ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2020 BATTLE STAGE On Japanese DVD in July
Tsuburaya Productions has announced the Japanese home video release of ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2020 BATTLE STAGE: HEROES OF LIGHT (ウルトラヒーローズEXPO 2020」バトルステージ 光の勇者たち, `Urutora Hīrōzu Ekisupo 2020′ Batoru Sutēji Hikari no Yūsha-tachi). The DVD will be available through retailers and rental outlets on September 11. Fans can also buy advance copies from select Ultraman Official Shop stores and Ultraman World M78 ONLINE starting July 17.
The Battle Stage shows were a popular attraction during ULTRA HEROES EXPO 2020, which was held at Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall from December 28, 2019 to January 5, 2020. The 2020 show was based on the TV series ULTRAMAN TAIGA (ウルトラマンタイガ, Urutoraman Taiga, 2019-20), and featured live performances from Yuki Inoue as Taiga’s human host, Hiroyuki Kudo; Kou Nanase as Kirisaki, the human form of Taiga’s nemesis, Ultraman Tregear; Ryotaro as Homare Souya from the private security organization E.G.I.S. (Enterprise of Guard and Investigation Services); TAKERU and Chiaki Seshimo from the music group Voyager; and Rino Shimomura as the emcee. Also appearing onstage were Ultraman Taiga, Ultraman Titas, Ultraman Fuma, Ultraman Zero Beyond, Ultraman Ginga, Ultraman Victory, Ultraman X, Ultraman Orb, Ultraman Geed, Ultraman Groob, Ultraman Ribut and Ultraman Taro along with a group of villains that included Ultraman Tregear, Alien Magma and Alien Markind.
Due to a plot by Ultraman Tregear, the monster Woola is revived. As Hiroyuki Kudo begins to lose faith, Ultraman Taiga tells him a story about “true power” that Taiga learned from his father Ultraman Taro when he was a very young boy.
Now, the audience can reach out to Taiga and help him recover the light to save the day!
Hiroyuki Kudo: Yuki Inoue
Kirisaki: Kou Nanase
Homare Souya: Ryotaro
Voyager: TAKERU, Chiaki Seshimo
MC: Rino Shimomura
■ Voice Cast
Ultraman Taiga: Takuma Terashima
Ultraman Titas: Satoshi Hino
Ultraman Fuma: Shota Hayama
Ultraman Tregear: Yuma Uchida
Ultraman Zero Beyond: Mamoru Miyano
Ultraman Taro: Hiroya Ishimaru
Alien Magma: Takaya Kuroda
Alien Markind: Takeo Hirose
■ General & Rental Release Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Product Number: TCED-5114
Price: ¥1,800 (Plus Tax)
● Running Time: 48 Minutes
● Specs: One Side Single Layer / 16:9
● Audio: Japanese Dolby Digital (Stereo)
■ Bonus Content: Original Sticker
■ Manufacturer: Tsuburaya Productions
■ Distributor: TC Entertainment
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.