Animation studio Khara has announced the forthcoming release of Shin Ultraman, from Hideaki Anno, the man behind Shin Godzilla. Not much has been announced of the projects details other than it seem like it will begin production after Anno completes work on Evangelion: 3.0+1.0. It seems the project was being worked on in February, and will also be a collaboration between Toho and Tsuburaya. Press release below.
RELEASE NEWS - A NEW FILM "SHIN ULTRAMAN"
Tokyo, August 1St 2019 -. A New Film Production Of "SHIN ULTRAMAN" Was Publicly Announced Today The New Movie Will Come To Theaters In 2021.
Hideaki Anno Will Join A Film Team, Higuchi- First draft script has been completed in February 5th, 2019. Anno will fully join the project after finishing his “EVANGELION: 3.0 + 1.0” film.
Presented by: Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd.
Toho Co., Ltd.
Distributed by: Toho Co., Ltd.
Toho Co., Ltd. Will take care of public communications.
For over half a century, Ultraman has been loved by fans all around the world.
We are proud to announce the production of SHIN ULTRAMAN, which will be a movie adaption of the original ULTRAMAN (1966) – the legendary series that started it all!
Details of “SHIN ULTRAMAN”
Produced & Screenplay by: Hideaki Anno
Directed by: Shinji Higuchi
Starring: Takumi Saito, Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima
Presented by: Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd.
Toho Co., Ltd.
Distributed by: Toho Co., Ltd
Produced Companies: Toho Pictures
Release Information: To be released in 2021, by Toho Co., Ltd.
MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES THE ULTRAMAN LIBRARY FOR PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT DISTRIBUTION ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
Over 1100 episodes and 20 films spanning 50 years of Tsuburaya Productions’ global franchise are included in this landmark licensing deal!
Minneapolis, MN (July 10, 2019) Mill Creek Entertainment and Indigo Entertainment (United Kingdom) are pleased to announce the license of the Ultraman superhero library from Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd for North American home entertainment distribution. Indigo, on behalf of Tsuburaya, has developed a unique licensing deal with Mill Creek to bring this iconic property back to North America that includes both physical and digital distribution rights for the Ultraman catalog which includes classic TV series which have been newly remastered in high definition, recent theatrical feature films and almost everything produced throughout the last 50 years.
Mill Creek Entertainment’s debut releases from this deal will be limited edition SteelBook® complete series releases of ULTRA Q and ULTRAMAN on Blu-ray on October 15, 2019 for $49.98 each. Complete series Blu-ray releases in standard packaging will also be made available at the same time for $39.98 each.
Each release will contain stunning high definition video with DTS-HD Master Audio of the original Japanese soundtrack with English subtitles. Digital redemption will also be available via Mill Creek Entertainment’s streaming service, movieSPREE. You can now watch a free 10-minute SPREEview of the first episodes of Ultra Q and Ultraman here: https://www.moviespree.com/ultraman
“These first two series are what kicked off the worldwide phenomenon of Ultraman,” says Jeff Hayne, VP of Content Acquisitions for Mill Creek. “Ultraman’s success paved the way for other popular tokusatsu franchises including Kamen Rider and Super Sentai which influenced the spawning of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”
“We are excited to bring the Ultraman catalog to North American audiences through a multi-faceted release model spanning Blu-ray and DVD plus various TVOD, SVOD and AVOD digital outlets,” states Barrett Evans, VP of Marketing for Mill Creek. “In tandem with the classic series, we will also be releasing the more recent series and films to appease fans of both classic and modern Ultraman.”
“Ultraman is a revolution in television history - a landmark property and record-breaking global phenomenon. The original series heralded a new age of quality adventure and special effects for children’s entertainment. Now, through Indigo’s unique relationship with Tsuburaya, we are delighted to be partnering with Mill Creek Entertainment in repositioning the legendary Ultraman for both new and old audiences alike,” says David Lawley, MD of Indigo Entertainment.
