Urutoraman Mebiusu (Ultraman Mebius) ran April 8, 2006 through March 31, 2007 (50 episodes +1 movie), it commemorates the 40th anniversary of Ultraman by returning to the series roots
|Hibino, Mirai||Igarashi, Shunjii|
|Aihara, Ryu||Nishina, Masaki|
|Kazama, Marina||Saikawa, Ai|
|George Ikaruga||Watanabe, Daisuke|
|Amagai, Konomi||Hirata, Misato|
|Kuze, Teppei||Uchino, Kentao|
|Sakomizu, Shingo||Tanaka, Minoru|
|Toriyama, Hosakan||Ishii ,Kenichi|
|Secretary Aide Maru||Maido, Yutakau|
|Misaki Yuki||Ishikawa, Saaya|
|Serizawa, Kazuya||Ishikawa, Shin|
Hibino, Mirai transforms into Ultraman Mebius using the "Mebius Brace", given to him by the Father of Ultra and which is attached to his left arm. When not in use it is invisible. (like Kamn Riders henshin belts). When he's ready to transform the "Mebius Brace" appears and he robs the red circle with his other hand to activate it. From the "Mebius Brace", Ultraman Mebius can produce the "Mebius Blade" a yellow glowing blade which can cut through monsters. Ultraman Mebius is the first multi-form Ultraman from the Land of Light. In edition to his normal mode, there is Brave, Burning Brave, Phoenix Brave and in the movie, Infinity. Brave form he gets from the "Knight Brace" a device het got from Ultraman Hikari, a blue Ultraman (episode 15). He returned the device to Hikari (episode 35) so no longer has access to this form. Burning Brave, Phoenix Brave he acheived through his close friendship with humans who know Hibino, Mirai is Ultraman Mebius. Their trust in him strengthens him. In Phoenix form he is actually slightly more powerful than the Father of Ultra. The Infinity form he gains by merging with Zoffy, Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Ace and Ultraman Taro (his mentor). He met Ultraman Leo, Astra and Ultraman 80 in the series but they are not in the movie. Infinity brings him close to Ultraman King level. Ultraman Mebius created the Hibino, Mirai form to honor the sacrfice of the human Ban, Hiroto who sacrifced himself to save the other crew members including his father, the captain, when their space ship traveling from Mars to Earth was damaged. Mebius tried but failed to save the young man. (Igarashi, Shunjii retired from acting in 2013.)
Ultraman Mebius - his normal form acheived by using Hibino, Mirai using the "Mebius Brace" to transform
Ultraman Mebius Burning Brave - Feeling a pain in his side he hasn't felt for thousands of years the Falther of Ultra senses a great evil is targeting the Earth (episode 27). He and the Mother of Utra decide its too much for Ultraman Mebius to handle and send him an Ultra Sign ordering him to return to the Land of Light (episode 28, as another more experienced Ultraman is sent to replace him. He does not want to go. Hibino, Mirai spends the day doing things for (making breakfast. helping teach preschool children, reparing a motorcycle, preparing lunch) and giving gifts to his human friends. As a large red ball comes closer and closer to Earth. When a giant robot appears Hibino, Mirai transforms into Ultraman Mebius in fron of his friend Aihara, Ryu. But Mebius is no match for the robot. His commanding officer and mentor, Ultraman Taro arrives and repeates the order for Ultraman Mebius to go home so that he will die young, and Taro damages the robot but it doesn't explode it just vanishes (episode 29). When the robot returns Ultraman Taro reappears but waits to see if GUYS plan will work, it fails because the robot teleports out of their trap. Taro tells Mirai the reason he was called home is so he can train, to become stronger for the approaching war, The newly repaired robot is even too much for Ultraman Taro to handle alone. Hibino, Mirai transforms into Ultraman Mebius in front of all of GUYS Crew. and then steps in between them and the robot and nearly dies. But their trust in him and his trust in them somehow empowers him to become "Ultraman Mebius Burning Brave", gaining "Medium Burst" attack. And once the robot is destroyed Ultraman Taro tells Ultraman Mebius he can stay on Earth. Later, having Ultraman Taro as his mentor results in Ultraman Mebius developing "Mebius Dynamite", its very powerful but it takes a lot out of him. which is the same reason Ultraman Taro rarely uses his version.
