First Seen: Space Channel 5 (1999)
Ulala is the protagonist of Sega's Space Channel 5 series of dancing video games, and debuted with the eponymous original title on its release for the Dreamcast in December 1999. She is voiced by Apollo Smile.
The Space Channel 5 games take place in 2477, a surprisingly groovy future. As a top reporter for the titular Space Channel 5 news agency, Ulala is frequently dispatched on assignments to get to the bottom of strange and interesting cases, and thus is first on the scene for incidents like alien invasion by the dancing Moralians, or the kidnapping of the Space President.
When she was young, a reporter from Space Channel 5 saved Ulala's life, inspiring her to likewise become a journalist. She always carries her trusty microphone and two guns: the Chu Beam, for shooting aliens, robots and other attackers; and the Rescue Beam is used to rescue hostages being forced to dance. When ratings are high, she emits a pink aura, signifying she is full of groove energy.
Ulala's relation to the Sonic the Hedgehog series comes in the form of an appearance as an unlockable character in Sonic Riders. The reporter is in fact one of the fastest characters in the game, with speed stats rivaling those of Sonic and Shadow. Her Extreme Gear board is the Channel5.
The dancing newscaster makes another playable appearance beside Sonic in Sega Superstars Tennis. Here, she tends to attract wolf-whistles from bystanders (including NiGHTS, despite the fact that the Nightmaren jester is supposedly androgynous).
Even moreso than with NiGHTS, Ulala's canonical relationship with the Sonic universe is dubious at best. She is only present in spin-off games, and then only as a supplemental character, not tied in to the actual storyline. Outside the Sonic series, she also cameoed in Sega Superstars and Beach Spikers.
|Space Channel 5 series of games|
|Space Channel 5 Ulala The Movie (1999) | Space Channel 5 (2000) | Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2002)|
|Ulala's Channel J (2001)|
|Space Channel 5: Special Edition (2003)|
|Space Channel 5: Ulala's Cosmic Attack (2003)|
|Space Channel 5: Part 2 (2011)|
|Space Channel 5 Characters|
|Ulala | Pudding|
|Space Channel 5 related media|
|Space Channel 5 Planet Dance (2000) | Space Channel 5 Original Soundtrack (2000) | Mexican Flyer Remix Tracks Inspired by Space Channel 5 (2000) | Space Channel 5 Mexican Flyer (2000) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Soundtrack Volume Chu!! (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Soundtrack Volume Hey!! (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Uki Uki ★ Non Stop Mega Mix (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Moji Moji ★ Can't Stop Remix (2002) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Uha Uha ★ Readymade Remixes (2002)|
|Space Channel 5 Gyun Gyun Book (2000) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Space Channel 5 (2000) | Space Channel 5 Part 2 Sugoku Sugoi Guide Book (2002)|