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    Source: Marvel Entertainment, Ultraman Galaxy press releases Special Thanks to Anthony Blackwood, Carey Simon and Steele Filipek Marvel Comics' new mini-series The Rise of Ultraman premieres today, Following are the first issue details and press release, courtesy of Marvel Entertainment and Ultraman Galaxy... The Rise of Ultraman #1 Published: September 9, 2020 Writers: Kyle Higgins, Mathew Groom Artists: Francesco Manna, Michael Cho, G Gurihiru, Ed McGuinness Price: $5.99 In darkness there lurks Kaiju – terrifying and unfathomable monsters. Between Kaiju and the rest of us stands the United Science Patrol! But who are these enigmatic defenders, and how do they perform their miracles? Shin Hayata and Kiki Fuji have spent half a lifetime trying to find out – and their quest is about to drive them toward a decades-old dark secret and put them on a collision course with a mysterious warrior from beyond the stars!

    Author: Keith Aiken Source: Ultraman Galaxy Special Thanks to Steele Filipek Writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom and artist Francesco Manna -- the creative team behind Marvel's upcoming comic book miniseries The Rise of Ultraman -- answer fan questions in an exclusive for Ultraman Galaxy, the official official website for the Ultraman franchise for North America. Check out the 2-part article at the following links... ● RISE OF ULTRAMAN PREVIEW: THE CREATIVE TEAM ANSWERS FAN QUESTIONS ● RISE OF ULTRAMAN PREVIEW, PART 2: THE CREATIVE TEAM ANSWERS FAN QUESTIONS

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/ucz Official Twitter: twitter.com/tsuburayaprod Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and promotional art for their upcoming television series, ULTRAMAN CHRONICLE Z: HEROES’ ODYSSEY (ウルトラマン クロニクルZ ヒーローズオデッセイ, Urutoraman Kuronikuru Z Hīrōzu Odessei), which will air on Saturday mornings in Japan on TV Tokyo Network channels starting January 9, 2021. The show will follow the format of the previous “Chronicle” series ULTRAMAN ZERO THE CHRONICLE (ウルトラマンゼロ ザ クロニクル, Urutoraman Zero Za Kuronikuru, 2017), ULTRAMAN ORB THE CHRONICLE (ウルトラマンオーブ ザ クロニクル, Urutoraman Oobu Za Kuronikuru, 2018), ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION CHRONICLE (ウルトラマン ニュージェネレーションクロニクル, Urutoraman Nyuu Jenereeshon Kuronikuru, 2019) and ULTRAMAN CHRONICLE ZERO & GEED (ウルトラマン クロニクル ZERO&GEED [ゼロ アンド ジード], Ramanujan Kuronikuru ZERO & GEED [Zero Ando Jīdo], 2020), by using footage from previous shows and movies, mixed with new content. Premiering in 1996, ULTRAMAN TIGA

    Source: Bandai Co., Ltd. Official Site: toy.bandai.co.jp/series/ultraman (Japan) The Japanese toy company Bandai has released more figures based on Tsuburaya Productions` new series, ULTRAMAN Z (ZETT) 『ウルトラマンZ(ゼット), Urutoraman Z (Zetto)』. The ULTRAMAN Z characters are the latest additions to Bandai`s Ultra Hero and Ultraman Monster Series of 5 inch scale soft vinyl figures. Ultra Monster Series 132: M1/ ウルトラ怪獣シリーズ 132 M1号 Manufacturer: Bandai Item No.: 4549660511755000 Product Size: Height Approximately 140mm (5.5 Inches) Material: Soft Vinyl Release Date: November 14, 2020 Price: ¥660 (Approximately $6.26 US, Tax Included) Ultra Monster Series 133: Ultroid Zero/ ウルトラ怪獣シリーズ 133 ウルトロイドゼロ Manufacturer: Bandai Item No.: 4549660511434000 Product Size: Height Approximately 140mm (5.5 Inches) Material: Soft Vinyl Release Date: December 5, 2020 Price: ¥660 (Approximately $6.26 US, Tax Included) For more information

