13 February 2015

Superhero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3-gou Film's Trailer Previews Race Scenes

The trailer for the tokusatsu (special effects) film Superhero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3-gō (Superhero Wars Grand Prix: Kamen Rider #3) began streaming on Thursday and gives previews the film's race and action scenes. The film's star, actor and singer Mitsuhiro Oikawa, performs the theme song, "Who's That Guy?"

Tetsuo Kurata (Kamen Rider BLACK, Kamen Rider BLACK RX) is reprising his role as Kotaro Minami/Kamen Rider BLACK. Kamen Rider Faiz (Kento Handa), Kamen Rider Garren (Hironari Amano), Kamen Rider Zeronos (Yuichi Nakamura), and Kamen Rider Drive (Ryoma Takeuchi) will also be in the film. The mixed-marital arts fighter and professional wrestler Nobuhiko Takada is cast as the villain Black Shogun.

The film will show Kamen Rider Drive from the latest Kamen Rider series when he first meets Kamen Rider #3. Kamen Rider V3 will also appear in the film. Ishinomori first presented Kamen Rider #3 in the "3-gō Rider Tai Black Shogun no Maki" (Rider #3 VS Black Shogun) manga one-shot in Bessatsu Tanoshii Yōchien magazine on October 1, 1972.

Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim Movie: Taisen Full Throttle film director Takayuki Shibasaki returns to direct Superhero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3-gō. Shoji Yonemura (Kamen Rider Decade, Kamen Rider Kabuto, Smile Precure!) wrote the screenplay.

The film will open on March 21. Participating theaters offered one of two different Kamen Rider notebooks with each advance ticket on February 7.

source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-02-12/superhero-taisen-gp-kamen-rider-3-go-film-trailer-previews-race-scenes/.84394

09 February 2015

Power Rangers returns with new thrills, excitement and more ethnic diversity!

If there was ever a venerable children’s franchise that refused to die, Power Rangers may just be the one. What started in 1993 has now spawned a two decade long authorization of fun television programming, movies, video games, and countless action figures – and I have been with them every single step of the way. It’s been several months since I’ve penned an editorial for CliqueClack, but having Power Rangers back on my flat screen has rather reinvigorated me.

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen … I’m back.

Power Rangers Dino Charge premiered on Nickelodeon on Saturday afternoon though if you’re a fan like me, chances are you probably watched the premiere episode one week early on Nick.com. At any rate, the first installment really set the tone for Dino Charge and based upon what was shown, fans and casual viewers are in for a ride. Instead of the typical totalitarian villain bent on conquering the planet, Power Rangers Dino Charge concerns Sledge, a vile intergalactic bounty hunter on the hunt for the Energems. Who could blame him? All powerful gems with endless energies aren’t exactly available on EBay or Amazon.com. However, there to oppose him are the Power Rangers, who in this series harness the dynamisms and strengths of the ancient dinosaurs.

As has become the norm of the Power Rangers series, the sole mission of our favorite spandex clad heroes is to keep the planet safe and they are armed with an incredible arsenal to help them do so. This season features the usual line up of five rangers – just like previous seasons – but instead of three young men and two young women, there is only one young lady this time. That’s actually pretty interesting considering that’s how it usually is in the Japanese program that the show is adapted from.

However, that’s not the only significant change. Anyone that reads my editorials knows that I’m a big supporter of diversity on television. And by big, I mean colossal. This is why it pleases me to see a team of ethnically diverse superheroes this season. We have Brennan Mejia, a talented and athletically fit Mexican actor portraying Tyler, the Red Ranger and leader of the team. We also have Yoshua Sudarso, a gifted Idonesian actor portraying Koda, the Blue Ranger – the one Ranger that I always used to be on the playground as a child. But perhaps most notable is the fact that fans of the series have now been treated to an African-American Pink Ranger, the first time this has ever happened in Power Rangers history.

Consider my mind blown.

