Tsuburaya Productions has released the trailer for the eagerly anticipated "Shin Ultraman", slated for release in the summer of 2021.
Helmed by Shinji Higuchi and written by Hideaki Anno, the two previously collaborated on 2016's Shin Godzilla. Along with our first glimpse of Ultraman himself, we also get to see new versions of Neronga and Gabora from the original series. Perhaps more monsters are yet to be revealed?
While there is still much we don't know about the film, right away we can see the Evangelion style shots and extreme closeups of Shin Godzilla are present in the cinematography of Shin Ultraman.
Tsuburaya Productions has also revealed new posters for the film, one with the cast and another showing what appears to be the Beta Capsule used for Shin Hayata's transformation into Ultraman.
During his artistic career, Yasushi Nirasawa has done concept art for video games going as far back as the early 90s with Beast Wrestler on the Sega Genesis. By 1998, the world of games was evolving to new narrative and visual heights. Colloquially considered one of the best years in video game history, it includes titles such as Half Life, Parasite Eve, Metal Gear Solid, and Resident Evil 2.
Yasushi Nirasawa’s (1963 - 2016) career spanned garage kits, video games, film, and comics. In the realm of TV he was particularly prolific in his work for the Kamen Rider series in Japan. In the English speaking world however, the first time viewers got to see his unique character designs on TV came courtesy of Sci-Fi Channel UK.
On the southernmost tip of Tokyo, a stone’s throw from Haneda airport and about an hour from Ikebukuro’s Otome Road is the quiet neighborhood of Kamata. It’s glitzy or glamorous nor is it a historical destination or the site of some religious ceremony, one of its bigger claims to fame is a scene in 2016's Shin Godzilla when Godzilla, in his nascent larval-like form, makes landfall. Yet for a brief period, it was laid siege by some of the greatest monsters in cinema history.