Close to the Action, A Power Rangers Fan’s Dream Comes True!

Let’s pretend it is the early 90s, during this time television and physical publications were essential. People required the use of these mediums to acquire their basic information. Whereas, the internet as we would come to know it as of today had just begun in August 1991. However, the fandoms that we would come to love and be a part of were obscure then. Yet, during that period of time we would discover how the internet could be used to connect one another, and become a valued source of information.…

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Tsuburaya Productions Officially Announces Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga Series

Today, Tsuburaya Productions officially unveiled the next installment in the Ultra Series, Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga. The upcoming series is a homage to the 90s classic installment Ultraman Tiga, which was the first part of the Heisei Trilogy. However, Tsuburaya Productions refers to the trilogy simply as the TDG series for Ultraman Tiga, Dyna, and Gaia.   Now, as the subtitle New Generation Tiga indicates, Ultraman Trigger is a reimagination of Ultraman Tiga for the modern era. The series will attempt to emulate various story elements from Tiga like…

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Historic Agreement Settled for Global Distribution of the Macross Franchise

Recently, it has been reported that Tatsunoko has been able to come to an agreement with Harmony Gold USA. Now, this agreement is for the global distribution of the Macross franchise which was adapted into Robotech. For decades, the two parties have battled over the rights for the anime series regarding its international distribution. Fan speculation for the legal issues has often centered on Harmony Gold USA fearing the original material would upstage their adaptation. In addition, fans believed Harmony Gold USA only wanted their version to exist in North…

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Shout Factory Licenses Kamen Rider Ryuki & Zero-One in North America

During the “Rider Week Kick Off Panel” presented by Team Kamen Rider, it was announced that two new Kamen Rider series will be joining the Tokushoutsu line-up later this year.   Shout Factory’s tokusatsu-based streaming platform launched last year with Kamen Rider (1971) as its first release. Then a few months later the platformed added Kamen Rider Kuuga (2000) to its library. Whereas, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever (2018) was the first movie presented on the platform. With the 50th Anniversary of Kamen Rider happening this year, Tokushoutsu will be streaming Kamen Rider Zero-One (2019) and Kamen Rider Ryuki (2002). In addition to both series…

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Toei Announces Third Kamen Rider Project: Hideaki Anno’s Shin Kamen Rider

Toei’s final announcement regarding the three Kamen Rider 50th anniversary projects is none other than Shin Kamen Rider. For some time now, fans knew about this upcoming project through the title’s trademark being filed in Japan. However, no other details were confirmed besides fan assumptions that Hideaki Anno would be involved. Now, it is confirmed the project is a feature length film, and Hideaki Anno is apart of the production. Accompanying the announcement for the project, Toei revealed the following teaser trailer and promotional visuals: The poster for Shin Kamen…

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Kamen Rider Double “Futo Detective” Anime Adaptation Announced

Toei has recently officially greenlit an anime adaptation of “Futo Detective,” which is set to debut in Summer 2022. For those who are unaware, the manga series served as a sequel to Kamen Rider W (Double). The series will be among the various productions that will be produced as apart of the 50th Anniversary celebration for the Kamen Rider franchise. The first volume of the manga was published in Weekly Big Comic Spirits in 2017 and ran for 10 volumes. Kamen Rider W made its debut in 2009, and is the…

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Thundercats Film Adaptation in the Works

Deadline has reported that Adam Wingard has been hired to direct a Thundercats film adaptation for Warner Bros. According to Deadline, the film was originally being developed by Rideback’s Dan Lin with the help of Vertigo’s Roy Lee. The new script for the film will be written by Wingard alongside Simon Barett. Additionally, it has been reported that this film be a CGI animated film. No other details have been confirmed at this time, so please stay tuned for all updates.   For those who are unaware, the film is…

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Sunrise Announces ‘Gundam Build Real’ Live-Action TV Series

Today, Sunrise announced a new installment in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, that is a live-action production. This live-action production is apart of the Gundam Build multiverse titled, Gundam Build Real. The series will follow a similar premise to previous installments where people build kits and battle with them in virtual reality. Currently, Sunrise has provided a cast/ staff list, series summary, and teaser trailer for the production. Official series synopsis provided by Sunrise: It has been many years since the robot anime, “Mobile Suit Gundam,” which caused a major…

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Top 10 Super Sentai Mecha We Want as Super Mini-Pla (Gorenger – Gaoranger)

Super Sentai is one of the longest running tokusatsu series in Japan, and it is the second longest tokusatsu series produced by Toei. The series has been airing in Japan for 46 years, and is better known in America for its adaptation as Power Rangers. The series is known for colorful heroic teams clothed in spandex fighting terrorists, aliens, demons, and inter-dimensional entities. However, its defining feature is the use of mecha that form giant robots, or as they are referred to in the states as Zords and Megazords.  …

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February Pokémon Presents Presentation Streamed

Nintendo recently held a Pokémon Presents Presentation, which revealed some updates to existing Pokémon games and also revealed some new upcoming games. First, Nintendo revealed a montage of the franchise starting from the Red and Blue in 1996 all the way up to today.   Next, the presentation transitioned to Takato Utsunomiya of The Pokémon Company. The first game featured in the presentation was New Pokémon Snap. The game will feature the player who will be exploring the Lental Region. Players will be using tools such as the Lumina Orb…

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