As Shelby, the Pink Ranger, Camille Hyde brings a certain warmth to the role. Now, I know some enthusiasts probably don’t want to make such a big deal about diversity in a program that’s typically aimed towards children. However, the fact of the matter is that it is now 2015. The world is colorful. I commend the brains behind Dino Charge for choosing a cast of capable young actors that children will not only be able to look up to, but see themselves in. I personally feel that there is something to be said of the fact that the first episode predominately featured both the Red Ranger and Pink Ranger in leading roles. In fact, they were the only two Rangers given the chance to change – ahem, morph – into their superhero counterparts to take down a monster wreaking havoc. I have but one word for this – Awesome!

Perchance the same thing can be said about the writing of the show as well. I noticed a massive improvement in the script over the last season of the series, Megaforce. When watching Megaforce, I often found myself confused and unnerved by numerous plot holes and unanswered questions. However, Dino Charge seems to have a solid plot. The pilot episode did a hell of a job setting up the season and establishing the mythology for the show. It was a full ten minutes before the main cast members were even introduced – and the Green Ranger, one of the core members of the team, didn’t even make an appearance in the episode. That’s a bold move by Power Ranger standards. Heck, that’s a bold move by television standards period.

My only real complaint is that I feel Nickelodeon should have just aired the second episode after the first. I think a one hour premiere would have been more effective. However, if suspense is what they were looking to create then they have certainly done well. Make no doubt about it, I will definitely be tuning in next Saturday.

After all, if history is any indication, these Rangers are here to stay.

source: http://cliqueclack.com/p/power-rangers-dino-charge/

04 February 2015

Toei Lists 2015's Precure, Kamen Rider, Nin'ninger Films

Kamen Rider Drive/Nin'ninger in summer, Go! Princess Precure in fall, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider in winter

Movie distributor Toei confirmed during its 2015 Lineup Unveling on Tuesday that it will release the tentatively titled films in its Precure, Kamen Rider, and Super Sentai franchise this year. The paired Gekijō-ban Kamen Rider Drive/Shuriken Sentai Nin'ninger The Movie screenings will open this summer. Eiga Go! Princess Precure will then open this fall. Finally, Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Movie Taisen 2016 will open this fall.

The Kamen Rider Drive and Go! Princess Precure television series premiered on October 5 and February 1, respectively, while Shuriken Sentai Nin'ninger will premiere on February 15.

Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-02-03/toei-lists-2015-precure-kamen-rider-ninninger-films/.84031

Power Rangers Actor Released After Being Charged For Deadly Stabbing

Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Wild Force actor Ricardo Medina Jr. was arrested for the alleged stabbing of his roommate but will face no charges, confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

The Los Angeles County district attorneys office determined that there was a need for further investigation into the death of Medina’s roommate, Joshua Sutter. Medina allegedly stabbed Sutter in the abdomen with a sword, said police. Bail for Medina was set for $1 million after he was jailed following the incident. Following a court date, Medina was released from jail and not charged. If there is more evidence to provide upon further investigation of the death of Sutter, the district attorneys office will decide how to handle the situation. The district attorneys office has not ruled out charging Medina at a future date.

Medina starred as the red Power Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force in 2002. In Power Rangers Samurai, Medina played the villain, Deker, from 2011-2012.

Source: http://www.jbgnews.com/2015/02/power-rangers-actor-released-after-being-charged-for-deadly-stabbing/185706.html

Lost Heroes 2 Premium Edition Includes Bonus Super Famicom Game

While Nintendo hasn’t made Super Nintendo games available on Virtual Console, Bandai Namco is offering Hero Senki with the premium edition of Lost Heroes 2. The 1992 RPG also has characters from GundamKamen Rider, and Ultraman in it. Instead of a dungeon crawler, Hero Senki is a traditional RPG where heroes are on the right side of the screen and enemies wait for their turn on the left.

