Inner Mongolia teacher goes viral for donning Ultraman costume on video to surprise students
A Chinese teacher is winning the hearts of social media users for dressing up as Ultraman in a short video he showed his students.
In an interview with Chinese information platform Video Wutongthe teacher, identified only by his surname Yang, said he shared the video he created with his class of 3- and 4-year-olds in the city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia on April 20, reported South China Morning Post.
“I thought, ‘If they love Ultraman so much, why wouldn’t I turn into him for them?’ said Yang, explaining that most of her students are boy fans of the Japanese children’s show.
Instead of coming to work dressed as Ultraman, Yang decided to push the bar higher and show his class how he transforms into a giant monster-fighting superhero in a video. Yang followed online creators who specialize in creating transformational videos and reached out to them for advice.
“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 their teacher’s image as a superhero, Yang showed his students a scar he had received a few days before and told them that he had injured himself while fighting monsters. After seeing him, Yang noted that his students were “even more convinced” that he was Ultraman.
Social media users praised Yang for her dedication to her students, writing, “This teacher is so cute and he created a fairy tale dream for the kids.”
“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 has launched a crackdown on the violence depicted in children’s shows in September 2021. “Ultraman Tiga”, which first aired in September 1996 in Japan, was the first show deleted from several online streaming sites.
Other shows, including “Peppa Pig,” “My Little Pony,” and “Detective Conan,” also received warnings from the Jiangsu provincial government in April 2021.
Characteristic image via Weibo
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