Shin Ultraman is gearing up for its launch across theaters in Japan later this Spring, and is hyping up its release with a new trailer and poster showing fans more of what to expect! Tsuburaya Productions kicked off a notable new endeavor in the last few years that saw the company expanding their various classic Tokusatsu franchises through new projects bringing new audiences to their heroes. This has included the likes of new anime, TV specials, and more, but the biggest is arguably the new feature film offering a rebooted new take on their most classic hero franchise, Shin Ultraman.
Much like how Shin Godzilla brought Toho’s most classic kaiju to a whole new kind of audience with its major reboot from the creator behind Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hideaki Anno, and the director behind many of the classic Gamera films, Shinji Higuchi, Shin Ultraman is offering a much more realistic take on the massive Tokusatsu franchise. With its launch in theaters across Japan next month, Studio Khara and Tsuburaya Productions has shared a slick new trailer and poster for Shin Ultraman that you can check out below:
Originally scheduled to debut last year before being delayed due to complications from the ongoing COVID pandemic, Shin Ultraman is gearing up to release across theaters in Japan beginning on May 13th. There unfortunately have yet to be any international release plans set for the feature film as of this writing, but what has been confirmed is the fact the film is directed by Shinji Higuchi, written by Hideaki Anno, and composed by Shiro Sagisu. Shin Ultraman stars the likes of Takumi Saitou (who transforms into the titular Ultraman hero), Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Koji Yamamoto, Tetsushi Tanaka, Daiki Arioka, Akari Hayami, Ryo Iwamatsu, Toshihiro Wada, Toru Matsuoka, Kyusaku Shimada, Keishi Nagatsuka, and Hajime Yamazaki.
Shin Ultraman is only one of the projects in the new “Shin” universe that now includes Shin Godzilla, Shin Evangelion, and the currently in the works Shin Kamen Rider (which is gearing up for its own launch in theaters next year). It’s yet to be revealed as to whether or not we’ll get a crossover of some kind someday, but each of these has mirrored one another in terms of a new kind of tone for each of the nostalgic franchises.
But what do you think? How do you like the newest trailer for Shin Ultraman? How do you feel about this new take on the classic hero franchise? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!