The official website of Gekijōban Ultraman Orb – Kizuna no Chikara Okari Shimasu (Ultraman Orb the Movie – I’ll Borrow the Power of Bonds), the live-action film of the Ultraman Orb series, began streaming a trailer for the film on Wednesday. The video reveals and previews the film’s theme song “TWO AS ONE” by Da-iCE.
The film opens in Japan on March 11.
Hideo Ishiguro (live-action Gokusen’s Kengo Honjo) reprises his role as Gai Kurenai/Ultraman Orb in the film. Other cast members include Miyabi Matsuura, Naoto Takahashi, Hiroaki Nerio, Takaya Aoyagi, Shingo Yanagisawa, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Kensuke Takahashi, and Kouji Moritsugu.
Kiyotaka Takaguchi is directing the film, and Takao Nakano is writing the script.
The series premiered last July in Japan, and ended last month. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Taguchi, who directed 2015’s Ultraman X series, once again directed Ultraman Orb. The director stated that the series contains “themes of traveling the noble path and returning to one’s roots, while still being a funny and interesting Ultraman series.” Ichiro Mizuki performed the show’s theme song “Orb no Inori” (Orb’s Prayer).
The series also has a prequel spinoff titled Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA, which debuted on the Amazon Prime instant video service in Japan on December 26.
The long-running Ultraman series is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 2015’s Ultraman X debuted in July and ended in December, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired.