Last week we had a returning cast from Ultraman Geed joining Ultraman Trigger with a new role. This week we have a returning cast from Ultraman Ginga S.
Meiku Harukawa who had played the role of a Victorian named Hiyori in Ultraman Ginga S is going to play the role of GUTS-Select's Operation Specialist Himari Nanase. She is the main pilot of the mecha GUTS Falcon.
The interesting thing this time is that this GUTS Falcon is controlled remotely from Nursedessei using the VR Goggles. We'll go to the specifics of GUTS Falcon later in the article.
For now, Tsuburaya Productions had described Himari Nanase as
An operations specialist who controls the combat mech GUTS Falcon. A cool beauty who looks great in glasses, she is always calm and collected. A woman of few words, she gets on with her tasks silently with a look of indifference. However, the moment she sits in the control chair of the GUTS Falcon and dons her VR goggles her personality drastically changes, and we see a glimpse of a passionate fire that is the opposite of her day-to-day persona.
Comment from Meiku Harukawa
Ginga S taught me the most fundamental point of filming, that “the camera mustn’t stop just for you”. 7 years since then, moving from underground to the control room, I’ve come back again to the world of Ultraman! I’m Meiku Harukawa, and I will play Himari Nanase, the operator of the GUTS Falcon. From the rather unique position of the control chair, I will have a very, very exciting challenge ahead of me. I have no doubt whatsoever that this will be an exciting story which will develop its characters (and monsters) to show not only the coolness of its heroes, but also highlight the tenderness and the charm of its characters too. I will do my best to get on board both the Falcon, and also on board with fan’s hopes for the series!
GUTS Falcon or the Multipurpose Unmanned Convertible Droader as Tsuburaya describes it is a mecha inspired from GUTS Wing from Ultraman Tiga and it transforms into a Robot.
A combat mech docked aboard the mobile mothership of expert team GUTS-Select, the Nursedessei. Himari, who holds the title of “Falcon Specialist”, pilots it remotely from the Nursedessei’s bridge. It is a specialist convertible mech with two forms; the “flight mode” is its standard aircraft form for flying quickly to the field, and the chassis converts into “hyper mode” for combat against monsters low in the air or on-land.