Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger Press Conference

Today, Toei held the official press conference for the next installment in the Super Sentai series, Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger. As previously been reported, the new series will commemorate the 45th anniversary of the franchise. Whereas, its premise will feature our heroes attempting to save their world, and the parallel worlds. However, unlike previous series in the franchise, the leader will be human and the remaining members will consist of robots. These robots are referred to as the Kikainoids, who also double as the series mecha. In addition, the main gimmick…

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[Official Images] Ultra Replica Ultraman Tiga Spark Lens 25th Anniversary Ver.

Today, Premium Bandai announced they will begin pre-orders for the previously teased Ultra Replica Ultraman Tiga Spark Lens 25th Anniversary Ver. This item is to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Ultraman Tiga, and provide fans a second opportunity to own an Ultra Replica Spark Lens. However, this updated version of the Spark Lens will feature new physical detailing, and an all-new display pedestal. Also, the Ultra Replica Spark Lens 25th Anniversary Ver. will have updated electronic modes and sounds. Below is the official gallery from Bandai, as well as a…

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[Official Images] Ultraman Z DX Zett Riser -Memorial Edition-

With the Ultraman Z finale looming upon us, Bandai has announced they will release a DX Zett Riser -Memorial Edition-! For those unaware, the -Memorial Edition- releases are special updated versions of the deluxe toys for main transformation device. The updates normally include audio clips from show and its cast, as well as limited edition items or accessories. Also, these releases are more commonly produced for Toei tokusatsu series like Kamen Rider and Super Sentai.   Now, the DX Zett Riser -Memorial Edition- is officially the first release for the…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Special Airborne Armor Unit 1 Sevenger

Today, Premium Bandai open the order page for S.H.Figuarts Special Airborne Armor Unit 1 Sevenger on its site. The figure is based on the character’s updated form seen in the currently airing Ultra series, Ultraman Z. However, the character officially made its debut within the franchise during the events Ultraman Leo. Originally, Sevenger was the fourth Capsule Monster given to Ultraseven when he was unable to transform. Whereas, in Ultraman Z, Sevenger is mecha unit created by the anti-monster unit STORAGE.   Now, S.H.Figuarts Sevenger is in scale with other…

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Netflix Japan Announces Yu Yu Hakusho Live-Action Adaptation

Today, Netflix announced that a live-action adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga, Yu Yu Hakusho is in production. However, this live-action adaptation is being produced through its Japanese branch. Currently, the staff includes Netflix’s contents acquisition director Kazutaka Sakamoto as executive producer, and Akira Morii as producer. The series is being produced at Robot, which also produced the live-action adaptations for Space Battleship Yamato, and Assassination Classroom.   Executive producer Sakamoto is noted to have grown up reading the original manga, and seeing the anime. In addition, Sakamoto acknowledges the series…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Jugglus Juggler (New Generation Edition)

Today, Bandai has revealed the official release information for S.H.Figuarts Jugglus Juggler (New Generation Edition). This item was first shown at the recent Tamashii Features in November. However, with the character’s involved with Ultraman Z, fans assumed this product’s release was imminent. Yet, fan expectations would prove correct as this updated release will also be sold like the previous release on Premium Bandai.   Now, the difference between the New Generation Edition, and the original figure released in 2018 is mostly paint. The New Generation Edition has a darker orange…

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[Official Images] Super Mini-Pla Choudenshi Bioman Balzion

Following the announcement for Super Mini-Pla Choudenshi Bioman Bio Robo & Bio Dragon, Bandai began teasing additional Bioman Candy Toy products. Among the teasers shown is the Super Mini-Pla Balzion, which we currently have more details regarding its release. For those unaware, the product is based on the villainous mecha Balzion featured in Choudenshi Bioman. The mecha was designed by the Anti-Bio Union alongside Bio Hunter Silva, as an antithesis to Bio Robo, and proved to be highly successful in the Bio Civil War. However, it separated from Silva for…

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[Interview] Power Rangers Actor Campbell Cooley

Hello there Hero-Club, tonight we have an all-new video interview! Our guest this time is Power Rangers voice actor and voice director, Campbell Cooley. Longtime fans of the franchise will recognize his work, as it dates back to Power Rangers S.P.D. However, as the franchise continued on, Mr. Cooley went from voicing ‘Monsters of the Week’ to main villains. With most of his main villainous roles occurring within the Neo Saban Era, which consists of Power Rangers Samurai to Power Rangers Beast Morphers. In addition, Campbell also began assisting with…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Black

Within the past month, Tamashii Nations announced that the next S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou release would be based on Kamen Rider Black. During this timespan, Tamashii Nations began to slowly reveal details regarding the figure’s overall design process and its release details. Thankfully from the information we have learned that with most titular Kamen Riders, S.H.Figuarts Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Black is a retail release. In addition, the figure will be released in April 2021, and it will be sold for 7000 to 7700 yen. Below is the official gallery and…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Z Ultra Zero Mantel

Tamashii Nations’ Fall 2020 event is upon us! Yet, in the lead up for the event, the company teased this upcoming product, S.H.Figuarts Ultra Zero Mantel. Now, with event in full swing, Tamashii Nations has revealed the full details regarding this item. For those unaware, the Ultra Zero Mantel is Ultraman Zero’s signature cape that he acquired just as the current series, Ultraman Z, began. In universe, the cape is a symbol for his heroics and it is similar to the basic Ultra Mantel worn by the Ultra Brothers. Whereas,…

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