KAIJU NO SUMIKA Info and Pics From Tsuburaya Productions
Source: Tsuburaya Productions
Tsuburaya Productions has provided SciFi Japan with information and images for their new Ultraman KAIJU NO SUMIKA (かいじゅうのすみか) Project. Translated as “Home of the Monsters”, KAIJU NO SUMIKA is a campaign set in a new world populated by the Kaiju and aliens from the past Ultraman works, and will include merchandising, live events and more.
■ What is KAIJU NO SUMIKA?
Monsters and aliens have appeared in the works of Tsuburaya Productions for decades.
From their actions, what were they trying to tell us..?
The answer to this question could lead to a solution of something bigger, something universal, something we humans need to take well care of.
KAIJU NO SUMIKA is world to be set in a group of works that portray those monsters and aliens not as enemies of any kind, but in their natural state.
KAIJU NO SUMIKA will been seen from the perspective of a group of boys and girls who have landed in a mysterious world where Kaiju live together. In August 2019, a picture book will be published, and in November 2019 a high quality, amazing experience-based attraction will open at Gallery AaMo of Tokyo Dome City.
■ Original Story
There’s a secret place where humans haven’t entered.
It’s where Kaiju can live naturally and peacefully.
In the place that is cut off from any industrialization, time flows quietly without Kaiju having to fight against humans, but can just live normally with each other.
One day, an “Unbalance Zone” appears and opens a portal from this secret world to the human world.
At the same time, a portal also opens in the human world, where a boy unintentionally drove into it.
Away from his parents on a summer camp, the boy drifted through time and space, and landed into the world “Kaiju no Sumika”.
He looked back, but the portal is closed.
This was the beginning of an adventure, where there is no way back…
■ Science Fantasy Picture Book Kaiju no Sumika (空想科学絵本 かいじゅうのすみか, Kūsō Kagaku Ehon Kaijū no Sumika)
Publication Date: Late August, 2019
Format: A4 Letter Size, Full Color
Publisher & Original Story Tsuburaya Productions
■ Experience-Based Attraction KAIJU NO SUMIKA (体感アトラクション かいじゅうのすみか, Taikan Atorakushon Kaijū no Sumika)
Duration: early November, 2019 – late January, 2020 (3 months period)
Place: Gallery AaMo, Tokyo Dome City
Address: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Advance Ticket: To be sold from July 2019
General Ticket: To be sold from September 2019
With the analogue Tokusatsu technology and the newest digital technology, an experience-based attraction that revisits the charm of the Kaiju will open at Tokyo Dome City for a limited 3 months, starting this Autumn.
The attraction is not only for children and families, but also grown-ups who may not be fond of Kaiju, such as students, females, couples… Everyone could enjoy this fantastic high quality realistic entertainment experience.
Please stay tuned as we create an opportunity for everyone to come close to the Kaiju and find out new and facts about their habitat!
*More details will be announced soon on the Tsuburaya Productions official website.
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.