Looks like a lot of fan favorite anime/manga series are getting live-action adaptations (Rurouni Kenshin being one, and the most recent rumor circling KiKi's Deliver Service). Last year it was confirmed that the classic Tatsunoko series Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (or Gatchaman for short) would be getting the same treatment, and now we finally have a trailer to it.
So what if The Avengers had a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers intro? Well, you'd get this hilarious entry, made by YouTube user UnusualSuspect2011, which mashes up the cheeziness of the 90s with the Power Rangers theme song and one of Marvel's most epic teamups with The Avengers. Get ready for a combination of nostalgia and Marvel goodness rolled into one.
COLLECTIBLES: Bandai Release New Photos Of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger) Figures
If you are a 90s kid, you might have owned some of The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers toys (I did). Needless to say, some of the toys were quite hard to come by during the time, and some toys, such as the original figures, megazords and morphers, still are. However, by today's standards some of those MMPR figures don't compare to most toys today, so Bandai has made some new figures of the Red Ranger and Green Ranger under their S.H. Figuarts line for release this summer.
Henshin! Kamen Rider, the renowned Tokusatsu show is making its way on the PlayStation 3. Namco Bandai made a teaser site that hinted about the game, but they have now released a teaser trailer showing some CGI animation and little bits of gameplay.
Some of you diehard anime fans might know this little, classic Tatsunoko series called Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (or Gatchaman for short), or perhaps you've been exposed to the localized version titled G-Force for U.S. viewers. Either way, this piece of news will have your attention, as a Gatchaman live-action film has been confirmed and is in production.
Whether it be Nintendo's Smash Bros. series, Sony's upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale or any of Capcom's various "versus" games, it's no question that franchise crossover fighters are awesome. Now it looks like Namco Bandai the chance to pit characters from Gundam, Ultraman and Kamen Rider against each other.
It's morphin' time! Ah, yes, the classic 90s action show known as Power Rangers is now available as a gigantic and complete set by Shout! Factory. This morphenomenal set will come with all seasons of the classic Power Ranger series into two boxes, seasons 1-3 of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and then Power Rangers Zeo to Lost Galaxy for the second box.
COLLECTIBLES: Bandai’s Super Robot Chogokin Line Announces ‘Megazord’ from Power Rangers for Pre-Order
Morphenomenal! Bandai, in conjunction with Bluefin Distribution, has just announced that the almighty Megazord from the classic series Power Rangers and Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger in Japan is now available for pre-order! This iconic mecha comes with some pretty cool extras and will be released domestically this fall!
Series: S.H. Figuarts
Model: Kamen Rider Amazon
Release Date: September 17, 2011 (Japan) , Late October 2011 (USA)
Retail Price: ¥3,000 / $35.99 MSRP
Kamen Rider is a long running Tokusatsu show (since 1971), but it is relatively unknown outside of Japan and Asia. There has been many iterations of the popular hero show, with the U.S. version of Kamen Rider as the terrible Saban's "Masked Rider" (Kamen Rider Black RX in Japan) to the decent "Kamen Rider Dragon Knight" (Kamen Rider Ryuki in Japan) series while Japan has had over 23 separate series, with Kamen Rider Fourze being the most recent series to date. Each of the Kamen Rider series has their separate themes and heroes, but I think none come close to compare with Kamen Rider Amazon (Masked Rider Amazon). Kamen Rider Amazon is a tokusatsu show (4th in the series) that had a crazy wild attitude, with a wild jungle man as the main hero, and perhaps the most violent, bloodiest scenes in a tokusatsu show ever. But even with the show having such a crazy direction at the time, the show is also one of the shortest, clocking in about 24 episodes compared to 50+ episodes in a typical Kamen Rider show. However, Amazon has this coolness factor that exceeds the short series length, and Bandai has also responded to fans of "Showa Era" Riders by producing figures of the Kamen Rider heroes from the 70's and 80's. Read on to read my review of the latest S.H. Figuart's, Masked Rider Amazon.