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Ultraman Taro (ウルトラマンタロウ Urutoraman Tarō) is the sixth entry of the Ultraman Series. It aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System from April 6, 1973 to April 5, 1974.


Kotaro Higashi trained to be a boxer, but after an incident with Astromons, he was killed. However, his body was brought to Nebula M78 where Mother of Ultra saved his life, by joining him with Ultraman Taro. Taro had spent many years training, honing his skills based on those of the other Ultra Brothers to become strong. The two returned to Earth, as a new Kaiju era was beginning.







  • Kotaro Higashi (東 光太郎 Higashi Kōtarō): Saburo Shinoda (篠田三郎 Shinoda Saburō)
  • Yūtarō Asahina (朝日奈 勇太郎 Asahina Yūtarō): Akira Nagoya (名古屋 章 Nagoya Akira)
  • Shūhei Aragaki (荒垣 修平 Aragaki Shūhei): Takahiko Tōno (東野 孝彦 Tōno Takahiko)
  • Tadao Nanbara (南原 忠男 Nanbara Tadao): Toyoyuki Kimura (木村 豊幸 Kimura Toyoyuki)
  • Jirō Nishida (西田 次郎 Nishida Jirō): Kiyotaka Mitsugi (三ツ木 清隆 Mitsugi Kiyotaka)
  • Izumi Moriyama (森山 いずみ Moriyama Izumi): Kiyoko Matsuya (松谷 紀代子 Matsuya Kiyoko)
  • Lady in Green (緑のおばさん Midori no Obasan)/Mother of Ultra (ウルトラの母 Urutora no Haha Voice): Peggy Hayama (ペギー 葉山 Pegī Hayama)
  • Tetsuya Kitajima (北島 哲也 Kitajima Tetsuya): Hidesuke Tsumura (津村 秀祐 Tsumura Hidesuke)
  • Takashi Ueno (上野 孝 Ueno Takashi): Akihiko Nishijima (西島 明彦 Nishijima Akihiko) (8-30, 33-35)
  • Kazumi Nitani (二谷 一美 Nitani Kazumi): Noboru Mitani (三谷 昇 Mitani Noboru)
  • Saori Shiratori (白鳥 さおり Shiratori Saori): Mayumi Asaka (あさか まゆみ Asaka Mayumi), Keiko Ono (小野 恵子 Ono Keiko)
  • Kenichi Shiratori (白鳥 健一 Shiratori Ken'ichi): Shinya Saitō (斎藤 信也 Saitō Shin'ya)
  • Narrator: Tetsurō Sagawa (瑳川 哲朗 Sagawa Tetsurō), Akira Nagoya

Cast Changes

Throughout the show, multiple cast changes were made. These were for several reasons.

  • Mayumi Asuka stepped down from her role as Saori, and was replaced in episode twenty by Keiko Ono.
  • Akihiko Nishijima decided to leave after episode thirty-five to film for another show, Ginza NOW!


Opening Theme
  • Ultraman Taro (ウルトラマンタロウ Urutoraman Tarō)
    • Lyrics: Yū Aku
    • Composer-arranger: Makoto Kawaguchi
    • Song: Tarō Takemura, boys and girls choir lake. Uncredited synth arrangements by Higurashi Masanobu.

Insert Songs

  • Ultra Roku Kyodai (ウルトラ六兄弟 Urutora Roku Kyōdai lit. "Ultra 6 Brothers")
    • Lyrics: Yū Aku
    • Composition & Arrangement: Makoto Kawaguchi
    • Artist: Ryōichi Fukuzawa (武村 太郎 Fukuzawa Ryōichi), Mizuumi Boys and Girls Choir
    • Episodes 18, 25, 33 and 34