    Project Logo Unveiled Source: Tsuburaya Productions, Ultraman Galaxy press release ULTRAMAN (ウルトラマン 空想特撮シリーズ, Urutoraman Kūsō Tokusatsu Shirīzu) is the gold standard of Japanese special effects television series. At the time of its original broadcast in 1966, it recorded an audience rating high of 42.8%. Even now, 55 years after the hero`s debut, new generations of Ultraman are born, and the franchise has expanded with fans across all generations and around the world. 2021 will mark the 55th anniversary of ULTRAMAN. To celebrate, Tsuburaya Productions is planning a whole host of new films, series, events, and merchandise for fans to enjoy. In preparation for these exciting developments, Tsuburaya has kicked off the Ultraman 55th Anniversary Project (『ウルトラマン』55周年プロジェクト, “Urutoraman” 55-Shūnen Purojekuto) by unveiling the project logo! The Project begins this month in Japan with the release of the ULTRAMAN 55TH ANNIVERSARY ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES: ULTRAMAN MovieNEX Release (ウルトラマン55周年記念ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES『ウルトラマン』MovieNEX発売, Urutoraman

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: tsukuba-aeonmall.com/news/event (Japan) Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. will present a series of Ultra Hero live stage events in Japan this month in collaboration with Aeon Mall Co., Ltd. The DRIVE-IN ULTRAMAN Z SHOW IN AEON MALL (ドライブイン ウルトラマンZショー in イオンモール, Doraibuin Urutoraman Z Shō in Ion Mōru) will be held at three Aeon shopping mall locations. The shows are based on the TV series ULTRAMAN Z (ZETT) 『ウルトラマンZ(ゼット), Urutoraman Z (Zetto)』 which is currently broadcast every Saturday from 9:00 am on the TV Tokyo network. In dealing with the "new normal" of this Covid-19 world, the DRIVE-IN ULTRAMAN Z SHOW IN AEON MALL shows have been designed to protect fans from any risk of infection. Attendees will be able to watch the live event from the safety of their own cars, with the music and sound effects pumped through the FM receiver

    Source: Bandai Co., Ltd. Official Site: m-78.jp/galaxy-fight/tac Official Twitter: twitter.com/tsuburayaprod The Japanese toy company Bandai has announced figures based on Tsuburaya Productions` new online series, ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE ABSOLUTE CONSPIRACY (ウルトラギャラクシーファイト 大いなる陰謀, Urutora Gyarakushī Faito Ōinaru Inbō). The show will begin on Sunday, November 22, 2020, with new installments planned to release on YouTube each week at 10:00am (Japan Standard Time) worldwide. Ultra Hero Series EX: Ultraman Great/ ウルトラヒーローシリーズEX ウルトラマングレート Manufacturer: Bandai Item No.: 4549660570394000 Product Size: Height Approximately 140mm (5.5 Inches) Material: Soft Vinyl Release Date: December 26, 2020 Price: ¥660 (Approximately $6.26 US, Tax Included) Ultra Hero Series EX: Ultraman Powered/ ウルトラヒーローシリーズEX ウルトラマンパワード Manufacturer: Bandai Item No.: 4549660570400000 Product Size: Height Approximately 140mm (5.5 Inches) Material: Soft Vinyl Release Date: December 26, 2020 Price: ¥660 (Approximately $6.26 US, Tax

    Source: BANDAI NAMCO Collectibles (Bluefin) press release Official Site: tamashiination2020.tamashiinations.com Special Thanks to Scott Barretto Bandai Spirits issued a press release last night announcing its TAMASHI NATIONS 2020 virtual festival. With the theme “Figure Museum,” TAMASHII NATIONS 2020 will take place November 6-8, 2020 (JST).and feature close to 1,000 figures and robots from top franchises including Kamen Rider, Ultraman, Dragon Ball, Gundam and Demon Slayer. The event website offers a VR Exhibition Hall, which provides a 360 degree view of all the figure and robot exhibitions, a hi-resolution photo gallery and an assortment of exclusive content planned throughout the festival, including a special introduction “Jujutsu Kaisen” and new product from series with guest voice actor Tyunya Enoki, who plays the main character Yuji Itadori. The press release reads as follows... ■”TAMASHII NATION 2020” Event Outline ●Dates & Times : Begins Friday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m.

