Tsuburaya Productions recently held a press conference in Malaysia for the latest title in the Ultraman series, Ultraman Taiga. There, they revealed that Taiga will in fact be getting a global release sometime in 2020!
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.
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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. And speaking of Ultraman R/B, they revealed in the press conference that the series will debut on Malaysia’s Astro TV starting on 30th August.
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!
Source: Press release