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ULTRAMAN Anime Teaser – The Classic Hero Reborn

ULTRAMAN Anime Teaser – The Classic Hero Reborn

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The Ultraman franchise continues flying to new heights this season, as Tsuburaya Productions announces the arrival of the first animated title for the long-running superhero brand since 1980. We recently discussed possibilities for the mysterious countdown leading up to this announcement, courtesy of the eponymous manga series published in the pages of Shogakukan's Monthly Hero magazine, guessing (among other things) that there could be an anime adaptation of the popular comic in our future. And now, we have the first official teaser video to confirm it. Beginning in 1966, the giant monster-fighting Ultraman wowed audiences with its live-action special effects wizardry and imaginative action, giving birth to a lineage that endures to this day, where dozens of new entries into the saga...
ULTRAMAN GEED Movie Trailer: ULTRAMAN ORB Strikes Back!

ULTRAMAN GEED Movie Trailer: ULTRAMAN ORB Strikes Back!

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Oh, snap. The Ultraman Geed television series is about to get an infusion of awesome when it upgrades to movie form with a special guest star. The great wandering hero known as Kurenai Gai, Ultraman Orb himself is stopping by to lend his personal brand of badass to this cinematic kaiju-busting event. And he's not the only one showing up to mix it up with the monsters of this particular Earth in the expanding Ultraman multiverse. A brief trailer for the new movie has dropped, and it offers a quick taste of what's in store for fans of both series as Geed's final television episodes approach. Joining Hamada Tatsuomi as young lead Riku / Geed and Ozawa Yuta as salaryman-turned-superhero Leito / Zero, we have the previous year's lead hero Ishiguro Hideo as charming alien warrior Gai as wel...
Here’s Where GRIDMAN: THE HYPER AGENT Airs This December

Here’s Where GRIDMAN: THE HYPER AGENT Airs This December

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In 1993, the kaiju wranglers of Tsuburaya Productions devised a fresh series while on a break from their illustrious Ultraman franchise. This new show would see the birth of a digitized superhero who faced "giant monsters" in a computer-generated landscape to save the world from unseen threats. Many know him as Gridman: The Hyper Agent, but if you were an American viewer in the early 1990s, you might have first come into contact with this bane of electronic monsters in the form of the US adaptation, Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad. Now, with the help of the fine folks at the TOKU network, you'll get a chance to sample Gridman's original adventures on US television. As previously reported, TOKU is Olympusat Inc.'s television station dedicated to esoteric, cult material in the anime, tok...
ULTRAMAN ORB: THE CHRONICLE – In Case You Missed Him

ULTRAMAN ORB: THE CHRONICLE – In Case You Missed Him

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As the current tokusatsu series Ultraman Geed stomps closer to its titanic climax, the giant hero franchise looks to fill the void by returning another of its ilk to television screens with Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle. The star of 2016's Ultraman Orb, Kurenai Gai was an alien wanderer who seemed to joyfully stumble about the cosmos running into danger wherever it may be, ready to take on the giant monsters that inevitably threaten innocents in every corner of the vast Ultraman multiverse. Now, fans new and old have the chance to see his journey through new eyes, with this series. Before the uninitiated get too excited, let's establish right now that this is not likely to be a series featuring new stories for the character. Like Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle, which aired in the first ha...
ULTRAMAN: Time Is Running Out, But For What?

ULTRAMAN: Time Is Running Out, But For What?

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Ultraman's Color Timer is blinking out! The long-running monster-fighting superhero franchise has seen action in just about every entertainment medium his enormous, red-and-silver frame could fly through, not excluding animation, live-action, television, film, and comics. Now, Tsuburaya Productions is prepping its salivating worldwide fanbase for a new announcement, and the otaku are all a-Twitter with speculation about what this might be. The official announcement will come to us courtesy of the current manga series by Shimizu Eiichi and Shimoguchi Tomohiro, a sequel to the first transforming hero story in the Ultra Series, simply titled Ultraman. And, to make sure no Ultra fan could possibly forget this occasion, a handy website has begun a countdown to the exact time that this m...
Preview: Ultraman Geed Episode 22

