Thanks to visual/video artist designer Manabu Koga of girls swimming in knee-highs is a phenomenon, with internet-famous models, exhibitions, book, magazines, prints, and garage kits. Similarly, the idea of recasting the giant monsters of Ultraman as girls has been inspiring merchandise, drama CDs and now anime for years. The two now meet in Ultra Kaiju Knee-High Girls Project, a 96-page book from Kawokawa to be released October 27th.
Tsuburaya Productions' iconic tokusatsu hero Ultraman is celebrating his 50th anniversary this year, and Shout! Factory is getting in on the festivities with an online, live-streaming marathon featuring 12 episodes of the original 1966 Ultraman TV series hosted by tokusatsu expert August Ragone. Hit the jump to learn more.
There’s more… much more… to Crunchyroll’s summer simulcasts than just the latest anime. And today, Ultraman Orb, the latest in Tsuburaya Production’s long-running, live-action, monster-mashing Ultra series begins streaming! Read on for full details!
Today is Ultraman Day and we can't think of any better way to spend it than by watching some of the greatest hits from the character's 50 year long history! Watch some super-sized fights and learn a bit more about one of Japan's most iconic heroes, after the jump!
Tsuburaya Productions is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ultra series of tokusatsu TV shows with an art exhibition at The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka City, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The upcoming 50th anniversary “Ultra” show, Ultraman Orb by name, gets the Special Trailer treatment from Tsuburaya Productions, showcasing some of the latest Ultraman’s newest powers, along with a peek at some of the colossal-sized foes he will soon be facing! Take a look after the jump!
The Japanese branch of Amazon has revealed a dozen original productions for its Prime servce in an announcement made by Amazon Japan president Jasper Cheung, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price and Amazon Japan content head James Farrell. Covering a range of genres, the slate includes several live-action dramas and tokusatsu special effects heroes. More after the jump.
The series of Ultraman monsters redesigned as cute-girls has gotten to Alien Hipporito, the creature from a Hell-like world that has been battling Ultra-heroes since Ace. namanikuATK, known to anime fans as the character designer for Chaika The Coffin Princess and HaruChika illustrates the character, presented in the June issue of Dengeki G's Magazine. Get a look after the jump.
Tsuburaya Productions has posted a special teaser video for the upcoming tokusatsu TV series, Ultraman Orb. Hit the jump to check it out.
The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Ultraman, the 1st entry in Tsuburaya Productions' long-running Ultra series of tokusatsu TV shows, and the veteran special effects studio is gearing up to celebrate with a new entry entitled Ultraman Orb. Hit the jump to learn more.