Funimation is releasing the anime series SSSS.Gridman (2018) on Blu-ray, there will be two versions available, a Limited Edition with a DVD and extras, and a standard with the Blu-ray only. Disc content is the same on both and these are available from Funimation, Crunchyroll, and other retailers (and can be purchased at a lower price than listed). Check out the details and images below.
Yuta Hibiki can’t remember who he is, and now he’s seeing and hearing things that others don’t! A voice from an old computer tells him to remember his calling, and he sees a massive, unmoving creature in the distance. Nothing’s making sense—until the behemoth springs to life! Suddenly, Yuta is pulled into the digital world, reappearing in the real one as the colossal hero—Gridman!
Limited Edition Includes: 150-page art book including: interviews with Director & Character Designer, illustration by Matt Frank, and more, Art cards, Acrylic keychain that can be converted into a bracelet, Sticker
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English
Subtitle Language: English
Extras Include: SSSS.GRIDMAN: Behind the Gridman Alliance
Run Time: 300 minutes (Episodes 1 ~ 12)
Release date: January 28, 2020
Price: $84.98 (LE), $64.98 (Standard)
(C) TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS
(C) 2018 TRIGGER, AKIRA AMEMIYA/GRIDMAN PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM Licensed by Funimation® Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Mill Creek has graciously provided us with a copies of their Ultra Q and Ultraman Steelbook Blu-ray releases which is just the tip of the iceberg of their Ultraman releases. While some Ultraman series have been available to some degree previously this is the first true full fledge release.
First the packaging, both sets are very similar to the previous Mothra release featuring a clear sleeve with the Steebook and booklet inside, the clear sleeve has the series logo on the front and series info, technical specs, and some pics. The Steelbooks themselves feature clean unobstructed looks, Ultra Q has a circular white area in the center with the Ultra Q logo embossed within surrounded by a number of Ultra kaiju from the series. Around back there is Namegon, Garamon, and scenery.
The Ultraman set features Ultraman (nearly full body)with a few Ultra kaiju and scenery near the bottom, on the back is another image of Ultraman (close up) in the specium ray pose with scenery near the bottom. Both sets have similar spines with series 1 or 2 near the top, series logos in the center and Mill Creek logo along with Ragon (Ultra Q) and Ultraman (Ultraman) at the bottom.
Inside Ultra Q feature a multi colored background (based on the Ultra Q opening), while Ultraman has a close up of his chest and color timer. The disc feature the disc numbers, series logos different Ultra kaiju, and logos for Mill Creek, etc. at the bottom. The discs themselves are stacked half on the front half and half on the back, this isn't horrible for the Ultra Q set because it is 4 discs but for Ultraman there is 6 discs which requires a fair amount of swapping to watch all.
The booklet are fairly similar, Ultra Q features Tsuburaya: A History, Introduction, Episode Guide, Key Monster Guide, Character Guide, and Technology Guide. Ultraman features The Birth Of Ultraman, Series History, Hero Profile, Episode Guide, Monster Guide, Character Profiles, and Key Technology, not sure why they didn't use the same headings for certain sections but it wasn't a big deal. The sections were overall well done and layed out but seeing the booklet is relatively small (only 24 pages), the images are too big and descriptions are short but had they been bigger the booklet would have had to be much larger and more expensive.
When it comes to the content for each series has it own vibe, but both have similar quality and features. Ultra Q is definitely a more odd series, basically Godzilla meets the Twilight Zone and the fact it is filmed in black and white actually helps that analogy. There are episodes where there is more traditional monster fighting while others have a more mysterious feel to them. The quality of the Blu-ray transfer is pretty good both video and audio there are some moments where there are scratches or marks but this maybe from the original film used. The one negative was with the subtitles it was hard at times to see them depending on the background image since it was in black and white, white lettering on a light colored image.
Ultraman is a little more like short versions of Godzilla films, the drawback is there is not a lot of time to develop a good story for each episode some episodes are somewhat weak, but the realization is this series was geared towards children, more so than Ultra Q. Now I haven't seen an original Ultraman episode in some time so one thing that got me was the short amount of time Ultraman has before he gets his color timer warning (red flashing), oddly he seems to go almost as long on that limited power. I found the intro music was kiddish but it caught on after a few episodes and I found myself humming along.
The transfer to Blu-ray was pretty good but the drawback with that was I noticed wires being used in some scenes, problems with Ultraman costume, for example tears in the suit (noticed one under his arm) or something from the set stuck to it (pebble or something small), one of the problems with high definition transfers on older films and series. One thing with both series that fans were hoping for was an English dubbing, but sadly that didn't happen, for a few reasons. Both series do have digital copies available from Mill Creek's Moviespree streaming service, currently they are only available there but they may be available through other services in the future.
