Ultraman Taiga

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Ultraman Taiga
UltramanTaigaTitle.jpg
Title card
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero
Kaiju
Science fiction
Drama
Created byTsuburaya Productions
Written by
  • Sotaro Hayashi
  • Takao Nakano
  • Aya Satsuki
  • Junichiro Ashiki
  • Sachio Yanai
  • Uiko Miura
  • Hirotoshi Kobayashi
  • Kyoko Katsuya
  • Misaki Morie
[1]
Directed by
  • Ryuichi Ichino
  • Makoto Kamiya
  • Kiyotaka Taguchi
  • Masayoshi Takesue
  • Takanori Tsujimoto
  • Tomoyasu Koshi
[1]
Starring
Opening theme"Buddy, steady, go!" by Takuma Terashima
Ending theme"Hitotsuboshi" by Sayaka Sasaki
Composer(s)Yuya Mori[1]
Country of originJapan
Production
Running time30 mins. (per episode)
Release
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseJuly 6, 2019
Chronology
Preceded byUltraman New Generation Chronicle
External links
Website

Ultraman Taiga (ウルトラマン (タイガ), Urutoraman Taiga) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions. It is the 31st entry to the Ultra Series, the first series released in the Reiwa period and the seventh entry to the New Generation Hero (ニュージェネレーションヒーロー, Nyū Jenerēshon Hīrō) lineup.[2][3] It began airing on TV Tokyo on July 6, 2019.[4]

The series's main catchphrases are "The story of the son of Taro. And here before us stands Taiga!" (「タロウ」の息子の物語。そして「タイガ」がここにいる!, Tarō no musuko no monogatari. Soshite Taiga ga koko ni iru!) and "Let's go, buddy! Buddy Go!" (行くぜ相棒!バディゴー!, Iku ze aibō! Badi Gō!).

Synopsis[edit]

Aliens have been emigrating to Earth secretly, but only a handful knows about this truth. Living in such a society, the main character Hiroyuki Kudo begins working at a private security organization E.G.I.S. (Enterprise of Guard and Investigation Services)[5] . The organization takes care of cases related to aliens, and Hiroyuki works day and night to protect peace. Unbeknownst to him, Hiroyuki carries Ultraman Taiga's "particle of light". The new story begins as Taiga's powers revive from Hiroyuki's body.[2][3][4]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Writer Original air date
0"Ultraman Taiga Story"
Transcription: "Urutoraman Taiga Sutōrī" (Japanese: ウルトラマンタイガ物語 (ストーリー))
TBAJune 22, 2019 (2019-06-22)
1"Buddy Go!"
Transcription: "Badi Gō!" (Japanese: バディゴー!)
Sotaro HayashiJuly 6, 2019 (2019-07-06)
2"Tregear"
Transcription: "Toregia" (Japanese: トレギア)
Takao NakanoJuly 13, 2019 (2019-07-13)
3"Avenger of the Star"
Transcription: "Hoshi no Fukushūsha" (Japanese: 星の復讐者)
Sotaro HayashiJuly 20, 2019 (2019-07-20)
4"Reqiuem of the Wolves"
Transcription: "Gunrō no Banka" (Japanese: 群狼の挽歌)
Takao NakanoJuly 27, 2019 (2019-07-27)
5"The Future You Decide"
Transcription: "Kimi no Kimeru Mirai" (Japanese: きみの決める未来)
Aya SatsukiAugust 3, 2019 (2019-08-03)
6"The Flying Saucer Is Not Coming"
Transcription: "Enban ga Konai" (Japanese: 円盤が来ない)
Junichiro AshikiAugust 10, 2019 (2019-08-10)
7"To the Demon's Mountain!!"
Transcription: "Ma no Yama e!!" (Japanese: 魔の山へ!!)
Sotaro HayashiAugust 17, 2019 (2019-08-17)
8"Defeat the Demon"
Transcription: "Akuma o Ute" (Japanese: 悪魔を討て)
Sotaro HayashiAugust 24, 2019 (2019-08-24)
9"The Present for Each"
Transcription: "Sorezore no Ima" (Japanese: それぞれの今)
TBAAugust 31, 2019 (2019-08-31)


Tri-Squad Voice Drama[edit]

Tri-Squad Voice Drama (トライスクワッド ボイスドラマ, Torai Sukuwaddo Boisu Dorama) is an audio drama streamed on Tsuburaya Productions' YouTube channel.

