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    "Ultra Heroes EXPO 2024 Umeda Summer Festival” Begins August 14 in Osaka

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    Ultra Heroes EXPO 2024 Umeda Summer Festival poster art, courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Nagatake) will hold the "Ultra Heroes EXPO 2024 Umeda Summer Festival" (ウルトラヒーローズEXPO2024 うめだサマーフェスティバル,  Urutora Hīrōzu EXPO 2024 Umeda Samā Fesutibaru) at Umeda South Hall in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture (13-1, Umeda 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka Prefecture) and Hanshin Umeda Main Store (1-13-13 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture) from Wednesday, August 14 to Sunday, August 25, 2024.


    About "Ultra Summer Osaka"

    "Ultra Heroes EXPO" is a popular summer event for the Ultraman series, where fans can enjoy events and exhibits. Also known as "Ultra Summer Osaka" (ウルサマ大阪,  Urusama Osaka), the 2024 event will include the live stage show "NEW GENERATION THE LIVE," the "Ultra Shot" photo sessions with different Ultra Heroes, the "Ultraman Department Store" located on the 8th floor of the Hanshin Umeda Main Store, plus an Ultra Hero exhibition.

    The EXPO will also promote the upcoming television series ULTRAMAN ARC (ウルトラマンアーク, Urutoraman Āku). which will air every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. on the TV Tokyo network starting July 6. The new warrior Ultraman Arc will appear alongside the heroes of the current TV series, ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION STARS (ウルトラマン ニュージェネレーション スターズ,  Urutoraman Nyū Jenerēshon Sutāzu), and Ultraman Zero, the fan favorite Ultraman who is celebrating his 15th anniversary this year, in the stage show and  exhibition area.

    In addition, various other Ultraman-themed events are planned in the Umeda area. Details will be announced on the official "Ultra Heroes EXPO" website as needed.

    Tickets are now available for purchase from  TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION site and official site.


    Ultraman Zero in a Live Stage Show from a previous Ultra Heroes EXPO. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

     Ultraman Arc and the New Generation Ultramen Will Appear On Stage Daily!

    Ultraman Arc, Ultraman Zero and other Ultra Heroes will be performing powerful live stage shows each day of the EXPO. Visitors will be able to see the Ultramen up close and personal. Also, be sure to use the “Color Timer Light,” a live stage support item, to cheer on the Ultra Heroes as they engage in heated battles.

    *On Tuesday, August 13,  there will be a special performance starting at 4:00 p.m.


    The Color Timer Light. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    What is the “Color Timer Light” Live Stage Support Device?

    The lights will change color according to the color of the Ultra Heroes appearing on stage, and when an Ultraman is in trouble, everyone in the venue can unite to send their thoughts and feelings to the hero as light energy.

    In addition to the Ultraman Color Timer Light released last year, the "Ultraman Zero version" will be available for purchase at this year's event. Additional products will be added to the lineup in the future.

    The Color Timer Light Ulraman Zero Version. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Statues of Ultraman Zero and Ultraseven will be on display for photo ops at the Ultra Heroes EXPO. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Photo Locations include “Ultra Shots” and Ultra Hero Statue Displays!
    There will be statues of the father and son duo of Ultraseven and Ultraman Zero for parents and children to have their photos taken with, as well as the “Ultra Shots” area where fans can take commemorative photos with their favorite Ultra Heroes.

    The Ultra Shot photo area from a previous Ultra Heroes EXPO. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    The Ultraman Department Store from last year's Ultra Heroes EXPO. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    The "Ultraman Department Store" Offers a Lineup of Goods, a Photo Spot and Exhibitions!

    At the “Ultraman Department Store” where fans can get commemorative goods for the event, and also enjoy a photo spot featuring a large group of New Generation Ultramen and other exhibits.

    *The merchandise floor at Hanshin Umeda Main Store will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26th.

    New Generation Ultraman Large Group Photo Spot. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS


    "Ultra Heroes EXPO 2024 Umeda Summer Festival” Outline

    Event Dates
    Wednesday, August 14 ~ Sunday, August 25, 2024


    Venue for “NEW GENERATION THE LIVE” Live Stage Shows and “Ultra Shot” Photo Sessions
    Umeda South Hall (Osaka Umeda Twin Towers South 11F, 1-13-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture)


    Event Opening Time / Show Starting Times
    1 - 9:30 a.m. Doors Open / 10:00 a.m. Live Stage Show Begins
    2  - 11:30 a.m. Doors Open / 12:00 p.m. Concert Begins
    3  - 1:30 p.m. Doors Open / 2:00 p.m. Live Stage Show Begins
    4  - 3:30 p.m. Doors Open / 4:00 p.m. Live Stage Show Begins

    Performances are scheduled to last approximately 45 minutes.

    *On Tuesday, August 13, only the special performance at 4:00 p.m. will be held.


    Ticket Sales
    Tickets for TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION Premium Plan Members

    General Sales


    Ticket Prices (Including Tax)
    Row 1 or 2 reserved bench seat ticket (group rate with 1 “Color Timer Light Ultraman Zero ver.”): 17,500円 (Approximately $111.55 US). Adult (junior high school age and older) reserved seat ticket: 3,500円 (Approximately $22.31 US). Child (3 years old to elementary school student) reserved seat ticket: 2,700円 (Approximately $17.21 US).

    TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION streaming service members (Premium Plan and Standard Plan) can purchase tickets at a discount of 300円 (Approximately $1.91 US).

    “Ultraman Department Store” 

    ■  Sales Floor Venue
    Hanshin Umeda Main Store, 8F Event Hall (1-13-13 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture)

    ■  Date and Time
    10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 - Monday, August 26, 2024

    *Closes at 5:00 p.m. on the last day



    Organized by: "Ultra Heroes EXPO 2024 Umeda Summer Festival" Executive Committee
    Supported by: TV Osaka
    Cooperation by: DMO Osaka Umeda, Hankyu Hanshin Real Estate, Hanshin Umeda Main Store


    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    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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