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Random Tokusatsu round-up

I tacitly retired from doing daily tokusatsu movie blurbs last year, but due to popular demand, I’ll try to remember to post about movies that are fresh on my mind when I do watch them. Here’s a couple recent viewings: Izo … Continue reading

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Random Tokusatsu rapid five-in-one

I’ve been really lax on the Today’s Random Tokusatsu movie segments as of late; apologies to anyone particularly looking forward to them. I figured I’d try to make up for that a little with quick thoughts about five of the … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Onmyoji (2001) and Onmyoji 2 (2003)

Today’s selection: Onmyoji and Onmyoji 2 (2001 and 2003, dir. Yojiro Takita) Subgenre: Historical Fantasy Available from: Geneon Onmyoji is based on Baku Yumemakura’s 1988 novel, the first of over a dozen in that novel series. It’s part of the … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Carved (2007)

Today’s selection: Carved (2007, dir. Koji Shiraishi) Subgenre: Kaidan Available from: Tartan Carved is a movie about the Kuchisake Onna, or “slit mouthed woman”, an urban legend that began in the 1970’s, and, depending on who you ask, could be … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Battle Heater (1989)

Today’s selection: Battle Heater (1989, dir. Joji Iida) Subgenre: Yokai Available from: BCI In the yokai tradition, there’s a subset called tsukumo-gami, which are disused inanimate objects infused with a spirit, be they sandals, lanterns, umbrellas, etc – anything old … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Battle League Horumo (2009)

Today’s selection: Battle League Horumo (2009, dir. Katsuhide Motoki) Subgenre: Yokai Available from: Viz The Azure Dragon club at Kyoto University is a very normal college club, a fact that they mention repeatedly and without any prompting. You could find … Continue reading

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Today’s Random Tokusatsu: Death Kappa (2010)

Today’s selection: Death Kappa (2010, dir. Tomo’o Haraguchi) Subgenre: Kaiju, Yokai Available from: Media Blasters This is an old review from when the movie first came out, reposted from a previous ‘blog: God bless Fever Dreams Productions. Somehow, the US … Continue reading

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