Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 34!

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 34:
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The Delza officers are still trying to kill Stronger.  With Shadow manipulating things from behind the scenes, Stronger must face the deadly attacks of Commander Blank and Snake Woman!
Snake woman has a plot to use her terrifying snake scales to possess humans and send them after Stronger.  Will Stronger be able to defend himself when his opponents are regular humans?  And... his own friends?!
And stay tuned to the next episode preview...

Stronger is nearing its climax.  The Delza army is moving into position to launch their final attack.  Will it be too much for Stronger to take on?

We'll find out next week!  Stay tuned, Skyrider 32 is up next.
Thanks for watching, as always!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Akumaizer-3 episode 05!

Akumaizer-3 episode 05:
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The Akumaizers can't catch a break.  In this episode, Zabitan struggles with the realization that his childhood friend is now a bitter enemy.  And to make matters worse, Mezalord is back again!  Will Zabitan be able to talk his friend out of invading Ginza?  And will he be able to stop Mezalord from wiping out the Akumaizers?

Another emotionally driven plot for Akumaizer.  Maybe now you're all starting to see why I love this series so much.  Its more than just a tokusatsu action franchise, it has real heart.  And I was always impressed with how much emotion the suit actors could convey.
Pay special attention to the spectacular lighting in the scene at the end of the episode.  It lets you feel the emotion the characters are feeling, despite the fact that Darunia is there looking as freaky as ever!

How are you guys liking this release blitz?  Stay tuned this week for Stronger 34, and after that... the triumphant return of Skyrider!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 33!

Kamen Rider Stronger episode 33:
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Secretary of State Wolf's plot to kill Stronger moves into its final phases.  Baron Rock wasn't much help ending Stronger's life, but maybe the power of the Almighty Wolf will!  And if that doesn't work, then maybe manipulating another Delza leader will... enter Commander Blank!  But will he help Wolf defeat Stronger, or will he try to claim victory for himself?  Meanwhile, Shadow is still lurking behind the scenes, waiting to play his hand...

Another awesome episode featuring Delza leaders and their backstabbing motivations.  One factor that really makes Stronger stand out as a classic.
Another great aspect of this episode is the night fight at the end.  The contrasting visuals of Stronger's chrome power up accents against the dark backdrop is just another example of the visually striking direction of these older tokusatsu shows.

We're getting closer to the end!  We should actually be finished with Stronger soon.  After we release the last episode, we'll go back and put some polish on episodes 2-20 and release batch torrents.
And come back in a few days for Akumaizer-3 05.

And Skyrider 31. 
Yep, you read that right!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Akumaizer-3 episode 04!

Akumaizer-3 episode 04:
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After a devious Demon Clan plot, Ibiru is suspected to be working with the badguys!  Will this betrayal disillusion him to the Akumaizer's cause?  Will he ever be able to trust his friends again?  Or was he really working for them all along?

You know, for a show with an emphasis on comedy and social commentary over action, the action is really engaging!  But listen to me gush... (which I do all the time)
This episode was actually scheduled for release a good while ago.  But things happened.  The good news is, if you were expecting another delay like last year when we did our side project... well, that kind of fell through.  It's not happening.  But that's a good thing, because now that we've allocated extra time to work on it, we can work on getting caught up with our backlog!  So the while team, along with our friends from MCS and Over-Time are going to get to work on those episodes.

Enjoy the episode!  And expect to see some old faces soon.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Akumaizer-3 episode 03!

Akumaizer-3 episode 03:
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Updated with patches: See below!

This is a great episode where we really start to see the heart behind Akumaizer's story.  It's all the more heartfelt because the conflict of the story revolves around Gabura.  He's the kind hearted one, the story's closest to a naive character.  So to see him experience the pain of prejudice, even in such a heavy handed 70's tokusatsu manner, makes it seem all the more unpleasant.  Or maybe I'm just over analyzing.  Either way, it's a great episode.  It might even make you FEEL a little!
We also get to see Ibiru's weakness in this episodes.  So far we know of Gabura's need to drink water, and Zabitan's agony in the presence of a Demon Crest... what could our resident half-pompous Akumaizer be susceptible to?!

What are patches?  Well, if you have the raw file already, a patch will make the release MKV for you!
It also lets us fix errors on the fly.  We've got both here.  (This is a tutorial on how to use them.)
[Akumaizer-3 episode 2 raw patch] For the Frumix raw
[Akumaizer-3 episode 2 V2 patch] For the KITsubs release
[Akumaizer-3 episode 3 raw patch] For the Frumix raw

With this release, we're going to start a mini-marathon of Akumaizer episodes.  Kou was kind enough to work on these translations a while ago, so it's only fair that we start giving the series a little more attention.  But don't worry, we'll have plenty of Rider action on the way too.  We're hoping to get some more Skyrider and Stronger out soon.

See you soon!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Kamen Rider episode 41!

Kamen Rider episode 41:
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Shocker continues their plan to cause the Sakurajima volcanic region to erupt with a massive magma overload, but now they've got a new facet to their schemes.  They've decided to take back what's theirs... Kamen Rider 1!  Will the succeed?  You'll have to watch and find out!

This marks one of the many times where we see previously-exploded Shocker Cyborgs come back to fight like its no big thing.  Don't worry, we'll see it happen with Riders too.  Sometimes you can't keep a good mechanical beast down, so Armadilong and crew are back to throw hands once again.

This is also the end of Hongo's "return" arc.  Don't worry, we'll see him again soon.  But for now, it's still Ichimonji's show.

And with that, we're getting our next release ready for you.  Be sure to check back soon for more classic Tokusatsu action!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Kamen Rider episode 40!

Kamen Rider episode 40:
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This is it, one of the biggest milestone episodes of the series!
No use trying to hide the surprise, it was mentioned in the preview from last episode: Takeshi Hongo is back!  This is the first time we've seen the character since episode 13, and the first time that Hiroshi Fujioka has filmed his role in its entirety since episode 08!

Shocker plans a deadly new attack at the dawn of the new year.  They just happen to be testing this new plan in Switzerland, where Hongo has been investigating Shocker's European activity.  It's a race against the clock as he rushes back to Japan to give this vital intel to Hayato, where the two of them will face Shocker's newest Cyborg Monster... the abominable SnowMan!

This episode also marks the debut of one of the series' most iconic villains: Dr. Shinigami!  And he is a sight to behold.  A creepy, menacing old man with a sickly appearance and a short temper.  A classic Tokusatsu villain.  He was so iconic as a matter of fact, then when the mediocre remake movie "Kamen Rider: The First" flopped its way into theaters in 2005, they reused old footage of Dr. Shinigami as Shocker's leader!

What else can we say about this episode?  It's a blast.  It's great to see Hongo back, the action is high stakes and non stop, and it's a must see episode for new and old fans alike.  This is the birth of the original Double Riders!

So no detailed explanation of where we've been.  Life gets busy.  But we're back!  And our holiday releases aren't done just yet.  Stick around this week for more classic Tokusatsu action!  And while you're enjoying your holiday marathon, be sure to check out the Kamen Rider Christmas episode!  Our release was even mentioned in a hilarious article by ComicsAlliance!  We're honored!