[Interview] Actor Seikoh Senoo, Star of Chojinki Metalder

Today, is a historical event for this site’s legacy, as we have our first interview with a former tokusatsu actor. We have been lucky enough to get in contact with the star of Chojinki Metalder, Mr. Seikoh Senoo. For those unaware, Chojinki Metalder is the sixth installment in Toei’s Metal Hero series, which aired from March 1987 to January 1988. The series ran for a total of 39-episodes, and one feature film before being succeeded by Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya. However in 1994, the series would go onto being adapted…

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Kamen Rider Kuuga Joins “TokuSHOUTsu” Library

The official TokuSHOUTsu twitter page has updated with the announcement that Kamen Rider Kuuga will be released on their service this Friday at 7 PM ET/ 4 PM PT. Additionally the series will also air on PlutoTV CH 681 in Tech + Geek. For those who are not aware, the series will be the second Kamen Rider series that is available on the service, as the original Kamen Rider series was added to the service earlier this March.  A new legend begins Friday. 7pm ET / 4pm PT on @PlutoTV CH 681 in Tech + Geek. pic.twitter.com/p0lKoUd0Lh —…

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Ultraman Z Promotional Video & Details: Forms, Transformation Gimmick & Theme Songs

Today, Tsuburaya Productions released new information regarding their upcoming series, Ultraman Z. The new information consists of Ultraman Z’s forms, transformation items, and additional cast/ staff. Interestingly enough, this press release from Tsuburaya also reveals the series will feature a major guest star, Riku Asakura/ Ultraman Geed (with Tatsuomi Hamada returning)! However, we are getting ahead of ourselves, so let us start with our star and titular Ultra, Ultraman Z.   As previously reported, Ultraman Z will link himself to the human, Haruki Natsukawa (portrayed by Hirano Kohshu). In the…

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Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid – The Rest of Phase 1 Character Guide

Hello there Hero Club, this is Soundout here with the newest episode of Heroes of the Grid Showcase! For those unaware, this series is about chronicling the heroes and villains featured in the Power Rangers Heroes of the Grid table top game. Now, this episode features Cyclopsis, Villains Pack 1, Bulk & Skull, the Foot Soldier Pack and the Ranger Dice Set; all of these release complete the first phase of the game. So, please enjoy the episode and check out the character guide below!   Heroes of the Grid Showcase Episode 4: The…

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Tsuburaya Productions Announces Ultraman Z the Series

Today, Tsuburaya Productions announced the newest installment to the Ultra Series, Ultraman Z! The show is officially the 32th installment in the Ultra Series, but the 24th televised program in the franchise. In addition, the series is the second one to air within the Reiwa era, while being apart of the New Generation Heroes saga.   Now, the series features Ultraman Zero mentoring the newest Ultra Hero, Zett during his mission to Earth. Ultraman Zero’s involvement as a mentor is to cap-off the character’s 10th anniversary, as well as continue…

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[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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