Ultraman Nexus (ウルトラマンネクサス Urutoraman Nekusasu) ran from October 2, 2004, to June 25, 2005, as the 17th entry in the Ultraman Series, and the third and final product of the Ultra N Project. Although known for featuring a more serious, adult, and atmospheric story than its predecessor, Ultraman Cosmos, it was also intended as a re-imagining or reboot of the original Ultraman.
The TLT is a covert international anti-monster unit established secretly to combat Space Beasts, mysterious monsters that are out to attack humans in the year 2009. One of the TLT's new recruits, Kazuki Komon, is attacked by one of them prior to reporting for duty. However, he is saved by a silver giant that he names "Ultraman". What no one knows is that the silver giant is an Ultraman — to be precise, Ultraman Nexus, ready to fight the Space Beasts to save the planet Earth.
Why It Ultra Rocks
- Nexus is one of the most innovative Ultra Shows to date, as it was presented to be an action oriented J-Drama, with a more demographic tone, than what is mostly provided within the franchise, generally an optimistic/light-hearted show.
- It also contrasts the previous Ultraman show, as this show is exclusively targeted towards older audiences, due to its aforementioned demographic tone.
- Most of the story to be found within the show, is pretty dark and tragic.
- The show tends to focus/characterize more on the supporting group rather than the Ultra's host, as such it makes TLT one of the best military groups to exist within the franchise, which also gave the memorable duo of Kazuki Komon and Nagi Saijyo.
- Speaking of Komon, despite having Story-Arcs for the dunamists, he is still the show's centerpiece/main focus so most of the storyline to be found within the show mainly revolves around him.
- Each of Nexus' hosts (known as the dunamists in these seasons) are also pretty memorable, also having really engaging story-arcs, within those story-arcs we got to explore their origins, also providing us, some of the finest character development.
- Notable Dunamists such as Jun Himeya and Ren Senjyu, even Komon and Nagi got to garner this power.
- The Kaiju to be found within the show, are very frightening to look at, even looking distinct towards most of the Kaiju to be found within other seasons.
- The design of Ultraman Nexus, is very intricate, having a resemblance to a knight/armored warrior.
- Eiyuu (Hero) and Aoi Kajitsu (Blue Fruit) are very energetic and dynamic openings that just straight up sucks you within the mood of the show, both openings were the first of their kind, having more emphasis on Rock and metal music.
- Its prequel movie Ultraman: The Next, is really amazing, and is what connects the storyline of the Nexus itself.
The Only Bad Quality
- Due to poor scheduling issues and abysmal ratings, the show ended a lot quicker than expected.