ULTRAMAN — ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2020 Begins December 28th
Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. will present the ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2020: New Year Festival in Tokyo Dome City (ウルトラヒーローズEXPO 2020 ニューイヤーフェスティバル IN 東京ドームシティ, Urutora Hīrōzu Ekisupo 2020 Nyūi Yā Fesutibaru In Tōkyō Dōmushiti) from December 27, 2019 – January 5, 2020 at Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall.
The venue is divided into “Ultraman Battle Stage” live shows and the “Expo Venue”. The “Ultraman Battle Stage” theater holds 930 seats, with 800 reserved and 130 standard available for each show. All of the reserved seats sold out at EXPO 2019, so this year the shows will be held five times a day during the exhibition. The daily showtimes are 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:45pm and 4:15pm.
The “Ultraman Battle Stage” will be based on the current television series, ULTRAMAN TAIGA (ウルトラマンタイガ, Urutoraman Taiga, 2019) with live appearances by Ultraman Taiga, Ultraman Titus, Ultraman Fuma and other heroes. ULTRAMAN TAIGA star Yuki Inoue will appear onstage as Hiroyuki Kudo, the young man who transforms into Taiga. He will face off with his co-star Kou Nanase who plays Kirisaki, the human form of the evil Ultraman Tregear.
The “Expo Venue” of ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2020 features the “Ultra Shot”, a space for fans to have their photo taken with an Ultra Hero. Several different Ultramen will be on hand for photos each day of the Expo.
The “Ultraman Department Store” will offer a variety of Ultraman goods for purchase, including Expo exclusive and limited edition items. In addition, a New Year corner will be set up outside the Prism Hall.
Advance tickets go on sale starting October 5. There will also be a special tickets with exclusive goods. Lawson Ticket will sell tickets with a limited soft vinyl figure commemorating the 10th anniversary of Ultraman Zero, and Seven Ticket will sell parent-child pair tickets with an Ultraman Taiga Accessory Zero-let, one of the transformation items from the ULTRAMAN TAIGA series.
■ Event Information
Expo Dates: Saturday, December 28, 2019 – Sunday, January 5, 2020
Hours: “Ultraman Battle Area” according to the stage performance time, “Expo Venue” 9:00am – 5:30pm (Last Admission 5:00pm)
Location: Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall (1-3-61 Kouraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Organizer: Tokyo Dome, Tsuburaya Productions, Bandai
Supported By: The Yomiuri Shimbun
Advance Sales: Saturday, October 5 – Friday, December 27, 2019
Day Of Sales: Saturday, December 28, 2019 – Sunday, January 5, 2020
Advance tickets available from Seven Ticket, Lawson Ticket, e + and Ticket Pia.
Each ticket includes one reserved seat for the Ultraman Battle Stage.*
Advance Ticket Adult (Junior High School Student and Older): ¥2,900 (Tax Included)
Advance Ticket Children (3 Years Old to Elementary School Student): ¥2,300 (Tax Included)
Walk-up Ticket Adult: ¥3,100 (Tax Included)
Walk-up Ticket Children: ¥2,500 (Tax Included)
Non-reserved Seating Ticket Adult: ¥2,400 (Tax Included)
Non-reserved Seating Ticket Child: ¥1,400 (Tax Included)
● Lawson Ticket Limited Reserved Seat Advance Ticket (with EXPO Original Ultraman Zero 10th Anniversary Soft Vinyl Figure)
Adult: ¥3,500 (Tax Included)
Child: ¥2,900 (Tax Included)
● Seven Ticket Limited Parent-Child Pair Ticket (with EXPO Original Ultraman Taiga Accessory Zerolet): 5,600 yen (Tax Included)
*Battle Stage can be viewed only once per ticket.
Free admission for children 2 years old and under, but a ticket is required for reserved seating.
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.