Toku Prime

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Well, I thought I'd already made this. Oops. Nearly three weeks late. Never mind.

Tsuburaya have announced that they are going to create a big-budget movie adaptation of the original Ultraman TV series called Shin Ultraman. They have recruited Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, the duo that directed Shin Godzilla. Anno will write and produce, while Higuchi will direct.

Hideaki Anno is best known as the creator and director of the Evangelion series and movies, as well as being one of the original four founders of the animation studio Gainax. He is well-known for his love of toku, making an Ultraman fan film in college and citing the franchise as one of the main influences on Evangelion.

Shinji Higuchi was also a founding member of Gainax, and acted as a writer and storyboard creator on Evangelion. However he also branched out into tokusatsu, being the special effects director for the 90s Heisei Gamera series as well as creating his own original toku films.

Actors Takumi Saito (Ace Attorney, Shin Godzilla), Masami Nagasawa (Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, Gintama), and Hidetoshi Nishijima (The Wind Rises) have all been connected with the film, but this has not yet been officially confirmed.

The movie is official a co-production between Tsuburaya, Toho (who will act as distributor), and Anno's new animation studio Khara. Anno is not expected to fully join up with the project until after he has finished the upcoming movie 'EVANGELION 3.0 + 1.0', but it is known that he has already submitted at least one draft and the film is currently slated for release in 2021.
 

Toku Prime

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A quick update; According to director Shinji Higuchi, principal photography has already been completed on Shin Ultraman. They will take all of next year for the effects, post-production, and editing and are still aiming for a 2021 release.
 

Dr Kain

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Is this real? It looks like someone just took random scenes from Shin Godzilla's human characters and then inserted Ultraman ones into them.
 

scikaiju

science experiment gone wrong
Is this real? It looks like someone just took random scenes from Shin Godzilla's human characters and then inserted Ultraman ones into them.
Well the vid is from Tsuburya official YouTube page so that's a out as real as it gets.
 

Captain Shark

An ocean of depression and misery
Anno made the worst Godzilla movie in history and is looking to make the worst Ultraman entry which is saying a lot given how terrible Netflix Ultraman was. Looks like another load of hot talking filled with endless jibbering. Still probably better than Kamen Rider Build which is objectively the worst tokusatsu ever conceived.
 

Toku Prime

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Tsuburaya have announced that due to covid they are having to change the release date of Shin Ultraman. The new date has not yet been revealed.
 
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