Source: Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: m-78.jp/x (Japan)With the ULTRAMAN X (ウルトラマンＸ, Urutoraman Ekkusu, 2015-2016) television series heading towards its conclusion on TV Tokyo, Tsuburaya Productions' today officially announced the theatrical spin-off ULTRAMAN X THE MOVIE: HERE COMES! OUR ULTRAMAN (劇場版 ウルトラマンＸ きたぞ！われらのウルトラマン, Gekijoo-ban Urutoraman X Kita Zo! Ware-ra no Urutoraman) for Spring 2016. Part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Ultraman, the film will featue X unveiling a new ultimate power -- the Beta Spark Armor -- against a "black shadow" approaching the Earth. ULTRAMAN X THE MOVIE will be directed by Kiyotaka Taguchi, lead director on the ULTRAMAN X series. he worked on FX for the Godzilla franchise starting with GODZILLA VS MEGAGUIRUS (ゴジラ × メガギラス G消滅作戦, Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jii Shoometsu Sakusen, 2000) and made his directing debut with the independent production G (大怪獣映画 Ｇ, Daikaijuu Eiga G, 2007). After making the popular NHK short film GEHARHA: THE DARK AND LONG HAIR MONSTER (長髪大怪獣ゲハラ, Choohatsu Daikaijuu Gehara, 2009), Taguchi directed episodes of Tsuburaya's NEO ULTRA Q (ネオ・ウルトラQ, Neo Urutora Kyuu, 2013), KAIKI DAISAKUSEN: MYSTERY FILE (怪奇大作戦 ミステリー・ファイル, Kaiki Daisakusen Misuteroo Fairu, 2013) and ULTRAMAN GINGA S (ウルトラマンギンガＳ, Uurutoraman Ginga S, 2014). Continued...
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