International Standard Book Number
The International Standard Book Number is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, the method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering created in 1966, the 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO2108. Occasionally, a book may appear without a printed ISBN if it is printed privately or the author does not follow the usual ISBN procedure, this can be rectified later. Another identifier, the International Standard Serial Number, identifies periodical publications such as magazines, the ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 in the United Kingdom by David Whitaker and in 1968 in the US by Emery Koltay.
The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO2108, the United Kingdom continued to use the 9-digit SBN code until 1974. The ISO on-line facility only refers back to 1978, an SBN may be converted to an ISBN by prefixing the digit 0. For example, the edition of Mr. J. G. Reeder Returns, published by Hodder in 1965, has SBN340013818 -340 indicating the publisher,01381 their serial number. This can be converted to ISBN 0-340-01381-8, the check digit does not need to be re-calculated, since 1 January 2007, ISBNs have contained 13 digits, a format that is compatible with Bookland European Article Number EAN-13s. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, an ebook, a paperback, and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, a 13-digit ISBN can be separated into its parts, and when this is done it is customary to separate the parts with hyphens or spaces.
Separating the parts of a 10-digit ISBN is done with either hyphens or spaces, figuring out how to correctly separate a given ISBN number is complicated, because most of the parts do not use a fixed number of digits. ISBN issuance is country-specific, in that ISBNs are issued by the ISBN registration agency that is responsible for country or territory regardless of the publication language. Some ISBN registration agencies are based in national libraries or within ministries of culture, in other cases, the ISBN registration service is provided by organisations such as bibliographic data providers that are not government funded. In Canada, ISBNs are issued at no cost with the purpose of encouraging Canadian culture. In the United Kingdom, United States, and some countries, where the service is provided by non-government-funded organisations. Australia, ISBNs are issued by the library services agency Thorpe-Bowker
Ultraman Leo is a Japanese tokusatsu TV show and is the 7th show in the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Ultraman Leo was aired between April 12,1974, and March 28,1975, with a total of 51 episodes, tatsumi Nikamoto was the in-suit actor of Ultraman Leo. On November 13,2014 Crunchyroll announced that the series would be available that day on their streaming service for the US, Latin America, UK, Australia. Ultraman Leo comes from Nebula L77, and takes the form of Gen Otori. Ultraseven appears to fight a new foe, Alien Magma and his two pets, the Red and Black Gillas, Ultraseven is greatly overpowered and his leg is graphically broken by Black Gillas. Ultraman Leo drives off the foes, but Ultraseven is confined to his form because of his injuries. Dan maintains his role as Captain of MAC, Gen is a gymnastics teacher on the side and joins MAC to defend the Earth. Gen and Dan regularly train together, allowing Ultraman Leo to learn many moves in human form, in episode 34, Dan asks Ultraman Jack to take the Ultraeye back to M78 to be restored while he heals on Earth.
However, in Episode 40 MAC is destroyed by Silver Bloom, during the attack Dan asks Leo to keep defending the Earth and disappears in the conflagration. It is shown that he was back to M78 to be fully healed and restored as Ultraseven. Gen is now unemployed and spends most of his training the kids to defend themselves as well as defending the Earth as Ultraman Leo. Commander Black and alien bunyo captures Gen when he cannot transform completely, Gen as Leo is dismembered, only to be brought back to life by Ultraman King. Leo would face Blacks final monster, Black End, with the kids he trained, the latter of whom kill Black, finishing his mission, Gen removes his Leo Ring and sets off to tour Earth, his second home. Height,52 meters Weight,48,000 tons Home Planet, Nebula L-77 Human Form, Gen Otori Transformation Item, Leo Ring Leo Kick, Ultraman Leos Signature Ability. Ultraman Leo jumps to an height of at least 1,000 meters into the air and charges his foot with energy. It can destroy monsters with one blow, there are several variations of this ability that are seen throughout the show.
Leo Chop, Ultraman Leo can charge his hands with the energy of his Leo Kick. There are several variations of this ability that are throughout the show
The Ultra Series is the collective name for all the shows produced by Tsuburaya Productions featuring Ultraman, his many brethren, and the myriad Ultra Monsters. The Ultra Series is one of the prominent tokusatsu superhero genre productions from Japan, along with Toei produced series Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and the Metal Heroes. The Ultra franchise is one of the most well known examples of the daikaiju genre, which includes Tohos Godzilla series. However, the Ultra Series falls into the kyodai hīro subgenre of Tokusatsu shows and his many kin are usually red-and-silver and have glowing yellow almond-shaped dome eyes and various abilities, most notably to fire energy beams from various positions of crossed hands. The Ultra beings main weakness is that they can stay on Earth in giant form for a limited span of time. This is marked by a light on the body usually called the Color Timer, or warning light. At this stage, the Ultra beings must either find a way to recharge or finish the fight as soon as possible, or involuntarily revert to human form, or worse, risk certain death.
