ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE Info and High-Res Photos From Tsuburaya Productions
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information, poster art, large photos and a trailer for ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE: NEW GENERATION CLIMAX (劇場版ウルトラマンタイガ ニュージェネクライマックス, Gekijō-ban Urutoraman Taiga Nyū Jene Kuraimakkusu). The latest Ultraman theatrical feature film will open in Japanese cinemas on Friday, March 6, 2020.
ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE continues from the ULTRAMAN TAIGA (ウルトラマンタイガ, Urutoraman Taiga) television series that ends its TV Tokyo broadcast run on Saturday, December 28, 2019. The son of the legendary Ultra Brother, Ultraman Taro., Taiga formed a team called the Tri-Squad with two other Ultramen, Titus and Fuma. The three heroes have integrated with Hiroyuki Kudo (played by Yuki Inoue), allowing the earthling to transform into multiple Ultramen.
ULTRAMAN TAIGA is the latest of the “New Generation Heroes” series that began with ULTRAMAN GINGA (ウルトラマンギンガ, Urutoraman Ginga) in 2013. With seven consecutive series in as many years, the “New Generation Heroes” line has the longest run in the entire Ultraman franchise. On Sunday, December 15, the lead actors of those shows — Yuki Inoue, Yuya Hirata, Ryosuke Koike, Tatsuomi Hamada, Hideo Ishiguro, Kensuke Takahashi, Kiyotaka Uji, Takuya Negishi and Ayuri Yoshinaga — joined director Ryuichi Ichino, and eight New Generation Ultramen for the “New Generation 8 Stars Meeting” at TSUBURAYA CONVENTION 2019. There they announced that ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE would be a team-up of all the New Generation Heroes.
“This day has finally come! I was wondering when I could tell you about this movie,” Yuki Inoue explained to fans attending the event. “I am very happy to be able to make the announcement in front of all of you. It’s an honor to have all the New Generations appear with Taiga”.
Asked about the movie, director Ryuichi Ichino answered with a laugh. “Taiga and his father Taro are finally fighting. It becomes such a big event that all of the New Generation Heroes rush there! I can’t say anything more than that!”
Many of the actors from the previous New Generation series expressed their pleasure at working together in ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE. Takuya Negishi (Hikaru Raido/Ultraman Ginga) said, “I was happy to make a movie with everyone. I’m glad that what GINGA started continued for seven series.”
“When I arrived on set, there were so many cast and crew members from the different series there… That means we are getting old,” laughed Kensuke Takahashi (Daichi Ozora from ULTRAMAN X). “But we still love Ultraman even as we age.”
Hideo Ishiguro (Gai Kurenai/Ultraman Orb) noted that, “I think we can stand here today because of the love of the production staff. It was fun from the bottom of my heart to shoot with all of these people. I got to play Ultraman with everyone, which was an irreplaceable and important memory”.
“I’m really happy to be in movies with Geed, R/B and Taiga for three consecutive years,” said Tatsuomi Hamada (Riku Asakura/Ultraman Geed). “It’s actually four times now [laughs]. It’s a great honor.”
Ryosuke Koike (Isami Minato/Ultraman Blu) noted that, “[After playing a rookie Ultraman last year] I think I became a senior for the first time and was able to show a different side of Blu from the time of ULTRAMAN R/B. Everyone can look forward to that.”
Inoue concluded by saying, “Taiga is Taro’s son, so during filming I wanted to see if I could show the bond between parents and children. It was wonderful… and I’m proud to have worked hard with my seniors on this shoot. I think it is an absolutely interesting work, so please look forward to it.”
Hiroyuki Kudo discovers that he is being targeted by an unknown enemy. The New Generation Heroes Ultraman Ginga, Victory, X, Orb, Geed, Rosso and Blu come together to help him. Taiga’s father, Ultraman Taro, also travels to Earth… only to attack his son!
What happened to Taro? And can Taiga fight his father!?
Now, the New Generation Heroes must challenge the terrible power of darkness!
The ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE: NEW GENERATION CLIMAX theme song will be performed by singer and voice actor Daisuke Ono. Ono is the narrator for the ULTRAMAN TAIGA series and has numerous anime voice credits including BLACK BUTLER, BLEACH, MR. OSOMATSU, SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO 2199 and SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO 2202. Details for the theme song (including its title) will be announced later.
