Shout Factory Licenses Kamen Rider Ryuki & Zero-One in North America

During the “Rider Week Kick Off Panel” presented by Team Kamen Rider, it was announced that two new Kamen Rider series will be joining the Tokushoutsu line-up later this year.   Shout Factory’s tokusatsu-based streaming platform launched last year with Kamen Rider (1971) as its first release. Then a few months later the platformed added Kamen Rider Kuuga (2000) to its library. Whereas, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever (2018) was the first movie presented on the platform. With the 50th Anniversary of Kamen Rider happening this year, Tokushoutsu will be streaming Kamen Rider Zero-One (2019) and Kamen Rider Ryuki (2002). In addition to both series…

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Sunrise Announces ‘Gundam Build Real’ Live-Action TV Series

Today, Sunrise announced a new installment in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, that is a live-action production. This live-action production is apart of the Gundam Build multiverse titled, Gundam Build Real. The series will follow a similar premise to previous installments where people build kits and battle with them in virtual reality. Currently, Sunrise has provided a cast/ staff list, series summary, and teaser trailer for the production. Official series synopsis provided by Sunrise: It has been many years since the robot anime, “Mobile Suit Gundam,” which caused a major…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Orthros Vulcan Revealed

The next release in the S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider line-up has been revealed by Tamashii Nations. Hailing from the world of Kamen Rider Zero-One, we have the final form of Isamu Fuwa, Kamen Rider Orthros Vulcan. Having its one and only appearance in Episode 44 of Kamen Rider Zero-One, Orthros Vulcan was accessed by using Naki’s Japanese Wolf Progrise Key in Fuwa’s Shotriser. After an intense battle with Kamen Rider Zero-Two, the Japanese Wolf key was destroyed locking the form away forever. The suit in series and this S.H.Figuarts release reuses many parts from Kamen Rider Vulcan -Assault Wolf- as well as the claws from Kamen Rider…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Naki Revealed

After being teased a couple weeks ago, S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Naki has been fully revealed! Naki first debuted in Episode 18 of Kamen Rider Zero-One (2019-2020) but was not seen until their appearance in Episode 28 of the series. During the Ark Saga of the series, Naki was given a Forceriser, and Japanese Wolf Progrise Key in order to transform into Kamen Rider Naki. While only used twice in the series, Naki‘s Rider form was later featured in Kamen Rider Zero-One: RealxTime (2020) and the upcoming film, Kamen Rider Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai (2021). Now that we have a full solicitation, we can see that Naki includes their…

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S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Naki Teaser Images Released

From a brand-new Tamashii Nations Blog post, official teaser images for the upcoming S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Naki have been released. Naki first debuted in Episode 18 of Kamen Rider Zero-One (2019-2020) but was not seen until their appearance in Episode 28 of the series. During the Ark Saga of the series, Naki was given a Forceriser, and Japanese Wolf Progrise Key in order to transform into Kamen Rider Naki. While only used twice in the series, Naki‘s Rider form was later featured in Kamen Rider Zero-One: RealxTime (2020) and the upcoming film, Kamen Rider Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai (2021). The S.H.Figuarts…

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway New Trailer Released

GundamInfo has released a new trailer for the upcoming film, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway. The film that was first teased in 2018 following the premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam NT, is now set for release May 7, 2021 in Japan. The film is part of a trilogy of films adapting Tomino Yoshiyuki’s Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash novel series. The film’s staff includes: Planning & Production: Sunrise Original Story: Tomino Yoshiyuki & Yatate Hajime Director: Shukou Murase Sunrise’s description of the film is as follows: Twelve years have passed since the Second Neo…

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TFC Begins GARO Worldwide Expansion

In a surprise announcement, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (TFC) has begun a worldwide rollout for the GARO series. Beginning today, the first two episodes of the original 2005 series have been made available on the GARO Project YouTube channel. In addition, each episodes feature multiple language caption options. Furthermore, it should be noted that the subtitles on the YouTube uploads are different from the subtitles provided in Section23’s Blu-Ray release and on HiDive’s streaming service. Alongside the series being uploaded to YouTube, TFC has opened optional language websites, including English, for…

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Power Rangers Heroes of the Grid “Once a Ranger” Expansion Revealed

Renegade Game Studios has revealed the next Power Rangers Heroes of the Grid expansion bundle for the game. This wave of expansions is known as “Once a Ranger” and features several smaller expansions. The campaign is being handled via CrowdOx like the Ranger Allies Pack campaign from earlier this year. There is no funding goal and the expansions are set to be shipped in April 2021. Squatt and Baboo Character Pack     The first expansion is a character pack featuring the last two members of Rita Repula’s moon palace…

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[Interview] Voice Actor Neil Kaplan (Power Rangers, Digimon, Transformers & More)

Today, Hero-Club has to present a new interview, this time with voice actor Neil Kaplan. Kids of the 90’s and early 2000’s easily recognize this man for his contributions in Power Rangers and Saban Entertainment dubs. Mr. Kaplan is best known during this time for voice Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue villain Diabolico, and Digimon Season 2’s Hawkmon. In addition, Mr. Kaplan is known for providing the voice of Optimus Prime in the underrated Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001 series).   Following the end of Saban Entertainment and Fox Kids, Mr.…

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[Toy Review] Power Rangers Lightning Collection Dino Charge Black

Few months ago, fans found a listing in Target’s inventory for an upcoming Power Rangers Lightning Collection figure. In addition, this mysterious figure was mentioned to be based on a Black Ranger. Then surprisingly on Tuesday, the item stocked in stores before its official reveal, and it is none other than Chase Randall/ Dino Charge Black! Fans expected this item to be officially announced during Hasbro’s possible event or stream this weekend. Yet, those plans most likely have changed due to their weekly scheduled Fan First Fridays streams. Now, Dino…

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