Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Dino Force Brave

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we head west across the Sea of Japan in order to watch an originalish Korean tokusatsu – Power Rangers: Dino Force Brave! Plot Rundown The NeoDeboth Army is threatening Earth seeking the power of the Dinosaur King, sealing away its guardian Power Dinos to clear their … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Saban’s Masked Rider

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where this week we once more turn our eyes to the American adaptation of a Toei series – Saban’s Masked Rider! Plot Rundown The teenage Prince Dex is sent from the war-torn planet of Edenoi to protect Earth from the machinations of his megalomaniacal uncle Count Dregon! He and his … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Pulgasari

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re examining a Kaiju picture from one of Japan’s neighbors to the west: Pulgasari, hailing from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Plot Rundown Pulgasari is an iron eating monster created by a dying blacksmith to aid in the other throw of a corrupt … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re getting away from the venerable studios of Toei and Toho for the less moneyed flicks of Daiei. In particular, we’re watching the serious 1995 reboot of their goofy Gamera franchise, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe. Plot Rundown First, a Japanese ship … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kong: Skull Island

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re deviating heavily from the usual format to talk about an American feature film still in theaters right now. However, it’s not every summer that an American studio knocks it out of the park with a Kaiju picture, much less one set in the wider Godzilla franchise, so Kong: … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Karate Robo Zaborgar

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re examining another modern, nostalgia-driven remake of a 70s series. This time, it’s Karate Robo Zaborgar. Plot Rundown The criminal syndicate known as Sigma is out to conquer the world and only Japanese secret policeman Yutaka Diamon stands in their way.  With the … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Space Sentai Kyuranger

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re on the cutting edge of Super Sentai! The very first episode of Uchu Sentai Kyuranger recently aired in Japan, and we’re gonna talk about it today. Plot Rundown The evil Space Shogunate Jark Matter has conquered 88 constellations, effectively giving them control of the … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Toei Amusement Park Shorts

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re taking in a triple feature in under thirty minutes! Enjoy Kamen Rider World, Super Sentai World, and Toei Hero Daishugō. Plot Rundown Kamen Rider World: the evil Shadow Moon, previously defeated by Kamen Rider Black, returns to life as a powerful giant called The … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Justice League/Power Rangers #1

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re tossing out the schedule to review something that was released this week! Justice League/Power Rangers #1, a crossover between America’s favorite tokusatsu series and the World’s Greatest Superheroes from DC Comics and Boom! Studios, hit new issue racks on 01/11 and made … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today I’m getting caught up on Super Sentai and Kamen Rider (I was like 20 weeks behind, which seemed…excessive). Therefore, we’re watching the first six episodes of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, airing weekly in Japan right now. Plot Rundown Five years ago, ten video games in … [Read more...]

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