Ultraman Max (ウルトラマンマックス Urutoraman Makkusu) is a Japanese Tokusatsu series produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd.. Released as the 19th Ultra Series overall, it aired on July 2, 2005 to April 1, 2006. The show aimed to return to the true formula of new monsters every week and being a fast paced show like previous series with the exception of Ultraman Nexus. The show is full of homages to past series by having three of the original cast members from the first Ultraman series (and one original cast member from Ultra Seven) being featured in an episode, updated versions of classic monsters like Red King, Eleking and Pigmon among others. One unusual episode (#29) revolves around the filming of the 1964 program Ultra Q which was the predecessor to the first Ultraman show in 1966. Two actors from that show appear as themselves. On October 10, 2014, Crunchyroll announced that the series would be broadcast on their streaming service starting on October 17, 2014 in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
|Created by||Kazuo Tsuburaya, Tsuburaya Productions|
|Composer(s)||Kuniaki Haishima, Toru Fuyuki|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||39|
|Running time||Approx. 24 mins per episode|
Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (Japan)|
|Original release||July 2, 2005 – April 1, 2006|
|Preceded by||Ultraman Nexus|
|Followed by||Ultraman Mebius|
On January 27, 2017, the US television channel TOKU announced that the series will be broadcast in the United States on its channel with an English dub beginning February 27, 2017, making it the fifth Ultra Series to air in the United States after Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Ultraman: Towards the Future (original English language without Japanese dub) and Ultraman Tiga.
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- "TOKU to Premiere Ultraman Max Series With English Dub". Anime News Network. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-02-08.