Book Review: Neo Retro Ultra Monsters Vinyl Complete Album

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Just got this book recently! This is an absolute godsend for all you Ultraman vinyl collectors. Now the title of the book is somewhat strange, cos it says Monsters but Ultraman is also included. Hmm…

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New Ultraman Zero Movie! ウルトラマンゼロ THE MOVIE 超決戦!ベリアル銀河帝国

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!!!!!! Wow I still haven’t gotten over my initial excitement, the sequel to the awesome 「ウルトラ銀河伝説」will hit theaters in Japan on 23 Dec later this year! Aptly named 「ウルトラマンゼロ THE MOVIE 超決戦!ベリアル銀河帝国」roughly translates to ‘Ultraman Zero The Movie. Supreme Battle! Belial Galactic Empire’. This will continue the story from the previous movie and promises to focus on Ultraman Zero.

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Drink Ultra Cola! ウルトラコーラ飲め!

Just returned from my recent Japan trip with these babies.
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DyDo 復刻堂 (Hukkokudo) 2010 Ultra Cola series of drink cans. Many thanks to my wife and trip buddies K,J else I wouldn’t have been able to get most of them. They had to make Ultra Cola their staple drink. Heh.

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An email to Tsuburaya about 「大怪獣バトル ウルトラ銀河伝説」

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Avid Ultra fans will know that the latest movie in the Ultraman franchise 「大怪獣バトル ウルトラ銀河伝説」opened to much fanfare in Japan on 12-Dec-2009. Being the anxious fan that I am, I sent an email to Tsuburaya through their web portal last night asking them if they are planning to release the movie outside of Japan.

my email (in my limited Japanese) to them:

円谷様
シンガポールから大ファンのスーホワットとも押します。最新の映画「大怪獣バトルウルトラ銀河伝説」海外で上映しますか?シンガポールのファンの皆さん完全に見たいと思います。ですから海外で上映してご考えてください。宜しくお願いします!

to my surprise, they replied! :)

お問い合わせありがとうございます。

「大怪獣バトル ウルトラ銀河伝説」の海外上映に関してですが、
現時点ではまだ詳細が決定しておりません。弊社としても、海外の
多くのファンへ一日でも早くお届け出来ればと思っております。

今後とも宜しくお願い致します。

which translates roughly to:

Thank you for your enquiry.
Regarding the movie 「大怪獣バトル ウルトラ銀河伝説」’s overseas distribution, we have not clearly decided at this moment. However we would like to report this decision as soon as we can to our huge number of overseas fans.

Thank you for your support.

so there you go, not a definite yes but I feel good about our chances. With Warner Bros distributing the film in Japan, there is definitely a good chance of it making to our shores!

Have faith Ultra fans! I know I do!
:)