Ultraman Ginga

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Ultraman Ginga
Created by Tsuburaya Productions
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Composer(s) Takao Konishi
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 11 + EX Episode
Production
Running time 30 mins
Broadcast
Original channel TV Tokyo
Original run July 10, 2013 – December 18, 2013
Chronology
Preceded by Neo Ultra Q
Followed by Ultraman Ginga S
External links
Website

Ultraman Ginga (ウルトラマンギンガ Urutoraman Ginga?) is a Japanese television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the company and is part of the New Ultraman Retsuden (新ウルトラマン列伝 Shin Urutoraman Retsuden?) programming block on TV Tokyo.[1] A second season titled Ultraman Ginga S has been announced.

Story[edit]

All of the Ultramen and monsters have been turned into figures known as Spark Dolls (スパークドールズ Supāku Dōruzu?) and become scattered throughout the universe. A young man named Hikaru Raidō finds an item called the Ginga Spark (ギンガスパーク Ginga Supāku?) which not only allows him to become Ultraman Ginga, but also allows him to go UltraLive (ウルトライブ Urutoraibu?)[2] with the figures to change them to their rightful size and become one with them. Hikaru fights with his friends to uncover the darkness behind the Spark Dolls. Alien Nackie drops a clue that the wielder of darkness resides in their very elementary school.

In the final episode, the master of darkness, Dark Lugiel reveals himself. He destroys the elementary school before proceeding to defeat Ginga. When all hope seems lost, Ultraman Taro regains his true form and rises to fight Dark Lugiel. He manages to revive Ginga before being defeated himself, and Ginga and Lugiel have an intense battle on the moon, ending with Lugiel's defeat. Ginga and Taro say their goodbyes to Hikaru and friends as they leave Earth for their homeland.

Episodes[edit]

  1. Town Where Stars Fall (星の降る町 Hoshi no Furu Machi?)
  2. A Midsummer Night's Dream (夏の夜の夢 Natsu no Yoru no Yume?)
  3. The Twin-Headed Flame Beast (双頭の火炎獣 Sōtō no Kaenjū?)
  4. The Idol Is Ragon (アイドルはラゴン Aidoru wa Ragon?)
  5. The Hater of Dreams (夢を憎むもの Yume o Nikumu Mono?)
  6. The Battle for Dreams (夢を懸けた戦い Yume o Kaketa Tatakai?)
  7. The Closed World (閉ざされた世界 Tozasareta Sekai?)
  8. The Stolen Ginga Spark (奪われたギンガスパーク Ubawareta Ginga Supāku?)
  9. The Jet Black Ultra Brothers (漆黒のウルトラ兄弟 Shikkoku no Urutora Kyōdai?)
  10. Darkness and Light (闇と光 Yami to Hikari?)
  11. Your Future (きみの未来 Kimi no Mirai?)
  • Extra: Friends Left Behind (残された仲間 Nokosareta Nakama?)

Films[edit]

  • Ultraman Ginga Theater Special (ウルトラマンギンガ 劇場スペシャル Urutoraman Ginga Gekijō Supesharu?) is the first film adaptation of this series. It was released on September 7, 2013, as a double-bill with Mega Monster Rush: Ultra Frontier - Dino-Tank Hunting.
  • Ultraman Ginga Theater Special: Ultra Monster ☆ Hero Battle Royal! (ウルトラマンギンガ 劇場スペシャル ウルトラ怪獣☆ヒーロー大乱戦! Urutoraman Ginga Gekijō Supesharu Urutora Kaijū Hīrō Dairansen!?) is the second film adaptation of this series. It was released on March 15, 2014, as a double-bill with Mega Monster Rush: Ultra Frontier - Verokron Hunting.
  • Ultraman Ginga S Movie Showdown: The 10 Ultra Brothers! (劇場版 ウルトラマンギンガS 決戦!ウルトラ10勇士! Gekijō-ban Urutoraman Ginga S kessen! Urutora 10 yūshi!?) is the Ultraman Ginga S movie set to premiere March 15, 2015.

