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They Look So Good Together! “ULTRAMAN” Season 2 Key Visual Revealed

I’ll just leave this here. Well not really, but they do look so good together! Last weekend, Netflix held multiple “Tudum” events which featured up and coming shows…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Whatever Happened to Windom? S.H.Figuarts King Joe STORAGE Custom

2020’s Ultraman Z has been one of the more popular entries in the Ultraman franchise. It’s combination of an overall optimistic outlook, very quirky characters, and charming machinery…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Blue Sonnet

Akai Kiba Blue Sonnet ( Crimson Fang Blue Sonnet ), usually known as just Blue Sonnet , is a five-episode OVA series from 1989. It is based...

Collectr's Blog

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Anime Lockdown: Ultraman in Animation

I was recently able to present at the Anime Lockdown online convention and salvage the doomed “Ultraman in Animation” topic from a few years ago. Thanks to John-Paul…

Maser Patrol

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Bad Things Will Happen To People Who Mostly Deserve It In “Argento Soma”

Something I like a lot about Ultraman, among many other sci-fi serials, is it’s frequently willing to just have a very angry episode about scientific hubris and exploitation.…

Ideas Without End

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Local vs. Global: Inside Taiwan’s Anime Licensing Industry

Header Image: Ultraman © 2021 Creative Expo Taiwan There is a commonly held misconception that Jiufen, an old gold mining town in the north of Taiwan, was

Anime Herald

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Box Art Extravaganza: June 2021 (and then some)

Bandai Spirits finally released the box arts for the rest of the kits released in June, following the HG Cybaster yesterday. That said, I would just like to…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

It’s Back! Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021: Bandai Spirits

Of course, I’m not forgetting Bandai Spirits for this very biased Shizuoka Hobby Show 2021 coverage. Technically, they are branding this as “Hobby Next Phase 2021 Spring”, but…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Ω - Episode 5 - Shera Catches Lumachina

Isekai Maou Ω - Episode 5. Shera helped Lumachina experience intense new feelings as the Death Knell Disease curse fled her body.

Joeschmo's Gears and Grounds

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The (Almost) Definitive Fall 2020-Spring 2021 English Shogakukan Manga Guide!

  Hello readers! Marion here, reporting back in after an extremely busy seven months. It's still busy where I am, since I work at a local mo...

Weekly Shounen Sunday Edition

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Box Art Extravaganza: April 2021

Welcome to my another attempt to feature upcoming model kit packaging that’s not from Bandai Spirits. And to my defense, I did manage to get one though it…

cvphased / MECHA CATALOGUE

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SSSS.DYNAZENON Episode #01

Well everyone, Studio Trigger is back with a spin-off to SSSS.GRIDMAN. Instead of an Ultraman-like hero, it features the titular mecha Dynazenon and it looks glorious!

The Anime Rambler – By Benigmatica

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Why I Blog About Anime, Japan, and Tokyo

Life takes funny turns.  Way back in 2003 I really wasn't terribly interested in Japan or anime or manga. This is even though I had grown up...

Tokyo Excess

Mystery Box of Misery Volume 1: Boy Meets Misery

They're the Part 2 of 3 you receive when both bookends are out of print. They’re the discs marked down to $1 during clearance and holiday sales. They're fodder for…

Ani-Gamers

Ultraman? More like, Kind-of-ok-man

Ultraman 2020 is nothing special, at least not yet.

Baka Raptor

Anime News/ Flooding In Japan, Lawsuit Over Ultraman, And The New Trailer For "Keep Your Hands..."

Hey my anime people I hope you are doing well where ever you are in the world. Today there is some sad news coming out regarding the flooding…

Anime Forefront

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The Decade in Review: The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 2

And now it’s on to the second part of my decade review of the English language adaptation industry as well as fandom, which of course cove...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

October 1990 Pt.1 Newtype Magazine

'Newtype'  - the moving pictures magazine'. Published monthly by Kadokawa Shoten. Consisting of 188 pages (including front & back covers), #...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

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The Decade in Review : The English Language Adaptation Industry and Fandom Part 1

With the Japanese side of things out of the way, I thought it might be fun to look at the English adaptation side of things. It’s taken me...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

September 1990 Pt.1 Newtype Magazine

'Newtype - the moving pictures magazine' #9 September 1990.  Published monthly by Kadokawa Shoten. Consisting of 188 pages (including front ...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Hello, friends!

