English Nexus Poster
|Writer||Hasegawa Keiichi and others|
|Director||Konaka Kazuya and others|
Itsumo Kokoro ni Taiyou wo|
Singer: U-ka saegusa IN db
Tobitatenai Watashi ni Anata ga Tsubasa wo Kureta
Singer: U-ka saegusa IN db
Akaku Atsui Kodou
Singer: Aiuchi Rina
|No. of episodes||38 (37+1 Unaired)|
Okazaki Takeshi (CBC)|
Shibuya Hiroyasu (Tsuburaya)
Yamanishi Taihei (Dentsu)
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Fan Rating||4.60 / 5 Stars|
|Time||7:30 am - 8:00 am Sat|
|Original run||October 2, 2004– June 25, 2005|
|Preceded by||Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy|
|Followed by||Ultraman Max|
Ultraman Nexus is part of the Ultra N Project. This was a trinity of Ultraman series that were interconnected. This included the Ultraman movie and the Ultraman Noa stage show. Contrary to its predecessors which were mainly for kids, it was targeted especially at adults.
Komon Kazuki was a rescue worker who was chosen and recruited into the Night Raiders, an organisation which defends Earth from dangerous monsters, known as Space Beasts. A mysterious man named Himeya Jun receives the Evoltruster and the ability to transform into Ultraman, a powerful silver giant, and aids the Night Raiders in destroying the Space Beasts.
Main Article: List of Ultraman Nexus Characters
- Himeya Jun - Kirishima Yusuke → 姫矢准 - 桐島優介
- Kirasawa Yuu - Tanaka Nobuhiko → 吉良沢優 - 田中伸彦
- Matsunaga Youichirou - Horiuchi Masami → 松永要一郎 - 堀内正美
- Tougou - Sahara Kenji → 東郷 - 佐原健二
- Shutou Saya - Hidaka Hitomi → 首藤沙耶 - 日高ひとみ
- Saida Riko - Nakamaru Shion → 斎田リコ - 中丸シオン
- Mizorogi Shinya - Shundou Mitsutoshi → 溝呂木眞也 - 俊藤光利
- Sera - Tanaka Mai → セラ - 田中舞
- Negoro Jinzou - Ookouchi Hiroshi → 根来甚蔵 - 大河内浩
- Sakuta Megumi - Kawashima Tomoko → 佐久田恵 - 川嶋朋子
- Nonomiya Mizuo - Miyashita Tomomi → 野々宮瑞生 - 宮下ともみ
- Ultraman Nexus, Noa - Masutani Yasunori → ウルトラマンネクサス・ウルトラマンノア - 増谷康紀
- Dark Faust - Inada Tetsu → ダークファウスト - 稲田徹
- TLT Announcer - Terase Kyoko → TLTアナウンス - 寺瀬今日子
- People gossiping about Bannip - Obata Makoto, Kokuryu Sachi, 小材優貴 (Episode 26) → 怪物バンニップを噂する人々 - 小幡誠、國立幸、小材優貴
- Ultraman Nexus, Noa - Terai Daisuke → ウルトラマンネクサス、ウルトラマンノア - 寺井大介
- Nexus, Dark Faust, Mephisto, Dark Zagi - Iwata Hideyoshi → ウルトラマンネクサス、ダークファウスト、ダークメフィスト、ダークザギ - 岩田栄慶
- Dark Faust, Mephisto Zwei - Yamamoto Satoshi → ダークファウスト、ダークメフィストツヴァイ - 山本諭
- Space Beast - Nagata Tomohiro, Yokoo Kazunori, 田辺信彦、Soma Kenya → スペースビースト - 永田朋裕、横尾和則、田辺信彦、相馬絢也
- No episodes on January 1st or April 9th 2005.
- Nexus had Japanese titles as well as English ones. When the Japanese titles differ in meaning from the English one, it'll show up afterwards in parenthesis.
