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Ultraman Rosso
Ultraman Rosso
Human Host/Form: Katsumi Minato
Height: 52 m
Weight: 45,000 t
Age: TBA
Home world: TBA
Voice actor(s): Yuya Hirata
Suit actor(s): Hideyoshi Iwata
First Appearance: Ultraman R/B episode 1 "Beginning of Ultraman"
Last Appearance: TBA
Number of Appearances: TBA
Race: Ultra
Status: Alive
Family: Ultraman Blu (Younger Brother)
Affiliation: N/A

Ultraman Rosso (ウルトラマンロッソ Urutoraman Rosso) is one of the two main heroes of Ultraman R/B, and is the elder brother of Ultraman Blu.

Etymology

His name means "Red" in Italian, which refers to his main form's body color being red.

History

Pre-Ultraman R/B

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Rosso and Blu lose to Grigio Bone

1300 years ago, a meteor crashed down in what become Ayaka City, making a massive crater and unleashed Grigio Bone. The Ultraman siblings Rosso and Blu fought it but lost scattering the R/B Crystals with their power laying dormant in the lands of Ayaka City.

Ultraman R/B

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Rosso and Blu vs Orb Dark

In the present day, Rosso and Blu return to protect Ayaka City from monster attacks and bonded with Minato brothers - Katsumi and Isami after rescuing them from Grigio Bone's assault. Although already having Taro and Ginga Crystals, others were added to their arsenal for Type Change and attack enhancements. The instigator of monster attacks, Makoto Aizen, made himself known and fought them by exploiting a R/B Crystal's power to become Ultraman Orb Dark. After training in the mountains and obtaining the Victory Crystal, the brothers avenge their initial defeat with Rosso's new form, Ground, while Blu delivers the finishing blow.

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Rosso and Blu vs Horoboros

Their next great challenge came in the form of Horoboros, who was able to deflect every finisher fired at it, despite now having the power of the Orb Ring NEO. Despite their efforts, Rosso and Blu were outmatched by the monster. The Orb Ring NEO was taken from the brothers by Makoto Aizen, who transformed into Orb Dark. After Orb Dark's seeming victory against the monster, and Makoto's unleashing of Bezelb, the brothers transform again and destroy the Bezelb and prepared to fight Orb Dark, but were interrupted by the return of Horoboros, who was evolved into its Bipedal form by Saki Mitsurugi. Horoboros managed to defeat all three Ultras before returning to its R/B Crystal. The next day, Horoboros returned but the brothers finally defeat it via the Triple Origium Ray.

Other Media

Ultraman Hit Song History New Generation

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Rosso and Blu meeting Zero.

In this music album, Rosso and Blu were recruited by Ultraman Zero to fight against Etelgar and free the New Generation Ultras from his captivity.


Profile

Stats

  • Height: 52 m
  • Weight: 45,000 t
  • Weakness: Like all Ultras, Rosso is subjected to the three-minutes limit. On occasion, he will revert back to human form even when the time is not up. It also appears that, like the Riser, the R/B Gyro has to cooldown before Katsumi can transform again.

Body Features

  • Color Timer (カラータイマー Karā Taimā): Rosso possesses a circle shaped Color Timer.
  • Ultra Armor: Rosso has the standard Ultra Armor.
  • Protectors (プロテクター Purotekutā): Rosso possess protectors on his chest area that represents the element of the form he is in.

Transformation

Katsumi takes a R/B Crystal from the R/B Crystal Holder and flips out the side horns of the crystal. He then inserts the crystal and the R/B Gyro opens. The Gyro is placed at chest level and the handles are pulled twice. Katsumi then thrusts the Gyro forward and pulls the handles one last time and places the Gyro on his chest, before transforming utilizing the elemental power of the crystal. When swapping crystals with Isami, instead of getting the crystal from the holder, the new crystal will appear and fall from above. The same sequence continues afterwards.

"Enshrined by Fire. The Crimson Flame!"

―Activation announcement for Flame

"Enshrined by Water. The Azure Ocean!"

