As is becoming a tradition with every Ultra series these days, Ultraman Orb will be hitting the big screen next year in a follow-up to the series entitled, Ultraman Orb: The Movie - Lend Me the Power of Your Bonds. Show runner Kiyotaka Taguchi will helm the film.
According to the film's summary, Ultraman X, Ginga and Victory will have prominent roles in the film. Here's a translation of the synopsis, courtesy of The Tokusatsu Network:
One day, a mysterious device is sent to the Something Search People. That device is Ultraman X’s transformation item: the X Devizer. Because of an enemy trap, the rescinded Ultraman X, who has a Unite with Xio member Daichi Ozora, sets out in search of him alongside the SSP and Gai Kurenai, who has returned from a journey. However, that’s only just the beginning of the danger lurking.
The Dark Ring, that can amplify the monster’s abilities, surrounds the monster with the most purest of evil hearts. Murunau, the Space Witch Thief who loves beauty and turning beautiful things into gem stones, has her hands on the Ring. Murunau transforms Ginga and Victory into gem stones, and with Earth as a target, tries to turn the Earth itself into one of her treasures. On the other side, the schemer Jugglus Juggler has another hidden agenda. The one leading Murunau’s Evil Alien Army is X, who has been turned into a treasure of Murunau.
Can Ultraman Orb protect the new generation heroes and defeat Murunau? His fiery heart that believes in his friends brings forth a new “power of bonds.” The greatest battle for the future of Earth begins!
With only four episodes remaining, Ultraman Orb is currently available to stream online for free on Crunchyroll. A prequel series, Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video's streaming service December 26th. Ultraman Orb: The Movie - Lend Me the Power of Your Bonds will hit Japanese theaters March 11th, 2017.
What do you think of the next Ultraman film? Are you a fan of Orb and looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments.
The Tokusatsu Network