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Ultraman (ウルトラマン,   Urutoraman?), commonly called the Ultra Series (ウルトラシリーズ,   Urutora Shirīzu?), is an on-going franchise by Tsuburaya Productions that features the character Ultraman and is the most popular creation of the company to date.

After Tsuburaya Production's foundation in 1963, the company's founder, Eiji Tsuburaya had envisioned to create his own work of tokusatsu after working on many films for Toho. Ultra Q, the first production of his company in 1966, featured an eerie theming, mysteries and strange monsters, was a great success in Japan.

Later that year, a more colorful series aired, titled Ultraman, which went on to surpass the previous series in popularity, receiving its highest viewer rating at 42.8% and gave birth to the Kyodai Hero genre.

With over thirty television series, over thirty films and countless merchandise, Ultraman still receives installments to this day.

Series History

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Main Series

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Films

1960s

1970s

  • Return of Ultraman (1971) [compilation film]
  • Return of Ultraman: Terror of the Tornado Monster (1971) [compilation film]
  • Return of Ultraman: Jiro Rides a Monster (1972) [compilation film]
  • Akio Jissoji's Ultraman (1979) [compilation film]
  • Ultraman: Great Monster Battle (1979) [compilation film]

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Mini-Series

Side Stories and OVAs

  • Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider (1993)
  • Heisei Ultraseven (1994-1999)
  • Ultraman Graffiti (1990)
  • Ultraman: Super Warrior Legends (1996)
  • Ultra Nyan (1997)
  • Ultra Nyan 2 (1998)
  • Ultraman Tiga Side Story: Revival of the Ancient Giant (2001)
  • Ultraman Mebius Side Story: Hikari Saga (2006)
  • Ultraman Mebius Side Story: Armored Darkness (2008)
  • Ultraman Mebius Side Story: Ghost Rebirth (2009)
  • Ultra Galaxy Legends Side Story: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero (2010)
  • Ultraman Zero Side Story: Killer the Beatstar (2011)
  • The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman (2015)

Other

  • Space Warriors 2000 (1985)
  • Ultraman Kids Proverb Stories (1986)
  • Ultraman Kids: 30 Million Light Years Looking for Mama (1991–1992)
  • Project Ultraman (2007)
  • Ultraman Kids: The Series (2013-present)
  • Kaiju Girls (2016-2018)
  • Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman (2017)
  • ULTRAMAN (2019)
  • Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman (2019)

Other Media

Books

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Comics

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Music

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Video Games

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Cultural Impact

Main article: Ultraman in Popular Culture

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Anniversary Projects

45th Anniversary

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50th Anniversary

50th anniversary logo

From 2015 to 2016, the 50th anniversary of the Ultraman Series was celebrated with Tsuburaya Productions releasing Ultraman X, Ultraman X the Movie, Ultraman Orb and Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga. There were many merchandise and events to celebrate, with S.H. Figuarts releasing Ultraman Series figures and Ultraman Festival 2016 being held from July 22 to August 28.

55th Anniversary

55th anniversary logo

On November 12, 2020, it was revealed that Tsuburaya Productions would release new series, films, events and merchandise to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Ultraman Series in 2021.[1] The first of which being Shin Ultraman, a successor to Toho's Shin Godzilla.[2] Sevenger Fight, a throwback to 1970's Ultra Fight began streaming through Tsuburaya Imagination and Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga, a spiritual successor to 1996's Ultraman Tiga, began airing on July 10, Ultraman Day. Ultraman Café-GO BEYOND 55th Anniversary, a restaurant dedicated to the Ultraman 55th Anniversary project was open on the 1st floor of Tokyo Solamachi for a limited time from July 16th to August 29th, 2021.[3]

Gallery

Anniversary Projects

References

This is a list of references for Ultraman (franchise). These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

External links

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