The Tokusatsu Network presents Part 2 of our interview with Toshihide Wakamatsu, who played Yuki Gai/Black Condor on the acclaimed series Choujin Sentai Jetman.
Back in March, TokuSpirits, a Philippines-based tokusatsu charity event was held in Pampanga. Spearheaded by Georgette Inaba, wife of Maskman’s, Kazunori Inaba, special guests included Bioman’s Michiko Makino, Fiveman’s Kei Shindachiya, and Kenta Sato from Turboranger.
At the Gallery Nucleus art exhibit opening reception, celebrating the Saban and Boom! Studios Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comic issue #0, the Tokusatsu Network spent a few minutes with writers, Kyle Higgins (Batman: Gates of Gotham) and Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade, Toil and Trouble) about how they got to writing Power Rangers and what keeps them inspired.
Born in the Philippines, Alden Viguilla grew up watching Bioman, Maskman, Jetman and Kamen Rider Black. After moving to the United States, Viguilla became a fan of Power Rangers: In Space and LostGalaxy as well as various anime, like DragonBall, and gaming, such as Street Fighter. Inspired by pop culture and gaming, Viguilla uses bright, […]
The Tokusatsu Network met Cindy Duong at this past Designer Con in Pasadena, California. Designer Con is an annual art and design convention featuring collectible toys and urban pop art. Cindy Duong is a web developer, graphic designer, and aspiring game artist. Her work can be found at her website at www.sakuradragon.net, where visitors can also […]
Angela Long, who also goes by Sono, is an artist and a regular podcaster for unKamencast-RX. She is also trying her hand at RPG Maker games and visual novels, which can be supported over at her Patreon. There she posts sketches, character sprites, and music for her visual novel, “Sharktooth” and her Kamen Rider-inspired RPG, “Decode”. She also […]
The Tokusatsu Network’s Artist Feature returns from this past Designer Con in Pasadena, CA. There we met various artists and designers whose creations stem from pop-culture, sci-fi, and tokusatsu. Christopher Bonnette is a Los Angeles-based artist whose paper craft pieces, designs, and sculpture can be found internationally. The upcoming Smash Mash Monster mobile app game by Ingenuity […]
The Tokusatsu Network sat down with Shout! Factory Director of Blu-ray and DVD Production, Brian Ward, at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in the last weekend of October. In Part Two, the Tokusatsu Network continues its interview with Brian Ward as he talks about fan feedback and co-hosting his Batman: the Animated Series podcast, The Arkham Sessions with clinical psychologist, Dr. […]
The Tokusatsu Network sat down with Shout! Factory Director of Blu-ray and DVD Production, Brian Ward, at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in the last weekend of October. In Part One, Ward walked the Tokusatsu Network through the DVD authoring process for titles such as Gosei Sentai Dairanger, DVD cover decisions, and the process of subtitling.
The Tokusatsu Network sat down with Godzilla: Final Wars and Lupin III director, Ryuhei Kitamura, at Stan Lee’s Comikaze during the last weekend of October. Kitamura talks about the challenges he faced with his very first film, Versus, and which Kamen Rider would he like to remake, if given the chance.