ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE Update: New Info and High-Res Photos!
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Tsuburaya Productions and distributor Shochiku have provided SciFi Japan with a big update for their upcoming film, ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE. We’ve got the latest voice cast and theme song news, a trailer, high-res poster art (2 designs) and so many new photos we’ve decided to split them into two articles… so be sure to check back with SFJ soon for more pics!
On the casting front, top voice actor Koichi Yamadera (GHOST IN THE SHELL, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, COWBOY BEBOP, DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF GODS) will lend his vocal talents to a new villain, Alien Gapiya Sadeath. Also providing their voices (in as-yet unnamed roles) are the self-professed “otaku” Hirohisa Ota, Otake and Shinji Saito of the popular comedy trio Jungle Pocket. Recent Ultra Series stars Yuichi Nakamura, Takuya Negishi, Kiyotaka Uji and Mamoru Miyano are confirmed to be returning to voice their respective characters; Ultraman X, Ultraman Ginga, Ultraman Victory and Ultraman Zero. And ULTRA SEVEN star Koji Moritsugu is listed as appearing onscreen as well as supplying the voice for Seven.
“Two As One”, the theme song to ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE, will be performed by the “four octave vocals and dance group”, Da-iCE. Formed in 2011, the five-man group made their major debut from the Universal Sigma label in January 2014. Three singles released in 2016 — “Watch Out”, “Paradive” and “Koi Koro” — all entered the Top 3 of the Oricon Weekly Ranking. “Two As One” will be included on Da-iCE’s third album, NEXT PHASE, available January 25, 2017.
Shochiku will release ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE at the Shinjuku Piccadilly and other cinemas across Japan on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Advance tickets go on sale Saturday, December 10 at theaters nationwide, plus Ultraman events and official memorabilia shops and also FamilyMart stores with FamiPort ticket kiosks. Ticket buyers who purchase the Parent-Child Pair will receive a free limited edition Glitter Ver. Ultraman Orb Origin finger puppet, while supplies last.
Official English Title: ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE
Japanese Title: 劇場版 ウルトラマンオーブ 絆の力、おかりします！ (Gekijoo-ban Urutoraman Oobu Kizuna no Chikara, Okari Shimasu!)
Literal Translation: Ultraman Orb The Movie: I’m Borrowing the Power of Your Bonds!
Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, March 11, 2017 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Gai Kurenai/Ultraman Orb (Voice): Hideo Ishiguro
Naomi Yumeno: Miyabi Matsuura
Jetta Hayami: Naoto Takahashi
Shin Matsudo: Hiroaki Nerio
Juggrus Juggler: Takaya Aoyagi
Ittetsu Shibukawa: Shingo Yanagisawa
Murnau: Oniyakko Tsubaki
Daichi Ozora: Kensuke Takahashi
Dan Moroboshi/Ultra Seven (Voice): Koji Moritsugu
Ultraman X (Voice): Yuichi Nakamura
Ultraman Ginga (Voice): Takuya Negishi
Ultraman Victory (Voice): Kiyotaka Uji
Ultraman Zero (Voice): Mamoru Miyano
Alien Gapiya Suddeth (Voice): Koichi Yamadera
Jungle Pocket (Otake, Hirohisa Ota, Shinji Saito)
Director: Kiyotaka Taguchi
Screenplay: Takao Nakano
Music: Takao Konishi
Theme Song: “Two As One” by Da-iCE
Production: “Ultraman Orb The Movie” Film Partners
Distribution: Shochiku Media Division
World Sales: Tsuburaya Productions
Advance Ticket Prices
Adult: ¥1,500 / Child: ¥800
Parent-Child Pair: ¥2000
© 2017 “Ultraman Orb The Movie” 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.
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 ORB, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- ULTRAMAN ORB Press Notes
- Bandai Launches ULTRAMAN ORB Figure Line
- New ULTRAMAN ORB Ultra Fusion Cards and Collectibles from Bandai
- More ULTRAMAN ORB Bandai Figures for July
- New ULTRAMAN ORB Figures From Bandai
- More Bandai ULTRAMAN ORB Figures for September 2016
- Bandai ULTRAMAN ORB Figure Update
- ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE Coming March 2017
- ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE Live Event in Kanagawa