July 10th is Ultraman Day! The new TV series Ultraman Trigger is set to launch on the TV Tokyo Network in Japan. Every Thursday at 5 PM, we will release the latest information about the series and its main cast!
Today we are introducing the Terrestrial Peaceable Union (TPU) and the captain of GUTS-Select, an elite team under the TPU Japan Headquarters that fights monster with mechs such as the Nursedessei and the GUTS Falcon!
Starring in the role of the illustrious Captain is Katsuya Takagi! He began his career in elementary school, first in modeling, and then discovered the thrill of performance when he made his acting debut. After numerous appearances on theatrical stages, he began appearing in film, and last year acted in the hit movie Midnight Swan. Takagi has met acclaim for his work in tokusatsu pieces, period drama, action movies and more.
The Sizuma Foundation, a global mega-conglomerate leading the way even in space exploration. On one of their research missions, the Foundation’s leader, Chairman Mitsukuni, discovered a dark power threatening peace in the universe. In an effort to counter this grave danger, he worked to unite national governments across the planet, and the resulting organization came to be called the TPU (Terrestrial Peaceable Union). Headquartered in Japan, the TPU is comprised of its North America Branch, Paris Branch, Sydney Branch, and locations in various nations around the world. The Japan Headquarters is home to Global Unlimited Task Squad, known as “GUTS-Select,” an expert team specializing in anti-monster operations.
■ Seiya Tatsumi (38 years old)
Captain of expert team GUTS-Select. The Captain is known for his ability to unite men, women, children, seniors – all beings on Earth and throughout the universe, as well as for his perfect balance of strictness and kindness. From the command center of the anti-monster battleship Nursedessei, he will brilliantly lead an elite crew with strong, diverse personalities, including Kengo, Yuna, Tesshin, and Himari.
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■ Cast: Katsuya Takagi
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<Comments from the Actor>
I’m honored to be taking on the role of the GUTS-Select Captain Seiya Tatsumi.
From the moment I was chosen to play the role, the excitement and pressure were so intense I could barely sleep for a full week – naturally because Ultraman has been my hero since I was a child. I couldn’t believe I was going to be a Captain!
When I was young, the heroes and defense team members on the show filled me with courage, motivation, and the power to hope. Now, it’s our turn to shoulder that responsibility and create a bright future for children and adults alike.
I’m all the more honored to be entrusted to play the role of Captain in the nonmemorable 55th anniversary of Ultraman and 55th anniversary of Ultraman Tiga.
My hope is that Trigger will capture the hearts of this generation, just as Tiga did with mine. I will put my utmost into making Trigger a powerful work beloved by those of all generations. Please enjoy the show!
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【Ultraman Trigger Series Overview】
Start Date: July 10th (Sat), 2021
Broadcast Time: Every Saturday 9:00~9:30am (JST)
Broadcast Channel: TXN Network and others
Production Companies: Tsuburaya Productions, TV Tokyo, and Dentsu
Actors: Raiga Terasaka, Runa Toyoda, Shunya Kaneda, Tadashi Mizuno, Meiku Harukawa, Katsuya Takagi and more
Main Director: Koichi Sakamoto
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/TsuburayaGlobal/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tsuburayaglobal
Tsuburaya Global Website: https://en.tsuburaya-prod.co.jp/
Ultraman Galaxy (Official North American Website): https://ultramangalaxy.com/
Official Series Website (Japanese): http://ani.tv/ultraman_trigger/
Official ULTRAMAN TRIGGER Website (Japanese): https://m-78.jp/trigger/
Official Hashtag: #UltramanTrigger