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General Trivia

  • Takami Yoshimoto (Rena Yanase) is the daughter of Susumu Kurobe (Shin Hayata), and in Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers, Rena is even Hayata's daughter!
  • One of the theories about why 4Kids Entertainment went for a Gag Dub is that they weren't that interested in the show itself, but there was reference to the Ultra Series in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! that viewers wouldn't get unless they had seen one of the shows before. That's right; 4Kids may have acquired Ultraman Tiga for the sole purpose of explaining a joke in another series.
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Trope Trivia

  • Acting for Two: Hiroshi Nagano plays both Daigo and an errand boy/intern named Nagano in episode 49.
  • Contest Winner Cameo: Taraban was the winner of a Create Your Own Monster contest held by Tsuburaya Productions.
  • Hey, It's That Sound!:
    • Rodan's roar is borrowed for the Weaponizers and Zoiger.
    • Gatanozoa's trumpeting is borrowed from Rebirth of Mothra's Death Ghidorah, while Gagi uses a modified version of Mothra's chirps.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The series was released subbed in DVD, but due to 4Kids Entertainment's closure and Funimation moving on to other projects, the DVDs are no longer made, with Volume 3 in particular being almost impossible to find.
  • Milestone Celebration: Of Ultraman's 30th anniversary. Episode 49 "The Ultra Star" even has Daigo travel back to 1965 and stumble into Eiji Tsuburaya beginning the production of Ultraman, as well as Tiga teaming up with the original Ultraman to battle the Monster of the Week.
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  • Out of Order: Most of the 4Kids dub was shown this way.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Hiroshi Nagano, the actor of Daigo Madoka mentioned that his favorite Ultraman is Ultraman Ace. He also watched Ultraman 80 in his childhood, which the succeeding series' actor Takeshi Tsuruno (Shin Asuka) is a fan of.
  • Prop Recycling:
    • Melba was modified into Zoiger.
    • Silvergon was created from Sealizar, with added parts from Gagi.
    • Goldras was remade into Yanakagi.
  • Recycled Script: Akio Jissoji based episode 40 "Dream" off an unused Ultra Q script he wrote 30 years ago. The main difference is that the Monster of the Week would have been more like the mythological baku rather than the bizarre chimera that is Bakugon.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Tiga's Protector was intended to be removable and be used just like the Eye Slugger. It's unknown exactly why this idea was dropped.
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    • Golza was originally going to be named Orgo.
    • Episode 23 (the one with the Weaponizers) would have originally had a major revelation that many of the monsters fought by Tiga were creations by a scientist from the ancient civilization he protected. While the idea was dropped in the end, the "ancient scientist" idea was recycled for episode 45 (Gijera) with the character of Nook.
  • You Look Familiar: Alien Muzan's human form actor later played that of Hudra (and voiced him) in The Final Odyssey

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