Even though Hideaki Anno’s Shin Ultraman film isn’t set to hit Japanese theatres until sometime in 2021 (hopefully), it doesn’t mean that Japanese goods manufacturers can’t start promoting goods. Kotobukiya just announced a Shin Ultraman plastic model kit based on the upcoming film.
We still don’t know what the upcoming Shin Ultraman plastic model will look like, but we can see a silhouette of it in the promotional image above. Kotobukiya stated that they will announce the design, pricing, and release date at a later time.
Shin Ultraman was originally scheduled to release this summer, but because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the film was indefinitely delayed to an unannounced date. The film was initially announced in 2019 and has been in production ever since.
OTAQUEST writer Lachlan Johnston stated the following about the upcoming film: ‘The upcoming SHIN ULTRAMAN film sees the powerhouse duo of Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi team up once more to bring fresh life to a classic franchise. Their delivery on the 2016 SHIN GODZILLA film was unparalleled, and with these two teaming up once more on a series as iconic as Ultraman, only good things can come of it.’