Tag Archives: Historical Fantasy

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: 100 Monsters (1968)

Today’s selection: 100 Monsters (1968, dir. Kimiyoshi Yasuda) Subgenre: Yokai, Historical Fantasy Available from: ADV 100 Monsters is the first installment in Daiei’s Yokai Monsters trilogy (or is it a quadrilogy now that Great Yokai War is out?), but gets … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Dororo (2007)

Today’s selection: Dororo (2007, dir. Akihiko Shiota) Subgenre: Historical fantasy Available from: Universal Osamu Tezuka’s comic Dororo may be my favorite by the mangaka, the tale of a baby whose eyes, hands, ears, and other body parts are stolen and … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Return of Daimajin (1966)

Today’s selection: Return of Daimajin (1966, dir. Kenji Mizumi) Subgenre: Historical fantasy, Kaiju Available from: Mill Creek Return of Daimajin is the second installment in the Daimajin trilogy, and a source of some confusion since ADV screwed up their DVD … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Demon of Mount Oe (1960)

Today’s Selection: Demon of Mount Oe (1960, dir. Tokuzo Tanaka) Subgenre: Historical fantasy Available from: Fansub-only When Iwakura did a set of candy-trading figures back in 2005, many collectors in the west were confused as to what the rhino-bull monster … Continue reading

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