Ultraman Mebius Infinite - used only in the movie: Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers: Zoffy, Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Ultrman Jack, Ultraman Ace and Ultraman Taro (the original Ultra Brothers) temporarily merge with Ultraman Mebius to create Ultraman Mebius Infinite in order to destroy Yapool and his Super Beast U-Killersaurus Neo. Ultraman Leo, Astra and Ultraman 80 who are also consiidered Ultra Brothers do not appear in the movie although they do the series.
Its twenty-five years and two weeks since Earth has been attacked by a giant monster and just as the head of Guards for Utility Situation (GUYS) is about to retire one shows up. The good news is the first Ultraman ito appear on Earth n 25 years and 2 weeks, Ultraman Mebius has also arrived on Earth. The bad news is he (in his human form) is busy chasing a strange woman in white and black while the inexperience (because they've never seen a monster in their lifetime) operatives of GUYS are trying to stop a monster from reaching Earth. They faill and all but one is killed. That one survives only because his commanding officer hit the injection button, sending him to safety on Earth. Having succeeded in keeping Ultraman Mebius busy the woman vanishes as the monster lands in Tokyo. The new attempt of aliens and monsters to conquer or destroy the Earth has begun. Ultraman Mebius like the humans is inexperenced and although he kills the first monster much of the city is destroyed in the process. He starts out in experienced and among the weakest of the Ultras but by the end his experiences on Earth make him one of the most powerful . Although the Crew GUYS fail in the first mission against a giant monster, Ultraman Mebius still believes the humans can defend themselves, he just hear to help not take their place as defenders of their world and so disguised as one of them he sets out to reform the Crew Guys of Japan. And the international headquarters replaces their lost aircraft with more advanced ones.
Guards for Utility Situation (GUYS)
Hibino, Mirai (his name means "future days" - 18 years old, human formt of Ultraman Mebius, like Ultra Seven he created this form based on a human he met as he arrived on Earth, his true identity is known to Sakomizu ,Shingo from the start the rest of the Crew eventually learns it as well (episode 30), friendly and outgoing, after the original team was killed he recruited its new members, somewhat nieve, always sees good in others even when it isn't there
Kazamam, Marina - 19 years old, navigator, former motorcycle racer with dreams of winning a world championship, possess super human hearing, wears pants, suffers frin Arachniphobia (fear of spiders)
Amagai, Konomi - 18 years old base operator, does not normally go on missions but will if needed former preschool teacher, wears a skirt and glasses, loves children and animals, intitually suffers from an inferiority complex
Produced as an accident Lim Eleking (Lim=Limited) a tiny non-hostile version of Eleking (episode 8). became the mascot of GUYS Japan (episode 11) It can only exist for 1 minute before it vanishes to reappear seemingly at random.
Captain Isana - commander of GUYS Ocean, at first he doesn't tell Crew GUYS that's actually in charge of GUYS Ocean he just lets them think he's just a pilot. Besides helping Crew GUYS deal with a monster hiding in the ocean he has another reason for being at GUYS Japan, he's heard that they have an Ultraman coming to the aide them all the time and he's determined to find out which one of Crew GUYS he is,they try to keep him from finding out but Mirai used to talking openly about it now keeps letting things slip he should't. He leaves a note to Crew Guys letting them know that he knows who Ultraman Mebius is but when one of his men asks if he found out who Mebius is he pretends he didn't. (episode 38).
Supreme Chairman Takenaka, Jinguji - commander of all of GUYS, stationed in New York, formerly of the Terrestrial Defense Force (Ultra Seven) and Monster Attack Team (Return of Ultraman) comes to visit GUYS Japan unannounced sending them all into a panic (episode 42). This would be the worst time for LIM the mascot to appear so of course it does, apparently it wants to welcome him. As the Crew GUYS stand at attention he walks by each one, he stands looking Hibino, Mirai the longest. When he sees the Captain he adresses him as "Sakocchi".which I guess is a friendly nicknam for Sakomizu ,Shingo The Cree GUYS are confesed why men 40 years apart in age would be close friends. In a private convesation between the two the audience learns about tthe Captain having traveled at light speed and that for him 1 year passed for every 5 to 10 on Earth. This all happened while the Science Patrol and the original Ultraman were defending the Earth in the first age of monsters. Through flash backs we see how Sakomizu ,Shingo encountered still undidentifed alien ships and met Zoffy in space. The Supreme Chairman's granddaughter comes to town, supposedly to see her grandfather but when she asks Hibino, Mirai to spend the day with her it turns out she came to see him, they met in the movie (Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers) and he saved her life, he did know at the time who she was (episode 43). Mirai has his first popcorn. Supreme Chairman Takenaka, Jinguji was played by Sahara, Kenji who played Manjome, Jun in Ultra Q (1966) as well as General Takenaka, Jinguji in Ultra Seven (1967) and Return of Ultraman (1971).
GUYS Supreme Command (New York)
GUYS Japan's base is called Phoenix Nest. A huge facility it not only house the combat command center and adminsitrative offices, but also medcial facilaties, a cafeteria and even a gymn and a swimming pool.
From their Phoenix Nest headquarters they launch Gun Phoenix which can split into Gun Winger and Gun Loader. Much Extreme Technology of Extraterrestrial ORigin (METEOR) which can only be used for one minute. It allows the aircraft to make other impossible moves such as genertor duplicates of itself, generating waves that can throw a monster around, etc. Its hard on both the crafts and the Crew .In fact METOER was originally intended to be an emergency escape system to save the life of the Crew, not as an ehanced combat mode. Continued use of it actually rended Gun Wingrer unstable.
Later they get an extra aircraft "Gun Booster" (episode 15), flown from New York to Japana by Its Mirai and Chief of Maintenance Araiso. Phoenix Nest had a function that was kept top secret by GUYS Headquarters in New York until I was absolutly neccesary to tell GUYS Japan. Phoenix is itself a giant aircraft (episode 26). GUYS Ocean had Sea Winger (episode 38).
Hunter Knight Tsurugi/Ultraman Hikari
Because he was once a respected scientist from the Land of Light, the Mother of Ultra appears to restore him and free him of his hatred (episode 10). One restored (episode 11) Aihara, Ryu gives him the name Ultraman Hikari (Light). Without the Hunter Knight Tsurugi armor Ultraman Hikari looks different and isn't as powerful but he's more concerned about others. Ultraman Hikari he will apear when Ultraman Mebius needs some assitance. Although healed Ultraman Hikari, who is a scientist not a warrior, needs to rest to be be fully restored but when Zoffy appears and tell him to return home to the Land of Light he declines to go (episode 15). Although now a willing host to Ultraman Hkikari, Serizawa, Kazuya refuses to return to GUYS, he doesn't believe Aihara, Ryu needs him since he has Hibino, Mirai fighting by his side. But its not his friend he needs its his mentor.
After being knocked down by Saramandora and experiening a blinking color timer for the first time he realized it was time to head Zoffy's words and he gave Ultraman Mebius his Knight Brace saying that Mebius will need it in a future battle. But Mebius will not let him leave until Serizawa, Kazuya sees Aihara, Ryu. After briefly speaking to Ryu, Kazuya transforms through shear will power (since he gave his henshin device away) into Ultraman Hikari and heads home to The Land of Light in the M78 Nebula (episode 17). After he's gone Ryu finally adresses Sakomizu, Shingo as "Captain Sakomizu" instead of calling him by his full name. When Babaru Seiji (remember him?) impersonates Hunter Knight Tsurugi, attacks the city and Ultraman Mebius, Ultraman Hikari arrives on Earth chasing after the alien but unware of what he's done to destroy his reputation (episode 35). Serizawa, Kazuya finally returns to GUYS and is surprised to leanr Crew GUYS knows Mirai is Ultraman Mebius. Hibino, Mirai returns the "Knight Brace" to Serizawa, Kazuya which makes Ultraman Hikari more powerful but costs Ultraman Mebius his "Brave" form. Ultraman Hikari summons a new armor and becomes Hunter Knight Tsurugi but without the venegable spirit and kills Babaru Seiji. After saying his farwells to Crew GUYS he leaves to go investigate the source of these continued threats to the Earth. Ultraman Hikari notices a black spot on the Earth's sun, as he sees it growing at a rapid rate he realzies its not natural (and presumably alerts the Land of Light) [episode 48].
