Yanakargi (ヤナカーギー Yanakāgī) is a Kaiju featured in the TV series, Ultraman Tiga, to celebrate 30th anniversary of the Ultraman Series. He appeared in episode 49 of the series.

Subtitle: Space Dinosaur (宇宙恐竜 Uchū Kyōryū)


Ultraman Tiga

In the year 1965, Yanakargi came to Earth pursued by Ultraman. The Ultra sealed the beast at the bottom of a lake in Japan. Thirty-one years later, an alien by the name of Charija travelled to Earth to find or buy a new monster. Unable to find a kaiju, Charija used a device to travel back to 1965. There he released Yanakargi from his wet tomb.

Daigo Madoka pursued the alien, but could not stand and watch as a monster went on a rampage. He transformed into Ultraman Tiga and began to fight the kaiju. After a long battle, Yanakargi began to drain Tiga's energy. Suddenly, due to Eiji Tsuburaya's strong will, Ultraman was summoned. Ultraman came to the rescue and healed his brother-in-arms. The two Ultras then fired their signature beams, the Zeperion Beam and Spacium Beam, killing Yanakargi. Charija then disappeared, vowing to return.


  • Suit actor: Toshio Miyake
  • Yanakargi pays several tributes to Ultraman to celebrate the Ultraman Series' 30th anniversary.
    • Yanakargi's appearance and role are based the monster Bemular, the first monster Ultraman fought.
    • On Yanakari's stomach the Japanese spelling for "Tsuburaya" is written.
    • The lake that Yanakagi was sealed away in, Ryugamori Lake, is the same place that Bemular had been hiding in the first episode of Ultraman.
    • Yanakargi also shares the same subtitle with Zetton, the final Kaiju that Ultraman faced.
  • Yanakargi was created from a modified Goldras suit by repainting it, removing its horns and spikes, and adding ears.
  • Yanakargi is Okinawan for "Plain Woman."


  • Height: 58 m
  • Weight: 60,000 t
  • Origin: Space → Ryugamori Lake
Powers and Weapons
  • Energy Consumption: Yanakargi can consume the energy of his opponents by siphoning directly it into his mouth.


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