Cast[edit]

  • Hikaru Raidō (礼堂 ヒカル Raidō Hikaru?): Takuya Negishi (根岸 拓哉 Negishi Takuya?)
  • Misuzu Isurugi (石動 美鈴 Isurugi Misuzu?): Mio Miyatake (宮武 美桜 Miyatake Mio?)
  • Kenta Watarai (渡会 健太 Watarai Kenta?): Mizuki Ohno (大野 瑞生 Ōno Mizuki?)
  • Chigusa Kuno (久野 千草 Kuno Chigusa?): Kirara (雲母?)
  • Tomoya Ichijōji (一条寺 友也 Ichijōji Tomoya?): Takuya Kusakawa (草川 拓弥 Kusakawa Takuya?)
  • Taichi Kakisaki (柿崎 太一 Kakisaki Taichi?): Shohei Uno (宇野 祥平 Uno Shōhei?)
  • Kyōko Shirai (白井 杏子 Shirai Kyōko?): Hana Kino (木野 花 Kino Hana?)
  • Hotsuma Raidō (礼堂 ホツマ Raidō Hotsuma?): Masahiko Tsugawa (津川 雅彦 Tsugawa Masahiko?)
  • Gō Ōsato (大里 剛 Ōsato Gō?): Mitsuki Koga (虎牙 光揮 Koga Mitsuki?)
  • Shingo Kuwabara (桑原 伸吾 Kuwabara Shingo?): Shohei Abe (阿部 翔平 Abe Shōhei?)
  • Tomomi Kuroki (黒木 知美 Kuroki Tomomi?): Maiko Kawakami (川上 麻衣子 Kawakami Maiko?)
  • Seiichirō Isurugi (石動 誠一郎 Isurugi Seiichirō?): Hironobu Nomura (野村 宏伸 Nomura Hironobu?)
  • Ultraman Taro (ウルトラマンタロウ Urutoraman Tarō?, Voice): Hiroya Ishimaru (石丸 博也 Ishimaru Hiroya?)
  • Ultraman Ginga (ウルトラマンギンガ Urutoraman Ginga?, Voice), Dark Lugiel (ダークルギエル Dāku Rugieru?, Voice): Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和 Sugita Tomokazu?)
  • Alien Valkie (バルキー星人 Barukī Seijin?, Voice): Tatsuya Hashimoto (橋本 達也 Hashimoto Tatsuya?)
  • Alien Nackle Gray (ナックル星人グレイ Nakkuru Seijin Gurei?, Voice): Kunji Hirano (平野 勲人 Hirano Kunji?)
  • Young Ultraman Taro (Voice): Kenta Matsumoto (松本 健太 Matsumoto Kenta?)
  • Mother of Ultra (ウルトラの母 Urutora no Haha?, Voice): Miki Ōtani (大谷 美紀 Ōtani Miki?)
  • Father of Ultra (ウルトラの父 Urutora no Chichi?, Voice): Holly Kaneko (金子 はりい Kaneko Harii?)

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
  • "Legend of Galaxy ~Ginga no Hasha~" (Legend of Galaxy ~銀河の覇者~?, "Legend of Galaxy ~Champion of the Galaxy~")
    • Lyrics & Composition: Toshihiko Takamizawa (高見沢 俊彦 Takamizawa Toshihiko?)
    • Arrangement: Toshihiko Takamizawa with Yuichiro Honda (本田 優一郎 Honda Yūichirō?)
    • Artist: Takamiy with Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守 Miyano Mamoru?)
    • Episodes: 1-6 (Verse 1), 7-11 (Verse 2)
Ending theme
  • "Starlight"
    • Lyrics & Composition & Arrangement: Mayuko Maruyama (丸山 真由子 Maruyama Mayuko?)
    • Artist: Ultra Chōtokkyū (ウルトラ超特急 Urutora Chōtokkyū?)
    • Episodes: 1-6 (Verse 1), 7-11 (Verse 2)
Insert theme
  • "Ultraman Ginga no Uta" (ウルトラマンギンガの歌 Urutoraman Giga no Uta?, "The Song of Ultraman Ginga")
    • Artist: Voyager with Chisa (千紗?) (Girl Next Door), Takeuchi Hiroaki (竹内 浩明 Hiroaki Takeuchi?), Maria Haruna (マリア春菜 Haruna Maria?), Hikaru (ヒカル?), Misuzu (美鈴?), Kenta (健太?), Chigusa (千草?), Tomoya (友也?)
    • Episodes: 1-3, 6, 7, 10, 11
  • "Natsu no Kaze Aki no Kaze" (夏の風 秋の風?, "Summer's Wind Autumn's Wind")
    • Lyrics: Maria Haruna
    • Composition & Arrangement: Takao Konishi (小西 貴雄 Konishi Takao?)
    • Artist: Chisa (Girl Next Door), Maria Haruna, Kirara (雲母?)
    • Episodes: 4

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