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ULTRAMANウルトラマン (Urutoraman) is a manga written by Eiichi Shimizu and drawn by Tomohiro Shimoguchi of Linebarrels of Iron fame. Published in Hero's Monthly since its November 2011 issue, it is a manga sequel of the 1966 television series Ultraman, ignoring all the in-universe developments that came after and establishing Ultraman as the only Ultra to have travelled to Earth, similar to Heisei Ultraseven.

The series was originally marketed as ULTRAMAN Begins, before becoming just ULTRAMAN. It is a Seinen series, meaning it primarily targets adult male audiences, giving it room for dark and deep characters and situations.

The series received a motion comic release in 2014 and a 3DCG anime adaptation.


Cover of volume 1

Forty years have passed since the events of Ultraman, with the legendary "Giant of Light" (光の巨人 Hikari no Kyojin) now a memory, as it is believed he returned home after fighting the many giant aliens that invaded the Earth. Shin Hayata's son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father's revelation that he was Ultraman, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.


Vol. Japanese Release Date Japanese ISBN English Release Date English ISBN
1 September 8, 2012 ISBN 9784864683012 August 18, 2015 ISBN 978-1421581828
2 March 5, 2013 ISBN 9784864683210 November 17, 2015 ISBN 978-1421581835
3 September 5, 2013 ISBN 9784864683418 February 16, 2016 ISBN 978-1421581842
4 March 5, 2014 ISBN 9784864683586 May 17, 2016 ISBN 978-1421581859
5 November 5, 2014 ISBN 9784864683784 August 16, 2016 ISBN 978-1421581866
5SP November 5, 2014 ISBN 9784864683777 N/A N/A
Limited release bundled with a sofubi figure of Ultraman Suit A-Type
6 July 4, 2015 ISBN 9784864684200 November 15, 2016 ISBN 978-1421586472
7 December 29, 2015 ISBN 9784864684224 February 21, 2017 ISBN 978-1421590608
7SP December 29, 2015 ISBN 9784864684231
Limited release bundled with a sofubi figure of Ultraman Suit Ver. 7.2
8 July 5, 2016 ISBN 9784864683012 May 16, 2017 ISBN 978-1421592725
8SP July 5, 2016 ISBN 9784864684668

Limited release bundled with a DVD special and ULTRASINGLESThe DVD contains:

  • Motion Comic Volume 1: Truth (実態 Jittai)
  • Motion Comic Volume 2: Hokuto (北斗 Hokuto)
  • Music Video: Ultlove (ウルトラブ Urutorabu) by Maaya Uchida
  • Music Video: NO ONE KNOWS by Megumi Han
9 December 29, 2016 ISBN 9784864684866 October 17, 2017 ISBN 978-1421597577
10 July 5, 2017 ISBN 9784864685078 May 15, 2018 ISBN 978-1974700448
11 December 5, 2017 ISBN 9784864685290 January 15, 2019 ISBN 978-1974702596
12 July 5, 2018 ISBN 9784864685375 June 18, 2019 ISBN 978-1974705184
12SP July 5, 2018 ISBN 9784864685382
Limited release bundled with a sofubi figure of Ultraman Suit B-Type
13 March 5, 2019 ISBN 9784864686242 April 21, 2020 ISBN 978-1974710553
14 November 5, 2019 ISBN 9784864686778 October 20, 2020 ISBN 978-1974714872



Main article: SSSP (ULTRAMAN)
  • Shinjiro Hayata: The protagonist. When Shinjiro was born, he was seen to possess a strange "Ultraman Factor" (ウルトラマン因子 Urutoraman Inshi) that makes him superhuman, with his mere grasp able to break bones and his leap allowing him to span buildings. When aliens begin invading Earth, Shin Hayata and Dr. Ide give Shinjiro a special Ultraman Suit (ウルトラマンスーツ Urutoraman Sūtsu) to battle the monsters invading the Earth.
  • Shin Hayata: Shinjiro's father and the original Ultraman. At the beginning of the story, he has been given the title of Minister of Defense. Although the Ultraman entity has left his body, and he only has vague memories of his time as Ultraman, he still possesses some Ultraman Factor within him that allows him to fight to some extent, but he returns to the sidelines after being hurt in the battle with Bemular.
  • Mitsuhiro Ide: A former member of the Japan Branch of the Science Special Search-Party (科学特捜隊 Kagaku Tokusō-tai), and now chief of the Institute of Science and Technology (科学技術研究所 Kagaku Gijutsu Kenkyūsho). He secretly has known that Shin has recently transformed into Ultraman to fight monsters, revealing this fact to his friend at the Giant of Light Memorial (光の巨人記念館 Hikari no Kyojin Kinenkan), the secret base of the Scientific Special Search-Party. He gives Shinjiro the Ultraman suit and reveals the truth about his father to him. Although he usually appears stoic, he is angered by the Alien Adasic's actions.
  • Dan Moroboshi: A mysterious man who works with the Science Special Search-Party, but only seems to appear at the scenes of murders which an alien is the culprit. He feels that Shinjiro is too immature for the responsibilities placed on him as the new Ultraman. Moroboshi shares his name with the main character of Ultraseven, but the relation between the two of them is unknown.
  • Akiko Fuji: A former member of the Science Special Search-Party with Hayata and Ide, but is now Moroboshi's superior officer.
  • Seiji Hokuto: A fellow student of Shinjiro's grade-school, he knows of Shinjiro's identity as Ultraman. Like Moroboshi, he is also a fitted with a special version of the Ultraman suit called Version A.


