Shin Ultraman (2021)

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Shin Ultraman
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Shin Ultraman logo
Directed by Shinji Higuchi
Producer(s) Hideaki Anno
Written by Hideaki Anno
Music by Shiro Sagisu
Distributor TohoJP
Budget To be announced
Box office To be announced
Running time To be announced
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Shin Ultraman (シン・ウルトラマン,   Shin Urutoraman) is an upcoming Japanese tokusatsu kaiju film to be co-produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Toho, and khara, Inc. A successor to Shinji Higuchi and Hideaki Anno's previous tokusatsu endeavor, Shin Godzilla, it will serve as a film adaptation of the 1966 series, Ultraman. The film is to be tentatively released to Japanese theaters in the summer of 2021.[1]

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.[2] 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.[4] 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."[4][5] On September 25, ten additional cast members were revealed, including names such as Daiki Arioka, Akari Hayami, and Tetsushi Tanaka.[6]

Production

A casting call for the film was posted on August 20, with filming set to begin sometime in the fall of 2019.[7] Shinji Higuchi made a surprise appearance at the 2nd Atami Kaiju Film Festival on November 23, announcing that shooting of the film had concluded.[8]

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, it removed his Color Timer, reflecting Tohl Narita's original concept.[9] On November 2, 2020, Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi showed off a new, much larger Ultraman statue outside the Sukagawa Archive Center, and confirmed a early summer release for the film.[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.

Appearances

Monsters

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.

Videos

Takumi Saito and Shinji Higuchi reveal Ultraman maquettes at TsubuCon 2019

Trivia

External links

References

This is a list of references for Shin Ultraman. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2021年初夏公開決定!『シン・ウルトラマン』立像が初お披露目、“特撮の神様”円谷英二の出身地・須賀川にてシン・ウルトラマンの“スペシウム光線ポーズ”が明らかに!
  2. 『シン・ウルトラマン』映画化に関するお知らせ. khara (1 August 2019).
  3. 3.0 3.1 An opening to a new page of the History of ULTRAMAN is underway! “SHIN ULTRAMAN”, a dawning of a brand new entertainment presented for everyone around the world has just began!. Tsuburaya Productions (1 August 2019).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 庵野秀明×樋口真嗣「シン・ウルトラマン」製作!出演は斎藤工、長澤まさみ、西島秀俊. Natalie (1 August 2019).
  5. Schilling, Mark (1 August 2019). ‘Shin Ultraman’ in the Works Through Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi. Variety.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 庵野秀明&樋口真嗣『シン・ウルトラマン』新キャスト発表!有岡大貴ら10名. Cinema Today (25 September 2019).
  7. エキストラ募集【メルマガ登録】映画<樋口真嗣監督作品>⇒『シン・ゴジラ』製作チームが再集結!⇒出演:斎藤工、長澤まさみ、西島秀俊 ほか. Tokyo Extra NOTES (20 August 2019).
  8. 「シン・ウルトラマン」撮り終えた樋口真嗣監督も「ゴジラ伝説」ライブに感激. ENCOUNT (23 November 2019).
  9. 9.0 9.1 SHIN ULTRAMAN Revealed!. SciFi Japan (13 December 2019).

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Shin evangelion

5 days ago
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i wonder, since Shin Godzilla is still very popular down in japan, will Shin Ultraman be the same and if it does well . . . Maybe Shin Gamera?
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Catkaiju

6 hours 3 minutes ago
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yea i hope so i dont think it has any continuity with shin Godzilla but i do think shin gamera would be good and it could all end with a battle of all of them in a crossover but i doubt that because toho dose not seem to want Godzilla and gamera to meet they have declined all of daei and kadokawas requests for a crossover
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Behemoth1999

2 months ago
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Dammit i made a new comment on accident! Anyway, i'll add the picture.
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Behemoth1999

2 months ago
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I can do that!
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Behemoth1999

2 months ago
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Surprised these things haven't been uploaded here yey. https://twit...667115458561 https://m-78...s/post-5688/

Early Summer release date confirmed!
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Astounding Beyond Belief

2 months ago
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Why would you post this in the comments instead of editing the page
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Behemoth1999

