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"Urutoraman: Kûsô tokusatsu shirîzu"
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Writers:
Mamoru Sasaki (several episodes)
Shin'ichi Sekizawa (pilot)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
17 July 1966 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
A human member of a defense force is given the life and ability to change into a giant super-hero to battle the monsters he encounters. Full summary »
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User Reviews:
Kaiju Eiga T.V. See more (3 total) »

Cast

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Susumu Kurobe ... Shin Hayata (39 episodes, 1966-1967)
Sandayû Dokumamushi ... Daisuke Arashi (39 episodes, 1966-1967)
Masanari Nihei ... Mitsuhiro Ide (39 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bin Furuya ... Ultraman (39 episodes, 1966-1967)

Corinne Orr (39 episodes, 1966-1967)
Hiroko Sakurai ... Akiko Fuji (38 episodes, 1966-1967)
Akiji Kobayashi ... Captain 'Cap' Toshio Muramatsu (38 episodes, 1966-1967)
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Series Directed by
Akio Jissoji (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Hajime Tsuburaya (4 episodes, 1967)
Yuzo Higuchi (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Toshihiro Iijima (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Samaji Yanagase (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Writing credits
Tetsuo Kinjô (unknown episodes)
Mamoru Sasaki (unknown episodes)
Shin'ichi Sekizawa (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Eiji Tsuburaya .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Kunio Miyauchi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Yasumichi Fukuzawa (unknown episodes)
Masaharu Utsumi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Tôru Narita (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Tetsu Matoba .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Koichi Takano .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Hajime Tsuburaya .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Urutoraman: Kûsô tokusatsu shirîzu" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
30 min (39 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The sequences with Urutoraman fighting proved to be so expensive to film, that the producers needed a way to limit the scenes to only a few minutes for each episode. The solution was to give the character the weakness that he can not survive in his true self for more than roughly three minutes before he runs out of energy. This is marked with his warning chest light, called the Colortimer, which begins to blink with increasing speed as his energy runs out.See more »
Quotes:
Ultraman:[flies off] Shuwatch!See more »
Soundtrack:
Urutoraman no UtaSee more »

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In what episode did Ultraman's costume receive an upgrade?
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Kaiju Eiga T.V., 18 June 2003
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California

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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