A human member of a defense force is given the life and ability to change into a giant super-hero to battle the monsters that wrecks havoc on Earth.
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Series cast summary:
Susumu Kurobe ...
 Shin Hayata (39 episodes, 1966-1967)
Sandayû Dokumamushi ...
 Daisuke Arashi (39 episodes, 1966-1967)
Masaya Nihei ...
 Mitsuhiro Ide (39 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bin Furuya ...
 Ultraman / ... (39 episodes, 1966-1967)
(39 episodes, 1966-1967)
Hiroko Sakurai ...
 Akiko Fuji (38 episodes, 1966-1967)
Akiji Kobayashi ...
 Captain 'Cap' Toshio Muramatsu (38 episodes, 1966-1967)
Kôji Ishizaka ...
 Narrator / ... (19 episodes, 1966)
Hikaru Urano ...
 Narrator / ... (19 episodes, 1966-1967)
Teruo Aragaki ...
 Alien Zarab (Kaiju) / ... (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
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The series begins when the alien Ultraman pursues an alien monster to Earth. In the pursuit, he crashes with Hayata, an officer of the Science Patrol who is investigating the chase. To make amends for the accident, the alien gives his life force to the human along with his regular form and powers should he ever need it. This linking proves to be a most fortuitous event as the monster being pursued is but the first of a wave of destructive monsters and aliens that attack the planet. Hayata investigates sightings of these beasts as part of the Patrol who fights these threats with the advanced weapons at their disposal. However, the monsters often prove too strong for the Earth forces to stop. When that happens, Hiyata uses the beta capsule given to him by the alien. When he activates it, he transforms to the giant superhero, Ultraman, who wields the power necessary to protect Earth. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Trivia

The Science Patrol's Jet VTOL (AKA: Jet Beetle) was originally from the Toho SF epic, Gorath (1962), but with a new paint job and accessories. See more »

Quotes

Ultraman: [flies off] Shuwatch!
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Crazy Credits

In the Japanese version, the very beginning of the show (before the credits) has the same swirling-paint effect title shot from the previous TV series, Urutora Q (1965) (only in color), where the effect swirls into the "Ultra Q" title, and then, a sudden blast of red envelops the shot, with a white "Ultraman" appearing (The subtitle "A Special Effects Fantasy Series" then appears at the bottom). The US version has the very same effect, except that the English title "Ultra Man" is featured on both the swirling-paint effect and the red blast effect (both in the same font and instance). See more »

Connections

Edited into Ultraman (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Urutoraman no Uta
("The Song of Ultraman")
Main Title Theme
Composed by Kunio Miyauchi
Lyrics by Hajime Tsuburaya
Vocals by The Corro Stellar & The Misuzu Childrens' Choir
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Kaiju Eiga T.V.
18 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite shows that from when I was a kid. Being a fan of the "kaiju eiga" genre, I really loved the fact that they had a super hero fighting all sorts of giant monsters. The only thing that I didn't like about the show was the fact that Ultra Man never talked to any of the other cast members. Too bad this show isn't on television anymore to thrill a new generation of viewers.


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