|Air date||June 20th, 2020 - December 26, 2020|
|Directed by||Kiyotaka Taguchi|
Ultraman Z (ウルトラマン
- 1 Plot
- 2 Production
- 3 Cast
- 4 Staff
- 5 Episodes
- 6 Coinciding Episodes
- 7 Appearances
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Music
- 10 Reception
- 11 Videos
- 12 Trivia
- 13 External Links
- 14 References
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Ultraman Z was immediately announced on the official website of Tsuburaya Productions in March 26, 2020. On April 16, the first trailer was released alongside new forms for Ultraman Z and Ultraman Geed and the transformation items being revealed on the official website. The site additionally announced Kiyotaka Taguchi as its main director, Tatsuomi Hamada's return as the show's supporting cast and finally Masaaki Endoh and Nami Tamaki singing the opening and ending themes respectively. The entire cast of the STORAGE and GAF members appeared in a live broadcast on June 5, 2020.
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Kohshu Hirano as Haruki Natsukawa
- Tasuku Hatanaka as Ultraman Z (voice)
- Tatsuomi Hanada as Riku Asakura and Ultraman Geed (voice)
- Takaya Aoyagi as Shouta Hebikura and Jugglus Juggler
- Rima Matsuda as Yoko Nakashima
- Jun Hashizume as Kojiro Inaba
- Hikari Kuroki as Yuka Ota
- Noda Rito as Shinya Kaburagi
- Hisahiro Ogura as Kuriyama
- Mamoru Miyano as Ultraman Zero (voice)
Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Directed by Kiyotaka Taguchi (main director), Takanori Tsujimoto, Koichi Sakamoto, Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Katsuro Onoue, Masayoshi Takesue, Tomonobu Koshi, Naoyuki Uchida
- Written by Kouta Fukihara, Kiyotaka Taguchi
- Screenplay by Kouta Fukihara, Tomo Suzuki, Takao Nakano, Sotaro Hayashi, Yuji Kobayashi, Toshizo Nemoto, Jun Tsugita, Ryo Ikeda
- Music by Hijiri Anze
- Chant My Name!
- A Warrior's Principle
- Live Coverage! The Monster Transport Operation
- Robot-2 Activation Plan
- First Juggling
- The Man Returns!
- His Majesty's Medal
- The Mystic Power
- The Unidentified Object Convoy Order
- Here Comes the Space Pirate!
- What Must Be Defended
- The Cry of Life
- I'll Feast on Medals!
- Four-Dimensional Capriccio
- A Warrior's Duty
- The Lion's Cry
- Re-Challenge from the Year 2020
- The Last Hero
- To Care and What Lies Beyond
- Individual Tomorrows
- Prelude to a Nightmare
- The Game to Extinction
- Warriors Shining Beyond
Ultraman Z & Zero Voice Drama
- Main article: Ultraman Z & Zero Voice Drama
Ultraman Z & Zero Voice Drama (ウルトラマンゼット＆ゼロボイスドラマ?) is a voice narrated series of short episodes featuring Urutoraman Zetto & Zero Boisu DoramaUltraman Z and Ultraman Zero. Each episode was released on Tsuburaya Productions' official YouTube channel to coincide with the airing of an Ultraman Z episode.
Ultraman Z Throwback Program
During the run of Ultraman Z, episodes from past series were streamed on YouTube every Monday. Each streamed episode is related to the week’s Ultraman Z episode. It is also known as the Special Ultra 2020 Project.
- Ultraman Leo episode 34, The Ultra Brothers' Eternal Vow (1974)
- Ultraman episode 3, Science Special Search Party, Move Out (1966)
- Ultraman episode 25, Strange Comet Tsuiphon (1967)
- Ultraman episode 10, The Mysterious Dinosaur Base (1966)
- Ultraman Orb episode 17, The Holy Sword, Restored (2016)
- Ultraseven episode 24, Return to the North! (1967)
- Ultraman Geed episode 1, Welcome to the Secret Base (2017)
- Ultraman Ginga S episode 8, Desperate Battle for Sunrise (2014)
- Ultraseven episode 14, Westward, Ultra Garrison (Part 1) (1967)
- Ultraseven episode 15, Westward, Ultra Garrison (Part 2) (1967)
- Ultraman Mebius episode 14, One Road (2006)
- Ultraman Taiga episode 22, What's Up With Takkong? (2019)
- Ultraseven: The Final Chapters episode 5, The Imitated Man (1999)
- Kaiju Step Wandabada episode 24, Rocket Kane-chan! (2019)
- Ultraman episode 17, Passport to Infinity (1966)
- Ultraman X episode 21, A Beautiful End (2015)
- Ultraman R/B episode 12, What We Must Protect (2018)
- Ultraman Orb episode 23, The Blade of Darkness (2016)
- Ultra Q episode 19, Challenge from the Year 2020 (1966)
- Ultraman Ace episode 13, Execution! Five Ultra Brothers (1972)
- Return of Ultraman episode 18, Ultraseven Arrives! (1971)
- Ultraman X episode 19, Living Together (2015)
- Ultraman Mebius episode 4, Broken Bonds (2006)
- Ultraman Geed episode 3, Salaryman Zero (2017)
- Ultraman Taiga episode 2, Tregear (2019)
- Ultraman Dyna episode 49, Final Chapter I: A New Shadow (1998)
- Ultraman Orb episode 25, The Wandering Sun (2016)
Monster Research Center
- Ultraman Z
- Alpha Edge
- Beta Smash
- Gamma Future
- Delta Rise Claw
- Ultraman Zero
- Ultraman Geed
- Galaxy Rising
- Ultraman Ace
- Erimaki Telesdon
- Jugglus Juggler
- Valis Raider
- Skull Gomora
- Thunder Killer
- Pedanium Zetton
- Alien Pitt "Fa"
- Alien Pitt "Si"
- Five King
- Five King
- King Joe
- Alien Barossa
- Red King
- Grigio Raiden
- Alien Barossa Ⅱ
- Alien Barossa Ⅲ
- Gomess Ⅱ
- King Guesra
Weapons and Items
- Main article: Ultraman Z (Series)/Gallery
Ultraman Z was exceedingly popular amongst fans and critics, with Nerdist listing the series in their list of the best shows of the year. Shortly after the series' twenty-fifth episode aired, "#UltramanZ50Episodes" was trending in Japan. On February 6, 2021, Ultraman Z was announced for a rerun internationally and exclusively on the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube Channel due to the positive reception of the series.
- In the early drafts of Ultraman R/B, it was originally going to be called Ultraman Z and would have marked the end of the Heisei Series.
- When compared to previous entries of the New Generation Heroes Series, Ultraman Z is similar to Ultraman Mebius in its execution. The writing is stronger, having its story and characters ask tough questions and more episodes that bring back classic kaiju from past series, especially Showa era series such as Ultra Q (Gomess, Peguila, Kanegon, Pagos, Kemur and M1) and Ultraman (Bullton, Neronga, Guigass, Gomora, Telesdon, Red King and King Guesra). Additionally, Z brought back the Ultraman Ace terrible-monster Baraba, who had not appeared in almost fifty years.
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