Premium Bandai has listed the order page for their future release of S.H.Figuarts Bemlar -the Animation- from the Ultraman anime. This version of the character is based on the Netflix original series which adapts Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi manga; the series is a direct sequel to Tsuburaya Productions’ original Ultraman series. For those unaware, in this manga/ anime series, Hayata’s son Shinjiro becomes Ultraman, but does so by wearing a suit of Iron Man-like armor. Yet, like the original tokusatsu series, Shinjiro also encounters a Bemlar just like his father did. However, this new Bemlar is not a kaiju, but an alien that wears a similar armor to Shinjiro’s. In addition, the character was previously released by Tamashii Nations as Ultra-Act x S.H.Figuarts during the early years of the manga’s run. Furthermore, the original release was also a Premium Bandai exclusive.
Now, S.H.Figuarts Bemlar -the Animation- is an unique design when compared to other characters or armors within the manga/ anime. The character is very slender and has peg-like legs to stand on. Thankfully, to help balance the figure it will include a special pedestal/ display stage set. In addition, the figure will feature two ‘Ray Effect’ blast hands, and the ‘Energy Bullet’ effect hand, as well as three pairs of regular optional hands. Below is the official gallery from Premium Bandai:
Pre-orders for S.H.Figuarts Bemlar -the Animation- open tomorrow, September 6 at 4:00 pm JST. Premium Bandai has the figure priced at 7700 before shipping and handling, with its release scheduled for February 2020. For fans interesting in purchasing this item, they will need to contact their preferred middleman service, or locate an online distributor.
Source: Premium Bandai