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Yes, here he comes!

Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes Our Ultraman! is the Big Damn Movie of Ultraman X, a 2016 tokatsu superhero movie which concludes the adventures of the eponymous Ultra.

After the defeat of Greeza as seen in the series finale of Ultraman X, a strange signal is traced to the Baraji Ruins in Akita, where Team XIO heads over to investigate, only to discover an ancient, evil presence that existed before the dawn of time, is reawakening. And XIO aren't the only ones investigating - there's Carlos Kurosaki, a greedy treasure hunter thinking of excavating the ruins for his own wealth, and Tsukasa Tamaki, an archaeologist. However, it doesn't take long for Kurosaki to accidentally lift the ancient seal meant to keep what was originally entombed in the ruins, meant to remain there until the end of time, resulting in unleashing a far greater threat than Greeza or any monsters they've faced prior in the series...

True to its title, Here Comes Our Ultraman! includes the grand return of the original Ultraman, as well as Ultraman Tiga from the series of the same name. Appropriately, the movie's release coincides with the 50th Anniversary of Ultraman (and the Ultra Series as a whole) and 20th Anniversary of Ultraman Tiga.

On December 5, 2016, William Winkler Productions Inc., announced that Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes Our Ultraman! and Ultraman Ginga S The Movie: Showdown! The 10 Ultra Warriors! will be dubbed in English and played as a "Double Feature" at theaters and conventions across the United States. William Winker Productions also stated that a dubbed and subtitled DVD release is possible in the future. These dubs are now available in the Mill Creek Blu-Ray releases with the movies available solo or bundled with their respective shows.

