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Suehiro Maruo’s Rubber Hell: Showa Horror & Tokusatsu

Suehiro Maruo crafted a world of erotic nightmare, but lingering in the corner are Godzilla and Ultraman. Let’s look at how tokusatsu has influenced the work of this…

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujin

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Ultraman Orb – Something Unique

Oh man, where to start. Well, Ultraman Orb is a series that takes a more modern approach to the Ultraman formula by turning the usual pseudo team of…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Ultraman Ginga – A New Beginning

Ultraman Ginga is a simple yet complicated show to write about. Mainly because of its place in the world of Ultraman series. This is the first series in…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Monthly Ultra Connection (March 2024 Edition)

Introduction You may notice the lack of Ginga and Geed watching here. Yeah, it was a busy month. I didn’t have all the time in the world to…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Ultraman Ace – For The Kids

Writing this post is a big reminder of how far I’ve gotten into the showa era Ultraman series. Not counting UltraQ, Ace is the fourth Ultraman series. Before…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Time for Tokusatsu

Following the epicness that is Mecha March, It’s time for Tokusatsu. This is what I am choosing as my transition from Mecha March to general content.  It’s going…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Box Art Extravaganza: March 2024 (Updated, Mar. 18)

UPDATE, Mar. 18: Added packaging art for upcoming kits of interest released days ahead of this post. We are back with another round of new packaging art, and…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Box Art Extravaganza: March 2024 (Updated, Mar. 11)

UPDATE, Mar. 11: Added packaging art for Bandai Spirits kits of interest released during the week of March 16th. As mentioned in the original post, there’s only one…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Finally Pulled the Trigger on Earth Garon: S.H.Figuarts Earth Garon Mod. 2/3/4 Option Parts Set

When Ultraman Blazar was first revealed earlier in 2023, one of the things that caught my attention was Earth Garon or the Type 23 Special Tactical Armored Kaiju…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Monthly Ultra Connection (February 2024 Edition)

Introduction This month, I added Ultraman Taro to my watchlist after finishing Ace. Ace was a bit of a mess, which you will see in my review soon.…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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TSUTAYA Weekly Manga Sales Ranking: February 5 – February 11, 2024

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. All of the data you find…

Erzat

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The Birth of Kamen Rider

A look into the history of the creation of Japan's most iconic superhero (not Ultraman). My original Zimmerit article on the subject: https://www.zimmerit.moe/kamen-rider-behind-the-mask/ Zimmerit Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ZimmeritEX Translations by @WindiiGitlord Sources: The…

MercuryFalcon

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Monthly Ultra Connection (January 2024 Edition)

Introduction This month’s Ultra Connection is a bit of a different one. Blazar just ended and I also finished Z and Orb. That means I added Ginga and…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Monthly Ultra Connection (December 2023 Edition)

Introduction With Ultraman Blazar going on break and me ending two shows this month, it really is a wild time to watch all of these Ultraman series. I’ve…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Monthly Ultra Connection (November 2023 Edition)

Introduction Another round of Ultraman episode batches are here and there is some good stuff going on. I have gotten a bit more sporadic with Orb and Z…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Monthly Ultra Connection (October 2023 Edition)

Introduction I don’t have as many episodes for some shows this time because I took a break for one day to watch all of them due to some…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

This Week in Games - Trust The Fungus. Touch The Fungus.

Nostalgia wave hits us this week with Gigabash x Ultraman collab, Super Mario Bros. Movie 30th anniversary, and Touch Detective coming back to the US!

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This Week in Games - Trust The Fungus. Touch The Fungus.

Nostalgia wave hits us this week with Gigabash x Ultraman collab, Super Mario Bros. Movie 30th anniversary, and Touch Detective coming back to the US!

Anime News Network - Views

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Monthly Ultra Connection (September 2023 Edition)

Introduction I don’t know what to really say in these segments anymore other then I had to changed by featured image because Return of Ultraman is no longer…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2023: Bandai Spirits New Hobby (Non-Gunpla) Items

All Japan Model & Hobby 2023 is right around the corner and around this time, the Bandai Spirits Hobby Division usually does a Hobby Next Phase Autumn online…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

Episode 820: Chillin’ in My 30’s after Getting Fired from the Ultraman’s Army

This week on Anime Pulse we stairs vs escalators, fat weeks, and Engrish. Up first Joseph talks about how he felt like he was over indulging this past…

Anime Pulse

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These Really Need Better CG Renders: COOLPLAYFUN 1/12 Ultraman Suit Jack & Zoffy Figures

A couple of months ago, I got wind that designer toy company COOLPLAYFUN obtained the license to produce 1/12 scale fully articulated die-cast figures from the anime ULTRAMAN.…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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A Heroic Endeavor: Shin Ultraman

If you ever talk to fans of episodic, monster-of-the-week shows, a common refrain is that inevitably not all episodes are winners, but that there is also a flipside:…

OGIUE MANIAX

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No More Heroes 3: A Violent Look Into No More Heroes Part 2 (SPOILER ALERT!!!)

