Tag Archives: Henshin Hero

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Garo – Dragon of the Blue Cries (2013)

Today’s selection: Garo – Dragon of the Blue Cries (2013, dir. Keita Amemiya) Subgenre: Henshin Hero Available from: Fansub-only You know how when you get used to drinking diet soda, you sort of forget how flavorful the real thing is, … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Spider-man “Episode 0” (1978)

Today’s selection: Spider-man¬†(1978, dir. Koichi Takemoto) Subgenre: Henshin hero, Mecha Available from: rip-only, previously available streaming at Marvel.com Reposting an old review from a previous ‘blog, with slight updates. In case you missed it, Marvel used to stream the entire … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokustatsu: Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together (1984)

Today’s selection: Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together (1984, dir. Minoru Yamada) Subgenre: Henshin Hero Available from: fansub-only If one were to claim that the “real” Kamen Rider franchise concluded with this 1984 TV special, it would be … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Sexy Rangers (2011)

Today’s selection: Sexy Rangers (2011, dir. Shinji Nishikawa) Subgenre: Henshin Heroine Available from: Cinema Epoch This is your regular reminder that while the Super Sentai franchise has never been officially released in North America, we do have official subtitled DVDs … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Hentai Kamen (2013)

Today’s selection: Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Super Hero (2013, dir. Yuichi Fukuda) Subgenre: Henshin Hero Available from: Still on theatrical circuit in North America I’ve talked about it before on this ‘blog, but Hentai Kamen, the film adaptation of Keishu Ando’s … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Kamen Rider ZO (1993)

Today’s selection: Kamen Rider ZO (1993, dir. Keita Amemiya) Subgenre: Henshin Hero Available from: fansub-only This was already discussed in the Keita Amemiya movies podcast episode, but in case you don’t want to listen to that, here’s the gist: This … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: The Golden Bat (1966)

Today’s selection: The Golden Bat (1966, dir. Hajime Sato) Subgenre: Superhero Available from: Fansub-only The Golden Bat is often referred to as the first ¬†modern Japanese superhero, which I’m not sure about agreeing with. The character debuted not in manga, … Continue reading

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