Ultraman X The Movie: Here Comes Our Ultraman! provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Abnormal Ammo: Rui Takada managed to develop a cannon on the Sky Musketty that shoots cotton candy. Against Zaigorg, it's as hilariously useless as it sounds.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Tsukasa Tamaki, being played by Takami Yoshimoto (a real-life version of this trope) certainly helps.
  • All Myths Are True: The existence of Zaigorg, an ancient monster that exists before time, is supposedly a myth. Guess who eventually becomes the Big Bad of the movie.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In the finale, you'd realize the tide of battle has turned in favour of the good guys, the moment Ultraman X unleashes the Beta Spark Sword and uses it to sever Zaigorg's arm.
  • Art Evolution: Plenty given to the two Co-Dragons, Golza and Antlar. Their suits are more detailed and repainted, and they have new powers granted upon them by Zaigorg as well.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Happens at one point in the climax; shortly after Ultraman Tiga took to the skies to pursue Antlar. Ultraman and Ultraman X fights Golza and Zaigorg, and they swap opponents for a few seconds before going back to their respective foes.
  • Behemoth Battle: The climax is a 15-minute brawl between THREE kaijus and THREE Ultras.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: The Beta Spark Sword, created by fusing the Beta Capsule (blade) and Spark Lens (handle), which is Ultraman X's latest and most powerful weapon.
  • Big Bad: Zaigorg, an ancient kaiju seeking to bring about Hell on Earth and is implied to be the X universe's equivalent of the Devil.
  • But Now I Must Go: By the end of the movie, X had to separate himself with Daichi and say goodbye to XIO, now that he regained the true body he possess from 15 years ago and will be needed in other parts of the galaxy.
  • The Cameo: Baltan, easily the most iconic alien enemy Ultraman had ever faced, shows up as part of a flashback sequence.
  • The Cavalry: In the peak of the climatic battle, various Ultramen encountered by X in the past - Ultraman Zero, Ultraman Max, Ultraman Nexus, Ultraman Victory and Ultraman Ginga arrives just in time, in 5 cities across the world (Shanghai, Geneva, Cairo, Buenos Aries, Dallas) being torn apart by Zaigorg's Demaarga army, to help defend the cities and fight the monsters.
  • Casting Gag: The archeologist Tsukasa Tamaki is portrayed by Takami Yoshimoto, who previously portrayed Rena Yanase in Ultraman Tiga.
  • Co-Dragons: Zaigorg's monster henchmen, Gorg Golza and Gorg Antlar.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • This is not the first time in the series Ultraman Tiga bonded with a child to fight a kaiju.
    • The scene where Alien Fanton Guruman accidentally scares Yuuto is similar to a scene from Episode 2 of Ultraman X's series, where the good alien accidentally reveals himself to a bunch of schoolgirls.
    • And then there's Rui Takada's obsession with Ultraman Zero from the series, which continues even to this movie.
  • Crossover: Ultraman X with Ultraman and Ultraman Tiga. And there's also five other ultras making guest appearances near the end.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Ultraman's battle against the Baltan army, where the Ultra defeats around twenty Baltans without getting hit even once.
    • Zaigorg and Ultraman X's first battle hardly qualifies as a fight. Everything X throws at Zaigorg have the monster No-Sell it back at the Ultra, and X's Exceed Armor, which defeats Greeza in the series proper, doesn't even leave a scratch on the monster at all.
  • Cutting the Electronic Leash: While the XIO staff are having their own private party, Ultraman X (communicating through the cellphone-like X-Devizer) helpfully informs Asuna the calorie content of the cookie she's eating. Asuna promptly flips the X-Devizer upside down.
Ultraman X: "What's going on? I can't see! Someone please flip me over..."
  • Enemy Summoner: Zaigorg, resurrecting a small army of Demaargas to wipe out all life on earth.
  • Free-Range Children: Nobody seems to find it odd that Tsukasa is allowed to bring her son (and her only child!) on excavations in ruins or archaeological digs, or simply letting the child wander around XIO's headquarters unsupervised? Granted, he's smart for his age, but still.
  • Henshin Hero: Daichi Oozora and Yuuto Tamaki.
  • Hell on Earth: Zaigorg's end goal: to create a world where the earth smolders and the sea boils. He apparently did cause it at one point in the past.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Ultraman X, badly beaten and seemingly defeated in the final battle, with Ultraman and Ultraman Tiga out of commission... but then Ultraman and Ultraman Tiga unleashes their powers, in the form of power cards, and transfers them into X's chest timer, allowing X to rise...
  • Hope Spot: A rather nasty, Bait-and-Switch inversion in the climax; Ultraman and Ultraman Tiga had emerged victorious in their respective battles against Golza and Antlar, and Ultraman X, after an intense Beam-O-War, finally lands a seemingly fatal blast through Zaigorg's chest. Hurray!... but then, Zaigorg turns out to be Not Quite Dead, and lashes out two of its powerful Combat Tentacles...
  • It May Help You on Your Quest: Tsukasa mentions that her son Yuuto likes to collect random stuff he finds, thinking that they are valuable artifacts. Turns out one of those random artifacts he collects is actually Ultraman Tiga's fossilized Spark Lens, which grants the wielder Tiga's powers.
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  • Mythology Gag:
    • In the climax, while Ultraman X fights Zaigorg, its up to Ultraman and Ultraman Tiga to deal with the two Co-Dragons, Gorg Antlar and Gorg Golza. In a surprising twist, Ultraman ends up fighting Golza (Tiga's nemesis from the original show) while Tiga gets to battle Antlar (Ultraman's old enemy from his show).
    • At one point in the final battle, Ultraman gets badly flattened by Golza, who had a new Rolling Attack in this installment. The XIO immediately charged their cannons with Gomora and Zetton's powers to assist Ultraman. Gomora and Zetton are the only two kaiju that defeats Ultraman in the original show.
    • Ultraman Tiga's aerial battle against Antlar contains a few visual similarities with Tiga's battle against Zoiger, his second-to-last enemy (before Ghanatozoa) from the original show. Namely, both instances had Tiga in Sky Type and the Defense Force battling Zoiger / Antlar simultaneously, culminating with the Defense Team firing an accurate shot severing one of Zoiger's / Antlar's wings, sending the airborne kaiju crashing to the ground. Both battles then continue with Tiga landing and switching to Power Type, and easily pummelling Zoiger / Antlar to a pulp.
    • The Barajj Expo scene had its staff and crew dressed in exactly the same outfits as the Barajj civilians as seen in Ultraman.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Ultraman Tiga's powers may only be accessed by those whom are of pure heart, who is willing to sacrifice themselves no matter what cost; otherwise the Spark Lens is just an old fossil. Eventually, Yuuto earns Tiga's powers when the boy purposely put himself in harm's way, trying to save his mother from getting crushed by Zaigorg.
  • Power Gives You Wings: After absorbing the powers of Ultraman and Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman X manage to successfully unleash his Beta Spark Armor, which gives him a set of golden, dragonfly-like wings.
  • Satanic Archetype: Zaigorg is implied to be the X universe's equal of the Devil himself.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Zaigorg has been sealed away for eons after the Ultras stopped him from ruling the world as Hell on Earth. An idiot archeologist accidentally sets him free.
  • Sean Connery Is A Bout To Shoot You: Ultraman X is about to whack you with his Beta Spark Sword.
  • Shout-Out: While exploring the ruins, Carlos Kurosaki wears an Adventurer Archaeologist outfit that resembles Indiana Jones. Complete with leather pouch and fedora.
  • Signs of Disrepair: In the climax when Zaigorg began resurrecting his Demaarga army across the world, XIO Captain Shotaro Kamiki remarks that soon there's going to be hell on earth. Cue one of the Demaaga in Dallas knocking over a neon sign that says HELLO, causing the O to fizzle out.
  • Skewed Priorities: When Zaigorg begins rampaging through the city and targeting the Barajj Expo, everyone starts to evacuate... except Carlos Kurosaki, who's more interested in filming the glowing blue stone he found in the ruins.
  • Spoiler Cover: Downplayed example, but on the official movie poster (seen above) the Beta Spark Sword can be seen in X's hands, which is a super-weapon the Ultra didn't have access to until the last 5 minutes of the movie.
  • Super-Strong Child: When the Kurosaki research center starts collapsing thanks to Zaigorg's rampage and a metal railing collapses pinning Tsukasa to the floor, her son valiantly tries to save her by trying to lift the railing... just as Tiga's Spark Lens, still tucked in Yuuto's bagpack, decides the child is a worthy successor of Tiga's powers, at which point the boy becomes imbued with Tiga's powers and lifts the railings (which four adults struggles to carry) with his bare hands.
  • Tagalong Kid: Yuuto Tamaki, Tsukasa's son, who insists on following his single mother on archaeological digs and site visits.
  • Title Drop: Right before the final battle, when Ultraman - the last of the Ultramen trio - manifests himself to battle the monster trio.
    Dr. Guruman: Here comes, our...
    Daichi: ...Ultraman.
  • Phlebotinum Breakdown: After suffering a brutal defeat from Zaigorg, the X-Devizer gets badly burnt up causing Daichi to become unable to transform. For a while, anyway.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Yuuto may be a child, but he's way more sensible than some of the adults, and even gains the trust of Ultraman Tiga to become Tiga's temporary host!
  • The Worf Effect: You'd realize Zaigorg is absolutely NO laughing matter the moment it defeats Ultraman X - in Exceed X form - AND Cyber Gomora, without breaking a sweat!