Ultraman Ginga (ウルトラマンギンガ or Urutoraman Ginga), a part of the Ultra Series, is a Japanese television series produced by Tsuburaya Productions which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the company and is part of the New Ultraman Retsuden programming block.All of the Ultramen and monsters have been turned into figures known as Spark Dolls and became 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 Ultralive (ウルトライブ Urutoraibu) with the figures to change them to their rightful size and become one with them.
Ultraman Ginga provides examples of the following tropes:
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Asshole Victim: Invoked, most of the people who get transformed into Monsters of the Week already being nasty people before being transformed is why they were chosen, to use the darkness in their hearts.
Ichijouji and his Humongous Mecha Jean Killer/ Jean-Nine, who fights Ginga 3 times and 3 times either wins or puts up a good fight, and later remains the only protagonist anywhere near as strong as Ginga,.
A villainous one in Seichiro Ichijouji's Ultra Dark/Seven Dark, who consistently hands Ginga his ass on a platter until Ginga undergoes an emotional powerup.
Ultraman Tarou when he finally grows big. He nearly defeats Dark Lugiel.
Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Ginga's light-up panels change color for these moves - blue defaultnote It's implied that blue is for flight and the traditional Ultraman finishing move, the kousen or Cross Shoot here., red for fireballs, yellow for thunderbolts, green for healing, white for a saber attack, and purple for the Ginga Slash. There's also a pink variation seen in the toys, but it's currently unknown what power it has.
Eleven Episode Toku: Excluding films, Ginga holds the record for being the shortest Ultra series in the entire franchise, with a total of 11 episodes.
Elite Mook: The Dark Ultras, who up till Super Grand King are the only minions of Dark Lugiel capable of posing a serious challenge to Ginga.
Seichiiro Isurugi's Ultra Dark/Seven Dark in particular, repeatedly outmatching and wiping the floor with Ginga.
Eye Lights Out: In Episode 6, when Ginga reaches inside Jeankiller's cockpit and crushes the Dark Dummy Spark that was powering it.
Super Mode: Averted- unusually for a recent series. Ginga doesn't have a super mode(s) or upgraded forms like Cosmos, Mebius or Nexus. On the other hand, that doesn't stop him from simply becoming exponentially stronger with every major battle.
For once there's no paramilitary group with massive vehicles backing up our heroes, just a Secret Keeper circle much like Kamen Rider does.
The red bleeping time limit is due to the Ultralive's own limitation, not Earth's polluted atmosphere.
Super-Powered Evil Side: Unbeknownst to everyone, Shinrai Kyoko was possessed by the Big Bad and has to be expelled from her body before he takes over.
Swiss Army Tears: In Episode 6, after seeing an inactive Jeankiller (due to Ginga somehow reaching inside Jeankiller's cockpit and destroying the Dark Dummy Spark that was powering it) get knocked aside during the battle between Ginga, Tiga Dark and Valkian, Ichijouji sheds a single tear at the thought that he'll never be able to fulfill his dream of defeating and surpassing Ginga - a single tear that somehow transforms into a new Gunpad, which reactivates Jeankiller and restores it to its original form of Jean-Nine.