Tsuburaya Productions announced a video feature about the art of Ultraman’s designer Tohl Narita to be hosted by his son Kairi Narita and sculptor Fuyuki Shinada. It will be released to TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION on June 25th.
Continuing to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Ultraman, Tsuburaya has enlisted Kairi Narita and Fuyuki Shinada to host a video discussion about artists Tohl Narita’s work on Ultraman. Tohl Narita (1929-2002) was a Japanese artist that became involved in tokusatsu working under Eiji Tsuburaya for Godzilla (1954). When Tsuburaya later went on to create the Ultra series in the 60s, Narita was contracted as a general art director. His concept art formed the basis for the entire Ultra Series‘ art design and what makes it so distinct.
Host Kairi Narita is the son of Tohl, and has appeared in minor roles for Kamen Rider 555, Kamen Rider Blade, and Seijuu Sentai Gingaman. Meanwhile, Fuyuki Shinada is a sculptor at Tsuburaya Productions. His career first started with Space Sheriff Gavan and the fan film Wolfman vs. Godzilla, and he’s since had over 40 credits.
Their discussion will be released on June 25, exclusive to the TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION streaming service. TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION is a Japanese streaming service that has a monthly standard membership cost of 550 yen (including tax). Whilst a premium subscription costs 21,780 yen (including tax) per month.
Source: Tsuburaya Station