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Ultraseven (ウルトラセブン Urutorasebun) is the third entry of the Ultra Series, created by Tsuburaya Productions. The series later went on to become one of Japan's greatest fantasy TV series, with average ratings of over 36%. The titular Ultra of the series, has received more exposure than the original Ultraman due to his increasing popularity. Another season of the series was produced during the Heisei Era, called Heisei Ultraseven.

Synopsis

In the not-too-distant future, the Earth finds itself constantly under attack from extraterrestrial threats. To combat them, the Terrestrial Defense Force establishes the Ultra Garrison (ウルトラ警備隊 Urutora keibi-tai), a team of six elite members who utilize high-tech vehicles and weaponry. Joining their fight is the mysterious Dan Moroboshi who is secretly an alien from the Land of Light in Nebula M78, Ultraseven.

Characters

Ultra Garrison

Ultras

Kaiju & Seijin

Capsule Kaiju

Regular

Cast

English Dub

  • Vlasta Vrana as Narrator
  • Roby Roy as Dan Moroboshe
  • Dean Hagopian as Furuhashi
  • Marc Denis as Soga
  • Tim Webber as Takenaka
  • Jane Woods as Donna
  • Jean Fontaine as Kiriyama
  • Arthur Grosser as Manabe

Suit Actors

  • Ultraseven (ウルトラセブン Urutorasebun): Uenishi Hirotsugu (上西弘次 Hirotsugu Uenishi)


Theme Song

TNT Episodes

Ultra 7 American English

In 1985, Turner Program Services commissioned Cinar to dub all 49 episodes for run in syndication.[1] Cinar produced episodes featured new opening and closing credits, eyecatches, and even new episode names. After failing to sell it to local and national stations, Turner put the tapes back into their vaults until 1994, when Ultraseven was selected for broadcast on the Toons 'Till Noon and MonsterVision blocks on TNT. The Toons 'Till Noon broadcasts received substantially heavy editing to make them suitable for the time slot, while the MonsterVision broadcasts were left completely uncut. Episodes 5-7 were missing, but instead of paying Cinar for the missing episodes, they aired all the tapes they had already. When the contract expired between Tsuburaya, Cinar, and Turner, all materials (film, tapes, audio masters) reverted to and were collected by Tsuburaya.

Cinar Titles

  1. Enter Dan Moroboshi
  2. Shrubs From Space
  3. N/A
  4. Double Trouble At Sea
  5. N/A
  6. N/A
  7. N/A
  8. Smokers On The Rampage
  9. Toys In Crisis
  10. The Man Next Door
  11. Captured In Living Color
  12. Crystallized Corpuscles
  13. Space Ace Reunion
  14. Planets In Conflict (Part 1)
  15. Planets In Conflict (Part 2)
  16. The Eyes Have Had It
  17. Cave-In
  18. The Bells Are Ringing
  19. Wayne, Lord Of The Universe
  20. The Quakemaker
  21. The Nissans Return Engagement
  22. The Chromosome Eaters
  23. The Fugitive Fortune Teller
  24. Mother Knows Best
  25. Ultra-7 Exposed
  26. The 8,000 Megaton Mistake
  27. Temporary Traitor
  28. Death On Wheels
  29. The Apprentice Alien
  30. Trial By War
  31. Blood-Thirst
  32. Island In The Sky
  33. The Dead Invaders
  34. Urban Removal
  35. Moon-Stuck
  36. Sharpshooter Showdown
  37. The Devil's Angel
  38. The Brave One
  39. Ultra-7 Tastes Defeat
  40. Ultra-7 Execution at Dawn
  41. Killer Lake
  42. The Boy on the Beach
  43. Tyranny by Design
  44. The Stargazer
  45. Simian Says Surrender
  46. Dan and The Ultra-7 Challenge
  47. Home, Sweet... Homes???
  48. Exit Ultra-7 Part 1
  49. Exit Ultra-7 Part 2

Direct Sequels and Related Media

Movie

A movie adaptation of episode 18 was published July 21, 1968, in the Toei Manga parade.

Heisei Ultraseven

Main article: Heisei Ultraseven

Twenty-seven years after the end of the original Ultraseven series, Tsuburaya made a two TV specials that continued after the original story, having Seven come back to Earth, then two years later a slue of direct-to-video sequels. Each of the new episodes took place in a continuity were Ultraseven was the only Ultra Warrior that ever came to Earth.