Some say another reason for Ultraman to recharge is because the Earth is badly polluted by humans, the time limit only happens inside the Earths atmosphere but they have none of those setbacks outside. Ultra beings appear to be impossible to permanently kill. The Ultra-Garrison are ranked from low-tier cosmics to high-tier cosmics, the show Ultraman was followed by many other series. Sequels to the series are, The Return of Ultraman, Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Taro, Ultraman Leo, Ultraman 80, Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, Ultraman Gaia. Recently the studio tried a reinvention of the hero through the Ultra N Project and this was followed by a return to old-school style series in the form of Ultraman Max. In the course of Max series, another new hero known as Ultraman Xenon was introduced, April 2006 saw the 40th anniversary series, Ultraman Mebius, which signalled a long-awaited return to the original universe. Another hero was introduced, Ultraman Hikari, formerly known as Hunter Knight Tsurugi, the straight-to-video market saw the release of Ultraman Neos in 2000, as well as special features for Ultraman Tiga and Gaia, who have teamed up in theatrical features.
The Ultraman Mebius and Ultra Brothers movie opened in September 2006, Ultraman series have been dubbed into various languages, including English, Portuguese, Malay, Indonesian and Filipino. Also of note is the American English dub of Ultraman Tiga by 4Kids Entertainment that aired in 2002, the dub considerably distorted the characterization and general mood of the series, and it achieved only limited success. In 1993, Tsuburaya Productions and Toei Company co-produced Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider and this direct-to-video feature is co-copyrighted by both Toei and Tsuburaya Productions. This figure does not account for Thai-produced Ultramen, the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that the comparison may confuse Muslim children and damage their faith
Heisei is the current era in Japan. The Heisei era started on 8 January 1989, the day after the death of the Emperor Hirohito and his son, the 125th Emperor Akihito, acceded to the throne. In accordance with Japanese customs, Hirohito was posthumously renamed the 124th Emperor Shōwa on 31 January 1989, thus,1989 corresponds to Shōwa 64 until 7 January and Heisei 1 since 8 January. To convert a Gregorian calendar year to Heisei,1988 needs to be subtracted. On 7 January 1989, at 07,55 JST, the Grand Steward of Japans Imperial Household Agency, Shōichi Fujimori, announced Emperor Hirohitos death, and revealed details about his cancer for the first time. According to Obuchi, the name Heisei was taken from two Chinese history and philosophy books, namely Records of the Grand Historian and the Classic of History, in the Shiki, the sentence 内平外成 appears in a section honoring the wise rule of the legendary Chinese Emperor Shun. In the Shokyō, the sentence 地平天成 appears, by combining both meanings, Heisei is intended to mean peace everywhere.
The Heisei era went into effect immediately upon the day after Emperor Akihitos succession to the throne on 7 January 1989, in 2016, NHK reported that the Emperor wished to abdicate in a few years, which would effectively end the Heisei period. 1989 marked the culmination of one of the most rapid growth spurts in Japanese history. Shortly before New Years Day, the Nikkei 225 reached its high of 39,000. By 1991, it had fallen to 15,000, signifying the end of Japans famed bubble economy, the Recruit scandal of 1988 had already eroded public confidence in the Liberal Democratic Party, which had controlled the Japanese government for 38 years. In 1993, the LDP was ousted by a led by Morihiro Hosokawa. However, the coalition collapsed as parties had gathered only to overthrow LDP, the LDP returned to the government in 1994, when it helped to elect Japan Socialist Tomiichi Murayama as prime minister. In 1995, there was a large 6.8 earthquake in Kobe, Hyōgo, during this period, Japan reemerged as a military power.
In 1991, Japan pledged billions of U. S. However, after the war, on 23 October 2004, the Heisei 16 Niigata Prefecture Earthquakes rocked the Hokuriku region, killing 52 and injuring hundreds. After an election defeat, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe resigned suddenly, Fukuda in turn resigned on September 2008 citing political failings, and Taro Aso was selected by his party. In August 2009, for the first time, the Democratic Party of Japan won 308 seats in the lower house election, which ended 50 years of political domination by the LDP. As a result of the election, Taro Aso resigned as leader of the LDP, However, DPJ soon became mired in party financing scandals, particularly involving aides close to Ichirō Ozawa
Ultraman X is a Japanese television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions which is a part of the New Ultraman Retsuden programming block on TV Tokyo. On July 13 Crunchyroll announced it will be simulcast in North America on their site and APPs, due to this, UNVER was formed to gather and secure unstable Spark Dolls and a new attack team was formed, Xio to combat monster threats. He soon learns of the truth behind Ultra Flare and resolves to help Ultraman X to regain his body after the incident had trapped him in a form of computer data. At the strange time, an energy source dubbed by Xio as Dark Thunder Energy frequently appears. Because of the effect weakens X, it nearly killed him during his fight with Tsurugi Demaaga. To counter this, a new weapon was discovered by Daichi, the X-Lugger, in accordance to an alien named Dada, humanity is on the verge of extinction from the effect of Dark Thunder Energys assault. At the end of the series, the mastermind behind the Ultra Flare and Dark Thunder Energy appeared, namely Greeza.
Having destroyed three planets in the past, it was thought to be killed after X banished it to the sun but instead survived and had journeyed through Mercury and Venus within 18 days. In the end, X and Daichi seemingly died after performing an attack but Greeza survived its destruction and successfully absorbs Xios Spark Dolls. It wasnt until Asuna managed to bring Daichi back to the world and X revived. Although the destroyer is killed, X however is yet to regain his true body, Ultraman X the Movie, Here It Comes. Our Ultraman was premiered in March 12,2016, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ultraman, the project was announced by Tsuburaya Productions in July 232015 and in Ultraman Festival 2015. In November 28,2015, The title and the poster was announced in Tsuburaya Productions blog. Daichi Ozora Ending theme Unite ~Kimi to Tsunagaru Tame ni~ Lyrics, TAKERU, Chiaki Seshimo Composition & Arrangement, Takao Konishi Artist, Voyager Insert theme Susume
Ultraman Ace is the 5th show in the Ultra Series. Produced by Tsuburaya Productions, the series aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 8,1972 to March 31,1973, starting with this show, the Ultra Series heads in a notably different direction, slowly shifting from a sci-fi/mystery adventure to full-tilt superhero fantasy fare. All previous Ultramen make regular appearances in series, whereas they only made guest appearances in the previous show The Return of Ultraman. Yapool, a mastermind with similarities to Satan and Legion, sought after the planet of Earth. The first super weapon sent to Earth, ravaged a city and took on TAC, two of Verokrons unfortunate victims were Seiji Hokuto and Yuko Minami. Ace decided to be the one to go as he had both of them be his host, ever since Hokuto has been Aces host and their efforts were just the same. Yapool became desperate by combining the bodies of a few to create Jumbo King only for him to fail and have Ace fly off to his home world of M78. Ever since Ace has showed up to help Ultras in their times of need, the Five Ultra Brothers Surpass the Chouju Burn.
Chouju Hell 30,000 Year Chouju Appears Giant Ant Chouju vs. Ultra Brothers Pursue The Mystery of The Transformation Chouju Kaiju vs. Chouju vs. Seijin Life of the Sun, Ace vs. Goh Hideki The Chouju is Ten Women. The Red Flower Of Cactus Hell Execution, a Giant Transformation in The Middle of The Night The Pyramid is a Choujus Nest. The Ultra Father The Life of Seven, the Resurrection of The Monster Woo Ghost Story. Cry of The Yeti Setsubun Ghost Story, ride Beyond The Time Machine Curse of The Salamander Revenge Of Velokron The Flying Jellyfish Mass Chaos in Tokyo. Traffic Signals Gone Haywire Life-Sucking Sound Tomorrows Ace To You
The Return of Ultraman
The Return of Ultraman, is a tokusatsu science fiction/kaiju/superhero TV series, and is the fourth in the Ultra Series. Eiji Tsuburaya had originally intended for the Ultra Series to end with the 1967 series Ultra Seven, Ultraman proved to be too popular a character to omit. His son Hajime Tsuburaya revived the Ultra Series with Return of Ultraman, the show features a new Ultraman named New Ultraman, or just Kaettekita Ultraman. In 1984, he was renamed Ultraman Jack due to licensing issues and Bandai held a contest for children to pick a new name for this Ultraman. Although he is called Ultraman Jack for licensing in and out of Japan, he is sometimes referred to as New Ultraman/Kaettekita Ultraman. This change was due to a last-minute decision as the original plan for this series was for the original Ultraman to return to Earth to continue fighting against aliens. While nearly identical to the original Ultraman in appearance, the red pattern on his suit is slightly different. Furthermore, the new Ultraman can be distinguished by his pants, the pinstripes along the red areas.
