The time of monsters is upon us once again, as the kaiju wranglers of the TOKU television station is prepping to deliver another massive bounty to our doorsteps this fine February. Starting and ending with the giant hero adventures of the long-running Ultraman franchise, with the standalone tokusatsu film Outer Man in-between. Three different incarnations of Tsuburaya Productions' famed Ultra Series are launching their official American TV schedules, and we've lost count of how many that makes now. The recent list of titles to premiere in the US, like the silvery protagonists of this ongoing franchise, just keeps growing.
First up, we have Ultraman Gaia. This series originally aired in 1998 as the third in the 90s Heisei Era trilogy, though taking place in a new continuity separate fr...
The rubber red carpet has been rolled out for Ultraman these past few months. The giant monster-fighting superhero franchise has seen action on TV screens, streaming platforms, and home media everywhere, both in live-action and animated forms, with even more on the way. This includes the upcoming television premieres of Ultraman Gaia, Ultraman Ginga, and Ultraman Ginga S.
This, of course, comes to us courtesy of TOKU, the Olympusat Inc. TV station branded by its affinity for action, special effects, and anime gems the likes of which we at Henshin Justice Unlimited just don't know how to quit.
In the past, they've already aired classic tokusatsu series like Ultraman Leo and Gridman: The Hyper Agent as well as animated title The☆Ultraman, the first of its kind but not the last. Suffi
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...
Former Demapagumi.inc member and actress Moga Mogami revealed in a TBS variety show that she's bisexual.
The show titled Yume Nara Samenaide focuses on female guests who talk about various aspects of love. In the show, Mogami revealed that she had realized she had feelings for other girls around the age of 10 and had a pseudo relationship with another unnamed female entertainer. Said entertainer is aware of her preferences, and Mogami made sure to be somewhat cautious at first so there wouldn't be any awkward situations.
But while drinking together, the two would regularly hug and even kiss, which can be seen as pretty standard for friends who are drinking, but there are times it gets more "heated". At the time, this entertainer had a boyfriend, and even though she considered compa...
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, ...
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....
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Tsuburaya Productions has announced an Ultraman Ginga S Movie titled "Ultraman Ginga S: Decisive Battle! Ultra 10 Warriors!!". This movie will premiere on March 14, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more about this movie! (more…)
Chiburu Seijin Exceler sends a new assassin to Earth: Akumaniya Seijin Muerte! Muerte approaches a dull salaryman named Yoshida. What will his fate be? Hit the jump to learn more about the next episode of Ultraman Ginga S, "Gan Q's Tears," but be warned, there are spoilers!