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      Logo for the new movie, ULTRAMAN DECKER FINALE: JOURNEY TO BEYOND. Image courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN DECKER FILM PARTNERS Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Sites: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/ultraman_decker/, https://m-78.jp/decker/ (Japan) Official Twitter: twitter.com/ultraman_series Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Masayuki Nagatake) will release TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION's original movie ULTRAMAN DECKER FINALE: JOURNEY TO BEYOND (ウルトラマンデッカー最終章 旅立ちの彼方へ…, Urutoraman Dekkā Saishū Fumi Tabidachi no Kanata e…) on February 23, 2023. The movie will be exclusively distributed online in Japan on TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION, with a simultaneous release in theaters nationwide. JOURNEY TO BEYOND will pick up from the events depicted in the current Ultraman television series, ULTRAMAN DECKER (ウルトラマンデッカー, Urutoraman Dekkā), which is broadcast every Saturday at 9:00 am on TV Tokyo and simulcast worldwide on the Ultraman Official Youtube page. ULTRAMAN DECKER was created as a homage to ULTRAMAN DYNA, the second of the beloved "Heisei Trilogy"

    Ultraman Z, Ultraman Zero, Ultraman and Ultraman Decker offer their support to sick children with the Ultrakids Project. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Tsuburaya ProductionsOfficial Site: https://www.ultraman-kikin.jp/ (Japan) Official Twitter: twitter.com/ultraman_series Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS In 2011, Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. launched the “Ultraman Foundation” (ウルトラマン基金,  Urutoraman Kikin), an incorporated organization that helps chidlren dealing with trauma and health problems.  The Ultraman Foundation recently collaborated with Solaputi Kids' Camp on the “Ultrakids Project” (ウルトラキッズプロジェクト, Urutora Kizzu Purojekuto),  an online event for children who are being treated for serious and life-threatening diseases, struggling with surgery, and enduring painful medical procedures.  This event for "Ultrakids" was live streamed to 30 hospitals and medical facilities across Japan on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022. The Ultrakids Project kicked off with the “Ultra Hero Show ~ Support Ultra Heroes with Ultra Charge! ~

      The cast of ULTRAMAN DECKER is featured in a new streaming series on TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Tsuburaya ProductionsOfficial Site: https://imagination.m-78.jp/ (Japan) Official Twitter: twitter.com/ultraman_series Tsuburaya Productions has announced a new streaming series, GUTS-SELECT EXCHANGE REPORT ~THE SPECIAL AFFAIRS DIVISION 3 RETURNS~ (GUTS-SELECT交流記 ~帰ってきた特務3課~, Gattsu -Serekuto Kōryū-ki ~ Kaettekita Tokumu 3-ka ~), a spin-off of their latest Ultraman show, ULTRAMAN DECKER (ウルトラマンデッカー, Urutoraman Dekkā, 2022).  In Japan, the show will debut exclusively on Tsuburaya'a official digital platform service, "TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION", on October 1st. There is no word yet regarding a possible release in North America or other international markets. There will be five episodes of GUTS-SELECT EXCHANGE REPORT, released one per month through February, 2023. Each will focus focusing on a member of the TPU's (Terrestrial Peaceable Union) defense team GUTS-Select, the main characters in the television series ULTRAMAN

      Tsuburaya brings select 4K episodes of ULTRASEVEN to Japanese theaters this October. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Tsuburaya ProductionsOfficial Site: https://seven55th.m-78.jp/ (Japan) Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has announced that five select episodes of the original ULTRASEVEN (ウルトラセブン, Urutorasebun, 1967-68) televsion series will be screened in 4K at sixteen theaters across Japan from Saturday, October 1st through Thursday, October 13th, 2022. The screenings will kick-off the year-long Ultraseven 55th Anniversary Project (ウルトラセブン55周年, Urutorasebun 55-Shūnen) celebration and mark the first time that ULTRASEVEN will be shown in 4K cinemas.   Ultraseven 55th Anniversary 4K Special Screening Information   Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Episode 7: SPACE PRISONER 303 (宇宙囚人303, Uchū Shūjin 303)   Director: Toshitsugu Suzuki Screenplay: Tetsuo Kinjo Special Effects: Toru Matoba        

