The 2022 film Shin Ultraman is set to be released in US theaters in January 2023.
Tsuburaya Productions has announced that the 2022 film Shin Ultraman will be have a limited release in US theaters on Wednesday, January 11th and Thursday, January 12th, 2023 through a special collaboration with Fathom Events.
Additionally, an official logo for Shin Ultraman was unveiled at the Anime NYC Ultraman Connection Panel on November 19th, 2022.
The continued appearance of giant unidentified lifeforms known as “S-Class Species” has become commonplace in Japan. Conventional weapons have no effect on them. Having exhausted all other options, the Japanese Government issued the S-Class Species Suppression Protocol and formed an enforcement unit, known as the SSSP.
The members chosen for the unit are: Leader Fumio Tamura (played by Hidetoshi Nishijima), Executive Strategist Shinji Kaminaga (played by Takumi Saitoh), Unparticle Physicist Taki Akihisa (played by Daiki Arioka), and Universal Biologist Yume Funaberi (Akari Hayami).
As the threat of S-Class Species worsens, a silver giant appears from beyond Earth’s atmosphere.
Analyst Hiroko Asami (played by Masami Nagasawa) is newly appointed to the SSSP to deal with this giant and is partnered with Shinji Kaminaga.
In her report, Hiroko writes, “Ultraman (tentative name), identity unknown”.
In the midst of a kaiju threat, a silver giant appears from beyond Earth’s atmosphere.
Shin Ultraman was originally released in Japan on May 13, 2022. Upon its release, it became one of the highest grossing live-action Japanese films of 2022. The film serves as a modern reimagining of the original Ultraman television series. The film was directed by Shinji Higuchi with Hideaki Anno serving as co-producer, co-editor, and co-writer. The cast of the film includes:
- Takumi Saitoh – Shinji Kaminaga/Ultraman
- Issey Takahashi – Ultraman (voice)
- Masami Nagasawa – Hiroko Asami
- Daiki Arioka – Akihisa Taki
- Hidetoshi Nishijima – Kimio Tamura
- Akari Hayami – Yumi Funaberi
- Kyusaku Shimada – Japan Prime Minister Taishi Okuma
- Tetsushi Tanaka – Tatsuhiko Munakata
- Koji Yamamoto – Mefilas
- Koichi Yamadera – Zoffy (voice)
- Kenjiro Tsuda – Zarab (voice)
- Toru Masuoka – Minister of Defense Kunihiko Kariba
- Ryo Iwamatsu – Minister of State for Disaster Management Hajime Komuro
- Hajime Yamazaki – Minister of Foreign Affairs Seiichi Nakanishi
- Go Riju – a special advisor to Japan’s Prime Minister
- Yutaka Takenouchi – a government official
- Soko Wada – Kagami
- Keishi Nagatsuka – Hayasaka
Additionally, Hideaki Anno and Bin Furuya provide the motion capture for the character of Ultraman for the film.
Source: Tsuburaya Productions