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.
"World's largest fashion model" Ultra Mother is set to appear on a sereis of advertisements for the Autumn 2015 fashions available at AMU Plaza Hakata in Kyushu. Hit the jump to check these Ultra-hip outfits and accessories.
The 6th annual "Tsuburaya Productions Creative Jam 50" art exhibition is coming to Tokyo, featuring artwork and limited character goods inspired by the tokusatsu works of Tsuburaya Productions, such as Ultraman and Ultra Q. Hit the jump to learn more.
The "Ultra Monster Anthropomorphic Project" continues to transform classic Ultraman villains into moe anime girls, this time with a dakimakura ("hug pillow") of Space Robot King Joe. Hit the jump to check it out.
New information is available concerning Bandai Visual's Japanese Bluray boxed set releases for Ultraman Dyna and Ultraman Gaia. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tsuburaya Productions has announced that the latest entry in the Ultra series, Ultraman X, will be receiving a theatrical movie in the Spring season of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Crunchyroll is adding to its Ultraman library with the simulcast of the live-action tokusatsu series Ultraman X. Episodes will broadcast every Tuesday starting July 14 at 3:30am Pacific Time. More after the jump.
Last Friday, Japan celebrated "Ultraman Day", and Alien Baltan and Dada were none too pleased at the prospect of an unofficial holiday dedicated to their nemesis. Hit the jump to learn more.
The search engine giant Google presented a special “Doodle” logo today in celebration of the 114th birthday of Eiji Tsuburaya (1901-1970), special effects wizard and founder of Tsuburaya Productions. During his tokusatsu career, Tsuburaya teamed with director Ishirō Honda and producer Tomoyuki Tanaka to create the Godzilla film series at Toho, then, at his own Tsuburaya Productions effects house, introduced 1966's Ultra Q and Ultraman. More after the jump.