But All The While You Hear The Tokusatsu Kaiju Creeping Up Behind
December 8, 2009 12:44 PM   Subscribe

Does what it says on the box (which is great).
posted by brundlefly at 12:47 PM on December 8, 2009

The length of some of the monster write-ups on Wikipedia makes me happy, even if some seem to be written by fanboys on a caffine binge. Also, the video makes me happy. Thanks!
posted by filthy light thief at 12:59 PM on December 8, 2009 [3 favorites]

My 7-year-old son has been into Ultraman for the past few years. We have stacks and stacks of DVDs relatives have burned for us dating back to the 1960s UltraQ shows, plus a ton of picture books with encyclopedic detail about every single monster and Ultraman avatar. The detail he memorizes is just astounding.
posted by KokuRyu at 1:04 PM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

I liked the long line of Ultraman judges.
posted by oddman at 1:41 PM on December 8, 2009

Hey I saw that on TV the other night! All of the monsters were auditioning for the director to be in a new Ultraman movie. Okamura has been doing his character Pressure Seijin for a long time on MechaIke, so he joined the audition and made a farce of the whole thing. But in the end, he's an excellent dancer The monsters overcame competition and petty squabbling, and finally all the monsters got into the movie. There's a little preview for it at the end.
posted by donkeymon at 2:15 PM on December 8, 2009

Thanks for deciphering it, donkeymon. I Googled "プッレシャー星人" (presumably Okamura's MechaIke character) hoping to come up with some sort of monster and couldn't find anything.
posted by KokuRyu at 2:26 PM on December 8, 2009

Man, those monster suits are awesome. I may need to, er, "consult" the internet availability of these Ultraman series.
posted by Iosephus at 2:52 PM on December 8, 2009

Thanks for introducing a new 'sub-culture' I was totally unaware of yet totally unsurprised to find existed.
posted by Megami at 3:11 PM on December 8, 2009

See also Scatman Ultraman!
posted by lumensimus at 3:13 PM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

Megami, you might want to check out kaiju big battel, it's highly entertaining.
posted by dead cousin ted at 3:23 PM on December 8, 2009

Like donkeymon, we watched that the other night. The entire show was hilarious. The idea was essentially that Okamura-san's character was essentially a noob, and the other monster's didn't like him. You see a bit of it in the recap section, but most of the show the other kaiju were beating the snot out of him. Lot's of tripping, pushing, and a couple well placed surprise drop kicks.

For some reason, mascot violence has always been the easiest way to make me laugh. Now, though, I've found a new, funnier form. One of the best bits, shown briefly in the video, was Red King. He would, when Okamura-san did something/said something stupid or wrong, start beating his head against the wall in abject rage, then try to charge Okamura-san, with the other kaiju trying to stop him. Tears rolling down my face, it was hilarious.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:13 PM on December 8, 2009

I love Okamura-san! He's such a funny little "ossan" and a fabulous dancer to boot!
posted by misozaki at 4:19 PM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

I like this a lot. Thank you!
posted by not_on_display at 8:07 PM on December 8, 2009

You'll probably like Big Man Japan.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 10:07 PM on December 8, 2009

I'm sure you've all seen this it, but I'm still obligated to post a link to Indian Thriller, the greatest Thriller after the original.
posted by exhilaration at 7:07 AM on December 9, 2009

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