―Activation announcement for Aqua

"Enshrined by Wind. The Violet Cyclone!"

―Activation Announcement for Wind

"Enshrined by Earth. The Amber Land!"

―Activation announcement for Ground

Forms

Flame

"Ultraman Rosso: Flame!"

―Transformation announcement
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Ultraman Rosso Flame

Flame (フレイム Fureimu) is Rosso's main balanced form that focuses on endurance and powerful strikes. It uses the power of Ultraman Taro's R/B Crystal, granting him the element of fire. This form debuts in episode 1.

Statistics
  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 7
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 1.6
  • Maximum Jumping Distance: 720 m
  • Underwater Traveling Speed: Mach 1
  • Underground Traveling Speed: Mach 0.7
  • Brute Strength: 80,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 45,000 t
Techniques
Special
  • Flame Sphere Shoot (フレイムスフィアシュート Fureimu Sufia Shūto): Rosso's finisher attack. He uses his hands to create a giant fireball, before assuming a "+" arm position to launch it at the opponent.
  • Fire Bullet: Rosso can shoot a smaller fireball by putting his fingers in a gun shape.
    • Fire Bomb: Rosso hurls a fireball that causes a moderately-sized explosion.
      • Steam Explosion: After Blu Aqua uses the Aqua Jet Blast on the ground, Rosso throws the Fire Bomb to the same location, causing an explosion of steam. Used to uncover the Tiga Crystal.
Physical
  • Flying Kick: Rosso can perform a flying kick attack.
  • Flaming Punch: Rosso can ignite his fist and perform a fiery punch. Used on Mecha Gomora to block and later disable his Crasher Mega attack.
Combination
  • Flame-Aqua Hybrid Shoot (フレイムアクアハイブリッドシュート Fureimu Akua Haiburiddo Shūto): A combination beam of Ultraman Rosso's Flame Sphere Shoot and Ultraman Blu's Aqua Strium, making a single devastating finisher ray.
  • W (Double) Kick (Wキック Daburu Kikku): A kick attack performed together with Blu.
    • Twin Strike Kick (ツインストライクキック Tsuin Sutoraiku Kikku): A more powerful kick performed together with Blu.
  • Double Punch: A punch attack performed together with Blu.
  • Ultra Swing (ウルトラスィング Urutora Suingu): Rosso and Blu grab onto a monster and swing it around together.
  • Meteor Travel: Although it's unknown exactly what the nature of their connection was, Rosso traveled to Earth via the Ayaka Comet along with Blu and Grigio Bone.


Aqua

"Ultraman Rosso: Aqua!"

―Transformation announcement
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Ultraman Rosso Aqua

Aqua (アクア Akua) is Rosso's alternate form that focuses on agility and continuous attacks. It uses the power of Ultraman Ginga's R/B Crystal, granting him the element of water. This form debuts in episode 1.

Statistics
  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 5.5
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 0.9
  • Maximum Jumping Distance: 680 m
  • Underwater Traveling Speed: Mach 0.8
  • Underground Traveling Speed: Mach 0.5
  • Brute Strength: 77,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 44,000 t
Abilities
  • Aqua Mirror Wall (アクアミラーウォール Akua Mirā Uōru): A water-themed energy barrier can be conjured to block attacks. There is also a reflective type that is used to deflect his opponent's beams.
Techniques
Special
  • Splash Bomb (スプラッシュ・ボム Supurasshu Bomu): Rosso Aqua's special attack, where he fires a blast of water energy of varying size that traps the target or encases a specific body part. This attack can also be used offensively, dealing damage to the target instead of encasing them in a barrier. When hit by Blu Flame's Flame Equilix, the bubble boils and then explodes, sending the target flying.
Combination
  • W (Double) Kick (Wキック Daburu Kikku): A kick attack performed together with Blu.
  • Ultra Swing (ウルトラスィング Urutora Suingu): Rosso and Blu grab onto a monster and swing it around together.
  • Deflection: Together with Blu, Rosso can deflect beams back at their source.


