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An ULTRAMAN GEED Star Is Dating A Wrestler!

An ULTRAMAN GEED Star Is Dating A Wrestler!

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There is a new power couple in Japan, as Ultraman Geed voice actress Suzuko Mimori was discovered to be dating professional wrestler Kazuchika Okada. Mimori serves as the voice of Geed's supercomputer REM, as well as the on-screen manifestation of the character which appears late in the series. Her affiliation with Okada proved a surprise to many of her adoring devotees. Reports began to appear early in the weekend via Twitter, when Bunshun Online spotted them together on two occasions. The first on the evening of January 9th, where both spent time at each others' homes. They were then spotted again the following day. Okada quickly confirmed the relationship in Bunshin Online's report. Over Twitter, Okada mentions how they have been in a serious relationship for nearly 5 months....
Be a True Fighter with ULTRAMAN ORB’s English Opening

Be a True Fighter with ULTRAMAN ORB’s English Opening

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If you've been following us closely over the past few months, you know we're pretty big fans of Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga in these parts. The space fantasy prequel to the giant hero series Ultraman Orb first streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Japan before making its way to terrestrial television and home video. It constitutes for this fan one of the biggest, most exciting offerings from the long-running Ultraman franchise in years and any Ultra nerd who has yet to witness its greatness should rectify this mistake as soon as possible. In the meantime, here's the show's second opening theme song in the original Japanese, followed by the same song in English. Because why the hell not? Those who already know the holy experience that is Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga may or may not ha...
MOB PSYCHO 100 Teaser – Do You Even Lift?

MOB PSYCHO 100 Teaser – Do You Even Lift?

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Actor Tatsuomi Hamada is leaping from one beloved super-powered franchise to another, as he bids farewell to his starring role as giant monster-fighter Ultraman Geed and slips into the maddening role of high school psychic Mob in the live-action Mob Psycho 100. Based on the monstrously successful manga and anime of the same name, Hamada's Mob will face challenges big and small, encountering others of his peculiar kind as the series rolls out to an international audience on Netflix. The first promotional video follows. This fleeting glimpse into the series, directed by Ultraman Geed chief Sakamoto Koichi, comes via BS Japan, who starts airing the series in its home country along with neighboring station TV Tokyo shortly after its Netflix debut. The video features Mob demonstrating some...
Here’s Where THE☆ULTRAMAN Airs This January

Here’s Where THE☆ULTRAMAN Airs This January

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In 1979, four years after the last live-action Ultraman series had left the airwaves, Tsuburaya Productions decided to take their giant hero franchise into a new arena with The☆Ultraman, the first animated entry into the beloved Ultra Series. Now, for the first time, US audiences will be able to catch the show on television, thanks to the fine folks at TOKU. Continuing to kick giant monster ass, after airing such titles as Ultraman Leo and Gridman: The Hyper Agent in recent months, the TOKU channel has made itself a destination for fun, nostalgic film and television offerings in the imaginative tokusatsu subgenre. The☆Ultraman represents the next step on their apparent quest to get everything the kaiju kings at Tsuburaya have ever produced on American TV. This news comes to us ...
Forever Geed: ULTRAMAN GEED in 70+ Pictures

Forever Geed: ULTRAMAN GEED in 70+ Pictures

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Ultraman Geed, the 29th incarnation of the long-running Ultra Series, has ended. And as we await Tsuburaya Productions' next entry into the ongoing kaiju-fighting super-franchise, we thought it might be fun to take a look back on the 2017 story with a handy collection. We've amassed quite a lot of pictures from the giant hero series, after spending the last several months posting reviews, slowly recapping much of Team Geed's adventures as they fought to protect their world from otherworldly threats. Here's a sampling of the images we've been holding onto, most of which were never included in our many previous Ultraman Geed posts. In the gulf between the start of this new year and the eventual announcement of the new series which will ultimately succeed Geed, we have the upcoming G...
ULTRAMAN GEED Ends as it Began: Confusingly

