Grappling, explosions, computer graphics, and men in rubber suits! Hit the jump to check out the first 4 minutes of the new Ultraman movie: Ultraman Ginga S: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors!
Japan's Family Mart convenience stores are rolling out quick charging stations for electric vehicles. To showcase these, an ad campaign is showing off the Nissan LEAF, and gravure idol, Young Animal and Weekly Young Jump cover regular, and AeLL idol singer Ai Shinozaki, and shocking Ultraman kaiju Eleking. Watch Shinozaki sing into the CHAdeMO DC plus as the electric eel beast woos the beauty after the jump.
VIZ Media has announced the license of the ongoing, 2011 Ultraman manga, published in Japan in Hero’s magazine. The series from Kurogane no Linebarrel team Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi depicts a new story inspired by the original classic Japanese superhero TV show that ran in the late 1960s. It launches in print on August 18th under the VIZ Signature imprint. More after the jump.
Bandai Namco Games released some new trailers for crossover dungeon-crawler Lost Heroes 2, showing off the characters making appearances from the Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and Gundam worlds. See Ultraman Mebius, God Gundam, Kamen Rider Fourze, and more along with a quick story introduction after the jump.
The world's largest model, Ultra Mother, is back with a warning for humanity, set to Yumi Matsutoya's "Rouge no Dengon" ("Rouge Message"). While the true finality of the spot hasn't been revealed, the commercial for an AMU shopping complex has been accompanied by posters and magazine ads. More after the jump.
The catalog of dreams at Crunchyroll grows and grows with the addition of practically all of One Piece (including that Toriko crossover special) and the monster mashing tokusatsu thrills of Ultraman 80. Read on for full details on both!
Bandai Namco's Lost Heroes mixes the worlds of Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and Gundam in a meaty RPG stew. The 3DS game includes staff members who previously worked on games like Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and the Etrian Odyssey series, and there's plenty of heroic dungeon crawling featured in the latest 6+ minute trailer after the jump.
Hiroko Sakurai, who played Science Special Search Party communications officer Akiko Fuji in the original 1966 Ultraman TV series, helped introduce the world's largest model, Ultra Mother as the new spokes-hero for Amakusa Olive Groves AVILO cosmetics. Unfortunate astronaut turned monster Jamila also turned up to demonstrate the cracked skin of a person who doesn't use the product. Get a look after the jump.
Giant monsters and colossal superheroes from Japan’s incredible Ultra series continue to invade the streaming video offerings at Crunchyroll! Ultraman Leo is the latest addition to an increasingly tokusatsu-friendly catalog. Read on for more details!
Ultraman fans, when's the last time you saw the enormous kaiju Gomora looking this cute? This Gomora-chan figure is part of a special collection known as the Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphism Project that reimagines certain Ultra Kaiju as adorable schoolgirls. Check out the figure after the jump!
In case you missed it, Crunchyroll swooped in and added a couple more J-Drama titles and another tokusatsu treat to its catalog yesterday. The latest additions include Liar Game season 2, GTO 2012 special, and Ultraman Mebius, all of which are available now. Hit the jump for more.