The first Ultraman was introduced to our world — as well as the universe of this movie in 1966. As children, Daigo Madoka, Shin Asuka and Gamu Takayama were inspired by the show and never forgot about their hero, even after they grew up. Nor did they forget the strange girl they met the first day they saw Ultraman, who asked them to make wishes for their futures, with Shin wanting to be a baseball player and Gamu thinking of his scientist future in which he builds the ship that Daigo will fly to M78, Ultraman’s planet.
Decades pass and one day, Daigo has a vision of a battle between Alien Nackle and Alien Guts versus four of the Ultraman Brothers. Strangely enough, Daigo knows that the Ultras that are losing the battle are his friends Hayata, Dan, Go and Hokuto. No one believes him, but soon, he finds his way into another world where he helps Ultraman Mebius defeat Monster Gesura. That’s when he realizes that he must rally his friends to bring back Ultraman, Ultraseven, Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, Ultraman Gaia, Ultraman Mebius and Ultraman Ace.
After all, anyone who believes in Ultraman can achieve victory.
I loved this movie, which brings together so many Ultraman characters into one great film. It’s filled with so much joy and was the perfect antidote for the darkness I keep feeling creeping into the edges of life. It made me remember when I was a young kid, screaming every time Ultraman started losing power and wondering if he had enough to save the day.