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A New Light: Part 1
Ultraman Dyna, Episode 1
Darambia vs. GUTS Eagle Alpha
Air date September 6, 1997
Screenplay by Keiichi Hasegawa
Directed by Kazuya Konaka
Special skill director Shinichi Ooka
Viewer Ratings 9.0%
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A New Light: Part 2

A New Light: Part 1 (新たなる光(前編) Aratanaru Hikari (Zenpen)?) is the 1st episode of Ultraman Dyna.

Summary

The story begins when the two top trainees at Training Squad ZERO: Asuka and a local bully, compete on hand to hand combat in a man-ring. However, the bully quickly gains the advantage, so Asuka cheated by pretending that the instructor has just arrived. As soon as the bully turned around to salute to the non-existent instructor, Asuka was below him and jabbed him in the crotch using his fingers.

When the real instructor came, it was revealed that Super GUTS members Ryo and Kohda are here to demonstrate a first real-life squadron assault in outer space. However, only the best will survive since the SGUTS members would be at the minor station before the trainees and shooting will begin even before the assault starts. After a brief and furious battle in which Asuka successfully tagged Ryo and Kohda, the Spheres appeared and began to assault the station. The trainees immedietly switched from practice to battle mode on the GUTS Wing 01, but Ryo had trouble with it since the computer malfunctioned. However, just when Ryo's craft was captured by the Spheres, Asuka rescued the member but was then gunned down himself. As Asuka drifted through space, he encountered a strange light before he fell into unconscious.

After Asuka woke up, he met with one of the member of SGUTS: Mai. After Mai explains to him that he is SGUTS' new member, he meets up with the rest of the team before they are dispatched on a mission to the TPC Mars Base, which was under attack from the Spheres. However, Asuka's recklessness gave the Sphere's monster: Darambia a chance to down his craft. After crashing and injuring the co-pilot Kouda, Asuka rushed out to defend the fallen craft. However, a strange light overtook him and transformed him into Ultraman Dyna. As soon as Dyna appeared, Darambia was blasted apart from the sheer amount of light created during the transformation! But Dyna's victory was not to be celebrated as Darambia's pieces drifted together into a new beast: Neo-Darambia. Will this new giant of light be able to defend Earth?

Cast

Trivia

  • The plot used in this episode would later be recycled for the first episode of Ultraman Gaia in 1998
  • The episode was the first to involve a monster being destroyed solely by the energies of Dyna's transformation.
  • Super GUTS' GUTS Eagle pays homage to Ultra Garrison's Ultra Hawk.

DVD Release

  • Ultraman Dyna Volume 1 Features Episodes 1-4.
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Ultraman Dyna
Episodes
A New Light: Part 1 | A New Light: Part 2 | Awaken Asuka | Battle! Underground City | Winning Shot | The Land's Ultimate Monster | Friend Inside the Box | Bao-on from Afar | 2000 Attacks | Forbidden Picture on the Ground | The Phantom Shooting Star | Mysterious Thief Himala | Monster Factory | The Supreme Ruler Who Sleeps on the Moon | The Kind-Hearted Target | Battle! Monster Island | The Ghost Space Ship | The Girls Who Calls Up the Darkness | Bird of the Phantom Dream | Alien Boy | The 3000 Degree Heat Radiating Monster | Soldier of Tsukuyo | Dream Fortress | Vampire of the Lake | The Kraakov Won't Surface! Part 1 | The Kraakov Won't Surface! Part 2 | Monster Game | Simian Forest | In the Light of Destiny | Scenario of Invasion | Fight! Dyna vs. Dyna | The Singing Investigation Robot | Star of Peace | The Time of Resolution | The Smile of Destruction: Part 1 | The Smile of Destruction: Part 2 | Yumenokatamari | Monster Drama | The Light and Shadow of the Youthful | The Tree of Jagira | I want to See Our Earth | Ephemeral Dream | Captain Long-Legs | The Snow of Venus | Tear of Churasa | The Power of Thinking of You | Farewell Hanejiro | Ndamoshite X | Final Chapter I: A New Shadow | Final Chapter II: Solar System Annihilation | Final Chapter III: Toward Tomorrow...

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