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Tokusatsu 特撮 A contraction for the Japanese phrase for "Special Effects". The full phrase is Tokushu Satsuei 特殊撮影.

This term is broadly used to describe Japan's genre of superhero shows. It applies to series like Ultraman, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and even darker shows like Garo.

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Tokusatsu Timeline

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