[Interview] Starlight Runner Entertainment CEO Jeff Gomez: Bringing Ultraman Back to America!

Today is Friday and the week is over, but Hero-Club is proud to present our latest video interview! Our guest this time is none other than Starlight Runner Entertainment CEO Jeff Gomez. For those unaware, Mr. Jeff Gomez is an esteemed writer and producer who has written for Valiant Comics, Magic the Gathering, and the Turok franchise. Eventually, he went onto establish Starlight Runner Entertainment, which helped to produce a variety of television programs and films. Fans can associate the company’s and his work with properties like James Cameron’s Avatar,…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Brothers’ Mantel

Recently, Tamashii Nations announced the upcoming Premium Bandai exclusive release for S.H.Figuarts Brothers’ Mantel. For those unaware, the Brothers’ Mantel is an accessory worn by the Ultra Brothers: Ultraman, Zoffy, Ultraseven, Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Ace and Ultraman Taro. These items are dashing capes that are given to elite members of the Space Garrison for their service. However, there is a variety of mantels worn throughout the series, as seen with Father of Ultra, Mother of Ultra, Ultraman King, and Ultraman Zero.   In addition, Tamashii Nations previously released the Brothers’…

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Tsuburaya Productions to Simulcast Ultraman Z via YouTube

Today, Tsuburaya Productions announced that they will be simulcasting Ultraman Z with English subtitles via their official YouTube channel. Now, episodes of the upcoming series will be made available each Friday at 8:30 pm EST, following their broadcast in Japan. However, episodes will only be made available for two weeks, so fans need to watch them fast. Nevertheless, Ultraman Z’s (Zett) premiere episode is scheduled to premiere this Friday, June 19. Whereas, the Japanese audience will be able to view the series on TV Tokyo each Saturday at 9:00 am…

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[Official Images] Ultra Replica Ultra Zero Eye & Ultra Zero Bracelet

Today, Premium Bandai announced that they will be releasing an Ultra Replica Ultra Zero Eye & Ultra Zero Bracelet set. This release is another addition within the Ultraman Zero 10th Anniversary campaign being produced by Tsuburaya Production and Bandai. For those unaware, the character is the son of Ultraseven, who made his debut in Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends. Ultraman Zero became an instant fan-favorite hero, and eventually he received his own films, mini-series and guest appearances in other productions.   Now, this Ultra Replica set is based on…

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Ultraman Z Promotional Video & Details: Forms, Transformation Gimmick & Theme Songs

Today, Tsuburaya Productions released new information regarding their upcoming series, Ultraman Z. The new information consists of Ultraman Z’s forms, transformation items, and additional cast/ staff. Interestingly enough, this press release from Tsuburaya also reveals the series will feature a major guest star, Riku Asakura/ Ultraman Geed (with Tatsuomi Hamada returning)! However, we are getting ahead of ourselves, so let us start with our star and titular Ultra, Ultraman Z.   As previously reported, Ultraman Z will link himself to the human, Haruki Natsukawa (portrayed by Hirano Kohshu). In the…

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Tsuburaya Productions Announces Ultraman Z the Series

Today, Tsuburaya Productions announced the newest installment to the Ultra Series, Ultraman Z! The show is officially the 32th installment in the Ultra Series, but the 24th televised program in the franchise. In addition, the series is the second one to air within the Reiwa era, while being apart of the New Generation Heroes saga.   Now, the series features Ultraman Zero mentoring the newest Ultra Hero, Zett during his mission to Earth. Ultraman Zero’s involvement as a mentor is to cap-off the character’s 10th anniversary, as well as continue…

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Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu Ep 92 – Meet the Tri-Squad & the Legion of Ultraman Blu-Rays

Welcome to an all-new episode of Hero Club’s first original podcast, “Los Ingobernables de Tokusatsu!” Today’s episode is an ULTRA edition, as it is literally on the Ultra series. Our hosts go crazy as the Tsuburaya Productions official YouTube Channel is no longer region locked, as well as content will include English subtitles. In addition, the insanity continues when our hosts see the Mill Creek Entertainment Ultra series Blu-Ray 2019/ 2020 release schedule. However, they eventually wind down, so they can address and review the first arc of the current…

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Review: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Zero

Tamashii Nations finally adds Ultraman Zero to the S.H.Figuarts line after being a character released countless times as an Ultra-Act. In addition, Tamashii Nations adds the character to the line shortly after releasing S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Zero Beyond a form he obtained in Ultraman Geed. Nevertheless, this S.H.Figuarts release nearly matches the Ultra-Act 2.0 release for its accessory count, but improves the overall scale and articulation to match other tokusatsu figures. However, compared to the Ultra-Act it omits the signature attack effects like the Wide Zero Shot. Yet, there are more…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Pandon

Premium Bandai has updated its website with several new products releasing in August 2018; among these listings is S.H.Figuarts Pandon from Ultraseven. Pandon is a kaiju created by Alien Ghos to assist in conquering planets, specifically Earth. In the battle with Ultraseven, Pandon received several injuries which the figure can recreate. Now, with the optional parts for its left arm and right leg this version is referred to as Reconstructed Pandon. Below is the official gallery from Premium Bandai: Pre-orders for S.H.Figuarts Pandon open today, March 23 at 4:00 pm JST. The…

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Review: S.H.Figuarts Dan Moroboshi (Ultraseven)

Today, I am proud to present and review S.H.Figuarts Dan Moroboshi, otherwise known as Ultraseven! Dan Moroboshi is Ultraseven’s human guise, portrayed by actor Kohji Moritsugu. The actor, the character, and his heroic form are regarded as one of the best protagonists and series in the Ultra franchise. Now, as a S.H.Figuarts Dan Moroboshi is incredible, as it uses Tamashii Nations modern sculpting to make realistic figures based on actors/ live-action characters. Being the first tokusatsu character in the line, Dan Moroboshi is the testing ground for Retsu Ichijoji, Takeshi…

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