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    ULTRAMAN -- ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2019 Begins December 29th

    Ultramen will take the stage at ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2019: New Year Festival in Tokyo Dome City. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions press release Official Site: ultra-expo.com/2019/prism (Japan) Official Twitter: twitter.com/m78expo Official Hashtag: #????EXPO

    Promotional artwork courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Ultraman heads to Tokyo Dome City for the holidays! The ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2019: New Year Festival in Tokyo Dome City (????????????? ???? ????????????? ?? ????????, Urutora H?r?zu Ekisupo 2019 Ny?i Y? Fesutibaru in T?ky? D?mushiti) will be held from December 29th (Sat), 2018 ~ January 6th (Sun), 2019 at Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall. Last year, the Expo attracted more than 64,000 visitors. Running for 9 days, this year`s event will feature an expanded lineup and improved layout to offer attendees a more enjoyable and comfortable experience. The highlight of the Expo will be the "Ultraman Battle Stage" live shows starring the cast of latest Ultraman series, ULTRAMAN R/B (RUEBE) [?????????(???), Urutoraman R/B (Ruubu), 2018] -- Yuya Hirata as Katsumi Minato/Ultraman Rosso, Ryosuke Koike as Isami Minato/Ultraman Blu, and Arisa Sonohara as their sister Asahi Minato. There is also "Ultra Shot", a space for fans to have their photo taken with an Ultra Hero. Several different Ultramen will be on hand for photos each day of the Expo. The "Ultraman Department Store" will offer a variety of Ultraman goods for purchase, including Expo exclusive and limited edition items. Ultraman Battle Stage Ultraman Rosso, Ultraman Blu, and other heroes take the stage for live performances held 5 times each day. The theater holds 930 seats, with 800 reserved and 130 standard available for each show.* Daily Showtimes: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:45p, 4:15pm Cast Katsumi Minato/Ultraman Rosso: Yuya Hirata Isami Minato/Ultraman Blu: Ryosuke Koike Asahi Minato: Arisa Sonohara *No photography is allowed during the shows.

    ULTRAMAN R/B cast members Yuya Hirat, Ryosuke Koike and Arisa Sonohara will star in the

    Event Exclusive Bandai Figure

    Ultraman R/B Clear Gold Version figure. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Among the collectibles to be sold at ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2019 is an exclusive Ultra Hero Series Ultraman R/B Clear Gold Version soft vinyl figure from Bandai (while supplies last). Price: 700 yen (Plus Tax) Event Information Expo Dates: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - Sunday, January 6, 2019 Hours: “Battle Area” according to the time of the show, “Play Area” 9:00am – 5:30pm (Last Admission 5:00pm) Location: Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall (1-3-61 Kouraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) Hosts: Tokyo Dome, Tsuburaya Productions, Bandai Supported By: The Yomiuri Shimbun Ticket Information Each ticket includes one reserved seat for the Ultraman Battle Stage.* Advance Ticket Adult (Junior High School Student and Older): 2,600 yen (Tax Included) Advance Ticket Children (3 Years Old to Elementary School Student): 1,900 yen (Tax Included) Walk-up Ticket Adult: 2,800 yen (Tax Included) Walk-up Ticket Children: 2,100 yen (Tax Included)

    Parent-Child Pair Ticket comes with an EXPO Exclusive Ruebe Crystal. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Advance Ticket Parent-Child Pair (with EXPO Exclusive Ruebe Crystal): 4,800 yen (Tax Included) Walk-up Ticket Parent-Child Pair (with EXPO Exclusive Ruebe Crystal): 5,200 yen (Tax Included) Non-reserved Seating Ticket Adult: 2,300 yen (Tax Included) Non-reserved Seating Ticket Child: 1,600 yen (Tax Included) *Battle Stage can be viewed only once per ticket. Free admission for children 2 years old and under, but a ticket is required for reserved seating.



    Poster courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS
    Poster courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS
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    About Tsuburaya Productions

    Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has created dozens of heroes and other characters, including Ultraman, who have been loved from generation to generation. The base for the company was Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research, which was launched by the Japanese “Father of Special Effects” Eiji Tsuburaya. After showing his skill and making a name for himself working on many monster movies and special effects laden fantasy science films, in 1963 Tsuburaya incorporated Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research and established Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. in order to advance further research and development of special effects technologies and release visual works that could be enjoyed by a wider audience. The company has continued to maintain Eiji Tsuburaya’s policies even after his death. 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the company’s founding, and it continues its work to this day. Currently, the company carries out activities including production of works for television, original video works, and films for theatrical release; licensing of owned characters’ content; development of various products; event planning and live staged events that bring out the maximum appeal of its owned characters, and development of facilities that handle related items.

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