Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ultra Man Monster Art

OK. Sunday morning enjoyment. Ultraman. What is Ultraman? It is a kid's monster super-hero TV show from Japan. Sure the monsters are lame-o but don't forget that this was a show for little kids so they couldn't be too scary.


The shows were broadcast in the mid-1960's and were popular hen, but nowhere near as popular as they are today. Today, Ultraman represents 1960's Japan kitsch and pop culture. It's not kids today who love Ultraman (today's kids like Poke-Mon); the people who like Ultraman today are in their 40's and older.

Anyhow, the best pat about Ultraman, I thought, was how he had to come from Outer Space to save the earth from all these silly monsters... The catch? he only had three minutes to do it every time. Isn't that hilarious?  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I love the blog, and this is such a fantastic post. The images are so surreal. I wouldn't say they were kitsch though. Perhaps neo-kitsch. I wonder whether any of these pictures would belong in the neo-kitsch gallery: http://www.neokitsch.com/gallery/
Thanks once again,
Danny

1978 Los Angeles Punk: Black Flag & the Rotters.

Just a quick post. Hope it inspires you.... 40 years ago, I played in a one-hit wonder late 1970s L.A. punk band called The Rotters. We h...