    Mill Creek Entertainment brings three more Ultraman sets to DVD in North America for the first time! Photos courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to Spencer Kopp, CJ Johnsen and J.W. Starrett Mill Creek Entertainment is excited to present the North American DVD* debut of three Ultraman titles. This exciting debut comes off the back of Mill Creek Entertainment’s license of the available Ultraman back-catalogue via international distribution company Indigo Entertainment, from the revolutionary team at Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. The ULTRAMAN ZEARTH Double Feature includes the 1996 movie ULTRAMAN ZEARTH ウルトラマンゼアス, Urutoraman Zeasu) and its 1997 sequel, ULTRAMAN ZEARTH 2 (ウルトラマンゼアス2 超人大戦・光と影, Urutoraman Zeasu Tsū: Chōjin Taisen Hikari to Kage). Zearth was introduced as part of the 30th anniversary of Ultraman, and offered a more comedic take on the franchise with

    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS © ULTRAMAN DECKER PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM・TV TOKYO Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Sites: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/ultraman_decker/, https://m-78.jp/decker/ (Japan) Official Twitter: twitter.com/ultraman_series Hironobu Kageyama, Hiroki Matsumoto and Takeshi Tsuruno. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS © ULTRAMAN DECKER PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM・TV TOKYO Tsuburaya Productions has announced the Japanese home video release for their latest Ultraman show, ULTRAMAN DECKER (ウルトラマンデッカー, Urutoraman Dekkā). ULTRAMAN DECKER Blu-ray BOX VOL.I (『​ウルトラマンデッカー』Blu-ray BOX VOL.I、Urutoraman Dekkā Blu-ray BOX VOL.1), will be available from BANDAI NAMCO ARTS on December 23, 2022 with VOL.II following on March 24, 2023. ULTRAMAN DECKER was created as a homage to ULTRAMAN DYNA, the second of the beloved "Heisei Trilogy" series known as “TDG” series (ULTRAMAN TIGA, ULTRAMAN DYNA and ULTRAMAN GAIA), which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The ULTRAMAN DECKER Blu-ray BOXes use a special walnut box design. Each volume includes a 24-page,

      Tsuburaya kicks off the 55th anniversary of Ultraseven this October. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Tsuburaya ProductionsOfficial Site: https://seven55th.m-78.jp/ (Japan) 55 years ago, there was a future... Fifty-five years before SHIN ULTRAMAN, there was an immortal hero who loved the Earth and mankind, standing between them and many alien invaders... His name is Ultraseven.   Image courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has announced of the Ultraseven 55th Anniversary Project (ウルトラセブン55周年, Urutorasebun 55-Shūnen) with the anniversary logo and key art (both shown here) and the launch of the official website. The event kicks off this October, the month the ULTRASEVEN (ウルトラセブン, Urutorasebun) televsion series premiered in Japan.  Full details will be announced in the near future.   ■What Is ULTRASEVEN? In 1967, ULTRASEVEN was broadcast following the

      Logo for the new series, ULTRAMAN REGULOS. Image courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Tsuburaya ProductionsOfficial Site: https://m-78.jp/galaxy-fight/regulos/ja/ (Japan), https://m-78.jp/galaxy-fight/regulos/english/ (English) Official Twitter: twitter.com/ultraman_series Tsuburaya Productions has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and large high-res images from their upcoming streaming series, ULTRAMAN REGULOS (ウルトラマンレグロス, Urutoraman Regurosu). In Japan, the show will be available exclusively on Tsuburaya'a official digital platform service, "TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION".  In North America, ULTRAMAN REGULOS will be released on the official international site, Ultraman Connection. Japanese teaser poster. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS English teaser poster. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Introduction This series will be the first to focus on the mysterious hero Ultraman Regulos, who made his spectacular debut earlier this year in the mini-seies ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE DESTINED CROSSROAD (ウルトラギャラクシーファイト

    Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Mill Creek Entertainment press release Special Thanks to JW Starrett and Chris Johnsen   On July 10, 2022 Mill Creek Entertainment is excited to be a part of the annual, internationally celebrated ULTRAMAN DAY! As the exclusive North American home video distributor of the majority of the Ultraman series, Mill Creek boasts an unmatched deep catalog of Ultraman releases, featuring Complete Series sets, collectible SteelBook® titles, Movies & Specials Collections, all released over the past 4 years on DVD and high-definition Blu-ray™! In honor of Ultraman Day 2022, Mill Creek is offering ALL its Ultraman titles currently in stock at 50% off MSRP!   And that is not all! From 7/1-7/10, Mill Creek is holding DAILY “Enter-to-Win” contests via their social media accounts! Visit https://www.facebook.com/MillCreekEnt starting June 30 to enter. Each daily contest will

    Get 50% off all Ultraman Blu-rays and DVDs at DeepDiscount.com. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to Chris Johnsen and Spencer Kopp   Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Ultraman Day 2022 is coming up fast on July 10, 2022!  To celebrate another year of everyone's favorite legendary warrior, Mill Creek Entertainment is having a GIGANTIC SALE on all Ultraman DVD's and Blu-rays, and a HUGE GIVEAWAY of Ultraman Blu-rays every day through July 10th.   Through July 10 50% off ALL Ultraman DVDs, Blu-rays, and Steelbooks on DeepDiscount.com (Movies, Complete Series, Steelbooks...EVERYTHING, including ULTRA Q and NEO ULTRA Q)   Through July 9 Daily Blu-ray Giveaways. Follow Mill Creek on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for details on how to enter. Five winners per day. Each daily giveaway entry also

    Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2021 Shin Ultraman Production Committee Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: https://shin-ultraman.jp (Japan)   A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Toho and Tsuburaya Productions have provided high quality photos and information on their highly-anticipated new SHIN ULTRAMAN (シン・ウルトラマン, Shin Urutoraman). The movie is an adaption of the original ULTRAMAN (ウルトラマン 空想特撮シリーズ, Urutoraman Kūsō Tokusatsu Shirīzu, 1966-67) television series. Heading the creative team are writer/producer Hideaki Anno (NEON GENESIS EVANGELION) and director Shinji Higuchi (Gamera Trilogy, ATTACK ON TITAN), the co-directors of the award-winning box office smash SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016).   SHIN ULTRAMAN opens in Japanese theaters on May 13th.   Shinji Kaminaga (Takumi Saitoh). Photo courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2021 Shin Ultraman Production Committee

      Ultraman Z, Ultraman Trigger and Trigger Dark in ULTRAMAN TRIGGER: EPISODE Z. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN TRIGGER FILM PARTNERS Ultraman Connection Event & Screening Tonight at 6:00pm PST Official Site: https://m-78.jp/trigger/episodez/ (Japan), ultramanconnection.com/ultraman-trigger-episode-z (US) Special Thanks to Tsuburaya Productions, Iceberg Theory Starlight Runner, and The Licensing Group Ltd. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN TRIGGER FILM PARTNERS  The movie ULTRAMAN TRIGGER: EPISODE Z (ウルトラマントリガー エピソードZ, Urutoraman Torigā Episōdo Zetto), following the story of the ULTRAMAN TRIGGER: NEW GENERATION TIGA (ウルトラマントリガー NEW GENERATION TIGA, Urutoraman Torigā Nyū Jenerēshon Tiga, 2021-22) series, will have its international premiere today.  This story acts as an epilogue, set two years after the events of Trigger’s final battle against Megalothor, and will answer mysteries left in the wake of that struggle. What brings Kengo Manaka/Ultraman Trigger (Raiga Terasaka) back, and why Ultraman Z is once again fighting the forces of

