TokuNet Podcast #35 – Power Rangers (2017) Movie Review

May 9, 2017

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The much awaited 2017's Power Rangers is out in theaters and Team TokuNet gathers to discuss the movie.

Recorded: April 5th, 2017 

Almost three years after it was first announced that a new reboot movie of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was in development, fans finally got a chance to see their favorite heroes re-imagined for audiences old and new. After a few viewings, the podcast crew got together to discuss both their favorite moments and criticisms of Power Rangers (2017). Editor-in-chief Paula Gaetos also talks about attending the screening of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie at LA's TLC Chinese Theater a couple of days prior and Senior Staff Writer Brian Dagley relives his experience of attending the World Premiere of the 2017 Power Rangers movie.

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TokuNet Podcast #34 – Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: First Impressions

March 17, 2017

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The podcast crew is excited to talk about Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.

 

Recorded: February 22nd, 2017

On this episode of the TokuNet Podcast, we talk about the currently running Kamen Rider series, Ex-Aid. As of recording, we have watched the first 19 episodes and we give our initial thoughts on the show as well as what we think of the show thus far. And as usual, we do a little bit of speculating as to where we think the story will go from here.

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TokuNet Podcast #33 – Ultraman Orb

February 6, 2017

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The TokuNet Podcast is back and starting off the year with a review of 2016's Ultraman Orb.

Recorded: January 21st, 2017

Welcome back to the TokuNet Podcast and a Happy New Year to all! First off, we'd like to let you know of a few changes to the podcast formatting and scheduling. Starting in March, the podcast will be released once a month. We have plans to add special episodes here and there, which we'll announce once they are ready. The podcast will also have segments to facilitate more discussions. For now, the podcast will start with a discussion on current tokusatsu news followed up by the main topic of the podcast.

On a site level, the Tokusatsu Network now has a Patreon page which you can use to help support the site in any way you can. Even $1 contribution goes a long way in helping us continue to provide the quality tokusatsu news coverage you've come to expect. And if you become a backer at the Rider level or higher, you will have early access to future episodes of the TokuNet Podcast.

For today's podcast, we start off the episode talking about the latest Power Rangers movie trailer as well as the latest news (as of recording) on the upcoming Sentai series, Uchu Sentai Kyuranger. We then jump into our review of Ultraman Orb as well as discuss what we'd like to see in the Ultraman Orb Origin Saga spin-off series.

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TokuNet Podcast #32 – Kamen Rider Ghost: Review

December 29, 2016

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Team TokuNet is back with a review of 2015-2016's Kamen Rider Ghost.

Kamen Rider Ghost started off the season in a very unique way by having the main hero, Tenkuji Takeru, die in the very first episode. But does this set up an equally unique season of Kamen Rider or did Takeru die (multiple times) in vain? The podcast crew discusses his journey towards revival and whether or not the season actually benefited from his sacrifice. We also talk about why Cubi was the best Gamma of them all.

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TokuNet Podcast #31 – Shin Godzilla

October 3, 2016

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Team TokuNet gets together to provide an audio and written review of the much anticipated film, Shin Godzilla.

Recorded: September 26th, 2016

With a week away from the U.S. release of Toho's Shin Godzilla/Godzilla: Resurgence, the podcast crew sits down to discuss the King of Monsters' return to Japanese screens. The team talks about their initial reactions to the news of the film's production, the film's interpretation of the iconic monster, and its underlying message among other topics.

Special thanks to FUNimation for providing The Tokusatsu Network with a screener copy of the film. Shin Godzilla will be released in select theaters on October 11-18, 2016.

Part One of our round-table written review can be found on our site.

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TokuNet Podcast – Kyle Carrozza Interview

September 12, 2016

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Editor-in-Chief Paula Gaetos chats with artist Kyle Carrozza, creator of the Cartoon Network animated series, Mighty Magiswords.

Recorded: August 1, 2016

Kyle Carrozza was the Tokusatsu Network's inaugural Artist Feature and we were very happy to be able to chat with him about his latest work on Cartoon Network, Mighty MagiswordsMighty Magiswords is set to premiere on September 29th at 6:30pm. The show centers around the adventuring siblings,  Prohyas and Vambre, and their trusted, fun, and, often times, ridiculous Magiswords.

