Discovering Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid

Hey there, I am Favine the Penguin King, an old friend of the gang here at Hero-Club. I previously worked with these guys during the old Herotaku days, and some of them further back at Rajio Nihon. Originally I had planned to go to the most recent Power Morphicon to catch up with old friends. However, most of my friends cancelled going, but Wheelz called in a favor asking if I could do press coverage. So, I gladly accepted the offer, and heading into Power Morphicon doing what I used…

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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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[Interview] Voice Actor & ADR Director Steve Kramer (Power Rangers, Naruto, Bleach & More)

Today, Hero-Club presents its newest interview during Power Rangers’ Power Week and the lead-up to Power Morphicon 2022! Our guest this time is the legendary voice actor and ADR director, Steve Kramer. Mr. Kramer has been working on anime adaptations since the 80’s, having worked with Harmony Gold and Saban Brands. Also, for a majority of his career in anime voice acting he usually is type cast as the wise old man. Whereas, the best example for this casting would be as the Third Hokage in Naruto or as Captain…

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Power Rangers Dino Fury Second Season Part 2 Release Date Announced

The official Power Rangers twitter account has updated with a trailer for the next part of Power Rangers Dino Fury. For those who have not been following the show, the second season of the series debuted on Netflix on June 15, 2021 with the second half being released on March 3, 2022. The second half set of the second season will premiere on Netflix on September 29, 2022. Keep in mind this trailer features some spoilers for the second season so watch at your own discretion. DINO FURY RETURNS! The…

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Official Kamen Rider Geats Press Conference – Cast, Staff & More

Today, Toei held their press conference for the next installment in the Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider Geats. However, unlike previous press conferences that were conducted live, Toei prerecorded the entire presentation. So, the following details pertain to the series synopsis, the official trailer, the main cast, and the staff involved. Series Synopsis: A young man named, Ace Ukiyo, whose catchphrase is “In the end, victory will be mine!” enters the Desire Grand Prix; a mysterious survival competition where combatants fight deadly creatures called Jamato as Kamen Riders. These Kamen…

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Discotek Media Announces Space Sheriff Gavan the Series on Blu-Ray

Recently, Discotek Media announced at their Otakon 2022 panel that they will be distributing another Metal Hero series on Blu-Ray. Now, this time the company will be distributing the original Metal Hero series, Space Sheriff Gavan! For those unaware, the entire Metal Hero franchise began with this show in 1982 and it consisted of 44-episodes. The series stars legendary tokusatsu actor and stuntman, Kenji Ohba as the titular character. Whereas, the series premise is about an intergalactic cop named Retsu Ichijouji who transforms into Gavan to battle crime syndicates. However,…

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[Con Report] G-Fest 2022: The Best of Saturday

This past weekend, G-Fest was held for the first time since 2019, and it was hosted at a new venue. For those unaware, G-Fest is the annual convention devoted to the kaiju film genre, specifically the Godzilla franchise since 1999. Whereas, since its inception, G-Fest was normally held at the Crowne Plaza in Rosemont, Illinois. However, the choice was made to move the convention to Hyatt Regency O’Hare in 2020. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convention was postponed until this year.   Now, having been to the Hyatt…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Decker Flash Type

Today, Tamashii Nations surprisingly announced S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Decker Flash Type, which is based on the current Ultra Series’ titular hero. The series had its premiere last week in Japan, and was simulcast on YouTube to which fans should check out. However, do not wait too long to watch the episode, as Tsuburaya Productions cycles out current shows within two weeks.   Now, for those unaware, Ultraman Decker: New Generation Decker is a reimagining of the iconic 1997 installment, Ultraman Dyna. In this series, a new Ultraman within another universe similar…

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[Official Images] Ultraman Orb Ultra Replica Dark Ring

Today, Premium Bandai updated with an order page for the Ultra Replica Dark Ring from Ultraman Orb. For those unaware, Ultraman Orb is the 26th entry in the Ultra Series, celebrating Ultraman’s 50th and Ultraman Tiga’s 20th anniversary. The series aired from July 9th to December 24, 2016 for a total of 25 episodes, and had one feature length film. Whereas, this product is based on the negative version Gai Kurenai’s transformation device to become the titular character. However, in the series, Dark Ring was used by Gai’s rival, the ever-popular…

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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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