Long-running Tsuburaya Productions tokusatsu TV show will feature two lead heroes for the first time in its 52 year history
The bonds between brothers are elemental in Ultraman R/B, the latest entry in Tsuburaya Productions long-running Ultra series of tokusatsu action TV shows and the first entry to feature a pair of lead heroes in the fire-themed Ultraman Rosso and the water-themed Ultraman Blu.
The story of Ultraman R/B is described as follows:
The two main characters, Katsumi and Isami Minato, are brothers who live with their younger sister and father who run a specialty store. One day, the brothers find the R/B Gyro and R/B Crystal, which transform Katsumi into “Ultraman Rosso” and Isami into “Ultraman Blu”. Rosso has the element of fire, while Blu has the element of water. The show is entertaining not only as a special effect action piece which depicts the brothers confronting powerful enemies as they grow up, but also as a TV drama series focusing on the brothers’ family bond.
Ultraman R/B is directed by Masayoshi Takasue and stars Yuya Hirata as Katsumi Minato and Ryosuke Koike as Isami Minato. The series begins broadcasting on TV Tokyo on July 07, 2018.
Special thanks go to resident tokusatsu enthusiast Zindakku for the news tip.
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