Innocent (イノセント Inosento) is the fourth episode of the Ultraseven 35th Anniversary: EVOLUTION.
While Seven was fighting against Pandon, Suwa controlled the monster through the use of a strange device. Pandon demonstrated the ability to catch Seven’s Eye Slugger with relative ease and overpowering the Ultra. It also unleashed strange yellowish particles and retreated underground to call off the fight. Kazamori reaffirmed that he is now unified with Seven.
The Ultra Guard analysed the particles that Pandon unleashed to be seeds of an unknown plant. He also destroyed most of the plants while sparing a single specimen for study purposes. According to Mizuno, Alien Ghose in the past manipulate Pandon through the use of a mind control device which was later confiscated and kept away in TDF’s 2nd Armory. The Ultra Guard went into said armory to discover the place already in shambles and the controller itself was replaced with an identical dummy. At the lake which Mizuno polluted to destroy the unknown seeds, Kazamori found a mysterious girl purifying it. The little girl teleported away after being sighted, leading Kazamori to the late Satomi’s holiday villa. She once again played a game of teleportation that lead him to an elder’s house. The elder stated that the little girl as Mitsuko, who he named after his deceased daughter from two decades prior. The elder stated that Mitsuko “grew up fast”.
At night, Suwa introduced himself to Kazamori as the man responsible for controlling Pandon. Despite Suwa’s claim that the old mankind are barbaric for killing Mitsuko’s kind, he is none the different for trying to control her race through great power. Shima and Yuki went patrolling the mountains by foot after their Pointer was damaged in the middle of their trip. By the time Kazamori met Mitsuko again, she had already grow into the form of an adult. Mitsuko revealed that her kind was killed and she is the only surviving member left. She was hunted down by Shima and Yuki after restoring the dead vegetation. While spending the night at the elder’s house, Mitsuko was alerted by Kazamori to run after the Ultra Guard is approaching her location. The two officers had a run-in with Mitsuko and Shima quickly assumed her to be Pandon’s controller. Her green blood was collected and analysed to be one an Earth plant, one that has evolved to gain sentience and finally appearing human.
During the day, Kazamori tried to protect her and even go as far as to explain the matters to his former captain. He explained that Mitsuko came from a species of evolved plants whose purpose is to restore Earth’s greenery, while Pandon acted as a spreading agent and her entire race is about to be manipulated by a certain mastermind who plotted the invasion. Suwa try to pressure Mitsuko to his side, but once he was spotted, Mitsuko was further misunderstood by Rumi to be his partner in crime. Suwa once again unleashed Pandon to attack the Ultra Guard members, forcing Kazamori to transform into Seven and join the fight. Mitsuko refused Suwa’s genocidal conquest against the old humans and confiscated his Pandon Controller to quell the monster’s anger. Unfortunately Shima once more misunderstood the situation where he assumed Mitsuko to be Pandon’s mastermind and stole the controller, inadvertently unleashing his own anger to turn Pandon berserk. His paranoia led him to shoot Mitsuko while Seven killed the monster.
In her dying breath, Mitsuko ordered Seven to protect the last member of the Plant Life Form as she disappeared into nothingness. Through Mizuno’s findings, the Ultra Guard regretted their decision and misunderstandings after finally confirming the truth behind Kazamori’s words, as well as driven guilt by their earlier genocide against her race, which makes them none the different than their predecessors. Meanwhile, Kazamori stole the last of the Plant Life Form seed from UG to protect her kind as he promised with Mitsuko. The scene ended with him gazing over the site which was once used to be TDF Far East Base, now being left in ruins due to UG’s action in detonating it to eliminate all of the infiltrating aliens.
- Masaki Kazamori (カザモリ・マサキ Kazamori Masaki): Katsuyuki Yamazaki (山崎勝之 Yamazaki Katsuyuki)
- Sanshiro Shiragane (シラガネ・サンシロウ Shiragane Sanshirou): Koji Nanjo (南条弘二 Nanjo Koji)
- Keisuke Shima (シマ・ケイスケ Shima Keisuke): Kunio Masaoka (正岡邦夫 Masaoka Kunio)
- Takuma Mizuno (ミズノ・タクマ Mizuno Takuma): Wataru Koga (古賀亘 Koga Wataru)
- Rumi Honjou (ホンジョウ・ルミ Honjou Rumi): Rieko Adachi (あだち理絵子 Adachi Rieko)
- Yuki Kisaragi (キサラギ・ユキ Kisaragi Yuki): Mika Katsumura (勝村美香 Katsumura Mika)
- Suwa (諏訪 Suwa): Kyoji Kamui (神威杏次 Kamui Kyoji)
- Plant Life Form Mitsuko (植物生命体ミツコ Shokubutsu Seimei-tai Mitsuko): Saori Nara (奈良沙緒理 Nara Saori), Mirai Shida (志田未来 Shida Mirai) (young)
- Narrator (ナレーター Nareta): Kohji Moritsugu (森次晃嗣 Moritsugu Kōji)
- Old man (老人 rōjin): Satoshi Koike (小池榮 Koike Satoshi)
- Ultraseven (ウルトラセブン Urutorasebun): Satoshi Yamamoto (山本諭 Yamamoto Satoshi)
- Neo Pandon (ネオパンドン Neo Pandon): Kazunori Yokoo (横尾和則 Yokoo Kazunori)
- Despite being labeled as the fourth episode, this was the first episode to be released in home video.