[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Spider-Man & Soul of Chogokin Leopardon (Toei 1978)

Fans of Toei’s Spider-Man series have long awaited for today’s news! As today, Tamashii Nations has solicited a pair of items based on the series; a S.H.Figuarts of the titular hero and a renewal Soul of Chogokin of the mighty Leopardon.   Toei’s interpretation of Spider-Man is classic and legendary among tokusatsu and comic book fans. Whereas, the toy collectors of these fandoms have been asking for years to have any company make Toei’s Spider-Man as an articulated action figure. Bandai’s Tamashii Nations has now taken the title of being…

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Toei Tokusatsu World Official Announced; FEATURING OFFICIAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES!

This just in from Toei’s official website, starting April 6, 2020 the studio will begin uploading English Subtitled episodes of tokusatsu and Super Robot series. The channel titled Toei Tokusatsu World Official, will feature 70 series from their library produced from 1960 to the 1990s. The channel will feature a mascot known as Contentmaru who is a shinobi fox who is tasked with delivering Toei Tokusatsu to the world. Beginning on April 6, 2020 the first two episodes from each of the 70 series will be available. These episodes will feature English…

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Shout Factory & PlutoTV announce “TokuSHOUTsu”

Happy Monday heroes, we have some news when it comes to tokusatsu. Through the joint efforts of Pluto TV and Shout! Factory TV, TokuSHOUTsu a new streaming channel on Pluto TV will be bringing Ultraman, Super Sentai, and Kamen Rider to the United States. To quote some of the IGN article which outlines all the specifics. Beginning at midnight PT on Tuesday, March 17, TokuSHOUTsu can be found on Pluto TV Channel 681 (in the Tech + Geek section). The channel will offer a mix of live, curated content and…

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C2E2: Marvel Unveils Team Behind Upcoming Ultraman Comics

Today, during the Marvel panel at C2E2, Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski unveiled details regarding Marvel’s Ultraman comics based on Tsuburaya Productions iconic hero. Titled, The Rise of Ultraman, the series is scheduled to launch later in 2020, and it will revisit the original 1966 tokusatsu series. The book will be co-helmed by writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom, with art by Francesco Manna. In additional, promotional art for the series is illustrated by Ed McGuinness, and Matthew Wilson. Fans of Power Rangers should recognize Kyle Higgins for his incredible run on…

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PlatinumGames’ Project G.G. Teaser Trailer

Today, PlatinumGames‘ released a teaser trailer for their new upcoming game in Hideki Kamiya’s superhero trilogy. Currently, titled “Project G.G. A Go-Go!” the game is heavily inspired by the tokusatsu genre, specifically the Ultra series. For those unaware, tokusatsu means special effects in Japan, but in the west it is commonly referred to kaiju and transforming heroes-based media. Now from the trailer below, we get see our Ultra-like hero transform like Kamen Rider to fight a kaiju. So, essentially besides Ultraman other famous tokusatsu series like Kamen Rider will most…

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Crunchyroll Originals Trailer

We have recently learned that Crunchyroll has revealed its first slate of “Crunchyroll Originals” which are anime that fans can only find on the service. In addition, Crunchyroll has posted a trailer showcasing the anime which will be apart of the originals branding, and I have to say I am interested in all of them. First I will let readers check out the trailer and then post the details from the actual announcement article down below on the upcoming series. In/Spectre – In this Crunchyroll Original, supernatural romance mixes with…

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Ultraman Galaxy the Official North American Website Launches

Today, author and Japanese film historian, August Ragone unveiled to the world Tsuburaya Productions’ new project Ultraman Galaxy. The project is Tsuburaya Productions’ official North American website dedicated to the Ultra Series. The site is produced by Starlight Runner Entertainment, a New York-based production company that specializes in expanding entertainment properties and brands into multi-platform campaigns. The company’s various clients include names like Disney, Sony, Sesame Workshop, Hasbro and Mattel. Currently, Starlight Runner’s work with Tsuburaya Productions and The Licensing Group is to assist in return the Ultra Series to…

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Arrow Video Presents Gamera: The Complete Collection

Today, UK home video distributor Arrow Video announced that they will be releasing Gamera: The Complete Collection in North America. The release will feature the entire Gamera film series that consists of 12 films: the original 8 Showa Era films, the Heisei Trilogy, and finally Gamera the Brave. The Complete Collection will feature all twelve uncut films with dual audio (Japanese and English). In addition, the will feature 4K restorations for some films, as well as bonus content like commentaries and interviews. Furthermore, it will feature a hardcover trade of…

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Power Rangers Heroes of the Grid Ranger Allies Pack #1 Announced

UPDATE 02/21/20: Added Ninjor and Phantom Ranger Card Previews UPDATE 02/24/20: Added SPD Shadow Ranger Card Previews Power Rangers Heroes of the Grid has been quiet for some time now since the Phase 2 Kickstarter closed, but today a new expansion has been announced. The Renegade Games Studios Website has opened a page for the Ranger Allies Pack #1. The set is open for Pre-Order now through March 4th, 2020 with an estimated arrival date of May 2020. The set is only available to order via CrowdOx, a crowdfunding service which Renegade used previously to manage post-Kickstarter backer surveys and…

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Sunrise to Begin Streaming All 8 Brave Series, Commemorating the 30th Anniversary!

Today, Sunrise announced that in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Braves Series, they will begin streaming the 8 series on their official YouTube channel. For those unawares the 8 Brave Series began in 1990 aired till 1997, it was a joint ‘Super Robot’ anime project between Sunrise and Takara Tomy, during Transformers inactivity in Japan. The series line-up consists of Brave Exkaiser (1990), The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird (1991), The Brave Fighter of Legend Da-Garn (1992), The Brave Express Might Gaine (1993), Brave Police J-Decker (1994), The…

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