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    ULTRAMAN Anime World Premiere Event in Tokyo

    Tsuburaya Productions is hosting a world premiere screening of their new ULTRAMAN anime series this weekend. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi ©ULTRAMAN PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM

    Screening and Talk Show on March 31st Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: (Japan), (US) Official Twitter Account:@ heros_ultraman


    The new Tsuburaya Productions 3DCG anime series ULTRAMAN (??????, Urutoraman) will exclusively stream worldwide on Netflix this coming Monday, April 1st. The show is based on the popular Ultraman manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi, and plays as a direct sequel to the original, live-action ULTRAMAN (???????????????, Urutoraman: Kuso Tokusatsu Shirizu, 1966-1967) television series. The night before ULTRAMAN debuts on Netflix, Tsuburaya will screen the first two episodes at a world premiere event to be held at the Marunouchi Piccadilly 1 cinema in Tokyo. Following the screening there will be an on-stage discussion with special guests, including ULTRAMAN directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, and voice actors Ryohei Kimura (Shinjiro Hayata/Ultraman), Takuya Eguchi (Dan Moroboshi/Seven), Megumi Han (Seiji Hokuto/Ace) and Sumire Morohoshi (Rena Sayama). Voice actor Minoru Shiraishi (Shiraishi) will MC the event. ULTRAMAN Anime World Premiere Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019 Location: Marunouchi Piccadilly 1 (Yurakucho Marion 9F, 2-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) ? Schedule General Admission: 7:00pm Screening: 7:30-8:15pm Talk Show: 8:20-9:00pm

    The screening will be followed by a talk with special guests, including voice actors Ryohei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi, Megumi Han, Sumire Morohoshi and Minoru Shiraishi. Photos courtesy of 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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    For more information on the ULTRAMAN (2019) anime, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:

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