In December of 2021, the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube Channel, presenting fans with the latest news and an in-depth look into the Ultraman universe, broke the 2 million subscriber mark. To commemorate this special occasion with our fans around the world, a livestream event will be held on the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube Channel on Friday, February 18th at 8PM EST.
Ultraman Connection Live and the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube Channel will team up once again to share the thrilling intergalactic action of Ultraman with a global audience!
Titled Ultraman Connection Live Presents: ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube 2 Million Subscribers Celebration, this event will be presented in both English and Japanese, so fans everywhere can watch live and enjoy the celebration.
After the show at 9:45 PM EST, Ultraman Connection Talk, a new livestream show for global fans, will be held FREE exclusively for Ultraman Connection members. Registration is free for everyone. Make sure to become a member now at UltramanConnection.com to participate!
ABOUT ULTRAMAN CONNECTION LIVE PRESENTS: ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YOUTUBE 2 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS CELEBRATION
This livestream event will feature appearances by three cast members from Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga, which is approaching its final episode, and six cast members from the New Generation Ultraman series, which have been significantly important to the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube Channel. The event will celebrate the Official Channel’s journey to 2 million subscribers by looking back at the history of the channel and the New Generation Ultraman series which grew along with it.
Note that the cast members will appear as themselves, not as their characters in the series, so we ask that parents and guardians practice discretion when allowing young children who believe in the world of the show to watch. Please also note that Hirata-san (Katsumi Minato a.k.a. Ultraman Rosso from Ultraman R/B) and Koike-san (Isami Minato a.k.a Ultraman Blu from Ultraman R/B) will appear in a pre-recorded segment. All other guests will be live.
On the day of the event, we will be taking questions for our guests from fans via Twitter.
Here’s how to ask your favorite Ultraman character a question:
- Follow @TsuburayaGlobal
- Send a tweet with the hashtag #AskUltra2M and tell us your nickname, question or comment, and who you want to ask!
We will then select questions from the community to read and ask our guests during the live show! Please note the Tsuburaya Productions official ULTRAMAN Global Twitter account: https://twitter.com/TsuburayaGlobal and remember that Hirata-san (Katsumi Minato a.k.a. Ultraman Rosso from Ultraman R/B) and Koike-san (Isami Minato a.k.a Ultraman Blu from Ultraman R/B) will appear in a pre-recorded segment, so cannot be asked questions during this broadcast.
Always the center of the topics among the viewers of Ultraman Connection Live, the event will feature two Live Stage battles! Be sure to watch from beginning to end to not miss a single moment of the action! Also, there’s a rumor that new Ultra hero, Ultraman Regulos might make an appearance…!
On Friday night, February 18th, after watching the new episode of Ultraman Chronicle D, please stay tuned on the ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube Channel for our Live Celebration!
Ultraman Connection Live Presents: ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube 2 Million Subscribers Celebration
Date/Time: February 18, 2022 (Friday) 8:00 - 9:35 PM (EST)
*An edited version of the event will also be available for viewing on the Official Channel at a later date.
Livestream Access: ULTRAMAN OFFICIAL YouTube Channel
Raiga Terasaka plays Kengo Manaka, the incarnation of light and alter-ego of Ultraman Trigger, the finale of which airs this week. Terasaka-san has been working to bring Kengo’s ethos of “Smile, smile” to Ultraman fans around the world. Though Trigger is ending, Kengo’s story, and Terasaka-san’s performance, are not yet done, with Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z coming in March!
Toyoda-san plays the heroine of Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga, Yuna Shizuma, and a deeply talented young actress who has grown with the role she’s made her own. She is no stranger to Ultraman Connection herself, having made an appearance at the Ultraman Connection Holiday Special, and she’ll be reprising her role in Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z!
Rounding out the main trio of Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga is Shunya Kaneko, who brought the character of young genius Akito Hijiri to life! Though Trigger is his first Tokusatsu role, his performances have been exemplary, and we can’t wait to see him in more: like Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z!
Hirano-san, who starred as STORAGE pilot Haruki Natsukawa in 2020’s Seiun Award-winning Ultraman Z(Zett), has returned! Hirano-san’s portrayals have not ended with the finale of Z, and he will be reprising his heroic role in this year’s Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z, showing us all how Haruki has continued to grow since Z’s final battle!
Negishi-san, who played Hikaru Raido in 2013’s Ultraman Ginga and 2014’s Ultraman Ginga S, in many ways is partially responsible for the New Generation series as a whole! Bringing the character of Hikaru to life in Ginga, the first Ultraman series entry to hit the airwaves since 2006’s Ultraman Mebius, as well as its successor series Ginga S, Negishi-san is beloved by fans for the earnestness and joy he displayed.
Playing the taciturn Victorian, Sho, Kiyotaka Uji debuted as the co-star of 2014’s Ultraman Ginga S, alongside his predecessor Takuya Negishi. Sho is remembered for his growth across the series, going from a cold, combative fighter to a kind, caring warrior truly worthy of the name Ultraman. Much of the credit for that arc is attributed to Uji-san’s performance.
Hirata-san brought responsible older sibling Katsumi Minato to life in 2018’s Ultraman R/B (Ruebe), in a performance still beloved by the fanbase. His dynamic with his co-stars was integral to the family feeling that R/B is best remembered for, and fans are looking forward to seeing him reprise his role again in the future!
Koike-san played genius younger brother Isami Minato in 2018’s Ultraman R/B, bringing a charming mix of youth and intelligence to the role that fans remember fondly. As more of the concepts and story elements created in R/B return and expand in the greater Ultraman series, fans around the world have been clamoring for the return of the young genius space archaeologist, and the actor who portrayed him.
The talented young actress who has played fan-favorite character Ultrawoman Grigio in Ultraman R/B and beyond, Sonohara-san’s portrayal has been integral to the continued popularity of the young female Ultra up to the present day, including the upcoming Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad. This show will allow her to reunite publicly with her co-stars on several Ultraman projects in which she has worked, and we can’t wait to see!
ULTRAMAN CONNECTION TALK
Following the livestream on YouTube, there will be an extended livestream on Ultraman Connection exclusively!
The show is a spinoff talk show of Ultraman Connection Live. We will be doing live Q&A with the viewers so have your questions ready!
Date/Time: February 18, (Friday) 9:45 PM (EST)
Livestream Access: UltramanConnection.com
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