Fukushima city plays its Ultraman card

National Aug 29, 2017

Fukushima city plays its Ultraman card

An official Ultraman store has opened in the hometown of the superhero's creator. Makoto Tsuburaya, 57, the son of a cousin of Eiji Tsuburaya — the creator of the science fiction series that has generated great enthusiasm among children over the last five decades — ...

Ultraman: Ultracool at 50

TV Jul 16, 2016

Ultraman: Ultracool at 50

by Matt Alt

Ultraman has been defending humanity against monsters and aliens for half a century. We examine the superhero's enduring legacy.

Godzilla: the monster with multiple personalities

Film May 22, 2014

Godzilla: the monster with multiple personalities

by Mark Schilling

"Godzilla" was the first Japanese movie I saw. It was also the first for many other American baby boomers, though we did not view Ishiro Honda's 1954 original, but a version that had been heavily edited and dubbed for the U.S. market, with additional ...