Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy will commemorate the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube channel hitting one million subscribers featuring an English speaking cast in addition to a Japanese one.
In celebration of the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube channel hitting one million subscribers, Tsuburaya and Ultraman Galaxy have announced the release of Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy which will have both an English and Japanese language cast.
In addition to revealing much of the English and Japanese language cast, descriptions of all three chapters in this 10-episode special have also been revealed, and a trailer has been released.
The official description of Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy is as follows:
“In this series, 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. This three-chapter story spins a tale across the ages, even linking with Ultraman Z, which is currently airing to rave reviews.”
Of particular note is the return of Hatsunori Hasegawa as the voice of Ultraman 80. Previously, Hasegawa portrayed this Ultra’s human form, Takeshi Yamato. Now, Hasegawa has returned for the 40th anniversary of the 1980 series. In Tsuburaya’s official announcement, he was asked to explain who Ultraman 80 is and to provide a comment on his return to the role.
Who is “Ultraman 80?”
“An Ultraman who believed that origin of monsters was the wicked hearts of human beings, Ultraman 80 saved the hearts of children as a junior high school teacher in order to cut them off at the source. After leaving Earth, he was admitted as one of the Ultra Brothers. He chases after Leugocyte, who attacked Yullian on Planet Kanon, and catches a glimpse of part of a galactic incident.”
“I was honestly 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.”
Other notable returns include Father of Ultra (also known as Ultraman Ken), Mother of Ultra (also known as Ultrawoman Marie), and Zoffy, all of whom will be making their first true return since 2009’s Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy. Ultraman Justice will also be featured alongside Ultraman Cosmos for the first time since 2003’s Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle.
Space Fear-Demon Zett, who first appeared in a live stage show, will be making his cinematic debut to get in the way of Ultraman Z and Ultraman Taiga.
The new villain, Absolute Tartarus, will be played by Junichi Suwabe. Suwabe was asked to give his thoughts on his role:
Who is the new character “Absolute Tartarus?”
“A mysterious being hiding a terrifying power who plots behind the scenes, Absolute Tartarus’s body is colored gold in contrast to Ultraman’s silver. He seems to be interested in the Land of Light, but his true goal is a mystery. He continually carries out ominous operations behind the scenes in various eras. Tartarus wields a mysterious ability called “Narak.””
“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… It’s very emotional! 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, my eyes got hot 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!”
Below are descriptions for each chapter of the series.
This is the story of Galaxy Rescue Force’s elite Ultraman Ribut’s days as a Civilization Guardian. Together with Ultraman Max, Ribut senses a strange presence on a certain planet… However, it’s a trap set by an enemy seeking revenge. Max defends Ribut, putting himself in danger! At the same time, Ultraman 80 and Yullian are attacked by Leugocyte.
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?
A long time ago, in the era of the Great Ultra War that occurred tens of thousands of years ago… While a ferocious battle was unfolding between Alien Empera’s monster army and the Land of Light, Ultraman Ken (later the Father of Ultra) and Ultraman Belial gave battle 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, “Don’t you want to change your fate?”
After crushing Grimdo, Taiga and the Tri-Squad endeavored to train across the galaxy, only for “the one who controls Zetton,” the Space Fear-Demon Zett, to appear before them and attack! In the face of attacking Zettons summoned by the fear-demon Zett, the Tri-Squad finds themselves in a desperate situation with no way out!
Ultraman Zero and the others come forward with new 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 absolute conspiracy…!
The currently revealed cast of characters is as follows:
Ultraman Zero– Mamoru Miyano (JP) / Eric Kelso (ENG)
Ultraman Ribut– Wataru Komada (JP) / Josh Keller (ENG)
Ultraman Belial (Early Style)– Yuki Ono (JP) / Jack Merluzzi (ENG)
Ultraman Taiga– Takuma Terashima (JP) / Matthew Masaru Barron (ENG)
Ultraman Titas– Satoshi Hino (JP) / Jeff Manning (ENG)
Ultraman Fuma– Shota Hayama (JP) / Chris Wells (ENG)
Ultraman Z– Tasuku Hatanaka (JP) / Peter Von Gomm (ENG)
Ultrawoman Grigio– Arisa Sonohara (JP) / Rumiko Varnes (ENG)
Ultraman 80– Hatsunori Hasegawa (JP) / Iain Gibb (ENG)
Yullian– Haruka Tomatsu (JP) / Hannah Grace (ENG)
Ultraman Max– Kazuya Nakai (JP) / Maxwell Powers (ENG)
Ultraman Mebius– Jun Fukuyama (JP)
Ultraman Hikari– Keiichi Nanba (JP)
Ultraman Great– Tomokazu Seki (JP)
Ultraman Powered– Toshiyuki Morikawa (JP)
Father of Ultra/Ultraman Ken– Hajime Iijima (JP) / Alexander Hunter (ENG)
Mother of Ultra/Ultrawoman Marie– Suzuko Mimori (JP)
Zoffy– Shunsuke Takeuchi (JP) / Ryan Drees (ENG)
Ultraman Cosmos– Taiyo Sugiura (JP)
Ultraman Justice– Megumi Han (JP)
Ultraman Taro– Bill Sullivan (ENG)
Ultraman Tregear– Michael Rhys (ENG)
Space Fear-Demon Zett– Tomokazu Sugita(JP)
Absolute Tartarus– Junichi Suwabe (JP) / Walter Roberts (ENG)
Other characters will make appearances as well, such as Ultraman Neos and Ultraseven 21. However, the full cast has yet to be announced. A Chinese language option will also be available as well as subtitles in Chinese and English. The English cast delivered comments on their roles which can be found in the Ultraman Galaxy announcement. Many actors had either grown up watching Ultraman or had previously voiced characters for the series. In some cases, this project was their first exposure to Ultraman and to tokusatsu outside of Power Rangers.
Episodes of Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy will go live on the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube channel at 10 am (JST) on Sundays starting November 22, 2020. Episodes will be made available worldwide.