HenshinJustice is shutting down

Bigdog

New Member
Wait, what? Can someone elaborate?

Not the one produced by Adi Shankar. The other one that was called MMPR, and was a sort of sequel. Nothing came of it, though I wish things did pan out. The story had promise, though bit cliched, and the actor for Zedd returned in his role. In a way, it reminded me of France Five. I really liked the Power/Rangers film because it was good satire, though I did like the background for the story and exploration of the idea of the original Rangers being child soldiers. Which let's face it, they are.

Not that I want any reboot to be grim like Iron Blooded Oprhans or Evangelion as I stated in the official thread for the movie, but it's something the series always walked past due to the fact its geared towards children that the crew doesn't have to.
 

big_j_ny

Just an Internet User Passing Thru
Forums are still fairly popular, and you have a lot of larger geek-centric ones out there but there are also cases of forums with younger user bases that migrate to social media. (though there are still plenty with an even spread in the demographics)

Very true, Aoi.

For instance, sports forums are still one of the most highly active forums on the interwebs at the moment. The same can also be said about Gaming forums as well. And just to repeat what you said, the "larger geek-centric ones" are also still booming.

It is just our particular content, Tokusatsu, we don't have a large enough demographic and/or online fanbase to sustain a long-term forum activity like those other forum communities.

Hell, Rangerboard and Rangercrew are still fairly active in comparison to HJU.......and from an observatory viewpoint, the PR fanbase community has been more active than the overall Tokusatsu community online.

It is just the nature of the Tokusatsu community being a mere minority of the internet in comparison to other communities, which is why most of the talk has transferred over to social media........since random Toku fans can interact with each other without the need of "being recruited or finding a community" like in years past with online forums.
 

Herman the German

Treasure Cards of the Underworld
I dunno. I personally don't interact much if at all with any of them traditional social media outlets there is, so... I guess that just makes me an old grumpy guy set in his ways of doing this sort of thing? xD
 

Mr. Underachiever

Is not impressed right now...
There really isn't a lot to talk about with Toku anymore. When I joined about a decade ago, there was Sentai, PR, Kamen Rider, Ryuraro, Tomica Hero, Garo, Dragon Knight, Ultraman, Chouseishin, Zaido, and a bunch of French, Korean, and Chinese series too.

Now, it's pretty much just PR, Kamen Rider, and Sentai. If you don't like those, or want something else, it doesn't seem like there's anything out there that people are talking about or excited about, except maybe Armor Hero. So it's no surprise this site isn't very active anymore.

Scaring away all the females that used to post here probably didn't help matters much either.
 

Khaiden

Heroes are forever
There's a lot to talk about, even if it's less franchises. Kamen Rider keeps putting out more and more content apart from the main series each year. Super Sentai has not done as much as Rider, but they don't remain long without doing something interesting now, like the returning Gokaigers and Gavan vs Dekaranger this year.

I know little about Ultraman so I can't say much, but going on Crunchyroll has been a huge deal.

It just doesn't happen here. It is true, though, that forums haven't really died out as Aoi said. It's true that the fanbase is smaller than others, but looking at sites such as Reddit, 4chan, Facebook and Twitter I don't understand why exactly most of those people prefer it over forum discussion.

Well, whatever the case, I hope this site remains around for a while and resurrects some day, who knows? I will always have something to talk about when it comes to Kamen Rider. I will continue to lurk around ocassionally.
 

Edmond Dantes

New Member
Just saying, I don't fully buy the "social media killed the internet forum" thing. Its kind of like saying that the telephone killed face-to-face meeting.

(also, umm, I thought forums WERE social media)
 

Geki night

New Member
I doubt social media has killed forums. It really depends on the main topic. Take Pokémon for example, Serebiiforums and Bulbagarden Forums are just as popular/active as they were years ago.

Scaring away all the females that used to post here probably didn't help matters much either.
I'm suddenly reminded of that boys' only thread from a few years ago.
 

Kivat

Some kind of Beast mode
Hmm, ok I have a terrible idea. Let's change the branding and the overall genetic makeup of HJU. We'll now be the masters of one, instead of the jack of all trades. I say we pick something popular like the game Overwatch, or something delightfully obscure like vitamins..
 

Khaiden

Heroes are forever
(also, umm, I thought forums WERE social media)
Yeah... they should be considered as that, shouldn't they?

I doubt social media has killed forums. It really depends on the main topic. Take Pokémon for example, Serebiiforums and Bulbagarden Forums are just as popular/active as they were years ago.
As I said, Toku is still actively talked about in Twitter, Facebook, etc. so I don't understand why that activity is not around in forums anymore.


I'm suddenly reminded of that boys' only thread from a few years ago.
I don't recall one. There was a girls-only thread and a machine-only thread that I created.
 

Edmond Dantes

New Member
Like I said, I'm sure people saw the title of this thread and mistook it for an official announcement. I know that was the only reason I myself clicked this topic.

So please, let's change the title. Like "No, HJU is not shutting down, but I do wish there was more going on."
 

SamuraiEchidna

Active Member
After getting false deceptive site warnings for so long, suddenly the title of this topic doesn't seem so far fetched anymore.
 

Zankantou

悪を断つ剣
A bit late, but I'm surprise this place is back. A few times I tried logging into the forum, Google keeps giving me the 'red page' warning that this site is dangerous and hackers can get your info etc. Somebody even tried to compromise with my account and tried to log in here way back before. (in which was reported) Today, I typed Henshin Justice forum at Google and voila! I'm here now :) I joined in 2013 and left at around 2015 (I think) and HJ has given me good memories... glad to see it alive and glad to be back!
 

big_j_ny

Just an Internet User Passing Thru
Well, the title of this thread is about to be relevant..............but not entirely

Keith Justice said:
Thanks for hanging around, HJU Fam. It's been a hell of an adventure. I'm up for handing the reins of the site over to someone if you're interested. Drop a comment on who you are and what your visionand qualifications might be to keep the fires of HJU burning.

Thanks again for everything. I'm not shutting anything down, but my tastes and life grew and changed and while I'll always be up for drop kicking a monster until they explode, I think HJU deserves the passion of someone else to carry it further and provide more fun for everyone.

So if you're interested and have some ideas... I'm all ears.
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Rock on,
Keith Justice

Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/henshinjusticeunlimited/permalink/297060300979045/
 

Toku Prime

Well-Known Member
I have seen at least one person I follow on twitter rather heavily hint that they are considering taking over the good ship Justice, so hopefully we're not going to find the site suddenly drops offline or anything equally dramatic.

As I suspect this thread's title may get it more views than the other one you just made, there's now also a HJU discord for people who prefer pseudonyms and a more forum-like style rather than the facebook group. You can join in here: https://discord.gg/8uxus6
 

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