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The☆Ultraman (ザ☆ウルトラマン Za Urutoraman) is the 8th entry in the Ultraman Series, aired four years after the end of Ultraman Leo. For the first time in the series, the show was presented as an anime instead of a tokusatsu show, with the production company Nippon Sunrise (now known simply as Sunrise), known for their now-iconic mecha series Mobile Suit Gundam, handling the animation.


In the 21st century, various mysterious events occur on Earth, causing monsters to appear all of a sudden. EGG3 officer Choichiro Hikari was scouted to join the Science Guard Party on Earth but while on his way back, he was bonded to Ultraman Joneus, an Ultra Person of U40 who was sent by his brethren to fight against the monster threats and alien invasions. This allows the youth to become an Ultraman against countless enemies while keeping his identity a secret from his fellow members.


Science Guard Party




English Dub

  • Gary Morgan as Scotty Harrison (The Adventures of Ultraman) and Ultraman (The Adventures of Ultraman)
  • Steve Kramer as Chief Harris (Ultraman II)
  • Tom Wyner as Ultraman (Ultraman II), Captain Adams (Ultraman II), and Narrator (Ultraman II)
  • Barbara Goodson as Lieutenant Anne Johnson (Ultraman II) and PDQ (Ultraman II)
  • Gladys Enright as Anya (The Adventures of Ultraman)
  • Joe Perry as Lieutenant Glenn (Ultraman II) and Lieutenant Marconi (Ultraman II)
  • Michael Dobson as Kei Marume (pilot)
  • Susan Harry Sprang as Lieutenant Anne Johnson (The Adventures of Ultraman)
  • Sean Reily as General Steel (The Adventures of Ultraman)


Opening Theme

  • Song: Aku
  • Composition and Arrangement: Miyauchi Kunio
  • Song: Isao Sasaki and Columbia Yurikakai

Ending Theme

Heroes of Love
  • Lyrics: Aku
  • Composition and Arrangement: Kunio Miyauchi
  • Songs: Isao Sasaki

Insert Themes

Ultraman Hymn
  • Lyrics: Kazuho Mitsuda
  • Composition and Arrangement: Toru Fuyuki
  • Song: Isao Sasaki

Sasaki, who was in charge of the song, made it the most difficult song he had ever sung.

Star of Ultra
  • Lyrics: Tani Noboru
  • Composition and Arrangement: Toru Fuyuki
  • Song: Columbia Torigokai
Song of Mutsumi
  • Lyrics-Kazuho Mitsuda
  • Composition: Tani Noboru
  • Arrangement: Takada Hiroshi
  • Song: Horie Mitsuko
Super Murdoch
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tani Noboru
  • Arrangement: Hirotaka Takada
  • Song: Isao Sasaki
Our Science Guard Party
  • Lyrics: Kazuho Mitsuda
  • Composition: Tani Noboru
  • Arrangement: Hirotaka Takada
  • Songs: Isao Sasaki
Robot Pigu's Song
  • Lyrics: Tani Noboru
  • Composition: Fuoki Toru
  • Arrangement: Maruyama Masahito
  • Song: Takiguchi Junpei
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tani Noboru
  • Arrangement: Takada Hiroshi
  • Song: Toyama Takashi

It was used in Episode 18, and in Episode 23, the instrumental version was used.

Monster Requiem
  • Lyrics: Kazuho Mitsuda
  • Composition and Arrangement: Toru Fuyuki
  • Songs: Isao Sasaki

In the 15th episode of the next series "Ultraman 80", Emi Jono was used in the scene of singing lullaby to the monster Mue and in 44 the instrumental version was used in the scene where 80 and the Delusion Ultraseven fight. In addition, the "popular monster large parade" of "5 Nights Series Super TV" (March 26-30, 1984, "Ultraman Taro", "Mirrorman", "Fireman", "Jumborg Ace" digest version. It is also used as an ending.

English Dub

Japan Tonight!

The☆Ultraman on Japan Tonight! in 1980.

Japan Tonight! Host Tetsuko Kuroyanagi introducing Ultraman to American audiences in 1980.

In the United States, on April 5, 1980, episode #14 of The☆Ultraman aired on U.S. national television when New York superstation WOR-TV Channel 9 (now WWOR) aired it as the first part of "Japan Tonight!", a special seven hour block of programming from TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), hosted by actor Telly Savalas. Japanese actress/author/talk show host Tetsuko Kuroyanagi introduced the episode surrounded by assorted Ultraman toys and merchandise while explaining to the American audience just who Ultraman is ("It's very, very popular in Japan - He's like your Superman."). The episode was dubbed into English by William Ross (Frontier Enterprises) in Japan and was sponsored by Bandai America. 