|Episode||Title||Air date||Writer||Director||Tokusatsu Director||Viewership|
|Episode 01||Night Raid
|October 2, 2004||Hasegawa Keiichi||Konaka Kazuya||Kikuchi Yuuichi||5.2%|
|Episode 02||Space Beast
|October 9, 2004||2.6%|
|Episode 03||Ultraman (Giant)
|October 16, 2004||Nemoto Miki||4.3%|
|Episode 04||Meta Field (Subdimension)
|October 23, 2004||2.5%|
|Episode 05||Dunamist (One of Appropriate Ability)
|October 30, 2004||Araki Kenichi||Kitaura Tsugumi||Kitaura Tsugumi||3.3%|
|November 6, 2004||2.1%|
|Episode 07||Faust (Demon)
|November 13, 2004||Hasegawa Keiichi||Nemoto Miki||2.9%|
|Episode 08||Memory Police (MP)
|November 20, 2004||2.4%|
|November 27, 2004||Akahoshi Masanao||Abe Yuuichi||Kikuchi Yuuichi||2.8%|
|Episode 10||Strike Formation
|December 4, 2004||2.7%|
|December 11, 2004||Hasegawa Keiichi||Konaka Kazuya||3.1%|
|December 18, 2004||N/A|
|Episode 12||Lost Soul (Separation)
|Episode 13||Illustrator (Prophet)
|December 25, 2004||Murai Sadayuki||Nemoto Miki||Kikuchi Yuuichi||2.2%|
|Episode 14||Mephisto (Devil)
|January 8, 2005||2.7%|
|January 15, 2005||Araki Kenichi||Kitaura Tsugumi||2.5%|
|January 22, 2005||1.7%|
|January 29, 2005||Hasegawa Keiichi||Yagi Takeshi||2.1%|
|February 5, 2005||2.4%|
|Episode 19||Cross-Phase Trap (Interceptor)
|February 12, 2005||Akahoshi Masanao||Abe Yuuichi||Kikuchi Yuuichi||2.1%|
|Episode 20||Chrome Chester Delta (Pursuit)
|February 19, 2005||3.2%|
|Episode 21||Sacrifice (Suffering)
|February 26, 2005||Murai Sadayuki||Nemoto Miki||3.6%|
|Episode 22||Cure (Rest)
|March 5, 2005||3.3%|
|Episode 23||Satisfaction (Destiny)
|March 12, 2005||Hasegawa Keiichi||Kitaura Tsugumi||2.2%|
|March 19, 2005||5.4%|
|March 26, 2005||2.5%|
|Episode 26||The Third (Ren)
|April 2, 2005||Oota Ai||Konaka Kazuya||3.3%|
|April 16, 2005||3.0%|
|April 23, 2005||3.2%|
|April 30, 2005||Murai Sadayuki||Nemoto Miki||Kikuchi Yuuichi||4.4%|
|May 7, 2005||Oota Ai||Yagi Takeshi||3.5%|
|May 14, 2005||3.6%|
|Episode EX||Lost Memories (Shiori)
|N/A||Akahoshi Masanao||Kitaura Tsugumi||N/A|
|Episode 32||Unknown Hand (Shadow)
|May 21, 2005||Hasegawa Keiichi||Ohara Naoki||Kikuchi Yuuichi||5.9%|
|Episode 33||A.D. 2004 (Oblivion)
|May 28, 2005||Murai Sadayuki||Kitaura Tsugumi||2.6%|
|Episode 34||A.D. 2009 (Block)
|June 4, 2005||Akahoshi Masanao||2.8%|
|June 11, 2005||Oota Ai||Abe Yuuichi||4.4%|
|Episode 36||Farewell (Final battle)
|June 18, 2005||3.5%|
|Episode 37||Nexus (Bond)
|June 25, 2005||Hasegawa Keiichi||6.9%|
Average: 3.2% (All Episodes)
Highest: 6.9% (Episode 37)
Lowest: 1.7% (Episode 16)
- The idea for Ultraman's power to be inherited came from Producer Shibuya inheriting his role, as well as his experience in the Hakone Relay Races.
- Before coming up with Ultraman Nexus, the staff had considered making a series called Ultraman Cross. Since the theme was the bond between people. (Nexus is Latin for "bond").
- One of the reasons for the adversity shown in Nexus was because the staff wanted to show that their can be difficulties in life, but people should never give up.
- The Ultraman movie was planned to come out before the TV series, but ended up appearing in theaters around episode 12 of the TV series.
- The staff reused settings and kaiju suits to save on money. They thought it was wasteful to build a suit only for it to be destroyed after one episode.
- It was originally going to be a prime time series. They had hoped the story would attract an adult audience.
- They had a project called Yellow Eyes which eventually became The Ultraman movie.
- They had originally planned for Himeya Jun to have a dark side from his experiences as a cameraman during the Vietnam War. He would get drunk with power when he received Ultraman's abilities. But these ideas were scrapped after the 9/11 incident.
- The last episode was planned to be paced out more, but it had to be shortened because the series was cancelled early.
- Horiuchi Masami (Matsunaga) later plays Makage Souichi in Kamen Rider Drive.
- Sato Yasue (Nagi) later plays Jabi in the Garo series.
- Uchiyama Masato (Ren) later plays of Kageyama Shun / Kamen Rider Punch Hopper in Kamen Rider Kabuto.
- Sahara Kenji (Tougou) was Staff Officer Takenaka in UltraSeven, and later reprises his role in Ultraman Mebius.
- Kato Kosei (Ishibori) later plays Hirukawa Mitsuhiko in Ultraman Mebius and Pedanian Reionyx Hunter Dail in Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey.
T-N Release List
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- JP Wiki
- Ultra N Project JP Wiki
- Ultraman Nexus on Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Website
- Official Ultraman Homepage
- SciFi JAPAN TV #28 Ultraman Nexus Origins