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Ultraman Rosso
Ultraman Rosso
Human Host/Form: Katsumi Minato
Height: 52 m
Weight: 45,000 t
Age: TBA
Home world: Planet O-50
Voice actor(s): Yuya Hirata
Suit actor(s): Hideyoshi Iwata
First Appearance: Ultraman R/B episode 1 "Beginning of Ultraman"
Last Appearance: Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond
Number of Appearances: 25 (Series)
1 (Movie)
Race: Ultra
Status: Alive
Family: Ultraman Blu (Younger Brother)
Saki Mitsurugi, Ultrawoman Grigio (Younger Sister)
Ultraman Ruebe (Fusion with Blu)
Ultraman Gruebe (Fusion with Blu and Grigio)
Affiliation: N/A

Ultraman Rosso (ウルトラマンロッソ Urutoraman Rosso) is one of the two main heroes of Ultraman R/B, and is the elder brother of Ultraman Blu and Ultrawoman Grigio.


His name means "Red" in Italian, which refers to his main form's body color being red.


Pre-Ultraman R/B

"You must... live..."

―Rosso's and Blu's last words to Saki

Three warriors fighting Reugosite

In the past, three warriors from Planet O-50 were sent to defeat Reugosite, a planet-eating monster that destroyed everything in its path. The three warriors lost to Reugosite, and they crashed landed on Earth, the planet they were trying to protect. The two giants of light disappeared and left behind their sister, Grigio.


Rosso, Blu and Grigio Bone

1300 years ago, a meteor crashed down in what became Ayaka City, creating a massive crater and unleashing Grigio Bone. According to legend, the Ultraman siblings, Rosso and Blu fought it but ultimately lost, scattering the R/B Crystals and leaving their power laying dormant in the lands of Ayaka City.Beginning of Ultraman As revealed by Saki, the legend was false and Grigio was the third warrior who helped them fend off Reugosite long ago.Good People and Bad People

Ultraman R/B

The Beginning of Ultraman and Orb Dark's Attack


Rosso and Blu vs Orb Dark

In the present day, Rosso and Blu return to protect Ayaka City from monster attacks and bonded with Minato brothers - Katsumi and Isami after rescuing them from Grigio Bone's assault. Although already having Taro and Ginga Crystals, others were added to their arsenal for Type Change and attack enhancements. The instigator of monster attacks, Makoto Aizen, made himself known and fought them by exploiting a R/B Crystal's power to become Ultraman Orb Dark. After training in the mountains and obtaining the Victory Crystal, the brothers avenge their initial defeat with Rosso's new form, Ground, while Blu delivers the finishing blow.The World is Waiting for MeIn the Name of Ultraman

Battle Against Horoboros


Rosso and Blu vs Horoboros

Their next great challenge came in the form of Horoboros, who was able to deflect every finisher fired at it, despite now having the power of the Orb Ring NEO. Despite their efforts, Rosso and Blu were outmatched by the monster. Defeated, the Orb Ring NEO was taken from the brothers by Makoto Aizen, who transformed into Orb Dark once again. After Orb Dark's seeming victory against the monster, and Makoto's unleashing of Bezelb, the brothers transform again and destroy the Bezelb and prepared to fight Orb Dark, but were interrupted by the return of Horoboros, who was then evolved into its Bipedal form by Saki Mitsurugi. Horoboros managed to defeat all three Ultras before returning to its R/B Crystal. The next day, Horoboros returned and the brothers faced yet another tough battle, with all their tactics failing. They were on the losing end until Asahi arrived. She cheered them on and, hearing her prayers, the Orb Ring NEO returned itself back to the two Ultraman brothers, who used the Triple Origium Ray to finally defeat Horoboros.The Minato Family HolidayAizen's FrenzyWhat We Should Protect

