Ultraman Neos (ウルトラマンネオス Urutoraman Neosu) is the titular Ultra Warrior featured in the Direct-to-DVD Ultraman Series Ultraman Neos. He came to Earth to defend humanity from monsters and aliens, alongside his partner Ultraseven 21. Neos chose Genki Kagura from the defense team HEART as his host during his time on Earth. He is part of the Elite Task Force (勇士司令部 Yūshi Shirei-bu), a group within the Inter Galactic Defense Force composed of especially heroic members.
Ultraman Neos was sent to Earth after Ultraseven 21 was unable to go. His mission was to protect it from the effects of the Unbalance Zone, a zone in outer space that our solar system crosses once every three million years. The Unbalance Zone where Dark Matter 'drifts', which inevitably causes bizarre phenomena such as monsters to appear. Before reaching Earth, he merged his life force with HEART member Genki Kagura, who was fixing a satellite. His companions in the satellite had been killed by meteors that hit it, resulting in an explosion that caused him to become adrift in space until the Ultraman returned him home.
There he began to lead the fight for good. His first battle came against Arnagaruge, the first Dark Matter monster documented in Japan. It was microbes mutated by the Dark Matter, but the HEART team had never seen such a giant. Thinking Neos was also a Dark Matter creation, they fired on both giants as he tried to save one of their members from the clutches of the beast. Despite the explosions spreading across his body, the giant managed to save the team member and vanquish the huge monster.
After this battle, and once HEART figured out that Neos was on their side, the red and silver giant would return more and more, heading up the fight against evil with Ultraseven 21 acting as his often-needed backup. The pair managed to defeat, and often destroy, all monsters that rose up to attack. After the many monsters that had been created by Dark Matter were killed, Earth got the attention of the supreme evil one himself, Mensch Heit.
A Dark Matter mutation from the planet Zamu, the vile warlord had all but eradicated the Alien Zamu civilization, forcing them to Earth. Seeking to wipe the dying civilization out for no other reason than his pride, the villain sent his golden assassin, Grall, a synthesis mutation made from the strongest dark matter monster on Zamu, to vanquish all Zamu survivors on Earth. After it attacked the Alien Zamu ship, the beast sought out the last Zamu survivor, charged with resurrecting his people using his own life force. Neos appeared to battle the creature as it attacked HEART HQ where the boy was. The monster managed to take Neos' attacks and then some. Holding the hero down, the golden beast began to siphon off his energy. After unleashing a tremendous beam composed of the stolen energy from his jaws, it seemed Grall had won. However, Neos wasn’t down yet, and managed to hit the fiend with his Neo Magnium Beam and Neos Eddie Beam, using the last of his energy to kill the beast.
Having used up all of his energy, Neos was seemingly dead, only to be revived at the last minute by Ultraseven 21 and Zoffy. Mensch Heit attacked the Earth, moved forward, and only one last warrior was left in commission: Ultraseven 21. Neos was weakened, but wasn’t dead. Genki called on him again, but in his weakened state, both Seven 21 and Neos were no match for such a beast and were easily thrown back and once again left for dead, but an unforeseen ally was ready to help: the last Zamu.
The alien sacrificed himself and transferred his energy to the pair of heroes, recharging their energy and strength. With renewed power, the two managed to vanquish Mensch Heit. The war was over and their missions complete, and the pair returned to Nebula M78.
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie
After Ultraman Belial was freed, he went towards the Land of Light. After arriving, he shows that Ultraman Taro was defeated by him. After the Ultramen knew this, they all, including Ultraman Neos, went towards Belial to fight him. Even after a long battle, they all were defeated by Belial with relative ease, and when Belial took the Plasma Spark, all the Land of Light was frozen, along every Ultra. After Ultraman Zero defeated Belial and recovered the Plasma Spark, all the Ultras revive and went to listen to Ultraman King's speech.
Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy
Prior to the miniseries, the Galaxy Rescue Force reached out to the Elite Task Force to attain a sparring partner for their new member Gukulushisa. Neos was chosen for this role, and the two got so acquainted with each other that he was able to understand an interpret the creature.
Ultraman Neos went with Ultraseven 21 and Ultraman 80 to Planet Feed in pursuit of Leugocyte, whose attack on Planet Kanon had been stopped by 80. Together, the three Ultras tag-teamed Leugocyte, when all of a sudden Absolute Tartarus and Reibatos arrived, the latter using his powers to revive Gymaira. With 80 occupied fighting Gymaira, Leugocyte knocked Neos and Seven 21 down, but fortunately, Cosmos and Justice arrived to lend a hand, having arrived after picking up unusual energy readings, which they had followed to Planet Feed. Cosmos and Justice stepped in to fight Leugocyte, rescuing Seven 21 and Neos whilst simultaneously giving 80 and opening to defeat Gymaira. With everyone now fighting Leugocyte simultaneously, Neos received a message sent from Zoffy as an Ultra Sign, and told the others that the mission to save Max had begun. They eventually defeat Leugocyte but are suddenly attacked by Absolute Tartarus, who ambushed them. Fortunately, Cosmos and Justice fuse into Ultraman Legend, forcing Tartarus into retreating. After the battle was over, Neos and the others return to the Inter Galactic Defense Force Headquarters to report the situation to Zoffy.
- Height: 58 m
- Weight: 59,000 t
- Age: 8,900 years old
- Home World: Land of Light, Nebula M78
- Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 30 (Mach 29 in the pilot film)
- Maximum Running Speed: Mach 8
- Maximum Underwater Speed: Mach 3
- Maximum Underground Speed: Mach 2
- Maximum Jumping Height: 1600 m (1200 m in the pilot film)
- Arm Strength: 120,000 t
- Grip Strength: 53,000 t
- Color Timer: Neos possess a circular Color Timer like the original Ultraman.
- Blow Spot (ブロウスポット Burou Supotto): Neos sports a dark green line-shaped crystal on his forehead. It is used to manipulate the Magnium Energy inside him, and can be used to fire beams.
Genki uses the Estrellar like the Beta Capsule. Genki generally raises the Estrellar into the air and shouts 'Ultraman Neos' or 'Neos', although the sound is sometimes heard as a sound effect as opposed to him actually speaking. The device generates two rings of light and shines brightly while Genki's body begins to glow as the rings enlarge and surround his person.
- Ultra Metamorphose (ウルトラ・メタモーフォーズ Urutora Metamōfōzu): Neos has the ability to shape his Magnium Energy in multiple ways, and is the basis for several of his techniques.
- Magnium Beam (マグニウム光線 Maguniumu Kōsen): Only used in the pilot, Neos fires a yellow beam from his hands in a "V" shape position.
- Neo Magnium Beam (ネオマグニウム光線 Neo Maguniumu Kōsen): By charging up energy in his arms, Ultraman Neos can fire a powerful golden beam from his arms when in a "+" shape. This beam is often used as a finisher, either completely destroying weakened opponents in a large explosion or just killing them.
- Neos Eddie Beam (ネオス・エディ・ビーム Neosu Edi Bīmu): Ultraman Neos can charge up a beam of energy and fire it from his hand.
- Ultra Multi-Beam (ウルトラ・マルチ・ビーム Urutora Maruchi Bīmu): Ultraman Neos can fire an energy beam from the jewel on his head. It has a variety of properties and uses.
- Spacium Beam: Neos can fire a yellow version of the Spacium Beam. As expected it can kill a monster in one shot. Used when low on energy.
- Neos Knuckle Shell (ネオス・ナックル・シェル Neosu Nakkuru Sheru): Neos can charge his hands with energy and fire successive bursts of energy blasts.
- Neo Slash (ネオ・スラッシュ Neo Surasshu): Ultraman Neos can form a ring of jagged energy in his hand. He can then throw this cutter disk which can cut through just about anything.
- Ultra Light-Lunger (ウルトラ・ライト・ランガー Urutora Raito Rangā): One of Neos' metamorphic abilities, Neos can charge his hand and fire an arrow head shaped burst of energy, its exact strength is unknown but it clearly stronger than his energy blasts.
- Neos Punch (ネオス・パンチ Neosu Panchi): A powerful straight punch.
- Neos Elbow (ネオス・エルボー Neosu Erubō): A powerful elbow strike.
- Neos Kick (ネオス・キック Neosu Kikku): A back kick, a roundhouse kick, a heel drop and other variations.
- Ultra-Heavy Kick (ウルトラ・ヘビーキック Urutora Hebī Kikku): A forward kick, it is a powerful blow.
- Ultra-Flying Kick (ウルトラ・フライングキック Urutora Furaingu Kikku): Neos runs towards the enemy and jumps into the air. He concentrates his power into his feet.
- Neos Double Kick (ネオス・ダブルキック Neosu Daburu Kikku): Neos jumps into the air and does a split, hitting two opponents at once in the face. Used in episode 5.
- Neos Chop (ネオス・チョップ Neosu Choppu): A chop technique.
- Ultra Thunder Chop (ウルトラ・サンダーチョップ Urutora Sandā Choppu): Used in the pilot, a chop from high up charged with energy.
