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Cult TV Essentials: Ultraman Ginga

Ultraman Ginga was a Japanese television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the company and is part of the New Ultraman programming block on TV Tokyo.

All of the Ultramen and monsters have been turned into figures known as Spark Dolls and become scattered throughout the universe. A young man named Hikaru Raidō finds an item called the Ginga Spark which not only allows him to become Ultraman Ginga, but also allows him to go UltraLive with the figures to change them to their rightful size and become one with them. Hikaru fights with his friends to uncover the darkness behind the Spark Dolls. Alien Nackie drops a clue that the wielder of darkness resides in their very elementary school.

In the final episode, the master of darkness, Dark Lugiel reveals himself. He destroys the elementary school before proceeding to defeat Ginga. When all hope seems lost, Ultraman Taro regains his true form and rises to fight Dark Lugiel. He manages to revive Ginga before being defeated himself, and Ginga and Lugiel have an intense battle on the moon, ending with Lugiel’s defeat. Ginga and Taro say their goodbyes to Hikaru and friends as they leave Earth for their homeland.

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