Biography

Seiji Hokuto (北斗ホクト 星司セイジ Hokuto Seiji) is a character who appears in the 2011 manga, ULTRAMAN and its anime adaptation. Wearing the Ace Suit, he is the third Ultraman to appear.

History

ULTRAMAN

NOTE: Due to there being several differences between the manga and anime adaptation, the History section has been split into two tabs.

At some point in the past, Seiji became friends with an extraterrestrial girl named Yuko Minami. Shortly afterwards he was in a plane crash that killed his parents and left him near death, although he was saved by Bemular. He was eventually taken in by Yapool. Seiji was a young man of Shinjiro's age, going to the same school as the son of Ultraman. However, the two had never interacted in any significant manner until some time after Shinjiro became aware of his heritage. Seiji asked to meet Shinjiro after a class, where he revealed that he knew that Shinjiro was Ultraman, much to the latter's shock. Later, Seiji ran into Shinjiro again, although Shinjiro received a call from Ide. Seiji used a device to trace the call, confirming his idea of Ultraman's identity. At some point after that, a man attempted to assault and rob him, but Seiji was capable of fighting and beating the man, who was left lying on the sidewalk. Soon afterwards, Seiji tracked an emergency call, which he declared to be his first case before donning his own Ultraman suit. He quickly arrived at the scene, saving Shinjiro from a Bioweapon, slicing the beast in half. Seiji's arms then exploded. Just as quickly as he appeared he left, but not before telling Shinjiro that he'd see him at school. Returning to Yapool, Seiji was given heavy criticism for damaging his arms, but the alien agreed to repair them. He then beat Shinjiro and Moroboshi to defeating a second Bio Weapon in a subway system. After boasting, he tried to be allowed a job at the SSSP, although Moroboshi wanted to check his background. Seiji removed his helmet and explained himself. The other two Ultramen took Seiji to the SSSP headquarters, where Moroboshi and Edo discussed his alien-designed prosthetics, which were untraceable. Seiji revealed that he had bought the identity of Ultraman from someone, but refused to say who. He was then released, making his way back to Yapool. Yapool berated Seiji for revealing himself but admitted that they and the SSSP had the same goal in mind, but must keep their savior secret. Seiji agreed, stating that the reason he had been eliminating anyone who interfered with human-alien relations was due to their mysterious savior. Shinjiro later caught Seiji extorting money from a man who ran a scamming business on the side. The two began to argue about Seiji's position as the "Hammer of Justice," whereupon he challenged Shinjiro to a duel. Using his modified simulation device, he summoned his suit and prepared to fight the suitless Shinjiro. Moroboshi interrupted the one-sided duel, beating Seiji's helmet off with his sword. Later the young Ultraman arrived to help Shinjiro and Morobishi to defeat the Ace Killer Squad, who were in fact targeting Seiji himself. He challenged Ace Killer, where he managed to hold his own for a while. Eventually the assassin managed to sever one of his prosthetic arms, although Seiji exacted the same treatment on him afterwards. Ace Killer then drew his hatchet and began to beat, batter and slash Hokuto in a flurry of blows. Seiji managed to recover and fight back, but was stabbed through the chest. He then tackled the mercenary and removed his left hand, revealing a powerful Spacium weapon. Ace Killer resigned himself to his face, and Seiji decapitated him with a blast to the face. Seiji then succumbed to his wounds and dropped into unconsciousness. Bemular then arrived, and carried the wounded young man to safety and to be healed. Three months later, Seiji appeared with Bemular to save a group of people from an alien in a forest. They then went to New York to fight against the Star of Darkness. The two of them helped Shinjiro hold up a falling building, saving Rena and a group of citizens. Seiji then went to fight against the Star of Darkness' footsoldiers.

