Column: Why We Need More Tokusatsu Web Series

More different types of Amazons are set to appear in Kamen Rider Amazons Season 2 @ TOEI & Amazon Prime Japan

The Internet has become such a necessity in our daily lives that more and more people are ditching television for online video-on-demand (VOD) out of convenience over the years. Online VOD services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime have been beating television at its own game in recent years by creating more compelling & entertaining content that is free from the usual restrictions of conventional television networks. Read more

“Saban’s Power Rangers” Fan Screening a Success!

One for the history books © Ismadi Hussain

A combined fan screening for Saban’s Power Rangers was held at Cathay Cineleisure on the movie’s opening weekend, joined by a very Special Guest in Jason Chan, who played Cam/the Green Samurai Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Storm.

Co-organised by TokuCos SingaporeKamen Rider/Super Sentai (Singapore) and some of us at tokuAsia, this was the first time a Tokusatsu-themed event had been held in Singapore, and also the first time all three fan communities came together to organise a combined community event. Read more

[Spoiler-Free] Review: Saban’s Power Rangers (2017)

The Zords are summoned to take on Goldar © LIONSGATE

When the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series began broadcasting in 1993, it was a television phenomenon that launched a still-running media franchise seen around the world. The showrunners of the original series probably didn’t expect to create pop culture history, but by virtue of how different their show was from children’s programming of that era, audiences lapped it up and its influence will still be seen for some time to come.

Saban’s Power Rangers adapts the original series’ teenage-pals-defeat-evil-with-explosions-and-self-discovery-premise for contemporary audiences by giving the main cast issues relevant to the Snapchat generation to deal with. Set in a suburban town, five misfit teenagers who share the same detention class make a cosmic discovery that simultaneously trivialises and solves their individual problems.

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