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Open letter/Challenge to Disney Stars

I had to open it up and will be there until the challenge is met/fulfilled.
You can read it here.

Update: Selena Gomez has already reached Japan as of Feb 2011, and Miley Cyrus has already reached the Philippines as of Jul 2011. Let's keep hoping for the others.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New pics from the upcoming Ultraman Zero movie

Ran and the Zero Eye
Here is a scene from Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Decisive Battle! Belial's Galactic Empire wherein Ran uses the Zero Eye to transform into the silver, red and blue giant hero, Ultraman Zero.

Ran (Yu Koyanagi), the human host of Ultraman Zero, is in a quest to the farthest galaxy to help Princess Emerana (Tao Tsuchiya) of Planet Esmeralda, with the help of GlenFire, Mirror Knight and Jean-Bot, in defeating Kaiser Belial's Galactic Empire.

Ultraman Zero Movie New Images
Kaiser Belial's Galactic Empire is composed of the robot soldier Regionoid, the cold blooded strategen Dark Gohne, and the group leader Aiaron. Kaiser Belial is in the verge of revenge for his defeat in the hands of the warriors of Nebula M78.

During their battle against Kaiser Belial, Ultraman Zero gains a new powerful form called Ultimate Zero which enhance almost every single aspect of his abilities like speed, attacks and time span for the color timer limits.

Ultraman Zero Movie New Images
Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Decisive Battle! Belial's Galactic Empire serves as a sequel to Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie. It will be directed by Yuichi Abe. Kenji Kawai will be composing the musical score.

Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Decisive Battle! Belial's Galactic Empire will be showing on Japanese theaters on December 23, 2010.

Credits: JEFusion

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kamen Rider W will return?

Kamen Rider W fan-art
Good story, ending good have not stopped this duo. Ready or not, our two-in-one Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider W, will be back to give us more hard-boiled adventures. Well, sort-off...

It is currently rumored that Kamen Rider W will be back on a two-part V-Cinema, a direct-to-DVD movie special. First part will feature Kamen Rider Accel who faces a crisis and fought a Dopant using his new form. And the second part will be a story about Daido Katsumi (Kamen Rider Eternal) and how he formed NEVER.

As of now, nothing is confirmed. But according to DecaEnd, there are high chances that the Kamen Rider W V-Cinema will be true since he got the rumor from the same guy who posted rumors about Maki Kiyoto in Kamen Rider OOO and OOO SaGoZo's ability which were later confirmed.

Note: Please do take this as a grain of salt.

Thanks to JEFusion for the news.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

OOO's SaGorZo combo details

In the latest scans, we are now revealed about OOO's third full form, the Sagorzo Combo! Sa coming from the Sai Medal (Rhinoceros), Gor coming from the Gorilla Medal and Zo coming from the Zou Medal (Elephant). On the scan above you, you can see OOO Sagorzo Combo fight against Yoroi Musha Kaijin, a monster that OOO will fight in the upcoming Movie Wars Core film.

On the following scan, we saw his abilities, these abilities are:

The ability to control gravity, super strength and the ability to create magnetic fields.

The ability to create earth shattering stomps.

And my personal favorite, the ability to do Rocket Punches (Mazinger Z reference, FTW!).

OOO Sagorzo Combo is said to premiere at the end of the year. Probably around episode 13-15.

Mitchell Musso, is that you?

Uh, Photoshopped much?

We got to check out the cover of Hannah Montana star Mitchel Musso's second album "Brainstorm" on and almost did a double take.

Look how different Mitch looks from, like, his normal self. He's almost JoBro-esque here! Bonus Jonas, perhaps?

That said, we're psyched about the fact that the new tunes will only cost $8. Nothing can airbrush savings like that!

Credits: HM Disney Stars

Goseiger VS Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver Screen coming in 2011

Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver Screen
It's the time of the year again for another Super Sentai team-up movie. And this time, it's going to be Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver Screen that will be shown this January 2011.

Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver Screen
Similar to all Super Sentai VS movies, the movie took place after the events of the previous series, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, and in the middle of the current series, Tensou Sentai Goseiger. Since the Yuumaju will be one of the movie's villains, this could be a little before or just after the Gosei Angels defeat the Yuumaju, and just before the Matrintis showed up.

Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver ScreenIn Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver Screen, an evil ShinkenRed will appear, which will be called NiseShinkenRed (nise - fake, imitation). It will be revealed that the Gedoushu's remaining member, Hone no Shitari, is the one who created it. It's unconfirmed if it's Shiba Takeru or some other guy playing as him.

The head of the Gedoushu, Chimatsuri Dokoku, and two Buredorans (Suisei and Chupacabra), are also said to appear in Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver Screen. How that happened? That's for us to find out.

One of the things to watch out on Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver Screen film is the team-up battle against the Yuumaju and the Gedoushu. The Gosei Angels are in Super Goseiger mode along with GoseiKnight, and the our samurai heroes have manage to use Super Shinkenger at the same time while Takeru is in Hyper ShinkenRed.

Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver Screen
And similar to what happened in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger vs Go-Onger: Silver Screen BANG!!! wherein the Goseigers made their first appearance, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger will also make their first appearance in Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver Screen movie.

Tensou Sentai Goseiger vs Shinkenger: Epic on the Silver Screen will be shown in Japanese theaters on January 22, 2011.

Source: alternate-zer0 and dukemon22

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bladerun returns!

Pic courtesy of Toku Insider

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sentai Villains that died w/o exploding in the final battle

There were some Sentai villains that didn't die by blowing up at the end of their final combat. Here they are as I can remember:

Kaura in Flashman didn't die by blowing up. He died after sustaining much wounds from Jin/Red Flash.

Kiros in Maskman died from being impaled with a huge icicle while attempting to revive Ial. I wish the Maskmen just killed him with the Jet Cannon instead.

After being defeated by Gaku Hoshikawa/Five Red, Chevalier didn't explode. Instead he fell down lifeless before Vulgyre absorbed him for the final battle.

Grey simply shut down after Gai Yuuki/Black Condor delivered the final blow.

Bandora's son Kai didn't blow up. After he was defeated while piloting Dora Talos, he dissipated in front of his mother Bandora.

Shaddam after losing the powers of the Earthshaking Jewel was defeated in a one-on-one knife duel with Ryou. His clay body unable to hold his soul any longer spelled his final demise.

Since Long can't die; Jan, Ran and Retsu ended up sealing him into a ball. This was done again in Go-onger vs. Gekiranger this time in giant battle mode.

After his battle with Takeru Shiba/Male Shinken Red, he dispersed after his ancestor's spirit was released.

Credits to Sean Akizuki's Sentai Blog for the commentary.

Tiffany Thornton had Demi Lovato as her sis!

Girl bonding alert!

In a recent interview, Sonny With a Chance star Tiffany Thorton opened up about how close she is with costar Demi Lovato.

"I love Demi. I’m very fortunate, because I don’t have sisters, she’s very much like a sister to me," Tiff said. Aw! How cute!!!

It seems, then, that Demi is a no-brainer to be invited to Tiff's upcoming wedding to Christopher Carney, which is still very much in the planning stages: "I just keep buying all these magazines. I even bought this wedding planning kit that came with a book and it has like 3,000 pages in it!"

Credits to HM Disney Stars

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Making Babies Cry MV...

Dry your eyes, people!

The hit Disney Channel show Sonny With A Chance has recently released a "So Random" music vid to help promote their upcoming Halloween episode. And, boy, is it a treat!

The song is called "Making Babies Cry" and features Nico (Brandon Mychal Smith) crooning a romantic Neyo-esque R&B tune to Demi Lovato about how the only thing he likes more than making a girl feel special is scaring the daylights out of infants. Wha???

Watch the crazy vid below, and don't forget: the Halloween episode of Sonny airs on October 17 at 8 PM on Disney Channel!

Credits: HM Disney Stars

Friday, October 15, 2010

Goukaiger 2011 rumors

One Piece Unlimited Cruise
After a quite long tokusatsu news drought, here are the rumors circulating on the upcoming 2011 Super Sentai series: Kaizoku Sentai Goukaiger. Goukaiger is said to be a pirate-themed sentai that will have a definite influence from the hit anime series, One Piece.

Kaizoku Sentai GoukaigerThe core members of Kaizoku Sentai Goukaiger is said to came from a different dimension, who wonders the sea of time and space riding their mothership which transforms into this season's main robo. It is also rumored to be based on Noah's Ark and might hold all the auxiliary mechas.

Kaizoku Sentai Goukaiger will be similar to Kamen Rider Decade wherein our heroes will meet the past Super Sentai senshis and villains. Aoranger from Himitsu Sentai GoRanger and BioHunter Silva from Choudenshi Bioman are rumored to show up in the series.

Kaizoku Sentai Goukaiger rumored actors
Lastly, an image of the rumored cast of Kaizoku Sentai Goukaiger have spread over various boards. The rumored casts includes some familiar faces like Doori Sakurada, which we previously saw in the latest Kamen Rider Den-O movies as Kamen Rider New Den-O, as the rumored GoukaiRed and Noguchi Seigo, previously seen as R2 in Tomica Hero Rescue Force, as GoukaiGreen. New tokusatsu faces includes Marika Fukunaga as GoukaiBlue, Mari Iriki as GoukaiYellow, and Yashiro Shingo as GoukaiBlack.

Rumored staff for Kaizoku Sentai Goukaiger includes Utsunomiya Takaaki as Producer, Yamatoya Akatsuki and Inoue Toshiki for screenplay, and will be directed by Kanazawa Shoujirou.

Source: dumon22 of Toku Insider and junna of HJU

Take note: This are only rumors, please take this as a grain of salt!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sentai heroines... as Fake Brides?

