Ultraman Geed Series Revealed With Star Tatsuomi Hamada
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tsuburaya Productions opened a website on Thursday to reveal Ultraman Geed (pronounced "Jeed"), the new Ultraman series debuting on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on July 8. The series will air on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., and will have 25 episodes.
16-year-old actor Tatsuomi Hamada is playing Riku Asakura, who can transform into the titular Ultraman Geed. The character is the son of Belial, the enemy of franchise character Ultraman Zero. Hamada also appeared in the 2010 film Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial. Hamada is the youngest lead actor in the franchise's history.
Tsuburaya Productions is also streaming the show's first promotional video, as well as a message video from Hamada.
Tsuburaya Productions also revealed Riku's transformation item, the "Geed Riser."
Koichi Sakamoto (009-1: The End of the Beginning, Kamen Rider Ghost) is directing the show, and Otsuichi (Calling You, Goth, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror) is in charge of series composition.
Ultraman production company Tsuburaya Productions filed for a trademark for "Ultraman Geed" in Japan on February 13.
The most recent Ultraman series, Ultraman Orb, premiered last July, and ended in December. The Gekijōban Ultraman Orb - Kizuna no Chikara Okari Shimasu (Ultraman Orb the Movie - I'll Borrow the Power of Bonds) film opened in theaters in Japan on March 11.