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Writers:
Keiichi Hasegawa (screenplay) (episodes 29, 33, 36, 39, 42, 47, 51 and 52)
Yasushi Hirano (screenplay) (episode 24)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
14 September 2002 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
When super just isn't enough... get ultra!
Plot:
A high-tech squadron protects Earth from evil monsters and aliens with the help of a giant super-being named Ultraman Tiga.
User Reviews:
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Cast

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Masaki Kyômoto ... Shin Hayate (2 episodes, 1997)
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Series Directed by
Akio Jissôji (1 episode, 1997)
Kazuho Mitsuta (1 episode, 1997)

Todo Fuyuki (unknown episodes)
Masaki Harada (unknown episodes)
Teruyoshi Ishii (unknown episodes)
Shin'ichi Kamizawa (unknown episodes)
Kyôta Kawasaki (unknown episodes)
Tsugumi Kitaura (unknown episodes)
Shingo Matsubara (unknown episodes)
Hiromitsu Muraishi (unknown episodes)
Yasushi Okada (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Akio Jissôji (1 episode, 1997)
Akio Satsukawa (1 episode, 1997)
Shozo Uehara (1 episode, 1997)

Scott DeSimon (unknown episodes)
Keiichi Hasegawa (unknown episodes)
Yasushi Hirano (unknown episodes)
Scott Kalish (unknown episodes)
Kyôta Kawasaki (unknown episodes)
Chiaki Konaka (unknown episodes)
Masakazu Migita (unknown episodes)
Hidenori Miyazawa (unknown episodes)
Arthur 'Sam' Murakami (unknown episodes)
Kazunori Saitô (unknown episodes)
Nobusuke Ônishi (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Norman J. Grossfeld .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Alfred Kahn .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
John Kalish .... producer (unknown episodes)
Tom Kenney .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Masato Oida .... producer (unknown episodes)
Michael Pecoriello .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Kazuo Tsuburaya .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Elik Alvarez (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ralph Schuckett (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
Freddy Sheinfeld (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Cinematography by
Takehiro Kuramochi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Tetsuzô Ôsawa (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Michael Attanasio .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Hiroshi Maruyama .... monster designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Shin'ichi Kamizawa .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Koichi Takano .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... suit maker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Shun Hirosawa .... stunts: trampoline stunts (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tatsumi Nikamoto .... stunt coordinator (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Music Department
Susan Shufro .... music producer (unknown episodes)
John Siegler .... music producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Christopher Collet .... voice director (unknown episodes)
Kazuho Mitsuta .... planner (unknown episodes)
Katsumi Nimiamoto .... fight choreographer (unknown episodes)
Takashi Otani .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tetsuya Yoshida .... suit builder: monsters (unknown episodes)
 

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Also Known As:
"Urutoraman Tiga" - Japan (original title)
"Ultraman Tiga" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
30 min (52 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tiga is the first Ultraman with multiple forms. His three forms are Multi ("Omni" in the US), Power, and Sky ("Speed" in the US), with an ultimate fourth form, Glitter-Tiga, in the series' finale.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows "Return of Ultraman" (1971)See more »
Soundtrack:
Brave Love, TIGASee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fantstic Beginning of the New Heisei Ultraman Series, 1 January 2013
Author: ebiros2 from United States

Japan has three long running super hero based series. One is the Sentai Series that started from the Go Ranger (known in the US as the Go Rangers), second is the Kamen Rider series, and third and the longest running is the ULTRA series which this TV series is a part of.

This is the first of what's known as the "Early Heisei Ultraman Trilogy". The others includes Ultraman Dyna, and Ultraman Tiga, but broadly, all the Ultraman series that was made in the Heisei period (Period of emperor Akihito's reign), is called the Heisei Ultra Series. This series is the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Ultra series that started with the Ultra Q, and first Ultraman series to appear in 16 year after the completion of Ultraman 80. In the Japanese version, the time line of the story is set between 2007 - 2010.

This is the first Ultraman that is indigenous to Earth, and not a space patrol from M78 nebula. Color change between red, blue, and purple was a strategy conceived to enhance the related toy product's sale, but contributed as the interesting feature of this series. Different suit actor played each of the different color version of Ultraman Tiga, and added to the realism of the action.

The series is experimental in many ways, and features several women squad members in active roles. This includes the captain of the team Megumi Iruma (Mio Takagi), and daughter of the actor who played the first Ultraman's alter ego Hayata (Susumu Kurobe), Takami Yoshimoto as Rena.

This is the most serious of the Heisei Ultraman Trilogy in terms of its mood. The series gains more humorous aspect as it evolves.

It's incredible that Japanese TV stations only pay the production company 20 - 30,000 dollars per episodes for these series. The Ultra Series is known to be expensive to produce costing around a quarter million dollars per episode, but this is still mere pittance compared to the US made TV series that routinely costs over 5 million dollar per episode. The recent bankruptcy of Tsuburaya Production is understandable under these conditions. I'm a big fan of the ULTRA series, so I sincerely hope that better and more fair financial reward system be incorporated into the Japanese TV production system.

I just love these newer Heisei Ultraman series, and this is a welcome return of Ultraman to the TV screen.

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