Super Sentai had some of its heroines fake brides to foil an enemy scheme involving ruining marriages. Here they are:

Peggy Matsumaya- I forgot which one. I was too young. Hee hee.

Rei Tachibana pretended to be a bride to trap Frog Shinka and fool her rival Princess Chimera.

Haruna Morikawa was unofficially married to Riki Honoo to stop Sigh Bouma. It couldn't be validated as legal because they were still teenagers. :-P

Ako Hayasaka is unofficially married to Gai Yuuki to trap Vacuum Jigen. This was just funny. No the funniest IMO. During this time, Gai Yuuki could be guilty of corrupting minors.

Mako Shiraishi is unofficially married to Takeru Shiba to stop a Gedoushu activity of wrecking marriages. But it wasn't that funny though.

Credits to Sean Akizuki's Sentai Blog for the commentary.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Why Sentai Lasted Longer

I was inspired to write this when I read this entry by Lavender Ranger. So why do I think Super Sentai has lasted that long in contrast to other franchises like Metal Hero and Kamen Rider (which froze for 11 years before Kuuga arrived)? Well here are some:

Super Sentai presents different themes. If the same type of theme is carried over, twists and turns are made. Examples of these are like Zyuranger and Abaranger (dinosaur theme), Turboranger and Carranger (car theme) and teenagers with an attitude (Turboranger and Megaranger). There are also fusion themes like Hurricanger (Kakuranger and Liveman) too.

Deviation from the norm was happening especially in terms of plot, mecha and characters. Can't help but use Liveman and a example of that start. Sun Vulcan was the only Sentai with three members. Liveman was a great series (save for the not-so-well done finale because IMO it should have been an emotional battle instead) that it spawned two "clones" namely Hurricanger and Go-onger. Jetman's arrival also helped make better series.

I think the introduction of the giant robots did to since Battle Fever J. PR fans may call this the "Megazord mayhem in Super Sentai" which was first introduced in Battle Fever J. The demand for toys made Toei create more plot twists in the mecha.

Also with the rangers, portraying them to be more human than most American TV superheroes even to the point of death keeps the show realistic. The superheroes in Super Sentai had their weaknesses more emphasized than ever. For example, Hoji Tomasu though he was the best officer in the block also had the attitude problem of being cocky and self-centered which he eventually overcame. Some red rangers didn't start of as the ideal leader they were. The girls though they were hot, they had their thorny stems too (ex. Lin of Dairanger). In reality, even some of the greatest heroes recorded in history made disastrous decisions in life.

A fresh cast helps too. Different casts mean different personalities. Also Super Sentai's bad seasons weren't that bad either.

At times, the re-emergence of Super Sentai seniors in some of the newer ones.

Action scenes. Yeah. Super Sentai has plenty of action scenes although the newer ones were watered down for some reason.

And I think drama has something to do with keeping it fresh too.

Villains keep the show hot too. Also, they are not portrayed to be one-dimensional. Even the biggest SOBs like Radiguet and Long do have a sense of humor, though theirs is sick. Different villain twists were done from the standard organization to even creating multiple factions in a show. Also the part where villains turn against each other keeps the show realistic.

And not to mention humor. Humor is part of life like sadness and death. Even a dark series like Dekaranger had some funny moments, even for a serious guy like Hoji Tomasu.

How could I forget the OST? IMO Sentai OST is better than Power Rangers in terms of the melody. There are plenty of musical scores for different situations. Music livens things up.

Thanks, Sean Akizuki's Sentai Blog for the commentary.

Bad Times For the Goseigers

Well the Goseigers are in for tough times. Why? Here's what's going on...

It is revealed that Master Head is gone so a new Heaven's Tower can't be built. The Gosei Ultimate was the cause so they can defeat Makuin (a second time) who was aided by Kinggon. Just imagine an off-line Zordon.

Plus the Mantrinitis Empire has arrived. Robogogu and Metal-A of the Agent are the new threat after Yuumaju. Looks like I won't leave Goseiger after all.

Thanks to Sean Akizuki's Sentai Blog for the commentary.

Emily's debut album "Fight or Flight" almost near to be released!

Emily's upcoming CD is going to be here before we know it!
If you really can't wait for it, you can pre-order the CD from her online store! Emily has two exciting pre-order bundles, including the Super Fan Pack package, which includes the CD, an exclusive t-shirt, a personalized voicemail greeting for your phone recorded by Emily, AND a personal phone call from Emily herself!!
"Fight or Flight" will be released on Oct. 5, and available on iTunes!

Credits to HM Disney Stars for the "Cute" news!

Selena: "Boys Should Call You!"

If you're a guy, don't even THINK about playing hard to get with Selena Gomez!

She wants a guy to cut to the chase... and actually pick up a phone so she can hear an actual voice (no texts, plz)!

"If you like someone, just call them! There are no rules," she says bluntly. "I'm probably very picky, which is probably why I'm alone." Aww, Sel, don't be so hard on yourself!

Credit: HM Disney Stars