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|Bio Planet WoO|
|Format:||Kyodai Hero, Drama|
|Created by:||NHK, Tsuburaya Productions|
Isao Toyohara Kosuke
|Opening Theme:||Guardian Angel|
|Ending Theme:||Kasa wa Hitotsu de Tariru no Kana…" (傘はひとつで足りるのかな…?, "One Umbrella… Is it Enough?")|
|Country Of Origin||Japan|
|Number Of Episodes||13|
|Running Time||28 min|
|Original Air Date||9 April - 13 August 2006|
Bio Planet WoO (生物彗星ＷoO, Seibutsu Suisei Ū?) is a "kyodai" (giant hero) themed tokusatsu that premiered April 9, 2006 and aired at 7:30pm on NHK and ran for 13 episodes. WoO was one of many unused ideas created by the late-Eiji Tsuburaya as story connecting to the show, Ultra Q. The story revolves around a living creature which came from a comet named WoO; in the series, WoO is befriended by a young girl named Ai; both are chased by a mysterious organization called SWORD who sees WoO as a threat to humanity. At the same time, giant monsters have invaded in search of WoO. The story itself follows the original script Tsuburaya intended for the show.
- WoO: The only survivor of his species, wandered in space until he crashed on Earth. There, he befriended Ai and develops a strong bond with her that he'd protect her at any cost. He uses his antennae to connect to electronic devices (mainly a cell phone) to communicate with Ai.
- Ai Kumasiro: Junior high school 2nd grade. She stays with her mother and loves soccer. She travels with WoO after their encounter. Her school is then attacked by a giant monster, which resulted in her being the lone survivor of the attack.
- Kiyomi Kumasiro: Ai's mother and secondary chief editor at the magazine "CHEMISTRY."
- Akita: A reporter of magazine "CHEMISTRY" of the same publisher as Kiyomi.
- Kotaro: Ai's classmate. After he leaves working in the Convenient Store; his dream is to become a movie director. He seems to be attracted to Ai. Later mutated into Gelbile MK in episode 10.
- 'Yaman: The leader of SWORD. It reveals that his daughter was killed in the incident that Ai survived and because of that holds a personal vendetta against the alien life forms, including WoO.
- 'Kirishi: Field Agent for SWORD.
- Katsura: Field Researcher for SWORD, she eventually becomes an ally to Ai and WoO helping them escape from her colleagues.
- Sakuraba: Field Agent of SWORD who keeps tabs on Ai and WoO.
- Nagakura: Biological Researcher for SWORD. He uses WoO's artifact and turns into the monster Gelnoide in episodes 12 and 13.
- Gonda: Katsura's sweetheart and ace combat specialist for SWORD's mobile unit. He is portrayed by Shigeki Kagemaru (who played GUTS Member Tetsuo Shinjou in Ultraman Tiga).
- Waver: Head of SWORD's mobile unit and his part of SWORD's US branch in Arizona.
- He Fell from Outer Space! (あいつが宇宙から落ちてきた！ Aitsu ga Uchū kara Ochite Kita!)
- I Will Be Killed! (わたし殺される！Watashi Korosareru!?)
- Hero? Born (ヒーロー？誕生Hīrō? Tanjō?)
- WoO, Don't Die (ＷｏＯ、死なないでWū, Shinanai de?)
- Counterattack Orders (迎撃命令Geigeki Meirei?)
- Farewell WoO (さよならＷｏＯSayonara Wū?)
- New Terror (新たなる恐怖Arata Naru Kyōfu?)
- My Whereaboouts (わたしの居場所Watashi no Ibasho?)
- Cornered (追いつめられてOitsumerarete?)
- Sorry, Kotaro (ごめんね、小太郎Gomen ne, Kotarō?)
- Love For All (ラブ･フォー･オールRabu Fō Ōru?)
- The Final Battle (最後の闘いSaigo no Tatakai?)
- Bonds to the Future (未来への絆Mirai e no Kizuna?)
- Gelnake (Episodes 1-2)
- Galrobe (Episode 3)
- Gelbelio (Episode 4)
- Gelbile (Episode 5)
- Gelbile MK (Episode 10)
- Gelnoide (Episodes 12-13)
BioPlanet also had a manga that ran for six chapters of a single volume collection. Unlike the show, the manga Bio Planet WoO only featured Small WoO and no giant monsters, and is considered a slice of life.
- Opening theme
- "Guardian Angel" by Splash Candy
- Ending theme
- "Kasa wa Hitotsu de Tariru no Kana…" (傘はひとつで足りるのかな…?, "One Umbrella… Is it Enough?") by Girls On The Run (ガールズ・オン・ザ・ラン Gāruzu On Za Ran?)