ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION CHRONICLE Info and Pics From Tsuburaya Productions
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and large promotional pics for their new television series, ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION CHRONICLE (ウルトラマン ニュージェネレーションクロニクル, Urutoraman Nyuu Jenereeshon Kuronikuru), which will air on Saturday mornings in Japan starting January 5, 2019.
ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION CHRONICLE will follow the style of the previous “Chronicle” series ULTRAMAN ZERO THE CHRONICLE (ウルトラマンゼロ ザ クロニクル, Urutoraman Zero Za Kuronikuru, 2017) and ULTRAMAN ORB THE CHRONICLE (ウルトラマンオーブ ザ クロニクル, Urutoraman Oobu Za Kuronikuru, 2018) by using footage from previous shows and movies, mixed with new content. The show will focus on the 2013-2018 “New Generation Ultra Heroes” Ultraman Ginga, Victory, X, Orb, Geed, Rosso and Blu.
The 2018 feature film ULTRAMAN GEED THE MOVIE: CONNECT THE WISHES! (劇場版 ウルトラマンジード つなぐぜ! 願い!!, Gekijoo-ban Urutoraman Jiido Tsunagu ze! Negai!!) will be split into chapters for broadcast on ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION CHRONICLE. The show will also celebrate the March 8, 2019 nationwide theatrical release of ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE ～ SELECT! THE CRYSTAL OF BOND (劇場版ウルトラマンＲ／Ｂ セレクト！絆のクリスタル, Gekijoo-ban Urutoraman R/B Serekuto! Kizuna no Kurisutaru) with a special summary of all 25 episodes of the ULTRAMAN R/B (RUEBE) [ウルトラマンＲ／Ｂ(ルーブ), Urutoraman R/B (Ruubu), 2018] television series.
ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION CHRONICLE will have a lighthearted tone thanks to the show’s co-hosts, the “Pleasant Beast” Booska and Alien Pegassa Pega. Booska is one of Tsuburaya’s oldest characters, starring in the 1966 series MONSTER BOOSKA (快獣ブースカ, Kaijuu Buusuka). Booska will be voiced by Miina Tominaga (ULTRAMAN LEO), who previously portrayed the creature on ULTRAMAN R/B. Pega was introduced in ULTRAMAN GEED (ウルトラマンジード, Urutoraman Jiido, 2017). Voice actress Megumi Han will once again play the alien on ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION CHRONICLE. Han is fast becoming a fixture of the Ultraman Series; in 2019 she will also provide the voice of Ace in the Netflix animated series ULTRAMAN (ウルトラマン, Urutoraman). Booska and Pega will not only introduce each episode, but also interact in comedic bits that Tsuburaya Productions promises will be a major highlight of this show.
ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION CHRONICLE will also frequently feature special guests, including Tatsuomi Hamada as Riku Asakura/Ultraman Geed.
ULTRAMAN NEW GENERATION CHRONICLE will include material from the following titles…
· Series: ULTRAMAN GINGA (ウルトラマンギンガ, Urutoraman Ginga, 2013)
· Series: ULTRAMAN GINGA S (ウルトラマンギンガＳ, Urutoraman Ginga S, 2014)
· Series: ULTRAMAN X (ウルトラマンＸ, Urutoraman Ekkusu, 2015)
· Series: ULTRAMAN ORB (ウルトラマンオーブ, Urutoraman Oobu, 2016)
· Series: ULTRAMAN GEED
· Series: ULTRAMAN R/B
· Movie: ULTRAMAN GEED THE MOVIE: CONNECT THE WISHES!
Additional sources TBA.
■ Program Details
Broadcasting Stations: 6 TV Tokyo Affiliates
Premiere Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Broadcast Time: Every Saturday 9:00-9:30am
Booska (Voice): Miina Tominaga
Alien Pegassa Pega (Voice): Megumi Han
Production: Tsuburaya Productions
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.