Lost Heroes 2 Premium Edition has an option to play Hero Senki from the main menu. Bandai Namco also added 20 theme songs from various GundamKamen Rider, and Ultraman series in game similar to how J-Star Victory Vs. has an anime theme version. A 300 page art book with concept art from Lost Heroes 1 and the sequel is also included in the 9,500 yen Premium Edition. A regular copy retails for 5,690 yen. Lost Heroes 2 comes out on February 5.

Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2015/02/02/lost-heroes-2-premium-edition-includes-bonus-super-famicom-game/

VIZ Media's Perfect Square Imprint Announces Return Of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA™: A LINK TO THE PAST™ Graphic Novel By Shotaro Ishinomori

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, is proud to announce the return of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST for the first time in more than two decades. The celebrated full-color graphic novel adaptation of the classic Nintendo game returns in a special single-volume edition scheduled for May release under the company’s Perfect Square imprint.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST is a unique adaptation of the internationally bestselling video game originally released for Nintendo’s Super Nintendo Entertainment System™. This comic book version by manga and anime legend Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider) was first serialized in Nintendo Power™ magazine and later collected into a graphic novel in 1993. Long out of print, this stunning, full-color graphic novel is now available once again for the first time in more than twenty years!

“THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST is such a rare book, showcasing world-famous manga creator Shotaro Ishinomori’s incredible art with the classic Nintendo story of Link and his quest to save Princess Zelda against all odds. We are honored and excited to make the publication available once again to North American readers from the Perfect Square library,” says Beth Kawasaki, Senior Editorial Director, Perfect Square. “Many older fans recall eagerly awaiting each new issue of Nintendo Power magazine back in the ‘90s for a new monthly chapter of A LINK TO THE PAST. While it followed the overall story arc of the original Super Entertainment System game, creator Ishinomori also added new plot twists and characters that made this a stand-alone favorite among multiple generations of fans. Readers of all ages will be captivated by this timeless story and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy this long-out-of-print book!”

Shotaro Ishinomori was one of Japan’s most prolific and revered comic book creators. Among his most popular works are Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider and Hotel. In 2008, Guinness World Records named Ishinomori the world record holder for the “most comics published by one author” for creating more than 770 stories collected in a total of 500 volumes of manga. The Ishinomori Manga Museum in Japan is dedicated to his works and legacy.

Also available from VIZ Media is THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Manga Box Set (rated ‘A’ for All Ages), which collects a separate manga (graphic novel) series created by Akira Himekawa. The set collects ten manga adventures featuring Link and the popular video game world of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, including OCARINA OF TIME, ORACLE OF SEASONS and FOUR SWORDS.

VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint focuses on delivering original comics, manga (graphic novels), pop culture and children’s books with an emphasis on strong storytelling, eye-popping graphics, empowering themes, and a dash of irreverence, that captures the imagination of a whole new generation.

Additional information on titles published by Perfect Square is available at http://www.PerfectSquare.com.

For more information on other manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit http://www.VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at http://www.VIZ.com.

source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12471582.htm

'Kamen Rider Drive' appeals to all ages with supercar stunts

The latest installment of “Kamen Rider” is a dramatic departure from the live-action TV series that has thrilled sci-fi fans for more than four decades.

In “Kamen Rider Drive,” the bug-like superhero has traded in his signature motorcycle for four-wheeled adventures. Yes, Kamen Rider drives a bright red supercar called “Tridoron.”

“Kamen Rider Drive” has been broadcast on TV Asahi and its affiliated networks on Sunday mornings since October.

When Drive exclaims “Taiya Kokan!” (tire exchange), a tire pops out from the vehicle to be replaced with a tire installed on the superhero’s chest. With various tires equipped with different special capabilities, Drive can launch many different attacks. He also wields the “Handle-Ken” sword modeled after a car steering wheel.

