Well, look what finally made it’s way to the interwebs. It’s the raw video for Ultraman SAGA! In this movie celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the franchise, the Earth is invaded by a mysterious group of aliens, and it’s up to Ultraman Zero, with the help of Dyna, Cosmos, and the EDF’s Team U (portrayed by Pop group AKB48), to save us! Check out the full movie below!:
Ultraman SAGA Movie RAW:
Full review when subs are available. I got to tell you, this is probably the first Ultraman-related thing I’ve seen or heard in months. Tsuburaya really needs to get the TV series relaunched, before Toei decides to relaunch the Metal Hero series and just completely takes over the market.
-M.C., the Quantum Twin
UPDATE: Okay, so that first video’s sound goes out about 33 minutes in, and doesn’t really come back on, so now we have a newly uploaded RAW for you to watch. I’ll still keep the first one up though, just in case one of these videos disappears (and because the second one stops just before the closing credits). Check out that video below:
Here is the full trailer for the new PSP game Great Battle Fullblast, which features a crossover of the Ultraman, Gundam, and Kamen Rider franchises. Check out the new trailer below:
Well, that looks fun! And if you get the Twin Battle Box Edition, you’ll get the Fullblast game, a copy of Battle Dodgeball 3, a Theme song compilation CD, and a special Great Battle 20th Anniversary booklet. The game comes out March 1st.
Along with the newly announced Great Battle Fullblastgame for the PSP, Banpresto has just announced another new game for the PSP, Battle Dodgeball 3. It will be included with limited edition copies of the Great Battle game.
The game pits characters from (once again) the Ultraman, Gundam, and Kamen Rider franchises against each other in all all out dodgeball team battle! It features 13 teams and a total of 52 new and returning characters from the Compati Hero series games.
The “Twin Battle Box” edition of the Great Battle Fullblast game will feature this game, the Great Battle Fullblast Theme Song Companion CD, and a special Great Battle 20th Anniversary booklet. The total package will ship out March 1st, and the entire Twin Box package will retail at 11530 yen (about $150 USD).
Looks like with all of these major anniversaries hitting all at the same time (which is oddly coincidental but welcomed all the same), the good people over at Namco Bandai are feeling a little nostalgic for the days when Banpresto was the king of franchise crossover games. Last week, we got an announcement for the Lost Heroes game for the Nintendo 3DS, and now we have an official announcement for a new Great Battle game featuring characters from (once again) Kamen Rider, Ultraman, AND Gundam. Talk about a winning combination!
Alright, so here’s the main info on the game from Siliconera:
Freedom Gundam, the original Gundam, Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Decade, Ultraman, and Ultraman Mebius are confirmed characters. In each stage, you get to pick three of them. The game has a total 36 assist characters, twelve from each series, so it sounds like Namco Bandai has plenty to reveal. Reserve The Great Battle and you’ll get even more assist characters. Early copies include a product code for: Justice Gundam, Gun Cannon, Ultraman Hikari, Zoffy (Ultraman series), Kamen Rider #2, and Kamen Rider Kuuga.
Great Battle Full Blast will come out on March 1 in Japan. Pick up the Twin Battle Box for 11,530 yen ($150) and you’ll get Battle Dodgeball 3, a new sports game from Banpresto’s Super Famicom series, and an eight CD soundtrack collection.
Wow, they have a lot of confidence that this game will sell. I wonder if they’ll revive one of Banpresto’s old games that featured Super Sentai along with Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and a few other Henshin Heroes? They could very easily bridge the gap between Kamen Rider and the gigantic partners he’ll have in these games. 😛
Banpresto recently released this promo for their new upcoming game Lost Heroes. In the spirit of thier Compatible Hero crossover franchise, this new game features characters from the Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and Gundam franchises! That’ three of my favorite franchises all in one game!!!
In this game, the three franchises join forces to fight an “invasion of darkness”. This game comes out in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS next year.
As you may remember, a few months ago, a new manga magazine called Monthly HERO’s announced that among the first new mangas that the magazine will publish, their featured manga will be based on Tsuburaya’s Ultraman. And while the first issue of the new magazine isn’t set for release until the end of November/start of December, we have recieved word on the new story for the new manga, which will be drawn by Shimizu Eiichi and Shimoguchi Tomohiro, best known for their work Linebarrels of Iron.
The story will have a much darker tone compared to the original Ultraman series, and be drawn in the seinen manga art style.
Ages after the legendary hero protected Earth, a new hero will inherit the bloodlines of the legendary hero and emerge. Set decades after the original Ultraman story, the story surrounds Shin Jiro, a high school student and son of Shin Hayata, the original Ultraman. While it’s been years since Ultraman fought to defend Earth, Jiro is very aware of Ultraman, and aspires to be a hero that saves the world as Ultraman did. One fateful day, he is lead to a high-tech suit that allows him to change into a new incarnation of the legendary gigantic hero. Will Jiro finally have a chance to be a HERO?!!
It’s been said that the new storyline will be very complex, and question numerous social issues. The main question: who really is the enemy? Is it the monsters, aliens, or humans themselves? And can this boy, born of a hero, become a hero too?
Toku news has been a little sluggish over the last few days, and that’s given me time to do other things (PaladinZeo, I will email you soon). Of those things, I’ve found some new articles of clothing on other blogs that I really want (or think is really funny), and that I think you’ll want (or think is really funny) too after you see it. So let’s go look at a new hat and some underwear! 😛
And next we have some very interesting underwear from Henshin Grid that features designs inspired by Goranger, Kamen Rider, and Ultraman:
Yep, this is adult men’s underwear, which is based on Goranger. They also have briefs based on Kamen Rider and Ultraman.
They will all be released by Bandai on October 24th for 1365 yen (about $17.78 US). For more info on this, you can check out HenshinGrid and this article here.
So, out of any of this you see here, is there anything you’d want or like to own. Maybe you’d seriously wear this on a daily basis. Maybe you think it’s all just hysterically funny, that’s fine too. I not sure, truth be told I can’t pull off hats, and I’m not sure if I could find any of the underwear in my size, so I might just have to pass up on it.
Tsuburaya Productions announcedWednesday that the movie Ultraman Saga, which commemorates the 45th Anniversary of the Ultraman franchise, will open on March 24th, 2012. The movie will play in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D in theaters in Japan.
The movie features Ultraman Zero, Dyna, and Cosmos as they fight to prevent the villanous Alien Bat from turning the Earth into his own personal laboratory with the help of Hyper Zetton.
Here’s our first real look at Hyper Zetton, the main villain of the third movie in the Ultraman Zero trilogy, Ultraman Saga. Here, we can see it battling against Zero, Dyna, and Cosmos. Will our heroes be able to defeat this powerful new foe?
In the movie, Hyper Zetton is sent after the UltraHeroes by Alien Bat, the metallic creature in the top left corner, who first appeared in Return of Ultraman, which is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary.
And that’s where this newest trailer has come from. Check out a super-exclusive, wholy unauthorized, first look at the upcoming, two-part, direct-to-video movie, Ultraman Zero GAIDEN: Killer the Beatstar:
Like the previous side movies, it will be released in two parts or stages, the first due out November 25th and the second on December 22nd. This story will act as a prequel to the final part of the Ultraman Zero Trilogy, Ultraman Saga, which will premiere February 2012.