Preview: Ultraman Geed Episode 22

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Here's what's happening on the next episode of Ultraman Geed. https://youtu.be/j_n1yCTrSRI Episode 22: Recapture! In order to overthrow Ultraman Geed once and for all, Fukuide Kei summons the AIB to deliver the Empera and Dark Lugiel Kaiju Capsules to him! Riku and the AIB will have to cooperate with Reito and Zero in order to save Moa who was taken hostage by Kei. The AIB manages to create a successful strategy to retrieve the Capsules and Moa, but just as Kei starts to FusionRise ino King Galactron to fight them... the tides of the battle suddenly start to change..  
ULTRAMAN GEED Blows Minds in MOB PSYCHO 100 Poster

ULTRAMAN GEED Blows Minds in MOB PSYCHO 100 Poster

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As the Ultraman Geed television series soars closer to its final episode, its young star Tatsuomi Hamada has already found his next big gig in the new Mob Psycho 100. This live-action adaptation of the eponymous manga and anime sees title character Mob forced to unleash his considerable psychic powers, to what may be disastrous effects on the fragile world around him. A glimpse into that world, which already appears to be crumbling under the weight of some pretty immense psionic energy, can be found in this newly-released poster. As previously reported, Tatsuomi is joined by his series director from Ultraman Geed, Sakamoto Koichi, whose list of credits in the world of live-action special effects is as long as Geed's finisher beam, including such illustrious titles as Power Rangers, Su...
The Fate of ULTRAMAN Rights: Tsuburaya Defeats UM Corp in Latest Court Battle

The Fate of ULTRAMAN Rights: Tsuburaya Defeats UM Corp in Latest Court Battle

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In news that prompted a collective sigh of relief across the worldwide fan community this week, Tsuburaya Productions scored a major victory in its ongoing legal conflict with Thai company Chaiyo Productions as a jury ruled against Chaiyo collaborator UM Corporation over licensing rights to the popular Ultraman superhero franchise. A ruling years in the making, this marks one of several instances in an escalating battle the Ultraman creators and sole original owners at Tsuburaya have been fighting for decades, dating as far back as 1996. As previously stated, Chaiyo Productions head Sompote Saengduenchai claimed a relative of Ultraman creator Eiji Tsuburaya had signed a legal document bestowing licensing rights for the Ultra brand beyond Japanese shores to him, though this was widely ...
REDMAN Strikes a Pose in New Comic Preview From Matt Frank

REDMAN Strikes a Pose in New Comic Preview From Matt Frank

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Classic hero Redman continues his march toward revival in the new comic series courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions and Godzilla comic superstar Matt Frank. And a new preview of the action within its pages has dropped, giving us a glimpse into what lies ahead for the yellow-eyed monster-fighter. As mentioned earlier this month, Redman was a live-action special effects series in which the SIA Officer Sokomizu merges with the spirit of an alien refugee to become the armor-clad warrior who defends Earth from all manner of otherworldly beast. He returns to us from the vault of lost heroes, opened once again by Ultraman creators Tsuburaya Productions. The new sequential art piece comes from Frank's Tumblr page, featuring one of the tokusatsu hero's famous catchphrases. Redman is seen ta...
Preview: Ultraman Geed Episode 21

Preview: Ultraman Geed Episode 21

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Here's what's happening on the next episode of Ultraman Geed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrtRxt0Szdk Episode 21: Pega Runs From Home Pega accidentally breaks Riku’s own personal treasure: a Don Shine clock he got when he was young. Pega and Riku start to fight and it leads to a big misunderstanding between them. Pega suddenly runs away from the Nebula House alone, and decides to live on by himself. Pega left Riku and was enjoying strolling around the city. But Pega starts to feel anxious when he reveals his true form to a young child and is chased away by the townspeople! Pega runs and hides in the place where he first met Riku when he arrived on Earth. Pega was so scared and anxious back then...