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Trivia / Ultraman Gaia

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  • Actor Existence Failure: Hiroshi Tsuburaya passed away in year 2000. So during the 2001 OV Once Again Gaia, Tabata (his character)'s absence was claimed to be making interviews in Bosnia.
  • Contest Winner Cameo: Episode 40 "I Want to See Gaia!", in which a boy named Taro is given the opportunity to visit XIG Aerial Base, was part of a contest where kids could have a chance to appear in an episode of Ultraman Gaia.
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  • The Danza: Kei Ishibashi (who was previously Nurse Mayumi on Ultraman Tiga) plays Kei Tadano.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Chiaki Konaka and his brother Kazuya grew up watching Ultraman shows so they worked together in producing Ultraman Gaia, although they worked on different projects separately including a few other Ultra shows, according to Chiaki's notes on Guilmon in Digimon Tamers (whom he put some Kaiju influences in too).
  • Prop Recycling:
    • In a fashion, the name of Gamu's transformation device, the Esplender, was lifted from the original pilot concept of Ultraman Neos.
    • The second COV was made from a completely different suit than the original, allowing the producers to later modify it and the baby COV into Shazak and its child.
    • Meemos was created using the head and legs of Apatee and the torso of Algyuros.
    • The veins on Gan Q's zombie form in Episode 31 "The Accursed Eye" were reused from the Volcanic Veins of Fire Golza from Ultraman Tiga.
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    • Rukulion was heavily modified to create Sigma-Zuigul.
  • Romance on the Set: Hassei Takano (Hiroya Fujimiya) and Yukari Ishida (Reiko Yoshii) married each other. The couple and their daughter made a cameo in the 2008 film Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers.
  • What Could Have Been: Fujimiya and Agul were originally meant to be Put on a Bus with episode 26 "The Final Resolution", but their surprising popularity from the fans allowed them to return in Episode 36 "The Sky of Reunion".

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