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SHIN GODZILLA Creators Reunite For SHIN ULTRAMAN
Source: Tsuburaya Productions
In 2015, longtime friends and collaborators Hideaki Anno — creator of the anime NEON GENESIS EVANGELION (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン, Shin Seiki Evangelion, 1995) — and Shinji Higuchi — director and FX director for the Gamera Trilogy (1995-99) and the live-action ATTACK ON TITAN (進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin, 2015) movies — co-directed SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira) for Toho Co., Ltd. and Cine Bazar. Released in 2016, the film was a box office smash as well as a critical hit, winning Best Picture and Best Director awards for Anno and Higuchi at the 40th Japan Academy Film Prize.
Now, Anno, Higuchi, Toho and Cine Bazar are teaming up with Tsuburaya Productions to present their spin on the latter’s iconic superhero, Ultraman. Entitled SHIN ULTRAMAN (シン・ウルトラマン, Shin Urutoraman), the movie is an adaption of the original ULTRAMAN (ウルトラマン 空想特撮シリーズ, Urutoraman Kūsō Tokusatsu Shirīzu, 1966-67) television series, which has entertained fans around the world for over half a century.