Characters: Ultraman Nexus

Ultraman Nexus character sheet

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An elite defense team under TLT command, they are responsible for the elimination of Space Beasts.

Kazuki Komon

Portrayed by: Takuji Kawakubo

"The reality one sees...if it were all a deception..."

The main character of the series. Komon is a kind-hearted, straightforward person who is always willing to help others. Throughout the series he bonds with the Dunamists and grows alongside them. This culminates in him becoming the fifth and final Dunamist, host to the true form of Nexus: Ultraman Noa.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: In episode 16, he leaves the Night Raiders but returns at the end of the episode.
  • Adorkable: Komon is a Nice Guy, but rather straight-laced. Also, there is his reaction when he gets tomato ketchup on his nose during a dinner in episode 30.
  • Alliterative Name: Kaizuki Komon.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Komon gets one from Nagi in episode 13. She was trying to snap him out of his grief for Riko's demise.
  • Bad Liar: This is a given, as Komon is a naturally straightforward person. He lied to Ren's boss that he was Ren's cousin, something that Ren joked about upon hearing about it. Even Ren's co-worker remarked on how Komon used honorifics when referring to his 'uncle and aunt'.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Shares one with Riko in episode 10. Then, she dies 2 episodes later.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Has one in episode 7 where Nagi shot him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: When he was a child he almost drowned. In episode 1, he is terrified and loses control of himself during a rescue operation taking place near a river.
  • Friend to All Children: Komon goes out of his way to rescue a girl trapped in a factory with her dog in episode 7. He meets up with her in episode 8 and proceeds to have a chat with her, but the Memory Police had already erased the girl's memory.
  • The Hero: Despite not being a Dunamist at first.
  • Heroic BSOD: Goes through one as a result as a result of Riko's death in episode 12. It is only in episode 16 when he gets back to his normal self.
  • Inner Monologue: As the main character, he has plenty of these.
  • Instant Sedation: When he wakes up in the middle of his physical examination in episode 1, he is quickly sedated before he can ask more questions.
  • It's All My Fault: For a while, he believed that Riko's death and a family being attacked by Nosferu in episode 12 happened because they cross paths with him.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Mizorogi conjures up an illusion of the late Riko, making Komon think that he can reunite with her.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Feminine Boy to Nagi's Masculine Girl.
  • The Medic: Komon used to be in a rescue team, so he was able to patch up an injured Ren in episode 27.
  • Nave Newcomer: At first, because he is new to the fact that TLT and Space Beasts exist.
  • New Meat: Night Raiders' newest member. The start of the series highlights his unfamiliarity with the ways of the Night Raiders and TLT.
  • Nice Guy: Easily the best example in the show. He's straightforward, always willing to help others, bears no ill will towards anyone and is also quite empathetic.
  • Parental Abandonment: His girlfriend Riko's family is shown a few times, but there is hardly any mention about Komon's parents. However, he was shown on the phone with his mother in episode 13 and she seemed to care about him.
  • The Power of Hate: Nagi tries to get him to cultivate this. On the other hand, Himeya wants Komon not to give in to his hatred.
  • Say My Name:

    Komon: Riko!
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: From his dialogue with Himeya in episode 15, he sees himself as the Sensitive Guy to Himeya's Manly Man.

    Komon: I'm not a strong man like you.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: In episode 1, when TLT perfoms a physical examination on him. When he wakes up in the middle of it, he is understandably upset and confused at the situation.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Played straight, making Nexus the first show in the Ultra Series to use this trope. The story is told mainly from Komon's point of view, even though he is not a Dunamist (in other words, he does not transform into the titular hero).
    • He loses his role as this when he eventually becomes the fifth Dunamist in the final episode.
  • The Lost Lenore: His girlfriend, Riko. The fact that she was Dead All Along and was actually Dark Faust shook Komon considerably. Took him quite a while to get over that.
  • This Is Unforgivable!:
    • He is visibly angry with the Memory Police for erasing the memory of a girl he rescued in episode 8. The MP leader showed him why it was needed, which gave him second thoughts.
    • This is clearly on his mind when Mizorogi taunts him about making Riko his People Puppet in episode 13.
    • In episode 25, he says it out loud to Mizorogi after witnessing a defeated Ultraman.
  • The Watson: Justified, as he is new to the Night Raiders and TLT.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: As a character, Komon would fit nicely in a typical Ultra Series, something which Nexus is not.
    • He is fortunate enough to be the first person to encounter Ultraman. After being saved by him in episode 1, he firmly believes that Ultraman is on the side of good and is upset when the other Night Raiders, especially Nagi do not support his belief.
    • In episode 3, he is surprised when Nagi revealed to him that Space Beasts attacks are covered up and that the victims' families do not know the truth of what really happened to their loved ones who are killed by Space Beasts.
    • In episode 8, he is happy to meet up with a girl he rescued during an operation. He expected her to recognize him and to name her dog with the name his suggested, much like how a typical Ultra Series episode with a Victim of the Week would end. Instead, he finds that her memory has been erased.

Nagi Saijyo

Portrayed by: Yasue Sato

The deputy leader of the Night Raiders. She is very strict, especially to Komon and can be quite brutal in certain situations. She is driven to fight by her hate of Space Beasts, stemming from incidents regarding her childhood and her former lover Shinya Mizorogi.
  • Action Girl: As the deputy leader of a Space Beast destroying team, this is a given.
  • Anti-Hero
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Gives one to Komon in episode 13 to snap him out of his grief for Riko's demise.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The Deputy Captain of the Night Raiders. Her competence has been remarked upon by several characters.
  • Badass: She is the Deputy Captain for a reason.
  • Blood Knight: She lives to kill Space Beasts as a Night Raider. A similarity she shares with Mizorogi.
  • Broken Ace: She is an excellent Night Raider, but past tragedies have taken a toll on her.
  • Broken Bird: Her parents were killed and she was betrayed by her lover. Who can blame her for her cynical and harsh outlook on life?
  • Broken Pedestal: To Mizorogi.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Nagi is rather tight-lipped when it comes to her past.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: She is the Deputy Captain, but she has the Sergeant Rough role hands-down.
  • The Chosen One: Eventually becomes the fourth Dunamist.
  • Commander Contrarian: Stubbornly refuse to entertain the idea that Ultraman is not evil.
  • The Cynic: Even though she has seen Ultraman destroy many Space Beasts, she explicitly express her distrust against them. This is one reason why she does not get along well with Komon.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The murder of her parents and seeing her former lover go to the dark side.
  • Determinator: In her crusade against the Space Beasts.
  • Fantastic Racism: Her mother's death at the hands of an inhuman being lead her to have a seething hatred of the Space Beasts and anything inhuman in general.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Not the nicest girl around, but firmly on the side of good.
  • In the Back: Shoots Mizorogi in episode 18. It did not kill him.
  • It's Personal: When Mizorogi is involved.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is rather harsh with Komon, but she has shown genuine concern for him on certain occasions.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Komon's Feminine Boy.
  • Parental Abandonment
  • The Power of Hate: Her immense hatred of Space Beasts is what drives her to take her job as a Night Raider very seriously. Revealed to have been invoked by Dark Zagi so that she would become a Dunamist.
  • Selective Obliviousness: She is steadfast in her belief that Jun Himeya / Ultraman is an enemy, even though there is evidence to the contrary.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Averted, as there is also Shiori Hiraki. Played straight in flashbacks, where she was the only woman in the team, the others being Captain Wakura, Ishibori and Deputy Captain Mizorogi.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside
  • This Is Unforgivable!: It's on her mind when it comes to the individual who murdered her mother.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Nagi is the tomboy, Shiori is the girly girl.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: She was already distrusting of inhuman beings. Her former lover Mizorogi added fuel to the fire.
  • Trigger Happy: Does not hesitate to use a gun against anything that she deems to be the enemy.
  • Tritagonist: After Komon and the Dunamists.
  • Missing Mom: When she was young, her mother was killed by a being resembling The One.
  • The Unfettered
  • Revenge: For her mother. It is also what drives her to be a ruthless Night Raider.
  • Unfriendly Fire: Shoots at Ultraman upon her first time seeing him in episode 3.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Revealed to have been one to Dark Zagi all along.
  • You Killed My Mother

Eisuke Wakura

Portrayed by: Tamotsu Ishibashi

The captain of the Night Raiders. He is a good leader and takes action effectively in any situation. He cares for his teammates and is well trusted by them. Although his motto is to follow orders, he will take necessary action if it means to protect others. He is a brother figure towards Komon who provides wisdom to the new recruit.

