Long awaited by tokusatsu fans the world over, Shin Ultraman now has a release date of May 13, 2022. This new teaser was shown during the 2021 Tsuburaya Convention livestream, along with announcements for a new GridmanxDynazenon crossover movie, and an upcoming Ultraman comic, Another Gene, with art from Gurihiru (Superman Smashes the Clan, The Rise of Ultraman).
Directed by Shinji Higuchi (Shin Godzilla) and written by Hideaki Anno (Love & Pop), Shin Ultraman was initially slated for a 2021 release, but a near global collapse can sometimes lead to some slight delays. Anno is also working on the upcoming Shin Kamen Rider, slated for 2023.
No artist has captured the eroticism of death and the organic quality of machinery quite like HR Giger. New York's Lomex gallery (86 Walker St # 3, New York, NY 10013) is featuring work from the legendary artist. Running until April 2, HRGNYC features sculptures, prints, and original drawings by Giger spanning his entire career.
Often our fond memories of cartoons or movies from our youth are protected by the haze of memories, and we have to decide whether to keep it tucked away in that fond miasma or bring it back out for reappraisal. This all sounds very weighty, but I’m talking about a cartoon where schoolgirls perform wrestling moves on giant robots. When I first saw a preview screening of the restoration of Project A-Koat Otakon 2021, it was with some trepidation. Would this seemingly frivolous anime from 1986 still hold up?