“Ultraman Connection Live: Sevenger Fight” Virtual Event Announced
Tsuburaya Productions and Iceberg Theory bring the Sevenger Fight miniseries with English subtitles internationally through a virtual event.
Iceberg Theory (a joint venture between Starlight Runner Entertainment and Elevate Pictures) and Tsuburaya Imagination announced an exclusively virtual event, titled Ultraman Connection Live: Sevenger Fight, that will debut the Sevenger Fight miniseries with English subtitles to international fans.
This virtual event will feature:
- The 7-episode main storyline of the Sevenger Fight miniseries with English subtitles for the first time outside of Japan
- Special guest interviews with Rima Matsuda (who plays Yoko Nakashima, one of Sevenger’s pilots), Takaya Aoyagi (STORAGE’s captain Shota Hebikura and the alien Jugglus Juggler), and series director Kiyotaka Taguchi
- Sean Nichols, American star of 2005-2006’s Ultraman Max, as the event host
- special mystery guest appearance
- exclusive Sevenger Fight collectors pins from FanSets for the first 500 full-priced ticket purchases
- and an event-exclusive merch store
Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment and a tokusatsu fan himself, says this about the upcoming event:
“I’ve been a fan of all things tokusatsu since I first laid eyes on Ultraseven in the early 1970s, so naturally I’ve been a regular visitor to Tokusatsu Network since Paula created it in 2014. Back then, the idea of seeing Ultraman back in action in North America and around the world was only a dream. To now be a part of making that happen just blows me away. As an Ultraman fan, I asked myself, what would I want to see and do now that the franchise is on the rise across the globe? Well, I’d want to see something that no one else has seen — officially, not just ripped! And in a way that showed me a great time. That’s what Ultraman Connection Live: Sevenger Fight is all about. It’s the start of a celebration of our favorite things in the world, made especially for all of us who have been loyal to Tokusatsu Network and loyal to Ultraman. We’ve only just begun, my friends. Courage, hope, and kindness!”
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 9:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) / 6:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Prices: 12.50 USD per ticket, 25.00 USD* per ticket plus collectors pin. Ticket purchases include access to the show and merchandise store. (Available for purchase now)
*Plus shipping and handling costs for the pin for orders outside of the USA.
Host: Sean Nichols
Guest Appearances: Rima Matsuda, Takaya Aoyagi, and Kiyotaka Taguchi plus a mystery guest
As of June 3rd, 2021 attendees of the event now have the option to exchange their event ticket for a digital collectible a few days after the event ends. This exclusive collectible will be usable in future Ultraman Connection events and will unlock extra content for owners. This was originally advertised as an NFT, but Ultraman Connection has changed the wording to “digital collectible.” An NFT (Non-fungible token) is a system used for digital products which verifies owners of a digital item.
Sevenger is a popular robot character from 2020’s Ultraman series Ultraman Z. Episodes of Ultraman Z are available to watch on YouTube on the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL Channel, and Sevenger Fight is currently available to fans in Japan through Tsuburaya’s streaming service Tsuburaya Imagination. In his popularity, Sevenger also has a running manga in Televi-kun magazine.
Source: Ultraman Connection, Forbes, Ultraman Galaxy (1, 2)