Overall we feel this is a good release, some items like English language track or other extras could have been included but the fact this has not been available in the US in its entirety is a great reason to get it. The one option is to get the standard Blu-ray sets instead of the Steelbook, while the content is the same the packaging is different so that would be a decision each person would need to make based on their preference.
Tsuburaya has announced the Japanese release of Ultra Q in 4k UHD and MovieNEX digital. The release includes the Ultra Q series, Ultraman Archives presentations (8), as well as the MovieNEX digital release (basically the Japanese version of Movies Anywhere (Disney)) and a bonus desk calendar. Check out the details below (translated from Japanese) and pre-order here.
ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES Ultra Q UHD & MovieNEX
Price: 70,000 yen (excluding tax)
Release date: November 20, 2019
Product number: PCWE-52001
10 discs / 28 episodes + Premium Talk
4K ULTRA HD Blu-ray
715 min / 4: 3 <3840x2160p> / 3 layers x 3 / monochrome / HEVC / linear PCM (stereo / mono) / partial Dolby Digital 5.1ch
(Planned) 1530 minutes (main disc: 1430 minutes + PremiumTalk: 85 minutes)
Main disc: 4: 3 <1080P High Definition> / 2 layers x 6 / color / monochrome / AVC / linear PCM (stereo / mono) / one Dolby Digital 5.1ch
PremiumTalk: 16: 9 <1080i High Definition> / 1 layer / color / AVC / linear PCM (stereo)
Basic knowledge of "Ultra Q" Seeing colors in a colorless world
Chapter 2 that summarizes "Ultra Q" , As a scripter Shooting, editing, completion and
Chapter 3, "Ultra Q" eve TBS viewpoint
Chapter 4, Ultra-Q "on-site people Part1
Chapter 5," Ultra " Creators who grew up in Q "
Chapter 6, the theme song birth
of" Ultra Q "Chapter 7, the site people who challenge" Ultra Q "Part2
Chapter 8, the site people who challenge" Ultra Q "Part3
There was a reason why modern creators, cultural figures, various scholars, and analysts focused on “Ultra Q” and continued to evaluate it. The staff's ingenuity, struggles, thoughts on the work ...
everything is revealed in PremiumTalk.
Blu-ray Disc & Main (Monochrome / Color) / PremiumTalk Streaming
TSUBURAYA MovieNEX World
Bonus video, text media, etc.
Release: Tsuburaya Production Sales: Pony Canyon
In 1966, the “Fantasy Special Effects Series” was created as a science fiction drama with one episode complete with the “Twilight Zone” in the United States as a hint.
A TV program project that started under the concept of Eiji Tsuburaya, who became famous worldwide as a special effects director for the movie "Godzilla". The first special effects TV movie in Japan, in which three companies, Tsuburaya Pro, Toho and TBS, formed a triangle. It is. Recorded a maximum audience rating of 36.4% and an average audience rating of 32.39%. It caused an unprecedented monster boom all over Japan.
Manjome Satoshi: Kenji Sahara
Ippei Togawa: Yasuhiko Nishijo
Yuriko Edogawa: Hiroko Sakurai
Narrator: Koji Ishizaka and
Supervision: Eiji Tsuburaya
Director: Hajime Tsuburaya, Mamaji Nogata, Kouji Hamada, etc.
Screenplay: Tetsuo Kaneshiro, Masahiro Yamada, Kitao Senzoku, etc.
Special Directors: Keiji Kawakami, Toru Matoba and others
Mill Creek Entertainment has officially announced their next Ultraman releases, Ultra Seven, Ultraman Geed, and Ultraman Orb.Ultra Seven will have both a Steelbook and standard Blu-ray releases, Ultraman Geed and Ultraman Orb with get standard Blu-Ray releases. Check out all the details below.
Blu-ray + Digital
In the Age of Interplanetary Wars, Earth is in danger from those who would threaten its very existence. From their massive underground complex near Mt. Fuji the Ultra Guard, an elite unit of the Terrestrial Defense Force, stands vigilant as our decisive first-line of defense. But unbeknownst to his teammates, Dan Moroboshi is secretly an extraterrestrial aiding them in their fight to preserve the future of humanity. Dubbed Ultraseven, he aides the Ultra Guard in fighting back alien hordes that would doom the world to conquest.
A far greater threat emerges, though, as Ultraseven sees the consequences of his power: can he maintain his soul in the face of constant violence, even when that is necessary to protect his newfound friends?
