Ultraman Ginga S (ウルトラマンギンガS, Urutoraman Ginga Esu) is a Japanese television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions and a sequel to Ultraman Ginga, as well as part of the New Ultraman Retsuden programming block on TV Tokyo.[1] It is the 26th entry in the Ultra Series.

Ultraman Ginga S
GenreTokusatsu
Superhero
Action/Adventure
Sci-Fi
Kaiju
Created byTsuburaya Productions
Written by
  • Yuji Kobayashi
  • Takao Nakano
  • Akio Miyoshi
  • Aya Takei
  • Hirotoshi Kobayashi
  • Hisako Kuroda
  • Sotaro Hayashi
Directed by
Starring
Composer(s)Takao Konishi
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes16 episodes
Production
Running time30 mins
Release
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseJuly 15 –
December 23, 2014
Chronology
Preceded byUltraman Ginga
Followed byUltra Fight Victory
External links
Website

StoryEdit

 
The series' two main Ultra Warriors consisting of Ultraman Ginga Strium (back) and Ultraman Victory (front).

After two years Ultraman Ginga left Earth, Hikaru returns to Japan once again after gaining a strange vision during his adventure in Mexico. Once he's arrived, he discovered a new threat in the form of Alien Chibull Exceller, an alien who steals Victorium (ビクトリウム, Bikutoriumu), Android One-Zero, his android enforcer and his alien minions. Alarmed by the theft of the Victorium, the Victorian (ビクトリアン, Bikutorian), a group of ancient civilians that live underground sent Sho to retrieve it and bestow him an ancient relic, the Victory Lancer (ビクトリーランサー, Bikutorī Ransā) that transforms him into their protector, Ultraman Victory (ウルトラマンビクトリー, Urutoraman Bikutorī).

Hikaru was dragged into the battle again after recruited into UPG (Ultra Party Guardians), an attack team formed by the International Defense Forces after various paranormal incidents. He reunites with Ultraman Ginga and joins forces with Sho to take down Exceller and his minions. Ultraman Taro returns as well, having sensed the new threat and supports Ginga through the Strium Brace (ストリウムブレス, Sutoriumu Buresu), which allows him to become Ultraman Ginga Strium (ウルトラマンギンガストリウム, Urutoraman Ginga Sutoriumu) with the power of the 6 Ultra Brothers.

As the series progress, it was revealed that Exceller's true agenda is to revive Dark Lugiel from the moon, desiring his body in order to take over the galaxy. He was revived once again as Victor Lugiel after fusing himself with the UPG's Victorium Cannon, their ultimate weapon but halfway through the invasion, the real Dark Lugiel reveals himself, kills Exceller and contemplates restarting his plan to freeze all lifeforms. He was defeated once again by Ultraman Ginga and Ultraman Victory, after Exceller's former android One-Zero sabotages Victor Lugiel's inner system at the cost of her own. After the battle, Taro leave the Earth once more and Hikaru and Sho parted ways.

EpisodesEdit

  1. Power to Open Up (切り拓く力, Kirihiraku Chikara)
  2. Ginga vs. Victory (ギンガ対ビクトリー, Ginga Tai Bikutorī)
  3. Lone Warrior (孤高の戦士, Kokō no Senshi)
  4. The Meaning of Strength (強さの意味, Tsuyosa no Imi)
  5. Friend and Devil (仲間と悪魔, Nakama to Akuma)
  6. Forgotten Past (忘れ去られた過去, Wasuresarareta Kako)
  7. Activate! Magnewave Operation (発動! マグネウェーブ作戦, Hatsudō! Magunewēbu Sakusen)
  8. Desperate Battle for Sunrise (朝焼けの死闘, Asayake no Shitō)
  9. Life to Regain (取り戻す命, Torimodosu Inochi)
  10. Holy Sword of the Future (未来への聖剣, Mirai e no Seiken)
  11. Gan-Q's Tears (ガンQの涙, Gankyū no Namida)
  12. To Meet You (君に会うために, Kimi ni Au Tame ni)
  13. Split! UPG (分裂! UPG, Bunretsu! Yū Pī Jī)
  14. Resurrection of Lugiel (復活のルギエル, Fukkatsu no Rugieru)
  15. Adventure Called Life (命という名の冒険, Inochi to Iu Na no Bōken)
  16. Battle for Tomorrow (明日を懸けた戦い, Asu o Kaketa Tatakai)

