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Being around for almost fifty years, the Ultraman franchise has claimed the first in many things; in 2001 the series was awarded the Guinness Book of World Records for most amount of television spin offs. In 2013, the record has continued to be upheld for a total of 12 years.
In the 2014 edition of the book, Ultraman is listed as having the world record for the most spin-offs; a distinction it was first awarded in 2001. The list ranks up to an impressive 27; this excludes remakes(Heisei Ultra Seven), one off specials (movies), summaries(so no Retsudan) and home releases(so ignoring everything involving Ultraman Zero completely). Although technically many of the shows were not originally meant to be sequels as such, they were retconned to be in a single multiverse.
Takuya Negishi, Ultraman Ginga, attended the award giving in front of an assembly hall of fans, posing photos with other in suit Ultramen. He said it was “a joy” and “I didn’t think I could be any happier after starring in Tsuburaya’s 50th year anniversary Ultraman. But I was wrong! I’m so incredibly happy!”
Addressing the assembly hall, he went onto say “I’m deeply moved to have been able to participate in this wonderful ceremony. Seeing so many happy faces makes me thankful. I’ll do my best from here on.”
A short video of the presentation ceremony has been posted on the Tsuburaya youtube channel.