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Shine! The Five Ultra Brothers (輝け ウルトラ五兄弟 Kagayake Urutora Go Kyoudai) is the first episode of Ultraman Ace. It features a special appearance of the previous four Ultra Brothers. It also marks the second appearance of Zoffy since the final episode of the Original Ultraman Series.


Impressed by the sacrifices of Seiji Hokuto and Yuko Minami by protecting the people during an attack of Verokron who was created by Dimension Man Yapool, the 5 Ultra Brothers gave the two humans lives, and send their new member Ultraman Ace to be their human host to fight off a age of new monsters know as Terrible-Monsters.


In 1972, sometime after the second age of monsters had ended. A new threat has arrived in the form of the Yapool, a race of interdimensional beings. They bring with them genetically, altered cyborgian creations called Terrible-Monster, or Super Beasts; more powerful lifeforms unlike any other seen before. The first such creature leading the attack is Verokron. Sent to destroy Fukuyama, the Earth Defense Force is powerless to stop the monster's advance. Seiji Hokuto, a bakery delivery man, and a nurse named Yuko Minami are killed in the destruction while trying to help fleeing citizens. Ultraman Ace, accompanied by four other Ultra Brothers, appears and revives the two bestowing upon them Ultra Rings that, when shining, allows them to transform into Ultraman Ace. Hokuto and Minami become members of TAC (Terrible-monster Attacking Crew), a Self Defense Force funded by thr global combat organization tasked with battling the Yapoolian threat and their army of inter-dimensional monstrosities

Verokron is seen again with new missiles used by it. TAC weakens the beast with Seij and Yuko being told by Ace about the Ultra Rings. Then as Verokron destroys Seij's plane, Seij and Minami turn into Ultraman Ace. Ace is nearly defeated by Velekron but Ace uses the Metalium Beam to finish Verokron. The age of Yapool and the Terrible-Monster had begun.


  • Seiji Hokuto (北斗星司 Hokuto Seiji): Keiji Takamine (高峰 圭二 Takamine Keiji)
  • Yuko Minami (南夕子 Minami Yūko): Mitsuko Hoshi (星光子 Hoshi Mitsuko)
  • Dan Umezu (梅酢ダン Umezu Dan): Umezu Akinori (梅酢秋則 Akinori Umezu)
  • Goro Ryu (竜五 郎 Ryū Goro): Tetsurō Sagawa (瑳川哲朗 Sagawa Tetsurō)
  • Ichiro Yamanaka (山中一郎 Yamanaka Ichiro): Okita Shunichi (沖田駿一 Shunichi Okita)
  • Tsutomu Konno (今野勉 Konno Tsutomu): Masaaki Yamamoto (山本正明 Yamamoto Masaaki)
  • Noriko Mikawa (美川 のり子 Mikawa Noriko): Keiko Nishi (西恵子 Nishi Keiko)
  • Kozo Yoshimura (吉村公三 Yoshimura Kozo): Koyo Sano (佐野光洋 Sano Koyo)
  • Kaji Yoichi (梶洋一 Yoichi Kaji): Katsumi Nakaiyama (中山 勝己 Nakaiyama Katsumi)
  • Ultraman Ace (ウルトラマンエース Urutoraman Ēsu Voice): Gorō Naya (納谷悟朗 Naya Gorō)
  • Yapool (ヤープル Yapurū Voice): Hirofumi Takada (高田裕史 Takada Hirofumi)
  • Narrator (ナレーター Nareta): Shin Kishida (岸田森 Kishida Shin)

Guest Stars


Suit Actors

  • Ultraman Ace (ウルトラマンエース Urutoraman Ēsu): Tadashi Nakanishi (中西正 Nakanishi Tadashi)
  • Returning Ultraman (帰ってきたウルトラマン Kaettekita Urutoraman): Eiichi Kikuchi (菊池栄一 Kikuchi Eiichi)
  • Verokron (ベロクロン Berokuron): Toru Kawai (河合 徹 Kawai Tōru)




Home Media

  • Ultraman Ace Volume 1 features episodes 1-4.


  • With a rating of 28.8%, this was the highest rated episode of Ultraman Ace.
  • This episode features the return of Ultraman Jack immediately after his finale and the return of Zoffy after five years since the finale of Ultraman.
Ultraman Ace Episodes
Shine! The Five Ultra Brothers | Beyond the Giant Terrible-Monster | Burn! Terrible-Monster Hell | 300 Million Year Old Terrible-Monster Appears | Giant Ant Terrible-Monster vs. Ultra Brothers | Pursue the Mystery of the Transformation Terrible-Monster | Kaiju vs. Terrible-Monster vs. Alien | Life of the Sun, Life of Ace | 10,000 Terrible-Monsters! Surprise Attack Plan | Decisive Battle! Ace vs. Hideki Go | The Terrible-Monster Is Ten Women? | The Red Flower of Cactus Hell | Execution! The Five Ultra Brothers | The Five Stars that Scattered Throughout the Galaxy | Summer of Horror Series - Curse of the Black Crab | Summer of Horror Series - Ghost Story! Cow God Man | Summer of Horror Series - Ghost Story! The She-Devil of Firefly Field | Lend Me the Pigeon | Mystery of the Kappa's Residence | The Star of Youth, the Star of a Couple | I Saw the Phantom of a Heavenly Woman | Yapool, Demon of Revenge | Reversal! Zoffy Now Arrives | Look! A Giant Transformation in the Middle of the Night | The Pyramid Is a Terrible-Monster's Nest! | Total Annihilation! The Five Ultra Brothers | Miracle! The Father of Ultra | Farewell Yuko, Sister of the Moon | The Sixth Ultra Brother | The Ultra Star That Even You Can See | From Seven to the Hand of Ace | With a Prayer upon the Ultra Star | Shoot That Hot-Air Balloon | A Terrible-Monster Dances on a Sea of Rainbow | A Gift from Zoffy | This Terrible-Monster Has 10,000 Phones? | The Star of Friendship Forever | Resurrection! The Father of Ultra | The Life of Seven! The Life of Ace! | Give Back the Panda! | Winter of Horror Series - Ghost Story! Lion Drum | Winter of Horror Series - Mystery! The Resurrection of the Monster Woo | Winter of Horror Series - Ghost Story! The Cry of the Abominable Snowman | Setsubun Ghost Story! The Shining Bean | Big Pinch! Save Ace! | Ride Beyond the Time Machine | Curse of the Salamander | The Revenge of Verokron | The Flying Jellyfish | Mass Chaos in Tokyo! Traffic Signals Gone Haywire | Life-Sucking Sound | Tomorrow's Ace Is You!