The CD will be released on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 for ¥1,300 (Approximately $11.86 US + Tax). There will also be a Limited Edition that comes with a Blu-ray of the theme song’s music video. The LE will retail for ¥2,300 (Approximately $20.99 US + Tax).
1. ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE: NEW GENERATION CLIMAX Theme Song
2. More Super Love
3, 4. Recorded Off Vocal of Each Song
Advance tickets go on sale Friday, December 20 at theaters nationwide, plus Ultraman events and official memorabilia shops. Customers will have a few different options to choose from…
■ Limited Edition ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE Finger Puppet Ultra Dynamite Ver. Movie Ticket
Buyers of Parent-Child Pair or Child tickets will receive a free limited edition Ultraman Taiga Finger Puppet Ultra Dynamite Ver., one per ticket while supplies last.*
Parent-Child Pair: ¥2,200 (Approximately $20.08 US, Tax Included)
Child (3 Years and Over): ¥900 (Approximately $8.21 US, Tax Included)
■ ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE Movie Ticket Card
Ticket buyers will receive a free limited edition ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE card, while supplies last.*
General: ¥1,400 (Approximately $12.78 US, Tax Included)
■ Loppi Exclusive ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE Movie Ticket Original Goods Set
Lawson Ticket is offering a limited edition advance ticket for ULTRAMAN TAIGA THE MOVIE. Customers who purchase the ticket from Lawson’s Loppi ticket machines (multimedia terminals set up in convenience stores) through March 5, 2020 will also receive a voucher for a limited edition set of movie goods. The vouchers can be redeemed starting June 23, 2020.
Ultra Hero Series EX: Ultraman Taro Darkness Fall Ver. Figure (Height Approximately 14cm)
New Generation Original Stainless Steel Mug (Diameter Approximately 7.5cm, Height Approximately 9cm)
Parent-Child Pair: ¥3,850 (Approximately $35.13 US, Tax Included)
General: ¥ 3,050 (Approximately $27.83 US, Tax Included)
Child: ¥2,550 (Approximately $23.27 US, Tax Included)
*Not sold at all movie theaters.
Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, March 8, 2019 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Hiroyuki Kudo: Yuki Inoue
Homare Souya: Ryotaro
Pirika Asahikawa: Ayuri Yoshinaga
Kirisaki: Kou Nanase
Kana Sasaki: Chiharu Niiyama
Katsumi Minato/Ultraman Rosso (Voice): Yuya Hirata
Isami Minato/Ultraman Blu (Voice): Ryosuke Koike
Riku Asakura/Ultraman Geed (Voice): Tatsuomi Hamada
Gai Kurenai/Ultraman Orb (Voice): Hideo Ishiguro
Daichi Ozora: Kensuke Takahashi
Shou/Ultraman Victory (Voice): Kiyotaka Uji
Hikaru Raido/Ultraman Ginga (Voice): Takuya Negishi
Ultraman Taiga: Takuma Terashima
Ultraman Titas: Satoshi Hino
Ultraman Fuma: Shota Hayama
Ultraman Tregear: Yuma Uchida
Ultrawoman Grigio: Arisa Sonohara
Ultraman Powered: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Ultraman Taro: Hiroya Ishimaru
Supervisor: Takayuki Tsukagoshi
Director: Ryuichi Ichino
VFX Director: Katsuro Onoe
Screenplay: Sotaro Hayashi, Takao Nakano
Chief Producer: Satoshi Kitaura
Producers: Kazuyuki Murayama, Masaru Okamoto
Cinematographer: Takeshi Arai
Lighting: Hiromichi Takeyama
Recording: Ichiro Hoshi
Ar Directort: Taro Kiba
Editor: Yosuke Yafune
Casting: Kazumasa Shimada
Action Coordinator: Daisuke Terai
VFX: Tomoaki Miwa
Music: Yuya Mori
Theme Song: Daisuke Ono
Production: “Ultraman Taiga” Film Partners
Distribution: Shochiku Broadcasting
World Sales: Tsuburaya Productions
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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.
For more information on ULTRAMAN TAIGA, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- ULTRAMAN TAIGA — Press Notes and Large Photos For New TV Series From Tsuburaya Pro
- ULTRAMAN TAIGA Blu-ray Box I Japanese Release December 25
- ULTRAMAN TAIGA Blu-ray Box II Japanese Release February 2020