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    The Ultraman 55th Anniversary Project Begins!

    Project Logo Unveiled Source: Tsuburaya Productions, Ultraman Galaxy press release

    Logo for the Ultraman 55th Anniversary Project. Image courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    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 55 Shūnenkinen ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES “Urutoraman” MovieNEX Hatsuba) deluxe Blu-ray box set on Wednesday, November 25. An Ultraman Pop-Up Shop will also be set up at the HMV & BOOKS SHIBUYA in Tokyo from Tuesday, November 24 to Monday, December 7. Ultraman 55th Anniversary products will be on sale, and there will be a display of replica uniforms and props from the original ULTRAMAN series. As the project continues to develop, news will be posted on the 55th Anniversary Official Website, which will be launched soon. Global news will also be updated on the Tsuburaya Productions website, the Official North American website Ultraman Galaxy, and Tsuburaya’s official Twitter. Please stay tuned for more information!

    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.

    About Ultraman Galaxy

    Ultraman Galaxy is the official website for the Ultraman franchise for North America. They feature news, videos, licensing information, and product profiles for the Ultraman series of television shows and movies, and the transmedia universe of the Ultra heroes. Ultraman licensing in North America is represented by The Licensing Group Ltd. The Ultraman Galaxy website is a production of Starlight Runner Entertainment in association with Tsuburaya Productions Co. and The Licensing Group.

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