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: ultra-expo.com/prism/2021 (Japan) Official Twitter: twitter.com/m78expo Official Hashtag: #ウルトラEXPO Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. will present the ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2021: New Year Festival in Tokyo Dome City (ウルトラヒーローズEXPO 2020 ニューイヤーフェスティバル IN 東京ドームシティ, Urutora Hīrōzu Ekisupo 2020 Nyūi Yā Fesutibaru In Tōkyō Dōmushiti) from December 26, 2020 - January 4, 2021 at Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall. Advance tickets go on sale starting November 1. The popular "Ultraman Battle Stage" live shows will be held every day at the event. The focus of ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2021 is the TV series ULTRAMAN Z (ZETT) 『ウルトラマンZ(ゼット), Urutoraman Z (Zetto)』 which is currently broadcast every Saturday from 9:00 am on the TV Tokyo network. In addition to the hero Ultraman Z and the robot Sevenger, the main character Haruki Natsukawa (Kohshu Hirano) will appear onstage for all the performances, participating in a fierce battle against

    ULTRAMAN arrives in AOV, keeping the peace on the battlefield Source: Tsuburaya Productions, The Licensing Group Ltd Official Site: arenaofvalor.com Special Thanks to Carey Simon The popular Anime series ULTRAMAN streaming on Netflix comes to AOV (ARENA OF VALOR) in a new collaboration that will introduce tons of exclusive in-game activities. Play as ULTRAMAN as you fight alongside your teammates in this exciting new update! AOV is an epic new 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) designed by Tencent Games. Call on your teammates to join you in the jungle! Crush your enemies in classic 5v5 combat in real time! Draw first blood, carry your team, and become legendary in the arena! In the Netflix original series ULRAMAN, Shinjiro, the son of Shin Hayata, has to protect the Earth from devastation by aliens. After training and testing his limits again and again, Shinjiro fights alongside his teammates

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions press release Official Site: benelic.com/ultraman_shop Official Twitter:twitter.com/ultraman_shop Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has announced that their official Ultraman shop, Ultraman World M78, a chain that has been loved by parents and children for three generations, will open a new store on the 6th floor of the new Shinsaibashi PARCO complex in Shinsaibashi, Osaka on Friday, November 20. Operated by Benelic Co., Ltd., the Ultraman World M78 Shinsaibashi Shop will feature approximately 1,000 Ultraman products, including store exclusives. This assortment will be unique to Ultraman specialty shops, and will surely satisfy children and adults, alike. There will also be limited edition Ultraman World M78 Shinsaibashi Shop collectibles sold during the store launch. More details will be revealed in the weeks leading up to the store`s opening. ■ Ultraman World M78 Shinsaibashi Shop Information Address: 1 Chome-8-3 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0085, Japan Opening Date: Friday, November

    Source: Bandai Co., Ltd. Official Site: toy.bandai.co.jp/series/ultraman (Japan) The Japanese toy company Bandai has released more figures based on Tsuburaya Productions` new series, ULTRAMAN Z (ZETT) 『ウルトラマンZ(ゼット), Urutoraman Z (Zetto)』. The ULTRAMAN Z characters are the latest additions to Bandai`s Ultra Hero and Ultraman Monster Series of 5 inch scale soft vinyl figures. For phoots and information on the first wave of ULTRAMAN Z figures, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan Ultra Hero Series 79: Ultraman Z Delta Rise Claw/ ウルトラヒーローシリーズ 79 ウルトラマンゼット デルタライズクロー Manufacturer: Bandai Item No.: 4549660511397000 Product Size: Height Approximately 140mm (5.5 Inches) Material: Soft Vinyl Release Date: October 3, 2020 Price: ¥660 (Approximately $6.26 US, Tax Included) Ultra Monster Series 129: Alien Barossa/ ウルトラ怪獣シリーズ 129 バロッサ星人 Manufacturer: Bandai Item No.: 4549660511403000 Product Size:

    Ultra Heroes Return With First Live Performance In 9 Months Source: Tsuburaya Productions Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. will present ULTRA 6 BROTHERS THE LIVE in Hakuhinkan Theater -Ultraman Edition- (ウルトラ6兄弟 THE LIVE in 博品館劇場 -ウルトラマン編-, Urutora 6 Kyōdai THE LIVE in Hakuhinkan Gekijō -Urutoraman-hen ) at the Ginza Hakuhinkan Theater from Saturday, November 21 to Monday, November 23, 2020. This will be the first live Ultraman stage performance in approximately nine months. The first ULTRA 6 BROTHERS THE LIVE in Hakuhinkan Theater (ウルトラ6兄弟 THE LIVE in 博品館劇場, Urutora 6 Kyōdai THE LIVE in Hakuhinkan Gekijō event was performed in 2019, and presented an original story featuring the Ultra 6 Brothers; Ultraman, Zoffy, Ultraseven, Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Ace and Ultraman Taro. A second show, ULTRA 6 BROTHERS THE LIVE in Hakuhinkan Theater -Zoffy Edition- (ウルトラ6兄弟 THE LIVE in 博品館劇場 -ゾフィー編-, uUrutora 6 Kyōdai THE LIVE in Hakuhinkan

    Source: KAIJU MASTERCLASS press release Special Thanks to Steve Ryfle Announcing KAIJU MASTERCLASS, a three-day online convention with guest lineup featuring composer Bear McCreary (THE WALKING DEAD, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS), director Shinji Higuchi (SHIN GODZILLA, ATTACK ON TITAN), composer David Arnold (the JAMES BOND franchise, GODZILLA 1998), director Shusuke Kaneko (GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH, DEATH NOTE), composer Michiru Oshima (GODZILLA: TOKYO SOS), and long list of genre creators and scholars. KAIJU MASTERCLASS is created by a dedicated team of genre authorities and enthusiasts, including: Steve Ryfle (co-author, ISHIRO HONDA: A LIFE IN FILM, FROM GODZILLA TO KUROSAWA); Erik Homenick (AKIRAIFUKUBE.ORG); John DeSentis (conductor/creator KAIJU CRESCENDO); Patrick Galvan (writer, SYFY.COM); Matt Parmley and Kyle Byrd (co-hosts, KAIJU TRANSMISSIONS podcast); and Kyle Gilmore (filmmaker and artist, VINTAGE REEL PRODUCTIONS). KAIJU MASTERCLASS will be live-streamed via their Youtube channel between Friday, October 2 and Sunday, October 4,

    New ULTRAMAN YouTube Exclusive Series To Be Released Globally in Japanese, English and Chinese Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: m-78.jp/galaxy-fight/tac Official Twitter: twitter.com/tsuburayaprod SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming series. Tsuburaya Productions has provided SciFi Japan with large photos plus English and Japanese press information regarding the release date, Japanese voice actors, additional appearing characters, theme song and chapter summaries for ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE ABSOLUTE CONSPIRACY (ウルトラギャラクシーファイト 大いなる陰謀, Urutora Gyarakushī Faito Ōinaru Inbō), their new online series commemorating the ULTRAMAN Official YouTube Channel reaching one million subscribers. Ultra-popular voice actor Junichi Suwabe will make his first appearance in the Ultraman series portraying the mysterious new character Absolute Tartarus. In addition, Hatsunori Hasegawa, who played ULTRAMAN 80’s (ウルトラマン80, Urutoraman Eiti, 1980-81) protagonist Takeshi Yamato, will return for the 40th anniversary of the series to play the

