Toho, known for Godzilla, and Toei, for Ultraman and Kamen Rider, were rivals in the sense of traditional Japanese cinema; the linking thread comes in the form of Tsuburaya Productions, who worked on the special effects for Godzilla, Ultraman, and Kamen Rider.
In 2016, he wrote and co-directed Shin Godzilla, which presented a new take on the long-running, beloved franchise.
Subsequently, the Evangelion creator worked on Shin Ultraman, due for release in Japan in May, and is currently writing for Shin Kamen Rider.
Considering the shared presence of the kaiju, the worlds of Godzilla, Ultraman, and Kamen Rider should be able to fit nicely within an integrated universe.
A submarine shown in a video posted on social media could be a new, smaller Chinese class prioritising stealth and low cost, and used to counter drones, experts said.
Video footage posted on Facebook in a group called "Comments on the PLA" appeared to show an unknown type of Chinese submarine surfacing in a reservoir.
It appeared to be undergoing early-stage trials, because the footage, posted by a user called Liu Chengliang, showed two white stripes printed on the sail, as is commonly seen on new Chinese submarines during early tests.
They included a model of a Type MS200 sub, with a length of 30 metres, and the Type S1100, which was 50 metres long.