Ultraman Orb, the latest installment of the Ultra franchise that began broadcast in July, 2016, has been receiving a lot of praise for the outstanding acting of its two leading actors, Hideo Ishiguro and Takaya Aoyagi. Hideo stars as the wanderer Gai Kurenai, an Ultra warrior who has lost his powers and needs to draw the light of past Ultra warriors. Takaya plays Jugglus Juggler, the protagonist’s fated rival.
What we haven’t seen in the series is the story of how Gai and Juggler came to be enemies. The new Amazon Original series Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA will tell that story. It will stream on Amazon Prime from December 26.
There is also a movie to be released on March, 2017, Ultraman Orb Kizuna no Chikara Okarishimasu!
Comment from Director Kazuya Konaka
Originally, the Ultraman series has been created as a program that could be enjoyed by both children and adults.
We, the first generation of the Ultraman series, have repeatedly watched the series’s reruns and discovered the deep themes, concepts, and messages behind the series, which we couldn’t understand as children.
I have been involved in the recent Ultraman series’s production with my strong wish to carry over its distinctive charm and I’m very honored to have the chance to create a new Ultraman on Amazon.
Having reunited with the recent Ultraman series’s staff and with the outstanding cast members, the filming site has been filled with passion and joy.
We’ve been trying our best to create an awesome work that encompasses the two vital elements of drama, both theme and entertainment.
Please stay tuned for Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA.