[Tokyo Comic Con] AKARI: Tokusatsu Re-Imagined Campaign Announced

Recently at Tokyo Comic Con, former Tsuburaya Productions director and producer Takeshi Yagi announced a new tokusatsu project. Titled, AKARI, the production is a proof-of-concept that is in association with the online video service, Narō. For those unaware, Narō is an on-demand video service that creates programs on Japanese culture, and veterans from its professions. Whereas, the programs are filmed as a hybrid between a documentary, and a master class course on the profession featured.   Now, the service is expected to release a course on tokusatsu hosted by Takeshi Yagi…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Geats Magnum Boost & Entry Raise Form

Currently, Tamashii Nations 2022 is occurring in Japan, and they are unveiling several new items throughout their various product lines. As expected, several of the items are scheduled to be Premium Bandai exclusives, and others are to be determined. However, there are retail releases being announced with some confirmed to be going up for pre-order in the near future. Now, among these upcoming retail releases to go on pre-order are the first two S.H.Figuarts for Kamen Rider Geats. Whereas, for those unaware, Kamen Rider Geats is the current airing series…

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Discotek Media Licenses Kamen Rider Black for North American Distribution

Recently, Distock Media hosted their “A Very Spooktacular Discotek Day” livestream to announce their upcoming home media releases. However, their stream kicked off with a bang, as their next title under their Toku Time label is Kamen Rider Black! Yes, Kamen Rider Black is joining Discotek Media’s library, and not joining the Shout! Factory line-up of releases. For those unaware, the series is the eighth installment in the long-running Kamen Rider franchise, having aired from October 4, 1987 to October 9, 1988. The series spans across 51 episodes, two television…

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[Interview] Ultraman Max Star & Ultraman Connection Host Sean Nichols

For the last week, we at Hero-Club have been promoting the heck out of this new and upcoming interview. Thankfully, today is the day in which we can officially present that featured interview to everyone. Like the title states, our guest this time is Ultraman Max star and the host of Ultraman Connection, Sean Nichols. Surprisingly, this interview was something our site was trying to arrange since the start of Ultraman Connection in 2021. However, our staff came across a few roadblocks until late July when we managed to contact Mr.…

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Official Kamen Rider Geats Press Conference – Cast, Staff & More

Today, Toei held their press conference for the next installment in the Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider Geats. However, unlike previous press conferences that were conducted live, Toei prerecorded the entire presentation. So, the following details pertain to the series synopsis, the official trailer, the main cast, and the staff involved. Series Synopsis: A young man named, Ace Ukiyo, whose catchphrase is “In the end, victory will be mine!” enters the Desire Grand Prix; a mysterious survival competition where combatants fight deadly creatures called Jamato as Kamen Riders. These Kamen…

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Discotek Media Announces Space Sheriff Gavan the Series on Blu-Ray

Recently, Discotek Media announced at their Otakon 2022 panel that they will be distributing another Metal Hero series on Blu-Ray. Now, this time the company will be distributing the original Metal Hero series, Space Sheriff Gavan! For those unaware, the entire Metal Hero franchise began with this show in 1982 and it consisted of 44-episodes. The series stars legendary tokusatsu actor and stuntman, Kenji Ohba as the titular character. Whereas, the series premise is about an intergalactic cop named Retsu Ichijouji who transforms into Gavan to battle crime syndicates. However,…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Decker Flash Type

Today, Tamashii Nations surprisingly announced S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Decker Flash Type, which is based on the current Ultra Series’ titular hero. The series had its premiere last week in Japan, and was simulcast on YouTube to which fans should check out. However, do not wait too long to watch the episode, as Tsuburaya Productions cycles out current shows within two weeks.   Now, for those unaware, Ultraman Decker: New Generation Decker is a reimagining of the iconic 1997 installment, Ultraman Dyna. In this series, a new Ultraman within another universe similar…

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[Official Images] Ultraman Orb Ultra Replica Dark Ring

Today, Premium Bandai updated with an order page for the Ultra Replica Dark Ring from Ultraman Orb. For those unaware, Ultraman Orb is the 26th entry in the Ultra Series, celebrating Ultraman’s 50th and Ultraman Tiga’s 20th anniversary. The series aired from July 9th to December 24, 2016 for a total of 25 episodes, and had one feature length film. Whereas, this product is based on the negative version Gai Kurenai’s transformation device to become the titular character. However, in the series, Dark Ring was used by Gai’s rival, the ever-popular…

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Shout! Factory Announces Kamen Rider Kuuga & Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman on Home Video

Earlier today, the Shout! Factory booth accidentally revealed that the company will be releasing two new tokusatsu home video releases. However, they quickly fixed their mistake, even though it was too late, to officially make the announcement at their panel. Now, Shout! Factory’s first announcement was that they will be physically releasing Kamen Rider Kuuga on Blu-Ray. For those unaware, the company previously made the series available for streaming through their site, Pluto TV, and Tubi in 2020. Surprisingly, Shout! Factory exclaimed that they underestimated the demand for physical media,…

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Bandai Namco Announces Western Release for Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher

Last Wednesday, during the Japanese edition of the June Nintendo Direct Mini, it previewed an all-new Ultra Series video game. However, it is also a collaboration and spin-off of the Monster Farm (Monster Rancher in North America) series. Titled, Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher, it will be a Monster Farm game that exclusively features the Ultra Series’ monsters. In addition, the game’s roster will expands past 200 characters, and include the series’ iconic aliens alongside the monsters. Furthermore, the game will be NFC compatible like the previously released Monster Rancher 1 &…

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