Wind

"Ultraman Rosso: Wind!"

―Transformation announcement
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Ultraman Rosso Wind

Wind (ウインド Uindo) is Rosso's speed form, which grants him amazing speed but uses up his energy faster. It uses the power of Ultraman Tiga's R/B Crystal, granting him the element of wind. This form debuts in episode 6.

Statistics
  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 7.5
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 1.8
  • Maximum Jumping Distance: 700 m
  • Underwater Traveling Speed: Mach 1
  • Underground Traveling Speed: Mach 0.6
  • Brute Strength: 78,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 44,000 t
Abilities
  • Wind Bubble: Rosso can generate a purple wind bubble to protect someone from harm.
Techniques
Special
  • Hurricane Bullet (ハリケーンバレット Harikēn Baretto): Rosso generates a ball of wind energy, and hurls it at the opponent. It is similar to Ultraman Dyna's Ultra Fork in execution.
  • Storm Flicker (ストームフリッカー Sutōmu Furikkā): Rosso charges purple energy into his fists, before releasing it as several small hurricanes with a series of punching motions. They knock back the target seemingly without harming them.
  • Rosso Cyclone (ロッソサイクロン Rosso Saikuron): Rosso charges up energy and fires a cyclone out of his hands. This can be combined with Blu's Pyro Attack for a more powerful fire tornado.
Combination
  • W (Double) Kick (Wキック Daburu Kikku): A kick attack performed together with Blu.


Ground

"Ultraman Rosso: Ground!"

―Transformation announcement
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Ultraman Rosso Ground

Ground (グランド Gurando) is Rosso's strength form, which grants him greater power and rigidity at the cost of speed and mobility. It uses the power of Ultraman Victory's R/B Crystal, granting him the element of earth. This form debuts in episode 9.

Statistics
  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 6.9
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 1.4
  • Maximum Jumping Distance: 700 m
  • Underwater Traveling Speed: Mach 0.8
  • Underground Traveling Speed: Mach 1
  • Brute Strength: 85,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 47,000 t
Techniques
Special
  • Ground Explosion (グランドエクスプロジュン Gurando Ekusupurojyun): Rosso gathers earth into a large ball and throws it at the enemy.
  • Ground Coating (グランドコーティング Gurando Kōtingu): Rosso forms several rock-like energy balls that coagulate, which he then hurls at the opponent to trap them in stone. He can also charge power from his hands to keep his opponent from breaking out of the stone, if necessary. When superheated by Blu Flame's Flame Burn, the stone hardens further.
  • Gravity Hold (グラビティホールド Gurabiti Hōrudo): Rosso smashes the ground, releasing a gravity well that traps the enemy and then forces them into the ground.
Combination
  • Double Flying Punch: Rosso and Blu fly towards their opponent and deliver a powerful double punch.


