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What in the WORLD? Ultraman on location at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

March 7, 2014

The sweetest monster ever spotted at the end of Chain of Craters Road

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park  works with dozens of film and still photo crews each year, everything from documentaries, fashion magazines, breaking news , and motion pictures. One of the most memorable and unusual productions was the Ultraman Hawai‘i shoot earlier this year – a promotion managed by Hawai‘i Tourism Japan (HTJ). Japan’s uber-famous Ultraman superhero characters were enlisted to encourage Japanese travel to Hawai‘i. HTJ launched the promotion yesterday, so we can now share a few “behind the scenes” shots on location here in the park:

Lights! Camera! Action Hero!

Ultraman enjoys exploring Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Ultraman Hawaii screen shot, from

Ultraman Hawaii screen shot, from

On location

Hoping for no rain at the end of Chain of Craters Road

Ultra ‘Ohana

One big happy family: the Ultraman characters and park volunteers Sean King (left), Bonnie Rodriguez (far right) and the park’s film permit coordinator, Jessica Ferracane.

Follow Ultraman Hawai‘i on social media via HTJ’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

That's a WRAP!

Crew UltraHawaii. NPS Photo/Bonnie Rodriguez

Domo arigato and best wishes for a successful promotion to the Ultraman Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Tourism Japan folks. What a fun day!

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