Tsuburaya Productions Announces ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES Project
Source: Tsuburaya Productions
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Tsuburaya Productions has provided SciFi Japan with some early information for their upcoming ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES (ウルトラマンアーカイブス) Project.
The Ultraman Series, produced by Tsuburaya Pro for more than half a century, has achieved a strong reputation, not only for its hero and monster characters, but for elements such as its world view and themes. The new ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES turns a spotlight on all generations of the franchise — including ULTRA Q (ウルトラQ, Urutora Kyuu, 1966), the starting point of the Ultraman Series — to allow fans and newcomers alike a deeper appreciation of these works. Through production materials, video testimonials by cast and crew members, new viewpoints and commentary from outside experts, etc., Tsuburaya Pro will convey the appeal of Ultraman in its various forms (movies, television, animation, publications and commercialization) in ways that even those unfamiliar with the series can fully enjoy.
Few details have been released so far. Takayuki Tsukagoshi, President and CEO of Tsuburaya Productions, will unveil the company’s plans for the ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES to the press at a special presentation to be held on the morning of October 15.
ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES Presentation Summary
Dates: Monday, October 15, 2018
Hours: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Location: SHiDAX Culture Hall (Shinjuku Cultural Village 1-12-10 Shinonami-ku, Tokyo)
Takayuki Tsukagoshi, President and CEO Tsuburaya Production Co., Ltd.
Junko Kitazawa, Tsuburaya Productions Public Relations Department GM
● ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES Overview
● ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES Future Developments
● Question-and-Answer Session
● ULTRA Q Episode 19: CHALLENGE FROM THE YEAR 2020 (2020年の挑戦, Nisen-nijuu-nen no Choosen) Screening (Approximately 30 Minutes)
About Tsuburaya Productions
Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has created dozens of heroes and other characters, including Ultraman, who have been loved from generation to generation. The base for the company was Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research, which was launched by the Japanese “Father of Special Effects” Eiji Tsuburaya. After showing his skill and making a name for himself working on many monster movies and special effects laden fantasy science films, in 1963 Tsuburaya incorporated Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research and established Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. in order to advance further research and development of special effects technologies and release visual works that could be enjoyed by a wider audience. The company has continued to maintain Eiji Tsuburaya’s policies even after his death.
2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the company’s founding, and it continues its work to this day. Currently, the company carries out activities including production of works for television, original video works, and films for theatrical release; licensing of owned characters’ content; development of various products; event planning and live staged events that bring out the maximum appeal of its owned characters, and development of facilities that handle related items.