Ultraman Orb - new series to start in July?

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Re: Ultraman Orb - new series to start in July?

Postby Gman2887 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:04 am

I think I'll pass on a retelling of Orb. The first time was frustrating enough.
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Re: Ultraman Orb - new series to start in July?

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:10 pm

So are they going to be releasing the Orb movie in the US or not?
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Re: Ultraman Orb - new series to start in July?

Postby klen7 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:37 pm

it seems weird that they dubbed X for a couple screenings and then nothing... but here we are. No idea why they aren't at least getting these onto streaming
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Re: Ultraman Orb - new series to start in July?

Postby lhb412 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:17 pm

Maybe their entire English release strategy has shifted because of their legal victory?

I do feel that Tsuburaya thinks of the Netflix anime series as being a kind of introduction to the franchise for worldwide consumption. It'll be interesting to see how they take it from there.
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Re: Ultraman Orb - new series to start in July?

Postby klen7 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:34 pm

^ It's interesting because TsuPro has taken this stance that Ultraman should be for kids, but the manga that the anime is based on involves serial slashers, and other non-kid friendly material. It's pretty standard shonen fair, but if this is their intro to the world, its a bit on the darker grittier side of the franchise
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Re: Ultraman Orb - new series to start in July?

Postby lhb412 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:58 pm

^This is possibly a good strategy. In Japan their target audience is children who will buy the merchandise. In America and other countries where the general population is unfamiliar with Ultraman the target audience will be... nerds, mostly folks who already have an appreciation of other Japanese pop culture.
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