As part of the promotion for HEROES magazine’s ongoing Ultraman manga and it’s volume three release, an animated version of one of the chapters was set in motion.

It’s not animated in the way you would expect, but the video created to help promote the release of volume three on September 5. Done in a way that follows panels, it adds color and motion to the original manga pages.

In it, one of the most climactic scenes from the manga is brought to life. It starts as the original Ultraman, Shin Hayata, is defeated by his old foe Be Mular. His son returns an earlier favor by showing up in the nick of time to protect him. It ends with Shinji powering up his Specium weapons and promising to tear Be Mular apart, utilizing his new power armor.

HEROES is a monthly magazine that can be picked up at 7-11’s in Japan. The official website offers a preview of the first volume, so if you’re interested feel free to check it out here!

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