One of Japan’s most beloved anime characters flew in to Jewel Changi Airport, and Singapore hopes his countrymen will follow.
Ultraman stars in a new tourism spot fighting off a Godzilla-like monster as part of a tourism campaign that commemorates the birth of both the character and bilateral relations.
“2021 is the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Singapore,” reads its caption on YouTube. “This video was produced as a collaboration with Ultraman, which is also celebrating its 55th anniversary.”
The second episode in the Ultraman: A New Power of Singapore trilogy was posted today. It depicts a vintaged-up depiction of rubber-suited melee as Ultraman takes down one of his nemesis, Neronga, at the airport. It picks up where last week’s first episode left off, when Ultraman fought the Red King at Gardens by the Bay.
We’ll assume they are metaphors for different strains of COVID-19.
The three-minute episode shows Neronga spawn outside the airport, where it shoots bolts of lightning at terrorized people. It then cuts to Ultraman graciously flying in and immediately tugging on its horn, punching its stomach and, at one point, getting on its back to pound its neck.
It ends on a cliffhanger with Ultraman throwing Neronga over its back before cutting to a shameless advert featuring a montage of Singapore’s skyline and the airport made in collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board.
So Japanese friends, please do come visit because Ultraman.
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