Back in about 1971, I would rush home from school – and I had to time it perfectly – miss the bus, and I was screwed, take too long to walk up the street – I was going to miss it but, most times I timed it perfectly and made it home from school in time to plop my butt down in front of the TV for the start of ULTRAMAN. It was magic, along with Johnny Socko and his Giant Robot – it was the stuff of a 10-year-olds dream.
I’ve carried my love for those campy, poorly dubbed pieces of awesome with me my entire life and it is awesome to now be reporting on the fact that a new movie is heading our way – and it’s bringing all the magic of my childhood along with it.
Before we marvel at the trailer – here’s the breakdown of what Shin Ultraman is all about:
“Giant unknown creatures have appeared one after another, and their existence becomes everyday. The Japanese government, which has reached its limit because conventional weapons are completely useless, gathers specialists for measures against the beasts and establishes the Special Countermeasures Office for the Beasts. A silver giant suddenly appears from outside the atmosphere while the crisis of the evil beast is approaching.”
Shin Ultraman stars Takumi Saitoh, Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Daiki Arioka, Akari Hayami, and Tetsushi Tanaka . The film is produced by Toho Co., Khara Inc. and Tsuburaya Productions.