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His Name is Gaia (その名はガイア Sono Na wa Gaia) is the third episode of Ultraman Gaia. It features the debut of Ultraman Agul and the Esplender.




One night, Gamu enters the unoccupied Command Room onboard the Aerial Base and plays the footage of his latest fight as Gaia, analyzing as it plays. He copies the move he calls the Photon Edge, when he is interrupted. Atsuko sees him doing it and thinks he is a child, which he denies. Gamu then thinks of a name for Ultraman, Gaia, and she tells him it is a childish name before she leaves.

The news reporter team of KCB wants to know what XIG is - they know Gamu is a member of Alchemy Stars and is now part of XIG. Reiko is waiting for an elevator when a mysterious man tells her to keep reporting on Ultraman.

In the Container Mecha Maintenance Factory, Gamu asks a technician for a toolbox, with Kajio asking why he is there. Gamu returns to his private quarters and creates the device that will hold the Light of Ultraman Gaia, which he names the Esplender. Just then an alarm sounds off and he goes to the Command Room to see what happened. Some distance away an unidentified object is flying over a desert. Team Lightning is sortied along with the Peace Carry. Gamu is allowed to accompany them and boards the Peace Carry.

Apatee's armor was too hard to pierce at first, but Team Lightning is able to force it to remain defensive. However, it manages to take down two of the aircraft crash. Unusual radio waves are causing trouble for communication so Gamu analyzes what the creature is broadcasting, and is surprised to see a video of Gaia using the Photon Edge. Sneaking out of the Peace Carry, Gamu becomes Gaia to fight the metal monster. The two seem evenly matched, with Apatee even surviving the Photon Edge. Gaia tries the Quantum Stream on Apatee and the monster falls to the ground, but is able to recover. When Gaia is about to run out of energy, a ray hits Apatee and destroys it. Gaia/Gamu turns around to see another Ultraman who then walks away.




  • Atsushi Koyama (神山 篤志 Kōyama Atsushi): Shunsuke Gondo (権藤 俊輔 Gondō Shunsuke)
  • Yasushi Kitada (北田 靖 Kitada Yasushi): Katsuhiko Hasegawa (長谷川 勝彦 Hasegawa Katsuhiko)
  • Satoshi Ogawara (大河原 聡志 Ōgawara Satoshi): Yusuke Sawaki (沢木 祐介 Sawaki Yūsuke)
  • Makoto (マコト Makoto): Hiroaki Nishijima (西嶋 大明 Nishijima Hiroaki)
  • Sato (サトウ Satō): Togo Okumoto (奥本 東五 Okumoto Tōgo)
  • Nakaji (ナカジ Nakaji): Masashi Kagami (加々美 正史 Kagami Masashi)
  • Hiroya Fujimiya (藤宮 博也 Fujimiya Hiroya): Hassei Takano (高野 八誠 Takano Hassei)
  • Daniel McPhee (ダニエル・マクフィー Danieru Makufī): John O'Connor (ジョン・オコーナー Jon O Kōnā)
  • Narrator: Hiroshi Isobe (磯部 弘 Isobe Hiroshi)





  • Military
    • 1 x Peace Carry
    • XIG Fighters
      • 2 x Exciters
        • 1 x in Container Mode only; prop error
      • 3 x Sky Surfers
        • 1 x (Stock Footage)
      • 5 x Sky Gainers
        • 2 x in Container Mode only
  • GUARD Europe AWACS Plane (mentioned)
  • Civilian

Home Media

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Ultraman Gaia Volume 1 features episodes 1-4.

Ultraman Gaia Episodes
Seize the Light! | A Hero Appears | His Name is Gaia | Gamu of the Sky | Another Giant | The Ridiculing Eye | The Cleansing of the Earth | The 4,600 Million Year-Old Ghosts | Seagull Takes Off | Rock Fight | The Dragon's Capital | Monster Encircling Net | The Night of the Marionettes | The Challenge from the Anti-Space | When the Rain Stops | The Birth of Agul | Shadow of Space, Light of Earth | Agul vs. Gaia | Lilia's Maze | The Fossil of Ruin | The Sea of a Mysterious Light | The Stone Wing | Gamu Expelled! | The Determination of Agul | The Showdown for Tomorrow | The Final Resolution | A New Battle ~Version-up Fight!~ | The Advent of the Heatwave | The Distant City: Uqbar | The Demon's Cocoon | The Accursed Eye | The Future Seen Before | Battling the Legend | Crash of Souls! | Ransom for a Monster | The Sky of Reunion | The Fourth Symphony of a Nightmare | Ground-Breaking Tusks | The Swamp of Sadness | I Want to See Gaia! | The Resurrection of Agul | Gamu vs. Gamu | The Silver Eyes of Izac | The Attack of the Space Monsters | The Living Planet | The Attack of the Forest | XIG Destroyed!? | The Revenge of the Death God | An Angel Descends | The Cry of the Earth | Earth is Ultraman's Star