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The Birth of Ultraman (ウルトラマン 誕生 Urutoraman Tanjō) is the pilot episode of Ultraman. It was initially produced as a stage show before being re-edited into an episode-like video. The release of this pre-premiere special started the trend of Ultraman Day (ウルトラマンの日 Urutoraman no Hi), on the 10th of July annually.







Home Media

Mill Creek Entertainment released The Birth of Ultraman on Blu-ray + Digital in the US on Ultraman Day 2020 (July 10, 2020), which also included seven English dubbed episodes of the original Ultraman series.


  • The Birth of Ultraman was the first piece of media ever created to bear the "Ultraman" name.
  • Though they don't appear, the roars of Ragon, Bemular, Magular and Toho's Gaira are heard during the monster brawl.
  • During the big fight, Garamon's head falls off.
Ultraman Episodes
The Birth of Ultraman | Ultra Operation No.1 | Shoot the Invaders! | Science Patrol, Move Out | Five Seconds Before the Explosion | Secret of the Miloganda | The Coast Guard Command | The Blue Stone of Baradhi | The Lawless Monster Zone | Lightning Operation | The Mysterious Dinosaur Base | The Rascal from Outer Space | Cry of the Mummy | Oil S.O.S. | The Pearl Defense Directive | Terrifying Cosmic Rays | Science Patrol Into Space | Passport to Infinity | Brother from Another Planet | Demons Rise Again | Terror on Route 87 | Breach the Wall of Smoke | Overthrow the Surface | My Home Is Earth | The Undersea Science Center | Mystery Comet Tsuifon | The Prince of Monsters: Part 1 | The Prince of Monsters: Part 2 | Human Specimens 5 & 6 | The Challenge Into Subterra | Phantom of the Snow Mountains | Who Goes There? | The Endless Counterattack | The Forbidden Words | Present from the Sky | The Monster Graveyard | Don't Shoot, Arashi! | The Little Hero | The Spaceship Rescue Command | Farewell, Ultraman