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    Ultra-Actress Joins NEZURA 1964!

    Ultraman and Kamen Rider actress Mai Saito has joined the cast of the kaiju film NEZURA 1964). Photo courtesy of 3Y Film.
    © 2020 3Y Film, KADOKAWA

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    Special Thanks to Avery Guerra


    Photo courtesy of 3Y Film

    Mai Saito has joined the all-star cast of the new kaiju film reboot NEZURA 1964 (ネズラ1964) as the character Junko. Miss Saito has been a frequent guest star in the Ultraman movies and series, with roles in ULTRAMAN GAIA: THE BATTLE IN HYPERSPACE (ウルトラマンティガ ウルトラマンダイナ&ウルトラマンガイア超時空の大決戦, Urutoraman Tiga & Urutoraman Daina & Urutoraman Gaia Chō Jikū no Daikessen, 1999), ULTRAMAN COSMOS 2: THE BLUE PLANET (ウルトラマンコスモス2 THE BLUE PLANET, Urutoraman Kosumosu 2: Za Burū Puranetto, 2002), ULTRAMAN COSMOS VS ULTRAMAN JUSTICE: THE FINAL BATTLE (ウルトラマンコスモスVSウルトラマンジャスティス THE FINAL BATTLE, Urutoraman Kosumosu Bui Esu Urutoraman Jasutisu Za Fainaru Batoru, 2003), ULTRA Q: DARK FANTASY (ウルトラQ dark fantasy, Urutora Kyuu: Daaku Fantajii, 2004), ULTRAMAN MAX (ウルトラマンマックス, Urutoraman Makkusu, 2005-06) and ULTRAMAN MEBIUS (ウルトラマンメビウス, Urutoraman Mebiusu, 2006-07). She also played Says Kimira/Kamen Rider Delta in Toei’s MASKED RIDER FAIZ (仮面ライダー555(ファイズ), Kamen Raida Faizu, 2003-04).

    Produced by 3Y Film in association with Kadokawa, NEZURA 1964 is a drama about the infamous unmade kaiju movie by Daiei. The film is co-written, produced and directed by Hiroto Yokokawa (THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL) and stars Yukijiro Hotaru (Gamera Trilogy, GMK), Masanori Kikuzawa (THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL), Kazuma Yoneyama (THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL), Yoshiro Uchida (GAMERA), Ippei Osako (SHIN GODZILLA, DEATH NOTE: Light up the NEW World), Himawari Ono (GAMERA THE BRAVE), Noboru Sato (CHANGEMAN KEN!, TAMPOPO), Mach Fumiake (GAMERA: SUPER MONSTER) and Akira Ohashi (GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION, GAMERA 3: THE REVENGE OF IRIS). The staff includes supervisor Kensaku Sakai, creature designer Keisuke Yoneyama, production artists Takuma Asai, Karin Yamada and Hiroto Yokokawa, and consulting producer/publicist Avery Guerra. The film will use CG, suitmation, and miniatures to bring the FX sequences to life.

    NEZURA 1964 is scheduled for a December 2020 release in Japan. Be sure to follow the film on Facebook for updates.

    About 3Y Film

    3Y Film is part of the video production company 3Y Co., Ltd. Founded in 2015 by Hiroto Yokokawa, 3Y has been involved with the production, filming, photography, editing and CG effects for commercials, movies, stage productions and corporate videos. The company has recently branched out into their original productions such as the feature film THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL.

    About Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.

    Kadokawa Pictures is part of Kadokawa Shoten, which forms the axis of the expansive KADOKAWA CORPORATION. Kadokawa Shoten has maintained the company’s traditions since its founding, while continuously seeking to innovate at the same time. With their core operations based in publishing and film, represented by the Kadokawa Paperback, Kadokawa Pictures, and Kadokawa Anime labels, they continually release a wide range of content targeted to all age groups.

    For more information on NEZURA 1964 please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:

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