It's been a good run, but it appears that Ultra Mother's time as the "world's largest fashion model" is drawing to a close this February with a final series of ads celebrating Valentine's Day at AMU Plaza Hakata, part of the JR Hakata City shopping center in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
For a limited time beginning on January 19. 2016, Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart will be offering an unusual promotional item: Chinese steamed buns designed to resemble Ultraman and Alien Baltan from the long-running Ultra series of live-action tokusatsu television shows by Tsuburaya Productions. Hit the jump to learn more.
Alien Baltan, Kanegon, and Dada - the hosts of the Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! anime which features Ultraman monsters tending bar - have a special message of congratulations for all the young Japanese men and women celebrating their coming-of-age ceremonies in the year 2016. Hit the jump to check it out.
The latest incarnation of the "Ultra Kaiju Personification Project", an attempt to transform the iconic monsters of Tsuburaya Productions' Ultraman tokusatsu TV series into adorable anime girls, is a moe gag manga by Shun Kazakami. Hit the jump to learn more.
It's not even Thanksgiving yet, and already Tsuburaya Productions' super-heroine-turned-world's-largest-fashion-model, Ultra Mother, is showing off the latest winter fashions for AMU Plaza Hakata. Hit the jump to check out Ultra Mother in her sexy Santa costume.
Medicom Toy is releasing an extra-large soft vinyl figure of Ultra Seven, the hero of Tsuburaya's 1967 follow-up to Ultraman. Hit the jump to check it out.
The Japan Animator Expo showcase of shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara has announced that their 30th entry will be one of Anno's favorite subjects, Ultraman! Noted animator Akitoshi Yokoyama (Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team) will be directing the short based on Mamoru Uchiyama's manga with Hisashi Mori (Samurai 7, Speed Grapher) handling designs.