Ultraman Geed Film’s Title, Yuika Motokariya Guest Role Revealed
The official website for Ultraman Geed (pronounced “Jeed”), Tsuburaya Productions‘ new Ultraman series, revealed on Thursday that the series will get a film titled Gekijōban Ultraman Geed – Tsunagu ze! Negai!! (Ultraman Geed the Movie – Connect the Wishes!). The film opens in Japan on March 10.
The film’s setting is Okinawa, and Yuika Motokariya will have a guest role in the film as the character Airu Higa, a tour guide that is knowledgeable about Okinawa customs and traditions. In truth, Airu is a Kushian who originates from the past, and will fight with Ultraman Geed to defend earth.
May J. is performing the film’s theme song.
The series premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on July 8, and it will have 25 episodes. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.
In the show, 16-year-old actor Tatsuomi Hamada is playing Riku Asakura, who can transform into the titular Ultraman Geed. The character is the son of Belial, the enemy of franchise character Ultraman Zero. Hamada also appeared in the 2010 film Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial. Hamada is the youngest lead actor in the franchise‘s history.
Koichi Sakamoto (009-1: The End of the Beginning, Kamen Rider Ghost) is directing the show, and Otsuichi (Calling You, Goth, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror) is in charge of series composition.
Ultraman production company Tsuburaya Productions filed for a trademark for “Ultraman Geed” in Japan on February 13.
The most recent Ultraman series, Ultraman Orb, premiered in July 2016, and ended last December. The Gekijōban Ultraman Orb – Kizuna no Chikara Okari Shimasu (Ultraman Orb the Movie – I’ll Borrow the Power of Bonds) film opened in theaters in Japan on March 11.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web