If you look at the picture above, you probably think of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, costumed heroes who have been kicking their way across TV in different incarnations for nearly 20 years—but you’d be wrong. These are actually the Zyurangers, the stars of a Japanese TV series that inadvertently spawned a global…
Japan's insanely long-running Super Sentai series has produced a lot of really amazing female heroes and villains — including one who blows explosive kisses at people. (In the U.S., we know Super Sentai as Power Rangers, sort of.) Here's a lovely reel of Super Sentai Heroines transforming. Warning: highly addictive.
The latest Super Sentai (aka Power Rangers) series in Japan is train themed. That means a whole slew of new toys. And one of them can get what looks like a giant train boner. All aboard!
In Japan, most little girls watch the magical girl anime Pretty Cure. Many adore it! One Grandfather decided the best way to delight his grandchild was to paint it. In watercolors.
In the movie, a regular teenager is determined to become a superhero. For 27 year-old Tadahiro Kanemasu, he just wanted to be a Good Samaritan.
This is Nao Nagasawa. She's here to unleash fists of fury. And do so at the office, apparently!
Whether it's the Power Rangers, Ultraman, or Kamen Rider, male Japanese superheroes have one thing in common: they are tough and masculine. These poses aren't.
This October, McDonald's Japan has been running a special sale: all French fry sizes are ¥150 per order. So ordering large sized fries, which are usually much more expensive, is now a bargain.
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Bandai's annual Tamashii Nations figure event steamrolls Tokyo. Do you like collectable, plastic friends? Then this might be the event for you.
You might think surely this is some sort of joke. Even the title of this YouTube video "Power Rangers Dubstep" seems like a hilarious gag. Then, there's the breakdancing—in Power Rangers outfits. They even doing the robot. Hilarious!
A recent thread on various tardy penalties for Japanese companies turned up this jewel: At Japanese IT company ValuePress, employees who are late must dress up in a full body, Power Ranger (née Super Sentai) type outfit.
In Japan, the Power Rangers are called "Super Sentai". For decades, they have entertained kids, especially young boys. But young boys grow up and become interested in other things. Like booze.
Commuting can be so dull. Just sitting there on the train, which, throughout much of Asia, is always so damn quiet. Boring! But sometimes, exciting things happen. Sometimes, you get this.
Your local news station might have a weatherman. It might have a weather woman. Taiwan has weather girls—make that, Weather Girls.
Super Sentai is aimed at young boys, who dream of becoming super heroes. Namco Bandai churns out toys and video games to help fulfill that fantasy. But the kids aren't the only ones fantasizing. Their moms are, too.
When Bandai Namco isn't making video games, it's making Gundam toys. And when it's not making Gundam toys, it's making Super Sentai toys. Super Sentai are totally awesome.
They're pirates in space. But they've got more than guns and swords. They've got cell phones and groovy collars. Arrgh!