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5 Things to Love About Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga

5 Things to Love About Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, Ultraman
When it was first announced that 2016's Ultraman Orb would get a prequel follow-up, my reaction was a mix of curiosity and caution. The show about a charming wanderer, who just happened to be an alien superhero in disguise, had just won me over, and its characters were ripe for a second look. But then word came that this new chapter would take place before the main series and be released on the streaming site Amazon Prime Japan. Would this be a worthy addition to Orb's brief but exciting legacy, or would the circumstances of its creation see it stumble toward an unceremonious finish? Here's a shortlist of the ways in which Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga pleasantly surprised. The Prequel Beats The Original Upon hearing when the events of this series would take place, my honest feeling...
China’s Fake Ultraman: The Real-Life Supervillain

China’s Fake Ultraman: The Real-Life Supervillain

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, News, Toku, Ultraman, Uncategorized
It's been a strange few years for the Ultraman franchise. First hitting the airwaves in 1966, Tsuburaya Productions' red-and-silver hero captivated audiences year after year, raising a legacy that endures to this day. But in the interim, their enterprise was beset with legal troubles and financial woes that threatened its livelihood and left its future in international waters uncertain. And so we come to today, where an unauthorized creation based upon a stolen brand is being advertised to the masses, setting a grim precedent for the Ultraman property going forward. The title's current standing is merely the end result of a lengthy gauntlet of court battles dating back as early as the mid-1990s, in which two-time Thai collaborator Sompote Saengduenchai (The 6 Ultra-Brothers vs. The Mo...
Ultraman Geed 11 Shows Its Receipts in Best Episode Yet

Ultraman Geed 11 Shows Its Receipts in Best Episode Yet

Articles, Blog, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, Ultraman
Well, this is hilarious. Two episodes after we issue criticisms at Ultraman Geed, the latest entry into the Ultraman franchise, for its lack of punch, they serve up what is quite easily their greatest effort to date. Not only is it the most stylish, action-packed episode so far, it disperses story concerns that were mounting in the lead-up to this installment. Nice timing. Director Taguchi Kiyotaka infuses the episode with a visual flair unlike any of Geed's previous chapters, proving exactly why the Ultra franchise needs to keep this man onboard as long as they can. From the tense dialogue sequences between the devilish Kei and the show's plucky young hero Asuka to the high-octane battle sequences both above and within the crumbling city, "The Geed Identity" is a cut above the rest. ...
Ultraman Geed: Here We Go (Away)

Ultraman Geed: Here We Go (Away)

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Reviews, Toku, Ultraman
In the new Ultraman Geed, the young son of the nefarious Ultra villain Belial must rise up to save humanity from ultimate extinction. It's the perfect launchpad for an epic entry into the tome of Ultraman stories, years in the making. With the pedigree on display here, you'd have no reason not to think this would rock every sock on this and all other Earths. But while the show isn't totally abysmal, we can't tell yet if it counts as great either. If you just glance the stats for this show, it would seem to have the building blocks of something remarkable. Since Belial's debut in the Ultra Galaxy Legends movie, the ambitious Ultraman-gone-bad has grown in popularity, challenging literal armies of Ultra heroes across the multiverse. The idea that he might have a son who opposes him, ...
Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

Ultraman: The Red-Suited Stepchild

Articles, Blog, Movies & TV, Toku, Ultraman
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....
Ultraman Great & Powered Blu-Ray Sets

Ultraman Great & Powered Blu-Ray Sets

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On Friday, Tsuburaya Productions uploaded to their YouTube Channel a promotional video for their upcoming Blu-Ray sets. These Blu-Ray box sets feature the foreign produced Ultras series, Ultraman Great and Ultraman Powered. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LXsTC0fbRI Ultraman Great is the first live-action foreign Ultra series, a 1990 co-production between Tsuburaya Productions and South Australian Film Corp. Now, while it was produced in 1990 the series did not receive a television broadcast until 1992. Originally titled Ultraman: Towards the Future, the series follows Jack Shindo who's also the host for Ultraman Great and fights Kaiju as a part of the Universal Multipurpose Agency (U.M.A.). The series is 13 episodes long and features original kaiju, with the first half fo...
Premium Bandai Opens An International Survey

Premium Bandai Opens An International Survey

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Henshin Justice has once again called upon the Kamen Roller for assistance, as his team at Hero Club and various sites begun re-posting this ongoing story. During the summer Premium Bandai opened up a survey for overseas customers inquiring about their interests in products. Bandai want take another chance at distributing Premium Web Shop Exclusives again internationally, and this survey meant to help show them what people will interested in purchasing if Bandai decides to bring down their imaginative wall. Now, for people who may be cautious on if the survey's selection is limited, I can confirm it is not since  practically everything is including! Exclusives like Rider SHFs, Super Sentai Artisan items, Gundam Model Kits, and clothing present so for Tokusatsu and/or Anime fans this is s...
Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga Trailer & Cast

Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga Trailer & Cast

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The official Ultraman Websitehas recently updated its section on the upcoming Amazon Japan Prime series, Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga. The page updates feature a series description, cast, staff, and opening/ end credit tracks. Along with this huge update Amazon Japan's YouTube uploaded the first full length trailer for the series. Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga will begin on December 26 with weekly upload for new episodes, and will run for 12 episodes. https://youtu.be/_mol96hP5HM Series Description: Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga is the series that chronicles the past of both, Gai Kurenai and Jugglus Juggler, who one time were friends/allies that were heroes fighting for the side of the light. On the distant planet of O-50 the two climb the summit known as Warrior's Top to achieve great ...