The show builds on the original 15-second series that launched the previous year on the interactive CN Anything app.

Concurrent with the upcoming TV series production, almost 400 pieces of platform-specific original content have been custom developed, including shorts, vlogs, web and mobile games, and interactive narrative content—and all will be enhanced with proprietary technology allowing fans to participate in the world and collect their favorite swords. 

“Mighty Magiswords has been an incredible journey, starting as a simple interactive digital product and organically developing into a true multi-story world,” said Chief Content Officer, Rob Sorcher. “Expect Magiswords to continue expansion in tech and content, with new ways for the audience to participate, contribute, play, watch and collect.” 


Fans can check out the five minute minisode "Pool Fools" on the Cartoon Network YouTube channel and play the slightly addicting Hoversword Hustle game on Cartoon Network's website.

Fans can also see the first full preview episode of Mighty Magiswords for free on iTunes and purchase the whole season as it's released.

A very special thanks to Kyle Carrozza and Melissa Mills for making this episode possible.

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TokuNet Podcast – Zander Cannon Interview at SDCC 2016

August 11, 2016

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Editor-in-Chief Paula Gaetos sits down to chat with Zander Cannon, writer and artist of the comic book series Kaijumax.

During San Diego Comic-con 2016, Paula got the chance to sit down with Zander Cannon, the creator behind the tokusatsu-inspired comic book series, Kaijumax, now in its second season. Kaijumax focuses on the social system of a group of giant monster inmates on a prison island.

In the interview, Zander talks about how he got interested in the tokusatsu genre, how he created Kaijumax, as well as what's in store for the series in the future. You can pick up a copy of Kaijumax at Oni Press or at your local comic book shop.

***While it may be hard to hear Paula's audio at points during the interview due to technical issues, Zander's audio is clear.***

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TokuNet Podcast #30 – Kamen Rider Amazons

August 1, 2016

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Who are you?! Team TokuNet tackles this question and more as they review Kamen Rider Amazons.

Recorded: July 9th, 2016

Surprisingly literally everyone earlier this year, Toei announced the 13-episode series as part of the Super Hero Year celebration. Distributed exclusively on the Amazon Prime Video service, Kamen Rider Amazons followed the two distinct paths of Haruka Mizusawa/Kamen Rider Amazon Omega and Jin Takayama/Kamen Rider Amazon Alpha.

Join the team as we discuss our first impressions after hearing the news of this brand new show, our reactions to the first few episodes of the series, as well as what we'd like to see from a season 2 of the show. We also get into fisticuffs over the age old question: #TeamJin or #TeamHaruka.

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Podcast Editor: Jacob Kile – @indigojonesQT

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TokuNet Podcast #29 – Off-Duty: Spring 2016 Anime

July 22, 2016

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With the Spring anime season recently ending, Team TokuNet chats about their favorite shows of the season.

Recorded: July 6th, 2016

Another season of anime has come and gone, but while the Summer season is already underway, we take a look at some of the shows that grabbed our attention for the past few months. We talk about anime such as My Hero Academia, Re:Zero, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, as well as a few others. We also talk briefly about what we're looking forward to checking out from the Summer anime line-up.

SPOILER WARNING!!!
This is a spoiler-heavy episode as we discuss various shows from the season in depth.

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This episode is sponsored by the good folks at Comics vs Toys.

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TokuNet Podcast #28 – Off-Duty: Voltron: Legendary Defender

July 4, 2016

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Four warriors are gathered by the TokuNet Alliance to discuss the latest entry in the Voltron franchise, Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Recorded: June 26th, 2016

Announced earlier this year at WonderCon, fans were surprised to learn of Dreamworks' latest project. Set to be a reboot of the classic TV show, Voltron: Legendary Defender boasted a new look, a stellar cast of voice actors, and a story that both paid homage to its predecessor and paved the way for new avenues for the characters to explore.

After the obligatory bingeing of the series, Team TokuNet got together to talk about what they thought the series. We talk about our history with the various Voltron shows, our reaction to the initial announcement, our thoughts on certain plot points throughout the series, as well as where we think the show could go if/when we get a second season.

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