Ultraman: The Next (2004)

Ultraman: The Next, released in Japan as ULTRAMAN, is a theatrically released Ultraman film directed by Kazuya Konaka. It was released in Japan by Shochiku on December 18, 2004 as part of a concerted effort by Tsuburaya Productions to revitalize the Ultraman franchise and make it more relevant with modern mainstream audiences.

Tetsuya Bessho stars as a Japanese Air Self-Defense Force pilot named Shunichi Maki whose F-15 Eagle is hit by a strange glowing red object in the sky, eventually granting him special powers such as telepathy.

Meanwhile, another man has gone through a similar process, but his experience turned him into a giant rampaging beast called “The One”. Eventually Maki discovers that he can transform into a giant silver super hero and fight against it.

Movie info

Transliterated title
ULTRAMAN
Release date
December 18, 2004
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Featured Cast

tetsuya-bessho Tetsuya Bessho Shunichi Maki
kyoko-toyama Kyoko Toyama Sara Mizuhara
kenya-osumi Kenya Osumi Takafumi Udo
nae-yuuki Nae Yuuki Yoko Maki
Ryohei Hirota Ryohei Hirota Tsugumu Maki
No photo available Thomas Lynch science instructor
No photo available Dana Segal young girl

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Last Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 03:55:51 EDT