I know that right now is kind of a scary time for many, so I wanted to take a moment to make a post of free resources that…

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

Shigeru Watanabe and Fans Reminisce About Royal Space Force on Japanese Twitter

Former Bandai Visual producer Shigeru Watanabe shares some previously unseen production documents and stories about Royal Space Force with the fans. Also no, the featured image doesn’t make…

Heisei Etranger

Ani-Gamers Podcast #120 – Netflix Genesis Evangelion with Dawn, Part 1

To celebrate Neon Genesis Evangelion being available legally in the US for the first time in about a decade, Evan and David sit down with Dawn (a.k.a. Usamimi)…

Ani-Gamers

Fly Me to M-78: The Evangelion-Ultraman Connection

When discussing Evangelion, Western fandom ignores the fact that its esteemed auteur, Hideaki Anno, is a total goddamn dork for tokusatsu. Specifically, Ultraman.

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujinshi

Fly Me to M-78: The Evangelion-Ultraman Connection

When discussing Evangelion, Western fandom ignores the fact that its esteemed auteur, Hideaki Anno, is a total goddamn dork for tokusatsu. Specifically, Ultraman.

ZIMMERIT – Anime | Manga | Garage Kits | Doujinshi

News recap: Ultraman Taiga trailer, Meister Titano, and King of Monsters music!

What’s this? A news recap only one week since the last one? Perhaps we can make this a regular thing; at any rate, this week is heavy on…

Maser Patrol

Mid-March news recap

Apologies for the laziness in news recaps, lately. By the time I get around to posting, people have already said that Hideaki Anno is making an Ultraman, then…

Maser Patrol

Hero’s Comics on your screen

By now, everyone is aware of the upcoming Ultraman anime series hitting Netflix at the start of next month. The show is based on Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro…

Maser Patrol

Tom’s World Interview with Art Director Hiromasa Ogura

In this long interview, art director Hiromasa Ogura talks about his early career, Tomcat’s Big Adventure, Royal Space Force, Ryūtarō Nakamura, Mamoru Oshii, Gainax, Kobayashi Production, and …

Heisei Etranger

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"ULTRAMAN: NEW GENERATION CHRONICLES" STARTS ON TV TOKYO JANUARY 5TH!

新番組『ウルトラマン ニュージェネレーションクロニクル』2019年1月5日にて放送開始! The promotional poster for "Ultraman: New Generation Chronicles." This all-new overview se...

The Good, the Bad, and Godzilla 続・夕陽の呉爾羅

How Does Netflix Affect the Anime Industry? | Anime Studio Spotlight

Canipa attempts to answer the question of how Netflix will affect the anime industry as a whole whilst discussing how Netflix operates on a global scale, what sort…

The Canipa Effect

Maser Patrol podcast episode 35: Unstructured Ultraman

Windows updates were the Zetton to my computer’s Ultraman this Sunday, so I didn’t have any of my slides for the Ultraman panel at Anime Central. Fortunately, the…

Maser Patrol

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THE FINAL CHAIYO VERDICT: TSUBURAYA WINS! Mr. Sampote's Most Bitter Tea Has Gone Cold...

円谷プロ、米国のウルトラマン海外権利訴訟で勝訴 ! Ultraman and Seabozu celebrate Tsuburaya's victory over Chaiyo! ULTRA SCOOP: Almost as if it were some kin...

The Good, the Bad, and Godzilla 続・夕陽の呉爾羅

Weekend news: Amazon Riders, City on the Edge of Battle, Ultraman R/B, and more!

This week has been a wild ride for fans of Japanese scifi/fantasy/horror! Kicking things off, we finally have trailer for Godzilla: The City on the Edge of Battle!…

Maser Patrol

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TSUBURAYA SPEAKS OUT ON ILLEGAL ULTRAMAN Open Online Letter Unloads on China Knock-off!

中国で「ウルトラマン」無断利用の製作〜円谷プロが抗議声明! Unauthorized Ultraman "licensed" via Chaiyo's ally UM Corporation. BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING...

The Good, the Bad, and Godzilla 続・夕陽の呉爾羅

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"ULTRAMAN GEED" PREMIERES ON CRUNCHYROLL New Series Begins Simulcast Tonight: July 7th!

新番組『ウルトラマンジード』米国にストリーミング、スタート! The latest in the Ultra Series premieres tonight on Crunchyroll! Just before yesterday's Japanese televi...

The Good, the Bad, and Godzilla 続・夕陽の呉爾羅

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RAGONE HOSTS "ULTRAMAN" 50TH ANNIVERSARY A 12-Episode Marathon Streaming on July 31st!

「ウルトラマン50周年記念マラソン」ストリーミングイベント! Shout! Factory TV’s ad for this upcoming 50th marathon event. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ULTRAMAN...

The Good, the Bad, and Godzilla 続・夕陽の呉爾羅

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Japanese Weekend Box Office, March 31st to April 1st

1. Doraemon The Movie: Nobita And The Last Haven -Animal Adventure* (Toho) 2. We Were There, First Love* (Toho/ Asmik Ace) 3. Sherlock Holm...

Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow

OtakuGeneration (Show #101) with the ANIMEMINA Show

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 101) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With the ANIMEMINA…

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