    Source: Ultraman Galaxy Special Thanks to Steele Filipek SciFi Japan`s Keith Aiken interviews Arthur Adams -- the popular artist known for his work on X-Men, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Godzilla. -- about his spectacular cover for the second issue of the Marvel comic book miniseries The Rise of Ultraman. Check out the interview at Ultraman Galaxy, the official official website for the Ultraman franchise for North America... ● RISE OF ULTRAMAN #2 PREVIEW: THE MAKING OF ART ADAMS’ KAIJU COVER

    Source: Elevated Games, Inc. press release Official Site: ultraman.watch Special Thanks to Jaron Hinds and Carey Simon Elevated Games is now taking orders for their limited edition Ultraman Watch. Created in partnership with Zinvo Watches -- who previously released their own Kamen Rider Watch with Bandai -- this sophisticated, self-winding timepiece comes with exclusive Ultraman color scheme and components including Ultraman`s Color Timer and chest pattern on the base and Ultraseven`s Eyeslugger on the face. There is also a glow in the dark feature based on Ultraman`s iconic Spacium Beam attack. A patented tech layer pairs to a digital art asset by Matt Frank (Godzilla: Rulers of Earth, The Gamera Collection) for Elevated`s upcoming KAIJU COMBAT game. Only 1000 watches will be manufactured, with the production run divided between white, black, red and blue thick leather bands. Each Ultraman Watch is uniquely serialized, with the first

    Source: Marvel Entertainment, Ultraman Galaxy press releases Special Thanks to Anthony Blackwood, Carey Simon and Steele Filipek Marvel Comics` new mini-series The Rise of Ultraman premieres today, Following are the first issue details and press release, courtesy of Marvel Entertainment and Ultraman Galaxy... The Rise of Ultraman #1 Published: September 9, 2020 Writers: Kyle Higgins, Mathew Groom Artists: Francesco Manna, Michael Cho, G Gurihiru, Ed McGuinness Price: $5.99 In darkness there lurks Kaiju – terrifying and unfathomable monsters. Between Kaiju and the rest of us stands the United Science Patrol! But who are these enigmatic defenders, and how do they perform their miracles? Shin Hayata and Kiki Fuji have spent half a lifetime trying to find out – and their quest is about to drive them toward a decades-old dark secret and put them on a collision course with a mysterious warrior from beyond the stars!

    Author: Keith Aiken Source: Ultraman Galaxy Special Thanks to Steele Filipek Writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom and artist Francesco Manna — the creative team behind Marvel’s upcoming comic book miniseries The Rise of Ultraman — answer fan questions in an exclusive for Ultraman Galaxy, the official official website for the Ultraman franchise for North America. Check out the 2-part article at the following links… ● RISE OF ULTRAMAN PREVIEW: THE CREATIVE TEAM ANSWERS FAN QUESTIONS ● RISE OF ULTRAMAN PREVIEW, PART 2: THE CREATIVE TEAM ANSWERS FAN QUESTIONS

    Source: Bandai Co., Ltd. Official Site: toy.bandai.co.jp/series/ultraman (Japan) In conjunction with the debut of Tsuburaya Productions` new series, ULTRAMAN Z (ZETT) ????????(???), Urutoraman Z (Zetto)?, the Japanese toy company Bandai has introduced their line of figures based on the show. The ULTRAMAN Z characters are the latest additions to Bandai`s Ultra Hero and Ultraman Monster Series of 5 inch scale soft vinyl figures. Ultra Hero Series 74: Ultraman Z Original/ ???????????? 74 ????????? ????? Manufacturer: Bandai Item No.: 4549660476740000 Product Size: Height Approximately 140mm (5.5 Inches) Material: Soft Vinyl Release Date: June 13, 2020 Price: ¥660 (Approximately $6.18 US, Tax Included) Ultra Hero Series 74: Ultraman Z Original - Limited Edition/ ???????????? 74 ????????? ????? ???? Customers who purchased the Ultraman Z Original figure from Ultraman Official Shop M78 and other

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