Seiji Hokuto and his family were on the airplane that exploded 12 years ago, having been rigged by Ace Killer. As a result, he was badly wounded but Yuko Minami, another survivor, found him. Seiji was taken by Bemular and brought to Yapool, who gave him prosthetic limbs and raised him as a child of his own. Seiji somehow managed to figure out who Shinjiro Hayata really was and approached him at school, calling him "Mr. Hayata" ("Senpai" in the original Japanese voiceover). After that, he roughs up a scandalous doctor and his gang, taking their money for himself. He later appears again wearing an Ultraman Suit, beating a gang of robbers and another gang from an illegal casino, taking off with the stolen money. His actions lead the public to believe that a new Ultraman has emerged, even getting the attention of the likes of Rena, Endo and Kurata. He meets up with Shinjiro once again, just to hack into his phone. He later follows him to a warehouse, where he helps Shinjiro deal with a monster before his arms blow up, and he leaves. Nice To Meet You, Brother He goes back to Yapool and asks him to fix and reinforce his arms, but is instead reprimanded for his reckless usage. After that, he hacks into a phone call between Ide and Shinjiro and learns that a monster is rampaging in a train station, and kills it before Shinjiro and Moroboshi arrive. Upon seeing them, he asks to join the SSSP, revealing his identity to them. Seiji is taken in and interviewed by Ide, and says that he wants to create a world where humans and aliens can coexist in peace so that Yuko can be happy. He leaves and the SSSP plan to use him as bait to lure out his benefactor, but he does not fall for the trick. After a talk with Yapool, he goes back to robbing people. Star Cluster Alliance His next target was a businessman who had allegedly committed fraud on the Internet. Seiji blackmailed him with some evidence of his crimes but Shinjiro, having been sent by Ide, catches him red-handed and demands that he let the man go. They talk about what it means to be Ultraman, but their conversation gets more and more tense to the point where Seiji puts his suit on and attacks Shinjiro, who is reluctant to fight back but has no choice. After a brief battle, Moroboshi arrived and dealt with Seiji by slicing his left arm off and knocking off his helmet, saying that he would kill anyone marked for extermination, regardless of whether or not they are human. Shocked, Seiji picks up his left arm and helmet, and leaves. Seiji goes back to Yapool. You As You Are Later on, Seiji learns from Yapool that Ace Killer and his gang attacked an oil rig where Yuko was supposedly at. He suddenly finds himself surrounded by SSSP members and Edo himself, who first informs him that his admission to the SSSP is postponed, before giving him the location of Ace Killer and his gang. Seiji rushed back to Yapool to get his weaponized arm back but despite being warned that he could not take them on, Seiji leaves anyway, and Yapool is distraught. However, it was a trap because Ace Killer and his men were waiting for him instead. Still tapping into the SSSP's communications, he finds out their plans to mobilize. Waiting in the trees, he emerges to attack Ace Killer after thinking about the sadness he has caused Yuko, fighting alone as Shinjiro and Moroboshi were bound by Alien Nepenthes. Ace Killer He manages to free them by slicing its vines, but is badly wounded by Ace Killer and his gang, and starts to doze off thinking about Yuko. Seiji is held at gunpoint by Ace Killer, who says that he'll give Yuko a quick death. Seiji quickly snaps out of his trance and slices off Ace Killer's left arm, enraging him. He is repeatedly slashed by Ace Killer, has his left arm damaged, then impaled through the chest, but he takes the opportunity to unleash his secret weapon, blowing a hole into Ace Killer's torso which seemingly kills him, but Seiji passes out as well. However, Ace Killer comes back to life, much to Moroboshi's shock. Ace Killer is about to kill him, but he is saved by Shinjiro who unleashes the Limiter under his own power, and disintegrates the villain using a Spacium Ray. Ace Killer's hatchet emits a signal to an invisible spaceship in orbit, which fires a gigantic missile straight to their location. Out of energy and options, the three Ultramen could do nothing but stare at their impending doom. Suddenly, Bemular appears, firing a Spacium Ray that destroys the bomb before it could injure anyone, as well as the gigantic spaceship. Shinjiro thinks he has to fight Bemular once more, but the alien says that would not be necessary as Shinjiro has fully "awakened". He leaves with Seiji, saying it would not be the first time he saved a human life. A Real Ultraman

Profile

Ace Suit

The Ace Suit (エーススーツ Ēsu Sūtsu) was designed by Yapool to be Seiji Hokuto. It is made as an imitation of the authentic Ultraman suit and as such, its main weapon is also a Spacium Blade, though Ace's is much larger and is used differently.

