The Light is a bond. It will shine again.Ultraman Nexus
is the 20th entry in the Ultra Series
. It was produced by Tsuburaya Productions
and aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System
from October 2, 2004 to June 25, 2005 with a total of 37 episodes. An extra unscreened episode was included in the DVD compilation
Set in 2009
, Ultraman Nexus
is set in an Earth not unlike our own. While humanity blissfully goes about its daily life, a secret war is being fought in the shadows between the Terrestrial Liberation Trust(TLT) and monstrous alien invaders
known as the Space Beasts. The main branches of TLT are the Night Raiders, military response teams who are tasked with eliminating Space Beasts, Memory Police, who erases the memories of witnesses and survivors of Space Beasts attacks as part of TLT's cover-up efforts and White Sweepers, an armed team dressed in Hazmat Suits
tasked with the destruction of evidence and recovery of research subjects.
The series focuses on the life of Kazuki Komon, a former rescue worker turned recent inductee
in the Night Raiders and his struggle to cope with his new life. Faced with a world where nothing is truly what it seems, he becomes embroiled within a shadowy conspiracy involving a mysterious silver giant, giant monsters manipulated by an unknown hand, Dark Ultramen and the hidden agendas within TLT. itself. The series, focusing on Kaizuki Komon rather than the titular Ultraman Nexus, also abandons the Monster of the Week
concept and focuses on longer character driven arcs
. Nexus is also relatively unique in its concept of the passing of the ability to transform into Ultraman between Dunamists (Humans who can become Ultraman) as well as the use of a Meta Field to draw monsters into pocket dimensions to prevent further destruction.
It is considered a much Darker and Edgier
series than its predecessors.
Ultraman Nexus provides examples of the following tropes: