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Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars (ウルトラQ ザ・ムービー 星の伝説, Urutora Kyū Za Mūbī Hoshi no Densetsu) is a tokusatsu Kaiju movie based on the 1966 series Ultra Q and produced by Tsuburaya Eizo in 1990.

Synopsis[]

Jun Manjome, an employee at the TTV, investigates a series of mysterious deaths, leading him and his colleagues on a search for Hamano, another employee who went missing while researching for an ancient history program.

Appearances[]

Kaiju[]

Cast[]

  • Jun Manjome (万城目 淳, Manjōme Jun): Toshio Shiba (柴 俊夫, Shiba Toshio )
  • Yuriko Edogawa (江戸川 由利子, Edogawa Yuriko): Keiko Oginome (荻野目 慶子, Oginome Keiko)
  • Ippei Togawa (戸川 一平, Togawa Ippei): Shingo Kazami (風見 しんご, Kazami Shingo)
  • Mayumi Hoshino (星野 真弓, Hoshino Mayumi): Mio Takaki (高樹 澪, Takaki Mio)
  • Tetsushi Hamano (浜野 哲史, Hamano Tetsushi): Masami Horiuchi (堀内 正美, Horiuchi Masami)
  • Takeshi Sasamoto (笹本 毅, Sasamoto Takeshi): Toshio Yamauchi (山内 としお, Yamauchi Toshio)
  • Ichinotani (一の谷): Jin Nakayama (中山 仁, Nakayama Jin)
  • Yamane (山根): Minori Terada (寺田 農, Terada Minori)
  • Morita (森田): Shiro Sano (佐野 史郎, Sano Shirō)
  • Cameraman: Hiroshi Tsuburaya (円谷 浩, Tsuburaya Hiroshi)
  • News staff:
    • Hiroyuki Takano (高野 浩幸, Takano Hiroyuki)
    • Yumiko Tsutsui (筒井 由美子, Tsutsui Yumiko)
  • Detectives:
  • Yamane's colleague: Yasuhiko Saijo (西條 康彦, Saijō Yasuhiko)
  • Fisherman: Masao Fukasawa (深沢 政雄, Fukasawa Masao)
  • Apartment resident: Miho Nikaido (二階堂 美穂, Nikaidō Miho)
  • Izu historian: Haruhiko Okamura (岡村 春彦, Okamura Haruhiko)
  • Taxi Driver: Shingo Uchide (打出 親五, Uchīde Shingo)
  • Farmer: Shigeo Kato (加藤 茂雄, Kato Shigeo)
  • Businessman: Mikio Ozawa (小沢 幹雄, Ozawa Mikio)
  • Yoshinogari clerk: Isao Iwamoto (岩本 勲, Iwamoto Isao)
  • Construction site supervisor: Yutaka Ikejima (池島 ゆたか, Ikejima Yutaka)
  • Police officers:
    • Kunihiko Kojima (小島 邦彦, Kojima Kunihiko)
    • Toshiki Hidaka (日高 俊樹, Hidaka Toshiki)
    • Masayuki Mitsuya (三ツ矢 真之, Mitsuya Masayuki)
    • Ryuji Yamamoto (山本 竜二, Yamamoto Ryūji)
    • Yasunori Yumiya (弓家 保則, Yumiya Yasunori)
  • Tourism businessmen:
    • Atsushi Taniguchi (谷口 敦, Taniguchi Atsushi)
    • Hiroto Masaki (まさき 博人, Masaki Hiroto)
    • Masasuke Hirose (広瀬昌助, Hirose Masasuke)
  • Innkeeper: Keiko Kaga (加賀 恵子, Kaga Keiko)
  • Narrator: Koji Ishizaka (石坂 浩二, Ishizaka Kōji)
  • Butoh Dancer and Choreographer: Min Tanaka (田中 泯, Tanaka Min)

Staff[]

  • Director: Akio Jissoji
  • Screenplay: Mamoru Sasaki
  • Photography: Masao Nakahori
  • Music: Maki Ishii

Home Media[]

The movie was released on VHS on October 24, 1990, and on DVD on August 25, 2001, both by Bandai Visual.

