Those Other Tokusatsu

Tracking my viewing of the oddball tokusatsu.
Tokusatsu is Japanese for special effects and technically any film reliant on special effects would count. In usage by non-Japanese fans it refers principally to films on the vein of kaiju and henshin heroes like Kamen Rider and Super Sentai (Masked Rider and Power Rangers). Costumed monsters and intricate miniatures are a hallmark of classic tokusatsu, differentiating them from American giant monster movies. Not all films on this list are Japanese, as these films were influenced by and in turn served as influences for foreign films.
Excluding the biggest characters - King Kong, Godzilla, Gamera, and Mothra. Excluding most, but not all, Kong imitators due to the sheer volume and lack of distinctiveness. Excluding the most popular toku TV series' ventures onto the big screen. Excluding most animation.

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  • The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
  • Half Human
  • Warning From Space
  • Varan
  • The Mysterians
  • The Manster
  • Battle in Outer Space
  • Gorath
  • Matango
  • Kwaidan
  • Dogora
  • Frankenstein Conquers the World
  • The Magic Serpent
  • The War of the Gargantuas
  • The X from Outer Space
  • Gappa, the Triphibian Monster
  • Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters
  • The Green Slime
  • Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
  • Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare
  • Yokai Monsters: Along with Ghosts
  • Latitude Zero
  • The Revenge of Dr. X
  • Space Amoeba
  • Daigoro vs. Goliath
  • The Super Inframan
  • The War in Space
  • Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds
  • The Last Dinosaur
  • Message from Space
  • Attack of the Super Monsters
  • Sayonara Jupiter
  • Cyber Ninja
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Gunhed
  • Lady Battle Cop
  • The Guyver
  • Zëiram
  • Guyver: Dark Hero
  • Yamato Takeru
  • Zëiram 2
  • Mechanical Violator Hakaider
  • Super Atragon
  • Moon Over Tao: Makaraga
  • Yonggary
  • Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master
  • Returner
  • Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master II
  • Zebraman
  • Kibakichi
  • Casshern
  • Kibakichi 2
  • The Great Yokai War
  • Negadon: The Monster from Mars
  • The Host
  • Big Man Japan
  • Cloverfield
  • Deep Sea Monster Raiga
  • Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City
  • Planzet
  • Karate-Robo Zaborgar
  • Terra Formars
  • Rise - Dharuriser
  • Atlantic Rim: Resurrection
  • Reigo, the Deep-Sea Monster vs. the Battleship Yamato
  • Deep Sea Monster Raiga vs. Lava Beast Ohga
  • The Day of Destruction
  • Tetsuo II: Body Hammer
  • Tetsuo: The Bullet Man
  • Monster SeaFood Wars
  • Howl from Beyond the Fog
  • The Great Buddha Arrival