ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE ABSOLUTE CONSPIRACY Update — Release Date, Story, Theme Song and Japanese Cast Details!
New ULTRAMAN YouTube Exclusive Series To Be Released Globally in Japanese, English and Chinese
Source: Tsuburaya Productions
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SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming series.
Tsuburaya Productions has provided SciFi Japan with large photos plus English and Japanese press information regarding the release date, Japanese voice actors, additional appearing characters, theme song and chapter summaries for ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE ABSOLUTE CONSPIRACY (ウルトラギャラクシーファイト 大いなる陰謀, Urutora Gyarakushī Faito Ōinaru Inbō), their new online series commemorating the ULTRAMAN Official YouTube Channel reaching one million subscribers.
Ultra-popular voice actor Junichi Suwabe will make his first appearance in the Ultraman series portraying the mysterious new character Absolute Tartarus. In addition, Hatsunori Hasegawa, who played ULTRAMAN 80’s (ウルトラマン80, Urutoraman Eiti, 1980-81) protagonist Takeshi Yamato, will return for the 40th anniversary of the series to play the voice of Ultraman 80.
In the series, familiar Ultra Heroes from multiple generations throughout the universe must join in battle, one after another, in an ensemble piece that features everything fans could have dreamed of. That dream is now a reality, with a three-arc story spinning a tale across the ages, even linking up with ULTRAMAN Z (ZETT) 『ウルトラマンＺ(ゼット), Urutoraman Z (Zetto)』, which is currently airing to rave reviews.
ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE ABSOLUTE CONSPIRACY will begin on Sunday, November 22, 2020, with new installments planned to release on YouTube each week at 10:00am (Japan Standard Time) worldwide.
■ Characters and Voice Cast
● Absolute Tartarus: Junichi Suwabe
Who is the new character, Absolute Tartarus?
Characterized by a golden body that contrasts with Ultraman’s silver color, this mysterious being hides a terrifying power.
He seems to have designs on the Land of Light, but his true goal is unknown. Traversing space and time, he carries out ominous operations behind the scenes in various eras while wielding a mysterious ability called “Narak.”
Actor Comment: I’m Junichi Suwabe, the voice of Absolute Tartarus. To be able to be a part of the Ultraman series, which I’ve been familiar with since I was a kid… is truly incredible! Personally, my favorites are ULTRASEVEN, with its socially aware taste, and ULTRAMAN LEO, which had the shocking development of annihilating MAC. I’m part of the generation that was traumatized by Silverbloome.
While recording this series, I got excited as I saw each successive Ultraman appearing, one after another. I think it’s inevitable that people of all ages will be able to enjoy this series. Who could the mysterious golden giant be? What does he want? Please look forward to it!”
● Ultraman 80: Hatsunori Hasegawa
Who is Ultraman 80?
A hero who believed that monsters were created by the evil in the human heart, Ultraman 80 saved the hearts of children as junior high school teacher Takeshi Yamato by cutting them off at the source. After leaving Earth, he was recognized as a member of the Ultra Brothers.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary from his first appearance, 80 returns in ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE ABSOLUTE CONSPIRACY to chase after Leugocyte, who attacked his partner Yullian on Planet Kanon, before witnessing a climactic galactic incident.
Actor Comment: To be honest, I was surprised when I received the offer to play the voice of Ultraman 80, but since it was a request from the reliable Director Sakamoto, I was delighted to accept it. When I received the script, I felt nostalgic because it had been so long since I was involved.
While recording, for the dubbing at that time Ultraman 80’s lines weren’t in Takeshi Yamato’s voice, so the recording this time was very fresh. It’s been a long time since Ultraman 80’s appearance. I’m thankful for the longstanding support, and I hope for your continued support.
● Additional Characters and Voice Actors
Successive Ultras appear one after another! The dream ensemble becomes reality.
The diverse characters that will adorn the story and their fantastic cast of voice actors has been decided. Appearing together in live-action for the first time since 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) are the Father of Ultra / Ultraman Ken (voiced by Hajime Iijima), the Mother of Ultra / Ultrawoman Marie (voiced by Suzuko Mimori), Zoffy (voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi) and Yullian (voiced by Haruka Tomatsu).
In addition, Ultraman Cosmos (voiced by Taiyo Sugiura) will be joined by Ultraman Justice (voiced by Megumi Han), who is appearing in an original video production for the first time in 17 years since ULTRAMAN COSMOS VS ULTRAMAN JUSTICE: THE FINAL BATTLE (ウルトラマンコスモスVSウルトラマンジャスティス THE FINAL BATTLE, Urutoraman Kosumosu VS Urutoraman Jasutisu Za Fainaru Batoru, 2003).
The powerful enemy, Space Fear-Demon Zett (voiced by Tomokazu Sugita), who first appeared live on stage will have his first appearance in a film production, standing in the way of Ultraman Z and Ultraman Taiga.
Furthermore, the Australian hero Ultraman Great (voiced by Tomokazu Seki) and the American Ultraman Powered (voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa), who made a splash by appearing in the special promo video, will have the first true co-starring roles (the two briefly appeared together in MEGA MONSTER BATTLE ULTRA GALAXY: THE MOVIE). Ultra Heroes who are popular with multiple generations worldwide join the battle one after another, making the ensemble piece that fans have dreamed of a reality. Please look forward to this story that unfolds across the ages!
The story of ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE ABSOLUTE CONSPIRACY will span three arcs over 10 episodes…
● Chapter 1
The adventure begins with the Galaxy Rescue Force’s elite Ultraman Ribut during his days as a Civilization Guardian. Together with Ultraman Max, Ribut senses a strange presence on a mysterious planet… which turns out to be a trap set by an enemy seeking revenge! Max defends Ribut, putting himself in danger.