      Photo courtesy of The Licensing Group. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©ULTRAMAN TRIGGER FILM PARTNERS   Source: Ultraman Connection Official Site: ultramanconnection.com/ultraman-trigger-episode-z Special Thanks to Tsuburaya Productions, Iceberg Theory Starlight Runner, and The Licensing Group Ltd Ultraman Connection is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win tickets to the Ultraman Connection Watch Party - Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z Event & Screening on March 18th. This special streaming event will allow fans to enjoy the global premier of ULTRAMAN TRIGGER: EPISODE Z with in-studio cast members Raiga Terasaka (Kengo Manaka/Ultraman Trigger), Runa Toyoda (Yuna Shizuma/Yuzare), and Kohshu Hirano (Haruki Natsukawa/Ultraman Z). Following the premier, there will be a discussion with additional details from the guests.   The Ultraman Connection Watch Party - Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z bundle can also be pre-ordered now for only $11.99. Pre-order "screening only" tickets

      Old-School Tokusatsu Kaiju Return!Source: Team Better TomorrowSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra The the first trailer for the upcoming daikaiju movie YUZO THE BIGGEST BATTLE IN TOKYO (『特撮喜劇 大木勇造 人生最大の決戦』, Tokusatsu Kigeki Ōki Yūzō Jinsei Saidai no Kessen) has been released. Written and directed by Yoshikazu Ishii (ULTRAMAN GINGA, ULTRAMAN GINGA S, ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER), YUZO THE BIGGEST BATTLE IN TOKYO boasts a cast and crew made of veterans from tokusatsu cinema and television including Masanori Machida (GAPPA: THE TRIPHIBIAN MONSTER, THE GREEN SLIME, ZATOICHI, ULTRASEVEN, MASKED RIDER SKYRIDER, ULTRAMAN TIGA),  Takehiko Fujita (ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER, THE METHOD OF THE KEY THIEF, FAMILY HAPPINESS),  Takashi Toyoda (ATTACK OF THE GIANT TEACHER), Hironobu Nomura (GAKKOU NO KAIDAN - SCHOOL GHOST STORIES, ULTRAMAN GINGA, KAMEN RIDER EX-AID), Yusuke Sugiyama (SHIN GODZILLA, ULTRAMAN GINGA), Takuya Fujisaki (RONIN STREET, ULTRAMAN TIGA), Daniel Aguilar (SHIN GODZILLA, DEATH KAPPA)

    The classic series THE ULTRAMAN and ULTRAMAN 80 come to DVD in North America for the first time! Photos courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to JW Starrett and Kirsten Van Peursem Mill Creek Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new DVD sets of Tsuburaya Productions’ THE ULTRAMAN and ULTRAMAN 80. The sets feature audio of the original Japanese soundtracks with English subtitles. Episode guide booklets are also included. THE ULTRAMAN (ザ☆ウルトラマン, Za Urutoraman, 1979-80) is the eighth Ultraman television series and the first Ultraman anime show. The animation was done by Sunrise, the studio that has received international acclaim for their hugely popular MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM franchise. The show's hero, Ultraman Joneus, is a legendary warrior who hails from U40, a Star of Ultra outside of the Land of Light. Joneus made his first

    Source: Mill Creek Entertainment Special Thanks to JW Starrett Photo courtesy of Mill Creek. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Mill Creek Entertainment is offering our readers a chance to win their new Blu-ray set of Tsuburaya Productions’ GRIDMAN - THE HYPER AGENT (電光超人グリッドマン, Denkō Chōjin Guriddoman,  1993-94) The Complete Series. The set contains stunning high definition video for all 39 half-hour episodes with DTS-HD Master Audio of the original Japanese soundtrack plus newly translated English subtitles. In the series, three computer-savvy kids, Naoto, Yuka and Ippei created their own videogame superhero, but then discover it possessed by an inter-dimensional police officer, Gridman. Pursuing an evil program called Kahn Digifer, he merges with Naoto and fights Kahn Digifer's digitized monsters in order to prevent the computerized demon from wreaking havoc on the Human World. GRIDMAN - THE HYPER AGENT Complete Series will arrive August 17 on Blu-ray (SRP: $40.99).