“We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunity to reintroduce the Ultraman series, with over 50 years of history, to the people of North America. We hope that we shall rekindle memories of the fans that enjoyed the series in the 70s and 80s and at the same time nurture a new fan base for the younger generation,” says Kei Minamitani, General Manager International Business of Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd.
The original series ULTRA Q was one of the most expensive television series ever produced in Japan and a raging success. Originally airing in 1966, it spawned a revolution in “Ultra” content that has seen series after series, movies and merchandising created; and originated a landmark global phenomenon.
The classic ULTRAMAN live television series of the 1960s and 70s, produced by Tsuburaya Productions, established new heights of quality adventure and special effects-driven entertainment and built a worldwide audience for the property. Hailing from the distant Nebula M78, Ultraman is a sleek silvery being who protects Earth and the human race from an endless array of invading aliens and terrifying monsters together with the crew of the Earth-based defense force using advanced high-tech weapons and vehicles. Ultraman battles monsters that cause endless mayhem and destruction on Earth. With the ability to extend his height to over 150 feet, Ultraman melds with a human and only emerges in times of extreme danger to save people and the Earth. The popularity of Ultraman—and the aliens and monsters-- has enabled the series to persist to this day, generating over $50 million per year in toys and merchandise in Japan.
Mill Creek Entertainment has established itself as the leading independent home entertainment studio in North America. From special edition Complete TV Series releases including The Shield, Married…With Children, and Roseanne, to special edition SteelBook® release of Mothra and an entire lineup of Retro VHS-style movies on Blu-ray, Mill Creek’s extensive catalog contains both mainstream and cult entertainment offerings that have exceeded performance expectations at retail despite the declining packaged media industry reports.
About Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is the home entertainment industry’s leading independent studio for Blu-ray, DVD, and digital distribution. With direct sales pipelines to all primary retail and online partners, Mill Creek Entertainment licenses, produces, markets and distributes a dynamic array of film and television content to over 30,000 retail stores and thousands of websites reaching millions of customers across North America. Mill Creek Entertainment’s expansive library includes Oscar®-winning theatrical feature films, Emmy®-winning classic and current TV series, original documentary productions and pop-culture favorites that enlighten, educate and entertain. Mill Creek Entertainment also owns and operates movieSPREE, an on-demand transactional streaming service offering movie bundles, complete TV series and premium entertainment options with apps available on Roku, AppleTV, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Android and iOS. Mill Creek Entertainment is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, please visit www.millcreekent.com or www.movieSPREE.com, (order links at bottom).
Ultra Q - The Complete Series - SteelBook Edition Blu-ray
The classic series that launched the Ultraman franchise!
After co-creating the iconic movie monsters Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra for Toho Studios, special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya launched his own company, Tsuburaya Productions. The first production under his new label was ULTRA Q, a 28-episode series that brought the theatrical spectacle Tsuburaya had become known for to television. The black & white sci-fi drama focused on Mainichi Shimpo photojournalist Yuriko Edogawa (Hiroko Sakurai, Ultraman), Hoshikawa Airlines pilot/SF writer Jun Manjome (Kenji Sahara) and his co-pilot Ippei Togawa (Yasuhiko Saijo), who partnered to investigate mysterious events occurring in and around Japan. These phenomena often involved aliens and giant monsters, many of whom would return in future Ultraman shows and movies.
One of the most expensive TV programs produced in Japan up to that time, ULTRA Q was a ratings smash that paved the way for Tsuburaya Productions' first color series... ULTRAMAN!
Ultraman - The Complete Series - SteelBook Edition
ULTRAMAN, a giant alien from the Land of Light in Nebula M78, enters Earth's atmosphere in pursuit of an escaped space monster. In the skies above Japan he accidentally crashes into a Jet VTOL piloted by Hayata, a member of the Science Special Search Party (SSSP), an international research and defense agency that protects the world from monsters and aliens of all shapes and sizes. To save Hayata, Ultraman merges his life force with the dying human and vows to stay and fight for peace on Earth. Now, whenever the Patrol faces a threat too great for them to handle, Hayata transforms into Ultraman to save the day!
