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Kraken Releasing Licenses Garo: Kiba – The Dark Knight!

Section23 Films has recently announced that they have licensed the Garo: Kiba -The Dark Knight! (Kiba ~ Ankoku Kishi Gaiden ~) v-cinema, which is set to release on Blu-ray on February 20.  Kraken Releasing provided a synopsis for the special.   He was born the child of a Makai Knight and a Makai Priestess. He trained to become a Makai Knight and fight the nightmarish creatures known as Horrors. Everything changed when the forces of evil intervened and stole everything he loved, the man who was once named Barago turned to a darker path. LearningRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 33 Review

Last week we skipped over the narrated intro and had a weirdly epic build-up to the opening title sequence. This week, we’re straight into the title sequence with no intro at all. Strange that they’re mixing it up but I supposed it’s to create something like a new start mid-series. The Naga is evil/going back in time arc spanned a lot of weeks so now that we’re back to something resembling status quo it seems the show is trying to give itself a push for the second half. Either thatRead More


Shout Factory Streams Super Sentai: Denji Sentai Megaranger: The Complete Series Clips

Shout Factory! has updated their official Youtube channel with clips for the upcoming release of Super Sentai: Denji Sentai Megaranger: The Complete Series.    *Keep in mind these clips feature may contain spoilers, so please watch at your own discretion.*    The first clip features a look at the opening of the series, “Denji Sentai Megaranger.” The song is performed by Naoto Fuuga. However, Toei did release an English version the song later on performed by MEGA MICKEY.   The second clip features a look at the team first becoming the Megarangers. The MegarangersRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 32 Review

We skip over the usual opening narration this week to go straight to Don Armage addressing his minions. It’s a strong opening that shows for the first time since the Kyurangers returned to the present that he really is still around and nothing has changed at all. The church setting is a striking choice for a such a short scene but it works really well and it makes me miss the more visually-interesting villain lairs in series like ToQger. The main purpose of this opening to get us onto theRead More


Kamen Rider Build Second Quarter Toy Scans *Spoiler

Recently new scans have surfaced online featuring new products for Kamen Rider Build’s Second Quarter releases.   Keep mind this article contains spoilers, so read at your own discretion. In addition, these are early translations, so please keep in mind that these may change over time.   The first reveal is a new henshin device, and currently there are conflicting translations for this item. It will either be known as the DX Kamen Rider Squash Driver or Kamen Rider Crush Driver. This device will be used by Kamen Rider Cross Charge, a power-up for KamenRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 31 Review

After going back to the past to change history, the Kyurangers returned to discover the world in a slightly more dystopian place than they left it, now that Garu and Kotaro have been captured, the Orion is badly damaged, and everything they just did seemed like it was for nothing. The start of this episode felt hopeless in a way that only this particular Sentai show can do. Part of Kyuranger‘s appeal to me is that it’s the story of the universe being freed from evil rather than a universeRead More


Official Images: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid DX Gashat Gear Dual Another

Premium Bandai has recently updated with an official pre-order page for the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid DX Gashat Gear Dual Another.  The item is based on Gashat used by Kamen Rider Another Para-Dx that will be featured in Kamen Rider Para-DX with Poppy, which is the second chapter of the Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Trilogy: Another Ending v-cinema. With conjunction with the DX Gamer Driver it will be able to activate varius sounds such as “Evil fist strength! Puzzle chain of darkness! Cheer of darkness! Perfect knockout! ”  Pre-orders for the item will open later tonight at 11 A.M. JST and the item will be releasedRead More


Official Images: Super Minipla King Brachion

Premium Bandai has updated with an official pre-order page for the the Super Minipla King Brachion.  The minipla is based on King Brachion who debuted in Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, however Power Rangers fans should also know him as Titanus from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Unlike other Super Minipla releases the Super Minipla King Brachion will surprisingly feature some kind of motorized gimmick that uses AA batteries.  Fans who have previously purchased Super Minipla Daijyujin and Super Minipla Dragon Caeser will be able to combine them with Super Minipla King Brachion to form Ultimate Daijyujin. Pre-orders will open later tonight at 1 P.M. JST and the itemRead More


Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: FINAL Trailer Streamed

The official Toei Movie Youtube channel has updated with the first trailer for Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: FINAL.   For those who are unaware the film is stated to be the last film in the Heisei Kamen Rider Era.   While the film will mostly feature Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Kamen Rider Build, the trailer reveals that several older Kamen Rider actors will return to reprise the their roles. The returning cast includes: Shun Nishime: Takeru Tenkuji (Kamen Rider Ghost) Gaku Sano: Kouta Kazuraba (Kamen Rider Gaim) Souta Fukushi: Gentaro Kisaragi (Kamen Rider Fourze) Shu Watanabe: Eiji HinoRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 30 Review

It’s strange to have something that feels like a final battle against the main villain in Episode 30 of a Sentai series, but here we are. We had an epic fight in a desert with cool drone shots and slo-mo, the main villain tried to attack the rangers’ base, and at least three characters were on the brink of death (and one actually died). It certainly felt endgame-y, and for me it’s exactly the sort of thing the mid-series of a Sentai show needs to keep the momentum going. IRead More


Official Images: Uchu Sentai KyuRanger DX Kyutama Gattai 13 Orion Battler

Bandai Japan has updated the official Super Sentai toy sub page with official images of the DX Kyutama Gattai 13 Orion Battler from Uchu Sentai Kyuranger.  As stated in the previous set of scans the DX Orion Battler will be a combination of the Battle Orion Ship and the Orion Voyager. The mecha will have four different modes and will feature various lights/ sounds.  The mecha will include the Orion and All Voyager Kyutama. The DX Kyutama Gattai 13 Orion Battler is set to release on October 7 in Japan priced at 12,000 Yen (before tax).    


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 29 Review

This episode got off to a strong start with the team in the present exploring the 300-year-old wreckage of the Orion. The destroyed control room was a simple but effective image that made for a memorable pre-title sequence with a genuine cliffhanger rather than just the promise of a fight. It’s nice to see Sentai attempting a more complicated storyline, and for the most part it works. As far as villain introductions go, it doesn’t get much better than Don Armage’s entrance at the end of this episode. There areRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger – Episode 28 Review

Wow, they really want to make sure we understand the whole ‘two teams: one in the past, one in the present’ thing, huh? They’re even doing on-screen diagrams now. Something else I want to mention about the opening is that Lucky introduced the whole group as the Kyurangers rather than just saying his own name. Since the start of the series Lucky has steadily grown more and more competent as a leader and I can’t tell if it’s an intentional character arc or a side-effect of the show having gainedRead More


Uchu Sentai Kyuranger October Scans *Spoilers

Recently the September Scans for Uchu Sentai Kyuranger have surfaced online, which reveal events that will be happening on the show in the month of October. Keep in mind this article contains spoilers so read at your own discretion  First more details about the new upcoming mecha were revealed.  Recently Lucky obtained the powers of the Orion Constellation, however he will soon be getting two new mecha to power up the Kyuranger’s arsenal. The Orion Voyager and the Battle Orion Ship will be able to combine to form the Orion Battler.  The mecha will be linked to the power of the Orion Kyutama, whichRead More


NYCC 2017: Bandai America Exclusives Revealed

Power Rangers Now has revealed the Bandai America exclusives for New York Comic Con 2017. The exclusives include: Limited Edition: Fighting Spirit Legacy Figure Set Price: $80.00 The Limited Edition: Fighting Spirit Legacy Figure Set includes three iconic versions of Tommy Oliver based on the Power Rangers Dino Thunder episode, “Fighting Spirit.” The three pack includes the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, Mighty Morphin White Ranger, and Zeo Red Ranger.  All three figures will include premium paint schemes along with the exclusive silver stripe version of the Green Ranger.  Each figure will include various accessories and will be available at the BandaiRead More