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The New SH Figuarts Ultraman Figure Has The Best Accessory Ever: A City To Destroy With Monster Fights

SH Figuarts 50th Anniversary Ultraman

Longtime ComicsAlliance readers might recall that among my many weaknesses is an inability to resist buying high-end Japanese action figures of some of my favorite heroes, particularly the Bandai/Tamashii Nations SH Figuarts Line. They're just so great, and while the figures themselves are always awesome, with plenty of articulation and screen-accurate details, it's the accessories that really make it. Weapons, interchangeable hands, even extra faces have all convinced me to drop way too much money on action figures in the past.

But now, they've topped themselves. This summer, they're putting out a set honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Ultraman TV show, featuring a new Ultraman figure and the single best accessory ever: A tiny little city street that he can demolish while fighting with his alien opponents.

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Takeshi Hongo Is Going Full ‘Dark Knight Returns’ In ‘Kamen Rider 1′

KR1

A few weeks ago, a few images from the upcoming Kamen Rider 1 movie hit the Internet, featuring a new design for the original Rider. It was a bulky, armored affair that --- unlike Shotaro Ishinomori's original design that basically amounted to an Adidas tracksuit accented with some grasshopper-esque touches and a cool red scarf --- turned the character into a hulking, intimidating giant, and as you might expect, the jokes about finally getting "Frank Miller's Kamen Rider" were pretty quick to come.

The thing is, that's kind of what's actually happening. Judging by the trailer that just dropped last week, the new movie is basically the Kamen Rider equivalent of The Dark Knight Returns, right down to actor Hiroshi Fujioka returning to the screen to play a much older version of the role he originated all the way back in 1971. Check out a trailer!

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Ranger Station Episode 25: Life’s A Masquerade

Ranger Station Episode 25: Life's a Masquerade

With 800 episodes over the course of 22 years, the Power Rangers television show is arguably the single most successful live-action superhero franchise of all time, and certainly one of the strangest. Adapted from Japan's long-running Super Sentai series, created by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori, the Power Rangers combined the giant robots and monsters of their Japanese counterpart with a completely different set of secret identities and problems, and became a pop cultural phenomenon. That's why we're looking back with an in-depth guide to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including its source material, Kyuoryu Sentai Zyuranger, in ComicsAlliance's Ranger Station!

This week, the show reaches its first actual Halloween special as the Rangers take on Frankenstein!

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Ranger Station Episode 24: The Spit Flower

Ranger Station Episode 24: The Spit Flower

With 800 episodes over the course of 22 years, the Power Rangers television show is arguably the single most successful live-action superhero franchise of all time, and certainly one of the strangest. Adapted from Japan's long-running Super Sentai series, created by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori, the Power Rangers combined the giant robots and monsters of their Japanese counterpart with a completely different set of secret identities and problems, and became a pop cultural phenomenon. That's why we're looking back with an in-depth guide to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including its source material, Kyuoryu Sentai Zyuranger, in ComicsAlliance's Ranger Station!

This week, Rita dedicates her life to making war on all flowers, and a monster wants to eat Mei!

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Ranger Station Episode 23: Itsy Bitsy Spider

Ranger Station 23: Itsy Bitsy Spider

With 800 episodes over the course of 22 years, the Power Rangers television show is arguably the single most successful live-action superhero franchise of all time, and certainly one of the strangest. Adapted from Japan's long-running Super Sentai series, created by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori, the Power Rangers combined the giant robots and monsters of their Japanese counterpart with a completely different set of secret identities and problems, and became a pop cultural phenomenon. That's why we're looking back with an in-depth guide to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including its source material, Kyuoryu Sentai Zyuranger, in ComicsAlliance's Ranger Station!

This week, one of the Rangers has to face their fears, and... wait, didn't we do this one before?

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Shout Factory Announces American Release Of ‘Ninja Sentai Kakuranger’

Ninja Sentai Kakuranger

When Shout Factory released Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger on DVD last year, it was a move that made a lot of sense. It was, after all, the source material for the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and the release came at a time when nostalgia for MMPR was at an all-time high. There was a new line of toys, talk of a cinematic reboot, even needlessly thorough episode guides of the series, so clearly, the demand was there. When they followed it up with Gosei Sentai Dairanger, that made sense, too --- even though it was chopped up for use in America, it was the source of Tommy's return as the White Ranger, and answered a lot of questions.

Now, however, it looks like we might be getting to the point where American Super Sentai releases are a thing unto themselves. This week, Shout Factory announced the upcoming release of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger on DVD, for the first time in America.

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Ranger Station Episode 22: ‘The Trouble With Shellshock’

Ranger Station Episode 22: The Trouble With Shellshock

With 800 episodes over the course of 22 years, the Power Rangers television show is arguably the single most successful live-action superhero franchise of all time, and certainly one of the strangest. Adapted from Japan's long-running Super Sentai series, created by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori, the Power Rangers combined the giant robots and monsters of their Japanese counterpart with a completely different set of secret identities and problems, and became a pop cultural phenomenon. That's why we're looking back with an in-depth guide to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including its source material, Kyuoryu Sentai Zyuranger, in ComicsAlliance's Ranger Station!

This week, Squatt and Baboo literally throw a turtle, baseball bat, stoplight and cannon into the oven and end up with the weirdest monster ever!

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Ranger Station Episode 21: Green With Evil, Part V

Ranger Station Episode 21: Green With Evil, Part 5

With 800 episodes over the course of 22 years, the Power Rangers television show is arguably the single most successful live-action superhero franchise of all time, and certainly one of the strangest. Adapted from Japan's long-running Super Sentai series, created by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori, the Power Rangers combined the giant robots and monsters of their Japanese counterpart with a completely different set of secret identities and problems, and became a pop cultural phenomenon. That's why we're looking back with an in-depth guide to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including its source material, Kyuoryu Sentai Zyuranger, in ComicsAlliance's Ranger Station!

This week, "Green With Evil" reaches its soul-sizzling finale as we unveil... The Dragonzord!

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Shout Factory Is Streaming A Free Three-Hour ‘Zyuranger’ Marathon Tomorrow

Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger

The bad news is that there's a good chance that you're going to be spending this weekend bundled up as a winter storm rages outside. The good news, though, is that Shout Factory is stepping up to help you stave off cabin fever in one of the most awesome ways possible: A free, three-hour marathon of Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, the show that was adapted for American audiences as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, streaming live tomorrow at ShoutFactoryTV.com.

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Ranger Station Episode 20: Green With Evil, Part IV

Ranger Station Episode 20: Green With Evil, Part IV

With 800 episodes over the course of 22 years, the Power Rangers television show is arguably the single most successful live-action superhero franchise of all time, and certainly one of the strangest. Adapted from Japan's long-running Super Sentai series, created by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori, the Power Rangers combined the giant robots and monsters of their Japanese counterpart with a completely different set of secret identities and problems, and became a pop cultural phenomenon. That's why we're looking back with an in-depth guide to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including its source material, Kyuoryu Sentai Zyuranger, in ComicsAlliance's Ranger Station!

This week, "Green With Evil" gets intense as the Megazord is cast into a chasm of fire!

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