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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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Watch on TOKU
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 favour 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

Appearances

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(s)

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 | Ultraseven | 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 | Shin Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle | Ultraman R/B


Outside of Japan


Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero


OV・TVSP


Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultraseven | Ultraman Neos | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | Ultraman Super Fighter Legend


Showa Movies


Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story


Heisei Movies


Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2: Superhuman Big Battle - Light and Shadow | Revive! Ultraman | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light | Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, & Ultraman Gaia: The Decisive Battle in Hyperspace | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Gaia: Once Again Gaia | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact | Ultraman Cosmos 2: The Blue Planet | Ultraman Cosmos Vs Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors! | Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes! Our Ultraman | Ultraman Orb The Movie: Lend Me The Power of Bonds! | Ultraman Geed The Movie: Connect The Wishes!


Other Series


Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | 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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