Kaiju and Transformations – The Tokusatsu Genre – Garo

Today I finish this look into the Tokusatsu genre that I started on Monday. Yesterday I spoke about Kamen Rider, my favourite tokusatsu series, aimed primarily at children though it doesn’t shy away from dark subject matter and some interesting plots. Today though, I’ll talk about a tokusatsu series designed for adults: Garo. Continue reading Kaiju and Transformations – The Tokusatsu Genre – Garo

Kaiju and Tranformations – The Tokusatsu Genre – Kamen Rider

On Monday I gave you a primer on what the Tokusatsu genre was, its origins and tropes, and mentioned some of the most famous TV series in the genre and in fact opened the article with my favourite, the one I’ll talk about today: Kamen Rider. Continue reading Kaiju and Tranformations – The Tokusatsu Genre – Kamen Rider

Review: Warcraft: The Beginning

A father and chieftain doing the best for his people, a General and King doing their best to keep their kingdom safe, a Guardian with great secrets and an evil Warlock bent on conquering Azeroth, what do all these things mean? Warcraft!
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009 RE: CYBORG Review

Cyborg 009 is a manga by Shotaro Ishinomori, creator of other works such as Skull Man and the various Tokusatsu superhero shows in Japanese television, such as Kamen Rider and Super Sentai (aka Power Rangers).

Cyborg 009 tells the story of a group of people abducted and transformed into Cyborgs by the international arms-dealing organization Black Ghost to sell as weapons. The cyborgs escape and take the fight to their creators and try to save the world from them.

The manga has been adapted numerous times, as TV series and films, the latest of which I just saw yesterday. 009 RE: Cyborg, which I thought was going to be a revival but turned out to be jumbled mess of a farewell. Continue reading 009 RE: CYBORG Review