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Daisuke Terai (寺井 大介 Terai Daisuke) is a long-time suit actor for the Ultraman Series, known for his portrayal of various Ultras and Kaiju since Ultraman Tiga. He is arguably best known for his portrayals of Ultraman Cosmos, Ultraman Nexus, Glenfire, and Ultraman Ginga. He is a member of CASTAFF.

He has also worked as an action coordinator for various series, and was a motion actor for Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3.

Career

He aspired to be an artist since junior high school and was active as a stage actor in high school. In his third year of college, he applied for a job at Tsuburaya Productions, but was initially rejected as they weren't hiring graduates. However, after their job applications closed, he was given an interview and was hired, one of the reasons being his height.

In 2013, he appeared in a Time Magazine article that focused on his and others' work on Ultraman Ginga.


Roles

Suit Acting

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Ultraman Tiga Various kaiju
2000 Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey Ultra-Ancient Giants of Light
Ultraman Neos Ultraseven 21
2001 Ultraman Cosmos Ultraman Cosmos
Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact Don Ron
2003 Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle Ultraman Cosmos Eclipse mode
Don Ron
2004 Ultraman Nexus Ultraman Nexus
Ultraman Noa
2005 Ultraman Max Ultraman Max
2006 Ultraman Mebius Various kaiju
Ultraman Jack
2007 Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle Various kaiju
2009 Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie Various kaiju and various secondary/reappearing Ultras
2010 Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire Glenfire
2011 Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar Glenfire
2012 Ultraman Saga Ultraman Cosmos
Ultra Zero Fight Ultraman Zero
Glenfire
2013 Ultraman Ginga Ultraman Ginga
Ultraman Ginga Theater Special
2014 Ultraman Ginga Theater Special: Ultra Monster ☆ Hero Battle Royale!
Ultraman Ginga S
2015 Ultra Fight Victory
Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors!
Ultraman X Alien Zetton Episode 9 "We Are Nebula!"
King Joe Episode 11 "An Unknown Friend"
Ultraman Ginga Episode 13 "Sword of Victory"
Episode 14 "The Shining Sky, and the Land Beneath It"
Ultraman Nexus Episode 20 "Bond -Unite-"
2016 Ultraman Orb Ultraman Orb Thunder Breastar
Ultraman Belial
Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA Ultraman Cosmos
2019 Ultraman Taiga Ultraman Ginga Episode 1 "Buddy Go!"
Imit-Ultraman Belial Episode 23 "Clash! Ultra Big Match!"

Acting

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Ultraman R/B Wanderer Episode 3 "Welcome to Aizen Tech"

Action Coordinator

Daisuke Terai was an action coordinator on the following works:

Year Title
2017 Ultraman Geed
2018 Ultraman Geed The Movie: Connect the Wishes!
Ultraman R/B
2019 Ultraman Taiga
2020 Ultraman Taiga The Movie: New Generation Climax
Ultraman Z
2021 Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga

Gallery

Trivia

  • Daisuke Terai has stated that Ultraman Nexus was the most memorable character he has played.
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