The Power of Brothers Become One


Ruebe vs Grigio King

After that, they were faced by a vengeful Cereza, who transformed into Grigio King via Saki's Gyro. The brothers try their best but they are unable to defeat Grigio King, exhausting all of their techniques. As a final resort, they tried to use Ultraman's and Ultraman Belial's Crystals, but to only be rejected by them.The brothers return the next day after a short recovery period, but even with a new strategy, they were unable to defeat Grigio King until Asahi reminded them of their mother's words - that when the two of them are together, they can do anything. With that, they managed to unlock the power of Ultraman's and Belial's Crystals, which allowed them to fuse into a more powerful being known as Ultraman Ruebe, who fought Grigio King and finally destroyed it.Who Are You?Enshrined by Extremity

Reugosite's Arrival


Rosso and Blu Vs Grigio Regina

Unable to convince Saki out of her plan, Katsumi and Isami transform into Rosso and Blu to stop her from going back to Aizen Tech, having transformed into Grigio Regina to do so. Not wanting to kill her, Rosso and Blu were careful not to hurt her too much, though Saki did not reciprocate their sentiments. Unable to do much individually, the brothers fused into Ultraman Ruebe. Surprisingly, even the Ruebe Vortex Buster was ineffective against Grigio Regina and he was defeated.The Crystal of Destruction

After regaining their Gyros from Ushio, the Minato brothers transformed into Rosso and Blu to defend Grigio Regina from being shot by Reugosite, countering the Genesis Requiem by firing their signature Ultra Beams, though they were overcome. As Reugosite prepared to fire at them once more, Grigio Regina stepped in the way and was instantly killed before them.I Am Happy Rosso and Blu charge at Reugosite and transform into Ruebe but they are soon overpowered and split.

Rosso and Blu fighting Reugosite

Seeing that they were about to be finished off, Mio locked the Gyros and canceled their transformation in the nick of time to dodge the Genesis Requiem. Rosso and Blu reappeared again after the brothers talk to their mother but they were once again beaten and almost finished off, but just as they were hit, they fused into Ruebe and changed the future that Mio saw, giving her faith in her sons and convinced her to stop her plan. Eventually, Ruebe won by destroying Reugosite using the Shin Vortex Buster.Home of Sunrise

Ultraman R/B The Movie: Select! The Crystal of Bond


Other Media

Ultraman Hit Song History New Generation


Rosso and Blu meeting Zero.

In this music album, Rosso and Blu were recruited by Ultraman Zero to fight against Etelgar and free the New Generation Ultras from his captivity.Ultraman Hit Song History New Generation



  • Height: 52 m
  • Weight: 45,000 t
  • Weakness: Like all Ultras, Rosso is subjected to the three-minutes limit. On occasion, he will revert back to human form even when the time is not up. It also appears that, like the Riser, the R/B Gyro has to cool down before Katsumi can transform again, however, it is not as long from the latter.

Body Features

  • Color Timer (カラータイマー Karā Taimā): Rosso possesses a circle shaped Color Timer.
  • Ultra Armor: Rosso has the standard Ultra Armor.
  • Protectors (プロテクター Purotekutā): Rosso possess protectors on his chest area that represents the element of the form he is in.


Katsumi takes a R/B Crystal from the R/B Crystal Holder and flips out the side horns of the crystal. He then inserts the crystal and the R/B Gyro opens. The Gyro is placed at chest level and the handles are pulled twice. Katsumi then thrusts the Gyro forward and pulls the handles one last time and places the Gyro on his chest, before transforming utilizing the elemental power of the crystal. When swapping crystals with Isami, instead of getting the crystal from the holder, the new crystal will appear and fall from above. The same sequence continues afterwards.

"Enshrined by Fire. The Crimson Flame!"

―Activation announcement for Flame

"Enshrined by Water. The Azure Ocean!"

―Activation announcement for Aqua

"Enshrined by Wind. The Violet Cyclone!"

―Activation Announcement for Wind

"Enshrined by Earth. The Amber Land!"

