When the Ultra Star Shines
Return of Ultraman, Episode 38
Return of Ultraman 38
Air date 12/24/1971
Screenplay by Shozo Uehara
Directed by Yoshiharu Tomita
Special skill director Jun Ooki
Viewer Ratings 29.0%
Ultraman Dies at Sunset
Winter of Horror Series - The 20th Century Abominable Snowman

When the Ultra Star Shines  (ウルトラの星光る時, Urutoranohoshi Hikaru Toki) is the 38th episode of Return of Ultraman. It marks the return of the Original Ultraman with Susumu Kurobe respiring his role as the Original Ultraman's Human Host, Shin Hayata since the the finale of the original series and the return of Ultraseven since his return in episode 18 of the Return of Ultraman, but this time with Kohji Moritsugu respiring his role as the human form of Ultraseven, Dan Moroboshi.


Lost in the battle after his solar energy is completely exhausted on Earth, the unconscious Ultraman (Jack) was captured and taken to Planet Nackle to be executed. Meanwhile on Earth, MAT are under Alien Nackle's control all except for Oka. What will become of them, and the Earth? Can the original Ultraman (Shin Hayata of the Science Patrol) and Ultraseven (Dan Moroboshi of the Ultra Garrison) rescue New Ultraman just in time to restore his power, and send him back to Earth for a rematch with Alien Nackle and Black King?




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DVD Release

Return of Ultraman Volume 10 Episodes 37-40.

Return of Ultraman Episodes
All Monsters Attack | Takkong's Big Counterattack | Evil Monster Realm of Terror | Definite Kill! Comet Kick | Two Giant Monsters Attack Tokyo | Battle! Monsters Vs. Mat | Operation Rainbow Monster! | Monster Time Bomb | Monster Island S.O.S | Dinosaur Explosion Directive | Poison Gas Monster Appears | Revenge of Shugaron | Terror of the Tsunami Monsters,Tokyo's Big Pinch | Terror of The Two Tsunami Monsters, Tokyo's Dalong Reel | Revenge of the Monster Lad | Mystery of the Big Bird Monster Terochilus | Monster Bird Terochilus- Tokyo's Big Aireal Bombing | Ultraseven Arrives! | The Giant Invisible Monster that Came from Space | The Monster is a Giant Shooting Star in Space | Monster Channel | I'll Kill this Monster! | Dark Monster Spit Out the Stars! | Horror! Mansion Monster's Birth | Leaving My Home Planet Earth | Mystery Homicide Beetle Incident | Go to Hell with this One Blow! | Ultra Special Operation | Jiro-Kun Rides a Monster | The Curse of the Bone God Oxter | In Between a Devil & Angel | Decisive Battle Under The Setting Sun | The Monster User And The Boy | The Life that Can't be Forgiven | Cruel! Light Monster Pris-Ma | The Chirase Kicks The Night | Ultraman Dies at Sunset | When the Ultra Star Shines | Winter of Horror Series - The 20th Century Abominable Snowman | Winter of Horror Series - Phantom Snow Woman | The Revenge of Alien Baltan Jr. | The Monster That Stands on Mt. Fuji | Demon God Barks on the Moon | To the Starry Sky with Love | Assasinate Hideki Goh! | This One Blow Filled With Anger | The Targeted Woman | I'm Taking The Earth | Space Warriors-Your Name is MAT | Invitation from Hell | The 5 Ultra Pledges
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