    Photos courtesy of William Winckler. © 2021 – William Winckler Source:  William Winckler Productions press release English-dubbed Ultraman and Anime filmmaker William Winckler (ULTRAMAN X THE MOVIE, FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE CREATURE FROM BLOOD COVE, ZOMBREX: DEAD RISING SUN) has just released his new Western-Horror fiction novel Demon Head of Tuscon, now available worldwide on eBook and paperback on Amazon Kindle.    Loosely based on the terrifying Native American monster/spirit legend of the “The Rolling Head,” readers should find author William Winckler’s fresh, unique story, original and captivating.  When a young Native American woman is stalked by a horrific disembodied head out to kill her, a wandering cowboy helps escort her to the safety of a Christian reservation.  On the way, they must battle and ultimately destroy the monstrous demon before everyone in the Arizona territory is wiped out by it! AMAZON Kindle & Paperback Book

    Photo courtesy of 3Y Film. ©3Y Film Photo courtesy of 3Y Film. ©3Y Film Source: 3Y FilmSpecial Thanks to Avery Guerra  A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE KIKAIDA star Daisuke Ban has joined the cast of GHOST CAT RHAPSODY. Photo courtesy of 3Y Film.  3Y Film, makers of THE GREAT BUDDHA ARRIVAL ((大仏廻国 Daibutsu Kaikoku, 2018) and NEZURA 1964 (ネズラ1964, 2020), have announced some exciting cast additons to their upcoming film, GHOST-CAT RHAPSODY (怪猫狂騒曲, Kaibyō Kyōsō Kyoku). Today it was revealed that Daisuke Ban has been signed for the movie. Ban is best known as the star of the popular Toei superhero series KIKAIDA (人造人間キカイダー, Jinzō Ningen Kikaidā, 1972-73) and INAZUMAN (イナズマン, 1973-74) and has appeared in numerous tokusatsu shows and movies. He also played Sadako's father in the the internationally acclaimed J-Horror hit THE RING (リング, Ringu, 1998)

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Sites: ani.tv/ultraman_trigger, m-78.jp/trigger (Japan) Official Twitter: twitter.com/ultraman_series ULTRAMAN TRIGGER Blu-ray Box Vol. 1. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS © ULTRAMAN TRIGGER PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM・TV TOKYO   Tsuburaya Productions` latest Ultraman show, ULTRAMAN TRIGGER: NEW GENERATION TIGA (ウルトラマントリガー NEW GENERATION TIGA, Urutoraman Torigā Nyū Jenerēshon Tiga), only began airing on TV Tokyo this month, but the Japanese home video release has already been announced. ULTRAMAN TRIGGER' Blu-ray BOX VOL.1 (『​ウルトラマントリガー』Blu-ray BOX VOL.1、Urutoraman Torigā Blu-ray BOX VOL.1), will be available from BANDAI NAMCO ARTS on December 24, 2021 with VOL.2 following on March 29, 2022 ULTRAMAN TRIGGER was created as a homage to ULTRAMAN TIGA, the first of the beloved "Heisei Trilogy" series known as “TDG” series (ULTRAMAN TIGA, ULTRAMAN DYNA and ULTRAMAN GAIA), which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Emulating the core TIGA story elements such as the legend

    Mockup of the Tamashii Nations Pop-Up Shop coming to Santa Monica this Friday. Image courtesy of BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles. ©BANDAI Santa Monica Store Will Be Open from July 16 – September 26 and Showcase an Array of Toys,  Action Figures and Model Kits Featuring Characters from Demon Slayer, Dragon Ball, Gundam and More< Source: BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) press release Official Site: tamashiinations.com/popup/santamonica Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Collectors in Southern California are in for a special treat with today’s announcement from BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) and BANDAI SPIRITS Collectors Department that they are travelling west to open a new official pop-up, the “TAMASHII NATIONS Pop-Up Shop in Santa Monica,” this Friday, July 16. Fans in Los Angeles and Orange counties as well as across surrounding areas are invited  to head to Santa Monica and visit the new store. The shop (will not only feature some of

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