[Con Report] Springfield Comic Con 2022: Any Percent Speedrun

This past weekend Springfield, Massachusetts held its first ever Comic Con at the Mass Mutual Center. The event was finally able to be held following a two-year delay due to COVID-19 pandemic. Surprisingly, the convention was only a single day which spanned from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 23rd. Whereas, I was able to attend the event after only learning about its existence at practically the eleventh hour.   First off, getting to the convention was not terribly difficult, and the wait to enter it was not…

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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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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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[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 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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Tsuburaya Productions Releases the Ultraman Decker Official Trailer

Earlier today, Tsuburaya Productions released the first official trailer for their next installment in the Ultra Series, Ultraman Decker. The series was officially announced a few months ago, but Ultraman Decker was not unveiled until recently. Whereas, the reveal for the titular was during a teaser trailer following Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z’s conclusion. Now, as most fans assumed, Ultraman Decker will continue the current theme of reimagining the TDG Trilogy, specifically Ultraman Dyna.   So, since Ultraman Decker is reimagining Ultraman Dyna, longtime fans should expect elements of Ultraman Trigger…

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