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Ultraman is an iconic figure in the lives of Young Japanese boys. The first Ultraman television show was made by Tsuburaya Productions in 1966. The company was sold to TYO Inc advertising company in 2007 with merchandizing being undertaken by the giant Bandai company.
Originally a company for special effects in movies, Tsuburaya Productions headquarters were in Soshigaya-Okura near Shinjuku in Tokyo. Today, though the Production company's offices have been moved and an apartment building now occupies the site, the town still celebrates its Ultraman connection with statues inside and outside the station and Ultraman themed street lighting in the main shopping street.
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