The characters and related events are described below using in-universe tone and this began a shared universe which continued throughout the Showa series, with Zoffy, Ultramans superior, being reintroduced to the canon the following year in Ultraman Ace. This series is a follow up to the original Ultraman & Ultra Seven that is set in 1971, four years after Ultraseven left Earth, the first episode begins with a fight between two giant monsters named Takkong and Zazahn, in Tokyo. Amid the monster destruction, young race-car driver Hideki Go is killed trying to rescue a little boy. His valiant sacrifice is noted by everyone, including his friends and the new defense force MAT, MAT asks Hideki to join the team, which he does, especially since in this frightening new Age of Monsters Earth will need a savior. In times of crisis, Hideki will raise his arm and, by force of will. In addition, The original Ultraman and Ultra Seven are watching New Ultramans battles from the sidelines, MAT Captain Katsushiro Kato, Makes no sense at times, while other times he tends to joke around with his crew.
All the same, he is protective of his small MAT team. He leaves about halfway through the series, replaced by Captain Ryu Ibuki, takeshi Minami, He hints that he grew up on a farm, and tends to watch over the other officers, especially the new member Gō. Ippei Ueno, Sometimes superstitious, and loose in his methods when compared to Officer Kishida, fumio Kishida, He comes from an old military family, and tends to have connections still with the higher-level officers who oversee MAT. He lives with his mother, but his father is deceased, yuriko Oka, The only female in the team
Ultra Q is a tokusatsu science fiction/kaiju series made in the tradition of Tohos many tokusatsu sci-fi/horror films. This series was followed two weeks by the more popular Ultraman, the second Ultra Series, Ultra Q can be described as a half-hour Toho kaiju series. Executive Producer Eiji Tsuburaya intended this series to be more like the American television series The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, featuring all kinds of strange and unusual stories. After a survey, the TBS network convinced Tsuburaya Productions to add more giant monsters, as children were interested in them, since Godzilla. Much like The X-Files, the series continuing characters who investigate strange supernatural phenomena, including giant monsters, ghosts. The original planned title of this project was Unbalance, and was subsequently rechristened Ultra Q The series began production in 1964, at the time, this was the most expensive television series ever produced in Japan. The Q stands for Question and tied with another hit TBS series, Obake no Q-tarō, Jun Manjome, Aviator at Hoshikawa Air Service and amateur SF writer.
Yuriko Edogawa, Reporter for the Daily News, Ippei Togawa, Juns aviation partner at Hoshikawa. Professor Ichinotani, world-renowned scientist, and occasional assistance to Jun, News Desk Editor, Yurikos boss and editor at the Daily News. Goro and Goroh The Gift From Space Mammoth Flower Peguila Is Here, in 1967, Ultra Q was licensed from Tsuburaya and TBS by CBS Films, producers of The Twilight Zone. It was a deal that not only included Ultra Q. For the task of dubbing, CBS hired Film House in Toronto, Tsuburaya provided translated scripts, plus English language opening and closing credits, and a custom, swirling title-card. The series itself was dubbed in its 28 episode entirety, at some point, CBS Films backed out of licensing the series, and it was picked up, along with Ultraman, by United Artists Television, producers of The Outer Limits. Subsequently, United Artists Television hired Titra Studios to dub Ultraman, Ultraman was syndicated, Ultra Q was not, due to being in black-and-white at a time when most television was switching to color.
After Ultraman finished its run in syndication and film masters, before Ragone uncovered this information, it was commonly believed, even by Tsuburaya Productions, that only one episode, Episode 3, was dubbed into English as a pilot. Over the last decade, other episodes have been discovered in the hands of private US collectors on the 16mm film format. Ultra Qs success earned it a radio drama, starring the voices of the human cast from the original Ultra Q with some of the old monsters, such as Kemur, Gorgos. In the years following the original run, a live action film called Ultra Q The Movie