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Ultraman Series
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Ultraman Z
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Ultraman Z
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Air date June 20th, 2020 - December 26, 2020
Directed by Kiyotaka Taguchi
Distributor Tsuburaya Productions
Genre(s) Kyodai Hero
Channel(s) TV Tokyo, YouTube
Episodes 28
Number 32

Ultraman Z (ウルトラマンZゼット,   Urutoraman Zetto?) is a tokusatsu Kyodai Hero television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions. It is the thirty-second entry of the Ultraman Series and celebrates the 10th anniversary of Ultraman Zero.[1][2] The series ran on TV Tokyo from June 20, 2020 to December 26, 2020.

It is the eighth and final installment of the New Generation Heroes Series.[3][4]

Plot

To be added

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.


Staff

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

Episodes

Main

  1. Chant My Name!
  2. A Warrior's Principle
  3. Live Coverage! The Monster Transport Operation
  4. Robot-2 Activation Plan
  5. First Juggling
  6. The Man Returns!
  7. His Majesty's Medal
  8. The Mystic Power
  9. The Unidentified Object Convoy Order
  10. Here Comes the Space Pirate!
  11. What Must Be Defended
  12. The Cry of Life
  13. I'll Feast on Medals!
  14. Four-Dimensional Capriccio
  15. A Warrior's Duty
  16. The Lion's Cry
  17. Beliarok
  18. Re-Challenge from the Year 2020
  19. The Last Hero
  20. To Care and What Lies Beyond
  21. D4
  22. Individual Tomorrows
  23. Prelude to a Nightmare
  24. The Game to Extinction
  25. Warriors Shining Beyond

Specials

  1. Special Airborne Armor Secret File
  2. Bonds of Masters and Disciples
  3. Re:STORAGE

Coinciding Episodes

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,   Urutoraman Zetto & Zero Boisu Dorama?) is a voice narrated series of short episodes featuring Ultraman Z and Ultraman Zero. Each episode was released on Tsuburaya Productions' official YouTube channel to coincide with the airing of an Ultraman Z episode.[5]

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.[6]

Episodes

  1. Ultraman Leo episode 34, The Ultra Brothers' Eternal Vow (1974)
  2. Ultraman episode 3, Science Special Search Party, Move Out (1966)
  3. Ultraman episode 25, Strange Comet Tsuiphon (1967)
  4. Ultraman episode 10, The Mysterious Dinosaur Base (1966)
  5. Ultraman Orb episode 17, The Holy Sword, Restored (2016)
  6. Ultraseven episode 24, Return to the North! (1967)
  7. Ultraman Geed episode 1, Welcome to the Secret Base (2017)
  8. Ultraman Ginga S episode 8, Desperate Battle for Sunrise (2014)
  9. Ultraseven episode 14, Westward, Ultra Garrison (Part 1) (1967)
  10. Ultraseven episode 15, Westward, Ultra Garrison (Part 2) (1967)
  11. Ultraman Mebius episode 14, One Road (2006)
  12. Ultraman Taiga episode 22, What's Up With Takkong? (2019)
  13. Ultraseven: The Final Chapters episode 5, The Imitated Man (1999)
  14. Kaiju Step Wandabada episode 24, Rocket Kane-chan! (2019)
  15. Ultraman episode 17, Passport to Infinity (1966)
  16. Ultraman X episode 21, A Beautiful End (2015)
  17. Ultraman R/B episode 12, What We Must Protect (2018)
  18. Ultraman Orb episode 23, The Blade of Darkness (2016)
  19. Ultra Q episode 19, Challenge from the Year 2020 (1966)
  20. Ultraman Ace episode 13, Execution! Five Ultra Brothers (1972)
  21. Return of Ultraman episode 18, Ultraseven Arrives! (1971)
  22. Ultraman X episode 19, Living Together (2015)
  23. Ultraman Mebius episode 4, Broken Bonds (2006)
  24. Ultraman Geed episode 3, Salaryman Zero (2017)
  25. Ultraman Taiga episode 2, Tregear (2019)
  26. Ultraman Dyna episode 49, Final Chapter I: A New Shadow (1998)
  27. Ultraman Orb episode 25, The Wandering Sun (2016)

Appearances

Characters

GAF

STORAGE
Monster Research Center
High-Ranking Officers
Mechas

Other

Ultra Heroes

Monsters and Aliens

Weapons and Items

Gallery

Main article: Ultraman Z (series)/Gallery

Music

Production

Ultraman Z was immediately announced on the official website of Tsuburaya Productions in March 26, 2020.[1][2] 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.[7][8] 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.[9]

Reception

Ultraman Z was exceedingly popular amongst fans and critics, with Nerdist listing the series in their list of the best shows of the year.[10][11] Shortly after the series' twenty-fifth episode aired, "#UltramanZ50Episodes" was trending in Japan.[12] 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.[13][14]

Videos

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Trailer

Trivia

  • 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.
  • In Ultraman Z, classic monsters that have not appeared in a mainline series since Showa era include: Gomess (small class), Peguila, Kanegon, M1, Guigass, and Baraba, with the last three appearing for the fist time in almost fifty years.

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References

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