ULTRAMAN DECKER AI Unit HANE2 to be Voiced by Hiroshi Tsuchida! Online Announcement Event to be Held on June 16!
The new TV series Ultraman Decker begins broadcasting on the TV Tokyo Network in Japan from July 9th 2022! Every Thursday at 5pm JST, we will be introducing you to the series’ latest news, including the main cast members starring alongside Kanata Asumi, the protagonist played by Hiroki Matsumoto.
Joining the members of the new GUTS-Select, the expert team reformed as the anti-Sphere Unit, is the AI Unit “HANE2,” who will pilot a latest GUTS-Select unmanned fighter craft.
Hiroshi Tsuchida has been cast as the voice of HANE2. After his debut in the Tokusatsu genre, he has mainly worked as a voice actor in a wide range of media including many anime titles, dubs of foreign movies and dramas, games and game narration, and commercials. We hope you are excited to see how veteran voice actor Hiroshi Tsuchida will breathe life into HANE2.
That’s not all. Next week at our usual cast revealing time on June 16th (Thursday, 5pm JST) we will be holding an Online Announcement Event featuring the 6 main cast members and Director Takesue. The event will stream live on the Official Ultraman Youtube Channel.
Originally developed by the Terrestrial Peaceable Union (TPU) to be the “brain” of a new unmanned spacecraft for outer space development, after the Sphere invasion it became the AI Unit to pilot the cutting-edge new model of fighter craft. It can talk to the team from the command room of the Nursedessei, and on missions it becomes Kanata’s “companion in the clouds” while Kanata pilots the GUTS Falcon.As for exactly what kind of aircraft HANE2 will control, more information about GUTS-Select’s new model of unmanned fighter craft is coming soon.
Voice Actor Hiroshi Tsuchida
I’m Hiroshi Tsuchida and I will be voicing HANE2.
I was excited to join the Ultraman Series for the first time, so I asked my manager “what role will I play?”, but he replied that it was just some kind of mascot character…
I started picturing myself voicing a character like Pigmon… did Pigmon even speak?? I wondered. Once we started recording, I was drawn in by the passion of the GUTS-Select members that I would forget I was voicing an AI and get passionate myself.
They also let me ad-lib in my scenes with our hero, Kanata.
I love the Ultraman series and its generation-spanning world, so I hope you are looking forward to Ultraman Decker, too.
By the way, I’ll never forget my surprise as a child seeing what was written on the “T” card for the Ultraman flower card game -“Twin Tail is a snack for Gudon”
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16th (Thursday 5PM JST Online Announcement Event Livestream
This will be the first time the main cast appear together before fans, and the livestream will also feature as-yet unreleased information about the series.
Hiroki Matsumoto（Kanata Asumi）, Yuka Murayama（Ichika Kirino）, Daichi Nobunaga（Soma Ryumon）, Sae Miyazawa（Sawa Kaizaki）, Yu Koyanagi（Yuichiro Asakage）, Masaya Kikawada（Taiji Murahoshi）, Director Masayoshi Takesue, Ultraman Decker
■Stream Date & Time
June 16th (Thursday) 5pm JST (Approximately 1 hour)
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First Broadcast: July 9th (Saturday) 2022
Broadcast Time: Every Sunday from 9:00-9:30 AM (JST)
Broadcast Channels: The TV Tokyo Network and others
Production: Tsuburaya Productions, TV Tokyo, Dentsu Inc.
Official Series Website: http://ani.tv/ultraman_decker/
Official Ultraman Website: https://m-78.jp/decker/
Official Global Twitter: https://twitter.com/TsuburayaGlobal
Official Global Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tsuburayaglobal
Actors: Hiroki Matsumoto, Yuka Murayama, Nobunaga Daichi, Yu Koyanagi, Sae Miyazawa, Masaya Kikawada, and more
Voice Actors: Hiroshi Tsuchida, and more
Lead Director: Masayoshi Takesue/Series Compositors: Toshizo Nemoto, Junichiro Ashiki
Directors: Takanori Tsujimoto, Koichi Sakamoto, Tomonobu Koshi, Naoyuki Uchida, Kazuhiro Nakagawa, Kiyotaka Taguchi
Screenwriters: Takao Nakano, Jun Tsugita, Naoki Hayashi, Aya Satsuki, Yukinobu Tsuruta
Opening Theme: SCREEN mode / Ending Theme: Hironobu Kageyama
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