WARNING: This review might contain spoilers! Do not read further if you have not watched the film. The twelve year wait for a new Japanese-made Godzilla movie is finally over with the debut of 2016’s Shin Godzilla, written and directed by Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno. Set in an entirely new universe with no narrative connection to […]
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Basil is a filmmaker, a former sports journalist and one of the co-founders of tokuAsia. Having grown up on a diet of colourful Japanese Tokusatsu heroes, he had a brief stint dabbling in fan-fiction writing and now aspires to one day produce an original Singaporean Tokusatsu-style program that mirrors his love for the classic generation. His all-time favourite series is Ultra Seven.
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When one mentions the term Ultraman, whether you are referring to the character, the 1966 series or the genre at large, the mental image will always be that of the original Ultraman himself. However, did you know that it was actually Ultraman’s succeeding series Ultra Seven which defined the genre for years to come, by not only building on […]
Kaiketsu Zubat 快傑ズバット In this week’s Flashback Friday, let’s jump back to 1977, to yet another Ishinomori Shoutarou creation, Kaiketsu Zubat!