Tag Archives: Shotaro Ishinomori

Toei Tokusatsu World Reviews: Kikaider

Android Kikaider (人造人間キカイダー), or simply Kikaider, is the 1972 series that was created by Ishinomori and is one of the quintessentially iconic tokusatsu shows, being one of the first to air in the West. It sees the android Jiro fight for justice, and revenge for his creator, against the despicable DARK and their Dark Destruction […]

Toei Tokusatsu World Reviews: Gambare! Red Vickies

Ganbare! Red Vickies (がんばれ!レッドビッキーズ), or misspelled as Gambare! Red Vickies on the Toei Tokusatsu World YouTube channel, is a youth baseball show that doesn’t have explosions, rubber monsters, or any kind of panache or flair. In short, this was boring! Have you ever seen a sports movie? Literally any of them? Mighty Ducks, Cool Runnings, […]

Toei Tokusatsu World Review: Machineman

Seiun Kamen Mashinman or Nebula Mask Machineman (星雲仮面マシンマン) is another offering from tokusatsu godfather, Shotaro Ishinomori. Broadcast on Nippon TV in 1984, Machineman ran for 36 episodes. The series follows Planet Ivy resident, Nick, after he arrives on Earth in his spaceship. Nick is visiting Earth to complete his university thesis – studying humans – […]

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