Kaiju Girls (Black) Anime Casts Yui Ogura as Ultraman Tiga's Gatanothor

posted on by Egan Loo
Tiga finale's kaijū appears in anime opening November 23

An advance screening for the Kaijū Girls (Black): Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku anime revealed on November 6 that Yui Ogura plays Gatanothor, a version of the most powerful kaijū that appeared in the final two episodes of the Ultraman Tiga television series.

The anime also stars:

Hiyori Nitta as Commander Black

Yuki Yagi as Alien Pegassa

Minami Takahashi as Silver Bloome

Kaori Ishihara as Nova

Tsuburaya Productions is credited with the original work, and Yasutaka Yamamoto (Squid Girl both seasons, Servant × Service, Actually, I Am…) is directing the anime at Yumeta Company. Kento Shimoyama (Servant × Service, Bleach, Armed Girl's Machiavellism) is handling the series composition, Komagoma is designing the characters, and Shūji Katayama (Overlord, Popin Q, Saga of Tanya the Evil) is composing the music at Pony Canyon.

Hiyori Nitta, Yuki Yagi, Minami Takahashi, and Kaori Ishihara are performing the opening theme song "Honseisō Kōshinkyoku" as their respective characters under the unit name BLACK STARS. Ishihara is also performing the ending theme song "Sunny You."

The anime will have a limited theatrical run across Japan beginning on November 23.

The first season of the Kaijū Girls ~Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku~ anime premiered via streaming in September 2016, and the second season premiered on January 9. Crunchyroll streamed both series worldwide outside of Asia.

The anime is part of Tsuburaya Productions' Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku project, which transforms kaijū (monsters) from the Ultraman live-action special-effects series into cute, female anthropomorphized monsters. The project has four distinct versions. The "POP version" features character designs by POP, and has picture books and drama CDs, as well as manga. The "Kadokawa version" includes the Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku Galaxy Days four-panel manga by Bakutendo, and the Kaijū Girls ~Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku~ anime shorts. The project also includes figures by Plex, and a "Kodansha version," which includes the Ultra Journey - Twin Tail Shōjo to Twin Tail na Boku manga.

Seven Seas Entertainment published the second volume of Shun Kazakami and POP's Ultra Kaiju Anthropomorphic Project (Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku: feat. POP Comic code) manga on June 5.

Sources: Kaijū Girls (Black): Ultra Kaijū Gijinka Keikaku anime's official website, Animate Times

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