―Activation announcement for Ground



"Ultraman Rosso: Flame!"

―Transformation announcement

Ultraman Rosso Flame

Flame (フレイム Fureimu) is Rosso's main balanced form that focuses on endurance and powerful strikes. It uses the power of Ultraman Taro's R/B Crystal, granting him the element of fire. This form debuts in episode 1.

  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 7
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 1.6
  • Maximum Jumping Distance: 720 m
  • Underwater Traveling Speed: Mach 1
  • Underground Traveling Speed: Mach 0.7
  • Brute Strength: 80,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 45,000 t
  • Barrier: A fiery barrier with reflective properties.
  • Flame Sphere Shoot (フレイムスフィアシュート Fureimu Sufia Shūto): Rosso's finisher attack. He uses his hands to create a giant fireball, before assuming a "+" arm position to launch it at the opponent.
  • Fire Bullet: Rosso can shoot a smaller fireball by putting his fingers in a gun shape.
    • Fire Bomb: Rosso hurls a fireball that causes a moderately-sized explosion.
  • Ultra Beam: The original Ultraman Rosso was able to fire an Ultra Beam from his arms in the "+" position.
  • Flying Kick: Rosso can perform a flying kick attack.
  • Flaming Punch: Rosso can ignite his fist and perform a fiery punch. Used on Mecha Gomora to block and later disable his Crasher Mega attack.
  • Flame-Aqua Hybrid Shoot (フレイムアクアハイブリッドシュート Fureimu Akua Haiburiddo Shūto): A combination beam of Ultraman Rosso's Flame Sphere Shoot and Ultraman Blu's Aqua Strium, making a single devastating finisher ray.
  • W (Double) Kick (Wキック Daburu Kikku): A kick attack performed together with Blu.
    • Twin Strike Kick (ツインストライクキック Tsuin Sutoraiku Kikku): A more powerful kick performed together with Blu.
  • Double Punch: A punch attack performed together with Blu.
  • Ultra Swing (ウルトラスィング Urutora Suingu): Rosso and Blu grab onto a monster and swing it around together.
  • Steam Explosion: After Blu Aqua uses the Aqua Jet Blast on the ground, Rosso throws his Fire Bomb to the same location, causing an explosion of steam. Used to uncover the Tiga Crystal.


"Ultraman Rosso: Aqua!"

―Transformation announcement

Ultraman Rosso Aqua

Aqua (アクア Akua) is Rosso's alternate form that focuses on agility and continuous attacks. It uses the power of Ultraman Ginga's R/B Crystal, granting him the element of water. This form debuts in episode 1.

  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 5.5
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 0.9
  • Maximum Jumping Distance: 680 m
  • Underwater Traveling Speed: Mach 0.8
  • Underground Traveling Speed: Mach 0.5
  • Brute Strength: 77,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 44,000 t
  • Aqua Mirror Wall (アクアミラーウォール Akua Mirā Uōru): A water-themed energy barrier can be conjured to block attacks. There is also a reflective type that is used to deflect his opponent's beams.
  • Splash Bomb (スプラッシュ・ボム Supurasshu Bomu): Rosso Aqua's special attack, where he fires a blast of water energy of varying size that traps the target or encases a specific body part. When hit by Blu Flame's Flame Equilix, the bubble boils and then explodes, sending the target flying. This attack can also be used offensively, dealing damage to the target instead of encasing them in a barrier or even cause a large explosion in the Ultraman R/B Nintendo Switch game.
    • Giant Sphere (ジャイアントスフィア Jaianto Sufia): An enormous sized Splash Bomb.
  • W (Double) Kick (Wキック Daburu Kikku): A kick attack performed together with Blu.
  • Ultra Swing (ウルトラスィング Urutora Suingu): Rosso and Blu grab onto a monster and swing it around together.
  • Deflection: Together with Blu, Rosso can deflect beams back at their source.


"Ultraman Rosso: Wind!"

