KUALA LUMPUR: Fans of monster-fighting superhero from Japan, Ultraman, will get to see Malaysia’s very own Ultraman – Ultraman Ribut – take on the League Of Darkness on Sunday.
The character is a collaboration between Les’ Copaque Productions (the creators of Upin & Ipin) and Tsuburaya Productions, the creators of Ultraman, according to a recent news report.
The new superhero’s powers include super-speed, an Ultra armour that can withstand high temperatures, and also a ‘Ribut Blocker’ brace he wears on his left arm, which can project a force barrier to shield him from enemy attacks.
Ultraman Ribut, who is part of the New Generation Ultras team, will appear in a special episode of Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes, an online-only micro-series shown on the Tsubaraya Official YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/tsuburaya).
The episode, scheduled to release on Sept 29, will be available in both Japanese and English.
Ultraman Ribut has also made appearances in the previous seasons of Upin & Ipin in Malaysia and Indonesia in 2015.
In the show, together with the twins, Ribut saves Kuala Lumpur from being destroyed by alien monsters Alien Kilat, Raksasa Bayang and Raksasa Halilintar.
One of Japan’s most iconic superheroes, Ultraman was created in 1966 by special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya, and has since spawned numerous TV shows, comics, films and merchandise.