3 months ago
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Alright, according to some people, there was a leak in some toy catalogue, which said that at least two kaiju are gonna be in this movie.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

3 months ago
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You gotta give us a little more than that
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RexGoji

3 months ago
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Hopefully going to be monsters I will have an easier time remembering.
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Behemoth1999

3 months ago
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Came from a pretty reliable guy who's known for getting leaks for the Ultraman series, plus i'm guessing it was made by the same guy who made the Shin Godzilla toy catalogue since both are listed as "Kaiju A" and "Kaiju B" if that helps.
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RexGoji

3 months ago
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Cool.
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Catkaiju

6 hours one minute ago
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that could be just ultramans other forms but it could be zetton or other kaiju i think it would be cool to see him
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RexGoji

4 months ago
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Why did I just now hear about this?
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Godzillafan03

5 months ago
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I have a great idea lets do shin MOTHRA!!!!!!!!!! Next SHin Rodan, then to end it all lets do shin Varan
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Allosaurus

3 months ago
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How about Shin Gamera?
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RexGoji

3 months ago
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You mean Mothra Leo.
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Obi-X

one month ago
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Shin Kong?
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GojiKaijuFan06

5 months ago
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The sequel is Shin Ultra Seven.
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Catkaiju

6 hours ago
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imagine all of the ultra series getting a shin form
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Behemoth1999

7 months ago
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So unreliable source is unreliable, but i heard somewhere Higuchi put on his Twitter that this movie is almost done back in May. Again, take that with a grain of salt.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

7 months ago
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You could just check his Twitter :P
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Behemoth1999

9 months ago
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I wonder if this films release dates gonna be pushed back because of COVID. Then again, unlike Jurassic World 3 filming for this one is already down (somehow) so who knows?
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Shin evangelion

12 months ago
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i wonder, Shin gamera could be a thing in the future, or it could be leading up to Shin Godzilla Vs Gamera Vs Ultraman
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Astounding Beyond Belief

12 months ago
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It's pretty much a guarantee that Toho will never agree to a Godzilla/Gamera crossover, and I would argue we already got Shin Gamera in all but name with Kaneko's trilogy.
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Doomzilla

13 months ago
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I'm very intreagued to see what Hideaki Anno's take on Ultraman will be since he is a lontime fan of the ultra series.
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Godzillafan03

13 months ago
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Lets remake every single kaiju monster with the name shin in!
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

12 months ago
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Filmmakers were like: "Ok sure!"
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SkullIslandExplorer

13 months ago
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So Ultraman’s design has been revealed. And he’s missing his color timer, and looks nothing like I pictured.
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VaderRaptor

13 months ago
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I thought he'd like like a freak.
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TheWatcherIsBae

16 months ago
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Shin Godzilla, Shin Ghidorah, Shin Ultraman... I'm seeing a trend here.
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Les

16 months ago
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The Ghidorah from the Eva ride was never actually called "Shin Ghidorah," just a fan name. But yeah, it seems like Anno and Higuchi want to make this a series of franchise reboots. Here's hoping they give this the same treatment as Shin Godzilla...
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SuperZillaRealms

16 months ago
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Hoping for a Shin Gamera, or something like it. (I miss Gamera)
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VaderRaptor

13 months ago
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I doubt he's coming back.
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TheWatcherIsBae

13 months ago
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I can imagine Gamera coming back one day. Not any time soon, perhaps, but sometime in the future.
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Les

13 months ago
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The Kadokawa Twitter said there would definitely be a Gamera sometime in the Reiwa era... though that could mean any time in the next 50+ years
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VaderRaptor

13 months ago
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Well s**t.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

12 months ago
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Next on the list is Shin Mothra and Shin Rodan lol
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GojiKaijuFan06

5 months ago
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What about Shin Varan?
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GojiKaijuFan06

5 months ago
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and Shin Zone Fighter.
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Catkaiju

5 hours 53 minutes ago
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yea there probably wont be in the next 20 years we need a petition to have kadokawa make a new gamera film soon like everyone who signs gives 1-10 bucks and they donate it to kadokawa on the promise they will make a gamera film or donate it to legendary on the promise they buy the rights to gamera for a gamera film
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SkullIslandExplorer

16 months ago
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This sounds interesting.
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