was Kitamura’s follow-up after breaking into the spotlight with Versus in 2002. It follows Versus in that it’s also stylish, with thumping techno score, muted … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Aquarian Age- Juvenile Orion (2009)

Today’s selection: Aquarian Age – Juvenile Orion (2009, dir. Hidetaka Tahara) Subgenre: ESPer (I guess?) Available from: Discotek Ugh, when this popped up in the random selector, I seriously considered hitting refresh, but decided not to cheat and went with … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Parasite Eve (1997)

In an effort to raise awareness of the wide variety of neat Japanese SFX titles available (and otherwise), I’ll be posting about a randomly-selected movie each day, unless I’m traveling without internet. These will be fairly short, depending on how … Continue reading

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