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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.

Ultraman: 50 years battling monsters

Culture Jan 1, 2016

Ultraman: 50 years battling monsters

by Shinichi Satake

Young boys and girls jumped up in excitement shouting, "Ultraman!" when three characters from the iconic series appeared on stage during an event in Kuala Lumpur in November. The Japanese superhero, who premiered in 1966 in the live-action special effects (tokusatsu) television series bearing his ...

Have a superhero New Year's

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Dec 26, 2013

Have a superhero New Year's

by Jun Hongo

Here's an opportunity to have an ultra-special time this holiday season. The popular Ultraman superheroes, including the superhero himself and new hero Ultraman Ginga, will be in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, from Dec. 27 until Jan. 5 for the Oshogatsu Dayo! Ultraman Zenin Shugo (It's ...