Ultraman Ginga (ウルトラマンギンガ Urutoraman Ginga) is a Japanese television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the company and is part of the New Ultraman Retsuden (新ウルトラマン列伝 Shin Urutoraman Retsuden) programming block on TV Tokyo.
Some time prior to the start of the series, a great war named the Dark Spark War raged between the sides of good and evil. These two forces were represented by the participants, the Ultramen and their allies fighting for justice against the monsters and evil aliens from various universes. During this great conflict an unknown being appeared wielding an object of great dark power called the Dark Spark. With it he transformed all the combatants into figurines called Spark Dolls (スパークドール Supāku Dōru). In response, an Ultraman named Ginga appeared with a similar item wielded by the dark elusive figure and fought him. Ultimately he lost, and his item fell to Earth with his Spark Doll within it. A young man named Hikaru Raido eventually stumbles across an item called the Ginga Spark (ギンガスパーク Ginga Supāku), the same wielded by the Ultraman, it not only allows him to become Ultraman Ginga, but also allows him to go UltraLive (ウルトライブ Urutoraibu) with the figures to change them to their rightful size and become one with them. Hikaru fights with his friends to uncover the darkness behind the Spark Dolls. Alien Nackle drops a clue that the wielder of darkness resides in their very elementary school.
In the final episode, the master of darkness, Dark Lugiel reveals himself. He destroys the elementary school before proceeding to defeat Ginga. When all hope seems lost, Ultraman Taro regains his true form and rises to fight Dark Lugiel. He manages to revive Ginga before being defeated himself, and Ginga and Lugiel have an intense battle on the moon, ending with Lugiel's defeat. Ginga and Taro say their goodbyes to Hikaru and friends as they leave Earth for their homeland.
Furoboshi Town Residents
- Misuzu Isurugi
- Kenta Watarai
- Chigusa Kuno
- Hotsuma Raido
- Kyoko Shirai
- Seiichiro Isurugi
- Shingo Kuwabara
- Alien Valky
- Black King
- Thunder Darambia
- Kemur Man
- King Pandon
- Alien Nackle Gray
- Dark Galberos
- Red King
- Super Grand King
- Dark Lugiel
- Ultraman Ginga: Theater Special (ウルトラマンギンガ 劇場スペシャル Urutoraman Ginga Gekijō Supesharu) is the first film adaptation of this series. It was released on September 7, 2013, as a double-bill with Mega Monster Rush: Ultra Frontier - Dino-Tank Hunting. The catchphrase for the series "Monster Competition! Let's Go, Ginga!" (怪獣争奪戦! 行くぜギンガ! Kaijū Sōdatsusen! Ikuze Ginga!).
- Ultraman Ginga: Theater Special Ultra Monster ☆ Hero Battle Royal! (ウルトラマンギンガ 劇場スペシャル ウルトラ怪獣☆ヒーロー大乱戦! Urutoraman Ginga Gekijō Supesharu Urutora Kaijū Hīrō Dairansen!) is the second film adaptation of this series. It was released on March 15, 2014, as a double-bill with Mega Monster Rush: Ultra Frontier - Verokron Hunting. The catchphrase for the series is "Ultraman Ginga Theater Special: Gathering! The New 5 Ultra Brothers!? UltLive Top Decisive Battle Begins!!!" (ウルトラマンギンガ 劇場スペシャル 集結! 新ウルトラ5兄弟!? ウルトライブ頂上決戦開幕!!! Urutoraman Ginga Gekijō Supesharu Shūketsu! Shin Urutora Go Kyōdai!? Urutoraibu Chōjō Kessen Kaimaku!!!).
- Hikaru Raido (礼堂 ヒカル Raidō Hikaru): Takuya Negishi (根岸 拓哉 Negishi Takuya)
- Misuzu Isurugi (石動 美鈴 Isurugi Misuzu): Mio Miyatake (宮武 美桜 Miyatake Mio)
- Kenta Watarai (渡会 健太 Watarai Kenta): Mizuki Ohno (大野 瑞生 Ōno Mizuki)
- Chigusa Kuno (久野 千草 Kuno Chigusa): Kirara (雲母 )
- Tomoya Ichijouji (一条寺 友也 Ichijōji Tomoya): Takuya Kusakawa (草川 拓弥 Kusakawa Takuya)
- Taichi Kakisaki (柿崎 太一 Kakisaki Taichi): Shohei Uno (宇野 祥平 Uno Shōhei)
- Kyoko Shirai (白井 杏子 Shirai Kyōko): Hana Kino (木野 花 Kino Hana)
- Hotsuma Raido (礼堂 ホツマ Raidō Hotsuma): Masahiko Tsugawa (津川 雅彦 Tsugawa Masahiko)
- Gō Ōsato (大里 剛 Ōsato Gō): Mitsuki Koga (虎牙 光揮 Koga Mitsuki)
- Shingo Kuwabara (桑原 伸吾 Kuwabara Shingo): Shohei Abe (阿部 翔平 Abe Shōhei)
- Tomomi Kuroki (黒木 知美 Kuroki Tomomi): Maiko Kawakami (川上 麻衣子 Kawakami Maiko)
- Seiichirō Isurugi (石動 誠一郎 Isurugi Seiichirō): Hironobu Nomura (野村 宏伸 Nomura Hironobu)
- Ultraman Taro (ウルトラマンタロウ Urutoraman Tarō Voice): Hiroya Ishimaru (石丸 博也 Ishimaru Hiroya)
- Ultraman Ginga (ウルトラマンギンガ Urutoraman Ginga Voice), Dark Lugiel (ダークルギエル Dāku Rugieru Voice): Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和 Sugita Tomokazu)
- Alien Valky (バルキー星人 Barukī Seijin Voice): Tatsuya Hashimoto (橋本 達也 Hashimoto Tatsuya)
- Alien Nackle Gray (ナックル星人グレイ Nakkuru Seijin Gurei Voice): Kunji Hirano (平野 勲人 Hirano Kunji)
- Young Ultraman Taro (Voice): Kenta Matsumoto (松本 健太 Matsumoto Kenta)
- Mother of Ultra (ウルトラの母 Urutora no Haha Voice): Miki Ōtani (大谷 美紀 Ōtani Miki)
- Father of Ultra (ウルトラの父 Urutora no Chichi Voice): Holly Kaneko (金子 はりい Kaneko Harii)
- Opening Theme
- Legend of Galaxy ~Ginga no Hasha (Legend of Galaxy ～銀河の覇者～ lit. "Legend of Galaxy ~Champion of the Galaxy")
- Ending Theme
- Insert Themes
- Ultraman Ginga no Uta (ウルトラマンギンガの歌 Urutoraman Giga no Uta lit. "Song of Ultraman Ginga")
- Natsu no Kaze Aki no Kaze (夏の風 秋の風 lit. "Summer's Wind Autumn's Wind")
Releases are also available on Blu-ray.