- Ultra-Whipper (ウルトラ・ホイッパー Urutora Hoippā): A throwing technique.
- Ultra-Flying Mare (ウルトラ・フライングメイヤー Urutora Furaingu Meiyā): Neos grabs the opponent by the head and throws them.
- Ultra Lifter (ウルトラ・リフター Urutora Rifutā): Neos hoists an opponent into the air using Herculean strength.
- Ultra Attack (ウルトラ・アタック Urutora Atakku): Neos falls back holding the enemy and flips them over.
- Ultra Release Beam (ウルトラ・リリース光線 Urutora Rirīsu Kōsen): Ultraman Neos can capture a creature in an energy beam and then transport them to another location. Used to turn a monster back into fish.
- Ultra Minimum Beam (ウルトラ・ミニマム光線 Urutora Minimamu Kōsen): When facing off against an opponent that has been mutated or enraged, and grown to a new form, Ultraman Neos can fire a ray of light that will return them to their normal form.
- Ultra Light Sword (ウルトラ・ライト・ソード Urutora Raito Sōdo): Using Ultra Metamorphose, Neos can create a large sword in his right hand.
- Ultra Barrier: Neos erects a barrier to block enemy attacks.
- Ultra Light Barrier (ウルトラ・ライト・バリアー Urutora Raito Bariā): Neos generates an energy shield from his fingertips. Only used in the pilot.
- Double Kick: A kick performed with 21, used on Mensch Heit as a kick and knee combo.
- Double Flying Kick: Using the Ultra-Flying Kick, Neos attacks with 21's Ultra Bomber. Used on Mensch Heit.
- Double Attack (ダブルアタック Daburu Atakku): Neos and 21 headlock opponents and run to each other ramming their enemies into each other. Used in episode 4.
- Ultra Light Spear: One of Neos' metamorphic abilities, Neos creates a spear of energy. There are 2 types, one for stabbing and the other for throwing.
- Ultra Stop-Ray: Neos fires an energy beam that leaves the enemy immobile even in space.
- Ultra Spray: Neos fires an energy that reveals invisible targets.
- Ultra Powerful Shower: Neos' version of the Ultra Water Current.
- Ultra Body Attack (ウルトラ・ボディ・アタック Urutora Bodi Atakku): Neos rams the enemy, flying at full speed without ill effect.
- Ultra Light Boomerang: One of Neos' metamorphic abilities, Neos creates an energy boomerang, there are 2 types.
Ultraman Neos reappeared in the puzzle role-playing game for mobile devices, Ultraman Galaxy as a UC (Uncommon) card that you can unlock him in one of the levels in the game with a rare chance of getting Neos.
Life of Planet
Ultraman Neos also appeared in a Taiwanese rock band Mayday's music video of their song Life of Planet.
State Farm Commercials
In 2014, Ultraman Neos appeared in a series of U.S. television commercials aimed at the Asian market.
Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie
Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy
- Despite his short to-video series, Neos is a very important Ultra in the history of the series. Neos' pilot was conceived and presented to the heads of Tsuburaya Productions to show them that they could still continue the Ultraman Series and have it still be fresh. Although the TV series was not picked up it convinced the company heads to create a new Ultraman Series resulting in the ever popular Ultraman Tiga series and the following installments in the Ultraman Series.
- While Ultraseven 21 is based on Ultraseven, Ultraman Neos is based on the original Ultraman, the two original Ultras created by Eiji Tsuburaya.
- Ultraman Neos was the second Ultra mistaken to be an enemy on the first encounter (the first was Ultraman Great) and the first to be attacked by humans.
- Ultraman Neos has two different designs on two Ultra Hero Series figures and both the Pilot and the TV Series.
- Neos' eyes can move, as seen in the pilot episode.
- Neos and Seven 21 are the first Ultras whose eyes can move.
- According to a magazine, Neos is from the Elite Task Force of the Inter Galactic Defense Force, comprised of brave and strong Ultra Warriors. He powered up after undergoing special training in the Land of Light. He could also apparently change his size from micro to extremely giant size.
- In several commercials, Neos attends Greenland Park with a human girl who he has feelings for. But due to his Color Timer, constantly had to leave.
- In another commercial, Neos is sitting at home when he turns on the TV and is acknowledged by Goku, Kamen Rider Black RX, the Gingamen (GingaRed, GingaGreen and GingaPink), Arale Norimaki, and Sailor Moon, causing him great excitement as they announced him as a hero and promoted his appearance in the Super Hero Dai Circus.