TOKUSATSU GESUNDHEIT: Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re turning our eyes to a wholly American piece of Tokusatsu – Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills. Plot Rundown Emperor Gorganus and his cadre of evil space aliens have set their eyes on capturing the Earth, a natural nexus of wormholes called Power … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Lord Drakkon’s World

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where I must apologize for my sudden two week absence – my computer unexpectedly broke down on me. Today, we’re going to be doing a little mash-up with Tokusatsu Gesundheit as we look at the alternate world portrayed in Boom! Studios Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #9-16 and … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Tomica Hero Rescue Force: The Movie

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we’re getting away from the standard Toei and Toho offerings to check out something from Takara-Tomy with Tomica Hero: Rescue Force Explosive Movie: Rescue the Mach Train! Plot Rundown The brand new, globe-spanning Mach Train is about to have its maiden trip out of Tokyo! … [Read more...]

Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, Part 2

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where I didn’t feel like spending my beautiful day off reading a movie script this week. Instead, we’ll be checking back in with Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, now approximately halfway through its run. Plot Rundown The Kyuranger team is now full assembled (and then some) and deep into … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Shin Godzilla

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where this week we’re looking at Japan’s newest Godzilla feature, Shin Godzilla! Plot Rundown A giant, radioactive creature enters Tokyo, causing plenty of damage even before it makes landfall. The Japanese government must come up with a solution to this unprecedented problem, as … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kamen Rider Amazons

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we’re looking at the first (and best received) attempt to make a truly adult oriented Kamen Rider series since the failure of Shin Kamen Rider, the streaming original series Kamen Rider Amazons! Plot Rundown Thousands of artificial humanoid lifeforms walk among the … [Read more...]

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...]

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