FilmEdit

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!!, Gekijōban Urutoraman Ginga Esu Kessen! Urutora Jū Yūshi!!, Ultraman Ginga S the Movie: Showdown! Ultra 10 Warriors!!) had premiered on March 15, 2015. Chronologically it takes place between the final episode and Ultra Fight Victory.

CastEdit

  • Hikaru Raidō (礼堂 ヒカル, Raidō Hikaru): Takuya Negishi (根岸 拓哉, Negishi Takuya)[1]
  • Sho (ショウ, Shō): Kiyotaka Uji (宇治 清高, Uji Kiyotaka)[1][2]
  • Arisa Sugita (杉田 アリサ, Sugita Arisa): Yukari Taki (滝 裕可里, Taki Yukari)[3]
  • Gōki Matsumoto (松本 ゴウキ, Matsumoto Gōki): Takahiro Kato (加藤 貴宏, Katō Takahiro)[3]
  • Tomoya Ichijōji (一条寺 友也, Ichijōji Tomoya): Takuya Kusakawa (草川 拓弥, Kusakawa Takuya)[3]
  • Yoshiaki Jinno (陣野 義昭, Jinno Yoshiaki): Ryuichi Ohura (大浦 龍宇一, Ōura Ryūichi)[3]
  • Masaki Kōyama (神山 政紀, Kōyama Masaki): Kohki Okada (岡田 浩暉, Okada Kōki)
  • Android One-Zero/Mana (アンドロイド・ワンゼロ/マナ, Andoroido Wan Zero/Mana): Moga Mogami (最上 もが, Mogami Moga)[3]
  • Sakuya (サクヤ): Rina Koike (小池 里奈, Koike Rina)[3]
  • Lepi (レピ, Repi): Hinata Yamada (山田 日向, Yamada Hinata)[3]
  • Hiyori (ヒヨリ): Meiku Harukawa (春川 芽生, Harukawa Meiku)
  • Kamushin (カムシン): Yōsuke Saitō (斉藤 洋介, Saitō Yōsuke)[3]
  • Queen Kisara (キサラ女王, Kisara-joō): Mirai Yamamoto (山本 未來, Yamamoto Mirai)[3]
  • Ultraman Ginga (ウルトラマンギンガ, Urutoraman Ginga, Voice), Dark Lugiel (ダークルギエル, Dāku Rugieru, Voice): Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和, Sugita Tomokazu)[4]
  • Ultraman Taro (ウルトラマンタロウ, Urutoraman Tarō, Voice): Hiroya Ishimaru (石丸 博也, Ishimaru Hiroya)
  • Alien Chibull "Exceller" (チブル星人 エクセラー, Chiburu Seijin Ekuserā, Voice): Takuya Eguchi (江口 拓也, Eguchi Takuya)[5]
  • Alien Guts "Bolst" (ガッツ星人 ボルスト, Gattsu Seijin Borusuto, Voice): Holly Kaneko (金子 はりい, Kaneko Harii)[6]
  • Ginga Spark Voice: Yoshihisa Kawahara (川原 慶久, Kawahara Yoshihisa)[7]

Guest castEdit

  • Misuzu Isurugi (石動 美鈴, Isurugi Misuzu, 9, 16): Mio Miyatake (宮武 美桜, Miyatake Mio)
  • Chigusa Kuno (久野 千草, Kuno Chigusa, 12, 16): Kirara (雲母)
  • Takeru (タケル, 12, 16): TAKERU
  • Chiaki (チアキ, 12, 16): Chiaki Seshimo (瀬下 千晶, Seshimo Chiaki)
  • Kenta Watarai (渡会 健太, Watarai Kenta, 16): Mizuki Ohno (大野 瑞生, Ōno Mizuki)

