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Tsuburaya Productions Reveal New TV Series, Ultraman Z


Tsuburaya Productions Reveal New TV Series, Ultraman Z

The latest Ultraman series stars Ultraman Zero’s disciple, Ultraman Z (Zett).

Tsuburaya has released visuals and information regarding the newest entry into the Ultraman series, Ultraman Z.

The series follows Ultraman Zett, a member of the Intergalactic Defense Force and an admirer of Ultraman Zero. Zett moves forward with the passion inherited from his mentor, Zero.

The story is described as follows:

In the past, a devil’s splinters were scattered across space. Today, the splinters are still causing chaos throughout the universe. While the Ultra Heroes fight to restore peace to the galaxy, a mysterious being uses these items in its despicable schemes to destroy planets one by one.

And now, that evil being approaches the “Land of Light.” In its way stands the gallant Ultraman Zero and his disciple, Ultraman Zett. At the end of a fierce battle, Zett chases a monster alone, making his way towards Earth…

Meanwhile on Earth, a defense force to combat routine monster appearances, the anti-monster robot force STORAGE, is formed and joined by the hot-blooded youth, Haruki Natsukawa. When a monster from space invades Earth, Zett and Haruki have their fateful encounter. Here begins the passionate story of our two young heroes’ battles!

The Ultra Heroes that will appear in the show are:

  • Ultraman Zett

A new Ultraman who looked up to Zero and became his disciple, working hard for his position. Although Zero recognizes his talent and potential, he says that in his current state, Zett is only “half or maybe one-third” of a fully fledged hero. Tough and athletic, Zett always operates at full power.

Zett also has a humorous side, as he is not used to Earth’s culture and sometimes uses words incorrectly. While Zett is inexperienced and still developing, he’s also a passionate hero who loves peace and justice more than anyone.

  • Ultraman Zero

Ultraman Zett’s master. The son of Ultraseven, Zero is a veteran hero who has fought across multiple universes. Since Zero frequently faces dangerous missions, his master, Ultraman Leo, granted him the “Ultra Zero Mantle” which can be worn as a protector. While pursuing the monsters that invaded the Land of Light, he was caught in an enemy’s trap and sent to an alternate dimension.

Ultraman Zett continues the Master-pupil lineage that started with Ultraseven. Zett’s teacher, Ultraman Zero, was the student of Ultraman Leo, the master of space martial arts. Leo himself endured strict training under Zero’s father, Ultraseven.

The main protagonist of the show is:

  • Haruki Natsukawa (23) played by Kohshu Hirano (20)

Haruki is a rookie pilot of STORAGE, the anti-monster robot force. A master of karate, Haruki is polite and a natural-born athlete. He faces everything head-on and has an extremely strong sense of justice.

On one fateful day, Haruki lost his life while fighting a monster that had come to Earth from the sky. His life was saved by merging with Ultraman Zett, and since then he began to fight as a hero of justice.

Although he holds conflicting ideals about “lives to be protected” and “beings to be killed,” he continues to move forward while fighting together with Ultraman Zett.

Comment from lead actor: Kohshu Hirano

I’m Kohshu Hirano, and I’ll be playing Haruki Natsukawa.

I’m incredibly honored to become Ultraman. Keeping in mind the admiration I had for the character as a child, I’ll do my best to be a role model for children today.

And this time, with the benefit of the anti-monster robot force STORAGE, I think this will be a series that adults will also enjoy right along with children. I hope that everyone will be able to experience the emotions of Ultraman Z. Please watch over Zett and Haruki as they grow!

Comment from Ultraman Zero’s voice actor, Mamoru Miyano

I am overjoyed to still be at Zero’s side as Ultraman Zero celebrates its tenth anniversary. Zero started out very disobedient and didn’t yet understand what it meant to “fight,”. But as his mistakes piled up, he grew and learned what a true “hero” was. When I heard that this time Zero would be the “master,” I was surprised and deeply moved. Can I say, somehow, I feel like a parent saying, “Ah, he’s all grown up now~” [laughing] I’m also excited to see what kind of story this will become! I hope that you all look forward to it as well!

Ultraman Z will begin airing on June 20, 2020 at 9AM on TV Tokyo.

Source: Tsuburaya Productions

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  1. Michael J. Hall

    March 26, 2020 at 5:43 am

    Wow! This looks very promising… But I still hope we get a new ultra series in the United States someday. Maybe I’ll work on an idea…

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