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • This is the last movie to use Tsuburaya's style of opening credits.
  • The film's director, Akio Jissoji, previously directed many Ultraman Series episodes, as well as a 1979 film compiling his episodes of Ultraman.
  • Shusuke Kaneko and Kazunori Itō were planned to be the director and writer respectively for this film, but this never came to fruition.[1][2] Alongside Shinji Higuchi, they created the Heisei Gamera Trilogy, and Kaneko and Higuchi are two of few people who had ever created both Gamera and Godzilla films.
  • The detectives are played by some of the main cast of Ultraman.
  • Yasuhiko Saijo, who played Ippei Togawa in Ultra Q, makes a cameo.
  • In Ichinotani's laboratory, photos of the original Ichinotani from Ultra Q and writer Tetsuo Kinjo are on the wall.
  • Akio Jissoji's stuffed raccoon Chinabo (ちな坊, Chinabō) appears as the TTV's mascot.
  • Masami Horiuchi would later play portray a minor character with the same name as his character from this film in episode 4 of Ultraman Decker.
  • To date, the movie has not been made available on TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION.

References[]

  1. じんのひろあきインタビュー」『前略、押井守様。』Hiroaki Jinno, Makoto Noda, 1998, Footwork,, p127-p128
  2. Haruhiko Ueshima, 1999,「注目の作家たち 金子修介」『<日本製映画>の読み方 1980-1999』Filmart, p70

Productions
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 | Ultraman Blazar | Ultraman Arc
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero | Ultraman: Rising
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 | Return of Ultraman | The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Return of Ultraman: MAT Arrow 1 Takeoff Order | 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 | New Century Ultraman Legend | Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice | New Century 2003 Ultraman Legend | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy: The Movie | Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial | 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 | Ultraman Decker Finale | Ultraman Blazar The Movie
Spin-Offs Andro Melos | Ultraman Zearth: Parody Chapter | Revival of the Ancient Giant | The Return of Hanejiro | Gaia Again | Ultra Q Kaiju Legend | Ultraman Kaiju Legend | Hikari Saga | Armored Darkness | Ghost Rebirth | Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero | Q - Door to Another Dimension | Killer the Beatstar | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | New Generation Heroes | The Absolute Conspiracy | Sevenger Fight | The Struggle of Special Section 3 | The Destined Crossroad | Continued Ultra Fight | Shin Ultra Fight | Return of Special Section 3 | Ultraman Regulos | Ultraman Regulos: First Mission | Ultraseven IF Story | SKaRD Break Room
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 | Ultraman New Generation Stars
Informational Ultraman The Prime | ULTRAMAN ARCHIVES | Ultra Science Fantasy Hour | Ultra Fight Club | UlSummer Information Station | Ultra Information Center | Professor Teruaki's "Blazar Kaiju Academy" | Super Power! Ultra Encyclopedia! | Ultra Construction Tour | THE ORIGIN OF ULTRAMAN | Ultraman 4K Discovery
Docudramas Fly in the Sea Breeze! Ultraman | The Men Who Made Ultraman | My Beloved Ultraseven | The Man Who Wanted to be Ultraman | The Kaiju Club | The Two Ultramen
Other Series and Movies 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 | Horror Theater Unbalance | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Jumborg Ace & Giant | Mars Men | Army of the Apes | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | The Last Dinosaur | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur Great War Izenborg | Star Wolf | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Anime-chan | Gridman the Hyper Agent | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | Moon Spiral | Cyber Beauties Telomere | Booska! Booska!! | Otasuke Girl | Mysterious Incident Special Investigation Team SRI | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Operation: Mystery - Second File | Mirror Fight 2012 | Operation: Mystery - Mystery File | Gridknight Fight
Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Ultra Nyan 2: The Great Happy Operation | Ultraman M78 Theater Love & Peace | 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 UNIVERSE
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
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