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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

Animation, Articles, Blog, Culture, News, Toku, toku, tokublogs, tokusatsu, Ultraman, Uncategorized
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 ...
Ultraman Neos & Ultraseven X Arrive on Verizon’s Go90

Ultraman Neos & Ultraseven X Arrive on Verizon’s Go90

News, Toku
Verizon Media has begun releasing Ultraman Neos and Ultraseven X on their go90 online streaming service. Available for iOS and Android, both Ultraman series come in Japanese with English subtitles. Go90 does not require fees to stream its content, so one may begin viewing immediately. Recently over the summer, both shows aired on Olympusat, Inc.'s television channel TOKU. Ultraman Neos began its broadcast on TOKU in May and Ultraseven X followed in June. The 15th installment in the franchise, Neos premiered in 2000, as a 12-episode series released directly to home-video. TOKU describes the series as: This 12-episode Japanese television series follows the adventures of Ultraman Neos, a skilled warrior from Nebula M78 who is sent to Planet Earth alongside his commander Ultraseven...
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....