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Why no-one gives a shit about you pirating toku (and why you shouldn’t either)

Just to ease some of those guilty consciences some of you might have, and to reiterate why no toku fansubber will be shut down anytime soon.


Stop SOPA and PIPA

If you live in the United States, please take the time today to contact your local Congressmen to get these bills struck down and shot in the head so they don't come back as zombies. Whether you're Democrat or Republican or Bull Moose, now is the time to come together to protect what really matters - our freedom of speech.

And fansubbing.

As drafted, the legislation would grant the government and private parties unprecedented power to interfere with the Internet's underlying infrastructure. The government would be able to force ISPs and search engines to block users' attempts to reach certain websites' URLs....It gets worse: the blacklist bills' provisions would give corporations and other private parties new powers to censor foreign websites with court orders that would cut off payment processors and advertisers. Broad immunity provisions (combined with a threat of litigation) would encourage service providers to overblock innocent users or even block websites voluntarily. This gives content companies every incentive to create unofficial blacklists of websites, which service providers would be under pressure to block without regard to the First Amendment.

Service providers would be forced to monitor and police their users' activities as well, threatening the DMCA safe harbors that have been vital to online innovation over the last decade. SOPA gives the government new powers to go after sites that provide information about tools that might be used to bypass the blacklists – even though these are often the same tools used by democratic activists around the world to bypass Internet censorship mechanisms implemented by authoritarian governments like Iran and China.

-From wiredforchange

You can email your congressman at the link above or sign Google's petition first and then email them at this link.


Gokai 40 HD released

Here's something I've been meaning to post for a while. The famous explorer Vasco da Gama, who is notably the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India has a veeeeeery similar sounding name to a certain Gokaiger villain. But surely that's coincidence right? After all, if we look at Basco's monster form and the picture of Vasco on the Japanese wiki page...

Well whaddaya know

Fourze 10 HD

Sparkly blast off!

Gokai 37 SD/HD

In which Waruzu Giru has a temper tantrum....again


Saraba Den-O HD v2

Once again Den-O will not just end already, as we re-release the final batch with v2 of Saraba Den-O HD. If you were on the old one, just stop it, remove the torrent but not the data and start the new one up and it will continue on again. We apologise for the inconvience.

No Fourze 11/6

There will be no Fourze next week due to sports. Because god hates you.

Gokaiger still airs though, so maybe god doesn't hate you that much.



Live Action movie "Rebellions"

This looks like an interesting movie in the making. Not only is there veteran tokusatsu director Koichi Sakamoto, but mah waifu Nao Nagasawa of Hurricanger, who has been making recent cameos in W and Gokai, and Minami Tsukui, who played the Hopper Dopant in W (she was in Den-O but it was a non-speaking role).

Give the video a look, see what you think. Might be an interesting future project if it turns out.

Ebi fry and nattou goth girl vs grasshopper goth girl only on pay-per-view tonight

Kamen Rider Fourze 1 SD/HD Released

It's been a long time coming and a lot of work, slacking, being poked by a trout to stop slacking, and more work but with some sort of fishy aroma lingering in the air, but here's our very late night/early morning release of the first episode of Fourze.

So please sit back, get some Febreeze, relax and enjoy this high school drama about friendship, evil star monsters and cliques.


Episode 1 Discussion Thread

Kamen Rider Fourze Promo 01 SD/HD Released

Space space wanna go to space yes please space. Space space. Go to space. Space space wanna go to space. Space space going to space oh boy. Oh. Play it cool. Play it cool. Here comes the space Kamen Rider. Help me, space Kamen Rider. Space Kamen Rider, help. Space. Space. I’m going to space. Ohhhh, space. Wanna go to space. Space. Let’s go – let’s go to space. Let’s go to space. I love space. Love space. Atmosphere. Black holes. Astronauts. Nebulas. Jupiter. The Big Dipper. Orbit. Space orbit. In my spacesuit. Space… Are we in space yet? What’s the hold-up? Gotta go to space. Where we going? Where we going? Let’s go to space! I love space. I know! Spell it! S P… AACE. Space. Space. I love space. I’m the best. I’m the best at space. Oh oh oh oh. Wait wait. Wait I know. I know. I know wait. Space. Gotta go to SPACE. Going to space. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m going. Going to space. Love space. Need to go to space. Space space space. Going. Going there. Okay. I love you, space. So much space. Need to see it all. Please go to space. Wanna go to space. Gotta go to space. Yeah. Gotta go to space.


Our new mascots!

We here at #TV-Nihon have had a strict no-spoiler policy for quite a long while, so it only seems reasonable to try and make people more aware of the mods' itchy ban-hammer hands. Thus we unveil our brand new mascots!


(Only fooling. Lovingly stolen from John Huertas of TV show Castle fame's Twitter.)


Den-O 25-30 and Movie HD

Once again it's time to rerelease an old favorite and the first of the too many to count Den-O movies.

Discussion thread

I forget what goes on in these episodes, so here's a picture of Deneb with a watermelon on his head.

You never know who might be a geek

So I got an email from my sister that I wanted to share, since takenoko shouldn't have all the fun of posting random stuff and dashing your hopes for a new release.

So I just came in to the teacher's room with a friend for lunch cause the lunchroom is loud and dirty and etc. So we eventually got onto the topic of tv.

Teacher: Actually, Dr. Who isn't the longest running tv series. It's some japanese series from the 60's, I forget the name.
Me: It's totally Ultraman.
Teacher: No, it was something other than that. Something that you would have never heard of, it was never brought over.
Teacher: Um, yeah that was it! But how did you-
Me: Kamen Rider aired in 1971, not the 60's. Ultraman is about 5 years older than it.

And then I proceeded to be a nerd.

Share your own geeky moment, or when you were surprised by someone else being a geek!

Happy Belated Easter, btw


So I hear you like radios

Check out Rajio Nihon! Catch it every day, with KickHopper's Toku Talk and Tunes on Mondays at 8pm EST.

Pic unrelated, but still cute.



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