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Shin Ultraman’s First Week Box Office Is Ultra Huge

After just 8 days in Japanese theaters, Hideaki Anno’s Shin Ultraman offers over one million tickets, making the movie an ultra box office smash.

Evangelion developer Hideaki Anno’s movie Shin Ultraman has actually passed an outstanding box office turning point.

Over one million tickets have actually currently been offered, according to TOHO, the production business behind the movie. After just 8 days in Japanese theaters, Shin Ultraman has actually made over 1.5 billion yen (around $12 million USD); as formerly reported, the movie drew in 993 million yen (about $8 million USD) throughout its very first 3 days of release alone, which set brand-new records for the Ultraman franchise and for Anno’s Shin movie series.


The Ultraman franchise started with Eiji Tsuburaya’s live-action tv series of the exact same name in 1966. The character has actually gone on to end up being a worldwide popular culture phenomenon, generating years worth of follows up, spinoffs, adjustments and a huge retailing empire that consists of clothing, toys and other type of antiques.

Shin Ultraman was directed by Shinji Higuchi, who helmed the 2 live-action Attack on Titan movies, and composed by Anno, who likewise composed and co-directed its predecessor Shin Godzilla. The movie stars Takumi Saitoh, who formerly appeared in the live-action adjustments of Area Battleship Yamato and Ace Lawyer, as “the guy who becomes Ultraman.” Other members of the cast consist of Hidetoshi Nishijima (Drive My Vehicle), Daiki Arioka (Code Blue 3) and Koji Yamamoto (Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation).

Anno will follow up Shin Ultraman with Shin Kamen Rider, which is anticipated to make its launching in 2023 and will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the timeless superhero franchise. Star Sōsuke Ikematsu, who formerly appeared in 2016’s Death Note: Illuminate the New World, has actually been cast in the titular function. He is signed up with by Minami Hamabe (Let Me Consume Your Pancreas) and Tasuku Emoto (Anime Supremacy!).

If or when Shin Ultraman will get a global or North American release has yet to be exposed; nevertheless, tokusatsu fans beyond Japan can still stream Netflix’s Ultraman anime. The series operates as a direct follow up to the 1966 program, informing the story of Shinjiro Hayata, the child of initial Ultraman lead character Shin Hayata, and disregards the occasions of all subsequent extensions in the franchise. It is produced by Production IC (Ghost in the Shell) and Sola Digital Arts (Lord of the Rings: War of Rohirrim).

Netflix’s Ultraman debuted its 2nd season previously this year. It was just recently revealed that the anime will return for a 3rd and last season, however a main best date has actually not been verified.

Shin Ultraman strikes Japanese theaters on May 13.

Source: TOHO, through Anime News Network

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