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Ultraman Series
Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z
Shin Ultraman
Ultraman Decker
Shin Ultraman
Theatrical poster for Shin Ultraman
Directed by Shinji Higuchi
Produced by Hideaki Anno
Written by Hideaki Anno
Music by Shiro Sagisu
Distributor Toho
Budget To be added
Box Office ¥998 million (est.)[1]
Running Time 112 minutes
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 a 2022 tokusatsu Kyodai Hero kaiju film co-produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Toho, and khara, Inc. As successor to Shin Godzilla, it serves as a film adaptation of the 1966 series, Ultraman and celebrates the 55th anniversary of the Ultraman Series.[2] The film was released to Japanese theaters in May 13, 2022.[3][4]

Plot

To be added.

Staff

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

  • Directed by   Shinji Higuchi
  • Associate director   Katsuro Onoue
  • Deputy director   Ikki Todoroki
  • Assistant director   Masayuki
  • Written and organized by   Hideaki Anno
  • Executive producers   Hidetoshi Yamamoto, Takayuki Tsukakoshi, Minami Ichikawa, Hideaki Anno
  • Co-executive producers   Hiroyasu Matsuoka, Tomoyuki Ogata, Masayuki Nagatake
  • Assistant executive producers   Hisashi Usui, Kei Kurosawa
  • Produced by   Hideaki Anno, Kazutoshi Wadakura, Takehiko Aoki, Tomoya Nishino, Masaki Kawashima
  • Associate producer   Akihiro Yamauchi
  • Music by   Shiro Sagisu
  • Theme song "M87" written, performed, composed, and arranged by   Kenshi Yonezu
  • Cinematography by   Osamu Ichikawa, Keizo Suzuki
  • Edited by   Yohei Kurihara, Hideaki Anno
  • Production design by   Yuji Hayashida, Eri Sakushima
  • 1st assistant director   Gonsho Nakayama
  • VFX supervisor   Atsuki Sato

Cast

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

  • Takumi Saito   as   Shinji Kaminaga[5]
  • Masami Nagasawa   as   Hiroko Asami[5]
  • Hidetoshi Nishijima   as   Kimio Tamura[5]
  • Daiki Arioka   as   Akihisa Taki[5]
  • Akari Hayami   as   Yumi Funaberi[5]
  • Tetsushi Tanaka[6]
  • Koji Yamamoto[6]
  • Ryo Iwamatsu[6]
  • Keishi Nagatsuka[6]
  • Kyusaku Shimada[6]
  • Toru Masuoka[6]
  • Hajime Yamazaki[6]
  • Toshihiro Wada[6]
  • Issei Takahashi   as   Ultraman (voice)
  • Koichi Yamadera   as   Zoffy (voice)
  • Kenjiro Tsuda   as   Alien Zarab (voice)
  • Koji Yamamoto   as   Alien Mefilas (voice)

Appearances

Characters

SSSP

  • Shinji Kaminaga
  • Hiroko Asami
  • Kimio Tamura
  • Akihisa Taki
  • Yumi Funaberi

Ultra Heroes

S-Class Species and Extraterrestrials

Weapons, vehicles and items

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.[7] The film will star Takumi Saito, Masami Nagasawa, and Hidetoshi Nishijima.[8] 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.[9] 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."[9][10]

A casting call for Shin Ultraman was posted on August 20, with the filming beginning sometime in the fall of 2019.[11]

Production

On September 25, ten additional cast members were revealed, which included names such as Daiki Arioka, Akari Hayami, and Tetsushi Tanaka.[6]

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.[12][13] 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.[14][15] On January 28, 2021, the first trailer of the film was released on the official Tsuburaya Productions YouTube channel, revealing two classic series monsters, Neronga and Gabora, alongside Ultraman. During Tsuburaya Convention 2021, a second teaser was released alongside an updated version of the first teaser. Additionally, the film's release date was revealed to be delayed to May 13, 2022.[16][3][4][17] A third trailer, released on April 15, 2022, revealed new footage of Ultraman, as well as Zarab.[18][19]

Shin Ultra Fight

Title card for Shin Ultra Fight

Shin Ultra Fight (シン・ウルトラファイト,   Shin Urutora Faito?) is a mini-series of three-minute episodes that aired through Tsuburaya Imagination the day after the film's release.[20][21] While the first two episodes aired on May 14, 2022, the third episode will be released on May 30, 2022.

Gallery

Main article: Shin Ultraman/Gallery

Soundtrack

Main article: Shin Ultraman/Soundtrack

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?, Full Japanese title)

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】
First Japanese teaser
映画『シン・ウルトラマン』特報①【2022年5月13日(金)公開】
Updated first Japanese teaser
映画『シン・ウルトラマン』特報②【2022年5月13日(金)公開】
Second Japanese teaser

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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