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"After officer Hayata was given the life of the alien from the M78 nebula, he has transformed himself using the Beta Capsule. He flies at the speed of Mach 5. He is an immortal man who destroys all enemies with massive power. Go! Our hero!"

―The Narrator, introducing Ultraman, the hero from Nebula M78.

"Having been given the life of the spaceman from Nebula M78, Hayata now uses the Beta Capsule, and becomes that super-being - ULTRAMAN!!!"

―The Narrator, introducing Ultraman, the hero from Nebula M78.

Ultra Operation No.1 (ウルトラ作戦第一号 Urutora Sakusen Daiichigō) is the first episode of Ultraman.


While patrolling the skies on the night shift, Shin Hayata reports back to home base he has seen a U.F.O. An enormous red orb is chasing a blue orb across the night sky. As fate would have it, Hayata's ship accidentally collides with the red object just as the blue U.F.O. descends into a nearby lake. Hayata is saved by the strange alien inhabiting the red glowing vessel. From the Nebula M78, the benevolent being explains it was pursuing the monstrous pilot of the blue ship, Bemular, after it escaped being escorted to the Monster Graveyard. Merging with Hayata and giving him the Beta Capsule, the SSSP (Science Special Search-Party) member secretly becomes Ultraman whenever monsters or aliens threaten the Earth.


Voice Actors

  • Ultraman (ウルトラマン Urutoraman): Masao Nakasone (中曽根雅夫 Nakasone Masao) (grunts), Nisashi Kondo (近藤久 Kondo Nisashi)​ (voice)
  • Narrator (ナレーター Nareta): Koji Ishizaka (石坂浩二 Ishizaka Koji)

Suit Actors

  • Ultraman (ウルトラマン Urutoraman): Bin Furuya (古谷 敏 Toshi Furuya)
  • Bemular (ベムラー Bemurā): Teruo Aragaki (新垣輝雄 Aragaki Teruo)





"Who's there? Who are you?"

"I am an alien of Nebula M78."

"An inhabitant of Nebula M78?"

"That's right, I came from far away space. I was transporting Bemular to his grave in space, but he escaped and I have followed him to Earth."


"He is a space monster that can only bring forth chaos and destruction like a devil. I apologize for what I did to you, officer Hayata, for this reason I will give my life to you."

"Your life? What will happen to you then?"

"We will become one in body and soul, and fight for the peace of the Earth."

Shin Hayata and Ultraman in Ultraman's travel sphere

"Wait a second. You've been calling him "he", like a friend, but what's his name?"

"He doesn't have a name."

"Don't joke, Everyone has a name."

"Then let's see-- How about Ultraman?"


"Right, Ultraman. What do you think?"

"Well-- That's "ultra" good!"

Mitsuhiro Ide, Shin Hayata and Akiko Fuji naming the giant of light.

Home Media

  • Ultraman Volume 1 features episodes 1-4.
  • Ultraman: The Complete Series.
  • The US DVD Release Ultraman: Here He Comes From the Sky features episodes 1-10.
  • Mill Creek Entertainment released Ultraman - The Complete Series on Blu Ray + Digital in a standard set and a SteelBook Edition in the US on October 15, 2019 .


  • This episode was later featured in New Ultraman Retsuden episode 144 "First Ultraman Advent! Ultra Operation No.1."
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