Exclusive: Ultraman Live in Genting 2016 Official Launch

RW Genting VP Promo & Entertainment Kevin Tann and Tsuburaya Productions' Yoshihide Tanaka, flanked by the three Ultra heroes. PHOTO BY: Basil Yeo

Resorts World Genting’s Kevin Tann and Tsuburaya Productions’ Yoshihide Tanaka, flanked by the three Ultra heroes. © TOKUASIA

Authentic ULTRAMAN entertainment returns to Genting Highlands this year end, and Resorts World Genting promises that it will be even bigger & better than last year’s show, which drew full crowds for each show (all 52 of them!).

This, according to Kevin Tann, VP Promotions & Entertainment at RW Genting, who excited audiences with surprise after surprise at the official media launch for ULTRAMAN LIVE IN GENTING 2016: REVENGE OF BALTAN at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur on Friday 9 September 2016.

A multi-million dollar co-production by Tsuburaya Productions and Resorts World Genting, this year’s edition of the show will feature 10 Ultra heroes and an even wider variety of villains, including some Dark Ultramen. With a total of 96 shows scheduled, a better range of exclusive merchandise and more photo opportunities, fans will find it much easier to get closer to their favourite Ultra heroes.

One of the lucky fans who walked away with tickets to the show

One of the lucky fans who walked away with tickets to the show © TOKUASIA

Keeping true to the spirit of Ultraman, the organisers maintained children as the core focus of the evening, with each attending child being surprised with a gift of a whopping four tickets each to a special Preview just a day before the show’s official opening. Prior to the show, the organisers encouraged children in the audience to come forward into the cordoned area to sit in front of the media and VIP guests, to bring them closer to the Ultramen.

However, the biggest scoop of the evening was the grand announcement that Tsuburaya Productions has decided to produce a second part to the REVENGE OF BALTAN storyline exclusively for the Malaysian audience, as a recognition that Malaysia has possibly the biggest Ultraman fanbase outside Japan.

No prizes for guessing his favourite Ultraman...

No prizes for guessing his favourite Ultraman… © TOKUASIA

This exclusive ‘Part 2’ will replace the original show from Dec 7 and run till the end of the show in Jan 2. Nonetheless, for fans who are unable to catch ‘Part 1’, Tann reassured audiences that the storyline for ‘Part 1’ will be recapped in a highlights montage at the beginning of ‘Part 2’.

A short but eye-catching appearance of ULTRAMAN LEO, ULTRAMAN ZERO & ULTRAMAN X wrapped up the eventful evening. With the lights in their eyepieces & colour timers shining as brightly as they do on the small screen, you can be sure ULTRAMAN LIVE IN GENTING 2016 will be as genuine as it can be.

More photos from the event will be uploaded to our Facebook page after we return to Singapore!

Ultraman merchandise on sale at the roadshow outside Tokyo Street, Level 6, Pavilion KL © TOKUASIA

Ultraman merchandise on sale at the roadshow outside Tokyo Street, Level 6, Pavilion KL © TOKUASIA

Excited? Grab your tickets and room packages at the official website. If you’re located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, you may also purchase tickets and Ultraman merchandise from the official ULTRAMAN LIVE IN GENTING 2016 roadshows at various malls in Kuala Lumpur. Follow Resorts World Genting on Facebook for more updates on the roadshows!

If you’re located in Singapore, you could also choose to join us for a trip up with likeminded Ultraman fans (currently in further discussion regarding travel arrangements)! More details will be available soon.

We will also be running some related contests soon, so stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for more updates!