  • Bemular: An alien who appears in shadow to Shinjiro, allegedly in an attempt to bring the Earth into the Star Cluster Council. He also claims to be the first enemy, but his true reasons for his actions are unknown. He is named after the Ultraman monster Bemular.
  • Edo: The last of the Zettonian race, Ultraman's fierce enemies in the past. This time, he assists the Science Special Search-Party in their fight against the other more dangerous alien species, providing them with the technology of the Ultraman suits.
  • Alien Adacic: A mysterious alien hiding as a human on Earth, preying upon people in the guise of a serial killer, and one of Shinjiro's first foes as Ultraman. He resembles the Alien Baltans, which were designed after the Cicada Human from Ultra Q.
  • Alien Igaru Pigmon: A short alien that stalks the popular idol Rena Sayama.
  • Red: A resident of the Alien City who is a popular boxer, but has recently been dethroned by Jack. He resembles the monster Red King.
  • Alien Kadder: A petty criminal that Shinjiro took down.
  • Alien Bris: An alien assassin responsible for a string of murders.
  • Agent Adad: A mysterious alien who works for the Star Cluster Council.
  • Yapool: Seiji's guardian and backer.
  • Ambassador Mephisto: The Head of the Star Cluster Council operatives on Earth.


Main article: Secondary Characters (ULTRAMAN)
  • Endo: A police officer who unwittingly is drawn into the world of aliens living on the Earth during his investigations. His daughter is a huge fan of the original Ultraman.
  • Kurata: Endo's junior partner.
  • Rena Sayama: A popular idol around Shinjiro's age. She is a fan of both the original and the new Ultraman, dedicating her third single "Ultlove" (ウルトラブ Urutorabu) to him. She has seemingly fallen in love with the new Ultraman, unaware that he is Shinjiro.
  • Jack: A human who lives in the Alien City who possesses powers rivalling that of the resident extraterrestrials, even winning in a boxing match against Red. He acts as an informant to Moroboshi. His real name is unknown. He seems to possess a bracelet that resembles the Ultra Bracelet used by Hideki Go to perform attacks as Ultraman Jack in Return of Ultraman.


Main article: Ultraman (ULTRAMAN)


  • SSSP: Despite what the public believes the SSSP is still operating thanks to Matsuhiro Ide, originally for the sole purpose of protecting Shin and Shinjiro. After the first appearance of Bemular, their goals changed to protecting the planet once again. Seven years from the story's present they entered Earth into the Star Cluster Alliance.
  • Giant of Light's Memorial: The former SSSP J base, it's public appearance is a memorial dedicated to the battles of Ultraman and the original SSSP team. In truth it still serves as the base of operations for the SSSP.
  • Ultraman Factor: The term referring the Ultra DNA present in both father and son Hayata, it is what gives them beyond human abilities. It makes their bodies sturdy to the point they are dauntless in the face of a normal person's assault and gives them incredible muscle strength that allows superhuman strength and jumping. Also, holders of this factor also seem to have Spacium energy present in their bodies which is used to power their suits.
  • Ultraman Suit: A powered suit created by Ide, it is powered by Spacium to take advantage of the Ultraman Factor. Modeled after Ultraman it has a mechanical Color Timer, upon a drop in the energy consumption or output from the wearer it turns red and begins blinking like a real Color Timer. There are two models, the dark, helmet-less prototype suit worn by Shin and the more Ultra-like suit worn by Shinjiro. Both suits provide the user with extra protection and help to focus their Ultraman Factor abilities. The newer model is also armed with multi-purpose Spacium weapons and can fire a Spacium Beam. It is fired from the classic arm position form instead of being fired from the right hand it is fired from the left arm.
  • Star Cluster Alliance: A collection of inhabited planets which joined together to form a political alliance. It can be described as a space UN and is headed by a Council. Edo, now runs the SSSP on behalf of the Alliance, most likely ever since Earth joined them. It was the Alliance that stopped any further attempts at invasion and destroyed all the monsters on Earth. However, due to Earth's joining this union it has become an open system allowing aliens to legally migrate to it. While most behave as civil beings and do not attract attention some require the SSSP to exterminate them, or at least stop them.
  • Portals: Portals are special government run buildings all over the world, inside believed to connect to the pocket dimension housing the city of alien immigrants.
  • Babel: The Star Cluster Council's base on Earth.

Motion Comic

ULTRAMAN Motion Comic launch ceremony (Megumi on the second right)

A limited-release colored motion comic version was released on Tsuburaya Productions' YouTube channel and Monthly Heros' YouTube channel in mid 2015. Megumi Han was present among the attendees to the launch event and was given a chance to meet Ultraman Tiga, her favorite Ultra.


After the release of the anime, the series led to a number of spin-offs. This includes:


Cover Images

Omnibus Covers

External Links

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