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Shin Ultraman Film Casts Takumi Saitou, Masami Nagasawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Other cast members also announced for 2021 film by Shinji Higuchi, Hideaki Anno

The staff for Studio Khara's new Shin Ultraman (New Ultraman) film revealed the film's cast on Wednesday. Takumi Saitou will play the film's main character, the man who can transform into Ultraman. Masami Nagasawa will be the partner of the main character. Hideotshi Nishijima will also star in the film.

Other cast members include: (Top row, left to right in image above)

(Bottom row, left to right in image above)

The film will debut in 2021. Shin Godzilla director Shinji Higuchi and his Higuchi-Gumi team are helming the project, and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno is in charge of planning and scripts.

A draft of the script was completed on February 5, and Anno will focus on the project after completing Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||), Studio Khara's new Evangelion film. TOHO will distribute Shin Ultraman.

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 (Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||) will open in theaters in Japan in June 2020.

Studio Khara had stated in March that dialogue recording had begun for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0. The first three films in the tetralogy, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, debuted in 2007, 2009, and 2012 respectively.

The first anime season for the 3D CG anime of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi's Ultraman manga premiered globally on Netflix on April 1. The series will get a second season.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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