Earlier this month in Beijing, a Chinese movie company announced an upcoming feature film called Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman. The CG movie stars robots, a dragon, and Japan’s most famous hero, Ultraman. Make that, a rip-off version of the superhero.
Well, more specifically Amazon Japan is. But considering that these Japanese shows will be available worldwide—part of a new slate of original programming for Prime Video—it’s a chance for fans all over the world to see these shows legally, too.
You know kaiju, right? Those Japanese-style monsters now have their own watering hole, which serves booze and eats. There's an important rule, though: No superheroes allowed. Don't you dare break it!
Sure, you can roll your layers of snowy precipitation into a stack of three balls topped with a top hat—or you can put all that white stuff to a more interesting use. Take your cue from these aliens, robots, and monsters when planning your next snow sculpture.
At the Wat Rong Khun Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand, Batman, Ultraman, and other scifi stalwarts are inexplicably hanging out in religious paintings. I'm no religion scholar, but something tells me the Predator never factored into Siddhartha Gautama's teachings.
Friday's Smallville, "Luthor," featured that old superheroic stalwart: the evil alternate dimension doppelganger. Clark's pandimensional twin, Clark "Ultraman" Luthor, was so evil that he had carnal relations with his adopted sister, Tess. Oh Smallville, you deviant program!
Here's the latest trailer for the fantastic new Ultraman movie, in which he faces off against roughly a billion spaceships. The trailer features pirates (in classic 18th-century garb), laser eyes, and a robot hand that crushes an entire planet!
These massive pin-ups of Ultraman's enemies appeared in a 1979 edition of Ultra Kaiju. Artist Toshio Okazaki really knocked this out of the park, and he included the best Ultraman foe of all...the dreaded Dino-Tank! Can you find him?
These kooky illustrations by Takayoshi Mizuki depict Ultraman, Ultraseven, and Dino-Tank(!), smacking the tar out of other rubbery reptiles. If you exposed the Muppets to toxic waste and mescaline, this is what you'd get.
The wild pop art of Tibetan artist Gade transforms famous superheroes into mandalas and religious icons. If you ever wanted to see Batman as a Buddha, this here's your huckleberry.
It looks like we've got the Science Patrol here, and possibly a journey to Ultraman's home planet. Plus, get a load of all those monsters. Screw Avatar - this is going to be the best alien movie in December hands-down. I am so excited that I'm doing Godzilla's version of the Highland Fling.
Last week, we told you about the movies reaching theaters this fall, but it has to be said: Sometimes, even just going to the theater seems like too much hassle. Here's what you can watch at home, instead.
It's the battle you never expected, as China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has unleashed the hounds of war on Japanese superhero Ultraman, as well as the entire non-Chinese animation industry. And his country is following.
Fans of the early Ultraman series now have something to put on their gift list thanks to this R/C craft from Tokyo-based toy-maker Wiz.
We've been waiting for the 1960s Tokyo TV show Ultraman to become a big-screen movie for ages, and finally the Science Special Search Party is reactivating. And thank goodness, the new version is still stuffed to the brim with fantastic kaiju characters. But that's not even the best part: Ultra 2008 hasn't contracted…
Hobbymedia spotted this gigantic Ultraman at the Tokyo Toy Show 2008. It's a gigantic Ultraman that's made up of tiny little Ultramen. Or mans. The whole thing looks to be about the size of 10 average Japanese attendees if you stacked them up correctly. What's also interesting about Tokyo Toy Show is that they've got…
A Thai businessman who was claiming to be the co-creator of Ultraman has been ordered to cease and desist all Ultraman activities (how cool does that sound?) and to pay 10.7 million Thai baht to Japanese Tsuburaya Productions, rightful owners of the Ultraman legacy. For more than 10 years Sompote Saengduenchai has…