Ultraman Orb Live-Action Series Gets Film on March 11
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of the Ultraman Orb live-action series announced on Wednesday that the series will get a film titled Gekijōban Ultraman Orb - Kizuna no Chikara Okari Shimasu (Ultraman Orb the Movie - I'll Borrow the Power of Bonds) on March 11.
An event held at the Ario Hashimoto commercial area in Sagamihara on Wednesday revealed the film, and Ultraman Orb's new form in the film, labeled "Orb Trinity."
The film will see Ultraman Orb facing off against the an evil space witch named Muranau, who seeks to use the power of the Dark Ring to turn the whole world into a jewel, in her pursuit of all things beautiful. Ultraman Orb will team up with Ultraseven and Ultraman Zero in the film. The film's title hints that he will borrow the power of Ultraman Ginga, Ultraman Victory, and Ultraman X, as they also use the power of bonds.
Hideo Ishiguro (live-action Gokusen's Kengo Honjo) reprises his role as Gai Kurenai/Ultraman Orb in the film. Other cast members include Miyabi Matsuura, Naoto Takahashi, Hiroaki Nerio, Takaya Aoyagi, Shingo Yanagisawa, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Kensuke Takahashi, and Kouji Moritsugu.
Kiyotaka Takaguchi is directing the film, and Takao Nakano is writing the script.
The series premiered on July 9 in Japan, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan. Taguchi, who directed last year's Ultraman X series, once again direcst Ultraman Orb. The director stated that the series contains "themes of traveling the noble path and returning to one's roots, while still being a funny and interesting Ultraman series." Ichiro Mizuki is performing the show's theme song "Orb no Inori" (Orb's Prayer).
The long-running Ultraman series is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Last year's Ultraman X debuted in July and ended in December, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.
Source: Anime! Anime! (Yuma)