―Transformation announcement

Ultraman Rosso Wind

Wind (ウインド Uindo) is Rosso's speed form, which grants him amazing speed but uses up his energy faster. It uses the power of Ultraman Tiga's R/B Crystal, granting him the element of wind. This form debuts in episode 6.

  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 7.5
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 1.8
  • Maximum Jumping Distance: 700 m
  • Underwater Traveling Speed: Mach 1
  • Underground Traveling Speed: Mach 0.6
  • Brute Strength: 78,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 44,000 t
  • Windy Balloon (ウインディバルーン Uindi Barūn): Rosso can generate a purple wind bubble to protect someone from harm.
  • Hurricane Bullet (ハリケーンバレット Harikēn Baretto): Rosso generates a ball of wind energy, and hurls it at the opponent. Should he prolong its use, it can turn into a vortex. It is similar to Ultraman Dyna's Ultra Fork in execution. While using the Hurricane Bullet's vortex, Blu can fire his Aqua Jet Blast, creating snow and cold wind.
  • Storm Flicker (ストームフリッカー Sutōmu Furikkā): Rosso charges purple energy into his fists, before releasing it as several small hurricanes with a series of punching motions. They knock back the target seemingly without harming them.
  • Rosso Cyclone (ロッソサイクロン Rosso Saikuron): Rosso charges up energy and fires a cyclone out of his hands.
  • Fire Tornado (ファイヤートルネード Faiyā Torunēdo): A synergy attack with the Rosso Cyclone and Blu's Pyro Attack, creating a flaming cyclone.
  • W (Double) Kick (Wキック Daburu Kikku): A kick attack performed together with Blu.


"Ultraman Rosso: Ground!"

―Transformation announcement

Ultraman Rosso Ground

Ground (グランド Gurando) is Rosso's strength form, which grants him greater power and rigidity at the cost of speed and mobility. It uses the power of Ultraman Victory's R/B Crystal, granting him the element of earth. This form debuts in episode 9.

  • Maximum Flight Speed: Mach 6.9
  • Maximum Running Speed: Mach 1.4
  • Maximum Jumping Distance: 700 m
  • Underwater Traveling Speed: Mach 0.8
  • Underground Traveling Speed: Mach 1
  • Brute Strength: 85,000 t
  • Grip Strength: 47,000 t
  • Ground Explosion (グランドエクスプロジュン Gurando Ekusupurojyun): Rosso gathers earth into a large ball and throws it at the enemy.
  • Ground Coating (グランドコーティング Gurando Kōtingu): Rosso forms several rock-like energy balls that coagulate, which he then hurls at the opponent to trap them in stone. He can also charge power from his hands to keep his opponent from breaking out of the stone, if necessary. When superheated by Blu Flame's Flame Burn, the stone hardens further.
  • Gravity Hold (グラビティホールド Gurabiti Hōrudo): Rosso smashes the ground, releasing a gravity well that traps the enemy and then forces them into the ground.
  • Ground Jet (グランドジェット Gurando Jetto): Rosso charges his fist with energy and when he touches the ground, he causes an explosion that breaks up rocks in a straight line while erupting under the enemy. If Blu's Storm Pressure is used soon after this, it will trap the target's feet in rock.
  • Double Flying Punch: Rosso and Blu fly towards their opponent and deliver a powerful double punch.

