[Review] Shin Ultraman: A Tribute to the Classic Series

On August 1, 2019, Tsuburaya Productions announced that Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi would be collaborating again for another production. Titled, Shin Ultraman, the film would be the second Shin film in the pair’s growing library of reimagining classic icons. As the title states, the pair would be rebooting Tsuburaya Productions’ most famous and largest hero, Ultraman.   Now, Shinji Higuchi served as the film’s director, while Hideaki Anno was its producer and wrote the script. Surprisingly, Anno also took part in the motion-capture process, portraying the titular hero, since…

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[Press Release] Power Rangers Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers 5-Pack Available Now

Hello there Hero-Club, ZeltraxMillennium here, reporting on this new update, as we are now eligible for Power Rangers press releases. After contacting the Power Rangers FaceBook page, they sent me a contact form to apply and they quickly accepted us. Now, Hasbro sent us the following press release earlier today for the Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers 5-Pack. For those unaware, Alien Rangers was a mini-series associated with the third season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Originally, most people included the Alien Rangers within MMPR rather than being its…

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[Interview] Tokusatsu Director & Producer Takeshi Yagi

Today, Hero-Club is presenting its newest interview, which we previously alluded to in our interview with Ultraman Max’s Sean Nichols. Also, Sean Nichols should be considered as the initial mastermind behind this current interview altogether. Especially, when it was Sean who helped to network and connect us with our guest that we are featuring today. So, we really have to further thank Sean, as this entire interview would probably not be happening without him.   Now, as the title of this article states, our guest is former Tsuburaya Productions director and…

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[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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Fathom Events to Release Shin Ultraman in US Theaters

Recently, Fathom Events updated site regarding the official theatrical announcement for Shin Ultraman, as a special two day event. Alongside the standard subtitled version of the film, a English Dub will also be available for viewing. The news was first announced during the Ultraman panel at Anime NYC 2022 earlier today. For those unaware, the film is a modern adaptation of the original Ultraman series from 1966. Shin Ultraman is directed by Shinji Higuchi and written/ produced by Hideaki Anno who previously collaborated together on Shin Godzilla.   Now, Shin…

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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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Toei Announces 20th Anniversary Movies for Hurricaneger & Abaranger

Good morning Heroes, it is the start of a new week, and things really picked up these past few days. Now, over the weekend, Toei surprisingly announced two 20th anniversary movies for Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger and Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger. Normally, the studio occasionally produces a single anniversary project for a Super Sentai series once per year. However, this time Toei prepared for the future, filming back-to-back releases within the V-Cinext series. Additionally, like previous V-Cinext productions these films will receive limited theatrical runs in Japan before releasing on home video.…

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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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SSSS.Gridman Universe Film & Cast Revealed

The official website for the SSSS.Gridman Universe film has updated with casting and staff details for the film. Several previous cast members from both SSSS.Gridman and SSSS.Dynazenon will be returning for the film. For those who are not aware, the film is a crossover film between the two series. The film was first announced during the Tsuburaya Convention in 2021. SSSS.Gridman is an anime reboot adaptation of the Gridman the Hyper Agent tokusatsu series. SSSS.Gridman premiered in 2018 and consisted of 12 episodes. The follow-up series, SSSS.Dynazenon premiered in 2021…

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