New ULTRAMAN GINGA – THEATER SPECIAL Photos
Tsuburaya Productions and Shochiku have released new photos and promotional artwork for the next Ultraman movie, ULTRAMAN GINGA – THEATER SPECIAL (ウルトラマンギンガ 劇場スペシャル, Urutoraman Ginga Gekijoo Supesharu). The film will open in Japanese theaters on September 7, 2013.
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 close to 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.
About Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1895, Shochiku functions as a highly-tuned vertically integrated entertainment entity, encompassing feature film and television production, theatrical distribution of Japanese & foreign motion pictures, worldwide sales, exhibition, DVD and home video distribution and the Kabuki Theater.
Shochiku operates one of the most successful motion picture divisions in Japan. The company has produced a number of critically and financially successful films, including the 2002 Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI, directed by Yoji Yamada, the first Japanese Academy Award nomination for a live-action film in 22 years. Shochiku’s latest include DEPARTURES by Yojiro Takita, the 2009 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film.
For more information on Ultraman Ginga, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- Tsuburaya Pro Announces New Ultraman and Series
- ULTRAMAN GINGA – THEATER SPECIAL Coming This September