Terror of the Tsunami Monsters, Tokyo's Big Pinch (津波怪獣の恐怖 東京大ピンチ Tsunami Kaijū no Kyōfu Tōkyō dai Pinchi) is the thirteenth episode of Return of Ultraman and the first entry to the Terror of the Tsunami Monsters arc. A theatrical version with episodes 13-14 combined came out as Return of Ultraman: Fear of the Tornado Monsters (帰ってきたウルトラマン竜巻怪獣の恐怖 Kaettekita Urutoraman Tatsumaki Kaijū no Kyōfu) on December 12, 1971 at the Toha Champion Festival along with other movies like Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, renamed as Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Earth's Greatest Battle and a shorter version of it, Inakappe Taishō's movie, The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee, and The Little Match Girl.


A vessel transporting gemstones was attacked by legendary monster Seamons and sunk into the sea. Captain Takamura was liable for the case, but his memory was lost. MAT started making analysis if "The Song of Seamons" sung by Captain Takamura before the incident, hoping to get some clues. However, Seamons appeared with Seagorath and together they created a great tsunami.


Guest Stars

  • Captain Takamura (高村船長 Takamura Sencho): Akiji Kobayashi (小林昭二 Kobayashi Akiji)
  • Yoko Takamura (高村陽子 Takamura Yōko): Keiko Nishiyama (西山恵子 Nishiyama Keiko)
  • Goichiro Funayama (船山豪一郎 Gōichirō Funayama): Hiroshi Hasegawa (長谷川弘 Hasegawa Hiroshi)
  • Kobacho Akagi (赤木工場長 Agaki Kōbachō): Hiroyuki Nishimoto (西本裕之 Nishimoto Hiroyuki)
  • Self-Defense Forces commander (自衛隊指揮官 Jieitai Shikikan): Junichiro Mukai (向井淳一郎 Mukai Jun'ichirō)
  • Kawasaki Steering Mechanic (川崎操舵士 Kawasaki sōda-shi): Eiichi Kikuchi (菊池英一 Kikuchi Eiichi)
  • Sea God Round Sailor (海神丸船員 Kaijinmaru sen'in): Shoei Tojo (東條昭平 Tōjō Shōhei) (cameo appearance)
  • Kijima (木島 Kijima): Munemaru Koda (幸田宗丸 Koda Munemaru)

Suit Actors

Home Media

  • Return of Ultraman Vol.4 Episodes 13-16.


Return of Ultraman Episodes
All Monsters Attack | Takkong's Big Counterattack | Evil Monster Realm of Terror | Definite Kill! Comet Kick | Two Giant Monsters Attack Tokyo | Battle! Monsters vs. MAT | Operation Rainbow Monster! | Monster Time Bomb | Monster Island S.O.S | Dinosaur Explosion Directive | Poison Gas Monster Appears | Revenge of Shugaron | Terror of the Tsunami Monsters, Tokyo's Big Pinch | Terror of the Two Tsunami Monsters, Tokyo's Dalong Reel | Revenge of the Monster Lad | Mystery of the Big Bird Monster Terochilus | Monster Bird Terochilus - Tokyo's Big Aerial Bombing | Ultraseven Arrives! | The Giant Invisible Monster That Came from Space | The Monster Is a Giant Shooting Star in Space | Monster Channel | I'll Kill This Monster! | Dark Monster Spit out the Stars! | Horror! Mansion Monster's Birth | Leaving My Home Planet Earth | Mystery Homicide Beetle Incident | Go to Hell with This One Blow! | Ultra Special Operation | Jiro-Kun Rides a Monster | The Curse of the Bone God Oxter | In Between a Devil & Angel | Decisive Battle Under the Setting Sun | The Monster User and the Boy | The Life That Can't Be Forgiven | Cruel! Light Monster Pris-Ma | Kick the Night Away | Ultraman Dies at Sunset | When the Ultra Star Shines | Winter of Horror Series - the 20th Century Abominable Snowman | Winter of Horror Series - Phantom Snow Woman | The Revenge of Alien Baltan Jr. | The Monster That Stands on Mt. Fuji | Demon God Barks on the Moon | To the Starry Sky with Love | Assassinate Hideki Goh! | This One Blow Filled with Anger | The Targeted Woman | I'm Taking the Earth | Space Warriors - Your Name Is MAT | Invitation from Hell | The 5 Ultra Oaths
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