It's the ultimate Ultraman reunion as heroes and foes of past and present come together in the latest Ultraman feature Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers
. The highest-grossing Ultraman film ever, Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers
features the original Ultraman, Ultraman Seven, Ultraman Jack, Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, Ultraman Gaia, and Ultraman Mebius. Nagano Hiroshi of V6 leads the ensemble cast as Daigo, the alter-ego of Ultraman Tiga which he portrayed in the 1996 series and again in 2000 for a feature film. He is joined in his Ultraman endeavors by Tsuruno Takeshi (as Dyna/Asuka), Yoshioka Takeshi (as Gaia/Gama), Igarashi Shunji (as Moebius/Hibino), Kurobe Susumu (as Ultraman/Hayata), Moritsugu Koji (as Seven/Dan), Jiro Dan (as Jack/Go), and Takamine Keiji (as Ace/Hokuto).
Set in Yokohama in a parallel universe, the story opens with our heroes living out normal lives with no memories of their hidden identities. Daigo is a civil servant, Asuka is a ball boy, Gamu is a museum curator, Hibino just plopped in from another universe, and the rest of the gang run businesses. Their dormant selves are awakened, however, when a sinister threat appears on the horizon: a monster army led by Alien Hipporito (from Ultraman Ace, 1972) with other familiar baddies like Gesura (Ultraman, 1966), Pandon (Ultra Seven, 1967), Silvergon (Ultraman Tiga, 1997), and Goldoras (Ultraman Tiga). Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers is the first directorial feature from longtime Ultra Series TV director and producer Yagi Takeshi who retired from the series in early 2008.