"Ultraman! The Earth is in danger! I need to be like you! I need your power! Please, give it to me!"Ultraman Gaia
— Gamu Takayama, speaking to Ultraman Gaia in the first episode
is a tokusatsu
series that aired from September 5, 1998 to August 28, 1999 on TBS. It is the thirteenth entry in the Ultra Series
, with Chiaki Konaka
as head writer.Ultraman Gaia
takes place in yet another universe, one that is totally different from the world of the original Ultramen(the inhabitants of the Land of Light), as well as the world of Ultraman Tiga
and Ultraman Dyna
. It is the first series to feature two Ultramen as the main characters — Ultraman Gaia and Ultraman Agul, both having conflicting philosophies in regards to defending the Earth
from a mysterious, malevolent and extremely intelligent cosmic entity.
The first half of the series explores the growing tension between them, and their eventual clash. The second half has them reconcile their differences so they can defeat their common enemy.
Ultraman Gaia provides examples of the following tropes: