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What is Tokusatsu
By Basil Yeo Posted in on September 4, 2016
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Tokusatsu (特撮 toku-satsu) is a Japanese phrase which translates directly to ‘Special Filming’.

While most commonly associated with science fiction and superhero material, it is actually an umbrella term used to categorise any live-action film or television programme that employs the use of special effects in production.

Tokusatsu in its basic definition can also be extended to non-Japanese live action productions, such as films and TV shows from Marvel Studios, Warner Brothers (DC) and many others.


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