Produced by the creative team behind ULTRAMAN, ULTRASEVEN is the third entry in the Ultra Series. One of the best of the long-running franchise, its science fiction themes range from the cruelty of war to social and racial injustices in the grand tradition of Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. For the first time in High-Definition, ULTRASEVEN features the colossal monsters and spectacular visual effects the Tsuburaya team is known for across the galaxy.
"Ultraseven takes the core concepts that made Ultraman so memorable and expands them tenfold, creating a series that overflows with energy, imagination and craftsmanship." -MyShinyToyRobots.com
Starring: Koji Moritsugu, Yuriko Hishimi, Shoji Nakayama
Co-Starring: Iyoshi Ishii, Shinsuke Achiha, Bin Furuya
Director: Hajime Tsuburaya, Samaji Nonagase, Kazuho Mitsuta, Toshitsugu Suzuki
Writer: Tetsuo Kinjo, Masahiro Yamada, Shozo Uehara, Shinichi Ichikawa
Contents: 48 Episodes
Run Time: 20 hr 8 min
Rating: Not Rated
Region Code: BD Region A
Street Date: 12/10/2019
Price: $49.98 Steelbook
$39.98 Standard Blu-ray
Blu-ray + Digital
ULTRAMAN GEED – THE SERIES
This is a story of a hero who inherits Ultraman Belial, the evil Ultraman’s genes. Despite suffering from repeating setbacks and despair of knowing the secret of his birth and cruel fate, he never loses sight of friendship and strong will to become a true hero. The story unfolds through the spiritual growth of the protagonist who seeks for the meaning of his own life and finds the place where he belongs, through fighting against evil and his own cursed destiny, to become a hero of justice
ULTRAMAN GEED – THE MOVIE – Connect the Wishes
Gigantic Mechanical Brain Gillvalis and the Galactron Army, intent on wiping out all intelligent lifeforms in the universe, close in on Earth. Riku Asakura heads for Okinawa, where there are said to be clues to the “Red Steel” sought by Gilbaris. There, Riku encounters Ail, who realizes that he is Ultraman and assigns him an important mission. Meanwhile, the Galactron Army begins attacking Okinawa
in search of the “Red Steel”. Ultraman Geed, Orb, and Zero rush to Earth, but Geed’s hasty actions in sticking to his mission put the Ultraman team in even more danger!
Starring: Tatsuomi Hamada, Chihiro Yamamoto, Mayu Hasegawa
Co-Starring: Yuta Ozawa, Kunito Watanabe
Director: Hirotaka Adachi, Uiko Miura, Sachio Yanai, Misaki Morie
Writer: Koichi Sakamoto, Ryuichi Ichino, Masayoshi Takesue, Suguru Tomita
Contents: 25 Episodes + Movie
Run Time: 11 hr 37 min
Rating: Not Rated
Region Code: BD Region A
Street Date: 11/19/2019
Blu-ray + Digital
ULTRAMAN ORB – THE SERIES
Naomi has had the same strange dream since she was young: visions of a giant of light battling a giant monster. With her interest sparked by those dreams, she starts the paranormal phenomena tracking website called “SSP” with her friends Jetta and Shin. One day the trio is on the tail of a mysterious animal suspected of causing strange meteorological activity. They encounter the Cyclone Lord Monster, Maga-Basser! Naomi is blasted vicious winds but rescued by the vagabond, Gai Kuernai. By using his Orb Ring, Gai is able to Fusion Up into a warrior of light from a distant galaxy, Ultraman Orb!
ULTRAMAN ORB – THE MOVIE – Let Me Borrow The Power of Bonds!
A mysterious item is delivered to paranormal investigators SSP. SSP members Naomi, Jetta and Shin determine that it is a transformation device… the X Devizer that housed Ultraman X both during and after his merging with Xio agent Daichi Oozora (Kensuke Takahashi). Gai Kurenai (Hideo Ishiguro), the human form of Ultraman Orb returns from his wanderings to search for X… unaware that this is just the first sign of a new threat to the Earth. The villainous space witch Murnau has allied with Ultraman Orb’s arch enemy Jugglus Juggler to use the Dark Ring she now possesses.
Starring: Hideo Ishiguro, Miyabi Matsuura, Naoto Takahashi
Co-Starring: Hiroaki Nerio, Takaya Aoyagi, Shingo Yanagisawa
Director: Kiyotaka Taguchi, Yuichi Abe, Ryuichi Ichino, Suguru Tomita
Writer: Takao Nakano, Yuji Kobayashi, Sotaro Hayashi, Akio Miyoshi
Contents: 25 Episodes + Movie
Run Time: 11 hr 35 min
Rating: Not Rated
Region Code: BD Region A
Street Date: 11/19/2019
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!