Saturday, 4 July 2009

First Evil Ultraman In Mega Monster Battle : Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie

Disclaimer : this post will only make sense to fan of Ultraman series, past and present.

If all goes according to plan, we'll end our Japan vacation on Dec 11 which is a day earlier than the release of a new Ultraman Movie, "Daikaiju Battle Ultra Ginga Densetsu THE MOVIE" or Mega Monster Battle : Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie. (Man, the name is long)

The movie, a joint venture between Tsuburaya Productions and Warner Bros will be released on Dec 12, 2009. The movie is directed by Koichi Sakamoto, who has worked predominantly as executive producer on the long-running American TV series Power Rangers.

The main antagonist in this movie is not a monster but an Ultraman. A new character, Ultraman Belial, is cited as being the first “villainous Ultraman” in the 43 year history of the franchise, who was locked away in the space prison by the mighty Ultraman King tens of thousands of years ago. Belial breaks free from his prison, and plans to use the Giga-Battlenizer to control 100 giant monsters and conquer the galaxy, shrouding the home world of the Ultramen in a state of darkness.

The movie will also feature Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Taro, Zoffy, Ultraman Mebius, Ultraman Hikari, Ultraman King, Father of Ultra, Mother of Ultra, Ultraman Leo, Astra, Ultraman 80, Yullian, Ultraman Neos, Ultra Seven 21 and Ultraman Boy.Original actors Susume Kurobe and Kouji Moritsugu return to reprise their roles as Hayata (Ultraman) and Dan Moroboshi (Ultra Seven) respectively, facing off against an army of over 100 giant monsters!

This should be an interesting movie with plenty of Ultraman and Monsters sightings, and the Ultramen are not restricted by the same 3-minute timer as then they visit/fight on Planet Earthbecause they are fighting on Nebula M78.

And think of all the merchandise Tsuburaya can spring on kids to coax their parents to buy! (And we'll be one of them too). Hmm... I wonder whether any limited edition figures for the movie will be sold at Ulfes 2009? Who's going to Ulfes 2009 this summer vacation?

17 comments:

  1. Gosh! Didn't know there's so many Ultramen! Obviously I'm not a big fan, haha! I always wonder why after all the fighting, only at the end Ultraman unleash his deadly laser shot from his crossed hands (not sure if I'm describing it correctly, haha) that will sure kill the monster/s.

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  2. @Foong,
    first have to fight... after the red light on Ultraman chest starts to beep & blink (which meant the 3 minutes period Ultraman can last on Earth) only can flash all those laser shots. :D

    Raimie knows every single Ultraman, BTW.

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  3. Evil ultraman?! I always knew the ultraman as the good guy :)

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  4. Ultraman Belial sounds a lot of bells. Belial is a biblical term that usually refers to bad people. XD

    And I'm lost at the number of ultramans @@

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  5. @Mei Teng,
    Well, there's Evil Tiga in Ultraman Tiga and Dark Faust in Ultraman Nexus before Belial.

    @Jim,
    Hahaha... if you ever met with Raimie, he can let you know all the Ultraman. :)

    Interesting origin of the name Belial. Thanks for the info!

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  6. I really don't know much about Ultraman. :P

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  7. Haha you are right. This post made zero sense to me >_<

    I will be in Japan till the 16th Dec then ill go home for xmas!

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  8. @ECL,
    we are here to guide you to all things Ultraman. ^-^

    @Prometheus,
    Long xmas holiday for you?

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  9. obviously, this trip will be a dream come true for an Ultraman mania like you. :D

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  10. @Life Ramblings,
    Well, we've covered almost all Ultraman based theme park & outlets in Japan I think. And bought plenty of Ultraman soundtracks already. But for movies, we'll just wait for it to hit our shores and have subtitles first!

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  11. Is it like a fight between evil and good ultraman? hmmm, just like the black spiderman!

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  12. Goodnight and have a great week ahead!

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  13. @Ayie,
    Hahaha... something like that. :D

    Good night to you! And good morning to us! :-)

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  14. LOL to your reply to ECL. So I will visit this blog if I want to learn more stuffs about Ultraman. Maybe you should create a niche blog specifically on Ultraman? haha!

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  15. @foong,
    Do you know the reason I have a blog initially? To write all things Ultraman. Kinda diverted from that and this blog turned into all things Japan.

    My initial posts were all about Ultraman, you know. :D

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  16. Hi,

    Great blog. This movie seems cool. Not really a fan of Ultraman, I only like Ultraman Jack (or Return of Ultraman, for us who grew up in the early 80's in Msia). The new guys who plays the human hosts seem a bit too effeminate for me.

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  17. when will this torrent released? i wan to watch dis movie very bad...

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