Oh boy, this is pretty exciting for a Toku fan like me.If you guys don’t know what Toku is, it’s short for Tokusatsu; a very popular genre of TV (and movie, kinda) in Japan, which is primarily live-action drama with special effects. This houses a lot of the sci-fi stuff from Godzilla to my all time favorite, Kamen Rider.
With the 45th anniversary of the original Kamen Rider series next year, Toei will be releasing a 4-box set Bluray for it. It will include all 98 episodes since Kamen Rider Niigo comes in halfway through the series though the character has been a protagonist from the start. The thing is, this is a deluxe pack and with its deluxe status comes deluxe price tag. Supposedly, the first 3 box sets are priced at 34,560 yen ($278.24 US), while the 4th boxed sets costs 27,000 yen ($217.37 US). Yikes.
So I really wouldn’t recommend this box set to those that don’t know anything about Kamen Rider right now but if you do want to take a look at who these awesome heroes are, there have been remakes of the original Double Riders: Kamen Rider The First and Kamen Rider The Next.
Anyways, knowing the fan that I am, I will probably be getting these box sets. Kamen Riders have been a big part of my life and because of them, I pursued the life of an action filmmaker while being blessed enough to be in a few Tokusatsu myself in Japan. So check out the movies and hope that you guys would check out the original series and who knows, maybe you guys would buy the box set as well!
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