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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...  
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 ...
Preview: Ultraman Geed Episode 20

Preview: Ultraman Geed Episode 20

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Here's what's happening on the next episode of Ultraman Geed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz6lLgNcg6A Episode 20: The Kaiju of 10AM A Gierion Alien appears in the city, and Riku goes to fight him as Ultraman Geed. But despite defeating him, the same alien appears the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that, always at 10AM! Riku and the others are getting tired of fighting him over and over again every day. But according to AIB's recent investigation, the Gierion Alien seems to be one in the same... Can Riku and the others overcome this formidable enemy?  
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...
Preview: Ultraman Geed Episode 19

Preview: Ultraman Geed Episode 19

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Here's what's happening on the next episode of Ultraman Geed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BktJKBSOyww Episode 19: Stolen Nebula House Fukuide Kei, who has prepared to sacrifice himself in order to kill Ultraman Geed, badly infiltrates the Nebula House, alone! Erasing Rem’s main program, the Nebula House is now under the control of Fukuide Kei! But thanks to Rem’s teleportation system, she was able to teleport Riku and the others out of the Nebula House. But just outside, they encounter a mysterious woman, who tells them: “I am Rem.” Rem had transferred her consciousness into an android body she was secretly creating, and stands before Riku and the others now. Rick and the others are relieved to see Rem is alive, but as they head back towards the Nebula House, an unexpected...
Classic Hero Redman Rises Again in New Series from Godzilla Comic Legend

Classic Hero Redman Rises Again in New Series from Godzilla Comic Legend

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Tsuburaya Productions is cooking up something old, something new, something borrowed, and something red this year, as first word of a brand new Redman comic project has just dropped. Originally broadcast in 1973 and produced by Tsuburaya of the wildly popular, ongoing Ultraman television and film franchise, Redman was an alien refugee from a doomed world whose spirit merged with human SIA Officer Sokomizu to continue the fight against those who destroyed his home. Now, the battle rages once more in this new title, presented to us through the prestigious lens of Godzilla comic artist Matt Frank. Having worked for years in the world of comics, Matt Frank has touched many beloved brands, including Transformers and Wrath of the Titans, adding his gloriously epic touch to many fantasy worl...
S.H. Figuarts Embraces the Darkness with Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar

S.H. Figuarts Embraces the Darkness with Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar

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After being teased for months by Tamashii Nations, S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar from the Ultraman Orb TV series will soon be available to order. As a Premium Bandai exclusive, this item is featured on the P-Bandai website. In addition, its order page recently launched, further clarifying its release details. Now, S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar will include the base figure which features a unique physique/mold, and three pairs of optional hands. Furthermore, its accessories consist of the optional Color Timer, and the Zedcium Ray Effect. Below, one can view the entire gallery featured on Premium Bandai's website, however some images are edited to feature illuminated effects:   Pre-orders for S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar will open ...