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|Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial|
|Directed by:||Yuichi Abe|
|Produced by:||Tsuburaya Production|
|Written by:||Yuichi Abe|
Tatsuomi Hamada Tao Tsuchiya
|Music by:||Kenji Kawaii|
|Editing by:||Shinichi Suzuki|
|Release Date(s)||December 23rd 2010|
|Running time||100 Minutes|
Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial! Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire (ウルトラマンゼロ THE MOVIE 超決戦！ベリアル銀河帝国, Urutoraman Zero THE MOVIE: Chōkessen! Beriaru Ginga Teikoku?), (lit. "Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire") is a 2010 Japanese film in the Ultra Series to celebrate the franchise's 45th anniversary. It serves as a sequel to Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legend The Movie. The catchphrases for the movie are "Kaiser Belial descent. Zero, fight with light!" (皇帝（カイザー）ベリアル、降臨。ゼロ、光とともに立ち向かえ! Kaizā Beriaru, kōrin. Zero, hikari to tomo ni tachimukae!?) and "This is our light!" (これが、俺たちの光だッ! Kore ga, ore-tachi no hikari da!?).
The film was directed by Yuichi Abe. The lead character Run (who serves as Ultraman Zero's human form) is portrayed by Yu Koyanagi, the son of Bro. Tom of the Bubblegum Brothers. Other characters include Run's brother Nao, portrayed byTatsuomi Hamada and Run's love interest Princess Emerana of Planet Esmeralda, portrayed by actressTao Tsuchiya. The film will also feature a new version of Ultraman Belial called Galactic Emperor Kaiser Belial (銀河皇帝カイザーベリアルGinga Kōtei Kaizā Beriaru?). It will also feature Ultraman Zero's ultimate form, Ultimate Zero (ウルティメイトゼロUrutimeito Zero?), by using the Shield of Baradhi (バラージの盾Barāji no Tate?) which becomes the Ultimate Aegis (ウルティメイトイージスUrutimeito Ījisu?).
Having survived his battle against Ultraman Zero from the previous film, the evil Ultraman Belial, now known as Galactic Emperor Kaiser Belial (銀河皇帝カイザーベリアルGinga Kōtei Kaizā Beriaru?) has taken up a new conquest for universal domination. Having gained two allies in his conquest, as well as creating millions of robot servants known individually as the Legionoids (レギオノイドRegionoido?)and the Darklops (ダークロプスDākuropusu?), Belial attacks the planet of Esmeralda. Taking the planet hostage and brainwashing the guardian of the planet, Kaiser Belial is victorious in capturing the planet.
Back in Nebula M78, The Land of Light is attacked by one of Belial's robot carrier, containing 3 Darklopses. Luckily Ultraman Zero shows up along with UltraSeven and destroys the Darklopses before they can get away. Tracing the energy where the Darklops came from, the Ultras come to a conclusion that the Darklops came from an alternate universe and therefore are unable to come together to stop them. Ultraman Zero obligates to go by himself to stop Belial, and so the Ultra Brothers and all of the citizens create a travel sphere to send Ultraman Zero to the universe that Belial is terrorizing. Before departing however, Ultra Seven gives Zero a newly crafted item known as the "Zero Bracelet," an item that acts as a backup power source should Zero run out of energy when things are in a dire state. It can be used for only 3 times.
On Planet Esmeralda, Belial's Legionoid Army is causing destruction and attacking a group of rebels who are trying to attack. Battling against the Legionoids are Nao and Run, two brothers who pilot a vehicle to do battle against the army. When Run tries to save Nao from falling into a volcanic pit, Ultraman Zero arrives and notices the situation the two are in. The bracelet proved to be useful as the suns in that universe are incapable of recharging Ultra beings. As a result, Ultraman Zero uses Run's body as his host and shortly after joining, Zero easily takes out the Legionoids. However in doing so Ultraman Zero is forced to assume the identity of Nao's brother, Run to both keep the heavily wounded Run alive as well as to conserve energy.
After greeting Nao and telling him of the situation, Zero (as Run) learns that Belial is harvesting the universe for Emeralds, which can be converted into raw energy. Belial is planning on using mass quantities of the emeralds' power in his conquest of the universe. Nao believes that an artifact known as the "Shield of Baradhi" is the only thing that can stop Kaiser Belial. Shortly after the truth is realized, the Legionoids attack Run and Nao again but are stopped after the two brothers stow away on an unknown vessel that blasts off into space.
