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Ultraman Nexus
Ultraman Nexus is the 18th entry in the Ultra Series
Ultrmn Nexus Title Card
Format: Tokusatsu, Sci-Fi
Created by: Tsuburaya Productions
Starring: Takuji Kawakubo, Yusuke Kirishima, Masato Uchiyama, Yasue Sato, Tamotsu Ishibashi, Kousei Kato, Keiko Goto
Opening Theme: 1st: Eiyuu, 2nd: Aoi Kajitsu
Ending Theme: 1st: A Sun is Always in My Heart, 2nd: You Gave Me Wings When I Couldn't Fly, 3rd: Red Burning Pulse
Country Of Origin Japan
Number Of Episodes 39
Running Time 24 minutes
Original Channel Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting
TOKU (US)
Original Air Date October 2, 2004 - June 25, 2005
Preceded by Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy
Succeeded by Ultraman Max
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Ultraman Nexus (ウルトラマンネクサス Urutoraman Nekusasu) ran from October 2nd, 2004, to June 25th, 2005, as the 18th entry in the Ultra Series, and the third and final product of the Ultra N Project. Although known for featuring a more serious, adult, and atmospheric story than its predecessor, Ultraman Cosmos, it was also intended as a re-imagining or reboot of the original Ultraman.

Unfortunately, as the series ran in its early morning timeslot, due to the network believing adults would not wish to be shown Ultraman, it received the lowest ratings (until then) in franchise history. This resulted in it being cut to 37 episodes and the intended sequel film, Ultraman 2: Requiem, being scrapped in favor of Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers. However, later the series was aired at a 2:00 AM timeslot, to better ratings.

On April 24, 2017, TOKU announced that the series would be broadcast in the United States on its channel beginning May 9, 2017.[1][2]

Plot

The TLT is a covert international anti-monster unit established secretly to combat Space Beasts, mysterious monsters that are out to attack humans in the year 2009. One of the TLT's new recruits, Kazuki Komon, is attacked by one of them prior to reporting for duty. However, he is saved by a silver giant that he names "Ultraman". What no one knows is that the silver giant is an Ultraman — to be precise, Ultraman Nexus, ready to fight the Space Beasts to save the planet Earth.[3]

Characters

Deunamists

TLT (Terrestrial Liberation Trust)

Night Raiders

Memory Police

Antagonists

Others

TBA

Ultras

Kaiju & Seijin

Cast

Songs

Opening themes
  • Eiyuu (英雄"Hero")
    • Lyrics, Composition, & Arrangement: Akihito Tokunaga (徳永 暁人 Tokunaga Akihito)
    • Artist: doa
    • Episodes: 1-25, 37
Ending themes

Video Game

A video game based on the series was produced by Bandai for the PlayStation 2, under the name Ultraman Nexus.

DVD Box Sets

Trivia

  • At one point in development, Ultraman Nexus was meant to be a show called Ultraman Cross and was conceived as a foil to its predecessor, Ultraman Cosmos.
    • As production on the movie that eventually became The Next involved more of the crew from the new show, the decision was made to merge the show into the movie's continuity, and it was renamed Nexus.
  • Ultraman Nexus is is the first show explicitly made for an older audience; being geared towards teenagers and adults.
  • This is the last series to use Ending Credits. The following shows until Ultra Galaxy removed Ending Credits.
  • This the first and only Ultra Series where the Ultraman's host was not the main character.
    • It is also the first show with multiple hosts for a single Ultraman.
  • Until the release of Ultraman Ginga (and excluding the Ultra Mini Series), this Ultra Series has the least number of episodes compared to the entire Ultra Series.
    • However, if the Director Cut of episode 29 counts as 2 episodes and the Special Episode (which is 1 hour long) counts as 2 episodes, the series has a total 40 episodes. This makes it the same length as the Ultraman Max series.

Related websites

References

External links

Shows and Films
Showa Series Ultra Q | Ultraman | Ultra Seven | Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Ultraman 80
Heisei Series Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Cosmos | Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraseven X | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey | Ultraman Retsuden | Neo Ultra Q | New Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle | Ultraman R/B | Ultraman New Generation Chronicle
Reiwa Series Ultraman Taiga
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero
Original Video and TV Special Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultra Seven | Ultraman Neos | Ultraman Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone
Showa Movies Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story
Heisei Movies Ultra Q The Movie | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2 | Revive! Ultraman | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, & Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact | Ultraman Cosmos 2 | Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie | Ultraman X The Movie | Ultraman Orb The Movie | Ultraman Geed The Movie | Ultraman R/B The Movie
Reiwa Movies Shin Ultraman
Spin-offs Ultraman Tiga Gaiden: Revival of the Ancient Giant | Ultraman Dyna: The Return of Hanejiro | Ultraman Gaia: Gaia Again | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Hikari Saga | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Armored Darkness | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth | Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero | Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes
Other Series Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Emergency Directive 10-4·10-10 | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Army of the Apes | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur War Aizenborg | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Denkou Choujin Gridman | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012
Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Denkou Choujin Gridman: boys invent great hero | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! | Kaiju Girls | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019)
Outlaw Space Warriors 2000 | Project Ultraman | Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman | Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman

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