ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: NEW GENERATION HEROES — Press Notes and Photos From Tsuburaya Productions
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Tsuburaya Productions has provided SciFi Japan with information and photos for ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: NEW GENERATION HEROES (ウルトラギャラクシーファイト ニュージェネレーションヒーローズ, Urutora Gyarakushī Faito Nyū Jenerēshon Hīrōzu), the first completely new Ultraman series to be produced exclusively for internet distribution.
Similar to the previous series ULTRA FIGHT VICTORY (ウルトラファイトビクトリー, Urutora Faito Bikutorī, 2015) and ULTRA FIGHT ORB (ウルトラファイトオーブ 親子の力、おかりします！, Urutora Faito Ōbu Oyako no Chikara, Okari Shimasu!, 2017), ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: NEW GENERATION HEROES will be made up of mini-episodes, each running only a few minutes.
ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: NEW GENERATION HEROES will premiere worldwide on the ULTRAMAN Official YouTube Channel starting September 29 at 10:00am (JST), with new episodes released each Sunday. In addition to the original Japanese audio, the new show will be available with an English dub track and subtitles. The “New Generation Heroes” introduced by Tsuburaya Productions since 2013 have proven particularly popular in China, so Chinese subtitled and dubbed versions of the series will be simulcast alongside the YouTube streaming editions.
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■ The Story Before ULTRAMAN TAIGA Will Be Revealed!
The story of ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: NEW GENERATION HEROES takes place between the events of the most recent feature film, ULTRAMAN R/B THE MOVIE ～ SELECT! THE CRYSTAL OF BOND (劇場版ウルトラマンＲ／Ｂ セレクト！絆のクリスタル, Gekijō-ban Urutoraman R/B Serekuto! Kizuna no Kurisutaru), and the latest television series, ULTRAMAN TAIGA (ウルトラマンタイガ, Urutoraman Taiga), which is currently being broadcast in Japan on TV Tokyo. Ultraman Zero, a character who is very popular overseas, will team up with Ultraman Taro and all of the New Generation Heroes; Ultraman Ginga, Ultraman Victory, Ultraman X, Ultraman Orb, Ultraman Geed, Ultraman Rosso, Ultraman Blu and Ultrawoman Grigio. They will be joined by Ultraman Ribut, the hero created in 2014 to promote the franchise in Malaysia, who will appear in a live-action production for the very first time.
The heroes will have exciting battles every week with the mysterious “Dark Ultramen” named Ultraman X Darkness and Ultraman Geed Darkness, who are led by Ultra Dark Killer. These new villains will join forces with Dark Lugiel, Etelgar and other established enemies to form the League of Darkness.
ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT will also reveal the events leading up to the fight between the New Generation Heroes and the evil Ultraman Tregear, as seen at the beginning of ULTRAMAN TAIGA Episode 1. This will give fans an opportunity to view ULTRAMAN TAIGA from a fresh perspective.
On a planet far beyond the galaxy, Ultraman X and Ultraman Geed are attacked by dark Ultramen who resemble them!
At the same time, Ultraman Zero and Ultrawoman Grigio are captured by Ultra Dark Killer. The villain was once defeated by Ultraman Taro, but has returned to create dark versions of the Ultramen that have powers and abilities equal to the originals.
To stop these foes, Ultraman Taro convenes a team of of Ultraman New Generation Heroes!
■ The ULTRA FIGHT Creative Team Returns
Director Koichi Sakamoto and screenwriter Junichiro Ashiki — the creative team behind ULTRA FIGHT VICTORY and ULTRA FIGHT ORB — have reunited for the new show. Tsuburaya Productions has stated that they will pack ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT with stunning action sequences.
That statement is fitting as Koichi Sakamoto was a former action director and executive producer on the American POWER RANGERS series. He made his directing debut in Japan with MEGA MONSTER BATTLE ULTRA GALAXY: THE MOVIE (大怪獣バトル ウルトラ銀河伝説 THE MOVIE, Daikaijū Batoru Urutora Ginga Densetsu THE MOVIE, 2009), the film that introduced Ultraman Zero. He has gone on to direct for the Ultraman, Kamen Rider and Super Sentai television franchises plus the feature films ZYUDEN SENTAI KYORYUGER THE MOVIE: GABURINCHO OF MUSIC (劇場版 獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー ガブリンチョ・オブ・ミュージック, Gekijō-ban Jū-den Sentai Kyouryuujā Gaburincho Obu Myūjikku, 2013), 009-1 THE END OF THE BEGINNING (009ノ1(ゼロゼロクノイチ) THE END OF THE BEGINNING, Zero Zero Nain Wan the End of the Beginning, 2013), KYORYUGER VS GO-BUSTERS (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャーＶＳゴーバスターズ 恐竜大決戦！ さらば永遠の友よ, Jū-den Sentai Kyouryuujā Tai Gōbasutāzu Kyōryū Daikessen! Saraba Eien no Tomo yo, 2014), ULTRAMAN GINGA S THE MOVIE (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!!, 2015) and KAMEN RIDER EX-AID & GHOST WITH LEGEND RIDERS (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズ Dr.パックマン対エグゼイド&ゴースト with レジェンドライダー, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Dr. Pakkuman Tai Eguzeido & Gōsuto Uizu Rejendo Raidā, 2016).
In addition to the two ULTRA FIGHT series, Junichiro Ashiki has written for ULTRAMAN GINGA (ウルトラマンギンガ, Urutoraman Ginga, 2013) and ULTRAMAN ORB (ウルトラマンオーブ, Urutoraman Ōbu, 2016).
Platform: ULTRAMAN Official YouTube Channel
Premiere Date: Sunday, September 29 2019
Release Time: Every Sunday at 10:00am (JST)
Number of Episodes: 13
Episode Runtime: 5 Minutes
Languages: Japanese Audio Version (YouTube), English Dubbed Version (YouTube), Chinese Dubbed Version (Simultaneous Distribution)
Subtitles: English (YouTube), Chinese (YouTube)
Ultraman Ginga: Takuya Negishi
Ultraman Victory: Kiyotaka Uji
Ultraman X: Kensuke Takahashi
Ultraman Orb: Hideo Ishiguro
Ultraman Geed: Tatsuomi Hamada
Ultraman Rosso: Yuya Hirata
Ultraman Blu: Ryosuke Koike
Ultrawoman Grigio: Arisa Sonohara
Ultraman Zero: Mamoru Miyano
Ultraman Taro: Hiroya Ishimaru
Ultraman Ribut: Wataru Komada
Ultra Dark Killer: Kokichi Tonoshima
Director: Koichi Sakamoto
Screenplay: Junichiro Ashiki
Theme Song: “Ultra Spiral” by Voyager
Production: Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd.
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About Tsuburaya Productions
Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. has created dozens of heroes and other characters, including Ultraman, who have been loved from generation to generation. The base for the company was Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research, which was launched by the Japanese “Father of Special Effects” Eiji Tsuburaya. After showing his skill and making a name for himself working on many monster movies and special effects laden fantasy science films, in 1963 Tsuburaya incorporated Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research and established Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. in order to advance further research and development of special effects technologies and release visual works that could be enjoyed by a wider audience. The company has continued to maintain Eiji Tsuburaya’s policies even after his death.
2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the company’s founding, and it continues its work to this day. Currently, the company carries out activities including production of works for television, original video works, and films for theatrical release; licensing of owned characters’ content; development of various products; event planning and live staged events that bring out the maximum appeal of its owned characters, and development of facilities that handle related items.