New series Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ultraman Tiga will air this summer on Ultraman Day.
Tsuburaya Productions has announced the broadcast of their new TV series Ultraman Trigger on the TV Tokyo Network starting at 9am on July 10, 2021, which is known by fans as ‘Ultraman Day’. The new series was conceived as a homage to Ultraman Tiga, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and will have veteran tokusatsu director Koichi Sakamoto as the main director. The overall theme of the series is “wanting to make everyone smile.”
The story is described as follows:
30 million years ago, the world was engulfed in terrifying darkness. But that darkness was sealed deep in space by the Giant of Light. His power spent, the Giant of Light sleeps in the red star, and is forgotten to time…
The Terrestrial Peaceable Union hurries to gather the expert team GUTS-Select, while Kengo Manaka lives peacefully on now-colonized Mars as a botanist. However, his peaceful life suddenly comes to an end one fateful day.
The darkness that the ancient civilization sealed away breathes once more! As a monster bears down on the Martian settlement, Kengo’s fate leads him to a chance encounter. A chance encounter with none-other than the sleeping Giant of Light.
How will Kengo’s meeting with the Giant of Light influence his destiny and the destiny of Earth? The Giant of Light is reborn after an eternity. His name: Ultraman Trigger!
Actor Raiga Terasaka will play Kengo Manaka, the 21 year old host of Ultraman Trigger, described as kind and hard-working young man, but with a fiery sense of justice that spurs him on to protect people’s smiles. Kengo will transform into Ultraman Trigger by inserting a GUTS Hyper Key into the handle of the GUTS Sparklence. Like Ultraman Tiga before him, Trigger will have three modes that he can switch between in battle: the balanced Multi Type, the strong red Power Type, and the speedy blue Sky Type. Trigger will also use the Circle Arms weapon in battle, which changes between Multi Sword, Power Claw and Sky Bow forms.
You can check out the first footage of Ultraman Trigger in the player below!