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    The cast of ULTRAMAN DECKER is featured in a new streaming series on TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

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    Tsuburaya Productions has announced a new streaming series, GUTS-SELECT EXCHANGE REPORT ~THE SPECIAL AFFAIRS DIVISION 3 RETURNS~ (GUTS-SELECT交流記 ~帰ってきた特務3課~, Gattsu -Serekuto Kōryū-ki ~ Kaettekita Tokumu 3-ka ~), a spin-off of their latest Ultraman show, ULTRAMAN DECKER (ウルトラマンデッカー, Urutoraman Dekkā, 2022).  In Japan, the show will debut exclusively on Tsuburaya'a official digital platform service, "TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION", on October 1st. There is no word yet regarding a possible release in North America or other international markets.

    There will be five episodes of GUTS-SELECT EXCHANGE REPORT, released one per month through February, 2023. Each will focus focusing on a member of the TPU's (Terrestrial Peaceable Union) defense team GUTS-Select, the main characters in the television series ULTRAMAN TRIGGER: NEW GENERATION TIGA (ウルトラマントリガー NEW GENERATION TIGA, Urutoraman Torigā Nyū Jenerēshon Tiga, 2021) and ULTRAMAN DECKER. In addition to the main cast of DECKER, the new series will feature the Alien Metron Marluru and its boss, Masamichi Hotta from the TPU Department of Technological Development: Special Section 3, who will share details of their interactions with the  GUTS-Select crew. Hotta and Marluru were previously paired in the TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION series, NURSEDESSEI SECRET ORIGIN STORY" (ナースデッセイ開発秘話, Nāsudessei Kaihatsu Hiwa, 2021), a preuel to ULTRAMAN TRIGGER.

    Release Schedule

    Saturday, October 1, 2022: Episode 1- Sawa Kaizaki
    Saturday, November 5, 2022: Episode 2- Kanata Asumi
    Saturday, December 3, 2022: Episode 3 - Ichika Kirino
    Saturday, January 7, 2023: Episode 4 - Soma Ryumon
    Saturday, February 4, 2023: Episode 5 - Taiji Murahoshi

    Series Overview


    Masamichi Hotta: Munetoshi Takubo
    Kanata Asumi: Hiroki Matsumoto
    Ichika Kirino: Yuka Murayama
    Soma Ryumon: Nobunaga Daichi
    Sawa Kaizaki: Sae Miyazawa
    Taiji Murahoshi: Masaya Kikawada


    Director: Yusuke Murakami
    Screenplay: Junichiro Ashiki
    Production: Tsuburaya Productions

    Premiere Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

    Distribution (Japan): TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION

    TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION is a Japanese streaming service that offers unlimited viewing of Ultraman and other Tsuburaya series (approximately 1,700 episodes), new original titles, online events, limited edition product sales, and advance ticket sales for Ultraman events and movies.

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    Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    About Tsuburaya Productions

    Tsuburaya Productions, creator and copyrights owner of the superhero ULTRAMAN series was founded in 1963 by Eiji Tsuburaya, world-renowned special effects wizard also known for his special effects work on the Godzilla series. With more than fifty years’ experience, it is one of Japan’s oldest and most respected independent film and television production houses. Its popular Ultraman TV and film series which premiered in 1966 has been seen in over 100 territories worldwide and has spawned over 3,000 licensed products. In addition to production, the company also handles character licensing and program distribution and staging live stage shows both domestically and internationally.


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