Shout! Factory Announces Kamen Rider Kuuga & Chikyuu Sentai Fiveman on Home Video

Earlier today, the Shout! Factory booth accidentally revealed that the company will be releasing two new tokusatsu home video releases. However, they quickly fixed their mistake, even though it was too late, to officially make the announcement at their panel. Now, Shout! Factory’s first announcement was that they will be physically releasing Kamen Rider Kuuga on Blu-Ray. For those unaware, the company previously made the series available for streaming through their site, Pluto TV, and Tubi in 2020. Surprisingly, Shout! Factory exclaimed that they underestimated the demand for physical media,…

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Bandai Namco Announces Western Release for Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher

Last Wednesday, during the Japanese edition of the June Nintendo Direct Mini, it previewed an all-new Ultra Series video game. However, it is also a collaboration and spin-off of the Monster Farm (Monster Rancher in North America) series. Titled, Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher, it will be a Monster Farm game that exclusively features the Ultra Series’ monsters. In addition, the game’s roster will expands past 200 characters, and include the series’ iconic aliens alongside the monsters. Furthermore, the game will be NFC compatible like the previously released Monster Rancher 1 &…

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Tsuburaya Productions Releases Ultraman Decker “Main Story” Trailer

Recently, Tsuburaya Productions released the official trailer for the next installment within the Ultra Series, Ultraman Decker. For those unaware, this series was announced in early 2022, while an early premise trailer was presented in late March. The upcoming series is a sequel to the previous installment, Ultraman Trigger, with both shows reimagining Ultraman Tiga and Dyna. Since Ultraman Decker is reimagining Ultraman Dyna, the series takes place several years after Ultraman Trigger. However, the time between both series has not been determined, so we can assume it is more…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Astra from Ultraman Leo

Recently, Tamashii Nations announced the official release details for the previously shown, S.H.Figuarts Astra from Ultraman Leo. For those unaware, the figure is based on the brother of the Ultra Series’ seventh entry’s titular character. Originally, Astra was believed to be dead after their home was destroyed, but he was captured by the Alien Magma. However, Ultraman King would eventually rescue him, and Astra would go onto occasionally appear to help his brother, Ultraman Leo. Also, Astra even became one of the Ultra Brothers like Leo, even though they were…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Don Momotaro

Over the weekend, Tamashii Nations announced that they would be producing S.H.Figuarts Don Momotaro for sale later this year. For those unaware, the figure is based on the leader of the current Super Sentai series, Avataro Sentai Donbrothers. Don Momotaro is actually Taro Momoi (Kohei Higuchi), a blunt deliveryman who is unable to lie and can do almost anything. However, once Taro transforms into Don Momotaro, he becomes the exuberant fiery leader that sees every battle as a festival.   Now, the upcoming S.H.Figuarts release is follow up to the…

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[ACEN2022] RightStuf & Nozomi Entertainment Panel: Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise & More

Saturday afternoon, two of our staff members were in attendance for the Anime Central 2022, RightStuf & Nozomi Entertainment Panel. Seemingly, several other news sites have overlooked a lot of the things discussed during the panel. So, the following is a breakdown on the new anime home video releases, and updates to previously announced titles. In addition, all the information is provided by our translators, Touma Kaito and Alias Westgate, as well as RightStuf’s listings: New Announcement: Rental Magica Based on the supernatural light novel series by Makoto Sanda, the…

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[Official Images] Shokugan Modeling Project Genesis of Aquarion & Optional Parts Set

Recently, Bandai Candy announced that titular mecha from Genesis of Aquarion would be receiving a Shokugan Modeling Project release. In addition, Bandai Candy informed customers that there would be an Optional Parts Set for it, sold through Premium Bandai. Furthermore, Bandai Candy stated that both items will be released alongside each other this September.   Now, for those unaware, Genesis of Aquarion was created by legendary producer and mecha designer, Shōji Kawamori. The series would air from April 4 to September 26 in 2005, for a total of 26 episodes.…

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[Official Images] Shokugan Modeling Project Gao God

Earlier today, Bandai Candy finally announced the upcoming Shokugan Modeling Project release for Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger’s Gao God! For those unaware, Gao God is the ancestor and the divine creator of all the Power Animals seen within the series. Whereas, when the character was adapted in Power Rangers Wild Force, the name was changed to Animus.   Now, the overall divine character is a sentient mecha that is thematically a royal and religious retool of Gao King. However, the difference between the two are mostly the aesthetic changes of the…

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Godzilla vs. Gigan 50th Anniversary NEW Gigan Suit Crowdfunding Campaign

Recently, Toho Studios published an announcement on the Godzilla YouTube Channel regarding their upcoming Godzilla vs. Gigan 50th anniversary project. Titled, “Toho & Wakasa Announce Gigan Suit START UP Project!” the video is hosted by veteran kaiju suit designer, Shinichi Wakasa. In the video, Mr. Wakasa informs viewers how he is leading the production team in crafting a new Gigan suit. Whereas, the new suit will be used in the Godzilla Fest 2022 short, similar to last year’s Godzilla vs. Hedorah short. Also, Mr. Wakasa explains how the team wanted…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Ultrawoman Grigio

Today, Tamashii Nations finally decided to pull the trigger, and announce the release details for S.H.Figuarts Ultrawoman Grigio! For those unaware, the figure has been previously shown during various Tamashii events for past few years. Whereas, each time the prototypes or finish product was on display, they were given no dates for release. As a result, fans began to believe Ultrawoman Grigio was being sidelined for reissues and other popular characters expected to sell better. However, the wait is over, and the character is being released to promote her appearance…

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