Other Songs

Episode Number Episode Title Song
24 "This Is the Land of Ultra!" "Musique de l'infini"
29 "Bemstar Resurrected! Taro Absolutely Sacrificed!" "Les Mysteres du Cosmos"
34 "The Last Day of the Six Ultra Brothers!" "Once In My Country"
34 "The Last Day of the Six Ultra Brothers!" "House In The Plain"
34 "The Last Day of the Six Ultra Brothers!" "Xylo Conception"
36 "Coward! The Breed Cried" "Musique de l'infini"
36 "Coward! The Breed Cried" "Electric Days"
39 "The Father of Ultra and Son Big Mochi-Making Strategy" "La Guerre Des Bouffons"
39 "The Father of Ultra and Son Big Mochi-Making Strategy" "Sloane Square"
40 "Go Beyond the Ultra Brothers!" "Deuil et douleur"
43 "Pickle the Monster With Salt!" "Music A 7"
43 "Pickle the Monster With Salt!" "Le Défilé Des Moustiques"
43 "Pickle the Monster With Salt!" "One two two"
43 "Pickle the Monster With Salt!" "La Panthere Cosmique"
46 "The White Rabbit Is a Bad Guy!" "Slippery Scales"
46 "The White Rabbit Is a Bad Guy!" "Le Gâteau D'Anniversaire"
47 "The Monster Master" "A L'Aube De L'An 2000"
47 "The Monster Master" "Les Mysteres du Cosmos"
48 "Monster Girl's Festival" "Music A 7"
48 "Monster Girl's Festival" "Moogy-Boogy"
48 "Monster Girl's Festival" "La Guerre Des Bouffons"
49 "Sing! Monster Big Match" "Paris 2000"
50 "The Monster Sign is V" "Ballet Intersideral"
50 "The Monster Sign is V" "La Guerre Des Bouffons"
50 "The Monster Sign is V" "Jeu A Quatre"
52 "Steal the Ultra Life!" "Musique de l'infini"
52 "Steal the Ultra Life!" "Catastrophe et Séisme"

Home Media

A English subtitled DVD set was also released by the Malaysian company VGB Network. A few grammatical errors were made during the subtitling.

A Blu-ray remaster was released in 2017 through Amazon Prime.

Mill Creek announced on October 22, 2020, the official release of both a standard and steel book Blu-ray of Ultraman Taro. On January 12, 2021, was the release of both version of Ultraman Taro.


  • As the main Ultra from Return of Ultraman was not yet known by it, the name "Jack" was considered for Taro. The reasoning behind this was that Jack is a popular name for fairy tale heroes in the west, but Taro was settled upon as the Japanese equivalent. "Ultraman Star" (ウルトラマンスター Urutoraman Sutā) was also considered as a name during production.
  • The Ultra Brothers appeared frequently in this series and it was in their later appearances that drastically changed how they appear. Examples include: Ultras with orange eyes (done to conserve the budget of the lightbulbs in the eyes), Jack sharing the same suit as Ultraman with more silver than red, and design on the bottom looks like a female, Ultraseven without ears on episode 40 which would happen again on the premiere of Ultraman Leo, and finally, Jack with red gloves and boots in episode 52.
  • Ultraman Taro was filmed alongside Jumborg Ace and Fireman.
  • At the time ratings were falling, and as Tsuburaya felt Ultraman Ace had been a bit too dark at times, they took a lighter approach in Taro to please children. Ironically, this lost even more views from elder fans, causing the series to be followed by Ultraman Leo, often considered the darkest and grittiest entry in the Showa Ultra series.
  • Due to production problems with the next series, Ultraman Leo, Tsuburaya extended Taro's run for several episodes.
  • The series is the longest running Showa series.
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
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
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero | Ultraman (Netflix film)
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 | The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. The Monster Army | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle | 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 | Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice | ULTRAMAN (2004) | Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers | Super 8 Ultra Brothers | Ultra Galaxy Legends The Movie | Ultraman Zero The Movie | 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 | Shin Ultraman
Spin-Offs Andro Melos | Ultraman Tiga Gaiden: Revival of the Ancient Giant | Ultraman Dyna: The Return of Hanejiro | Ultraman Gaia: Gaia Again | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Hikari Saga | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Armored Darkness | Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: Ghost Rebirth | Ultra Galaxy Legend Gaiden: Ultraman Zero vs. Darklops Zero | Ultraman Zero Gaiden: Killer the Beatstar | Ultra Zero Fight | Ultra Fight Victory | Ultraman Orb THE ORIGIN SAGA | Ultra Fight Orb | Ultra Galaxy Fight: New Generation Heroes | Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Absolute Conspiracy | Sevenger Fight | Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad
Other Series Captain Ultra | Mighty Jack | Operation: Mystery | Mirrorman | Redman | Triple Fighter | Emergency Directive 10-4·10-10 | Iron King | Fireman | Jumborg Ace | Mirror Fight | Army of the Apes | Pro-Wres no Hoshi Azteckaiser | Dinosaur Expedition Born Free | Dinosaur Great War Izenborg | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Gridman the Hyper Agent | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012 | Ultraman The Prime | Ultra Science Fantasy Hour | Gridknight Fight
Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | 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 × DYNAZENON
Outlaw Content Space Warriors 2000 | Project Ultraman | Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman | Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman