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Chousoku Para Hero GandD 01 released

A toku/drama hybrid starring Zi-O and the lady from Tokusatsu GAGAGA!

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Japanese Commercials for Sunday August 29th released

Apparently the diorama from Saber has a lot of easter eggs. Spotted on Tumblr.

Saber Special Issue: Thread / Wiki

Zenkaiger 25: Thread / Wiki

What are these videos?

Toei YouTube Channel

What are these? I grabbed them thinking we could sub these, but...

When I opened Blades' video, it's just him posing with his sword like he's a Calvin Klein model. That's not even a real jacket, you can see the back isn't complete when they pan over that area (oops!)

Also, Angela Mei's video is the only one in the set that's 1280x720, the rest are 1920x1080. Why? Also, her video is the most popular at almost 10,000 views. Pretty weird move there, Toei. This is why I tell people that you hate women

Discussion Thread

To futureproof this post, here's links to the individual videos:


KR Agito 19 discussion thread

Kuma in the flesh

Let's talk about Agito 19! I love the murder mystery nature of this episode. Reminds me of watching Columbo.

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Polls and discussion threads

Saber Series discussion thread and poll

Kiramager Series discussion thread and poll

Somehow the Kiramager thread/poll is gone. So here it is again. Unless it was never made to begin with?

TN Classics: Master of Thunder / Legend of Seven Monks

With Sonny Chiba's passing, and apparently Westlake Entertainment's website leading to a domain squatter, I think it's safe to pull this out of licensing hell. It's not a great movie, but it's got Sonny Chiba, Kurata Yasuaki, Kinoshita Ayumi, Haga Yuria, Tsubaki Takayuki, Komatsu Ayaka, Akiyama Rina, and Hasebe Hitomi in it among others.

Rest in peace Sonny Chiba! And you guys, take care of yourselves and each other.

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RIP Sonny Chiba

Saw it here first: https://himitsusentaiblog.tumblr.com/post/659956319827247104/rip-sonny-c...

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002002/

Obviously the man was a legend. Starred in so many famous martial arts movies. Perhaps most notable in the west as Hattori Hanzo in Kill Bill. I didn't know he was a founder for JAE though, thanks Himitsu Sentai Blog!

He was on Space Sheriff Shaider. Even we had an encounter with him. He was in Legend of the SEven Monks/Master of Thunder in a cameo role, which also had Kinoshita Ayumi in it

I remember when people used to spread rumors that Chiba Reiko was his daughter lol

Anyway, the guy was a legend and it's sad to lose him

Forum Thread

Super Heroine CharaBen Cooking 11 seeded now

Looks like I forgot to upload the file. It's seeded now. Sorry for the wait!

Cutie Honey the Live pulled, Bonus footage posted

Pulled the actual episodes. Reposted the bonus footage

A) Because I don't know what will be on the actual Blu-ray. This list of files might be adjusted when the Blu-ray comes out.

B) The fool who posted the HD batch didn't bother to add the bonus footage. We worked pretty hard on that stuff and there's some good stuff there. Like some of the making-of stuff is pretty fascinating. Those girls worked really hard on this show.

So if you only downloaded the HD files, please grab the bonus footage too.

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The commercial for 23 was originally a part of the episode itself, but it was clipped out for adding to this batch, so it's a new file:


Update on Hitchbro (Seth Robert Thompson)'s death


Apparently Hitchbro's girlfriend is still suffering as a result of the fire. If you can donate to her to help her recovery, that would mean a lot.


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Kiramager VS Ryusoulger Blu-ray extras

So I received my Blu-ray copy recently. There's some good stuff on it, so be sure to pick up your copy at your nearest Blu-ray distribution center!

I think it's a neat detail that the different Kantoku Minusaur have different heads depending on what genre they're directing. Didn't notice that watching.

Even better, the bonus disc includes the full dances!

We've got the Tame fighting with the Ryusoul brothers during their dance. Shiguru's constant RBF is amazing. Interesting that the period drama version was shorter? Of course the girls were cute.

Best part is that they include the full Yodonna dance. Worst part is someone left a light in the background so it's just shooting beams into your eyes while you watch.

They even included the Muryou MV that they put on YouTube.

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