Tag Archives: Toei

Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Space Sheriff Gavan – the Movie (2012)

Today’s selection: Space Sheriff Gavan – the Movie (2012, dir. Osamu Kaneda) Subgenre: Henshin Hero Available from: fansub-only Space Sheriff Gavan, for those who don’t know, was a 1982 TV series that kicked off the whole Metal Heroes franchise. 2012 … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: The Magic Serpent (1966)

Today’s selection: The Magic Serpent (1966, dir. Tetsuya Yamauchi) Subgenre: Historical Fantasy Available from: Image (low quality dub-only release, fansubs also available) Any fan of Naruto should probably watch The Magic Serpent: it’s got ninjas with crazy powers, like the … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Message from Space (1978)

Today’s selection: Message from Space (1978, dir. Kinji Fukasaku) Subgenre: Space Opera Available from: Shout Factory (dub only), Eastern Star Reposting an old review with some changes: The boom of space operas following in the aftermath of Star Wars during … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Parasite Doctor Suzune – Genesis (2011)

Today’s selection: Parasite Doctor Suzune: Genesis (2011, dir. Ryu Kaneda) Subgenre: Exorcist/Paranormal Investigator Available from: Media Blasters Parasite Doctor Suzune: Genesis is the first of two live-action movies based on a manga series by the singly-named Haruki. I haven’t read … 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 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: 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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