The Monster User and the Boy (怪獣使いと少年 Kaijū Tsukai to Shōnen) is the 33rd episode of Return of Ultraman
A young boy Ryo, who lives in an abandoned house near the river, was persecuted for rumoured being an alien with supernatural powers. The truth is he is living with Alien Meits, an environment investigator from outer space. However, despite doing no harm to human, Alien Meits was cruelly murdered by villagers with fear and prejudice. Upon its death, monster Muruchi appears in a heavy rain...
- Return of Ultraman Volume 9 features episodes 33-36.
- This episode was written by Shozo Uehara as a nod to the discrimination of ethnicity in Japan in the past. The Alien Mates is based on Korean while Ryu Sakuma is based on the Ainu people living in Hokkaido.
- Despite what the title suggests, Alien Mates in this episode was never a monster manipulator.