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Home Ministry Bans Ultraman Comic Book

Source: http://www.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/

The Home Ministry has issued a directive banning the publication of the ‘Ultraman The Ultra Power’ comic book.

We don’t know what our favourite superhero from outer space has done, but apparently the comic book contains elements that can threaten public order.

The directive was enforced according to the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, which states that it is an offence to print, import, produce, reproduce, publish, sell, issue, circulate, offer for sale, distribute or have in his possession for such purpose any prohibited publication.

The Malay language comic book was published by Resign Publications, and printed by Network Printers.

*Update: According to the Home Ministry, the ban was imposed because the comic book had referred to Ultraman as “Allah”. It said in a statement,”Children look up to Ultraman as their idol and referring to the Ultraman King character as “Allah” could confuse them… “Allah” is also a sensitive word and to the Muslims, any misuse of it could be regarded as a provocation.”


  • HrdSRck

    in the malay translation, they use the word Allah equivalent to god…where as they’re actually referring to the ultra brothers elder…thus it may confused the already confused malay younglings…

  • HrdSRck

    booo…somebody sucks at google translate..Ultraman King (ウルトラマンキング, Urutoraman Kingu?) is the most powerful Ultra in the Showa Universe and is from the Land of Light . He is the oldest Ultra, ancient even before every other known Ultra. He was born in the Land of Light, and is the second oldest Ultraman on the entire multiverse. In the 2009 film Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie, he is considered to be, and respected as, the “God” or Elder of all Ultra heroes. Despite the name, he is not the king of the Land of Light. He is supposedly all powerful and undefeatable, but lives on his own on the Planet King. From his own planet called King, he observes the evolution of the Ultra Brothers. He has a beard and crown. Possessing almighty power, Ultraman King is the most powerful of all the Ultraman race. He is said to have similar origins as Ultraman Noa. Despite being called Ultraman King, he confirmed to Ultraman Hikari he has many names, and that Ultraman King is not his real name, but he merely adopted it for his love to the human race. (http://ultra.wikia.com/wiki/Ultraman_King)