ウルトラマン Ultraman

As a child, I spent quite a lot of time running around the yard chasing my friends while making the crossed-hands pose of Ultraman attacking his enemies. 2016 is the 50th anniversary of Ultraman and with a Guinness world record for number of spinoffs, the franchise shows no signs of slowing. A new spinoff film called “Ultraman X”, about one of forty-one different Ultraman characters, was released in Japan on March 12. When asked about what Ultraman represents, creator Toshihiro Iijima said “Friendship, dreams and peace.” When faced with that explanation, it’s hard to argue why this low-budget alien-man continues to win the hearts of fans worldwide.

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