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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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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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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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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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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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

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Podcast Editor: Jacob Kile – @indigojonesQT

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