Official Images: Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman GridKnight & Gridman (Initial Fighter) Set

Last night, Bandai revealed the newest additions to the Super Mini-Pla line which come from the anime series, SSSS.Gridman based on the Tsuburaya Productions’ hero/ series, Denkou Choujin Gridman. The first set to be announced is the basic Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman set, which we previously covered. Then as for the second set announced, it is a Premium Bandai release for GridKnight and Gridman (Initial Fighter), his first form in the series.   For those unaware, the GridKnight is the evolved form of the kaiju, Anti, who is based on Shinobilar…

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Official Images: Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman

Last night, Bandai revealed the newest additions to the Super Mini-Pla line which come from the anime series, SSSS.Gridman based on the Tsuburaya Productions’ hero/ series, Denkou Choujin Gridman. The first set to be announced is the basic Super Mini-Pla SSSS.Gridman set; whereas, the second set announced will get its own follow up article shortly. Now, this Super Mini-Pla set will include Gridman and his assist weapons which can combine together to form Gridman’s various forms seen in the series. For those unaware, the assist weapons consist the Neon Genesis…

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Tsuburaya Productions Announces the Next Ultra Series, Ultraman Taiga

Early this morning, Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. officially announced their next installment in the Ultra series, Ultraman Taiga. This new series will officially begin airing on Saturday, July 6th and will be broadcast on TV Tokyo. Ultraman Taiga will also be the seventh series within the “New Generation Heroes” series which began with Ultraman Ginga in 2013 to last year’s Ultraman R/B.   Now, Ultraman Taiga will be the first series where our main character/ protagonist, Hiroyuki Kudo will possess the ability to become three different Ultras: Ultraman Taiga, Titas,…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman & Ultraman Suit ver7 -the Animation-

Tamashii Nations previously announced at the Ultra Hero Tamashii Event that they would be release new S.H.Figuarts based on Ultraman and Ultraseven as seen in the Ultraman manga. Yet, the characters were previously released by Tamashii Nations as Ultra-Act x S.H.Figuarts during the early years of the manga’s run. However, the release of these updated figures are to commemorate the adaptation of the manga as the Netflix original anime series.   First off, S.H.Figuarts Ultraman -the Animation- is based on Shinjiro Hayata armored form, as he inherited the Ultra Factor…

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Name of Japan’s Newest Era Confirmed

Recently a conference was held in Japan by the Japanese government to announce the new era for the country. The new era is tentatively known as the “Reiwa Era,” which translates to Harmonic Peace. The name is derived from the Manyoshu, a collection of historic Japanese poems. Now, Reiwa Era will effective begin on May 1st under Japan’s new emperor, Emperor Naruhito. For those who are not familiar with Japanese history, era names were first conceived by Emperor Kōtoku in 645. The first era in Japan was known as the…

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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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Ultraman Anime Clip & Motion Capture Videos Streamed

Netflix Japan updated their official Youtube channel with a new clip for the Ultraman anime series. The latest clip shows Shinjiro discovering the power of the Specium Ray. Tsuburaya Production also updated with a video showcasing the motion capture used to create some of the scenes in the series. Netflix provided a description for the anime. Ultraman’s next generation is here and its larger than life! Years ago, the famous giant of light Ultraman worked to protect peace on Earth. Now, a new champion arises: Shinjiro Hayata, a high-school student who must don…

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Ultraman Anime Clip Streamed

Over the weekend, Netflix Japan updated their official Youtube channel with a new clip for the upcoming Ultraman anime. The clip features a look at Shinjiro’s transformation into Ultraman. The trailer also features a short look at the battle between Ultraman and Bemular. The Ultraman anime will premiere worldwide on Netflix on April 1.  Netflix provided a description for the anime. Ultraman’s next generation is here and its larger than life! Years ago, the famous giant of light Ultraman worked to protect peace on Earth. Now, a new champion arises: Shinjiro Hayata, a high-school student who must…

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Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Geed Magnificent

Originally teased and revealed at the Ultra Hero Tamashii Event in Shanghai is the next S.H.Figuarts release based on Ultraman Geed, which is none other than Geed’s Magnificent form. Confirmed as a Premium Bandai release, S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Geed Magnificent is the second form to be an exclusive, as well as the fifth exclusive overall in regards to the series. The figure will be the first S.H.Figuarts Ultraman Geed figure to come with his signature weapon the Geed Claw. In addition, the figure will feature two pairs of optional hands, as…

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Ultraman Anime Trailer #2 Streamed

Netflix has recently released a new trailer for the upcoming Netflix original Ultraman anime series. The latest trailer features another look at the story and showcases several of the characters. Some of the highlights include some scenes featuring Bemular and takes a look at some of the human cast. The Ultraman anime will premiere on Netflix worldwide on April 1. Ultraman’s next generation is here and its larger than life! Years ago, the famous giant of light Ultraman worked to protect peace on Earth. Now, a new champion arises: Shinjiro Hayata, a…

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