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Ultraman Series
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Shin Ultraman
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Shin Ultraman
Shin Ultraman
Directed by Shinji Higuchi
Produced by Hideaki Anno
Written by Hideaki Anno
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Distributor Toho
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Have you become so fond of humans, Ultraman? (そんなに人間が好きになったのか、ウルトラマン。)

Japanese tagline

For the Ultraman incarnation featured in this film, see Ultraman/Shin.

Shin Ultraman (シン・ウルトラマン,   Shin Urutoraman?) is an upcoming tokusatsu Kyodai Hero kaiju film, to be co-produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Toho, and khara, Inc. As successor to Shin Godzilla, it will serve as a film adaptation of the 1966 series, Ultraman and celebrates the 55th anniversary of the Ultraman Series.[1][2] The film is to be tentatively released to Japanese theaters in early summer of 2021.[3][4]

Development

On August 1, 2019, Tsuburaya Productions announced that an Ultraman film helmed by Shinji Higuchi and Hideaki Anno was in the works, produced in association with Toho and khara and set for a 2021 release. Anno had already completed the first draft of the script on February 5.[5] The film will star Takumi Saito, Masami Nagasawa, and Hidetoshi Nishijima.[3] A later report from Japanese news outlet Natalie, which featured comments from Higuchi, Saito, Nagasawa, Nishijima, Tsuburaya chairman Takayuki Tsukagoshi, and Toho president Minami Ichikawa, revealed Saito's role as Ultraman's human host, with Nagasawa playing his partner.[6] In his statement, Higuchi remarked that "A baton has been entrusted to me that has been shining ever since I was a small child. I will solemnly strive to fulfill my responsibility to pass on that heavy, radiant baton created by my seniors."[6][7]

A casting call for Shin Ultraman was posted on August 20, with the filming beginning sometime in the fall of 2019.[8]

Production

On September 25, ten additional cast members were revealed, which included names such as Daiki Arioka, Akari Hayami, and Tetsushi Tanaka.[9]

Marketing

Ultraman's design was revealed during the opening ceremony of Tsuburaya Convention 2019 on December 13. Though largely identical to the character's traditional look, the lack of the Color Timer gives the Ultra an appearance that reflects Tohl Narita's original concept of the character.[10][11] On November 2, 2020, both Shinji Higuchi and Hideaki Anno revealed a larger statue of Ultraman from the film, announced that the film would be released in theaters in early summer, 2021, and that the Sukagawa Archive Center was now open to visitors.[4][12] On January 28, 2021, the trailer of the film was released on the official Tsuburaya Productions YouTube channel, revealing two classic series monsters, Neronga and Gabora, alongside Ultraman.[1]

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Takumi Saito   as   Ultraman[6]
  • Masami Nagasawa   as   Ultraman's partner[6]
  • Hidetoshi Nishijima[3][6]
  • Daiki Arioka[9]
  • Akari Hayami[9]
  • Tetsushi Tanaka[9]
  • Koji Yamamoto[9]
  • Ryo Iwamatsu[9]
  • Keishi Nagatsuka[9]
  • Kyusaku Shimada[9]
  • Toru Masuoka[9]
  • Hajime Yamazaki[9]
  • Toshihiro Wada[9]

Appearances

Ultra Heroes

Monsters and Aliens

Alternate Titles

  • Shin Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Film (シン・ウルトラマン空想特撮映画,   Shin Urutoraman Kūsō Tokusatsu Eiga?, alternate Japanese title)
  • Ultraman (English logo title)

Gallery

Main article: Shin Ultraman/Gallery

Soundtrack

Main article: Shin Ultraman/Soundtrack

Videos

庵野秀明&樋口真嗣『シン・ウルトラマン』ビジュアルが初公開!「TSUBURAYA_CONVENTION_2019」_オープニングセレモニー
Takumi Saito and Shinji Higuchi reveal Ultraman maquettes at TsubuCon 2019
映画『シン・ウルトラマン』特報【2021年初夏公開】
Japanese trailer

Trivia

  • Shin Ultraman marks the first Ultraman Series film to be produced by Toho; the company previously provided theatrical distribution for a number of episodes and compilation movies of Ultraman series.
  • Hideaki Anno is a longtime fan of the Ultraman franchise, and previously created and starred in a 1983 parody of Tsuburaya Productions' Return of Ultraman.

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References

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