Ultraman R/B Series Reveals 3 Additional Cast Members
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tsuburaya Productions announced three additional cast members for Ultraman R/B, the newest Ultraman series, last Friday. The new cast members include:
Arisa Sonohara as Asahi Minato, Katsumi and Isami's younger sister. She is a cheerful high school student who dislikes conflict and is a staunch pacifist.
Ginnojō Yamazaki as Ushio Minato, the father of the Minato family, and the owner of the "Quattro M" boutique shop.
Motoki Fukami as Makoto Aizen, the president of Aizentech, a research company for unknown energy sources and aerospace.
The series will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on July 7 at 9:00 a.m, and will have 25 episodes.
For the first time in the Ultraman franchise's history, the new show will center on two protagonists who are brothers. Yūya Hirata plays older brother Katsumi Minato (pictured left in first image below), who can transform into Ultraman Rosso (left in second image below). Ryōsuke Koike plays younger brother Isami Minato (right in first image below), who can transform into Ultraman Blu (right in second image below).
Both brothers live with their family, which includes a younger sister who attends an all-girls school, and their father who runs a boutique shop. One day, the two brothers find the R/B Gyro and R/B Crystal. The R/B Gyro transforms Katsumi into Ultraman Rosso, which gives him control over the fire element, while R/B Crystal transforms Isami into Ultraman Blu, which gives him control over the water element. Though both brothers sometimes butt heads, they fight monsters together.
Tsuburaya Productions revealed the show's transformation items, the R/B Gyro and R/B Crystal.
The most recent Ultraman series, Ultraman Geed, premiered on TV Tokyo and its affiliates last July, and it aired its 25th and final episodes in December. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it airs in Japan.
The Gekijōban Ultraman Geed - Tsunagu ze! Negai!! (Ultraman Geed the Movie - Connect the Wishes!!) film opened in theaters in Japan on March 10.