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Ultraman Dyna: The Return of Hanejiro (ウルトラマンダイナ 帰ってきたハネジロー, Urutoraman Daina Kaettekita Hanejirō) is a 2001 direct-to-video special set during the events of Ultraman Dyna.


Since Hanejiro departed for space, one day... a monster named Arwon, capable of absorbing all attacks, appeared, plunging the town into chaos. Amidst the fleeing crowds, the figure of Alien Miji emerged! Super GUTS pursued them relentlessly. However, a mysterious email was delivered to them, revealing Alien Miji's whereabouts. It was none other than Hanejiro, who had returned to Earth to warn of the planet's peril.

The mastermind behind the events, Alien Dehadoh, dispatched the combined invasion weapon beast, One-Z, which finally captured Ultraman Dyna. Dyna's execution loomed the next morning! In a desperate situation, Super GUTS devised an unprecedented plan. They would team up with Alien Miji to defeat One-Z. To rescue Dyna, Hanejiro also takes flight with Alien Miji's trump card!


Super GUTS[]




Guest Cast[]

  • Miji Dolchenko (ミジー・ドルチェンコ , Mijī Doruchenko): Kinzou Sakura (桜 金造, Sakura Kinzō)
  • Miji Udochenko (ミジー・ウドチェンコ, Mijī Udochenko): Shinichi Satou (佐藤 信一, Satō Shinichi)
  • Miji Kamachenko ( ミジー・カマチェンコ, Mijī Kamachenko): Osamu Nakajima (中島 修, Nakajima Osamu)
  • Female Android: Asami Sawaki (沢木 麻美, Sawaki Asami)
  • Shimizu (清水): Kazuya Shimizu (清水 一哉, Shimizu Kazuya)
  • Daisaku Tonda (屯田 大作, Tonda Daisaku)Yukio Masuda (増田 由紀夫, Masuda Yukio)
  • Taemi Tonda (屯田 妙実, Tonda Taemi): Kumi Seo (瀬尾 久美, Seo Kumi)
  • Mayumi Shinjoh (シンジョウ・マユミ, Shinjō Mayumi): Kei Ishibashi (石橋 けい, Ishibashi Kei)
  • Tsukkun (つっくん): Makoto Kamijo (上條 誠, Kamijō Makoto)
  • Announcer (アナウンサー, Annaunsā): Yumi Yunoki (柚木 佑美, Yunoki Yumi)

Voice Actors[]

  • Booska (ブースカ, Būsuka): Yasuhiro Takato (高戸 靖広, Takato Yasuhiro)
  • Kamosuke (カモスケ): Miki Fujitani (藤谷 みき, Fujitani Miki)
  • Hanejiro (ハネジロー, Hanejirō): Junko Aoki (青木 順子, Aoki Junko)

Suit Actors[]

  • Ultraman Dyna (ウルトラマンダイナ, Urutoraman Daina):
  • Arwon (アーウォン, Āuon): Eiji Mori (森 英二, Mori Eiji)
  • One-Z (ワンゼット, Wanzetto): Toshio Miyake (三宅 敏夫, Miyake Toshio)
  • Booska (ブースカ, Būsuka): Kazunori Yokoo (横尾 和則, Yokoo Kazunori)
  • Kamosuke (カモスケ): Tomohiro Nagata (永田 朋裕, Nagata Tomohiro)

Home Media[]

The Return of Hanejiro was released on VHS, DVD, and Blu-rays, with an exception of the Memorial Box DVD Set.

  • The VHS was released on February 25, 2001.
  • The DVD is released on June 25, 2001.
  • The "Complete Edition" of the DTV, with additional behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen footage, was released on November 26, 2004.
  • The "Tiga/Dyna/Gaia Memorial Box The Final" Box Set released on November 26, 2007 comes with the Complete Edition version of the DTV.
  • The "Ultraman Dyna Complete Blu-ray BOX" set released on September 25, 2015 comes with the Complete Edition version of the DTV.
  • The movie was also released in Malaysia by Speedy Video, under the "The Return of Hanejiro" title. This release also comes with two additional Malay and Malaysian-English dubbed languages. This release uses the original 2001 version.


  • The prop Lieflasher that was used for the shooting of this spin-off was actually the Bandai DX Lieflasher toy product.
  • The special was added to TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION on September 6, 2022,[1] and was exclusive to premium users until November 1.[2]


  • While the special took place between "Farewell Hanejiro" and "Ndamoshite X", Mai's hair is shown to be longer. This is a result of the filming took place 3 years after the original series had been wrapped up, with Mariya Yamada's hair having grown longer at the time of this Gaiden.


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