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Ultraman Geed & The Identity Crisis of Episodes 18 & 19

Ultraman Geed & The Identity Crisis of Episodes 18 & 19

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Fukuide Kei is back with a fiery vengeance in the latest episodes of Ultraman Geed. After recent adventures saw him stumbling through the streets as a penniless vagrant, things weren't looking so hot for the dark Ultraman Belial's dutiful underling. Despite the big red guy having treated him like utter crap, Kei's not taking his boss' apparent demise very well. Meanwhile, the growing sentience of Geed's supercomputer may become a problem in the days ahead for the young master Asakura Riku as he locks horns with Kei once again. A series of ridiculously convenient coincidences all line up back-to-back, as Laiha and Riku happen to be near a TV as the news services report on Kei's disappearance and suspected murder of his editor a while back (when people thought he was just some random ...
‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Theme Song Video Takes You to the Roof

‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Theme Song Video Takes You to the Roof

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It's a foregone conclusion that any sufficiently epic movie from Japan will, at some point leading up to its release, put out a trailer with a seemingly random pop music track suddenly bursting through our speakers. As cities come alight with atomic fire and buildings are toppled around fleeing citizens, someone, somewhere is belting her heart out about love and happiness to a jaunty club beat. It's just the way of the world. And so, here we are, with the arrival of the official music video for XAI's "WHITE OUT", theme song to Toho's latest in a long line of kaiju flicks, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. We got our first taste of this song a while back when the film's recent trailer dropped, though I'll forgive you if it slipped your mind. I know it slipped mine, since the visuals of...
Ultraman Fusion Fight: Why Settle For 10 Form Changes When You Can Have 10,000?

Ultraman Fusion Fight: Why Settle For 10 Form Changes When You Can Have 10,000?

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In Ultraman Fusion Fight, the towering monsters of the Ultra Series multiverse and the giant heroes who defend against them are swept up in a battle for supremacy. As modern Ultraman features characters whose strange and varied forms are combined and manipulated into new "fusions", this arcade-style Carddass game capitalizes on that feature to the Nth degree, constantly updating with newer and more bizarre meldings of popular figures from their decades-spanning franchise. Including those of 2017's Ultraman Geed and 2016's Ultraman Orb. If the name Carddass makes you think of aliens from Star Trek rather than the mechanics of the game, fret not. As far back as 1988, toy behemoth Bandai has consistently released new DataCarddass collectible trading cards, based upon many well-known prop...
Here’s Where ‘Ultraman Leo’ is Airing This Month

Here’s Where ‘Ultraman Leo’ is Airing This Month

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Classic tokusatsu hero Ultraman Leo is coming back to television, thanks to Olympusat Inc. Airing on their television station TOKU, which focuses on anime, live-action special effects dramas, and other cult offerings, the 1974 series will be presented in its original Japanese language with English subtitles. The seventh entry in the ongoing monster-fighting Ultra Series, Leo battled all manner of beast both alien and terrestrial, making a name for himself in Tsuburaya Productions' giant superhero franchise. After his series ended in 1975, his guest appearances in future titles were numerous, including the nostalgic Ultraman Mebius series and the Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy Legends movie, in which he was revealed to have trained the modern fan-favorite Ultraman Zero, who currently...
Ultraman Geed Wins Again, With a Trio of Episodes Fit for a King

Ultraman Geed Wins Again, With a Trio of Episodes Fit for a King

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Ultraman Geed has multi-parters growing out of every orifice these days, doesn't it? With few exceptions, this series has kicked into high gear since we struck the halfway point, and I can't tell you how happy I am to be in this sweet spot. This is where things get interesting. Where we're done setting up the status quo and having random yarns about cute pet monsters or smelly saunas and are ready to pay off everything that's been building up these past dozen or so episodes. In our last review, young hero Asakura Riku grappled with the startling revelation that he was the son of the twisted Ultraman Belial, created as a means for the supervillain to acquire more power in his latest worlds-conquering scheme. We also found ourselves smack dab in the middle of one of those multi-parters ...
Long Live the Ultraman Dynasty!

Long Live the Ultraman Dynasty!

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Heroes of the Ultraman franchise get a feudal Japanese makeover in these spectacular art pieces from J Studio. In these high-quality images, Ultra Heroes are reimagined as warriors of the Sengoku Era, complete with lavish costumes and weapons, in dramatic scenery. Among them are Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Cosmos, Ultraman Nexus, Ultraman Mebius, and Ultraman Zero.  
Ultraman Geed Gets Magnificent, With Two Super-Powered Guest Stars

Ultraman Geed Gets Magnificent, With Two Super-Powered Guest Stars

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It's been a minute since our last Ultraman Geed review. Previously, young Ultra hero Riku learned the devastating truth of his parentage and the twisted nature of his existence from the devilish Kei. Still reeling from the news that he's basically a walking action figure for the bad guys to manipulate, we're taken on a trip to discover more about this super-kid's origins, we have a detour through this year's seemingly mandatory mid-season clip show, and arrive at the beginnings of a sweet two-parter for the most under-appreciated bosses of the show. Let's do this. I'm going to title this story arc "My Three Dads". It's basically the tale of three men who all contributed to the birth and raising of Asakura Riku into the young man that he is today, through a strange set of circumsta...
Note to China’s ‘Fake Ultraman’ Creators – Don’t Piss Off the Originals

Note to China’s ‘Fake Ultraman’ Creators – Don’t Piss Off the Originals

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A loud thunderclap rang out in the Ultraman fandom when it was announced that Dragon Force: So Long, Ultraman, the sequel to China's animated Dragon Force movie, would feature their own interpretation of the classic red-and-silver giant hero Ultraman, owned by Japan's Tsuburaya Productions. Not only that, but this character, whose use of the Ultraman name is highly discouraged by its Japanese owners, was portrayed as a villain in the film's promotional material. Embroiled in legal battles for years over the rights to their original intellectual property, Tsuburaya has had its hands full. But they're not the only ones upset over this development. It seems even the Ultraman actors themselves have begun adding their voices to the chorus speaking out against this project. Actor and musici...
Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

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The tokusatsu fandom is a fun bunch, but it can sometimes be a bit unforgiving when things don't quite look or sound right to our eyes. If it doesn't shout its name, wear a big, plastic device that people somehow believe is just a watch despite it looking nothing like one, and demonstrate a convenient array of sweet martial arts moves, it's not always going to register with some of us in the English-speaking fan community. So many were introduced to this subgenre through the likes of Saban's Power Rangers, and their many follow-ups, all of which adhered to a pretty strict formula of roll calls, teamwork, and big cheesy slogans. Maybe this contributes to the reluctance some have expressed over the years to jump into the wildly-successful, long-running Ultraman franchise. Let's face it....