Kyrieloid in the Ultraman Tiga series is an ancient race in the Tiga universe which supposedly existed before even the warrior of light himself appeared on earth. This character appeared twice in the series, upgrading itself to Kyrieloid II in the second encounter, with an enhanced body and powers.
It has been a busy past week for me, but still found time to do this quick review of 4 figures anyway. 4 figures, that is, of the same character: Ultraman Tiga. Tamashii certainly know how to let their business thrive. Luckily for them, I am enough of a Tiga fan to be drawn to this abyss.
I have mixed feelings about this one. Ultraseven is one of my favourite Showa era ultramen, other than Ultraman Leo and Taro. I like them for their costume designs. Ultraseven was the first ultra to be designed with red as the base color, with unconventional angular eyes. He also happens to be the only ultra I know of that doesn't have a proper color timer, although his beam lamp on his head sometimes act like one.
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Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider(ウルトラマンVS仮面ライダーUrutoraman Bui Esu Kamen Raidā)
is the name of a television special that aired July 21, 1993 featuring
clips from the various series from over the years, interviews with two
of the stars, and finally a team-up between Tsuburaya Productions' Ultraman and Toei Company's Kamen Rider. It was also released on VHS and Laserdisc in 1993. In 2011, Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider
was re-released on Blu-Ray and DVD for the 45th anniversary of the
Ultra Series and the 40th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series.
Musician DAIGO transforms into Ultraman Zero in the Ultraman series’
latest movie “Ultraman Saga”. (Director: Oka Hideki, Release:
2012.03.24) DAIGO takes the challenge of playing the leading role for a
movie for the first time as Taiga Nozomu, whose signauture pose this
time won’t be “Wish!” but “Finish!” On his first tokusatsu hero
role, DAIGO says, “This is the first time in my life that I’m going to
be a hero, and I get to be Japan’s pride Ultraman. This is really an
honor.” DAIGO will be co-starring with Tsuruno Takeshi as Ultraman
Dyna’s Asuka Shin, and Sugiura Taiyou as Ultraman Cosmos’ Haruno
The movie’s plot centers on the three Ultra heroes from outer space —
Zero, Dyna, and Cosmos — who are called upon to protect the earth from
mysterious alien invaders and bring back hope and peace.
Ultraman Zero first appeared in the 2009 movie Daikaijuu Batoru Urutora Ginga Densetsu (Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy). As a new generation Ultraman, he comes from Galaxy M78′s Hikari no Kuni, and is the son of Ultra Seven. He has also been featured in Ultraman Zero THE MOVIE and also appears on TV Tokyo’s ongoing series Ultraman Retsuden.
Taiga, the character DAIGO plays, is a rookie of the defense team Super GUTS,
with genius aircraft pilot skills. Taiga becomes one with Ultraman Zero
after a getting seriously injured while trying to save a trapped boy.
Taiga obtains the ability to transform into Ultraman Zero, a gigantic
hero who stands 49 meters tall and equips the same Ultra Zero Eye as
Ultra Seven, but he is the first in the Ultrman series who is described
as “reluctant to transform.” Looking back on the filming, DAIGO says,
“I played the role while thinking that it would be nice if I could show
Taiga’s feelings as he transforms into Ultraman Zero, rather than my
Tsuruno debuted as Ultraman Dyna in 1997, while Sugiura debuted as
Cosmos in 2001 — both in TV dramas. Both works were popular among fans,
but this will also be the first time they’re competing with each other.
Tsuruno says, “It’s been 15 years since the series, but I still feel
that I’ve grown together with Asuka during that 1-year shoot. I’m really
happy that this time, I get to fight together with other Ultra heroes.”
Sugiura expressed his joy on the other hand, saying “It’s been ten
years since Taiyou transformed so I’m really pumped up! I’m proud to
have acted as Ultraman Cosmos. Cosmos taught me the meaning of
strength, kindness, and courage.”
-Thanks to brzfan.net
-Original source: Oricon Style
I'm quite a fan of the Ultraman Tiga series( then again, I'm a fan of all things Ultra) less Revival of the Ancient Giant. The series was a big comeback for Tsuburaya Pro. and the Ultra series after a long hiatus (less Ultraseven reproductions), and sparked off another wave of Ultra craze.