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MegaRanger 33 released



Yeah, we know the wiki is down. We're working on it

Go-Busters 37 released

I guess Toyosaki Aki is the voice actress of the monster this week. (She's the giant on the far right)

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Zyu 17 released

Guess some of you have been waiting for this one

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Don't forget, no Wizard this week.

Mutsuki, you're all grown up! So who's getting Super Climax Heroes?

I guess you can have more Jyus


Sorta looks like a girl, I guess.

Zyu 16 released

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So what's your otaku room look like?

The wall next to my bed.


Share your pics here!


Wizard 9 released

The motherfucking Wizard is here!

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Anyone picking up Super Climax Heroes next week?

Happy Halloween!

Man, Halloween is probably awesome in Japan.

Anyone dressing up tonight?


Who you gonna call? Go-Busters!

Happy Halloween guys! Go-Busters 35 released

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Disney Super Robot

I'm sure you've seen this at Kotaku and other news site, but Todd Sovich e-mailed me this story. Just in case you missed it, the Chogokin toyline is creating a Disney themed mecha called Chou Gattai King Robo. Mickey and Friends is in the subtitle of the logo.

"We’ve come a long way from Steamboat Willie. Apparently Disney and toy-maker Bandai are working together on a Voltron-like toy robot called King Robo, and according to the storyline, Mickey Mouse and his friends supposedly pilot the robot. The toy, part of the Bandai’s Chogokin line, will be released March 2013, and unlike most Disney toys, it will be aimed at ages 15 and up. If successful, the property could spawn an anime series."

I like the names of the individual robos:

  • Ace Willie (After Steamboat Willie)
  • Dive Donald
  • Aqua Daisy
  • Jet Mickey
  • Sky Minnie
  • Land Goofy
  • Dash Pluto and Doghouse

Seems like they had Goseigers in mind when they came up with the naming. Anyway, click pic to make big. It looks pretty awesome. If they turn it into an anime series, I don't know if I'd watch it, but I certainly love the idea of it. After all, what has Disney been doing with these characters lately? It'd be nice to see nostalgic characters like this revived in a crazy Sentai-themed way.




10th anniversary release: Kamen Rider Wizard 08


Kamen Rider Wizard 08 released!

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Speaking of Chou Climax Heroes...

Uchiyama Masato
We've got Kageyama back voicing TheBee...

Amano Kousei
Amano Kousei back voicing, of course, Garren. Nice hat.

Kiriyama Ren

And Kiriyama voicing W.

Speaking of Ryuki


Look at how mature he looks now.

#TV-Nihon is 10 years old today.

Good job, everyone!

And what an amazing 10 years it has been. I remember how #TV-Nihon was started. Before torrents, IRC Chat was one of the best way to get fansubs. Anime was always pretty big, but there were a few channels devoted to Japanese drama and of course, I was in #Tokusatsu to get my fix of this obscure show, Dragon Knight Kamen Rider Ryuki.

I came in one day and found out that I had been kicked from the channel. "That's weird," I thought. And I either messaged ^Drax^ or he messaged me, and I found out that Kingranger and some other guys had moved the channel over to #TV-Nihon. Well, I still wanted to see Ryuki so I came along with the move. A little while later Shadowhunter started subbing Faiz and I started working on Machine Robo Rescue.

Our real big break was when we picked up the live Sailor Moon TV series. That got us a lot of attention from both an anime and toku crowd. It really was great for introducing anime fans to live people dressing up and fighting in special effects shows.

So good work to all the current staff. It's not always easy to do the work that we do, but we do it because, as fans, we do it because we have to. And a toast to all past members who are no longer with us. We couldn't have made it this far without you. And finally, thank you to all the fans. Like any community, we're nothing without you. I mean that sincerely. Fans are always helping us in so many inscrutable ways. They're the ones who create most of the splash pictures at the start of the videos, they help us build our wiki, visit our forums and facebooks, etc.

Since we were born on IRC, feel free to stop by and say "hi" using in-browser mibbit chat.

Or stop by our forum thread.

TimeRanger 10 released


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Don't forget tomorrow's our 10th anniversary! For it, we're shutting down.



Just kidding! But we really don't have anything planned, so it'll just be a quiet day of celebration.


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