Month: January 2017

Seiji Takaiwa

Seiji Takaiwa a.k.a Mr.Kamen Rider Anybody who got into Tokusatsu must have heard his name. I’ll leave a perfunctory introduction to Wikipedia in English. I’ll introduce some quote from some magazine’s article or something. First of all why he chose

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Secret behind the name of ‘Ultraman Taro’

At the planning stage, name of 6th Ultra warrior was ‘Ultraman Star’. Then ‘Ultraman Jack’ was floated as the top candidate. However in those days hijack was a serious social problem, and ‘Jack’ could be associated with a negative image.

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Once a Hero, Always a Hero

#1 KAMEN RIDER ZX BEATS A SNATCHER Shun Sugata a.k.a Ryo Murasame/Kamen Rider ZX has been officially commended by Mejiro Tokyo police department for arresting a bag snatcher in Dec. 2005. According to Sugata, on his way home he heard

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Missing Cyborg Case / Kamen Rider No.1

In May 1972, The staff of Kamen Rider got shocked. Hiroshi Fujioka ran away from filming of Kamen Rider. Through the media even kids got to know this incident. According to the media, Fujioka had auditioned a drama titled “Akahige”

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8 things you must’ve seen once or more in Japanese Tokusatsu (especially Toei Tokusatsu)

1. Those called ‘Professor’ or ‘Doctor’ basically can do anything, know everything regardless of their specialty. 2. People attacked by venomous monster turn too much pale, suffering with mysterious symptom without any treatment, but get well naturally right after the

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