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Anime Frontier to Host Advanced Screening of Globally Anticipated Feature Film Shin Ultraman

1,500 Lucky Fans Will Experience an Unparalleled Advanced Screening of the Kaiju Film Before the Nationwide Fathom Events Theatrical Release

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (November 23, 2022) --  Anime Frontier Powered By Crunchyroll, in partnership with Tsuburaya Productions and Fathom Events, will host a special screening of the new feature film SHIN ULTRAMAN
. The globally anticipated film follows the internationally acclaimed SHIN GODZILLA (2016). North Texas fans will receive a front-row seat to view the rebirth of beloved Japanese character Ultraman during a special screening at Anime Frontier in the Fort Worth Convention Center's 1,500-seat Main Stage at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Dec 4; general seating will be first come, first served with Anime Frontier 3-Day or Sunday admission. Limited Reserved seats will be given away by Anime Frontier, Ultraman Connection, and Fathom Events

The second annual Anime Frontier, December 2-4, 2022, in the Fort Worth Convention Center, will boast extraordinary experiences and unprecedented access to some of the Japanese entertainment industry's biggest creators and most recognizable talent, including a kickoff concert from Japanese rock band FLOW, known for performing the themes to Naruto, Boruto, and Code Geass; the lead cast from this year's hottest anime, Chainsaw Man; and major exhibits from Japanese toy and entertainment companies. . 

Anime Frontier's Special Screening of SHIN ULTRAMAN is in celebration of the movie's upcoming nationwide release. Tsubaraya Productions in partnership with Fathom Events will host a nationwide presentation of SHIN ULTRAMAN on January 11 and 12, 2023 (available in both subtitled and dubbed versions; tickets on sale December 9, 2022).

Released in Japan in May 2022, SHIN ULTRAMAN was met with great critical and fan praise, finding popularity across Japan and throughout East Asia – becoming a sensation on the film festival circuit throughout the world, screening at such prestigious fests as Fantasia Fest, Fantastic Fest, San Sebastian, and Sitges plus nearly a dozen more. Currently, SHIN ULTRAMAN carries an amazing 100% Rotten Tomatoes score and an even more astounding 83% audience rating.

When the official announcement of the film took place, Director Shinji Higuchi stated, “I was handed a new baton, but it was really the same baton that had existed since before my time. It is my duty to keep this tradition alive, created and cultivated by my predecessors, and make sure it is passed on to generations to come.”

Ultraman is an iconic pop culture character first seen on the Japanese small screen in 1966. Since its initial broadcast, the series and character have been beloved for generations gaining popularity in more than 100 countries and regions across the globe. SHIN ULTRAMAN is helmed by noted director Shinji Higuchi and written, co-produced, and co-edited by Hideaki Anno, the legendary creator of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. These creators are once again working together after the great success of 2016's SHIN GODZILLA, which reimagined the classic Kaiju character (Japanese genre of films and television featuring giant monsters). SHIN GODZILLA grossed $78 million worldwide and was the highest-grossing live-action Japanese film of 2016, becoming the highest-grossing Japanese-produced Godzilla film in the franchise

When asked about the special screening experience, Anime Frontier Show Director Peter Tatara said, "SHIN ULTRAMAN is a return to the BIG screen for a classic hero for generations of fervent fans and is a fantastic introduction to those just discovering the franchise. We are beyond excited to host this incredible opportunity for our Anime Frontier family – giving them the chance to see this iconic character on the big screen before it hits theaters nationwide. This screening falls in line with our promise to grant our fans truly special experiences hardly seen in North Texas. As we continue our growth we will persist in delivering this promise now and for many more years to come."

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