ULTRAMAN was Tsuburaya Productions' first color series, a sci-fi action adventure drama that dominated the ratings during its initial 1966-67 broadcast run in Japan. The show was quickly licensed for release in America, airing in syndication for nearly two decades. Colorful, fast-paced, and packed with memorable heroes, creatures and incredible special effects, ULTRAMAN was the foundation for a phenomena that continues to this day.
A new world named “Kaiju no Sumika” (Home of the Monsters, hmmm), which introduces the charisma of Kaiju from the past works, is coming to you soon. So what is it about?
What is “Kaiju no Sumika”?
Monsters and aliens have appeared in the works of Tsuburaya Productions for numerous times.
From their actions, what were they trying to tell us…?
The answer to this question could lead to a solution of something bigger, something universal, something we humans need to take well care of.
“Kaiju no Sumika” is world set in a group of works that portrays those monsters and aliens not as enemies of any kind, but in their natural state.
“Kaiju no Sumika” will been seen from the perspective of a group of boys and girls who have landed in a mysterious world where Kaiju live together. In August 2019, a picture book will be published, and in November 2019 a high quality amazing experience-based attraction will open at Gallery AaMo of Tokyo Dome City.
Science Fantasy Picture Book Kaiju no Sumika
Publication Date: Late August, 2019
Size: Letter Size, Full Color
Publisher & Original Story by: Tsuburaya Productions
Experience Based Attraction Kaiju no Sumika
Duration: early November, 2019 – late January, 2020 (3 months period)
Place: Gallery AaMo, Tokyo Dome City
Address: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Advance Ticket: To be sold from July 2019
General Ticket: To be sold from September 2019
With the analogue Tokusatsu technology and the newest digital technology, an experience-based attraction that revisits the charm of the “Kaiju” will open at Tokyo Dome City for a limited 3 months, starting this Autumn.
The attraction is not only for children and families, but also grown-ups who may not be fond of Kaiju, such as students, females, couples… Everyone could enjoy this fantastic high quality realistic entertainment experience.
Please stay tuned as we create an opportunity for everyone to come close to the “Kaiju” and find out new and facts about their habitat!
*More details will be announced soon.
Introduction of the Original Story
There’s a secret place where humans haven’t entered.
It’s where Kaiju can live naturally and peacefully.
In the place that is cut off from any industrialization, time flows quietly without Kaiju having to fight against humans, but can just live normally with each other.
One day, an “Unbalance Zone” appears and opens a portal from this secret world to the human world.
At the same time, a portal also opens in the human world, where a boy unintentionally drove into it.
Away from his parents on a summer camp, the boy drifted through time and space, and landed into the world “Kaiju no Sumika”.
He looked back, but the portal is closed.
This was the beginning of an adventure, where there is no way back…
Tsuburaya has announced their third presentation for the Ultraman Archives project to take place on June 15, 2019. The Ultraman Archives Premium Theater Screening & Special Talk will be held at Aeon Cinema Itabashi, it will feature Hitoshi Katagiri as speaker, as well as a screening of Ultra Q - Tokyo Ice Age. It will be show live at 14 theaters around Japan, tickets are 3,000 yen for the main presentation, 2,000 yen at the other theaters. Special items will be available for purchase like with previous presentations.
A video will be available of the episode as well.
ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES "Ultra Q" Episode 14 "Tokyo Ice Age" Blu-ray & DVD
Blu-ray & DVD set product (Blu-ray and DVD have the same contents)
Content: Main story (color / monochrome) and premium talk
Publisher: Tsuburaya Productions
Developer: Pony Canyon
Price: 4,800 yen (excluding tax)
Release date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
About Ultra Q - Tokyo Ice Age
Suddenly, Haneda Airport in mid-summer was covered with cold air, and it was hit by abnormal weather that a snowstorm blows and freezes. Every day Shinpo Edogawa Yuriko met Hario at Ueno Station, where he moved to Tokyo from Akita in search of a father who did not go back to work half a year ago and went back to the company with him, thinking that it would be an article in a story, If the Haneda Airport incident is prioritized, it will be defeated.