Shiori Hiraki

Portrayed by: Keiko Goto

A female in the Night Raider team. Although she looks pretty and cute, she is an expert in weapons and can be very strong and helpful during missions. She has a good personal relationship with Mitsuhiko Ishibori.

Mitsuhiko Ishibori

Portrayed by: Kousei Kato

The tactician of the team and an expert in computers. He's actually Dark Zagi in disguise.


The Dunamists are humans capable of bonding with the light to become Ultraman Nexus using the Evolthruster.

Shunichi Maki

Portrayed by: Tetsuya Bessho

The first Dunamist, a Lieutenant of the Japanese Air Force, first seen in Ultraman: The Next. While he never appears in the show, he's mentioned in various occasions.

Jun Himeya

Portrayed by: Yusuke Kirishima

The second Dunamist and the first one seen in the show. He is a serious, somewhat brooding individual, not given to trusting institutions such as the Night Raiders. He eventually befriends Komon, rescuing him from danger a few times. Himeya was a photojournalist, specializing in war photos. During one assignment, he was injured and subsequently treated by an orphan named Sera. Her death is one his main motivators throughout the show.
  • Arch-Enemy: Dark Faust and later Dark Mephisto.
  • Badass: As a Dunamist this is a given.
  • Bad Dreams: Part of being a Shell-Shocked Veteran.
  • Big Good: As Ultraman Nexus.
  • Being Good Sucks: He risks his life to fight the Space Beasts, but TLT(except Komon) does not trust him and the general public is unaware of his heroic deeds. In episode 21, he is taken against his will by TLT as an experimental subject.
  • Blessed with Suck: Believes his role as a Dunamist to be this.
  • Camera Fiend: When he worked as a photojournalist.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Has one in episode 5.
  • The Chosen One: The second after Shunichi Maki.
  • Death Seeker: As a Dunamist, he is willing to fight the Space Beasts even if it kills him.
  • Determinator: As Ultraman, Himeya is determined to protect humanity from the Space Beasts.
  • Deuteragonist: Being a Dunamist, he is the next important character on the show after Kaizuki Komon.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: He fell into a drunken stupor upon returning from the war. His former colleague Sakuta helped him out, and he is now currently sober.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Performs one in episode 24 to destroy Dark Mephisto.
  • Hot-Blooded: Sakuta described him as this in episode 6, when Himeya was a budding photojournalist.
  • Hope Bringer: He becomes this to Komon, especially after the latter's girlfriend's death.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Forms one with Sera, a young girl who lost her family in the war and treated him when he was injured. He became a big brother figure to her.
  • Irony: As noted by Sakuta, the war photos Himeya took earned international acclaim. Himeya was even nominated for a dream award overseas, but he was probably too psychologically scarred to appreciate all that.
  • Leave Me Alone!: To his former colleagues, Negoro and Sakuta.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He always going from place to place in the same black jacket and green shirt. Justified as he is currently unemployed and if his current living quarters environment is anything to go by.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Particularly noticeable in the first few episodes.
  • Parental Substitute: For Sera, Himeya became a big brother figure.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Not that he has much to smile about. He has mentioned that the only time he truly smiled was when he was with Sera.
  • Precious Photo: Himeya still keeps photos of Sera in his home, going through them occasionally to remind himself of the good times he had with her.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: From his dialogue with Himeya in episode 15, Komon sees himself as the Sensitive Guy to Himeya's Manly Man.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: While being stationed in a war zone, he witnessed an orphan girl he befriended killed during armed combat. Himeya returned to Japan as a self-loathing wreck.
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: During his capture by TLT in episode 21.
  • Spider-Sense: After becoming a Dunamist, Himeya seems to have some form of ESP, able to sense where and when a Space Beast attacks, or if Komon is in danger.
  • Survivor Guilt: Himeya never forgave himself for Sera's death during the war.

Ren Senjyu

Portrayed by: Masato Uchiyama

The third Dunamist, Ren is outwardly, cheerful, optimistic and simple to the point of ditsy this, however, conceals his past experiences. He receives the Light after Himeya's disappearance. Ren is a human created through genetic engineering under the flag of "Prometheus Project". However, Ren suffers from a genetic imbalance of his DNA which cuts his lifespan to only 17-18 years.

Nagi Saijyo

Kazuki Komon


Ultraman Nexus/The Next/Noa

A being of light from space, while in earth he lends his powers to the Deunamists to face the Space Beasts.

