"The war never ends unless humans forgive humans."
- ―Hirona's words after remembering Kondo's terrible past
Old-man Hirano (平野老人 Hirano Rōjin) was the friend of Kondo, before he was mutated into a kaijin by Japanese military during the Pacific War. He protected Kondo and became the God Father of Kondo's daughter Chei, until she died in an air-raid. He continued to be a friend to Kondo and play him music to calm his sad soul. He only appeared in Ultraman Gaia.