Instead, Yuriko, who was ordered to have an expeditioner to the arctic region for hints about the incident, visits Hoshikawa Air to consult with Manjome, who had a history of visiting Antarctica a year ago. Manjome speculates that the incident is the work of the frozen monster Pegira encountered in Antarctica. However, Yuriko, who contacted Seki Desk about it, was told to write a child's article because the cause of the cold wave was already found. However, it was Pegira that the dark clouds covered Tokyo sky and appeared from among them.
Pegilla was trying to pass Tokyo on the way from Antarctica to the Arctic. With the emergence of pegira, Tokyo falls into a chaos as if it was an ice age. In order to get rid of Pegira, Pegimine H, which can be obtained from the moss of Antarctica, is necessary, but if its effect has not been approved by the academic society, the authorities have taken double measures against Pegilla. Kan Desk would like to ask for the cooperation of the Great Castle at the acquisition of Peggimin H stored at the Polar Plant Research Institute in the North Alps, but the telephone will be disconnected and will run a hurry to Hoshikawa Airlines with Yuriko and others. On the other hand, in Hoshikawa Air, Sawamura, a seasonal worker, was approaching the point where it would be impossible to capture Cessna aircraft by taking advantage of confusion. Sawamura who used to be a famous pilot of zero battle, but now falls into a jewel thief and tries to escape with a Cessna machine. In fact, he was the father whom Hario had been searching for ...
Tsuburaya has announced a new Ultraman series called Ultraman Taiga featuring Ultraman Taro's son. The series will start July 6th check out the info from Tsuburaya below.
The New Hero is the son of Ultraman Taro! New TV Series ULTRAMAN TAIGA Broadcasting from July 6th (Sat), 2019 9:00 am on TV Tokyo ~First Time in the series! The main character Hiroyuki transforms into multiple heroes, Ultraman Taiga, Ultraman Titas, and Ultraman Fuma!
Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. (Head office: Shibuya, Tokyo. President and COO: Masayuki Nagatake) will be broadcasting the newest TV series ULTRAMAN TAIGA from July 6th (Sat), 2019 from 9:00 am on TV Tokyo.
ULTRAMAN Series has been bringing heroes to the world for more than 50 years, since the first ULTRAMAN made its debut in July 1966. Ever since ULTRAMAN GINGA, which came out on 2013, Tsuburaya Productions has been producing “New Generation Heroes” series on TV Tokyo every year with the latest installment being last year’s ULTRAMAN R/B (Ruebe). ULTRAMAN TAIGA marks the 7th of the “New Generation Heroes” series.
First time in the series, the main character Hiroyuki Kudo will transform into 3 different heroes: Ultraman Taiga, Titas and Fuma. Please stay tuned for the newest Ultraman TV series ULTRAMAN TAIGA, the first Ultraman series after the new Japanese Era “Reiwa”.
Aliens have been emigrating to Earth secretly, but only a handful knows about this truth. Living in such a society, the main character Hiroyuki Kudo begins working at a private security organization E.G.I.S. (Enterprise of Guard and Investigation Services). The organization takes care of cases related with aliens, and Hiroyuki works day and night to protect peace.
However, there lies a huge secret in him, which he himself is not aware of. He carries Ultraman Taiga’s “particle of light”.
The new story begins as Taiga’s powers revive from Hiroyuki’s body!
The son of Ultraman Taro (first appeared in ULTRAMAN TARO (1973)), who once saved the Earth.
Deep inside, he wishes his father Taro to understand and recognize him, but he cannot admit his true feelings.
He has a strong sense of justice and is very enthusiastic. Along with Titas and Fuma, he founded the “Tri Squad”. Although still young and not skilled, but he dedicates to fight for peace on Earth.
Together with Hiroyuki, he grows to become a true Ultraman.
