Tag Archives: Mecha

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Yatterman (2009)

Today’s selection: Yatterman (2009, dir. Takashi Miike) Subgenre: Henshin Hero, Mecha Available from: Discotek Many have called Miike’s Yatterman a zany, self-aware parody of the classic Tatsunoko children’s anime of the same name, but let’s face it, both the original … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Gunhed (1989)

Today’s selection: Gunhed (1989, dir. Masato Harada) Subgenre: Mecha Available from: ADV Gunhed is the crowning jewel of practical-effects giant robot movies, rivaled perhaps only by Robot Jox. Ironically, it almost wasn’t: as originally conceived, it was going to be … Continue reading

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

Today’s selection: Spider-manĀ (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 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: 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: 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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