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Lost in Translation
The official website for the live-action Ultraman Saga film began streaming a 109-second store promotional video on Friday. Like the earlier trailer, the new video highlights the seven members of the all-female idol group AKB48 as Earth Defense Force's "Team U" and the three Ultraman heroes, including BREAKERZ musician DAIGO as Ultraman Zero/Nozomu Taiga.
Ultraman Saga's story begins when a mysterious alien invades the Earth. Ultraman Zero, Ultraman Dyna, and Ultraman Cosmos come from outer space and join forces with humankind to restore the peace.
Sayaka Akimoto plays Team U's leader Anna, and the other AKB48 members in the film are Ayaka Umeda (Misato), Sae Miyazawa (Sawa), Kana Kobayashi (Maomi), Yuka Masuda (Nonko), Haruka Shimada (Hina), and Sumire Satō (Riisa). Taiyō Sugiura plays Ultraman Cosmos/Musashi Haruno, while Takeshi Tsuruno plays Ultraman Dyna/Shin Asuka.