The second Ultraman that dwells inside Hiroyuki.
Ultraman Titas is a warrior and a sage from Planet U40, the birthplace of Ultraman Joneus (first appeared in THE ULTRAMAN (1979)), as opposed to the Land of Light in Nebula M78. With his carefully trained body and healthy spirit, he is skilled in heavyweight battles.
The third Ultraman that dwells inside Hiroyuki.
Ultraman Fuma is from Planet O-50, the planet where Ultraman Orb (first appeared in ULTRAMAN ORB (2016)), Rosso and Blu (both first appeared in ULTRAMAN R/B (2018)) acquired the power of the warrior of light. He has quick reflexes and various techniques that make him strong in battles that require speed.
He has a rough personality, but also a strong sense of duty.
An evil Ultraman that first appeared in ULTRAMAN R/B The Movie (2019).
He is from Nebula M78 and was originally a close friend of Ultraman Taro, but fell to the dark side.
He is the arch-nemesis of Taiga and relentlessly targets him.
Hiroyuki Kudo (aged 22)
A young member of the private security organization E.G.I.S, Hiroyuki has a kind heart and a strong sense of justice. He was attacked by an alien when he was a child, but was saved by the light of Ultraman Taiga who unexpectedly arrived on Earth. Since then, Ultraman Taiga dwells inside him.
However, Hiroyuki does not know about this, and lives a normal life with a normal family.
As the story goes on, he encounters Titas and Fuma as well, and become buddies with them.
Hiroyuki has a kind heart that embraces everything, including the unknown. He grows to become the bridge for “humans”, “aliens”, and “Ultraman”.
Born on June 6th 1996 (22 years old) in Hiroshima.
2017 Won Special Jury Prize at the Horipro Talent Scout Caravan
2018 July, debuted in the Broadway musical Peter Pan (as Pirate Marins)
2018 December, casted in Nisekoi (directed by Yuto Kawai)
I’m Yusuke Inoue, and will be playing the role of Hiroyuki Kudo, the main character.
When I was given this role, I was very happy and excited that I will now be playing Ultraman, a hero I had always admired.
Once I told my family, my mother sent me photos of the Ultraman show I used to attend every year since I was 5. These photos reminded me of how much I had admired Ultraman since I was a child.
This time I will be giving this feeling to the kids, and I hope to play Ultraman Taiga that will be remembered by many generations.
As I just made my debut, the newly employed member Hiroyuki Kudo overlaps with me a lot. With the support of my elder colleagues, I think I am becoming one with the character.
With the amazing cast, staff, and of course those who are watching, I would love for everyone to enjoy ULTRAMAN TAIGA. I would greatly appreciate your passionate support!
Once the hidden Ultra Energy is released, it can connect the bonds between humans and Ultraman. By leading the Ultra Taiga Accessory with the Taiga Spark, one can borrow the powers of heroes and monsters sealed inside.
●Ultra Taiga Accessory
Items with powers of Ultra Heroes and monsters sealed. Different types exist such as key chains, bracelets, and rings. Key chain type is used when transforming into Ultraman Taiga, Titas and Fuma.
■Outline of ULTRAMAN TAIGA
Premiere Date: July 6th (Sat) 2019
Air Time: 9:00 – 9:30 am, every Saturday
Broadcasting Station: TV Tokyo Network and others
Production: Tsuburaya Productions, TV Tokyo, Dentsu
Copyright : ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN TAIGA PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM･TV TOKYO
TV Program Website: http://ani.tv/taiga
Official Website: http://m-78.jp/taiga
Cast: Yusuke Inoue and more
■About “New Generation Hero” Series
“New Generation Heroes” series is the group of TV series created by Tsuburaya Productions and aired on TV Tokyo, ever since ULTRAMAN GINGA which came out on 2013. The following TV series are also included: ULTRAMAN GINGA S (2014), ULTRAMAN X (2015), ULTRAMAN ORB (2016), ULTRAMAN GEED (2017), ULTRAMAN R/B (Ruebe) (2018), and ULTRAMAN TAIGA marks the 7th of the series.
