The official website for Blackfox: Age of the Ninja, the live-action tokusatsu (special effects) period drama spinoff for Studio 3Hz' Blackfox original anime film, began streaming a new teaser video for the project on Thursday. The video reveals the cast and more staff for the project. The site also revealed a new visual.
Gojiban is a YouTube-based series reimagining Godzilla monsters as weirdly cute puppets. The first episode clocks in at just under seven minutes and focuses on everyone's friend Godzilla-kun teaching Godzilla Junior and Minilla how to be good monsters. Junior's doing okay, but Minilla has a bit of a ways to go.[/quote]
Tsuburaya Productions announced at a press conference in Malaysia on Thursday that Ultraman Taiga, the new series in the Ultraman franchise, will get a worldwide release in 2020. The company also announced that Ultraman R/B, the previous Ultraman series, will debut on Malaysia's Astro TV starting on August 30.
This past weekend saw the launch of Kamen Rider Zero-One, this year’s Rider show on TV Asahi in Japan. Set in a future where Japanese society has been augmented by the invention of highly advanced artificial intelligences called “HumaGears”—android workers that have supplanted humans in various workforces and become integrated as vital members of society—Zero-One follows the adventures of Aruto Hiden, a failed comedian who suddenly finds himself not just the new CEO of his grandfather’s A.I. development business, but the wielder of the Zero-One driver, using it in battle against rogue HumaGears corrupted by a mysterious faction of terrorists looking to destroy human society.
Which might be why, as Tokunation reports, to the surprise of Tokusatsu fans across the globe, Toei uploaded the entire first episode of Zero-One to the TV Asahi YouTube channel shortly after its broadcast... and made it available worldwide.
Now, the catch is that it is not actually subtitled—so unless you just want to watch the crazy fight scenes and explosions and not understand anything in the slightest, you’ll have to know Japanese to really get anything beyond that out of it.