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27th Jun '16 2:07:42 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Kyodai Ken Byclosser''

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* ''Kyodai Ken Byclosser''''Series/KyodaiKenByclosser''
23rd Jun '16 7:40:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/DenkouChoujinGridman'' - Adapted in America as ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'', featuring TimCurry as the voice of the BigBad.

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* ''Series/DenkouChoujinGridman'' - Adapted in America as ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'', featuring TimCurry Creator/TimCurry as the voice of the BigBad.
11th Jun '16 9:40:52 PM Ryulong
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"Tokusatsu" (特撮), often shortened to just "Toku", is the Japanese live-action effects genre[[note]]("Tokusatsu" coming from "tokushu satsuei," meaning "special photography")[[/note]]. Though the overlap is not total, it can, at least casually, be considered the live-action analogue to {{Anime}} (at least, to the subset of anime best known to casual viewers in the west).

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"Tokusatsu" (特撮), often shortened to just "Toku", is the Japanese catchall term for any live-action effects genre[[note]]("Tokusatsu" sci-fi/fantasy media that makes use of special effects.[[note]]"Tokusatsu" is an abbreviation of coming from "tokushu satsuei," meaning satsuei", which literally means "special photography")[[/note]].photography".[[/note]]. Though the overlap is not total, it can, at least casually, be considered the live-action analogue to {{Anime}} (at least, to the subset of anime best known to casual viewers in the west).
23rd May '16 9:53:24 PM MagnusForce
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Originally, Toku differentiated itself from western visual effects genres by its preference for "live" effects (ie. PeopleInRubberSuits) over the equally phony special effects created during editing (at the time of the genre's birth, specifically the stop-motion techniques pioneered by Creator/RayHarryhausen, now CGI). Modern Toku uses both forms of effect, but "live" effects are still preferred, particularly WireFu.

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Originally, Toku differentiated itself from western visual effects genres by its preference for "live" effects (ie. PeopleInRubberSuits) over the equally phony special effects created during editing (at the time of the genre's birth, specifically the stop-motion techniques pioneered by Creator/RayHarryhausen, now CGI). Modern Toku uses both forms of effect, but "live" effects are still preferred, particularly WireFu.



* ''Series/AmbassadorMagma'' - The first color toku.

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* ''Series/AmbassadorMagma'' - The first color toku. AKA "The Space Giants".



* ''Manga/ChoujinBarom1'' - One of Toei's most fafmous manga-to-live-action adaptations!

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* ''Manga/ChoujinBarom1'' - One of Toei's most fafmous famous manga-to-live-action adaptations!adaptations



* ''Series/DenAce'' - A series of shorts parodying Series/{{Ultraman}}

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* ''Series/DenAce'' - A series of shorts parodying Series/{{Ultraman}} ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''



* ''Series/{{Fireman}}'' - Possibly the first "Giant Hero" made for adults in 1973.

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* ''Series/{{Fireman}}'' - Possibly the first "Giant Hero" made for adults in 1973. From Creator/TsuburayaProductions, the creators of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''



** ''Godzilla 2000''



* ''Ike! Godman'' and its sequel series ''Ike! Greenman'' were two of the first Giant Hero series that wasn't [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultraman]].

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* ''Ike! Godman'' and its sequel series ''Ike! Greenman'' were two of the first Giant Hero series that wasn't not related to [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultraman]].Ultraman]]. Also created by Toho with a few Godzilla monsters appearing.



* ''Jumborg Ace''

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* ''Jumborg Ace''Ace'' - From Creator/TsuburayaProductions, the creators of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''



* ''Film/{{Matango}}''

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* ''Film/{{Matango}}''''Film/{{Matango}}'' - A Toho horror film using many of the techniques found in Toku.
* ''Series/{{Megaloman}}'' - From Toho.



* ''Series/{{Mirrorman}}''

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* ''Series/{{Mirrorman}}''''Series/{{Mirrorman}}'' - From Creator/TsuburayaProductions, the creators of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''



* ''Film/PacificRim'' - An American-produced, original tokusatsu movie made by Creator/GuillermoDelToro.

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* ''Film/PacificRim'' - An American-produced, original tokusatsu movie made by Creator/GuillermoDelToro. Uses CGI, but is heavily inspired by Japanese practical effects.



* ''Franchise/UltraSeries''

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* ''Franchise/UltraSeries''''Franchise/UltraSeries'' - Series/{{Ultraman}} and its many sequels, spinoffs, and reboots.



* ''Series/ZoneFighter''

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* ''Series/ZoneFighter''''Series/ZoneFighter'' - Created by Toho, and best remembered for having Godzilla as a recurring ally of the title hero.
22nd Apr '16 3:19:48 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Series/KaiketsuZubat'' - Take a SuperHero toku show, [[MixAndMatch stir in a helping of]] NewOldWest, and then cast Creator/HiroshiMiyauchi, [[HeyItsThatGuy a veteran actor who already had multiple leading roles in toku]] as the title character.

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* ''Series/KaiketsuZubat'' - Take a SuperHero toku show, [[MixAndMatch stir in a helping of]] NewOldWest, and then cast Creator/HiroshiMiyauchi, [[HeyItsThatGuy a veteran actor who already had multiple leading roles in toku]] toku as the title character.
2nd Apr '16 3:04:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/{{Toho}} (Franchise/{{Godzilla}},{{Mothra}})

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* Creator/{{Toho}} (Franchise/{{Godzilla}},{{Mothra}})(Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, Film/{{Mothra}})
15th Mar '16 7:57:34 PM RiderNadeshiko
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* ''Seigi no Shinboru Condorman''


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* ''Suki! Suki!! Majo-sensei'' - Created by Shotaro Ishinomori, aired in 1971. Featured the superheroine, Andro Kamen.
11th Feb '16 6:30:07 AM Adept
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* EijiTsuburaya

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* EijiTsuburayaCreator/EijiTsuburaya
30th Jan '16 7:43:53 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Zone Fighter'', which notably had Franchise/{{Godzilla}} as a recurring character and King Ghidorah and Gigan as the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]].

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* ''Zone Fighter'', which notably had Franchise/{{Godzilla}} as a recurring character and King Ghidorah and Gigan as the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]].''Series/ZoneFighter''
26th Jan '16 9:22:05 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Zone Fighter'', which notably had Franchise/{{Godzilla}} as a recurring character and King Ghidorah and Gigan as the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]].
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