22 November 2011
AKB48 to be in [Ultraman Saga] movie as Team U
Akimoto Sayaka, Miyazawa Sae, Umeda Yaka, Masuda Yuka, Sato Sumire, Kobayashi Kana and Shimada Haruka will be part of the latest Ultraman movie [Ultraman Saga] as Team U.
Team U is one part of the Earth Defence Force (EDF), and the only part of EDF that is shown on-screen. Lead by Akimoto Sayaka who plays the leader Anna, this is the first time in the series that all the EDF members are female.
Akimoto Sayaka: Anna (leader)
Miyazawa Sae: Sawa (Special Attack Unit Captain)
Umeda Ayaka: Misato (Vice-leader)
Masuda Yuka: Nonko (Maintenance Team)
Kobayashi Kana: Maomi (Maintenance Team)
Sato Sumire: Riisa (Medical Chief)
Shimada Haruka: Hina (Communication Chief)
Celebrating the 45th anniversary movie of the Ultraman series, Ultraman Saga is the sequel to the 2010 Ultraman movie [Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial]. The main character Ultraman will be played by DAIGO. Team U and Ultraman will join forces and fight a mysterious alien race that invades Earth. They will be joined by Ultraman Zero and Ultraman Dyna.
[Ultraman Saga] opens in theaters across Japan on March 24th 2012, in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D