ULTRAMAN GEED Ends as it Began: Confusingly

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So, here we are at the finale of the Ultraman Geed television series. And while there's so much to have loved about this story of the son of a corrupt titan taking his place among vaunted heroes, I can say that my feelings about the show's end, in many ways, mirror the same complicated thoughts evoked by its first few episodes. In recent weeks, the villainous Ultraman Belial returned with a vengeance, revealing himself to have been secretly watching his follower, Fukuide Kei, long since his supposed demise at the hands of Ultraman Geed. Kei took the news pretty well, considering the absolute torture his master put him through, giving him no sympathy and pretty much telling him straight to his face how little he means to him. Kei is a villain of a special breed. It's rare to have such ...
Scholars Talking Toku: Interview with Tom Gill – Pt. 2

Scholars Talking Toku: Interview with Tom Gill – Pt. 2

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Welcome to the second installment of a brand new series here on HJU, Scholars Talking Toku. My name is Justin Mullis. I’m a scholar working in the academic field of religious studies with a life long love of Japanese pop-culture. Earlier this year an essay I wrote, “Notes from the Land of Light: Observations on Religious Elements Seen in Ultraman” was published in the book Giant Creatures in Our World: Essays on Kaiju and American Popular Culture (2017, McFarland Press) edited by Camille D.G. Mustachio and Jason Barr. I recommend you pick it up! As a result of my work on this essay I came to realize that there were a number of scholars, like me, who were interested in the topic of Japanese superheroes, through separated both geographically and by areas of expertise. The goal of ...
Scholars Talking Toku: Interview with Tom Gill – Pt. 1

Scholars Talking Toku: Interview with Tom Gill – Pt. 1

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Welcome to the start of a brand new series here on HJU, Scholars Talking Toku. My name is Justin Mullis. I'm a scholar working in the academic field of religious studies with a life long love of Japanese pop-culture. Earlier this year an essay I wrote, "Notes from the Land of Light: Observations on Religious Elements Seen in Ultraman" was published in the book Giant Creatures in Our World: Essays on Kaiju and American Popular Culture (2017, McFarland Press) edited by Camille D.G. Mustachio and Jason Barr. I recommend you pick it up! When I started working on this essay I believed that I was breaking new ground, that work by academics on Japanese superheroes was probably minuscule to nonexistent. What I soon realized however was that a number of scholars were in fact interested in this...
ULTRAMAN ORB: THE CHRONICLE Promo – Kurenai Gai Returns

ULTRAMAN ORB: THE CHRONICLE Promo – Kurenai Gai Returns

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If the world is in peril from attacking monsters of the giant variety, don't fret. I know a Gai. As previously reported, the Ultraman Geed television series is fast coming to an end, and to fill the void between seasons in this ongoing franchise, the powers that be have seen fit to return to us a recent favorite here at Henshin Justice Unlimited. It's Kurenai Gai, the star of 2016's Ultraman Orb, here to reminisce about all the good (and not-so-good) times he had as the mysterious, harmonica-playing drifter, battling all manner of otherworldly beast to save the innocents of the universe. One who is well-versed in Orb's adventures will recognize glimpses from his blitz through the multi-platform realm of live-action entertainment. From his mainstream TV season, to his theatrically-r...
Preview: Ultraman Geed Episode 25

Preview: Ultraman Geed Episode 25

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Here's what's happening on the next episode of Ultraman Geed. https://youtu.be/IoKwX7TMxFI Final Episode: Proof of Geed! Even Royal Megamaster struggles against the unrivaled power of Ultraman Belial Atrocious! Thanks to Father of Ultra who appeared in the midst of the battle, Geed and Zero were able to escape safely. Ultraman Geed runs into battle yet again full of conviction in order to overwhelm Ultraman Belial Atrocious! Riku is desperately challenging the fate of his father… Raiha is trying to come to terms with her past… Reito is injured and collapsed… Just as the hopes and wishes of all of his allies come to pass, the greatest miracle suddenly arrives…!