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Bio Planet WoO (生物彗星WoO, Seibutsu Suisei Ū, lit. "Living Comet WoO") is a giant hero tokusatsu series that premiered on April 9, 2006. It aired at 7:30pm on NHK and ran for 13 episodes. The series is based on one of many unused ideas created by the late Eiji Tsuburaya before Ultra Q was produced in its place.

Synopsis[]

The story revolves around a living creature named WoO which came from a comet, who is befriended by a young girl named Ai. Both are chased by a mysterious organization called SWORD who sees WoO as a threat to humanity. At the same time, giant monsters have invaded in search of WoO.

Characters[]

Protagonists[]

  • WoO: The only survivor of his species, wandered in space until he crashed on Earth. There, he befriended Ai and develops a strong bond with her that he'd protect her at any cost. He uses his antennae to connect to electronic devices (mainly a cell phone) to communicate with Ai.
  • Ai Kumashiro: Junior high school 2nd grade. She stays with her mother and loves soccer. She travels with WoO after their encounter. Her school is then attacked by a giant monster, which resulted in her being the lone survivor of the attack.
  • Kiyomi Kumashiro: Ai's mother and secondary chief editor at the magazine "CHEMISTRY."
  • Akita: A reporter of magazine "CHEMISTRY" of the same publisher as Kiyomi.
  • Kotaro: Ai's classmate. After he leaves working in a Convenient Store; his dream is to become a movie director. He seems to be attracted to Ai. Later mutated into Gelbile MK in episode 10.

SWORD[]

  • Yaman: The leader of SWORD. It reveals that his daughter was killed in the incident that Ai survived and because of that holds a personal vendetta against the alien life forms, including WoO.
  • Kirishi: Field Agent for SWORD.
  • Katsura: Field Researcher for SWORD, she eventually becomes an ally to Ai and WoO helping them escape from her colleagues.
  • Sakuraba: Field Agent of SWORD who keeps tabs on Ai and WoO.
  • Nagakura: Biological Researcher for SWORD. He uses WoO's artifact and turns into the monster Gelnoide in episodes 12 and 13.
  • Gonda: Katsura's sweetheart and ace combat specialist for SWORD's mobile unit. He is portrayed by Shigeki Kagemaru.
  • Waver: Head of SWORD's mobile unit and his part of SWORD's US branch in Arizona.

Kaiju[]

Episodes[]

  1. He Fell from Outer Space! (あいつが宇宙から落ちてきた!, Aitsu ga Uchū kara Ochite Kita!)
  2. I'll Be Killed! (わたし殺される!, Watashi Korosareru!)
  3. Hero? Born (ヒーロー?誕生, Hīrō? Tanjō)
  4. WoO, Don't Die (WoO、死なないで, Ū, Shinanaide)
  5. Counterattack Orders (迎撃命令, Geigeki Meirei)
  6. Farewell WoO (さよならWoO, Sayonara Ū)
  7. New Terror (新たなる恐怖, Arata Naru Kyōfu)
  8. My Whereabouts (わたしの居場所, Watashi no Ibasho)
  9. Cornered (追いつめられて, Oitsumerarete)
  10. Sorry, Kotaro (ごめんね、小太郎, Gomen ne, Kotarō)
  11. Love for All (ラブ・フォー・オール, Rabu fō Ōru)
  12. The Final Battle (最後の闘い, Saigo no Tatakai)
  13. Bonds to the Future (未来への絆, Mirai e no Kizuna)

Cast[]

  • Ai Kumashiro (神代 アイ, Kumashiro Ai): Mitsuki Tanimura (谷村 美月, Tanimura Mitsuki)
  • Kiyomi Kumashiro (神代 清美, Kumashiro Kiyomi): Maho Toyota (とよた 真帆, Toyota Maho)
  • Shion Katsuragi (葛城 シオン, Katsuragi Shion): Tomoka Kurotani (黒谷 友香, Kurotani Tomoka)
  • Ryuji Kirishima (桐島 隆司, Kirishima Ryūji): Jundai Yamada (山田 純大, Yamada Jundai)
  • Kenzo Sakuraba (桜庭 賢三, Sakuraba Kenzō): Shoji Maruoka (丸岡 奨詞, Maruoka Shōji)
  • Naoto Saizaki (雑崎 尚人, Saizaki Naoto): Keigo Nagata (永田 恵悟, Nagata Keigo)
  • Joji Akita (秋田 譲二, Akita Jōji): Kosuke Toyohara (豊原 功補, Toyohara Kōsuke)
  • Ichiro Gonda (権田 一郎, Gonda Ichirō): Shigeki Kagemaru (影丸 茂樹, Kagemaru Shigeki)
  • Kotaro Motoki (元木 小太郎, Motoki Kotarō): Hiroshi Yazaki (矢崎 広, Yazaki Hiroshi)
  • Staff Officer Weber (ウエーバー参謀, Uēbā Sanbō): Laz Brezer (ラズ・ブレザー, Razu Burezā)
  • Taizo Nagakura (永倉 泰三, Nagakura Taizō): Shinya Tsukamoto (塚本 晋也, Tsukamoto Shin'ya)
  • Daisuke Yamanami (山南 大輔, Yamanami Daisuke): Toshiyuki Nagashima (永島 敏行, Nagashima Toshiyuki)

Guest Cast[]

  • Madoka Yamanami (山南 マドカ, Yamanami Madoka): Mariko Nara (奈良 真理子, Nara Mariko)
  • Minamoto-san (源さん): Katsuhiko Watabiki (綿引 勝彦, Watabiki Katsuhiko)
  • Marou (マロウ, Marō): Mai Kitajima (喜多嶋 舞, Kitajima Mai)
  • Ayumi Kondo (近藤 歩美, Kondo Ayumi): Maimi Harada (原田 舞美, Harada Maimi)
  • Seiko (聖子): Mariya Yamada (山田 まりや, Yamada Mariya)
  • Ooya (大家, Ōya): Shinobu Kawamata (川俣 しのぶ, Kawamata Shinobu)
  • Defense Force Members (防衛隊隊員, Bōei-tai Taiin):

Voice Actors[]

  • WoO (WoOウー, Ū): Eriko Fujimaki (藤巻 恵理子, Fujimaki Eriko)
  • Aikichi (アイ吉): Atsushi Kisaichi (私市 淳, Kisaichi Atsushi)
  • Staff Officer Weber's Aide (ウエーバー参謀の側近, Weber Sanbō no Sokkin): Kumiko Ukai (鵜飼 久美子, Ukai Kumiko)
  • Gelnoide (ゲルノイド): Daisuke Gori (郷里 大輔, Gōri Daisuke)

Suit Actors[]

  • WoO: Kazunori Yokoo (横尾 和則, Yokō Kazunori)
  • Kaiju: Junya Soma (相馬 絢也, Sōma Jun'ya)

Manga[]

Woo Manga

BioPlanet WoO manga

Bio Planet WoO also had a manga that ran for six chapters of a single volume collection. Unlike the show, the manga Bio Planet WoO only featured Small WoO and no giant monsters and is considered a slice of life.

Music[]

Opening Theme
  • Guardian Angel
    • Artist: Splash Candy
Ending Theme
  • Kasa wa Hitotsu de Tariru no ka na... (傘はひとつで足りるのかな…, lit. One Umbrella... Is it Enough?)
    • Artist: Girls On The Run

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