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Grow Up! Little Turtle (育てよ! カメ Sodateyo! Kame) is the sixth episode of Ultra Q.


A young boy named Taro develops a curious preoccupation with his pet turtle named Gameron, to whom he constantly encourages to grow. After getting into trouble for bringing his turtle to school and neglecting his studies, Taro winds up in the company of two bumbling gangsters as they flee from the authorities. While hiding out in the sewer, Taro is delighted to find that his turtle has suddenly grown to 99 cm in length. The sight of the giant turtle, however, frightens the gangsters into the welcoming arms of the police. Assuming that Taro had been kidnapped by the two thieves, the authorities return to collect the boy, who is nowhere to be found. Instead, he rides on the back of his turtle to the undersea Dragon Palace, as depicted in his crayon drawings. There he meets a young mischievous princess names Otohime, who eludes Taro while riding on a rocket and then proceeds to sic her pet Dragon on him. When Taro wishes to return home, Otohime gives him a mysterious box, which she tells him never to open and he is immediately transported back to his family. Unable to resist temptation, Taro opens the box and instantly becomes an old man!


  • Jun Manjome (万城目淳 Manjome Jun): Kenji Sahara (佐原 健二 Sahara Kenji)
  • Yuriko Edogawa (江戸川由利子 Edogawa Yuriko): Hiroko Sakurai (桜井 浩子 Sakurai Hiroko)
  • Ippei Togawa (戸川一平 Togawa Ippei): Yasuhiko Saijo (西條 康彦 Saijo Yasuhiko)

Guest Cast

  • Sato (佐東 Sato): Masanari Nihei (二瓶 正也 Nihei Masanari)
  • Uchida (内田 Uchida): Chotaro Tougin (当銀 長太郎 Tougin Chotaro)
  • Taro Urashima (浦島太郎 Urashima Taro): Kazuo Nakamura (中村 和夫 Nakamura Kazuo)
  • Taro's homeroom teacher (太郎の担任 Taro no tannin): Akira Oizumi (大泉 滉 Oizumi Akira)
  • Taro's Father (太郎の父 Taro no chichi): Akio Isono (磯野 秋雄 Isono Akio)
  • Inspector (警部 Keibu): Shin Otomo (大友 伸 Otomo Shin)
  • Detective (刑事 Keiji): Toshihiko Furuta (古田 俊彦 Furuta Toshihiko)
  • Taro's Mother (太郎の母 Taro no haha): Kiyoko Hoshi (星 清子 Hoshi Kiyoko)
  • Teacher (教師 Kyoushi): Kazuo Imai (今井 和雄 Imai Kazuo)
  • Cop (警官 Keikan): Yasuo Araki (荒木 保夫 Araki Yasuo)
  • Otohime (乙姫 Otohime): Aiko Tateishi (立石 愛子 Tateishi Aiko)
  • Takeo (竹雄 Takeo): Junji Muraoka (村岡 順二 Muraoka Junji)

Suit Actors

  • Gameron (ガメロン Gameron): Yukio Fukutome (福留 幸夫 Fukutome Yukio)



Home Media

  • Ultra Q Volume 2 features episodes 5-8, while the Total Natural Color Blu-Ray Volume 2 features episodes 4-7.
Ultra Q Episodes
Defeat Gomess! | Goro and Goroh | The Gift From Space | Mammoth Flower | Peguila is Here! | Grow Up! Little Turtle | S.O.S. Mount Fuji | Terror of the Sweet Honey | Baron Spider | The Underground Super Express Goes West | Balloonga | I Saw a Bird | Garadama | Tokyo Ice Age | Kanegon's Cocoon | Garamon Strikes Back | The 1/8 Project | The Rainbow's Egg | Challenge from the Year 2020 | The Undersea Humanoid Ragon | Space Directive M774 | Metamorphosis | Fury of the South Sea | The Idol of Goga | The Devil Child | Blazing Victory | The Disappearance of Flight 206 | Open Up!