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] Super Mini-Pla Spider-Man (Toei 1978) Leopardon

Recently, Bandai made an explosive announcement in regards to release new merchandise for Toei’s adaptation of Marvel’s iconic hero, Spider-Man. Among the Spider-Man products announced to be released by Bandai in Fall 2020 is the Super Mini-Pla Leopardon! In the series, motorcyclist Takuya Yamashiro given the powers to become Spider-Man by an alien to combat the Cross Army. In addition, Takuya is giving the alien warship known as the Marveller, which transforms into the giant robot, Leopardon; the mecha itself became a valuable resource in Takuya’s arsenal. Whereas in reality,…

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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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[Official Images] Kamen Rider Zero-One DX Raidriser

Recently, Premium Bandai activated its order page and listing for the Kamen Rider Zero-One DX Raidriser. Now, for those unaware or caught up with the series, the Raidriser is a transformation device produced by Zaia Enterprise. Using a Progrise Key with the Raidriser it allows people to become Raiders, which are monsters with Kamen Rider-like abilities. Currently, the Raidriser’s most prominent user is Yua Yaiba/ Kamen Rider Valkyrie, who becomes the Fighting Jackal Raider via the Fighting Jackal Progrise Key.   Now, the DX Raidriser will consist of the belt,…

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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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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Titas

After months following the previous Tamashii Nations event where S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Titas was previewed, we currently have its release details. Unfortunately, to many fans dismay S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Titas is scheduled to be a Premium Bandai exclusive. Now, for those unaware Ultraman Titas is the secondary Ultra in most recent series, Ultraman Taiga. The character’s origins is from Planet U40 the birthplace of Ultraman Joneus, and became a member of the Tri-Squad. As a member of the Tri-Squad, Titas shares Hiroyuki Kudo as his host with Taiga and Fuma. Titas has…

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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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[Official Images] Monopoly: Godzilla – Monster Edition

Last month, we reported that Hasbro and Parker Bros’ iconic game Monopoly would be releasing a Godzilla: Monster Edition in Spring 2020. Yet, during the announcement the only information provided were the game’s contents and the box artwork. However, we currently have the official product gallery which showcases the game pieces, board, and other accessories. Now, the game pieces/ token mostly use the monsters’ original Showa incarnations, but we think Mothra slightly resembles the Trendmasters‘ design. In addition, the Godzilla Tower and U.N.G.C.C. (G-Force) cards did not change from its…

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Shout! Factory TV Officially Streaming Kamen Rider on TubiTV

Today, Shout! Factory uploaded to their streaming library Shotaro Ishinomori’s original Kamen Rider series from 1971. However, the series is only available on the streaming service TubiTV and region locked to the United States specifically. Currently, we believe that this upload is ahead of the pending official announcement from Shout! Factory. There have been rumors of the company obtaining the whole franchise for home video distribution in North America for months, but no other information appeared otherwise.   However, having the first series available for streaming might possibly be foreshadowing…

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SSSS.Gridman Audio Dramas Available on YouTube for Limited Time

Due to the cancellation of the recent SSSS.Gridman live event, fans of the series received a special livestream. The livestream featured Trigger staff and series cast members, as well as a live-action appearance by Alexis Kerib. Now, most of the stream featured the panelist discussing the show and upcoming merchandise. However, the stream also announced that all 12 audio drama episodes are now available on the Pony Canyon YouTube channel. Yet, the 12 episodes will only be available for a limited time, running from today to March 14. After that…

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