Ultraman Taiga is an upcoming 2019 tokusatsu series created by Tsuburaya Productions and the 31th entry in the Ultra Series. This show is officially the first entry of Ultra Series in the Reiwa Era, but still counted as New Generation Heroes trend that started from Ultraman Ginga.
Long ago, the son of Ultraman Taro named Taiga had saved Earth from an unknown catastrophe and merged with a young boy named Hiroyuki Kudo, remaining dormant ever since. Years later, the boy grows up to join E.G.I.S. (Enterprise of Guard and Investigation Services), a private security organization tasked in handling alien-related cases. Unbeknownst to him, Hiroyuki carries Ultraman Taigas particle of light. The new story begins as Taiga's powers revive from Hiroyuki's body, and later the boy bonded with two more Ultras of different origin. Meanwhile, Ultraman Tregear returns from Ultraman R/B the Movie as the major Big Bad.
The first trailer can be seen here.
Ultraman Taiga provides examples of the following tropes:
- Alien Among Us: According to the story description, aliens had been living secretly in the human society.
- Badass Crew: The first series in a while to actually focus on one, with the last time being Ultraman X.
- Big Bad: So far, Tregear is shaping up to be one.
- Blue Is Heroic: Hiroyuki's EGIS uniform and Fuma of course.
- Continuity Nod: When the above trailer for Ultraman Taiga was released, the three Ultras are displayed with their home planet backgrounds: Taiga is Land of Light, Titas is the Greece-like scenery of U40, and Fuma is the peak of O-50.
- Generation Xerox: The relationship between Tregear and Taro can be seen by many as a parallel to Belial and Father of Ultra.
- In a Single Bound: The first trailer reveals that Taiga inherited his father's acrobatic leap.
- Multiform Balance: Played with. Instead of the title Ultraman having different forms, it's his host that has different Ultramen to choose from. Taiga is the Jack-of-All-Stats, Titas is the Mighty Glacier and Fuma is Fragile Speedster.
- Power Trio: The Three Ultramen share the same host (Hiroyuki) and forms a team named Tri Squad.
- Red Is Heroic: Taiga is the most obvious, Titas also counts.
- Rookie Red Ranger: Taiga is actually very young and inexperienced in battle but is dedicated in his mission to protect Earth.
- Spin-Offspring: The titular Ultraman is the son of Ultraman Taro.
- Spiritual Successor: To Ultraman Tiga. Apart from their similar-sounding names, they are the first Ultra shows of a new Japanese imperial era (Heisei for Tiga, Reiwa for Taiga), and also breaking the trend of the Ultra Series (multicolored forms and body coloration for Tiga, three Ultras sharing the same human hosts in Taiga).
- We Used to Be Friends: Tregear is presented as an old friend of Taro before his downfall.
- Transformation Trinket: The Taiga Spark brace, which by installing an Ultra Taiga Accessory, allows Hiroyuki to transform into either Taiga, Titas and Fuma. Tregear also has one, called the Tregear Eye.