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...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Kamen Rider Build

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where today we are once more looking at a currently airing Tokusatsu series! This time, we’re checking out the first six episodes of Kamen Rider Build, airing as part of the recently-moved Super Hero Time block in Japan. Plot Rundown Ten years ago, a manned expedition to the … [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: 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...]

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