Kamen Rider used a car in 1988’s “Kamen Rider Black RX,” and he even traveled by train in 2007’s “Kamen Rider Den-O.” But motorcycles have always been the main mode of transportation for the masked crusader.

Drive is the first protagonist who exclusively drives a car rather than a motorcycle in the entire Kamen Rider series, which began in 1971, Kamen Rider experts say.

During the planning stages, some members of the production team were baffled by the concept of an unconventional Kamen Rider, saying he could not be called “Rider” without a motorcycle.

But a 34-year-old Toei Co. producer thought otherwise.

“The motif of Kamen Rider has always been constructed by picking up on the mood of the times,” Takahito Omori said.

For “Kamen Rider Drive,” the producer decided to bring a touch of dashing coolness to the fore, highlighting the speeding sensation and the mechanical feel of a sports car.

“For boys nowadays, cars are what they are familiar with. They often see them and ride in them,” Omori said. “We wanted to make something that would get boys of today fired up.”

According to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, more than 6.4 million motorcycles were produced in 1980. But the figure drastically dropped to 560,000 in 2013.

Meanwhile, the number of passenger cars produced in 1980 was 7 million. With the number standing at 8 million in 2013, automakers saw no drop in production compared with motorcycles.

Although the nation’s birthrate continues to fall, Omori hopes that adults once fascinated by the Kamen Rider series when they were kids will still get a kick out of the new show.

“I think a father and his child will like to play Kamen Rider when they go for a drive in the family car,” Omori said.

Motoi Sasaki, the 45-year-old TV Asahi department head responsible for live-action “tokusatsu” (special effects) programs, said: “We wanted to make it a story with action that can be enjoyed by the whole family, including grandparents.

“We received initial opinions from fans who pointed out that Drive can’t be a ‘Rider,’ but we were able to surprise everybody, and they seem to be enjoying it.”

The protagonist of “Kamen Rider Drive” is a police detective. The detective genre is TV Asahi’s forte, and the broadcaster is known for the popular “Aibou: Tokyo Detective Duo” and other shows.

“It is appropriate for a detective to get to a crime scene in a car,” Sasaki said in explaining Drive’s mode of transportation.

Thanks to the familiar combination of a detective and a car, “Kamen Rider Drive” got off to a high-speed start in October, with the first episode scoring a 7.5 percent viewer rating in the Kanto region, according to Video Research Ltd.

The show still attracts motorcycle enthusiasts. A mysterious professional assassin and rival to Drive rides a motorcycle.

“Kamen Rider Drive” has received favorable responses from fans.

One day in late November, 4-year-old Yugo Aoki from Hamamatsu was taking pictures of Drive at the Toei Hero World museum in Chiba Prefecture. His mother, Yoshiko, said Yugo loves cars.

“He first became interested in Shinkansen and other trains, and then cars,” she said. “Now he’s hooked on ‘Kamen Rider Drive.’”

Yu Sato, 23, who came from Tokyo with two of her friends, said she collects toy cars released from Bandai Co. that are featured in the TV show.

“They look cool and cute by women’s standards, too,” she said.

Mototaka Sato, 43, a long-time fan of the “Kamen Rider” series, said he had reservations about a Rider without a motorcycle.

“But I began getting used to it. He has many different special attacks, and it’s interesting in its own way,” Sato said. “After all, (Kamen) Rider continues to evolve with some parts remaining the same.”

source: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/style/AJ201501240016

25 January 2015

KRED New Site is kred.ichigoonline.com

As we all know that KRED blogspot (http://kamen-rider-episode-download.blogspot.com/) has been suspended a week ago, and newest info coming from it's owner that KRED has been moved to http://kred.ichigoonline.com/. Hooraayy !!!

So We will get kamen rider episode every week again as usual, and big thanks to Ichigo Online Management that has been contribute to this KRED Revival project...

and the HERO is BACK !!!

Don't forget to share this info to your friend... thank you very much... HENSHIINN !!!
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