Farewell, Nobuyuki Ishida

mirrorIt is with extreme sadness that I report that Nobuyuki Ishida has passed away. He has been battling cancer for several years now, and no doubt gave it hell during his fight. Hopefully, wherever he is, whether or not it is the Mirror Dimension, he is finally at peace.

Having seen Mirrorman for the first time all the way through this past year, Ishida’s performance is without a doubt one of the finest lead roles in any Tokusatsu programs, bringing a real sense of youth and realism borderline unseen in most performances then and even since, at only 21 years old (Younger than me!).

Farewell, Ishida-san.

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Kamen Rider!

61647785_10205969703997578_3850444846653243392_nAfter months in the making, Kamen Rider is here! I had a fantastic time revisiting the classic show, and look forward to revisiting subsequent entries real soon! In the meantime, here’s a look at just some upcoming titles that will be covered on here…

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At long last, Mirrorman! Plus Zone Fighter!

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6 months in the making, I present to you all Mirrorman! If I haven’t expressed my enthusiasm enough already, I wholeheartedly recommend this show (It was well worth the wait). Please support the official streaming hosts for the show, so we can perhaps see more Tsuburaya programs available (Fireman please?).

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Amazon Prime (Currently only episodes 1 – 26)

Also up (as a little “surprise”) is Meteor Man Zone AKA Zone Fighter, a show I’m sure many have long wanted to see subtitled.

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I’d like to thank “Zarm” for helping finance the translations for the show. If you’re interested in obtaining subtitles, do not hesitate to contact me.

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Gridman added! Mirrorman FINALLY coming soon!(?)

 

gridmanscan.pngSorry it took a little while longer than I had hoped, but up are reviews for Denkou Choujin Gridman, a show that’s been getting a bit more attention as of late, thanks to a certain anime. As usual, please support the official release of the show at Toku!

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Speaking of Toku, it seems like at long last, the remainder of Mirrorman will be available soon! So expect that to be next!

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Via Toku

After Mirrorman? Though I can’t be certain it will be right next, expect another 1971 show in the future. One that kickstarted a franchise still running to this day.

Himitsu Sentai Goranger added!

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With the remainder of Mirrorman‘s availability still uncertain (As with damn near everything regarding Tsuburaya and US distribution as of late), I present to you the Sentai series that truly started it all – Goranger! The show was a real joy to watch, and I hope everyone enjoys my rundown of it. I’d like to thank Rampage Subs for fully translating this legendary show for everyone to see.

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As for what’s next…Mirrorman aside, I do plan on tackling another Toei show that started a still-running franchise early next year, but before that is a little something to get Dan Dan to…

Sorry, still no Mirrorman…but…

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I have failed Kyotaro.

So yeah, as you can tell, Mirrorman is taking a lot longer than I had hoped before announcing it, due to TOKU still only having the first 26 episodes.

Fortunately, TOKU has blessed us with some other fine programs to hold us off in the meantime…and so, I present to you, THE ☆ ULTRAMAN!

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Be sure to support the show on it’s official platforms (Especially given the recent news that Crunchyroll will no longer be hosting several shows).

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As usual, keep an eye out for Mirrorman reviews, as I intend to get them up ASAP once the remainder of the show is available. But as I wait, I have another, secret project in the works…

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