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Bandai Creates Cup Noodles That Transform Into Ultraman Characters

posted on by Amanda Whalen
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Bandai has announced a new, edible line of Ultraman merchandise: cup noodles that transform into Ultraman characters. These "Ultranoodles" launched on August 6 and are individually priced at 850 yen, or about US$8.44.

Six different characters will be featured: the original Ultraman, Ultraman Zero, Ultraman X, Ultraman Belial, Baltan, and Demaaga. After their three-second transformations, the characters can "battle" for three minutes while their contents are cooking.

The original Ultraman cup, the Ultraman X cup, and the Baltan cup will contain ramen noodles.

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The Ultraman Zero cup will contain yakisoba.

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Finally, the Ultraman Belial cup and the Demaaga cup will contain donburi.

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The Ultraman series began with a live-action television show that first aired in 1966. The franchise includes many live-action shows, films, manga, anime, OVAs, and video games. The most recent incarnation, the live-action show Ultraman Orb, is currently airing and is available for streaming on Crunchyroll.

Source: Ultranoodle website


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