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    ULTRAMAN R/B (RUEBE) Blu-ray Box I Japanese Release November 22

    Packaging for the ULTRAMAN R/B (RUEBE) Blu-ray Box I. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS. © ULTRAMAN R/B PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM?TV TOKYO

    Author: Keith Aiken Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: m-78.jp/rb, ani.tv/rb (Japan)

    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS. © ULTRAMAN R/B PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM?TV TOKYO

    Tsuburaya Productions latest Ultraman show, ULTRAMAN R/B (RUEBE) [?????????(???), Urutoraman R/B (Ruubu), 2018], comes to home video in Japan on November 22. ULTRAMAN R/B (RUEBE) Blu-ray Box I [?????????(???) Blu-ray BOX I] will contain Episodes 1-13 of the series, plus a Special Disc of exclusive bonus features. Among the extras are a `Making Of` featurette and the `1st Minato Family Talk Show` starring the main cast of ULTRAMAN R/B -- Yuya Hirata as Katsumi Minato/Ultraman Rosso, Ryosuke Koike as Isami Minato/Ultraman Blu, Arisa Sonohara as their sister Asahi Minato, and Ginnojo Yamazaki as patriarch Ushio Minato. Also included is a full color reference booklet with a comment by lead director Masayoshi Takesue (ULTRAMAN ORB, ULTRAMAN GEED) plus cast interviews. Four rental DVD volumes of ULTRAMAN R/B will also be released on November 22. ULTRAMAN R/B (RUEBE) Blu-ray Box II -- containing the second half of the series -- is scheduled for February 26, 2019. PRODUCT DETAILS Japanese Release Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018 Product Code: BCXS-1390 Region Code: 0 (Region Free) Number of Discs: 3 Price: ¥22,000 (Approximately $195.76 US, Plus Tax) ? Main Feature (Episodes 1-13) Running Time: Approximately 325 Minutes ? Special Disc (Extras) Running Time: Approximately 60 Minutes ? Main Feature Specs: 16:9 (1080p High Definition) / AVC / BD50G × 2/ Linear PCM (Stereo) ? Special Disc Specs: 16:9 (1080p High Definition) / AVC / BD25G × 1 / Linear PCM (Stereo) ? Special Disc Extras · Making Of · 1st Minato Family Talk Show · Textless Opening · Textless Ending · Trailer Collection · Ruebe Crystal Navigator (Episodes 1-13) Bonus Content: 24 Page Full Color Reference Book Manufacturer: Tsuburaya Productions Distributor: BANDAI NAMCO Arts Inc.

    The `1st Minato Family Talk Show` bonus feature starring Arisa Sonohara, Ryosuke Koike, Yuya Hirata and Ginnojo Yamazaki. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS. © ULTRAMAN R/B PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM?TV TOKYO
    Photos courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS. © ULTRAMAN R/B PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM?TV TOKYO

    About Tsuburaya Productions

    Tsuburaya Productions, creator and copyrights owner of the superhero ULTRAMAN series was founded in 1963 by Eiji Tsuburaya, world-renowned special effects wizard also known for his special effects work on the Godzilla series. With more than fifty years` experience, it is one of Japan`s oldest and most respected independent film and television production houses. Its popular Ultraman TV and film series which premiered in 1966 has been seen in over 100 territories worldwide and has spawned over 3,000 licensed products. In addition to production, the company also handles character licensing and program distribution and staging live stage shows both domestically and internationally.


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