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Bao-on from Afar (遥かなるバオーン Harukanaru Baōn) is the eighth episode of Ultraman Dyna.

Plot

It is another peaceful day in Furube Village; the villagers enjoying the slow life. Suddenly a strange meteorite crashes into the ground nearby. Super GUTS' Asuka, Kohda and Nakajima head to investigate it. Upon arrival the trio discover that all the residents have inexplicably collapsed onto the ground into a state of sleep. After waking everyone up and gathering them together, Super GUTS question the villagers. However, as they were all knocked unconscious, nobody could pinpoint exactly just what had happened. It was at that moment that a villager reveals that Grandpa Otokichi, a partially deaf man, had seen a kaiju to be the cause.

Otokichi claims that he witnessed a kaiju, Bao-on, yawn widely before the whole village collapsed into sleep. As if history was repeating itself, the exact same chain of events had just occurred again at that moment; and Super GUTS were put to sleep.

After waking, Asuka stayed behind to keep watch over Bao-on while Nakajima develops the Voice Breaker back at HQ. This would modify the sounds produced by Bao-on such that its yawns would no longer induce sleep. Just then, General Fukami introduces Dr. Mustafa Ali - a genius zoologist who is assigned to assist in the operation.

Super GUTS begins their first operation against Bao-on. Firstly, they attempted to stimulate Bao-on's senses with different colors. It turns out the color red excited Bao-on. Asuka attached a red balloon to the TPC4WD jeep and led the kaiju to a designated point where Kariya would fire a tripwire to trip Bao-on. This state of confusion was planned to allow the easy attachment of a mask that would release sleeping gas into Bao-on's respiratory system and hence put it to sleep. Unfortunately, in this state of confusion, Bao-on had eaten the mask instead. But fortunately, this still put the kaiju to sleep - albeit for a limited time.

The next day at daybreak, Bao-on awakens earlier than expected and frolics towards another red balloon. However, there was a highway nearby and a yawn from Bao-on would cause unprecedented damage. Asuka destroys the balloon in Alpha while Ryo fires a tranquilizer at the kaiju. But it had grown accustomed to the sleeping gas, and the missile only served to agitate Bao-on - who was know charging towards the tent of Mustafa Ali. In order to save him, Asuka transforms into Ultraman Dyna. he immediately transforms into Strong Type to gain Bao-on's attention. Dyna is completely overwhelmed by Bao-on's unorthodox antics and is unable to do anything against it. Finally, Dyna creates a red energy sphere and lures Bao-on into space with it. Though it caused some disruption to the village, the villagers bid Bao-on farewell as if it were a good friend.

Cast

  • Shin Asuka (アスカ・シン Asuka Shin): Takeshi Tsuruno (つるの 剛士 Tsuruno Takeshi)
  • Gousuke Hibiki (ヒビキ・ゴウスケ Hibiki Gōsuke): Ryo Kinomoto (木之元 亮 Kinomoto Ryō)
  • Toshiyuki Kohda (コウダ・トシユキ Kōda Toshiyuki): Toshikazu Fukawa (布川 敏和 Fukawa Toshikazu)
  • Ryo Yumimura (ユミムラ・リョウ Yumimura Ryō): Risa Saito (斉藤 りさ Saitō Risa)
  • Kouhei Kariya (カリヤ・コウヘイ Kariya Kōhei): Takao Kase (加瀬 尊朗 Kase Takao)
  • Tsutomu Nakajima (ナカジマ・ツトム Nakajima Tsutomu): Joe Onodera (小野寺 丈 Onodera Jō)
  • Mai Midorikawa (ミドリカワ・マイ Midorikawa Mai): Mariya Yamada (山田 まりや Yamada Mariya)
  • Kouki Fukami (フカミ・コウキ Fukami Kōki): Toshiaki Amada (天田 俊明 Amada Toshiaki)
  • Old Man Otokichi (乙吉老人 Otokichi Rojin): Hiroshi Yanagitani (乙吉老人 Yanagitani Hiroshi)
  • Mustafa Ali (ムスタファ・アリ Mustafa Ali): Majid Shayesteh (マジド・シャイエステ Majid Shayeste)
  • Narrator (ナレーター Narētā): Yuji Machi (真地 勇志 Machi Yūji)

Appearances

Ultras

Kaiju

Home Media

  • Ultraman Dyna Volume 2 features episodes 5-8.

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Ultraman Dyna Episodes
A New Light: Part 1 | A New Light: Part 2 | Awaken Asuka | Battle! Underground City | Winning Shot | The Land's Ultimate Monster | Friend Inside the Box | Bao-on from Afar | 2000 Attacks | Forbidden Picture on the Ground | The Phantom Shooting Star | Mysterious Thief Himala | Monster Factory | The Supreme Ruler Who Sleeps on the Moon | The Kind-Hearted Target | Battle! Monster Island | The Ghost Space Ship | The Girls Who Calls Up the Darkness | Bird of the Phantom Dream | Alien Boy | The 3000 Degree Heat Radiating Monster | Soldier of Tsukuyo | Dream Fortress | Vampire of the Lake | The Clarkov Won't Surface! Part 1 | The Clarkov Won't Surface! Part 2 | Monster Game | Simian Forest | In the Light of Destiny | Scenario of Invasion | Fight! Dyna vs. Dyna | The Singing Investigation Robot | Star of Peace | The Time of Resolution | The Smile of Destruction: Part 1 | The Smile of Destruction: Part 2 | Yumenokatamari | Monster Drama | The Light and Shadow of the Youthful | The Tree of Jagira | I Want to See Our Earth | Ephemeral Dream | Captain Long-Legs | The Snow of Venus | Tear of Churasa | The Power of Thinking of You | Farewell Hanejiro | Ndamoshite X | Final Chapter I: A New Shadow | Final Chapter II: Solar System Annihilation | Final Chapter III: Toward Tomorrow...