Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy (ウルトラQ dark fantasy)
is a 2004 Tokusatsu series and a reimagining of the iconic 1966 Ultra Q
, the first installment of the still-running Ultra Series. The series was developed by the late Shozo Uehara, often regarded as one of the "godfathers" of Television Tokusatsu, and employed talents such as directors Shunsuke Kaneko and Akio Jissoji. Fansubber The Rubber Mantis began translating the show, but suddenly disappeared in 2017, leaving the last five episodes untranslated. The final five seem to be among the show's most notable, including two Akio Jissoji-directed adaptations of works by Edogawa Rampo, a remake of the beloved episode of the classic series "Kanegon's Cocoon
", and the episode featuring the character of Rekyum Man, one of the few elements from the series to make its way into other Ultra shows. And with the series being a co-production, Mill Creek Entertainment, US distributors for the Ultra shows, have stated they have no plans to release the series. Contributors will all be thanked at the end of each episode! Please help finish the last major Ultra show in need of subs!
I have previously funded translations for the 1970 Toho horror film "Terror in the Streets
" and the 1996 Ultraman short "Revive! Ultraman
", so if anybody is curious to see those as "proof" of legitimacy, don't hesitate to ask!