05.14.2019: The Ultraman Anime Episode

With all of this Ultra-coverage happening around here, we decided that we should strike while the iron is hot and this episode of the Kaijucast is covering the 13-episode Netflix anime series based on the 2012 manga, Ultraman!

Gretchen and Kyle are essentially sitting down to chat about the strengths and weaknesses of the series, and while we would love to have made this an insanely deep dive into this series, it seems the the Ultra historians haven’t unpacked all of what the show has to offer – it was only released a month and a half ago, after all.

Regardless, this series is a lot of fun and, while it is not really even close to being perfect, we measure its success against other rebooted anime and pop-culture properties from recent years. Probably the most important takeaway (please do listen to the full episode too!) is that we’re excited to see the story continue.

1. Dan Moroboshi’s Theme by Nobuko Toda & Kazuma Jinnouchi from Ultraman (2019)
2. English language trailer for Ultraman (2019)
3. Hero Battle by Nobuko Toda & Kazuma Jinnouchi from Ultraman (2019)

Ultraman Anime Official Website
Ultraman (2019) On Netflix
Ultraman Manga via Viz Entertainment
Ultraman The Adventure Begins

5/21 Portland Horror Trivia Massacre vs Godzilla in Portland, OR
5/28 PhilaMOCA’s Tokusatsu Tuesday May Edition in Philadelphia, PA
5/31 – 6/1 Richmond GalaxyCon in Richmond, VA with Gamera vs Viras actor Carl Craig
6/13 – 6/16 Anime Matsuri in Houston, TX with THE GODZILLA STORE and much more!
7/5 – 7/7 Days of the Dead Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN with Godzilla suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma
7/12 – 7/14 G-FEST XXIV in Chicago, IL with too many awesome things to list in one line!
8/16 – 8/18 Japan World Heroes in Pasadena, CA with Shinji Nishikawa, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Carl Craig, Linda Miller & many more!
8/30 – 9/1 Days of the Dead Louisville in Louisville, KY with GMK suit actor Mizuho Yoshida


Don’t miss out on our 10th anniversary poster designed by Mondo artist Tom Whalen now in stock and available until we sell out (limited run of 100) and starting this month, we’ve opened a preorder for the 10th anniversary design for our T-Shirt Of The Month club — and we’re offering it on two different styles: on plain white -or- a Baseball-style raglan shirt with blue sleeves. Don’t delay; the pre-order window closes on May 31st!

Kaijucast X Anniversary by Tom Whalen