Urutora sebun (1967–1968)

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An alien superhero from M-78 protects Earth from extraterrestrial threats in this popular classic follow-up to the original "Ultraman" TV series.

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Shôji Nakayama ...
 Captain Kiriyama (49 episodes, 1967-1968)
Kôji Moritsugu ...
 Dan Moroboshi / ... (49 episodes, 1967-1968)
Yuriko Hishimi ...
 Anne Yuri (49 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sandayû Dokumamushi ...
 Shigeru Furuhashi (49 episodes, 1967-1968)
Shinsuke Achiwa ...
 Soga (49 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bin Furuya ...
 Amagi (49 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ayao Wada ...
 Seven's boss (49 episodes, 1967-1968)
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An alien superhero from M-78 protects Earth from extraterrestrial threats in this popular classic follow-up to the original "Ultraman" TV series.

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Originally, "Ultra Seven" was not going to be related to the original Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1966) TV series, but was intended as an alternate version. Initially, months before that series ended production, Tsuburaya Productions pitched to Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) an idea for a new sci-fi adventure called "The Ultra Garrison" ("Urutora Keibitai"). The project then evolved into "Ultra Eye" ("Urutora Ai") about Dan Moroboshi, an esper alien from Planet R. He was born to an alien father and a human mother, whom he went to Earth in search for. Upon coming to Earth, Dan joined the Ultra Garrison, and became the driver of the Garrison's Supercar. But unbeknownst to anyone, in times of crisis, Dan transforms into his R-ian form, known on Earth as Redman. Almost identical to Ultra Seven, Redman's Capsule Monsters were to be monsters that were originally from Urutora Q (1965) and "Ultraman" (Red King, Antlar and Peguila). With several changes to the plot (including the hero's homeworld being the Land of Light in the Nebula M78, just like Ultraman), the show began production as "Redman" ("Reddoman"), the same working title that "Ultraman" had used. Casting auditions were held in June. Episodes 3, 2, 6 and 4, in that order, were produced in May of 1967. Just before Episode 1 next began production, the series title was ultimately changed to "Ultra Seven," with Episode 1 being the first to bear that title. All references to Redman in previous episodes were dubbed out. Post-production was completed in September, and the show finally premiered on October 1, 1967, competing with Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967) and Kaijû Ôji (1967), and earning a 30% rating. See more »

Crazy Credits

The main title credits begins with a backwards "crumbling sand" effect of the Japanese "Ultra Seven" title, in white with a colorful psychadelic background. In later episodes, a "paint-swirl" title almost identical to that of Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1966) was used. In either case, the subsequent opening credits (which usually start with the name of the weekly episode) are accompanied with black silhouettes of the Ultra Garrison mecha against a colorful looped liquid background. The last silhouette is of Dan Moroboshi (the show's hero, decked out in Ultra Garrison uniform and helmet), which transforms into a silhouette of Ultra Seven. See more »

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Followed by Ultraman Leo (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Urutora Sebun no Uta
("The Song of Ultra Seven")
Main Title Theme
Music Composed and Arranged by Toru Fuyuki
Lyrics by Kyôichi Azuma (pseudonym for Hajime Tsuburaya)
Sung by The Echoes & the Misuzu Childrens' Choir
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Ultra 7
24 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ultra 7 was very much ahead of its time. A few years back it was playing on TBS at 3am on Saturdays. It was very cool watching it as an adult and still enjoying it. I am not sure if it was brought back in the late 70's but that is when I was watching it as a kid. I lived in Hawaii for a few years growing up and was fortunate enough to watch other Japanese "superhero" television...Getaroba G, the Five Rangers (pre power ranger), raydene, robot man etc.. All were great in my opinion. Would love to see some of them today. I remember back and think that the subject matter was a little more adult than some of the knock offs today are??? Anyways if you get the chance to see any of these enjoy them.


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