Shout Factory Announces Marathon To Celebrate Ultraman Anniversary

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Shout! Factory TV is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Japanese science fiction series ‘Ultraman’ in a huge way. On July 10th, Shout! Factory TV and its premier Tokusatsu channel TokuSHOUTsu will feature an all-day marathon which will the United States streaming premiere of the 2010 film ‘Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial.’

According to their website, the marathon will feature “19 episodes that span 55 years of the Ultraman series” and ” will stream across all Shout! Factory TV and TokuSHOUTsu platforms and feature one-of-a-kind fan engagement.”

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Fans will also be able to win prizes including collectibles, toys, and other products from a variety of sources.

TokuSHOUTsu released a trailer on their official Twitter account:

“As part of an all-day adventure of intergalactic battles, Kaiju, aliens, heroes and villains, Ultrathon will also include ‘In Search Of An Ultraman: The Invasion From Another Space,'” Shout! Factory continues. “A journey across time and space to save Earth from invasion, this newly produced special features top voices representing franchise fans around the world, including Kyle Anderson (Nerdist), Jason Narvy (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Linda Le (Vampy Bit Me), Mike Toole (“The Mike Toole Show” on Anime News Network), Lisa J (No Pink Spandex), Daniel Van Thomas (English voice of Ultraman Zero), Mach Dent (Vintage Henshin), Alyssa Fay (Daikaiju Legends), and Monster Island Buddies.”

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They add, “Ultrathon kicks off on Saturday, July 10th at 7 a.m. PT with 19 hand-picked episodes across 9 Ultraman series – Ultraman, Ultraseven, Return of Ultraman, Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Leo, Ultra Q, Ultraman X, Ultraman Orb, and Ultraman Ginga – alongside segments of the new special, as it leads up to the 5 p.m. PT U.S. streaming debut of Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial as its grand finale.”

The official synopsis for ‘Ultraman Zero: The Revenge Of Belial’ explains the movie follows “Ultraman Zero, the rookie Ultraman from Tsuburaya’s 2009 theatrical movie returns, fully-fledged. However, he is confronted with the empowered Kaiser Belial, back from the evil Ultraman Belial whom he and other Ultra warriors battled so fiercely in Nebula M78. Can Ultraman Zero live up to the expectations of his legendary father Ultraseven?”


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