Well it certainly has been over a whole year since I’ve been on this… my bad. I am always bad with juggling things and this year has given…

KamenSentai

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Monthly Ultra Connection (August 2023 Edition)

Introduction So, here are some discussions regarding more episodes of Ultraman. This month changed a little bit from the last time with Return of Ultraman and then the…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Monthly Ultra Connection (July 2023 Edition)

Introduction I have been thinking about how to include Ultraman shows onto this blog for a long time. Especially since I watch a small amount of episodes of…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Ultraman – The Final Season: Trusting Yourself

Since Watching The First Season….. I have only mentioned it on some blog posts since I watched the first season, but I have dived into so much more…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Visual Kei&Anime – Miyavi Part: II

Hello, hello and welcome back to Visual Kei&Anime, this time we’re revisiting one of my earliest entries for a brief addition, with it being all about Miyavi! For…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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The Hero Of Dreams - A Complete Retrospective On The Hyper Agent Gridman

When it comes to the world of Tokusatsu, there are the 3 obvious kings. Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Ultraman. But one franchise that I feel has never…

Mrcheese

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The Newtypes Episode 29: Shin Kamen Rider and Shin Ultraman

Welcome to Episode 29 of The Newtypes podcast, where 3 toku dweebs nerd out about 2 film modernizations of classic 60s/70s Japanese franchises just in time for Shin…

The Newtypes

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The 1/12 “ULTRAMAN” Line We’ve Been Waiting For? COOLPLAYFUN 1/12 Anime “ULTRAMAN” Die-Cast Figures

The Netflix-exclusive ULTRAMAN anime has concluded its run with the final season released a couple of months ago. Despite this, neither Bandai Hobby, nor Tamashii Nations, has a…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Ultraman Blazar: Wild First Impressions

I bet this is going to be too early to do something like this, but I just have to. Episode one of Ultraman Blazar came out recently and…

KamenSentai

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The Toku Fans Who Create Media

This is certainly something I have been digging at for a while and while at my last con, Zenkaikon 2023. I had an idea of wanting to do…

KamenSentai

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Going Back to its Roots: “ULTRAMAN Final” (Season 3) Review

The following may contain spoilers for ULTRAMAN Final. Director / Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji AramakiOriginal Work / Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro ShimoguchiProduction / Tsuburaya Production, Production I.G.…

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This is a Definite Cluster–: S.J.H.U. Project Shin Universe Robo

To those unfamiliar, the Shin Japan Heroes Universe, or S.J.H.U. is a franchise of unrelated works, which includes the Rebuild of Evangelion films, also known as Shin Evangelion…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Figure-rise Standard When? S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Suit Jack -the Animation-

Once April started, I immediately jumped into Netflix looking for the third and final season of ULTRAMAN, similar to how the first two seasons were released in April.…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

Magical Destroyers #03 — Revving Up

  Pink sure got on board with the chaos quickly. Impressions: This show continues to just be balls to the wall chaos, and I'm all here for it.…

Tenka Seiha

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I’ll Probably Get an S.H.Figuarts of This Guy: Earth Garon from “Ultraman Blazar”

Tsuburaya Productions has been doing an excellent job in “globalizing” their Ultraman brand with simulcasts of the newest shows internationally. And they are continuing the same, now wi…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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(MP3) EXIT TRANCE – Tokusatsu Trance 1-3 Collection

DDL 3-CD collection of electronic dance covers of various classic tokusatsu songs (+ some songs from other live action shows). Quality: LAME MP3@320kbps. CD1 | Archive 01. Double…

Rare Tokusatsu

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Maser Patrol podcast episode 57: A Decade(-ish?) of New Generation Ultraman

In this episode, Kevin is joined by Alex, Connor, and Jared as the gang look back on the decade since Ultraman Ginga debuted, recapping all of the mainline…

Maser Patrol

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“ULTRAMAN” Final Season Trailer Drop & New FigZero Reveals

2023 is speeding right before our eyes and we’re now into February, which means we are inching our way closer to the final season of the Netflix ULTRAMAN…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Shin Ultraman – All For Humanity

Movie Theaters and Some Important People I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by no one showing up to this Shin Ultraman screening. Especially since I saw the dub…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Japan Academy Film Prize Announces Nominees for 46th Edition

Kei Ishikawa’s A Man sweeps the board with 13 nominations, while Shin Ultraman and Ryuichi Hiroki’s Phases of the Moon pick up multiple nominations.

Windows on Worlds

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Shin Ultraman

Shin Ultraman presents us with intrigue and heavy questions about humanity's place in the world, the many threats of the future, and the many frightening things that lurk…

Anime News Network - Views

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Mars Man (Jumborg Ace, English Dubbed Movie)

Thanks to: Bereke Scrubs, Florida Scrubs, Omayyad DDL | Archive (scroll to the bottom) We’re continuing the collection of Lebanese bootleg tapes with a Taiwanese remake of a Thai remake…

Rare Tokusatsu

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A Very GLORIO 2022: Zigg’s State of the Union

In his annual musing on the year past, Zigg talks about 2022 being dominated by high-profile sequels and adaptations, and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The Glorio Blog

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Just Catching Up

It has been a while which is certainly my fault, but things have been on the rougher side and I just feel like listing things off that I…

KamenSentai

Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher

This game will surely please Ultraman fans with plenty of kaiju to discover. If only it was easier to pull our favorite monsters.

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