Tsuburaya has announced a new project, the Ultraman Archives, a new initiative to generate interest in Ultraman especially for a new generation (mainly younger people). It will kick off with a talk and screening on November 17 in 14 theaters in Japan and continue with other items down the line. The talk and screening will include talks by director Toshihiro Iijima, anime artist Naoki Urasawa, and a screening of the Ultra Q episode Challenge of Year 2020 (19th episode). Down the line there will be video releases of older shows, books, figures, art sets, and more which will be released starting in Nov 2018 all with the Ultraman Archives branding. Check out the release from Tsuburaya's website below (translated to english).
A new project "ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES (Ultraman Archives)" was launched today to announce the charm of the Ultraman series work to more people, such as the young generation who has never been seen before, on 10/15 (Monday) today It was.
Produced by Tsuburaya Pro, the "Ultraman Series" that has been in existence for more than half a century, not only the character nature of heroes and monsters, but also the works themselves such as the world view and the theme are highly acclaimed.
The new project "ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES", which was launched this time, will spot the successes of numerous "Ultraman series" works. We convey new attractiveness in a variety of forms such as materials at the time, testimonies of production personnel, the viewpoint unique to modern times, reviews with opinions from external experts, publication, commercialization and so on, and this It is a project that people who have never seen a work until now can fully enjoy it.
"ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES" Premium Theater Special Talk & Screening "will be held at Ion Cinema Itabashi on Saturday, November 17 as the first step of the" ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES "project start. On the day, Mr. Toshihiro Iijima, manga artist Naoki Urasawa started a special talk and screened "2020 challenge" from "Ultra Q" broadcasted in 1966 and became the origin of "Ultraman series" . Moreover, at the live viewing on that day, it is planning to enjoy at the same time at 14 ion theaters in the whole country.
"ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES" will continue to spread the spotlight on various successive works, and will spread the appeal of the work by developing it vigorously, such as videos, books, special products, etc.
ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES "Premium Theater Special Talk & Screening
Event date November 17, 2018 (Sat)
Theater Ion cinema 15 theater (Ebetsu, Natori, Urawa Miyono, Makuhari Shintoshin, Itabashi, Theatas Chofu, Kohoku NT, Shuribaigaoka, Kanazawa Forus, Kakamigahara, Otaka, Katsuragawa, Ibaraki, Hiroshima, Fukuoka)
Contents "Ultra Q" "The Challenge of 2020" Screening, Talk Show by Guest
Talk guest Toshihiro Iijima (director), Naoki Urasawa (cartoonist)
Advance sales November 2, 2018 (Friday) at the ion cinema website
Screening fee Ion Cinema Itabashi 3,000 yen / Other 2,000 yen * With soft drink tickets
* The talk event was held at Ion Cinema Itabashi. Other theaters will be live viewing of Ion Cinema Itabashi.