Tag: tokusatsu

Unsung background of Rider’s singing

-Ichiro Mizuki was originally supposed to sing the theme song of Kamen Rider Super1- (from an interview article with Shunsuke Takasugi) After the press conference for the new series,Kamen Rider Super1, they threw a party. One of the staff said,

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First & Second life in Tokusatsu

The actor who was in suit of ‘Daimajin’ was Chikara Hashimoto, ex-professinal baseball player. Hashimoto tried hard not to blink even though the studio was filled with powder dust and cork powder in the air. His effort made his eyes

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Tokusatsu villains without “Makeup”

This is Great Doctor Lee Keflen in “Choushinsei Flashman” and the actor Kouji Shimizu who portrayed Keflen. According to an interview article on Shimizu, when he got an offer for Keflen, he asked his son if his son would mind

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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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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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