ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE Update: New Trailers and High-Res Photos!
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Tsuburaya Productions and distributor Shochiku have provided SciFi Japan with an update for ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE (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!), with two new trailers, info and pics of promotional merchandise, and new high-res photos.
In ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE, the titular hero joins forces with Ultraman Zero and Ultra Seven to rescue the “New Generation Heroes” Ultraman Ginga, Ultraman Victory and Ultraman X and prevent an unprecedented global crisis. To battle the villains led by Murnau, Juggrus Juggler and Alien Gapiya Suddeth, Orb will also take on the new “Orb Trinity” form via the “Trinity Fusion” with X, Victory and Ginga.
In early December, SciFi Japan broke the news that ULTRA SEVEN star Koji Moritsugu would not only be providing the classic hero’s voice in ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE but would also appear onscreen as Seven’s alter ego, Dan Moroboshi. Tsuburaya Productions has now released the first official photos of actor Moritsugu from the film, plus new pics of Ultra Seven’s son, Ultraman Zero, fighting alongside Ultraman Orb. The new photos can been seen below.
Theatergoers who see the film on opening day (Saturday, March 11) will receive a free Bandai “Ultraman Fusion Fight! ULTRAMAN ORB Orb Trinity Card (Glitter Ver.)”, while supplies last. The card depicts Ultraman Orb in his latest form as seen in ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE. Though manufactured in the same size and style as the standard “Ultraman Fusion Fight!” cards, this limited edition collectible is not designed from play with Bandai’s DX Orb Ring device.
And starting today (Wednesday, February 1), the Lawson convenience store chain in Japan is launching a nationwide ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE promotion. Customers can now purchase advance tickets for the movie paired with a Microfiber Mini Towel Set featuring both the “New Generation Heroes” from the film and the various forms of Ultraman Orb. Retail prices for this ticket/towel set are as follows…
Child Tickets (Ages 3 – Junior High Students): ¥1,996 (Tax Included)
Parent-Child Pair (1 Adult + 1 Child): ¥3,296 (Tax Included)
The Microfiber Mini Towel Set can also be purchased separately for ¥1,296.
Lawson is also offering advance general viewing (Adult) tickets with an Original T-shirt based on the official staff shirt worn by the crew during production of ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE. Pricing is as follows..
General Viewing Ticket + Original T-shirt: ¥4,640 yen (Tax Included)
The Lawson promotional campaigns end on March 10th.
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 and ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE, 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
- ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE Update: New Info and High-Res Photos!
- ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE Update: More High-Res Photos!
- ULTRAMAN ORB THE MOVIE Update: Alien Voice Actors Speak!