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.
Hanejiro returned to Earth in the form of an yellow egg, which fell into the hands of the bumbling Alien Miji Trio. The three, despite being villains, were very protective of him and protected him from prying eyes until Hanejiro returned to Super GUTS. After Dyna was defeated by One-Z, Hanejiro helped to destroy the menace by dropping Pochi Garaon into the monster's brain case. Hanejiro was later taken away once again by the Alien Fabiras (off-screen).
- Gousuke Hibiki
- Shin Asuka
- Mai Midorikawa
- Ryo Yumimura
- Toshiyuki Kohda
- Kouhei Kariya
- Tsutomu Nakajima
- Shin Asuka/Ultraman Dyna (アスカ・シン/ウルトラマンダイナ Asuka Shin/Urutoraman Daina): Takeshi Tsuruno (つるの 剛士 Tsuruno Takeshi)
- Gousuke Hibiki (ヒビキ・ゴウスケ Hibiki Gōsuke): Ryo Kinomoto (木之元 亮 Kinomoto Ryō)
- Toshiyuki Kohda (コウダ・トシユキ Kōda Toshiyuki): Toshikazu Fukawa (布川 敏和 Fukawa Toshikazu)
- Ryo Yumimura (ユミムラ・リョウ Yumimura Ryō): Risa Saito (斉藤 りさ Saitō Risa)
- Kouhei Kariya (カリヤ・コウヘイ Kariya Kōhei): Takao Kase (加瀬 尊朗 Kase Takao)
- Tsutomu Nakajima (ナカジマ・ツトム Nakajima Tsutomu): Joe Onodera (小野寺 丈 Onodera Jō)
- Mai Midorikawa (ミドリカワ・マイ Midorikawa Mai): Mariya Yamada (山田 まりや Yamada Mariya)
- Kouki Fukami (フカミ・コウキ Fukami Kōki): Toshiaki Amada (天田 俊明 Amada Toshiaki)
- Daisuke Tonda (ホリイ・マサミ Horii Masami): Yukio Masuda (増田 由紀夫 Masuda Yukio)
Errors & Goofs
- 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.
The Return of Hanejiro is released on VHS, DVD, and Blu-rays, with an exception of the Memorial Box DVD Set.
- The VHS is 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, is 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.
- To date, the spin-off has yet to be released as part of the TSUBURAYA IMAGINATION's streaming lineup.