Hey, a lot of new info on the upcoming movie Ultraman Saga popped up at the end of last week, which includes a new host for Ultraman Zero, and the return of the human hosts for Dyna and Cosmos. Looks like Tsuburaya’s got their hat in the ring this winter!
First up, a look at the new host for Zero:
Zero’s last host was Ran from the movie Belial’s Galactic Empire. But for this movie, his new host will be Taiga Nozomu, the newest member of the Super GUTS team. He will be played by singer-songwriter DAIGO, from the band BREAKERZ. Taiga will be able to transform into Zero with the new Zero Brace, which will later be used as the Saga Brace when he transforms into Ultraman Saga.
In this movie, Taiga is a rookie member of the Super GUTS team who is also a talented pilot. After desperately protecting a child in danger and sustaining a serious injury, he is chosen be Zero to be his new host, resulting in the birth of a new hero.
Co-staring with DAIGO will be Tsurono Takeshi and Sugiura Taiyo, reprising their roles as Asuka Shin/Dyna and Haruno Musashi/Cosmos.
The story deals with a mysterious race of beings that take over the Earth. It’s up to the combined efforts of Zero, Dyna, and Cosmos to take on this new foe and bring back peace to the world.
There was also a new trailor that was released for the movie, but unfortunately I have not been able to find a copy that was available outside of Japan (or at most East-South East Asia).
The movie premieres March 24th, 2012.
-M.C., the Quantum Twin