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    ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE Info and High-Res Photos From Tsuburaya Productions

    Ultraman Rosso, Ultraman Blu, Ultrawoman Grigio and Ultraman Geed in ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE ? SELECT! THE CRYSTAL OF BOND. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: m-78.jp/rb/movie (Japan) Official Twitter:twitter.com/ultraman_series

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    Poster courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with an update for ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE ? SELECT! THE CRYSTAL OF BOND (?????????????????????????, Gekij?-ban Urutoraman R/B Serekuto! Kizuna no Kurisutaru) with new information, poster art, large photos and a trailer. The latest Ultraman theatrical feature film will open in Japanese cinemas on March 8, 2019. ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE continues from the ULTRAMAN R/B (RUEBE) [?????????(???), Urutoraman R/B (R?bu)] television series that ends its broadcast run this Saturday, December 22. ULTRAMAN R/B was the first Ultraman series to feature, from the start, two brothers who transform into Ultramen... Katsumi Minato/Ultraman Rosso (Yuya Hirata) and Isami Minato/Ultraman Blu (Ryosuke Koike). In the movie, Asahi Minato (played by Arisa Sonohara), the younger sister of the Minato Brothers, will transform into a new female hero, Ultrawoman Grigio. With the mysterious power of the Makoto Crystal, which is filled with the hearts of the Minato Brothers, Ultraman Rosso, Ultraman Blu and Ultrawoman Grigio will merge and transform into their ultimate battle form, Ultraman Groob. Tsuburaya Productions has also revealed that singer and voice actor Yuma Uchida (GUNDAM franchise, SWORD ART ONLINE II, TOKYO GHOUL: RE) will provide the voice for the film`s villain, the mysterious Ultraman Tregear. It was previously announced the theme song for ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE would be sung by Takeshi Tsuruno, who played Shin Asuka/Ultraman Dyna in the ULTRAMAN DYNA (?????????, Urutoraman Daina, 1997-1998) television series. Tsuruno will now be joined by singer-songwriter DAIGO, who played Nozomu Taiga, the human host of Ultraman Zero, in the movie ULTRAMAN SAGA (?????????, Urutoraman S?ga, 2012). With ULTRAMAN GEED (?????????, Urutoraman J?do, 2017) lead Tatsuomi Hamada guest-starring in the film as Riku Asakura/Ultraman Geed, ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE is truly a collaboration of former Ultraman stars.

    Yuma Uchida (left) provides the voice for the new villain, Ultraman Tregear. ULTRAMAN SAGA star DAIGO (right) returns to the franchise to perform the movie`s theme song. Photos courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    NEW ULTRAMEN

    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    ? Ultraman Groob (??????????) With the mysterious power of the Makoto Crystal, which is filled with the hearts of the Minato Brothers, Ultraman Rosso, Ultraman Blu and Ultrawoman Grigio merge and transform into the ultimate battle form.







    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    ? Ultrawoman Grigio (?????????????) Asahi Minato, the younger sister of the Minato Brothers, transforms into this Ultrawoman. She is not well trained in fighting yet but backs up her allies with her defense power and special ability to quickly heal others.







    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    ? Ultraman Tregear (??????????) A mysterious warrior who has the same strong fighting skills as Ultraman Groob and Ultraman Geed Ultimate Final.









    STORY A year has passed since the last monster appeared in Ayakashi, hometown of the Minato Family. The family has been living peacefully during that time. Isami and his sister Asahi have found their dreams and are striving to reach them, but older brother Katsumi is still wondering what he wants to do in the future. Katsumi decides to visit Toi, an old friend from high school friends who was training to become a game creator. However, he had already quit working for a gaming company and was living alone in his house, withdrawing from social life. Katsumi was shocked to see what has happened to Toi. An evil voice that called himself "Tregear" had entered Toi’s isolated heart. Tregear also quickly influences Katsumi; convincing him to fly off into outer space to a distant world where monsters live. Meanwhile, the monster Snake Darkness has appeared on Earth. Isami transforms into Ultraman Blu to fight the beast. He is assisted by Riku Asakura (Ultraman Geed), who has come from an alternate dimension. Will Katsumi be able to come back to his family? What is the true identity of the evil Tregear, and what is his plan? The power of the bond will work miracles..!

    Snake Darkness battles Ultraman Rosso. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    TICKET INFORMATION Advance tickets are now on sale at theaters nationwide, plus Ultraman events and official memorabilia shops. Customers have a few different options to choose from.

    ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE Original R/B Crystal Movie Ticket. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    · General Tickets are for high school-age students and older. · Child Tickets are from 3 years old to junior high school-age students. ? ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE Original R/B Crystal Movie Ticket Ticket buyers will receive a free limited edition R/B Crystal, while supplies last.* The R/B Crystal is not being sold separately. Parent-Child Pair: ¥2,500 (Approximately $22.50 US, Tax Included) General: ¥1,700 (Approximately $15.30 US, Tax Included) Child: ¥1,200 (Approximately $10.80 US, Tax Included) ? ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE Movie Ticket Card Ticket buyers will receive 1 of 3 free limited edition ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE cards, while supplies last.* Parent-Child Pair: ¥2,200 (Approximately $19.80 US, Tax Included) General: ¥1,400 (Approximately $12.60 US, Tax Included) Child: ¥900 (Approximately $8.10 US, Tax Included) ? Same-Day Ticket General: ¥1,800 (Approximately $16.20 US, Tax Included) Child: ¥1,000 (Approximately $9.00 US, Tax Included)

    The bromide set, exclusively available with the tickets purchased from Loppi ticket machines. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    ? Loppi Exclusive ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE Movie Ticket Bromide Set Lawson Ticket is offering a limited edition advance ticket for ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE. Customers who purchase the ticket from Lawson`s Loppi ticket machines (multimedia terminals set up in convenience stores) through January 31, 2019, will also receive a set of 5 bromides (photo portraits) depicting characters from the film. Additional details are available at l-tike.com/rbmovie. General: ¥2,480 (Approximately $22.32 US, Tax Included) Child: ¥1,980 (Approximately $17.82 US, Tax Included) *Not sold at all movie theaters.

    Trailer courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    CREDITS Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, March 8, 2019 (Nationwide Roadshow) Cast Katsumi Minato: Yuya Hirata Isami Minato: Ryosuke Koike Asahi Minato: Arisa Sonohara Mio Minato: Kaori Manabe Ushio Minato: Ginnojo Yamazaki Toi: Yukito Nishii Saki Mitsurugi: Ayane Kinoshita Hideko Hara Riku Asakura: Tatsuomi Hamada Ultraman Tregear (Voice): Yuma Uchida D.R.L.N. (Voice): Kaede Yuasa Alien Pegassa Pega (Voice): Megumi Han Staff Music: Yasuharu Takanashi Theme Song: Takeshi Tsuruno × DAIGO (Pony Canyon) Production: “UR/B” Film Partners Distribution: Shochiku Broadcasting World Sales: Tsuburaya Productions ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    Ultraman Tregear fights Ultraman Geed (in his Ultimate Final form). Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS
    Katsumi Minato (Yuya Hirata) visits his old friend, Toi (Yukito Nishii). Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS
    Riku Asakura (Tatsuomi Hamada), Asahi Minato (Arisa Sonohara) and Isami Minato (Ryosuke Koike). Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS
    Parents Ushio (Ginnojo Yamazaki) and Mio Minato (Kaori Manabe) with Alien Pegassa Pega. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS
    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©UR/B FILM PARTNERS

    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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