In May, Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi’s spiritual sequel to their “Tibia Tokusatsu series – encapsulate first Godzillaetc Kamen Rider — ShinUltraman It will finally hit theaters in Japan, after multiple delays. But our latest look at the film clearly shows that it will be worth the wait.
Tsuburaya released a new trailer for ShinUltramangiving us tantalizing teases of both Toku action and more human drama – of course, the latter with an alien, Ultra-twist of course.
Big action stuff looks gorgeous — there are some spectacular shots here, like Ultraman’s specium ray slicing through the earth, or the Light Giant transforming and exploding through a building as it grows. But just like shin godzilla before, it seems ShinUltramanThe interest of will go beyond Anno — a lifetime Ultraman fan, and a key influence on his work on Neon Genesis Evangelion – smashing the Kaiju toys of his youth together, and delving a bit more into the human element of things, and how real-world logistics organizations react and deal with not just monsters, but having a giant-sized ally like Ultraman living among them.
It is an element that has always been essential for Ultraman and its many iterations from the very beginning on television – but given UltramanThe young audience of , rarely distracted from the monsters bisected by laser beams, explosions and so on. Yes ShinUltraman can bring both and a part of shin godzilla‘s more political, we could be in for a treat… whenever those of us outside of Japan get our hands on the film, of course.
ShinUltraman hits Japanese theaters on May 13. There’s no word yet on an international release, but given Tsuburaya’s increasingly global plans for the world of UltramanI hope those details aren’t too far off.
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Editor’s note: The release dates in this article are based in the US, but will be updated with local Australian dates as soon as we know more.