A Chinese teacher is winning the hearts of social media users for dressing up as Ultraman in a short video he showed to his students.
In an interview with Chinese news platform Wutong video, the teacher, identified only by his surname Yang, said he shared the video he created with his class of 3- and 4-year-old children in Ordos city in Inner Mongolia on April 20, reported South China Morning Post
“I thought to myself, ‘If they like Ultraman so much, why do not I transform into him for them?’” Yang said, explaining that most of his students are boys who are fans of the Japanese children’s show.
Instead of coming into work dressed as Ultraman, Yang decided to push the bar higher and show his class how he transforms into the giant monster-fighting superhero in a video. Yang followed online creators who specialize in making transformation videos and reached out to them to ask for tips.
“I incorporated my thoughts into the video and recorded myself transforming into Ultraman to save the preschool. Our school buildings were the backdrop,” Yang said. “The kids were having a great time watching the video, and they kept asking me how to fight the monsters.”
To complete the image of their teacher as a superhero, Yang showed his students a scar he had received days before and told them he got injured while fighting monsters. After seeing it, Yang noted that his students were “even more convinced” that he was Ultraman.
Social media users praised Yang for his dedication to his students, with one writing, “This teacher is so cute, and he created a fairytale dream for the kids.”
“I guess the kids will be bragging to their peers in the next class every day that their teacher is Tiga,” another user wrote.
The Chinese government began a crackdown on violence portrayed in children’s shows in September 2021. “Ultraman Tiga,” which first aired in September 1996 in Japan, was the first show removed from several online streaming websites.
Other shows, including “Peppa Pig,” “My Little Pony” and “Detective Conan,” also received warnings from the Jiangsu Province government in April 2021.