Cult TV Essentials: Kamen Rider X

Kamen Rider X, translated as Masked Rider X, is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series. It was broadcast from February 16th 1974 – October 12th 1974 on NET now known as TV Asahi for 35 episodes. It is the third entry in the Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows. It […]

Cult TV Essentials: Kamen Rider

Kamen Rider is a tokusatsu superhero television series and weekly science fiction manga created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. It debuted on television on April 3, 1971, and ran until February 10, 1973 (98 episodes). The series has evolved into a franchise with many subsequent annual iterations. The cultural […]

Cult TV Essentials: Thunderbirds

5, 4, 3, 2, 1: Thunderbirds Are GO! Thunderbirds was created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. The show was produced by their production company AP Films, and distributed by ITC Entertainment. Filming took place between 1964 and 1966, and was the duos fifth feature using marionette puppets and […]

Cult TV Essentials: Ressha Sentai ToQger

Ressha Sentai ToQger is a Japanese television series, the 38th instalment in Toei Company’s Super Sentai series, following Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. It premiered on TV Asahi affiliates on February 16, 2014 and has currently broadcast 38 episodes. The series has a train motif, and unlike previous series where the […]

Cult TV Essentials: Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger

“Let’s make it showy!” Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger is Toei Company’s 35th entry in its long-running Super Sentai Series of Japanese tokusatsu television series following Tensou Sentai Goseiger. It premiered on TV Asahi on February 13th 2011 and ran through 51 episodes up to February 19th 2012. Gokaiger is a special […]

Cult TV Essentials: Engine Sentai Go-onger

“Rushing by at full-throttle mach speed, our slogan is ‘go on!’” Engine Sentai Go-onger is the title of Toei Company’s thirty-second Super Sentai series of Japanese tokusatsu television series. It premiered on February 17, 2008, a week following the finale of Juken Sentai Gekiranger, and ended on February 8, […]

Cult TV Essentials: GoGo Sentai Boukenger

GoGo Sentai Boukenger is the 30th series in Toei’s Super Sentai series, a franchise of Japanese tokusatsu television series. It ran from February 19th 2006 – February 11th 2007 for 49 episodes. It is the first instalment to be broadcast in HDTV. It premiered on February 19, 2006 at 7:30 a.m. on TV Asahi. […]

Cult TV Essentials: Mahou Sentai Magiranger

“Magic, it’s a sacred power! Magic, it`s an adventure to the unknown! Magic, and it`s a proof of courage!” Mahō Sentai Magiranger was Toei Company’s twenty-ninth production of the Super Sentai television series. It ran from February 13th 2005 – February 12th 2006 for 49 episodes. The action footage was used in Power Rangers […]