  1. Memories of the Future: Part 1 (未来の思い出 前編, Mirai no Omoide Zenpen)
  2. Memories of the Future: Part 2 (未来の思い出 後編, Mirai no Omoide Kōhen)
  3. The Return of Titas (タイタスの帰還, Taitasu no Kikan)
  4. Who Is the Leader? (リーダーは誰だ, Rīdā wa Dare da)
  5. The Ultraman Titas: Part 1 (ザ★ウルトラマンタイタス 前編, Za Urutoraman Taitasu Zenpen)
  6. The Ultraman Titas: Part 2 (ザ★ウルトラマンタイタス 中編, Za Urutoraman Taitasu Chūhen)
  7. The Ultraman Titas: Part 3 (ザ★ウルトラマンタイタス 後編, Za Urutoraman Taitasu Kōhen)
  8. Next Time (次の機会に, Tsugi no Kikai ni)

Production and casting[edit]

Ultraman Taiga was officially announced on April 18, 2019 by Tsuburaya Production on their website.[2][3][4]

Cast[edit]

  • Hiroyuki Kudo (工藤 ヒロユキ, Kudō Hiroyuki): Yuki Inoue (井上 祐貴, Inoue Yūki)[2][3][4]
  • Homare Souya (宗谷 ホマレ, Sōya Homare): Ryotaro (諒太郎, Ryōtarō)[5]
  • Pirika Asahikawa (旭川 ピリカ, Asahikawa Pirika): Ayuri Yoshinaga (吉永 アユリ, Yoshinaga Ayuri)[a]
  • Kirisaki (霧崎): Kou Nanase (七瀬 公, Nanase Kō)[5]
  • Kana Sasaki (佐々木 カナ, Sasaki Kana): Chiharu Niiyama (新山 千春, Niiyama Chiharu)[5]
  • Ultraman Taiga (ウルトラマンタイガ, Urutoraman Taiga, Voice): Takuma Terashima (寺島 拓篤, Terashima Takuma)[5]
  • Ultraman Titas (ウルトラマンタイタス, Urutoraman Taitasu, Voice): Satoshi Hino (日野 聡, Hino Satoshi)[5]
  • Ultraman Fuma (ウルトラマンフーマ, Urutoraman Fūma, Voice): Shōta Hayama (葉山 翔太, Hayama Shōta)[5]
  • Ultraman Tregear (ウルトラマントレギア, Urutoraman Toregia, Voice): Yuma Uchida (内田 雄馬, Uchida Yūma)[5]
  • Opening narrator: Daisuke Ono (小野 大輔, Ono Daisuke)[5]

Guest cast[edit]

  • Ultraman Taro (ウルトラマンタロウ, Urutoraman Tarō, Voice; 0, 1): Hiroya Ishimaru (石丸 博也, Ishimaru Hiroya)
  • Ultraman Ginga (ウルトラマンギンガ, Urutoraman Ginga, Voice; 1): Takuya Negishi (根岸 拓哉, Negishi Takuya)
  • Inspector Sakura (佐倉警部, Sakura-keibu, 2, 4): Shingo Kazami (風見 しんご, Kazami Shingo)
  • Man Who Wants to Return to the Star (星に帰りたい男, Hoshi ni Kaeritai Otoko, 6): Hiroyuki Takano (高野 浩幸, Takano Hiroyuki)
  • Ai Tennoji (天王寺 藍, Ten'nōji Ai, 7, 8): Sora Kurumi (胡桃 そら, Kurumi Sora)

Songs[edit]

Opening theme
  • "Buddy, steady, go!"[1]
    • Composition & Arrangement: Cher Watanabe (渡部 チェル, Watanabe Cheru)
    • Lyrics & Artist: Takuma Terashima (寺島 拓篤, Terashima Takuma)
Ending theme
  • "Hitotsuboshi" (ヒトツボシ, lit. "Evening Star")[1]
    • Composition & Arrangement: Shota Horie (堀江 晶太, Horie Shōta)
    • Lyrics & Artist: Sayaka Sasaki (佐咲 紗花, Sasaki Sayaka)

See also[edit]

  • Ultra Series - Complete list of official Ultraman-related shows.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pirika Ashikawa's original actress, Momoka (桃果) was changed to Ayuri Yoshinaga due to scheduling conflict.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "『ウルトラマンタイガ』主題歌が寺島拓篤「Buddy, steady, go!」に決定!テレビ放送に先駆け「第0話」をYouTubeで無料配信!2週間の見逃し配信、「第1話」の常時配信も実施!" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 2019-06-21. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  2. ^ a b c d "新時代最初のヒーローはウルトラマンタロウの息子!新TVシリーズ『ウルトラマンタイガ』テレビ東京系 2019年7月6日(土)あさ9時放送スタート!~シリーズ初!主人公・ヒロユキがタイガ、タイタス、フーマの複数ヒーローに変身!~" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  3. ^ a b c d "The New Hero is the son of Ultraman Taro! New TV Series ULTRAMAN TAIGA Broadcasting from July 6th (Sat), 2019 9:00 am on TV Tokyo ~First Time in the series! The main character Hiroyuki transforms into multiple heroes, Ultraman Taiga, Ultraman Titas, and Ultraman Fuma! ~". Tsuburaya Productions. 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  4. ^ a b c d "Tsuburaya Reveals Ultraman Taiga TV Series". Tokusatsu Network. 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "ウルトラマンシリーズ最新作『ウルトラマンタイガ』注目のメインキャスト、声優、ナレーター発表!" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 2019-05-22. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  6. ^ "『ウルトラマンタイガ』キャスト変更について" (in Japanese). m-78.jp/taiga. 2019-06-07. Retrieved 2019-06-07.

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