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Ikuo Hasunuma (蓮沼 征夫 Hasunuma Ikuo) is a writer affiliated to Tsuburaya Productions, working as part of staffs of Ultraman Series Ultraman Max. In a brief moment, he switched places with Kaito Touma and becomes the host of the titular Ultra.

History

Ultraman Max

The writer of Ultraman Max, Ikuo constantly finds himself dreaming as Kaito and meet the monster sculptor, a middle-aged woman. This encounter provided him with inspirations to write a new script for an episode. However, little by little, Ikuo realized too late that he was lead into making a story where Madeus was given birth as an unstoppable force to both DASH members and Ultraman Max. As part of her final plan, the middle aged lady switched both Ikuo and Kaito's place in each others' dimensions. Kaito used this opportunity to finish Hasunuma's script whereas the writer himself becomes Ultraman Max in the former's place.

The next day, Ikuo submitted his finished script to his colleague and was awakened after his short nap caused the entire building of Tsuburaya Productions to experience tremors.

Trivia

  • The monster sculptor compares his naming sense for her monster, Madeus, to Tetsuo Kinjo, the writer of Ultraseven.
  • Ikuo's situation is based on The Butterfly Dream from the Chinese text Zhuangzi.
Human Hosts and Forms
Showa Hosts Shin Hayata | Dan Moroboshi | Hideki Go | Seiji Hokuto | Yuko Minami | Kotaro Higashi | Gen Ohtori | Choichiro Hikari | Takeshi Yamato | Ryoko Hoshi | Scott Masterson | Chuck Gavin | Beth O'Brian
Heisei Hosts Jack Shindo | Kenichi Kai | Masaki Kazamori | Genki Kagura | Katsuto Asahi | Daigo Madoka | Tsubasa Madoka | Amui | Ikuru | Yuuto Tamaki | Kazuma Asuka | Shin Asuka | Gamu Takayama | Hiroya Fujimiya | Takeshi Yoshioka (Hyperspace) | Ginga Yumeboshi | Musashi Haruno | Julie | Shunichi Maki | Jun Himeya | Ren Senjyu | Nagi Saijyo | Kazuki Komon | Kaito Touma | Ikuo Hasunuma | Mirai Hibino | Kazuya Serizawa | Ryu Aihara | Shingo Sakomizu | Jin | Run | Shin Moroboshi | Nozomu Taiga | Hikaru Raido | Sho | Daichi Oozora | Akiko Fuji (Ultraman F) | Gai Kurenai | Riku Asakura | Leito Igaguri | Katsumi Minato | Isami Minato | Asahi Minato | Rosso | Blu
Reiwa Hosts Hiroyuki Kudo | Haruki Natsukawa
Evil Ultra Hosts Keigo Masaki | Riko Saida | Shinya Mizorogi | Hiroyuki Misawa | Mitsuhiko Ishibori | Arie Ishikari | Makoto Aizen | Kirisaki
Other Hosts Kyotaro Kagami | Goro Kirishima | Daisuke Misaki | Naoki Tachibana | Naoto Sho | Takeshi Todo | Sam Collins | Ai Kumashiro | Akira Kageyama | Nao | Tomoya Ichijouji | Daisuke Misaki (Glenfire) | Amate | Yuta Hibiki
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