- Oct 25, 2017
(credit to WillyFive for the gif.)
What is this thread?
It is a place to discuss tokusatsu.
What is tokusatsu?
A Japanese live-action film or television drama that features considerable use of special effects. Think of Godzilla or Power Rangers. People in monster suits or superheroes.
Wait? Power Rangers is not from US?
It is an adaptation of the Super Sentai series.
What else is there?
There is Kamen Rider, Ultraman, Garo, and many others.
What is on right now?
Lupinranger vs Patoranger
This is the first time in Super Sentai history two teams are active at the same time. Sometimes clashing, sometimes working together, the two teams will have their own agenda. The Lupinranger fight to regain an important person lost in the past while the Patoranger, who are part of the International Special Police, fight for justice and an ideal future.
Kamen Rider Zi-O
The final Heisei Kamen Rider show. Kamen Rider Zi-O travels through time to fight evil while meeting other Heisei Kamen Riders.
Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel
The second season of Ninja Steel returns. The heroic teens find themselves face-to-face with an old enemy when they discover is still alive and more determined than ever to steal the Ninja Nexus Prism and revive its powers for an evil purpose.
Where do I watch these?
Shout Factory and Crunchyroll have various Ultraman series on stream.
Shout Factory has also been consistently releasing Super Sentai DVDs.
Hidive has Garo and if you are into more mature content.
If you don't have any of these then you can look for fansubs, but remember that the quality of fansubs fluctuates.
What do you suggest?
Chojin Sentai Jetman
Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger
Kamen Rider W
Kamen Rider Fourze
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Garo: Makai Senki
Garo: Makai Retsuden
Power Rangers SPD
If you have any questions, then ask me other people in this thread.