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Shigeru Furuhashi (フルハシ・シゲル Furuhashi Shigeru) is one of the members of the Ultra Garrison, 29 years old in the first episode of Ultraseven. At the start of the series he had been on the Garrison seven years, originally from Hokkaido.

History

Ultraseven

Coming from a wealthy family that lived in Hokkaido Return to the North!, Furuashi is rather comedic as he suffered injuries when dealing with certain situations, such as convincing Zero One that he was Dan Moroboshi Android Zero Directive, etc. Despite this, he is very serious when dealing with alien attacks, such as nearly self destructing his ship when it was attacked by Alien Kanan. Return to the North!

Heisei Ultraseven

Later in an alternate universe where Ultraseven was the only Ultra to have come to Earth. Furuashi was promoted to Captain of the Ultra Garrison and also assuming Captain Kiryama was either promoted to General or retired. Furuashi was still very sad after Ultraseven crashed to Earth. Ultraseven Solar Energy Strategy

Sometime after Metron's second defeat and Seven's disappearance, a certain incident occurred that presumably took the lives of either his 2 fellow crew and, according to the novelizations, some TDF members. He told Kaji, his only known surviving crewmate, that he's enough with such sacrifices. That infuriated Kaji, who blamed him for his bad decisions, and ultimately quitted Ultra Garrison. Legend and Glory

Sometime later, Furuashi was promoted to General. Lost Memory Then, Masaki Kazamori (who was one of the members of the era's Ultra Garrison and would later be Ultraseven's human host) was trapped by Dan and then Dan took the form of the young man who always talked with Furuashi as they were both members of the original U.G. team. From Earth Forever

Years later, he was supposedly retired from being a TDF officer. However he, along with several others, was killed during Alien Valkyrie's rampage in the Moon Base. Legend and Glory It was later revealed that the Nonmalts revived him and sent him to 10,000 years ago to witness the destruction of their homeland at the hands of the invaders, the later became the ancestors of humans. He was put into suspended animation until a disguised Nonmalt opened the ancient casket that contained him for Dan. After revealing to Dan the truth about the Nonmalts and humanity, he urged him to side with the later believing that they are capable of forgiving their ancestor's mistakes. After Ultraseven killed Zabangi and separating Kazamori from him, Furuhashi returned to Moon Base. He announced the entire universe that the Friendship Plan, which was implemented by his ex-crewmember (Kaji), was abolished and the beginning of peace between it and the Earth. Dan, who was with him, told him that he won't be able to watch the said peaceful fate given what he had done during his battle with Zabangi. However, he admitted that he loved the Earth so much despite that he didn't know about it. Furuhashi, knowing Dan was both a friend and an Earthling to him, offered his and the Earthling's protection for him. Dan turned down his offer and instead revealed his true identity to him and left to face his awaited punishment. I Am an Earthling

Although not appeared in the EVOLUTION OV, he was briefly shown in the EVOLUTION novelization wherein he participated in rebuilding the TDF Far East Branch, which was destroyed during the events of EVOLUTION OV.

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Ultraseven

Heisei Ultraseven

Trivia

  • He was originally to be named Keita (圭太 Keita) according to the script of "Return to the North!" episode but it was changed to Shigeru for unknown reasons. However, his original name was used in Jiro Kuwata's manga adaption of Ultraseven.
  • His actor, Sandayu Dokumamushi, previous played as Daisuke Arashi on the first series, Ultraman.
  • In the non-canon 2016 novel Ultraman F, it is revealed that Shigeru is the twin brother of SSSP member Daisuke Arashi. Both men were orphaned as children, and Daisuke was adopted into the Arashi family as a child.
  • Shigeru Furuhashi lives in Hokkaido the same place where Kohji Moritsugu, the actor of Dan Moroboshi and Ultraseven's voice actor, was born.
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