Standard Abilities

  • R/B Slugger Rosso (ルーブスラッガーロッソ Rūbu Suraggā Rosso): Rosso is able to summon a pair of daggers from his crests when fighting against his opponents.
    • Cross Slugger (クロススラッガー Kurosu Suraggā): Rosso and Blu simultaneously deliver an "X" shaped slash at the enemy, destroying them.
    • Deflection: By slashing at an incoming attack, the R/B Slugger can deflect it.
    • Energy Slash: The R/B Slugger Rosso is able to fire a red energy slash while redirecting a missed R/B Slugger Blu energy slash.
    • Energy Ball: Used in Ultraman Fusion Fight!, Rosso can launch a ball of energy by swinging the R/B Sluggers in a cross formation.
    • Elemental Powers: The R/B Slugger Rosso is able to channel the power of Rosso's current elemental form into several abilities.
      • Grind Rocks (グラインドロックス Guraindo Rokkusu): Stabbing the ground with both his Sluggers, Rosso Ground turns the stone underneath into a massive cloud of dust and sand.
    • R/B Crystal Powers: Using R/B Crystals, Rosso can perform finishing attacks with his R/B Slugger. Their appearance/color/element seems to change with Rosso's own form.
      • Zero Twin Slicer (ゼロツインスライサー Zero Tsuin Suraisā): Using the power of the Zero Crystal, Rosso charges up energy before firing two cutter beams, one from either dagger.
      • Xanadium Sonic (ザナディウムソニック Zanadiumu Sonikku): Using the power of the X Crystal, Rosso creates a green X symbol and sends it flying towards the target.
      • Cross Spark Shoot (クロススパークシュート Kurosu Supāku Shūto): Using the power of the Ginga Crystal, Rosso fires a stream of freezing cold water at the opponent. Together with Blu's Dynamite Slash, the combined heat and cold can crack armor such as Pedanium.
      • Twin Storium Slasher (ツインストリウムスラッシャー Tsuin Sutoriumu Surasshā): A special attack using the power of the Taro Crystal. It is presumably based on Ultraman Taro's Storium Ray.
      • Double Emerium Edge (ダブルエメリウムエッジ Daburu Emeriumu Ejji): A special attack using the power of the Seven Crystal. It is presumably based on Ultraseven's Emerium Ray.
      • Aero Double Slicer (エアロダブルスライサー Earo Daburu Suraisā): A special attack using the power of the Tiga Crystal. It is presumably based on Ultraman Tiga's Tiga Slicer.
      • Victorium Cross (ビクトリウムクロス Bikutoriumu Kurosu): A special attack using the power of the Victory Crystal.


Orb Ring NEO-related Techniques

Through the use of Orb Ring NEO in its R/B Mode, Rosso can perform finishers of Ultraman Orb by pressing its central button.

  • Origium Ray (オリジウム光線 Orijiumu Kōsen): Rosso can use Orb Origin's Origium Ray.
    • Triple Origium Ray (トリプルオリジウム光線 Toripuru Orijiumu Kōsen): Rosso, Blu, and the "aura of Orb Origin" fire the Origium Ray.
  • Sperion Ray (スペリオン光線 Superion Kōsen): Rosso can use Spacium Zeperion's Sperion Ray.
  • Zedcium Ray (ゼットシウム光線 Zettoshiumu Kōsen): Rosso can use Thunder Breastar's Zedcium Ray.


  • Designer: Masayuki Goto.
  • When injured, Rosso appears to bleed red, rather than the light-like blood of most Ultras. This is likely a reference to Ultraman Taro, who Rosso gains his powers from, bleeding after being injured by Birdon.
  • Rosso pointed out on Zero that his Zero Sluggers resembles cat ears, to which Blu also agreed. This is ironic, as it was Rosso's crests that have such resemblance. Orb Dark/Makoto/Cereza mentions this resemblance as well.
  • Pertaining to the use of the Taro Crystal for his main Flame form, Rosso is also the 6th New Generation Ultra discounting Ultraman Ginga Victory, while Taro was the 6th Ultra Brother.
  • According to Makoto/Cereza's observations and analysis, Katsumi/Rosso's stats are, as of episode 8:
    • Power: 2
    • Speed: 0
    • Defense: 2
    • Technique: 1
    • Stamina: 2
    • Finisher: 1
    • Looks: 1
    • Style: 1
    • Intelligence: 2
    • Mental: 1
    • Aura: 0
    • Mysterious: 2


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