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Friend (ともだち Tomodachi) is the 42nd episode of Ultraman Cosmos.

Plot

Middle school student Shunji Horimura (14 years old) is known for his participation in the science club and had won a robot contest once. Despite multiple offers from the rocket club, he turned it down due to his inability befriend others and prefer chatting with his old friend Kazuhiro in the internet.

A meteor was reported on its route to the solar system, but Doigaki assured that it would miss Earth within 3 days. Out of the sudden, communication systems in Treasure Base was interrupted but restored moments later, though transmissions from outer space would require at least 5 days to do so. However, Shunji's video communication with Kazuhiro was replaced with distorted messages from Sol of the Putiwhal. A photograph of a monster was captured by SRC prior to the commotion earlier.

Rejecting another offer of friendship from Yoko, Shunji returns home to find that his computer is still linked to Sol. Sol revealed that he is an alien from an uncharted small star (a satellite) Putiwhal and remained there ever since his father was killed by an originally docile-turned-hostile monster, Delgoran. Like the mid-schooler, Sol's constant traveling with his father caused him to have no other friends than the very monster they chased for. Shunji sent this recording to Team EYES as well and this lead Musashi to take on the case due to its similarity with Chaos Header.

While TECCH Booster blasted off to space, Musashi was able to contact Sol with Shunji's computer, and further understands that the boy only wanted his friend to be rescued, seeing vengeance as an unnecessary option now that his father is gone. To Doigaki's surprise, Delgoran teleported from Mars' orbit and instant to Sol's neighboring area. As Cosmos, Musashi managed to confirm his suspicion on Chaos' influence and used Eclipse Mode to exorcise the light virus. Delgoran was reverted to its old self and left with the meteor that passed Earth's orbit.

"Shunji. Thank you. I'll be waiting for you, forever. Goodbye Shun... Goo... bye... goodbye, Shun."

―Sol

However, it also means that communications with Sol will be permanently severed. In their last moments, Sol reveal his true form and the two promised each others to reunite in the future. Going out to where the rocket club is, Shunji made his first step of befriending others by accepting their offer to join the club.

Cast

Guest Actors

  • Shunji Horimura (堀村 俊司 Horimura Shunji): Hisao Takahashi (高橋 寿緒 Takahashi Hisao)

Appearances

Ultras

Kaiju

Home Media

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  • Ultraman Cosmos Volume 11 features episodes 41-44.
Ultraman Cosmos Episodes
Reunion With Light | Chaos Header's Shadow | Fly! Musashi | The Fallen Robot | Revenge of the Fireflies | Monster Fishing | Present from the Sky | Sleeping Maiden | Friends of the Forest | The Bronze Devil | Move! Monster | The Organism of Light | Daughter of Time: Part 1 | Daughter of Time: Part 2 | Deep Sea Fight | The Flying Whale | The Different Dimensional Trap | The Legend of Mt. Nibito | Star Lover | Musashi's Sky | The Battle with the TECCH Booster: Part 1 | The Battle with the TECCH Booster: Part 2 | Luna vs. Luna | Warm Memories | Alien Girl | The Power to Defeat the Chaos | A Space Monster is Born on Earth | Strength and Power | Dreaming Courage | Eclipse | Rescue Gon | The Nightmare Experiment | Monster Hunter | Wrath of the Sea God | The Magic Stone | The Mountain of Yōkai | Fubuki Retires?! | Alien Old Man | Light of Evil | Giant of Evil | The Green Fugitive | Friend | Puppet Monster | Gigi vs Gon | The Amusement Park Legend | The Miraculous Flower | Sorceress of the Sky | Waroga Counterattack | Snow of Space | Kaiju Smuggling!? | Enemy of Chaos | Transformation Impossible!? | Future Monster | Human Transporter | Final Test | Kappa Village | Door of Snow | The Sky of Revenge | The Greatest Invasion | Chaos War | Forbidden Weapon | Cry of the Earth | Chaos' Violent Attack | Deathmatch on the Moon | True Hero
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