Standard Abilities

Weapons
  • R/B Slugger Rosso (ルーブスラッガーロッソ Rūbu Suraggā Rosso): Rosso is able to summon a pair of daggers from his crests when fighting against his opponents.
    • Cross Slugger (クロススラッガー Kurosu Suraggā): Rosso and Blu simultaneously deliver an "X" shaped slash at the enemy, destroying them.
    • Deflection: By slashing at an incoming attack, the R/B Slugger can deflect it.
    • Energy Slash: The R/B Slugger Rosso is able to fire a red energy slash while redirecting a missed R/B Slugger Blu energy slash.
    • Energy Ball: Used in Ultraman Fusion Fight!, Rosso can launch a ball of energy by swinging the R/B Sluggers in a cross formation.
    • R/B Crystal Powers: Using R/B Crystals, Rosso can perform finishing attacks with his R/B Slugger. Their appearance/color/element seems to change with Rosso's own form.
      • Zero Twin Slicer (ゼロツインスライサー Zero Tsuin Suraisā): Using the power of the Zero Crystal, Rosso charges up energy before firing two cutter beams, one from either dagger.
      • Twin Storium Slasher (ツインストリウムスラッシャー Tsuin Sutoriumu Surasshā): A special attack using the power of the Taro Crystal. It is presumably based on Ultraman Taro's Storium Ray.
      • Cross Spark Shoot (クロススパークシュート Kurosu Supāku Shūto): A special attack using the power of the Ginga Crystal. It is presumably based on Ultraman Ginga's Ginga Cross Shoot.
      • Double Emerium Edge (ダブルエメリウムエッジ Daburu Emeriumu Ejji): A special attack using the power of the Seven Crystal. It is presumably based on Ultraseven's Emerium Ray.
      • Aero Double Slicer (エアロダブルスライサー Earo Daburu Suraisā): A special attack using the power of the Tiga Crystal. It is presumably based on Ultraman Tiga's Tiga Slicer.
      • Xanadium Sonic (ザナディウムスソニック Zanadiumu Sonikku): A special attack using the power of the X Crystal. It is presumably based on Ultraman X's Xanadium Ray.
      • Victorium Cross (ビクトリウムクロス Bikutoriumu Kurosu): A special attack using the power of the Victory Crystal.

TBA

TBA

Orb Ring NEO-related Techniques

Through the use of Orb Ring NEO in its R/B Mode, Rosso can perform finishers of Ultraman Orb by pressing its central button.

  • Origium Ray (オリジウム光線 Orijiumu Kōsen): Rosso can use Orb Origin's Origium Ray.
    • Triple Origium Ray (トリプルオリジウム光線 Toripuru Orijiumu Kōsen): Rosso, Blu, and the "aura of Orb Origin" fire the Origium Ray.
  • Sperion Ray (スペリオン光線 Superion Kōsen): Rosso can use Spacium Zeperion's Sperion Ray.
  • Zedcium Ray (ゼットシウム光線 Zettoshiumu Kōsen): Rosso can use Thunder Breastar's Zedcium Ray.

Trivia

  • Although fired from a common Ultra Beam position, the Flame Sphere Shoot takes the form of an energy ball. This makes Rosso the second Ultraman overall not to have a traditional Ultra Beam. He is preceded only by Ultraman Great, whose signature finisher the Burning Plasma takes the form of energy bolts or a sphere.
    • However, this would be changed by his ability to use traditional beams via the Orb Ring NEO.
  • When injured, Rosso appears to bleed red, rather than the light-like blood of most Ultras. This is likely a reference to Ultraman Taro, who Rosso gains his powers from, bleeding after being injured by Birdon.
  • Rosso pointed out on Zero that his Zero Sluggers resembles cat ears, to which Blu also agreed. This is ironic, as it was Rosso's crests that have such resemblance. Orb Dark/Makoto/Cereza mentions this resemblance as well.
  • Pertaining to the use of the Taro Crystal for his main Flame form, Rosso is also the 6th New Generation Ultra discounting Ultraman Ginga Victory, while Taro was the 6th Ultra Brother.
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  • According to Makoto/Cereza's observations and analysis, Katsumi/Rosso's stats are, as of episode 8:
    • Power: 2
    • Speed: 0
    • Defense: 2
    • Technique: 1
    • Stamina: 2
    • Finisher: 1
    • Looks: 1
    • Style: 1
    • Intelligence: 2
    • Mental: 1
    • Aura: 0
    • Mysterious: 2

References

Ultra Warriors
Showa Ultras Ultraman | Zoffy | Ultraseven | Ultraman Jack | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Astra | Ultraman 80 | Ultraman Joneus | Ultraman Chuck | Ultraman Scott | Ultrawoman Beth
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Ultraman Great | Ultraman Powered | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Agul | Ultraman Neos | Ultraseven 21 | Ultraman Cosmos | Ultraman Justice | Ultraman Legend | Ultraman Noa | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman the Next | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Xenon | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraman Hikari | Ultraman Zero | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Victory | Ultraman Ginga Victory | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman Rosso | Ultraman Blu | Ultraman Ruebe
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