[Japan World Heroes 2023] Ultraman Gaia’s Takeshi Yoshioka Panel

Last weekend, Power Morphicon’s sister-show Japan World Heroes had its third event, and it was held in Burbank, California. Additionally, this year’s convention seemed to be the most packed for its guest roster when compared to previous ones. Coincidentally, like its first event, Japan World Heroes 2023 managed to host lead talents from the big three tokusatsu franchises. For the Ultra Series, the convention featured the “First Lady of Ultra” Hiroko Sakurai, and Ultraman Gaia star Takeshi Yoshioka. Then from the world of Super Sentai, Hero-Club’s latest interview guest Go-On…

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Tsuburaya Productions Releases Ultraman Blazar Trailer & Synopsis

Following the Ultraman Decker film, Tsuburaya Productions previewed a teaser trailer for its next televised Ultraman series for 2023. Officially titled, Ultraman Blazar, the new series was confirmed to not be a continuation of the Next Generation productions. However, the series will be an all-new original Ultraman production that seemingly does not rely on legacy material to transform. So, Ultraman Blazar will be more like older series than as seen with modern shows since Ginga onwards.   Whereas, as of today, Tsuburaya Productions has officially released the first trailer for…

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[Review] Shin Ultraman: A Tribute to the Classic Series

On August 1, 2019, Tsuburaya Productions announced that Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi would be collaborating again for another production. Titled, Shin Ultraman, the film would be the second Shin film in the pair’s growing library of reimagining classic icons. As the title states, the pair would be rebooting Tsuburaya Productions’ most famous and largest hero, Ultraman.   Now, Shinji Higuchi served as the film’s director, while Hideaki Anno was its producer and wrote the script. Surprisingly, Anno also took part in the motion-capture process, portraying the titular hero, since…

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[Interview] Tokusatsu Director & Producer Takeshi Yagi

Today, Hero-Club is presenting its newest interview, which we previously alluded to in our interview with Ultraman Max’s Sean Nichols. Also, Sean Nichols should be considered as the initial mastermind behind this current interview altogether. Especially, when it was Sean who helped to network and connect us with our guest that we are featuring today. So, we really have to further thank Sean, as this entire interview would probably not be happening without him.   Now, as the title of this article states, our guest is former Tsuburaya Productions director and…

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[Tokyo Comic Con] AKARI: Tokusatsu Re-Imagined Campaign Announced

Recently at Tokyo Comic Con, former Tsuburaya Productions director and producer Takeshi Yagi announced a new tokusatsu project. Titled, AKARI, the production is a proof-of-concept that is in association with the online video service, Narō. For those unaware, Narō is an on-demand video service that creates programs on Japanese culture, and veterans from its professions. Whereas, the programs are filmed as a hybrid between a documentary, and a master class course on the profession featured.   Now, the service is expected to release a course on tokusatsu hosted by Takeshi Yagi…

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Fathom Events to Release Shin Ultraman in US Theaters

Recently, Fathom Events updated site regarding the official theatrical announcement for Shin Ultraman, as a special two day event. Alongside the standard subtitled version of the film, a English Dub will also be available for viewing. The news was first announced during the Ultraman panel at Anime NYC 2022 earlier today. For those unaware, the film is a modern adaptation of the original Ultraman series from 1966. Shin Ultraman is directed by Shinji Higuchi and written/ produced by Hideaki Anno who previously collaborated together on Shin Godzilla.   Now, Shin…

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[Interview] Ultraman Max Star & Ultraman Connection Host Sean Nichols

For the last week, we at Hero-Club have been promoting the heck out of this new and upcoming interview. Thankfully, today is the day in which we can officially present that featured interview to everyone. Like the title states, our guest this time is Ultraman Max star and the host of Ultraman Connection, Sean Nichols. Surprisingly, this interview was something our site was trying to arrange since the start of Ultraman Connection in 2021. However, our staff came across a few roadblocks until late July when we managed to contact Mr.…

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[Con Report] G-Fest 2022: The Best of Saturday

This past weekend, G-Fest was held for the first time since 2019, and it was hosted at a new venue. For those unaware, G-Fest is the annual convention devoted to the kaiju film genre, specifically the Godzilla franchise since 1999. Whereas, since its inception, G-Fest was normally held at the Crowne Plaza in Rosemont, Illinois. However, the choice was made to move the convention to Hyatt Regency O’Hare in 2020. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convention was postponed until this year.   Now, having been to the Hyatt…

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[Official Images] S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Decker Flash Type

Today, Tamashii Nations surprisingly announced S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Decker Flash Type, which is based on the current Ultra Series’ titular hero. The series had its premiere last week in Japan, and was simulcast on YouTube to which fans should check out. However, do not wait too long to watch the episode, as Tsuburaya Productions cycles out current shows within two weeks.   Now, for those unaware, Ultraman Decker: New Generation Decker is a reimagining of the iconic 1997 installment, Ultraman Dyna. In this series, a new Ultraman within another universe similar…

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[Official Images] Ultraman Orb Ultra Replica Dark Ring

Today, Premium Bandai updated with an order page for the Ultra Replica Dark Ring from Ultraman Orb. For those unaware, Ultraman Orb is the 26th entry in the Ultra Series, celebrating Ultraman’s 50th and Ultraman Tiga’s 20th anniversary. The series aired from July 9th to December 24, 2016 for a total of 25 episodes, and had one feature length film. Whereas, this product is based on the negative version Gai Kurenai’s transformation device to become the titular character. However, in the series, Dark Ring was used by Gai’s rival, the ever-popular…

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