Shin Ultraman (2021)

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Shin Ultraman
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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 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.[1] 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.[3] 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."[3][4] On September 25, ten additional cast members were revealed, including names such as Daiki Arioka, Akari Hayami, and Tetsushi Tanaka.[5]

Production

A casting call for the film was posted on August 20, with filming set to begin sometime in the fall of 2019.[6] Shinji Higuchi made a surprise appearance at the 2nd Atami Kaiju Film Festival on November 23, announcing that shooting of the film had concluded.[7]

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.[8]

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

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Shin evangelion

one month 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

one month 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

2 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

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

one month ago
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Filmmakers were like: "Ok sure!"
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SkullIslandExplorer

2 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

2 months ago
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I thought he'd like like a freak.
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Green Blob Thing

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

5 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

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

2 months ago
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I doubt he's coming back.
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Green Blob Thing

2 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

2 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

2 months ago
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Well s**t.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

one month ago
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Next on the list is Shin Mothra and Shin Rodan lol
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SkullIslandExplorer

5 months ago
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This sounds interesting.
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