Tsuburaya has announced the TSUBURAYA・GALAXY digital subscription service, a service that will include numerous items including "Special Feature", "Series Works", "Tsuburaya TV", "Tsuburaya Radio", as well as pre-sales on tickets for events and merchandise. The service starts April 12 and will be updated on the 15th of each month, it will cost 980 yen per month and can be accessed on multiple devices (sample pages below). Check out some of the info below, click here to register. (Note, we on not sure if those outside Japan can use the service.)
First issue of "TSUBURAYA · GALAXY"
Details about the different content.
Monthly feature is distributed about what Tsuburaya Pro wants to convey now and content.
introduction of episodes and successive books of Tsuburaya pro works, detailed analysis about mechanics and monsters, back side information about works and projects, etc. Series plan to deliver highly satisfying information from the light layer to core fans also. (this includes Ultraman Archives, Kaiju Profiles, and more.
Video content "Tsuburaya TV" includes "Ultra Q" and traditional masterpieces, commentaries on works from experts and interviews with stakeholders.
Illusion radio drama "Ultra Q Club" broadcasted on Tsuburaya Radio TBS Radio is revived as "Tsuburaya Radio"! In addition to the program, we will introduce several recommended ultra-songs every month.
In addition, "TSUBURAYA・GALAXY" will also launch special services for members only, such as pre-sale tickets for various events held by Tsuburaya Productions, and prior purchase and pre-ordering of limited goods. The details will be announced on the official site at any time. The service is a subscription type, but the back issues are expected to be back six months from the latest issue.
If you pre-register "TSUBURAYA・GALAXY" from March 28 (Thu) to April 11 (Thu), the campaign for free subscription to the first issue will be held until April 30 (Tues & Holidays) Please check it out!
Tsuburaya Productions has announced the dates for TSUBURAYA CONVENTION 2019, Dec 14th and 15th 2019, at the Tokyo Dome City (an entertainment complex). The convention is a collaboration between Tsuburaya and Kaiyodo's Wonder Festival. Check out the info from Tsuburaya below, and we will post more info once available.
“To spark viewers' imaginations, provide hope for the future, and cultivate kindness in young viewers' hearts.”
The above quote from Eiji Tsuburaya, the founder of Tsuburaya Productions, is the roots of Tsuburaya Productions and our continuous goal for the future.
This large-scale global fan event “TSUBURAYA CONVENTION” will be held for the first time to show our appreciations to all our fans across the universe who have supported us until now. We shall be sharing the front line of Tsuburaya Productions where surprises and excitement are imagined and created, and we shall also be revisiting the classic works seeking for new discovery by investigating the works from unique and diverse angles.
The main venue of “TSUBURAYA CONVENTION 2019” will be set in Tokyo Dome City, with activities planned for a large stage with various guests, a diverse event program for core fans and families and the largest Ultraman related merchandising store ever assembled will be held in different facilities within the venue.
Furthermore, we will be holding “TSUBURAYA Wonder Festival” together with KAIYODO Co., Ltd.. Pre-registered dealers (corporate and personal) may exhibit and sell their works during the event in the venue.
Tsuburaya has announced their second presentation for the Ultraman Archives project to take place on Feb 16, 2019. The Ultraman Archives Premium Theater Screening & Special Talk will be held at Ion Cinema Itabashi, it will feature Katsuro Onake and Mitsui Toshio as speakers, as well as a screening of Ultra Q - Counterattack of Garamon. It will be show live at 14 theaters around Japan, tickets are 3,000 yen for the main presentation, 2,000 yen at the other theaters. Also to go along with it limited items will be sold including a clear file (1,019 yen), and vinyl figures, Reprinted Garamon Ion Cinema Limited Color (by M1, no price yet), "Bill Box" Monster Series BB Clear Garamon Ion Cinema Limited Color (by USToys, 3,000 yen), and Semi-human & BB Clear Garamon Ion Cinema limited color set (by USToys, 6,700 yen). They have also given a hint at the next two presentations, Ultra Q "Cocoon of Kanegon", and Ultra Q "Tokyo Ice Age".