SongsEdit

Opening theme
  • "Eiyū no Uta" (英雄の詩, "The Song of Hero")
    • Lyrics & Composition: Toshihiko Takamizawa (高見沢 俊彦, Takamizawa Toshihiko)
    • Arrangement: Toshihiko Takamizawa with Yuichiro Honda (本田 優一郎, Honda Yūichirō)
    • Artist: The Alfee
    • Episodes: 1-8 (Verse 1), 9-16 (Verse 2)
Ending theme
  • Kirameku Mirai ~Yume no Ginga e~ (キラメク未来 ~夢の銀河へ~, "Sparkling Future ~To the Galaxy of Dreams~")
    • Artist: Voyager feat. Ultraman Ginga (Tomokazu Sugita)
    • Episodes: 1-8 (Verse 1), 9-16 (Verse 2)
Insert theme
  • "Ultraman Victory no Uta" (ウルトラマンビクトリーの歌, Urutoraman Bikutorī no Uta, "The Song of Ultraman Victory")
    • Lyrics: Kiyoshi Okazaki (岡崎 聖, Okazaki Kiyoshi)
    • Composition & Arrangement: Takao Konishi
    • Artist: Voyager
    • Episodes: 1, 2, 4, 10
  • "Ultraman Ginga no Uta" (ウルトラマンギンガの歌, Urutoraman Ginga no Uta, "The Song of Ultraman Ginga")
    • Lyrics: Hideki Tama (田靡 秀樹, Tama Hideki), Kiyoshi Okazaki
    • Composition & Arrangement: Takao Konishi
    • Artist: Voyager with Chisa (千紗) (Girl Next Door), Maria Haruna (マリア春菜), Hiroaki Takeuchi (竹内 浩明, Takeuchi Hiroaki), Hikaru (Takuya Negishi), Misuzu (Mio Miyatake), Kenta (Mizuki Ohno), Chigusa (Kirara), Tomoya (Takuya Kusakawa)
    • Episodes: 1, 3, 15
  • "Ultraman Ginga no Uta ~Chigusa ver.~" (ウルトラマンギンガの歌 ~千草ver.~, Urutoraman Giga no Uta ~Chigusa Bājon~, "The Song of Ultraman Ginga ~Chigusa ver.~")
    • Artist: Chigusa Kuno (Kirara) feat. Voyager
    • Episodes: 12, 13, 16

International broadcastEdit

  •   United States - Aired on Toku beginning February 24, 2018 on weekdays at 7:30 p.m. EST. [8] The series was also available on its On Demand service a month before the US broadcast premiere, throughout January 2018, without prior notice, maybe as a "sneak preview".

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "39番目の新ウルトラヒーロー「ウルトラマンビクトリー」登場!新TVシリーズ『ウルトラマンギンガS』が2014年7月15日(火)よりスタート!" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 2014-04-11. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  2. ^ "新番組「ウルトラマンギンガS」製作発表!" (in Japanese). blog.m-78.jp. 2014-06-12. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "新TVシリーズ『ウルトラマンギンガS』メインキャスト発表! 特捜チーム「UPG」、地底の民「ビクトリアン」、チブル星人エクセラーとその手先「アンドロイド・ワンゼロ」、そしてウルトラマンギンガストリウムが登場!" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 2014-05-20. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  4. ^ "【ウルトラマンギンガ】次週復活を遂げる"闇の支配者"が操る、闇のアイテム「DXダークスパーク」受注〆切迫る!" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  5. ^ "「ギンガS」悪役・チブル星人エクセラーの声:江口拓也さん!べリアルの声:小野友樹さんも太鼓判。" (in Japanese). blog.m-78.jp. 2014-07-12. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  6. ^ "「ギンガS」第14話!新たなエージェント・ゼットン星人登場。声の出演は小野友樹さん!" (in Japanese). m-78.jp. 2014-12-08. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  7. ^ Twitter/Canopus_072, archived from the original on 2014-02-26, retrieved 2016-07-21
  8. ^ "TOKU Premieres Ultra Series Titles in USA". SciFi Japan. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

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