After two successful anime runs for their properties, Tsuburaya Productions is going back to their roots in tokusatsu for their latest Ultraman title. The new Ultraman is named Ultraman Taiga, and TV Tokyo will begin airing this new series starting 6th July.
The new series will be unique, as the protagonist will not just transform into one Ultraman, but three! It will star Yuki Inoue as Hiroyuki Kudo, who can transform into either Ultraman Taiga (center below), Ultraman Titas (left), and Ultraman Fuma (right). Kudo is the son of Ultraman Taro from the 1970’s series of the same name.
The staff also confirmed that Ultraman Tregear, the evil Ultraman who appeared in the Ultraman R/B The Movie Select! The Crystal of Bonds film, will also be part of the show as well.
Here’s how Tsuburaya’s English page describes Taiga’s story:
Aliens have been emigrating to Earth secretly, but only a handful knows about this truth. Living in such a society, the main character Hiroyuki Kudo begins working at a private security organization E.G.I.S. (Enterprise of Guard and Investigation Services). The organization takes care of cases related with aliens, and Hiroyuki works day and night to protect peace.
However, there lies a huge secret in him, which he himself is not aware of. He carries Ultraman Taiga’s “particle of light”.
The new story begins as Taiga’s powers revive from Hiroyuki’s body!