Stats

  • Age: 16 Years
  • Height: 165 cm, 175 with suit
  • Weight: 52 kg, 97 with suit

Powers and Weapons

Own Powers
  • Prosthetics: Seiji has mechanical limbs to give him greater combat ability. They use some of the same technology as the Ultraman Suits.
    • Combat Prowess: Despite his thin build, Seiji is a skilled combatant, taking on several school bullies, by himself and winning.
  • Detective Skills/Information Gathering: Seiji is skilled at information gathering, having researched Shinjiro and intercepted a police radio and communication between Ide and Shinjiro.
Via Ace Suit
  • Color Timer: Like Shin's and Shinjiro's suits, Seiji's has a mechanical color timer that serves the same main purpose.
  • Spacium Blade (スペシウムブレード Supeshiumu Burēdo): Seiji's suits also sports arm mounted Spacium weapons, but unlike Shinjiro's, they connect with each other to create a blade similar to Ultraman Ace's Ultra Guillotine technique.
  • Flight: Seiji's suit is somehow able to provide flight via thrusters on his back, but they are not designed for long range flight.
  • Beam Gauntlet: The suit's arm somehow reconfigures itself to become a giant beam cannon.
  • Teleportation: When Seiji puts his fists together, a modified Mimicry System teleports the suit onto him, when he expects to go into battle.

Own Powers
  • Prosthetics: Seiji has mechanical limbs to give him greater combat ability. They use some of the same technology as the Ultraman Suits.
    • Combat Prowess: Despite his thin build, Seiji is a skilled combatant, taking on several armed thugs by himself and winning.
  • Detective Skills/Information Gathering: Seiji is skilled at information gathering, having researched Shinjiro figuring out his identity as Ultraman, and intercepted a police radio and communication between Ide and Shinjiro.
Via Ace Suit
  • Color Timer: Like Shin's and Shinjiro's suits, Seiji's has a mechanical color timer that serves the same main purpose.
  • Spacium Blade (スペシウムブレード Supeshiumu Burēdo): Seiji's suits also sports arm mounted Spacium weapons, but unlike Shinjiro's, they connect with each other to create a large arced blade. These blades can also be launched if needed.
  • Flight: Seiji's suit is somehow able to provide flight via thrusters on his back, but they are not designed for long range flight.
  • Beam Cannons: On his arms are two different kinds of beam cannons. He shoots energy streams from the palm of his left arm, and fires a blast of energy from his right wrist (after detaching the hand).

Gallery

Trivia

  • This Seiji is clearly a reference to Seiji Hokuto and Ultraman Ace.
  • While Shinjiro is heroic and Moroboshi is dark, Seiji is very playful and lighthearted.
  • Seiji's suit was named by himself. The 'A' to represent that it was made by alien tech while the full 'Ace' is a result of his grandstanding.
  • Seiji is not only the youngest of the manga's 'Ultramen', but also the shortest and the lightest.
ULTRAMAN Manga and Anime Characters
Ultramen Ultraman | Shin Hayata | Shinjiro Hayata | Dan Moroboshi | Seiji Hokuto | Kotaro Higashi | Jack | Leo Brothers | Daigo
SSSP Dan Moroboshi | Mitsuhiro Ide | Edo | Jack | Red | Akiko Fuji | Seiji Hokuto | Kotaro Higashi | Windom | Leo Brothers
Secondary Characters Yosuke Endo | Kurata | Rena Sayama | Shiraishi | Pigmon's Friends | Ultraman | Dave
Star Cluster Alliance Edo | Ambassador Mephisto | Agent Adad | Alien Awazo | Leo Brothers | Bioweapon Nova | Black Directive | Alien Valky
Aliens Bemular | Edo | Alien Adacic | Alien Igaru | Red | Black King | Alien Kadder | Alien Robuton | Alien Bris | Agent Adad | Yapool | Ambassador Mephisto | Biological Weapons | Yuko Minami | Ace Killer Squad | Alien Awazo | Alien Pedan | Rei | Alien Druz | Four-Armed Alien | Gravity Alien | Sam | Leo Brothers | Alien Valky | Bioweapon Nova
Ace Killer Squad Ace Killer | Alien Nepenthes | Alien Woovelve
Star of Darkness Alien Pedan | Rei | Alien Druz | Golden Fortress | Four-Armed Alien | Gravity Alien | Alien Bado
Anime Only Shiraishi | Black King | Alien Robuton
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