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Hiroshi Fujioka To Return To Kamen Rider

The tokusatsu phenomenon known as Kamen Rider owns a great deal of its success to the man who originally donned the grasshopper themed helmet, Hiroshi Fujioka. Fujioka will return to the franchise that he left nearly 38 years ago. Fujioka’s Hongo Takeshi aka Kamen Rider 1 will appear alongside the already announced Kamen Rider X actor Ryo Hayami. The theme of this years annual team up/crossover/beat down film is Showa […]


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Ultraseven (Film Review)

Ultraseven is the second installment of the long running Japanese film and television franchise based on the television character Ultraman. Ultraman, and Ultraseven of course, is an amalgam of western super hero archetypes and japanese moral and ethical codes. The first majorly successful Japanese superhero was named Starman. He was essentially a superman archetype. Ultraman, following in Starman’s footsteps, was also deeply influenced by the big blue crusader. Ultraman was […]


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Kamen Rider Amazon (Film Review)

I strive to be a well-rounded, moral person. I’ve tried to accomplish this daily goal ever since I can remember. Due, in large part, to the super heroes that I read as a kid. Spider-man, Batman, Superman, and Captain America fundamentally changed me as a human being. I tried to be like them. So much so, that I took to dressing like Zorro on trips to the local grocery store. […]