"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog

Thursday, December 6, 2018


新番組『ウルトラマン ニュージェネレーションクロニクル』2019年1月5日にて放送開始!

Ultraman New Generation Chronicles Blog
The promotional poster for "Ultraman: New Generation Chronicles."

This all-new overview series will run condensations of popular episodes and movies from "Ultraman Ginga" (2013) through "Ultraman R/B" (2018), the latter is currently being broadcast. Each episode will also feature all-new segments, including last March's "Ultraman Geed" feature film, as well as an overview of all 25 episodes of "Ultraman R/B."

Serving as the show's Navigators are the classic character of Booska, the Friendly Beast (who was brought back to appear in "Ultraman R/B"), and Asakura Riku's best bud, Pega the Pegassan, voiced by Miina Tominaga and Megumi Han, respectively. Additionally, there will be guest appearances by actors such as Tatsuomi Hamada, who played the lead of Riku in "Ultraman Geed."

The next all-new feature film, "Ultraman R/B Select! The Kizuna Crystal," will be released nationwide in Japan on March 8th. "Ultraman: New Generation Chronicles" will air every Saturday from 9:00-9:30 am via TV Tokyo starting on January 5th. Produced, as always, by Tsuburaya Productions!

(Translation ©August Ragone, all rights reserved.)