Upon investigating, Run and Nao meet the Princess of Esmeralda, Emerana. They also learn (after nearly having their memories erased) that the ship they are flying on is sentient and is called Star Corvette Jean-bird (スターコルベットジャンバードSutā Korubetto Janbādo?), a spaceship with artificial intelligence that is passed down through the planet's royal family. After being spared from Jean-bird's memory wiping process. Run and Nao make quick friends with Princess Emerana and after Run reveals his identity as Ultraman Zero, the trio and Jean-bird agree to stop Kaiser Belial's conquest by searching for the mythical Shield of Baradhi.
Along their way, the heroes meet The Pirates of Flames (炎の海賊Honō no Kaizoku?). A wily crew of hostile pirates that sail throughout a galaxy known as "The Space Nitromethane Sea." With them is a more hot-tempered and free spirited bodyguard known as Glenfire (グレンファイヤーGurenfaiyā?). At first identifying the Jean-bird with hostility, Run becomes Ultraman Zero for the first time to try and reason with the crew of Pirates. Shortly after, Glenfire and Ultraman Zero battle to prove Zero's innocence, with the fight ending in a standstill and Zero gaining the Pirates' and Glenfire's trust. Suddenly the crew are attacked by Kaiser Belial's Squadron of Legionoids, lead of one of Kaiser Belial's generals, Darkgone(ダークゴーネDākugōne?). Outnumbered and overpowered by Darkgone's squadron of Legionoids, Glenfire provides information about the whereabouts of the Shield of Baradhi to Zero and proceeds to agitates the mass quantities of Nitromethane with his fire abilities and causes a massive explosion, destroying all the Legionoids, scares away Darkgone, and presumably killing Glenfire in the process.
Now with the location of the Shield now known, The heroes head off to its location in the 2-D Planet of Mirrors (鏡の星Kagami no Hoshi?). There they meet another bodyguard to the planet and the Shield known as Mirror Knight (ミラーナイトMirā Naito?), who (unknown to the group) was corrupted and brainwashed by Kaiser Belial (which is seen while he is guarding the kingdom of Esmeralda.) Run transforms into Ultraman Zero a second time and proceeds to battle with the corrupted Mirror Knight and in the process, expels the evil energy from within Mirror Knight, restoring him back to his senses. Redeemed and grateful, Mirror Knight joins the heroes in their journey and informs them of the Shield of Baradhi's location below the Planet's surface.
Upon reaching its location, The Shield of Baradhi is revealed to be a statue known as "Noa" and a trinket around Nao's neck is all that is left to complete the shield. However in placing the final piece to the shield, time causes the shield to disintegrate into sand, shocking and saddening the heroes for their journey being wasted. Suddenly, the Planet of Mirrors is attack by another one of Kaiser Belial's generals, Iaron (アイアロンAiaron?), who proceeds to destroy the Planet of Mirrors with the help of several of Belial's ships. In the ensuring chaos, Mirror Knight is defeated and Run is separated from Nao and Emerana and falls unconscious just before attempting to transform into Ultraman Zero for the third and final time.
Awakening, Run finds himself inside of Belial's massive vessel that is still attached to the planet of Esmeralda and is confronted by a scarred and vengeful Kaiser Belial. Reveling in his "victory," Kaiser Belial reveals that he will send thousands of Darklopses to attack the Land of Light out of revenge for what happened to him in the past. Run watches in horror as the Ultras are beaten by Belial's forces but is overjoyed when he learns that Nao and Emerana have survived the destruction from previously. Also surviving from the destruction was Mirror Knight, who emerges and frees Run so that he may transform into Ultraman Zero. The Final Battle between Ultraman Zero and Kaiser Belial then proceeds and the two battle to a standstill. However, Kaiser Belial unleashes a Dark Specium Ray and incapacitates Ultraman Zero before fleeing.
Meanwhile, Iaron and Mirror Knight face off in Kaiser Belial's headquarters and Darkgone faces off against Jean-bird, who is running out of power. With no other option, Emerana sacrifices herself to fuel Jean-bird with her own Emerald energy by locking herself into his main engine, allowing Jean-bird to transform into a more humanoid robot form known as "Jean-bot (ジャンボットJanbotto?)." With Nao's help, Jean-bot destroys Darkgone and Mirror Knight is victorious in killing Iaron as well.