Update: there will be a video for this as there was with the first Ultraman Archives, details below,
ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES "Ultra Q" "Counterattack of Garamon" Blu-ray & DVD
Release date May 22 (Wed) 2019
Planned price 4,800 yen (excluding tax)
Contents Main part (color / monochrome) and premium talk
specification Blu-ray & DVD set items
Selling agency Tsuburaya Productions
Selling agency Pony Canyon
Info has been released on the Ultraman Anime to be released on Netflix, including the trailer, and release date April 1st, 2019. The directors are Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, and the main voice actors are Ryōhei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi, Megumi Han, and Tanaka Hideyuki. The series is 13 episodes (hopefully more if it is popular), and will be released all at once. Below is the intro and story from the official website as well as the trailer and stills.
There used to be a "light giant" that has kept the peace of the earth from the crisis of huge monsters and invading aliens. That name is Ultraman. The time has passed since human beings were in prosperity since he had been assimilated with Hayatoden of the Science Special Forces Corps and left the earth after completing its mission. However, it was just an upright peace ....
Now, again when the power of "light giant" is required, a new hero inheriting the factor of light appears. But it is not a giant. It was a senior high school student who was dressed in a reinforcement suit for metallic bodies ...
His name is Shojiro Hayada. A new story that the man who was once Ultraman, Susumu Hayasuda struggles as much as possible to become a new generation Ultraman opens the door here! !
"Ultraman" first appeared on TV in 1966. About a half century passed, in 2011, the comic "ULTRAMAN" (original: Eiichi Shimizu × Tomohiro Shimoguchi Monthly Heroes series) appeared.
"ULTRAMAN" draws the world after Ultraman left the earth. Ultraman as a "life-sized hero" fighting wearing a reinforced suit of steel is a son of a former hero who has life-sized troubles, the new world view that this work has opened up is many young people Received sympathy and support from the group, cumulative issue of comics has become more than 2.80 million copies hit.
"ULTRAMAN" will also challenge a new world for animation. The work is directed by Kamiyama Kenji of "Ghost in the Shell SAC" series, "Hinune Hime ~ A story of unknown I" and Director Shinji Aramaki of "APPLESEED" "Starship Troopers Red Planet".
Director Kamiyama, who has received tremendous support from both domestic and international animation fans with a heavy SF setting and a story tailing of multilayered human drama, is the forerunner of full 3D CG animation movie in Japan, CG mechanic gadget Director Aramaki who is highly evaluated abroad in action direction. "ULTRAMAN" which is handled by two people system by gorgeous creator who the world draws attention is produced as full 3D CG animation. Production IG × SOLA DIGITAL ARTS is in charge of animation production in which the precise texture of Ultraman Suit by 3DCG and dynamic action unique to animation fuse and leap into the production with the introduction of motion capture technology that reflects actor's performance in the character .
The hero Ultraman that Japan boasts of the world now becomes "ULTRAMAN" of animation work, opening a new history towards the world.
There used to exist in this world as a giant of light. Eventually the light giant finished its role and returned to his hometown in the distant universe and the assimilated Earthling person returned to the place where he should stay by losing his memory until then It was. The existence of Ultraman became a thing of the past, and the Science Special Forces Japan branch had also changed its appearance to the giant memorial hall of light after finishing its role.
Shojiro Hayada is a high school student who has a pleasant adolescence. However, he realized that he had power that was not "ordinary" separated by humans, such as amazing jumping power and sturdy flesh.
One day, Shojiro knows that his father, Mr. Hideharada, was once Ultraman.
And the existence of aliens that dance to earth without Ultraman.
Shinjiro was one of the few conformers who could wear Ultraman Suit developed by Ide of a science special forces who is as secret organization.
"Tell me straight away - I want you to become Ultraman"
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.