Official Images: Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman GridKnight & Gridman (Initial Fighter) Set

Last night, Bandai revealed the newest additions to the Super Mini-Pla line which come from the anime series, SSSS.Gridman based on the Tsuburaya Productions’ hero/ series, Denkou Choujin Gridman. The first set to be announced is the basic Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman set, which we previously covered. Then as for the second set announced, it is a Premium Bandai release for GridKnight and Gridman (Initial Fighter), his first form in the series.   For those unaware, the GridKnight is the evolved form of the kaiju, Anti, who is based on Shinobilar…

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Official Images: Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman

Last night, Bandai revealed the newest additions to the Super Mini-Pla line which come from the anime series, SSSS.Gridman based on the Tsuburaya Productions’ hero/ series, Denkou Choujin Gridman. The first set to be announced is the basic Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman set; whereas, the second set announced will get its own follow up article shortly. Now, this Super Mini-Pla set will include Gridman and his assist weapons which can combine together to form Gridman’s various forms seen in the series. For those unaware, the assist weapons consist the Neon Genesis…

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Tsuburaya Productions Announces the Next Ultra Series, Ultraman Taiga

Early this morning, Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. officially announced their next installment in the Ultra series, Ultraman Taiga. This new series will officially begin airing on Saturday, July 6th and will be broadcast on TV Tokyo. Ultraman Taiga will also be the seventh series within the “New Generation Heroes” series which began with Ultraman Ginga in 2013 to last year’s Ultraman R/B.   Now, Ultraman Taiga will be the first series where our main character/ protagonist, Hiroyuki Kudo will possess the ability to become three different Ultras: Ultraman Taiga, Titas,…

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Shoko Nakagawa & Sachiko Kobayashi to Perform Pokémon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution Theme

The official website for the Pokémon anime movies recently announced that Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution will feature an all-new version of “Kaze to Issho ni” (With the Wind) performed by enka singer Sachiko Kobayashi as the end theme. However, this version is a duet featuring all-time Pokémon fan, and anime voice actress/ singer, Shoko Nakagawa. For those unaware, Mewtwo Strike Back Evolution is the 22nd film in the Pokémon franchise which is a 3D CG remake of Pokemon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strike Back. Furthermore, the original version song also…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman & Ultraman Suit ver7 -the Animation-

Tamashii Nations previously announced at the Ultra Hero Tamashii Event that they would be release new S.H.Figuarts based on Ultraman and Ultraseven as seen in the Ultraman manga. Yet, the characters were previously released by Tamashii Nations as Ultra-Act x S.H.Figuarts during the early years of the manga’s run. However, the release of these updated figures are to commemorate the adaptation of the manga as the Netflix original anime series.   First off, S.H.Figuarts Ultraman -the Animation- is based on Shinjiro Hayata armored form, as he inherited the Ultra Factor…

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Toho’s April Fools Day Joke, Jet Jaguar the Movie Leads to a History Lesson

Toho’s Godzilla Channel released a teaser trailer for the return of Jet Jaguar; with this return being a 2020 feature-length film. However, it is nothing more than an interesting April Fools Day joke from Toho Studios that may hold some merit to the character’s origin and internet urban legends. For those unaware, the character of Jet Jaguar made its debut in the 1973 film, Godzilla vs. Megalon. However, the character of Jet Jaguar, used to have a conflicting history as to whether he was meant to be the star of…

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Review: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Zero

Tamashii Nations finally adds Ultraman Zero to the S.H.Figuarts line after being a character released countless times as an Ultra-Act. In addition, Tamashii Nations adds the character to the line shortly after releasing S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Zero Beyond a form he obtained in Ultraman Geed. Nevertheless, this S.H.Figuarts release nearly matches the Ultra-Act 2.0 release for its accessory count, but improves the overall scale and articulation to match other tokusatsu figures. However, compared to the Ultra-Act it omits the signature attack effects like the Wide Zero Shot. Yet, there are more…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Zangetsu Kachidoki Arms

Premium Bandai recently launched the order page for S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Zangetsu Kachidoki Arms, based on the character’s new form obtained in the theater play, Kamen Rider Zangetsu Stage -Gaim Gaiden-. For those unaware, in the play Takatora Kureshima/ Kamen Rider Zangetsu (Yuki Kubota) visits a former Yggdrasil Corporation experimental project site, where he discovers a mysterious underground city with Armored Riders. There he succumbs to amnesia and is forced to regain his memories and uncover the source behind the city’s problems, as well as obtain a new power to…

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters “Beautiful” Trailer

Today, Warner Bros. Pictures released an all-new trailer for Godzilla: King of Monsters entitled “Beautiful.” The trailer opens with three of the four titans: Rodan, King Ghidorah, and Mothra. However, it then cuts various clips previously seen or now extended versions from the earlier teasers. In addition, there is newer footage showcasing the monsters fighting one another. Yet, in a surprise the trailer reveals the world plans to unite with Godzilla to fight off our new various threats! Furthermore, the theme song for this trailer is an interesting choice as…

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Review: S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Zi-O

Kamen Rider Zi-O, the twentieth and the final Heisei Rider finally arrives in the S.H.Figuarts line. This release of the figure is marketed as a part of the 20 Kamen Rider Kicks series, an anthology of re-issues to commemorate the 20 Heisei Riders. However, there are new items like the Kamen Rider Zi-O related products, and the upcoming Shinkocchou Seihou Kamen Rider Kiva.   Now as for the actual product, it is released in a similar fashion as last year’s S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Build RabbitTank. For those unaware, I am…

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