  • Pocket Dimension: The Meta Field, a subspace created by Nexus to fight the Space Beasts without risk of civilian casualties or of being discovered. It puts considerable stress on the user's body after three minutes of continuous use.


Riko Saida / Dark Faust

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada

The first Dark Ultra to appear in the series.

Shinya Mizorogi/Dark Mephisto

Portrayed by: Mitsutoshi Shundo

The former deputy captain of the Night Raiders, who went missing in 2008 during a mission with Nagi, his former girlfriend. In reality, Mizorogi had merged with the Dark Giant known as Dark Mephisto.

Hiroyuki Misawa / Dark Mephisto Zwei

Mitsuhiko Ishibori/ Dark Zagi

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Illustrator / Yu Kirasawa

Portrayed by: Nobuhiko Tanaka

"Member Komon...Are you surprised that this young man is your superior?"

TLT's officer in charge of operations, usually coordinating the Night Raiders' operations against the Space Beasts. He appears in the form of a hologram when speaking to the Night Raiders; he is actually stationed in an undisclosed location within TLT headquarters.
  • Artificial Human: Just like Ren, he was also created via the Prometheus Project.
  • Everyone Calls Him Illustrator
    Komon: "Illustrator?"
    Ishibori: "I don't know the reason, but everyone calls him that."
  • Hacker Cave: Where the real him is located.
  • Man in White: Always dressed in white when on the job. He is always on the job.
  • The Spock: His proposed strategies when it comes to combating Space Beasts suggests he is this.
  • The Strategist: He is usually in charge of coordinating the Night Raiders' operations against the Space Beasts.

Youichirou Matsunaga

Portrayed by: Horiuchi Masami

"Pronounced "Tilt". Our establishment goes above the nations."

The director of TLT.

Riko Saida

Portrayed by: Shion Nakamaru

"I... believed in you. Komon-kun, I know you would be able to protect everyone."

An artist who is Komon's girlfriend. She is revealed to be the human host of Dark Faust.
  • Dead All Along: She was murdered by Mizorogi in 2008, the same day she first met Komon. She was then revived to serve as the human host for Dark Faust.
  • Died in Kazuki Komon's Arms Tonight: After Dark Faust is defeated.
  • Killed Off for Real: One of the first characters to die in the show, a clear indication of what Nexus is.
  • People Puppet: Riko is being controlled by Dark Faust against her will.
  • Sanity Slippage: When she starts to recall memories of her death.
  • Taking the Bullet: Wills herself to take a blow from Nosferu to protect Komon as Dark Faust in episode 12. It ends in Dark Faust's defeat and her death.
  • Too Happy to Live: Riko was a cheerful artist from a loving family who had just met a Nice Guy that would become her boyfriend. Then, Mizorogi, Nosferu and Dark Faust came along...
  • Nature Lover: Spends most of her time at the zoo sketching drawings of animals.
  • Nice Girl: Her interactions with Komon and her family proves this.
  • Walking Spoiler: We know little about her other than she is an artist who is Komon's girlfriend and she wants him to meet with her family soon. When the truth about her comes to light, everything changes.

Negoro Jinzou

Portrayed by: Hiroshi Okouchi

A journalist who has known Himeya for a long time. Negoro believes that something big and mysterious is happening, but is being covered up by the authorities and sets out to uncover the truth.
  • The Alcoholic: Negoro is always seen drinking canned beer. Oddly, he has never appeared drunk on-screen.
  • Blind Alley: How he shakes off the Memory Police in episode 21.
  • Camera Fiend: Comes with being a journalist.
  • Conspiracy Theorist
  • Follow That Car: After he sees Himeya boarding a cab in episode 5, Negoro hails another cab and orders him to follow Himeya. He fails to catch Himeya though.
  • Jerkass: In his quest to expose the truth, Negoro does some pretty unethical stuff, such as:
    • Stalking Jun Himeya. He even enters Himeya's home without the latter's permission in episode 6.
    • Trying to trick Komon into revealing classified information in episode 16.
    • Stealing a memory card from a dead photographer's co-worker and publishing the photos as his own in episode 20.
  • Plagiarism: Steals a memory card containing photos of Night Raiders fighting a Space Beast and has it published under his name.

Megumi Sakuta

A young woman who works at a newspaper office. Himeya was her co-worker.

  • Boyish Short Hair
  • Nice Girl: Friendly, polite, helpful and genuinely concerned about Himeya, especially after he came back from the war.