At the same time, the horror known as Leugocyte returns to assault Ultraman 80 and Yullian!
This is just the beginning of the “Absolute Conspiracy!” Who is Absolute Tartarus, the mysterious golden giant working behind the scenes? Will Ribut be able to save Max and put an end to this enemy’s threat?
● Chapter 2
Thousands of years before the events of Chapter 1, in the era of the Great Ultra War, there was a ferocious battle that unfolded between the Land of Light and Alien Empera’s monster army. Ultraman Ken (later the Father of Ultra) and Ultraman Belial fought together in that conflict without yielding. While they were heroes who fought together, Belial was unable to accept the distance growing between them as Ken was appointed captain of the Inter Galactic Defense Force and won the heart of Ultrawoman Marie (later the Mother of Ultra). He began to seek even more power, behaving more and more recklessly…
At that moment, the golden giant Absolute Tartarus appeared and whispered the fateful words, “Do you want to change your destiny?”
● Chapter 3
In another part of the multiverse, Taiga and the Tri-Squad are training across the galaxy after crushing their nemesis, Grimdo, when they are suddenly attacked by Zett, the space demon who controls Zetton! In the face of the seemingly endless number of Zettons summoned by the Fear-Demon, the Tri-Squad finds themselves in a desperate situation with no way out!
At the same time, Ultraman Zero and other heroes are devising countermeasures to oppose Absolute Tartarus, the golden giant pulling the strings behind the scenes. The newest member of the Inter Galactic Defense Force, Ultraman Z (Zett), joins his reliable senior Ultraman Mebius to face down this conspiracy — but at what cost?
■ Opening Theme Song “ZERO to INFINITY” by Mamoru Miyano
The opening theme song for ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE ABSOLUTE CONSPIRACY will be “ZERO to INFINITY” by Mamoru Miyano, a popular voice actor who is the voice of Ultraman Zero. The news was announced during the live talk program ULTRAMAN ZERO TALKish (ウルトラマンゼロ TALKish「トーキッシュ」, Urutoraman Zero TALKish 「Tōkisshu」) celebrating Ultraman Zero’s 10th anniversary.
This will be Mamoru Miyano’s third Ultraman theme song, following “DREAM FIGHTER” in 2011 and “ULTRA FLY” in 2012, which were both used for ULTRAMAN RETSUDEN (ウルトラマン列伝, Urutoraman Retsuden). In addition to providing the vocals for “ZERO to INFINITY”, Miyano will write the lyrics.
Single Release Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Label: Bandai Namco Arts Co., Ltd.
Product No.: LKICM-2068
Price: ¥1,300 (Approximately $12.32 US, Excluding Tax)
■ ULTRA GALAXY FIGHT: THE ABSOLUTE CONSPIRACY Details
Platform: ULTRAMAN Official YouTube Channel
Premiere Date: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Release Schedule: Each Sunday at 10:00am (Japan Standard Time)*
Number of Episodes: 10 (3 Chapters)
Episode Runtime: Approximately 9 Minutes
Languages: Japanese Audio Version (YouTube), English Dubbed Version (YouTube), Chinese Dubbed Version (Simultaneous Distribution)
Subtitles: English (YouTube), Chinese (YouTube)
Japanese Voice Cast
Ultraman Zero: Mamoru Miyano
Ultraman Ribut: Wataru Komada
Ultraman Taiga: Takuma Terashima
Ultraman Titas: Satoshi Hino
Ultraman Fuma: Shota Hayama
Ultraman Z (Zett): Tasuku Hatanaka
Ultrawoman Grigio: Arisa Sonohara
Ultraman 80: Hatsunori Hasegawa
Yullian: Haruka Tomatsu
Ultraman Max: Kazuya Nakai
Ultraman Mebius: Jun Fukuyama
Ultraman Hikari: Keiichi Namba
Ultraman Great: Tomokazu Seki
Ultraman Powered: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Ultraman Ken (Father of Ultra): Hajime Iijima
Ultrawoman Marie (Mother of Ultra): Suzuko Mimori
Ultraman Zoffy: Shunsuke Takeuchi
Ultraman Cosmos: Taiyo Sugiura
Ultraman Justice: Megumi Han
Ultraman Belial (Early Style): Yuki Ono
Space Fear-Demon Zett: Tomokazu Sugita
Absolute Tartarus: Junichi Suwabe
Director: Koichi Sakamoto
Screenplay: Junichiro Ashiki
Theme Song: “ZERO to INFINITY” by Mamoru Miyano
Production: Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd.
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*No Episode Scheduled For Sunday, January 3, 2021
About Tsuburaya Productions
Tsuburaya Productions, creator and copyrights owner of the superhero ULTRAMAN series was founded in 1963 by Eiji Tsuburaya, world-renowned special effects wizard also known for his special effects work on the Godzilla series. With more than fifty years’ experience, it is one of Japan’s oldest and most respected independent film and television production houses. Its popular Ultraman TV and film series which premiered in 1966 has been seen in over 100 territories worldwide and has spawned over 3,000 licensed products. In addition to production, the company also handles character licensing and program distribution and staging live stage shows both domestically and internationally.
About Ultraman Galaxy
Ultraman Galaxy is the official website for the Ultraman franchise for North America. They feature news, videos, licensing information, and product profiles for the Ultraman series of television shows and movies, and the transmedia universe of the Ultra heroes. Ultraman licensing in North America is represented by The Licensing Group Ltd. The Ultraman Galaxy website is a production of Starlight Runner Entertainment in association with Tsuburaya Productions Co. and The Licensing Group.
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