Ultraseven X

Main article: Ultraseven X

Ultraseven travels to another world to fight off invaders who plan to cross over using a portal and silently take over the world. Ultraseven bonds with a man named Jin, an amnesiac who has a past linked to the events that are secretly conspiring.

Notes

  • Ultraseven and the original Ultraman have been the only two Ultra Series to have a remake of the series. Ultraman had 1 and Ultraseven had 3 remakes.
    • Ultraman, however, had 4 movies on him.
  • One of few soundtracks of this series would be used again later in Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Leo, and Ultraman 80 series.
  • Ultraseven has 2 banned episodes: "From a Planet With Love" (banned because Alien Spell resembled survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan in World War II), and "Super Weapon R-1" (banned in 2011 because of the episode relating to the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster).
    • Due in part to the ban, the 12th episode is not on the Region 1 DVD release by Shout! Factory. However, the recently banned 26th episode was released and can be seen on this set.
  • Ultraseven was originally intended to be the last entry into the Ultra Series. Its immense popularity proved otherwise.
    • Sequels for both Ultraman, titled Ultraman Continues, and Ultraseven, titled Fight! Ultraseven, were proposed, but Tsuburaya Productions would not produce another Ultra show until 1971 with Return of Ultraman.
  • Clips of Ultraseven were shown on an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, with the host trying to get guest Joel Hodgson to help "MST" them.
  • This series was originally going to be named Ultra Eye.
  • The Ultraseven on the box cover of "Ultraseven The Complete Series" is the Ultraseven suit made by Chaiyo.
  • The titular hero of the series is sometimes incorrectly called "Ultraman Seven" by many sources outside Japan (or in the case of KHON/Honolulu, Hawaii, Ultra-7, as listed in TV Guide when it ran in 1975). Both the series and its hero can also be called Ultraseven (with a space).
  • Unlike its proceeding series, this series is famous for featuring a much larger number of aliens during the show's run.

Home Media

In 2012, Shout! Factory obtained a license to subtitle Ultraseven in English, and released it for sale on their website as a physical boxed CD set, which is only available for shipping within the US and Canada. The original Episode 12, however, was not included, so the total number of episodes in this release was 48. On December 11, 2012 Shout! Factory made the set available through regular retailers. The case this time is a standard DVD keep case.

Ultraseven Blu-Ray Box I Features episodes 1-25 except Episode 12, & Blu-Ray Box II features Episodes 26-49.

Mill Creek is also set to release the complete Ultraseven series in November 2019, under the Steelbook and Blu-Ray releases.

References

Shows and Films
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 | Ultraman Retsuden | Neo Ultra Q | New Ultraman Retsuden | Ultraman Ginga | Ultraman Ginga S | Ultraman X | Ultraman Orb | Ultraman Zero: The Chronicle | Ultraman Geed | Ultraman Orb: The Chronicle | Ultraman R/B | Ultraman New Generation Chronicle
Reiwa Series Ultraman Taiga
Outside of Japan Ultraman: The Adventure Begins | Ultraman: Towards the Future | Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero
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: Great Monster Decisive Battle | Ultraman (1979) | Ultraman ZOFFY: Ultra Warriors vs. the Giant Monster Army | Ultraman Story
Heisei Movies Ultra Q The Movie | Ultraman Zearth | Ultraman Zearth 2 | Revive! Ultraman | 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 Royal | Ultraman Ginga S The Movie | Ultraman X The Movie | Ultraman Orb The Movie | Ultraman Geed The Movie | Ultraman R/B The Movie
Reiwa Movies 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
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 War Aizenborg | Dinosaur Squadron Koseidon | Denkou Choujin Gridman | Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad | Mirrorman REFLEX | Bio Planet WoO | Mirror Fight 2012
Anime The☆Ultraman | Ultraman Kids | Ultraman Graffiti: Wild! Ultra Country | Ultraman: Super Fighter Legend | Ultra Nyan | Denkou Choujin Gridman: boys invent great hero | The・Ultraman: Jackal vs. Ultraman | Kaiju Sakaba Kanpai! | Monster Girls ~Ultra Monster Anthropomorphic Project~ | Kaiju Girls | SSSS.GRIDMAN | ULTRAMAN (2019) | Kaiju Step Wandabada | KAIJU DECODE
Outlaw Space Warriors 2000 | Project Ultraman | Dragon Force: So Long Ultraman | Dragon Force: Rise of Ultraman
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