Suddenly, Ultraman Zero finds Kaiser Belial standing atop a mountain of Emeralds he had harvested from planets and Kaiser Belial proceeds to absorb its massive energy qualities, transforming Belial into a towering monster known as Arch Belial(アークベリアルAku Beriaru?). Now physically towering and unstoppable, Arch Belial overpowered and tortures Zero as Mirror Knight and Jean-Bot are unable to stop him. Miraculously, Glenfire returns and rescues Ultraman Zero, as well as reveals that he and the Pirate of Flames also brought along help in the form of the Planet of Mirrors army and Esmeralda's royal guard, whom altogether hold off Belial's Legionoid and ship fortresses. Arch Belial however intends on destroying Zero and Esmeralda with his enhanced power. Ultimately during the battle with Belial and having all energies in his bracelet used up, Zero's strength is spent and finally dies from exhaustion.
Not intent on losing and now understanding the purpose of the Shield of Baradhi, Nao informs everyone not to lose hope and eventually, Zero is revived and brought forth by Ultraman Noa, who bestows the Shield of Baradhi onto Zero, transforming the Ultra into Ultimate Zero (ウルティメイトゼロUrutimeito Zero?). With his enhanced powers, Ultimate Zero destroyed Belial with a bow like specium ray while exhailing 'This is our light!'defeating Belial himself, saving the universe from his tyranny.
With Belial gone for good, the Ultras easily destroy his weapons and tranquility returns to the universe. Princess Emerana reveals to have survived using her energy to power Jean-Bot, and Ultraman Zero separates from Run's body, allowing him to live a normal life with Nao again. Ultraman Zero proceeds to head back to his home Universe, but has a change of heart when Glenfire, Mirror Knight, and Jean-Bot urge him to stay. Thus, Zero forms "The Ultimate Force Zero" (ウルティメイトフォースゼロUrutimeito Fōsu Zero?) out of the allies and friends he had made along his journey and Zero decides to stay with the group after all.
Ultra Galaxy Legend GaidenEdit
To promote the movie, two special DVDs is released to lead up to the storyline of the movie titled Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero (ウルトラ銀河伝説外伝 ウルトラマンゼロVSダークロプスゼロUrutora Ginga Densetsu Gaiden: Urutoraman Zero VS Dākuropusu Zero?). Shota Minami,Hiroyuki Konishi, Ryu Manatsu, and Mamoru Miyano reprise their roles from Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle, Never Ending Odyssey, and Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy in these DVDs. The Gaiden will also feature Darklops Zero (ダークロプスゼロDākuropusu Zero?, also voiced by Miyano) who is the prototype of Darklops and can wear an armor similar to the Techtor Gear Zero called Techtor Gear Black (テクターギアブラックTekutā Gia Burakku?) along with Gomora's mechanical doppelganger Mecha Gomora (メカゴモラMeka Gomora?) created by the Alien Salome Herodia (ヘロディア?, Portrayed by Tomomi Miyashita). Also appearing are the mass produced robot Imitation Ultra Brothers (ニセウルトラ兄弟Nise Urutora Kyōdai?) created by the Alien Salome Herodia, which includes Imit Ultra Seven (SR) (ニセウルトラセブン（SR）Nise Urutorasebun (Esu Āru)?), as the leader, Imit Zoffy (SR) (ニセゾフィー（SR）Nise Zoffī (Esu Āru)?), Imit Ultraman (SR) (ニセウルトラマン（SR）Nise Urutoraman (Esu Āru)?), Imit Ultraman Jack (SR) (ニセウルトラマンジャック（SR）Nise Urutoraman Jakku (Esu Āru)?), Imit Ultraman Ace (SR) (ニセウルトラマンエース（SR）Nise Urutoraman Ēsu (Esu Āru)?). "SR" is short for Salome Robo (サロメロボSarome Robo?).
- Cosmic Collision (衝突する宇宙Shōtotsu suru Uchū?) - November 26, 2010
- Zero's Suicide Zone (ゼロの決死圏Zero no Kesshiken?) - December 22, 2010
- Run (ランRan?): Yu Koyanagi (小柳 友Koyanagi Yū?)
- Nao (ナオ?): Tatsuomi Hamada (濱田 龍臣Hamada Tatsuomi?)
- Princess Emerana Luludo Esmeralda (エメラナ・ルルド・エスメラルダ姫Emerana Rurudo Esumeraruda Hime?): Tao Tsuchiya (土屋 太鳳Tsuchiya Tao?)
- Hiro (ヒロ?): Tamotsu Ishibashi (石橋 保Ishibashi Tamotsu?)
- Mina (ミナ?): Yasue Sato (さとう やすえSatō Yasue?)
- Run (young) (ラン（幼少期）Ran (Yōshōki)?): Kaito Nitta (新田 海統Nitta Kaito?)
