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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Intro & Outro Music: Son of a Rocket by Kevin Macleod at incompetech

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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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Intro & Outro Music: Son of a Rocket by Kevin Macleod at incompetech

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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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Intro & Outro Music: Son of a Rocket by Kevin Macleod at incompetech

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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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Intro Music: Son of a Rocket by Kevin Macleod at incompetech

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TokuNet Podcast #27 – Off-Duty: Non-Toku TV

June 15, 2016

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Team TokuNet talks about all things television on the latest episode of the TokuNet Podcast.

With a plethora of live-action and animated TV shows out there unrelated to tokusatsu, the podcast crew decided to dive into the most recent season of various shows. From The Flash to Lucha Underground to Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, we discuss our favorite and most annoying moments from the season. The team does travel into SPOILER territory for many shows so tread carefully.

Shows discussed:

  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir - Season 1
  • Lucha Underground - Season 1
  • Thunderbirds Are Go - Season 1
  • The Flash - Season 2
  • Legends of Tomorrow - Season 1
  • Arrow - Season 4
  • Daredevil - Season 2
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

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Intro Music: Son of a Rocket by Kevin Macleod at incompetech

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TokuNet Podcast #26 – Ninja Sentai Kakuranger: Part 1

May 30, 2016

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The TokuNet crew emerges from the shadows to talk about the first 18 episodes of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.

Recorded: May 22nd, 2016

Premiering in 1994, Kakuranger became the first series in the franchise to explore the theme of ninja. With a story following a group of misunderstood modern youth taking on the task of defending the world passed down from generations ago, the show explored both the perception of the younger generation by elders and the vast history surrounding the monsters of the season, the Youkai. Listen as Team TokuNet  discusses their initial thoughts of the show, their favorite moments and characters from this first 18 episodes, as well as what they look forward to seeing in the next segment.

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Intro Music: Son of a Rocket by Kevin Macleod at incompetech

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TokuNet Podcast #25 – Brobots Interview

May 13, 2016

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Team TokuNet sits down to have a chat with writer J. Torres and artist Sean Dove, the creators of the upcoming comic book, Brobots.

Recorded: May 3rd, 2016

Brobots is an all-ages comic book that tells the tale of three robot bros who must team up to battle a giant monster to save the city. Filled with humor and influences from classic anime and tokusatsu shows, Brobots aims to introduce a new generation to a world of kaiju and fairytale stories.

In this episode of the TokuNet Podcast, J. Torres and Sean Dove share with us how they got started in the comic book industry, their introduction into both anime and tokusatsu, as well as how they collaborated to bring Brobots to life. We also go on a tokusatsu tangent because, well, that's what we do here.

Brobots is published by Oni Press is available for pre-order on ComixologyAmazonInidigo, and your local comic book storeBrobots will hit store shelves on May 25th, 2016.

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Intro & Outro Music: Son of a Rocket by Kevin Macleod at incompetech

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TokuNet Podcast #24 – Winter 2016 Anime

May 8, 2016

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Team TokuNet gets together to talk about their favorite anime from the past Winter season.

Recorded: May 4th, 2016

There were some interesting anime shows that aired in 2016's Winter season. From Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku Wo! (Konosuba), a RPG-style comedy, to Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Erased), a supernatural crime drama, there was a variety of shows to dive into and discuss. So listen as we geek out about our favorite shows of the season and let us know what your favorites were in the comments below.

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

Some of the anime discussed include:

  • Lupin the Third: Part 4
  • Erased
  • Konosuba
  • Concrete Revolutio
  • Ajin
  • Food Wars

CAST:

Podcast Editor: Jacob Kile – @indigojonesQT

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Intro & Outro Music: Son of a Rocket by Kevin Macleod at incompetech

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TokuNet Podcast #23 – Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger: First Impressions

April 26, 2016

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Instincts awaken as the Team TokuNet gives their first impressions of 2016's Dobutsu Sentai Zyuohger.

Recorded: April 16th, 2016

What happens when you mix Minecraft and The Jungle Book? You get season 2 of Sun Vulcan with Rubix cubes and animal cosplay. Actually, you get a pretty compelling start to a Sentai season that begins with a brief exploration of another world full of humanoid animals before diving into a story that sees our characters dealing with being fish out of water (sorry, Sela) while fending off a sadistic group of alien invaders that sees Earth as a giant arcade game.

Join the podcast crew as we talk about our thoughts on the first 9 episodes of Zyuohger, from our favorite characters to what we hope to see in future episodes of the series.

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Intro: "Son of a Rocket" by Kevin Macleod at incompetech
Outro: "Let's! Zyuoh Dance" by Yohei Onishi

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Low Visibility #2: Kamen Rider Black

April 10, 2016

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Hello, TokuNet! Our show for Spring tackles a classic of 80s tokusatsu, Kamen Rider Black

Recorded: March 23rd, 2016

Long before Heisei Rider brought the franchise to annual prominence and unprecedented toy sales success, Toei briefly revived Kamen Rider for the 1980s with Kamen Rider Black. Starring Tetsuo Kurata, this memorable franchise entry combined classic Rider franchise tropes with a very 1980s fascination with apocalyptic themes, the occult, and conspiracy theories. We'll discuss all this in more detail in this very show, along with:

  • Extensive series spoilers!
  • Kamen Rider Black RX spoilers, too!
  • That moment when we briefly forget the podcast's email address!

* Note: spoilers may not be entirely accurate. Settling may occur

As always, Low Visibility is an unscripted discussion podcast where your hosts, Lynxara and MattComix, discuss vintage tokusatsu. We like to talk about what works (and doesn’t work) in a show, compare it to other series, answer Twitter questions, and make cheap jokes.

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Podcast Editor: Jacob Kile – @indigojonesQT

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