An Ultraman statue will be on display in Eiji Tsuburaya’s hometown Sukagawa.
The statue will be on display in the summer of 2021, at the same time the film Shin Ultraman is set to be released.
The size of the statue stands at 2 meters tall, which is 1/33 scale of the Ultraman that will appear in the upcoming film.
The Sukagawa Tokusatsu Archive Center also opened on November 3, 2020, in Fukushima. The archive center will be used to preserve and restore historical data, technology, and information from Eiji Tsuburaya’s works.
A new collaboration between director Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi was announced in the form of a new movie entitled SHIN ULTRAMAN. The project will be a joint venture between Tsuburaya Productions, Toho Studios, and Studio Khara. Higuchi has been brought on to direct and Anno will produce and write the screenplay. A first draft of the script was submitted back in February of this year. Once Anno has completed his obligations to the upcoming EVANGELION 3.0 + 1.0 movie due out next summer, he will fully commit to the project.
The duo of Anno and Higuchi had previously worked on the Toho released Shin Godzilla (Godzilla: Resurgence in the U.S.) which was met with high praise from critics worldwide. Anno is well known for his love of tokusatsu and Ultraman stemming back to his time making an Ultraman fan film while in college. The story of that time in his life was dramatized in the comedy series Aoi Honno/ Blue Blazes. Higuchi has worked on several Gamera films as well as the live-action adaptation of the Attack on Titan manga.
The movie will premiere in the summer of 2021.