- Nao (young) (ナオ（幼少期）Nao (Yōshōki)?): Kaito Kobayashi (小林 櫂人Kobayashi Kaito?)
- Grandmother (ばぁちゃんBaachan?): Minako Ide (井出 みな子Ide Minako?)
- King Emerado (エメラド王Emerado Ō?):: Kenro Nanbara (南原 健朗Nanbara Kenrō?)
- Queen Emelulu (エメルル王妃Emeruru Ōhi?): Yuka Hanabusa (英 由佳Hanabusa Yuka?)
- Princess Emeral (エメラル王女Emeraru Ōjo?): Maaya Takada (高田 真綾Takada Maaya?)
- Garu (ガル?): Sei Hiraizumi (平泉 成Hiraizumi Sei?)
- Giru (ギル?): Kitaro (きたろうKitarō?)
- Guru (グル?): Bengaru (ベンガル?)
- Ultraman Zero (ウルトラマンゼロUrutoraman Zero?, Voice), Darklops (ダークロプスDākuropusu?, Voice): Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守Miyano Mamoru?)
- Mirror Knight (ミラーナイトMirā Naito?, Voice): Hikaru Midorikawa (緑川 光Midorikawa Hikaru?)
- Glenfire (グレンファイヤーGurenfaiyā?, Voice): Tomokazu Seki (関 智一Seki Tomokazu?)
- Jean-bot (ジャンボットJanbotto?, Voice): Hiroshi Kamiya (神谷 浩史Kamiya Hiroshi?)
- Father of Ultra (ウルトラの父Urutora no Chichi?, Voice): Tokuma Nishioka (西岡 徳馬Nishioka Tokuma?)
- Zoffy (ゾフィーZofī?, Voice): Hideyuki Tanaka (田中 秀幸Tanaka Hideyuki?)
- Ultraman (ウルトラマンUrutoraman?, Voice): Susumu Kurobe (黒部 進Kurobe Susumu?)
- Ultra Seven (ウルトラセブンUrutora Sebun?, Voice): Kohji Moritsugu (森次 晃嗣Moritsugu Kōji?)
- Ultraman Jack (ウルトラマンジャックUrutoraman Jakku?, Voice): Jiro Dan(団 時郎Dan Jirō?)
- Ultraman Ace (ウルトラマンエースUrutoraman Ēsu?, Voice): Keiji Takamine(高峰 圭二Takamine Keiji?)
- Ultraman Taro (ウルトラマンタロウUrutoraman Tarō?, Voice): Hiroya Ishimaru (石丸 博也Ishimaru Hiroya?)
- Ultraman 80 (ウルトラマン80 Urutoraman Eiti?, Voice): Hatsunori Hasegawa(長谷川 初範Hasegawa Hatsunori?)
- Yullian (ユリアンYurian?, Voice): Sayoko Hagiwara (萩原 佐代子Hagiwara Sayoko?)
- Kaiser Belial (カイザーベリアルKaizā Beriaru?, Voice): Hiroyuki Miyasako (宮迫 博之Miyasako Hiroyuki?) of Ameagari Kesshitai
- Iaron (アイアロンAiaron?, Voice): Norio Wakamoto (若本 規夫Wakamoto Norio?)
- Darkgone (ダークゴーネDākugōne?, Voice): Taiyo Kawashita (川下 大洋Kawashita Taiyō?)
- Two Dimensional Person (二次元の民Nijigen no Tami?, Voice): Nobuyuki Ishida (石田 信之Ishida Nobuyuki?)
- Narration (ナレーションNarēshon?): Koji Ishizaka (石坂 浩二Ishizaka Kōji?)
- Ultraman Zero: Hideyoshi Iwata (岩田 栄慶Iwata Hideyoshi?)
- Glenfire: Daisuke Terai (寺井 大介Terai Daisuke?)
- Jean-bot: Tatsunari Fukushima (福島 龍成Fukushima Tatsunari?)
- Mirror Knight: Yoshihiro Rikimaru (力丸 佳大Rikimaru Yoshihiro?)
- Kaiser Belial: Hiroshi Suenaga (末永 博志Suenaga Hiroshi?)
- Opening theme
- "Susume! Ultraman Zero" (すすめ！ウルトラマンゼロSusume! Urutoraman Zero?, "Let's Go! Ultraman Zero")
- Artist: voyager
- Ending theme
- "Unmei no Shizuku ~Destiny's star~" (運命のしずく～Destiny's star～?, "Drop of Fate ~Destiny's star~")
- Artist: GIRL NEXT DOOR
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