After managing to inflict a minor wound on Alien Emperor, Ultraman Hikari vanishes giving the imperssion that he had been killed [episode 49]. In realty he recognized that his brave but foolish friend Aihara, Ryu was about to make a suicidal and totally ineffective attack run against the alien and save his life merged with him before the alien blow up Ryu's plane. When Ultraman Hikari appears again and a weakened Ultraman Mebius appears they are unable to harm the self styled Emperor and Lord of Darkness, and Ultraman Mebius appears to be killed, his body desingrated. After the voice of the other Ultrabrothers (not incluidng Taro, Leo or Astra) tell the humans not to give up hope, the Knights Brace appears on Ryu's arm and hears Mirai's voice. The Knights Brace is actually a powerful artifact given to Ultraman Hikari by the Ultraman King and through it the five Crew GUYS members are able to merge with a glowing Hibino, Mirai (apparently now a disembodied spirit) to become Ultraman Mebius Phoenix Brave [episode 50]
The other Ultras to guest star in this series are:
Zoffy - high ranking office of the Space Garrison, leader of the Ultra Brothers, in his first appearance in this series he appears in space and he tells Ultraman Hikari he should return to the Land of Ligh, Ultraman Hikari does not immedialy do so but does ultimatey comply, his second appearance, also in space, is a flash back 40 years when he destroyed an entire flite of alien space ships, stopping an invasion of Earth and safing the life of astronatu Captain Sakomizu [episodes 15, 42, 50, movie], first introduced in Ultraman (episode 39).
Ultra Seven - first Ultraman to create a human body rather than merge with a human, cousin of Ultraman Taro, father of Ultraman Zero (Space Garrison Post Observer 340 was renamed as Ultra Seven by the humans of the Ultra Guard (because he was honorary seventh member of the Ultra Guard), in this series he appears to protect Crew GUYS women (the men all in the hospital) so they can unfreeze Ultraman Mebius (there is a flash back to when Ultra Seven had a similar experience and UG saved him) [episodes 46, 49, 50, movie],
Ultraman Ace - adopted by The Father of Ultra after his actual father was killed, first/only Ultraman to have two hosts a man and a woman, at the same time, helps Crew GUYS deal with a monster on the moon while Ultraman Mebius is busy fighting Yapool [44, 50, movie],
Ultraman Leo - one of only two survivors of the destruction of Planet L77 of the Leo constellation, accepted as an Ultra Brother by the Ultraman King, second Ultra Brother to appear on Earth in this series, first to appear in his human form, trains Ultraman Mebius [episodes 34, 50].
Ultraman 80 - last Showa era Ultraman, last Ultra Brother until Mebius and Hikari were addded, second Ultra Brother to appear on Earth in this series [episodes 41, 50]
Space Garrison is Land of Light's military which is sworn to univeral peace and justice. Silver Cross is like Earth's Red Cross. Ultra Brothers are those Ultras who have defened the main universe Earth. According to this series both the title's "Ultraman" and "Ultra Brother" are actualy bestowed not by the people from the Land of Light (despite the fact it was the Ultraman King [does not appear in this series] who declared Leo and Astra to be Ultra Brothers) but by the humans of Earth.
(1966 & 2006)
(1967 & 2006)
(1971 & 2006)
(1972 & 2006)
(1972 & 2006)
Higashi, Kotaro (Sinoda, Saburo) [no photo] - human host of Ultraman Taro, has not been seen since he seperated from Ultraman Taro, current location unknown, Taro simply appears without a human form.
(1974 & 2006)
(1980 & 2006)
Mill Creek Entertainment has not yet announced the release date for Ultraman Mebius on Blu-Ray. They have said it will include the movies and the Hikari specials.
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