Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ultraman R/B First PV and Plot Released

Finally, we have a wealth of information straight from the source. In a press release, linked below, Tsuburaya Productions have revealed the synopsis for the plot of Ultraman R/B (Ruebe), as well as a release date. The series will feature two brothers as Ultraman hosts. The brothers, Katsumi and Isami Minato, live with their sister […]

Ranger Keys: 5 Reasons Why They Are Special

Hello Tokusatsu community. Josh Perry here to talk about one of my favourite things from Toku and that’s Ranger Keys. Coming from Gokaiger back in 2011 Ranger Keys have been a major staple of the Super Sentai Bandai toyline ever since. While a new set has not been revealed since 2016, time will tell if […]

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger Episode 11 Review

What an opening this week, as the Patrens are profiled like the police characters on shows like Law and Order in the US and UK. We get a flashy introduction, with the Patrens looking fantastic in fitted suits, and a short battle against minions in black silhouettes of Lupin Red leads to the reveal that […]

Kamen Rider Build Episode 32 Review

The familiar, heavy tone is present in the opening of this week’s Build, as Sento returns to Touto’s capitol building with Pandora’s Box in tow. As he and Prime Minister Himuro discuss the next steps, Kazumi gets a phone call, though we do not see who from. Upon returning to Cafe Naracita, Banjou learns of […]

Tsubaraya Productions Win Momentous Rights Battle in Court

After a long and drawn out legal process, Tsubaraya Productions claim the worldwide rights to their early Ultraman series Following a weekend marathon of Ultraman Leo done by Shout! Factory and Twitch in association with with Tsubaraya Productions, Takahashi Ryota, Tsubaraya’s business manager, staged a press conference on the 24th April where he announced the […]

Fujioka Hiroshi suffers minor traffic accident

Fujioka Hiroshi, best known as Hongo Takeshi or Kamen Rider Ichigou, was recently in a minor traffic accident. One of toku’s favourite sons, Fujioka Hiroshi was in a minor car crash involving himself and a taxi on April 18th, 2018. The accident happened on a junction with no traffic lights in Tokyo. According to Tokyo […]

SODO Sundays – April 22nd, 2018

Hello, tokusatsu community! Joshua Perry here to talk about SODO figures on my fortnightly series, SODO Sundays. This time we have some news from the Kamen Rider Build along with YUDO news for Lupinranger vs Patoranger. Kamen Rider Build The next figure for Build Set 9 has been revealed! The new form Cross-Z Magma is […]

Kamen Rider Amazons Officially Released in US and UK

What a surprising turn of events! This is definitely a welcome sight, as Kamen Rider Amazons season one has been officially released on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK under the name Amazon Riders. As of writing, only season one has been posted, but season two is likely to follow, if season one […]

Potential New Kamen Rider Build Toy Listings Includes Final Form For Grease

New Toy listings have come out detailing the last few Kamen Rider Bulid Toys. These were leaked by a 2chan user who has shared correct info before, however, it is worth taking this with a grain of salt anyway. “DX KarasuRobot Sclash Jelly Price- 3,200 Yen Info- Transforms grease into his Final Form. To use, […]

Ultraman R/B Title and Release Date Confirmed

Ultraman 2018 now has a name and a release date! Via the latest image from Tsuburaya shown below, the title has been confirmed as Ultraman R/B (pronounced Rubu, read as Rube) and will feature two protagonists, now officially dubbed Ultraman Rosso (red) and Ultraman Blu (blue). The primary series antagonist, as revealed earlier, will be […]

Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger vs Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger Episode 10 Review

This episode opens on a somber note, picking up from the moment we left off. The Lupinrangers are trying to find a way to deal with the Patorangers having destroyed a Lupin collection piece, and the music sets the tone. Kairi leaves and spends some time thinking, believing he is alone on a walking bridge. […]

Kamen Rider Build Episode 31 Review

This week, we have another episode packed with exposition, and the plot jumps forward by leaps and bounds. This episode is essential for anyone who wants to keep up with Build, moving forward. Picking up where we left off, Misora learns that Ryuga might not be human. The news comes via Sawa, and the conversation […]

Ultraman Russo and Ultraman Bull Changer and Gimmick Items Revealed

More information has been released about the upcoming Ultraman series for 2018, this time in the form of high-resolution pictures of the changers used by Ultraman Russo and Ultraman Bull. Based on the scans, it seems the default form for each Ultraman will be Russo Flame and Bull Aqua, based on Taro and Ginga, respectively. […]

Engine Sentai Go-Onger 10 Years Grand Prix: New Cast Members Added

Gaiark’s Pollution Ministers were recently revealed to be returning in the upcoming film Engine Sentai Go-Onger: 10 Years Grand Prix. The upcoming film has officially added cast members from the original series Engine Sentai Go-Onger. Nao Oikawa, Mitsuaki Madono and Kiyoyuki Yanada will be reprising their roles as Kegalesia, Kitaneida, and Yogostein. The voice actors […]

April Pre-Orders for Kamen Rider Build and Lupinranger VS Patranger

Another month is in full swing and Bandai has revealed all the new toys coming out this month for both Kamen Rider Build and Lupinranger vs Patranger. Kamen Rider Build As reported before, a DVD release of the Kamen Rider Build 7 Best Matches YouTube series will be released on April 14th in Japan for […]

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