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Kamen Rider Vs. Super Sentai Celebrates 40 Years

  KAMEN RIDER Vs. SUPER SENTAI kicked off a double anniversary celebration of Ishimori Shotaro’s famous characters in downtown Los Angeles last weekend.  Curated by Little Tokyo’s new pop-culture shop addition, Q Pop Shop, and supported by Bandai and Anime Jungle, this official tribute honors 40 years of Kamen Rider and 35 years of Super Sentai.  150 artists offered a unique and eclectic twist on these retro icons that have captivated generations.  Super Sentai would eventually evolve into today’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series.  Artists representing Japan included a rare mix such as TOUMA, Devil Robots, Chikuwaemil, Mad Barbarians, and Yucachin’- joined by Luke Chueh, Misha, Martin Hsu, Lillidoll, and a larger-than- life Kamen Rider.  The timing of this exhibit,...

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GR Sponsors Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival Entry: Denjin Zaboga!

Karate-Robo Zaborgar by director Noboru Iguchi “Japan’s scientists, politicians and businessmen are in grave danger. The evil secret society Sigma, led by the nefarious Dr. Akunomiya and aided by Miss Borg, a beautiful man-hating cyborg, has been stealing their DNA and using it to build a giant cybernetic robot. The only man who can stop them is secret agent Daimon, who rides a motorcycle that also happens to be a robot with mad karate skills. Welcome to the world of Karate-Robo Zaborgar!” Directed by Japanese cult director Noboru Iguchi, this over-the-top update of a tokusatsu TV show from the ’70s is sheer madness, delivered with the power of Zaborgar’s patented “Flying Dragon Triple Kicks.” Sat., June 18, 10:30 p.m., Downtown Independent...

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