Tag Archives: Martial Arts

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Maniac Hero (2016)

Today’s selection: Hero Mania (AKA Maniac Hero, 2016, dir. Keisuke Toyoshima) Subgenre: Martial Arts, Superhero Available from: airplane-only I caught the new superhero flick Hero Mania on an international flight, and since no other official distributors for it have been … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Iron Girl (2012)

Today’s selection: Iron Girl (2012, dir. Masatoshi Nagamine) Subgenre: Henshin Hero Available from: Switchblade Pictures My DVD copy of Iron Girl began to stutter during the final minutes of the movie, but rather than return it for a glitchless copy, … 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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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: Wolf Guy – Enraged Lycanthrope (1975)

Today’s selection: Wolf Guy: Enraged Lycanthrope (1975, dir. Kazuhiko Yamaguchi) Subgenre: Martial Arts, Kaijin Available from: fansub-only Reposting an old review from my previous ‘blog: The official international title for this movie seems to be Howl the Wolf-Man, but since … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Cromartie High School (2005)

Today’s selection: Cromartie High School (2005, dir. Yudai Yamaguchi) Subgenre: Defies categorization Available from: Media Blasters The director of Battlefield Baseball is really the perfect choice for adapting the madcap adventures of Cromartie High School into a movie, not because … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Down to Hell (1997)

Today’s selection: Down to Hell (1997, dir. Ryuhei Kitamura) Subgenre: Zombie Available from: Fansub-only There’s been buzz about a sequel or remake of Versus ever since it came out, but what most people fail to mention is that Versus itself … Continue reading

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