The opening narration: "In a galaxy, which is millions of light-years away from us, the rulers of the star Ultra decided to send one of their men to Earth so that he could protect the people from the many space monsters that had suddenly started to appear at frequent intervals.  But they could not very well send in Ultraman, as everyone would notice him because of his strange appearance.  They therefore decided to use the vast resources of the star Ultra to implant the spirit of an Ultraman in the body of a young Space Force Trooper named Matt Gordon.  In times of danger, Trooper Gordon can call upon these amazing Ultra powers and transform himself into Ultraman and still be able to keep his identity a secret from everyone else on Earth."

There has also been two feature-length movie compilations released for home video: 

  • The Adventures of Ultraman (1981), a featured-length movie produced by Tsuburaya Productions specifically for the English-language market. The movie is composed of edited footage from several episodes at the end of of the series. The storyline was rewritten for this adaptation with a new script by Jeff Segal and music composed by Mark McKinniss.
  • Ultraman II: The Further Adventures of Ultraman (1983), a dub of the first four episodes co-produced by Tsuburaya Productions and Associates Entertainment International. Despite the title, it has no continuity with the previous English dub of the series. Although the translation is closer to the original Japanese scripts than the first movie, the characters' names were still changed (the names given to the characters are not the same ones used in the previous dub, though several are very similar). The order of the third and fourth episodes were also switched. Also, the opening title and end credits sequences for this release were textless (new U.S. credits were used) as well as being transposed and did not use the vocal tracks.

Home Video


  • This is the first Ultraman Series entry that introduces the title card after the opening theme.
  • This is the first Ultraman Series entry to have an ending theme.
  • The☆Ultraman features the most traditional multi-part episodes in the entire Ultraman Series.
Showa Series Ultra Q | Ultraman | Ultraseven | Return of Ultraman | Ultraman Ace | Ultraman Taro | Ultraman Leo | Ultraman 80
Heisei Series Ultraman Tiga | Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Cosmos | Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy | Ultraman Nexus | Ultraman Max | Ultraman Mebius | Ultraseven X | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle | Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle: Never Ending Odyssey | Neo Ultra Q | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman R/B
Reiwa Series Ultraman Taiga | Ultraman Z | Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga | Ultraman Decker
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero | Ultraman (Netflix film)
Original Video and TV Special Ultra Fight | Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider | Ultra Super Fight | Ultraman Nice | Heisei Ultraseven | Ultraman Neos | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Idemitsujin | Ultra Zone
Showa Movies Ultraman: Monster Movie Feature | Ultraman, Ultraseven: Great Violent Monster Fight | The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story
Heisei Movies Ultra Q The Movie | Revive! Ultraman | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2 | Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna | Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna, & Ultraman Gaia | Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey | Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact | Ultraman Cosmos 2 | Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie | Ultraman Saga | Ultraman Ginga Theater Special | Ultraman Ginga Theater Special: Battle Royale | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie | Ultraman X The Movie | Ultraman Orb The Movie | Ultraman Geed The Movie | Ultraman R/B The Movie
Reiwa Movies Ultraman Taiga The Movie | Ultraman Trigger: Episode Z | Shin Ultraman
Spin-Offs Andro Melos | Ultraman Tiga Gaiden: Revival of the Ancient Giant | Ultraman Dyna: The Return of Hanejiro | Ultraman Gaia: Gaia Again | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Hikari Saga | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Armored Darkness | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth | Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero | Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes | Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy | Sevenger Fight | Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad | Shin Ultra Fight
Rebroadcast Shows Ultraman Retsuden | New Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle | Ultraman New Generation Chronicle | Ultraman Chronicle: ZERO & GEED | Ultraman Chronicle Z: Heroes' Odyssey | Ultraman Chronicle D
Other Series Kaiju Booska | Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Fight! Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Chibira-kun | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Emergency Directive 10-4·10-10 | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Army of the Apes | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur Great War Izenborg | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Gridman the Hyper Agent | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | Booska! Booska!! | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012 | Ultraman The Prime | Ultra Science Fantasy Hour | Gridknight Fight
Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Gridman the Hyper Agent: boys invent great hero | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! | Kaiju Girls | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019) | Kaiju Step Wandabada | SSSS.DYNAZENON | KAIJU DECODE | GRIDMAN×DYNAZENON
Outlaw Content Space Warriors 2000 | Project Ultraman | Ultraman The Animation | Ultraman: A Little Journey on Earth | Fun... English with Ultraman | Young Ultraman | Ultraman Big Transformation | Sinic Q | Red Jade | Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman | Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman